Biographies & Memoirs

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A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather's SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for the Truth
Rita Gabis
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In prose as beautiful as it is powerful, Rita Gabis follows the trail of her grandfather's collaboration with the Nazis--a trail riddled with secrets, slaughter, mystery, and discovery.

Rita Gabis comes from a family of Eastern European Jews and Lithuanian Catholics. She was close to her Catholic grandfather ...


Letters to London: Bonhoeffer's Previously Unpublished Correspondence with Ernst Cromwell, 1935-36
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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First edition of a group of previously unknown and unpublished letters by one of the world's most famous Christians. Throws light on Bonhoeffer's character and relationships, his practice as a pastor, and his theological and political thought, in a crucially important phase of his life.


The Black Mirror: Fragments of an Obituary for Life
Raymond Tallis
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The Black Mirror is a deeply moving and startlingly original celebration of everyday life, by one of our leading thinkers and writers, who has been described as 'One of Britain's greatest intellectual all-rounders... Someone who comes closer than most ever will to knowing everything' (Independent)


Wanted Man: The Forgotten Story of an American Outlaw
Tamsin Spargo
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A brilliant adventure story about one of America's most charismatic criminals


Henry Miller
David Stephen Calonne
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This new critical biography examines Miller's intense immersion in esoteric and theosophical interests, charting the cultivation of these ideas from his boyhood and adolescence to late in his career and evaluating the way in which his writings and lifestyle were influenced by his spiritual quests.


Burying the Season: Blue Drevnice Waltz
Antonin Bajaja
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Burying the Season is an affectionate, multi-layered account of small town life in central Europe beginning in the early 1930s and ending in the 21st Century. Adapting scenes from Fellini's Amarcord, Bajaja's meandering narrative weaves humour, tragedy and historical events into a series of compelling nostalgic anecdotes.


Darling, I'm Going to Charlie: A Memoir
Maryse Wolinski
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An elegant memoir from Maryse Wolinski, journalist and widow of cartoonist Georges Wolinski, that is a beautiful tribute to her late husband and a call to action.


Prison Diaries
Denis MacShane
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Two days before Christmas 2013, former MP Denis MacShane entered one of Europe's harshest prisons. Having pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, he had been sentenced to six months in jail. Upon arrival at Belmarsh Prison, his books and personal possessions were confiscated and he was ...


The Time In Between: A memoir of hunger and hope
Nancy Tucker
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When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didn't know why, she wrote: 'I want to be thin.'

Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia nervosa, was hospitalised, and finally swung the other way ...


Captain Starlight: The Strange but True Story of a Bushranger, Imposter and Murderer
Jane Smith
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Peth, 1899: a prisoner reads an inquest into the strange death of a public servant with the same name. Who really was the deceased? Was it possible he was 'Captain Starlight' who, thirty years earlier, had callously murdered a policeman and been sentenced to hang? How had he pulled off the subterfuge and what other secrets remained hidden?


Memoirs of Galina: The Story of a Russian Australian from China
Galina Kuchina
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The memoir of the daughter of an emigre White Russian army officer who lived in China under Japanese occupation during World War II, and then under Soviet rule.


Albert Camus
Mr Edward J. Hughes
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One of France's most high-profile writers and a Nobel Prize-winner, Albert Camus experienced both public adulation and acrimonious rejection during his career, which was cut short by a fatal car accident in 1960. Edward J. Hughes unravels the life of a complex personality whose work and stance were the subjects of intense interest and scrutiny.


Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belfort
Edith Wharton
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William Burroughs: El Hombre Invisible
Barry Miles
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Iconoclast; visionary; homosexual crusader; drug advocate; teacher and elder statesman to the Beats: William Burroughs remains one of the most complex and controversial American writers of the twentieth century. This title presents an unconventional biography of this legendary provocateur and all-round thorn in the side of the establishment.


Smile for the Camera: The Double Life of Cyril Smith
Simon Danczuk, Matthew Baker
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Paperback edition of the Sunday Times Political Book of the Year


A Hilltop on the Marne
Mildred Aldrich
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A unique civilian's eye-view of World War I, depicting, through heartfelt letters from an American woman, a fascinating before and after picture of a French community in disarray What looked impossible is evidently coming to pass . . . I silently returned to my garden and sat down. War again! This time ...


Brief Lives: Charles Dickens
Melissa Valiska Gregory, Melisa Klimaszewski
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In this book, two Dickens scholars examine the fascinating life of this hugely popular literary figure. Born in Portsmouth in 1812, Dickens rose to fame within his lifetime and, to the present day, has never been out of print.


Brief Lives: Geoffrey Chaucer
Gail Ashton
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Brief Lives: Leo Tolstoy
Anthony Briggs
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John Milton
Richard Bradford
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