Biographies & Memoirs

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Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence
Frances Wilson
Condition: New
£12.99   £4.99

**LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2021**
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE 2021**
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE**
**FINALIST FOR THE 2022 PLUTARCH AWARD**

D. H. Lawrence is no longer censored, but he is still on trial - and the jury is still out on the ...


Kiss Myself Goodbye: The Many Lives of Aunt Munca
Ferdinand Mount
Condition: New
£10.99   £3.99

'Grimly funny and superbly written, with a twist on every page' - Hilary Mantel

'Delightfully compulsive and unforgettably original' - Hadley Freeman

'Wonderful, funny and wise' - Kate Summerscale

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE 2021
A SUNDAY TIMES, TLS, SPECTATOR AND NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE ...


Teller of the Unexpected: The Life of Roald Dahl, An Unofficial Biography
Matthew Dennison
Condition: New
£20.00   £5.99

A concise life of Roald Dahl - much-loved author and creator of numerous iconic literary characters.


The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power
Max Chafkin
Condition: New
£12.99   £4.99

A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business and politics

Since the days of the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s, no industry has made a greater global impact than ...


The Lives of Lucian Freud: FAME 1968 - 2011
William Feaver
Condition: New
£14.99   £6.99

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE
CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH, MAIL ON SUNDAY, FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, SPECTATOR
THE SUNDAY TIMES ART BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020

'Explosively enjoyable, bursting with life and art ... ...


Kitchener: Hero and Anti-Hero
C. Brad Faught
Condition: New
£45.00   £30.99

Revisionist new biography of Earl Kitchener, pivotal figure in World War I and British Empire history


The Globalist: Peter Sutherland - His Life and Legacy
John Walsh
Condition: New
£20.00   £6.99

THE GLOBALIST is the first in-depth biography of an international power-broker who was instrumental in shaping the global economy that we know today.


Yours Faithfully, Bertrand Russell: A Lifelong Fight for Peace, Justice, and Truth in Letters to the Editor
Bertrand Russell
Condition: New
£19.17   £14.99

This volume captures the philospher and public icon's battles with injustice, ignorance and cruelty through more than 400 letters. They express his views on a wide range of subjects and tell us much about the social and political history of the time.


Diaries
George Orwell (intro C Hitchens)
Condition: New
£30.39   £12.50

Collects the diaries of George Orwell, chronicling the major events of his life, including the rise of totalitarianism and the death of his first wife, that influenced his writing.


Dog Story: An Anthology - Life and Death of Our Best Friends
Condition: New
£12.99   £4.99

Dog Story is an anthology of eight stories of well-known people's dogs. They recount the lives, deaths, and extraordinary adventures of these wonderful creatures, and the happiness and ultimate sadness they brought to the lives of their owners. Lady Annabel Goldsmith, Sir Jackie Stewart, Lord Hattersley, ...


Peter Owen, Not a Nice Jewish Boy: Memoirs of a Maverick Publisher
Peter Owen, James Nye
Condition: New
£25.00   £12.99

Peter Owen, one of the last of the great emigre publishers, recalls his remarkable life and career from his lonely Jewish boyhood in Nazi Germany to maturity as acclaimed London publisher of many distinguished international writers, including Anais Nin, Salvador Dali, Paul Bowles, Yukio Mishima and Anna Kavan, many of whom were personal friends.


Simon Cadell: The Authorised Biography
Brian Slade
Condition: New
£20.00   £9.99

`Simon Cadell: The Authorised Biography' tells for the first time the story of the beloved Hi-de-hi! star. From troubled childhood, through theatre school at the Bristol Old Vic and onto a 20-year award-winning stage career, Cadell was cut down in his prime at forty-five as he had seemed set to become one of the greatest actors of his generation.


Golden Len Goulden: The Life and Times of a West Ham Legend
Brian Belton
Condition: Used, Very Good
£16.99   £7.99

The biography of one of West Ham United's greatest ever players and the history of the club during his time in claret and blue. During those dozen years, Len Goulden became an England star. In May 1938, he scored the final goal in the defeat of Germany; the game became infamous due to players being obliged to give a Nazi salute prior to kick off.


Sabine Baring-Gould: The Life and Work of a Complete Victorian
J. E. Thomas
Condition: New
£30.00   £15.99

The life story of an important and eminent - but largely unsung Victorian


Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon
Peter Ames Carlin
Condition: New
£12.99   £5.99

A revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon, Paul Simon, by the bestselling rock biographer Peter Ames Carlin


The Irresistible Con
Francis Wheen
Condition: New
£7.99   £4.99

No-one suspected a thing when a new figure appeared on the London academic scene. Charlotte Bach was a former lecturer at the University of Budapest, and had a new theory of sex and evolution which was soon being heralded as one of the greatest intellectual advances of the 20th century.


Katherine Grainger: The Autobiography
Katherine Grainger
Condition: New
£10.99   £4.99

This updated autobiography continues Katherine's inspirational story as GB's finest ever female rower.


Love Like Salt: A Memoir
Helen Stevenson
Condition: New
£14.99   £8.99

A beautifully written memoir about mothers and daughters, and living the best life you can, even in the shadow of illness.


You're Better Than They Think You Are: You're Better Than They Think You Are
Sir Rod Aldridge
Condition: New
£20.00   £15.99

From a start in life as the only child of working-class parents in Brighton, this is the story of how Sir Rod Aldridge came to develop one of the UK's most successful companies, Capita.


The Mistress's Daughter
A. M. Homes
Condition: New
£10.99   £4.99

On the day that Homes was born in 1961, she was given up for adoption. Thirty years later, Homes was contacted by a lawyer on behalf of her birth mother, and they began to correspond; her biological father contacted her soon after. This story is about these two individuals and their effect on the adult ...

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