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The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin

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The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin

Jonathan Phillips

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: religious & spiritual; History; Middle Eastern history; Crusades; Religious & spiritual leaders

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After Saladin's death, it goes on to show how in the West this Sunni Muslim acquired the status of a chivalric hero, even... [more]

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

Armand D'Angour

Biography: historical, political & military; Classical history & classical civilisation; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become... [more]

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Tunnel Vision

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Tunnel Vision

Kevin Breathnach

Photography & photographs; Biography; Memoirs; Literary essays; Literature: history & criticism

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Whether dissecting European architecture's obsession with historical loss, or the male gaze in photographer Andre Kertesz's... [more]

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A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory

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A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory

Jamal Mahjoub

Memoirs; Prose: non-fiction; Politics & government; Travel & holiday

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'A travelogue and memoir to rank alongside anything by Chatwin or Thubron' Jim Crace 'A most absorbing and rewarding book'... [more]

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The Solace of Open Spaces

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The Solace of Open Spaces

Gretel Ehrlich

Biography: general; Memoirs; The countryside, country life; Farm & working animals; Travel & holiday

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A stunning classic memoir set in the American West, Ehrlich's account of living in Wyoming includes sheep herding alone across... [more]

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The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic: 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible

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The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic: 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible...

The Moth

Biography; Memoirs; True stories; Anthologies (non-poetry)

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Before television and radio, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. Their bewitched... [more]

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Granta 147: 40th-Birthday Special

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Granta 147: 40th-Birthday Special

Sigrid Rausing

The Arts: General & Reference; Memoirs; Anthologies (non-poetry); Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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It's 1979. The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, China introduces its one-child policy, Margaret Thatcher is elected as Prime... [more]

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Alice to Prague: The Charming True Story of an Outback Girl Who Finds Adventure - and Love - on the Other Side of the World

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Alice to Prague: The Charming True Story of an Outback Girl Who Finds Adventure...

Tanya Heaslip

Biography; Memoirs; Travel writing

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'I loved it! I laughed and cried and it was very hard to put down.' Fleur McDonald, bestselling author of Where the River... [more]

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I Used to be a Miserable F*ck: An everyman's guide to a meaningful life

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I Used to be a Miserable F*ck: An everyman's guide to a meaningful life...

John Kim

Biography; Memoirs; Popular psychology

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Men are not born men - and becoming a man means a hell of a lot more than getting a six pack and an office with a view. Sometimes... [more]

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The Last Stone

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The Last Stone

Mark Bowden

Biography; True crime

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From master of narrative journalism (New York Times) and #1 bestselling author Mark Bowden, comes a gripping true crime... [more]

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Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells

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Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells

Pico Iyer

Memoirs; Prose: non-fiction; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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For decades now, Pico Iyer has been based for much of the year in Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife, Hiroko, share... [more]

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Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Alan Paul, Andy Aledort

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

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The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with a foreword by Chris Layton, epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan,... [more]

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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

James Comey

Memoirs; History; Police & security services; Public administration

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A riveting inside account of life and leadership at the heart of the FBI and high office in the United States of America.... [more]

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Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

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Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

Ramie Targoff

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

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A biography of Vittoria Colonna, a confidante of Michelangelo, the scion of one of the most powerful families of her era,... [more]

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11 Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

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11 Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

Ndaba Mandela

Memoirs; Psychology; Self-help & personal development

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And as Mandela grew older, Ndaba had the chance to repay his grandfather's love and support by demonstrating the ways in which... [more]

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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Casey Cep

True crime; Prose: non-fiction

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Intrigued by the story, Harper Lee makes a journey back to her home state to witness the Reverend's killer face trial - where... [more]

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The Killer Across the Table

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The Killer Across the Table

John Douglas, Mark Olshaker

Biography; Autobiography: general; True crime

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`John Douglas is the FBI's pioneer and master of investigative profiling, and one of the most exciting figures in law enforcement... [more]

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

Eric Idle

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Humour

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From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir... [more]

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Australia's First Naturalists: Indigenous Peoples' Contribution to Early Zoology

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Australia's First Naturalists: Indigenous Peoples' Contribution to Early...

Penny Olsen, Lynette Russell

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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Would Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson have ever crossed the Blue Mountains without the help of the local Aboriginal people?... [more]

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Every morning, so far, I'm alive: A memoir

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Every morning, so far, I'm alive: A memoir

Wendy Parkins

Memoirs; Psychology; Coping with anxiety & phobias

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This memoir charts the author's breakdown after migrating from New Zealand to England: what begins as homesickness and career... [more]

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Elegy for Emily: A Verse Biography of Emily Remler 1957-1990

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Elegy for Emily: A Verse Biography of Emily Remler 1957-1990

Geoff Page

Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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The short but remarkable career of American jazz guitarist, Emily Remler (1957-1990), ended with her death, amid still-disputed... [more]

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Things Nobody Knows But Me

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Things Nobody Knows But Me

Amra Pajalic

Biography; Memoirs

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When she is four years old Amra Pajalic realises that her mother is different. Fatima is loving but sometimes hears strange... [more]

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My Story

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My Story

Julia Gillard

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Feminism & feminist theory; Politics & government; International relations

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`I was prime minister for three years and three days. Here we see what lay behind the resilience and dignified courage Gillard... [more]

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From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

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From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

Tembi Locke

Biography; Memoirs; Travel writing

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A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the... [more]

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Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

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Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

Eileen McNamara

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; Gender studies: women; Politics & government; Political activism

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In this revelation of a biography (USA TODAY), a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice... [more]

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