Biographies & Memoirs

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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.

Manor Bier
Haydn Thomas
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See No Evil: The true story of a Mafia Doctor's double life
Ron Felber
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An extraordinary book based on a terrifying true story. Grey's Anatomy meets Goodfellas. Now a major Fox network series, The Mob Doctor, due for broadcast in the UK in spring 2013.

The Trouble with Tom
Paul Collins
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Follows the trail of the corpse of the author of "Common Sense," who was shunned as an infidel by the church, buried in an open field on a New York farm, and whose body was later dug up and moved to Britain years later by a well-meaning admirer who nevergot around to burying the remains.

Intolerably Hip
Andrew Kerr
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Andrew Kerr is the man who, with Arabella Churchill, put on the Glastonbury Fair of 1971. This is his story.

Whatever Next?: Reminiscences of a Journey Through Life
Earl Ferrers
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This is the extraordinary life story of Robert Shirley, the thirteenth Earl Ferrers, tracing his aristocratic upbringing in the 1930s through his wartime childhood, national service in the jungle of Malaya, Cambridge in the 1950s and finally his life a government minister in every Conservative Government ...

In the Shadow of Sacrifice: Thoughts on Life & Success
Howard Calhoun
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In the Shadow of Sacrifice shows by example how to minimize the significance of life's challenges by presenting them as necessary ingredients in a strong and healthy development. The book reveals the impoverished youth of Howard Calhoun, the one quirky life-changing intervention that started his path ...

A Different Kind of Sentinel
E. J. Drury II
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This is the true story of one hopelessly lost, young man's search for soul and her struggle to reunite the two of them before he is robbed of the very humanity that binds them to the same body. For in his eyes, only he is real, and she, but a dream, or so it seems until this indentured sailor stumbles ...

Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident
Bill Ayers
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"In this sequel to Fugitive Days, Ayers charts his life after the Weather Underground, when he becomes the GOP's flaunted "domestic terrorist," a "public enemy." Labeled a "domestic terrorist" by the McCain campaign in 2008 and used by the radical right in an attempt to castigate Obama for "pallin' around ...

Lucid Dreamer, A The Life of Peter Redgrove
Neil Roberts
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The work of the poet Peter Redgrove is one of the great treasures of late twentieth-century literature. His prolific output presents an intriguing variety of personae: magician, scientist, lover, psychologist, joker, and madman. This title shows how and why these personae developed, and displays the full depth and range of this visionary writer.

From Harvey River: A Memoir Of My Mother And Her Island
Lorna Goodison
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As read on Radio 4, an irresistibly joyful memoir of mothers and daughters, and the importance of home.'The book is a joy... A bittersweet reminder to all Jamaica's exiles of what we have lost'. Independent

Arthur Miller: His Life and Work
Martin Gottfried
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'A consistently enthralling work.' Spectator

'Absorption in a male ethos and unease about feminine dominion, whether amatory or domestic, give Miller's plays their special colour, force and intensity.

My Father's Fortune: A Life
Michael Frayn
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Tells the story of the author's father, the quick-witted boy from a poor and struggling family, who overcame so many disadvantages and shouldered so many burdens to make a go of his life; who found happiness, had it snatched away from him in a single instant, and in the end, after many difficulties, perhaps found it again.

Love Never Fails You...
Lynn McKenzie
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Lynn McKenzie knows what it's like to face the many heartbreaking challenges life can throw our way. She knows, too, that there is One who wants to comfort and strengthen us. As you read Lynn's book, you, too, will discover that Love Never Fails You... Stephanie Nickel, freelance writer and editorSuffering ...

Tugging at My Heart
Olga D. S. Lopes
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A celebration, in words and images, of a mother's love for her daughter.

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An illustrated biography of a very modern, some would say unprecedented, British royal romance between the man who may, one day, be king and a beautiful, middle-class English girl. It also tells the story of a love that can, arguably, help shape the future of the monarchy as a 21st century institution.

Swimming In A  Sea Of Death: A Son's Memoir
David Rieff
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An extraordinarily open and moving account of Susan Sontag's final months, written by her son and drawing on previously unpublished letters and journals.

Survival in the Shadows: Seven Hidden Jews in Hitler's Berlin
Barbara Lowenheim
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This work tells the story of seven hidden jews in Hitler's Berlin. Rather than risking so-called resettlement they found themselves living in a shadowy underworld where they had to survive without identity cards and ration books.

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