Books — 4 November 2016 — sorted by Title within Author within Genre

SF anthologies

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Aldiss, Brian WBest fantasy stories10, incl 'Cousin Len's wonderful adjective cellar'1962
Aldiss, Brian WMore Penguin SF12, incl 'Monkey wrench', 'Jokester', & 'Tunnel under world'1963
Aldiss, Brian WPenguin SF12, incl 'Grandpa', 'Nightfall' & 'Track 12'1961
Aldiss, Brian WYet more Penguin SF12, incl 'Wall around world', 'Protected species', 'I made you'1964
Amis, KingsleyGolden Age of SF17, incl 'Xi effect', 'Tunnel under the world', 'Student body'1981
Amis, Kingsley; Conquest, RSpectrum 110, incl 'By his bootstraps', 'Midas Plague', 'Null-P'1961
Amis, Kingsley; Conquest, RSpectrum 28, incl 'Beyond Bedlam', 'Sense from thought divide', 'Bridge'1962
Amis, Kingsley; Conquest, RSpectrum 38, incl 'Killdozer!', 'Dreams are sacred', 'The Sentinel'1963
Amis, Kingsley; Conquest, RSpectrum 414, incl 'Marching Morons', 'Planet named Shayol', 'Large ant'1965
Amis, Kingsley; Conquest, RSpectrum 58, incl 'Student Body', 'Noise level', 'Mother of invention'1966
Asimov, IsaacHugo winners9, incl 'Allamagoosa', 'The Star', 'Flowers for Algernon'1962
Asimov, IsaacHugo winners 1963-19676, incl 'Neutron star' 'Soldier, ask not'1971
Asimov, IsaacHugo winners 1968-19708, incl 'Weyr search', 'I have no mouth, and I must scream'1971
Asimov, IsaacTomorrow's children18, incl 'Star bright', 'Gilead' & 'It's a good life'1966
Asimov, IsaacWhere do we go from here? #18, incl 'Surface tension', '--and he built a crooked house--'1971
Asimov, IsaacWhere do we go from here? #29, incl 'Omnilingual', 'Deep Range'1971
Asimov, Isaac; GreenbergGolden Years of SF (6th series)33 from 1949/50 incl 'Karres' 'Mobius' 'Hurkle' 'Cold war'1984
Asimov, Isaac; Jeppson, JLaughing space65+, incl 'Coffin Cure' 'MS fnd in a lbry' & many cartoons1982
Asimov; Greenberg; Olander100 great SF short shortsAveraging just over 2 pages each1978
BelmontMasters of SF7, incl 'Boomer Dukes', 'Early bird', 'Green thumb'1964
BelmontPair from spaceStill unread!195?
Benford, GregoryNew Hugo Winners, Volume IV9 from 1991 - 1993, incl Asimov: 'Gold'1997
Bleiler, F; Dikty, TEImagination Unlimited6, incl 'What dead men tell', 'Old Faithful'1964
Blish, JamesNebula 05 award stories6, incl 'A boy & his dog', 'Not long before the end'1970
Boardman Jr, TomABC of SF24, incl 'Let's be Frank', 'Family resemblance'1966
Bonfiglioli, KyrilSF reprise 323, incl 'Anita', 'Escapism', 'The charm'1967
Bonfiglioli, KyrilSF reprise 413, incl 'The Jennifer', 'War at Foxhanger'1967
Bonfiglioli, KyrilSF reprise 613, incl 'The Middle Earth', 'Xenophilia'1967
Bova, BenSF hall of fame #210, incl 'Universe', 'Marching morons', 'Baby is three'1973
Bulmer, KennethNWSF #259, incl 'Black hole of Negrav'1975
Campbell, John WAnalog 18, incl 'Monument' & 'Join our gang?'1963
Campbell, John WAnalog 28, incl 'Ethical quotient' & 'Novice'1964
Campbell, John WAnalog 38, incl 'World by the tale', 'Thin edge' & 'Hilifter'1965
Campbell, John WAnalog 4 (aka Permanent Implosion)7, incl 'Marie Celeste move' & 'A case of identity'1965
Campbell, John WAnalog 5 (aka Countercommandment)9, incl 'Computers don't argue' & 'Overproof'1966
Campbell, John WAnalog 614, incl 'Light of other days' & '...not a prison make'1967
Campbell, John WAnalog 711, incl 'Weyr search' & 'There is a crooked man'1968
Campbell, John WAstounding SF anthology: #111, incl. 'Meihem in ce klasrum', 'E for Effort', 'Blowups happen'1952
Campbell, John WAstounding SF anthology: #212, incl. 'Child's play', 'Last enemy', 'Protected species'1952
Campbell, John WPrologue to Analog10, incl 'Omnilingual' & 'Minor ingredient'1962
Carnell, John (Ted)NWSF #038, incl 'Subways of Tazoo', 'The fiend'1964
Carnell, John (Ted)NWSF #077, incl 'Invader', 'Manscarer'1966
Carnell, John (Ted)NWSF #086, incl 'The pen and the dark', 'Synth'1966
Carnell, John (Ted)NWSF #126, incl 'Cloudbuilders', 'Vertigo'1968
Carnell, John (Ted)NWSF #147, incl 'Blood brother', 'Ballad of Luna Lil'1969
Carnell, John (Ted)NWSF #166, incl 'Getaway from Getawehi', 'Meatball'1969
Carnell, John (Ted)NWSF #187, incl 'Major operation'1970
Clarke, Arthur CSF hall of fame 416 Nebula award winners from 1965 - 19691981
Conklin, Groff13 above the nightIncl 'Idiot solvant', 'Counter security', 'Prone'1965
Conklin, GroffElsewhere and elsewhen9, incl 'How allied', 'Trouble tide', 'Earthman's burden'1968
Conklin, GroffGreat SF by scientists16, incl 'Neutrino Bomb', 'John Sze's future'1962
Conklin, GroffSeven come infinityIncl 'Panic button', 'Discontinuity', 'Servant problem'1966
Conklin, GroffSeven trips through time and spaceIncl 'Flatlander', 'Overproof', 'Ministry of Disturbance'1968
Conklin, Groff; Fabricant, NGreat SF about doctors18, incl 'Emergency operation', 'Shopdropper'1963
Crispin, EdmundBest SF14, incl 'Ruum'1955
Crispin, EdmundBest SF 214, incl 'Placet is a crazy place'1956
Crispin, EdmundBest SF 311, incl 'Four in one'1958
Crispin, EdmundBest SF 410, incl 'Subway named Moebius' and 'Flowers for Algernon'1961
Crispin, EdmundBest SF 511, incl 'Noise level', 'The prisoner'1956
Crispin, EdmundBest SF 614, incl 'Waitabits'1966
Crispin, EdmundBest SF 712, incl 'Coffin cure'1970
Datlow, Ellen; Winding, TBlack thorn, white rose18, incl 'Sawing boys', 'Ashputtle'1994
Datlow, Ellen; Winding, TSnow white, blood red21, incl 'Frog prince', 'Puss'1993
DeGraeff, AllenHuman and other beings16, including 'Test piece', 'Down among the dead men'1963
Derleth, AugustBeachheads in space7, incl 'Metamorphosite', 'Repetition'1952
Derleth, AugustOther side of the moon10, incl 'Spiro', 'Memorial', 'Cure'1949
Ellison, HarlanAgain, Dangerous visions #119, including 'The word for world is forest', 'Big space fuck'1972
Ellison, HarlanAgain, Dangerous Visions #223, including 'Getting along', 'Milk of Paradise'1972
Ellison, HarlanDangerous visions33, classic, but now rather 'ordinary' seeming1967
Elwood, R; Silverberg, REpoch24, including 'ARM', 'Dogtown tourist agency', 'Durance'1975
Elwood, RogerSix SF playsIncludes original version of 'City on the edge of forever'1976
Gaiman, Neil; Kramer, EdSandman: book of dreams(Text) stories based in the Sandman worlds1996
Haining, PeterWizards of OddComic fantasy anthology1997
Harrison, HarryJW Campbell memorial anthology13, including 'Thiotimoline to the stars', 'Brothers'1973
Hay, GeorgeEdward de Bono SF collectionA 2-page intro doesn't earn credit as the editor!1976
Knight, DamonCentury of great short SF novels5, including 'Gulf', 'E for effort', 'Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde'1964
Knight, DamonThirteen French SF storiesIncluding 'Devil's goddaughter', 'Vana'1965
Malzberg; Greenberg et alNeglected visionsClifton, Anvil, Guin, Neville, Garrett, Phillips, Kagan, Wallace1979
Moorcock, MichaelBest of New Worlds15, including 'Tableau', 'Railways up on Cannis', 'I see you'1965
Moorcock, MichaelTraps of time10, including 'How to construct a time machine'1968
Parry, MichelSuperheroes13, including 'Stuporman', 'Satyr-man', 'Easy way out'1978
Parry, Michel; Subotsky, MSex in the 21st century14, including 'A trick or two', 'The Vana', 'The crooked man'1979
Pohl, Frederik; Pohl, CSF: the great years7, including 'Little black bag', 'Placet is a crazy place'1973
Sallis, JamesWar book13, including (of course!) 'Crab apple crisis', 'The weapon'1969
Santesson, Hans StefanFantastic Universe omnibus19, including 'Amazing Mrs Mimms', 'Velvet glove', 'Mex'1960
Scithers, GH; Schweitzer, DTales from the Spaceport Bar22, including 'Green marauder', 'For a foggy night'1987
Shippey, TomOxford book of science fiction stories30, from early Wells, to recent Brin1992
Silverberg, RobertSF hall of fame #126, including 'Cold equations', 'First contact', 'Arena'1970
Silverberg, RobertVoyagers in Time12, & brief notes, including 'Wrong-way Street', 'Flux'1967
Silverberg, RobertWorlds of wonder13 hand-picked stories wrapped in his essays on the craft1987
Sloane, WilliamStories for tomorrow22, including 'Noise level', 'First contact', 'Beep'1954
Stewart, AlexArrows of Eros16, including 'Odd attachment', 'Mela worms'1989
Stone, Idella PurnellFourteen great tales of ESP13, including 'What thin partitions' + item by EF Russell1969
Warner, MarinaWonder Tales6 from round the globe1994
Wilson, Robin ScottThose who canAn SF reader; stories & critiques by their authors1973
Wollheim, D; Carr, TWorld's best SF 116, incl Kapp, Ellison, Niven. Bought in Oxford1969

Art

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Allen, J; Holden, JHome ArtistDIY techniques1979
AnonymousLover's alphabetNicely-illustrated little tome1991
Arwas, VictorFelicien RopsBelgian erotic artist of considerable skill1972
Baglee, C; Morley, AArt of Street JewelleryMorley is an artist friend of Tom Grieve2006
Ballivet, SuzanneEPS: Initiation amoureuse#641: her scorching illustrations. 1994 printing1943
Barthelmeh, VolkerStreet muralsSome fine off-the-wall stuff on the walls1982
Bayley, StephenSex: the Erotic ReviewEssentially an expanded EPS catalogue!2001
Baynes, KenArt and society: sexIdiosyncratic1972
Beagle, Peter SGarden of Earthly Delights (Bosch)Good1982
Benedict, BradBlue Book: modern erotic artSome excellent work1983
Benedict, BradLove: the art of romanceNice art1981
Bentley, RichardErotic artNice, albeit tame, selection1984
Berona, David AEric Gill's Masterpieces of wood engraving250 examples in a nice Dover edition2013
Bertrand, RaymondDrawings of BertrandOn cover of Oz schoolkids issue1971
Black, CandiceHeat: erotic art, literature & photosBought in Compendium, Camden. Well weird1997
Blinkhorn, AnnieEPS: Illustrated book of oral sexMouth-watering, of course2002
Brett, Simon (2)Forty nudes: wood engravingsExquisite selection, incl. Gwen Raverat, Gill, le Campion1988
Brophy, BrigidBlack and White: Aubrey Beardsley44 plates, each analysed1968
Brower, StevenBreathless homicidal slime mutantsThe art of the (largely pulp) paperback2010
Brown, Curtis FStar-spangled kitschJust wonderful. Who said kitsch is bad?1975
Brunn, Ludwig vonAmorous Drawings of Marquis von BayrosTracked down after 24+ years via Tyson's Books1968
Buckland, ElfredaWorld of Donald McGillThat man could draw English humour1984
Buckley, PaulClassic Penguin: cover to coverBeautiful survey of Penguin's cover art and book design2016
Buechner, Thomas SNorman Rockwell: a 60 year retrospectiveSoft-edged imagery of a cosy world1972
Burton, PeterPillow book: art of gay lovePredictable little selection1995
Calloway, StephenAubrey BeardsleyBy curator of the Centenary exhibition. Wonderful1998
Carandente, GiovanniBalthus: drawings and watercoloursSome gems1983
Cawthorne, NigelSecrets of love: erotic arts thru the agesSurprisingly good; tasty selection, certainly1997
Civardi, GiovanniDrawing the female nudeGorgeous sketches & advice, overlaid with gentle eroticism1992
Claridge, ElizabethMel RamosNice survey1975
Claridge, LauraTamara de Lempicka: life of deco & .... decadence. With a vengeance1999
Cohn, Nik; Peellaert, Guy20th Century DreamsMontages coupling some extremely unlikely icons1999
Cole, B; Durack, RRailway Posters, 1923 - 1947From National Railway Museum, York. Excellent range1992
Collins, JudithEric Gill: sculptureLovely stuff1992
Combalía, VictoriaJardín de erosBarcelona Exhibition catalogue of erotic art1999
Constance, DianaLife drawing class20+ lessons & some gorgeous examples1991
Cook, BerylBeryl Cook's New YorkCheerful dancers, joggers, cops, culture addicts etc1985
Cook, BerylBumper EditionEight books' worth of her paintings2000
Cook, BerylWorksNaive paintings of roly-polys1978
Cooper, G; Sargent, DPainting the townMurals in the UK1979
Cribb, Ruth and JoeEric Gill: lust for letter and lineFrom British Museum Press. Nice little overview2011
Curtis, AnnetteErotic antiquesLovely little items & piles of kitsch, too1990
Curtis, Tony; Taylor, ED20th Century antiquesSupposedly desirable collectibles1989
DaliDali by DaliDuring my Dali phase1970
de Berardinis, OliviaLet them eat cheesecakeWonderful erotic artist1993
de Berardinis, OliviaSecond sliceOf cheesecake, that is1997
de la Serna, Ramon GomezDaliGood coverage1977
de Rola, Stanislas KBalthusGood selection of 80 plates1983
de Rola, Stanislas KBalthusUpdates & enlarges on the 1983 edition (107 plates)1996
de Sainte-Croix, GeorgesEPS: Clayton's College#100: text by Connie O'Hara - who she?195?
de Smedt, MarcChinese art of lovingNice imagery1980
de Smedt, MarcKama-Sutra: erotic figures in Indian artCuriously unerotic1980
Delaye, LaurentEPS: Master of the College NurseConcocted story to accompany 1950s art2005
Descharnes, RobertDali catalogue 1920-1980Comprehensive1979
Descharnes, RobertWorld of Salvador DaliGood; my apprenticeship prize1972
Descharnes, Robert; Néret, GDaliTaschen anniversary edition2006
Descharnes, Robert; Néret, GDali: the paintingsTaschen comprehensiveness rules, OK! 2001 reprint1993
Döpp, Hans-JürgenEncyclopedia of EroticaSumptuous, but marred by typos & translation errors2005
Döpp, Hans-JürgenIn praise of the backsideProletariat of body parts, indeed2003
Döpp, Hans-JürgenObjects of Desire: eroticism of touchSex objects and sex toys2001
Döpp, Hans-JürgenSadomasochism: ecstasies of the whip171,000 hits on Google, begorrah, but they miss the pun2003
Döpp, Hans-JürgenSapphic ArtMarred by some grotesque typos (Frank von Bayros?!)2003
Döpp, Hans-JürgenTemple of Venus: Sex museum, AmsterdamIncludes yet another Tauzin2001
Dorfles, GilloKitsch: an anthology of bad tasteMy own taste developed early, I note1968
Doyle, TimUnReal Estate: iconic Pop Culture locationsRealised by a talented artist. Present for 65th2016
Eichenberg, FritzMasterpieces of lithography & silkscreenNot sure I entirely agree1976
Ellridge, ArthurMucha: triumph of Art NouveauSumptuously illustrated & workmanlike survey1992
English, MichaelAnatomy of illusionMore airbrush super-realism1989
English, RonPopaganda: art & subversionCartoon-based cultural subverting2001
Ernst, BrunoMagic mirror of M C EscherBrilliant (but I'm biased)1976
Erotic Print SocietyEPS: Catalogue1996 set of available & proposed offerings1996
Escher, MCEscher on Escher: exploring the infinite120 pictures & Escher's own words about them1986
Escher, MCGraphic work of M C EscherGreat stuff1972
Escher, MCPop-up book of M C EscherAscending/descending, Hands, puddle, reflecting sphere, Moebius1991
Essers, VolkmarMatisseTaschen overview1989
Evans, Tom & Mary AnneShunga: Japanese erotic artIncludes infamous Hokusai octopus; bought in WH Smith!1975
Ferrara, Lidia GuibertReclining NudeAbout 130 examples of this specialist genre2002
Ferrero, Carlo ScipioneEros: an erotic journey thru the sensesExcellent, picked up in Salisbury1988
Fischer, Wolfgang GeorgEgon Schiele: desire and decayTypical Taschen thoroughness in illustrated life story1999
Ford, EmilyEPS: Emily Ford's pillow bookTheir secretary comes on strong!2002
Forrer, MatthiHokusaiBeautiful overview, albeit French text1996
Fowkes, CharlesPillow Book: Eastern eroticaChrista bought me this in Covent Garden1988
Francis, CliveLaugh lines: theatrical caricaturesSkilled portraits1989
Franklin, ConstanceErotic art by living artistsNot very inspired1988
Frazetta, FrankFantastic art of Frank Frazetta 1Not so fantastic1975
Frazetta, FrankFantastic art of Frank Frazetta 2Muscles, dripping fangs and bosoms, basically1977
Frazetta, FrankFrazetta pillow bookCharming contrast1994
Froud, BrianLand of FroudElves1977
Gablik, SuziMagritteSensible survey by knowledgeable critic1970
Gabor, MarkArt of the calendarOK1976
Gaiman, Neil; McKean, DaveDustcovers: Sandman covers, 1989-1997New story + commentary by Gaiman, & McKean's colour artwork1997
Garner, PhillipeContemporary decorative artsGood overview1980
Gaunt, WilliamSurrealistsLarge format. I still find Delvaux erotic!1972
Gerard, MaxDali...Dali...Dali...OK...OK...OK...1974
Gerhard, PoulPillow Book: history of naughty picturesCompanion piece. Some excellent Bayros, incidentally1971
Gerhard, PoulPornography or Art?Good survey during a brief freedom of expression1968
Giger, HRHR Giger's film designAll the usual suspects1996
Giger, HRNecronomiconAlienated before 'Alien'1977
Giger, HRA Rh+Weird1991
Giger, HRwww HR Giger comGiger meets Taschen books, but designs his own1997
Gill, EricEngravingsWonderful & weighty retrospective1990
Gill, EricTwenty five nudesWonderful, wonderfully simple etchings1938
Gill, Robert WRendering with pen and inkExcellent examples (revised edition, 1984)1973
Goss, Michael REPS: Young lusty sluts!Pictorial history of erotic pulp fiction & cover artwork2004
Grafton, Carol B1001 spot illustrations of the lively 20sOK1986
Grafton, Carol BNaughty French spot illustrationsUseful1989
Grafton, Carol BOptical designs in motion (Moire)OK1976
Grant, Michael; Mulas, AEros in PompeiiErotic art from museum of Naples1974
Grosz, GeorgeEcce Homo: 100 drawingsBanned for its political criticism, not its nudes1976
Guedras, AnnieJean Cocteau: erotic drawingsTaschen does it again: 140 or so sketches of large lads1999
Guégan, StéphaneIngres: erotic drawingsMaking hay with forbidden imagery of 16th century2006
Guerrilla GirlsConfessions of the Guerrilla GirlsMasked avengers fighting sexism & racism in the art world1995
Guevara, MonicaEPS: Six works on paper#276: delicately indelicate pastels1996
Guptill, Arthur LNorman Rockwell: illustratorOK1970
Hamilton, JamesArthur RackhamNicely produced overview1990
Hamilton, JamesWilliam Heath RobinsonLovely summary; lovely edition, too1992
Harding, MikeLittle Book of GargoylesFrom Roger Figg1998
Harper, CliffordCountry Diary drawings26 beautifully simple pictures, many from the Grauniad2003
Haslam, MalcolmSalvador Dali portfolioOK1978
Haught, James AArt of love-making: illustrated tributePleasant collection of monochrome pictures1992
Heller, Steven; Oberg, RichMen's Adventure MagazinesLow culture from Taschen2008
Henderson, S; Landau, RBillboard artOK1980
Hendrickson, JanisLichtensteinTaschen overview1993
Hennig, Jean-LucRear ViewBrief & elegant history of bottoms1995
Hersey, George LEvolution of Allure: sexual selection..... from Medici Venus to Incredible Hulk1996
Hess, TB; Nochlin, LWoman as sex object: erotic art 1730-1970Worthy, dull, & unerotic1972
Hill, C; Wallace, WIllustrated anthology of erotica #1Excellent selection, initially 'anonymous'1992
Hill, C; Wallace, WIllustrated anthology of erotica #2Excellent follow-up1993
Hill, C; Wallace, WIllustrated anthology of erotica #3Excellent, & has my 13th Tauzin (bought in Danbury Mall)1996
Hillier, Bevis100 years of posters21st birthday present from Leigh1972
Hillier, BevisAusterity binge: arts of the 40s and 50sInteresting overview1975
Hillier, Bevis; McIntyre, KStyle of the Century (2nd ed)Actually, new chapter is by Kate McIntyre1998
Hofstatter, Hans HArt Nouveau: prints, posters etcVery nice selection1968
Hogarth, BurneDynamic light and shadeSkilful examples1981
Holdsworth, S; Crossley, JInnocence and ExperienceImages of children in British Art; 1600 to the present1992
Hopkinson, MartinEx Libris: the art of bookplatesFrom British Museum Press. Nice little overview2011
Hughes, RobertShock of the NewAustralian's insightful take on European art1980
Humphries, BarryTreasury of Australian kitschBrill, possums1980
Jackson, LawrenceEPS: Illustrated book of breastsRise & fall of the bosom1999
Jacobs, MichaelNude paintingOKish1979
Johns, CatherineBritish Museum Little Book of EroticaTiny little tome1997
Johns, CatherineSex or symbol?Erotic images of Greece & Rome; bought at Fishbourne Palace!1982
Jones, B; Ouellette, WErotic postcardsOK, but uninspired1977
Jones, JeffreyAge of Innocence: his romantic artSame guy who did 'Idyl' in National Lampoon1994
Jones, JeffreyIdylAs in 'National Lampoon'1979
Jones, JeffreySketchbookSketches plus an extended conversation2000
Jones, Kaluta et alStudioIncludes some of Vaughan Bodé's Purple Pictography1979
Jones, NicoletteRaymond Briggs - Blooming BooksInteresting retrospective2003
Kent, Sarah; Morreau, JWomen's images of menBased on 1980 ICA exhibition1985
Kent, Sarah; Morreau, JWomen's images of men (revised ed)Adds index & contributors' notes1990
Klanten, Robert et alAll allure: eroticism outside mainstreamPhotos, collages, drawings & paintings2006
Klimt, GustavErotic drawingsHuge! Limited edition, nicely done1979
Kobayashi, TadashiUtamaro: great Japanese artGreat, wonderful images1982
Koons, JeffJeff KoonsRoom-sized anal sex, Ganz in Farben!1992
Kozloff, JoycePatterns of desireClever reworkings of various famous erotic artworks1990
Kranzfelder, IvoHopperTaschen anniversary edition2006
Kronhausen, P & EL'Art Erotique: 2nd international showCatalogue; my first exposure to Mario Tauzin1969
Kronhausen, P & EComplete book of erotic artTwo-volume omnibus, bought in Slough. Excellent1978
Kronhausen, P & EInternational Museum of erotic artSan Francisco mini catalogue, & my second Tauzin1973
Krystof, DorisModiglianiTaschen overview1996
Lambirth, AndrewAllen Jones (pocket library of art)23 miniature images & accompanying commentary1997
Lanes, Selma GArt of Maurice SendakUnique; bought in Putney on my last trip to ICL's HQ1980
Larkin, DavidDaliAnother long time favourite1974
Larkin, DavidMagritteAn early favourite; amazing images1972
Larsson, CarlDas Haus in Der SonneFrom Mutti1922
Larsson, CarlPaintings (edited, David Larkin)Christa & Mutti share my liking for this1976
Lattimore, Colin RErotic bookplates: an introductionGreat stuff; simple & often overlooked1990
Leaning, RayEPS: Muse, the art of Ray LeaningReminiscent of Sorayama & Aslan2004
Leeman, FredHidden images: anamorphic artCylindrical mirror required1975
Leman, MartinLovely ladiesSomewhat reminiscent of Beryl Cook2005
Levin, GailEdward Hopper: art and the artistSometimes very bleak, but compelling1980
Levine, Nancy BruningHardcore crafts: erotic artworksAmusing range of oddities1976
Leydolt, Maria GabrielaKama sutraFrom Georg!2001
Leymarie, JeanBalthusGood1982
Locher, J LEscher: the complete graphic workAs described!1981
Locher, JLWorld of M C EscherGood1971
Lorenzoni, PieroEnglish eroticismOK of its genre1984
Lucie-Smith, EdwardArs EroticaNicely-balanced textual & pictorial history of erotic art1997
Lucie-Smith, EdwardBody: images of the nudeGood1981
Lucie-Smith, EdwardCultural calendar of the 20th centuryUseful survey1979
Lucie-Smith, EdwardEroticism in Western ArtFirst edition, notable for many curious major omissions1972
Lucie-Smith, EdwardSexuality in Western art (2nd edition)Revamped, but not really much! Better paper1991
Ludwig, CoyMaxfield ParrishNice to see1973
MacCarthy, FionaStanley Spencer: an English VisionExcellent survey of his life, art, and extra-curricular energies1997
Maclean, J; Hobart, TForbidden library: erotic illustrationExcellent exhibition catalogue from 'Private Case'1986
Maillol, AristideErotic woodcutsAnother from Dover1988
Maillol, AristideNudes: 35 lithographsNice Dover reprint1980
Maitland, OliverEPS: Illustrated book of 'country matters'A discursive ramble around the female pudenda2000
Maitland, OliverEPS: Illustrated book of bottomsMiniature cheeky gem, fundamentally1996
Mandel, GabrielePoem of the pillow: Japanese methodsNice enough1984
Manning, LeeEPS: Illustrated book of anal sexMixture has gone with jokey captions this time2003
Marbeck, GeorgesOrgiesIllustrated history -- if that's possible1999
Marlborough Fine ArtMagritte (retrospective catalogue)Wonderfully weird stuff from the Master1973
Marling, Karal AnnRockwellTaschen tackles our Norman2005
Marlow, TimRodinStone me!1992
Martin, GregoryCanaletto: Paintings, Drawings & EtchingsFolio Society1967
McDonald, DeeEPS: Purple Pillow BookMore in Emily Ford's mould2003
Meuris, JacquesMagritteTypically Taschen thoroughness1998
Misstear, C; Scott-Harman, HAdvanced airbrush bookGood1984
Moebius (Jean Giraud)Art of MoebiusGreat stylist1989
Mounce, DCArt of Franz von Bayros48 pages for now1997
Murphy, JulianEPS: Singular art of Julian MurphyCool hi-tech graphic erotica1999
Nagel, PatrickNagel: the art of Patrick NagelPlayboy's artist; distinctive & stylish1989
Nash, Elizabeth; Fox, RPleasures of Love: erotic guide to sensesBeautifully-illustrated themed tour of erotic art1995
Néret, GillesAubrey BeardsleyWell-illustrated biographical overview1998
Néret, GillesBalthusaka King of Cats, it seems2003
Néret, GillesErotic artOddly cold survey from Taschen1993
Néret, GillesErotica 20th Century Volume IMini Taschen2000
Néret, GillesErotica 20th Century Volume IIMini Taschen2001
Néret, GillesErotica UniversalisExcellent Taschen 'brick book' (2 copies!)1994
Néret, GillesErotica Universalis, volume IITakes more time on individual artists2000
Néret, GillesKlimtTaschen overview2000
Néret, GillesMatisseTaschen anniversary edition2006
Néret, GillesMichelangeloTaschen overview2000
Néret, GillesPussycatsTaschen having at country affairs2003
Néret, GillesTamara de LempickaTypical Taschen mini survey1991
Norden, GregLandscapes under the luggage racksTears-inspiringly nostalgic views of Britain2001
O'Connor, PatrickToulouse-Lautrec: nightlife of ParisIncludes my favourite image - Two Friends1991
Oakley, GrahamMagical changesClever combinations of artwork laid out with split pages1979
Oka, IsaburoHiroshige: great Japanese artBeautifully coloured stylised landscapes & vistas1982
Olley, MichelleArs Erotica: best modern erotic artShe has a good eye for Eros2005
Ovenden, Graham; Davis, JIllustrators of 'Alice in Wonderland'Simply far too short1979
Paquet, MarcelMagritteTaschen overview1992
Payne, LauraEssential Klimt250 page study, well-illustrated2000
Pearce, Chris20th Century Design ClassicsPhotographic survey from Anglepoise to Zippo1991
Pearsall, RonaldTell me, pretty maidenVictorian & Edwardian nudes1981
Perry, Steve AMartin Van Maele: Illustrated Bibliographical.... Checklist of a fairly obscure artist2014
Piper, DavidGreat TraditionsTwo-page spread approach to art. Book Club offer1981
Piper, DavidNew horizonsBook Club offer1981
Piper, DavidUnderstanding ArtBook Club offer1981
Postle, Martin; Vaughan, WArtist's model: from Etty to SpencerFor York's 1999 exhibition: all the nudes fit to print :-)1999
Potter, JKNeurotica: images of the bizarreSome nice, weird images & montages akin to Bellmer1996
Poulton, TomEPS: An Artist's Secret Sketchbook#201: second excellent volume, also assembled by AJ Maclean1999
Poulton, TomEPS: Secret art of Tom Poulton#367: assembled by AJ Maclean; prosecutable art of 1940s/50s1998
Poulton, TomEPS: The Lost Drawings#253: probably final collection - superb2000
Poulton, Tom (ed D Hanson)Tom Poulton: secret art of an English....gentleman. Nice, one-volume collection2006
Poulton, Tom (ed D Hanson)Tom Poulton: secret art of an English....gentleman. Sacrificial copy for scanning2012
Prestel VerlagEgon Schiele: erotic sketchesSomewhat tortured style2005
Prestel VerlagGustav Klimt: erotic sketchesAlways a favourite2005
Puvogel, RenateCarl Larsson: watercolours and drawingsLovely stuff1994
Ramos, MelPostcards30 examples1994
Raverat, GwenWood engravingsOne of JL Carr's miniature masterpieces2003
Rawson, PhilipOriental erotic artNothing special1981
Re/searchRe/search #11: pranks!In this context, performance art would be nearer1987
Rego, PaulaNursery rhymesIdiosyncratically illustrated1994
Reichardt, JasiaComputer in ArtEarly examples from the I.C.A.1971
Renner, Rolf GHopperTaschen overview2000
Revens, LeeFelicien Rops: the graphic workBelgian erotic artist1975
Rippon, MaxSex DesignIncludes Crumb, Julian Murphy, Underhill's Bad Taste Bears etc2006
RodinAquarelles et dessins erotiquesA surprisingly delicate touch1996
Rogoyska, JaneKlimtNicely-annotated little guide & overview1999
Rojankovski, FeodorSpring romance30 'libertine drawings' dating from 19342000
Rosenblum, RobertMel Ramos: pop art imagesRamos claims to avoid work that's 'overly erotic'1994
Rowlands, JohnBosch's Garden of earthly delightsI bought 3 to take apart & mount. Far too weird to finish!1977
Rowlandson, ThomasAmorous illustrationsA Bibliophile special of pictures in HM Queen's collection1983
Russell, JamesRavilious: full-length critical studyCoinciding with Dulwich Picture Gallery exhibition2015
Russell, Lynn PaulaEPS: Illustrated book of corporal.....punishment2002
Russell, Lynn PaulaEPS: Illustrative art of Lynn P Russell#220: scorching pencil & crayon works1997
Russell, Lynn PaulaEPS: painful pleasuresWhacking in the Western World2004
Russell, Lynn PaulaEPS: Sexual Odyssey#118: largely bandes dessinée2000
Ryan, Paul et alEPS: Sins of our Fathers#307: study in Victorian pornography2000
Salaman, NaomiWhat she wants: women artists look at menA neat reversal of erotic traditions plus good essays1994
Saunders, GillNude: a new perspectiveAccompanying the 1989 V&A exhibition; nicely done1989
Schattschneider, D et alMC Escher kaleidocyclesMake it yourself paperwork1977
Schjeldahl, PeterEric FischlOver-priced, I now think!1988
Schwartz, GaryJheronimus Bosch: the road to Heaven and HellComprehensive and sumptuous introduction to this visionary art2016
Screech, TimonSex & the Floating World: erotic images..... in Japan, 1700 - 18201999
Selsdon, EstherLeonor FiniNice overview of her erotic Surrealism1999
Sendak, MauricePostersGlorious1986
Sewell, BrianNaked Emperors: criticisms of English.... contemporary art. (He's largely agin it!)2012
Simpson, MiltonFolk erotica: celebrating centuries of..... erotic Americana. Untrained artists1994
Smith, Alison et alExposed: the Victorian NudeSumptuous accompaniment to Tate's 2001 exhibition2001
Smith, Bradley20th Century masters of erotic artGood, though not always very inspired1980
Smith, BradleyErotic art of the masters: 18th - 20th CBought in Staines; nice range of sources197?
Smith, Henry DHokusai: one hundred views of Mt. FujiDating from 1834 onward1988
Smith, LawrenceHokusai: 12 views of Mount FujiSublime1981
Smithson, RichardEPS: Illustrated book of situational sexA Field Guide, if you please!2000
Soulie, BernardJapanese erotismPretty good1981
Speller, LizzieEPS: Illustrated book of orgiesReflection on the beauty in numbers2000
Stabenow, CorneliaRousseauTaschen overview2001
Stack, FrankEtchings and lithographsTalented artist (& Underground comix artist, too)1976
Stack, FrankNaked glory: erotic art of Frank StackHe drips talent1997
Stanton, EricArt of Eric Stanton (ed. Eric Kroll)An awesome set of bondage/domination art1997
Stanton, EricYear 2000 Taschen diaryWeek by week, weak by weak?1999
Sternberg, JacquesKitschIn the best possible taste1971
Swanson, Vern GAlma-Tadema (Sir Lawrence)Pinups for Victorians, basically1977
Symons, ArthurCollected drawings of Aubrey BeardsleyOne of a kind1967
Tamplin, RonaldArt: history of expression in 20th CenturyUnmemorable1991
Tauzin, Mario; Breton, HenriEPS: The Devil's Whisper#6: At last, the 30 images of his 1930's portfolio2002
Teraoka, MasamiPaintingsSmithsonian anthology of some beautiful recent work1996
Teraoka, MasamiWaves and plaguesCommentary by Howard A Link on Teraoka's paintings1988
Thurston, JB; Carraher, RGOptical illusions and the visual artsGood1966
Tilly, AndrewErotic drawingsA nice set1986
ToukoTom of FinlandIdeal for Mike & Bryan1992
Treadwell, NicholasSuperhumanismSome attractive art1980
Treadwell, NicholasSuperhumanism 2Ditto1981
V & A MuseumArt Deco 1910-1939: exhibition catalogueSumptuous is probably the best adjective2003
V & A MuseumEngraved work of Eric GillMagical1977
Vallejo, BorisFantastic art of Boris VallejoMusclemen & gorgeous babes1978
Vallejo, BorisMirageMuscles & bosoms1982
Van Maele, MartinSatyrical drawingsVery rude; very good, too1970
van Roojen, PepinErotic images & alphabetsDuplicated on CDROM, too2003
Vicky & CharlieEPS: Illustrated book of sex gadgetsCocktail of naughty trinketry2001
von Bayros, F; Sacher-MasochEPS: True decadenceVenus in Furs & unrelated Franz von Bayros artwork2007
Walker, SusanRoman ArtBought at Fishbourne Palace!1991
Ward, CharlotteEPS: Illustrated book of phallusesA penetrating history of the membrum virile1999
Webb, PeterErotic ArtsAuthoritative & wide-ranging. Bought in Words & Music, Windsor1975
Webb, Peter; Short, RobertHans BellmerThis is one strange guy1985
Weiermair, PeterErotic Art: 17th to 20th CenturyExcellent survey1995
Westheimer, RuthArt of arousal: erotic artNot bad at all, Dr Ruth!1993
Weyers, FrankDali: life and workMini volume but maxi value1999
Wiedemann, JuliusDigital beauties: 2D & 3D CGPixels meet the airbrush2002
Wilde, DavidEPS: Wilde women#83: vivid & stylish, though lacking Poulton's imagination2001
Wilks, MikeAnnotated ultimate alphabetAnswers!1988
Wilks, MikeUltimate alphabetIntricate competition1986
Williams, John (2)Sex: portraits of passionLively & well-illustrated art'n'sex from Taschen; who else?1999
Williams, RobertHysteria in remission: comix & drawingsComix art fills in many gaps2002
Williams, RobertLowbrow art of Robert WilliamsAmazing and powerful1989
Williams, RobertMalicious resplendenceSplendiforous retrospective1997
Williams, RobertViews from a tortured libidoPowerful1993
Williams, RobertVisual addiction - art of Robert WilliamsPowerful1989
Williams, RobertZombie mystery paintingsPowerful1990
Wilson, SimonEgon SchieleGood1980
Windsor-Smith, BarryOpus Volume One, 1999Sumptuous & just a tad pretentious1999
Windsor-Smith, BarryOpus Volume Two, 2000Just as sumptuous but the screws are looser2000
Wood, GhislaineArt Nouveau and the EroticAccompanies V&A exhibition, April 20002000
Woodroffe, PatrickCloser look: at his art techniquesVery good1986
Woodroffe, PatrickDorbott of VacuoOK1987
Woodroffe, PatrickHallelujah anywayHe draws such beautiful breasts!1984
Woodroffe, PatrickMythopoeikonVery good1976
Wootton, DavidIllustrators: British art of illustration1800 to 2002 this time (Chris Beetles gallery)2002
Wootton, DavidIllustrators: British art, 1800-1997280pp sumptuous catalogue of very pricey pieces1997
Wyatt, JoanMiddle Earth albumWorthy, yet amateurish somehow1977
Wyeth, AndrewHelga picturesPowerful1987
Yokoo, Tadanori100 postersGood1978
Zaczek, IainEssential Art DecoSee p188 for our old bedside cabinets!2000
Zone, RayDeep image: 3d in art and scienceAnaglyphs1991
Zone, RayMondo 3-DAnaglyphs1992

Autobiographies

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Abboud, Joseph; Stern, EllenThreads: my life behind the seams....in high-stakes world of fashion. Amusingly recounted2004
Ackerley, JRHindoo holiday: an Indian journalCompanion to Maharajah of Chhokrapur in 1923 for 5 months1932
Ackerley, JRMy dog TulipHappiest 15 years of his life, with Alsatian bitch1956
Ackerley, JRMy father and myselfTurns out 'Dad' had a mistress & three daughters1968
Acton, HaroldMemoirs of an aestheteBoyhood in pre-1914 Florence to Peking in 19391948
Acton, HaroldMore memoirs of an aestheteContinuing his life story up to 1969. He knew everybody1970
Alda, AlanNever have your dog stuffedHeard him chatter about this on NPR2006
Aldiss, Brian WBury my heart at WH Smith'sAccurately subtitled 'a writing life'1990
Aldiss, Brian WTwinkling of an Eyeor 'My life as an Englishman' so quickly over1998
Aldridge, AlanMan with Kaleidoscope EyesHis own retrospective2009
Amis, KingsleyMemoirsVitriolic & well-written (of course)1991
Amis, MartinExperienceLife with Kingsley & much much more2000
Anderson, BenedictLife beyond boundaries: tales of Suharto's.... Indonesia2016
Anderson, LaurieStories from the Nerve BibleAnecdotes & re-creation of her stage shows. Via Carol1994
AnonymousTouch Wood: true tales &....secrets from the Porn industry2007
Anstee, Margaret JoanNever learn to typeHer 41 years at the UN2003
Anthony, PiersBio of an ogreHis autobiography to age 501988
Arnold, SueBurmese legacyTracing roots (for Christa)1995
Ashton, JoeRed Rose Blues: story of a good Labour man30 years as a coal-miners' MP2000
Asimov, IsaacI. Asimov: a memoirExcellent, written in many short 'recalled scenes'1994
Asimov, IsaacIn joy still felt 1954-1978Martin Amis complained that this was boring!!!1980
Asimov, IsaacIn memory yet green 1920-1954See other comment! Bought in Reading1979
Asimov, Janet JeppsonIsaac Asimov: it's been a good lifeLetters & diary entries filling in several key gaps2002
Astin, SeanThere and back againOn set with Peter Jackson in NZ2004
Athill, DianaAfter a funeralThree years, culminating in a suicide1986
Athill, DianaInstead of a letterChildhood & an early, shattering, loss1963
Athill, DianaMake believe: a true storyHer 1960s friendship with Hakim Jamal1993
Athill, DianaSomewhere towards the endLosses & gains of old age2008
Athill, Dianastet: an editor's lifeUK publishing in all its gory glory2000
Athill, DianaYesterday morning: very English childhoodIn her case, the 1920s2002
Attenborough, DavidLife on airHis work & working memoirs2002
Babbage, CharlesPassages from the life of a philosopherSimply brilliant. This man was a god!1864
Baird, John LogieTelevision and meWonderful memoir, edited by his son1988
Baker, Roy WardDirector's cut60 years of film & TV making2000
Baker, TomWho on earth is Tom Baker?Dr Who looks back1997
Bakewell, JoanCentre of the BedThinking man's crumpet tells some, not all2003
Balfour, SandyI say nothing (3)aka My family and other puzzles2006
Balfour, SandyVulnerable in Hearts: memoir of....fathers, sons & contract bridge2005
Ballard, JGMiracles of lifeHis autobiography2008
Barber, LynnEducationHer memoir is being filmed, scripted by Nick Hornby2009
Baxter, JohnPound of Paper: confessions of a book....addict. Most librarians don't like books...2002
Baxter, KeithMy sentiments exactlyTheatrical reminiscences of Welles, Williams et many al1998
Bechdel, AlisonAre you my mother?Focusing on (years of) therapy and her mother2012
Bechdel, AlisonFun Home: a family tragicomicBrilliant family memoir; insightful & moving2006
Bechdel, AlisonIndelible Alison Bechdel: confessions,..... comix, & miscellaneous dykes to watch out for1998
Bennett, AlanTelling TalesHis own childhood via his unique monologues2000
Bennett, J; Forgan, RConvent GirlsIncludes G Greer & Annie Nightingale1991
Bentine, MichaelLong Banana SkinThe Peruvian from Watford on Goonery1975
Bentine, MichaelReluctant jesterDecade & a half on, revisiting his life story1992
Bentley, ToniSurrender: an erotic memoirBallet dancer's odyssey of anal sex2004
Berkoff, StevenFree association: an autobiographyInteresting & insightful chap1996
Bernard, Jeffrey; TakiHigh life low lifeAlternating columns from Spectator magazine1981
Blakemore, MichaelArguments with EnglandHow wise is hindsight2004
Bligh, Lt. WilliamAccount of the mutiny on HMS BountyEdited by Bowman (1989)1790
Boehm, Deborah BoliverZen RomanceHer adventures in a Japanese monastery in 1960s1996
Bond, MichaelBears & For(e)bearsLife so far of creator of Paddington Bear1996
Bone, HowardSideshow: my life with geeks, freaks, .....& vagabonds in the Carny trade. Dedicated to Penn & Teller2001
Boorman, JohnAdventures of a suburban boyWhat a life!2003
Booth, MartinGweilo: memoir of a Hong Kong childhoodCompleted just before his death2004
Boothroyd, BasilAccustomed as I am, aka loneliness of..... the long-distance speaker. ex-Punch columnist reminisces1975
Botsford, GardnerLife of privilege, mostlyWilliam Shawn's enemy at the New Yorker2003
Bourdain, AnthonyKitchen confidentialCulinary underbellies around the globe2000
Bourdon, SylviaLove is a feastIn some ways, like an uninhibited, gentler Story of O1976
Boycott, RosieNice girl like meSpare Rib at 20, hippy trail, alcohol... The 70s1984
Boyd, WilliamProtobiographyPenguin 70th mini1998
Bron, EleanorLife and other puncturesWhimsical accounts of cycling trips in Holland & France1978
Bron, EleanorPillow Book of Eleanor BronCulled from scrapbooks & journals: an actress despairs1985
Brooks, LouiseLulu in HollywoodRadical haircut, & still lively1982
Brooks, LouiseLulu in Hollywood (2nd edition)Throws in a Kenneth Tynan essay2000
Brown, ChesterI never liked youHis adolescence overlaps mine!1994
Brown, ChesterPlayboySquirmingly self-revelatory comix. Brave & honest1992
Brown, Robert HanburyBoffin: personal story of radar..... radio astronomy & quantum optics. See also Robert Buderi1991
Buerk, MichaelRoad Taken: an autobiographySounds like a decent chap!2004
Burgess, AnthonyYou've had your timeFrom 1959 to 1990, including Quest for Fire anecdotes1990
Burningham, John (ed)Time of your life: getting on with....getting on. An 'Oldie' style collection2002
Burningham, John (ed)When we were youngCompendium of (remembered) childhoods2004
Burroughs, AugustenRunning with scissors: a memoirVery strange, others' families!2002
Burroughs, WilliamLast Words: the final journalsAn offbeat testament2000
Caffiere, BlancheMuch laughter, a few tearsHer friendship with Betty MacDonald1992
Callow, SimonBeing an actorUnread, but still languishing on my list1984
Calman, MelWhat else do you do?Some sketches from a cartoonist's life1986
Cameron, JamesPoint of DepartureHas a 1980 Foreword1967
Campbell, BruceIf chins could kill: confessions of a....B movie actor. Likeable memories/memoirs2002
Campbell, PatrickMy life and easy timesHis wasted, wasteful youth1967
Carter, PaulDon't tell Mum I work on the rigs....she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse2006
Chaplin, CharlesMy autobiographyNo doubt about it!1964
Chapman, GrahamLiar's autobiographyWas he a liar? I think not1980
Churchill, Winston SMemoirs of the 2nd World WarSingle volume condensation of a gigantic ego & excellent writer1959
Clark, ColinYounger brother, younger sonInformal memoirs1997
Clarke, Arthur CAstounding daysWonderful stuff - funny chap, though, memory!1989
Clary, JulianYoung man's passageTypically double-entendrical2005
Clayton, IanBringing it all back homeLife well-lit by music & memories2007
Cleese, JohnSo, anywayAn interesting life, and not too much recycling of material2014
Clinton, BillMy LifeWilliam Jefferson, some warts & all2004
Coates, AustinMyself a mandarin: Hong Kong magistrateWhat strange, interesting lives go on elsewhere. Reached p1231968
Cochrane, Admiral LordAutobiography of a seamanPatrick O'Brian's role model for Jack Aubrey in his own words1860
Cohen Greene, Cheryl TIntimate Life: life story of a surrogate.... (sexual) partner2012
Collins, AndrewHeaven knows I'm miserable nowMy difficult student 80s2004
Collins, AndrewThat's me in the cornerThird instalment of his memoirs & progress2007
Collins, AndrewWhere did it all go right?Growing up normal in the 70s by 6Music DJ2003
Colville, JohnFootprints in time: memoriesSecretary to Chamberlain, Churchill & Attlee. Anecdotage1976
Coren, Victoria; Skelton, COnce more, with feeling: how we tried to.... make the greatest porn film ever!2002
County, Jayne; Smith, RMan enough to be a womanHow Wayne became Jayne, rock'n'rolling all the way1995
Courtenay, TomDear Tom: letters from homeAutobiographical exercise fashioned around maternal letters2000
Coward, NoëlAutobiographyPresent Indicative, 1937; Future Indefinite, 19541986
Critchley, JulianBag of boiled sweetsNice humour from a wicked Tory observer of Tories1994
Cunningham, Laura ShaineSleeping arrangementsChildhood with two bachelor uncles1989
Dahl, RoaldGoing SoloLife as a fighter pilot in the Western Desert and Greece1986
Darrow, PaulYou're him, aren't you?Of course he is!2006
Davis, Miles; Troupe, QuincyMiles: the autobiographyI hate to say it, but the guy was a mess!1989
Day, SidneyLondon born: memoir of forgotten cityCaptured by his granddaughter2004
Delvin, DavidIt's a doc's lifeHis 5 years training in the late 1950s1990
Derman, EmanuelMy life as a QuantPhysics & finance2004
Des Barres, PamelaI'm with the bandA real life "Banger Sister"1987
Devonshire, AndrewAccidents of fortuneAmiable dukely (ducal?) memories2004
Devonshire, DeborahCounting my chickens & other home thoughtsBoss of Chatsworth House, Derbyshire2001
Dickens, MonicaChronicle of a working lifeOne pair of hands; feet; & making the tea2004
Didion, JoanYear of magical thinkingMemoir of her first year as a widow2005
Dillard, AnnieAmerican childhoodGrowing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s1987
Djerassi, CarlIn Retrospect: from the pill to the penPolymath's final reflections2015
Djerassi, CarlPill, Pygmy chimps, and Degas' horseDjerassi has a very great deal to be immodest about1992
Djerassi, CarlThis man's pill50th birthday of pill: time to reminisce2001
Dougall, RobertIn & Out of the BoxFrom Reithian era onwards1973
Doyle, Arthur ConanMemories and AdventuresHow did he ever find time to write?1924
Drew, LinziTry everything once except... incest..... & Morris Dancing. Interesting, possibly ghost-written1993
Driberg, TomRuling passionsRandy old goat, & queer to boot. A riot1977
Durrell, GeraldPicnic and suchlike pandemoniumSlices of life as short stories1979
Eddington, PaulSo far, so goodHe did very little harm1995
Edwards, RobertGoodbye Fleet Street'Reading Mercury' to 'Sunday Mirror' via 'Daily Express'1988
Ellison, HarlanMemos from PurgatoryEssentially 4th revised edition, bought in Florida1961
Enright, DJInjury Time: a memoirHis final notes & memoirs2003
Erdal, JennieGhostingFor Naim Attalah, I believe2004
Eszterhas, JoeHollywood AnimalScreenwriter lets rip2004
Evans, RobertKid stays in the pictureSkimmed1994
Everett, KennyCustard stops at HatfieldPrior to any major revelations, of course1982
Everett, RupertRed Carpets & other banana skinsOur Rupe sounding off2006
Everett, RupertVanished YearsAmusingly scandalous dose of further anecdotage2011
Faithfull, M; Dalton, DFaithfullNot your average showbiz autobiog by a long chalk1994
Faithfull, MarianneMemories, dreams and reflectionsContinues her story2007
Farren, MickGive the anarchist a cigaretteLovingly jaundiced view, according to Jenny Fabian :-)2001
Faulkner, Ronald "Trader"Inside TraderActor's memoirs2012
Feig, PaulKick meAdolescence of creator of 'Freaks and Geeks' (US TV)2002
Feig, PaulSuperstud: how I became a ....24-year-old virgin2005
Feynman, Richard PSurely you're joking, Mr FeynmanSafe & wise-cracking, bongo playing. Nearly perfect1985
Feynman, Richard PWhat do you care what other people think?Amazing character1988
Firlik, Katrina SAnother day in the Frontal LobeNeurosurgeon, as it were, opens up. Was 'Brain matters'2006
Flintoff, John-PaulComp: a survivor's taleLife in early 1980s Holland Park comprehensive school1998
Flynn, NikiDances with werewolvesStrange CP memoir2007
Fonda, JaneMy life so farAlternately sobbing & reading a novel by Amos Oz!2005
Fowler, ChristopherFilm FreakSecond batch of memories2013
Fowler, ChristopherPaperboyChildhood life in suburban London, post war2009
Foxton, MichaelBedside storiesFrom Guardian's Junior Doctor columns2003
Fragoso, MargauxTiger, Tiger: a memoirLolita from her viewpoint2011
Frampton, PhilGolly in the CupboardDecidedly different take on Barnardos2004
Franklin, BenjaminAutobiographyAs described1868
Franklin, BenjaminBenjamin Franklin: his life as he wrote itAs described1790
Fraser, George MacDonaldLight's on at SignpostMovie, & other, memoirs. Most unPC2002
French, SeanFatherhood16 assorted novelists, journalists, critics & poets1992
Frisch, OttoWhat little I rememberBasically, a long life in atomic physics1979
Fry, StephenMoab is my washpotFry's journey thru UK public schooling1997
Fussell, SamMuscle: self-absorbed confessions.....of an unlikely bodybuilder; 'Bicep of the Vanities'1991
Gale, JohnClean young EnglishmanInteresting1965
Garfield, SimonError worldMemoir of obsessional stamp collecting2008
Gekoski, RickOutside of a dogBibliomemoirs2009
Geldof, BobIs that it?Rude but probably honest1986
Glover, FiI am an oil tankerTravels with her radio2001
Goldberg, WhoopiBookHer ghosted Pensées, including auto-cunnilingus1997
Gow, MichaelJottings in a General's notebookAnecdotage from a distinguished army career1989
Grade, MichaelIt seemed like a good idea at the timeVery nicely put!1999
Graham, Jane; Lamb, XtinaFloozyVaried confessions of a brash Northern lass1998
Graham, WinstonMemoirs of a private manKindle edition of his autobiography, finished just before he died2003
Grant, LindaI murdered my libraryKindle edition of her Guardian piece2014
Gray, AlasdairLife in picturesHe's a talented artist, too2010
Gray, SpaldingSwimming to Cambodia et alMonologous; I'd rather hear it than read it1985
Greenfield, GeorgeSmattering of monsters: a kind of memoirEnglish gentleman publisher & agent; good anecdotes1995
Gronow, Howell ReesReminiscences of Captain GronowFolio Society edition1865
Grosch, Herbert R JComputer: bit slices from a lifeGreat! IBM's 1st chief scientist & he likes van Bayros, too1991
Guareschi, GiovanniHouse that Nino builtLife with Margherita & the Red Duchess1953
Guinness, AlecBlessings in disguiseA long life of stage & screen; many anecdotes1985
Hall, PeterMaking an exhibition of myselfDevoured his diaries; now his autobio1993
Hamper, BenRivethead: tales from the assembly lineHammers its point home via General Motors in Flint1992
Hanson, MicheleLiving with MotherRight to the (not) bitter end2006
Harris, JohnEchoing VoicesMore Country House snooping memories2002
Harris, JohnNo voice from the HallMemories of a Country House snooper1998
Harrison, FrederickTravelling catWhimsy from the 'Guardian'; feline fellow traveller Pugwash1988
Hart-Davis, RupertHalfway to Heaven: final memoirsCovering the (50!) years not dealt with in his letters (qv)1998
Hartley, JeanPhilip Larkin, the Marvell Press and meUnfussy, evocative; yet now his work is off reading lists1989
Harvey-Jones, JohnGetting it together: memoirs of a....troubleshooter. Ex-chairman of ICI1991
Haynes, JimThanks for coming!Characters include Lennon, Whitehouse, Greer, Tynan, Ono, Jagger1984
Hayridge, HattieRandom abstract memory'Holly' from Red Dwarf; this is her first autobiography1997
Healey, DenisTime of my lifeOne of our great Labour bruisers of our time1989
Heller, EricaYossarian slept hereHeller's daughter gets things off her chest2011
Heller, JosephNow and Then, a memoirFrom Coney Island to Here...1998
Heller, Joseph; Vogel, SNo laughing matterHeller's unfunny bout with Guillain-Barré1986
Helman, CecilSuburban Shaman: medicine's frontlineGP and anthropologist2004
Heston, CharletonActor's Life: journals 1956-1976Somewhat self-serving, but you can get into it1976
Higashida, NaokiReason I jumpAutistic boy's own insights, translated by David Mitchell2013
Hill, SusanHowards End is on the landingA year of her reading2009
Hill, TrevorOver the airwaves: my life in....broadcasting (at BBC radio & with Sooty etc.)2005
Hitchens, ChristopherHitch-22: a memoirOne of a kind2011
Hogben, LancelotScientific Humanist: an unauthorised..... autobiography, edited by his son1998
Hooker, Stanley (Sir)Not much of an engineerAero engine legend in his own words1984
Howells, ValentineSailing into SolitudeKindle edition of his earlier book with 6 extra chapters2011
Hoyle, FredHome is where the wind blowsAt last, a full autobiography - a lifetime of crabwise thinking1994
Hughes, RobertThings I didn't knowMemoir kick-starts with his car crash2006
Humphries, BarryMore pleaseOK1992
Hunter, EvanLet's talk: story of cancer & loveEd McBain speaks out, having lost his voice2005
Hunting, GuyAdventures of a gentleman's gentlemanThe Queen, Noël Coward and I2002
Hussey, MarmadukeChance governs all: a memoirAlready seems one of history's men2001
Huston, JohnOpen bookWhat a man!1980
Ironside, VirginiaJaney and me: growing up with my....mother. Which of us hasn't?2003
Ironside, VirginiaProblems! Problems! (Agony aunt)13 years working on the problem page1991
Jacobson, HowardRoots SchmootsJourneys among Jews1993
James, CliveCultural amnesia: notes in the....margin of my time. Autobiographical essays2007
James, CliveLife #1: Unreliable memoirsScreamingly funny, but of dubious authenticity!1980
James, CliveLife #2: Falling towards EnglandExcellent1985
James, CliveLife #3: May week was in JuneOnly skimmed1990
James, CliveLife #4: North face of SohoUnreliability continues2006
James, CliveLife #5: Blaze of obscurityOnly skimmed2010
James, ErwinHome stretchGetting ready for freedom2005
James, ErwinLife InsidePrison, that is2003
James, PDTime to be in earnest: fragment of autobioDiary & memories begun in 19971999
Jansson, ToveSculptor's daughter: a childhood memoirFrom the creator of Moomin1968
Jarman, DerekAt your own riskHeart-rending to read, but should be force-fed to some people1992
Jarman, DerekModern natureJournals from Jan 1989 through Aug 1990, plus many memories1991
Jarman, DerekSmiling in slow motionFinal journals & notes2000
Jarvis, MartinActing strangelySupposedly a funny kind of life2000
Joad, CEMTestament of JoadAutobio of a man of fantastic common sense1937
Johnson, RWLook back in laughter: Oxford's post-war.... golden age. Stuffed with amusing stories of donnish strife and life2015
Jones, CarrieCutting up PlaygirlMemoir of sexual disappointment, engagingly recounted2008
Jones, ChuckChuck amuck (the animator)Nice man1989
Jones, Griff RhysSemi-detached"There is only a fucking side entrance" (of the Minack)2006
Judt, TonyMemory ChaletPosthumously published final autobiographical essays2008
Jupitus, PhillGood morning Nantwich: adventures in....breakfast radio, from one of the best DJs I've ever heard2010
Juska, JaneUnaccompanied womenMore interesting follow-up2006
Kaplan, JonathanContact wounds: war surgeon's....education. Fascinating travels & travails2005
Kaplan, JonathanDressing Station: a surgeon's odysseyGripping reminiscences to put life in focus2001
Karr, MaryCherryFurther reminiscences2000
Karr, MaryLiar's Clubvia Amazon after hearing on NPR1995
Kashner, SamWhen I was COOLJack Kerouac's school of disembodied poetics2003
Kenny, AnthonyPath from Rome: Catholic priest's trainingFrom priest to philosophy don, recalled after 20 years1985
Kerman, PiperOrange is the New Black: my time in a women's.... prison. Brilliantly reworked by Jenji Kohan2010
Kershaw, AndyNo Off SwitchOne of the BBC's best musical enthusiasts2011
King, FlorenceConfessions of a failed Southern ladyI could not now conceive of a life without cunnilingus...1985
King, StephenOn writingMemoirs & advice combined2000
Kington, MilesSomeone like me: tales from a....borrowed childhood. Funny, whether true or not2005
Kinski, KlausKinski uncutSexually relentless, it seems. Rather boring, though1991
Knox-Mawer, RonnieCase of bananas & other South Sea trialsA British Judge in the South Pacific1992
Knox-Mawer, RonnieTales from a Palm CourtPacific anecdotage1986
Kuper, PeterStrippedUnauthorised comix autobiography1995
Kurtz, IrmaDear London: notes from a big cityCosmo's female Bryson1997
Landesman, JayRebel without applauseMemories of bohemian America in 1950s & 1960s1987
Law, RogerStill spitting at sixtySatirical puppeteer2005
Lawrence, TESeven pillars of wisdomDesert warfare on camels, Arab/Turk politics1926
Leach, BernardBeyond East and WestPotter's tale; memoirs, portraits & essays1978
Lear, FrancesSecond seductionPainfully honest anecdotes from an abused life1992
Lee, AbbyGirl with a one track mindFrom her blog2006
Lee, Christopher (1)Tall, dark and gruesomeLife story including fate of 'The Wicker Man'1977
Leech, MarkProduct of the system: life in prisonInsider dope on life inside1992
Lees-Milne, JamesAnother self150 pp on his first 35 years in 1920s & 1930s1970
Lees-Milne, JamesPeople and Places: Country House....Donors & the National Trust1992
Leith, WilliamBits of me are falling apartYoungish middle-aged angst2008
Leonowens, Anna HarrietteEnglish governess at the Siamese CourtFolio Society edition of 'The King and I'1870
Leslie, AnnKilling my own snakesMrs Fleet Street of her day2008
Levi, PrimoPeriodic TableEach element illuminates part of his past1975
Lewin, LauriNaked is the best disguiseA stripper in Boston from age 16 describes the world1984
Lewis, NormanJackdaw cakeJust amazing1985
Lewis, NormanVoices of the old seaCosta Brava long before tourism1984
Lewis, RogerWhat am I still doing here?aka My Life as a Nobody2011
Lilly, John CScientist: metaphysical autobiographyOff the deep end?1988
Lipman, MaureenHow was it for you?Hand-rearing a racing tortoise & other fine stuff1985
Lipman, MaureenI must collect myself: choice cuts from.... a long shelf life.2010
Lipman, MaureenLip ReadingCollected writhings of Saint Mo1999
Lipman, MaureenSomething to fall back onLife with its lid off in Muswell Hill with Mrs Rosenthal1987
Lipman, MaureenThank you for having meMore updates from the madcap Maureen1990
Lipman, MaureenWhen's it coming out?4th set of thoughts of Chairperson Mo1992
Lipman, MaureenYou can read me like a bookShe can come to our house any time!1995
Lively, PenelopeAmmonites and Leaping Fish: a life in TimeHer views, at 80, from 'old age'2013
Livings, HenryRough side of the BoardsRueful & mendacious theatrical memoir1994
Llewellyn, RobertThin he was and filthy-hairedMore from Red Dwarf's Kryten actor1996
Lodge, DavidQuite a good time to be born: a memoir.... 1935 to 1975. Plenty more to come, I hope2015
Logue, ChristopherPrince Charming: a memoirHis slice of this seedy century!1999
London, Herbert IDiary of a DeanShort, anecdotal autobiography of his time at NYU2010
Lovell, BernardAstronomer by chanceHis fantastic life, intertwined with story of Jodrell Bank1991
Lowry, JamesFiddlers and WhoresA surgeon in Nelson's fleet2006
Lukowiak, KenMarijuana timeEarly 80s Britain thru a bit of a haze2000
Lumley, JoannaNo room for secretsHer life as a house tour2004
Lynch, ThomasUndertaking: life studies from the..... dismal trade. Poet is also Michigan small town undertaker1997
Lynn, JonathanComedy Rules: from Cambridge Footlights.... to Yes, Prime Minister. A form of memoir2012
Lyttelton, HumphreyIt just occurred to me...Reminiscences & thoughts of Chairman Humph2006
Lyttelton, HumphreyLast Chorus: autobiographical medleyUtterly superb, like the man himself2008
MacDonald, BettyAnybody can do anythingUndepressing Depression memories1950
MacDonald, BettyEgg and IIs seminal a lousy pun?1945
MacDonald, BettyOnions in the StewPost-war success & happiness1955
MacDonald, BettyPlague and ITuberculosis in pre-antibiotic America1948
Maclaren-Ross, JulianCollected memoirsfrom a vanished Literary London2004
Mannix, DanMemoirs of a sword swallowerOne of my childhood favourites, in search of Carny wisdom1951
Manson, M; Strauss, NLong hard road out of hellVilified, banned, protested about...1998
Mantel HilaryGiving up the ghostEngaging memoir2003
Marks, HowardMr NiceFlip side of Robert Sabbag1996
Marks, LeoBetween silk and cyanide: a codemaker's..... war 1941 - 1945. Detailed memoirs of the SOE1998
Mars-Jones, AdamKid Gloves: a voyage round my fatherAn insightful whinge2013
Marsh, HenryDo no harm: stories of life, death, and.... brain surgery. Absolutely enthralling and very humane2015
Maschler, TomPublisherMoves among many well-known writers!2005
Massingberd, HughDaydream believer: confessions of a hero-..worshipper. Latterly Telegraph's obits editor2001
Masterman, JCOn the chariot wheel: an autobiographyChairman of MI5's Double Cross (XX) Committee1975
Matt, JoePeep Show! Cartoon diaryRepressed, obsessed, ex-Catholic & brilliant, too!1991
Matt, JoePeep Show! The Poor BastardMore autobiographical comix revelations1997
Matthau, CarolAmong the porcupines: a memoirWife of actor Walter1992
McAlpine, AlistairAdventures of a CollectorObsessive craving, or is that squirreling?2002
McCarthy, MaryHow I grewHer education, teachers, religious & sexual life1987
McCarthy, TomKing's menMilitary memories of a young Grenadier in post-war Europe1990
McGough, RogerSaid and DoneAt last, the poet waxes autobiographical2005
McGrath, RoryBearded TitOr how we're all winging it2008
Meades, JonathanEncyclopedia of MyselfLarge memoir of tiny, telling details2014
Medawar, PeterMemoir of a thinking radishAnecdotes from Rio to Rockefeller Institute via all corners1986
Melly, DianaTake a girl like meDistaff side of Owning Up!2005
Melly, GeorgeOwning Up: the trilogyIncludes 1984's 'Scouse Mouse'. Written in reverse as it were2000
Melly, GeorgeSlowing downAt 80, down but not out2006
Miles, SarahBolt from the BluePassion, betrayal, rejection, reconciliation, stroke, death1996
Miles, SarahRight Royal BastardHer childhood memories1993
Miles, SarahServes me rightMaterialism & needs of the flesh, she says1994
Millar, RonaldView from the wingsWest End, West Coast, to Thatcher's speeches! Amazing anecdotes1993
Miller, ArthurCrucible in history & other essaysThree autobiographical essays2000
Miller, ArthurTimebends - a lifeMassive, is one word for this1988
Miller, JoanOne girl's war: exploits in MI5National security v. political embarrassment/expediency1986
Milligan, SpikeMil #1: Hitler: my part in his downfallFrom enlistment to landing in Algiers, 19431971
Milligan, SpikeMil #2: Rommel? Gunner who?January 1943 to May, battle for Tunis1974
Milligan, SpikeMil #3: Monty: his part in my victoryFall of Tunis to Salerno Landing, Sept 19431976
Milligan, SpikeMil #4: Mussolini: his part in my downfallSalerno to Battle Fatigue in Feb 19441978
Milligan, SpikeMil #5: Where have all the bullets gone?From the front line to 'khaki limbo'1985
Milligan, SpikeMil #6: Goodbye soldierJune 1946 & show-biz beckons1986
Milligan, SpikeMil #7: Peace workPeace/war autobio1991
Milne, ChristopherBeyond the world of PoohSelections from his memoirs2000
Mitchell, DavidBack StoryKindle edition; a memoir2013
Monkhouse, BobCrying with laughterSurprisingly good. New insights into his character1993
Monkhouse, BobOver the limit (70)Updating his life story1998
Monsarrat, NicholasLife is a four letter wordCovers his life until 19562001
Moore, PatrickPatrick Moore: the autobiographyLest there be any doubt! (aka 80, not out)2003
Morley, SheridanAsking for troubleHis own story, for once2002
Morris, JohnnyThere's lovelyWhat a nice chap!1989
Mortimer, JohnClinging to the wreckageNice retelling of his childhood & early life1982
Mortimer, JohnMurderers and Other FriendsSubtitled 'another part of life'1994
Mortimer, JohnSummer of a dormouseSlice #3 of his autobio: growing old disgracefully2000
Mortimer, JohnWhere there's a willDescribing (his) decent life2003
Mount, FerdinandCold CreamHis early life, discursively recounted2008
Mount, HarryMy brief careerShort life in the legal trade2004
Muir, FrankKentish Lad: autobiographyMany years of warm anecdotage1997
Mullin, ChrisHinterlandHis new memoir2016
Neill, ASNew SummerhillNow updated (1992) by an ex-pupil/teacher1960
Neruda, PabloMemoirsOne of the good guys1974
Newton, HelmutAutobiographyJust before he died2003
Newton, JuneMrs Newton (aka Alice Springs)Illustrated diaries etc from Helmut Newton's wife2004
Nichols, PeterFeeling you're behindHis life up to 19711984
Nobbs, DavidI didn't get where I am todayOf Plater & Tinniswood stock (as it were!)2003
Norman, BarryAnd why not?Memoirs of an affable-sounding film-lover2002
Norse, HaroldMemoirs of a bastard angelVivid depiction of a pre-AIDS gay lifestyle1989
Norton, TrevorUnder water to get out of the rainMemoir of a life in marine biology2005
Oakley, AnnTaking it like a womanInteresting angles1984
Oldham, Andrew LoogStonedLife inside the UK rock music business2000
Ollman, BertellBallBuster? True confessions of a....Marxist businessman. Karl & Groucho combine over a board game2002
Owen, BenWith Popski's Private ArmyYet another take on Popski & his cronies1993
Pagnol, MarcelMy father's glory / My mother's castleChildhood memoirs of Provence (beautifully filmed, too)1960
Parris, MatthewChance witness: an outsider's life....in politics2002
Pearlman, AnnInfidelityOpens horrifyingly, dedicated to the brother she nearly killed2000
Peel, JohnMargrave of the marshesFinished by his wife2005
Pegg, SimonNerd do well: small boy to big kidStraightforward account2010
Peniakoff, VladimirPopski's Private ArmyAnother view of PPA in 420+ pages of small print1950
Pennington, WilliamPick up your parrots and monkeysMemories of soldiering in the East2003
Perella, MarcoAdventures of a no name actorInsider humour from a perennial bit part player in USA2001
Perkins, SueSpectacles: a memoirAmusingly told2015
Phillips, JuliaDriving under the affluenceBasically more of the same Hollywood dementia; fiction?!1996
Phillips, JuliaYou'll never eat lunch in this town againSleazy revelations of deals & drugs & loose screws1991
Phinn, GervaseSchool Inspector callsPenguin 70th mini2005
Plater, AlanDoggin' aroundMemoirs of a jazz-crazed playwright2006
Platts-Mills, JohnMuck, silk and socialism: recollections....of a Left-wing Queen's Counsel2002
Plowright, JoanAnd that's not allLife with Sir Larry & UK theatre generally2001
Pohl, FrederikWay the future was: a memoirFeaturing many of my teenage era 'friends'1978
Poole, MichaelRomancing Mary JaneYear in the life of a failed marijuana grower1998
Pope, Ron (Jock)To war on two wheelsMotorcycle outrider to a 2nd Army commander1999
Postgate, OliverSeeing Things: autobiography & CD-ROMClangers, Bagpuss, Noggin the Nog, Ivor, Pogles, Pingwings2000
Powell, MichaelLife in moviesA long one, at that1986
Preston, JohnMy life as a pornographer.....& other indecent acts. Superb, witty, well-informed, & sad1993
Priestley, JBMargin released: 1910 - 1960Nearly an autobiography1962
Pryce-Jones, AlanBonus of laughterFrom Eton in 1922 to all sorts of places1987
Pryce-Jones, DavidFault LinesBy the son of Alan Pryce-Jones2015
Purves, LibbyRadio: a true love storyFrom good Hoovering tracks to John Birt2002
Python, MontyPythons autobiographyWho else could write it?2003
Raban, JonathanFor love & moneySkimmed1987
Radcliffe, MarkThank you for the days: boy's own....adventures in & beyond radio (ie music)2009
Rae, JohnDelusions of grandeurA headmaster's life, 1966-1986, with 16 years at Westminster1993
Rae, JohnLetters from schoolWhat he would have liked to write, as a headmaster1987
Raeburn, AnnaTalking to myselfMemories of Capital Radio therapy etc1984
Ransome, ArthurAutobiographyWhat a smashing chap!1976
Ransome, ArthurRacundra's first cruiseIn the Baltic, from Riga. Houses are but badly-built boats1923
Raven, SimonShadows on the grassCricketing memoirs from early 1930s to 1950s1982
Reeves, VicMe:Moir, volume oneMemories are made of this2006
Richardson, JackJack in the navyMemories of a naval chaplain1988
Richardson, JohnSorcerer's Apprentice: Picasso, Provence.... & Douglas Cooper. Collective artists' biographical romp1999
Richmond, FionaTell tale titsVicar's daughter!1987
Robbins, ChristopherEmpress of IrelandHilarious memoir of an unusual friendship2004
Roberts, RachelNo bells on SundaySad journal, ended only by her suicide1984
Robinson, RobertDog chairmanSome amazingly good essays here!1982
Robinson, RobertSkip all that: memoirsA look back, at the age of 701997
Rogers, ByronMe: the authorised biographyWho better to write this?2009
Rolls, EricCelebration of the sensesSensual, literally & necessarily. Excellent & moving1984
Rolph, CHFurther ParticularsFrom 17 to 84! Informal memoirs1987
Rolph, CHLondon ParticularsFirst 17 years - an Edwardian boyhood1980
Roosevelt, EleanorOn my ownHer life after the White House, 1945 - 19581958
Rosen, MichaelCarrying the elephantRosen lost his 18 year old son to meningitis2002
Rosenthal, JackBy Jack Rosenthal: autobiography....in six acts. Completed by Maureen Lipman2005
Rothschild, VictorRandom VariablesWonderfully discursive, well-written ramblings1984
Rousseau, Jean-JacquesConfessionsHis first 53 years of life, published posthumously1781
Rowson, MartinStuffWonderfully recalled and written2007
Rudolf, AnthonyArithmetic of memoryCurious autobio study of memory1999
Runciman, StevenTraveller's alphabet: partial memoirsBeautifully depicted global trottings1991
Russell, BertrandAutobiographyFrom 1967-1969 (720 pp), much of it in letter form1971
Ryan, MichaelSecret life: an autobiographyMemoir of a (young) sex addict1995
Sacks, OliverUncle Tungsten: a chemical boyhoodUpbringing in wartime England2001
Salinger, Margaret ADream catcher: a memoirJD's daughter tells her own story2000
Sapolsky, Robert MPrimate's Memoir: love, death & baboons.... in East Africa2001
Sawyer, RobNotes from a small mindLocal Airfix-obsessed plane spotter jottings2002
Sayle, AlexeiStalin ate my homeworkAmusingly recounted memories2010
Scarfe, GeraldScarfe by ScarfeVitriolic, yet such a nice chap!1986
Scott, JeremyFast and loucheI didn't always fish with grenades...2002
Sedaris, DavidMe talk pretty one dayQuasi-fictional dysfunctional life anecdotes2000
Seitz, RaymondOver hereMemoirs from 3x US ambassador to UK1998
Sergeant, JohnGive me ten secondsPolitically-oriented correspondent's tale2001
Shapley, OliveBroadcasting a lifeRespected BBC radio pioneer/heroine1996
Shatner, William; Fisher, DUp till nowHe ends it: do I wear a toupee?2008
Shelton, RichardLongshoreman: a life at the water's....edge. Keen angler & marine biologist2002
Shepard, Ernest HDrawn from memoryGentle whimsy1957
Shepherd, CybillCybill DisobedienceUnwholesomely entertaining2000
Sher, AntonyBeside myselfSir Antony's done good, heh?2001
Sherrin, NedAutobiographyFurther insights into 60s and 70s media scenes2005
Shulman, MiltonMarilyn, Hitler and MeWide-ranging, anecdotes aplenty1998
Shulman, NeilDoc HollywoodAnecdotes aplenty, basis of the film1979
Shute, NevilSlide ruleHis autobiography1954
Siegel, DonSiegel filmSolid insights into this film-maker's work1993
Silverman, SarahBedwetter: stories of courage, redemption... (yeah, yeah), pee, and arguments with TV network execs2010
Simkins, MichaelFatty Batter: how cricket saved my lifeThen ruined it.2007
Simkins, MichaelWhat's my motivation?Literate & well-informed actor's story so far2003
Simmons, GeneKiss and make-upHe made mincemeat of Terri Gross on NPR!2001
Simmons, Hubert AMemoirs of a station masterLife on Great Western Railway in 1860s/1870s. Good1879
Sitwell, OsbertLeft hand right handWonderful title for his autobiography1946
Slater, NigelToast: story of a boy's hungerSuburban Wolverhampton in the 1960s2003
Smith, EmmaGreat Western Beach: memoir of a....Cornish childhood between the wars2008
Smith, JonathanLearning Game: teacher's storyQuite brilliant, see page 61 (Churchill learns Latin)2000
Smith, LizOur Betty: scenes from my lifeWith her own artwork, too!2006
Smith, PageLetter from my fatherOne long outrageous sexual boast1976
Spain (Manuel Rodriguez)My true storyComix autobiography & history (literally)1994
Sparrow, MichaelCountry DoctorUK rural GP with excellent sense of humour2002
Sparrow, MichaelCountry Doctor: tales of a rural GPOnly his name rings false2002
Sparrow, MichaelRepeat Prescription: further talesWhat is it about Devon & Cornwall?2004
Spence, JoPutting myself in the pictureHer political, personal & photographic autobiography1986
Stahl, JerryPermanent midnightWhy not to do drugs, from a screenwriter1995
Stapinski, HeleneFive-finger discountNew Jersey upbringing anecdotes2001
Stein, BenHollywood days, Hollywood nightsSkimmed1988
Stern, HowardPrivate partsComing to the big screen; US radio shock jock1993
Steward, Sam MBad boys and tough tattoosTattoos; sailors, punks & street gangs, 1950-1965. Great1990
Stravinsky, IgorAutobiographyReprint with a 1975 intro by Eric White1936
Sutherland, JohnBoy who loved booksGrammar school, national service, redbrick uni, alcohol2007
Swofford, AnthonyJarhead: soldier's story of modern war19 year old sniper in the Gulf, 19902003
TakiNothing to declareExcept cocaine, & this consequent Pentonville diary1991
Tanner, RobinDouble HarnessTeacher & etcher's long (1904) life story1987
Tarbox, KatherineKatie.com My storyInternet mediated sexual predation2000
Teller, EdwardMemoirs: A Twentieth Century Journey in scienceAnd politics. The supposed model for Dr Strangelove, in his own words2002
Terkel, StudsTalking to myselfOral histories, not least of himself for a change1986
Tesla, NikolaMy inventions, and other writingsHis 1919 autobiography and three articles2011
Thirlwell, AngelaFolio anthology of autobiographyMany good snippets; set in beautiful Bembo, too1994
Thomas, DMMemories & HallucinationsInside a writer's mind1988
Thomas, Piri7 long timesBellevue, Sing Sing & Comstock memoirs from early 1950s1974
Thompson, Hunter SKingdom of FearAutobiographical & political ramblings2003
Thompson, JimBad BoyGrowing up in the south west in the 1920s1953
Thompson, JimRoughneckHybrid literary memoir & tall tale1954
Thompson, JosiahGumshoePhilosophy professor to private eye1988
Thomson, George LMy life as a scribeBasically a calligrapher's amazing life1988
Thorne, TonyBrasso, Blanco & Bullaka Army life in the 1950s during National Service1998
Tidy, BillIs there any news of the iceberg?Illustrated autobiography; excellent1995
Tompkins, PtolemyParadise FeverCurious upbringing by New Age utopian1997
Townsend, SuePublic confessions of a middle-aged womanAged 55ish, collected columns from Sainsbury's magazine!2001
TrevanianCrazy ladies of Pearl StreetMay be fictional but very interesting2005
Turow, ScottOne L: Harvard Law SchoolStudent recollections of his first year1977
Twigger, RobertAngry white pyjamasOxford poet trains with Tokyo riot police1997
Ungerer, TomiFar out isn't far enoughJournal of Nova Scotia farmsteading1983
Vance, JackThis is me, Jack VanceKindle edition of his recent autobio. Highly readable2011
Vaughan, PaulExciting times in the Accounts DepartmentBBC R4 veteran, with Oxford degree to dreary post-war London1995
Vidal, GorePalimpsest: a memoirElegant anecdotes from his first 40 years1995
Vigors, TimLife's too short to cryBattle of Britain ace tells his story2006
Vine, JeremyIt's all news to meJokey memoir of 25 years 'locked in the BBC'2012
Vonnegut, KurtFates worse than death: collage of 1980sGreat variety of memories and anecdotes1991
Vonnegut, KurtIf this isn't nice, what is?Kindle edition. Advice for the young2013
Vonnegut, KurtMan without a country: memoir of life....in George W Bush's America2005
Walden, GeorgeLucky George: memoirs of anti-politicianInteresting yet Tory1999
Walker, TedLast of EnglandMemoir of the loss of his wife to long illness1992
Walsh, JohnAre You Talking To Me?Life as mirrored through movies2003
Walsh, JohnFalling angels: an Irish romanceBeing Irish in England, etc.1999
Waterhouse, KeithCity lights: a street lifeGrowing up, bright but poor, in Leeds in 1930s1994
Waters, JohnRole modelsVery amusing essays that form a memoir2010
Waugh, AuberonWill this do? An autobiographyRacist, sadistic, sexist snob? Bon viveur?1991
Waugh, EvelynLittle learningAdolescent memoirs, incl. 'most satisfying emissions' recalled!1964
Welch, Jack; Byrne, John AJack: straight from the gutGeneral Electric's boss of two decades2001
Welch, PeterAnd then I thought I was a fishKindle edition of his earlier blog of a psychotic breakdown2012
West, TimothyMoment towards the end of the play...Memoirs & theatrical anecdotage2001
Wharton, MichaelMissing will / Dubious codicilaka Peter Simple in the 'Telegraph'; deadpan memories1991
Wharton, WilliamHouseboat on the SeineShades of 'Racundra' in this insane memoir1996
Wheeler, John ArchibaldGeons, Black Holes and Quantum Foam: a life.... in (often gravitational) science2000
Whicker, AlanWhicker's WarSicily to the Alps, basically & laconically2005
White, EdmundMy livesGay version of Frank Harris?2005
White, Edmund; Sorin, HSketches from memory: ParisIllustrated by Sorin in his last months of life1994
White, THEngland have my bonesVery good1936
Whitehorn, KatharineSelective MemoryLong awaited2008
Whitelaw, BillieBillie Whitelaw... who he?Practically the history of post-WWII UK theatre1995
Wildeblood, PeterAgainst the LawClassic account of gay life in 1950s Britain1955
Wilder, GeneKiss me like a strangeraka my search for love and art2005
Williamson, JackWonder's Child: my life in SF20 years of updates to the 1984 original edition2005
Wilson, ColinDreaming to some purposeCompletely fascinating recollections & anecdotes2004
Windsor, EdwardKing's Story: memoirs of Duke of WindsorOne of a kind1951
Winger, DebraUndiscoveredDiscursive memoir of sorts2008
Winner, MichaelWinner takes allA life of sorts, engagingly told2004
Wintle, Edwin JohnBreakfast with TiffanyGay uncle takes in a problem child for his sister2005
Wodehouse, PGWodehouse on WodehouseBring on the girls, Performing flea, Over seventy; brilliant!1980
Wollheim, RichardGerms: a memoir of childhoodEnglish suburbia in the 1920s & 30s, recollected carefully2004
Wood, Gloria et alNineties: personal recollectionsOf the 20th Century by people now in their 90s1993
Woodhead, LeslieMy life as a spyGraduate of the National Service Linguistics School2005
Woods, Leslie CAgainst the Tide: autobiography of a..... professional outsider. Kiwi engineer/physicist/iconoclast2000
Woodward, AntonyPropellerheadSecond childhood as a pilot2001
Woronov, MarySwimming underground: my years in the.... Warhol factory1995
Worsthorne, PeregrineTricks of memoryIronical eye not just on his own life1993
Wyndham, JoanAnything onceLast volume of memoirs to date; damn!1992
Wyndham, JoanDawn chorusShe's 84, but not much like dear Mama!2004
Yunnie, ParkFighting with Popski's Private ArmyUpdated edition2002
Yunnie, ParkWarriors on wheelsOne view of Popski's Private Army exploits. Was John's1959
Zappa, F; Occhiogrosso, PReal Frank Zappa bookCompelling, & brilliant view of/views on US culture1989
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Biographies

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Ahlberg, AllanJanet's last bookFond memento of the illustrator, 1944-19941996
Albin-Dyer, BarryDon't drop the coffin!Funereal memoirs, as transcribed2002
Albom, MitchTuesdays with MorrieOld tutor/mentor revisited as he is dying1997
Aldersey-Williams, HughAdventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the....21st century. Playfully erudite sort-of biography2015
Alexander, Robert CharlesLife & Works of Alan Dower BlumleinInventor of stereo (& much else) finally gets bio he deserves1999
Atkinson, NormanSir Joseph Whitworth: world's best..... mechanician & a giant of Victorian practical engineering1996
Aubrey, JohnBrief LivesBoswell of the first coffee houses2000
Austen-Leigh, JEMemoir of Jane Austen, & other....family recollections. Material from 1871 & much earlier, too2002
Barber, MichaelCaptain: life & times of Simon RavenSimply brilliant. See p190 for one of many classic quotes1996
Barlow, BrigitFamily affairInvolvement with the Darwin clan1990
Barnes, JulianLevels of LifeThree essays, ending with the story of his own loss2013
Barnett, KristineSpark: mother's story of nurturing genius.. and autism2013
Barrow, Sir JohnMutiny & piratical seizure of HMS BountyBarrow was senior Admiralty civil servant. Folio Society freebie1831
Beard, RichardBecoming DrusillaOne life, two friends, three genders2009
Beauchamp, MonteLife and Times of R CrumbComments from 40 or so contemporaries. Wonderful1998
Bergan, RonaldBeyond the fringe ... and beyondCritical biography of Bennett, Cook, Miller, & Moore1989
Bird, Kai; Sherwin, Martin JAmerican Prometheus: triumph &....tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer2005
Blacker, TerenceYou cannot live as I have and not.... end up like this. Willie Donaldson, RIP2007
Blaise, ClarkTime LordSir Sandford Fleming & standard time2000
Bloch, MichaelCloset Queens: Some 20th Century British.... Politicians, concentrating on non-straight ones (less boring, mainly!)2015
Bloch, MichaelJames Lees-Milne: the lifePerfect complement to the vast set of diaries2009
Blofeld, JohnCity of lingering splendourExotic pleasures of old Peking in mid 1930s1961
Bonfiglioli, MargaretMortdecai ABCBiblio/bio of fascinating rascal2001
Booth, JamesPhilip Larkin: Life, Art and LoveInteresting and not uncomplicated chap2014
Boothroyd, BasilPhilip: an informal biographyThe good ol' Duke of Edinburgh. Given to dear Mama originally1971
Bostridge, Mark (ed)Lives for sale: biographers' talesIncludes Fiona MacCarthy's baptism by fire with Eric Gill2004
Boswell, JamesLondon Journal 1762-1763Folio Society edition, edited by Frederick Pottle1950
Brady, FrankCitizen WellesWelles-sized biography1989
Briggs, RaymondEthel & Ernest: a true storyHis parents lives; immensely touching1998
Brightman, CarolWriting dangerously: Mary McCarthyUnread, apart from sections on The Group1992
Brogan, HughLife of Arthur RansomeHow Swallows & Amazons got written is anybody's guess1984
Brome, VincentOther PepysNice counterweight to the Diary1992
Brunskill, Ian (ed)Great Lives: obituaries from The TimesDefining the 20th Century2005
Buxton, Harry WilmotMemoir of the life & labours of BabbageWritten in 1872-1880 after Babbage's death, but at his request1988
Byrne, PaulaReal Jane Austen: a life in small thingsPromising new appraisal of one of my favourites2013
Byrne, SandieUnbearable Saki: work of HH MunroLong-overdue re-appraisal of this literary genius2007
Callow, SimonCharles Laughton: a difficult actorCallow has too much talent1987
Callow, SimonLove is where it fallsFriendship with the knickerless Peggy Ramsay1999
Canemaker, JohnWinsor McCay: his life and artWonderful, large-format, overview; well-illustrated1987
Cannadine, DavidAristocratic Adventurer (Churchill)Penguin 70th mini1994
Cannell, JCSecrets of HoudiniBiographical overview & many detailed explanations1931
Carpenter, HumphreyBrideshead generationEvelyn Waugh's generation of writers & their 'circle'1989
Carter, MirandaAnthony Blunt: his livesAmazing story of Establishment & 'traitors'2001
Chandler, CharlotteIt's only a movie: Alfred HitchcockThe self-declared frightmare expert2006
Chandler, CharlotteNobody's Perfect: Billy Wilder biographyTranscripts of the man & his many chums2002
Chelsea, DavidDavid Chelsea in loveButtock-clenching comix self-revelations1993
Citron, StephenNoël & Cole: the sophisticatesNicely drawn parallel careers & lives1992
Collins, AndrewBilly Bragg: still suitable for minersExcellent & updated musical memoir2007
Collis, RoseColonel Barker's monstrous regimentA tale, if you please, of female husbandry2001
Collis, RoseTrouser-wearing characterLife & times of Nancy Spain; UK's all-media action lesbian1997
Connolly, JosephPG Wodehouse: illustrated biography #1Written by a life-long collector1979
Connolly, JosephPG Wodehouse: illustrated biography #2Revisions hinge on inflated cost of collecting Plum1987
Cook, LinSomething like fire: Peter Cook rememberedBest kind of composite biography: reminiscences of friends1996
Cooke, AlistairSix men: portraits in essayChaplin, Edward VIII, Mencken, Bogart, Stevenson, Russell1977
Coram, RobertBoyd: the fighter pilot who changed the art.... of war (Kindle) A bold claim, but justified. Fascinating insights2002
Coveney, MichaelKen Campbell: the great caperAs authorised by the great caperer2011
Crompton, AlastairMan who drew tomorrow (Frank Hampson)Good bio of Dan Dare's creator1985
Crosland, SusanTony CroslandThree years to write; a gripping read by his widow1982
Daniels, SimonWake of the CachalotsTales of the Southampton master mariners1992
Dann, John CNagle JournalAmazing naval diary1988
Daugherty, TracyJust One Catch: the passionate life of.... Joseph Heller. Coney Island kid made good, heh?2011
Davenport-Hines, RichardNight at the MajesticProust & his varied circle2006
Davenport-Hines, RichardUniversal Man: the seven lives of John Maynard.... Keynes. Altruist, boy prodigy, official, public man, all fascinating2015
Davies, HunterWainwright: the biographyFellwalker & self-publisher's life, by a fan1995
Davis, Nuel PharrLawrence & OppenheimerFlorid style but fascinating memoir1968
Day, Barry; Ring, TonyPG Wodehouse in his own wordsWYSIWY affectionately G2001
Deedes, WFBrief Lives18 mini-biographies2004
Delaforce, Patrick274 things you should know about ChurchillPerfectly described, though a tad arguable2006
Denti, AlbertoCure for serpents (Duke of Pirajno)Italian doctor (Denti) in N Africa, 1924-421955
Donaldson, FrancesPG Wodehouse: authorised biographyThorough, & specially so on the wartime broadcasts1982
Downing, ChristopherBurton storiesAnecdotage aplenty1990
Dry, SarahCurie (Life and Times)Radiation pioneer2003
Eckersley, MylesProspero's wireless: biography of Peter.... Pendleton Eckersley, UK radio broadcasting pioneer1999
Eliot, MarcPhil Ochs: death of a rebelFriend of Ron Cobb, oddly1979
Ellmann, RichardOscar WildeTruly comprehensive1987
Farmelo, GrahamStrangest Man: hidden life of Paul Dirac...."quantum genius" (as if that means anything)2009
Farnes, NormaMemories of MilliganInterviews of his friends by Spike's own manager and friend2010
Farr, MichaelTintin: the complete companionFrom Ottakars (whose MD named the store after King O's sceptre)2001
Feynman, MichelleQuotable FeynmanCollected and introduced by his daughter. Excellent2015
Fiegel EddiJohn Barry: a sixties themeSublime, interview-based biography1998
Fletcher, SheilaVictorian Girls: Lord Lyttelton's....daughters & their letters & diaries1997
Ford, SelwynCasting couch: making it in HollywoodSeamier side of the star system1990
Fort, AdrianPROF: life of Frederick LindemannAlternative take on Churchill's scientific advisor2003
Freedland, MichaelKenneth WilliamsFreedland has had many many contributors to this biography1990
Gale, PatrickArmistead MaupinAffectionate tribute cum biography1999
Gardiner, JulietOscar Wilde: a life in letters, writings.... & wit. Nicely illustrated1995
Gardner, RobertFrom Bouncing Bombs to ConcordeBio of Sir George Edwards OM (94!) given to John2006
Garland, PatrickIncomparable Rex (Harrison)Theatrical memoir of early 1980s1998
Gathorne-Hardy, JonathanSex: the measure of all things (Kinsey)Alternate take on master-measurer's life1998
Gentry, CurtJ Edgar Hoover: the man and his secretsDresses?! America's top policeman...1991
Gibson, IanErotomaniac: Henry Spencer AshbeeAmerican edition2001
Gibson, IanShameful life of Salvador DaliNice fat biog1997
Gilbert, MartinFinest Hour: Churchill 1939-41Excellent1983
Gilbert, MartinNever Despair: Churchill 1945-65Excellent1988
Gilbert, MartinRoad to Victory: Churchill 1941-45Excellent1986
Gilbreth, FR & ECheaper by the dozenTime & motion applied domestically1949
Glass, RodgeAlisdair Gray: a secretary's biographyMostly affectionate portrait2009
Gleick, JamesGenius: Richard Feynman & modern physicsFrom the atom bomb to the Space Shuttle's 'O' ring1992
Glendinning, VictoriaVita: the life of Vita Sackville-WestStory also in Souhami's 'Mrs Keppel'1983
Goldman, WilliamAdventures in the screentradeUnputdownable truth that no-one knows anything in Hollywood1983
Goldman, WilliamHype & GloryShamefully not read yet1990
Goldman, WilliamWhich lie did I tell?Further screentrade misadventures2000
Goodchild, PeterJ Robert OppenheimerBased on BBC dramatisation of Manhattan Project1980
Gorey, EdwardAscending Peculiarity: Gorey on GoreyInterviews selected & edited by Karen Wilkin2001
Grant, ThomasJeremy Hutchinson's Case Histories: from .... Lady Chatterley's Lover to Howard Marks2015
Graves, RobertGoodbye to all thatNo-one should write autobiographies so young1929
Green, BennyPG Wodehouse: literary biographyFine, specially 'Novelist in a padded cell'1981
Greig, GeordieBreakfast with Lucian (Freud)Portrait of an ogre, it seems2013
Griffin, WilliamCS Lewis: the authentic voiceBut of what? Muscular Christianity?1986
Guinness, LouiseVintage Book of FathersAnecdotage on fatherhood -- see p56!1996
Hadfield, JohnCowardy Custard (World of Noël Coward)Found 2nd-hand in Tony Martin's shop1973
Hall, RuthMarie Stopes: a biographyLambasted as an enemy of the Empire!1977
Hamilton, IanIn search of J D SalingerBiography that Salinger wanted stopped1988
Hardyment, ChristinaArthur Ransome & Captain Flint's trunkBasically asking are the places & people real?1984
Hardyment, ChristinaArthur Ransome & Captain Flint's trunkNew edition with further treasure from his trunk2006
Hare, StevePenguin Portrait: Allen Lane and editorsFormative Penguin years, 1935 - 70. Publishing & social history1995
Harvey, RobertCochrane: life & exploits of a fighting.... captain. Model for O'Brian's Jack Aubrey2000
Heimann, Judith NMost offending soul alive: Tom Harrisson &.. his remarkable life. Mr Mass Observation1997
Heppenstall, RaynerFour absenteesFascinating quartet: G Orwell, D Thomas, J Murry, E Gill1960
Herrman, DorothySJ Perelman: a lifeGood biography1986
Hewins, AngelaDillen: memories of a man of StratfordGripping oral history1981
Hickman, TomChurchill's bodyguard: based on....Walter H Thompson's complete memoirs1955
Hill, LeeTerry Southern: a grand guy, art & lifeInteresting chap!2001
Hoare, PhilipNoël Coward: a biographyAbout as good as they get1995
Hoffman, Nicholas vonCitizen Cohn: scandalous life and timesWhat a slime ball. Lawyer to McCarthy; fixer; destroyer1988
Holroyd, MichaelBernard Shaw: definitive one-volume....edition of the magisterial biography1997
Honan, ParkJane Austen: her lifeBy a male, but very well-rated (revised 1997 edition)1987
Houdini, HarryHoudini on magicIn his own words, but supplemented1953
Huth, AngelaWell-remembered friendsEulogies on celebrated lives. Fabulous idea2004
Hyman, AnthonyCharles Babbage: computer pioneerStraightforward, clear account of one of my heroes1982
Ingrams, RichardGod's apology: three friendsHugh Kingsmill, Hesketh Pearson, & Malcolm Muggeridge1977
Johnson, BSAll Bull: the National ServicemenAnecdotage from Ian Carr, Mel Calman, Michael Holroyd & 21 more1973
Jones, James HAlfred C Kinsey: a public/private lifeMassive bio shedding light into wonderfully dark corners1997
Jones, JuliaAdventures of Margery AllinghamBio of the crime writer, updated since 19912009
Jones, Wendy; Perry, GraysonGrayson Perry: portrait of the artist....as a young girl. Interviews turned into biographic gold2006
Kanfer, StefanGrouchoDefinitive biography2000
Killick, MarkSultan of Sleaze: David SullivanThe times bring forth the men; but what hypocrisy!1994
Kindersley, DavidEric Gill: apprentice's further thoughtsSmall, but beautifully-formed! 1982 Foreword1967
King, DeanPatrick O'Brian: a life revealedC's birthday present to me2000
Knowler, JohnTrust an EnglishmanRecognition, joy, shame1972
Knowlson, James & ElizabethBeckett remembering remembering....Beckett. Uncollected interviews & memories2006
Lachman, GaryBeyond the Robot: the life and work of.... Colin Wilson2016
Lahr, JohnDame Edna Everage (backstage)And the rise of Western Civilisation!1991
Lane, MargaretSnake man (Life with Ionides)Skimmed1963
Lavery, BryonyTallulah BankheadOverview of this outrageous & delightful lady1999
Leavitt, DavidMan who knew too muchAlan Turing & invention of computers2006
Lesley, ColeLife of Noël Coward'Like a holiday in a rented Rolls' (Tynan)1976
Lewis, JohnHeath Robinson: artist and comic geniusWonderful overview of this marvellous man1973
Lewis, RogerCharles Hawtrey, 1914 - 1988Man who was Private Widdle2001
Lichtenstein, R; Sinclair, IRodinsky's roomTracing a disappearance from an East End synagogue1999
Lindley, DavidDegrees Kelvin: genius & tragedy....of William Thomson2004
Lloyd, ChristopherLord Cochrane: seaman, radical, liberatorBy Royal Naval College historian1947
Lord, GrahamJohn Mortimer: the devil's advocatePure as the driven Rumpole?2005
Lowe, JohnWarden: a portrait of John SparrowOld-fashioned biography1998
Lycett, AndrewIan FlemingVery thoroughly researched1995
Lyden, JackiDaughter of the Queen of ShebaUnflinching memoir of her insane mother1997
MacCarthy, FionaEric GillInclude some eye-popping revelations that were long covered-up1989
MacShane, FrankLife of Raymond ChandlerExcellent biography1976
Mahon, BasilMan who changed everythingJames Clerk Maxwell2003
Main, MaryEvita: the woman with the whipCommissioned in 1951 or thereabouts1977
Mairowitz, DZ; Crumb, RKafka for beginnersComix approach with extra added genius behind it1993
Mann, William JEdge of midnight: life of John....Schlesinger2004
Margolis, JonathanCleese encountersUnauthorised, but well-researched1992
Marnham, PatrickWild Mary: a life of Mary WesleyShe of the Camomile Lawn2006
Massingberd, HughFifth Book of ObituariesCovering 20th Century lives1999
Massingberd, HughSecond book of (Telegraph) obituariesHeroes and adventurers1966
Massingberd, HughVery best of (Telegraph) ObituariesCelebrations of eccentric lives2001
Masters, AlexanderSimon: the genius in my basementRather off-the-wall approach to biography2011
Masters, AlexanderStuart: a life backwardsDepressing life of one homeless man2005
Matson, KatinkaShort lives: assorted portraitsPainters, poets, actors, musicians, all dying young...1980
McAleer, NeilOdyssey: biography of Arthur C ClarkeUnusually constructed from many interview transcripts1992
McCrum, RobertWodehouse: a lifeBest biog so far, by all accounts2004
McCullough, DavidJohn AdamsBio of 2nd US President & Founding Father, from Carol2001
McGirk, TimWicked lady: Salvador Dali's museGala's biography makes a weird story1989
Medawar, JeanVery decided preference: life with PeterHis widow's memories of a 50-year marriage & life1990
Michell, JohnEccentric lives and peculiar notionsBiographical essays on conspiracy theories & eccentrics1984
Miles, JonathanEric Gill & David Jones at Capel-y-FfinGrand stuff, these lives1992
Miller, JohnPeter Ustinov: the gift of laughterConstructed from recent interviews2002
Miller, RussellBare-faced Messiah: L Ron HubbardBet you I can make a million by inventing a religion1987
Millidge, Gary SpencerAlan Moore: storytelleraka Northampton boy done good. Good overview plus CD of various stuff2011
Mitchell, JosephJoe Gould's secretTwo New Yorker profiles, 22 years apart1997
Mitchell, Tony (1)Dario Fo - People's court jesterUpdated look at this amazing talent1986
Mitton, SimonFred Hoyle: a life in sciencePortrait of a delightful hero of mine2005
Mlodinow, LeonardSome time with FeynmanA year at CalTech (1981)2003
Monk, RayInside the Centre: the life of J Robert....Oppenheimer, and the physics, too2012
Morgan, DavidMonty Python speaksDecent set of interview transcripts1999
Morley, SheridanCowardYet another re-examination2005
Morris, DesmondBook of AgesA curious chronicle of achievers & their age when doing so1983
Morris, IvanPillow Book of Sei ShonagonFolio Society edition10??
Morriss, RogerNelson: the life & letters of a heroWell-stocked with contemporary memorabila1996
Motion, AndrewPhilip Larkin: a writer's lifeCandid & engaging insights into a private life1993
Murray, AndyInto the unknown: fantastic life of....Nigel Kneale, creator of Quatermass (of course!)2006
Murray, KM ElisabethCaught in the web of wordsOED lexicographer's granddaughter1977
Nasar, SylviaBeautiful MindLife of John Nash, once-mad Nobel Laureate games theorist1998
Nazeer, KamranSend in the idiotsTextures of five autistic lives2006
Neville, RichardHippie hippie shake: the 60sDreams, trips, trials, love-ins, screw-ups1995
O'Brian, PatrickJoseph Banks: a lifeBought in Guernsey, after agonising over its cost!1987
Orgel, Joseph RUndying passion: sex & the literary lifeLovely quotes & stories1985
Overbye, DennisEinstein in love: a scientific romanceA look at his earlier life2000
Pais, AbrahamSubtle is the Lord... (Einstein)Nicely done1982
Palinurus (Cyril Connolly)Unquiet GraveAnalysis of melancholy1944
Park, JamesIcons: style makers & breakers since 1945I'm still not in there!1991
Parker, PeterIsherwoodA nice, fat, juicy biography2004
Parker, TonyStuds Terkel: a life in wordsParker's last book -- a fitting subject!1996
Parrott, CecilBad Bohemian (Jaroslav Hasek)Disgraceful (according to some) life of Svejk's creator1978
Patterson Jr, William HRobert A Heinlein: In dialogue with his centurySecond volume, covers 1948-1988 in detail2014
Patterson Jr, William HRobert A Heinlein: Learning CurveCovers 1907 to 19482010
Payn, Graham; Day, BarryMy life with Noël CowardFar more insight into the man1994
Perry, GeorgeJames DeanFrom Mike, swapped for 'My Lives'2005
Phelps, BarryPG Wodehouse: man and mythStalled on p157, but an interesting effort1992
Phillips, BrunoMain Point: life of Bernd TöstLife & work of a porno film-maker in 1950s/60s UK2006
Phillips, JulieJames Tiptree, Jr.Double life of Alice B Sheldon, engagingly told2006
Plante, DavidDifficult women: a memoir of threeJean Rhys, Sonia Orwell, Germaine Greer1983
Plimpton, GeorgeTruman CapoteOral biography in many voices1998
Pocock, TomHoratio NelsonUnread1987
Polito, RobertSavage Art: biography of Jim ThompsonThis was a seriously-disturbed man, but a cool writer!1995
Posey, Carl et alBig Book of WeirdosComix approach to some strange people1995
Powell, Georgia; Ramsay, KChin up, girls! Women's obituariesFrom the Daily Telegraph2005
Profumo, DavidBringing the House downCommons, that is, & the "Profumo" affair2006
Purcell, HenryVery Private Celebrity: The Nine Lives of John.... Freeman. One new career per decade, it seems, for Mr Face to Face2015
Purdy, BrynGirls will be grilsAffecting episodes from life of a (literal) care-taker1989
Randall, Lucian; Walsh, CGinger Geezer: life of Vivian StanshallLayers of biographical lunacy, unassisted by Valium2001
Robins, N; Aronson, SMLSavage Grace: the BaekelandsIncest & murder in a nasty wealthy dynasty1985
Rogers, ByronLast Englishman: life of JL CarrReport on Harpole Report man!2003
Rogers, ByronMan who went into the WestLife of Welsh poet RS Thomas2006
Roper, WilliamMan of singular virtue: Thomas MoreFolio Society edition153?
Rose, JuneMarie Stopes and the sexual revolutionCandid & amusing1992
Rose, KennethElusive Rothschild: life of VictorHe of the 184 IQ; see Random Variables2003
Rosenthal, Margaret FHonest Courtesan: Veronica Franco, citizen.. & writer in 16th-century Venice1992
Rossellini, IsabellaIn the name of the Father, the daughter.... and the Holy Spirits. Birthday tribute to her Dad, plus DVD2006
Sabbag, RobertSmoke screen (aka Loaded)Further tales of dope fiends & friends2002
Sabbag, RobertSnow Blind: brief career in cocaine tradeZachary Swan, cocaine smuggler extraordinaire. cf Detzer...1976
Salewicz, Chris; Boot, AFirefly: Noël Coward in JamaicaNicely illustrated look at his Jamaican paradise1999
Seymour, MirandaChaplin's Girl: life & loves of....Virginia Cherrill. Heard author on Woman's Hour2009
Sheff, DavidPlayboy interviews with Lennon & OnoComplete transcripts1980
Sherwin, DavidGoing mad in HollywoodLife with Lindsay Anderson. Diaries from 1960 onward. Great1996
Shields, CarolJane AustenInsightful picture2001
Sibley, BrianShadowlands: true story of CS Lewis and....Joy Davidman (revised from 1985)2009
Sisman, AdamBoswell's presumptuous taskBiography of 'the' biographer/biography2000
Smee, SebastianArt of Rivalry: Four friendships, betrayals and....breakthroughs in modern art2016
Smith, RupertPhysique: life of John S BarringtonEccentric bohemian pioneer of 'physique' photography1997
Smithers, AJ (Jack)Dornford YatesExemplary piece of biographical researching1982
Souhami, DianaGreta & CecilGarbo & Beaton, that is.1994
Souhami, DianaMrs Keppel and her daughterKeppel: acceptable face of adultery; Violet Trefusis: not!1996
Spence, JonBecoming Jane AustenComprehensively researched2003
Spence, Jonathan DEmperor of China: K'Ang-Hsi1661-1722; height of Manchu dynasty1974
Spender, MatthewA House in St John's Wood: In Search of my.... Parents (Stephen and Natasha Spender)2015
Spoto, DonaldDark side of genius: HitchcockHistoric cakes in fridge, & much worse. Bought in USA1983
Spoto, DonaldOtherwise engaged: Life of Alan BatesAmazingly thorough2007
Sproat, IainWodehouse at war (Nazi broadcasts)Written by a Tory MP; amazing! Shame on bureaucrats, too1981
Spurling, HilaryGirl from the Fiction DepartmentPortrait of Sonia Orwell2002
Steadman, RalphI, LeonardoIdiosyncratic1983
Steadman, RalphSigmund FreudMasterful1979
Sturrock, DonaldStoryteller: The Life of Roald DahlWell-reviewed new biography2012
Summers, AnthonyArrogance of Power: secret world of..... Richard (Tricky) Nixon2000
Sutin, LawrenceDivine invasions: life of Philip K DickDiaries, letters & interviews flesh him out1989
Sylvester, DerekPeter SellersGood1981
Theroux, AlexanderStrange Case of Edward GoreyTimely little study of the late strange artist/author2000
Theroux, AlexanderStrange Case of Edward Gorey (hardback)Timely little study of the late strange artist/author2000
Thomas, DonaldCochrane: Britannia's sea wolfThomas, Lord Cochrane: Jack Aubrey to the life1978
Thompson, HarryRichard Ingrams: Lord of the GnomesNanny currently has this1994
Thompson, HarryTintin: Hergé and his creationInside stories of the cartoon stories1991
Thurlow, CliffordSex, Surrealism, Dali and MeMemoirs of Carlos Lozano, member of the inner circle2000
Thurman, JudithLife of Colette: secrets of the fleshBisexual child bride of notorious rake1999
Thwaite, AnnBrilliant career of Winnie-the-PoohAA Milne & his writing for children. Wonderful scrapbook1992
TimesEminent Persons: obituaries, 1870 to 1875Includes Charles Babbage1892
Tomalin, ClaireJane Austen: a LifeFine biography (revised in 2000)1997
Trewin, IonAlan Clark: the biographyFascinating, in the snake-charming sense2009
True, CynthiaAmerican Scream: the Bill Hicks storyComic banned by Letterman just before his death (Sigh)2002
Tynan, KathleenLife of Kenneth TynanSocial history & a fascinatingly active life1988
Usborne, RichardAfter hours with PG WodehouseUsborne's involvement with Plum, plus further insights1991
Usborne, RichardWodehouse at work to the endLiterally just that1976
Vickers, HugoCecil BeatonRich & intimate portrait1985
Vickers, HugoLoving GarboGarbo & her two main love affairs1994
Wardale, RogerArthur Ransome & the world of 'Swallows.... & Amazons'. Uber-geek & chair of Ransome Society2000
Wardale, RogerArthur Ransome: master storyteller,....writing the 'Swallows & Amazons' books2010
Warren, RozRevolutionary laughter: women comicsThe world of women comics; interviews & profiles1995
Waugh, AlexanderFathers and SonsBron's son charts the family's saga2004
Webb, NickWish you were here: Douglas AdamsWell-informed coverage of his life2003
Wheen, FrancisKarl MarxLapidary lightness, if you please1999
Wheen, FrancisTom Driberg, his life and indiscretionsVery good1990
White, MichaelAsimov: the unauthorised lifeStraightforward recapitulation1994
White, MichaelIsaac Newton: the last sorcererLatest biography & the alchemy1997
Whittaker, DavidStafford Beer: a personal memoirShort but excellent2009
Williamson, RajkumariMaking of physicistsFascinating stories1987
Wilmot, John (Rochester)Debt to pleasureA composite biography, edited by John Adlard1974
Wilson, AndrewBeautiful shadow: a life of....Patricia Highsmith, the suspense & 'Ripley' writer2003
Wilson, AubreySearch for Ernest Bramah: superbly....researched over 10 years. Brilliant job2007
Winchester, SimonSurgeon of CrowthorneUnusual dictionary assistant1998
Winter, Douglas EClive Barker: the authorised biographyAlways interesting to get inside a(nother) writer's head2001
Wrong, MichelaIn the footsteps of Mr KurtzRise & fall of Congolese dictator Mobutu2000
Wullschläger, JackieInventing Wonderland: lives & fantasies.....of Lewis Carroll, Lear, Barrie, Kenneth Grahame & AA Milne1995
Yorke, MalcolmEric Gill: man of flesh and spiritBut a much-bowdlerised biography1981
Young, IreneEnigma variations: memoir of love and warThe stories that would be lost for ever1990
Ziegler, PhilipRupert Hart-Davis: man of lettersA thorough examination2004

Cartoons

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Addams, CharlesAddams and evil115 or so perfect examples of Family & friends1947
Addams, CharlesBlack Maria92, including 57 from New Yorker, 1954 to 19601960
Addams, CharlesCreature comfortsFrom New Yorker, 1976 to 19811981
Addams, CharlesFavourite haunts104, including 95 from New Yorker, 1946 to 19761976
Addams, CharlesMonster rally91, including 85 from New Yorker, 1946 to 19501950
Addams, CharlesMy crowd192, including 188 from New Yorker, 1937 to 19701971
Addams, CharlesPenguin Charles AddamsBlack humour, 1935 through 19601962
Addams, CharlesWorld of Charles AddamsHandsome retrospective celebration. 300 of his best cartoons1991
Aragones, SergioMad about MAD!Artist from the margins of MAD. Excellent1970
Arno, PeterMan in the showerBrilliant New Yorker cartoonist1944
Arno, PeterPeter ArnoBrilliant New Yorker cartoonist1979
Arno, PeterSizzling platterBrilliant New Yorker cartoonist1949
Atkinson, DianeFunny girls: cartooning for equalityCaptures 130 years of cartoon campaigning1997
Baker, D; HernandezBen & KatieCartoon strip from Daily Star -- a latterday 'Jane'1989
Batellier, JFIs anybody out there?Excellent satire & commentary1984
Booth, George et alAnimals, animals, animalsSome great cartoons1979
Boxer, MarcBest of H M Bateman: Tatler 1922-26Just wonderful1987
Breathed, BerkeBilly and the boingers bootlegWonderful1986
Breathed, BerkeBloom County BabylonI love this guy's work!1986
Breathed, BerkeBloom County Episode XI: a new hopeWelcome return after too long away2016
Breathed, BerkeClassics of Western literature, '86-89Fantastic1990
Breathed, BerkeGoodnight OpusGoodnight, indeed1993
Breathed, BerkeHappy trails!Oh dear, nearly the end!1990
Breathed, BerkeHis kisses are dreamy... (Outland)Sigh1994
Breathed, BerkeLast BasselopeGorgeous1992
Breathed, BerkeLoose TailsMore genius1983
Breathed, BerkeNight of the Mary Kay commandosSuperb1989
Breathed, BerkeOne last little peek...Alas...1995
Breathed, BerkeOpus: 25 years of his Sunday bestGlorious2004
Breathed, BerkeOpus: complete Sunday strips 2003-2008Completing my collection?2013
Breathed, BerkeOutland: politically (etc.) incorrectNot quite as inspired, but very nearly!1992
Breathed, BerkePenguin dreams and stranger thingsBeautiful1985
Breathed, BerkeTales too ticklish to tellSublime1988
Breathed, BerkeToons for our timesIneffable1984
Breathed, BerkeWish for wings that workXmas present from Gill & Chris1991
Bretecher, ClaireAgrippinaFemale teen from hell1988
BrickToo much pressureHard targets: arms race, unemployment, sexism...198?
Bryant, MarkWorld War II in cartoonsFrom Chris and Gill1989
Calman, MelCalman revisitedRe-issue of Bed-Sit, Boxes, Women, Couples, & Dr Calman...1983
Calman, MelHelp! and other ruminationsTo the Government, for making a middle-aged masochist happy!1982
Calman, MelMy GodAny resemblance to any other deity...1970
Calman, MelNew Penguin CalmanFrom 1963 through 19721977
Caniff, MiltonMale call (wartime strips 1942-1946)A US equivalent of 'Jane'1987
Cannon, MaxRed Meat GoldSickly delicious2005
Chast, RozFour elementsMundane routines of urban life, with top spin1988
Cobb, RonCobb againMore! More! Bought in Reading1976
Cobb, RonCobb bookAmazing & powerful stuff1975
Cobb, RonColorvisionAmazing insights into his early SF work1981
Cobb, RonMy fellow AmericansPatriotic cartoons; found by Kate in a junk pile1968
Cobb, RonRaw sewageUnprocessed cartoons; found by Kate in a junk pile1970
Cobb, RonRCD-25 fanzine1st edition, inscribed by Cobb to William F Temple1967
Conrad, PaulDrawn and quartered: political cartoonsGood stuff1985
Cuneo, JohnnEuROTICVicious cartoons2006
Cusack, HelenRocking the boatGentle, wry, & often acute1989
Darrow, WhitneyGive up? a new collectionFrom New Yorker, 1957 to 19651966
Davidson, SteefPenguin political comicsLarge format collection, including just one by Ron Cobb1976
de Bartolo, DickMAD look at old moviesArtists Mort Drucker & Jack Davis1966
Dickens, FrankBristow #1: Bristow!Early, large-format collection labelled 'First series'1970
Dickens, FrankBristow #2: Bristow1st collection after syndication, I suspect1972
Dickens, FrankBristow #3: More BristowThe 2nd collection after syndication1973
Dickens, FrankBristow #4: Bristow Latest!Dilbert of two decades ago in his 4th outing1975
Dickens, FrankBristow #6: Bristow v Chester Perry18th in line for the job of Chief Buyer...1978
Dickens, FrankBristow #7: Penguin BristowGood representative selection of Chester-Perry's office clown1981
Dickens, FrankBristow #8: Bristow's guide to livingCoping with office life in the 60s & 70s1982
Dickens, FrankCalmer Sutra: for those in the afternoon.. of their lives2002
Evans, PhilJoke worksGrim in parts1986
Feiffer, JulesSick sick sickFunny & sane. His first collection after 3 years work1959
Feigel, MarcelSinning in the rain, & other lyricsSilly misheard titles & illustrations. Fun1986
Feldstein, AlCompletely MAD Don MartinExcellent1974
ffolkes, Michaelffolkes' cartoon companion to classical....mythology. 'Marvellous bed Procrustes - I seem to fit perfectly!'1978
Fleming, JackyDementedI bet she had a happy childhood too. ... Bitch2004
Francis, S et alMadam & Eve collectionSouth African apartheid & post-apartheid strip. Great1993
Francois, AndreHalf-naked knightFunny1958
Francois, AndrePenguin Andre FrancoisFrom 1952 through 19641964
Gibbard, LesGibbard's double decade omnibusModern history in political cartoons, 1969-19911991
Gingrich, ArnoldEsquire 25th anniversary cartoon albumOver 550 slightly risqué examples1957
Gingrich, ArnoldEsquire cartoon albumAnother 550 from 1933 to 19561958
Groening, MattChildhood is HellWho's to say?1988
Groening, MattLove is HellIsn't it just?1984
Groening, MattWork is HellI agree, mostly1985
Gross, SamYour mother is a remarkable womanGreat: 'Oblivion. You are here'1992
Handelsman, JBFreaky FablesAesop was never like this...1979
Heath, MichaelAutomataWeird & unsettling1976
Heath, MichaelSpectator cartoon book 1992Excellent1992
Heath, MichaelSpectator cartoon book 1994Some excellent specimens1994
Heath, MichaelSpectator cartoon book 2000Free with Spectator2000
Heath, MichaelSpectator cartoon book 2003Thongs of Praise2003
Heath, Michael; Lawson, DSpectator cartoon book 1991Good selection1991
Heller, StevenWar heads: cartoonists against the bombGood1983
Hoff, SyEditorial and political cartooningSome searing stuff1976
Hoffnung, GerardHoffnung companion to musicI once had a whim & I had to obey it, to buy a French horn...1957
Hollander, NicoleFemale problems: an unhelpful guideAlmost unsummarisable, but very funny1995
Honeysett, MartinFit for nothingHow to survive the health boom1983
Honeysett, MartinHoneysett at homeWickedly funny & acute1976
Honeysett, MartinJoy of headachesHow to survive the sexual revolution1984
Honeysett, MartinMicro PhobiaSurviving your computer & technological revolution in general1982
Honeysett, MartinWitch Doctor?Surviving alternative medicine1985
Humphries, B; Garland, NBazza pulls it off!From Private Eye: the 2nd collection1971
Humphries, B; Garland, NComplete Barry McKenzieExcellent. The complete saga1988
Humphries, B; Garland, NWonderful world of Barry McKenzieFrom Private Eye: the 1st collection1968
Ingrams, RichardPenguin Private Eye cartoonsGood, & often hard-edged selection1983
Jensen, JohnHM Bateman: the man who.....drew the 20th Century. Brilliant cartoonist1975
Jones, WJPJon's complete two typesWonderfully English1991
Kliban, BernardBiggest tongue in Tunisia'Alien toaster found on moon!'1986
Kliban, BernardCat'If I had two dead rats, I'd give you one!'1975
Kliban, BernardCatcalendar catsAmazing1981
Kliban, BernardLuminous animalsWonderful1983
Kliban, BernardNever eat anything bigger than your headWhat a sense of humour! 'And bring some shit for my fly'1976
Kliban, BernardTiny footprintsUnclassifiable, but amazing1978
Kliban, BernardTwo guys fooling around with the moon'Out of the way, you swine! A cartoonist is coming!'1978
Kliban, BernardWhack your porcupineKnow your bod: mammaries & daddaries1977
Lambourne, Lionel; Doran, AJArt of LaughterCartoonists' & collectors' choice1992
Lancaster, OsbertCartoon history of architectureExactly as described, even unto 'Coca-Colonial'1975
Larson, GaryFar sideFrom Carol1982
Larson, GaryHound of the far sideFrom Carol1987
Larson, GaryIn search of the far sideQuirky1985
Larson, GaryNight of the crash-test dummiesFrom Carol1988
Lasson, Sally AnnThat old chestnutSo I looked up at God and I said 'God, give me a break'...1989
Leunig, MaryBlack and white and greyHer 4th. Some wonderful images1993
Leunig, MaryPiece of cakeQuirkiness personified1986
Leunig, MaryThere's no place like homeBrilliant & quirky1982
Leveller magazineLaughing mattersHard-hitting political cartoons from 1976-19821982
Low, DavidComplete Colonel BlimpWhat a character :-)1991
Lowry, RayInk: definitive collection of strips..... single frame cartoons & wordplay1998
Lowry, RayOnly rock'n'rollBiting musicbiz cartoons1980
Lowry, RayThis space to let...Cartoons from N.M.E. & Punch1986
Lurie, Ranan RLurie's AlmanackAmazing1982
Mankoff, RobertComplete cartoons of the New Yorker68,647 on 2 CDs + 650 large pages of them!2004
Martin, DonMAD's Don Martin comes on strongUnclassifiable1971
McAllister, BryanMore little boxesGuardian cartoonist collection of previous Labour government1980
McCay, WinsorDaydreams & nightmaresWonderful cartoons & drawings1988
McCay, WinsorDreams of the Rarebit FiendSublime socially satirical cartoons1905
McLachlan, EdMcLachlanWonderful 40-year retrospective2001
National LampoonTruly tasteless cartoonsEntering Sodom... watch your ass!1992
New YorkerAlbum of drawings, 1925 - 1975500 chosen from about 40,000!1975
New YorkerCartoon album 1975 - 1985Another 328 from the next batch of 7,0001985
New YorkerNew Yorker 1950-1955 cartoon albumSteig, Darrow, Addams, Arno & many others1955
New YorkerNew Yorker album of sports & gamesFrom 1930 to 19581958
New YorkerNew Yorker book of cat cartoonsExactly as title suggests!1990
Peattie, Charles; Taylor, RAlex #01: Unabashed AlexFrom the Independent: Big Bang to great Crash1988
Peattie, Charles; Taylor, RAlex #02: magnum forceMarriage, & arrest of boss for Insider Trading1989
Peattie, Charles; Taylor, RAlex #03: son of AlexParenthood, + visits from Past & Future at Xmas1990
Peattie, Charles; Taylor, RAlex #04: man with the golden handshakeRedundancy, Gulf War, ET drops in1991
Peattie, Charles; Taylor, RAlex #05: for the love of AlexNow in Telegraph! Affair with secretary; would-be Tory MP1992
Peattie, Charles; Taylor, RAlex #06: Alex calls the shotsSecond home in country, kidnap1993
Peattie, Charles; Taylor, RAlex #07: Alex plays the gameSports, record year in City1994
Peattie, Charles; Taylor, RAlex #08: Alex knows the scoreBarings, boardroom pay, sex at the Bank of England, sleaze1995
Peattie, Charles; Taylor, RAlex #09: Alex sweeps the boardDress down days, laptops, Eurostar1996
Peattie, Charles; Taylor, RAlex #10: Alex feels the pinchAlex & his new female boss, plus graduate trainees1997
Peattie, Charles; Taylor, RAlex #11: best of Alex 1998-2001Dotcom bubble, Y2K meltdown, recession...2001
Pett, NormanJane at War (Daily Mirror strip)Curiosity piece at this remove1976
PlayboyClassic cartoons of the 50sExactly as described1959
Pond, MimiSecrets of the powder roomA Flenniken protégé: gems like 'Is she faking it?'1983
Pyne, KenMartin MintonDiary of rise & decline of a cartoon relationship1982
Pyne, KenRelationshipCartoon novel of romance in 1980s1981
Quillin, VivOpposite sexWitty cartoons1987
Quillin, Viv et alSourcream 2Bitter & twisted. Great stuff1981
Regan, Colm et alThin black lines: political cartoons & ....development education1988
Robinson, HeathPenguin Heath RobinsonInimitable: the multi-movement tabby silencer1966
Sale, JonathanIf the caption fits...From 'Punch' caption competition; some corkers1981
Sample, PaulOgri Collection #1Reprints strips #1 to #193 (1992)1998
Sample, PaulOgri Collection #2Strips up to #285 (1999) + colour material2000
Sample, PaulOgri OmnibusMotorbike cult character's first 100 strips: 1972 onward1981
Sanders, JanMan with the canA 'Giles' from Holland1978
Sanders, JanOld sailors never dieMore Dutch 'Giles'1985
Searle, RonaldTerror of St Trinian's& other wonderful drawings2000
Serre, Claude...Vice comprisElegantly rude (65ff)1993
Serre, ClaudeD.I.Y.Clever, vicious, nightmarish & hilarious1983
Serre, ClaudeStill lifeStylish reflections on mortality1981
Shenton, DavidBananas are not the only fruit...Very good satire, a witty man1993
Siggs, LawrencePromise me you won't laughPunch cartoonist of 1950s onward2000
SineErotissinéWicked & cruel1980
Spectator, TheCartoonsSome good ones1987
Steig, WilliamStrutters & FrettersOne of the doodlers from 'New Yorker'1992
Tidy, BillCloggies #01: CloggiesBeer-swilling clog dancers & their rise to glory1969
Tidy, BillCloggies #02: Cloggies dance againMore of their triumphs1973
Tidy, BillCloggies #03: Cloggies are backOnward, ever onward1977
Tidy, BillIncredible bedFunny1990
Tidy, BillMine's a pint - what's yours?Drinking of traditional British beer, with 'Keg Buster'1981
Tory, PeterUltimate Giles: illustrated tributeFond memories1995
Tribble, FannyHeavy PeriodsAcid stuff1983
Trostle, JPAttack of the Political CartoonistsToday's editorial pages (US, at least)2004
Tucker, NicholasHundred of the best: TES cartoonsFrom Times Educational Supplement of a gentler era1968
Unger, JimVery best of HermanTypical selection of his work1993
Ungerer, TomiErotoscopeMajor Taschen retrospective2001
Ungerer, TomiJoy of frogsRivetting1985
Ungerer, TomiTestamentPowerful1985
Van Straaten, PeterHave you got it on yet?Mixture of erotic satire1993
Van Straaten, PeterHow was it for you?Observed & overheard intimacy1991
Van Straaten, PeterThis literary life'Again? What do you DO with all your advances?'1990
VariousBritish cartoonists albumCornucopeia of early 1960s cartoonists. Was Dad's1962
VariousDry humour (summer '76 drought)Wish I had Shary Flenniken's 'Drought Chic' too!1976
Watterson, BillC&H #01: Calvin and HobbesEarly outing1987
Watterson, BillC&H #02: Something under bed is droolingThere's nuffin under here 'cept us monsters...1988
Watterson, BillC&H #03: Essential Calvin and HobbesQuintessential, more like1988
Watterson, BillC&H #04: Yukon Ho!aka little treasure?1989
Watterson, BillC&H #05: Lazy Sunday bookI always preferred Saturdays1989
Watterson, BillC&H #06: Weirdos from another planet!Includes the plumbing incident1990
Watterson, BillC&H #07: Authoritative Calvin and HobbesA(cute) observations1990
Watterson, BillC&H #08: Scientific progress goes 'boink'Nice tiger! But where have I put this?1991
Watterson, BillC&H #09: Revenge of the Baby-satPoor Rosalyn!1991
Watterson, BillC&H #10: Indispensable Calvin and HobbesTo be regularly dispensed1992
Watterson, BillC&H #11: Attack of... monster snow goonsBetter than our Goons1992
Watterson, BillC&H #12: Days are just packedBut where do they go?1993
Watterson, BillC&H #13: Homicidal psycho jungle catVery nearly sublime1994
Watterson, BillC&H #14: 10th anniversary bookExcellent1995
Watterson, BillC&H #15: There's treasure everywhereEven in comic strips1996
Watterson, BillC&H #16: It's a magical worldIf you wish hard enough1996
Watterson, BillC&H #17: Sunday pages, 1985-1995Ohio University's cartoon research library! Brilliant2001
Williams, KipperNo peas for the wickedMostly cartoon "one-liners"1996
Williams, Mike 2Oh No! Not the '23! - historical cartoonsMostly from 'Punch'1987
Williams, Mike 2You can't still be hungrybrilliant1988
Wilson, Gahan... and then we'll get him!From Audobon, Esquire, F&SF, Playboy, Nat Lamp & New Yorker1978
Wilson, GahanIs nothing sacred?Malicious bonhomie in the Addams mould1982
Wolfe, Maynard FrankRube Goldberg: InventionsAmerica's answer to Heath Robinson2000
Wright, Patrick101 further uses for a John MajorFrom Peter, Christmas 19941994
Wright, PatrickAffairs of the heartSublimely silly1985
Wright, PatrickHealth and efficiencySublime: 'But darling, I like huge women!'1984
Wright, PatrickOff the roadFerraris & other tart carts1988

Cinema

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Agel, JeromeMaking of Kubrick's 2001An early 'the making of...' book; comprehensive coverage1970
Anderson, LindsayNever apologise: collected writingsMagically remaindered!2004
Anobile, Richard JCasablanca (Michael Curtiz)Frame by classic frame, plus all the dialogue1974
Anobile, Richard JMaltese Falcon (John Huston)Frame by frame, plus all the dialogue1974
Atkins, Thomas RSexuality in the moviesInteresting but very dated1975
Atwan, RobertBedside HollywoodExcellent trivial gossip to eat time1985
Balazs, AndreHollywood HandbookLife as lived, & died, at Chateau Marmont Hotel1996
Barker, NicholasUnmade bedsPhotos to accompany fascinating film of same title1998
Bart, Peter; Guber, PeterShoot Out: surviving fame & (mis)fortuneHollywood insiders with acute insight2002
Base, RonStarring rolesHow career choices work & fail in Hollywood1994
Base, Ron; Haslam, DMovies of the 80sGood overview1990
Basinger, JeanineIt's a wonderful life: book of the filmSimply wonderful1986
Bennett, AlanHistory Boys: the film diaryHistory is just one fucking thing after another2004
Bernard, JamiTotal exposure (celebrity nude scenes)Cf. Craig Hosoda, though this is more coy1995
Biskind, PeterDown & Dirty PicturesAnecdotes, characters, fights, 1989-20022004
Biskind, PeterEasy Riders Raging BullsSex'n'drugs'n'rock'n'roll'n'Hollywood. Where else?1998
Biskind, PeterGods and Monsters30 years of writing2004
Bizony, Piers2001: filming the futureKubrick is absent from acknowledgements!1994
Bizony, PiersDigital Domain: visual effects shop..... founded by James Cameron & friends2001
Bogdanovich, PeterWho the hell's in it: portraits &....conversations with a veritable 'galaxy of stars'2004
Boorman, JohnProjections 01: forum for film makersFuller, Pressburger, Demme, Van Sant, Hartley, Mann1992
Boorman, JohnProjections 02: forum for film makersMiller, Jarman, Dafoe, Altman, Robbins, Tavernier1993
Boorman, JohnProjections 03: film makers on film makingCoppola, Pollack, Kasdan, Tolkin, Tarantino, Potter1994
Boorman, JohnProjections 04.5: centenary issue70 international film-makers1995
Boorman, JohnProjections 04: film makers on film makingScorsese, Toback, Penn, Fellini, Anderson1995
Boorman, JohnProjections 05: film makers on film makingJL Curtis, Harryhausen, Nick Park, Zinnemann, James Stewart1996
Boorman, JohnProjections 06: film makers on film makingFiggis, Donen, Towne, Coen Bros, Davies, Hawks1996
Boorman, JohnProjections 07: with Cahiers du CinemaScorsese, McDormand, Mitchum, Cox, Capra1997
Boorman, JohnProjections 08: film makers on film makingCritics & criticism of their criticism1998
Boorman, JohnProjections 09: French film makersInterviews from 1980s & 1990s1999
Boorman, John et alProjections 12: film schoolsFilm schools, directors, digital video etc2002
Boorman, John et alProjections 13: women film-makersIncludes a diary of 'Personal Velocity'2004
Bougie, RobinCinema Sewer, volume #1Gonzo writing of reviews, opinions, illustrations and comics2007
Bougie, RobinCinema Sewer, volume #2Gonzo writing of reviews, opinions, illustrations and comics2009
Bougie, RobinCinema Sewer, volume #3Gonzo writing of reviews, opinions, illustrations and comics2011
Bougie, RobinCinema Sewer, volume #4Gonzo writing of reviews, opinions, illustrations and comics2013
Bougie, RobinGraphic Thrills: American XXX movie.... posters and interviews, potted histories etc.2014
Breakwell, I; Hammond, PSeeing in the dark: cinemagoingMaddeningly un-indexed; tiny essays by 100 or so film-goers1990
Brillstein, BernieWhere did I go right? With David RensinYou're no one in Hollywood unless someone wants you dead1999
Brode, DouglasFilms of the 80sGood overview1990
Bukatman, ScottBlade RunnerBFI modern classic essay1997
Calman, MelCalman at the moviesInterviews, anecdotes & opinions, + Calman's cartoons1990
Carlson, MichaelPocket Essentials: Oliver StoneControversial, & debatable2002
Charity, TomRight StuffBFI modern classic essay1997
Cheshire, EllenPocket Essentials: Audrey HepburnHer life, work, & times2004
Christie, IanArrows of desire (Powell & Pressburger)Good survey of Archer films1985
Clark, AlMaking Priscilla (Queen of the desert)The film, that is -- diary by the producer1994
Cohan, Steve; Hark, Ina RScreening the male: Hollywood masculinityValentino to Schwarzenegger, musical to horror1993
Corliss, RichardTalking picturesScreenwriters in USA cinema1974
Corman, Roger, Jerome, JimHow I made 100 movies in Hollywood..... and never lost a dime. Superb tales from a hustler par excellence1990
Cowie, PeterCoppolaBasically an encomium1989
Crowe, CameronConversations with WilderMagical transcripts, beautifully illustrated throughout1999
Decharne, MaxHardboiled HollywoodOrigins of 11 crime films2003
Duncan, PaulAlfred Hitchcock: the complete filmsTaschen surveys Hitch2003
Dunne, John GregoryMonster: living off the big screenTortuous tale of filmscript of Up close & personal1997
Dyer, RichardMatter of images: representationsHow we are seen & treated, via film studies essays1993
Eastaugh, KennethCarry-on BookYes, well... Some of them were excellent1978
Ebert, RogerLittle Book of Hollywood clichésSuperb & amusing1994
Edwards, GJ; Cross, RWorst movie posters of all timeExactly as described1984
Ellison, HarlanHarlan Ellison's WatchingFilm columns1989
Elwes, Cary; Layden, JoeAs You Wish: inconceivable tales from.... the making of 'The Princess Bride'2014
Eszterhas, JoeDevil's Guide to HollywoodTons of amusing anecdotage2006
Evans, Peter WilliamsWomen on verge of Nervous BreakdownBFI modern classic essay1996
Eyles, A et alHouse of Horror (Hammer films)Complete filmography & a cast of (surprising) thousands1981
Fenton, Harvey (ed)Flesh & Blood compendiumFirst 10 sleazy years of exploitation2003
Fenton, Harvey (ed)Flesh & Blood, book oneCinema from a delightfully sleazy angle1998
Field, SydFour screenplays + interviewsThelma & Louise, Silence of Lambs, T2, Dances with wolves1994
Figgis, MikeProjections 10: Hollywood film makersInteresting set of interview transcripts1999
Finler, Joel WMovie Directors storyGlossy but reasonable coverage1985
Flint, DavidBabylon Blue: illustrated history of..... adult cinema. Interesting interviews & views1999
French, KarlScreen violenceSome excellent essays, including one by Alexander Walker1996
French, PhilipMalle on MallePoole bargain bin!1996
French, SeanTerminatorBFI essay about James Cameron's film1996
Friedrich, OttoCity of nets: Hollywood in the 1940sOne to dip into1986
Gaffin, HarrisHollywood Blue: Tinseltown pornographersInterviews with Bill Margold & many chums1997
Gelmis, JosephFilm director as SuperstarTranscripts of 16 interviews: McBride, De Palma, Anderson...1970
Gilbey, RyanGroundhog DayBFI modern classic essay2004
Giles, JaneCrying GameBFI modern classic essay1997
Gilliam, TerryGilliam on GilliamIan Christie edits the interviews1999
Gilmore, JohnLaid bare: memoir of wrecked lives & ..... the Hollywood death trip. Many scurrilous anecdotes1997
Givens, BillFlubs #1: Film flubsMemorable movie mistakes; bought in Florida1990
Givens, BillFlubs #2: Son of Film flubsMore memorable continuity (& other) errors1991
Givens, BillFlubs #3: Film flubs: the sequelInexhaustible?1992
Gordon, BernardHollywood exile: or how I learned to..... love the blacklist. Bought in Bristol1999
Grafe, FriedaGhost and Mrs MuirBFI film classic essay, free with Sight & Sound, April 20001995
Grant, Richard EWith Nails: film diaries of RE GrantStar-studded gossip of an aberrant universe1996
Grey, IanSex stupidity and greedInside the American movie industry -- where else?1997
Hardwicke, CatherineTwilight: director's notebookInteresting insider trivia2009
Harmetz, AljeanRound up the usual suspects (Casablanca)Indispensable aid for addicts1992
Hillier, JimAmerican Independent CinemaEssays etc from 'Sight & Sound' magazine2001
Hillier, JimNew HollywoodVery good fresh look1992
Holm, DKKill Bill unofficial casebookDetailed analyses of multifarious pop-cultural references2004
Hopp, GlennBilly Wilder: the complete filmsTaschen with 190 pp2003
Irving, JohnMy movie business: a memoir13 years bringing 'Cider House Rules' to the screen1999
Irving, John HKilljoy's book of the cinemaContinuity errors for the Schmovie goer1985
Jackson, PatRetake please! Night Mail to Western....Approaches. Film-maker's memoirs1999
Jameson, Richard TThey went 'thataway': film genresVery good essays1994
Jarecki, NicholasBreaking in20 film directors & how they got their start2001
Jaworzyn, StefanShock #1: XpressFirst issue of the post-magazine version1994
Jaworzyn, StefanShock #3: guide to exploitation cinemaIncludes Anne Billson, David Kerekes & Traci Lords!1996
Jones, CleolindaMovies in fifteen minutesBlockbusters under a satiric scalpel2005
Kael, P; Mankiewicz, HJCitizen Kane bookScript, notes, & critical essay: 'Raising Kane'1971
Kael, PaulineKael #02. Kiss kiss bang bang: pre-1968Used on a mug for Christa. Good essay on 'The Group'1968
Kael, PaulineKael #05. Reeling: 1972-1975Incl. 'On the future of movies'1976
Kael, PaulineKael #07. Taking it all in: 1980-1983From Diner via Eating Raoul to Victor/Victoria & Used Cars1986
Kael, PaulineKael #08. State of the art: 1983-1985Flashdance to Amadeus via Prizzi, Gremlins & Ladyhawke1987
Kael, PaulineKael #09. Hooked: 1985-1988After Hours to Willow via the Big Easy. I disagree totally!1990
Kael, PaulineKael #10. Movie love: 1988-1991Dream Team to Things Change via Miss Firecracker & Rain Man1992
Karney, RobynChronicle of CinemaGood, fat, coverage1995
Karney, RobynWho's who in HollywoodGood potted biographies of movers & shakers1993
Kashner, Sam; MacNair, JBad & the Beautiful: Hollywood in....the Fifties. Sleaze & gossip2002
Keesey, Douglas; Duncan, PPaul VerhoevenGoodly Taschen treatment2005
Keesy, Douglas; Duncan, PaulErotic cinemaTaschen's highly-illustrated skim (skin?) thru the genre2005
Kent, NicolasNaked Hollywood: money, power & the moviesGood on TV1991
Kermode, MarkGood, the Bad, and the MultiplexRants against digital projection and 3D2011
Kermode, MarkIt's only a movieExaggerated memoir2010
Lane, AnthonyNobody's Perfect: film criticism from....New Yorker magazine. Much wit, wisdom, & keen observation2002
Leish, Kenneth WCinemaOK, minor-league stuff1974
Lenne, GerardSex on the screenDated, now1978
Linson, ArtWhat just happened? Bitter Hollywood talesfrom the front line of deal-making/shaking2002
Lippy, TodProjections 11: New York film-makersMore excellent interview transcripts2000
Lloyd, AnnMovies of the 30sOK1983
Lloyd, AnnMovies of the 40sOK1982
Lloyd, AnnMovies of the 50sGood1982
Lloyd, AnnMovies of the 60sGood1983
Lloyd, AnnMovies of the 70sGood1984
Lumet, SidneyMaking moviesAs good as Goldman, to coin a phrase!1995
Maio, KathiPopcorn and sexual politicsQuirky film reviews1991
Mamet, DavidJafsie and John HenryEssays on Hollywood, Bad Boys, Perfect Poker...1999
Mamet, DavidSome freaksEssays on screen-writing, directing & aspects of US life1989
Mathews, Tom DeweCensored: film censorship in BritainWhat they cut, & why; fascinating, insulting & ridiculous1994
McCabe, BobDark Knights & Holy FoolsArt & films of Terry Gilliam1999
McGillivray, DavidDoing rude things: British sex films..... 1957 - 1981, including Jonathan Demme's first film work!1992
Medavoy, MikeYou're only as good as your next oneNext film, in Hollywood, that is2002
Medved, HarryFifty worst movies of all timeThere are many more than 50!1978
Medved, Harry & MichaelGolden Turkey awardsMore 'worst' movies, before Michael got morally concerned1980
Medved, Harry & MichaelSon of Golden Turkey awardsMore lousy films1986
Mendik, Xavier; Harper, GUnruly pleasures: cult film & its criticsEssays on cinematic excesses, of all sorts2000
Miller, Dr FrankCasablanca - as time goes by...Amazing1992
Miller, Frank (1)Censored HollywoodSex, sin & violence on (or not on) our cinema screens1994
Monaco, JamesHow to read a filmArt, technology, language, history & theory of film & media1981
Muller, Eddie; Faris, DanielThat's sexploitation!! forbidden world..... of adults only cinema (aka Grindhouse)1996
Muller, JurgenBest movies of the 90sTaschen; who else?2005
Muller, JurgenMovies of the 90sTaschen's turn to analyse2001
Mulvey, LauraCitizen KaneBFI commissioned critical study1992
Naha, EdMaking of 'Dune'Great book. Shame about the film! But now see James Van Hise...1984
Nashawaty, ChrisCrab monsters, teenage cavemen, and candy.... stripe nurses. What else but Roger Corman's films?2013
Peary, DannyAlternate OscarsBrilliant idea: capture the (usually better) also-rans1993
Peary, DannyCloseups: profiles of movie starsSilly but fascinating1978
Peary, DannyCult movies 1Excellent choices, well-described1981
Peary, DannyCult movies 2Ditto1983
Peary, DannyCult movies 3Starting to scrape the celluloid barrel1988
Peary, DannyGuide for the film fanaticI guess that's me, from time to time1986
Petkovich, AnthonyX Factory: inside US XXX film industryInterviews with starlets, directors, cameramen, fluffers1997
Petrie, DuncanInside stories: diaries of UK film-makersAbsorbing & self-absorbed1996
Philips, BaxterCut: the unseen cinemaSee my early interests? Sex, politics & transgressive images1975
Pierson, JohnSpike Mike Slackers & Dykes10 years of independent US cinema1995
Pym, JohnTimeOut film guide12th edition, & much improved2004
Queenan, JoeConfessions of a cineplex hecklerKael on acid with added attitude2000
Queenan, JoeIf you're talking to me, your career..... must be in trouble. Excellent essays & insights1994
Quinlan, DavidQuinlan's film starsPricey but comprehensive1996
Re/searchIncredibly strange filmsAs described!1986
Robb, Brian JPocket Essentials: James CameronEgo-driven monomaniac?2002
Robertson, PatrickGuinness book of movie facts & featsTrivia-packed & wonderful1993
Rohdie, SamRocco & his brothers (Visconti)BFI film classic essay free with 'Sight & Sound' April 20001992
Rosenblum, R; Karen, RWhen the shooting stops... cutting beginsMemoirs from editor of Woody Allen, Friedkin, Brooks et al1979
Salamon, JulieDevil's candySkimmed only1991
Salisbury, MarkTim Burton's Corpse Bride: an invitation....to the Wedding. Lavish tribute2005
Sammon, Paul MFuture Noir: the making of 'Blade Runner'Almost obsessive details of what's, after all, just a film!1996
Sammon, Paul MMaking of Starship TroopersMan meets (virtual) bugs1997
Sellers, RobertAlways look on the Bright Side of LifeInside account of Handmade Films2003
Shay, Don; Duncan, JodyMaking of 'Jurassic Park'Good of its kind1993
Shindler, ColinHollywood goes to war: 1939-52Films & American society during that fraught time1979
Shone, TomBlockbuster: how the Jaws & Jedi....generation turned Hollywood into a boom-town2004
Sibley, Brian; Lord, PeterCracking animation: Aardman book of 3-D.... animation. Claymation from Morph onwards1998
Simpson, PaulRough Guide to Cult moviesSome weird categories2004
Smoodin, EricAnimating culture: Hollywood cartoons..... from the sound era1993
Smurthwaite, Nick et alMel Brooks and the spoof movieOK1982
Solomon, JackDisney's Snow WhiteOK1979
Sonnenfeld, Barry et alMen in BlackScript & story behind this fun film1997
Staggs, SamAll about 'All about Eve'Literally complete story of the film2000
Stallings, PennyFlesh and fantasyRichly illustrated Hollywood star glam-fest1978
Stevenson, JackFleshpot: cinema's sexual myth makers &....taboo breakers. Outré realms of erotic cinema2000
Stewart, SteveCampy vampy trampy movie quotes901 bitchy barbs, wicked wisecracks & lusty lampoons1996
Stoller, RJ; Levine, ISComing attractions: making X-rated videosInterviews with performers, directors, etc. see Petkovich1993
Strick, PhilipScience Fiction moviesNot too bad1976
Thomas, PhilipMovie Heaven: new film writingFree with 'Empire'; various writers & short essays1995
Thompson, DavidLast tango in ParisBFI modern classic essay1998
Thompson, EmmaSense & Sensibility: screenplay &.... film production diaries1995
Thompson, P; Usukawa, SHard-boiled: great lines from classic..... noir films. 'Be smart, Charlie. Act dumb'1995
Thomson, DavidBeneath MulhollandThoughts (essays) on Hollywood & its ghosts1997
Thomson, DavidBig SleepBFI modern classic essay on film of Chandler story1997
Thomson, DavidHave you seen...?Covers 1000 films, one per page2008
Thomson, DavidRosebud: the story of Orson WellesEnigma that was Welles1996
Time-LifeLife goes to the moviesGood1975
Travers, PeterRolling Stone film readerExcellent range of interviews1996
Truffaut, FrancoisFilms in my lifeEssays on specific films & film-makers1975
Vachon, ChristineShooting to killDiary of independent film production. Excellent stuff1998
Van Gelder, PeterOffscreen onscreen: 60 inside storiesPlenty of inside info1990
VariousHow do I look? Queer film and video6 interesting essays1991
Vaz, Mark CottaBreaking Dawn #1: movie companionNice overview2011
Vaz, Mark CottaEclipse: illustrated movie companionNice overview2010
Vaz, Mark CottaNew Moon: illustrated movie companionNice overview2009
Vaz, Mark CottaTwilight: illustrated movie companionNice overview2009
Verhoeven, Paul et alShowgirls: portrait of a filmSleazy but actually rather good1995
Walker, AlexanderIcons in the fireUK film industry between 1984 & 20002004
Walker, AlexanderNational Heroes: UK cinema in 70s & 80sStudy of the industry & its infrastructure1985
Warshow, RobertImmediate experienceSeminal film criticism1962
Webb, MichaelHollywood: legend and realityUnremembered1986
Weiss, AndreaVampires and violets (lesbians in films)Long-standing love/hate affair. Pre-dates 'Bound', sadly1992
Whedon, JossSerenity: official visual companionIncludes screenplay & loads of production shots2005
Wiegand, ChrisFederico Fellini: complete filmsTaschen overview2003
Williams, Linda RuthErotic thriller in contemporary cinemaMrs Mark Kermode cuts loose fascinatingly & wittily2005
Wilson, DavidSight and Sound 50th anniversaryGood stuff1982
Wistrich, EnidI don't mind the sex, it's the violenceChairman of GLC film censors: a sane voice in an endless debate1978
Wolf, WilliamLandmark filmsOK, though arguable choices1979
Working Title FilmsLaundrettes & Lovers: 20 years....of a British film company2003
Wortley, RichardErotic moviesSee what I mean about Wortley's interests?1975
Yacowar, MauriceLoser take allWoody Allen's comic art as far as 19791979

SF collections

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Aldiss, Brian WSupertoys last all summer long19, including basis of Kubrick/Spielberg's 'A.I.'2001
Anthony, PiersAnthonology21, including 'Up Schist Creek' interspersed with autobio notes1985
Ashley, MikeMammoth book of seriously comic fantasy34, incl WS Gilbert!1999
Asimov, IsaacAzazel18 tales of a little fantasy demon1988
Asimov, IsaacBuy Jupiter...24, incl 4th 'Thiotimoline' tale1975
Asimov, IsaacEarly Asimov #37, incl 'Thiotimoline'1972
Asimov, IsaacFinal Gold SF collectionLast 15 stories, & final homilies from the good Doctor1995
Baker, KageCompany #00: Black Projects, White KnightsRundown of the 'Company' characters in various short stories2001
Baker, KageCompany #08: Gods and Pawns8 linked tales2001
Ballard, JGAtrocity exhibition15, incl 'You & me & the continuum', 'Crash!'1969
Ballard, JGAtrocity exhibition (rev ed.)Re/Search illustrated edition, with Ballard's annotations1990
Ballard, JGDay of forever10, incl 'Assassination of JFK', 'Man on the 99th floor'1967
Ballard, JGDisaster Area9, incl 'Subliminal man', 'Concentration city'1967
Ballard, JGFour-dimensional nightmare8, incl 'Prima Belladonna', 'Studio 5, the stars'1963
Ballard, JGFour-dimensional nightmare (revised)8, incl 'Sound-sweep', 'Garden of Time'1977
Ballard, JGLow-flying aircraft9, incl 'Comsat Angels'1976
Ballard, JGOverloaded man10, incl 'Venus hunters', 'Track 12'1967
Ballard, JGTerminal beach12, incl 'Billennium'1964
Ballard, JGVermilion sands9, incl 'Singing statues', 'Cloud-sculptors of Coral D'1971
Blish, JamesGalactic cluster5, incl 'Beep', 'Nor iron bars', 'Common time'1960
Brown, FredricBest of Fredric Brown29, edited by Rob Bloch, incl 'Answer', 'Letter to a Phoenix'1977
Brown, FredricDaymares7, incl 'Honeymoon in Hell'1968
Brown, FredricNightmares and GeezenstacksOver 45 classic, ultra-short pieces1961
Brunner, JohnBook of John BrunnerHis own selection of material & stories1976
Brunner, JohnNo future in it11, incl 'Report on the nature of the Lunar Surface'1962
Brunner, JohnNot before time10, incl 'Warp & the woof-woof'1968
Brunner, JohnNow then3: 'Some lapse of time', 'Imprint of chaos', 'Thou good & faithful'1965
Brunner, JohnOut of my mind10, incl 'When Gabriel...', 'Last lonely man'1968
Charnas, Suzy McKeeVampire tapestryGripping & sympathetic; five linked stories1980
Clarke, Arthur CCollected Stories966 pages: cor, what a set of whoppers!2000
Clarke, Arthur CExpedition to Earth11, incl 'Sentinel', 'Breaking strain', 'Loophole'1954
Clarke, Arthur COther side of the sky24 ultra-shorts, written between 1947 & 19571961
Clarke, Arthur CReach for tomorrow12, incl 'Forgotten enemy', 'Time's arrow', 'Rescue party'1956
Clarke, Arthur CTales from the White Hart15, incl 'Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch', 'Silence please'1957
Clarke, Arthur CTales of ten worlds15, incl 'Slight case of sunstroke', 'I remember Babylon'1962
Clarke, Arthur CWind from the sun18 from the 1960s, incl 'Neutron Tide'1973
Clement, HalBest of Hal Clement10, incl 'Technical error', 'Stuck with it'1979
Cogswell, Theodore RThird eye16, incl 'Disassembly line', 'Impact with the devil'1968
Cogswell, Theodore RWall around the world10, incl 'Specter General', 'Wolfie', 'Thimgs'1962
de Camp, L SpragueBest of Lyon Sprague De Camp18, including 'Gnarly Man', 'Language for time travelers'1978
Del Rey, LesterBest of Lester del Rey16, including 'Helen O'Loy', 'Hereafter, Inc.', 'Instinct'1978
Dickson, Gordon RIn the bone11 often-collected tales1987
Dickson, Gordon RLost DorsaiContains 'Lost Dorsai' & 'Warrior' & a critical essay1980
Ellison, HarlanAll the sounds of fear8, including 'Silver corridor', 'Discarded', 'Bright eyes'1971
Ellison, HarlanAngry Candy17 stories & a heart-felt introduction1989
Ellison, HarlanApproaching oblivion11, including 'Silent in Gehenna', 'Erotophobia', 'Catman'1974
Ellison, HarlanBeast that shouted love...15, including 'Shattered like a glass goblin', 'Phoenix'1969
Ellison, HarlanDeathbird stories19, including 'Whimper of whipped dogs', 'Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes'1975
Ellison, HarlanEarthman, go home! (Ellison Wonderland)16, including 'Do-it-yourself', 'Battlefield', 'Gnomebody'1962
Ellison, HarlanEllison wonderland16, 'Back to the drawing boards' replacing 'Forces that crush'1962
Ellison, HarlanEssential EllisonAccurate description, & some hilarious rants1991
Ellison, HarlanFrom the land of fear11, including 2 versions of 'Soldier'1967
Ellison, HarlanIllustrated Harlan EllisonTales with art by Steranko, Reese, the Dillons & others1978
Ellison, HarlanShatterday16, including 'Flop sweat', 'All the lies that are my life'1980
Ellison, HarlanSlippage: uncollected stories etc.Possibly his last?1997
Ellison, HarlanStalking the nightmare16, including 'Grail'; bought in Texas1982
Ellison, HarlanTime of the eye12, including 'Are you listening?', 'Nothing for my noon meal'1971
Ellison, Harlan et alPartners in wonderEllison plus 15 other writers1971
Garrett, RandallLord Darcy11, including 'Too many magicians' (novel length) and 10 more stories2014
Gibson, WilliamBurning chrome10, including 'Johnny Mnemonic', 'Dogfight'1986
Gotlieb, PhyllisSon of the morning10, including 'Tauf Aleph', 'Blue apes', 'Grain of manhood'1983
Hamilton, Peter FDawn #0: Second chance at Eden7, all set in same milieu as Night's Dawn trilogy1998
Harness, Charles LOrnament to his Profession, AnVery large collection (Kindle edition)2015
Harness, Charles LRoseVery unusual metamorphosis novella, + 2 shorts1968
Heinlein, Robert AAssignment in Eternity4: Gulf; Elsewhen; Lost legacy; Jerry was a man1953
Heinlein, Robert AExpanded UniverseCourtesy of Ken Goddard; this was limited to the US1980
Heinlein, Robert AGreen hills of Earth10, including 'Gentlemen, be seated', 'Ordeal in Space'1954
Heinlein, Robert AMan who sold the moon6, including 'Life-line', 'Requiem', 'Blow-ups happen'1953
Heinlein, Robert AMenace from Earth8, including 'Water is for washing', 'Goldfish Bowl', 'Sky lift'1959
Heinlein, Robert ARevolt in 21003: If this goes on...; Coventry; Misfit1953
Heinlein, Robert AUnpleasant profession of Jonathan HoagWe are all property (Charles Fort)1959
Heinlein, Robert AWaldo and Magic Inc.Physically helpless genius; racketeers v witchcraft1951
Henderson, ZennaAnything box14, including 'Something bright', 'Food to all flesh'1965
Henderson, ZennaHolding wonder20, including 'Through a glass˜darkly', 'Ad Astra'1971
Henderson, ZennaIngathering: complete People CollectionFinally, the full set! (2nd hand, from Atlanta)1995
Henderson, ZennaPeople Collection16 linked stories, not including 'That Boy' (F&SF, Nov 1971)1991
Kapp, ColinUnorthodox EngineersFive collected stories1979
Kornbluth, Cyril MBest of CM KornbluthEdited by Pohl; 19, including 'Little Black Bag', 'Silly Season'1976
Kuttner, HenryAhead of time9, including 'Or else', 'Deadlock', 'Pile of trouble'1953
Kuttner, HenryBest of Kuttner 115, including 'Ego machine', 'Absalom', 'Housing problem'1965
Kuttner, HenryBest of Kuttner 214, including 'Endowment policy', 'Twonky', 'Clash by night'1966
Kuttner, HenryReturn to otherness8, including 'See you later', 'Android', 'Sky is falling'1962
Kuttner, HenryRobots have no tails5 tales of post-hangover problems of inventor Gallegher1952
Lang, AndrewBrown fairy book32 examples1904
Lang, AndrewCrimson fairy book43 examples1903
Lang, AndrewGreen fairy book42 examples1893
Lang, AndrewGrey fairy book35 from around the world1900
Lang, AndrewLilac fairy book33 examples1910
Lang, AndrewOlive fairy book29 examples1907
Lang, AndrewOrange fairy book33 examples1906
Lang, AndrewPink fairy book41 examples1897
Lang, AndrewRed fairy book27 examples from 'the second gleaning'1890
Lang, AndrewViolet fairy book35 from around the world1901
Lang, AndrewYellow fairy book48 examples1894
Laumer, KeithEnvoy to new worlds6 outings for the James Bond of the 29th Century: Jame Retief1963
Laumer, KeithGalactic Diplomat9, including 'Saline solution', 'Wicker wonderland'1966
Laumer, KeithRetief of the CDT5, including 'Pime doesn't Cray', Piecemakers'1971
Laumer, KeithRetief: ambassador to space7, including 'Grime & Punishment', 'Forest in the sky'1970
Laumer, KeithRetief: emissary to the stars5, including 'Garbage Invasion' & excerpt from 'Warlords'1975
Le Guin, Ursula KTales from Earthsea5 stories excellently filling in gaps and cracks2001
Le Guin, Ursula; Attebery, BNorton Book of Science FictionCovering 1960 to 1990, & North America only1993
Leinster, MurrayBest of Murray Leinster10, including 'Ethical equations', 'De Profundis', 'Scrimshaw'1976
Leinster, MurrayBest of Murray Leinster13, including 'First contact', 'Sidewise in Time', 'Symbiosis'1978
Leinster, MurrayDoctor to the stars'Grandfathers' war', 'Med ship man', 'Tallien three'1964
Leinster, MurrayLogic named JoeKindle edition of classic tales2010
Leinster, MurrayMed Series4, including 'Plague on Kryder II', 'Ribbon in the sky'1983
Leinster, MurrayPlanet explorer (aka Colonial survey)'Solar constant', 'Combat team', 'Swamp was upside down'1957
Lovecraft, Howard PCall of Cthulhu & other weird storiesDefinitive texts annotated by ST Joshi1999
Malzberg, Barry NBest of Barry MalzbergBoy, what an ego! 38 stories + top & tail pieces1976
McKenna, RichardCasey Agonistes & other SF&F stories5, incl 'Hunter, come home', 'Secret place', 'Fiddler's Green'1973
Moore, CLBest of CL Moore10, including 'Shambleau', 'Vintage season', 'No woman born'1975
Niven, LarryAll the myriad ways14, including 'Man of Steel, woman of Kleenex', 'Passerby'1971
Niven, LarryConvergent Series21, including 'The subject is closed', 'Plaything', 'Mistake'1979
Niven, LarryCrashlanderOne new Beowulf Shaeffer story1994
Niven, LarryDraco Tavern27, in an updated collection from that polar bar2006
Niven, LarryFlight of the Horse7 tales of Svetz, time-travelling civil servant1973
Niven, LarryHole in Space10, including 'There is a tide', 'Rammer', 'Fourth profession'1974
Niven, LarryInconstant moon12, in a UK-only variant. Includes 'Convergent Series', 'Passerby'1973
Niven, LarryLimits12, including 'Roentgen Standard' & 5 from Draco's Tavern1985
Niven, LarryLong ARM of Gil Hamilton3: 'Death by ecstasy', 'Defenseless Dead', 'ARM'1976
Niven, LarryN-Space30 or so retrospectively collected, including snippets & excerpts1990
Niven, LarryNeutron star8, including 'At the Core', 'Flatlander', 'Grendel'1968
Niven, LarryTales of known space13, including 'Safe at any speed', 'Becalmed in Hell'1975
Nourse, Alan EBeyond infinity9, including 'PRoblem', 'Coffin cure', 'Family resemblance'1962
Nourse, Alan ECounterfeit man11, including 'Ounce of cure', 'Second sight'1964
Perrault, CharlesComplete Fairy Tales (Trans. C Betts)Illustrated by Gustave Dore2009
Piper, H BeamEmpire4, including 'Edge of the knife', 'Ministry of Disturbance'1981
Piper, H BeamFederation5, including 'Omnilingual'1981
Piper, H BeamParatime5, including 'Last enemy', 'Time crime', 'Temple trouble'1981
Pohl, FrederikFrederik Pohl Omnibus13, including 'Day of the Boomer Dukes', 'I Plinglot, who you?'1966
Porges, ArthurRescuer, and other SF stories18, including 'A Specimen for the Queen'2014
Porges, ArthurRuum, and other SF stories14, including 'The Ruum' (obviously!)2013
Reynolds, MackBest of Mack Reynolds22, including 'Pacifist', 'Earthlings, go home!'1976
Robinson, SpiderCallahan's Crosstime Saloon9, including 'Guy with the eyes', 'Time-traveler'1977
Robinson, SpiderCallahan's Secret4, including 'Involuntary man's laughter', 'Mick of Time'1986
Robinson, SpiderLady slings the booze17 good-natured tales that are 'writing of prostitutes'1992
Robinson, SpiderTime travellers strictly cash11, including 'Rah Rah R.A.H.' (Heinlein tribute)1981
Russell, Eric FrankBest of Eric Frank Russell13, including 'Homo Saps', 'Late night final', 'Dear Devil'1978
Russell, Eric FrankDeep space9, including 'First person singular', 'Second genesis'1954
Russell, Eric FrankLike nothing on Earth7, including 'Allamagoosa', 'Hobbyist', 'Ultima Thule'1975
Russell, Eric FrankMajor Ingredients30 excellent examples, edited by Rick Katze1998
Russell, Eric FrankMen, Martians and machines'Jay Score', 'Mechanistria', 'Symbiotica', 'Mesmerica'1955
Russell, Eric FrankSix worlds yonder6, including 'Waitabits', 'Diabologic', 'Nothing new'1958
Schmitz, James HTelzey toy'Telzey Toy', 'Resident witch', 'Compulsion', 'Company planet'1973
Sheckley, RobertRobert Sheckley omnibus12, excluding 'Immortality, Inc.'1973
Simak, Clifford DBest of Clifford D Simak10, including 'Final Gentleman' + intro & bibliography1975
Sladek, John TSteam-driven boy13, plus 10 parodies (not sure Sladek is that good)1973
Smith, CordwainerBest of Cordwainer Smith12, incl. 'Scanners live in vain' & good intro by JJ Pierce1975
Smith, CordwainerInstrumentality of mankind14, including 'No, no, not Rogov!', 'Think blue, count two'1979
Smith, CordwainerQuest of the three worlds4, including 'On the gem planet', 'On the storm planet'1966
Smith, CordwainerSpace lords5, including 'Drunkboat', 'Planet named Shayol'1965
Smith, CordwainerUnder old Earth7, including 'Crime & glory of Commander Suzdal'1966
Sturgeon, TheodoreCaviar8, including 'Microcosmic God', 'Twink', 'Medusa'1955
Sturgeon, TheodoreWay Home9, including 'Hurkle is a happy beast', 'Special aptitude'1955
Sturgeon, TheodoreWorlds of Theodore Sturgeon9, including 'Skills of Xanadu', 'There is no defense'1972
Tenn, WilliamTime in advance4, including 'Winthrop was stubborn', 'Firewater', 'Sickness'1958
Tiptree, James JrCrown of StarsLast 10, including 'In midst of life'1988
Tiptree, James JrStar songs of an old primate7, including 'Your haploid heart' + Le Guin intro1978
Tiptree, James JrTen thousand light years from home15, including 'Faithful to thee, Terra, in our fashion'1973
Tiptree, James JrWarm worlds and otherwise12, including 'Through a lass darkly' + Silverberg intro1975
Vinge, VernorCollected stories of Vernor Vinge17, incl mid-60s Analog material2001
Wells, HGSelected short stories21, including Pyecraft. 'Dickens meets Poe' according to HE Bates1927
Westlake, Donald ETomorrow's crimesIncludes 'Anarchaos' (novel) & 9 stories1989
White, JamesAliens among usGood1969
Wyndham, JohnConsider her ways and OthersTitle novella plus 5 shorts1961
Wyndham, JohnGooseflesh and laughter11 stories1956
Wyndham, JohnJizzle15, a superset of 'Gooseflesh & laughter'1954
Wyndham, JohnSeeds of time10, including 'Pawley's peepholes'1956
Wyndham, JohnWanderers of time5 from the 1930s1939
Zelazny, RogerDoors of his face, lamps of his mouth15, including 'Great slow kings', 'Rose for Ecclesiastes'1971
Zelazny, RogerFour for tomorrowIncludes 'A Rose for Ecclesiastes', 'Doors of his face...'1967
Zelazny, RogerUnicorn variations21 stories with 'wrappers' round them1983

Comix

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Aragones, SergioBuzz and Bell: space cadetsWonderful comix1990
Aragones, SergioDeath of GrooVery funny comix1987
Badajos, EdFilipino FoodCompletely brilliantly-drawn acid trip. Bought in Hatfield1972
Bagge, PeterAdventures of Junior and other losersExcellent, insightful comix1990
Bagge, PeterBradleysDysfunctional family rules OK comix1989
Barela, TimL&L #1: Domesticity isn't prettyLife with gay comix partners Leonard & Larry1993
Barela, TimL&L #2: Kurt Cobain and Mozart are....both dead. More angst with Leonard & Larry1996
Barela, TimL&L #3: Excerpts from the Ring Cycle in....Royal Albert Hall.2000
Barela, TimL&L #4: How real men do itLeonard & Larry, of course!2003
Bechdel, AlisonDykes #01: Dykes to watch out for (twof)Great romances that never were. Excellent stuff1986
Bechdel, AlisonDykes #02: More dykes (twof)Includes Mo & Harriet's first night together! Wonderful1988
Bechdel, AlisonDykes #03: New, Improved! Dykes (twof)Soap opera was never like this1990
Bechdel, AlisonDykes #04: Dykes (twof): the sequelIncludes 'Serial Monogamy' - a documentary1992
Bechdel, AlisonDykes #05: Spawn of dykes (twof)Includes 'Flesh & Blood' - birth of Toni & Clarice's baby boy1993
Bechdel, AlisonDykes #06: Unnatural dykes (twof)Includes 'Sentimental Education' - the group 15 years ago1995
Bechdel, AlisonDykes #07: Hot, throbbing dykes (twof)Tsunami of lesbian erotica surging through dykedom1997
Bechdel, AlisonDykes #08: Split Level dykes (twof)Perils of house-buying split the 'community'1998
Bechdel, AlisonDykes #09: Post-Dykes (twof)Put the Mo back in PoMo!2000
Bechdel, AlisonDykes #10: & sundry other carbon-basedlifeforms (twof). 20 years on!2003
Bechdel, AlisonDykes #11: Invasion of the dykes (twof)In the rainbow land of (home)land security2005
Bechdel, AlisonEssential dykes to watch out forUseful catch-up compendium2008
Boatner, C; Parkhouse, SHiding PlaceLast members of each species go here1990
Bodé, VaughanCheech wizard #01From National Lampoon & earlier. 1956 - 19741990
Bodé, VaughanCheech wizard #02From National Lampoon & earlier. mid 60s - 19751990
Bodé, VaughanDeadbone (b&w from 1968)Early pencil material & character sketches. 1969 - 19701989
Bodé, VaughanDeadbone erotica #02Colour material (Cavalier & Swank) from 1971 - 19741988
Bodé, VaughanDeadbone erotica #03Colour material from Cavalier. 1972 - 731997
Bodé, VaughanDiary sketchbook for 1965Good stuff1990
Bodé, VaughanJunkwaffel, #01Material from 1968 - 1975. Nearly all b&w1993
Bodé, VaughanPoem ToonsHe got a 1969 Hugo for best fan artist! Slim but pretty1989
Bodé, VaughanSchizophreniaScraping up loose jottings & manifestos2001
Bodé, Vaughan; Wrightson, BCollected purple pictographyFun, but surely not complete! I want more1991
Bolland, BrianBolland strips!Actress & the Bishop, et al2005
Boys, P; Pearlman, CComic book of first loveGood selection1988
Boys, P; Pearlman, CComic book of the facts of lifeExcellent selection1991
Burns, CharlesBlack HoleFat monochrome saga of high school alienation2005
Campbell, EddieComplete EricWeird but engaging1990
Cannon, MaxMore red meatJust as zany1998
Cannon, MaxRed MeatDeceptively simple 3-frame format hard-hitters1996
Chapman, Robyn; Nelson, KTrue Porn 2Autobiographical sex stories in comix form2005
Charlesworth, KateSeven ages of womanWonderful stuff1990
Christina, GretaBest erotic comics 2008Clowes, Gloeckner, Hernandez et al2007
Christina, GretaBest erotic comics 2009Bechdel, Kuper, Coover et al2009
Christina, GretaBest erotic comics #3Not yet released2009
Collier, DavidJust the facts: a decade of comics essaysCollection of comix sideways views. Quirky1998
Colwell, GuyDollManara territory but worthier; collects 3x 'Doll' comix1989
Colwell, GuyInner City RomanceSome hard-hitting commentary2014
Coover, Colleen; Tobin, PaulSmall Favors, book oneGirly porno comix collection2002
Crane, Tristan; Naifeh, TedHow loathsomeSubjective nature of gender, huh?2004
CreativeForce DesignsCFD book of lingerieSummer 1994 edition, bought in Forbidden Planet1994
Crumb, Maxon; Zwigoff, TerryCrumb family comicsCrazy? Perhaps, but amazing talents all round, too1998
Crumb, RobertArt & Beauty magazineThe copyright says 'beaty' not beauty! To uplift & enlighten...1996
Crumb, RobertArt & Beauty magazine #2Marvellous work2003
Crumb, RobertBest Buy comicsWunnerful1979
Crumb, RobertBig Yum Yum bookSweet! (And wasted on its recipient)1975
Crumb, RobertBook of GenesisFive years of work2009
Crumb, RobertBook of Mr NaturalOutrageous1995
Crumb, RobertBook of PostcardslUnearthed in Portswood2006
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 01Words fail me: the early years of bitter struggle1987
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 02Some more early years of bitter struggle1988
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 03Starring Fritz the Cat1988
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 04Mr Sixties1989
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 05Happy Hippy Comix1990
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 06On the crest of a wave1991
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 07Hot 'n' Heavy1991
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 08Carol bought this for me in NY - death of Fritz the Cat1992
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 09R Crumb versus the Sisterhood1992
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 10Crumb advocates violent overthrow1994
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 11Mr Natural committed to a mental institution1995
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 12We're livin' in the "Lap o' luxury"1997
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 13Season of the Snoid, intro by Maxon1998
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 14Early '80s & Weirdo magazine, bought in Bluewater2000
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 15Covers 1983 to 85 and early Weirdos, Mode O'Day etc.2000
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 16Mid 1980s & severe depressions sweep the Crumb2002
Crumb, RobertComplete Crumb comics: 17Cave Wimp, Mode O'Day, Academy Awards, France, late 80s2005
Crumb, RobertEndzeit comics (in German)For Christa as a taster1986
Crumb, RobertHead comix (with 1987 introduction)Excellent1968
Crumb, RobertHome Grown Funnies #116th printing (Dec 1997) & going strong!1971
Crumb, RobertHup #1 - #4Incredible1992
Crumb, RobertLife and death of Fritz the CatExcellent1993
Crumb, RobertLove to ten: Crumb in Zap comixWonderful stuff198?
Crumb, RobertMiettes (Crumbs) aka 'Odds & Ends'Beautifully produced (French) retrospective of small-scale Crumb2000
Crumb, RobertMotor City comics #1/#2Kicking butt with Leonore Goldberg1991
Crumb, RobertMy troubles with womenBanned, unbelievably1990
Crumb, RobertMystic Funnies #1In colour, yet! Mr Natural & the gang1997
Crumb, RobertOdds & EndsEnglish version for completeness2001
Crumb, RobertR Crumb Coffee Table Art BookCrumb's whole career from Shack to Chateau! Now in colour!!1997
Crumb, RobertR Crumb draws the BluesAnd how!1992
Crumb, RobertR Crumb postcard bookNow mounted in my study1992
Crumb, RobertR Crumb sketchbooks #11964 to mid-19651992
Crumb, RobertR Crumb sketchbooks #2mid-1965 to early 19661992
Crumb, RobertR Crumb sketchbooks #31966 material1993
Crumb, RobertR Crumb sketchbooks #4late 1966 to mid-19671994
Crumb, RobertR Crumb sketchbooks #5late 1967 to early 19681995
Crumb, RobertR Crumb sketchbooks #6mid-1968 to mid-19691997
Crumb, RobertR Crumb sketchbooks #7mid-1969 to end 19701999
Crumb, RobertR Crumb sketchbooks #8Fall 1970 to Fall 19722000
Crumb, RobertR Crumb sketchbooks #9In the mid 1970s2002
Crumb, RobertR Crumb sketchbooks #101975 to 19772004
Crumb, RobertR Crumb's AmericaBiting1994
Crumb, RobertR Crumb's Carload o'comicsExcellent; surprised to find this in London1996
Crumb, RobertR Crumb's heroes of blues, country & jazzGuess what the subject is?2010
Crumb, RobertRip the lid off the ID #1From sketchbooks circa May 19901990
Crumb, RobertRobert Crumb's sex obsessionsGuess what the subject is? Finally, an affordable edition! (after six years)2015
Crumb, RobertSketch book 1966 to 1967Zweitausendeins edition; 360 glorious pages, some colour1981
Crumb, RobertSketch book 1967 to 1974Wunnerful. Another 380+ pages, some colour1986
Crumb, RobertSketch book 1974 to 1978Further 310 pages with zany Uncle Bob1978
Crumb, RobertSketch book 1978 to 1983370 pages of (among others) pregnant bliss1984
Crumb, RobertSketch book 1983 to 1987Final 370+ pages so far, including Sophie1989
Crumb, RobertSweeter side of R CrumbNo, really! Recent work, mostly2006
Crumb, RobertWorld according to Crumb (interviews)A strange hero, perhaps1992
Crumb, RobertZap #00Amazing solo debut1967
Crumb, RobertZap #01Still self-penned & astounding1967
Crumb, Robert and AlineDrawn together: the complete worksWorld's only cartooning couple?2012
Crumb, Robert and familyComplete dirty laundry comicsWow1993
Crumb, Robert et alKnockabout comics 'obscene' issueSome good stuff1982
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #03Includes Boswell's London Journal & some Max Crumb1981
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #04Includes I remember the 60s, Seda's Nude photography class1982
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #05Includes Peter the pet penis, The old songs are the best songs1982
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #06Includes Fried nuts, Trash, Woman's plight1982
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #07Seda's Life cycle of an artist, Uncle Bob's mid-life crisis1983
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #08George 'Murky' Murkoid, Seda's Older women & younger men1983
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #09Seda's Crabs eating Raoul, Max Crumb, Elf Squelch, Mode O'Day1984
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #10Mode O'Day, The Reject, Delirious, MidWestern wedding1984
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #11Crumb's Goldilocks, Deitch's Jews from Yonkers1984
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #12Mode O'Day, Sour Grapes, Popoff Hayes (drug fiend)1985
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #13Psychopathia Sexualis (which Crumb evidently got off on!)1985
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #14Clay Wilson's Checkered Demon, Crumb's old music1985
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #15Deitch's Murder on the Midway, Seda's people in hell1986
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #16Deitch's Mystic Shrine, Collier's Jeff, Jeff & Mike1986
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #17Didi (finally) has an orgasm!1986
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #18Seda's Cleanliness is next to Dogliness, Mode O'Day, Glitz to go1986
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #19Crumb's Mother Hulda, Deitch's Young Ledicker1987
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #20TV evangelist, Tyler's Uncovered property, Footsy, Seda's Family1987
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #21Spain's Big Bitch, Crumb's Calvacade, Mickey Rat1987
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #22Seda's Let's eat brains, plus memorial Bimbos from Hell1988
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #23Deitch's Pong Wook-ee, Big Bitch, + letters of UK seizures1988
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #24Parody of Omaha cat dancer, La Bunch hits 40, etc.1988
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #26Heavy Flow, Quaker School Q-ties, Big Bitch1989
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #27Nuts to a plank, Carol Lay's Prince & the art girl, Mode O'Day1990
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo #28 aka 'Verre d'eau'The last one ever?! Martini Baton, Armstrong's sketchbooks1993
Crumb, Robert et alWeirdo Years 1982-1993Gift from Peter2013
Crumb, Robert et alZap #02Kozmic trooths1968
Crumb, Robert et alZap #03Issue that 69s in the middle, courtesy of Moscoso1968
Crumb, Robert et alZap #04Wonder Wart-Hog & Muthalode smut ring! Joe Blow, too.1969
Crumb, Robert et alZap #05The comic that frenches your mind...1970
Crumb, Robert et alZap #06Griffin, Moscosco, Shelton, Spain, Williams, Wilson!1978
Crumb, Robert et alZap #07The mentor in the Mason jar1974
Crumb, Robert et alZap #08Spain's Field Meet1975
Crumb, Robert et alZap #0910th anniversary issue1978
Crumb, Robert et alZap #10Still amazing1982
Crumb, Robert et alZap #11Dare to moon the devil1985
Crumb, Robert et alZap #12Cave wimp1989
Crumb, Robert et alZap #13Includes the Shaggy Fish Story jam1994
Crumb, Robert et alZap #14I've had it (in the wake of Zwigoff's 'Crumb' film)!1998
Crumb, Robert; Pekar, HarveyBob and Harv's comics (American Splendor)Miracles of the mundane1996
Crumb, Robert; Poplaski, PR Crumb handbookI'm not here to be polite!2005
Cruse, HowardDancin' nekkid with the angelsWonderful1987
Cruse, HowardEarly Barefootz (1970-73)Good1990
Cruse, HowardWendel All Together: complete editionIncludes cameos from other appearances, too2001
Cruse, HowardWendel comix #1Brilliant1989
Cruse, HowardWendel on the reboundBrilliant1989
Cunningham, ScottWorld War 3: confrontational comicsSome great stuff buried in here1995
Daniels, JackBreaking free: revolutionary TintinDedicated to all those fighting against capitalism1989
Deitch, KimEating RaoulComix of sublime Paul Bartel film1982
Ditko, SteveDitko collection '66-'73Excellent artwork1985
Donahue, Don; Goodrick, SueApex Treasury of Underground ComixMagical compendium of amazing talents (reprint)1974
Donahue, Don; Kane, KateDori Stories: the complete Dori SedaIneffable mix of artwork & biographical data1999
Doucet, JulieLong time relationshipEssentially a sketch book - excellent2001
Doucet, JulieMy most secret desireDreams from 'Dirty Plotte', apparently1995
Drechsler, DebbieDaddy's girlHeartrending look at American female adolescence1995
Emerson, HuntAliens ate my trousers!From 'Fortean Times'1998
Emerson, Hunt; Manley, TymFirkin (7 parts)Riotous details observed by the randy cat1993
Evans, BridgetXXX(Strip)burgerFrom Slovenia, but powerfully universal sexuality1999
Farmer, Joyce et alTits and clits #2, #3, #5Simply sublime; not to say seminal!1979
Fisher, RobinWhat Right? Graphic interpretations vs.censorship. In aid of Little Sister's defense fund, Canada2002
Flenniken, Shary et alSeattle LaughsI was amazed to succeed in getting this from Tatelman's press1994
Foglio, PhilPsmith (Buck Godot)Peter & I both want more!1987
Foglio, PhilWhat's new?Phil & Dixie from 'Dragon' magazine1991
Foglio, PhilWhat's new? #3Magic years from 'Duellist" #01-#40, 1992 onward2000
Foglio, PhilXXXenophile big book o'funWonderfully light erotica1994
Foglio, PhilZap gun for hire (Buck Godot)Wonderful stuff1986
Foglio, Phil et alXXXenophile #01From the 1989 comix1989
Foglio, Phil et alXXXenophile #02Ineffable1990
Foglio, Phil et alXXXenophile #03Non-stop1991
Foglio, Phil et alXXXenophile #04More joyful inking1992
Foglio, Phil et alXXXenophile #05Last of Palliard Press reprints1998
Foglio, Phil et alXXXenophile #06Moving onto newer multi-author ground2000
Franson, LeanneAssume nothing: evolution of a bi-dykeComix: Her semi-autobiographical character Liliane1997
Gifford, DenisBest of 'Eagle Annual' 1951-1959Very good1989
Green, JustinBinky Brown samplerSuperb: out-Crumbs Crumb with ex-Catholic guilt1995
Greenerger, DavidNo more shavesVoices from elderly nursing homes2003
Griffith, BillFrom A to ZippyWonderful ironic satire1991
Gurewitch, NicholasTrial of Colonel SweetoPerry Bible Fellowship comic strips2007
Harrison, HankArt of Jack DavisGreat way of outlining artist's work1987
HergéComplete Tintin collectionSuperb, & witty in both senses1980
Herriman, GeorgeKrazy & Ignatz, 1918Limbo of useless unconsciousness1989
Herriman, GeorgeKrazy & Ignatz, 1922Katnip Kantata in the key of K + a 'Little Nemo' parody (Major Ozone)1991
Herriman, GeorgeKrazy & Ignatz, 1923Inna Yott on the muddy Geranium1991
Herriman, GeorgeKrazy & Ignatz, 1925 - 1926There is a heppy land-fur, fur awa-a-ay2002
Herriman, GeorgeKrazy & Ignatz, 1927 - 1928Love letters in ancient brick2002
Herriman, GeorgeKrazy & Ignatz, 1929 - 1930A Mice, a Brick, a Lovely Night2003
Herriman, GeorgeKrazy & Ignatz, 1931 - 1932A Kat a'Lilt with Song2004
Herriman, GeorgeKrazy & Ignatz, 1933 - 1934Necromancy by the Blue Bean Bush2004
Herriman, GeorgeKrazy & Ignatz, 1935 - 1936A wild warmth of chromatic gravy (ie colour!)2005
Herriman, GeorgeKrazy & Ignatz, 1937 - 1938Shifting sands dusts its cheeks in powdered beauty2006
Herriman, GeorgeKrazy & Ignatz, 1939 - 1940A Brick stuffed with Moom-Bims2007
Jansson, ToveMoomin: complete comic strip, book 1Utterly charming, reminiscent of 'Trog'2006
Kinney, Jay et alYoung lust 1, 5, 6, 7, 8Incredible & seminal & all rather rude. Lovely!1993
Knockabout comicsDyke's delight! #1Kate Charlesworth, Roberta Gregory & others1993
Knockabout comicsFanny #1 - CeasefireOK1991
Knockabout comicsFanny #2 - VoyeuseOK1991
Knockabout comicsKnock #08 - hell on EarthIncludes Hunt Emerson, Steve Gibson, Pokketz1984
Knockabout comicsKnock #09 - (no title)Includes Emerson, Pokketz, Harper, Campbell1985
Knockabout comicsKnock #10 - moral talesIncludes Hunt Emerson, Max, Kim Deitch1985
Knockabout comicsKnock #11 - cold storeIncludes Emerson, Shelton, Mavrides, Pokketz, Sheridan1985
Knockabout comicsKnock #12 - daydreams and night fearsIncludes Shelton, Max, Emerson, Irons1986
Knockabout comicsKnock #13 - there's a funny spell in hereIncludes Justin Green, Emerson, Max, Matthews, Shelton1987
Knockabout comicsKnock #14 - sons and mothersIncludes Edika, Emerson, Max, Ted Richards1988
Knockabout comicsOutrageous tales from the Old Testament13 wonderfully zany sets of illustrations1987
Knockabout comicsSeven deadly sinsExcellent collaborations1989
Knockabout comicsTrombone #1Skimmed1990
Knockabout comicsWomen: out of lineFrom 'Fanny' offshoot; 15 contributors1997
Koenig, RalfMaybe... maybe notBisexual comix, translated by Jeff Krell1987
Koenig, RalfMaybe... maybe not again!Sequel (natch), Jeff Krell again too1988
Kominsky-Crumb, AlineLove that bunchMore amazingly self-revelatory family stuff; distaff side1990
Kominsky-Crumb, AlineNeed more loveMore amazingly self-revelatory family stuff; distaff side2007
Krell, JeffJayson: a new collectionOstensibly retrograde humour! Howard Cruse, watch out1997
Kurtzman, HarveyHarvey Kurtzman's strange adventuresParody style collaborations: Crumb, Geary, Aragones, Downs1990
Kurtzman, HarveyMAD: complete first six issuesPlus interviews with the guiltiest parties 30 years on1952
Kurtzman, Harvey; Downs, SBetsy's buddiesSarah Downs was Kurtzman's assistant, colourist etc. Betsy's a hoot1988
Kurtzman, Harvey; Elder, WGoodman Beaver4 wacky & wonderful episodes, plus excellent notes1962
Kurtzman, Harvey; Elder, WPlayboy's Little Annie Fanny, 1962-1970Replete with annotations2000
Kurtzman, Harvey; Elder, WPlayboy's Little Annie Fanny, 1970-1988Sumptuously produced2001
LaBan, TerryEno and PlumSex, death, greed, envy & alienated whimsy!1997
LaBan, TerryInternational BobAmazing stuff1993
LaBan, TerryLove's not a three dollar fareIncredible1995
Loveday, PeteBig Trip travel agency #1 - #4Russell regresses in bite-sized chunks!1997
Loveday, PeteRussell's big strip stupormarketVery good1995
Loveday, PeteRussell: saga of a peaceful man 1An English Crumb? Not quite, but pretty good1991
Loveday, PeteRussell: saga of a peaceful man 2Very good1993
Lynch, JayBest of Bijou FunniesMagical compendium of classic Underground work (reprint)1975
Mercier, Jean-PierreWho's afraid of Robert Crumb?From Jan 2000 exhibition; excellent retrospective2000
Millionaire, TonyAdventures of Sock MonkeyHappy endings & random destruction2000
Millionaire, TonyMaakiesStrangely nostalgic strips2000
Moore, Alan et alWorm: longest comic strip in the world75 metres portraying rise of the cartoonist1999
Motter, DeanMister XCollection from Peter2008
Mounce, DCRon Cobb: the collected cartoonsOne day!1995
Mounce, DCShary Flenniken: a personal selectionMaybe soon!1995
National LampoonFrench comics: the kind men likeAnd me! Superb '47th way of viewing Mt. Fuji' (F'Murr)1977
Noomin, DianeTwisted sisters #1: bad girl art14 artists, including Dori Seda, & good wicked stuff1991
Noomin, DianeTwisted sisters #2: drawing the line16 artists: magic -- mostly banned in UK1995
Oliveros, Chris et alDrawn and Quarterly: 25 years of cartooning.... comics, and graphic novels (770 pages) WYSIWYG2015
Pekar, HarveyAmerican Splendor: our movie yearInevitable self-documentation2004
Pekar, Harvey; VariousNew American Splendor anthologyWonderful underdog territory1991
Robbins, TrinaBest of Wimmen's ComixIncludes Flenniken's delicious 'Hot breakfast'1979
Robbins, Trina et alStrip AIDS USAHeart-breakingly good benefit book1988
Sacco, JoeNotes from a defeatistYouth indiscretions & mature masterworks!2003
Schreiner, DaveAll-American hippie comix (Dope Comix)Bought in Danbury Mall. Wonderful reprint1994
Serpieri, PaoloSketchbookFrench artist of considerable sexual talent from Heavy Metal1995
Shelton, GilbertAdventures of Fat Freddy's catZen yoga lessons & further fabulous stuff1977
Shelton, GilbertBest of Fat Freddy's CatWide range of excellent strips1983
Shelton, GilbertComplete Fabulous Furry Freak Bros. #1Joint Knockabout/Rip Off Press venture2001
Shelton, GilbertComplete Fabulous Furry Freak Bros. #2Ganz in farben!2003
Shelton, GilbertFabulous furry freak brothers 1, 3, 5, 71970 (Shelton solo) to 1982 (with Sheridan & Mavrides)1976
Shelton, GilbertFabulous Furry Freak Brothers OmnibusFrom Peter and signed #184/2002008
Shelton, GilbertFamous tales of Fat Freddy's CatWait till he puts on the stereo headphones! & many more1994
Shelton, GilbertFat Freddy's cat OmnibusFrom Peter and signed2009
Shelton, GilbertFreak brothers collection #1Tales from very early 1970s1986
Shelton, GilbertFreak brothers collection #2Early to mid-70s work & Sheridan as co-author1988
Shelton, GilbertFreak brothers collection #3Further drug-hazed mayhem1989
Shelton, GilbertFreak brothers collection #4Also has Paul Mavrides1989
Shelton, GilbertIdiots abroadTotal hoot as freak brothers wreak global havoc1987
Shelton, GilbertMore fabulous furry freak brothersaka Rip Off Press, Volume #41980
Shelton, GilbertThoroughly rippedRevised colour Furry Freak Brothers reprints from 1976-781981
Shelton, GilbertWonder Wart-hog Book one'Hog of Steel' predates all his other characters1985
Sickman-Garner, PeteHey, Mister: the Fall collectionFour issues + outtakes and commentary2001
Silke, JimBettie Page: Queen of the NileDark Horse from 1997 onward2000
Smith, KevinBluntman and ChronicShameless tie-in2001
Smith, KevinClerks (the comic books)Dante, Randal, Jay & Silent Bob2000
Smith, KevinJay & Silent Bob: Chasing DogmaComix prequel to film1999
Spain (Manuel Rodriguez)SHE comics: anthology of Big BitchWith intro by Susie Bright!1993
Spiegelman, Art; Mouly, FLittle Lit: strange stories for strange.... kids. Includes Posy Simmonds & Maurice Sendak! (RAW Junior)2001
Spiegelman, Art; Mouly, FRAW Volume 2 (#1 to #3)Burns, Deitch, Barry + a full Krazy Kat adventure1991
Spiegelman, Art; Mouly, FRead yourself RAW (anthology)Some fine work here1987
Stack, FrankDorman's doggieNeurotic but accurate portraits1990
Tolputt, SherryCartoon Kama SutraSuitably, if not subtly, reinterpreted1998
Triptow, RobertGay comicsHe has a Web site, too!1989
Vachss, Andrew et alAnother chance to get it rightUnusual approach1993
VariousAmazing Heroes' swimsuit special 1990Cute, I think!1990
VariousBest of Dark Horse, vol. 2Good1991
VariousDark Horse 5th anniversary specialSome very good pieces here1991
VariousGirl frenzy #2OK1992
VariousMcSweeney's Quarterly Concern #13Beautiful compilation of many fine comics/comix artists2004
VariousReal girl #1Weird1990
VariousWitzend #3 good girlsGood1990
Various artistsBizarro WorldReconstructed comic super heros2005
Veitch, RickPocket Universe: more rarebit fiendsDirect lines to the unconscious1996
Veitch, RickRabid Eye: the collected rarebit fiendsDream art from an amazing imagination1995
von Götha, ErichVery Special PrisonVia EPS, a Last Gasp product2000
Waller, ReedErotic art of Reed WallerGreat stuff1996
Waller, Reed; Worley, KateOmaha - cat dancer #01Wonderful1987
Waller, Reed; Worley, KateOmaha - cat dancer #02Wonderful1988
Waller, Reed; Worley, KateOmaha - cat dancer #03Wonderful1989
Waller, Reed; Worley, KateOmaha - cat dancer #04Wonderful1990
Waller, Reed; Worley, KateOmaha - cat dancer #05Wonderful1993
Waller, Reed; Worley, KateOmaha - cat dancer #06Sadly likely to be final collection1998
Warren, RozDyke strippers: lesbian cartoonists A - ZWonderful1995
Warren, RozWeenie-toons!Mocked cocks. Direct from Roz herself; includes Flenniken1992
Warren, RozWhat is this thing called sex?Essential1993
Welz, LarryCherry Deluxe #1Nice collaboration with Neil Gaiman1998
Whiteland, DavidBook of PagesYoung monk's journey to modern world Metropolis2000
Wilber, RonDomino Lady + Jungle adventureBound to succeed!1995
Williamson, AlArt of Al WilliamsonGreat stuff1983
Williamson, SkipHalsted StreetTales of the (Chicago) hog butcher1990
Williamson, SkipScum also risesPowerful1988
Wilson, GahanClassics Illustrated Devil's DictionaryPlus Boarded Window, Dead, & Imperfect Conflagration1991
Wilson, S ClayCollected Checkered Demon #1Long overdue; scabrous & intelligent1998
Wilson, S ClayDemons and AngelsThe Mythology of S. Clay Wilson Vol. 22014
Wilson, S ClayPirates in the HeartlandThe Mythology of S. Clay Wilson Vol. 12014
Wilson, S ClaySpotsSmall artworks, largely from 'Screw' magazine1989
Wolverton, BasilWolvertoons: the art of Basil WolvertonZany and ugly1989
Woodring, JimBook of JimStrange indeed1993
Woodring, JimFrankWeird1996
Wright, NickyClassic Era of American Comics1930s to 1950s but, of course, not a Crumb insight!2000
Yoe, CraigClean cartoonists' dirty drawingsSchulz, Kirby, Shuster, Caniff, Dr Seuss etc2007
Yoe, CraigSecret identity: fetish art of Joe....Shuster (co-creator of Superman)2009
Yronwode, CatherineArt of Will EisnerExcellent1989

Comix (NF)

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Adelman, BobTijuana BiblesArt & Wit in forbidden funnies, 1930s onward1997
Barker, MartinComics: ideology, power & the criticsDeconstructing Donald (Duck), among many others1989
Barker, MartinHaunt of fears: horror comix campaignSome things never change in this benighted isle1984
Bender, HySandman CompanionInterviews with Gaiman & many of his artists1999
Brownstein, CharlesEisner (Will)/Miller (Frank) interviewConducted in May 20022005
Brunetti, Ivan (ed)Anthology of Graphic Fiction, cartoons.... & true stories2006
Brunetti, Ivan (ed)Anthology of Graphic Fiction, vol. 2Mixture as before2008
Callahan, BobNew Comics anthologyComprehensive coverage of many talents1991
Callahan, BobNew Smithsonian book of comic-book....stories. From Crumb to Clowes2004
Choquette, MichelSomeday Funnies39 years later; a look at the 1960s in the early 1970s2013
Crumb, RobertComics Journal Library, #3Fabulous encapsulations via interviews2004
Daniels, LesDC Comics: 60 years of comic book heroesJust call me an anorak1995
Daniels, LesWonder Woman: the complete historyWYSIWYG, majoring on aspects of bondage, curiously2000
Danky, James P; Kitchen, DUnderground classics: transformation....of comics into comix. Beautifully illustrated2009
Diehl, DigbyTales from the Crypt: official archivesSome might say grotesquely well-illustrated1996
Duin, Steve; Richardson, MComics: between the panelsLavish tome from founder of Dark Horse. Wonderful1998
Eisner, WillComics and sequential artClassic examination1985
Estren, Mark JamesHistory of Underground Comix (2nd ed)Brilliant & awesome in its range1986
Estren, Mark JamesHistory of Underground Comix (3rd ed)Just as amazing1993
Estren, Mark JamesHistory of Underground Comix (4th ed)For the 20th anniversary (of the 3rd edition!)2012
Evanier, MarkComic Books & other necessities of lifeCollected POV columns2002
Fingeroth, DannyRough Guide to Graphic NovelsNicely illustrated little overview2008
Garriock, PRMasters of comic book artGood biographical & work details of some major artists1978
Geissman, GrantFoul play! Art & artists of notorious....1950s E.C. comics. Lavishly done, too2005
Geissman, Grant et alTales of Terror!Compendium of old EC Comics etc. Many interviews2000
Gifford, DenisInternational book of comicsGood overview1984
Gravett, PaulComics ArtWell-illustrated international overview2013
Gravett, PaulGraphic novels: stories to change....your life. Includes Posy, Crumb, Miller. Beautifully researched2005
Gravett, Paul, Dunning, JHComics unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UKAccompanying a British Library exhibition in 20142014
Gravett, Paul; Stanbury, PGreat British ComicsThat's Korky the Cat, Desperate Dan, Lord Snooty et al2006
Gravett, Paul; Stanbury, PLeather Nun & other incredibly.... strange comics2008
Groth, GaryComics Journal #115 Apr 1987Coverage of libel trial provoked by Harlan Ellison's interview1987
Groth, GaryComics Journal #130 Jul 1989Dave Sim1989
Groth, GaryComics Journal #132 Nov 1989Lynda Barry, Paul Chadwick1989
Groth, GaryComics Journal #145 Oct 1991Eddie Campbell, Art Speigelman1991
Groth, GaryComics Journal #146 Nov 1991Shary Flenniken1991
Groth, GaryComics Journal #155 Jan 1993Dave McKean, Neil Gaiman1993
Groth, GaryComics Journal #156 Feb 1993Gahan Wilson, Doug Allen1993
Groth, GaryComics Journal #157 Mar 1993Bill Griffith1993
Groth, GaryComics Journal #168 May 1994Roberta Gregory, Wendy & Richard Pini1994
Groth, GaryComics Journal #170 Aug 1994Joe Coleman, Mark Martin1994
Groth, GaryComics Journal #173 Dec 1994Jeff Smith, Martin Wagner, Mike Diana1994
Groth, GaryComics Journal #175 Mar 1995Rick Veitch, S Clay Wilson1995
Groth, GaryComics Journal #178 Jul 1995Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez, David Levine1995
Groth, GaryComics Journal #184 Feb 1996Dave Sim (again!), Don Rosa1996
Groth, GaryComics Journal #185 Mar 1996Steve Bissette1996
Groth, GaryComics Journal #187 May 1996Gilbert Shelton, Gil Kane1996
Groth, GaryComics Journal #188 Jul 1996Roundtable with various artists1996
Groth, GaryComics Journal #189 Aug 1996Mike Mignola, Frank Stack1996
Groth, GaryComics Journal #190 Sep 1996Barry Windsor-Smith, Donna Barr1996
Groth, GaryComics Journal #191 Nov 1996Paul Pope, Carmine Infantino1996
Groth, GaryComics Journal #192 Dec 1996Stan Sakai, Dave Sim, Paul Pope1996
Groth, GaryComics Journal #198 Aug 1997Milo Manara, Hunt Emerson1997
Groth, GaryComics Journal #200 Dec 1997Two copies, one from Marty Moore1997
Groth, GaryComics Journal #201 Jan 1998Al Hirschfeld, Larry Marder1998
Groth, GaryComics Journal #202 Mar 1998Kevin Eastman1998
Groth, GaryComics Journal #203 Apr 1998Roy Crane, Russ Manning, Mack White/Roy Tompkins1998
Groth, GaryComics Journal #204 May 1998Spain, Shannon Wheeler1998
Groth, GaryComics Journal #206 Aug 1998Peter Bagge, Spain1998
Groth, GaryComics Journal #207 Sep 1998Bob Fingerman, Garth Ennis1998
Groth, GaryComics Journal #209 Dec 1998Frank Miller, Sam Henderson1998
Groth, GaryComics Journal #210 Feb 1999Kenneth Smith, Top 100 comics of century1999
Groth, GaryComics Journal #212 May 1999VT Hamlin, Jay Stephens1999
Groth, GaryComics Journal #213 Jun 1999Carol Lay & demise of Kitchen Sink1999
Groth, GaryComics Journal #214 Jul 1999Evan Dorkin, Sheldon Moldoff1999
Groth, GaryComics Journal #215 Aug 1999John Severin #1, Tony Millionaire1999
Groth, GaryComics Journal #216 Oct 1999Kurt Busiek, Megan Kelso, John Severin #21999
Groth, GaryComics Journal #217 Nov 1999Lynn Johnston, Maxon Crumb1999
Groth, GaryComics Journal #218 Dec 1999Charles Voss, Jeff Smith, Linda Medley1999
Groth, GaryComics Journal #219 Jan 2000Kyle Baker, Pierce Rice2000
Groth, GaryComics Journal #220 Feb 2000Eddie Campbell, look at last 20 years2000
Groth, GaryComics Journal #221 Mar 2000Paul Chadwick (again!)2000
Groth, GaryComics Journal #222 Apr 2000Gil Kane tributes2000
Groth, GaryComics Journal #223 May 2000Alex Ross, Trina Robbins2000
Groth, GaryComics Journal #224 Jun 2000Larry Gonick, Alex Ross2000
Groth, GaryComics Journal #225 Jul 2000Various 'Mad' magazine alumni2000
Groth, GaryComics Journal #226 Aug 2000Gil Kane, CC Beck2000
Groth, GaryComics Journal #227 Sep 2000Carl Barks (Disney)2000
Groth, GaryComics Journal #228 Nov 2000Jason Lutes, Eurocomics2000
Groth, GaryComics Journal #229 Dec 2000History of comics fandom2000
Groth, GaryComics Journal #230 Feb 2001Tom Sutton, Mike Allred2001
Groth, GaryComics Journal #231 Mar 2001Gene Colan, fan Michael Chabon2001
Groth, GaryComics Journal #232 Apr 2001Internet issue - Scott McCloud, inevitably2001
Groth, GaryComics Journal #233 May 2001Daniel Clowes, Seth Tobocman2001
Groth, GaryComics Journal #234 Jun 2001Charles Burns, Joe Sacco, Bill Griffith, Kim Deitch, Seth2001
Groth, GaryComics Journal #235 Jul 200125th anniversary issue with timelines & tributes2001
Groth, GaryComics Journal #236 Aug 2001Marv Wolfman2001
Groth, GaryComics Journal #237 Sep 2001Women's issue, edited by Mary Fleener, with Lay, Bechdel, Forney2001
Groth, GaryComics Journal #238 Oct 2001Fabio, EC comics, Tove Jansson2001
Groth, GaryComics Journal #239 Nov 2001Air Pirates (& a Flenniken panel!)2001
Groth, GaryComics Journal #241 Feb 2002John Ney Rieber, John Buscema, UK comics2002
Groth, GaryComics Journal #242 Apr 2002Noel Sickles, Daniel Clowes2002
Groth, GaryComics Journal #243 May 2002Dylan Horrocks (Hicksville)2002
Groth, GaryComics Journal #244 Jun 2002Jill Thompson, Michael Kupperman2002
Groth, GaryComics Journal #245 Aug 2002Dave Cooper, Creig Flessel2002
Groth, GaryComics Journal #246 Sep 2002Victor Moscoso2002
Groth, GaryComics Journal #247 Oct 2002Ruben Bolling, Ted Rall, Donald Rooum2002
Groth, GaryComics Journal #248 Nov 2002Steve Rude, Andi Watson2002
Groth, GaryComics Journal #249 Dec 2002Will Eisner, Ron Goulart, Debbie Drechsler2002
Groth, GaryComics Journal #250 Feb 2003Barks, Stanley, Clowes, Hergé, Panter, Briggs 270pp2003
Groth, GaryComics Journal #251 Mar 2003James Sturm, pioneers of Underground panel2003
Groth, GaryComics Journal #252 Mar 2003Ron Rege Jr, John Romita Sr2003
Groth, GaryComics Journal #253 Jun 2003Eric Drooker, John Cullen Murphy2003
Groth, GaryComics Journal #254 Jul 2003Will Elder2003
Groth, GaryComics Journal #255 Sep 2003Robert Sikoryak, Aaron McGruder2003
Groth, GaryComics Journal #256 Oct 2003Mat Brinkman, Brian Chippendale, Brian Ralph2003
Groth, GaryComics Journal #257 Dec 2003Rick Griffin, Joe Casey2003
Groth, GaryComics Journal #258 Feb 2004Steve Ditko, Gilbert Hernandez, Craig Thompson2004
Groth, GaryComics Journal #260 May 2004Dupuy & Berberian, Jean-Claude Mezieres2004
Groth, GaryComics Journal #261 Jun/Jul 2004Phoebe Gloeckner, Chester Brown2004
Groth, GaryComics Journal #262 Aug/Sep 2004Alex Toth (not an interview, though), Steve Brodner2004
Groth, GaryComics Journal #263 Oct/Nov 2004Ed Brubaker, Dave Sim (Cerebus)2004
Groth, GaryComics Journal #264 Nov/Dec 2004Ivan Brunetti & some history2004
Groth, GaryComics Journal #265 Jan/Feb 2005William Steig, Eric Shanower2005
Groth, GaryComics Journal #266 Feb/Mar 2005Brian Michael Bendis2005
Groth, GaryComics Journal #267 Apr/May 2005Will Eisner, Frank Miller2005
Groth, GaryComics Journal #268 Jun/Jul 2005Craig Thompson, Bob Burden2005
Groth, GaryComics Journal #269 July 2005Various manga artists2005
Groth, GaryComics Journal #270 Aug 2005Jessica Abel, Mark Bode2005
Groth, GaryComics Journal #271 Oct 2005Jerry Robinson, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore2005
Groth, GaryComics Journal #272 Nov 2005Steve Bell (at last!), Jeff Danziger2005
Groth, GaryComics Journal #273 Jan 2006Eddie Campbell, Junko Mizuno2006
Groth, GaryComics Journal #274 Feb 2006Sophie Crumb - now I know I'm getting old!2006
Groth, GaryComics Journal #275 Apr 2006David B, Boody Rogers2006
Groth, GaryComics Journal #276 Jun 2006Terry Moore, Bob Haney2006
Groth, GaryComics Journal #277 July 200630th anniversary issue2006
Groth, GaryComics Journal #278 Oct 2006Bill Willingham, Bob Haney (part 2)2006
Groth, GaryComics Journal #279 Nov 2006Joost Swarte2006
Groth, GaryComics Journal #280 Jan 2007Frank Thorne2007
Groth, GaryComics Journal #281 Feb 2007Excellent review of best of 20062007
Groth, GaryComics Journal #282 Apr 2007Alison Bechdel cover & interview, Fred Guardineer2007
Groth, GaryComics Journal #283 May 2007Lewis Trondheim, David Sandlin2007
Groth, GaryComics Journal #300 Nov 2009Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Howard Chaykin2009
Groth, GaryComics Journal #301R Crumb, Joe Sacco, Al Jaffee2011
Groth, GaryComics Journal #302Maurice Sendak2012
Groth, GaryComics Journal Library, #4aka Drawing the line; Jules Feiffer, Ed Sorel, Steadman2004
Groth, GaryComics Journal Library, #5Russ Heath, Burne Hogarth, Frank Frazetta etc2005
Groth, GaryComics Journal Library, #8EC artists examined2013
Groth, GaryComics Journal: SE01 (was #240)Cartoonists in superb coffee-table variant2002
Groth, GaryComics Journal: SE02: musicFlenniken, Crumb, Kliban2002
Groth, GaryComics Journal: SE03: patriotismWilliam Stout, Tom Hart, James Thurber2003
Groth, GaryComics Journal: SE04, conversationsAl Hirschfield, Feiffer, Speigelman, Ware2004
Groth, GaryComics Journal: SE05, seductionSeduction, manga, Vaughan Bode2005
Groth, Gary (et al)Zap: The InterviewsThe Comics Journal Library2014
Groth, Gary et alBest comics of the decadeWonderful selection: Crumb, Flenniken, etc etc1990
Groth, Gary; Fiore, RobertNew Comics interviews: 'Comics Journal'Good stuff1988
Haines, LureneBusiness of comics: advice + interviews..... with 40 comic book professionals1998
Harvey, Robert CArt of the comic bookNice survey; bought in Manhattan1996
Hatfield, CharlesAlternative comics: an emerging literatureMaus, Palomar, Binky Brown, American Splendor2005
Heer, Jeet; Worcester, KentArguing Comics: literary masters on....a popular medium. Gershon Legman, Umberto Eco et al2004
Herriman, GeorgeKrazy Kat: the comic art of G HerrimanUnbelievably clever & skilful & good!1986
Hignite, ToddIn the Studio: visits with contemporary....cartoonists, including Ivan Brunetti, Robert Crumb, Seth2006
Hise, James VanAnd all that funny stuff (US comics)Calvin & Hobbes, Garfield, Bloom County, Doonesbury et al1991
Holm, DKPocket Essentials: Robert CrumbOverview of nearly 40 years work2003
Holm, DKR Crumb: conversationsSome old, some new, all interesting2004
Horn, MauriceSex in the comicsExcellent survey, combining humour, eroticism & scholarship1985
Horn, MauriceWorld encyclopedia of cartoonsGood survey, though many (many!) omissions1980
Huxley, DavidNasty Tales: sex, drugs, rock'n'roll &..... violence in the British Underground2001
Inge, M ThomasComics as culture11 well-illustrated essays on older comic strips1990
Irons, GregYou call this art? Retrospective ....focused on Greg Irons, comix artist2006
Jones, G; Jacobs, WComic Book HeroesFrom Silver Age to present1997
Juno BooksDangerous drawingsExcellent interviews with comix & graphics artists1997
Kibble-White, GrahamUltimate book of British ComicsMischief, mayhem, & cow-pies - that sort of comic!2005
Lee, Stan; Buscema, JohnHow to draw comics the Marvel wayI wish1978
Levin, BobOutlaws, rebels, freethinkers & piratesMore essays on cartoons & cartoonists heroes2005
Levin, BobPirates and the Mouse: Disney's war.....against the Counterculture; Underground (comix). Great!2003
Lofficier, Jean-Marc & RandyTintin... pocket essentialOverviews and plot summaries etc2002
Madden, Matt99 ways to tell a story; style exercisesGraphic variant of Raymond Queneau2006
McCabe, JosephHanging out with the Dream KingConversations with, & about, Neil Gaiman2004
McCarthy, TomTintin & the secret of literatureDeconstruction to (sometimes) the point of absurdity. Great!2006
McCloud, ScottReinventing comicsOn to the next level(s)2000
McCloud, ScottUnderstanding comics: the invisible artWorth repeated reading & very close study1994
Neighly, P; Cowe-Spigai, KAnarchy for the masses: guide to....the Invisibles (Grant Morrison's comix series)2003
Nyberg, Amy KisteSeal of Approval: history of Comics CodeIndustry's self-regulation since 19541998
O'Sullivan, JudithGreat American comic stripInformative & well-illustrated historical survey (Smithsonian!)1990
Pekar, Harvey; Haspiel, DeanQuitterHarvey's childhood & adolescence2005
Perry, G; Aldridge, AlanPenguin book of comicsNot very wide range, but gorgeously-illustrated1971
Pilcher, TimErotic comics: a graphic history V1From birth to 1970s2008
Pilcher, TimErotic comics: a graphic history V2Nicely comprehensive2009
Pilcher, Tim; Brooks, BradEssential guide to world comicsRevered & reviled, round the world2005
Plowright, FrankSlings & Arrows Comic GuideCritical assessment of 2,500+ titles, including one Flenniken!1997
Preston, GregArtist withinPortraits of cartoonists and similar2007
Pustz, Matthew JComic Book Culture: fanboys & true..... believers. By an 'adjunct perfesser', no less!1999
Reidelbach, MariaCompletely MAD: history of the comicWonderful tribute packed with related info & asides1991
Reynolds, RichardSuper Heroes: a modern mythologyThe usual suspects, + X-men, Dark Knight, & Watchmen1992
Robbins, TrinaCentury of women cartoonistsExcellent history of comic strip artistes1993
Robbins, TrinaFrom Girls to Grrrlz: history of female.....comics from teens to zines1999
Robbins, TrinaGreat women cartoonistsCompletely wonderful, & has a 1986 Flenniken too!2001
Rosenkranz, PatrickRebel visions: underground comix 1963-75Lavish, well-focused examination of the heyday2002
Sabin, RogerAdult comics: an introductionBroad sweep, dismayingly brief on, for example, Flenniken!1993
Sabin, RogerComics, comix & graphic novelsA splendid (coffee table) history of comic art1996
Sabin, Roger; Triggs, TealBelow critical radarFanzines & alternative comics from 1976 to now2000
Salisbury, MarkArtists on comic artMajor talents of graphic story-telling tell all2000
Salisbury, MarkWriters on comics scriptwritingGarth Ennis, Neil Gaiman, Todd McFarlane & 11 more1999
Sanders, Joe (ed)Sandman PapersDiving into the mythology2006
Schodt, Frederik LManga! Manga! World of Japanese comicsAll you basically could want to know1986
Sennitt, StephenGhastly terror! Horrible story of..... horror comix. Worthwhile update on Martin Barker1999
Skinn, DezComix: the underground revolutionVery competent overview of my favourites2004
Taylor, DaveGuide to comicscriptingSensible stuff1993
Trombetta, JimHorror! The Horror! comic books the.... government didn't want you to read. Plus an archival DVD2010
Whyte, MalcolmUnderground comix family albumPhotos/bios of 50+ heroes & heroines, including Shary Flenniken1998
Wiater, S; Bissette, SRComic book rebels (interviews)Engrossing1993

Computing

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Agar, JonTuring & the Universal MachineMaking of the modern computer (it says here!)2001
Augarten, StanBit by bit: illus. history of computersWell put together plausible stories1984
Babbage, CharlesOn principles & development of calculator...& other seminal writings (incl 155pp of 'Passages')1961
Baker, Donna LCSS for web designers onlyCurious title, but very useful & up to date2006
Barrett, Daniel JLinux pocket guide: essential commandsWhat it says on the cover2016
Blatner, DavidJoy of PiMore than enough trivia to last a lifetime1997
Brooks, Frederick PMythical Man-MonthClassic tales from OS/360 development experiences1975
Budd, AndyCSS MasteryLatest tips & techniques2006
Caminer, David et alLEO: world's first business computerEven has John Smythson (p69); lots of lovely insider stories1998
Campbell-Kelly, MartinFrom airline reservations to Sonic....the hedgehog. History of software industry & CICS, thanks to me!2003
Carroll, PaulBig Blues: the unmaking of IBMWSJ journalist's readable opinions, just able to add Gerstner1993
Castro, ElizabethHTML, XHTML & CSSTitle says it all2007
Cederholm, DanWeb Standards Solutions: markup &....style handbook2006
Ceruzzi, Paul EHistory of modern computingSmithsonian chap who acknowledges my CICS Chronicle1998
Chen, RaymondOld new thing: practical development....thru evolution(?) of Windows. Insider take & tales2007
Clarke, AndyTranscending CSS: fine art of web....design. Glorious visual guide to overcoming shortcomings2007
Cochrane, Peter108 tips for time travellersNew technology & the future from weekly columns1997
Copeland, B Jack (ed)Essential Turing: ideas that gave....birth to the computer age. And then some2004
Cringely, Robert XAccidental empires: Silicon ValleyTriumph of the nerds; computer gossip columnist1992
Cringely, Robert XDecline and Fall of IBMKindle edition. Half the text comes from comments on his blog2014
Cuningham-Green, RAComputers in contextMy present from Mum & Dad on my joining ICL1971
Davison, AndrewHumour the computerGoodly collection of anecdotage, BOFH, etc.1995
DeLamarter, Richard TBig Blue: IBM's use & abuse of powerAngry rants from a thwarted prosecutor!1986
Denning, PJTalking back to the machineComputers & human aspiration; ACM97 conference speeches1999
Denning, PJ; Metcalfe, RMBeyond calculation: next 50 years of..... computing. 20 essays commissioned for ACM's 50th jubilee1997
Dewdney, AKArmchair universe: computer worldsSwami of the silicon chip. Columns from Scientific American1988
Ferguson, CH; Morris, CRComputer Wars: the post-IBM worldGerstner's bedtime reading back when...1993
Ferry, GeorginaComputer called LEOLyons Teashops & world's first office computer2003
Feynman, Richard PLectures on ComputationCaltech lessons from the mid 1980s1996
Frampton, RogerIT's a funny thingBut this book isn't very1989
Freiberger, P; Swaine, MFire in the Valley: making of the PCUpdated 2nd edition2000
Gagne, MarcelMoving to free softwareBoth for Windows & Linux, naturally2007
Garr, DougIBM Redux: Lou Gerstner's turnaroundDishes a mild degree of dirt1999
Gelernter, DavidAesthetics of ComputingSimplicity + power = beauty1998
Gerstner, Louis V Jr.Who says elephants can't dance?Interesting insights into IBM's turnaround since 19932002
Gleick, JamesInformationA history, a theory, and a flood2011
Graham, PaulHackers & Painters: big ideas from....the computer age. And from his big ego, of course2004
Greulich, PeteView from beneath the dancing elephantKindle edition. Depressing analysis of the rot within IBM's boardroom2014
Grove, Andrew SOnly the paranoid surviveCo-founder of Intel lets rip1996
Hafner, Katie; Lyon, MWhere wizards stay up late: origins of..... the Internet1996
Hally, MikeElectronic Brains: stories from the dawn....of the computer age. But where is George Cogar?2005
Harel, DavidComputers Ltd: what they really can't doBreaking up some myths2000
Heller, RobertFate of IBMTakes reasonable account of (early) Gerstner effect1994
Hodges, AndrewAlan Turing: the enigma of intelligenceExcellent biography of a UK computer pioneer1983
Jennings, KarlaDevouring fungus: tales of computer ageCulture, folklore & mythology1990
Johnson, GeorgeMachinery of the mind: inside AIAnnoyingly well-written & interesting1986
Johnson, StevenEmergence: connect lives of ants, brains....cities & software2001
Keith, JeremyDOM scriptingMy own image gallery, perhaps2005
Kemeny, John G; Kurtz, TEBack to BASIC22 years on; pure BASIC1985
Kidder, TracySoul of a new machineInside story of hardware development at Data General1981
Kohanski, DanielPhilosophical Programmer: reflections..... on moth in machine (inc. Grace Hopper's bug photo)1998
Kosniowski, CzesFun mathematics on your microcomputerUseful graphics dodges & the like1983
Krug, SteveDon't make me ThinkWeb usability guidelines2000
Lammers, SusanProgrammers at work: 19 interviewsMacOS, dBASE, Lotus 1-2-3, PostScript -- the usual suspects1989
Landauer, Thomas KTrouble with computersProductivity? Get outa here! Stalled on p179. See Reinecke, too1995
Lanier, JaronYou are not a gadgetNeither the Rapture nor the Singularity are verifiable by the Living2010
Levy, DavidLove + sex with robotsEvery bit as off-the-wall as it sounds2008
Levy, Stevencrypto: privacy in the digital ageStory of public key cryptography2001
Levy, StevenHackers: heroes of computer revolutionGood version of one side of hacker history1984
Levy, StevenInsanely great: the Macintosh computerWell, I still prefer the Acorn RiscPC personally!1994
Livingston, JessicaFounders at Work: interviews with....32 people from high-tech startups2007
Lohr, SteveGOTO: history of math majors etcFeatures Lois Haibt, reviewed by Fran Allen!2001
Lundstrom, David EFew good men from UnivacFascinating, & he rated George Cogar as highly as I do, too1987
McGrath, MikeCSS3 in Easy StepsRadial colour gradients? Who needs those?2013
McGrath, MikeHTML5 in Easy StepsTime to take a fresh look2012
McGrath, MikeLinux in Easy StepsOne has to start (afresh) somewhere!2010
Mezrich, BenAccidental billionaires: sex, money,.... betrayal and the founding of Facebook2009
Milner, AnnaMultimedia: complete guideDorling Kindersley lavish overview1998
Minsky, MarvinSociety of MindMuch, much better than I first thought!1985
Mobley, Lou; McKeown, KateBeyond IBMHas great quote about 'respect for (dignity of) the individual'1989
Moody, FredI sing the body electric: MicrosoftDiary of Encarta & Junior version multimedia projects1995
Moravec, HansMind children: robot & human intelligenceWonderful brain power graph (p61) & much well-written wisdom1988
Mounce, DCCACI: System FactoryAmazing £95+ per hour editing this doomed rubbish!1983
Mounce, DCIBM AConnS: Administrator's GuideSat on a shelf for 18 months after I'd written it1990
Mounce, DCIBM AConnS: User GuideHah! What user?1990
Mounce, DCIBM CICS: General Information (various)My first IBM task - rewrite the 'Birmingham GIM'1982
Mounce, DCIBM CICS: light hearted chronicle (1st ed)Bought first Acorn RISC PC with proceeds (£3800 or so)1989
Mounce, DCIBM CICS: light hearted chronicle (2nd ed)Brought in £3k award & divided opinions during job cuts1994
Mounce, DCICL 1500: Assembler programmingThis got a nice review in Computer Weekly1978
Mounce, DCICL 1500: Business BASIC programmingBrought in £2k just after I'd left ICL Pubs1979
Mounce, DCICL 1500: CDE programmingMy favourite machine, & most lucrative language to date!1977
Mounce, DCICL 1500: COBOL programmingBrought in £2k for 37 hours in one (busy) weekend1979
Mounce, DCICL 1500: Introduction (2nd ed)Brought in £750 for rewriting P Bloxsom's 1st edition1979
Mounce, DCICL 1900 PLAN: Accessing data in storeTypical module of my 'Advanced PLAN facilities' series1975
Mounce, DCICL 1900 PLAN: basic programming courseLonger than Lord of the Rings! (& more expensive!)1975
Mounce, DCICL 1900 PLAN: Random filesFinished in 6 Follet Close just before tonsils operation1976
Mounce, DCICL 2904: Message RouterWritten on assignment in Bracknell over six weeks1976
Mounce, DCICL 7502: PSTS manualBrought in £750 for about two weeks work1981
Mounce, DCICL 7502: standalone & batch utilitiesWritten in one week in Germany, listening to AFN1977
Mounce, DCProgramming and Operations course (LSA)£5/page, to make IBM ends meet, & help out John Smythson1983
Mounce, DC et alICL Glossary of basic computer termsI edited this, & put in 'funnies'1978
Mounce, DC; Shanesy, CEIBM CICS: application primer (1st ed)Sold a regular 30,000 copies/year at one time1984
Negrino, Tom; Smith, DoriJavaScript and AJAX (6th ed)To quell Junior's criticisms2007
Negroponte, NicholasBeing digitalBy the one who knows! Or claims to (or should)1995
Nelson, TedComputer Lib / Dream machinesCult book from 1974, revised & updated1987
Nielsen, JakobDesigning web usabilityGuru of web usability speaks out, in print2000
Ornstein, Severo MComputing in the middle agesie from the mid 1950s. Nice overview2002
Peterson, IvarsFatal defect: chasing killer computer..... bugs. Lightweight anecdotage1995
Petzold, CharlesAnnotated TuringHis 1936 paper, line by line2008
Platt, David SWhy software sucks... & what you can....do about it. Essentially nothing, of course!2007
Quillinan, Augustus JBetter BASICUseful hints & tips1985
Raymond, Eric SNew Hacker's dictionary (1st edition)Excellent1991
Raymond, Eric SNew Hacker's dictionary (2nd edition)Excellenter1993
Raymond, Eric SNew hacker's dictionary (3rd edition)Slightly expanded, Web-wise. Matches my 'jarg400' e-text1996
Reinecke, IanElectronic illusions10 years before Landauer, he's asking 'Where's the beef?'1984
Rheingold, HowardVirtual RealitySkimmed1991
Rodgers, WilliamThink: the amazing story of IBMIBM made it quite clear no book of this kind was welcome1969
Rosenberg, ScottDreaming in codeMitch Kapor's new PIM software, Chandler2007
Schmitt, ChristopherCSS CookbookO'Reilly cooks up solutions2004
Schneider, Ben RossTravels in computerlandGetting texts into a computer, many years ago1974
Shea, Dave; Holzschlag, MZen of CSS designOngoing experiments in web's visual enlightenment2005
Slater, RobertSaving Big Blue: leadership lessons & ..... turnaround tactics of IBM's Lou Gerstner1999
Spolsky, JoelJoel on softwareStuff from his weblog2004
Spolsky, Joel (ed)Best software writing 1Check out Poppendieck on Team Compensation :-)2005
Steers, KirkPC upgrading & troubleshootingLots of useful info2005
Stephenson, NealIn the beginning.... was the command lineHard copy of his online essay1999
Stob, VerityBest of Verity StobCollected IT ravings from various magazines2005
Stoll, CliffordCuckoo's eggPainstakingly tracking a hacker1989
Stork, David GHAL's legacy: 2001's computer as dream.....& reality. Essays on AI1997
Swade, DoronCogwheel brain: Babbage & quest to build.... first computer. Magic!2000
Swade, Doron; Palfreman, JonDream machine: exploring the computer ageGood accompaniment to BBC documentary series1991
Ullman, EllenClose to the machine: technophilia & ..... its discontents. Life amidst bits & bytes1997
Upton, EbenRaspberry Pi User GuideOr, perhaps, the return of the BBC in ARM disguise2012
Vise, David AGoogle storyUpdated adventures of Brin & Page2006
Weizenbaum, JosephComputer power and human reasonNot as good as it should be; yet raved over1976
Wiener, Lauren RuthDigital woes: unreliable softwareSome scary but readable stories1993
Woolley, BenjaminVirtual worldsThe philosophers, and programming practitioners, of simulation1992
Wurster, ChristianComputers: an illustrated historyTaschen somewhat fails on this one, sadly2001
Yourdon, EdwardDecline and fall of American programmerPolemic1993
Zeldman, JeffreyDesigning with Web StandardsStrangely fascinating2006

Cookery

AuthorTitleNotesYear
AnonymousBusy Woman's slow cooker recipesExpanding my repertoire, veg by veg2007
Atkinson, CatherineSlow cooking for yourselfSpecifically for the crockpot2005
Atterbury, StellaLeave it to cookSlow cooking; gift from Cathy G1968
Dixon, BarbaraGood Housekeeping family cook book200+ favourites2006
Doncaster, LucyClever cook200+ step-by-step recipes2006
Jefferson, LincolnJust 4 ingredientsQuick & simple recipes2007
Pannell, M; Fleetwood, JLow-fat no-fat Chinese cookingChap has to start somewhere2005
Pickford, LouiseCool sharing: raid the fridgeRecipes to feed friends2005
Smith, DeliaComplete cookery courseThree volumes in one1982
Smith, DeliaOne is fun!Cooking, yes. Marriage, definitely not!1985
Wolf-Cohen, ElizabethCook's companion: step-by-step....guide to techniques2003

Current affairs

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Achbar, M; Wintonick, PManufacturing Consent: Chomsky & mediaBook of the film (& Chomsky book, too!) of same title1994
Agel, JeromeHerman KahnsciousnessRoly-poly IQ 200 opinionated prat who gave us wargasm1973
Allison, RonaldBritain in the 70sOh, to be in England... Hah!1980
Amnesty InternationalReport 1993 (covers 1992)Bloody catalogue of atrocity & commonplace inhumanity1993
Anholt, Simon; Hildreth, SBrand AmericaThe mother of all brands - & how!2004
AnonXAT: live tax freeHistory of money & possibility of a tax-free economy2000
Atkins, Chris et alTaking liberties since 1997Cost to us of the 'War on Terror' (sic)2007
Bailey, AndrewDay in the life of the worldFacts & figures in a little world-shaped book1983
Bank of EnglandInflation Report, May 1993Depressing1993
Bartholomew, JamesWelfare State we're inPretty damning indictment of UK2004
Blum, WilliamRogue State: the world's only superpowerA side that NPR tends to leave unexamined or questioned2002
Bragg, BillyProgressive patriot: search for belongingDistaste for neo-patriotism of the far right2006
Brin, DavidTransparent SocietyTechnology, surveillance & democracy1998
Britton, D; Butterworth, MSavoy dreams: secret life of Savoy booksFascinating, what goes on (& unreported) in the UK...1984
Brooks, JohnBusiness adventuresRogues & trickery; excellent essays & articles1971
Calne, RoyToo many peopleIn a nutshell, according to pioneer transplant surgeon1994
Cameron, JamesBest of CameronFrom BBC radio in 1941 to the Guardian in 19811981
Campbell, Duncan (1)Phonetappers and the security stateUnderworld of UK & US security surveillance activities1981
Campbell, Duncan (2)That was business, this is personalChanging faces of professional crime in UK1990
Carlsson, ChrisBad Attitude: Processed World anthologyZany & left-wing/subversive1990
Chaliand, G; Rageau, J-PStrategic atlas: world geopoliticsPolitical realities of strategic areas & flashpoints1983
Chomsky, NoamDeterring democracySides of US real-politick hidden by a complacent media1992
Chomsky, NoamImperial ambitions: conversations on....post-9/11 world, with David Barsamian2005
Chomsky, NoamLetters from LexingtonReflections on propaganda for 'Lies of our Times' magazine1993
Chomsky, NoamRogue StatesRule of force in world affairs; realpolitik with warts2000
Chomsky, NoamUnderstanding PowerEdited transcripts2002
Chomsky, NoamWhat Uncle Sam really wantsTranscripts of radio interviews & talks1992
Chomsky, NoamWorld orders, old and newHistoric analysis & trademark cutting irony. May 1993 lectures1994
Chomsky, NoamYear 501: the conquest continuesIn 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. USA's role today1993
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, EdManufacturing Consent: mass mediaUnderlying elite consensus that structures our news1988
Clarke, T; Tigue, JJDirty money: Swiss banks, Mafia, etcMoney laundering & white collar crime1975
Clement, William RQuantum Jump: survival guide for the new.... Renaissance. A Herman Kahn with humanity1998
Cockburn, AlexanderCorruptions of EmpireWorthy but grim1988
Cogswell, David; Gordon, PChomsky for beginnersComix approach to a serious guy1996
Coyle, DianeWeightless world: thriving in the digital... age. Globalism & old securities1999
Critchfield, RichardAmong the BritishTypical1990
de Botton, AlainCosts of Letters: how much do you think..... a writer needs to live on? 40+ opinions1998
de Grazia, EdwardGirls lean back everywhereLaw of obscenity & assault on genius (arts in America)1992
De-la-Noy, MichaelHonours System: history of patronageBaroque state of refinement of UK's system1985
Del Tredici, RobertAt work in the fields of the bombAngry truths1987
Denning, LordDenning report: the Profumo affairOne-way mirrors, I remember, from Manchester Evening News!1963
Didion, JoanSlouching towards BethlehemEssays; barricades, bombings, mass murders, kidnapped heiresses...1968
Didion, JoanWhite albumMyths & realities of the 1960s1979
Edwards, DavidFree to be humanOur freedom is largely an illusion - filters systems1995
Elliott, L; Atkinson, DGods that failed: financial elite has.... gambled away our futures2009
Elliott, Larry; Atkinson, DFantasy IslandIllusions of the Blair legacy. Should be a hoot!2007
Emerson, GloriaWinners and losers: VietnamBattles, retreats, gains, losses, & ruins (NY Times writer)1976
Esler, GavinUnited States of AngerBBC journalist travels thru USA in its post Cold War climate1997
Farman, JohnCRAP: collection rotten adult principlesSex, drugs, class, education, sport, politics, marriage, medicine1996
Fawcett, BrianCambodiaSo-called investigative fictions with running subtext1986
Firestone, RossGetting busted: arrest, trial, prisonRubin, Bruce, Leary, Holiday, Mailer, Baez, Brecht...1970
Fisher, M; Owen, UWhose cities?18 novelists on aspects of UK city culture1991
Flynt, LarrySex, lies and politicsNaked truth about Bush, democracy, war on terror...2004
Fothergill, S; Vincent, JState of the nation: Britain in the 80sFocusing Kidron's work just on to the UK1985
Franks, LordFalkland Islands reportDisgraceful episode, wholly avoidable it now seems1983
Freedman, LawrenceAtlas of global strategyFascinating. Is nowhere safe?1985
Fuller, J; Blackley, SRestricted entry: censorship on trialCanadian Customs guards. Incredible & completely outrageous1995
Gleick, JamesFaster: acceleration of just about..... everything1999
Glennon, Lorraine et al20th CenturyHeavyweight, US-oriented, variant of 'Chronicle' genre1999
Goldsmith, E; Hildyard, NEarth report: monitoring the environment400 topics: additives to zero population growth + essays1988
Goldsmith, EdwardGreat U-turn: de-industrialising societyGood1988
Golzen, G; Garner, ASmart moves: career strategiesSo that's where I've been going wrong all these years1990
Gowing, MargaretBritain and atomic energy 1939-1945Anorakish but very interesting story1964
Green, JonathonAll dressed up: 60s & countercultureRevisiting 'Days in the Life' territory (mine is uncensored copy)1998
Green, JonathonDays in the life: English undergroundInteresting era1988
Greenfeld, Karl TaroChina syndromeWhat happened during the SARS epidemic2006
Greer, GermaineMadwoman's underclothesEssays & occasional writings, 1968-851986
GuinnessWorld data: facts, figures, issuesBought for my 'CICS Chronicle' research1993
Hall, PhillipRoyal fortune: tax, money & the monarchyBleeding parasites; raises blood pressure1992
Hancock, GrahamLords of PovertyLifestyles & corruption within the Aid business1989
Hare, DavidAsking aroundResearch interviews for a trilogy of plays1993
Harford, TimAdapt: why success always starts with.... failure. Not totally gripping2011
Harford, TimUndercov£r EconomistDo you care if you get ripped off?2006
Hartogs, R; Artzt, EViolence: causes and solutionsWide-ranging anthology of papers & essays1970
Heller, RobertCommon millionaireShareholder-robbing tactics of TJ Watson Jr - see p1811974
Hertz, NoreenaSilent Takeover: global capitalism &..... death of democracy. (What's that?)2001
Hitchens, ChristopherPrepared for the worst: essaysClever & quotable1988
Hitchens, ChristopherQuotable HitchensEd by Windsor Mann2011
Hitchens, ChristopherTrial of Henry KissingerLong overdue 'coals' overhauling of a nasty Western 'statesman'2001
Hobbs, DickDoing the businessEast End cops & robbers1988
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #01: free expressionWorthy and occasionally amazing / annoying1990
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #02: Stephen King specialGood1991
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #03: politically (in)correctGood1992
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #04: media manipulationGood1992
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #05: porn in the USAGood1993
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #06: black racismGood1993
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #07: in defense of prostitutionGood1994
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #08: Cults; playing GodGood1994
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #09: breast cancer etcGood1995
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #10: sexual harassmentGood1995
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #11: kiddie porn, etc.Bought in NY1996
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #13: murder by the bookGood1997
Hoffman, BarryGauntlet #22: independent filmsLong time no see2001
Hoggart, RichardWay we live nowTaking cultural & social temperature of UK1995
Hollingsworth, M et alBlacklist: political vettingEconomic League raises its (surprisingly) ugly head1988
Hollingsworth, M et alEconomic League: silent McCarthyismIBM UK was until 1987 a user of League's nasty 'information'1989
Jack, IanBefore the oil ran out: Britain 1977-87'The making of Meccano Man' & other pieces1987
Jackson, DevonConspiranoia! Mother of all conspiracy..... theories. Even has IBM (p132 & others)1999
Jay, AntonyHow to beat Sir HumphreyEvery citizen's guide to fighting officialdom1997
Jenkins, S; Sloman, AWith respect, AmbassadorExcellent; built from BBC radio series1985
Jensen, Carl et al20 years of censored newsCovering (uncovering!) 1976 to 1995 & 200 veiled stories1997
Jones, Terry (1)Attacks of opinionSideways looks for the younger set1988
Joseph, MichaelConveyancing fraudDispensing with solicitors; Pete Seaman sold me this1976
Kidron, M; Segal, RBook of business money and powerFascinating; figures may be dated, but ethos still rules!1987
Kidron, M; Segal, RNew state of the world atlasUpdated 4th edition on political & economic changes1991
Kidron, M; Segal, RState of the world atlasGood idea at the time - Cold War at full tilt1981
Kidron, M; Smith, DWar atlasHorrific armed conflict & armed 'peace'1983
Kleveman, LutzNew Great Game: blood & oil in....central Asia. Fossil fuels in unfriendly places2003
Kopkind, AndrewThirty years' war: radical journalistThe Democratic vista from 1965 to 19941995
Krassner, PaulImpolite InterviewsSocial & political commentary1999
Krassner, PaulWinner of the slow bicycle raceCollection of satirical columns1996
Krugman, PaulAccidental theorist & other dispatches..... from the dismal science (economics)1998
Krugman, PaulGreat Unravelling: from boom to bust....in 3 scandalous years. Bush, Cheney, Enron, oil, etc.2003
Lapham, Lewis HHotel America: scenes .. of fin-de-sieclePost-Cold-War essays & criticism on the civil religion1995
Lapham, Lewis HWaiting for the Barbarians26 recent (1995 to 1997) essays1998
Lee, Martin A; Solomon, NUnreliable sources: a guide to.....detecting bias in news media. Dirty secrets & double standards1990
Leigh, DavidHigh time: life & times of Howard MarksUK drugs & IRA, 1960s, MI6, smuggling. Stalled on p591984
Lekachman, Robert et alCapitalism for beginnersComix approach1981
Levin, BernardPendulum years: Britain & the 60sA corrosive pen from a man who hates spiders. Stalled on p1021970
Lindqvist, SvenHistory of bombingLabyrinthine arrangement doesn't mute the angry analysis1999
Litchfield, MichaelIt's a conspiracy!America's favourite conspiracy theories, & a few facts1992
Louvre, A; Walsh, JTell me lies about VietnamAngry stuff1988
Madsen, AxelPrivate power: multinational corporations& their role in our survival... or destruction?1980
Mairs, NancyPlaintext: essaysWide-ranging topics: MS, sex, locked wards, daughters1986
Mamet, DavidMake-believe townEssays & remembrances on a variety of topics1996
May, JohnNuclear Age - Greenpeace bookHidden history & costs of horrible blunders & accidents1989
Moore, Alan et alBrought to light (the CIA)Comix tales of Machiavellian real-world politics1989
Moore, MichaelDude, where's my country?Regime change via satire, perhaps?2003
Norton-Taylor, RichardIn defence of the realm?Should we have accountable security services? Yes!1990
O'Connell, Robert LOf arms and men: history of war, weaponsSkimmed1989
O'Rourke, PJEat the Rich: treatise on economicsAnecdotes & one-liners on wealth1998
O'Shea, James; Madigan, CDangerous Company: consulting powerhouses.. & the businesses they save & ruin (1998 update)1997
Osman, TonyFacts of everyday lifeMaps of UK poverty, jobs, crime, wealth etc1985
Owen, UrsulaIndex on censorship V24 #6Concentrates on global film censorship1995
Owen, UrsulaIndex on censorship V25 #1Chernobyl & similar accidents waiting to happen elsewhere1996
Page, LewisLions, donkeys & dinosaursWaste & blundering in the Armed Forces2006
Page, TimNamAlmost like a coffee-table colour photo book!1983
Palast, GregBest democracy money can buyGlobalization, Corporate cons, high-placed sleazeballs2002
Pollard, SidneyWealth & poverty: economic history 20th COne of those populist approach tomes1990
Ponting, CliveRight to know (Belgrano affair)Tory cover-up & Ponting's disgraceful Old Bailey trial1985
Raban, JonathanGod, man & Mrs ThatcherStill can't face this1989
Ranelagh, JohnAgency: rise and decline of the CIANixon: 'The clowns out there at Langley'1986
Rentoul, JohnRich get richerGrim growth of inequality in UK in 1980s. Stalled on p571987
Reynolds, Bob100 best companies to work for in the UKIncludes IBM. My, how quickly things can & do change!1989
Rhys-Thomas, DeirdreLetters for my childrenIf this doesn't put you off nuclear energy...1987
Richer, JulianRicher WayHe of the hi-fi chain with insights etc.1995
Robinson, JeffreyLaundrymenGlobal business of money laundering1994
Rolph, CHTrial of Lady ChatterleyRegina v. Penguin Books in October 1960 - bizarre times!1961
Rushkoff, DouglasMedia virusHidden agendas in popular culture; bought in NY. Lost?1996
Sampson, AnthonyCompany Man: rise & fall of Corporate.....Life. An obituary of the species1996
Sampson, AnthonyEssential anatomy of BritainDemocracy in crisis (when was it ever not?)1992
Sampson, AnthonyWho runs this place?UK in the 21st century2004
Seager, J; Olson, AWomen in the worldInternational atlas along Kidron's lines1986
Shapiro, Eileen CFad Surfing in the boardroomReadable & not-so-gentle debunking of 'instant answers'1996
Shawcross, WilliamDeliver us from evil: warlords and....peacekeepers in a world of endless conflict2000
Smith, AdamMoney GameStalled on p63 (IBM anecdote) but I can see I should resume!1969
Smith, AdamPaper moneyStalled on p1501982
Smith, DanState of the world atlas6th edition1999
Smith, JoanMoralities: how to end the abuse of.....money & power in 21st C.2001
Snow, NancyPropaganda, Inc. Selling America's..... culture to the world. Tiny, but powerful, tome1998
Sprouse, MartinSabotage in the American workplaceAmazing anecdotage of dissatisfaction, mischief & revenge1992
Stationery OfficeCuban Missile Crisis, 1962Selected Kennedy foreign policy documents2001
Stationery OfficeSt Valentine's Day massacre, 1929FBI files of Chicago Police Department investigation2001
Stationery OfficeTrials of Oscar Wilde, 1895Old Bailey transcript excerpts2001
Stationery OfficeUFOs in America, 1947FBI files of correspondence2001
Stationery OfficeUFOs in the House of Lords: 1979Hansard transcript of 18 January 1979 Lords debate1979
Stiglitz, JosephRoaring NinetiesSearing critique of Dubyanomics & CEO greed2003
Stone, IFBest of IF Stone's WeeklyWorthy radical journalism1973
Strahan, DavidLast Oil shockExtinction of Petroleum Man2007
Theiner, GeorgeThey shoot writers, don't they?Essays on role of writers in repressive societies1984
Thompson, Hunter SFear and Loathing in Las VegasA chemical trip through the American Dream1971
Tickell, TomQuiz of the 80s: the 'Guardian'What a distant decade!1989
Time-LifeBest of 'Life'Good1973
Timmins, NicholasFive giants: biography of Welfare StateWant, disease, ignorance, squalor, idleness1995
Tintner, MichaelState imperfect: UK social problemsGrim survey of statistics of Thatcher's 'miracle Britain'1989
Townsend, SueMr Bevan's dream: welfare stateUnread1989
Trapp, RogerMy biggest mistakeVarious people, including ex-chairman of IBM (UK)1993
VariousPrinter's Devil, issue F (legal)Good1995
Vidal, GoreArmageddon? Essays 1983-1987Ronald Reagan's 'Freedom from facts'1987
Vidal, GorePerpetual war for perpetual peaceHow & why the US got so hated2002
Vidal, GoreView from the Diners ClubElegant1991
Vidal, GoreVirgin IslandsEssays 1992 - 19971997
Walker, Gloria; Daly, LynnSexplicitly yours: trial of Cynthia PayneSleazy cash-in1987
Warner, MarinaInto the dangerous world: childhood costsSkimmed1989
Waugh, AuberonAnother voice: alternative anatomy of UKTen years of his 'Spectator' column1986
Waugh, AuberonWay of the WorldTelegraph columns from May '90 to May '951995
Waugh, AuberonWay of the World: closing the circleBest selections from May 1990 through December 20002001
Waugh, AuberonWay of the World: forgotten years1995-96, & Willie Rushton's death1998
Weldon, FaySacred cowsUnmemorable1989
Wheen, FrancisIdiot Proof (retitled Mumbo Jumbo)USA edition. Short history of modern delusions2004
Whittow, JohnDisasters: environmental hazardsPredicting & alleviating their effects1980
Williams, S; Willman, JTax Guide 2000/2001 (Lloyds TSB)Useful2000
Winchester, SimonOutposts: journeys to surviving relics...of Empire in our far-flung island colonies1985
Witts, RichardArtist Unknown: alternative history of..... the Arts Council1998
Young, Hugo; Sloman, ABut, Chancellor: the treasuryGood1984
Young, Hugo; Sloman, ANo, Minister: the civil serviceGood and provocative1982

Diaries

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Ackerley, JRMy sister and myselfFrancis King edits privately promiscuous gay diaries, 1948-571982
Alanbrooke, ViscountWar Diaries 1939 - 1945Fresh insights bring new shudders2001
Anderson, LindsayDiaries (ed Paul Sutton)1942 onward for 50 glorious years2005
Benn, TonyBenn Diaries; single volume editionEdited by Ruth Winstone, covering 1940 - 19901995
Bennett, AlanKeeping On Keeping OnLatest tranche of his diary and other writings2016
Bennett, AlanWriting homeWonderful. 25 years of diary entries & jottings1994
Brandreth, GylesBreaking the Code: Westminster diariesPullover's time as a Tory whip1999
Brandreth, GylesSomething sensational to read....in the train. His diary, what else?2009
Brett, Simon (1)Faber book of diariesArranged through a year, many many contributions1987
Carradine, DavidKill Bill diaryFilm-making captured to perfection2006
Clark, AlanDiariesRacy & sleazy. Very readable, for a Tory MP1993
Clark, AlanDiaries: into politicsEarlier years of the entertaining semi-fascist2000
Clark, AlanLast DiariesFinished after his death in 1999 with his wife's account2002
Clark, ColinMy week with MarilynWeek omitted from his other diary2000
Clark, ColinPrince, the showgirl, and meJust as candid as older brother Alan1995
Colville, JohnFringes of power: 1939 to Oct. 1941Downing Street diaries, Vol 11985
Cook, RobinPoint of DepartureRecently updated Cabinet memoirs2004
Cooper, DuffDuff Cooper DiariesEd by John Julius Norwich, cover 1915-19512005
Copperfield, PC DavidWasting more police timeRecipe as before, with many more contributors2012
Copperfield, PC DavidWasting police timeLife in today's police force, started as a blog2006
Coward, NoëlNoël Coward DiariesSuperb, entrancing1982
Crossman, RichardBackbench diaries (ed. Morgan)Oct 1951 to Dec 1963 in 1100 pages1981
Davenport-Hines, RichardHugh Trevor-Roper: Wartime JournalsAcidic commentaries during desperate times2012
Davies, RussellKenneth Williams diariesWhinges galore over 40 years1993
de la Bédoyère, GuyDiary: John EvelynAkin to Aubrey's Brief Lives1995
Eno, BrianYear with swollen appendicesThis is a nice man, reminiscent of Sean French1996
Fahey, James JPacific War Diary 1942 - 1945Compare with JPW Mallalieu's view!1963
Fraser, FloraMaud: illustr. diary of a Victorian womanDelightful watercolours & sketchbook plus notes1985
Fremantle, AnneWynne Diaries: 2 sisters, Napoleonic eraIncredible contemporary picture builds up1952
Garfield, SimonOur hidden lives: diaries of five....post-war Britons. More Mass Observation fallout2004
Gebler, CarloFather and I: a memoirDrawing the poison out of the past2000
Gray, SimonCodaDiary of 'the beginning of my dying'2008
Gray, SimonEnter a foxDiatribes against himself2001
Gray, SimonFat chanceInside story of Stephen Fry's West End departure1995
Gray, SimonSmoking DiariesPlaywright started diaries at age 65; fine stuff2004
Gray, SimonYear of the JouncerClassily rehearsed stream of semi-self-consciousness2006
Hare, AugustusYears with MotherEdited with notes & intro by Malcolm Barnes1952
Henderson, NicholasMandarin: diaries 1969 - 1982Should be good for a laugh, even if hollow & forced1994
Lahr, JohnDiaries of Kenneth TynanUncovering 1971 to 19802001
Lahr, JohnOrton diariesFascinating & sad1986
Latham, RobertIllustrated Pepys (from the Diary)Excellent condensation1983
Latham, RobertShorter PepysStill long!1985
Lawrence, TEMintEye-opening; even eye-watering in parts1958
Lee, Christopher (2)Eight bells and top mastsDiaries of his 1950s stamp-treaming days2001
Lees-Milne, JamesDiary #01: Ancestral voicesJan 1942 - Dec 1943 in the National Trust1975
Lees-Milne, JamesDiary #02: Prophesying peaceJan 1944 - Sep 1945 in the National Trust1977
Lees-Milne, JamesDiary #03: Caves of iceJan 1946 - Dec 1947 in the National Trust1983
Lees-Milne, JamesDiary #04: Midway on the wavesJan 1948 - Dec 1949 in the National Trust1985
Lees-Milne, JamesDiary #05: A mingled measure1953-19721994
Lees-Milne, JamesDiary #06: Ancient as the Hills1973-19741997
Lees-Milne, JamesDiary #07: Through wood and daleIntro by his great-nephew! 1975-19781998
Lees-Milne, JamesDiary #08: Deep romantic chasm1979 through 1981 + travel notes2000
Lees-Milne, JamesDiary #09: Holy Dread1982 to 1984 & passions dampened2001
Lees-Milne, JamesDiary #10: Beneath a waning moon1985 - 1987; Thatcher's Britain if you please2003
Lees-Milne, JamesDiary #11: Ceaseless turmoil1988-19922004
Lees-Milne, JamesDiary #12: Milk of Paradise1993-19972005
Logue, Mark; Conradi, PeterKing's SpeechFrom Lionel Logue's diaries2010
Macmillan, HaroldCabinet Years: 1950 - 1957Diaries edited by Peter Catterall2003
Manthorpe, VictoriaJapan diaries of Richard Gordon SmithSkimmed, looks interesting1986
McPherson, BimbashiLife in EgyptUnread, but skimmed1983
Mitchison, NaomiAmong you taking notes: wartime diaryOne million words nicely truncated by Dorothy Sheridan1985
Mullin, ChrisDiary #1: a Walk-On Part, covering end.... of Major and beginning of "new" Labour under Bliar2011
Mullin, ChrisDiary #2: a View from the Foothills, yet.... engagingly clear-sighted. Marvellous anecdotes, too2009
Mullin, ChrisDiary #3: Decline and Fall, covering the.... glorious/inglorious expenses scandal, and much joy besides2010
Musto, C; McCulloch, AWar and Uncle WalterEccentric's war diary2003
Nicolson, HaroldDiaries & letters 1930 - 1939Edited by his son1966
Nicolson, HaroldDiaries & letters 1939 - 1945Edited by his son1967
Nicolson, HaroldDiaries & letters 1945 - 1962Edited by his son1968
Nin, AnaisHenry and June (1931-32)From her 'unexpurgated' diary1986
Palin, MichaelDiaries 1969 - 1979: Python yearsInteresting, albeit obsessively detailed2006
Perry, ColinBoy in the Blitz: a 1940 diarySelf-centred; but what teen diary isn't?1972
Plomer, WilliamKilvert's Diary, 1870-1879Detailed picture of the English countryside1944
Pratt, Jean LuceyNotable woman: romantic journalsEdited by Simon Garfield. Spanning sixty years2015
Reynolds, TomBlood sweat & teaEast London ambulance service diary. Compelling reading2006
RiverbendBaghdad Burning: girl's blog from IraqLife since the US occupation2005
RiverbendBaghdad Burning: volume 2Still aflame. She's considering leaving2006
Rous, HenriettaOssie Clark diariesPositively Ortonesque1998
Rowse, ALDiaries of AL RowsePoet, historian, major misanthrope; excellent stuff2003
Schlesinger, Arthur M JrJournals 1952 - 2000Seemed he knew everybody2007
Sher, AntonyYear of the kingAn actor who can really write, dammit1985
Strong, RoyDiaries 1967 - 1987Cultural politics of our Establishment figurines1997
Taylor, Irene & AlanAssassin's Cloak: anthology of world's.... greatest diarists.2000
Vickers, Hugo; Beaton, CecilBeaton in the SixtiesMore unexpurgated anecdotage2003
Vickers, Hugo; Beaton, CecilUnexpurgated Beaton diariesQuite magnificent2002
Waugh, EvelynDiaries (editor, Michael Davie)A long, largely complete, chronicle1979
Wesker, ArnoldBirth of Shylock & death of Zero MostelBirth, life & death of a play & its star1997
Winstone, RuthEvents, dear boy, eventsPolitical diaries from Woolf to Campbell2012
Woolf, VirginiaMoment's liberty: the shorter diary30 volumes cut to one, 1915 - 19411990
Wyndham, JoanLove is blueWartime randiness. 1941 onward, & she's in the WAAF1986
Wyndham, JoanLove lessonsWartime randiness, 1939-42. Hectic, desperate times1985

Engineering

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Biesty, StephenCross-sections: man-of-warWeird & wonderful. Hard to classify1993
Biesty, StephenIncredible Cross-sectionsI can see right through you!1993
Biesty, StephenIncredible ExplosionsMore clever cutaways1996
Brown, George IBig Bang: history of explosivesGunpowder to H-bombs1998
Buchanan, RAPower of the machine: the impact of..... technology from 1700 onward1992
Buderi, RobertInvention that changed the worldRadar from war to peace. See also R Hanbury Brown's Boffin1996
Burke, JamesPinball effect, & other journeys..... through knowledge.1996
Chesterman, JohnIndex of Possibilities: energy & powerIf only people would listen...1974
Davies, AGJSolid geometry in 3-D (anaglyphs)Bought while at school1967
Drexler, K EricEngines of creation: nanotechnologyThere's plenty of room at the bottom (Feynman)1990
Drexler, K EricUnbounding the futureMore nanotechnology, & its predicted effects1991
Dugan, SallyMeasure for measureTV-related examination of measurement tools & systems1993
Florman, Samuel CExistential Pleasures of EngineeringRevised edition of 1976 original1994
Forbes, PeterGecko's foot: bio-inspiration engineered....from Nature2005
Fuller, R BuckminsterBuckminster Fuller readerAnticipatory design specialist in his own words1970
Fuller, R BuckminsterUtopia or oblivion12 essays on telecomms, recovery of used metals, 21st Century1969
Gordon, JENew science of strong materialsOr why you don't fall through the floor1976
Gordon, JEStructures: why things don't fall downAnd why Greek chariots' wheels came off at night1978
Gosling, WilliamHelmsmen and Heroes: control theoryFeedback loops & theory far more widely applied1994
Halliday, StephenGreat Stink of London: Sir Joseph..... Bazalgette & cleansing of Victorian metropolis1999
Hart-Davis, AdamJust another daySciTech in our everyday lives2006
Hart-Davis, AdamWhat the Victorians did for usOur former world supremacy in engineering, etc.2001
Holman, JPExperimental methods for engineersUseful & fascinating formulae & experimental layouts1966
Hooper, MeredithI for InventionInteresting & quirky1992
Howarth, StephenCentury in OilStory of Shell, 1897 - 1997; lavishly told1997
Hunkin, TimAlmost everything there is to knowExcellent, engaging chap; works well on TV1988
James, Derek NSpirit of Hamble: Folland aircraftNicely illustrated history of Gnats etc2000
Kermode, ACAeroplane structureFlight without formulae1964
Kira, AlexanderBathroomPictures of people peeing helped designs; amazing stuff1976
Klein, Herbert ArthurScience of Measurement: historical surveyComprehensive & full of intricacy1974
Klein, Herbert ArthurWorld of Measurements: masterpieces,.... mysteries, and muddles of metrology (1st edition hardback)1974
Macaulay, David; Ardley, NWay things workThis is Ardley the jazz man!1988
Manduca, J; Love, BMeccano Magazine, 1916-1981Index, covers, & outline history1987
Nash, William AStrength of materialsGood, upstanding stuff :-)1957
Orr, Julian ETalking about machines: ethnography....of a modern job. Photocopier field service technicians1996
Pawlicki, TBHow to build a flying saucer.... & other proposals in speculative engineering1981
Petroski, HenryEvolution of useful thingsZips, forks, Scotch tape, paper clips, pots1992
Petroski, HenryInvention by design: how engineers get..... from thought to thing. Including new paper clip variants!1996
Petroski, HenryTo engineer is human: role of failure..... in successful design. By the 'pencil' man1985
Priestley, BTelevision interference manualUseful when a radio 'ham' lived too near1979
Pursell, CarrollWhite heat: people and technology8 chapters to supplement 1994 BBC documentaries1994
Rybczynski, WitoldOne good turnNatural history of the screw & its driver2000
Spufford, FrancisBackroom Boys: secret return of....the British Boffin2003
Spufford, Francis; Uglow, JCultural Babbage: technology, time..... & invention; 13 essays on old 'new' technology1996
Tenner, EdwardWhy things bite back: revenge effectUnpredicted pitfalls of new technology1996
Tesla, NikolaFantastic inventions of Nikola Tesla& additional material/commentary on weird science1993
Weir, AndrewTombstone Imperative: truth about air..... safety. Horrifying & extremely unreassuring2000
Wood, L AshwellEagle book of cutawaysNostalgic1988

SF Factual

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Ackerman, Forrest JWorld of Science FictionThe man who's a (true) fan lets rip1997
Adams, DouglasHitch-hiker original scriptsExactly as described1985
Advent publishersSF novel: imagination & social criticismHeinlein, Kornbluth, Bester, & Bloch with four lectures from 19571959
Aldiss, Brian WBillion year spreeFrom Mary Shelley to 'The stars my detestation' (sic)1973
Aldiss, Brian WSF artInteresting, but not earth-shattering1975
Aldiss, Brian WShape of further thingsMix of autobio, diary & many interesting memories & opinions1970
Aldiss, BW; Harrison, HHell's cartographersSix SF writers with potted autobiographies & working insights1975
Aldiss, BW; Wingrove, DTrillion year spreeUpdated wide-ranging survey of SF1986
Anthony, Piers; Nye, Jody LVisual guide to XanthExactly as described. Bought for Peter1989
Ash, BrianVisual encyclopedia of SFVery entertaining to dip into1977
Ash, BrianWho's who in SF400 or so brief biogs; all too many, alas, are now obituaries!1976
Ashley, MikeIllustrated book of SF listsEnjoyable, now dated, ramblings in anorak land1982
Asimov, IsaacAsimov on Science FictionEditorials from his magazine plus other essays & articles1981
Bloch, RobertEighth stage of fandomAnorak territory - great!1962
Bouzereau, LaurentStar Wars: the annotated screenplaysTranscripted interviews with the guilty parties1997
Bujold, Lois McMasterSidelines: talks and essaysKindle edition. Some marvellous insights and good humour2013
Carter, Paul ACreation of Tomorrow: 50 yrs of mag. SFMarvellous stuff!1977
Clarke, Arthur CLost worlds of 2001Anecdotage from behind the scenes. See also J Agel1972
Clute, JohnSF: the illustrated encyclopediaLavishly illustrated; many potted biogs, nice to browse1995
Clute, JohnStrokes: essays & reviews 1966-1986Coincides with time over which I somewhat drifted away from SF1988
Delany, Samuel RMotion of light in water: writings 60-65Overrated, in my opinion1990
Disch, Thomas MDreams our stuff is made ofHow SF conquered the world1998
Ellik, Ron; Evans, BillUniverses of EE SmithAnorak territory - on a galaxy-wide scale1966
Eney, DickProceedings; Discon (1963)21st World SF convention in Washington; anorak territory1965
Frank, Jane & HowardFrank collection: SF artworkFascinating trawl through quite a haul in their house1999
Freas, Frank KellyArt of SFClassic stuff, sometimes ripped-off1977
Gaiman, NeilDon't Panic (guide to Hitch-hiker's guide)Official, & great fun, too!1987
Gunn, James EAlternate worldsNice overview1975
Gunn, James EIsaac AsimovOne hesitates to use the term 'anorak', but not for long1982
Gunn, James ENew encyclopedia of SFNot in same league as Nicholls tome; too selective1988
Hamilton, Peter FConfederation HandbookGuide to Night's Dawn trilogy from Peter for Xmas2000
Harrison, HarryGreat balls of fire!Sex in SF art, would you believe1977
Heinlein, RA; Kondo, YojiRequiem: new works, and tributes86,000 unpublished words + many a tribute1992
Heinlein, Robert AGrumbles from the graveMany of his letters to his agent, plus variety of material1989
Heinlein, Robert ANotebooks of Lazarus LongCalligraphically illustrated1973
Henderson, MaryStar Wars: the magic of mythAce companion to Smithsonian exhibition by its curator1997
Holdstock, R; Edwards, MTour of the UniverseNot too bad1980
Holdstock, Robert PEncyclopedia of SFGood1978
Howarth, Chris; Lyons, SRed Dwarf programme guideOK1993
Jakubowski, M; Edwards, MComplete book of SF&F listsAnorak heaven, & some excellent taste/erudition on display1983
James, EdwardFoundation 42: Spring 1988Critical essays: 'Who's afraid of SF?'1988
James, EdwardFoundation 43: Summer 1988Essays & articles on Feminism & SF, women in SF1988
James, EdwardFoundation 44: Winter 1988/89Essays, on Tiptree, Asimov etc1989
James, EdwardFoundation 52: Summer 1991Essays, including a long one on the "Dredd" phenomenon1991
James, EdwardFoundation 55: Summer 1992Essays, including 'How safe is John Wyndham?'1992
James, EdwardScience Fiction in the 20th centurySF as a cultural phenomenon, not just texts & authors1994
James, Edward; Mendlesohn, FCambridge Guide to Science FictionI used to think I was keeping up!2003
Kemp, EarlProceedings; Chicon III (1962)20th World SF convention in Chicago; anorak territory1963
Kemp, EarlWho killed Science Fiction?Superb mini-essays by many major writers from years gone by1963
Knight, DamonIn search of wonderRevised from 1956; includes 'One sane man' (Heinlein, who else?)1967
Kyle, DavidIllustrated book of SF ideas & dreamsNice to browse1977
Kyle, DavidPictorial history of SFLightweight, but OK1976
Lambourne, Robert et alClose encounters? Science and SFNature of science & its role in society via SF1990
Langford, DavidSex Column & other misprintsColumns from SFX magazine2005
Langford, DavidUp through an empty house of starsReviews & essays, 1980 - 20022003
Le Guin, Ursula KLanguage of the NightSpeeches & essays on fantasy & SF1979
Lefanu, SarahIn the chinks of the world machineInteresting skim1988
May, JulianPliocene companionAlmost anorak territory1984
Nicholls, PeterScience in SFVery interesting1982
Nicholls, Peter et alEncyclopedia of SF (1st edition)Bought on the day I saw 'Alien' in Staines -- excellent1979
Nicholls, Peter et alEncyclopedia of SF (2nd edition)Also now on Grolier CDROM -- endlessly worth browsing1993
Olander; GreenbergAsimov (Isaac)Nine essays & good Doctor's own afterwords. Get a life!1977
Olander; GreenbergClarke (Arthur C)Nine essays by 'English literature professors' gawd help us...1977
Olander; GreenbergHeinlein (Robert A)Nine essays remind me of blind pygmies describing an elephant1978
Panshin, Alexei & CoryWorld beyond the hill680 worthy pages on SF's development & effects on our society1989
Parkin, LancePocket Essentials: Alan Moore...Mini guide to author of Watchmen, Halo Jones et al2001
Patrouch, Joseph FSF of Isaac AsimovGood survey of themes, characters & settings1974
Platt, CharlesDream makersPotted biographies1986
Platt, CharlesWho writes SF?Excellent potted biographies1980
Pringle, DavidModern fantasy: the 100 best novelsArguable, though I've only read 34 of them!1988
Pringle, DavidSF: the 100 best novelsOne can argue with this list! I've read 55 of them1985
Pringle, DavidUltimate encyclopedia of SFSomehow glossy lightweight (cf Clute's 1995 volume)1996
Pringle, DavidUltimate guide to Science FictionWell, it's an opinion; albeit an arrogant one1990
Rogers, AlvaRequiem for AstoundingAnorak's tribute to a seminal magazine1964
Rottensteiner, FrankSF book: an illustrated historyAustrian; excellent use of many rare pix; oodles of typos, too1975
Slusser, George EdgarHeinlein: stranger in his own landCovers oeuvre to 1973's 'Time enough for love'1977
Slusser, George EdgarHeinlein: the classic yearsConcentrating more on earlier, shorter works1977
Stableford, B; Langford, DThird milleniumGlossy but lightweight1985
Summers, IanTomorrow and beyondSF artwork, basically197?
Tatarsky, DanielDan Dare: the biographyAn exercise in extreme completeism, even by my standards. Great!2010
Warner Jr., HarryAll our yesterdaysAnorak territory1969
Williamson, JNHow to write... horror, fantasy & SFGood advice1987
Zool, MHGood reading guide to SF & FBloomsbury guide1989

FanFic

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Austen Authors collectiveScenes Jane Austen never wroteKindle edition. P&P variant - another point of view2013
Beutler, LindaLongbourn to LondonKindle edition. P&P variant - another point of view2013
Grange, AmandaMr Darcy's diaryMy second alternative POV variant2012
Hurd, StanleyDarcy's tale #1: into HertfordshireKindle edition. P&P variant - another point of view2013
Hurd, StanleyDarcy's tale #2: into KentKindle edition. P&P variant - another point of view2013
Hurd, StanleyDarcy's tale #3: the way homeKindle edition. P&P variant - another point of view2013

Funny (F)

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Adams, Douglas; Lloyd, JDeeper meaning of LiffMore spoof definitions based on place names1990
Adams, Douglas; Lloyd, JMeaning of LiffSpoof definitions based on place names, Xmas 83 from Gill Peek1983
AnonymousBunbury book of limericksA goodly assortment; some rather rude1988
Appleby, StevenEncyclopedia of personal problemsWorry no longer! Guardian's cartoonist2000
Ashford, DaisyYoung Visiters (sic)Written at age nine. Now illustrated by Posy Simmonds1919
Asimov, IsaacAsimov laughs againSecond & last set of his jokes, sadly; bought in NY1992
Asimov, IsaacAsimov's Treasury of HumorFirst wonderfully-annotated set of his jokes1971
Barras, LeonardBluebottles on my marmaladeWhimsical pieces of Northern humour1982
Barsley, MichaelBook of wit and humourDeliciously dated; Waugh, Herbert, Milne, Linklater, Potter1949
Barsley, MichaelLife and laughterAmis, Betjeman, Frayn, Campbell, Jennings, Nash, Wodehouse1962
Bashford, Sir Henry HAugustus Carp Esq. by himselfExcellent, but a slow, rewarding read1924
Batchelor, KayLaughing matter I: British humourFunny in parts1976
Batchelor, KayLaughing matter II: British humourAlso funny, in fewer parts1977
Bateman, MichaelThis EnglandDelicious whimsical selection from New Statesman, 1934-19681969
Beard, Henry et alBook of sequelsNot as funny as I'd hoped1990
Belloc, HilaireLibrary of HumourExcerpts from Moral Alphabet, Cautionary Tales, & others1935
Bennett, AlanUncommon ReaderTale of a literate monarch2008
Bennett, JoeBedside Lovers (& other goats)Further pieces - same vein2002
Bennett, JoeFun Run & other oxymoronsNZ's answer to Alan Coren?2000
Berkeley, HumphreyLife and Death of Rochester SneathThe original for Henry Root, perhaps?1948
Bethell, BrianDefence diaries of W Morgan PettyProto-Henry Root in parts1984
Bierce, AmbroseSardonic humor of Ambrose BierceNice stuff1912
Bishop-Potter, EDear PopsyCollected postcards of a private schoolboy to his father1984
Bowman, WEAscent of Rum DoodlePooter goes mountain climbing1956
Boynton, SandraGrunt: pigorian chantCod (pig) Latin verses & responses, + CD!1996
Brahms, C; Simon, SJNo bed for BaconShakespeare & Lady Viola in love1941
Brett, Simon (1)After HenryGood novel of the TV show of the BBC R4 series1987
Briggs, StephenWit and Wisdom of DiscworldPithy quotes, basically2007
Brooke-Taylor, TimGoodies FileBring 'em back1975
Brooks, MelHistory of the world Part 1Not bad, but not too funny either1981
Bywater, MichaelChronicles of BargepoleBargepole: the man who hates everything1992
Campbell, PatrickCampbell companionBest of Paddy C, edited by Ulick O'Connor1987
Campbell, PatrickFeast of true fandanglesFunny essays & articles1979
Campbell, PatrickP-P-Penguin Patrick Campbell24 carat hoot; includes 'Noulded into a shake'1965
Campbell, PatrickThirty five years on the jobF-f-f-funny articles & essays1973
Candappa, RohanCurious Incident of the WMD in IraqBlair, as it were, from super to nuts2004
Carr, JLHarpole reportSublime teaching diary; this copy to Carol (Mine, 40p, 1973)1972
Cassell & Coe-tales two: more Internet humourMore of what the Net is apparently for2001
Cassell & Coe-tales: Internet humourSome real corkers2000
Cleese, JohnGolden skits of Muriel VolestranglerClassic Python & other material1984
Cleese, JohnStrange case of end of civilisation...Lightweight1977
Coren, AlanCricklewood TapestrySlanted observations from his loft2001
Coren, AlanPenguin modern humour470pp including Allen, Wodehouse, Perelman, Jennings, Herbert1982
Coren, AlanSeems like old timesA year of columns from The Times1989
Coren, AlanSomething for the weekend?Columns from Punch1986
Coren, AlanYear in CricklewoodFunny man1991
Coren, VictoriaLove 16: love, parents & other problemsAlan's daughter. Another Adrian Mole1989
Cowley, StewartDIY brain surgeryFunnyish1981
Craig, PatriciaModern British comic writingWide range, with some unconventional delights1992
Cray, EdBawdy balladsIncl. 'Sexual Life of the Camel' & 80 more1970
Cuppy, WillDecline and fall of practically everybodyLike Sellar & Yeatman's stylish take on history1950
Cutler, I; Honeysett, MFly sandwichCutler's whimsical 'take' on nature1991
Cutler, IvorFremsleyGreat1987
Cutler, IvorGlasgow dreamerTypical1990
Cutler, IvorGrutsTypical Cutler1962
Cutler, IvorLife in a Scotch sitting room Vol 2Wonderful & weird1984
Davies, JohnEveryman's book of nonsenseMcGough, Marquis, Python, Nash: 150 or so items1981
de Crescenzo, LucianoDialogues9 anecdotes of Naples & Neapolitan life1985
de Crescenzo, LucianoHistory of Greek philosophy: Vol 1Ex-IBM engineer's take on philosophers1989
de Crescenzo, LucianoThus spake BellavistaNaples isn't fully attuned to the modern spirit :-)1977
de la Pasture, ElizabethUnlucky familyFolio Society edition1907
Deayton, AngusHave I got news for you?Better on the screen1994
Dillon-Malone, AubreyCynic's DictionaryMisbehaving words1998
Donaldson, WilliamBalloons in the black bagEmma Jane's further adventures1978
Donaldson, WilliamLetters to Emma JaneStylish (fictional?) tarty correspondence / satire1977
Doran, Amanda-JanePunch Book of utterly British humourSoon be autumn - the rain's getting colder!1989
Doran, Amanda-JanePunch lines: 150 years of Punch humourLovely selection, including AA Milne of all people!1991
Douglas, ColinBleeders come firstMedical mayhem as Dr Campbell hits Casualty ward1979
Douglas, ColinCure for livingDownbeat mayhem at the Life Ending centre in the USA1983
Douglas, ColinEthics made easyMayhem & murky medical ethics1985
Douglas, ColinGreatest breakthrough since lunchtimeRichard Gordonesque; sex'n'status in a teaching hospital1977
Douglas, ColinHazards of the professionAt least he's no longer just a Houseman!1987
Douglas, ColinHouseman's TaleEmasculated for TV; graduate medical student progress1975
Douglas, ColinSickness and healthLives & careers of two generations of doctors, paralleling NHS1991
Douglas, ColinWellies from the QueenDr Campbell afloat in the navy1981
Durrell, LawrenceAntrobus CompleteReplacement copy of the trilogy of stories1989
Edwards, G; Flenniken, SharyWhen a man loves a walnutUnlikely misheard lyrics, enlivened by Shary's artwork1997
Eggers, DaveCreated in Darkness by troubled....Americans. Best of McSweeney's2005
Ellis, HFBee in the kitchen & other distractionsEssays, articles, parodies & 'episodes'1983
Ellis, HFSwan song of A J WentworthFinal term includes a trip to New York1982
Ellis, HFWorld of A J Wentworth, B.A.Sideways sideswipes at a bemused life in teaching1964
Ellis, RonJournal of a coffin dodgerAdventures of an 84 year old bachelor playboy1989
Emerson, Hunt; Dowie, JohnHard to swallowAbandoned comedy routines, well-caught by Emerson1988
Fantoni, BarryColemanballs (12 vols)Private Eye's collections of verbal gaffes, 1982 on...2004
Feldman, SallyWoman's Hour book of (female) humourCan't possibly comment1993
Flanders & SwannSongs of Flanders & SwannUnique1977
Fougasse & McCulloughYou have been warnedComplete guide to the (pre-war) road1935
Frayn, MichaelNow you knowDesk top shags & police brutality1992
Frayn, MichaelSweet dreamsStalled on p12 (pathetic, isn't it?)1973
Galton, R; Simpson, ABest of HancockTen classics, incl. Blood Donor, Missing Page, Radio Ham1986
Galton, R; Simpson, AHancock's half hourInimitable scripts for comic genius1974
Garner, James FinnOnce upon a more enlightened timePolitically correct bedtime stories1995
Geisel, Theodor SeussDr Seuss's The Seven Lady GodivasAmazing1939
Gibbs, BobGetting old is when..... you don't remember being absent-minded2005
Gordon, RichardCaptain's TableHilarious saga of William Ebbs, Master of 'Martin Luther'1954
Gordon, RichardDoctor at seaServing under Captain Hogg of the Lotus1953
Grenfell, JoyceGeorge, don't do that...Sketches, songs & good-humoured talent2005
Grossmith, George & WeedonDiary of a nobodyJournal of hapless 1890s City clerk, Charles Pooter1892
Guareschi, GiovanniComrade Don CamilloLinked tales of trip to enemy's heartland: Russia1963
Guareschi, GiovanniDon Camillo and the Devil21 more misadventures1957
Guareschi, GiovanniDon Camillo and the Prodigal SonAnother 32 timeless tales1952
Guareschi, GiovanniDon Camillo meets Hell's Angels19 final tales as the 1960s invade Valley of the Po1969
Guareschi, GiovanniDon Camillo's dilemma25 gentle tales1954
Guareschi, GiovanniLittle world of Don Camillo22 stories, set somewhere in valley of River Po1951
GuinnessUltimate joke encyclopediaCuriously unfunny1986
Hargrave, JohnZUG book of pranksWhat it says on the tin2007
Hayman, Carole; Wakefield, LLadies of lettersBehind net curtains via suburban spoof correspondence1991
Hayman, Carole; Wakefield, LLadies of letters.comOut onto the Internet2001
Hayman, Carole; Wakefield, LMore ladies of lettersFurther taradiddles2000
Hendra, Tony et al80s - a look back at the decadeSomehow heavy-handed satire1979
Herbert, Alan PLook back and laughCollection of columns from Punch over 50-year period1960
Hilton, AudreyThis EnglandMore selections from 'New Statesman', 1974-19781978
Hogg, GaryFairly truthful tales: comedy monologues....from the North of England. Alec has ham!2003
Hollowood, BernardScowle and other papersOne-time editor of 'Punch' with tales from the staffroom1948
Holy MolyHoly Moly rules of modern lifeNot as amusing as I'd hoped2005
Idle, EricWonderful world of Prince CharlesFunny after a fashion1976
Iggers, JeremyOff the office wallUsual suspects for office humour1991
Ingrams, RichardBeachcomber: works of J B MortonGood, in small doses. Nanny has this1974
James, CliveBrilliant creaturesStalled on p222 of a novel with an index!1983
James, CliveBrrm! Brrm!His 3rd novel, aka 'the man from Japan'1991
Jennings, PaulBook of NonsenseThe 'I said Oddley Diddley' man with 75 contributors1977
Jennings, PaulModel OddliesNostalgic1956
Jerome, Jerome KIdle thoughts of an idle fellow'Home Chimes' magazine essays like 'On being Hard-up'1889
Jerome, Jerome KThree men in a boatAbsolutely classic; let's not forget Montmorency1889
Jerome, Jerome KThree men in a boat (annotated)Benny Green & Christopher Matthew add a social history1982
Jerome, Jerome KThree men on the BummelMuch under-rated sequel1900
Jones, Terry (1)Fairy talesFor Peter, at the time1981
Katz, EliakimOld age comes at a bad timeAt age 50 every man has the face he deserves (Orwell)1997
Kaufman, GloriaIn stitches: patchwork of feminist funVery funny in parts. Includes some Flenniken1991
Kilroy, RogerGraffiti: the scrawl of the wildTrivial, literally1979
Kington, MilesBest by Miles: posthumous collection....of his humorous oeuvre2009
Klane, RobertHorse is deadSick & funny1968
Klane, RobertWhere's Poppa?Equally sick; even funnier1970
Landale, JamesLandale's cautionary talesUpdates Belloc, basically2006
Lee, IanThird word war: apostrophe theoryVisual puns1978
Legman, GershonRationale of the dirty joke (2 vols)Just wonderfully obsessive1968
Leigh, Mark; Lepine, MikeHow to be a superheroSpoof, quite funny1990
Lewis, RoyExtraordinary reign of King LuddAnother 'what would have happened if?' capitalism never reigned1990
Lumley, JoannaPeacocks and commas'Spectator' competition entries over 10 years1984
Macaulay, RoseTowers of Trebizond'Take my camel, dear' said my aunt Dot1956
Marshall, ArthurNever rub bottoms with a porcupine!'New Statesman' competition entries, 1968-19781979
Marshall, ArthurSalome Dear, not in the fridge!'New Statesman' competitions, 1955 - 19671968
Marshall, ArthurSelections from Follow the SunFree with 'New Statesman'1990
Marshall, MichaelStanley Holloway monologuesOur Albert, Sam Small, Ann Boleyn & others1979
Martin, StevePure drivelOccasionally frothy pieces1998
Mather, V; Macartney-SnapeEmbarrassing ParentsTelegraph magazine social stereotypes2002
Mather, VictoriaMid-Life crisisFurther social sterotyping2005
Mather, Victoria et alAbsolutely TypicalForeword by Bron Waugh1996
Mather, Victoria et alAbsolutely typical tooSnide word/picture portraits of stereotypes1997
Matthew, ChristopherKnocking onDiary of a Somebody returns2001
McGough, RogerHelen HighwaterGreat1989
McGough, RogerStowawaysGood1986
McGough, Roger et alGrimms: clowns on the roadInteresting days1974
Metcalf, FredPenguin dictionary of jokesNot terrifically funny, strangely1993
Monty PythonMeaning of LifeGreat198?
Muir, FrankOxford book of humorous prose5 centuries, 1150 pages1990
Muir, Frank; Norden, DenisComplete and utter 'My Word' collectionYou can't have your kayak & heat it, etc.1983
Munro, NeilPara Handy100 stories of life aboard an Edwardian Clyde 'puffer'1992
Nash, OgdenAve Ogden! Nash in LatinSublimely silly idea, well-executed1975
National LampoonFoto funniesGood1980
New StatesmanBlairway to HeavenCompetition entries, This England, etc., from 1990-19951995
New StatesmanOwl in a sack troubles no manCompetition entries1988
Noble, AlexanderLittle Book of sayings of Oscar WildeWhat it says on the tin!1998
Norwich, John JuliusTwelve Days of Christmas (correspondence)Plus Quentin Blake drawings1998
Novak, William; Waldoks, MBig Book of Jewish HumorEven has some Shary Flenniken artwork (see p43)1981
Octopus BooksLaughter on ParadeQuite good in parts1984
Octopus BooksMore humorous storiesOK1989
Osgood, CharlesKilroy was here: US humour from WWIIHeard this CBS man on NPR2001
Pain, BarryEliza StoriesSeem to be funny, but yet unread1913
Parkinson, C NorthcoteLife and times of Horatio HornblowerSpoof biography, but very nicely done. Given to Dad, originally1970
Parrott, EODogsbody Papers - 1066 and all thisThink of it as annotated '1066' by lots of funny people1988
Parrott, EOHow to become absurdly well-informed..... about the famous & infamous. Brief biogs by all sorts1987
Pascall, JeremyGod: the ultimate autobiography..... back to back with Satan: Hiss & Tell memoirs1988
Pascall, Jeremy et alUncyclopedia of RockIncludes one Angus Deayton1987
Perelman, SJCrazy like a foxBloxsom's recommendation, bought in Reading1947
Perelman, SJEastward Ha!Eastwards round a zany-seeming world1977
Perelman, SJLast laughFinal collection of items1981
Perelman, SJMost of SJ PerelmanSupposedly a 'definitive' collection1959
Perelman, SJSwiss family PerelmanTravels in Far East1949
Perelman, SJThat old gang o' mine (1925-1931)Very early work1984
Perelman, SJVinegar PussPieces from New Yorker1976
PlayboyComplete book of party jokesThick, but not always funny1972
Pocock, Guy; Bozman, MMModern humourIncludes Wodehouse, Sellar, Herbert, Gibbons, & even Fowler!1940
Potter, StephenSense of HumourWell-stuffed with many many excerpts from literature1954
Powell, Michael100 pretentious nursery rhymesMary had a callow sheep, etc.2002
Prager, EmilyIn the missionary position25 years of magazine (& other) humorous pieces1999
PunchPunch cartoon album: 150 yearsExcellent pieces1990
PunchPunch for June 1860: Vol 38Gift from Aunty Peg Henson1860
Rawle, GrahamLost consonants: 31 postcardsVisual puns all hanging on one omitted letter1991
Riddell, ChrisBuddhism for bearsCharming illustrations1998
Riddell, ChrisBuddhism for sheepMore animal nonsense1996
Rosten, LeoBook of laughterJokes, one-liners, gaffes1985
Rosten, LeoO Kaplan! My Kaplan!More fractured English1979
Rosten, LeoReturn of Hyman KaplanCollection of New York language night-school tales1959
Rubi, SionIntelligent JokesOften with a Jewish slant2005
Seinfeld, JerrySeinLanguageWitty snippets in his distinctive 'nothing' mould1993
Sellar, WC; Yeatman, RJ1066 and all thatFolio Society; nice intro by Ned Sherrin1930
Sellar, WC; Yeatman, RJAnd now all thisAfter demolishing history... Golliwology, myth-information...1932
Sellar, WC; Yeatman, RJGarden rubbish, & other country bumpsPlus affrontispiece & numerous insulting illustrations!1936
Sellar, WC; Yeatman, RJHorse nonsenseIncludes the "Good news from Aix to Ghent" parody1933
Shandling, Garry; Rensin, DAutobiography of Larry SandersLate night fictional talk show host1998
Sharpe, JohnnyAdult joke bookAdult clearly means 'dirty' -- strangely!1999
Sharpe, TomIndecent exposureFunny & vicious sequel1973
Sharpe, TomRiotous assemblyExtracting piss from South African police1971
Shepherd, JeanIn God we trust: all others pay cashParts came from mid-60s 'Playboy'1966
Sherrin, Ned; Shand, Neil1956 and all thatExcellent update on Sellar & Yeatman + Willy Rushton!1984
Smith, PhilPhil Smith collectionLancashire wit & wisdom, as on BBC Radio 41989
Squire, JCTricks of the tradeFan of Kai Lung; poems & parodies1917
Stanshall, VivianSir Henry at Rawlinson EndIdiosyncratic & funny1980
Stekelman, GregYear in the life of TheMan....WhoFellAsleep. From his amusing website2006
Stillman, D; Beatts, ATitters: collection of humour by womenParson's nose1976
Thomas, JaneThis EnglandFurther 'New Statesman' cuttings, 1979-19881988
Thompson, EricAdventures of BrianSmall mollusc, step forward1998
Thompson, EricAdventures of DougalMagic Roundabout (Serge Danot) tales from 1971/21998
Thompson, EricAdventures of DylanDelightful transcripts1998
Thompson, EricAdventures of ErmintrudePink-spotted flower-eating monster (cow) speaks!1998
Thurber, J; White, E BIs sex necessary?Six-day bicycle racing as a substitute?1929
Thurber, JamesBeast in me and other animalsHippoterranovamus, timid stork-eater1949
Thurber, JamesMy life and hard times...Folio Society anthology1980
Thurber, JamesThurber carnivalMainly funny but with a few kind-of-sad ones mixed in1945
Thurber, JamesThurber countryMiss Menta, disturbingly nude Chilean transcendentalist1953
TimesFourth Leaders, 1949Editorials1949
TimesFourth Leaders, 1952Editorials1952
TimesFourth Leaders, 1954Editorials1954
TimesFourth Leaders, 1956Editorials1956
Tinniswood, PeterCall it a canaryPat leaves Carter Brandon!1985
Tinniswood, PeterExcept you're a birdMore from Northern zanies1974
Tinniswood, PeterHome frontShort-lived ITV comedy1982
Tinniswood, PeterI didn't know you caredUncle Mort again1973
Tinniswood, PeterMogFrom Jayne: follow-up to Touch of Daniel1970
Tinniswood, PeterStirk of StirkReminiscent of 'Astra & Flondrix'1974
Tinniswood, PeterTouch of DanielIntroducing Uncle Mort & the Brandon household1968
Tinniswood, PeterUncle Mort's South CountryNorth meets hapless South1990
Took, BarryMax Miller blue bookRude re-creation of his music hall acts1975
Townsend, SueSecret diary of Adrian MoleUnique1982
Truss, LynneCertain Age: 12 radio monologuesAlan Bennett's turf2010
Tunstall-Pedoe, WilliamAnagram GeniusAnagrams generated by his program; bought at Acorn Show1995
Twain, MarkMysterious stranger and other storiesIncludes '£1,000,000 bank note'1916
Unwin, StanleyMiscillian ManuscriptMangled language by its master1961
VanderMeer, J; Roberts, MThackery T Lambshead guide to....eccentric & discredited diseases. Some wonderful spoofs here2003
VariousComic Relief Christmas bookOK1986
Vickers, VCGoogle BookFunny1913
Wechsler, RobertIn a fog: humorist's guide to EnglandGood1989
Weiner, EllisNorthern Exposure - letters from CicelyIf only...1992
Westlake, Donald EBrothers keepersCrooked monks in New York1975
Westlake, Donald ECops and robbersBent coppers rip off the System for their pensions1972
Westlake, Donald EDort #01: Hot RockOr how to steal a diamond in 4 uneasy lessons (film)1970
Westlake, Donald EDort #02: Bank shotDortmunder steals an entire bank (on wheels)1972
Westlake, Donald EDort #03: Jimmy the kidDortmunder and Parker crossover1974
Westlake, Donald EDort #04: Nobody's perfectDortmunder and a priceless oil painting1977
Westlake, Donald EDort #05: Why meDortmunder and a Turkish ruby1983
Westlake, Donald EDort #06: Good behaviorDortmunder and New York nuns1985
Westlake, Donald EDort #07: Drowned hopesDortmunder, and a stash now under a dam1990
Westlake, Donald EDort #08: Don't askDortmunder and stolen European saintly relics1993
Westlake, Donald EDort #09: What's worst that could happen?Stealing from Dortmunder is ill-advised, whoever you are!1996
Westlake, Donald EDort #11: Road to RuinDortmunder, the butler, did it!2004
Westlake, Donald EDort #12: Watch your back!Up against a would-be Tony Soprano at the OJ Bar & Grill2005
Westlake, Donald EDort #13: Thieves' dozenDortmunder in 11 short stories format2004
Westlake, Donald EDort #14: What's so funny?Czar's gold chess set needs liberating2007
Westlake, Donald EGod save the markFred Fitch, hapless inheritor1967
Westlake, Donald EHelp - I am being held prisonerWith a name like Künt, too!1974
Westlake, Donald ENew York danceAztec statue caper1976
Westlake, Donald ESacred monsterJack Pine, Hollywood star1989
Westlake, Donald ESmokeFreddie Noon, the (now) invisible thief1995
Westlake, Donald ESomebody owes me moneyCabbie gets, and bets, a tip, then troubles start1969
Westlake, Donald ESpy in the ointmentFBI typo causes trouble, bought in Murder One1966
Westlake, Donald ETrust me on thisTabloid sleaze and mayhem1988
Westlake, Donald ETwo much!Trouble with twins1975
Westlake, Donald EUp your bannersProtests in a high school and race relations1969
Willans, Geoffrey; Searle, RMolesworth: Down with Skool! How to be..... Topp, Whizz for Atoms, Back in the Jug Agane (1953 onward!)1999
Wodehouse, PGAdventures of SallySet in world of 1920s New York theatre1922
Wodehouse, PGAunts aren't gentlemenThe country cure for Bertie's pink spots1974
Wodehouse, PGBlandings Castle6 of Blandings, 5 of Mulliner, and a Bobbie Wickham1935
Wodehouse, PGCarry on, Jeeves10, incl the hiring of Jeeves in the first place1925
Wodehouse, PGCocktail timePart of the 'Uncle Fred' omnibus1958
Wodehouse, PGCode of the WoostersHe returned with the tissue-restorer. I loosed it down the hatch1938
Wodehouse, PGGirl in blueRecent non-Jeeves example1970
Wodehouse, PGHeavy weatherPart of 'Life at Blandings' - Threepwood's memoirs1933
Wodehouse, PGInimitable JeevesLoosely-coupled stories incl 'The great sermon handicap'1924
Wodehouse, PGJeeves and the feudal spiritBertie's moustache ruffles Jeeves' feathers1954
Wodehouse, PGJeeves in the offingCow creamers and other problems1960
Wodehouse, PGJeeves omnibus31, in Wodehouse's 1st omnibus. Bought on Isle of Wight193?
Wodehouse, PGJoy in the morningBertie trapped in Steeple Bumpleigh1947
Wodehouse, PGLeave it to PsmithOriginal book version1923
Wodehouse, PGLittle NuggetBought in Guernsey, I deduce1913
Wodehouse, PGLouder and FunnierArticles from 'Vanity Fair'; bought in Guernsey1932
Wodehouse, PGLove among the ChickensUkridge goes to Dorset to raise chickens1906
Wodehouse, PGMating SeasonAunt Agatha's son Thomas is in trouble1949
Wodehouse, PGMost of PG WodehouseGood1960
Wodehouse, PGMuch obliged, JeevesPolitics at Market Snodbury, plus the dreaded Spode1971
Wodehouse, PGPigs have wingsSir G Parsloe's evil designs on that pre-eminent pig1952
Wodehouse, PGRight Ho, JeevesMr Fink-Nottle has a strong newt complex1934
Wodehouse, PGRing for JeevesBig game hunter chasing a spoof bookmaker1953
Wodehouse, PGSam the SuddenOne of Wodehouse's favourites1925
Wodehouse, PGSomething FreshPart of 'Life at Blandings' omnibus1915
Wodehouse, PGStiff upper lip, JeevesAunt Agatha, the one who eats broken bottles...1963
Wodehouse, PGSummer lightningPart of 'Life at Blandings' omnibus1929
Wodehouse, PGSunset at BlandingsUnfinished, but with detailed plot notes1977
Wodehouse, PGThank you, Jeeves1st full-length novel: Jeeves hands in his notice1934
Wodehouse, PGUncle DynamitePart of the 'Uncle Fred' omnibus1948
Wodehouse, PGUncle Fred in the SpringtimePart of the 'Uncle Fred' omnibus1939
Wodehouse, PGVery good, Jeeves!11, incl 'Jeeves & the impending doom' (Aunt Agatha)1930
Wodehouse, PGWorld of Mr Mulliner (42 stories)Tall tales from the Angler's Rest1972
Wood, VictoriaLucky bag: the Victoria Wood songbookGood1984
Wright, BrianPenge PapersLiterate confessions of an unwaged metropolitan house-husband1985

Funny (NF)

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Abrahams, MarcBest of Annals of Improbable Researchaka Journal of Inflated Research & Personalities!1998
Abrahams, MarcIg Nobel PrizesFrankly incredible tales of ignoble research spending2002
Abrahams, MarcSex as a heap of malfunctioning rubble...Spoof science articles à la Daedalus1993
Abrahams, MarcThis is improbable. ..Plentiful fresh examples of scientific, erm, idiocy2012
Adams, ScottStick to drawing comics, monkey brain!Good stuff from his blog2007
Adler, BillChurchill WitPresent to Christa from Karl (I suspect)1965
Ash, RussellTop 10 of everythingLists of trivia. Compelling time-waster1989
Ash, Russell; Lake, BrianBizarre booksBizarre titles of real books. Amazing1985
Atkins, H; Newman, ABeecham storiesAnecdotage, sayings & impressions. Marvellous stuff!1978
Baker, RobertStress Analysis of Strapless Evening GownHumorous essays of non-science non-sense1963
Banks, M; Swift, AJokes on us: women in comedyFrom Music Hall to the present1987
Bastone, William et alSmoking Gun: dossier of amazing documentsFreedom of Information reductio ad absurdum2001
Baum, HaroldBiochemist's songbook (1st ed)A hoot. 13 gems incl 'We're here because Urea'1982
Baum, HaroldBiochemist's songbook (2nd ed)Six extra songs incl 'A Cautionary Carol'1995
Beard, HenryLatin for all occasionsFrom Carol1990
Beard, HenryLatin for even more occasionsBonus!1991
Bell, MichaelScouts in Bondage, & other curious....works from bygone times (with strange titles!)2006
Bell, Simon et alWho's had who: 'lay' linesJourney through the stained sheets of time. Wonderful1987
Benson, Ophelia; StangroomDictionary of fashionable nonsenseSlim volume of cod pedantry from 'Butterflies' website2004
Bermant, ChaimWhat's the joke? (Jewish humour)Surveyed through ages up to (reluctantly) Joan Rivers1986
Berry, AdrianHarrap's book of scientific anecdotes60+ well-chosen examples, including Phonus Interruptus1989
Binnie, GAC et alIn England now: humour in The Lancet50 years of Lancet's humour column1989
Blundell, NigelWorld's greatest scandals of 20th centuryRound up twice the usual number of suspects - they're all here1986
Boffa, AlessandroYou're an animal, Viskovitz!Fables of life as various animals1998
Bradbury, MalcolmUnsent lettersTongue-in-cheek set of 18 unsent replies; almost an autobio1988
Brandreth, GylesBrief Encounters: meetings with....remarkable folk, often very funnily recalled2001
Briers, RichardCoward (Noël) and companyUproarious anecdotage1987
Brooks, RoyBrothel in PimlicoEstate agent's uniquely truthful small ads from 1950s/60s1985
Buckman, RobMedicine balls IIFunny1988
Bywater, MichaelLost worlds: what have we lost?....& where did it go? Brilliant!2004
Carolino, PedroFractured English as she is spokeFor Christa1883
Carr, Jimmy; Greeves, LucyNaked Jape: hidden world of jokesGood excuse for a collection of gags & commentaries2006
Carr, SimonGripes of WrathEveryday absurdities of UK life for grumpies like me2005
Caufield, CatherineMan who ate bluebottles, & other....great British eccentrics. Considerable change of style since!1981
Chapman, GrahamCalcium made interestingSketches, essays, & bits and pieces2005
Cohen, JohnEssential Lenny BruceEqualled finally after 30 years by Bill Hicks1967
Coldbacon/index.htmlGenuinely weird, funny in parts2006
Coleman, AlistairTales of Mirth and WoeScaryduck blog creator lets rip2006
Colgan, StevynJoined-up thinkingCircular chains of connection2008
Cook, WilliamHa Bloody Ha: comedians talkingInterviews with 30 or so of UK's new wave1994
Cook, WilliamTragically I was an Only Twin: completePeter Cook, comic genius2002
Crossley, JackYou couldn't make it upCurrent amusing clippings2003
Cryer, BarryPigs can fly50 years of true apocryphal stories2003
Daisey, Mike21 Dog Years: doing time at Amazon.comInsider tales (tails?) from a dot-comedian2002
De Guillaume, AndreHow to rule the worldTips for aspirant dictators2002
Deayton, AngusIn search of happinessSilly, like the TV 'documentary'1995
Diagram groupHow to hold a crocodileInspired1981
Dickinson, D; Hooper, BClangers in uniformCollection of blunders & anecdotage197?
Dixon, DougalAfter man: a zoology of the futureInteresting reverse look at evolution1981
Dixon, DougalNew dinosaurs: alternative evolutionQuirky but plausible1988
Donaldson, WilliamBoth the ladies and the gentlemenRunning a brothel, prior to 'Henry Root' & his letters1975
Donaldson, WilliamBrewer's Rogues, Villains & EccentricsAn A-Z of UK rogues; 670+ pages of them2002
Donaldson, WilliamHenry Root's world of knowledgeSelf-styled dictionary of common sense. Hmmm.1982
Donaldson, WilliamI'm leaving you Simon, you disgust me...Dictionary of received ideas2003
Ebdon, JohnEbdon's EnglandEnglish, & very proud of it1985
Freud, ClementFeast of Freud: Clement's wittiest piecesSelected by his journalist daughter, Emma2009
Garbage, GretaGreta Garbage's outrageous bathroom bookYou couldn't, as they say, make this stuff up2001
Geist, BillWay off the roadHeard about on NPR. offbeat small-town America2007
Haining, PeterSlip of the PenCollected blunders of writers2004
Hall, RichThings snowballComicly meandering essays2002
Halpern, JustinSh*t My Dad SaysHe's like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair2011
Hammond, P; Hughes, PUpon the punA great many of our troubles are man-maid1978
Hansard, P; Silver, BWhat bird did that? (Bird droppings)Bizarre (on a par with 'How to shit in the woods')1991
Harrison, IanBook of DuosLacks Mutt & Jeff, but not much else2005
Hart-Davis, AdamTaking the Piss: a potted history of peeAmusingly erudite2006
Hay, PeterTheatrical anecdotesNearly 400 pages, some rather bizarre behaviour!1987
Heimel, CynthiaSex tips for girlsA hoot, specially on vibrators. Witty send-up1983
Henderson, BobbyGospel of the Flying Spaghetti MonsterEvery religion has to start somewhere!2006
Hewson, RobertMonty Python: the case againstCurious mixture1981
Hicks, BillLove all the people: letters, lyrics....routines. Intro by John Lahr2004
Holt, Nick (ed)Art of the Put-DownSome absolute gems2006
Holt, Nick (ed)Wit & Wisdom of great writersGreat value2006
Holt, Nick (ed)Wit & Wisdom of movies1,300 more quotes; some are funny!2005
Holt, Nick (ed)Wit & Wisdom of musicSlightly more misses than hits2006
Howell, GeorginaPenguin book of naughty postcardsNot much good1977
Ibrahim, MeccaOne stop short of BarkingExtracting humour from the London Tube2004
Ironside, VirginiaVirginia MonologuesWhy growing old is great?!2009
Jacobs, AJKnow-it-allSucking up Britannica2004
Jaggard, GeoffreyWooster's WorldRoll-call of all his amazing characters & their foibles1967
Jarski, RosemarieGreat British WitFat assembly of quotations2005
Jarski, RosemarieHollywood WitHas a new Billy Wilder story on p762000
Johnson, Kim HowardLife before and after Monty PythonInteresting1993
Jones, Annie; Mitchell, ABackstabber's guideMP Austin Mitchell's guide to getting ahead in various fields1991
Jones, Richard GlynThis fish is loaded! Surreal humourAlphabetical array of pieces1991
Karp, JoshFutile and stupid gesture: Doug Kenney....& National Lampoon's effect on American comedy2006
Kerr, PhilipPenguin book of fights, feuds & hatredsAnthology of serendipitous antipathy1992
Kilgarriff, MichaelMake 'em roar: comedian's handbookDetailed advice & performance suggestions1979
Lakin, WarrenVery best of Linda SmithI think the nurses are stealing my clothes...2006
Lansky, DougThere's no toilet paper on the road less.... travelled. Compendium of horrible misadventures1998
Larson, GaryThere's a hair in my dirt!Far Side goes scientific with a worm's story1998
Leyser, CrispinFilth! Book of the comedy eventIncludes many wonderfully funny, not to say filthy, comedians1994
Lipman, MaureenPast-it notesGlorious ragbag of reminiscences2008
Lipman, Maureen; Phillips, RYou got an Ology?BT TV commercial scripts1989
Lloyd, John; Mitchinson, JQI book of general ignoranceNow 26% more ignorant2009
Lloyd, John; Mitchinson, JQI: advanced banterGem-filled2008
Long, RobSet up, joke, set up, jokeAnother take on the Hollywood life2005
Losada, IsabelBattersea Park Road to enlightenmentSelf-discoveries of a Starbucks addict2001
Lowe, Steve; McArthur, AlanIs it just me or is everything shit?Encyclopedia of modern life; Z-list celebs as fuckwit pundits2005
MacHale, DesLovers' WitIs the barrel bottomless?2005
Mancroft, LordBooking the cooksUnread accounts of corporate fraud1969
Marshall, ArthurWish you were here (Donald McGill)Postcards selected & appraised1966
Marston, WendyHypochondriac's handbookAll the latest microbial mutations!1998
Martin, AndrewFunny you should say thatJokes, quips, quotes; Cicero to Simpsons, but no Bramah2005
Mayle, PeterExpensive habitsThings to make your accountant pale1991
McNally, J; Wallis, JFortean Times weird year 1996Given to Peter1996
Naismith, JonNew Uxbridge English dictionaryMore from ISIHAC radio comedy2008
Naismith, JonUxbridge English dictionaryFrom ISIHAC radio comedy2006
Newell, PeterRocket bookMoving pictures, if I remember1912
Norden, DenisClips from a LifeVery polished anecdotage2008
Nye, ChristopherMaximum DinerSetting up a diner in Uckfield2004
O'Farrell, JohnUtterly impartial history of Britainor 2000 years of upper class idiots in charge2007
Page, NickIn search of the world's worst writersSome priceless stuff2000
Parsons, NicholasDipped in Vitriol: hatchet reviewsCruel but funny1981
Pattinson, IainLyttelton's BritainMock gazeteer of the UK2008
Perry, John; Roberts, NeilHold ye front page IIExtending back some 21 billion years2000
Perry, John; Roberts, NeilHold ye front page!2000 years as told by the 'Sun' news?paper1999
Poundstone, WilliamBig secretsTrivia, more like1983
Poundstone, WilliamBigger secretsIf this is 'highly classified' we have very little to fear1986
Quantick, DavidGrumpy old menBritish malcontents2004
Raven, SimonEnglish GentlemanPenetrating analysis of vulgarity1961
Re/searchPranks 2Another 1,421 ideas. Ron English & others2006
Rees, NigelCassell dictionary of anecdotes1,000 choice examples1999
Rees, NigelGuinness book of humorous anecdotesMany old favourites trotted out for re-inspection1994
Rees, NigelNudge nudge wink winkQuotes relating to love & sex1986
Rees, NigelQuote... unquoteAphorisms, apothegms, bons mots, bromides...1978
Ring, TonyWit and Wisdom of PG WodehouseGood set of snippets2007
Roberts, JemI'm sorry I haven't a clue!Fully authorised history of the radio comedy2009
Rolph, CHMr Prone: week in life of an ignorant manLegal pitfalls; ignorance is no excuse, it seems1977
Rosenthal, Amy KrouseEncyclopedia of an ordinary lifeExactly that2004
Scapa, KimSex tips for boysBasically a send-up (or a cock up?)1986
Sedaris, DavidWhen you are engulfed in flamesApparently, this is post-Seinfeldian2008
Selsdon, EstherLittle Book of Rules of ThumbLook up 'Working on a submarine' (p198)1999
Sherrin, NedCutting EdgeWicked anthology of wit1984
Sherrin, NedIn his anecdotageFollow-up to 'Theatrical Anecdotes' & best Coral Browne story1993
Sherrin, NedTheatrical anecdotesScandalous titbits, & marvellous Coral Browne stories1991
Shields, TomMore Tom Shields' diaryMixture as before1993
Shields, TomTom Shields' diaryGlasgow Herald jottings1991
Simanek, Donald E; Holden, JScience AskewRetired physics teacher treads in Weber territory2002
Slee, ChristopherChameleon book of LASTsCurious selection of final acts & deeds1990
SpeckcoldbaconOddly named, but successful, transfer of a web site2006
SustainerFriend & FoeStories for the Army Benevolent Fund2001
Thompson, HarryPenguins stopped playPeripatetic cricketers2006
Times BooksNot dead yetQuotes celebrating 'the senior moment'2003
Truss, LynneEats, Shoots & LeavesZero tolerance approach to punctuation2003
Truss, LynneTalk to the HandUtter bloody rudeness of everyday life. Write on, sister!2005
Tyas, ShaunBookworm droppingsUnique 'eaves-droppings'1988
Usborne, RichardVintage WodehouseMan is a fan1977
Usborne, RichardWodehouse nuggets2,000 one-liners: 'Ice formed on the butler's upper slopes'1983
Wakeman, Rick, Roach, MGrumpy old rock star, & other....wondrous stories. Anecdotes aplenty2008
Warren, RozBest contemporary women's humorSuch good taste!1994
Warren, RozGlibquipsLovely quotes1994
Warren, RozWomen's glibberSome Flenniken in it1992
Weber, Robert LDroll scienceGreat1987
Weber, Robert LMore random walks in scienceExcellent1982
Weber, Robert LRandom walk in scienceExcellent1973
Weber, Robert LScience with a smileLast one to date1992
Welsch, RogerEverything I know about women I learned....from my tractor. Skewering males, I think!2002
Wilmut, RogerFrom Fringe to Flying CircusSatire and UK comedy from 1960 to 19801980
Wilmut, Roger; Rosengard, PDidn't you kill my mother-in-law?Alternative comedy in the UK: Comedy Store to Saturday Live1989
Wragg, TedPearls from SwineshireEducational wrangles in essay format1984
Wragg, TedRiches from WraggMore pungent educational polemics1990

Gay

AuthorTitleNotesYear
DiMassa, DianeHothead paisan: homicidal lesbian...Heavy & crudely drawn, but biting & funny1993
Flowers, CharlesOut, loud & laughing: gay/lesbian humourMonologues, sketches & stories. Some fine material1995
Franson, LeanneTeaching through traumaFurther tragi-comedic episodes on the road to ???1999
Highsmith, PatriciaCarolWritten pseudonymously1952
Natalie, AndreaNight Audrey's vibrator spokeStone(wall) me! Wonderful cartoon angst in her pants1992
Ohio, DeniseEnd of the EmpireClosing of a cinema, entangled in gay/straight passions1993
Queer Press CollectiveQueer sense of humourLesbian, gay, & bisexual cartoons1993
White, EdmundBeautiful room is emptySkimmed, alas1988
White, EdmundFarewell Symphony (autobio novel)From the 60s to now, folding in AIDS of course1997

Geography

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Allen, PhillipAtlas of atlasesIBM-sponsored meta atlas1992
Arthus-Bertrand, YannEarth from the Air: 365 daysWhat you see is the planet we get2001
Bayly, ChristopherAtlas of the British EmpireNicely produced1989
Berthon, S; Robinson, AShape of the worldIBM-sponsored book of Granada TV's mapping/discovery series1991
Cameron, R; Cooke, AAbove LondonPhotos from the air1980
Cameron, RobertAbove Los AngelesPhotos from the air1976
Cotterill, RodneyMaterial World: the Cambridge guideGeology, basically1985
Dech, Stefan; Messner, RMountains from SpacePhotos of peaks & ranges round the planet2005
Fleming, FergusBarrow's boysFilling blanks in 1816 atlases1998
Gamlin, LindaAtlas of mankindInteresting1982
Gerster, GeorgFlights of discoveryPhotos from the air1978
Getmapping.comPorts and Airports100 overhead shots and details2002
Keegan, J; Wheatcroft, AZones of conflict: atlas of future warsVery interesting1986
Kelley, Kevin WHome Planet: images from SpaceGood1988
King, Dean; Hattendorf, JohnHarbors and High SeasAtlas & geographical guide to Aubrey-Maturin travels (2nd ed.)1999
Lamb, Simon; Sington, DavidEarth story: shaping of our worldBBC series on rocks & landscapes, basically1998
Macintyre, MichaelNew PacificTV series related1985
Marshall, TimPrisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You.... Everything You Need To Know About Global Politics (Kindle)2015
McEvedy, C; Jones, RAtlas of world population historyUseful though rapidly dating1978
Miller, EmeryCartographic Satellite Atlas of worldFascinating1998
Monmonier, MarkHow to lie with mapsIn Huff's 'use & abuse' territory'1996
Noponen, PaavoWinter in FinlandBook of photos Dad brought back1966
Parker, MikeMap addict: tale of obsession,....fudge & the Ordnance Survey2009
Peters, ArnoAtlas of the worldEqual area displays may look zany but...1989
Philip's2016 Big Atlas of Britain and IrelandTo be left in my car, generally!2015
Redfern, RonMaking of a continentThe one Christa spilled porridge on!1983
Reisner, MarcCadillac desert: American West & its..... disappearing water1993
Sheffield, CharlesEarth watch: the world from SpaceStriking images1981
Trench, Richard; Hillman, ELondon under London: subterranean guide1984 with updates from 1993. Amazing.1993
Williamson, TomHedges and Walls: living landscapesInvestigating walls, banks & dykes, inter alia2002

Graphical (F)

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Baciliero, PaoloTalking headVocalising penis with attitude. Wry & entertaining1989
Baikle, JimSkizz: alien cultures9 years on, & Skizz saves Earth, source of lofatyogurt plague1993
Baker, KyleWhy I hate SaturnWritten when he was 25, dammit!1990
Barr, MW; Bolland, BCamelot 3000Excellent comix retelling of Arthurian legend1988
Baxendale, LeoTHRPP!From creator of Bash Street Kids and Baby Basil1987
Bendis, Brian MichaelFortune and Glory: a true Hollywood comic.. book story. Creative people & Hollywood, heh?2000
Bilal, EnkiGods in chaosWeird comix style1980
Bilal, EnkiOuter statesGood stuff1990
Bilal, EnkiWoman trapAlso good1988
Bilal, Enki; Christin, PHunting PartyWeird but good1990
Bilal, Enki; Christin, PTown that didn't existGood1989
BrickDepresso: How I learned to stop worrying.... and embrace being bonkers! Or "Coming off meds" Excellent stuff2010
Brunvand, Jan HBig Book of Urban LegendsComix approach to his own special niche1994
Burns, CharlesHard-boiled Defective storiesLook twice at that title!1988
Burns, CharlesSkin deep: tales of doomed romanceStylish1992
Busiek, KurtAstro City: ConfessionDarker side of Astro City - after dark...1997
Busiek, KurtAstro City: life in the big cityNew take on superhero genre; comix format1995
Carey, MikeLucifer #01: Devil in the GatewayOffshoot from Gaiman's Sandman series1999
Carey, MikeLucifer #02: Children & MonstersGateway to an uncharted void2001
Carey, MikeLucifer #03: Dalliance with the DamnedShenanigans in new Garden of Eden2002
Carey, MikeLucifer #04: the Divine ComedyDeath's job: shut down Morningstar2003
Carnell, J; Lanning, ASleeze brothers fileLooked good1990
Chadwick, PaulConcrete #6: Strange Armor et alSome unpublished snippets2006
Chadwick, PaulConcrete #7: the human dilemmaMadness, politics, pizza, & a virgin birth2006
Chadwick, PaulConcrete Color Special #13: 'Damp descent', 'Lifestyles of rich & famous', 'Desert stars'1989
Chadwick, PaulConcrete: Complete (initial series)9, incl 'A stone among stones', 'Always Fences', 'Everest: solo'1986
Chadwick, PaulConcrete: Complete short stories 1986-8917, + foreword & intro; July 86 - August 89. Quite superb1990
Chadwick, PaulConcrete: Fragile creatureOn the film set of 'Rulers of the Omniverse'1991
Chadwick, PaulConcrete: Killer smile (4 parts)Larry taken hostage1994
Chadwick, PaulConcrete: Odd jobs / no sweat2: Bodyguard to a rock star / Down on the farm1987
Chadwick, PaulConcrete: Short stories 1990-199512, incl 'Like Disneyland, only toxic', 'American Christmas'1996
Chadwick, PaulConcrete: Strange ArmorRe-worked 'origin of Concrete' story1998
Chadwick, PaulConcrete: Think like a mountainConcrete as eco-terrorist & Earth First!ers saving a forest1997
Chadwick, Paul; Perry, SSalimba #1 (3D)Predates any 'Concrete' stories1986
Charyn, Jerome; Boucq, FMagician's WifeUnusual comix1987
Chaykin, HowardTwilightUnread comix1991
Chaykin, Howard; Brereton, DBatman: thrillkillerElseworlds variant with 'Batgirl' in 19611998
Cho, FrankFrank Cho: illustratorAmazing talent2001
Clowes, DanielCaricature: 9 storiesDating from 1994 to 1998, including 'Gynecology'2001
Clowes, DanielDavid BoringMore urban angst2000
Clowes, DanielGhost WorldTeenage pair in 'Strangers in Paradise' style prequel1998
Clowes, DanielIce HavenMiniature slices of weird2005
Clowes, DanielLike a velvet glove cast in ironFrom 'Eightball' between 1989 and 19932000
Clowes, DanielLout rampage!From his 'Eightball' comix1996
Clowes, DanielOrgy boundMore material from his 'Eightball' magazine1996
Clowes, DanielPatienceWeirdly fascinating Time-travel loopiness2012
Cohen, M; Sherman, MStrange Attractors: Chaos jitterbugSpace Rangerettes, of a sort1996
Coleman, JoeCosmic retributionGreat stuff, very angsty comix1992
Cramer, DennisMara of the CeltsSvelte Celtic sex-pot1995
Crepax, GuidoCount Dracula (in Italian)Skimmed1983
Crepax, GuidoEmmanuelleComix approach; bought in Slough1978
Crepax, GuidoEmmanuelle 3Reworked version1990
Crepax, GuidoEmmanuelle, Bianca, Venus in FursDeluxe & delicious Taschen edition2000
Crepax, GuidoJames' Turn of the ScrewCreepily evil & erotic comix treatment1995
Crepax, GuidoJustine, The Story of OTaschen does him more than proud2000
Crepax, GuidoMan from HarlemSkimmed1978
Crepax, GuidoStevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeGood comix version1989
Crepax, GuidoStory of OAs comix - amazing. Initial Grove Press edition bought in Slough1975
Crepax, GuidoStory of O Volume #1Variant text & art from 1975 edition1990
Crepax, GuidoStory of O Volume #2Painfully pure Réage1991
Crepax, GuidoStory of O Volume #3New material more purely Crepax than Réage1991
Crepax, GuidoValentina rediscovered (HM Fall '88)Weird1988
Crepax, GuidoVenus in FursMasochistic comix variations1996
Cruse, HowardStuck rubber babyComix coming of (gay) age amidst Civil Rights 60s movement1995
Darnall, Steve; Ross, AlexUncle SamAmerican political history massively reinterpreted1997
Delano, Jamie; Ridgway, JohnHellblazer Vol. 1Horrific comix1989
Doran, ColleenDistant soil #01: the gatheringSlambang psi powers comix epic begun in 19871997
Doran, ColleenDistant soil #02: the ascendantHeir to alien religious dynasty faces psionic challenges1998
Drek, AntonCollected Drek: Wendy Whitebread, aka..... undercover slut & other graphic outings1990
Dunlop, Rob; Lumby, PeterTozzer & the invisible lap dancersWide-ranging Hollywood satire of excess2002
Eaton, JeremyIsland of Dr. MoralQuirky1994
Edgar, Jim; Bellamy, FrankGarth: the cloud of BalthusNostalgic1985
Edgar, Jim; Bellamy, FrankGarth: the women of GalbaMore nostalgia1985
Edney, RalphLazarus Lamb: riddle of the sphincterA twist on myth of Oedipus1983
Eisner, Will3-D classicsExcellent1985
Eisner, WillContract with GodFour 'tenement' stories1978
Eisner, WillNew York: the big cityGreat stuff1986
Eisner, WillSignal from spaceNew venture for him1978
Eisner, WillSpirit: six storiesKnuckling thugs, charming women & oozing style (1947-49)1988
Eisner, Will & 50 others!Spirit Jam: a conspiracy to produce a..... new Spirit story.1981
Eisner, Will; Wood, WallyOuter space SpiritWow1952
Elliott, D; Leach, GA1 true life Bikini confidentialGood grief!1990
Ellis, Warren et alTrans #01: back on the streetSpider Jerusalem (aka Hunter S Thompson!) Issues 01-031997
Ellis, Warren et alTrans #02: lust for lifeIssues 04-121997
Ellis, Warren et alTrans #03: year of the bastardIssues 13-181998
Ellis, Warren et alTrans #04: new scumIssues 19-241999
Ellis, Warren et alTrans #05: lonely cityIssues 25-302000
Ellison, HarlanDream Corridor Vol #114 stories, with inspired comix re-interpretations + new text1996
Ellison, HarlanDream Corridor Vol #2Apparently his final collection of graphic re-tellings2007
Emerson, HuntBig Book of EverythingClaimed to be almost an English Crumb1983
Emerson, HuntCasanova's last standEnglish Crumb? Not wholly convinced1993
Emerson, HuntColeridge's Rime of the ancient marinerGood stuff1989
Emerson, HuntLawrence's Lady Chatterley's LoverComix approach1986
Emerson, HuntRapid reflexes!Good stuff1990
Emerson, HuntYou are Maggie ThatcherOh no I'm not!1987
Ennis, Garth et alPreacher #1: Ancient historyCharacters' back plots from three 'special' issues1997
Ennis, Garth; Dillon, StevePreacher #2: gone to TexasPart Western, part crime, part horror. Issues 1-71995
Ennis, Garth; Dillon, StevePreacher #3: until the end of the worldExorcising demons from small town past, etc. Issues 8-171996
Ennis, Garth; Dillon, StevePreacher #4: proud AmericansTo Paris & Manhattan against the Grail. Issues 18-261997
Ennis, Garth; Dillon, StevePreacher #5: Dixie FriedTo New Orleans for voodoo help. 'Cassidy' special + Issues 27-331997
Ennis, Garth; Dillon, StevePreacher #6: War in the sunShowdown in Monument Valley, Arizona. Issues 34-401998
Ennis, Garth; Dillon, StevePreacher #7: SalvationA small town in Texas... Issues 41-501998
Ennis, Garth; Dillon, StevePreacher #8: all Hell's a comingPeter bought this in York. Issues 51-581999
Ennis, Garth; Dillon, StevePreacher #9: AlamoIssues 59-662000
Fleener, MaryLife of the partyComplete autobiographical collection: 'autobiographix'1996
Forest, Jean-ClaudeBarbarellaIncredible for its time1966
Friedman, Drew & Josh AlanWarts and allNurtured by the 'RAW' stable1990
Gaiman, Neil et alDeath: the high cost of livingMarvellous1994
Gaiman, Neil et alDeath: the time of your lifeExpanded from original 1996 four-part series1997
Gaiman, Neil et alMagic #0: Books of MagicTimothy Hunter's initiation begins1990
Gaiman, Neil et alNeil Gaiman's Midnight Days5 short & rather horrid tales1999
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #00: OvertureLong-planned (and very welcome) prequel to the whole saga2015
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #01: preludes and nocturnesCapture, release, regaining control, repairing damage1988
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #02: the doll's houseAncient tales, Rose Walker, 'Cereal' convention1989
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #03: Dream countryBezoar, feline dreams, faerie theatre, dead façades1990
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #04: season of mistsDestiny's garden, empty Hell, dead return, negotiation1990
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #05: a game of youThe Cuckoo, take our goodbyes whenever we can1991
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #06: fables and reflectionsEmperor of the US, Orpheus, Ramadan1991
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #07: brief livesDelirium seeks brother, Dream and Orpheus (his son)1992
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #08: World's EndTales at the Inn of the World's End1993
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #09: the kindly onesA child has been stolen; someone will pay, and die1994
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #10: the wakeNo more loose ends, but no more Sandman!1996
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #11: The Dream HuntersFox, monk, & Mikado of all night's dreaming1999
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman #12: Endless NightsUnlinked stories; fabulous artists. Exquisite work2003
Gaiman, Neil et alSandman: Midnight theatreNot part of new mainstream sequence, but 'original' character1995
Gaiman, Neil; Buckingham, MMiracleman: the golden ageAn all-British comix super-hero?1992
Gaiman, Neil; Riddell, ChrisSleeper and the SpindleVariant of Sleeping Beauty, lovely illustrations2014
Gaiman, Neil; Vess, CharlesStardust: being a romance within the..... realms of Faerie1999
Gaiman, Neil; Zulli, MLast TemptationBased on Alice Cooper's concept album1995
Galiano, Marta, PonsDorm girlsNicely-explicit, but a bit weird1991
Giardino, VittorioLittle EgoWickedly affectionate parody of Winsor McCay's 'Little Nemo'1989
Gibrat & LeroiPinocchiaComix take on a trans-gender variant1996
Gloeckner, PhoebeChild's Life & other storiesTotally amazing Seda-like, Crumb-like...1998
Gloeckner, PhoebeChild's Life & other stories (revised ed.)Still totally amazing Seda-like, Crumb-like...2000
Gloeckner, PhoebeDiary of a Teenage Girl (revised ed.)Depressing, repellent, and yet amazing2015
Gorey, E; Neumeyer, PeterFloating Worlds: the letters of Edward....Gorey and Peter F Neumeyer. Memoir of their friendship2011
Gorey, EdwardAmphigoreyUnique & deeply strange; 15 little books from 1953 to 19651972
Gorey, EdwardAmphigorey Also17 more, including 'Glorious nosebleed'1983
Gorey, EdwardAmphigorey Too20, from 1953 to 1965, incl. 'Beastly Baby'1975
Gorey, EdwardCurious sofa: a pornographic work....by Ogdred Weary. Delicious!1961
Gorey, EdwardUnstrung Harp, or Mr Earbrass writes....a novel. Miniature gem, as ever1953
Graham, AlastairFull moon afloatStrong followup. Copy to Leigh1994
Graham, AlastairFull moon soupWonderful tale told in large, detailed, paintings. Copy to Leigh1991
Gregory, RobertaBitch is bornGood angry stuff1994
Gross, AllanArt of Insight StudiosFrank Cho, Marc Hempel, Mark Wheatley2001
Hampson, FrankDan Dare: pilot of the futureBrilliant1981
Hampson, FrankMan from nowhereDan Dare's creator, before Bellamy1979
Hampson, FrankReign of the robotsDan Dare1981
Hampson, FrankRogue planetDan Dare1980
Harper, CliffordEducation of DesireWeird & dark1984
HermannTowers of Bois-Maury: BabetteBeautifully-drawn (comix) medieval wanderings1984
HermannTowers of Bois-Maury: Eloise de MontgriBloodthirsty pillaging of landowners' estates1989
Hernandez, GilbertBirdlandExpansion of 1st edition1990
Hernandez, GilbertGirl crazyStrange stuff1997
Hernandez, GilbertL&R #12: Poison RiverLuba's life until mistress of fetishistic gangster-musician1994
Hernandez, Gilbert et alReturn of Mister XIdiosyncratic1986
Hernandez, JaimeL&R #01: Love and rocketsPerils of post-punk romance in a funky barrio setting1987
Hernandez, JaimeL&R #05: House of raging womenAngst of life in L.A.1992
Hernandez, JaimeL&R #11: Wigwam BamArchie comics meets Laurie Anderson?1994
Hernandez, JaimeL&R #13: Chester SquarePunk rock, pro wrestling, love & morality1996
Hogarth, BurneBurroughs' Tarzan of the ApesI remember Penny Guthrie finding this erotic!1972
Horrocks, DylanHicksvilleLife in a NZ backwater1998
Horrocks, Dylan et alMagic #8: Names of MagicFive-issue miniseries2001
Jordan, SydneyJeff Hawke (2 vols)Memories of early 60s 'Daily Express' comic strip1987
Kelly, SelbyBest of Pogo: from the Okefenokee StarReplaces a long-lost copy from Carol!1987
Kirchner, PaulBusWeird but funny & clever perspective shifts1987
Koike, K; Ikegami, RCrying Freeman #1. Portrait of a killerVicious manga; the tearful assassin1990
Koike, K; Ikegami, RCrying Freeman #2. Portrait of a killerInitiation into cult of assassins1990
Kurtzman, HarveyGrasshopper and the Ant, TheFrom 'Esquire' back in 1960; now properly reissued2001
LaBan, Terry et alDreaming: Beyond the shores of night3 comix stories set in Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman' realm1998
Lawrence, DonCathy #1Primitively graphic stuff1991
Lay, CarolJoy RideAmazing & well-sustained surreal comix fantasy1996
Lay, CarolNow, EndsvilleLonger early work that led to 'Story Minutes'1993
Lay, CarolStrip Joint100+ examples of her weekly 'Story Minute'1998
Linsner, Joseph MichaelDawn: Lucifer's haloNew York, with added goddess1997
Lob & DruilletLone Sloane / DeliriusWonderful comix artwork1972
Lob & PichardCandice at SeaRude comix foreshadow of 'Marie-Gabrielle'1977
Lomax, DonVietnam journal: Indian CountryGraphic in every sense1990
Lopez, Solano; BarreiroYoung WitchesDegradation before graduation1992
Louys, PierreAphrodite #1Illustrated by Milo Manara1999
Louys, PierreAphrodite #2Illustrated by Georges Bess1999
MacedoPsychorockOK1977
Mack, DavidKabuki: circle of bloodI'll categorise this comix manga modern fiction later!1997
Manara, MiloAuthor in search of six charactersBergman returns with co-star Lulu1989
Manara, MiloButterscotchBallerina Beatrice & her invisible admirer1987
Manara, MiloButterscotch 2Terrorists & bank-robbery1996
Manara, MiloClick #1 (A woman under the influence)Technology with which to inflame passion by remote control1987
Manara, MiloClick #2Saga of sexual remote control continues1992
Manara, MiloClick #3Insanely obscene Amazonian odyssey1994
Manara, MiloDies IraeBergman in Africa with a prepubescent Tinker Bell1990
Manara, MiloGreat adventureWell-drawn continuous dreamlike adventures of Bergman1988
Manara, MiloGulliveraSex-changed version of Gulliver, à la Manara1996
Manara, MiloHidden cameraFreelance TV crew on a voyeuristic mission1990
Manara, MiloManara's Kama SutraNice endpaper sequence, too1997
Manara, MiloMemoryBasically a colour sketchbook2002
Manara, MiloMiel, toute seule, la nuitUnusual1990
Manara, MiloPaper ManSimple, heart-breaking Western tale1982
Manara, MiloPerchance to dreamBergman in India trailing a missing film crew1990
Manara, MiloLe Piège (the trap)Irresistible, even in French (79ff)1998
Manara, MiloShorts8 short weirdly-sexual fantasies1989
Manara, MiloWomen of ManaraSelf-explanatory sketchbook1995
Manara, Milowww.Manara hits the Net1999
Manara, Milo; Enard, J-PArt of SpankingAs described, every bit as politically incorrect as you'd think1991
Manara, Milo; Pratt, HugoIndian SummerColonists & Indians in 17th C New England1986
Manning, MichaelSpider GardenCrepax meets fetishistic Hokusai!1996
Martinet, JeanneTruer than True RomanceOriginal artwork, but updated texts. Brilliant idea2001
Mason, TomBest of Spicy TalesOK1990
MaxPeter PankA novel comix angle, Pan as a punk. Whimsical & sexy1990
McCay, WinsorBest of Little Nemo in SlumberlandCovers 1905 - 1927, edited by Richard Marschall, + Sendak et al1997
McCay, WinsorComplete Little Nemo 1: 1905-1907Large-format colour reprints1989
McCay, WinsorComplete Little Nemo 2: 1907-1908Reprints series continues1989
McCay, WinsorComplete Little Nemo 3: 1908-1910More reprints1990
McCay, WinsorComplete Little Nemo 4: 1910-1911More reprints1990
McCay, WinsorComplete Little Nemo 5: 1911-1912Quite sublime, as usual1991
McCay, WinsorComplete Little Nemo 6: 1913-1914Final set of reprints1993
McCay, WinsorLittle Nemo (in German)For Christa1982
McCay, WinsorLittle Nemo: 1905 - 1914Taschen does him proud, 419 full colour strips2000
McCloud, ScottZot! Book 11st ten issues1984
McGuire, RichardHereInvariant space, massively variant times2014
Mezieres, JC; Christin, PAmbassador of the shadowsGood, comix1969
Mezieres, JC; Christin, PHeroes of the EquinoxGood, comix1978
Mezieres, JC; Christin, PWelcome to AlflololGood, comix1972
Mezieres, JC; Christin, PWorld without starsGood, comix1972
Miller, Frank (2)Batman: the dark knight returnsStylish comix & highly influential, it now turns out1986
Miller, Frank (2)Batman: year 1Good1988
Miller, Frank (2)Give me LibertyDark stuff1990
Miller, Frank (2)RoninGreat comix style1987
Moebius (Jean Giraud)ArzachUnique comix style1977
Moebius (Jean Giraud)Man from the CiguriContinues 'Airtight garage' in inimitable comix form1996
Moncuse, SteveFish police: hairballsWeird but interesting comix1987
Moore, AlanShocking futures15 comix tales, punny & violent & often twisted1986
Moore, AlanTwisted times12 comix tales, with 4-eyed Abelard Snazz & time twisters1987
Moore, Alan et alSuperman: the man of tomorrow3 comix tales updating, faithfully, the Man of Steel1988
Moore, Alan et alTop 10: book 1City entirely for super-heroes1999
Moore, Alan; Baikle, JimSkizzComix tale of interpreter from Tau-Ceti, lost in Birmingham1989
Moore, Alan; Burrows, JacenNeonomiconVariant of HP Lovecraft's Innsmouth tale2011
Moore, Alan; Davis, AlanDR & Quinch's ... awesome guide to lifeAlien college students & their havoc-wreaking tendencies1987
Moore, Alan; Gebbie, MelindaLost Girls boxed setDorothy, Alice and Wendy2006
Moore, Alan; Gibbons, DaveWatchmenAwesome comix anti-super-hero tale1987
Moore, Alan; Gibson, IanBallad of Halo Jones (3 parts)Comix tales of a 'simple' heroine. (Hah!)1986
Moore, Alan; Lloyd, DavidV for VendettaBleak comix look at totalitarian England1990
Moore, TerrySIP #01: Strangers in ParadiseComix tale of tangled lives & a sinister past. Just wonderful1995
Moore, TerrySIP #02: I dream of youDealing with Mrs Parker & the Mob's $850,000. Superb1996
Moore, TerrySIP #03: It's a good lifeGetting shot of Freddie; accepting David. Excellent1996
Moore, TerrySIP #04: Love me tenderGym workout, new job in ad agency, Katchoo & David on/off1997
Moore, TerrySIP #05: Immortal enemiesEnd of Darcy Parker's assassination plot1997
Moore, TerrySIP #06: High School!Includes Princess Warrior satire1998
Moore, TerrySIP #07: SanctuaryRecollections from a middle-aged viewpoint1999
Moore, TerrySIP #08: My other lifeFateful plane crash2000
Moore, TerrySIP #09: Child of RageKatina turns the tables2001
Moore, TerrySIP #10: Tropic of desireFrancine to marry?2001
Morrison, Grant et alFilth, TheTo be classified!2004
Morrison, Grant et alInvisibles #1: say you want a revolutionStrange days, indeed. Vol 1, issues 1-81995
Morrison, Grant et alInvisibles #2: ApocalipstickTendrils of global conspiracy. From Vol 1, issues 9-161995
Morrison, Grant et alInvisibles #3: bloody hell in AmericaFreedom versus control. From Vol 2, issues 1-41997
Morrison, Grant et alInvisibles #4: counting to nonePeter bought duplicate in York. Vol 2, issues 5-131997
Morrison, Grant et alInvisibles #5: Kissing Mister QuimperFrom Vol 2, issues 14-221998
Morrison, Grant; Hughes, RDareComix update of a legend (Dan Dare)1991
Nicholson, Jeff et alDreaming: thru the gates of horn & ivoryMore from Morpheus' strange realm1999
Oliveros, Chris et alBest of 'Drawn and Quarterly'Beautiful, hard-hitting comix art1993
Oliveros, Chris et alDrawn and Quarterly, Vol #4Includes Tintin biography/homage2001
Ottaviani, JimImitation GameStory of Alan Turing2016
Ottaviani, JimSuspended in LanguageStory of Niels Bohr2009
Padua, SydneyThrilling adventures of Lovelace and BabbageThe "not quite true" story2015
Pichard, GeorgesCarmenComix retelling of Opera's sensuous lady1981
Pichard, GeorgesMarie-GabrielleTotally off the wall sado-masochistic comix extravaganza1977
Poe, Edgar AllanGraphic ClassicsMaxon Crumb inter alia2001
Pratt, HugoBallad of the salt sea (Corto Maltese)Off to the Pacific1975
Pratt, HugoCelts (Corto Maltese)Journey in Europe during 1917-19181975
Quinn, ParrisShadow and Light #13 short erotic tales rendered as monochrome cartoons1998
Quinn, ParrisShadow and Light #22 tales; one a sequel1999
Quinn, ParrisShadow and Light #3Another triple XXX dose2000
Rakezic, Sasa; Kathman, BobFlock of dreamers: dream-inspired comix....from Crumb, Veitch, Woodring, not all very convincing1997
Rieber, John et alBooks of FaeriePrecursors to Books of Magic1993
Rieber, John et alBooks of Faerie: Auberon's TaleEarly life of various of the characters1999
Rieber, John et alMagic #1: BindingsManticore, unicorn, Timothy's real father...1994
Rieber, John et alMagic #2: SummoningsTea in Hell, Victorian cyborg, teen succubus in a box...1994
Rieber, John et alMagic #3: ReckoningsTimothy is lead comprehensively astray by Barbatos1995
Rieber, John et alMagic #4: TransformationsDeath drops by to say 'hi'; Timothy is now 141996
Rieber, John et alMagic #5: Girl in the boxA lost mermaid to contend with, with 'tits'1996
Rieber, John et alMagic #6: Burning GirlBought in Bluewater1997
Rieber, John et alMagic #7: Death after DeathIssues 42 to 502001
Robinson, AlexBox Office poison600pp saga of dreary jobs, messy apartments, girlfriends etc.2001
Rodriguez, GabrielLittle Nemo: Return to SlumberlandWon the 2015 Eisner award (for a one-off)2015
Ross, Steven et alTerry Pratchett's 'Colour of magic'Where gods are more blamed than worshipped. Comix approach1991
Rotundo, MassimoEx libris eroticis (2 vols)Italian saga1989
Rowson, MartinF*CK: a history of the world in 65.... unfortunate incidents. Bit of a one-note joke2008
Rowson, MartinGulliver's Travels adapted and updatedRidiculously talented man2012
Rowson, MartinTristram ShandyStalled about 1/3 thru, but enjoying the ride!1996
Rowson, MartinWaste LandFilm noir who-dunnit version of TS Eliot1990
Sarson, JadeFor the love of God, Marie!Engaging take on life, living and loving2016
Saudelli, FrancoBlonde #1: double crossBondage cartoon tale of food-based espionage1991
Saudelli, FrancoBlonde #2: Bondage PalaceWhere's that secret of eternal youth?1993
Saudelli, FrancoBlonde #3: Phoebus IIICarnal catfights on all-woman prisoner world1996
Seagle, ST; Kristiansen, TIt's a birdDifferent take on Superman2004
Simmonds, PosyGemma BoveryAs serialised, & signed!1999
Simmonds, PosyLiterary LifeDoctor Derek and literary company2003
Simmonds, PosyMrs Weber's DiarySublime1979
Simmonds, PosyMrs Weber's OmnibusGathering of the clan, as it were2012
Simmonds, PosyMustn't grumbleI love this woman!1993
Simmonds, PosyPick of PosyPerfection1982
Simmonds, PosyPure PosyMarvellous1987
Simmonds, PosyTamara DreweBought in Bournemouth2007
Simmonds, PosyTrue LoveWonderful1981
Smith, JeffBone: the great cow raceWilling to try this1992
SokalCanardo: a shabby dog storyRather good1981
SokalCanardo: blue angelMore please!1981
Spiegelman, ArtMaus I: a survivor's taleGrim1986
Spiegelman, ArtMaus II: and here my troubles beganGrim1991
Stack, FrankNew adventures of JesusSandals define him as a hippy1979
Stanton, EricDominant wives & other storiesAmazing dominatrix-dominated comic art1998
Starlin, Jim; Oliff, SteveGilgamesh II4-part comix story1989
Strauss, Neil; Chang, BHow to make money like a porn star!Warning: may make you awkward around women!2006
Talbot, BryanTale of one bad ratPeter Rabbit lost in Cardboard City1996
Taylor, KevinGirlX-rated occult antics1990
Thompson, JillDeath: at Death's doorExcursions with Gaiman's Sandman Goth sister2003
Thorne, FrankGhita of AlizarrSex, sorcery & swordplay with a blonde warrior woman1985
Thorne, FrankGhita: the thousand wizards of UrdMore misadventures with Ghita1985
Thorne, FrankIron DevilLadies of the night in hardcore adventures1995
Thorne, FrankLannSultry, rejuvenated space adventuress1984
Twain, MarkGraphic ClassicsIncludes a Shary Flenniken piece2004
UnknownTandra Chronicles #3Has its confused moments1992
Utz, Trevlin LeeDonna MiaA Demoness to make you forget other girls...1997
Varenne, AlexErma JaguarWeird1990
Vaughan, Brian KSaga #01Star-crossed soldiers2012
Vaughan, Brian KSaga #02Star-crossed soldiers2013
Vaughan, Brian KSaga #03Star-crossed soldiers2014
Vaughan, Brian KSaga #04Star-crossed soldiers2014
Vaughan, Brian KSaga #05Star-crossed soldiers2015
Vosburg, Mike; Ventrella, PLori LovecraftSly comix sex/horror romp2000
Wagner, J; Grant, ABogie ManGood1991
Wagner, J; Grant, ABogie Man: election specialGood1992
Waldron, P; Finch, JAdventures of a lesbian college school..... girl. Just as tacky comix as it sounds1997
Watson, AndiGeishaAndroid with a knack for painting1999
Watterson, BillExploring Calvin and Hobbes: an exhibition.... catalogue2014
Wells, HGGraphic ClassicsIncludes a Shary Flenniken piece2002
Wilkin, Karen; Ross, CliffWorld of Edward GoreyRepresentative sampling plus biographical material2002
Willingham, BillFables #5: HomelandsIssues 34 - 412005
Wilson, Colin (2)Into the shadow of the sun - RaelComix, good1988
Wood, Cynthy J et alLegends of the stargrazersUnread1989
Wood, Wally (Wallace)Came the Dawn (and other stories)Suspense and crime shockers from the 1950s (ed Gary Groth)2012
Wood, Wally (Wallace)Compleat Cannon1970-1973 run: Last of the 60s super spies2001
Wood, Wally (Wallace)Compleat Sally Forth1970-1973 complete run of sf comedy strip1998
Yaco, Link; Heebink, JohnSpace chicks & businessmen + CuntThey came for sperm! Plus advanced linguistics lesson1998
Zarate, OscarIt's dark in LondonCompelling & disturbing1996

Graphics (NF)

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Achilleos, ChrisBeauty and the BeastAirbrushed fantasy & mild erotica1978
Achilleos, ChrisMedusaAirbrushed fantasy & mild (yet cover censored!) erotica1988
Achilleos, ChrisSirensAirbrushed fantasy & more mild erotica1986
Artmonsky, RuthArt for the Ear: 40 years of illustration for.... BBC radio publications. Beguiling examination of much 'ephemera'2015
Artmonsky, RuthDesign: FHK HenrionNot yet read2015
Artmonsky, RuthDesign: Jan Le Witt and George HimQuite a pair2015
Artmonsky, RuthDo You Want it Good or Do You Want it Tuesday?The Halcyon Days of W.S.Cowell Ltd. Printers2015
Artmonsky, RuthJack Beddington: The Footnote ManNot yet read2015
Artmonsky, RuthPleasures of Printing: Thomas Griffits at.... Vincent Brooks, Day & Sons and The Baynard Press2015
Artmonsky, RuthUnashamed Artists: A Celebratory Miscellany.... of Advertising Art2015
Backemeyer, SylviaEric Fraser: designer & illustratorBeautiful survey of his work in Radio Times etc1998
Baines, PhilPenguin by DesignCover artwork, 1935 - 20052005
Baker, MartinArtists of Radio Times: a Golden Age of.... British illustration2015
Baker, Nicholson; BrentanoWorld on Sunday: graphic art in....Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper (1898-1911)2005
Benedict, B; Barton, LPhonographicsAlbum cover artwork1977
Berry, Susan; Martin, JudyDesigning with colourFor Christa1991
Bindman, DavidHogarth and his times: serious comedyAccompanies a 300th anniversary British Museum exhibition1997
Burder, David GStereogramNice images aligned with a long-term interest of mine1994
Caldwell, DoreenAnd all was revealed (ladies underwear)Half price from Windsor Hammicks - I think!1981
Campbell, AlastairNew designer's handbookGraphics design, of course1993
Castle, PhilipAirflowAirbrush superrealism1980
Champ, JohnYoga for men: photographsPure exploitation!1978
Curtis, CecileArt of scraperboard engravingAttractive outline of techniques involved1988
Curtis, ST; Hunt, CAirbrush bookIf only...1980
Dalley, TerenceIllustration and design: complete guideAs described1980
Davis, GrahamQuick solutions to great layoutsUsual ideas1993
Dean, R; HipgnosisAlbum cover albumDuring my Dean phase1977
Dean, R; Howells, DAlbum cover album 2Pretty silly, I guess1982
Dean, RogerViewsI was younger then!1975
Di Grappa, CarolFashion: theoryNothing special1980
Dragon's WorldGuide to fantasy art techniquesInteresting source of ideas1984
Dragon's WorldLots of kisses39, to be exact; mostly airbrush pix. Intro by Lisa Tuttle1984
Dragon's WorldMouse and KelleyTwo Underground poster folk1979
Driver, DavidArt of Radio TimesTotally superb collection of varied work1981
English, Michael3-D eye: posters, prints, paintingsAirbrush super-realism1979
Ernst, BrunoAdventures with impossible figuresZany impossibilities, even from Meccano1986
Ernst, BrunoEye beguiled: optical illusionsElegantly illustrated impossible objects1986
Errigo, AngieRock album cover: illustrated historyPretentious, moi?1979
ErtéFashion drawings and illustrationsWonderful stylish stuff1976
ErtéGraphicsLargely fashion-related1978
Esquire magazineVarga: the Esquire years (Vargas)Unique1987
Farren, MickGet on down: decade of rock postersGood heavens!1976
Finch, ChristopherArt of Walt DisneySomewhat fawning1975
Gallo, MaxPoster in historyInteresting survey1972
Garland, KenMr Beck's Underground Map: a historySaga of Harry Beck's London Underground diagrammatic map1994
Glynn, PrudenceIn fashion (20th Century dress)Interesting1978
Glynn, PrudenceSkin to skin: eroticism in dressInteresting1982
Goldmann, F; Hiltscher, KGimmix book of recordsCover artwork1981
Gordon, J; Hiller, AT-Shirt bookVisual trivia1988
Gower, ChristopherEPS: Illustrated book of stockingsFemale hosiery1998
Heller, Steven; Anderson, GGraphic wit: art of humour in designComprehensive survey; many contributors & examples1991
Heller, Steven; Gorey, EdwardEdward Gorey: his book cover art and designExactly as described. Rather wonderful, too2015
Hiner, MarkRed & Blue illusion book (anaglyphs)Good, but not very sophisticated images1996
HipgnosisGoodbye lookTypical Floyd art1982
HipgnosisWalk away RenéArtwork for, inter alia, Pink Floyd1978
Holmes, NigelBest in Diagrammatic GraphicsSuperb & imaginative images1993
Holmes, NigelPictorial mapsSome superb graphics; bought in Cambridge1991
Jacobs, Frank (2)Strange MapsGloriously weird examples2009
Jankel, A; Morton, RCreative computer graphicsSo dated already1984
Johnson, Arthur WBookbinding: practical guideBoth practical & excellent advice1985
Johnson, PaulineCreative bookbindingUseful1963
Jones, AllenProjectsAirbrush & other media; I share his fetishes!1971
Jones, AllenSheer magicAirbrushed glamour1979
Kery, Patricia FrantzGreat magazine covers of the worldCousin Jayne liked this1982
Lahr, Jane; Ferrer, LindaErosNice selection of work1996
Livingston, A & IDictionary of Graphic Design & DesignersThames & Hudson & husband & wife from Falmouth College of Arts1998
Lopez, AntonioAntonio's GirlsFashion artistry1982
Lopez, BorisJust bloomedTeen beauties; present from Chris P2000
Maguire, GregoryMaking Mischief: a Sendak appreciationRevisiting some very long-time favourites2009
Martin, JudyComplete guide to airbrushingUseful1983
MaxDreamSpyillustrations 1973 to 20032003
McCandless, DavidInformation is beautifulInfographics in other non-words2009
Meadows, Mark StephenPause & Effect: interactive narrativeThoughtful artist meets theory2003
Meglin, NickArt of humorous illustrationGood1973
Mette, C MichaelAirbrush worksGood1990
Morgan H; Symmes, DAmazing 3-DFascinating1982
Morgan, J; Welton, PSee what I mean: visual communicationPerception, meaning, codes, conventions, icons1986
Mouly, FrancoiseBlown Covers: rejected 'New Yorker' coversSome stunning examples2011
National GeographicInside Out: best of 60 or so diagrams..... and cutaways.1998
Olley, MichelleErotiqueModern art2005
Olley, MichelleLove Lust DesireMore elegantly mild erotica2001
Powers, AlanFront cover: great book jacket & cover..... design. WYSIWYG, naturellement2001
Priester, Gary W; Levine, GEye tricks: 3D stereogramsCheck out clover leaf on p153! Magical2004
QuartoIllustrator's reference: figureClothed from (literally) all angles1987
QuartoIllustrator's reference: nudesFrom all angles - access all areas (hairiers?)1989
Robertson, BruceCharts and Diagrams, step by stepSome useful examples1988
Robotham, TomVarga: Alberto Vargas' pinupsIneffable airbrushery1991
Satterwhite, Al & JoySatterwhite on color and designUseful1986
Seckel, AlOptical illusionsExcellent examples2000
Shaw, Lem et alRadio Times: cover story - 90 years of classic.... covers. Fascinating trawl through decade by decade2013
Sorayama, HajimeComplete worksAstonishing & prolific range of images1998
Sorayama, HajimeGynoidsPeter likes this, too1992
Sorayama, HajimeHajime SorayamaJapanese airbrush1989
Sorayama, HajimeHyper illustrations 1Japanese airbrush1989
Sorayama, HajimeHyper illustrations 2More of the same1992
Sorayama, HajimePin-UpJapanese airbrush1984
Sorayama, HajimeRobot sexyJapanese airbrush, Peter likes it1983
Sorayama, HajimeVenomRecent snakeskin collection2002
Sparke, PennyDesign in contextBeautifully produced & illustrated survey of 200+ years1987
Staller, IllonaCicciolinaItalian MPs are so much sexier than ours1992
Steele, ValerieFetish: fashion, sex & powerPerfect title for this guidemap to 'Skin Two' territory1996
Stein, RalphPin-Up: from 1852 to nowAs described, though 'now' is now many years ago!1974
Stoddart, JimSeven hundred PenguinsSome awesome cover artwork over the years2007
Swann, AlanLayout source bookSome very nice ideas here1989
Talbot, BryanAlice in Sunderland: an entertainmentRichly informed & informative2007
Tambini, MichaelLook of the Century: Design icons of the.... 20th Century. Dorling Kindersley mini-brick book1999
Thompson, P; Davenport, PDictionary of visual languageVery wide range1980
Trope, DonnaBeauty Shots (exhibition catalogue)Rather extreme fashion shots2001
Tufte, Edward RVisual display of quantitative informationNeat; especially graphic of Napoleon's march on Moscow1983
Turner, LowriGianni Versace: fashion's last emperorLightweight eye candy1997
Vallejo, BorisHindsightBoris sure likes his butts!1998
Vargas, A; Austin, ReidVargas: 60 years of illustrationVintage airbrush glamour1978
VariousOcchio PrivatoSome nice stuff1987
VariousSexy dreamsErotic airbrush work1987
Whitaker, SteveEncyclopedia of cartooning techniquesGood1994
Wood, DenisPower of mapsThe inner, if not secret, life of maps and representations1992
Woodward, TimSkin two: Retro 1, the first 6 issuesPeter likes this1991
Wortley, RichardPin-Up's Progress: history of the art1870-1970 via bosoms, buttocks, nipples, legs & pubic hair1971
Wortley, RichardStriptease: a pictorial historyNeed I say more?1976
Wroblewski, ChrisSkin shows: the art of tattooWeird but fascinating1989
Wroblewski, ChrisTattooed womenSome attractive1992

Historical (F)

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Chevalier, TracyGirl with a pearl earringLife in 1664 Delft1999
Davis, LindseyCourse of HonourVespasian's love life with a freed slave as his mistress1997
Davis, LindseyFalco #01: Silver pigsPrivate Eye Marcus Didius Falco & silver ingots from Britain1989
Davis, LindseyFalco #02: Shadows in bronzeOff to the seaside with the family!1990
Davis, LindseyFalco #03: Venus in copperTangling with a fortune-hunting redhead1991
Davis, LindseyFalco #04: Iron hand of MarsWhere's the German legion commander gone?1992
Davis, LindseyFalco #05: Poseidon's GoldHis dead brother can still cause trouble, it seems1992
Davis, LindseyFalco #06: Last Act in PalmyraOff to the East & murder in a travelling theatrical troupe1994
Davis, LindseyFalco #07: Time to departTrying to get rid of Rome's top gangster1995
Davis, LindseyFalco #08: Dying light in CordubaMy next read1996
Davis, LindseyFalco #09: Three hands in the FountainDirty work underfoot in Rome's sewers1996
Davis, LindseyFalco #10: Two for the lionsWe're up to AD 73 & a great census1998
Davis, LindseyFalco #11: One virgin too manyTime to catch up!1999
Davis, LindseyFalco #12: Ode to a bankerPunnily enough...2000
Davis, LindseyFalco #13: A body in the bath houseBack to Britain, chasing shoddy & murderous builders2001
Davis, LindseyFalco #14: the Jupiter MythHolidaying amidst Londinium's gangsters2002
Davis, LindseyFalco #15: The accusersEntangled with lawyers2003
Davis, LindseyFalco #16: Scandal takes a holidayMissing gossip columnist2004
Davis, LindseyFalco #17: See Delphi and dieOops2005
Davis, LindseyFalco #18: SaturnaliaCaptive on the loose2007
Dunant, SarahBirth of VenusFlorence in Savanarola's time2003
Eco, UmbertoName of the RoseMoving, eventually1980
Forester, CSEarthly ParadiseColumbus's 3rd voyage to Indies1940
Forester, CSHorn #01: Mr Midshipman HornblowerOn Indefatigable to Western Atlantic; promotion to Lieutenant1950
Forester, CSHorn #03: Lieutenant HornblowerBush, the Renown, poverty on half-pay, Maria1952
Forester, CSHorn #04: Hornblower and the HotspurChannel blockade duties; then finally a Post Captain1962
Forester, CSHorn #05: Hornblower and the crisisUnfinished, plus 'Widow McCool' (#02) & 'Last Encounter' (#13)1967
Forester, CSHorn #06: Hornblower and the AtroposEastern Mediterranean & Nelson's funeral procession1953
Forester, CSHorn #07: Happy ReturnLydia, in South America, chasing Natividad & El Supremo1937
Forester, CSHorn #08: Ship of the LineHis first ship of the line, harrying Spanish coast1938
Forester, CSHorn #09: Flying ColoursEn route to Napoleon's firing squad. Escape down Loire1938
Forester, CSHorn #10: CommodoreA squadron to the Baltic for Russian alliance1945
Forester, CSHorn #11: Lord HornblowerMutiny, treachery, & Bush's death1946
Forester, CSHorn #12: Hornblower in the West IndiesNow Rear-Admiral; still thwarting Napoleon's latest plans1958
Forester, CSHornblower CompanionInsights into his creativity1964
Garner, AlanLad of the GadFive Gaelic folktales1980
Garner, AlanStrandloperLife in 1801 Australian 'dreamtime'1996
Golding, WilliamClose quartersContinuation of the naval trilogy1987
Golding, WilliamFire down belowEnd of the sea trilogy1989
Golding, WilliamRites of passageStory of a voyage to Australia in journal form1980
Graves, RobertClaudius #1: I, ClaudiusMagnificent racy autobiography of Clau-Clau-Claudius1934
Graves, RobertClaudius #2: Claudius the GodBegins with acclamation as Emperor, ends miserably1934
Graves, RobertCount BelisariusTroubleshooter to Emperor Justinian1938
Graves, RobertThey hanged my saintly BillyTrial in 1856 of Dr William Palmer, well reconstructed1957
Harris, RobertPompeiiWell-researched blast stories2003
Huxley, AldousDevils of LoudunRead enough to be very angry at religion. Fiction?1952
Manning, FrederickHer privates weBattle of the Somme as seen from its trenches1929
Marshall-Andrews, RobertPalace of wisdomIt's 1684, in library of San Lorenzo1989
Massie, AllanAugustusHis lost memoirs, & 20th Century parallels1986
Massie, AllanCaesarCaesar, as observed by Brutus1993
Massie, AllanTiberiusIn his own words1990
Moore, AlanVoice of the fireA 5,000-year urban English dreamtime walk1996
Nye, RobertFalstaffUnread cod(piece) autobiography of Shakespeare's character1976
Nye, RobertFaustNew take on Faust's story1980
Nye, RobertGilles de Rais: his life and deathPaedophile, murderer & devout Christian1990
Nye, RobertMerlinRude & very funny1978
Nye, RobertVoyage of the DestinySir Walter Raleigh's confessions1982
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #01: Master and CommanderAubrey's first ship, the brig Sophie & first court-martial1970
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #02: Post Captain1803, & war resumes; Sophia Williams & Diana Villiers appear1972
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #03: HMS SurpriseDebtors' prison before HMS Surprise & Indian Ocean1973
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #04: Mauritius CommandAttacking French bases on Mauritius & Reunion1977
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #05: Desolation islandHMS Leopard, card cheats, & rescuing Governor Bligh (of Bounty)1978
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #06: Fortune of War1812, fire, shipwreck, capture by Americans1979
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #07: Surgeon's MateEscape from Boston, Catalan troop manoeuvring1980
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #08: Ionian MissionToulon blockade duty, then Greek islands1981
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #09: Treason's HarbourMediterranean & Malta duties1983
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #10: Far side of the worldHMS Surprise to South Seas via Cape Horn for whaling fleet1984
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #11: Reverse of the medalRisky investments, crime, espionage & the pillory!1986
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #12: Letter of MarqueOff Navy List (though innocent) to be a privateer1988
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #13: Thirteen gun saluteRestored to List, Malaysia & its natural delights1989
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #14: Nutmeg of ConsolationMaturin bested by a platypus' poisonous spur!1991
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #15: Clarissa OakesSurprise is carrying a female surprise1992
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #16: Wine-dark seaUp the west coast of South America1993
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #17: The CommodoreReturning to yellow fever off the African slaving coast1994
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #18: Yellow AdmiralBrest blockade duty & proof of Jack's past adultery1996
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #19: The hundred daysMaturin the widower with Bonaparte's Muslim gold1998
O'Brian, PatrickAubrey #20: Blue at the MizzenPeacetime Chilean hydrographics1999
VariousNew English bible; new testamentFrom Mum & Dad1961
Waters, SarahFingersmithLondon, 1862: fraud, insanity & secrets2002
Waugh, EvelynHelenaEmpress, mother of Constantine1950
White, THBook of MerlynThe 'lost' last volume of Once & Future King1977
Wilder, ThorntonIdes of MarchThis is Christa's copy1948
Wishart, DavidGermanicusMarcus Corvinus & Livia's machinations again1997
Wishart, DavidI, VirgilAn oblique view of history1995
Wishart, DavidNeroRoman life as seen by Nero's Advisor on Taste1996
Wishart, DavidOvidMarcus Corvinus recovers Ovid's ashes1995
Yourcenar, MargueriteMemoirs of HadrianPraised on BBC World Service!1951

History

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Ackroyd, PeterDickens' LondonPictorial studies of the stories' landscapes1987
Aikman, LonnelleWe, the people: story of US CapitolNational Geographic Society book (Christa)1964
Allen, CharlesPlain tales from the RajOral histories from 1900 to 19471975
Allen, CharlesTales from the Dark ContinentBritish colonial Africa anecdotage1979
Allen, CharlesTales from the South China SeasAnecdotage from Far East fringes of 20th C. British Empire1983
Arthur, MaxForgotten voices of the Great WarVeterans' own words: history of WWI2002
Arthur, MaxForgotten voices of the second world warMore transcripted history2004
Atterbury, PaulDiscovering Britain's lost railwaysSome 14,500 miles of track lost & memories fade1995
Bach, JohnBligh (Lt. William) NotebookFacsimile & annotated transcription, 28 April to 14 June 17891986
Barber, S; Reed, JCaligula: divine carnageAtrocities of Roman emperors; deeply weird2000
Barker, Theo (ed)Long march of Everyman1750 - 1960 from BBC Radio 4 series1974
Barnett, CorrelliAudit of War: decline since WW IIIllusion & reality of UK as a great nation1986
Barraclough, GeoffreyTimes atlas of world historyBought in Slough1978
Beard, MaryConfronting the ClassicsThe state of modern 'scholarship' in the field2013
Beard, MarySPQR: a history of ancient RomeSaturated with minute details2015
Beckett, AndyWhen the lights went out; Britain....in the Seventies2009
Begg, Richard C; Liddle, PFor five shillings a dayPersonal histories of World War II2000
Black, EdwinIBM and the HolocaustNazis counting & much worse on their Hollerith machines2001
Bourdain, AnthonyTyphoid MaryThe New York carrier of the early 1900s2001
Braudel, FernandPerspective of the worldHeavy1979
Braudel, FernandStructures of everyday lifeHeavy1979
Braudel, FernandWheels of commerceHeavy1979
Briggs, RobertFunny kind of war: a wartime logCartoonist's journal written up in Stalag V11A after capture1985
Brooks, CliveLife on the LinersFascinating anecdotage1990
Brown, JimBridging the ItchenLocal history; fascinating2001
Burford, EJ; Shulman, SOf bridles and burningsFemale punishments in this supposedly civilised country1992
Burnett, JohnHistory of the cost of livingWhat goes up, goes on going up!1969
Burnett, JohnUseful toil: workers' autobiographiesFrom 1820s to 1920s; 27 extracts1974
Calvocoressi, P; Wint, GTotal War950 pages on causes & courses of World War II1972
Campbell, John (1)Experience of World War IIGrim but gripping1989
Cannadine, DavidOrnamentalism: how the British saw their.... Empire2001
Cannadine, DavidPleasures of the PastEssays & reviews on modern history/books1989
Cantor, Norman FIn the wake of the PlagueReinterpretations of life in post-Plague Europe2001
Carcopino, JéromeDaily life in ancient RomeBaths, wine & women... these things make life itself!1941
Carey, JohnFaber book of reportageLoose title for items as far back as 430 BC. Splendid selection1987
Carter, GeorgeOutlines of English historyUseful potted histories1974
Charlesworth, K; Cameron, MAll that... the other half of historyEnglish history with an all-female cast for a change1986
Chesney, KellowVictorian underworldFascinating; wouldn't want to have been there198?
Chin, Oliver9 of 1: a window to the worldComix examination of WTC September 11 2001 attacks2003
Churchill, Winston SWWII: 1. the gathering stormEvents after 19181948
Churchill, Winston SWWII: 2. their finest hourFall of France, Battle of Britain1949
Churchill, Winston SWWII: 3. the grand allianceRussia and America1950
Churchill, Winston SWWII: 4. the hinge of fateDesert war, Russian front, Tripoli1951
Churchill, Winston SWWII: 5. closing the ringItaly and preparations for D-Day1952
Churchill, Winston SWWII: 6. triumph and tragedyEffectively disguised blessing1954
Cobbett, WilliamCobbett's AmericaSkimmed1815
Collins, PaulBanvard's folly: 13 tales of rotten luckHistory's brilliant losers2001
Corrigan, GordonBlood, sweat and arrogance: & the myths.... of Churchill's War. Sixty years on: let the debunking continue2006
Corrigan, GordonMud, blood and poppycockRethinking World War I2003
Costello, JohnLove, sex and war: 1939-1945Scarcely a myth (or Miss) left standing!1985
Courtney, NicholasGale Force 10: life & legacy of....Admiral Beaufort. He of the windy scale, of course2002
Crane, NicholasMercator: the man who mapped the planetOverdue English biography of he who set our world view2002
Croall, JonathanDon't you know there's a war on?People's Voice, 1939-45. Contemporary ephemera & voices1988
Croutier, Alev LytleHarem: the world behind the veilIllustrated first-hand accounts1989
Danziger, Danny; Lacey, RobYear 1000: what life was like at turn of.... first millennium1999
Davenport-Hines, RichardEnglish Affair: sex, class and power.... in the age of Profumo2013
Davenport-Hines, RichardSex, death and punishmentFascinating & grim reading1990
Davidson, James NCourtesans and fishcakesConsuming passions of classical Athens1997
de Vries, LeonardHistory as hot news: 1865-1897Slow motion news coverage1973
Dening, SarahMythology of sexBeautifully illustrated historical survey1996
Dodd, GeorgeDays at the factoriesGrim tales of former days1843
Douglas, RoyWorld War 1939-45: cartoonists' visionExcellent, even if nobody ever learns1990
Dowswell, PaulEgyptian Echo - tabloid historyKing Tut in god swap shock1996
Dowswell, PaulRoman record - tabloid historyVolcano "safe" claims Senator1997
Dowswell, Paul; Fleming, FStone Age Sentinel - tabloid historyMan burns finger in fire. Expert warns of new cave danger1998
Drummond, JCEnglishman's food: 5 centuries of dietHe (& family) were brutally murdered in 1952. Was he a spy?1957
Dry, SarahNewton Papers: Strange and True Odyssey.... of Isaac Newton's manuscripts2014
Duncan, Dayton; Burns, KenLewis & Clark: journey of the Corps of..... Discovery. Epic 1804-1806 explorations of the United States1997
Dyer, ChristopherMaking a living in the Middle AgesPeople of Britain, 850 - 15202002
Ellis, JohnWorld War II: the sharp endActual experience of Allied front line soldiers. Superb1980
Everett, PeterYou'll never be 16 againBBC-related nostalgia for the 1950s/60s1986
Fagan, BrianLittle Ice Age: how climate made historyCovering 1300 to 1850 & the European climate that prevailed2000
Ferguson, NiallCash Nexus: money & power 1700 to 2000National cash flow & its effects on success2001
Ferguson, NiallColossus: rise & fall of American empireParadoxical realities of US power & influence2004
Ferguson, NiallEmpire: how Britain made....the modern world.2003
Ferguson, NiallWar of the WorldCarnage that is the 20th century round the globe2006
Fleming, FergusGreek Gazette - tabloid historyNude scientist in bathtub sensation. Archimedes splash smash1997
Fleming, FergusMedieval Messenger - tabloid historyMystery plague rocks Europe - you've been bad, says bishop1996
Foyster, ElizabethTrials of the King of Hampshire: madness....secrecy and betrayal in Georgian England2016
Frazer, James GGolden bough (abridged)From magic, via religion, to science. 750 pp of irrationality1922
Fussell, PaulBloody game: anthology of modern war800+ pages, very very few of them dull1991
Fussell, PaulWartime: understanding & behaviour WW IIImpact of the war on soldiers and civilians1989
Gardiner, JulietWartime Britain 1939 - 1945Impressively researched2004
Gavin, Francis JNuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in.... America's Atomic Age. Insights into the policy process2014
George, M DorothyLondon life in the 18th CenturyPre-Industrial Revolution London. Amazing1925
Gerhardie, WilliamGod's fifth column: biogr. of 1890-1940A riposte to pompous official histories1981
Gibbon, EdwardDecline and Fall of the Roman EmpireAbridged & well-illustrated version1979
Gillies, MidgeWaiting for HitlerUK voices from September 19402006
Gillman, Peter & LeniCollar the lot! (British WWII internment)Amazing what comes out years later1980
Gilmour, IanRiots, risings and revolutionGovernance & violence in 18th Century England1992
Girouard, MarkLife in the English country houseOne for the older generation1978
Girouard, MarkLife in the French country houseWhy change a winning formula?2000
Gleeson, JanetArcanum: porcelain's European re-inventionMeissen & its background stories1998
Gonick, LarryCartoon history of the UniverseGreat1982
Gonick, LarryCartoon history of the Universe IISpringtime of China to Fall of Rome1994
Guy, JohnKings & Queens (1000 to present day)4 well-illustrated youngish guides1997
Hastings, MaxOxford book of military anecdotesFrom Jericho to Port Stanley1985
Hawkins, DesmondWar report: D-day to VE-dayBBC war correspondents' reports in a coherent framework1946
Haynes, NatalieAncient Guide to Modern LifeParallels from the past2010
Heartfield, JamesUnpatriotic History of the 2nd World WarMinus the patriotic whitewash, it was mostly about saving capitalism2012
Herrin, JudithMedieval MiscellanySumptuous selection of texts & illustrations1999
Hibbert, ChristopherEnglish: a social history 1066-1945Thorough, comprehensive, & very long (900 pp)1987
Hickman, KatieDaughters of Britannia: lives & times..... of diplomatic wives.1999
Hinde, ThomasCourtiers: 900 years of English court lifePlus ça change, it seems1986
Hoare, PhilipSpike Island: memory of military hospitalNetley, in fact2001
Hobsbawm, EricInteresting Times: a 20th C lifeFascinating observer2002
Holmes, T RiceArchitect of the Roman Empire (27 BC - 14 AD)Wrapping up the loose ends!1931
Holmes, T RiceArchitect of the Roman Empire (44 BC - 27 BC)The Age of Augustus, in forensic detail1928
Holmes, T RiceCaesar's conquest of GaulMarred by very poor quality OCR (Kindle)1903
Howe, EllicBlack Game: British subversion in WWIIFakes, forgeries & clandestine radio stations1982
Howson, GeraldIt takes a thief (Thief-taker General)Life & times of Jonathan Wild (1720s)1970
Huang, Ray1587: a year of no significanceThe Ming Dynasty in decline. Amazing detail1981
Hyam, RonaldEmpire and sexuality: British experienceCopious examples of imperial sexual misdemeanours1990
Infante, G CabreraHoly smoke (history of cigars)Different & eclectic1985
Irving, DavidChurchill's war: the struggle for powerA different view of 1939-411987
Isaacs, Jeremy; Downing, TCold War: book of TV seriesMadness of 'Mutual Assured Destruction' in last 50 years1998
James, LouisPrint and the people: 1819-1851Ephemera, but none the worse for that1976
Jamet, FabiennePalace of sweet sinNumber 122 rue de Provence: a bordello from 1930 to 19461975
Jennings, HumphreyPandaemonium: coming of the machine age... as seen by contemporary observers1985
Judt, TonyReappraisals: forgotten 20th Century24 essays on aspects of recent European episodes2008
Juin, HerbertLe LitDamned if I can find this now1986
JustinianDigest of Roman LawTrans. CF Kolbert1979
Kaplan, Philip; Currie, JackConvoy: merchant sailors at war 1939-45Unpublished memoirs of forgotten heroes1998
Keay, JohnGreat Arc: how India was mapped & Everest.. was named, starting in 18002000
Kerr, PhilipPenguin book of liesSome of the world's greatest deceits: Rousseau, Cicero, Shaw1990
Kiernan, VGLords of Human KindEuropean imperialist attitudes towards 'inferior races'1969
Kirsch, JonathanHarlot by the side of the roadForbidden tales & versions of Bible writings1997
Kitman, MarvinMaking of the President, 1789Unauthorised campaign biography of George Washington1989
Kolchin, PeterAmerican slaveryHistory of the 'peculiar institution'1993
Lamb, RichardChurchill as war leader, right or wrong?'History would judge, and I shall write the history'1991
Lavery, BrianJack Aubrey commandsHistorical companion to Aubrey's naval world2003
Lavery, BrianNelson's navy: ships, men & organisationEncyclopaedic, according to Patrick O'Brian1989
Leslie, EdwardDesperate journeys, abandoned soulsCastaways & survivors from 15th century onward1988
Lewin, RonaldUltra goes to war: the secret storyEnigmatic decodings1978
Lewis, PeterFifties, TheFrom Festival of Britain to 'You've never had it so good'1978
Linebaugh, PeterLondon hanged: 18th century crimeCrime & civil society: nasty, brutish, & short for underdogs1991
Longmate, NormanG.I.s: Americans in Britain 1942-1945So that's what they did over here, heh?1975
Luecke, RichardScuttle your ships before advancingInteresting lessons from history on leadership & change1994
MacArthur, BrianPenguin book of 20th Century speechesHavel, Hitler, Patton, Mandela, Churchill, Pankhurst1992
MacDonald, GusCamera: Victorian eyewitnessLargely from 1860s to 1890s; echoes of Empire, too1979
Mackay, DavidIn the wake of Cook, exploration 1780-1801Skimmed1985
MacQuitty, WilliamWorld in focusSkimmed1974
Marr, AndrewHistory of modern BritainWhat it says on the tin2008
Matyszak, PhilipAncient Rome on five denarii a dayWhat to see and do in the Imperial City of the Caesars2007
McNamara, Robert SIn Retrospect: tragedy & lessons....of Vietnam. He should certainly know1996
McNeill, JohnSomething new under the sunEnvironmental history of 20th century2000
Menzies, Gavin1421: the year China discovered....the world. Even touches on Maori DNA!2003
Merriman, John MFor want of a horse22 'what if?' speculations by various historians1985
Miller, RussellNothing less than victoryOral history of D-Day1993
Milton, GilesNathaniel's nutmegEast India Company adventurers1999
Minns, RaynesBombers & Mash: domestic front 1939-45Great stuff, great stories1980
Miyazaki, IchisadaChina's examination hellCivil Service Exams of Imperial China; bought in Egham1963
Muir, RichardHistory from the airGood aerial photos1983
Murphy, EmmettGreat Bordellos of the worldInteresting1983
Murray, VenetiaHigh Society in the Regency PeriodContemporaneous with Aubrey & Maturin, that is1998
Naphy, WilliamSex crimes: Renaissance to....Enlightenment. Now there's an ironic term!2002
National Maritime MuseumNelson: an illustrated historyFirst real book from that museum!1995
Natkiel, R; Preston, AAtlas of maritime historyExcellent1986
Nelson, Scott ReynoldsNation of Deadbeats: an uncommon history....of America's financial disasters2012
Nickerson, T; Chase, O et alLoss of the ship Essex, sunk by a whaleContemporary first-person accounts of 1820 Nantucket whaler2000
Norwich, John J; Miles, CLove in the Ancient WorldNice survey1997
O'Brian, PatrickMen-of-war: Life in Nelson's navyCopy to Carol, bought in upstate New York1974
O'Faolain, Julia et alNot in God's imageWomen in European society thru history - not pretty!1973
Oppenheimer, StephenEden in the East: drowned continent of..... Southeast Asia. Inverts usual post-Ice-Age history1998
Orwell, GeorgeHomage to CataloniaUnread, I'm ashamed to say1938
PetroniusSatyricon and fragments of verseTrans. William Arrowsmith1965
Petronius; SenecaSatyricon; ApocolocyntosisTrans. J P Sullivan1965
Picard, LizaDr Johnson's LondonRealities of everyday life in 18th century London2000
Picard, LizaRestoration LondonFirst foray from this remarkable ex-civil servant1997
Pomeroy, Sarah BGoddesses, whores, wives, & slavesWomen in Classical Antiquity; fascinating snippets1975
Ponting, Clive1940: myth and realityIneptitude & propaganda, it seems, is with us always1990
Ponting, CliveGreen history of the worldEnvironmental effects on civilisations1991
Porter, RoyGreatest benefit to mankind: medical..... history of humanity from antiquity onward1997
Porter, RoyLondon: a social historyCelebration & elegy. Fascinatingly stuffed 530 pp1994
Porter, RoyMind-forg'd ManaclesMadness, in a word, & our treatment of it1987
Priestley, JBPrince of Pleasure & his Regency, 1811-20Copiously illustrated overview of these times1969
Ranke-Heinemann, UtaEunuchs for the Kingdom of HeavenMisogyny & sexual despair of Catholic Church1988
Regan, GeoffreyGuinness book of historical blundersTo coin a phrase: un-fucking-believable1994
Regan, GeoffreyGuinness book of military blundersNot funny when analysed; in fact, not 'funny' at all1991
Regan, GeoffreyGuinness book of more military blundersAny comic effect sinks below the repeated tragedies1993
Regan, GeoffreyGuinness book of naval blundersThe phrase 'sinking feeling' springs to mind1993
Regan, GeoffreyGuinness book of royal blundersWicked, naive, idiotic. Beggars belief1995
Reynolds, DavidRich relations: American occupation of UKFascinating anecdotes1995
Richards, J; MacKenzie, JMRailway stationA social history full of quotes & details1986
Roberts, AndrewEminent ChurchilliansConsciously modelled on Strachey's 'Eminent Victorians'1994
Roberts, AndrewHitler and Churchill: secrets of....leadership. Interesting side by side stuff2003
Roberts, JMTriumph of the WestSome triumph!1985
Rodger, NAMWooden World: Georgian NavyWe were indeed a naval force to be reckoned with1986
Rounding, VirginaGrandes Horizontales: lives & legends....of 19th-C courtesans2003
Rowse, ALCase books of Simon FormanSex & society in Elizabethan times1974
Salgãdo, GãminiElizabethan Underworld16th Century London & its colourful denizens1977
Sansom, WilliamBlitz: Westminster at warEyewitness account by an Auxiliary Fire Service novelist1947
Saunders, Frances StonorHawkwood: diabolical EnglishmanGordon R Dickson's hero, strangely2004
Schama, SimonLandscape & MemoryHistory personally presented through landscape1995
Schell, JonathanReal War (Vietnam)Classic war reports from 'New Yorker' at the time1988
Seldon, AnthonyForeign Office: illustrated historyOf places & people & relentless Imperial decline2000
Sinclair, AndrewWar decade: anthology of the 40sGreat stuff in here1989
Sinclair, AndrewWar like a wasp: lost decade of 1940sFeverish & democratic decade. Good ol' nostalgia1989
Smith, BradleyAmerican way of sex: informal historyAmuses as it informs1978
Smith, GodfreyHow it was in the warContrasting testimonies from many people. Excellent plums1989
Smith, MichaelStation X: codebreakers of Bletchley....Park. Revised edition. Includes Turing's buried silver bars!2003
Smith, StephenUnderground London: travels beneath....the city streets. Nether regions, indeed2004
Somervell, DC100 years in picturesFrom 1850 to 19501950
Southam, BrianJane Austen and the NavyPapers & naval records add many details2005
Stafford, DavidRoosevelt & Churchill: men of....secrets. But did each spy on the other?1999
Stark, Suzanne JFemale TarsWomen aboard ship in the age of sail. O'Brian rates it!1996
Stengers, Jean; van Neck, AMasturbation: history of a great terrorShameful scourge of society (trans. in 2001)1998
Stevens, JayStorming heaven: LSD & the American dreamPsychedelic maze of America in 1960s1987
Stone, BrianMillennium EyewitnessRandom contemporary choices from Vikings to Diana1997
Stone, IFTrial of SocratesUnread1988
Stone, LawrenceRoad to divorce: England 1530-1987Changing moral views of our ancestors1990
Stothard, PeterSenecans: four men and Margaret ThatcherAncient and modern politics as a memoir2016
Straubing, Harold ElkTaste of War: eyewitness accounts of WWIIGrim1992
SuetoniusTwelve CaesarsTrans. Robert Graves1957
Syrett, Harold CAmerican historical documentsOne of Christa's1967
TacitusAgricola and GermaniaTrans. Harold Mattingly1948
TacitusAnnals of Imperial RomeTrans. Michael Grant1959
TacitusHistoriesTrans. Kenneth Wellesley1964
Tannahill, ReaySex in historyWide-ranging & fascinating1989
Thomas, HughUnfinished history of the worldEasier going than the JM Roberts tome1981
Thompson, EPCustoms in commonAmazing chapters by angry historian include 'Sale of Wives'1991
Thompson, WHSixty minutes with Winston ChurchillHis shadow's anecdotes1953
Thorold, PeterLondon Rich: from 1666 to the presentHistory of development & fragmentation since Great Fire1999
Trevelyan, GMHistory of England: selected chaptersWhat a piece of work is man, heh?1926
Trumble, AngusBrief history of the smileWho could resist?2004
Tuchman, BarbaraPractising historyEssays, speeches, lectures, subtle insights & revelations1981
UNESCOFighting ApartheidAngry1988
Urban, FrankNed's Navy: private letters of Admiral.....Sir Edward Charlton, in Royal Navy from 1878 to 19241998
Usherwood, StephenGreat Enterprise: Spanish ArmadaFolio Society freebie1978
Waller, Maureen1700 - scenes from London lifeAnecdotal portrait of a smelly city2000
Walvin, JamesVictorian valuesFascinating1987
Welbourn, NigelLost lines: LondonAmazing saga of railway closures1998
Wheeler, WilliamLetters of Private Wheeler 1809-1828Edited by BH Liddell Hart1951
White, RowlandVulcan 607: air attack on Port StanleyTale of very derring-do2006
White, THAge of scandalExcursions in the Aubrey mode1950
Willes, MargaretScenes from Georgian LifeRowlandson, Gillray, Cruikshank, all with commentaries2001
Williams, GlynPrize of all the OceansAnson's voyage round the globe in 1740-441999
Wilsher, PeterPound in your pocket: 1870-1970Inflation as ever1970
Wilson, DerekCircumnavigatorsChronologically, from Magellan's death (1521) to mid 1980s1989
Wilson, ThomasChurchill and the ProfChurchill's wartime éminence grise1995
Winton, JohnIllustrated history of the Royal NavySumptuous & comprehensive2005
Wood, Eric SHistorical BritainRural & urban life & landscape from prehistory to the present1995
Woodman, RichardVictory of Seapower: winning Napoleonic....war, 1806-1814. Plentiful raiding of Greenwich archives1998
Young, EdwardOne of our submarinesClassic account of four years cruising during WW II1952
Young, EdwardOne of our submarinesPenguin #1000, first edition, July 19541952
Young, SimonA.D. 500: journey through dark isles....of Britain & Ireland. Interesting approach2005
Ziegler, PhilipBlack Death1347 was not a good year to tour Europe!1969

Journalism

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Ackroyd, PeterCollection: reviews, essays, lectures..short stories, journalism, etc.2001
Amis, MartinMoronic infernoEssays during visits to America1986
Amis, MartinVisiting Mrs NabokovIncluding 'Nuclear city: the megadeath intellectuals'1993
Amis, MartinWar against cliché: essays & reviewsSpanning 1971 onward. WYSIWYG2001
Anderson, GerrySurviving in Stroke CityHounded off BBC R4 by Home Counties Nazis1999
Armitage, SimonAll points NorthYorkshire anecdotage1998
Armitage, SimonGig: life and times of a rock-star....fantasist. He would have known 'gralloching' had he read Buchan!2008
Armitage, SimonKing Arthur in the East RidingPenguin 70th mini2005
Arnold, SueCuriouser and curiouserEssays by a columnist Christa likes1985
Attallah, NaimSingular encountersInterviews in similar vein1990
Attallah, NaimWoman a weekWeekly columns of interviews1998
Attallah, NaimWomenInterviews with the pompous one1987
Baker, MarkCops: their lives in their own wordsRookies to burnt-out veterans. Some appalling anecdotage1985
Baker, MarkNamInterviews & anecdotage. I made it to p1181981
Baker, MarkSex Lives: sexual self-portrait of AmericaInterviews with 100 citizens from land of the fucked-up1994
Baker, NicholsonDouble Fold: libraries & assault on paperRants against microfilming library collections2001
Baker, NicholsonSize of thoughts: essays etc.Some nuggets. Where's my card index?1997
Baker, NicholsonWay the World WorksCollected pieces of eclectic interests2012
Ballard, JGUser's guide to the MilleniumEssays & reviews over 30 years1996
Barber, LynnDemon Barber (interviews)Includes Joseph Heller, Stephen Fry, Alan Clark1998
Barber, LynnMostly men (interviews)Aspinall, Benn, Dahl, Elton, Fry, Guccione & 28 more1991
Bass, RickOil notesDepressing commentary on UK economy1989
Beattie, GeoffreyEngland after darkUK city night life for Guardian readers1990
Beattie, GeoffreyMaking it: today's entrepreneursUnread; one-time Guardian writer1987
Behr, EdwardAnyone here been raped & speaks English?Anecdotage from a cynical foreign correspondent1978
Bennett, AlanUntold StoriesDiaries, essays, reviews, family memoir...2005
Berendt, JohnCity of Falling AngelsVenice under his spotlight/microscope2005
Berendt, JohnMidnight in the garden of good and evilA non-fiction novel (?) Excellent murder yarn1994
Berenson, AlexNumber: how US balance sheet lies....rocked world financial markets2003
Betjeman, JohnTrains and Buttered ToastSelection of BBC radio talks2006
Booker, ChristopherSeventiesPortrait of a decade; essays1980
Borges, Jorge LuisPerpetual Race of Achilles and the tortoise.... and 14 other essays, including his verdict on Citizen Kane2013
Boyd, WilliamBamboo: collected non-fiction piecesBooks, people, places, arts2005
Briggs, Joe BobGuide to Western civilization: my storyLow life Texan ravings. Cf. Molly Ivins for other extreme1988
Briggs, RaymondNotes from the SofaThoughts, ideas and memories from the 'Oldie' columns2015
Bronson, PoNudist on the late shift, & other tales..... of Silicon Valley. Feature writer for Wired1999
Broughton, FrankInterviews, 1968-1998, from Time OutThe gang's pretty nearly all here (hear?)1998
Buckley Jr, William FCancel your own Goddam SubscriptionFounder and editor of National Review. Good stuff2007
Buckley, ChristopherWry MartinisPre-Sept 11 journalism1997
Burrill, WilliamNaked EyeToronto Weekly columnist1998
Bussman, JaneWorst date everWar crimes, Hollywood heart-throbs etc2009
Cameron, JamesCameron in the Guardian, 1974-1984What a writer!1985
Cameron, JamesYesterday's witnessFrom BBC documentary transcripts1979
Campbell, JamesGate Fever: voices from a prisonConversations from what are not holiday resorts1986
Caputi, JaneAge of sex crimeHorrifying anecdotes & analysis1987
Cash, WilliamEducating WilliamMemoirs of Hollywood correspondent, early 1990s, well observed1993
Chancellor, AlexanderSome times in AmericaRelocated journalist's anecdotes with Tina Brown et al1999
Chesshyre, RobertReturn of a native reporterExamination of UK in 1985-87, after 4 years in USA1987
Christmas, LindaChopping down the cherry treesBritain in 1980s, covered by public transport!1990
Clarkson, WensleyDog eat dog: tabloid journalistA hack for 10 years tells all (basically)1990
Cohen, NickYou can't read this bookWide-ranging survey of threats to Free Speech2013
Conover, TedHolding the Key: year in Sing SingInitially banned by NY prison services, of course2000
Cooke, AlistairAlistair Cooke's American JourneyLife on Home Front in WW II, recently discovered2006
Cooke, AlistairAmerica observedDispatches from the US, 1946 to 1972, plus 5 recent pieces1988
Cooke, AlistairLetter from AmericaFrom his sixty year oeuvre!2004
Cooke, AlistairLetters from America: 1946-1951Older than I am! Includes 'The case of the November sun-tan'1951
Cooke, AlistairLetters from four seasonsPenguin 70th mini2004
Cooke, AlistairTalk about America: 1951-1968Brilliant miniature essays; more 'Letters from America'1968
Cope, WendyLife, Love and The ArchersRecollections, reviews and other prose2014
Course, JohnBedside Guardian 40From 1991-91: exit Thatcher, Gulf war, 'sperm wail'1991
Courtauld, SimonTo convey intelligenceSpectator magazine, 1928 - 19981999
Cudlipp, HughPublish and be damnedLondon's Daily Mirror in earlier times1953
Daniell, RosemarySleeping with soldiersSouthern belle & feminist poet in search of macho man1984
Danziger, DannyAll in a day's workInterviews1987
Danziger, DannyNoble traditionInterviews with the medical profession1990
Danziger, NickDanziger's Britain: a journey to the edgeLife among marginalised in UK1996
Daudy, PhillipeLes Anglais: portrait of a peopleBought in Guernsey1989
Davies, HunterOther Half: Britain's new rich & poor10 interviews from the mid 1960s1966
Davis, WilliamRich: a study of the speciesThe rich ARE different from us; they have more money1982
de Jongh, NicholasBedside Guardian 38From 1988-89: Lockerbie, Hillborough, Afghanistan1989
de Jongh, NicholasBedside Guardian 39From 1990: Berlin Wall, poll tax, Gummer & mad cows1990
Dehn, PaulFor love and moneyLiterate journalism1956
Diamond, JohnSnake Oil, & other preoccupationsUncomplimentary look at complementary medicine + articles2001
Dirda, MichaelBrowsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and.... Living with Books (starts with an essay on Zinsser)2015
Diski, JennyDon'tEssays, columns, diary pieces of a depressed, sceptical Jew1998
Diski, JennyIn GratitudeLiving with terminal cancer... and Doris Lessing, earlier2016
Diski, JennyOn Trying To Keep StillPhilosophical travelogue and memoir2007
Diski, JennySixties, TheSounds authentic to me; she is 4 years older2009
Diski, JennyStranger on a trainRound the perimeter of USA by train2002
Diski, JennyView from the BedCollected columns & reviews/essays2003
Diski, JennyWhat I Don't Know About AnimalsPieces on what it means to be human2012
Dodd, Luke (ed)Guardian Year 2003Worth it for Posy (see p211)2003
Donald, ChrisRude Kids: unfeasible story of 'Viz'Fanzine rags to riches saga2004
Edwards, Ruth DudleyNewspapermenCecil King, Hugh Cudlipp, & Fleet Street co2003
Ehrenreich, BarbaraWorst years of our livesAnnoying, if I remember rightly1991
Ellen, MarkRock stars stole my life!Amiable memoirs of a life in music journalism2014
Ellsberg, DanielSecrets: memoir of Vietnam &....Pentagon papers.2002
Engel, MatthewBedside Years: Guardian 1950-200050th anniversary freebie2001
Engel, MatthewEleven minutes late: a train journey....to the soul of Britain2009
Engel, MatthewTickle the public100 years of the popular press - harlots of Fleet Street1996
Ephron, NoraCrazy saladEssays on, inter alia, vaginal deodorants & breast size1975
Farndale, NigelFlirtation seduction betrayalInterviews: Allen, Vidal, Fry, Izzard, Hawking, Kissinger2002
Field, G; Griscom, RNerve: literate smutCollection of sex articles from Web's online magazine1998
Fountain, NigelUnderground: London press 1966-74It, Oz, Black Dwarf, and many others1988
Franzen, JonathanHow to be alone14 essays set amidst clamour of mass culture2002
Frayn, MichaelCollected columnsHis own choices, mostly from the 1960s2007
Frost, DavidAmericansInterviews Agnew, Carson, Nader, Welles, Capote & 30 others1970
Fry, StephenPaperweightCollected articles from Telegraph, Listener et al1992
Fussell, PaulBAD, or the dumbing of AmericaInexorable rise of phony, clumsy, witless taste in the USA1991
Fussell, PaulKilling in verse and proseaka 'Thank God for the Atom Bomb & other essays'1988
Gaiman, NeilView from the Cheap Seats: selected non-fictionExactly as described, and very interesting2016
Garfield, SimonExposure: unusual life and violent....death of Bob Carlos Clarke2009
Garfield, SimonJust my type: a book about fontsActually quite good2010
Garfield, SimonMINI: the true and secret history of the....making of a motor car2009
Garfield, SimonOn the Map: why the world looks the way....it does2012
Gekoski, RickLost, stolen, or shreddedMissing art and literature through the ages2013
Gellhorn, MarthaFace of WarReports from Spain (1937) to Panama (1990)1993
Gellhorn, MarthaView from the groundSix decades of peacetime dispatches1989
Gibbs, DavidNOVA, 1965-1975Beautifully illustrated selections from a great magazine1993
Gill, AAAngry Island: hunting the EnglishCollection of amusingly grumpy prejudice2005
Gill, BrendanHere at the New YorkerNostalgic stories1975
Glass, FionaSpectator annualMid 1989 to mid 1990 cartoons & essays1990
Glover, StephenPenguin Book of Journalismaka 'Secrets of the Press' - nice anthology1999
Gornall, JonathanMicrowave ManGrey-haired superhero?2006
Gosling, RayPersonal copy: a memoir of the SixtiesHe's a very astute social commentator1980
Gray, SpaldingStories from 1981 Tennessee State FairAccompanies book of photos1982
Grescoe, TarasDevil's Picnic: tour of everything....'they' don't want you to try. Wonderful stuff indeed2005
Gross, TerryAll I did was ask: conversations with....writers, actors, musicians. From NPR's Fresh Air2005
Haigh, GideonBad Company: strange cult of the CEOCapitalist idiocy writ ever larger2004
Harriman, EdHack: home truths about foreign newsVery uncomfortable reading1987
Harris, MartynOdd man outHis journalism, collected shortly after his death in Oct 19961996
Harvey, MilesIsland of lost mapsCartographic crimes of Gilbert Bland2000
Hawtree, ChristopherNight and Day: July to Dec 1937Magazine closed after Graham Greene libelled Shirley Temple1985
Hemingway, ErnestBy-line75 articles & dispatches; 4 decades1968
Hennessy, ValLittle light frictionOpinionated interviews. Easy reading1989
Henry, GeorginaGuardian Year, '95Worse the world gets, the better the journalism!1995
Herr, MichaelDispatches: VietnamMad journalism from an insane war1977
Hind, JohnComic Inquisition: conversationsFascinating1991
Hitchens, ChristopherVanity Fair's HollywoodLarge & glamour-filled2000
Hodgkinson, Tom et alIdler #35: war on workIdleness is unjustly criticised...2005
Hodgkinson, Tom et alIdler #41: Quite InterestingGuest edited by QI producers2008
Hopkinson, TomPicture Post 1938-50I missed a superb photographic news magazine!1970
Howse, ChristopherHow we saw it: Daily Telegraph....1855 to 2005. 150th anniversay abridged edition2004
i-D magazine1980 1990: a decade of i-DeasMadonna, rottweilers, insider deals, video nasties; gang's all here1990
Isaacson, WalterInnovators: a sweeping overview of the people.... behind our digital world. Largely manages to ignore the UK (naturally)2014
James, CliveEven as we speak: new essays 1993-2001As described. He's a brilliant bunch of guys!2001
James, CliveFlying visitsPostcards from the Observer, 1976 - 19831984
James, CliveFrom the land of shadowsLiterary-critical essays from various magazines1982
James, CliveMeaning of recognition: essays 2001-2005And he's a (West) wingnut, too2005
James, CliveMetropolitan critic 1968 - 1973His 1st collection of critical essays, reissued1974
James, ClivePoint of View: his collected (expanded).... radio 'essays'. Fabulous entertainment2011
James, CliveRevolt of the PendulumAnother batch of seemingly effortless essays2011
James, CliveSnakecharmers in TexasVarious critical essays from 1980 - 19871988
Janowitz, TamaArea Code 212New York days & nights in her collected non-fiction2002
Johnson, MarilynDead beat: perverse pleasures of....obituaries. People slip away in occupational clusters!2006
Johnson, RachelDiary of 'The Lady'Largely a waste of paper (it was dear Mama's favourite comic)2011
Kadrey, RichardCovert Culture sourcebook 1Life & information of the Underground1993
Kadrey, RichardCovert Culture sourcebook 2Life & information of the Underground1994
Kalem, StefanieKitchen Sink #14Editor looks like Illeana Douglas!2006
Katz, IanGuardian Year, 2001Foot 'n' mouth, plus assorted feet in mouths2001
Kee, RobertPicture Post album (50th anniversary)Excellent anthology1989
King, FlorenceReflections in a jaundiced eyeCollected magazine articles1989
King, FlorenceSouthern ladies and gentlemenMore tales from the Southern end of life1975
King, FlorenceWASP, where is thy sting?Her publisher is Sol Stein, oddly1977
Kluger, SteveYank: the army weekly -- 1942-1945World War II from the guys who brought you victory!1991
Knightley, PhillipFirst Casualty (of war) is truth..War correspondent as hero, propagandist, myth-maker1975
Knightley, PhillipHack's ProgressMemoirs of a long-time hack1997
Koerner, Brendan I (ed)Best of Technology WritingInteresting set of 24, often, web-based or web-oriented pieces2006
Landesman, JayNeurotica 1948-1951The complete run of this strange magazine1981
Larkin, PhilipFurther requirements: interviews, reviews,.. broadcasts, statements: 1952 - 19852001
Larkin, PhilipRequired Writing: miscellaneous pieces....from 1955 to 19822002
Lawrence, FelicityNot on the labelWe can't trust what we eat, it seems2004
le Vay, BenedictEccentric BritainOur follies & foibles2000
Leith, WilliamBritish teethRoot canals as a metaphor for UK's rotten heart2001
Letts, Quentin50 people who buggered up BritainActually 55 in revised paperback. Very droll stuff2009
Letts, QuentinBog-standard BritainMediocrity & ruin of the UK2009
Letts, QuentinLetts rip! Inside the Parliament of foolsNot that 'New Labour' was a difficult target2010
Levi, PrimoOther people's trades43 newspaper articles1985
Lewis, RogerOutlaws of AmericaUnderground & counter-cultural press proliferation1972
Liebling, AJHonest Rainmaker: Col. John R Stingo'New Yorker' writer collects tall tales of a Southern 'gent'1952
Lockhart, Logie BruceStuff and NonsenseAmiable ramblings from an ex-headteacher Norfolk Scot1996
London Review of BooksMeeting the Devil: a book of memoirRich set of pieces from that fine magazine2014
Maconie, StuartPies and PrejudiceLots of planets have a North (Dr Who)2007
Macqueen, AdamPrivate Eye: the first 50 yearsA well-focused A to Z; excellent2011
Marcus, GreilDouble troubleCultural ramblings linking Presley & Clinton2000
Marcus, GreilDustbin of HistoryEssays showing history on the hoof1995
Marnham, PatrickPrivate Eye storyVery interesting1982
Marr, AndrewMy trade: short history of British....journalism. At least he ends with James Cameron's words2004
Martin, KingsleyCritic's London diaryFrom New Statesman, 1931 - 19561960
Mason, MarkWalk the Lines: the London Underground.... overground. A several hundred mile trek2011
McKie, DavidGuardian Year, 2002Usual depressing subjects, enlivened by fine writing2002
Meades, JonathanPeter knows what Dick likesSome early fiction, plus essays between 1981 & 19881989
Mencken, HLPrejudices: a selection35 essays, dating from 1917 to 19271958
Metcalf, CharlotteWalking away: film-maker's African....journal. Heart-stopping2003
Micklethwait, J et alWitch Doctors: what the management gurus.... are saying, why it matters & how to make sense of it1996
Miller, ComptonWho's really whoShades of Trollope's thesis (1,000 who really matter)1983
Mitford, JessicaAmerican way of death, revisitedClassic social anatomy lesson, revised from 1963 original1978
Mitford, JessicaMaking of a muckrakerGood1979
Mole, JohnBrits at workAnecdotes from working coal face of UK (mis)management1992
Monbiot, GeorgeHeat: how to stop the planet burningIf you fly, you destroy other peoples' lives2006
Montgomery, SySoul of an OctopusI was 'suckered' into buying this, of course. Temple Grandin approves2015
Moody, GlynGlanglish and other weekly essaysSuperbly-polished pieces of miniature observation1990
Moore, CharlotteGeorge and SamTales of autistic young brothers; given to Lesley2004
Moore, MichaelDownsize this! Random threats from..... an unarmed American. Example: Should GM sell crack?!1996
Moore, MichaelStupid white men, & other sorry excuses..... for the state of the US2001
Moore, Michael; Glynn, KathAdventures in a TV nationBehind the scenes of his TV attack show1998
Moore, SuzanneHead over heels: essaysMo(o)re of the same1996
Moore, SuzanneLooking for trouble: essaysFrom she of the 'fuck me' shoes1991
Moriarty, FlorenceTrue Confessions: 60 years of sin etc!From popular tabloid magazines1979
Mortimer, JohnCharacter parts: Sunday Times interviewsKeeler, Heath, Bacall, Kinnock, Welch, Golding1986
Mortimer, JohnIn character: Sunday Times interviewsLivingstone, Jagger, Powell, Hockney, Scargill, Wilmot1983
Murray, Jenni et alWoman's Hour: Joyce Grenfell onward....for sixty years2006
National Enquirer30 years of unforgettable imagesAll human celebrity is here!2001
Navasky, VictorArt of Making MagazinesFascinating compilation from Columbia Journalism Review2012
New YorkerNew Yorker book of war piecesSome lovely prose here1947
Norris, MaryBetween you and me: Confessions of a comma queenA 'New Yorker' fact-checker's memoir2010
O'Farrell, JohnGlobal village idiotCollected columns of everyday planetary lunacy2001
O'Neill, DanFirecracker Boys: H-bombs, Inupiat eskimos and.... the roots of the Environmental movement1994
O'Rourke, PJAge and guile...... beat youth, innocence, and a bad haircut; 25 years of writings1995
O'Rourke, PJCEO of the sofaA year of his ramblings2001
O'Rourke, PJHolidays in HellLebanon, Seoul, Panama, El Salvador, Epcot!1988
O'Rourke, PJParliament of whoresThat tentacled monster: US government1991
O'Rourke, PJRepublican Party Reptile21 essays & outrages, incl. How to drive fast on drugs...1987
Orlean, SusanBullfighter checks her make-upCollected encounters in essay form2001
Orlean, SusanOrchid ThiefShenanigans in Fakahatchee Strand, Florida1998
Orthofer, MAComplete Review: Eleven years, 2500 reviewsBasically, a history of this chap's web site2010
Orwell, GeorgeCollected essays, journalism & lettersSome excellent pieces1968
Orwell, GeorgeDown and out in Paris and LondonSpitting in the soup...1933
Orwell, GeorgeWar broadcastsVarious BBC items from 1942-431985
Orwell, GeorgeWar commentariesAnti-fascist propaganda to India from 1941-431985
Palling, BruceBook of modern scandalScandal from Lord Byron (1813) to Lady Buck (1994)1995
Palmer, TonyTrials of 'Oz'Jenny Davison's father is among those who testified1971
Parker, DorothyPenguin Dorothy ParkerStories, poems, articles + 'Constant Reader' book reviews1973
Parker, TonyIn no man's land: unmarried mothersSix portraits, in their own words1972
Parker, TonyLife after life: 12 murderers interviewedOral histories1990
Parker, TonyPeople of ProvidenceOral histories; try the one of the penthouse occupant1983
Parker, TonyPlace called BirdOral history in a small Kansas town1989
Parker, TonyRussian voicesOral history of contemporary Russia1991
Parker, TonySoldier, soldierInterviews yielding insight into modern British Army life1985
Parker, TonyViolence of our livesOral histories of life-sentence prisoners in America1995
Parkin, MollyGood golly Ms MollyColumns from 10 years1978
Parks, TimWhere I'm reading from: the changing world.... of books. Collected from his New York Review of Books columns2015
Paxman, JeremyFriends in high places: who runs Britain?The exclusive Establishment, of course1990
Peachment, ChristopherEPS: Diary of a sex fiendCollected columns from Erotic Review2004
Penley, ConstanceNASA / TrekPopular science & sex in America. Peculiar1997
Perkins, MichaelGood Parts: literary sexuality100+ mostly excellent reviews of mostly dubious books1994
Pierce, CharlesIdiot America: how stupidity became a..... virtue in the Land of the Free2010
Pilger, JohnDistant voices: myth makingGulf War to Cambodia & Disneyland1992
Pilger, JohnHeroesSearing, angry reports from a wealth of modern firing lines1986
Pilger, JohnHidden agendasAll the news that wasn't deemed fit to print, it seems1998
Pitt-Kethley, FionaToo hot to handle: killed articles etcOn platonic friendship, blow jobs & literary life1992
Postman, NeilConscientious objectionsEssays on contemporary US culture. Check out Safe-Fail!1988
Pratchett, TerrySlip of the Keyboard: collected NFVariety of ephemeral non-fiction pieces2014
Preston, RichardAmerican Steel: hot metal men & the..... resurrection of the Rust Belt. Via Carol; superb1991
Prins, NomiIt takes a Pillage: epic tale of power.... deceit, and untold trillions. Financial chickens come home to roost2009
Queenan, JoeMy goodness: a cynic's short-lived.....search for sainthood. Check out his contrition website!2000
Queenan, JoeQueenan Countryaka What makes the Brits tick? Same as anyone else, I guess2004
Quirke, AntoniaMadame Depardieu & the beautiful....strangers. Love-life mediated by movie stars2007
Raban, JonathanSoft citySome memorable phrases!1974
Redfern, NickCelebrity secretsAs FOI reveals from FBI & other files2007
Richardson, JohnSacred monsters, sacred mastersBeaton, Capote, Dali, Picasso, Freud, Warhol, etc.2001
Roach, MaryStiff: curious lives of human cadaversOr bringing the world of Six Feet Under to life?2003
Rogers, ByronAudience with an elephantCollected columns from excellent Welshman2003
Rogers, ByronBank Manager & the Holy GrailTravels to the weirder reaches of Wales2004
Rogers, ByronGreen Lane to nowhereLife of/in a (composite) English village2002
Rogers, ByronLast human cannonball....& other small journeys in search of great men2004
Rosen, NickHow to live off-gridUnplugging from the UK rat race2007
Rosen, RobertBeaver Street: history of modern..... pornography, using his diary entries and journals2010
Rosenbaum, RonHow the end begins: the road to nuclear.... world war III2011
Rosset, BarneyEvergreen review reader: 1967-1973Fiction, plays, poems, cartoons, graphics...1998
Royle, TrevorBest years of their Lives: Nat'l ServiceHah! Amazing stories from variety of survivors1986
Schlosser, EricCommand and ControlNuclear weaponry and the illusion/delusion of safety2013
Schlosser, EricFast food nationLet's hope we are NOT what we eat; expanded from Rolling Stone2001
Selbourne, DavidNot an Englishman: conversations with..... Lord Goodman. Transcribed in late 19921993
Self, WillFeeding frenzyColumns from 1995 to 2000; grumpy young old man2001
Self, WillSore Sites60 or so tiny essays from 'Building design' magazine2000
Sherrin, NedFinal Curtains: top-drawer....memorial services reviewed for The Oldie magazine2008
Shirer, William LThis is Berlin: reporting 1938-40US (CBS) answer to Alistair Cooke1999
Shoales, IanNot wet yetTime capsule of 15+ years of cultural sniping1997
Silverstein, KenRadioactive Boy ScoutVery nearly a blast in two senses2004
Silvester, ChristopherPenguin book of columnistsBarrie, Bierce, Mencken, Marquis, Driberg, Runyon, Cameron, etc.1997
Silvester, ChristopherPenguin book of interviewsPrivate Eye's gossip columnist picks well from 1859 to 19921993
Simpson, JohnA mad world, my mastersFurther tales of a BBC traveller2001
Simpson, JohnStrange places, questionable peopleBBC World Affairs editor1999
Sinclair, IainLondon OrbitalWithin the acoustic footprint of the M252002
Smith, AndrewMoondust: in search of the men....who fell to Earth. Only 12; 9 still alive2005
Snoddy, RaymondGood, bad and unacceptable: UK PressI don't know why they bother1992
Southern, TerryNow dig this: unspeakable writingsEdited scribbling from 1950 onward2001
Spectator, TheBritain in the eightiesUseful survey1989
Spiegl, FritzKeep taking the tabloids!What papers say (literally) & how they say it1983
Stanley, Thomas JMillionaire MindWhat makes a millionaire?2000
Steel, MarkIt's not a runner bean...Confessions of a slightly successful comedian1996
Steinbach, AliceEducating Alice: adventures of a....curious woman, & her voyage of self-discovery2004
Stourton, EdwardIt's a PC world: a land gone....politically correct2008
Street-Porter, JanetScandal!Pretty trivial stuff1981
Sutherland, JohnReading the decades: 50 years of UK's...best-selling books; BBC series2002
Terkel, StudsAmerican dreams: lost and foundOral history; even includes 'Arnie'!1980
Terkel, StudsGood War: oral history of W W IIIncredible1984
Terkel, StudsGreat Divide: oral historySecond thoughts on American Dream. Amazing & depressing stuff1988
Terkel, StudsMy American centuryInterviews from eight of his collections1997
Terkel, StudsRaceOral histories1992
Terkel, StudsWill the circle be unbroken?Facing up to mortality2001
Terkel, StudsWorking: oral historyBy working stiffs in ordinary jobs. Reached p1881975
Theroux, PaulNurse Wolf & Dr SacksMatched portraits of New York neurologist & dominatrix2001
Thompson, Hunter SBetter than sex: political junkieGonzo Papers, #4 'confessions'1994
Thompson, Hunter SGeneration of swineGonzo Papers, #2 'shame & degradation in the 80s'1988
Thompson, Hunter SHell's AngelsLife on two wheels: nasty, brutish & short1966
Thompson, Hunter SSongs of the doomedGonzo Papers, #3 'more notes on death of American Dream'1990
Thomson, Robert (ed)True Fiction: from Weekend FT columnsUnclassifiable takes on modern times1998
TimesFourth Leaders, 1955Editorials1955
Truss, LynneGet her off the pitch!How sports reporting bizarrely took over her life for a while2010
Truss, LynneMaking the cat laughShort essays 'Single Life on the Margin' (copy to Carol)1995
Twain, MarkCannibalism in the CarsNewspaper sketches written (mostly) between 1863 & 18722000
Twain, MarkTales, speeches, essays & sketchesAs described; short fiction & prose1994
Twigger, RobertExtinction ClubTwo men, a deer & a writer. Mostly true?2001
Tynan, KennethProfilesSuperb capsule reviews1989
Vidal, GoreLast EmpireEssays literary, historical, political & personal2001
Vitaliev, VitaliDreams on Hitler's couchColumns from 7 years observation of the West1997
Wallace, David FosterConsider the Lobster & other essaysUS cultural insights2005
Warner, MarinaSigns & Wonders: essays on literature....and culture. A 25-year collection2003
Waters, JohnCrackpot: obsessions of John WatersJournalism from the Pope of Trash; stalled on p451986
Waugh, EvelynEssays, articles & reviewsEdited by Donat Gallagher; covers 1928-19651983
Waugh, EvelynLittle Order: selected journalismToo slim, but good choices1977
Webb, WLBedside Guardian 24Classic James Cameron, & many others1975
Webb, WLBedside Guardian 36From 1986-87: Thatcher's 3rd term, Contragate, Gorbachev1987
Wenner, Jann STwenty years of 'Rolling Stone'Excellent collection1987
Westlake, Donald EGetaway CarPosthumous collection of NF miscellany and partial autobio2014
Weyer, Martin VanderClosing balances: business obituariesFrom Torygraph2006
Wheen, FrancisHoo-Hahs and Passing FrenziesHis columns from 1990 to 20012002
Wheen, FrancisStrange Days indeedThe 1970s, of course2009
White, EBWritings from the New Yorker, 1927-1976161 short gems1991
Wolfe, TomHooking Up: essays & fictionIncludes 'My three stooges' (Mailer, Irving, Updike)2000
Wolfe, Tom; Johnson, EWNew Journalism (anthology)Reed, Talese, Herr, Capote, Eszterhas (!), Mailer, etc.1973
Wynn, JenniferConvicted at birth: Rikers islandAnecdotes from NY penal colony2001
Young, ElizabethPandora's handbag: book world adventuresWonderful literary criticism from the late Ms Young2001
Young, TobyHow to lose friends and alienate peopleFive years working down New York's food chain2001

Juvenile

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Ardagh, PhilipAwful EndKicking off the Eddie Dickens trilogy2000
Ardagh, PhilipDreadful ActsNonsense recast as art2001
Ardagh, PhilipTerrible TimesAll good things come to an (awful) end2002
Barrie, JMPeter PanUnique1911
BBDown the bright streamI always hoped Peter would read it, too. He never did1948
BBLittle grey menFirst met these captivating creatures in Wilmslow!1942
Briggs, RaymondFather ChristmasOne of a kind1973
Briggs, RaymondFungus the BogeymanNoisome1977
Briggs, RaymondGentleman JimTouching1980
Briggs, RaymondManBoy meets Man: three days delineating the human tragedy!1992
Briggs, RaymondPuddlemanMobile suspended animation personalised puddles!2004
Briggs, RaymondSnowmanExcellent1978
Briggs, RaymondUg: boy genius of the Stone AgeAll he wants is a softer pair of trousers than his stone pair2001
Briggs, RaymondUnlucky WallyBeautifully-observed1987
Briggs, RaymondUnlucky Wally: 20 years onEven better1989
Burgess, MelvinDoing ItAnne Fine says this should be burned!2003
Burgess, MelvinLady: my life as a bitchFresh take on teenage traumae2001
Clarke, Arthur CIslands in the skyTV contest prize: trip to space station1954
Cormier, RobertFadeUnread tale of a disappearing uncle1988
Coudrille, JonathonBeastly Collection (ABC)Good1974
Crane, WalterAlphabet of old friends & Absurd ABCNice stuff1874
Cross, GillianCalling a dead manIf this is today's kid-lit...2001
Dahl, RoaldMatildaClassic!1988
Dahl, RoaldRoald Dahl TreasuryLavish roster of illustrators1997
Falkner, J MeadeMoonfleetSet book in my Junior school. Well-written1898
Fine, AnneMadame DoubtfireGreat kid's transvestite father/nanny scam1987
Gaiman, Neil; McKean, DaveCoralineDescribed as Alice with attitude2002
Garner, AlanStone #1: Stone bookJuly 1864, family oral history as fiction1978
Garner, AlanStone #2: Granny ReardunJune 1886 'Granny reared him'1978
Garner, AlanStone #3: Aimer GateSeptember 19161978
Garner, AlanStone #4: Tom Fobble's dayJanuary 19411978
Gleitzman, MorrisBumfaceWonderful opening dialogue1998
Goscinny & UderzoAsterix the Gaul (27 titles)Simply brilliant, each & every title1975
Grimm, JLC & WCGrimms' fairy talesPocket sized; Rackham b&w woodcuts2004
Haddon, MarkCurious incident of the dog in the....night-time. As investigated by 15-yr-old with Asperger's2003
Haynes, NatalieGreat EscapeBy a comedian who can write2007
HergéMaking of TintinNice insights into his creative juices1983
Jansson, ToveComet in MoominlandWe can't eat that much jam in a year!1946
Jansson, ToveExploits of MoominpappaLong-promised life story1952
Jansson, ToveFinn Family MoomintrollStart of the well-regarded saga1948
Jansson, ToveMoominland MidwinterWhile the land snoozes in deep freeze1958
Jansson, ToveMoominsummer madnessOr life on a floating theatre1955
Jansson, ToveMoominvalley in NovemberIt was wonderful to be cleaning again!1971
Jansson, ToveTales from MoominvalleyA dragon for a tiny pet1962
Klass, DavidYou don't know me1st person adolescent narrative2001
Lewis, C DayOtterbury IncidentReplacing the Headmaster's window1948
Lewis, CSNarnia #1: Magician's NephewWood between the worlds1955
Lewis, CSNarnia #2: Lion, the Witch & the WardrobeNarnia's creation myth1950
Lewis, CSNarnia #3: Prince CaspianPevensies first return1951
Lewis, CSNarnia #4: Horse and his BoyEscape from Calormen slavery1954
Lewis, CSNarnia #5: Voyage of the Dawn TreaderQuest for the exiled Lords1952
Lewis, CSNarnia #6: Silver ChairThe one that got away - literally!1953
Lewis, CSNarnia #7: Last BattleLast days of Narnia1956
Lewis, CS; Lewis, WHBoxen: childhood chronicles before.... Narnia, written with his older brother when he was eight1906
McCaughrean, GeraldineForever XStrange hotel of perpetual Xmas1997
Milne, AAWinnie the Pooh: complete collection of..... stories & poems. EH Shepard illustrations1994
Morris, MarcusBest of 'Eagle'How could Mum throw out all my Dan Dares???1977
Murphy, JillPeace at lastPop Bear keeps trying to get some sleep. Wonderful!1980
Nesbit, E (Edith)Enchanted CastleMagical ring, unenchanted, unsleeping princess1907
Nesbit, E (Edith)Five Children and ItIt being the Psammead, sand fairy extraordinaire1902
Nesbit, E (Edith)Phoenix and the carpetSequel to 'Five Children & It'1904
Nesbit, E (Edith)Story of the AmuletPsammead strikes again!1906
Nesbit, E (Edith)Story of the Treasure SeekersMeet the Bastables1899
Pullman, PhilipBroken BridgeTeenage identity crisis (revised, 1998)1990
Pullman, PhilipButterfly Tattoo (aka White Mercedes)Teenage angst/thriller1992
Pullman, PhilipClockwork, or All Wound UpDevilish deal for apprentice horologist1996
Pullman, PhilipLyra's OxfordExtra tale of Lyra & embedded map2003
Ransome, ArthurBig SixCoots, D & D, & petty thievery on the Broads1940
Ransome, ArthurCoot ClubNorfolk Broads, with Dick & Dorothea linking to Swallows1934
Ransome, ArthurGreat Northern?Illegal egg-collecting in Scottish Highlands1947
Ransome, ArthurMissee LeeFemale Chinese pirate & tale within a tale1941
Ransome, ArthurOld Peter's Russian talesSkimmed1916
Ransome, ArthurPeter DuckSwallows & Amazons in Caribbean after treasure1932
Ransome, ArthurPicts and the MartyrsD & D coping with Amazons' great aunt before Swallows arrive1942
Ransome, ArthurPigeon PostGold-mining & charcoal burners1936
Ransome, ArthurSecret WaterSwallows, Coots & Amazons mapping the Broads1939
Ransome, ArthurSwallowdaleShipwreck, hence camp in Swallowdale, & great-aunt trouble1931
Ransome, ArthurSwallows and AmazonsTook two years to earn its £200 advance! Almost incomparable1930
Ransome, ArthurWe didn't mean to go to seaSwallows, fog, & Holland1937
Ransome, ArthurWinter HolidayPossibly my favourite. Introduces Dick & Dorothea1933
Ryan, JohnHarris Tweed: extra special agentAs in the 'Eagle' comic1990
Sachar, LouisHolesDigging Life in the Camp Green Lake correctional facility1998
Sachar, LouisThere's a boy in the girls' bathroomEvidently late making it over here!1987
Scieszka, Jon; Smith, LaneStinky Cheese Man & other fairly stupid.... tales. Including Jack's Bean problem1992
Sendak, MauriceOutside over thereIneffable198?
Simmonds, PosyFredWhat a cat!1987
Simmonds, PosyLulu and the flying babiesA picture Puffin wise far beyond its years1988
Stranks, A; Worsley, JAdventures of P.C. 49As in the 'Eagle' comic - superb1990
Townsend, John RoweNoah's castleScary post-breakdown planning -- for kids?!197?
Webb, KayeI like this storyExtracts from 50 Puffins to mark this -- the 2,000th1986

Language

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Aman, ReinholdTalking dirty (Maledicta)Literally foul language. Wonderful & powerful1993
Amis, KingsleyAmis collection: non-fiction 1954-1990Splenetic; an often prophetic debunker1990
Ashe, GeoffreyArt of writing made simpleWho said it was difficult?! Bought in Hatfield Woolco1972
Ashworth, Clive VNotes: Catch-22'It is in some ways a difficult book'!1978
Bailey, MikeTeach yourself: writing erotic fictionBy founder of Nexus imprint, among others1997
Baker, NicholsonU and I: a true story (Updike)Glorious new depths of shallowness!1991
Beattie, GeoffreyAll Talk (language in everyday life)Why it's important to watch your words1988
Bellos, DavidIs that a fish in your ear?All aspects of translation2011
Benedict, ElizabethJoy of writing sexHonest & upfront; bought in NY. Excellent. Cf. Derek Parker1996
Bettelheim, BrunoUses of Enchantment: fairy talesTheir meaning & importance1976
Bierce, AmbroseDevil's DictionarySublime in parts; thin, original Dover reprint edition1911
Bierce, AmbroseEnlarged Devil's Dictionary1,851 words & definitions; vintage invective & malice1967
BloomsburyThematic dictionary of quotationsGood1988
Borges, Jorge LuisThis craft of verseTranscripts of 1967-68 Harvard lectures feared lost2000
Botts, LindaLoose talk: Rolling Stone 1970s quotesHaving no talent is no longer enough (Gore Vidal)1980
Bowen PhilGallery to play to: story of the Mersey.... poets. Adrian Henri, Roger McGough & Brian Patten1999
Bradbury, MalcolmNo, not Bloomsbury: UK fiction since 1945Bradbury's first collection of his critical writings1987
Branwyn, GarethJargon WatchJargon from digital generation, via Wired magazine1997
Bright, SusieHow to write a dirty storyGetting plots to steam, as it were2001
Brusendorff & HenningsenComplete history of eroticismAristophanes to 1961 or thereabouts1963
Buford, BillBody (Granta)Eclectic mix including Dibdin on a post-mortem1992
Buford, BillKrauts! (Granta)Bought for Christa1993
Buford, BillThey fuck you up: the family (Granta)No comment, though Larkin was spot-on1991
Buford, BillWe're so happy! (Granta)GM's USA in 1954, anatomy of a cheeseburger, etc.1991
Burchfield, RobertUnlocking the English languageChief Editor of OED speaks out: essays + TS Eliot lectures1989
Burgen, StephenYour Mother's Tongue: European invectiveReaches bits that Linguaphone neglects1996
Butler, HubertSub-prefect should have held his tongueEclectic essays from 1930 to 19881990
Chambers, D; Sandford, CCock-a-hoop: Golden Cockerel bibliographyPublished Eric Gill; beautifully typeset & printed (of course!)197?
Chapman, Robert LNew dictionary of American slangThick & earnest; bought in Oxford1986
Charney, MauriceSexual fictionSade, Réage, Miller, Cleland, Roth, de Berg, etc.1981
Cohen, JM & MJPenguin dictionary of modern quotationsActually includes 22 each by Bramah & Heller -- a good test1971
Cole, W; Phillips, LHumour of sex (quotations)Some gems1994
Cousins-Mills, JaneSexwordsUsefully alternative dictionary1993
Crawley, TonyDictionary of film quotations2000 quotes, thematically arranged1991
Crystal, DavidCambridge encyclopedia of languageComprehensive1987
Crystal, DavidLanguage PlayElements of Willard Espy's territory1998
Crystal, David & HilaryWords on wordsLanguage-oriented quotations2000
Davies, ChristieEthnic humor around the worldVast sourcebook of mixed prejudice & insight1990
de St Jorre, JohnGood Ship VenusGirodias & Olympia Press saga, includes revelations of Story of 'O'1994
Diack, HunterTest your own wordpowerReplacement copy from Dublin. Missing its frontispiece1975
Dillard, AnnieWriting LifeSkimmed1989
Donaldson, GeraldBooks: their history, art, power, etcVery nice eclectic selection1981
Duffy, MaureenErotic world of faery1500 years of British culture1972
Eco, UmbertoMouse or rat? Translation as negotiationTravelling between languages2003
Eco, UmbertoReflections on 'The name of the rose'Interesting1983
Enright, DJFaber book of fevers and fretsPoetry & prose; essays & letters; ancient toothaches, ye gods!1989
Enright, DJFair of speech: uses of euphemism17 contributors on sex, religion, politics, law et al1985
Enright, DJ; Rawlinson, DOxford book of friendshipAnecdotes from letters, poems, essays, etc.1991
Esar, EvanDictionary of humorous quotationsExactly as described, & well-indexed though only by author1949
Espy, Willard RAlmanac of words at playWonderful1975
Espy, Willard RAlmanac of words at play, AnotherGreat stuff1980
Espy, Willard RChildren's almanac of words at playPeter was left cold1982
Espy, Willard RGame of WordsFirst of many, and a joyous discovery1971
Espy, Willard RGarden of Eloquence: rhetorical bestiaryVery nice1983
Espy, Willard RSay it my wayPitfalls, their avoidance. Not, I note, error-free!1980
Espy, Willard RWords to rhyme withGood idea, & fat dictionary1986
Farb, PeterWord play: what happens when people talkFascinating & long overdue a re-read1973
Ferrell, WA; Salerno, NAStrategies in ProseEminently skimmable1973
Fo, Dario; Rame, FrancaRed notes: theatre workshops 1983Amazing couple1983
Forsyth, MarkEtymologicon: circular stroll through.... hidden connections of the English language2012
Fraser, AntoniaPleasure of reading40 authors incl McGough, Ballard, Stoppard, Greer, Cope1992
Freedman, Bernard JJust a word, DoctorFrom the series in 'British Medical Journal'1987
Gardner, MartinAnnotated 'Alice' (Lewis Carroll)Completely brilliant1960
Gardner, MartinAnnotated 'Alice' - definitive editionEssential(ly) two revised editions on & even brillianter2000
Gardner, MartinAnnotated 'Snark' (Lewis Carroll)Even better!1962
Garland, Henry & MaryOxford companion to German literatureBought for Christa1976
Gilbert, MichaelOxford book of legal anecdotesSkimmed1987
Gold, RS; Sanford, SRControversy: prose for analysisGood selection1969
Gowers, Sir ErnestComplete Plain WordsIf the baby does not thrive on raw milk, boil it :-)1954
Grafton, AnthonyFootnote: a curious historyAmusing & erudite study of a neglected species1997
Gray, NigelWriters talkingInteresting insights & revelations1989
Green, JonathonBook of political quotesUseful source material1982
Gross, JohnOxford book of aphorismsHorribly wise1983
Gross, JohnOxford book of essaysSome good stuff: 680 pp, Bacon to Clive James1991
Gross, JohnRise and fall of the man of lettersSupposed to be good1969
Guinness, AlecCommonplace BookSee, for example, Hans Küng on page 5!2001
Haffenden, JohnNovelists in interviewIncludes M Amis, M Bradbury, Golding, Lodge, McEwan1985
Hamilton, IanPenguin book of 20th Century essaysPromising Contents list!1999
Hamilton, IanTrouble with money, & other essaysWriters' lives & travails1998
Hamilton, IanWriters in Hollywood 1915 - 1951Comedy of high seriousness; art versus money, basically!1990
Handley, G; King, SNotes: One flew over the cuckoo's nestWhat a change from the 'set books' of my time!1977
Handley, GrahamNotes: Catch-22Just imagine if this had been my set text!!!1977
Hare, DavidWriting left-handedA concealed professional autobiography1991
Hayman, RonaldTom StoppardTwo interviews plus works up to 19771977
Hellweg, PaulIntriguing wordsAlso known as insomniac's dictionary -- stalled on page 371986
Hendrickson, RobertLiterary Life & other curiositiesFascinating stuff1981
Herman, GaryBook of Hollywood quotesUseful but trivial1979
Holder, RWFaber dictionary of euphemismsUseful to skim1989
Holland, SteveMushroom Jungle (postwar paperbacks)Anorakish, but so what? Excellent overview1993
Howard, PhilipState of the language: English observedHow the Revolution is progressing: euphemistic reversibles!1984
Howard, PhilipWord in time, AUnread, but remember skimming it1990
Hudson, KennethJargon of the professionsUseful examples & counter-examples1978
Hughes, GeoffreySwearing: a social history of profanityTotally amazing & tireless exploration1991
Hunt, PeterApproaching Arthur RansomeMore oriented to a study of his literature than his life1992
Hunter, JimTom Stoppard's playsTakes the work as far as 19811982
Ingrams, RichardQuips and QuotesHis commonplace book2012
Isaacs, AlanSex and sexuality (quotations)Nice source stuff1993
Jack, IanGranta 67: women & children firstNice piece by Ed White1999
Jack, IanGranta 68: Love storiesKeith Fleming on his uncle (Edmund White)1999
Jack, IanGranta 84: Over There (America)Excellent Martin Rowson 'cartograpy'2003
Jack, IanGranta 86: FilmEgoyan, Greenaway, Fowles, Scorsese2004
Jackson, KevinInvisible Forms: a guide to literary..... curiosities. Marginalia, prefaces, footnotes, etc. Wonderful1999
Jarman, ColinGuinness dict. of more poisonous quotesPoets are born, not paid1992
Jarman, ColinGuinness dict. of poisonous quotesMadonna is so hairy... I thought it was Tina Turner in her armpit1991
Jarman, ColinGuinness dict. of yet more poison. quotesA jumped-up book-drunk ponce1993
Johnson, SterlingEnglish as a second f*cking languageLight-hearted piss-take, not for any maiden aunts1995
Jolly, RickJackspeak: Royal Navy SlanguageWorth it for 'brown trout' alone!1989
Jones, Graham & LynneI love sex / I hate sexHundreds of quotations, pro & con1989
Kachuba, John BHow to write funnyInterviews & advice2001
Kearney, Patrick JHistory of erotic literatureWell-illustrated & well-written survey1982
Kearney, Patrick JPrivate Case (of the British Museum)Catalogue of their porn; brilliant; limited edition #1041981
Kelly, ValerieHow to write eroticaCracking the market in various media1986
Kelly-Bootle, StanComputer ContradictionarySatirical misdefinitions (revised version of Devil's DP dict.)1995
Landow, George PHypertextPre-dating HTML & the Web by just two years or so1992
Le Guin, Ursula KDancing at the edge of the worldArticles, reviews, papers & speeches1989
Lederer, RichardAnguished EnglishFunny examples1987
Lepore, JillA is for AmericanLetters, national language, & seven lives, from Carol2002
Lewis, NigelBook of BabelWords & how we see things. Look up manzuri!1994
Lewis, Roy HarleyBrowser's guide to eroticaOK, I guess1981
Linfield, JL; Krevisky, JQuotations for lovers3000+ ancient & modern, playful & erotic1995
Lodge, DavidArt of fiction50 weekly articles from a Sunday paper1992
Lodge, DavidPractice of writingEssays, lectures, reviews & a diary1996
Lodge, DavidWrite on: occasional essays 1965-1985Including insights into his own attitudes to writing1986
Longmate, NormanWriting for the BBCPossible markets & advice on entering them1978
Lopez, AntonioAntonio's 1001 nightsFashion designer turns his attention to myths1985
Lurie, AlisonNot in front of the grown-upsSubversiveness of children's literature1990
Lutz, William DAge of CommunicationGood selection of pieces & essays, cartoons etc1974
MacHale, DesMore WitWhy change a winning formula?1997
MacHale, DesReady WitStill more sublime stuff2004
MacHale, DesUltimate WitStill more of a high standard2002
MacHale, DesWitSome absolute gems: many one & two-line quotations1996
MacHale, DesWit rides againStill a good standard2000
MacHale, DesWit, the last laughAnd still they come1999
MacHale, DesYet more WitHere we go again1998
Mamet, DavidWriting in restaurants'We want to see movie stars' genitals on-screen'. Stalled on p831986
Manguel, AlbertoHistory of readingA judicious magpie of a 'literatus' (ie he likes porn, too!)1996
Marsden, CRSDictionary of outrageous quotationsIntelligent selection, but didn't outrage me1988
Martin, CharlesCatullusStudy of poet & his work, presented in snippets1992
Maugham, W SomersetWriter's notebookFrom 1892 to 1944. Beautiful insights, notes & snippets1949
McArthur, TomOxford companion to the English languageAll major aspects of English, except how to make it sing!1992
McClelland, DougStarSpeak: Hollywood on everythingFunny, outrageous, sad, bitchy, camp, daft1987
McConville, B; Shearlaw, JSlanguage of SexSomewhat contrived dictionary of euphemism & sexual slang1985
McCrum, Robert et alStory of EnglishVery good1986
McKean, ErinVerbatim: from bawdy to sublime....writing on language for armchair linguists2001
McKernan, MaggieSayings of Jane AustenOur ancestors... always built in a hole1993
McLeish, KennethBloomsbury good reading guideSome interesting cross-links1990
McPhee, NancyBook of insults: ancient and modernAmiable history of invective1978
Metcalf, FredPenguin dictionary of modern humorous....quotations. Not bad1986
Metcalf, FredPenguin dictionary of modern humorous....quotations (2nd edition). Better!2001
Miller, Casey; Swift, KateWords and womenA minefield of linguistic discrimination1976
Moorcock, MichaelWizardry and wild romance: epic fantasyIs Lord of the Rings just Winnie-the-Pooh for grown-ups?1987
Morrish, JohnFrantic semantics: snapshots of our..... changing language, from Daily Telegraph columns1999
Morrish, JohnMore frantic semanticsaka further adventures in Modern English2001
Mount, HarryAmo, amas, amat... and all thatNo English exists for Lex primae noctis!2006
Murray, John GGentleman publisher's commonplace bookCopy to Carol; nice collection1996
Narayan, RKWriter's nightmare: selected essaysI sympathise1988
Nash, WalterLanguage in popular fictionStalled on p43, but was enjoying it1990
Neaman, JS; Silver, CGIn other words (euphemisms)4,000 pieces of linguistic dishonesty/hypocrisy1990
Nelson, TGAComedy: in literature, drama & cinemaSignificant recurring patterns, it seems, in comedy everywhere1990
New RepublicBushisms (President George Bush)Standing tall in deep doo-doo, in his own words1992
Newman, JennyFaber book of seductionsSome good stuff1988
Norwich, John JuliusChristmas crackersLucky dip, started as a glorified Christmas card1980
Norwich, John JuliusMore Christmas crackersHis second decade of commonplace entries1990
Norwich, John JuliusStill more Christmas crackersCovering 1990-19992000
Okrent, ArikaIn the land of invented languagesLinguistic creativity (and madness)2009
Opie, Iona & PeterI saw Esau: schoolchild's pocket bookTraditional rhymes, illustrated by Maurice Sendak1947
Oxford University PressOxford English dictionaryLoss leader for some forgotten book club1991
Parker, DerekWriting erotic fictionStraight-faced unlaced advice. Cf. Elizabeth Benedict1995
Paros, LawrenceErotic tongueA specifically sexual lexicon1984
Partington, AngelaOxford dictionary of quotationsI got fed up of reading Roger Figg's copy1996
Partridge, EricDictionary of Forces' slang 1939-19452nd hand (1st ed). New, war-produced slang. See 'dreadnought'1948
Partridge, Eric; Beale, PaulDictionary of catch phrasesRevised 2nd edition, but often long in the tooth1985
Pepper, Frank S20th Century AnecdotesSo many gems per page, it terrifies me1990
Peterkin, ADBald-headed hermit & the artichokeErotic thesaurus of over 15,000 terms1999
Phillips, RobertAspects of Alice: essays on CarrollSimply wonderful1971
Pool, JohnLid off a daffodilPalindromes. Consider the title!1983
Poole, StevenWho touched base in my thought shower?Kindle edition. A 'treasury' of unbearable office jargon2014
Porter, CatherineMiller's Collecting BooksSothebys specialist opines1995
Potter, SimeonOur languageRevised in 1966, a clear picture of English1950
Powell, AnthonyWriter's notebookMore like John Murray: Incense & Insensibility, for example2000
Queneau, RaymondExercises in style99 different takes on a simple scene1947
Rees, NigelSayings of the centuryWho said what, & its background context1984
Ricks, C; Michaels, LState of the languageWide coverage & some wonderful piss-takes1990
Rosten, LeoHooray for Yiddish!How did English ever cope before Yiddish arrived?1982
Rosten, LeoJoys of YiddishVunderfulll mordant syntax1968
Rosten, LeoJoys of YinglishAlphabetic list of pleasure building on earlier work1989
Rosten, LeoTreasury of Jewish quotationsMarvellous; Bartlett with a Yiddish accent1972
Ruderman, JudithJoseph HellerWorthy & occasionally provocative1991
Sammons, Martha CGuide through Narnia: CS LewisWith index of names & places + map & chronology1979
Scrivenor, PatrickEgg on your interfaceDictionary of modern nonsense, eg value added tax1989
Selkirk, ErrolErotica for beginnersComix approach1991
Sharpe, GarethGuinness dictionary of quotations..... for all occasions1994
Sherrin, NedOxford dictionary of humorous quotationsExcellent!1995
Shwartz, Ronald BMen are lunatics, women are nuts!Quotations from each slagging off the other1996
Smith, William GeorgeOxford dictionary of English proverbsWhen book is thick, it makes me sick...1970
Spiegl, FritzMediaspeak / mediawriteDoes bear thinking about, but few will1989
Spiegl, FritzSick NotesMedical anecdotage & language abuse1996
Stewart, Roy LQuotations with an attitudeMany fine examples1995
Strickland, BillOn being a writer: interviewsHemingway, Mailer, Heller, Auel, Wambaugh, Capote & 25 more1989
Stryker, SusanQueer Pulp: perverted passions from the....golden age of the paperback. Marvellously evocative covers2001
Styles, Morag et alAfter Alice: children's literature15 varied essays1992
Tenner, EdwardTechSpeak: how to talk high techConsider an 'avian embryo nutrient cartridge' (egg)1986
Townsend, John RoweWritten for childrenBeautiful survey, updated from 1965 edition1974
Usborne, RichardClubland heroesSapper, Dornford Yates, & John Buchan1974
Usborne, RichardPenguin Wodehouse companionSynopses of 92 books, plus their varied characters' foibles1988
Wajnryb, RuthCU Next Tuesday: a good look at bad....language2005
Wasson, John MSubject and StructureInteresting pieces1975
Waterhouse, KeithWaterhouse on newspaper styleRevised version of the 'Daily Mirror' style book1989
Watson, ColinSnobbery with violenceEnglish crime stories and their audience1971
Wheen, FrancisLord Gnome's literary companionExcellent1994
Williams, WEBook of English essaysGood stuff (Christa's)1942
Winston, DennisFrench widow in every roomChrista likes this mangled language1987
Wolfe, RonaldWriting comedyGuide to scriptwriting by an established sitcom author1992
Wood, JamesHow fiction worksMachinery of story-telling dissected2008
Zinsser, WilliamOn writing well (4th ed)Pretty damn good, blast him!1990

Letters

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Athill, DianaInstead of a bookHer 30-year correspondence with Edward Field2011
Austen, JaneSelected LettersNotes by Vivien Jones2004
Bogarde, DirkEver, Dirk: the Bogarde lettersEdited by John Coldstream; a total hoot2008
Born, MaxBorn-Einstein letters, 1916-1955Friendship, politics & physics in uncertain (quantum?) times1971
Burney, FannySelected letters and journalsA busy life in pre- & post-Napoleonic Europe199?
Capote, TrumanToo brief a treat: letters of CapoteEdited by biographer Gerald Clarke, 450 brilliant pages2004
Chandler, RaymondSelected letters (ed. MacShane)Sad in part; his wife kept him sane, dry, and happy1981
Chapdelaine, P; Hay, GJohn W Campbell letters, Vol 1Surprisingly heavy going, but fascinating/annoying1985
CiceroSelected lettersTrans. D R Shackleton Bailey1978
Cohen, Morton NSelected letters of Lewis CarrollStrange chap, but interesting1982
Cohen, Morton N et alLewis Carroll & his illustratorsCollaborations & associated correspondence, 1865 - 19892003
Cooper, Artemis (editor)Mr Wu & Mrs Stitch (Waugh-Cooper letters)Correspondence spanning 30 years from 19321991
Crumb, RobertYour vigor for life appals me: letters.... from 1958-1977. Fresh insight brings new delight!1998
Davenport-Hines, Richard100 letters from Hugh Trevor-RoperExactly what it says on the tin, as it were. Marvelous2014
Day, BarryLetters of Noël CowardMagnificent, & with replies, too, plus two fakes!2007
Donaldson, FrancesYours, Plum: letters of PG WodehouseFilling in more gaps in life story of a great man1990
Elliot, VivianDear Mr ShawFascinating range of opinions etc1987
Fermor, Patrick LeighDashing for the Post: lettersFrom a well-travelled life2016
Fermor, Patrick LeighIn tearing haste: letters between Fermor....and Deborah Devonshire2009
Feynman, Richard PDon't you have time to think?Life expressed via varied correspondence2005
Gardiner, D; Walker, K SRaymond Chandler speakingVia his personal letters, articles & notes1962
Garfield, SimonTo the Letter: journey thru a vanishing.... world, over many centuries2013
Gielgud, JohnGielgud's Letters (ed. Richard Mangan)From mid-1920s to late 1990s! Knows everyone, of course2004
Grahame, KennethMy Dearest Mouse: Wind in the WillowsCharming1988
Gregory, KennethFirst cuckooAmusing letters to the Times, since 19001983
Gregory, KennethSecond cuckooLetters to the Times; another selection since 19001983
Gregory, KennethThird cuckooLetters to the Times; recipe as before1985
Haffenden, John; Eliot, ValerieLetters of TS Eliot, Vol 6, 1932-1933Very well annotated (and copious!)2016
Hemingway, ErnestSelected letters (ed. Baker)1917 to 1961. 900+ pages1981
Hildyard, MylesIt is bliss here: letters home 1939-1945Travelogue meets war memoirs2005
Hughes, TedLettersEdited by Christopher Reid2009
Larkin, PhilipLetters to Monica: (Jones) sent between .... 1946 and 19842010
Leader, ZacharyLetters of Kingsley AmisRich treasure trove2000
Liftin, H; Montgomery, KDear ExileTransatlantic post-grad letters1999
Livesey, AnthonyAre we at war?Letters to 'The Times', 1939 to 19451989
Lovric, MichelleLove letters: an anthology of passionOK1994
Lyttelton, G; Hart-Davis, RLyttelton Hart-Davis letters, 1955-1962Edited by Roger Hudson; delightful stuff from Humph's father2001
MacShane, Frank; Hiney, TomRaymond Chandler Papers: letters, etc.Poems, essays, letters, journal entries, 1909 to 19592000
Mitford, JessicaLetters (ed by Peter Y Sussman)Marvellously intimate & chatty2006
Moore, StevenBeerspit night & cursing: correspondence.. of Charles Bukowski & Sheri Martinelli, 1960-672001
Mosley, CharlotteLetters of Nancy MitfordBrowseable1993
Mosley, CharlotteLetters of Nancy Mitford & Evelyn Waugh500 pages of largely post WWII correspondence1996
Mounce, DC; Shanesy, CE#1: Early years of struggle 1983-1988CICS Primer work and aftermath1993
Mounce, DC; Shanesy, CE#2: Next phase 1989-1993Development, HighNoon & moling in IBM1993
Mounce, DC; Shanesy, CE#3: Ever onward 1993-1996Comms dept & start of Java involvement1996
Mounce, DC; Shanesy, CE#4: Strength to strength 1996-2002Webmastery & Carol's retirement from IBM2002
Mounce, DC; Shanesy, CE#5: Still doing nicely 2003-2007My own retirement, and Christa's final illness and death2007
Mounce, DC; Shanesy, CE#6: Life after Christa 2008-?Into the twilight? On a strange new vector2012
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusIllustrated selection of lettersTranslated by Emily Anderson1938
Nesham, FélicitéSocks cigarettes and shipwrecksFamily's war letters, 1914-19181987
Parker, Mary-LouiseDear Mr. YouEngaging letters (essays) to a great variety of men2015
Parsons, NicholasLetter does not blushScorching correspondence on a wide variety of topics1984
Perelman, SJDon't tread on me: selected lettersEdited, & often cut, by Prudence Crowther1987
PlinyLetters of the younger PlinyTrans. Betty Radice1963
Priestley, JosephScientific correspondence (97 letters)A genuine rarity/oddity1891
Ransome, ArthurSignalling from MarsEditor Hugh Brogan has added many notes to these1997
Ratcliffe, SophiePG Wodehouse: a life in lettersPromises previously unpublished material2011
Reich, WilhelmBeyond psychology: letters & journalsEdited by Mary Higgins; unpublished material covers 1934 - 19391994
Shankland, HughPrettiest love letters in the worldSet in Bembo, too1985
Smith, John Saumarez (ed)Bookshop at 10 Curzon StreetLetters between Nancy Mitfood & Heywood Hill, 1952-732004
Stanhope, Philip DormerLetters to his son et al (Chesterfield)Intimate & un-selfconscious. Good advice, too1774
Stibbe, NinaLove, Nina. Despatches from family lifeLetters home from a nanny in literary London in the early 1980s2013
Stopes-Roe, MaryMathematics with love: courtship....correspondence of Barnes Wallis. Unique2005
Thompson, Hunter SFear and Loathing in AmericaCovering 1968 to 19762000
Thwaite, AnthonySelected letters of Philip Larkin45 years of amazing letters1992
Toole, Betty AlexandraAda, the enchantress of numbersLovelace & Babbage. Her annotated letters form a diary/autobio1992
Tynan, KennethLetters650 pp of them, from 1938 to 19801994
Vonnegut, KurtLetters (edited by Dan Wakefield)WYSIWYG2012
Waugh, EvelynLetters (edited by Mark Amory)Elegant gossip, ferocious malice. Astonishing stuff1980
Wells, MaureenEntertaining Eric: letters from 1941-44300 letters from the Home Front to Eric in the Middle East1988
West, TimothyI'm here I think, where are you?Letters over 31 years of touring1994
White, EBLetters (ed. Guth)1908 to 1976! A man is stuck with a letter for all time...1976
Woodsford, FrancesDear Mr Bigelow: a transatlantic.... friendship, conducted by snailmail in the 1950s2010

Life

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Ackerman, DianeMoon by whale light & other adventuresBats, penguins, crocodiles, & whales. Beautiful prose style1991
Ackerman, DianeNatural history of loveMany-faceted little essays; bought in NY1994
Ackerman, DianeNatural history of the sensesEssays & lovely insights1990
Ackerman, DianeOne hundred names for love: her memoir of her.... husband's stroke, their marriage, and his temporary loss of language2011
Adams, Douglas; CarwardineLast chance to seeDisappearing wildlife, but not a Vogon in sight1990
Audubon, John JamesBirds of America431 "boids" for Christa from Bibliophile. Massive1966
Bagemihl, BruceBiological exuberance: animal homosex &.... natural diversity. In-fucking-credible 700 pp!1999
Bakker, RobertDinosaur HeresiesRomping, stomping, warm-blooded? Go see Jurassic Park!1986
Barash, DavidMyth of MonogamyPair-bond cheats across animal world (including human)2001
Betts, ChristopherComplete Fairy Tales by Charles PerraultNew translation; old engravings (by Dore)????
Betts, MuffHuman BodyPlus amazing woodcuts2004
Bishop, JE; Waldholz, MGenomeEarly report on human gene mapping project1990
Blue, AdrienneOn kissing: metaphorical to eroticInteresting in parts; bit lippy!1996
Bodanis, DavidBeing Human: day in the life of the bodyEven itchier!1984
Bodanis, DavidSecret family: 24 hours inside our.....minds & bodies1997
Bodanis, DavidSecret house: hidden world of your homeFascinating & itchy1986
Cairns-Smith, AGGenetic takeover: mineral origins of lifeStone me! A plausible explanation1982
Cairns-Smith, AGSeven clues to the origin of lifeWe came from rocks, huh?1985
Caras, RogerDangerous to manBasically, how not to get eaten/mauled/poisoned1964
Caufield, CatherineMultiple exposures: the radiation ageHorrifying, unhysterical but deeply chilling1989
Coen, CliveFunctions of the brainFood for heavy thought1985
Colinvaux, PaulFates of Nations: biological historyDynamics of their breeding patterns1980
Colinvaux, PaulWhy big fierce animals are rareClassic, & very entertaining1980
Conley, Kevin$tud: adventures in (horse) breedingAs reviewed on NPR, oddly2002
Crawford, Mike; Marsh, DavidDriving force: food in evolutionEvolution provoked by nutrition & obtaining it1989
Dalton, StephenAt the water's edgeBeautiful nature photos1989
Dalton, StephenBorne on the wind: insects in flightWonderful photos1975
Dalton, StephenCaught in Motion: hi-speed nature photosSuperb camera trickery1982
Dalton, StephenMiracle of flightPhotos of birds and insects1977
Dalton, StephenSecret lives: 25 years of nature photosGreat photos1988
Dalton, StephenSplit secondMore of the same style of high-speed photos1983
Dawkins, RichardAncestor's TaleLavish wade back thru the gene pools2004
Dawkins, RichardBlind watchmakerInteresting thesis1986
Dawkins, RichardClimbing Mount ImprobableDarwin's metaphor for natural selection, from Xmas RI lectures1996
Dawkins, RichardExtended PhenotypeHeavier followup to Selfish Gene1982
Dawkins, RichardRiver out of EdenDigital river that is DNA1995
Dawkins, RichardSelfish geneSacrifice yourself for two sibs or eight cousins... plus memes1976
de Waal, FransApe & the Sushi MasterCulture among our non-human friends2001
de Waal, FransBonobo and the AtheistBrowsed in Bournemouth2013
de Waal, FransGood natured: origins of right & wrong..... in humans & other animals.1996
de Waal, FransOur inner apeBest & worst of human nature2005
de Waal, FransPeacemaking among primatesCheck out the Bonobos1989
Dekkers, MidasDearest Pet: on bestialityOur ambivalence toward cross-species sexuality; unique survey1994
Dekkers, MidasWay of all Flesh: celebration of decayMarvellously wry sideways look at mortality1997
Desowitz, Robert SNew Guinea tapeworms/Jewish grandmothers14 tales of parasites & people; health in Third World, & here1981
Devonshire, DeborahGarden at ChatsworthSumptuous Derbyshire property1999
Diagram groupBook of comparisonsMagical ideas & images1980
Dion, Mark; Rockman, AlexisConcrete Jungle: urban ecosystemsDeath & survival therein; fascinating & gruesome1996
Dixon, T; Lucas, MHuman RaceUnremembered1982
Dwyer, JohnBody at war: the immune systemGrim but always interesting accounts of various infections1988
Eysenck, H & MMindwatching (2nd edition)Not certain why I bothered1989
Eysenck, HJPsychology is about peopleDon't shoot the behaviourist. Good chapter on pornography1972
Eysenck, HJ; Wilson, GKnow your own personalityI do, now!1975
Farb, PeterHumankindVastly different from his book on language1977
Fisher, HelenAnatomy of Love: natural history of.....monogamy, adultery & divorce. Fascinating stuff, too1992
Fisher, R; Ury, WGetting to 'yes' - negotiating skillsUseful, if too late for me!1981
Foy, SallyGrand Design: form and colour in animalsVisually compelling1982
Frazier, KendrickHundredth Monkey, & other paradigmsScepticism rules OK1991
Gifford, DonFarther ShoreA natural history (well, last 200 years or so) of perception1990
Goldberg, GerryStrange glory: man's latent powersInteresting; weird in parts1977
Gould, SJ et alBook of Life600 million years in 250 well-illustrated pages; many authors1993
Gould, SJ; Purcell, RWFinders, keepersCollectors, obsessive & otherwise1992
Gould, SJ; Purcell, RWIlluminations: a bestiaryPictorial essays1986
Gould, Stephen JayBully for BrontosaurusMale nipples & clitoral ripples (aka Tits & Clits, qv)1991
Gould, Stephen JayDinosaur in a haystackDoes the stoneless plum instruct the thinking reed?1996
Gould, Stephen JayEight little piggiesOn rereading Edmund Halley...1993
Gould, Stephen JayEver since DarwinIs the Cambrian explosion a Sigmoid Fraud?1977
Gould, Stephen JayFlamingo's smileAdam's navel1985
Gould, Stephen JayHen's teeth and horse's toesPhyletic size decrease in Hershey Bars1983
Gould, Stephen JayI have landed: splashes & reflectionsTenth & final essay collection2002
Gould, Stephen JayIndividual in Darwin's worldTranscript of 2nd Edinburgh Medal lecture1990
Gould, Stephen JayLeonardo's Mountain of Clams & the Diet..... of Worms. Latest essays from 'Natural History' magazine1998
Gould, Stephen JayLife's grandeur (aka Full House)Multifariousness of the modal bacter1996
Gould, Stephen JayLying stones of MarrakechHis penultimate collection1999
Gould, Stephen JayMismeasure of Man: intelligence testingHistory of the early study (now updated, I believe)1981
Gould, Stephen JayPanda's thumbMight we fit inside a sponge's cell?1980
Gould, Stephen JayTime's arrow, time's cycleMyth & metaphor in the discovery of geological time1987
Gould, Stephen JayUrchin in the stormEssays about books & ideas1987
Gould, Stephen JayWonderful life: the Burgess shaleInsights from Paleozoic British Columbian fossils1989
Grandin, TempleAnimals in translation: decoding....behaviour via autism2005
Graves, GeorgeSelected British garden birdsWYSIWYG; see p25! Originals dated to 1813ish2000
Greenaway, Theresa3-D InsectExcellent colour shots with mirrored pairs & viewer1998
Gregory, Richard LOdd PerceptionsEssays based on editorials in 'Perception'1986
Hale, Nathan CabotAbstraction in art and natureEssays & pix1980
Hamilton-Paterson, JamesSeven-tenths: the sea and its thresholdsPart travel, part history, part oceanography1992
Heim, AliceIntelligence and personalityShe of the 'AH5' test for high-IQ discrimination1970
Hendrickson, RobertMore cunning than man (rats)Quirky1983
Hobhouse, HenrySeeds of change: five plantsCotton, potatoes, quinine, sugar, tea1985
Hochheiser, RobertHow to work for a jerkBought in Guernsey when I reported to Page! Sound advice, too1987
Holub, MiroslavDimension of the present moment & essaysMiniature scientific essays that veer to the poetic1990
Holub, MiroslavJingle Bell PrincipleNotes & objections, max length 43 lines1987
Hrdy, Sarah BlafferWoman that never evolvedFascinating on evolution & nature of female sexuality1981
Ironside, VirginiaYou'll get over it: rage of....bereavement. Amazingly insightful & helpful1996
Jaynes, JulianOrigin of consciousness: bicameral mindHeavy, yet possibly massively mistaken1976
Johanson, D; Shreeve, JLucy's child: discovery of human ancestorScience & politics of human origins research by finder of 'Lucy'1989
Johnson, GeorgeIn the palaces of memoryHow we build the worlds inside our heads1991
Jordan, WilliamDivorce among the gullsParallels of human & animal behaviour1991
Keizer, BertDancing with Mr D (death)Literally, wise & eye-opening notes on life & death1994
Kevles, Daniel JIn the name of eugenicsAspects & implications of genetic engineering1985
Kingdon, JonathanSelf-made man and his undoingProliferating technology allied to innate human aggression1993
Knutson, Roger MFurtive faunaItchy field guide to parasites that live on us1992
Krause, BernieGreat animal orchestraHalf of Beaver and Krause has a whole separate career2012
Kunzig, RobertMapping the Deep: ocean scienceaka The Restless Sea1999
Lanners, EdiIllusions: optical, paradoxical etcFascinating entertainment1973
Lenihan, JohnCrumbs of Creation: trace elements in..... history, medicine, industry, crime & folklore1988
Leroi, Armand MarieMutantsForm, variety & errors of the human body; fascinating2003
Lewin, Ralph AMerde: excursions into scientific, ..... cultural & socio-historical coprology. No shit!1999
Lewontin, RichardHuman diversityComplexity of human genetic variation1982
Lovelock, James EAges of GaiaElaborating his theory of a living planet1988
Lovelock, James EGaiaLife on Earth as a single organism1979
Lovelock, James ERevenge of GaiaIf he's right we are (nearly) all DOOMED!2006
Mallet, GinaLast chance to eatFate of taste in a fast-food world2004
Mayr, ErnstOne long argument (Darwin)Good1991
McCarry, CharlesFrom the Field: (from) National GeographicWide selection of fine prose1997
Meinesz, AlexandreKiller algaeCaulerpa taxifolia loose in the Med1997
Miller, Jonathan et alDarwin for beginnersComix approach1982
Morgan, ElaineAquatic apeDid we return to the land after aquatic adaptation?1982
Morgan, ElaineDescent of WomanAlister Hardy's theories afloat in a sea of speculation!1972
Morgan, ElaineScars of evolutionBipedal locomotion et al, & their possible causes1990
Morowitz, Harold JEntropy and the magic flute40+ slender essays; well-reviewed1993
Morowitz, Harold JWine of lifeEssays on societies, energy & living things. Stalled on p811979
Morris, DesmondBodywatchingExcuses for body displays1985
Morris, DesmondHuman Animal: a personal viewNancy Banks-Smith took parts of this (TV series) apart!1994
Morris, DesmondHuman Sexes: natural history of....man & woman.1997
Morris, DesmondManwatching: field guide to humansNancy Banks-Smith thinks Morris is amusingly disturbed1977
Morris, DesmondNaked womanFemale bodies - my favorite kind2004
Myers, NormanGaia atlas of future worldsInsights into pressing issues for next 100 years1990
Myers, NormanGaia atlas of planet managementWorthy & well-intentioned1985
Nesse, RN; Williams, GCEvolution and healingDarwinian medicine: disease as a side effect of evolution1994
Nilsson, LennartClose to NatureAmazing macro photos1984
North, RichardReal Cost: environmental costs globallyProvocative insights into true cost of Western staples1986
Pakenham, ThomasMeetings with remarkable treesSixty amazing specimens, grouped by personality! Lovely1996
Paturi, Felix RNature, mother of inventionPlants are better engineers than we are...1974
Pellant, ChrisEarthscopePix from orbit, various wavelengths1985
Perry, DonaldLife above the jungle floorIn canopy of Costa Rican rain forest (p53!)1986
Phelps, BarryYou don't say! Dictionary of misquotationsBy a self-described polymath1995
Pollan, MichaelBotany of DesirePlant's eye view of the world2001
Pollan, MichaelOmnivore's dilemmaWhere's a perfect meal to be found in our fast-food world?2006
Porter, RoyFaber book of madnessThe wonders of Largactil, indeed!1991
Postgate, JohnMicrobes and ManEngagingly written1975
Postgate, JohnMicrobes and ManFact-packed & very readable (updated) survey1986
Raup, David MExtinction: bad genes or bad luck?Asteroids or hemorrhoids: 'How to become extinct'!1991
Raup, David MNemesis affairDeath by asteroid collision1986
Ridley, MattRed Queen: sex and human evolutionSociobiology: the easy option to argue with1993
Roach, MaryGulp: adventures on the alimentary canalQuite gross on numerous different levels2013
Roach, MaryPacking for MarsAnecdotes around life in space2010
Roach, MarySix feet overPost-death and near-death experiences2005
Rose, Kenneth JonBody in timeMy time ran out on p931988
Rosebury, TheodorLife on ManSane, elegant, informative & amazing. Itchy, too1969
Sagan, Carl; Druyan, AnnShadows of forgotten ancestorsA 'Roots' for humans on Earth, with fanciful inner dialogues1992
Sagan, Carl; Shklovskii, ISIntelligent life in the UniverseSurprisingly early survey of the field1966
Sapolsky, Robert MMonkey LuvAnecdote-based analysis of we humans2005
Singer, PeterWritings on an ethical lifeAnimal & other rights, more or less on the button2000
Smit, TimEden: biodiversity project in CornwallWorth any ten Millennium Domes, I fancy2001
Smit, TimLost gardens of HeliganChrista's birthday present1997
Smith, AnthonyBody, TheMade a great film, too1968
Smith, AnthonyMind, TheFact-packed grand tour1984
Smith, John MaynardDid Darwin get it right?Essays on games, sex & evolution1988
Soper, TonyBird Table book (6th edition)So that's what they all are!1965
Sparks, JohnBattle of the sexes in the animal worldNatural history of sex, or call of the wild?1999
Spufford, FrancisChild that books builtMemoir of childhood & reading2002
Stoddart, D MichaelScented ape: bio & culture of human odourOur olfactory enigmas, including necessary desensitisation1990
Taylor, Gordon RattrayGreat evolution mysteryNeo-Darwinism in his final book1982
Taylor, TimothyPrehistory of sexFour million years of human sexual culture1996
Thomas, LewisFragile speciesEssays, talks & lectures1992
Thomas, LewisLate night thoughts... on listening to Mahler's 9th - essays1983
Thomas, LewisLives of a cell: notes of biology watcher29 brilliant essays from New England Journal of Medicine1974
Thomas, LewisMedusa and the Snail29 essays, sequel to 'Lives of a Cell'. Brilliant stuff1979
Treffert, Darrold AExtraordinary people: idiot savantsSpectacular islands of mental ability1989
Tudge, ColinSecret life of treesOne might think he was barking; one would be wrong2005
Visser, MargaretMuch depends on dinnerIntriguing secrets behind an ordinary meal1986
Visser, MargaretRituals of dinnerOrigins, evolution, eccentricities & meaning of table manners1991
Visser, MargaretWay we are (essays)Interesting, but hard to read1994
Watson, LyallDreams of dragons (Earthworks)12 ideas on the edge of natural history1986
Watson, LyallNeophilia: tradition of the newAnother batch of fringe topic essays1989
Watson, LyallSupernatureFirst of the 'explain that' series. From Dad1973
Watson, LyallWhole Hog: potential of pigsPorcine esoterica2004
Weisman, AlanWorld without usEarth, in the absence of humans2007
Williams, HeathcoteAutogeddonPolemical1991
Williams, HeathcoteWhale nationPowerful and angry1988
Williams, WendyKraken: the science of squidCephalopods in detail2010
Wills, ChristopherRunaway brainHuman uniqueness residing in its runaway evolution1995
Wilson, Edward ODiversity of LifeExcellent1992
Yalom, Irvin DLove's executionerand other tales of psychotherapy1989
Young, JZIntroduction to the study of manBiology as a framework for a full understanding1971

Literary

AuthorTitleNotesYear
AesopComplete FablesAll 358, this time unsanitised: see #1441998
Austen, JaneEmmaHow does Miss Woodhouse stack up against Gwyneth Paltrow?1815
Austen, JaneLady Susan; Watsons; SanditonAll that's left, apart from her letters1974
Austen, JaneLove and FriendshipShort, epistolary pieces2003
Austen, JaneMansfield ParkFanny Price & cousins. Nice Patricia Rozema film, 19991814
Austen, JaneNorthanger AbbeyCatherine Moreland's season at Bath1818
Austen, JanePersuasionAnne Elliot's youthful excess of prudence1818
Austen, JanePride and PrejudiceIncludes letters, interviews & essays1813
Austen, JaneSense and sensibilityMarianne & Elinor Dashwood. Nice Ang Lee film, 19951811
Austen, Jane; Deas, RobertPride and Prejudice (graphic novel)Works quite well1813
Aylmer, JanetDarcy's storyPride & Prejudice re-told, rather prettily1996
Baring-Gould, WSAnnotated Mother GooseCopious & erudite notes1962
Bayard, PierreHow to talk about books you haven't readMagnificent and amusing2007
Bell, MillicentCambridge companion to Edith WhartonBought for insights into Beatrice Palmato fragment1995
Booker, ChristopherSeven basic plots: why we tell storiesI ought not to denigrate this until I've read it!2004
Bramah, ErnestCelestial Omnibus11 stories of Kai Lung; obtained (!) in Slough1963
Bramah, ErnestKai Lung beneath the Mulberry-tree6 gravity-removing, high-minded tales, bought in Ealing1940
Bramah, ErnestKai Lung raises his voiceStories from 1924 to 1941, and four unpublished from 1901 to 19052010
Bramah, ErnestKai Lung unrolls his matBallantine 1974, from Dark They Were & Golden-Eyed1928
Bramah, ErnestKai Lung unrolls his matPenguin #108, 1939 reprint (1937 edition) bought in Ealing1928
Bramah, ErnestKai Lung unrolls his matJonathan Cape Travellers' Library, 19351928
Bramah, ErnestKai Lung's golden hoursPenguin #174, 1940 reprint (1938 edition) bought in Ealing1922
Bramah, ErnestKai Lung's golden hoursJonathan Cape Travellers' Library, 19261922
Bramah, ErnestKai Lung's golden hoursOxford paperbacks, 19851922
Bramah, ErnestKai Lung's golden hoursGrant Richards January 1924 reset reprint1922
Bramah, ErnestMirror of Kong Ho: he "writes home" to.... Ernest Bramah, describing Western life through Oriental eyes1905
Bramah, ErnestMoon of Much GladnessKai Lung's account of a month of excitement in Kochow1932
Bramah, ErnestWallet of Kai LungJonathan Cape Travellers' Library, 19261900
Bramah, ErnestWallet of Kai LungOxford paperbacks, 19861900
Bramah, ErnestWallet of Kai LungGrant Richards 1946 reprint1900
Bramah, ErnestWallet of Kai LungPenguin #39, Oct. 1936 reprint of March edition1900
Bronte, CharlotteVilletteLucy Snowe's relationship with her professor in Brussels1853
Bronte, EmilyWuthering HeightsI finally feel ready for this1847
Brown, LeonardQuarto of modern literatureExcellent range of novels, plays, poems & short stories1964
Carroll, LewisAlice's adventures in Wonderland & ..... through the Looking-Glass. Classic, obviously1865
Carson, Susannah (ed)Truth universally acknowledged: 33 reasons.. why we can't stop reading Jane Austen2009
Cecil, DavidPortrait of Jane AustenBy President of the Society!1978
Charles, GerdaGreat short stories of the worldFrom Christa1925
Copeland, E; McMaster, JCambridge Companion to Jane AustenCould there be a bicentenary? :-)2011
Cunningham, AEPatrick O'Brian: critical appreciations..... & a bibliography. OK, I'm an O'Brian anorak - official!1995
de la Fontaine, JeanFables (illus. Doré)Marvellous1975
de Laclos, ChoderlosLes Liaisons dangereusesEpistolary decadence1782
de Maupassant, GuyBel AmiSleazy provincial social climber1885
Dickens, CharlesBleak HouseYet to read; fantastic TV adaptation in 20061853
Dickens, CharlesDavid CopperfieldEasily my favourite1850
Dickens, CharlesGreat expectationsRichly enjoyable1861
Dickens, CharlesGreat expectationsRichly enjoyable (well-annotated Norton replacement of 1972 copy)1861
Dickens, CharlesHard timesChrista's copy - unread1854
Dickens, CharlesLittle DorritMandarins in the Circumlocution Office!1857
Dickens, CharlesMartin ChuzzlewitGreat stuff, done well with Scofield on TV; bought in Guernsey1843
Dickens, CharlesOliver TwistThe 'item of mortality' & his story1838
Dickens, CharlesPickwick PapersStalled, repeatedly (on p68)1836
Dickens, CharlesTale of two citiesUnread, so far1859
Duncan, PaulPocket Essentials: Noir FictionLittle handbook efficiently exemplifying this genre2000
Fadiman, AnneAt Large and At SmallNew set of delicious essays2007
Fadiman, AnneEx Libris: confessions of a common..... reader. Fellow bibliophiliac essays. Super1998
Fadiman, Anne (ed)Rereadings: 17 writers revisit books....they love2005
Fullerton, SusannahHappily ever after: celebrating Jane.... Austen's Pride and Prejudice (200 years!)2013
Gekoski, RickTolkien's GownAnecdotes from a rare book dealer, based on 1996 BBC show2004
Ginsberg, AllenSpontaneous Mind: interviews 1958-1996Eclectic springs to mind2001
Gray, AlasdairBook of PrefacesBeautifully rendered2000
Gray, Martin & LauraPride & Prejudice: York notesHow to study a novel, if you please!2001
Grimm, Jacob & WilhelmBig Book of GrimmComix approach with 50+ comics artists1999
Grimm, Jacob & WilhelmGrimm's fairy talesWhy oh why did Peter never take to these???1823
Harman, ClaireJane's Fame: how Jane Austen....conquered the world2009
Hawthorne, NathanielWonder Book & Tanglewood TalesFrom 1851 and 1853 respectively. Long-sought1906
Hodgkinson, Tom; de AbauturaIdler's Companion: lazy literatureRussell, Wilde, Jerome, Self, Johnson & co1998
Hoffmann, ETANutcracker (illus. Sendak)Bought for Christa1984
Holroyd, MichaelGenius of Shaw aka A SymposiumPleasingly comprehensive bargain1988
Hornby, NickComplete Polysyllabic SpreeLike most theories (in this column) it turned out to be utter rubbish!2006
Hornby, NickPolysyllabic SpreeColumns on reading from Believer magazine2004
Hutchinson, Robert JBook of VicesClassic immoral tales, ranging over about 2,000 years1995
James, HenryWhat Maisie knewKindle edition; Amazon freebie2003
Jenkyns, RichardFine brush on Ivory: appreciation of....Jane Austen. Basically nicely-written essay from OUP2004
Kelly, StuartBook of Lost Books: incomplete....history of all the great books you'll never read2005
Kingsley, CharlesHeroes + Water BabiesFor Nanny1856
Kleist, Heinrich vonMarquise of O, and other storiesLooked interesting1978
Le Faye, DeirdreJane Austen's letters (4th edition)Increasingly authoritative, I trust!2011
Le Faye, DeirdreJane Austen: the world of her novelsPlaced in their social & historical context2002
Mardrus, JC; Mathers, PBook of 1001 nights (4 vols)Folio Society edition1958
Maugham, W SomersetWorld's 10 greatest novelsChrista's copy from Gothenburg1948
Miller, LauraMagician's Book: skeptic's....adventures in Narnia2008
Moretti, FrancoDistant readingRadical approach to literary criticism2013
Moretti, FrancoGraphs Maps TreesAbstract models for literary history2005
Mullan, JohnWhat matters in Jane Austen?20 'crucial puzzles' solved. Highly entertaining2012
Munro, HH (Saki)Complete short storiesIncludes biography by his sister, & 'The East Wing'1930
Munro, HH (Saki)Complete works of SakiFanTAStic: 3 novels, 3 plays, & all 134 short stories1980
Munro, HH (Saki)When William came2nd hand; nearly 70 years old1913
Munroe, RandallXKCD: volume 0Technically-oriented web comics2012
Norris, LeslieMabinogionFolio Society edition1849
Ondaatje, Michael et alLost Classics: essaysWriters on their lost favourites2000
Opie, Iona & PeterOxford dictionary of Nursery RhymesAll the usual suspects are here1977
Peake, MervynGormenghast trilogyThis replaces a copy Gill Peek walked off with1983
Pocock, GuyModern ProseGems on most pages1922
Potocki, JanTales from the Saragossa manuscriptBought from Simon Hakiel. Yet to read1814
Powell, Anthony & VioletAlbum of 'Dance to the music of Time'Fleshing out the myriad characters/places1987
Pugh, SheenaghDemocratic genre: fan fiction in a....literary context, kicked off by Jane Austen (arguably?)2005
Ransome, ArthurCoots in the North & other stories13th, & unfinished, 'Swallows & Amazons' tale + odds & ends1988
Ross, JosephineJane Austen: a companionKindle edition2013
Rugg, Julie; Murphy, LyndaBook addict's treasuryBeautifully organised extracts & quotes2006
Shah, IdriesWorld talesNot just Sufi for a change1979
Shapard, David MAnnotated Pride and PrejudiceOne page of notes per page of text, and very enjoyably done2012
Sibley, BrianLand of Narnia: world of CS LewisWith Pauline Baynes' wonderfully evocative illustrations1989
Simpson, Paul et alRough Guide to Cult FictionUseful miniature roadmap2005
Sterne, LaurenceLife and opinions of Tristram ShandyI keep picking this up...1767
Sutherland, JohnWhere was Rebecca shot?Modern fiction's conundrums1998
Sutherland, John; Le Faye, DSo you think you know Jane Austen?Amusing folly2005
Tatar, MariaClassic fairy talesSix different types picked apart + 12 essays1999
Tennant, EmmaPemberley revisitedDouble sequel to Pride and Prejudice (1993/1994)2005
Thackeray, WilliamVanity FairChrista's favourite1848
Thomas, DylanUnder Milk WoodFolio Society edition1954
Thomson, HughIllustrated Pride & Prejudice companionFrom the 1894 edition, but with added colour!2005
Tobias, Ronald BTwenty master plots... & how to build themMainstream fiction, genre novels, film plots etc1993
Tolkien, JRRFellowship of the Ring, TheFolio Society edition1954
Tolkien, JRRHobbit, TheFolio Society edition1937
Tolkien, JRRReturn of the King, TheFolio Society edition1955
Tolkien, JRRTwo Towers, TheFolio Society edition1954
Trollope, AnthonyBarchester TowersMore church going1857
Trollope, AnthonyCan you forgive her?First of the Palliser six1865
Trollope, AnthonyDuke's childrenPalliser #61880
Trollope, AnthonyEustace DiamondsPalliser #3, but not mainstream1873
Trollope, AnthonyLast chronicle of BarsetUnread1867
Trollope, AnthonyPhineas FinnPalliser #21869
Trollope, AnthonyPhineas ReduxPalliser #41874
Trollope, AnthonyPrime MinisterPalliser #51876
Trollope, AnthonyWardenReligious politics1855
Trollope, AnthonyWay we live nowMelmotte (or is it Maxwell) rising and falling greedily1875
VariousSong of SongsFolio Society edition1885
Vidal, GoreEssential Gore Vidal (ed Fred Kaplan)Includes Myra B, Best Man, & 25+ other selections1999
Ward, MichaelPlanet NarniaImagination of CS Lewis2008
White, THOnce and Future KingMerlin in great detail1958
Wintle, JustinDragon's Almanac: Far Eastern proverbsOK1983
Wood, RamsayKalila & Dimna: fables of BidpaiSanskrit precursor of all our fables1980
Yaffe, DeborahAmong the Janeites: a journey through the..world of Jane Austen fandom2013
Zaid, GabrielSo many booksAnd its corollary: so little time. Engagingly witty & erudite2003
Zipes, JackSpells of enchantment800pp & 60+ tales by Voltaire, Goethe, Hawthorne, Wilde...1991
Zipes, JackTrials... of Little Red Riding Hood35 versions, used to explore culture, sexism, politics...1993

SF magazines

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Bonfiglioli, KyrilImpulse 1966 044, incl 'Pavane: the Lady Anne', 'Light feint'1966
Bonfiglioli, KyrilImpulse 1966 056, incl 'Brother John'1966
Campbell, John WAnalog: 1971 05-07Includes 'Outposter' & 3 Telzey stories1971
Ferman, Edward LF&SF: 1966 10Includes an Asimov bibliography (hah!)1966
Ferman, Edward LF&SF: 1971 11Has uncollected Zenna Henderson People story: 'That Boy'1971
Pohl, FrederikWorlds of IF: 107, August 1966Includes 'Neutron Star', 'In the bone'1966

Mathematics

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Acheson, David1089 and all thatEnticing journey into maths2002
Albers, Donald JMathematical peopleSuccinct biographies, via Carol1985
Albers, Donald JMore mathematical peopleSuccinct biographies, also via Carol1990
Barrow, John DPi in the sky: counting, thinking & beingUtility & universality of numbers & maths generally1992
Beckmann, PetrPi (a history of)3.14159265 and a bit (a lot) of discursion1971
Boyle, DavidTyranny of numbers: why counting can't..... make us happy. John Allen Paulos, move over!2000
Casti, John LFive golden rules: great theories of.....20th C maths. Minimax; Brouwer; Morse; Halting; Simplex1996
Clarke, RHWorked examples in HNC mathsFrom my Hatfield Poly days1967
Davis, PJ; Hersh, RDescartes dream: world according to mathsSkimmed1986
Davis, PJ; Hersh, RMathematical ExperienceSkimmed1980
Devlin, KeithMathematics: the new golden agePower & excitement of math's new age...1988
Devlin, KeithMillennium ProblemsSeven tricky propositions2002
Dewdney, AK200 percent of nothingMaths abuse & innumeracy. Low-grade Huff & Paulos territory1993
Dixon, RobertMathographics: mathematical artHoped it would inspire Peter1987
du Sautoy, MarcusFinding MoonshineMathematics of symmetry2008
du Sautoy, MarcusMusic of the PrimesRiemann's hypothesis teased apart2004
Dunn, Angela FoxMathematical bafflers (2nd book)Published by Litton as ads from 1959 to 1971 in Aviation Week1983
Eastaway, Bob; Wyndham, JHow long is a piece of string?Avoidance tactics in a gents' urinal?2002
Eastaway, Bob; Wyndham, JWhy do buses come in threes?Supposedly hidden mathematics of everyday life1998
Fink, Thomas; Mao, Yong85 ways to tie a tieCambridge physicists take it in the neck1999
Gardner, Martinaha! Gotcha: paradoxes to puzzle/delightDerived from Scientific American's 'Paradox Box'1975
Gardner, Martinaha! InsightDerived from Scientific American's 'Insight Box'1978
Gardner, MartinFurther mathematical diversionsPuzzles (incl. 'Unexpected Hanging') from Scientific American1969
Gardner, MartinMathematical CarnivalPuzzles (incl. 'Sprouts') from Scientific American1975
Gardner, MartinMathematical puzzles and diversionsThose damned hexaflexagons!1959
Gardner, MartinMathematics magic and mystery115 diversions & tricks1956
Green, DR; Lewis, JScience with pocket calculatorsUseful numerical methods, including mortgage formulae1978
Hemmings, R; Tahta, DImages of infinityGood mind-blowing stuff1984
Hinton, Perry RStatistics explainedBought for Peter though he hasn't needed it yet1995
Hoffman, PaulArchimedes' revengeJoys & perils of mathematics: 666 and friends1988
Huff, DarrellHow to lie with statisticsWonderful advice & Calman cartoons to boot1954
Huff, DarrellHow to take a chanceExcellent intro to probability & splendid examples, too1959
Ifrah, GeorgesUniversal history of numbers'Encylopaedic' barely scratches the surface...1994
Kaplan, RobertNothing that is: natural history of zeroWYSIWYG, or much ado about nothing1999
Lighthill, JamesNewer uses of mathematicsWeather, genetics, networks, finance, planning etc.1978
Littlewood, J ELittlewood's miscellanyAcademic (mathematical) life in Cambridge1986
Maor, Elie: the story of a number& not just any number, but a truly ubiquitous one!1994
Mazur, BarryImagining numbers (particularly square....root of minus fifteen)2003
Meek, Ronald LFiguring out societyQuantitative methods in social sciences, including hanging!1971
Moore, PG; Hodges, SDProgramming for optimal decisionsIf we were this advanced back then, what went so wrong?1970
Nahin, Paul JDuelling Idiots and other probability.... puzzlers2000
Nahin, Paul JStory of Root(-1): an imaginary taleNewly revised for paperback edition1998
Paulos, John AllenBeyond numeracySuperb dictionary of maths via short essays1991
Paulos, John AllenI think therefore I laugh: flipside of....philosophy. Actually his 2nd book, just re-issued2000
Paulos, John AllenInnumeracy - and its consequencesExcellent & alarming & irritating & maddening & funny1988
Paulos, John AllenMathematician plays the market& makes a bit of a fool of himself2003
Paulos, John AllenMathematician reads the newspaperInteresting variant on Huff's 'How to Lie with statistics'1995
Paulos, John AllenMathematics and humorDon't remember much humour, stalled on p751980
Peter, RozsaPlaying with infinityFor intellectually-minded non-mathematicians!1957
Peterson, IvarsIslands of truthMore research frontiers1990
Peterson, IvarsMathematical touristHow mathematicians work, & something of where they're at1988
Pickover, Clifford AKeys to InfinityIBMer scratching in Gardner territory1995
Poundstone, WilliamLabyrinths of reasonGood1988
Poundstone, WilliamPrisoner's dilemmavon Neumann, Game Theory & the Bomb. Cold War zero-sum games1992
Poundstone, WilliamRecursive UniverseSkimmed; looked very interesting1985
Reichmann, WJUse and abuse of statisticsOne of the classic texts, I guess1961
Rucker, RudyFourth dimensionSkimmed1985
Rucker, RudyMind Tools: mathematics of informationNumber, space, logic, infinity & information1987
Sabbagh, KarlDr Reimann's zerosPrime entertainment2003
Salem, Lionel et alMost beautiful mathematical formulasFibonacci, Euler, Gauss, Fermat, Goldbach etc1992
Sawyer, WWMathematics in theory and practiceClassic text194?
Singh, SimonSimpsons and their mathematical secretsKindle edition. Sneaking maths into the cartoon show2013
Smith, Jon MScientific analysis on pocket calculatorNecessary concomitant of my calculating obsession period!1975
Stewart, IanAnother fine Math you've got me into...More French 'Scientific American' columns1992
Stewart, IanDoes God play dice? - maths of ChaosIf God exists, I expect a higher intellectual level1989
Stewart, IanGame, set and math: enigmas & conundrumsFrance's version of Gardner's column in Scientific American1989
Stewart, IanMagical MazeSlime moulds & Monty Hall1997
Stewart, IanProblems of mathematicsAccessible & wide-ranging1992
Thompson, Silvanus PCalculus made easyAny fool can calculate1910
Weaver, WarrenLady Luck: theory of probabilityGood1963
Wells, DavidCurious and interesting geometryThe unilluminable room isn't just a tongue twister!1991
Wells, DavidPenguin book: curious & interesting mathsFascinating snippets and anecdotage1997

Media

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Anuff, Joey; Cox, Ana MSuck: worst-case scenarios in media..... culture, advertising & the Internet (Wired)1997
Baren, MauriceHow it all began: famous brandnamesWhy? might be a better question1992
Betterton, RosemaryLooking on: images of feminityInteresting1987
Borkowski, MarkImproperganda: art of publicity stuntsSelf-serving PR puffery2000
Clark, EricWant Makers: world advertising industryCynical & annoying1988
Constantine, StephenBuy & Build: Empire advertising postersGood grief!1986
Day, Barry100 great advertisementsBought via Hugh & Haymarket's Campaign magazine1978
Dougary, GinnyExecutive Tart & other mythsTwo Cs in the K & other cynical revelations (see p168)1994
Douglas, TorinAdvertising: the complete guideBBC's media correspondent1984
Femina, Jerry DellaFrom those wonderful folks...Advertising guru spills hilarious beans & anecdotes1970
Heller, StevenSex Appeal: art of allure in graphic &.....advertising design2000
Holme, BryanAdvertising: reflections of a centuryGood coverage1982
Katz, JonMedia rantsPostpolitics in digital nation1997
Key, Wilson BryanSubliminal ad-ventures in erotic artaka The clam-plate orgy (1980)!1992
Kick, RussDisinformation: you are being lied toMedia distortion, historical whitewashes, cultural myths & lies2001
Kilborn, RichardMulti-media meltingpotMarketing 'When the wind blows'; book, stageplay, radio etc1986
Mayes, IanCorrections & ClarificationsGuardian's 'Reader's editor'2000
Mayes, IanMore corrections & clarificationsSame recipe as before2002
Mayes, IanOnly correct: best of corrections....& clarifications from Guardian's quality control honcho2005
Miller, Ernestine GArt of Advertising: the early yearsGood1980
Mingo, JackHow the Cadillac got its finsHow various (marketing) things began1994
Myers, KathyUnderstains: sense & seduction..... of advertising and/or propaganda1986
O'Barr, William MCulture and the AdGood1994
Ogilvy, DavidOgilvy on advertisingMany examples, anecdotes, & acres of words, oddly1983
Rough GuideInternet RadioUseful tips, techniques, & station listings/URLs2002
Saunders, DaveBest Ads: Humour in advertisingExcellent examples1997
Saunders, DaveBest Ads: Sex in advertisingGood overview & many examples1996
Saunders, DaveBest Ads: Shock in advertisingMore compelling examples1996
Watkins, Julian Lewis100 greatest advertisementsGood1959
Williamson, JudithConsuming passionsGood1986

Medical

AuthorTitleNotesYear
Ackland, Lesley10-step PilatesReshaping via focused muscle exercises1999
Appleby, LouisMedical tour through the whole island..... of Great Britain. Defoe updated with psychiatrist's slant1994
Barlow, WilfredAlexander PrincipleAre we sitting comfortably? (Updated in 1990)1973
British Medical AssociationNew Guide to medicines and drugsTypical Dorling Kindersley production1994
Chalker, RebeccaNew view of a woman's bodyEarly exposition from October Books1981
Cooke, GillianHealth and beauty bookNothing special1979
Desowitz, Robert SMalaria capers: parasites and peopleMalaria as a world murder mystery1991
Eagle, RobertTaking the strainGood advice, I guess1981
Francis, GavinAdventures in Human BeingAnother medical tour de force2015
Gearin-Tosh, MichaelLiving Proof: a medical mutinyOr surviving a terminal cancer diagnosis2002
Gomez, Dr JoanDictionary of symptomsUseful and reassuring (occasionally!)1967
Gonzalez-Crussi, FFive sensesOK1989
Gonzalez-Crussi, FNotes of an anatomistFascinating1985
Gonzalez-Crussi, FOn the nature of things eroticOK1988
Gonzalez-Crussi, FThree forms of sudden deathOK1986
Gordon, RichardAlarming history of medicineStill waiting for his alarming history of sex -- read on!1993
Hammond, Dr PhilTrust me I'm (still) a doctorCollected and updated columns2008
Hawkins, Clifford