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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 Displaced

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The Displaced

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Biography; Literary essays; Refugees & political asylum

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe... [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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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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Wiseguy

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Wiseguy

Nicholas Pileggi

Biography; Biography: general; True crime; Crime & criminology; Organised crime

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Originally subtitled: Life in a Mafia family. [more]

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

Michelle McNamara

True crime; Fiction & Literature

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist... [more]

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America's Sherlock Holmes: The Legacy of William Burns

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America's Sherlock Holmes: The Legacy of William Burns

William R. Hunt

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: science, technology & engineering; History; Criminal investigation & detection

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William Burns is best known as 'America's Sherlock Holmes' and was director of the FBI, shortly before J. Edgar Hoover. But... [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 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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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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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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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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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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Nora Heysen: A Portrait

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Nora Heysen: A Portrait

Anne-Louise Willoughby

Art & Architecture; History of Art & Design Styles; Biography: arts & entertainment

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A portraitist and a flower painter, Nora Heysen's life was defined by an all-consuming drive to draw and paint. Extensively... [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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'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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*As read on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week* The irresistible story of Japanese cherry blossoms, threatened by political ideology... [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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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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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

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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]

$19.99

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