Biographies & Memoirs

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Never Leave a Man Behind: Around the Falklands and Rowing across the Pacific
Mick Dawson
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The stories of two veterans - one traumatised, one blind - who rediscover themselves with the help of a friend in the course of two epic ocean adventures, kayaking around the Falklands and rowing across the Pacific.

The Prisoner of Kathmandu: Brian Hodgson in Nepal 1820-43
Charles Allen
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"The Prisoner of Kathmandu" is the first biography of Brian Hodgson, Britain's "father of Himalayan studies." Born in 1801, Hodgson joined the Bengal Civil Service as a privileged but sickly young man. Posted to Kathmandu as a junior political officer, he initially felt isolated and trapped as he struggled ...

Eleanor Marx: A Biography
Yvonne Kapp
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Yvonne Kapp's monumental biography of the daughter of Karl Marx who became a radical activist

The Dark Side of the Mind: True Stories from My Life as a Forensic Psychologist
Kerry Daynes
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An eye-opening insight into life as a forensic psychologist.

Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between
Theresa Brown
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"Doctors heal, or try to, but as nurses we step into the breach, figure out what needs to be done for any given patient today, on this shift, and then, with love and exasperation, do it as best as we can."—from Critical Care "At my job, people die," writes Theresa Brown, capturing both the burden and ...

The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing Up in the Warsaw Ghetto - 75th Anniversary Edition
Mary Berg
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She was just fifteen when Hitler entered Poland. She survived four years of Nazi terror. Mary Berg's diary is the first eye-witness account ever published of life in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Madonna: Like an Icon
Lucy O'Brien
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Material Girl . . . Immaculate sexpot . . . Superstar . . . Mother . . . Kabbalah enthusiast . . . For three decades she has defied categorization. . . . She remains one of our greatest living pop icons. Here is the groundbreaking biography that finally solves the mystery at the heart of Madonna's chameleonlike ...

Karl Ove Knausgaard
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“Spring features Knausgaard unbound, writing for the first time without a gimmick or the crutch of extravagant experimentation…Fall in love with the world, he enjoins, stay sensitive to it, stay in it.” -The New York Times "Poignant and beautiful…Even if you think you won’t like Knausgaard, ...

Karl Ove Knausgaard
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The grand finale of Karl Ove Knausgaard's masterful and intensely-personal series about the four seasons, illustrated with paintings by the great German artist Anselm Kiefer The conclusion to one of the most extraordinary and original literary projects in recent years, Summer once again intersperses ...

Karl Ove Knausgaard
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The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter 2 December - It is strange that you exist, but that you don't know anything about what the world looks ...

Sylvia Pankhurst: Sexual Politics and Political Activism
Barbara Winslow
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An extraordinary political biography of English suffragist, feminist, and socialist Sylvia Pankhurst.

The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir
Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Coates is the essential chronicler of black America, and his first memoir is a small and beautiful epic of growing up in 1980s Baltimore

Stephan Fussel
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Named "Man of the Millennium" in 1999, Johannes Gutenberg was the creator of one of the most influential and revolutionary inventions in Europe's history: a printing press with mechanical movable type. This development sparked the printing revolution, which is regarded as the milestone of the second ...

Diaghilev and Friends
Joy Melville
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In Paris and London, Diaghilev drew together a talented group of artists such as Picasso, Bakst and Fokine, as well as dancers like Nijinsky, Lifar and Karsavina, and the composers Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev. This book examines Diaghilev's destructive and tempestuous affair with his protege Nijinsky and his friendship with Jean Cocteau.

Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative and Fate
Daniel Mendelsohn
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Winner of the 2020 Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, France's best foreign book of the year.

'Astounding' Sebastian Barry
'A masterpiece' Ayad Akhtar
'This little book is ruminative, humane, and gorgeously precise'Jonathan Lethem


Lives: Buddha
Karen Armstrong
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A superb introduction to the life and thought of a revolutionary spiritual thinker.'Karen Armstrong has been one of the most persistent and powerful voices in the eminently respectable task of popularising religious scholarship in the anglophone world' GUARDIAN

My Life with Murderers: Behind Bars with the World's Most Violent Men
David Wilson
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A true crime memoir like no other, Professor David Wilson gets inside the mind of a murderer and tries to uncover what drives men to kill

Afghan Napoleon - The Life of Ahmad Shah Massoud
Sandy Gall, Rory Stewart
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Published on the 20th anniversary of Massoud's assassination, two days before the 9/11 attack, this is the first biography of Massoud published in over a decade.

Mick Temple
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Biography of the last British Prime Minister of the 20th Century.

Clem Attlee: Labour's Great Reformer
Francis Beckett
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Beckett compelling shows Attlee's relevance to a new political generation in this new edition of his acclaimed biography of the man he argues was Britain's greatest ever reforming Prime Minister.

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