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Utterly Brilliant!: My Life's Journey
Timmy Mallett
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In this entertaining and surprisingly moving autobiography, Timmy shares his journey through TV stardom, cycling the Camino and his passion for art


Orange Is the New Black: My Time in a Women's Prison
Piper Kerman
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£8.99   £4.99

An original comedy-drama series from Netflix, Piper Kerman's New York Times-bestselling memoir of the time she served in a US jail is fascinating, heartbreaking and hilarious.


One Life: An Autobiography
Richard E. Leakey
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Richard Leakey recounts his childhood, spent exploring the African wilds with his parents, his involvement in the study of human ancestry, and his struggle against a kidney disease which required a life-saving kidney transplant


Ticket to Ride: My Adventures in Making Big Money and Giving it Away
Sir Peter Lampl
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£20.00   £4.45

The candid tale of one of Britain's most outstanding contemporary philanthropists.


The Education of Betsey Stockton: An Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom
Gregory Nobles
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The first full-length biography of an extraordinary woman born into slavery who, through grit and determination, became a historic social and educational leader.

The life of Betsey Stockton (ca. 1798-1865) is a remarkable story of a Black woman's journey from slavery to ...


Dancing with the Octopus: The Telling of a True Crime
Debora Harding
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A fierce, strikingly redemptive exploration of the impact of traumatic violence on victim, perpetrator and society.


When the Clouds Fell from the Sky: A Daughter's Search for Her Father in the Killing Fields of Cambodia
Robert Carmichael
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In 1977, young diplomat Ouk Ket was recalled to Cambodia 'to get educated to better fulfil [his] responsibilities'. Left behind in Paris were his French wife and their two young children; they never saw him again. Through this tragedy, the book explores the infamous S-21 prison, the UN-backed trial of its commander, and Cambodia's years of terror.


Modern Women: 52 Pioneers
Kira Cochrane
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Modern Women is a celebration of 52 influential and inspiring women who have changed the world through their lives, work and actions


Building the Party: Lenin 1893-1914 (Vol. 1)
Tony Cliff
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£12.03   £8.99

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the pivotal events in world history, and the Russian Bolshevik Party played a central role in that revolution. This book by British socialist Tony Cliff (1917-2000) traces the building of that party and, in particular, the work of its main architect, Lenin.


Scott of the Antarctic: Life of Courage & Tragedy
David Crane
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A richly illuminating biography of Robert Falcon Scott, and the first to transcend the myths that have taken root in the story of his life.

Since Scott’s death in 1912, he has been the subject of innumerable books―some declaring him a hero, others dismissing him as an irresponsible fool. But in ...


Now All Roads Lead to France: A Life of Edward Thomas
Matthew Hollis
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A biography of Edward Thomas but more particularly an account of the last 5 years of the poet's life, along with the cultural and literary world he inhabited with fellow travellers such as his great friend Robert Frost. Sadly it was all to come to an end on the battlefield in France.


Rodin: Fugit Amor, An Intimate Portrait
Eddy Simon
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This comics biography of one of the greatest sculptors who ever lived is brought to life by a collaboration with the Rodin Museum and includes a preface by its director. It views the artist's story through the eyes of the three women who shared his life, for good or for bad. One was his lifelong on-and-off ...


Sagan, Paris 1954
Anne Berest
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£8.99   £3.99

"Whisky, gambling and Ferraris are better than housework." Francoise Sagan


Parisian Lives
Deirdre Bair
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National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art. In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently minted ...


Prince Albert
A.N. Wilson
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In this companion biography to the acclaimed Victoria, A. N. Wilson offers a deeply textured and ambitious portrait of Prince Albert, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the royal consort’s birth. For more than six decades, Queen Victoria ruled a great Empire at the height of its power. ...


Young Heroes of the Soviet Union
Alex Halberstadt
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Can trauma be inherited? In this "urgent and enthralling reckoning with family and history" (Andrew Solomon), an American writer returns to Russia to face a family history that still haunts him. Can trauma be inherited? It is this question that sets Alex Halberstadt off on a quest to name and acknowledge ...


Instead of a Book: Letters to a Friend
Diana Athill
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Thirty years of wit, wisdom, gossip and intimacy from Diana Athill, one of the nation's bestselling and best-loved authors, in the first collection of her letters ever to be published.


Instead of a Letter
Diana Athill
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In this classic of modern memoir, Diana Athill dissects the terrible consequences of loss and her struggle to rebuild a personality destroyed by sadness.


Separated by the Border: A Birth Mother, a Foster Mother, and a Migrant Child's 3,000-Mile Journey
Gena Thomas
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In 2017 five-year-old Julia traveled with her mother, Guadalupe, from Honduras to the United States. Her harrowing journey took her through Mexico in the cargo section of a tractor trailer. Then she was separated from her mother, who was held hostage by smugglers who exploited her physically and financially. ...


Edith Piaf: The Wheel of Fortune: the Official Autobiography
Edith Piaf
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