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How to Age (School of Life) by Anne Karpf
How to Be Alone (The School of Life) by Sara Maitland
How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff
How to Connect with Nature (School of Life) by Tristan Gooley
How to Deal with Adversity (The School of Life) by Christopher Hamilton
How to Develop Emotional Health (School of Life) by Oliver James
How to Find Fulfilling Work (The School of Life) by Roman Krznaric
How to Stay Sane (School of Life) by Philippa Perry
How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young
How to Think More about Sex by Alain de Botton
How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield
How to Worry Less about Money by John Armstrong

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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