Biographies & Memoirs

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Catherine the Great
Michael Streeter
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The daughter of a minor German princely family, Catherine rose to become the greatest ruler of a vast Russian empire in the 18th century. This biography reveals this remarkable woman who combined intelligence, a passion for the responsibilities of state with a constant search for the love of important men.


Gandhi: The Man, His People and the Empire
Rajmohan Gandhi
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This monumental biography, written by Gandhi's grandson, is the first to give a complete and balanced account of his remarkable life, the development of his beliefs, his political campaigns and his complex relationship with his family. Written with unprecedented insights and access to family archives, this biography sheds new light on Gandhi's life


Jean-Paul Sartre (Life & Times)
David Drake
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Jean-Paul Sartre dominated the cultural and literary life of post-war France, gathered a large following for his philosophy of existentialism and over-shadowed the work of his equally brilliant partner Simone de Beauvoir.


Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years On, A Portrait of the Artist, Scientist and Innovator
Matthew Landrus
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This book tells the story of this artist/engineer's life and times, and looks at the major themes that dominate his work.


The Colour of God: A Story of Family and Faith
Ayesha S. Chaudhry
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A memoir of a fundamentalist Muslim childhood and of redefining faith, belonging and family in adulthood


Walking with Ghosts
Gabriel Byrne
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A highly anticipated memoir by acclaimed actor, Gabriel Byrne, Walking with Ghosts is a gorgeous, lyrical portrait of his childhood in Ireland and his journey to movie stardom.


Red One: The bestselling true story of a bomb disposal expert on the front line in Iraq
Kevin Ivison
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The bestselling true story of bomb disposal work that won Ivison a George Medal - and started a living nightmare...


Strong Is the New Sexy: My Kickass Story on Getting My ''Formula for Fierce''
Nicole Polizzi
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Part memoir, part fitness guide, part "kick ass" inspiration, Strong Is the New Sexy is the latest from bestselling reality star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi - her story of how she transformed both her body and her mindset to become the strongest she's ever been.


The Colour of God: A Story of Family and Faith
Ayesha S. Chaudhry
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A memoir of a fundamentalist Muslim childhood and of redefining faith, belonging and family in adulthood


Of Me and Others: 1952-2019
Alasdair Gray
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The essential essay collection from one of Britain's most fascinating and acclaimed writers and artists, Alasdair Gray


Patrick O'Brian: A Very Private Life
Nikolai Tolstoy
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An intimate portrait of Patrick O'Brian, written by his stepson Nikolai Tolstoy.


The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground
Justus Rosenberg
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The gripping memoir of 98-year-old Jewish Holocaust survivor Justus Rosenberg, who risked everything to join the French Resistance and smuggle people out of Nazi territory during World War II.


Voices of the Windrush Generation: The real story told by the people themselves
David Matthews
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'Evocative, authentic and brilliantly told - a wonderful read.' David Lammy

Foreword by West Indies Cricketer Sir Clive Lloyd

Voices of the Windrush Generation is a powerful collection of stories from the men, women and children of the Windrush generation - West Indians who emigrated to Britain between ...


Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and Her Oxford Circle Remade the World For Women
Mo Moulton
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In Mutual Admiration Society Royal Historical Society fellow Mo Moulton relates the remarkable friendship of renowned crime novelist Dorothy L. Sayers and five other women at the vanguard of equal rights, who were among the first to receive full degrees from Oxford University.


Our Israeli Diary: Of That Time, Of That Place
Antonia Fraser
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The long-lost 1978 diary charting Antonia Fraser and Harold Pinter's only visit to Israel is an enchanting document of a time, a place and two people


The Familia Grande: A family's silence weighs on everyone
Camille Kouchner
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The shocking story of how incest and sexual abuse is ever-present at the highest levels of French society, even among the most glamorous, powerful, bohemian, left wing intellectual Parisian elite.


Unrequited Infatuations: A Memoir
Stevie Van Zandt
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An epic tale of self-discovery by a self-confessed Rock n Roll disciple


The Sinner And The Saint: Dostoevsky and the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece
Kevin Birmingham
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*A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * One of The East Hampton Star's 10 Best Books of the Year* From the New York Times bestselling author of The Most Dangerous Book, the true story behind the creation of another masterpiece of world literature, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. The ...


The Young H. G. Wells
Clair Tomalin
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How did the first forty years of H. G. Wells' life shape the father of science fiction?

From his impoverished childhood in a working-class English family, to his determination to educate himself at any cost, to the serious ill health that dominated his twenties and thirties, his complicated marriages, ...


Albert & the Whale
Philip Hoare
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A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR

AN OBSERVER BEST ART BOOK OF 2021

SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2022


'This is a wonderful book. A lyrical journey into the natural and unnatural world' Patti Smith
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