Biographies & Memoirs

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The Drowned And The Saved
Primo Levi
Condition: New

Primo Levi's devastating and classic account of what it meant to have survived the Holocaust.

The Queen of Whale Cay: The Extraordinary Story of 'Joe' Carstairs, the Fastest Woman on Water
Kate Summerscale
Condition: New
£8.99   £3.99

The extraordinary stroy of 'Joe' Carstairs, the fastest woman on water
The Sunday Times bestseller

Prison Diaries
Denis MacShane
Condition: Used, Very Good
£20.00   £3.99

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 ...

Goodbye to All That
Robert Graves
Condition: New
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Tells the story of the author's experiences as a young officer in the First World War. This title describes life in the trenches and how the dehumanizing horrors he witnessed left him shell-shocked.

My Family and Other Animals
Gerald Durrell
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Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family take off to the island of Corfu.
The Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna, thanks to the youngest of the family, budding naturalist Gerry.
Recounted with immense humour and ...

The Secret World of Shlomo Fine
K M R Smythe
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K.M.R Smythe grew up in Rhodesia Her family lived in the grounds of Ingutsheni Mental Hospital in Bulawayo from 1953-1971 where her father worked as a psychiatrist. As a child she grappled with many frightening situations and found strength and self-belief by becoming a successful tennis player. The ...

Lost Landscape, The.  Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates
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Written with the raw honesty and poignant insight that were the hallmarks of her acclaimed bestseller A Widow's Story, an affecting and observant memoir of growing up from one of our finest and most beloved literary masters.

The Lost Landscape is Joyce Carol Oates' vivid chronicle of her hardscrabble ...

Utterly Brilliant!: My Life's Journey
Timmy Mallett
Condition: Used, Very Good
£16.99   £3.75

In this entertaining and surprisingly moving autobiography, Timmy shares his journey through TV stardom, cycling the Camino and his passion for art

Between Them
Richard Ford
Condition: New
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From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental love How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? Richard Ford’s parents—Edna, a feisty, pretty Catholic-school ...

The Coquette: or, the History of Eliza Wharton
Hannah Webster Foster
Condition: New

"Based on the true and tragic story of Eliza Whitman, the subject of America's first tabloid scandal, this 1797 sentimental novel both satirizes and pays homage to its moralistic predecessors. The heroine's dilemma -- a choice between duty, romance, and her personal freedom -- reflects the limited options ...

Homage to Catalonia
George Orwell
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Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's personal account of his experiences and observations fighting in the Spanish Civil War for the POUM militia of the Republican army.

Published in 1938 (about a year before the war ended) with little commercial success, it gained more attention in the 1950s following ...

David Sedaris
Condition: New
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The long-awaited new collection of stories from David Sedaris, America's favourite humorist.

Breaking News: An Autobiography
Jeremy Thompson
Condition: New
£9.99   £4.60

The first TV journalist to broadcast live as British peacekeeping forces arrived in Kosovo, he also covered the first Gulf War and, in 2003, anchored Sky News coverage of the second Gulf War from Iraq.

Confessions of a Recovering MP
Nick de Bois
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£12.99   £5.99

A humorous and anecdote-filled romp through the corridors of power. Former MP Nick de Bois exposes the vagaries and eccentricities of the Palace of Westminster and the peculiar demands that come with being a member of the UK Parliament.

Little Boy
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Grown Boy came into his own voice and let loose his word-horde pent-up within him.

From growing up as an orphan in 1920s New York, to serving in the Navy at the D-Day landings in Normandy, to a vagabond life drinking in Parisian cafes, to befriending America's greatest counter-cultural writers, Little Boy has seen it all.

The Awfully Big Adventure: Michael Jackson in the Afterlife
Paul Morley
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Paul Morley's short biographical portrait of Michael Jackson looks at how we turned the most outrageous child star talent of the late 20th century into a monster; This is a rare piece of pop cultural alchemy that cuts through the myth in a way that only a writer as great as Paul Morley could do.

The Lamberts: George, Constant and Kit
Sir Andrew Motion
Condition: New
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Newly jacketed reissue of Motion's award-winning biography of this high-achieving yet tragically self-destructive family.

Who Am I, Again?
Lenny Henry
Condition: New
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Sir Lenny Henry is one of the UK's best-loved comedians with a career spanning over forty years. Here he writes about his youth for the first time.

Natural: The Jimmy Greaves Story
David Tossell
Condition: Used, Very Good
£19.99   £7.99

Jimmy Greaves remains the greatest goalscorer in English football history with 357 top-flight goals, although his England career was defined by the heartbreak of missing the 1966 World Cup Final. After slipping into the grip of alcoholism, he reinvented himself as a popular TV personality. Natural is the definitive biography of a sporting legend.

Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind the Theory of Everything
Jane Hawking
Condition: Used, Very Good
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Eddie Redmayne as Hawking and Felicity Jones as his wife Jane. It chronicles their relationship, from his early development of ALS to his success in physics.

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