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Bad Blood (4th Estate Matchbook Classics)
Lorna Sage
Condition: New
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One of the most critically acclaimed memoirs ever written.


One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist.


Stuart: A Life Backwards (4th Estate Matchbook Classics)
Alexander Masters
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The winner of the Guardian First Book Award that reinvented the biographic form.


One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist.


Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine
Richard Humphreys
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£4.99

'One of the finest memoirs published in recent years.' Dan Jones
'An utterly fascinating and wonderfully detailed insight into the hidden world of the modern submarine.' James Holland

A candid, visceral, and incredibly entertaining account of what it's like to live in ...


Call to Adventure!
Aloha Baker
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£4.99

Rollicking travelogue, narrated by a woman who circled the globe three times during the 1920s and 30s by automobile, tells of encounters with the Siberian army, headhunters, bandits, and other colorful adventures.


Down and Out in Paris and London
George Orwell
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To be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb. George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job. This book gives an account of the streets and those who have no choice but to live on them.


The Coquette: or, the History of Eliza Wharton
Hannah Webster Foster
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£2.99

"Based on the true and tragic story of Eliza Whitman, the subject of America's first tabloid scandal, this 1797 sentimental novel both satirizes and pays homage to its moralistic predecessors. The heroine's dilemma -- a choice between duty, romance, and her personal freedom -- reflects the limited options ...


Breaking News: An Autobiography
Jeremy Thompson
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The first TV journalist to broadcast live as British peacekeeping forces arrived in Kosovo, he also covered the first Gulf War and, in 2003, anchored Sky News coverage of the second Gulf War from Iraq.


Confessions of a Recovering MP
Nick de Bois
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A humorous and anecdote-filled romp through the corridors of power. Former MP Nick de Bois exposes the vagaries and eccentricities of the Palace of Westminster and the peculiar demands that come with being a member of the UK Parliament.


Little Boy
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Grown Boy came into his own voice and let loose his word-horde pent-up within him.

From growing up as an orphan in 1920s New York, to serving in the Navy at the D-Day landings in Normandy, to a vagabond life drinking in Parisian cafes, to befriending America's greatest counter-cultural writers, Little Boy has seen it all.


Sex Power Money
Sara Pascoe
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** THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER ** ** FEATURED ON BBC ARTS' BETWEEN THE COVERS ** Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans - sex, power and money. 'A genuinely hilarious explanation of the science of sex' FRANKIE BOYLE 'I've never read a book ...


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 Lady from Arezzo: My Musical Life and Other Matters
Alfred Brendel
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The title of this collection of essays refers to a tailor's mannequin that Alfred Brendel spotted in a shop window in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town. And so, in his delightful new collection, great masters of nonsense meet great masters of music.


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.


To Throw Away Unopened
Viv Albertine
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£12.99   £4.99

Brave, intimate, and deeply confessional, this is the long-awaited follow-up to Viv Albertine's sensational bestselling memoir.


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.


George Bell, Bishop of Chichester: Church, State, and Resistance in the Age of Dictatorship
Dr. Andrew Chandler
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£15.75

The story of a significant British church leader who fought for justice and freedom during World War II It was to George Bell, an English bishop, that Dietrich Bonhoeffer sent his last words before he was executed at the Flossenbürg concentration camp in April 1945. Why he did so becomes clear from ...


Natural: The Jimmy Greaves Story
David Tossell
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£19.99   £7.99

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.


OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea
Patrick Freyne
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£6.99

LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2021'One of the year's funniest books' i Paper'Funny, smart, soulful and sometimes devastating ... It made me laugh and cry' EMILIE PINE, author of Notes to Self_______________Patrick Freyne has tried a lot of stupid ideas in his life. Now, in his scintillating ...

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