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Miss, What Does Incomprehensible Mean?
Fran Hill
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A humorous but life-affirming story set in the manic world of the busy teacher's life in which it's not just the pupils who misbehave. A memoir, in the form of a diary, by 'the Victoria Wood of the classroom'.

Teachers' Strangest Tales: Extraordinary but true tales from over five centuries of teaching
Iain Spragg
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A quirky collection of true stories from the stranger side of teaching, including how a fight with his teacher paved the way for Al Capone's infamous crime empire, and the bizarre tale of the American teacher who sued her own pupils.

Robert Sellers
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Hellraisers tells the story of four of the greatest boozers of all time: Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole and Oliver Reed. Robert Sellers and Jake cleverly weave the four biographies seamlessly into one fast-paced adventure of drunken binges, orgies, parties and fun. Told through the eyes ...

Love From Boy: Roald Dahl's Letetrs to his Mother.
Roald Dahl
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A revealing collection of personal letters written by the iconic author to his mother details his early childhood milestones, travels to Africa, Royal Air Force service, work in Washington D.C., literary achievements, and rise in Hollywood.

The Ocean Fell into the Drop: A Memoir
Terence Stamp
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An entertaining and enlightening new memoir by legendary actor Terence Stamp, detailing his twin passions: acting and mysticism.

Grey is the Colour of Hope
Irina Ratushinskaya
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The searing and unforgettable account of Ukrainian-born poet Irina Ratushinskaya's experiences in a brutal labour camp.

Long Shot: My Life As a Sniper in the Fight Against ISIS
Azad Cudi
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The incredible inside story of a Kurdish sniper in the battle against ISIS - 'A book to marvel at' JOHN LE CARRE

But Where Are You Really From?: On Identity, Humanhood and Hope
Amanda Khozi Mukwashi
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A thought-provoking essay that challenges polarising perceptions and celebrates universal connections.

Desolation Angels
Jack Kerouac
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Tells the story of the legendary road trip that Jack Kerouac took before the publication of "On the Road", told through the persona of Jack Duluoz and accompanied by his thinly-disguised Beat cohorts Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs.

Spies and Stars: MI5, Showbusiness and Me
Charlotte Bingham
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'Wickedly funny' Country Life
'Hilarious and candid' Observer

London in the 1950s.

Lottie is a reluctant typist at MI5 and the even more reluctant daughter of the organisation's most illustrious spy. Now she has had the bad luck to fall in love with Harry, a handsome ...

The Existential Englishman: Paris Among the Artists
Michael Peppiatt
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The Existential Englishman is both a memoir and an intimate portrait of Paris - a city that can enchant, exhilarate and exasperate in equal measure. As Peppiatt remarks: 'You reflect and become the city just as the city reflects and becomes you'. This, then, is one man's not uncritical love letter to ...

The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Sarah Baartman
Rachel Holmes
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'A significant and timely book ... Holmes has produced a laceratingly powerful story' Frances Wilson, Literary Review

In 1810 the slave turned showgirl Sarah Baartman, London's most famous curiosity, became its legal cause celebre. Famed for her exquisite physique - in particular her shapely bottom ...

Friends Change the World: We Are The Supremes
Zoe Tucker
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We Are The Supremes tells the inspiring story of three young school friends whose amazing talent and hard work saw them become America's most successful vocal group of all time, The Supremes.

Prince: Life and Times: Revised and Updated Edition
Jason Draper
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"Prince was a gift and a genius. He showed us that we have no limits." Alicia Keys "He was the most incredibly talented artist. A man in complete control of his work from writer and musician to producer and director." Kate Bush "The most amazing performer I have ever witnessed." Joni Mitchell "He Changed ...

The Art of Love: The Romantic and Explosive Stories Behind Art's Greatest Couples
Kate Bryan
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The Art of Love tells the stories of the most fascinating couples of the art world, exploring the passionate, challenging and loving relationships behind some of the world's greatest works of art.

William Wordsworth
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A new edition of the only full-length popular biography of William Wordsworth.

Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures
Sonia Purnell
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The biography of Clementine Churchill, wife of English Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Godspeed: a memoir
Casey Legler
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'I swim for every chance to get wasted - after every meet, every weekend, every travel trip. This is what I look forward to and what I tell no one: the burn of it down my throat, to my soul curled up in my lungs, the sharpest pain all over it - it seizes and stretches, becoming alive again, and is the ...

Leaves from the Fig Tree
Diana Duff
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'Duff is a natural storyteller. Her deadpan humour, ear for the vernacular and shrewd insight into the history of Ireland and Africa raises it above the genre of misty-eyed nostalgia. It's a terrific read.' - Michele Magwood, South African Sunday TimesRaised by her eccentric grandparents at Annes Grove ...

Openhearted: Eighty Years of Love, Loss, Laughter and Letting Go
Ann Ingle
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SHORTLISTED FOR TWO IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2021'Something they don't tell you about getting older is that you fall. Oh, you hear about it in passing, of course, "She had a fall, poor thing". Falling is not something you ever think about as a younger woman. You think about falling in love . . .'At 20 Londoner ...

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