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Ah Well, Nobody's Perfect: The Untold Stories

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Ah Well, Nobody's Perfect: The Untold Stories

Molly Meldrum

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

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These things happen to Molly: magic coincidences, fateful happenings' - Daryl Somers There was once a boy from Quambatook... [more]

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I Will Be Complete: A memoir

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I Will Be Complete: A memoir

Glen David Gold

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

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From the bestselling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a shocking, big-hearted memoir about his bizarre upbringing... [more]

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The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992

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The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992

Tina Brown

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; Publishing industry

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The irreverent diaries of Tina Brown's eight spectacular years as editor in chief of Vanity Fair. [more]

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Minefields: A Life in the News Game

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Minefields: A Life in the News Game

Hugh Riminton

Biography; Memoirs

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Over nearly 40 years as a journalist and foreign correspondent, Hugh Riminton has been shot at, blown up, threatened with... [more]

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Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World

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Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World

Rob Sheffield

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Biography: general

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NPR Best Book of 2017 Winner of the 2017 Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism This is the best book... [more]

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Mr Ordinary Goes To Jail

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Mr Ordinary Goes To Jail

Wil Patterson

Biography; True crime; Prisons

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'Wil's honesty really had me gripped and his description of his first night in jail is something I won't forget.' - Emily... [more]

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The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Maths Genius and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History

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The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Maths Genius and One of the Greatest...

David Enrich

Biography; True crime; Banking

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Listed as an FT book of the month`Anyone with an interest in financial services and in what has gone wrong will find The Spider... [more]

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Endurance: The Extraordinary True Story of My Year in Space

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Endurance: The Extraordinary True Story of My Year in Space

Scott Kelly

Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronautics; Popular astronomy & space

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*As featured on BBC Breakfast, Radio 5Live and Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2*From the Nasa astronaut who spent... [more]

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Meet Me at the Museum

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Meet Me at the Museum

Anne Youngson

Diaries, letters & journals; Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Adult & contemporary romance; Historical romance

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The Observer Promising first-time British novelists 2018: 'A novel about self-discovery and second chances''Warm-hearted,... [more]

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The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature

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The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature

Viv Groskop

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Self-help & personal development

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'Wonderfully entertaining, hilarious. Contains the distilled wisdom of some of the greatest writers who ever lived' Allison... [more]

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The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House

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The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House

Ben Rhodes

Memoirs; History; Political leaders & leadership

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The other is Ben Rhodes. For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes was at the centre of the Obama Administration - first as a speechwriter,... [more]

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Austerlitz

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Austerlitz

W. G. Sebald

True war & combat stories; Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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Originally published: New York: Random House, c2001. [more]

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

David Garrow

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas

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The definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years,... [more]

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The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars

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The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars

Adrian Tinniswood

Diaries, letters & journals; History; British & Irish history; Social & cultural history

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'A masterpiece of social history' Daily MailThere is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. [more]

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Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar: The Shocking True Story of the Notorious Drug Lord from the Woman Who Knew Him Best

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Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar: The Shocking True Story of the Notorious Drug...

Virginia Vallejo

Biography; Autobiography: general; Organised crime; Press & journalism

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The shocking, sensational memoir of Virginia Vallejo, Pablo Escobar's famous lover. Soon to be major film ESCOBAR starring... [more]

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Am I Doing This Right?: Life Lessons from the Encyclopedia Bri-Tanya

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Am I Doing This Right?: Life Lessons from the Encyclopedia Bri-Tanya

Tanya Hennessy

Biography; Memoirs

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Tanya Hennessy can't tell the time on an analogue clock, was once employed as a stilt-walker and still sleeps with Morris,... [more]

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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

Masih Alinejad

Biography; Autobiography: general; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Social discrimination; Gender studies, gender groups; Political activism

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This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one Iranian woman overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed... [more]

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A Crime in the Family

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A Crime in the Family

Sacha Batthyany

Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; History; The Holocaust; Second World War

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A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart,revealing one of the most extraordinary untold... [more]

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Cocaine and Surfing: A Love Story

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Cocaine and Surfing: A Love Story

Chas Smith

Biography; Surfing, windsurfing, water skiing

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For readers of Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis, the Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort, Mp: the Life of Michael Peterson... [more]

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

Biography; Literary essays

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning... [more]

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Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World

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Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World

Lyndall Gordon

Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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An exciting and provocative look at the women who wrote the novels that changed the literary world - Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte,... [more]

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The Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations

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The Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations

Frank Tallis

Biography; True stories; Clinical psychology; Dating, relationships, living together & marriage

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A fascinating account of a life investigating obsessive love, packed with intriguing true stories. [more]

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Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War

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Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil...

Fred Kaplan

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Slavery & abolition of slavery; Political leaders & leadership

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[Kaplan] tells this story with precision and eloquence. Seattle TimesAn eye-opening biography from a trusted source on the... [more]

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The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery's Early Life

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The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery's Early Life

Karin Roffman

Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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The first biography of an American master. [more]

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The Last Interview: Conversations with Giovanni Tesio

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The Last Interview: Conversations with Giovanni Tesio

Primo Levi

Biography; Biography: literary

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At the start of 1987, Primo Levi took part in a remarkable series of conversations about his early life with a friend and... [more]

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