Biographies & Memoirs

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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.

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.

Peake in China: Memoirs of Ernest Cromwell Peake
Ernest Cromwell Peake
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Dr Peake's memoirs published for the first time.

Pumpkinflowers: A soldier's story
Matti Friedman
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An unflinching look at the way we conduct war today. Part memoir, part reportage, part elegy for lost youth, Pumpkinflowers powerful narrative captures the birth of today's chaotic Middle East and the rise of a 21st century type of war in which there is never a clear victor, and innocence is not the only casualty.

Letters to London: Bonhoeffer's Previously Unpublished Correspondence with Ernst Cromwell, 1935-36
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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First edition of a group of previously unknown and unpublished letters by one of the world's most famous Christians. Throws light on Bonhoeffer's character and relationships, his practice as a pastor, and his theological and political thought, in a crucially important phase of his life.

The Black Mirror: Fragments of an Obituary for Life
Raymond Tallis
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The Black Mirror is a deeply moving and startlingly original celebration of everyday life, by one of our leading thinkers and writers, who has been described as 'One of Britain's greatest intellectual all-rounders... Someone who comes closer than most ever will to knowing everything' (Independent)

Henry Miller
David Stephen Calonne
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This new critical biography examines Miller's intense immersion in esoteric and theosophical interests, charting the cultivation of these ideas from his boyhood and adolescence to late in his career and evaluating the way in which his writings and lifestyle were influenced by his spiritual quests.

Darling, I'm Going to Charlie: A Memoir
Maryse Wolinski
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An elegant memoir from Maryse Wolinski, journalist and widow of cartoonist Georges Wolinski, that is a beautiful tribute to her late husband and a call to action.

Prison Diaries
Denis MacShane
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Two days before Christmas 2013, former MP Denis MacShane entered one of Europe's harshest prisons. Having pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, he had been sentenced to six months in jail. Upon arrival at Belmarsh Prison, his books and personal possessions were confiscated and he was ...

Captain Starlight: The Strange but True Story of a Bushranger, Imposter and Murderer
Jane Smith
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Peth, 1899: a prisoner reads an inquest into the strange death of a public servant with the same name. Who really was the deceased? Was it possible he was 'Captain Starlight' who, thirty years earlier, had callously murdered a policeman and been sentenced to hang? How had he pulled off the subterfuge and what other secrets remained hidden?

Memoirs of Galina: The Story of a Russian Australian from China
Galina Kuchina
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The memoir of the daughter of an emigre White Russian army officer who lived in China under Japanese occupation during World War II, and then under Soviet rule.

Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belfort
Edith Wharton
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Smile for the Camera: The Double Life of Cyril Smith
Simon Danczuk, Matthew Baker
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Paperback edition of the Sunday Times Political Book of the Year

A Hilltop on the Marne
Mildred Aldrich
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A unique civilian's eye-view of World War I, depicting, through heartfelt letters from an American woman, a fascinating before and after picture of a French community in disarray What looked impossible is evidently coming to pass . . . I silently returned to my garden and sat down. War again! This time ...

Brief Lives: Charles Dickens
Melissa Valiska Gregory, Melisa Klimaszewski
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In this book, two Dickens scholars examine the fascinating life of this hugely popular literary figure. Born in Portsmouth in 1812, Dickens rose to fame within his lifetime and, to the present day, has never been out of print.

Brief Lives: Geoffrey Chaucer
Gail Ashton
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Brief Lives: Leo Tolstoy
Anthony Briggs
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