Biographies & Memoirs

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Epilogue: A Memoir
Will Boast
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A gripping and poignant literary memoir about grief, identity and family secrets


Thrown
Kerry Howley
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A bookish young woman insinuates herself into the lives of two cage fighters - one a young prodigy, the other an aging journeyman. Kerry Howley follows these men for three years through the bloody world of mixed martial arts as they starve themselves, break bones, fail their families and form new ones in the quest to rise from remote.


Good Times!
Justin Lee Collins
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This hilarious coming-of-age story follows his journey from collecting Star Wars toys as a small boy to schmoozing Carrie Fisher in her Hollywood home, and becoming one of the most loved and instantly recognised faces on British TV.


Making Things Happen: The Life and Original Thinking of Nigel Vinson
Gerald Frost
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The biography of a businessman and politician, Nigel Vinson is a man who has made things happen.


John Keats
Stephen Hebron
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Stephen Hebron traces Keats' life and development as a poet, assessing his work in the context of the contemporary social and literary scene. Keats died at an early age, leaving what have become some of the best-known English poems, such as "Ode to a Nightingale".


Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons
Eddie B. Allen, Sheila McCauley Keys
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Revealing the woman behind the warrior in the fight for freedom, justice and equality, the family of Rosa Parks presents a collection of personal remembrances, reflections and never-before-seen photos and letters that pay tribute to one of the most famous figures in American history.


Iffat al Thunayan: An Arabian Queen
Joseph A Kechichian
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'Iffat Al Thunayan, spouse of the late King Faysal bin 'Abdul 'Aziz Al Sa'ud (r. 1964–1975), was a pillar of the ruling Al Sa'ud family. Born and raised in Istanbul to an uprooted Sa'udi family, she returned to the Kingdom in 1932, a few months before the founder ruler, 'Abdul 'Aziz bin 'Abdul Rahman, ...


Timebends: A Life
Arthur Miller
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The revealing and deeply moving autobiography of one of the greatest American playwrights of the twentieth century


My African Journey
Joseph G Amamoo
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During the fifteen months which I spent as a political prisoner in Ghana, from January 1972 to March 1973, I had the enforced opportunity to reflect on the many problems appertaining to the welfare and future of Africa generally, especially her relationship with the rest of the world. The more I thought ...


Churchill
Sebastian Haffner
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Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister and leader of the wartime alliance against Nazi Germany, is a towering figure. When he died, writes the author, "one might have thought it was not a man who was being borne to his grave, but British history itself".


The Churchills: A Family Portrait
John Lee, Celia Lee
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The Churchills dominated world politics for generations - but, like every family, they too have their secrets. Winston's mother, Jennie, had an affair with the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, and her spendthrift habits devastated the family's reputation. The younger brother, Jack, played a crucial ...


Brief Lives: Honore De Balzac
David Carter
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The author of the monumental La Comédie Humaine, Honoré de Balzac was an extraordinarily prolific writer and is regarded as one of the founding fathers of realism. This new biography looks at his remarkable body of work, setting it against his life in 19th-century France and making it an informative ...


Brief Lives: Joseph Conrad
Gavin Griffiths
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"Joseph Conrad was born in the Ukraine in 1857. After finishing school he became a sailor, an experience that he would later draw upon in novels such as Hear of Darkness." "Gavin Griffiths traces the history of this intriguing man from his early childhood in Poland, through his exotic, arduous years ...


Brief Lives: Stendhal
Andrew Brown
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Man Behind the Sculpture: The Autobiography of Wilfred Cass
Wilfred Cass
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This book is an intimate profile of the man and artist, highlighting his personal and professional achievements


Muckraker: The scandalous life and times of W.T. Stead
W. Sydney Robinson
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Paperback edition of the award-winning and massively acclaimed true story Britain's first investigative journalist.


The Odd couple: The Curious friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin
Richard Bradford
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A major work on two major British literary figures of the twentieth century.


The Wolf Pit
Will Cohu
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only after childhood ended was he aware of the price the adults had paid for life in this most romantic of settings.Navigating family tensions and the trials of growing up, Will describes the close-knit community of North Yorkshire and his family's place within it: the shepherd probing the head-high snowdrifts for his flock;


The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss
Nick Coleman
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How do you lose music? Then having lost it, what do you do next? This book offers an account of one man's struggle to recover from loss of his greatest passion - and go one further than that: to restore his ability not only to hear but to think about and feel music, by going back to the series of big bangs which kicked off his musical universe.


The Last Victorians: A Daring Reassessment of Four  Twentieth Century Eccentrics
W. Sydney Robinson
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W. Sydney Robinson returns with this brilliant exploration of four Victorian eccentrics.

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