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Biography

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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life

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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life

Rose Tremain

Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Fiction & Literature

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*The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller*Rose Tremain grew up in post-war London, a city still partly in ruins, where both food... [more]

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The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

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The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

Patricia O'Toole

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

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In this biography of one of the most high-minded, consequential, and controversial US presidents, [the author presents] a... [more]

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Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence

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Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence

Lee Siegel

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

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A trenchant examination of an iconic American figure that explores the cultural and psychological roots of his comic genius... [more]

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Curveballs: How to Keep It Together when Life Tries to Tear You a New One

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Curveballs: How to Keep It Together when Life Tries to Tear You a New One...

Emma Markezic

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

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Because sometimes, life is going to suck, and you're going to have to know... [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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The Note Through the Wire: A WWII Prisoner of War, a Resistance Heroine and Their Incredible True Story

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The Note Through the Wire: A WWII Prisoner of War, a Resistance Heroine...

Doug Gold

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Second World War; Prisoners of war

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'An unforgettable love story set in perilous circumstances. It is a reminder that even in the most horrific times love will... [more]

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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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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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Richard III: Brother, Protector, King

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Richard III: Brother, Protector, King

Chris Skidmore

Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Medieval history; Advocate - History

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A study in power - a fresh biography of Richard III by 'one of our brightest young historians' (David Starkey) [more]

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The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

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The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

The Secret Barrister

Memoirs; Legal profession: general; Criminal law & procedure; Advocate - Economics & Business

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An anonymous barrister offers a shocking, darkly comic and very moving journey through the legal system - and explains how... [more]

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Under the Camelthorn Tree: Raising a Family Among Lions

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Under the Camelthorn Tree: Raising a Family Among Lions

Kate Nicholls

Biography; Memoirs; Alternative lifestyles; Conservation of wildlife & habitats; Travel writing

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A mother's gritty yet often humorous account of bringing up her five children in a lion research camp; a 21st-century My Family... [more]

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Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

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Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

Danny Goldberg

Music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death comes a new perspective on one of the most compelling icons of our... [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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The Pianist of Damascus

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The Pianist of Damascus

Aeham Ahmad

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; Middle Eastern history; Terrorist attack; Travel writing; Advocate - Biography

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A powerful, moving account of life in Damascus, and a story of how the power of music can unite people in the face conflict.<br... [more]

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'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan's Blossoms

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'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan's Blossoms

Naoko Abe

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Trees, wildflowers & plants; Advocate - Biography

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The irresistible story of Japanese cherry blossoms, threatened by political ideology and saved by an unknown EnglishmanCollingwood... [more]

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Unnatural Causes: The Life and Many Deaths of Britain's Top Forensic Pathologist

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Unnatural Causes: The Life and Many Deaths of Britain's Top Forensic Pathologist...

Dr Richard Shepherd

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Forensic science; Medical ethics & professional conduct; Pathology; Forensic medicine; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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'The dead do not hide the truth and they never lie. Through me the dead... [more]

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Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)

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Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)

Tina Turner

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

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_______________________*** The full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable women in music history, celebrating Tina... [more]

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Horizon

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Horizon

Barry Lopez

Memoirs; Society & culture: general; Travel & holiday; Travel writing; Advocate - Travel

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Taking us nearly from pole to pole - from modern megacities to some of the earth's most remote regions -- and across decades... [more]

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The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

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The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

Sisonke Msimang

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

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An elegant and challenging portrait of the extraordinary, glamorous, complex and brutal revolutionary, Winnie Mandela [more]

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Fosse: The Biography

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Fosse: The Biography

Sam Wasson

Dance & Performing arts; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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In this richly detailed and beautifully written biography, Sam Wasson draws on a wealth of unpublished material and over 300... [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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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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In Pieces

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In Pieces

Sally Field

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; Advocate - Performing Arts

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The intimate and inspiring memoir from Academy Award-winning actor Sally Field. [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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