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Biography

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The Man Who Was Saturday: The Extraordinary Life of Airey Neave

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The Man Who Was Saturday: The Extraordinary Life of Airey Neave

Patrick Bishop

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Military history

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SOLDIER, ESCAPER, SPYMASTER, POLITICIAN - Airey Neave was assassinated in the House of Commons car park in 1979. Forty years... [more]

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Voices in the Evening

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Voices in the Evening

Natalia Ginzburg

Autobiography: literary; Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Fiction in translation

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An elegant, spare novel reminiscent of Chekhov, Voices in the Evening is an unforgettable story about first love and lost... [more]

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Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob

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Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob

Gianni Russo

Film, TV & Radio; Memoirs

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Memoir of a real-life mobster-turned-actor who helped make The Godfather a reality, and his story of life on teh edge between... [more]

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Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter's Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News and Conspiracy Theories

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Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter's Journey Through the World of Truth...

Stephen Davis

True stories; Society & Social Sciences; Conspiracy theories; Political corruption; Press & journalism

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There is a war on truth and the liars are winning. Truthteller is an essential guide to how governments and corporations cover... [more]

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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

Trevor Noah

Memoirs; Children's & Educational; Humorous stories (Children's&YA)

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A hilarious and moving coming-of-age story about growing up mixed race in apartheid South Africa, from comedian Trevor Noah... [more]

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Tanpinar's 'Five Cities'

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Tanpinar's 'Five Cities'

Ahmed Hamdi Tanpinar

Biography; Classic travel writing

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In `Five Cities' (`Bes Sehir'), Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar focuses on cities significant in Anatolian history and his own emotional... [more]

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Barefoot in the Bindis

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Barefoot in the Bindis

Angela Wales

Biography; Memoirs

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A circle of pine trees, a sagging wire fence, and a roof that was once painted... [more]

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I'm Fine (and other lies): Postnatal depression, motherhood,  and trying to actually be fine

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I'm Fine (and other lies): Postnatal depression, motherhood, and trying...

Megan Blandford

Memoirs; Health & Self-Help

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With her career down the toilet, a husband who was never home, a baby screaming non-stop and her cries for help falling on... [more]

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Seven Big Australians: Adventures with Comic Actors

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Seven Big Australians: Adventures with Comic Actors

Anne Pender

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Comic actors have made a particularly strong contribution to cultural life in Australia over the past sixty years. They... [more]

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A Novel Idea

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A Novel Idea

Fiona McGregor

Biography; Memoirs

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A Novel Idea is a memoir in photoessay form that follows Fiona McGregor's life as she writes her award-winning novel Indelible... [more]

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The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

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The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

Mark Synnott

Biography: sport; Climbing & mountaineering; Travel & holiday

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One slip, one false move, one missed toehold, and you're dead.<br /><br... [more]

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I Miss You When I Blink: Dispatches from a Relatively Ordinary Life

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I Miss You When I Blink: Dispatches from a Relatively Ordinary Life

Mary Laura Philpott

Biography; Memoirs; Literary essays; Gender studies: women

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Spot-on observations about domestic, professional, and creative life, taking on the conflicting pressures of modern womanhood... [more]

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Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules

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Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules

Jeremy Scott

Biography; Gender studies: women

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The extraordinary stories of six women who defied the spirit of their age [more]

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Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written

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Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a...

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

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An engrossing biography of President Lyndon Johnson from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Team of Rivals Hailed by... [more]

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The Displaced

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The Displaced

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Biography; Literary essays; Refugees & political asylum

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe... [more]

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Portrait of the Artist's Mother: Dignity, Creativity and Disability

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Portrait of the Artist's Mother: Dignity, Creativity and Disability

Fiona Place

Biography; Biography: general; Disability: social aspects; Coping with disability

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I am seen by many as a danger. As having failed to understand the new rules, the new paradigm of successful motherhood. A... [more]

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The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

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The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

Michael Scott Moore

Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Religion & politics; Human rights

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With echoes of Catch-22 and Black Hawk Down, author and former hostage Michael Scott Moore masterfully walks a fine line between... [more]

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My Life with Murderers: Behind Bars with the World's Most Violent Men

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My Life with Murderers: Behind Bars with the World's Most Violent Men

David Wilson

Biography; Memoirs; True crime; Violence in society; Criminal or forensic psychology

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A true crime memoir like no other, Professor David Wilson gets inside the mind of a murderer and tries to uncover what drives... [more]

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Grave Tales: True Crime

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Grave Tales: True Crime

Helen Goltz and Chris Adams

True crime; History

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Terrible crimes that took away our innocence, crimes destined never to be solved, that live on in our history... crimes that... [more]

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Notes on a Nervous Planet

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Notes on a Nervous Planet

Matt Haig

Memoirs; Psychology; Coping with illness; Coping with anxiety & phobias; Popular psychology

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The follow-up to the number one Sunday Times bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive [more]

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Esther: The extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became First Lady of the colony

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Esther: The extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became...

Jessica North

Biography: general; History

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The little-known rags to riches love story of a convict woman who arrived in Australia on the First Fleet. Much like another,... [more]

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Out of Egypt

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Out of Egypt

Andre Aciman

Biography; Memoirs

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This memoir evokes the cosmopolitan city of Alexandria, and chronicles the exploits of the author's Jewish family, from its... [more]

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A Tokyo Romance

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A Tokyo Romance

Ian Buruma

Biography; Memoirs

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Ian Buruma's unflinching account of his journey into the heart of Tokyo's underground culture as a young man in the 1970s.... [more]

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal Library

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal...

Edward Wilson-Lee

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Colonialism & imperialism

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The fascinating history of Christopher Columbus's illegitimate son Hernando, guardian of his father's flame, courtier, bibliophile... [more]

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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of WWII's Most Dangerous Spy, Virginia Hall

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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of WWII's Most Dangerous Spy,...

Sonia Purnell

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

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The incredible untold story of Virginia Hall, an American woman with a wooden leg who infiltrated Occupied France for the... [more]

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