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Biography

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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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The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

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The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

Sisonke Msimang

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

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An elegant and challenging portrait of the extraordinary, glamorous, complex and brutal revolutionary, Winnie Mandela [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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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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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]

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An Irresistible Force: How Caroline Chisholm Helped Shape a Nation

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An Irresistible Force: How Caroline Chisholm Helped Shape a Nation

Sarah Goldman

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Sociology: work & labour; Human rights

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A fresh, spirited and engaging biography of a fascinating and influential woman who was absolutely instrumental in shaping... [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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I Will Never See the World Again

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I Will Never See the World Again

Ahmet Altan

Biography; Memoirs; Prisons; Human rights

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The destiny I put down in my novel has become mine. I am now under arrest like the hero I created years ago. I await the decision... [more]

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The Man Who Was Saturday: The Extraordinary Life of Airey Neave

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The Man Who Was Saturday: The Extraordinary Life of Airey Neave

Patrick Bishop

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

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SOLDIER, ESCAPER, SPYMASTER, POLITICIAN - Airey Neave was assassinated in the House of Commons car park in 1979. Forty years... [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 Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of WWII's Most Dangerous Spy, Virginia Hall

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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of WWII's Most Dangerous Spy,...

Sonia Purnell

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Espionage & secret services

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The incredible untold story of Virginia Hall, an American woman with a wooden leg who infiltrated Occupied France for the... [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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Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob

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Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob

Gianni Russo

Film, TV & Radio; Memoirs

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Memoir of a real-life mobster-turned-actor who helped make The Godfather a reality, and his story of life on teh edge between... [more]

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Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter's Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News and Conspiracy Theories

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Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter's Journey Through the World of Truth...

Stephen Davis

True stories; Society & Social Sciences; Conspiracy theories; Political corruption; Press & journalism

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There is a war on truth and the liars are winning. Truthteller is an essential guide to how governments and corporations cover... [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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30-Second Napoleon: The 50 fundamentals of his life, strategies, and legacy, each explained in half a minute

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30-Second Napoleon: The 50 fundamentals of his life, strategies, and legacy,...

Charles J. Esdaile

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Napoleonic Wars

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30-Second Napoleon takes in both viewpoints, presenting an engrossing introduction to one of the most recognizable figures... [more]

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