Biographies & Memoirs

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All the Money in the World
John Pearson
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Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and ransom of grandson Paul Getty - is now a major motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay written by David Scarpa and starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg.


Gunpowder and Geometry: the Life of Charles Hutton, Pit Boy, Mathematician and Scientific Rebel
Benjamin Wardhaugh
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August, 1755. Newcastle, on the north bank of the Tyne. In the fields, men and women are getting the harvest in. Sunlight, or rain. Scudding clouds and backbreaking labour. Three hundred feet underground, young Charles Hutton is at the coalface. Cramped, dust-choked, wielding a five-pound pick by candlelight. ...


Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
Michael Chabon
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Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Manhood for Amateurs and Moonglow, returns with a collection of heartfelt, humorous and insightful essays on the meaning of fatherhood.


Where the Past Begins: Memory and Imagination
Amy Tan
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From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory.


Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man
Siegfried Sassoon
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It is with a sigh that I remember simple moments such as those, when I understood so little of the deepening sadness of life, and only the strangeness of the spring was knocking at my heart.

In the 1920s, a young man, grappling with the horrors of the war from which he had just returned, decided to write about a happier time.


Ultimate Folly: The Rises and Falls of Whitaker Wright: 2018
Henry MacRory
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A gripping story of greed, treachery and ruthless ambition, told here for the first time. The extraordinary life of the world's greatest swindler, a wild life beautifully captured by journalist Henry MacRory. A story that will command interest from print and broadcast media.


Gerry Adams: An Unauthorised Life
Malachi O'Doherty
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From fanatical, revolutionary street politician in perpetual danger of arrest and assassination, Adams became a political leader with access to the British and Irish Prime Ministers and the US President, and a key player in the delicate work of peace-making. This book tells his story.


Gerry Adams: An Unauthorised Life
Malachi O'Doherty
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How did Gerry Adams grow from a revolutionary street activist - in perpetual danger of arrest and assassination - into the leader of Sinn Fein, with intimate access to the British and Irish prime ministers and the US president?


Gunpowder and Geometry: The Life of Charles Hutton, Pit Boy, Mathematician and Scientific Rebel
Benjamin Wardhaugh
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August, 1755. Newcastle, on the north bank of the Tyne.


The Sultan Of Zanzibar: The Bizarre World and Spectacular Hoaxes of Horace de Vere Cole
Martyn Downer
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At one time pretty much everyone knew the name of Horace de Vere Cole, the greatest practical joker ever. But there has never been a full biography of this fascinating character, because his family have, until now, denied access to his papers. Finally, Downer now has the full cooperation of the family. ...


Two Cousins of Azov
Andrea Bennett
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A heartwarming novel about the surprise of second chances in the autumn of your life.


Places I Stopped on the Way Home: A Memoir of Chaos and Grace
Meg Fee
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A memoir about the bittersweet turbulence of finding your way in a big city.


Renoir's Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon
Catherine Hewitt
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From the author of The Mistress of Paris, a lavish biography of a remarkable 19th-century woman.


The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume VIII - 1667
Samuel Pepys
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The eighth volume of the complete Diary of Samuel Pepys in its most authoritative and acclaimed edition.


Who I Am
Charlotte Rampling
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The autobiography of acclaimed actor, model and chanteuse Charlotte Rampling


Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir
Amy Tan
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The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir
Maude Julien
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For readers of Damaged and Running with Scissors, a chilling exploration of psychological control that ends with a glorious escape.


East-West Divan - In Memory of Werner Mark Linz
Aran Byrne, El Hassan Bin T El Hassan Bin T
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This collection of scholarly essays on Egyptian culture, history, society, archeology, literature, art, and conservation is published in memory of Werner Mark Linz and includes contributions from Hans Kung, Alaa Al Aswany, Qais Akbar Omar and Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.


The River of Angry Dogs: A Memoir
Mira Hamermesh
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'The story of a teenager crossing Hitler's Europe with only her own courage and luck to sustain her. ... Stunning.' Elaine Feinstein


Burmese Lives: Ordinary Life Stories Under the Burmese Regime
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This volume explores the life stories of ordinary Burmese by drawing on the narratives of individual subjects and using an array of interdisciplinary approaches. The constituted stories highlight the protagonists' survival strategies in everyday life that demonstrate their constant courage and frustration in dealing with numerous social injustices and adversities.

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