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An Exceptional Woman: The Writings of Heather Tanner
Heather Tanner
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Heather Tanner (1903-1993) is best known as the author of four exquisite books about Wiltshire and its countryside, products of the lifelong collaboration with her husband, the etcher and artist Robin Tanner. Few partnerships were so close, rooted not only in a shared philosophy - touching art, education, ...


Amelia Earhart: Flying Solo
John Burke
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One of the most famous aviators of all time, Amelia Earhart took the golden age of flying by storm! Taking her first flight lesson in 1920, Earhart would go on to set the world altitude record, be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone, and many more feats. Who knows what she could have ...


God's Biker: Motorcycles and Misfits
Sean Stillman
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The story of how Sean Stillman, a shy preacher's son from Reading, started and led a long-term outreach to the motorcycle clubs and street people of Swansea.


Switched On: My Journey from Asperger's to Emotional Awakening
John Elder Robison
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A moving first-hand account of a major breakthrough in the understanding and treatment of autistic conditions


Footprints in the African Sand: My Life and Times
Michael Cassidy
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The autobiography of Dr Michael Cassidy.


Brief Encounters: Notes from a Philosopher's Diary
Anthony Kenny
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Anthony Kenny's encounters with some of the leading religious, political and intellectual figures of our time.


Charles Darwin
AN Wilson
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A radical reappraisal of Darwin argues that the evolution pioneer was less of an original scientific intellect than a ruthless self-promoter who did not give credit to the actual sages whose ideas he advanced in his history-shaping book.


Labyrinths
C Clay
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The Red Notebook
Benjamin Constant
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Published posthumously, The Red Notebook is an autobiographical account of the youth of the author of the seminal Romantic novel Adolphe, relating Constant's European travels and readings, as well as his first steps in society and romance.


Enter A Fox: Further Adventures Of A Paranoid
Simon Gray
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How much can go wrong in a day? How much can go wrong in a life? In this chronicle of a year of things going wrong, and just occasionally right, the author meets with triumph and disaster and treats those two impostors just the same - which is to say with the mixture of wit, anger, vexation and candour.


Lucky to be an Artist
Unity Spencer
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In this autobiography Unity Spencer writes about her unconventional childhood, her unconventional father and her life as an artist in her own right.


Richard Hoggart: Virtue and Reward
Fred Inglis
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Fred Inglis tells this gripping tale of a figure of great significance to anyone who cherishes the stuff of culture, and tells it vividly and directly. It is a tale of a good man with which to edify the present, and to teach us of all that now threatens our best national (and international) forms of expression: our art, our culture, ourselves.


Building the Party: Lenin 1893-1914 (Vol. 1)
Tony Cliff
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The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the pivotal events in world history, and the Russian Bolshevik Party played a central role in that revolution. This book by British socialist Tony Cliff (1917-2000) traces the building of that party and, in particular, the work of its main architect, Lenin.


Maker of Patterns
Freeman Dyson
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Having penned hundreds of letters to his family over four decades, Freeman Dyson has framed them with the reflections made by a man now in his nineties. While maintaining that "the letters record the daily life of an ordinary scientist doing ordinary work," Dyson nonetheless has worked with many of the ...


The Revolution Besieged: Lenin 1917-1923 (vol. 3)
Tony Cliff
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The last installment of Tony Cliff's biography of Russian revolutionary V.I. Lenin, available for the first time in the U.S.


All the Money in the World
John Pearson
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Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and ransom of grandson Paul Getty - is now a major motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay written by David Scarpa and starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg.


Gunpowder and Geometry: the Life of Charles Hutton, Pit Boy, Mathematician and Scientific Rebel
Benjamin Wardhaugh
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August, 1755. Newcastle, on the north bank of the Tyne. In the fields, men and women are getting the harvest in. Sunlight, or rain. Scudding clouds and backbreaking labour. Three hundred feet underground, young Charles Hutton is at the coalface. Cramped, dust-choked, wielding a five-pound pick by candlelight. ...


Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
Michael Chabon
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Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Manhood for Amateurs and Moonglow, returns with a collection of heartfelt, humorous and insightful essays on the meaning of fatherhood.


Where the Past Begins: Memory and Imagination
Amy Tan
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From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory.


Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man
Siegfried Sassoon
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It is with a sigh that I remember simple moments such as those, when I understood so little of the deepening sadness of life, and only the strangeness of the spring was knocking at my heart.

In the 1920s, a young man, grappling with the horrors of the war from which he had just returned, decided to write about a happier time.

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