Biographies & Memoirs

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Wherever You Are: The Military Wives: Our true stories of heartbreak, hope and love
The Military Wives
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From the moment the Military Wives sang together on BBC Two's The Choir, their lives changed forever. Their journey entranced the nation, and their story moved millions.


Salaam Stanley Matthews
Subrata Dasgupta
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Subrata Dasgupta was six years old when his parents came to Britain from Calcutta in 1950. In his affectionate portrait of a Britain, he recalls what it was like growing up in Nottingham and Derby in the 1950s: holidays in Blackpool, the trials of the dreaded Eleven-Plus and the first stirrings of rock and roll.


Point Man
Mark Townsend
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Between 2007 and 2008, 20-year-old Kenny Meighan was the longest-serving point man in Helmand province. An exceptionally skilful and brave private who came from a family of soldiers, he was lucky to stay alive.

This is the true story of how Kenny took on the toughest test a soldier could face and lived to tell the tale.


Coda
Simon Gray
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'The culmination of an exceptional series. As well as a sceptic's scrupulous examination of his morality and a sharp satire of the medical profession, it is a celebration of life' Book of the Year, Sunday Telegraph


U & I: A True Story
Nicholson Baker
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Baker's startlingly honest, very funny account of his obsession with John Updike, part of a stunning redesign of Baker's Granta backlist.


I Am Sorry To Think I Have Raised A Timid Son
Kent Russell
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From one of the most ferociously brilliant and distinctive young voices in literary nonfiction: a debut shot through with violence, comedy, and feverish intensity that takes us on an odyssey into an American netherworld, exposing a raw personal journey along the way.


Epilogue: A Memoir
Will Boast
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A gripping and poignant literary memoir about grief, identity and family secrets


Good Times!
Justin Lee Collins
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This hilarious coming-of-age story follows his journey from collecting Star Wars toys as a small boy to schmoozing Carrie Fisher in her Hollywood home, and becoming one of the most loved and instantly recognised faces on British TV.


Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons
Eddie B. Allen, Sheila McCauley Keys
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Revealing the woman behind the warrior in the fight for freedom, justice and equality, the family of Rosa Parks presents a collection of personal remembrances, reflections and never-before-seen photos and letters that pay tribute to one of the most famous figures in American history.


Timebends: A Life
Arthur Miller
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The revealing and deeply moving autobiography of one of the greatest American playwrights of the twentieth century


My African Journey
Joseph G Amamoo
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During the fifteen months which I spent as a political prisoner in Ghana, from January 1972 to March 1973, I had the enforced opportunity to reflect on the many problems appertaining to the welfare and future of Africa generally, especially her relationship with the rest of the world. The more I thought ...


Churchill
Sebastian Haffner
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Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister and leader of the wartime alliance against Nazi Germany, is a towering figure. When he died, writes the author, "one might have thought it was not a man who was being borne to his grave, but British history itself".


The Churchills: A Family Portrait
John Lee, Celia Lee
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The Churchills dominated world politics for generations - but, like every family, they too have their secrets. Winston's mother, Jennie, had an affair with the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, and her spendthrift habits devastated the family's reputation. The younger brother, Jack, played a crucial ...


Brief Lives: Honore De Balzac
David Carter
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The author of the monumental La Comédie Humaine, Honoré de Balzac was an extraordinarily prolific writer and is regarded as one of the founding fathers of realism. This new biography looks at his remarkable body of work, setting it against his life in 19th-century France and making it an informative ...


Brief Lives: Stendhal
Andrew Brown
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Muckraker: The scandalous life and times of W.T. Stead
W. Sydney Robinson
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Paperback edition of the award-winning and massively acclaimed true story Britain's first investigative journalist.


The Wolf Pit
Will Cohu
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only after childhood ended was he aware of the price the adults had paid for life in this most romantic of settings.Navigating family tensions and the trials of growing up, Will describes the close-knit community of North Yorkshire and his family's place within it: the shepherd probing the head-high snowdrifts for his flock;


The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss
Nick Coleman
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How do you lose music? Then having lost it, what do you do next? This book offers an account of one man's struggle to recover from loss of his greatest passion - and go one further than that: to restore his ability not only to hear but to think about and feel music, by going back to the series of big bangs which kicked off his musical universe.


The Last Victorians: A Daring Reassessment of Four  Twentieth Century Eccentrics
W. Sydney Robinson
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W. Sydney Robinson returns with this brilliant exploration of four Victorian eccentrics.


Whitney Houston
Mark Bego
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The definitive biography of an American music legend.

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