Biographies & Memoirs

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Grenfell Hope: Ravaged by Fire But Not Destroyed
Gaby Doherty
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The impact of the Grenfell Tower fire on the community, as witnessed by the first clergy person on the scene and neighbour of residents.

Never Out of Reach: Growing up in Tallinn, Riga, and Moscow
Eugene Dubnov
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A young poet's tragicomic account of crossed loves and rebellions as he grows from boy to man under the vigilant eyes of the secret police and the State as a whole in the Soviet Union between the 1950s and 1970s.

William Hazlitt
R. L. Brett, J. B. Priestley
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This study presents William Hazlitt as a brilliant and perceptive essayist and critic whose critical impressions of his contemporaries and their work gave a sense of an age and the leading figures who populated it in a particularly vivid way.

By the Olive Groves: A Calabrian Childhood
Grazia Ietto Gillies
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In 1939 a girl was born in the Aspromonte mountains of Calabria, a beautiful land steeped in history and suffused with tradition but weighed down by poverty and the 'Ndrangheta - Calabria's Mafia.

Passion for Egypt: Arthur Weigall, Tutankhamun and the 'Curse of the Pharaohs'
Julie Hankey
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Arthur Weigall was Chief Inspector of Antiquities in Upper Egypt in its remarkable Edwardian heyday: a time of spectacular discoveries - most notably the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 - but also one of a glittering European society centred on Luxor. This book presents his life story.

The Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge: The seafaring diaries of a Victorian lady
Sally Berridge
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Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of a Master Mariner, and she travelled with him on at least five occasions (1869, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1886), sailing to Melbourne with emigrants and cargo. The first occasion was 1869 just after they were married, when Henry was Captain of the Walmer Castle, and they ...

Jonathan Swift
John Stubbs
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A rich and riveting portrait of the man behindGulliver s Travels, by a vivid, ardent, and engaging author New York Times Book Review)."

Caroline Moorehead
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The first major biography of legendary war correspondent Martha Gellhorn casts "a vivid spotlight on one of the most undercelebrated women of the 20th century" (Entertainment Weekly) Martha Gellhorn's heroic career as a reporter brought her to the front lines of virtually every significant international ...

Living With Eagles: Marcus Morris, Priest and Publisher
Jan Hallwood, Sally Morris
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The biography of the founder and editor of 'Eagle' magazine, read by millions throughout the 1950s and '60s. A radical priest and lover of good living as well as a journalist and publisher, Morris's life makes fascinating reading.

Patriot or Traitor: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh
Anna Beer
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A major historical biography: the dramatic, harrowing and contested story of Sir Walter Ralegh

The Brontes In Brussels
Helen MacEwan
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A fascinating and thorough account of Charlotte and Emily Brontė's formative stay in Brussels during 1842-43 The Brontės' time in Belgium, five years before they became best-selling authors, is the least-known episode of their lives, but is a fascinating and important one. The book follows in the tracks ...

The Life of William Nicholson, 1753-1815: A Memoir of Enlightenment, Commerce, Politics, Arts and Science

Sybil Thorndike: A Star Of Life
Jonathan Croall
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Outside the theatrical profession Sybil Thorndike is no longer the household name she once was; she has become a historical figure. Yet her combative, inspiring life, her passionate concern for the state of the world as well as for her art, resonates with any age. This book tells her story.

The Mighty Franks: A Memoir
Michael Frank
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A story at once extremely strange and entirely familiar - about families, innocence, art and love. This hugely enjoyable, totally unforgettable memoir is a classic in the making.

Secret Child
Gordon Lewis, Andrew Crofts
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The shocking true story of a young boy hidden away from his family and the world in a Catholic home for unmarried mothers in 1950s Dublin.

It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree
A.J. Jacobs
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The story of one man, a DIY DNA test and a family reunion. Guest list? Everyone.

Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War
Kayla Williams
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When SPC Kayla Williams and SGT Brian McGough met at a mountain outpost in Iraq in 2003, only their verbal sparring could have betrayed a hint of attraction. Neither could have predicted the sequence of events that would shape their lives.

Exclusive!: The Last Days of Fleet Street - My Part in its Downfall
Maurice Chittenden
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A rip-roaring memoir packed with salacious anecdotes by one of Fleet Street's most infamous journalists of the past half century.

Pour me a life
A A Gill
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Serialized in Esquire, A.A. Gill's Pour Me a Life is a riveting meditation on the author's alcoholism, seen through the lens of the memories that remain, and the transformative moments that saved him from a lifelong addiction and early death. "Pour Me a Life is an unapologetically honest, raw, and often ...

Romantic Outlaws: Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley
Charlotte Gordon
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An analysis of the similar lives of the English feminist writer and her daughter, the author of Frankenstein, reveals the unrealized commonalities in their circumstances, choices and ambitions in spite of never knowing each other. By the award-winning author of Mistress Bradstreet.

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