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Ptolemy I: King and Pharaoh of Egypt

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Ptolemy I: King and Pharaoh of Egypt

Ian Worthington

Biography: historical, political & military; History; African history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Egyptian archaeology & Egyptology

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This is the first full-length biography of Ptolemy I of Egypt in English. From his boyhood friendship with Alexander the Great... [more]

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Iron Man of Sydney Cove: The Untold Story of Richard Dawson Colonial Engineer

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The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World

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The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World...

William Egginton

Biography: literary; Literary studies: general; Classical history & classical civilisation; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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<b> A heroic history of novel-reading itself. --<i>The Atlantic</i></b></p>In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying,... [more]

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Beasts in My Belfry

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Beasts in My Belfry

Gerald Durrell

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Zoology & animal sciences; Travel & holiday

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From one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering naturalists [more]

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Einstein: A Biography

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Einstein: A Biography

Jurgen Neffe

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Relativity physics

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In Einstein: A Biography, Jurgen Neffe presents a clear and probing portrait of the man behind the myth. He recounts Einstein's... [more]

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Confabulations

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Confabulations

John Berger

Memoirs; Literary essays

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'Language is a body, a living creature ...and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'. John Berger's... [more]

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When Breath Becomes Air

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When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Oncology; Neurosurgery; Coping with illness

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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with... [more]

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Caroline Simpson: A Woman of Very Firm Purpose: A Memoir

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Caroline Simpson: A Woman of Very Firm Purpose: A Memoir

Louise Dobson, Michael Collins

Biography

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<p>By all accounts, Caroline Simpson was an extraordinary woman.<br /><br... [more]

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Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character

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Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and...

Kay Redfield Jamison

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Abnormal psychology

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In this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield... [more]

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The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez

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The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez

Laura Cumming

Art & Architecture; Painting & paintings; Biography: arts & entertainment

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In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction.... [more]

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Augustine: Conversions and Confessions

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Augustine: Conversions and Confessions

Robin Lane Fox

Biography: religious & spiritual; Religion & beliefs; Church history

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Augustine is the person from the ancient world about whom we know most. He is the author of an intimate masterpiece, the Confessions,... [more]

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My Life on the Road

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My Life on the Road

Gloria Steinem

Biography; Cultural studies

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The first book chosen in Emma Watson's 'Our Shared Shelf Book Club' [more]

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Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon

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Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon

Marc Eliot

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Films, movies & cinema; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Hollywood's golden age, whose major presence in American film, radio, television, stage and theater lasted beyond the second... [more]

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Diaries and Selected Letters

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Diaries and Selected Letters

Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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This selection from the diaries and letters of the Bulgakovs, mostly translated for the first time into English, provides... [more]

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The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars

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The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure...

Dava Sobel

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Gender studies: women; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science... [more]

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This is Gail: Life With and After Chris O'Brien

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This is Gail: Life With and After Chris O'Brien

Juliette O'Brien

Biography; Coping with death & bereavement

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In 2008, inspirational surgeon Chris O'Brien published his bestselling memoir of his battle with brain cancer, NEVER SAY DIE.... [more]

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Subtle Moments: Scenes on a Life's Journey

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Subtle Moments: Scenes on a Life's Journey

Bruce Grant

Film theory & criticism; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; International relations; Travel writing

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Bruce Grant was raised in outback Western Australia but lived and worked at or near the centre of power in Australia for several... [more]

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Swamp: Who Murdered Margaret Clement?

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Swamp: Who Murdered Margaret Clement?

Richard Shears

Biography; True crime

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Rich, beautiful and well educated, Margaret Clement was the belle of Melbourne society. With a legacy from her wealthy father,... [more]

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Freud: An Intellectual Biography

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Freud: An Intellectual Biography

Joel Whitebook

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Popular philosophy; History of ideas

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This book presents a radical look at the founder of psychoanalysis in his broader cultural context, addressing critical issues... [more]

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Make 'Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends

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Make 'Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends

Debbie Reynolds, Dorian Hannaway

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

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The beloved Hollywood star and New York Times bestselling author of Unsinkable continues her intimate chat with fans in this... [more]

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Schadenfreude, A Love Story

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Schadenfreude, A Love Story

Rebecca Schuman

Biography; Memoirs

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A snapshot of a young woman finding herself, and a country slowly starting to stitch itself back together after nearly a century... [more]

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The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

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The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

Plutarch

Biography: historical, political & military; Classical history & classical civilisation

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An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world. [more]

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Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant

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Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant

Kyo Maclear

Biography; Memoirs; Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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'Now when I hear birdsong, I feel an entry to that understory. When I am feeling too squeezed on the ground, exhausted by... [more]

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Waves Passing in the Night: Walter Murch in the Land of the Astrophysicists

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Waves Passing in the Night: Walter Murch in the Land of the Astrophysicists...

Lawrence Weschler

Individual film directors, film-makers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Mathematics & Sciences; Astrophysics

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<b>From Pulitzer Prize nominee Lawrence Weschler, a fascinating profile of a film legend and amateur astrophysicist whose... [more]

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Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a 10th Century Courtesan in Heian Japan

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Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a 10th Century Courtesan in Heian...

Arthur Waley, Dennis C. Washburn

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: literary; Social & cultural history

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The beauty of his [Waley's] prose captures the artistic spirit of a brilliant and fascinating woman. -from the foreword by... [more]

$22.36

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