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100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know

'Vital reading' STYLIST 'Because 100 NASTY WOMEN is so easy to read and witty, I didn't expect it to be the life changing, important book that I'm discovering it to be' PHILIPPA PERRY ..

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200 Women

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A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J.B.S. Haldane

J.B.S. Haldane's life was rich and strange, never short on genius, never lacking for drama. He is best remembered as a geneticist who revolutionized our understanding of evolution, but his peers thoug..

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A Gift From The Stars: Extraterrestrial Contacts and Guide of Alien Races

This is the true story of an abduction and a rescue by benevolent extraterrestrials, various direct contacts Elena Danaan had throughout the years with UFOs and visitors from other worlds. This book i..

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Acid For The Children

Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter..

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Adventures of a Young Naturalist (Zoo Quest)

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Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective, The

Maud West ran her detective agency in London for more than thirty years, having starting sleuthing on behalf of society's finest in 1905. Her exploits grabbed headlines throughout the world but, benea..

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Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity

I have lived in disaster and disaster has lived in me. Our shared languages are thunder and reverberation. When Nadia Owusu was two years old her mother abandoned her and her baby sister an..

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Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life

'Laura Thompson's outstanding biography . . . is a pretty much perfect capturing of a life' - Kate Mosse It has been 100 years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the fo..

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Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime

Includes a new introduction from Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of THE MONOGRAM MURDERS Agatha Christie was not only the biggest selling writer of detective stories the world has ever kn..

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Alexander Hamilton

The bestselling life of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, which became the basis for the hugely successful Broadway show Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate, largely..

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Ali: A Life

BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR. SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2017. SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR. WINNER OF ..

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Alive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things That Matter

What matters in the end? In the final years of life, which memories stand out? Writing from her retirement home in Highgate, London, as she approaches her 100th year, Diana Athill reflects on what it ..

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All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying

'If I have one message with this book it's that we all have to care for one another. Today, not just in 1986. Life is about caring for each other, and I learned more about life from the dying than I e..

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All Things Consoled

Winner of the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Award for Non-fiction A poignant, complex and hugely resonant memoir about the shift from being a daughter to a guardian and caregiver, by a ..

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Allen Curnow: Slipcase Dual Edition

This handsome slipcase brings together the definitive biography and collected poems of Allen Curnow (1911-2001), widely recognised as one of the most distinguished poets writing in English in the seco..

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Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force

In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,000-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged. Outnumbered by Al Qaeda fighters, Air Force Combat Controller John C..

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Altar Boys, The

Boys with everything to live for ... A community betrayed ... The whistle-blower priest who paid the ultimate price Glen Walsh and Steven Alward were childhood friends in their tight-knit worki..

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

Best known for his unforgettable roles in Monty Python, from the FLYING CIRCUS to THE MEANING OF LIFE, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this brilliantly entertaining memoir that ta..

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Ammonites and Leaping Fish : A Life in Time

"Sharp, unsentimental and ruefully funny. A fascinating portrait not only of Lively but of the times through which she has lived". (Daily Telegraph). "Clever and poignant ...there is much to enjoy. Th..

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An Elephant in My Kitchen

"The most magical book about the African bush since Born Free." Daily Mail A blonde, chic Parisienne, Francoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But when ..

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And How are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks

Lawrence Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s, when he set out to profile him for The New Yorker. Almost a decade earlier, Dr. Sacks had published his masterpiece Awakenin..

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Art Is Life:  Life of Artist Keith Haring

Keith Haring believed that art should be enjoyed by everyone, not just those with the money or inclination to visit museums. When Keith moved to New York City in 1978, he rode the subway and noticed t..

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Artful Dickens, The

'This is a marvellous, endlessly illuminating book ... It doesn't go on the shelf alongside other critics; it goes on the shelf alongside Dickens' Howard Jacobson Discover the tricks of a literar..

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As Beautiful As Any Other:  memoir of my body

When Kaya Wilson came out to his parents as transgender, a year after a near-death surfing accident and just weeks before his father's death, he was met with a startling family history of concealed qu..

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Aunt Branwell and the Bront  Legacy

Elizabeth Branwell was born in Penzance in 1770, a member of a large and influential Cornish family of merchants and property owners. In 1821 her life changed forever when her sister Maria fell danger..

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Auschwitz Photographer: Based on the true story of Wilhelm Brasse prisoner 3444

'I looked death in the eyes. I did it fifty thousand times...' Wilhelm Brasse _______________ When Germany invaded Wilhelm Brasse's native Poland in 1939, he was asked to swear allegiance to H..

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Autobiography of a Yogi

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Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

"The Autogiography of Alice B. Toklas" is in fact Gertrude Stein's own autobiography, seen through the eyes of her friend, Alice B Toklas. With occasional glimpses into her early life, it describes he..

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Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, The

'Genius ... Its own kind of heaven.' - New York Times 'A most beautiful, deep, and humble study of incredibly complex people.' - Oliver Sacks Dorothy Wordsworth has been an enigma for centur..

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Banjo

The remarkable life of Australia's greatest storyteller 'A detailed and sympathetic account ... fascinating' - The Australian A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson is rightly recognised as Australia's greatest ..

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Banks

Lust, science, adventure - Joseph Banks and his voyages of discovery The extraordinary life of one of the world's most famous and notorious adventurers Sir Joseph Banks was a man of passion whos..

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Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult

The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced me..

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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's  Addiction

THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING STEVE CARELL AND TIMOTHEE CHALAMET 'What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong..

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Beautiful Struggle

'Ta-Nehisi Coates is the young James Joyce of the hip-hop generation' Walter Mosley Ta-Nehisi Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980's in Baltimore known, back then, as the murder capital of the U..

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Beauty of Living Twice

She was one of the most renowned actresses in the world-until a massive stroke cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Sharon Ston..

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Becoming

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the first African-..

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Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition

A "scrupulously honest" (O, The Oprah Magazine) debut memoir that explores one man's gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America. Becoming a Man is a "moving narrative [that] ill..

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Becoming Beauvoir: A Life

"One is not born a woman, but becomes one", Simone de Beauvoir A symbol of liberated womanhood, Simone de Beauvoir's unconventional relationships inspired and scandalised her generation. A philos..

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Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court

In his first memoir written especially for young readers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will focus on his relationships with several important coaches in his life - including his father, his high-school coach a..

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Becoming Nicole: The Extraordinary Transformation of an Ordinary Family

'Becoming Nicole is a powerful and illuminating book about one couple's journey in coming to accept and nurture their transgender daughter. It's a page turner and a heart opener. I couldn't recommend ..

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Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Today

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A searing indictment of racial injustice in America - inspired by the life and work of James Baldwin - to help us understand the present moment, and imagine a new ..

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Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram

"It is no accident that the places in the world where we see the most instability are those in which the rights of women and girls are denied. Isha Sesay's indispensable and gripping account of the br..

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Berlin Shadow, The

A formally audacious and deeply moving memoir in three timeframes that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son. In 1939, Jonathan Lichtenstein'..

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Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus

BETWEEN THE STOPS is a sort of a memoir, my sort. It's about a bus trip really, because it's my view from the Number 12 bus (mostly top deck, the seat at the front on the right), a double-decker that ..

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Between the World and Me

In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of..

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Between Two Kingdoms: What almost dying taught me about living

We all face moments that bring us to our knees- heartbreak, trauma, illness. When things don't go to plan this is the book to reach for - an inspirational memoir about what the struggle to survive tea..

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Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan

John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the past one hundred years the classic thriller has never been out of print and has inspired numerous adaptations for film, t..

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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China

Meet the three women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese history. This major new biography from the internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans is a gripping story of sisterhood, revolu..

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Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness

What makes us happy? Is there a knack to it? Is it the joy of playing a round of crazy golf, or of just being in a forest? In this beautiful and uplifting book, Bill Bailey explores all th..

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Bit of a Stretch, A: The Diaries of a Prisoner

Where can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Which British education system struggles with 50% illiteracy? Where do teetotal Muslims attend AA meetings? Where is it easier to get 'spice' than parace..

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