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Tabloid Secrets

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Tabloid Secrets

Neville Thurlbeck

Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Society & Social Sciences; Press & journalism

Hardback

Both as chief reporter and news editor for nearly twenty years at the now defunct News of the World, Neville Thurlbeck is... [more]

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Going Up: To Cambridge and Beyond - A Writer's Memoir

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Going Up: To Cambridge and Beyond - A Writer's Memoir

Frederic Raphael

Biography; Autobiography: literary

Hardback

Going Up is a journey from Chicago to Putney, to Charterhouse, on up to Cambridge, and beyond to Hollywood and France, recording... [more]

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Lady Constance Lytton: Aristocrat, Suffragette, Martyr

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Lady Constance Lytton: Aristocrat, Suffragette, Martyr

Lyndsey Jenkins

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Feminism & feminist theory; Gender studies: women; Demonstrations & protest movements

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Lady Constance Lytton was the most unlikely of suffragettes. The daughter of a Viceroy of India and herself a lady in waiting... [more]

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The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution

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The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution

Robin Renwick

Diaries, letters & journals; History; African history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

Hardback

An insider's blow-by-blow account of the release of Nelson Mandela and the dismantling of apartheid. As British ambassador... [more]

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Double Cross in Cairo: The True Story of the Spy Who Turned the Tide of War in the Middle East

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Double Cross in Cairo: The True Story of the Spy Who Turned the Tide of...

Nigel West

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Espionage & secret services

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Very little has ever been written about Renato Levi, or his incomparable contribution to the Allied war effort, simply because... [more]

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So, Anyway...

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So, Anyway...

John Cleese

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

In this rollicking memoir, Cleese takes his readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble... [more]

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Mark Twain's America: A Celebration in Words and Images

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Mark Twain's America: A Celebration in Words and Images

Harry L. Katz, Library of Congress

Biography: literary; History; Places & peoples: pictorial works

Hardback

An illustrated tribute to Mark Twain's life and work, featuring rare illustrations, photographs, popular and fine prints,... [more]

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Victoria: A Life

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Victoria: A Life

A N Wilson

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Gender studies: women

Hardback

<div><strong>PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2015 LONGLIST)</strong></div><div><br /></div><div>When Queen... [more]

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Rome's Last Citizen: Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

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Rome's Last Citizen: Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

Rob Goodman, Jimmy Soni

Biography: historical, political & military; History

Paperback

Cato grappled with home-grown terrorists, a public and private debt crisis, a yawning gap between rich and poor, and a fractious... [more]

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Good-bye to All That: An Autobiography

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Good-bye to All That: An Autobiography

Robert Graves

Biography; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Paperback

There was no patriotism in the trenches. It was too remote a sentiment, and rejected as fit only for civilians. As Blighty,... [more]

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Charles Bean

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Charles Bean

Ross Coulthart

Biography; Biography: general; Reportage & collected journalism

Hardback

In this fresh new biography Ross Coulthart explores the man behind the legend. [more]

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Tennis Maestros: The Twenty Greatest Male Tennis Players of All Time

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Tennis Maestros: The Twenty Greatest Male Tennis Players of All Time

John Bercow

Biography: sport; Tennis

Hardback

An extraordinary guide to the greatest male tennis players of all time. [more]

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Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music

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Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music

Burt Bacharach

Music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Paperback

Bacharach, one of the greatest songwriters of all time, offers a frank and riveting account of his unparalleled life. From... [more]

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When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation

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When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation

Francois Furstenberg

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions

Hardback

<div>In 1789, as the French Revolution shook Europe to the core, the new United States was struggling for survival in the... [more]

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American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath

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American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath

Carl Rollyson

Biography; Biography: literary; Gender studies: women

Paperback

On the 50th anniversary of her death, a startling new vision of Plath--the first to draw from the recently opened Ted Hughes... [more]

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Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey Into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon

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Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey Into the Uncharted Tributaries of...

Paul Rosolie

Biography: general; Forests, rainforests; Geographical discovery & exploration; Travel & holiday; Travel & holiday guides; Travel writing

Hardback

The explorer and conservationist relives his amazing odyssey exploring the heart of the most biodiversity-rich place on the... [more]

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Pets by Royal Appointment: The Royal Family and Their Animals

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Pets by Royal Appointment: The Royal Family and Their Animals

Brian Hoey

Biography: royalty; History; Domestic animals & pets

Hardback

<p>The Royals say they can do without many things, but not their animals. They are suspicious of practically everyone outside... [more]

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Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

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Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

Alison Weir

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Gender studies: women

Hardback

<div>NEW YORK TIMES &nbsp;BESTSELLER Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the... [more]

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27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse

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27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix,...

Howard Sounes

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

A history of the 27 Club (music stars who died at 27), examining its six most iconic members. [more]

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Edison and the Rise of Innovation

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Edison and the Rise of Innovation

Leonard DeGraaf

Biography: business & industry; Management & management techniques; Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

Thomas Alva Edison did more than bring incandescent light into every household and industry; he created a world-renowned brand,... [more]

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Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

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Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

Linda Ronstadt

Music; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

Linda Ronstadt's charming memoir about her education as a singer, from humble origins in rural Arizona to performing at Madison... [more]

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The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

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The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

Greil Marcus

Individual actors & performers; Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

Paperback

There have been many books on the Doors. This is the first to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult of both... [more]

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Out In The Army: My Life As A Gay Soldier

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Out In The Army: My Life As A Gay Soldier

James Wharton

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Gay studies (Gay men); Military life & institutions

Hardback

Out in the Army follows the extraordinary career journey of James Wharton, one of the first 'out' soldiers in the armed forces... [more]

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Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math

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Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math

Daniel Tammet

Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics

Hardback

Originally published: Great Britain: Hodder & Stoughton, 2012. [more]

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Heir to the Empire City: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt

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Heir to the Empire City: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt

Edward P. Kohn

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Political leaders & leadership

Hardback

Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America's prototypical &quot;cowboy&quot; president--a Rough Rider who derived his... [more]

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