Biographies & Memoirs

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Viv Albertine
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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.


Natural: The Jimmy Greaves Story
David Tossell
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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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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 ...


A Page from My Life: A Selection of Stories from Ray D'Arcy Show Listeners
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'We asked listeners to be honest, creative, funny, engaging and evocative in their writing ... to try to make us laugh, cry and think. We never imagined we would get the quantity and quality of entries that we did for A Page from My Life.' - Ray D'Arcy


Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer
Sue Nelson
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First book to cover the true story of female pilot Wally Funk, who led the way for women in space, written by award-winning British journalist.


Country Girl
Edna O'Brien
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Wild Woman Swimming: A Journal of West Country Waters
Lynne Roper
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Longlisted for The Wainwright Prize 2019. The late Lynne Roper's wild swimming diaries celebrate Dartmoor, the Devon coast, and the deep friendships that grow from shared time in nature. By turns quietly lyrical and frankly comic, this is a book for outdoor swimmers, walkers, and all who prize the wild and free.


Walking Through Shadows: A Journey of Loss and Renewal
Mike Cawthorne
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Walking Through Shadows describes a winter walk in memory of the author's friend, Clive Dennier, a popular Inverness journalist, who died in Knoydart in March 2013 but whose body was found only some weeks later. The journey begins at Whiten Head on the north Sutherland coast and ends at Kinloch Hourn ...


Serena: A graphic biography of the greatest tennis champion
Mark Hodgkinson
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A 23-times Grand Slam Champion and ranked #1 over ten consecutive years - Serena Williams is the ultimate champion. This innovative illustrated biography explores her tennis like never before.


A.L. Rowse And Cornwall: Paradoxical Patriot
Philip Payton
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£8.99

This gripping biographical study, published here for the first time in paperback, explores the immensely complicated relationship that existed between A.L. Rowse and his native Cornwall.


Found and Lost
Alison Leslie Gold
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In this haunting memoir, Alison gives a luminous account of key moments in her life that brought her to be the writer she is: her early activism; her descent into alcoholism; her recovery; her discovery of the power of writing to give a shape and meaning to a life. Found and Lost is both a tender memorial to the extraordinary people in her life.


The Road to Apocalypse: The Extraordinary Journey of Lewis Way
Stanley Price, Munro Price
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In the winter of 1811 Lewis Way had an epiphany on the road to Exmouth. From that moment the eccentric millionaire devoted himself and his fortune to only one goal - the return of the Jews to the Holy Land. To achieve this mission he undertook extraordinary journeys as far as Moscow and Mount Lebanon. ...


Humiliation
Wayne Koestenbaum
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The lives of people both famous and obscure are filled with moments when their dirty laundry sees daylight. At such times we witness the reversibility of success, of prominence, but also come to terms viscerally with our own most vulnerable selves. We cannot stop watching the scene of shame, identifying ...


Brief Encounters: Notes from a Philosopher's Diary
Anthony Kenny
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In these brilliantly vivid vignettes Kenny offers telling and often unexpected insights into the achievements, flaws and foibles of sixty public figures - past and present - each of whom has contributed in decisive ways to our political, spiritual and cultural heritage.


John Henry Newman: A Very Brief History
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Saint John Henry Newman was one of the most controversial and influential thinkers of his day, and his many writings have remained highly influential since his death in August 1890. He is also widely regarded as one of the finest prose stylists of modern times, as well as a popular poet and hymn-writer.


Goodbye Pet, and See You in Heaven: A Memoir of Animals, Love and Loss
Bel Mooney
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A deeply moving exploration of feelings humans extend to their pets, by one of Britain's best-loved agony aunts.


In the Corridors of Power
David Lipsey
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A majOr political autobiography by a member of Jim Callaghan's government.

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