Biographies & Memoirs

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John Milton
Richard Bradford
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On the Wild West
Mark Twain
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The latest in Hesperus’s On series comes from master travel writer Mark Twain and concentrates on his journey through the Wild West From 1861 to 1867, a young Mark Twain traveled through the Wild West. Following an abortive foray into a career as a Confederate Cavalry man he opted instead to head off ...


The Children of Lovers: A memoir of William Golding by his daughter
Judy Golding
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'The Children of Lovers are Orphans.' Proverb

Bestselling novelist, author of Lord of the Flies, William Golding was a famously acute observer of children.


Dare to Dream: The Story of One Man's Inspiring and Colourful Journey to Education in a
Peter Cliff
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The autobiographic story of one uneducated man's inspiring and eventful journey to an education in adulthood.


Ellen Terry
Moira Shearer
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Ellen Terry is perhaps the most celebrated English actress of the 19th century, and the best known member of the talented theatrical Terry family, today represented by her great-nephew Sir John Gielgud.


The Lifeboat Baronet: Launching the RNLI
Janet Gleeson
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a treasured charity whose mission is to save lives at sea, but what is known of its founder, Sir William Hillary?


Titanic!: The Strange Case of Great Uncle Bertie
Valentine Palmer
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TV actor, producer and screenwriter Valentine Palmer sets out to write the definitive account of the Titanic’s sinking. As the 100th anniversary of the fateful night approaches, Palmer follows up innumerable conflicting stories and theories that still, to this day, surround the doomed liner.

Charles ...


Standing on My Brother's Shoulders
Tara J. Lal
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Tara's childhood was scarred by the debilitating mental illness of her father and by her mother's death from cancer when she was thirteen. Caught up in grief and despair, Tara and her older brother Adam developed a deep, caring bond, but Adam struggled silently with growing anxiety and depression.


January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her
Michael Schofield
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A harrowing memoir from the father of a seven-year-old girl diagnosed with child-onset schizophrenia.


How to Live to be 22
Keith Waterhouse
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Discovered in the archives of journalist and author Keith Waterhouse, which were acquired by the British Library in 2012, was a typescript for Waterhouse's first full-length work which had never been published, a humorous autobiography entitled How to Live to Be 22.


My Salinger Year
Joanna Rakoff
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At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in the plush, wood-panelled agency, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign ...


A Critical Woman: Barbara Wootton, Social Science and Public Policy in the Twentieth Century
Ann Oakley
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This is a fascinating and highly readable biography of Barbara Wootton, one of the extraordinary public figures of the twentieth century. She was an outstanding social scientist, an architect of the welfare state, an iconoclast who challenged conventional wisdoms and the first woman to sit on the Woolsack in the House of Lords.


Thomas Merton: Contemplation and Political Action
Mario I. Aguilar
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A fresh exploration of Merton's life and thought, focussing on his role as a Christian activist. An inspirational book that will encourage readers to work towards a more just world, written by an author who combines a contemplative life with political action.


The News is Read by...
Charlotte Green
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National treasure Charlotte Green tells her compelling story.


West of Eden
Jean Stein
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"An epic, mesmerizing oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles by the author of the contemporary classic Edie; Jean Stein transformed the art of oral history in her groundbreaking book Edie : American Girl, an indelible portrait of Andy Warhol 'superstar' Edie Sedgwick. Now, in West of Eden, she turns ...


The Chamberlain Litany - Letters Within a Governing Family from Empire to Appeasement
Peter Marsh
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The Chamberlains were the most controversial dynasty in British public life for sixty years. Based on the letters they wrote to each other during that time, this book relives those controversies as the Chamberlains saw them.


Ban This Filth!: Letters From the Mary Whitehouse Archive
Ben Thompson
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Caricatured while she lived as a figure of middle-brow reaction, Mary Whitehouse was held in contempt by the country's intellectual elite. But were some of the dangers she warned of more real than they imagined? The author's selection of material from her extraordinary archive shows Mary Whitehouse's legacy in a new light.


The Life of a Long Distance Writer
Richard Bradford
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The authorized biography of one of the great British post-war writers.Written with the close co-operation of Alan Sillitoe himself, The Life of a Long Distance Writer is not only the definitive work on the legendary writer in his 80th birthday year, it also promises to be perhaps the most controversial ...


It Goes with the Territory: Memoirs of a Poet
Elaine Feinstein
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First memoir by one of the most influential poets, novelists and critics of the last few decades. Full of literary anecdotes and revealing events in the author's personal life.


The Queen of Whale Cay: The Extraordinary Story of 'Joe' Carstairs, the Fastest Woman on Water
Kate Summerscale
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The extraordinary stroy of 'Joe' Carstairs, the fastest woman on water
The Sunday Times bestseller

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