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Eamon de Valera: A Will to Power
Ronan Fanning
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Eamon de Valera is the most remarkable man in the history of modern Ireland. Much as Churchill personified British resistance to Hitler and de Gaulle personified the freedom of France, de Valera personified Irish independence.


Keeping On Keeping On
Alan Bennett
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'I seem to have banged on this year rather more than usual. I make no apology for that, nor am I nervous that it will it make a jot of difference. I shall still be thought to be kindly, cosy and essentially harmless. I am in the pigeon-hole marked 'no threat' and did I stab Judi Dench with a pitchfork ...


The Bend for Home
Dermot Healy
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One day, years after he's moved away from his childhood home in rural Ireland, Dermot Healy returns to care for his ailing mother. his mother, whose stories young Dermot has heard so often that he believes they are his own;


Maurice El Medioni - A Memoir: From Oran to Marseilles (1936-1990)
Maurice El MEDIONI
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The incredible story of legendary Algerian musician, Maurice El Medioni


Yours Faithfully, Bertrand Russell: A Lifelong Fight for Peace, Justice, and Truth in Letters to the Editor
Bertrand Russell
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This volume captures the philospher and public icon's battles with injustice, ignorance and cruelty through more than 400 letters. They express his views on a wide range of subjects and tell us much about the social and political history of the time.


Rich Men Poor Men: Ryersons on the Titanic
Phyllis Ryerse
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The unique tale of two cousins separated by an ocean and a class system. One would die, the other survive


Fredrik Barth: An Intellectual Biography
Thomas Hylland Eriksen
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A definitive biography of Fredrik Barth, one of the leading lights of anthropology, by one of today's finest anthropologists.


The Art of Exile: A Vagabond Life
John Freely
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An unforgettable memoir from bestselling travel writer John Freely


Mistress of Charlecote: Memoirs
Mary Elizabeth Lucy
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Written in her eighties, the memoirs of Mary Elizabeth Lucy reveal a character of rare strength and determination. They are high-spirited, discerning and delightfully free from prudishness. She draws pen-portraits of those she met, Queen Victoria and Sir Walter Scott among them, and provides an authentic ...


Life is More Beautiful Than Paradise: A Jihadist's Own Story
Khaled Al-Berry
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Shahaama: Five Egyptian Men Tell Their Stories
Nayra Atiya
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Amelia Earhart: Daring Women of History
Mike Roussel
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Revealing the naturally courageous nature of 'Lady Lindy', that made her one of the most daring of twentieth-century women


Crazy: My Road to Redemption
Chris Lewis
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The first autobiography of an English cricketing star whose life was turned upside down when he turned to crime.


Stars, Cars and Crystal Meth
Jack Sutherland
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By his father, one of the literary world's most esteemed personalities: John Sutherland.

A son's memoir told through the prism and prose of a father will surely take its place among the classics of contemporary addiction and recovery stories like A Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.


All Made Up
Janice Galloway
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One of our greatest contemporary authors writes about sex, school and adolescence in small-town Scotland in the seventies.


Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness (Notes on Blindness Film Tie-in)
John M. Hull
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Touching the Rock is a unique exploration of that distant, infinitely strange 'other world' of blindness. John Hull writes of odd sounds and echoes, of people without faces, of a curious new relationship between waking and dreaming, of a changed perception of nature and human personality.


The Red Earl: The Extraordinary Life of the 16th Earl of Huntingdon
Lady Selina Hastings
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In The Red Earl Selina Hastings tells the extraordinary story of her father, Jack Hastings, 16th Earl of Huntingdon. In 1925, Hastings infuriated his ultra-conservative parents by turning his back on centuries of tradition to make a scandalous run-away marriage. With his beautiful Italian wife he then ...


Making Toast: A Family Story
Roger Rosenblatt
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When his daughter, Amy - a gifted doctor, mother and wife - collapsed and died from an asymptomatic heart condition - Roger Rosenblatt and his wife Ginny moved in with their son-in-law, Harris, and their three young grandchildren. 'Making Toast' is Roger's tribute to his late daughter and a testament ...


Who Killed Daniel Pearl?
Bernard-Henri Levy
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France's leading philosopher retraces the final steps of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Peal, and uncovers a set of stunning revelations.


A Runner Among Falling Leaves: A Story of Childhood
Ciaran O'Driscoll
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In this memoir of his childhood, O'Driscoll eloquently examines his troubled relationship with his father, whose bullying and mental abuse have affected him profoundly throughout his life. The task the author has undertaken is to give voice to the voiceless: to express the unnerving pent-up emotions he was unable to express as a child.

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