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Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life

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Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life

Samantha Ellis

Biography; Biography: literary

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Anne Bronte is the forgotten Bronte sister, overshadowed by her older siblings - virtuous, successful Charlotte, free-spirited... [more]

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Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution

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Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution

Marco Politi

Biography: religious & spiritual; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Christian leaders & leadership; Christian social thought & activity; Religious & spiritual leaders

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Translation of: Francesco tra i lupi: il segreto di una rivoluzione. [more]

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Nevertheless: A Memoir

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Nevertheless: A Memoir

Alec Baldwin

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

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A thorough and sophisticated effort to answer an interesting question: How did an indifferently raised, self-flagellating... [more]

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Kidnapped: The Tragic Life of J. Paul Getty III

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Kidnapped: The Tragic Life of J. Paul Getty III

Charles Fox

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; True crime

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The glamorous life, gilded family, and tragic times of J. Paul Getty III, whose kidnapping made headlines in 1973. [more]

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Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams

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Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams

Mark Ribowsky

Music; Country & Western music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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A heart-breaking, unforgettable portrait of country music's founding father and Hillbilly King . [more]

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True Stories from the Morgue

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True Stories from the Morgue

John Merrick

Biography; True stories

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Forensic Counsellor, John Merrick spent 20 years in what he describes as ‘a very unusual environment’ –... [more]

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Beatles '66: The Revolutionary Year

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Beatles '66: The Revolutionary Year

Steve Turner

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

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It was the year their records were burned in America after John's explosive claim that the group was more popular than Jesus,... [more]

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Mystery Spinner: Text Classics

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Mystery Spinner: Text Classics

Gideon Haigh

Biography: general; Sports & outdoor recreation

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In 1950, aged in his mid-thirties, 'tall, shy, shambling' Jack Iverson burst forth from obscurity in suburban Melbourne, 'bowled... [more]

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Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: Life Inside One of America's Largest Hospitals for the Criminally Insane, Treating the Real Hannibal Lecters of This World

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Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: Life Inside One of America's Largest Hospitals...

Stephen Seager

Biography; Memoirs; Prisons; Criminal or forensic psychology

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A extraordinary, eye-opening look behind the razor wire into life inside the walls of one of the most notorious hospitals... [more]

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Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical

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Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical

Johnny Ball

Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

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Running in something approaching chronological order, this book shows that every breakthrough in math represents a single... [more]

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First King of Hollywood

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First King of Hollywood

Tracey Goessel

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Film theory & criticism; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The first truly definitive biography of Douglas Fairbanks, the greatest leading man of the silent film era -- [more]

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The Saboteur: True Adventures of the Gentleman Commando Who Took on the Nazis

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The Saboteur: True Adventures of the Gentleman Commando Who Took on the...

Paul Kix

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; True war & combat stories; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Second World War; Special & elite forces

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In the tradition of `Agent Zigzag' comes a breathtaking biography of WWII's `Scarlet Pimpernel' as fast-paced and emotionally... [more]

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Breaking Free: How I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult and my father, Warren Jeffs

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Breaking Free: How I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult and my father, Warren...

Rachel Jeffs

Biography; True stories; Other Nonconformist & Evangelical Churches

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A searing memoir of survival: the daughter of the jailed former leader of the FLDS Church reveals the true nature of the cult... [more]

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Wes Anderson

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Wes Anderson

Donna Kornhaber

Film, TV & Radio; Film theory & criticism; Individual film directors, film-makers; Film movie production: technical skills; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom have made Wes Anderson a filmmaking force. Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums... [more]

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Sinatra: The Chairman

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Sinatra: The Chairman

James Kaplan

Music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Just in time for the Chairman's centennial, the endlessly absorbing sequel to James Kaplan's bestselling Frank: The Voice... [more]

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All the Money in the World

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All the Money in the World

John Pearson

Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Biography; Biography: business & industry; True crime; Petroleum & oil industries

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Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and... [more]

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Martin Luther: Catholic Dissident

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Martin Luther: Catholic Dissident

Peter Stanford

Biography: religious & spiritual; European history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

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A new appraisal of theological firebrand Martin Luther, on the 500th anniversary of the religious revolution he triggered... [more]

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Hero: David Bowie

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Hero: David Bowie

Lesley-Ann Jones

Music; Rock & Pop music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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A unique portrait of the globally revered artist, and the complex man behind the legend. [more]

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Unnatural Murder: Poison In The Court Of James I: The Overbury Murder

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Unnatural Murder: Poison In The Court Of James I: The Overbury Murder

Anne Somerset

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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Royal scandal, set against the background of the Jacobean court, involving love, bribery, poison, treachery and black magic... [more]

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Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times

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Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times

Joel Richard Paul

Biography: historical, political & military; History

Hardback

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Operation Playboy

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Operation Playboy

Kathryn Bonella

Biography; True crime

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The adrenaline-pumping true story of the world's most audacious drug runners and the police hunt, 'Operation Playboy', to... [more]

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Soul at the White Heat: Inspiration, Obsession, and the Writing Life

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Soul at the White Heat: Inspiration, Obsession, and the Writing Life

Joyce Carol Oates

Biography; Literary essays; Literary studies: from c 1900 -

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A collection of critical and personal essays on the writing life, from National Book Award–winning and New York Times... [more]

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Sharper 1980-2013: A Biography of Martin Sharp as told to Lowell Tarling

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Sharper 1980-2013: A Biography of Martin Sharp as told to Lowell Tarling...

Lowell Tarling

Art & design styles: Pop art; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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In this second of two volumes, Lowell Tarling offers us a way into the enigmatic and reclusive artist, through extensive interviews... [more]

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You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin

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You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin...

Rachel Corbett

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary

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[An] empathetic and imaginative biography, deeply researched. -The New Yorker [more]

$22.95

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Down and Out in Paris and London

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Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell

Biography; Memoirs

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The I of this novel sets down the experiences of a man who finds himself in Paris, in the early 1930s, without a penny.... [more]

$12.99

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