Biographies & Memoirs

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On the Wild West
Mark Twain
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The latest in Hesperus’s On series comes from master travel writer Mark Twain and concentrates on his journey through the Wild West From 1861 to 1867, a young Mark Twain traveled through the Wild West. Following an abortive foray into a career as a Confederate Cavalry man he opted instead to head off ...


Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe: A Biography
Philip Gefter
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Here is the long-awaited story of Sam Wagstaff and his indelible influence on the world of late-twentieth-century art.


The Children of Lovers: A memoir of William Golding by his daughter
Judy Golding
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'The Children of Lovers are Orphans.' Proverb

Bestselling novelist, author of Lord of the Flies, William Golding was a famously acute observer of children.


Dare to Dream: The Story of One Man's Inspiring and Colourful Journey to Education in a
Peter Cliff
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The autobiographic story of one uneducated man's inspiring and eventful journey to an education in adulthood.


In Jail with Nazim Hikmet
Bengisu Orhan Kemal
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In Bursa prison, mid-winter 1940, two prisoners meet, both writers, both serving long sentences for allegedly inciting Turkish soldiers to mutiny. One is Turkey's most famous poet, Nazim Hikmet. The other is a young, aspiring poet, Orhan Kemal. This work reminisces on the time Kemal shared with the great poet and describes how Hikmet inspired him.


Ellen Terry
Moira Shearer
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Ellen Terry is perhaps the most celebrated English actress of the 19th century, and the best known member of the talented theatrical Terry family, today represented by her great-nephew Sir John Gielgud.


Buck Whaley's Memoirs
Buck Whaley
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Buck Whaley's memoirs


In Spite of Oceans: Migrant Voices
Huma Qureshi
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In Spite of Oceans: Migrant Voices explores the individual journeys of generations in transition from the South Asian subcontinent to England. At times heart-breaking, at times inspirational, In Spite of Oceans brings to life the pull of the past and the push of the future, and the evolving nature of what we understand as home.


The Lifeboat Baronet: Launching the RNLI
Janet Gleeson
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a treasured charity whose mission is to save lives at sea, but what is known of its founder, Sir William Hillary?


Titanic!: The Strange Case of Great Uncle Bertie
Valentine Palmer
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TV actor, producer and screenwriter Valentine Palmer sets out to write the definitive account of the Titanic’s sinking. As the 100th anniversary of the fateful night approaches, Palmer follows up innumerable conflicting stories and theories that still, to this day, surround the doomed liner.

Charles ...


Standing on My Brother's Shoulders
Tara J. Lal
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Tara's childhood was scarred by the debilitating mental illness of her father and by her mother's death from cancer when she was thirteen. Caught up in grief and despair, Tara and her older brother Adam developed a deep, caring bond, but Adam struggled silently with growing anxiety and depression.


The Quest For Graham Greene
W J West
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A chance discovery of lost papers in a shop cellar in Ealing, unexpected connections, lost friendships rekindled at the funeral of a Catholic priest: thus, not unlike one of Green's own novels, began Bill West's search to find the truth about one of the 20th century's most important writers.


January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her
Michael Schofield
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A harrowing memoir from the father of a seven-year-old girl diagnosed with child-onset schizophrenia.


How to Live to be 22
Keith Waterhouse
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Discovered in the archives of journalist and author Keith Waterhouse, which were acquired by the British Library in 2012, was a typescript for Waterhouse's first full-length work which had never been published, a humorous autobiography entitled How to Live to Be 22.


All Tomorrow's Parties: A Memoir
Rob Spillman
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Rob Spillman--the award-winning, charismatic cofounding editor of the legendaryTin House magazine--has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. Born in Germany to two driven musicians, his childhood was spent among the West Berlin cognoscenti, in a city two hundred miles behind ...


X Platoon
Steve Heaney, MC, Damien Lewis
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The untold story of the Pathfinders, one of the most secretive units in the British military.


My Salinger Year
Joanna Rakoff
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At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in the plush, wood-panelled agency, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign ...


A Critical Woman: Barbara Wootton, Social Science and Public Policy in the Twentieth Century
Ann Oakley
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This is a fascinating and highly readable biography of Barbara Wootton, one of the extraordinary public figures of the twentieth century. She was an outstanding social scientist, an architect of the welfare state, an iconoclast who challenged conventional wisdoms and the first woman to sit on the Woolsack in the House of Lords.


Thomas Merton: Contemplation and Political Action
Mario I. Aguilar
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A fresh exploration of Merton's life and thought, focussing on his role as a Christian activist. An inspirational book that will encourage readers to work towards a more just world, written by an author who combines a contemplative life with political action.


The News is Read by...
Charlotte Green
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National treasure Charlotte Green tells her compelling story.

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