Biographies & Memoirs

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Rich Men Poor Men: Ryersons on the Titanic
Phyllis Ryerse
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The unique tale of two cousins separated by an ocean and a class system. One would die, the other survive

Ellen Wilkinson: From Red Suffragist to Government Minister
Paula Bartley
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Charts the life and career of notable socialist, suffragist and Labour government minister, Ellen Wilkinson.

Fredrik Barth: An Intellectual Biography
Thomas Hylland Eriksen
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A definitive biography of Fredrik Barth, one of the leading lights of anthropology, by one of today's finest anthropologists.

The Art of Exile: A Vagabond Life
John Freely
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An unforgettable memoir from bestselling travel writer John Freely

Mistress of Charlecote: Memoirs
Mary Elizabeth Lucy
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Written in her eighties, the memoirs of Mary Elizabeth Lucy reveal a character of rare strength and determination. They are high-spirited, discerning and delightfully free from prudishness. She draws pen-portraits of those she met, Queen Victoria and Sir Walter Scott among them, and provides an authentic ...

Life is More Beautiful Than Paradise: A Jihadist's Own Story
Khaled Al-Berry
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Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology
Samir Simaika, Nevine Henein
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Marcus Pasha Simaika (1864-1944) was born to a prominent Coptic family on the eve of the inauguration of the Suez Canal and the British occupation of Egypt. From a young age, he developed a passion for Coptic heritage and devoted his life to shedding light on centuries of Christian Egyptian history that ...

Shahaama: Five Egyptian Men Tell Their Stories
Nayra Atiya
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Amelia Earhart: Daring Women of History
Mike Roussel
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Revealing the naturally courageous nature of 'Lady Lindy', that made her one of the most daring of twentieth-century women

Crazy: My Road to Redemption
Chris Lewis
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The first autobiography of an English cricketing star whose life was turned upside down when he turned to crime.

Stars, Cars and Crystal Meth
Jack Sutherland
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By his father, one of the literary world's most esteemed personalities: John Sutherland.

A son's memoir told through the prism and prose of a father will surely take its place among the classics of contemporary addiction and recovery stories like A Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.

All Made Up
Janice Galloway
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One of our greatest contemporary authors writes about sex, school and adolescence in small-town Scotland in the seventies.

Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness (Notes on Blindness Film Tie-in)
John M. Hull
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Touching the Rock is a unique exploration of that distant, infinitely strange 'other world' of blindness. John Hull writes of odd sounds and echoes, of people without faces, of a curious new relationship between waking and dreaming, of a changed perception of nature and human personality.

Antonia Felix
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The Red Earl: The Extraordinary Life of the 16th Earl of Huntingdon
Lady Selina Hastings
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In The Red Earl Selina Hastings tells the extraordinary story of her father, Jack Hastings, 16th Earl of Huntingdon. In 1925, Hastings infuriated his ultra-conservative parents by turning his back on centuries of tradition to make a scandalous run-away marriage. With his beautiful Italian wife he then ...

Making Toast: A Family Story
Roger Rosenblatt
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When his daughter, Amy - a gifted doctor, mother and wife - collapsed and died from an asymptomatic heart condition - Roger Rosenblatt and his wife Ginny moved in with their son-in-law, Harris, and their three young grandchildren. 'Making Toast' is Roger's tribute to his late daughter and a testament ...

Who Killed Daniel Pearl?
Bernard-Henri Levy
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France's leading philosopher retraces the final steps of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Peal, and uncovers a set of stunning revelations.

A Runner Among Falling Leaves: A Story of Childhood
Ciaran O'Driscoll
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In this memoir of his childhood, O'Driscoll eloquently examines his troubled relationship with his father, whose bullying and mental abuse have affected him profoundly throughout his life. The task the author has undertaken is to give voice to the voiceless: to express the unnerving pent-up emotions he was unable to express as a child.

Peake in China: Memoirs of Ernest Cromwell Peake
Ernest Cromwell Peake
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Dr Peake's memoirs published for the first time.

Pumpkinflowers: A soldier's story
Matti Friedman
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An unflinching look at the way we conduct war today. Part memoir, part reportage, part elegy for lost youth, Pumpkinflowers powerful narrative captures the birth of today's chaotic Middle East and the rise of a 21st century type of war in which there is never a clear victor, and innocence is not the only casualty.

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