Biographies & Memoirs

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit: Author of The Railway Children
Eleanor Fitzsimons
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Fitzsimons's eye-opening biography brings new light to the life and works of famed literary icon E. Nesbit, in whom pragmatism and idealism, tradition and modernity worked side-by-side to create a remarkable writer and woman.

A Page from My Life: A Selection of Stories from Ray D'Arcy Show Listeners
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'We asked listeners to be honest, creative, funny, engaging and evocative in their writing ... to try to make us laugh, cry and think. We never imagined we would get the quantity and quality of entries that we did for A Page from My Life.' - Ray D'Arcy

Walking Through Shadows: A Journey of Loss and Renewal
Mike Cawthorne
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Walking Through Shadows describes a winter walk in memory of the author's friend, Clive Dennier, a popular Inverness journalist, who died in Knoydart in March 2013 but whose body was found only some weeks later. The journey begins at Whiten Head on the north Sutherland coast and ends at Kinloch Hourn ...

A.L. Rowse And Cornwall: Paradoxical Patriot
Philip Payton
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This gripping biographical study, published here for the first time in paperback, explores the immensely complicated relationship that existed between A.L. Rowse and his native Cornwall.

Found and Lost
Alison Leslie Gold
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In this haunting memoir, Alison gives a luminous account of key moments in her life that brought her to be the writer she is: her early activism; her descent into alcoholism; her recovery; her discovery of the power of writing to give a shape and meaning to a life. Found and Lost is both a tender memorial to the extraordinary people in her life.

The Road to Apocalypse: The Extraordinary Journey of Lewis Way
Stanley Price, Munro Price
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In the winter of 1811 Lewis Way had an epiphany on the road to Exmouth. From that moment the eccentric millionaire devoted himself and his fortune to only one goal - the return of the Jews to the Holy Land. To achieve this mission he undertook extraordinary journeys as far as Moscow and Mount Lebanon. ...

Turbulent Times: The Memoirs of Ronald McIntosh
Ronald McIntosh
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From the con flict-stricken waters of his wartime service in the Merchant Navy to the restless corridors of power in Whitehall and the tumult of the Yeltsin years in Russia, Sir Ronald McIntosh has never been far from the centre of events. As Director General of the National Economic Development Of fice ...

Not Quite A Diplomat: A Memoir
Robin Renwick
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A riveting and entertaining memoir of life behind the scenes as Britain's ambassador to the US and South Africa, with revealing portraits of some of the giants of international politics over the last forty years.

Oxford Rogues: Their City . Their Lives
Rob Walters
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Call Me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron
Michael A. Ashcroft, Isabel Oakeshott
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The controversial and most hotly anticipated political book of 2015 in an updated paperback edition, including new material covering the 2015 general election, the EU referendum and the aftermath.

The Mahfouz Dialogs
Gamal Al-Ghitani
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The Mahfouz Dialogs records the memories, views, and jokes of Naguib Mahfouz on subjects ranging from politics to the relationship between his novels and his life, as delivered to intimate friends at a series of informal meetings stretching out over almost half a century. Mahfouz was a pivotal figure ...

Dreams of Departure: The Last Dreams Published in the Nobel Laureate's Lifetime
Naguib Mahfouz
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In this second collection of writing, based on his own dreams serialized in a Cairo magazine before his death in 2006, Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz again displays his matchless ability to tell epic stories in uncannily terse form. As in the first volume (The Dreams, AUC Press, 2004), we meet ...

Outside In
Peter Hain
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Peter Hain has lived an extraordinary life. Formerly an 'outsider' he became an 'insider', one of the last Labour government's most effective ministers. He held an array of glittering posts in the British political establishment, from key roles in the Foreign Office and the Department of Trade and Industry, ...

Life Like Other People's
Alan Bennett
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Jacob's Ladder
Michael Ashcroft
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The first political biography of one of the most significant politicians of today.

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