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Biography: general

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After Kathy Acker: A Biography

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After Kathy Acker: A Biography

Chris Kraus

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

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Rich girl, street punk, lost girl and icon ... scholar, stripper, victim and media-whore- The late Kathy Acker's legend and... [more]

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M: Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spymaster

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M: Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spymaster

Henry Hemming

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Espionage & secret services; Warfare & defence

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*** The Sunday Times bestseller ***'Vividly imagined and prodigiously researched' Helen Davies, Sunday Times, Books of the... [more]

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Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars 1955-1994

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Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars 1955-1994

David Hepworth

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

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As heard on BBC 6 Music with Shaun Keveny, BBC Radio 5 Live and Talk Radio with Eamonn HolmesThe age of the rock star, like... [more]

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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life

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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life

Rose Tremain

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs

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Rose Tremain grew up in post-war London, a city of grey austerity, still partly in ruins, where both food and affection were... [more]

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Unmasked

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Unmasked

Turia Pitt

Biography; Autobiography: general; Management: leadership & motivation

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Whether via the numerous media reports, 60 Minutes specials, Women's Weekly cover stories or her first book, Everything To... [more]

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Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman

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Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman

Itamar Rabinovich

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Middle Eastern history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

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An insider's perspective on the life and influence of Israel's first native-born prime minister, his bold peace initiatives,... [more]

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Henry the Young King, 1155-1183

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Henry the Young King, 1155-1183

Matthew Strickland

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Medieval history

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This first modern study of Henry the Young King, eldest son of Henry II but the least known Plantagenet monarch, explores... [more]

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The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species

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The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species

Carlos Magdalena

Autobiography: general; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Botany & plant sciences; Trees, wildflowers & plants

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Originally published: London: Viking, 2017. [more]

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Looking for the Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic

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Looking for the Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic...

Alice Kaplan

Biography: literary; Literary studies: general; European history

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A biography of the novel that tells us how this poor, sickly young writer from Algeria happened to write perhaps the century's... [more]

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Dante: The Story of His Life

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Dante: The Story of His Life

Marco Santagata

Biography; Biography: literary; European history; Medieval history

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Marco Santagata illuminates one of the world's supreme poets from many angles philosopher, father, courtier, political partisan.... [more]

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A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

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A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

Roland Philipps

Biography: historical, political & military; History; The Cold War; Espionage & secret services

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Donald Maclean was a star diplomat, an establishment insider and a keeper of some of the West's greatest secrets. Taking... [more]

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Winx: Biography of a Champion

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Winx: Biography of a Champion

Trevor Marshallsea

Biography: general; Sports & outdoor recreation

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The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart

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The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart

Sarah Fraser

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history

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Henry Stuart's life is the last great forgotten Jacobean tale. Shadowed by the gravity of the Thirty Years' War and the huge... [more]

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Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love

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Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love

Brad Gooch

Biography; Biography: literary

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The ecstatic love poems of Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born more than eight centuries ago, are beloved by millions... [more]

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In God's Hands: The Spiritual Diaries of Pope St John Paul II

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In God's Hands: The Spiritual Diaries of Pope St John Paul II

Pope John Paul, II

Autobiography: religious & spiritual; Diaries, letters & journals; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

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The spiritual diaries of Pope St John Paul II - published for the first time ever in English. The most intimate insight into... [more]

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Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy

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Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy

Elizabeth Winder

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Popular culture

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Marilyn, like you've never seen her before! [more]

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City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

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City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief...

Holly Tucker

Biography: general; True crime; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Crime & criminology

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Appointed to conquer the crime capital of the world , the first Paris police chief faces an epidemic of murder. [more]

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Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue

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Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue...

Ryan Holiday

Biography: business & industry; True stories; Society & Social Sciences; Press & journalism

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In the tradition of The Journalist and the Murderer and The 48 Laws of Power, Holiday examines the case that rocked the... [more]

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The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde

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The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Biography; Biography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: plays & playwrights; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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Serving prison time with hard labor for the crime of gross indecency, Oscar Wilde wrote some of his most powerful works. A... [more]

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Reporter: A Memoir

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Reporter: A Memoir

Seymour M. Hersh

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Political structure & processes; Other warfare & defence issues; Press & journalism

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A memoir of renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh's life as a reporter -- [more]

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Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India

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Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India...

Sujatha Gidla

Biography: general; Biography: literary; History; Social discrimination; Ethnic studies; Black & Asian studies

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A moving portrait of love, hardship, and struggle, Ants Among Elephants is a personal history of modern India, told from the... [more]

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Cult of a Dark Hero: Nicholson of Delhi

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Cult of a Dark Hero: Nicholson of Delhi

Stuart Flinders

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Colonialism & imperialism

Hardback

Ground-breaking new biography of Nicholson of Delhi [more]

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My Life

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My Life

Marc Chagall

Art & design styles: Expressionism; Art & design styles: Cubism; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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An autobiography of the painter Marc Chagall, which recounts his early life and throws light on the shaping of his creative... [more]

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Return of the King: Lebron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History

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Return of the King: Lebron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest...

Brian Windhorst, Dave McMenamin

Biography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Basketball

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Documents LeBron James's return to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the secret meetings and controversial decisions behind the... [more]

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Screw Loose

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Screw Loose

Peter Blazey

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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First published twenty years ago by Picador, Peter Blazey's audacious, irresistible autobiography Screw Loose will be available... [more]

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