Biographies & Memoirs

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The Secret World of Shlomo Fine
K M R Smythe
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K.M.R Smythe grew up in Rhodesia Her family lived in the grounds of Ingutsheni Mental Hospital in Bulawayo from 1953-1971 where her father worked as a psychiatrist. As a child she grappled with many frightening situations and found strength and self-belief by becoming a successful tennis player. The ...


Lost Landscape, The.  Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates
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Written with the raw honesty and poignant insight that were the hallmarks of her acclaimed bestseller A Widow's Story, an affecting and observant memoir of growing up from one of our finest and most beloved literary masters.

The Lost Landscape is Joyce Carol Oates' vivid chronicle of her hardscrabble ...


Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time
Hilary Spurling
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The author of the award-winning Matisse: A Life gives us the definitive biography of writer Anthony Powell--and takes us deep into the heart of twentieth-century London's literary life.

Insightful, lively, and enthralling, this biography is as much a brilliant tapestry of a seminal era in London&;s ...


Between Them
Richard Ford
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From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental love How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? Richard Ford’s parents—Edna, a feisty, pretty Catholic-school ...


Last Don Standing
Larry McShane, Dan Pearson
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As the last Don of the Philadelphia mob, Ralph Natale, the first-ever mob boss to turn state’s evidence, provides an insider’s perspective on the mafia. Natale’s reign atop the Philadelphia and New Jersey underworlds brought the region’s mafia back to prominence in the 1990s. Smart, savvy, and ...


Reporter: A Memoir
Seymour M. Hersh
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"A memoir of renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh's life as a reporter"--


The Sun Does Shine
Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin
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Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection The Instant New York Times Bestseller A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. “An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent ...


Bad Blood (4th Estate Matchbook Classics)
Lorna Sage
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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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'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 ...


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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"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 ...


Homage to Catalonia
George Orwell
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Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's personal account of his experiences and observations fighting in the Spanish Civil War for the POUM militia of the Republican army.

Published in 1938 (about a year before the war ended) with little commercial success, it gained more attention in the 1950s following ...


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.

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