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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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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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Against All Odds: Inside account of the Thai cave Rescue & the Courageous Australians at the Heart of it

'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're pr..

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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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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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All You Can Ever Know: A memoir of adoption

What does it mean to lose your roots within your culture, within your family? And what happens when you find them? Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean pare..

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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 Autobiography: 150th Anniversary Edition

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in western India in 1869. He was educated in London and later travelled to South Africa, where he experienced racism and took up the rights of Indians, instituting ..

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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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Arianna Huffington: Building the Huffington Post and Thrive Global

Global Business Visionaries -- Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington is one of the world's foremost business leaders. As co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, she built it ..

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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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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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Austen: Great Lives in Graphic Form

It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey each of them in vivid snapshots. The result is a quick-fire journey through t..

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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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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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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 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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Before & After: The Incredible Story of the Real-life Mrs Wilson

Aged nineteen, Alison McKelvie was a self-confessed romantic, immersed in books and poetry, and dreaming of beauty, truth and love. In 1940, whilst working as a secretary at MI6, Alison met Alexander ..

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

The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that 'One loved ..

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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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Biographic: Einstein: Great Lives in Graphic Form

Many people know that Albert Einstein was a brilliant theoretical physicist who revolutionised modern science. What they may not know is that he only learnt to speak at four years old; that he was ask..

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Biographic: Tesla: Great Lives in Graphic Form

Many people know that Tesla was a scientific genius, instrumental in developing modern electricity and communications. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he was born during a lightning storm; spok..

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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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Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture (USA edition)

"Black Spartacus is a tour de force: by far the most complete, authoritative and persuasive biography of Toussaint that we are likely to have for a long time . . . An extraordinarily gripping read." -..

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Blue Nights

From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and d..

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Book of Gutsy Women, The

She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. "Go ahead, ask your question," her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, "You're my hero. Who's yours?" Many peop..

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Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

WINNER OF THE THURBER PRIZEThe compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.One of the..

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Bosie: A Biography of Lord Alfred Douglas

WITH A NEW FOREWORD AND REVISED INTRODUCTION 'I love this book. Douglas Murray is a genius' Rupert Everett Lord Alfred Douglas, known as 'Bosie', son of the Marquess of Queensber..

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Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz, The

The boy is my greatest joy. We strengthen each other. We are one. Inseparable . . . If only we were free; but daily, hourly, death is before our eyes. In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholste..

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