Biographies & Memoirs

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The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound
Wendy Moore
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From the author of the No. 1 bestseller WEDLOCK, the story of two pioneering men of science, and a nation in thrall to mesmerism...

The Man Who Was Saturday: The Extraordinary Life of Airey Neave
Patrick Bishop
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SOLDIER, ESCAPER, SPYMASTER, POLITICIAN - Airey Neave was assassinated in the House of Commons car park in 1979. Forty years after his death, Patrick Bishop's lively, action-packed biography examines the life, heroic war and death of one of Britain's most remarkable 20th century figures.

Ian Fleming: A Personal Memoir
Robert Harling
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A fascinating and unprecedented insight into the mind and life of the creator of James Bond, from a contemporary and close friend.

Red Knight: The Unauthorised Biography of Sir Keir Starmer
Michael Ashcroft
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In Red Knight, Michael Ashcroft goes in search of the man who wants to be Prime Minister.

Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle
Tom Quinn
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Kensington Palace takes the reader behind the official version of palace history to discover intriguing, sometimes wild, often scandalous, but frequently heart-warming stories.

King George V
Kenneth Rose
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The Whitbread (and Wolfson and Yorkshire Post) Prize Winning account of the king whose life spanned the centuries. Grandfather of the present Queen, George V bridged the century from the 'glories' of the Victorian and Edwardian eras through the horrors of the Great War. His life is recounted here drawing ...

Dh Lawrence in Italy
Richard Owen
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November 1925: In search of health and sun, the writer D. H. Lawrence arrives on the Italian Riviera with his wife, Frieda, and is exhilarated by the view of the sparkling Mediterranean from his rented villa, set amid olives and vines. But over the next six months, Frieda will be fatally attracted to ...

Flaubert the Master: A Critical and Biographical Study, 1856-80
Enid Starkie
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Provenance; from the personal library of Professor Lloyd Austin, University of Manchester. Physical description; (10), 390 p., 9 plates : 1 illus., facsim., ports. ; 23 cm. Notes; bibl. p. 357-360. Subjects; Flaubert, Gustave (1821-1880). Flaubert, Gustave - Studies. Flaubert, Gustave (1821-1880) - Criticism ...

Jonas Hanway Founder of the Marine Society
James Stephen Taylor
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Jonas Hanway (1712-86) was the most successful British philanthropist of the eighteenth century. This is the story of a remarkable man and the British merchant community that shaped his world view in youth and supported his charities in adulthood.

An Innkeeper's Diary
John Fothergill
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Metaphors of Self - The Meaning of Autobiography
James Olney
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James Olney examines the writings of seven men--Montaigne, Jung, George Fox, Darwin, Newman, Mills, and Eliot--and traces the essential and unique autobiographical impulse, and in a real sense makes it live. Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology ...

Robert Sellers
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Hellraisers tells the story of four of the greatest boozers of all time: Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole and Oliver Reed. Robert Sellers and Jake cleverly weave the four biographies seamlessly into one fast-paced adventure of drunken binges, orgies, parties and fun. Told through the eyes ...

In the Darkroom
Susan Faludi
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author of Backlash, an astonishing confrontation ...

Desolation Angels
Jack Kerouac
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Tells the story of the legendary road trip that Jack Kerouac took before the publication of "On the Road", told through the persona of Jack Duluoz and accompanied by his thinly-disguised Beat cohorts Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs.

Spies and Stars: MI5, Showbusiness and Me
Charlotte Bingham
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'Wickedly funny' Country Life
'Hilarious and candid' Observer

London in the 1950s.

Lottie is a reluctant typist at MI5 and the even more reluctant daughter of the organisation's most illustrious spy. Now she has had the bad luck to fall in love with Harry, a handsome ...

The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Sarah Baartman
Rachel Holmes
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'A significant and timely book ... Holmes has produced a laceratingly powerful story' Frances Wilson, Literary Review

In 1810 the slave turned showgirl Sarah Baartman, London's most famous curiosity, became its legal cause celebre. Famed for her exquisite physique - in particular her shapely bottom ...

Friends Change the World: We Are The Supremes
Zoe Tucker
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We Are The Supremes tells the inspiring story of three young school friends whose amazing talent and hard work saw them become America's most successful vocal group of all time, The Supremes.

Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures
Sonia Purnell
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The biography of Clementine Churchill, wife of English Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Leaves from the Fig Tree
Diana Duff
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'Duff is a natural storyteller. Her deadpan humour, ear for the vernacular and shrewd insight into the history of Ireland and Africa raises it above the genre of misty-eyed nostalgia. It's a terrific read.' - Michele Magwood, South African Sunday TimesRaised by her eccentric grandparents at Annes Grove ...

Openhearted: Eighty Years of Love, Loss, Laughter and Letting Go
Ann Ingle
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SHORTLISTED FOR TWO IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2021'Something they don't tell you about getting older is that you fall. Oh, you hear about it in passing, of course, "She had a fall, poor thing". Falling is not something you ever think about as a younger woman. You think about falling in love . . .'At 20 Londoner ...

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