Biographies & Memoirs

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From Harvey River: A Memoir Of My Mother And Her Island
Lorna Goodison
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As read on Radio 4, an irresistibly joyful memoir of mothers and daughters, and the importance of home.'The book is a joy... A bittersweet reminder to all Jamaica's exiles of what we have lost'. Independent

Arthur Miller: His Life and Work
Martin Gottfried
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'A consistently enthralling work.' Spectator

'Absorption in a male ethos and unease about feminine dominion, whether amatory or domestic, give Miller's plays their special colour, force and intensity.

My Father's Fortune: A Life
Michael Frayn
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Tells the story of the author's father, the quick-witted boy from a poor and struggling family, who overcame so many disadvantages and shouldered so many burdens to make a go of his life; who found happiness, had it snatched away from him in a single instant, and in the end, after many difficulties, perhaps found it again.

Trapped: Modern-Day Slavery in the Brazilian Amazon
Binka Le Breton
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* Winner of the 2004 Harry Chapin Media Judges Award from World Hunger Year * A vivid, highly readable book by a resident of Brazil who set off by bus and motorbike to unearth the realities of this hidden trade and expose them to the world The illegal trade in people is surpassed in scale only by that ...

Love Never Fails You...
Lynn McKenzie
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Lynn McKenzie knows what it's like to face the many heartbreaking challenges life can throw our way. She knows, too, that there is One who wants to comfort and strengthen us. As you read Lynn's book, you, too, will discover that Love Never Fails You... Stephanie Nickel, freelance writer and editorSuffering ...

Matsumoto Shigeharu : bearing witness
Jun Kaimai, 開米潤
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Tugging at My Heart
Olga D. S. Lopes
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A celebration, in words and images, of a mother's love for her daughter.

Diana Mosley
Jan Dalley
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Diana Mosley (nee Mitford) had brains, beauty and charm, wealth and social position: she risked everything to follow the dark new creed of fascism when, at twenty-two, she fell in love with Oswald Mosley, the British fascist leader, and committed her life to his ideas.

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An illustrated biography of a very modern, some would say unprecedented, British royal romance between the man who may, one day, be king and a beautiful, middle-class English girl. It also tells the story of a love that can, arguably, help shape the future of the monarchy as a 21st century institution.

Swimming In A  Sea Of Death: A Son's Memoir
David Rieff
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An extraordinarily open and moving account of Susan Sontag's final months, written by her son and drawing on previously unpublished letters and journals.

Survival in the Shadows: Seven Hidden Jews in Hitler's Berlin
Barbara Lowenheim
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This work tells the story of seven hidden jews in Hitler's Berlin. Rather than risking so-called resettlement they found themselves living in a shadowy underworld where they had to survive without identity cards and ration books.

Redeeming Features: A Memoir
Nicky Haslam
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Nicky Haslam has always been at the centre of things wherever he is - at parties, opening nights, royal weddings - and has stories to tell of crossing paths, and more, with the cultural icons of our time: Cecil Beaton, Francis Bacon, Diana Cooper, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Jack Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe to name but a few.

Che Gevara: Caribbean Lives
Nicholas Caistor
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Argentine by birth, Ernesto Che Guevara came to embody the spirit of the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro. Guevara spent two years fighting in the sierras of Cuba, and after the revolutionaries victory became one of the most important members of the government as well as one of Castros closest and most controversial associates.

The Error World
Simon Garfield
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When he was very young, Simon Garfield lusted after rare stamps but could not afford them. But it is also a story of wooden legs, pornography in the Finchley Road, Pele's World Cup shirt, the man who guards stamps for the Queen, and a woman who is terrified of the Post Office Tower.

Electric Shepherd: A Likeness of James Hogg
Karl Miller
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A dazzling portrait of the life and times of James Hogg.

Electric Shepherd is a likeness of James Hogg, Scottish Borderer and international literary star, who shared an epoch and an environment with Walter Scott.

The Red Letters: My Father's Enchanted Period
Ved Mehta
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When, as a boy, Mehta finds his father weeping uncontrollably on his mother's shoulder during a New York dinner party, he begins to unravel a family mystery that takes him on a painful and revealing voyage into his father's past in the exotic, closed world of British India.

Down & Out: The Collected Writings of the Oldie Columnist Wilfred De'Ath
Wilfred De'Ath
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First edited collection of the columns of Wilfred De'Ath, regular columnist with monthly mag the Oldie with an introduction by Melvin Bragg. Original cover artwork and line-drawings by renowned illustrator, Larry. Contains an insightful and humorous first-hand account of life as a homeless intellectual—who ...

Time at War: a memoir
Nicholas Mosley
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The revelatory wartime memoir of how WWII helped the son of Oswald Mosley come to terms with his father's role as leader of British fascists.

Light Me a Candle
Terence Dillon
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Family & health.

Soulmates: True Stories from the World of Online Dating
Sonali Fernando
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Online matchmaking is the dating phenomenon of our times. In 2007, 7.8 million Britons used some form of online dating service in pursuit of romance. This book offers a guide to the world of online dating, showing you how to construct the perfect profile, giving tips on dating etiquette, and offering advice to help you find the right match.

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