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The Boy Who Could Change The World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz
Aaron Swartz
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In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet and questioned our assumptions about intellectual property. His tragic suicide in 2013 at the age of 26 after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement shocked the world. Here, for the first time in print, is revealed the quintessential ...


West of Eden
Jean Stein
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"An epic, mesmerizing oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles by the author of the contemporary classic Edie; Jean Stein transformed the art of oral history in her groundbreaking book Edie : American Girl, an indelible portrait of Andy Warhol 'superstar' Edie Sedgwick. Now, in West of Eden, she turns ...


The Chamberlain Litany - Letters Within a Governing Family from Empire to Appeasement
Peter Marsh
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The Chamberlains were the most controversial dynasty in British public life for sixty years. Based on the letters they wrote to each other during that time, this book relives those controversies as the Chamberlains saw them.


Che Guevara
Nick Caistor
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Ban This Filth!: Letters From the Mary Whitehouse Archive
Ben Thompson
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Caricatured while she lived as a figure of middle-brow reaction, Mary Whitehouse was held in contempt by the country's intellectual elite. But were some of the dangers she warned of more real than they imagined? The author's selection of material from her extraordinary archive shows Mary Whitehouse's legacy in a new light.


One of Lowry's Children: A Personal Memoir
Terry Maher
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A sequel to his 1994 'business' autobiography, the best-selling Against My Better Judgement, here Terry Maher gets personal...


Marlon Brando: A Memoir
George Englund
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Marlon Brando was one of the most private celebrities in modern times, who only stepped into the lime light to promote a new film or causes close to his heart. Having been urged to write by Brando himself, the author started this memoir in earnest a few months before Brando died on 1 July 2004 in order to capture the real Brando behind the star.


The Life of a Long Distance Writer
Richard Bradford
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The authorized biography of one of the great British post-war writers.Written with the close co-operation of Alan Sillitoe himself, The Life of a Long Distance Writer is not only the definitive work on the legendary writer in his 80th birthday year, it also promises to be perhaps the most controversial ...


The Girl From Human Street: A Jewish Family Odyssey
Roger Cohen
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It has taken me a long time to piece all this together. Memories come not like heavy rain but the drops falling from leaves after it. There were elements missing. At last I knew I would not be whole until I found them...

June Cohen was born on Human Street in 1929. Her street ran through the centre ...


It Goes with the Territory: Memoirs of a Poet
Elaine Feinstein
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First memoir by one of the most influential poets, novelists and critics of the last few decades. Full of literary anecdotes and revealing events in the author's personal life.


The Queen of Whale Cay: The Extraordinary Story of 'Joe' Carstairs, the Fastest Woman on Water
Kate Summerscale
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The extraordinary stroy of 'Joe' Carstairs, the fastest woman on water
The Sunday Times bestseller


Wherever You Are: The Military Wives: Our true stories of heartbreak, hope and love
The Military Wives
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From the moment the Military Wives sang together on BBC Two's The Choir, their lives changed forever. Their journey entranced the nation, and their story moved millions.


Salaam Stanley Matthews
Subrata Dasgupta
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Subrata Dasgupta was six years old when his parents came to Britain from Calcutta in 1950. In his affectionate portrait of a Britain, he recalls what it was like growing up in Nottingham and Derby in the 1950s: holidays in Blackpool, the trials of the dreaded Eleven-Plus and the first stirrings of rock and roll.


Sheila: The Australian ingenue who bewitched British society
Robert Wainwright
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Born on an Australian sheep station, Sheila Chisholm (1895-1969) wedded earls and barons, befriended literary figures and movie stars, and died a Russian princess.


No Such Thing As Failure: The Extraordinary Life of a Great British Adventurer
David Hempleman-Adams
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'Gripping and inspiring - like the man himself!' Bear Grylls


Point Man
Mark Townsend
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Between 2007 and 2008, 20-year-old Kenny Meighan was the longest-serving point man in Helmand province. An exceptionally skilful and brave private who came from a family of soldiers, he was lucky to stay alive.

This is the true story of how Kenny took on the toughest test a soldier could face and lived to tell the tale.


Coda
Simon Gray
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'The culmination of an exceptional series. As well as a sceptic's scrupulous examination of his morality and a sharp satire of the medical profession, it is a celebration of life' Book of the Year, Sunday Telegraph


The Road to Middlemarch: My Life with George Eliot
Rebecca Mead
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A celebration of George Eliot's life, work and greatest novel, exploring through a mixture of literary biography, deep reading and personal memoir how Middlemarch answers fundamental questions about life and love


U & I: A True Story
Nicholson Baker
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Baker's startlingly honest, very funny account of his obsession with John Updike, part of a stunning redesign of Baker's Granta backlist.


I Am Sorry To Think I Have Raised A Timid Son
Kent Russell
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From one of the most ferociously brilliant and distinctive young voices in literary nonfiction: a debut shot through with violence, comedy, and feverish intensity that takes us on an odyssey into an American netherworld, exposing a raw personal journey along the way.

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