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Mary Shelley

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Mary Shelley

Miranda Seymour

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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The definitive and richly woven biography of Mary Shelley, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein [more]

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Paul Simon: The Life

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Paul Simon: The Life

Robert Hilburn

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

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Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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Conqueror's Son: Duke Robert Curthose, Thwarted King

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Conqueror's Son: Duke Robert Curthose, Thwarted King

Katherine Lack

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Medieval history

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Paperback edition of the first biography of a long-forgotten and unfairly overlooked character from English history [more]

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The Spy Who Changed History: The Untold Story of How the Soviet Union Won the Race for America's Top Secrets

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The Spy Who Changed History: The Untold Story of How the Soviet Union Won...

Svetlana Lokhova

Biography: historical, political & military; History; The Cold War

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`A superbly researched and groundbreaking account of Soviet espionage in the Thirties ... remarkable' 5* review, Telegraph... [more]

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Napoleon: Passion, Death and Resurrection 1815-1840

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Napoleon: Passion, Death and Resurrection 1815-1840

Philip Dwyer

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

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The final volume of the critically acclaimed and groundbreaking trilogy chronicling the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, one of... [more]

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Oppy: The Life of Sir Hubert Opperman

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Oppy: The Life of Sir Hubert Opperman

Daniel Oakman

Biography; Biography: sport; Cycling

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Hubert 'Oppy' Opperman was a sporting icon, a cycling phenomenon whose epic feats of endurance captivated the cycling world.... [more]

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Gathering Sticks: Lighting Up Small Fires

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Gathering Sticks: Lighting Up Small Fires

Margaret Heffernan

Biography: general; History

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Margaret Heffernan's desire, in telling this story, has been to pass on to her children and future generations of her family,... [more]

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Elizabeth I and Her Circle

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Elizabeth I and Her Circle

Susan Doran

Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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The inside story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal... [more]

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A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

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A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

Roland Philipps

Biography: historical, political & military; History; The Cold War; Espionage & secret services

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Donald Maclean was a star diplomat, an establishment insider and a keeper of some of the West's greatest secrets. Taking... [more]

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Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography

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Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography

Chris Salewicz

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

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Founder of one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time, legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page... [more]

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An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic

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An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic

Daniel Mendelsohn

Biography; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Travel writing

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2017 From the award-winning, best-selling writer: a deeply... [more]

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The King Who Had To Go: Edward VIII, Mrs. Simpson and the Hidden Politics of the Abdication Crisis

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The King Who Had To Go: Edward VIII, Mrs. Simpson and the Hidden Politics...

Adrian Phillips

Biography: royalty; History

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A unique history of the political machinations that bedevilled Stanley Baldwin's government during the abdication crisis of... [more]

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The Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City

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The Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City

Iain Sinclair

True stories; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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The final chapter in Sinclair's life-long odyssey through the streets of the Big Smoke [more]

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The Art of Not Falling Apart

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The Art of Not Falling Apart

Christina Patterson

Memoirs; Psychology; Coping with personal problems; Self-help & personal development

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What do you do when you feel you've messed it all up and your friends seem to be doing just fine? [more]

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The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution

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The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution

Tariq Ali

Biography: historical, political & military; Russian Revolution; Politics & government; Marxism & Communism

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The secret life of the man who reshaped Russia [more]

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The Erratics

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The Erratics

Vicki Laveau-Harvie

Biography; Memoirs

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The family secrets are only just beginning to unravel...<br /><br />When... [more]

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Eggshell Skull

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Eggshell Skull

Bri Lee

Biography; Memoirs; Sexual abuse & harassment; Gender & the law; Criminal justice law

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A fiercely intelligent, heartbreakingly honest memoir and feminist call... [more]

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Smoky the Brave: The World's Smallest Dog With the Biggest Heart

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Smoky the Brave: The World's Smallest Dog With the Biggest Heart

Damien Lewis

True war & combat stories; History; Second World War; Dogs as pets

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The World's Smallest Dog with the World's Biggest Heart [more]

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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

Henry Marsh

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Medical ethics & professional conduct; Neurosurgery

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The Sunday Times No.1 bestselling new memoir from the brain surgeon and author of DO NO HARM [more]

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Calypso

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Calypso

David Sedaris

Biography; Humour

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The long-awaited new collection of stories from David Sedaris, America's favourite humourist. [more]

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My Outback Childhood: Growing up in the Territory

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My Outback Childhood: Growing up in the Territory

Toni Tapp Coutts

Biography; Children's & Educational; Children's & young adult: general non-fiction

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There was something interesting around every corner, be it brumbies and wild donkeys disappearing through the bush, or a little... [more]

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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death

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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death

Maggie O'Farrell

Biography; Memoirs

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The Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller - an extraordinarily intimate memoir of the the brushes with death that have made Maggie... [more]

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The Ardlamont Mystery: The Real-Life Story Behind the Creation of Sherlock Holmes

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The Ardlamont Mystery: The Real-Life Story Behind the Creation of Sherlock...

Daniel Smith

True crime; Fiction & Literature; Criminal investigation & detection

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The true story of the men - Joseph Bell and Henry Littlejohn - who inspired the creation of Sherlock Holmes. [more]

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Cristiano and Leo: The Race to Become the Greatest Football Player of All Time

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Cristiano and Leo: The Race to Become the Greatest Football Player of All...

Jimmy Burns

Biography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Sports teams & clubs; Football (Soccer, Association football)

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The definitive account of the world-shaping rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and their ongoing competition... [more]

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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

Erica Benner

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600; Social & political philosophy

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Was Niccolo Machiavelli really the cynical schemer of legend - or was he a profound ethical thinker, who tried to save the... [more]

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