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Thank You for the Moment
Valerie Trierweiler
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Mass market paperback edition of the surprise bestseller.


Turbulent Times: The Memoirs of Ronald McIntosh
Ronald McIntosh
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From the con flict-stricken waters of his wartime service in the Merchant Navy to the restless corridors of power in Whitehall and the tumult of the Yeltsin years in Russia, Sir Ronald McIntosh has never been far from the centre of events. As Director General of the National Economic Development Of fice ...


Helen Suzman: Bright Star in a Dark Chamber
Robin Renwick
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The incredible story of the lone female Jewish MP who stood up to apartheid.


Life Sour and Sweet
Ken Hom
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This is the fascinating story of how food transformed the life of a boy brought up in poverty in Chicago's Chinatown but who went on to become one of the world's greatest authorities on Chinese and Asian food. Aged just eight months when his father died, Hom was raised by his mother in an atmosphere ...


Not Quite A Diplomat: A Memoir
Robin Renwick
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A riveting and entertaining memoir of life behind the scenes as Britain's ambassador to the US and South Africa, with revealing portraits of some of the giants of international politics over the last forty years.


Oxford Rogues: Their City . Their Lives
Rob Walters
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Hell's Cartographers
Brian Aldiss
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Six bestselling authors provide lively personal histories that provide fascinating insights into the creative process — and offer inspiration for aspiring wordsmiths. Includes essays by Robert Silverberg, Alfred Bester, Harry Harrison, Damon Knight, Frederik Pohl, and Brian W. Aldiss.


Trailblazer: the Adventures of a Nature Guide
Enos Mills
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"The Father of Rocky Mountain National Park" tells of his experiences as a homesteader and as the leader of trail hikes for all ages in this evocative, easy-to-read autobiography. Includes the original illustrations.


Mountain: A Life on the Rocks
Steve Backshall
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Climbing memoir by avid mountaineer and bestselling adventure writer Steve Backshall.


Running For My Life
Jordan Wylie
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The inspirational story of a former British soldier turned extreme adventurer who set out to run marathons in the world's most dangerous countries. The aim, to raise awareness of the plight of children suffering in war zones as well as the funds to help provide education.


Going Nowhere: A Memoir
Joan Ruddock
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The remarkable story of Joan Ruddock, born in the Welsh valleys, who came to lead one of Britain's biggest protest movements, and went on to address the United Nations and become an influential MP and minister.


Call Me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron
Michael A. Ashcroft, Isabel Oakeshott
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The controversial and most hotly anticipated political book of 2015 in an updated paperback edition, including new material covering the 2015 general election, the EU referendum and the aftermath.


The Mahfouz Dialogs
Gamal Al-Ghitani
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The Mahfouz Dialogs records the memories, views, and jokes of Naguib Mahfouz on subjects ranging from politics to the relationship between his novels and his life, as delivered to intimate friends at a series of informal meetings stretching out over almost half a century. Mahfouz was a pivotal figure ...


Dreams of Departure: The Last Dreams Published in the Nobel Laureate's Lifetime
Naguib Mahfouz
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In this second collection of writing, based on his own dreams serialized in a Cairo magazine before his death in 2006, Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz again displays his matchless ability to tell epic stories in uncannily terse form. As in the first volume (The Dreams, AUC Press, 2004), we meet ...


Naguib Mahfouz at Sidi Gaber: Reflections of a Nobel Laureate, 1994-2001
Naguib Mahfouz
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In one of his regular columns in Al-Ahram Weekly, Naguib Mahfouz at the age of 89 wrote of his feeling of having reached the penultimate station of his life, and noted how it reminded him of his annual journey from Cairo to Alexandria: at Sidi Gaber Station he begins to prepare his luggage, ready to ...


Outside In
Peter Hain
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Peter Hain has lived an extraordinary life. Formerly an 'outsider' he became an 'insider', one of the last Labour government's most effective ministers. He held an array of glittering posts in the British political establishment, from key roles in the Foreign Office and the Department of Trade and Industry, ...


Life is More Beautiful Than Paradise: A Jihadist's Own Story
Khaled Al-Berry
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The author describes how he became drawn to a radical Islamic group as a teenager, his committment to the group's beliefs and activities, his arrest and time in prison, and his eventual rejection of radical Islam.


Life Like Other People's
Alan Bennett
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Rather His Own Man: In Court with Tyrants, Tarts and Troublemakers
Geoffrey Robertson
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Compelling memoir of the UK's leading human rights lawyer. Both funny and personal, it follows on from his best selling memoir The Justice Game, bringing Robertson's fascinating and colourful career up to date.


Jacob's Ladder
Michael Ashcroft
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The first political biography of one of the most significant politicians of today.

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