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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

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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

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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

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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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Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World

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Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World

Michelle Scott Tucker

Biography; Biography: general

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A groundbreaking portrait of an ordinary English gentlewoman who would go on to become one of Australia's most significant,... [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

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a portrait of great charm and sophistication' Guardian The irresistible story of Japanese cherry blossoms, threatened by political... [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

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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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So Much Longing in So Little Space: The art of Edvard Munch

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So Much Longing in So Little Space: The art of Edvard Munch

Karl Ove Knausgaard

History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography

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In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard explores the life and work of Edvard Munch. Setting out to understand... [more]

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Horizon

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Horizon

Barry Lopez

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

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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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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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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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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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Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester

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Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester...

Nicola Tallis

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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The first biography of Lettice Knollys, one of the most prominent women of the Elizabethan era. [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

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

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Selected Writings

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Selected Writings

Rene Magritte

Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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The first ever publication of writings by Magritte in the English language. It provides a fascinating and intimate glimpse... [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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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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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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A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx

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A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx

Sven-Eric Liedman

Biography; Biography: general; Marxism & Communism

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Definitive new biography of Karl Marx. [more]

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