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Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of an Irish Whore

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Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of an Irish Whore

Julie Peakman

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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The extraordinary life of the Georgian era's most famous whore. [more]

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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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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

Hardback

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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Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte

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Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte

Kate Williams

Biography

Hardback

From CNN's official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary... [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)

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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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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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Stephen Ward Was Innocent, OK

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Stephen Ward Was Innocent, OK

Geoffrey Robertson QC

Autobiography: historical, political & military; Social & cultural history

Hardback

Geoffrey Robertson brings his forensic skills and a deeply felt sense of injustice to the case at the heart of the Profumo... [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

An acclaimed historian presents a dual biography of Theodore Roosevelt and New York City, showing how Roosevelt's identity... [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

Another royal classic from the bestselling author of Not in Front of the Corgis 9781849541763. The ideal Christmas gift book... [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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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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Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Freddie Mercury and Queen

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Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Freddie Mercury and Queen

Mark Blake

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

Paperback

Based on new interviews, the first behind-the-scenes narrative biography of one of the biggest and greatest rock bands of... [more]

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

Dava Sobel

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Biography: religious & spiritual; Gender studies: women; Mathematics & Sciences; History of engineering & technology

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Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo and the remarkable surviving letters of his daughter, Sobel, a cloistered nun,... [more]

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Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back

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Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and...

Robert Levine

True crime; History: specific events & topics; Society & Social Sciences; Media studies; Business & management; E-commerce: business aspects; Information technology industries

Hardback

Title is bracketed on title page and spine. [more]

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Agatha Christie's True Crime Inspirations: Stranger Than Fiction

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Agatha Christie's True Crime Inspirations: Stranger Than Fiction

Mike Holgate

Biography; True crime

Paperback

Fact proves far stranger than fiction in this collection of real-life crimes, scandals, tragedies and murders which either... [more]

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Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist

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Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist

Elliot Aronson

Biography; Autobiography: general; Social, group or collective psychology

Hardback

The life and times of one of the twentieth century's leading psychologists [more]

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Chagrin D'ecole

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Chagrin D'ecole

Daniel Pennac

Autobiography: literary; Languages & ESL

Paperback

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