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Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment

The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for murder Behind oak-panelled doors in the House of Commons, men with cut-glass accents and gold signet rings are conspiring to ..

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Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-In): The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant
Victoria: The Woman Who Made the Modern World

The much-admired, critically-praised and bestselling biography of Queen Victoria, from one of Australia's most admired and respected journalists and commentators, Julia Baird. When Alexandrina Victor..

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Victoria: the Woman Who Made the Modern World

The extraordinary story of the world's most influential, intriguing and surprising ruler, Queen Victoria. When Alexandrina Victoria was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Irelan..

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Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End

In The Violet Hour, Katie Roiphe takes an unexpected and liberating approach to the most unavoidable of subjects. She investigates the last days of six great thinkers, writers and artists as they come..

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Visitors' Book, The: In Francis Bacon's Shadow: The Lives of Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller

Denis Wirth-Miller and Dicky Chopping were a couple at the heart of the mid-twentieth century art world, with the visitors' book of the Essex townhouse they shared from 1945 until 2008 painting them a..

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age. Fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Her career has successfully spanned five decades a..

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Voltaire : Life

This dazzling biography of Voltaire celebrates his extraordinary life through the thousands of his letters to have survived. We think of Voltaire as the epitome of the Enlightenment; in his own time h..

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Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death

Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us? Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway ..

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Waking Up In Paris

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Walks with Walser

After a nervous breakdown in 1929, Robert Walser spent the remaining twenty-seven years of his life in mental asylums, closed off from the rest of the world in almost complete anonymity. While at the ..

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Wallis in Love: The untold true passion of the Duchess of Windsor

Sunday Times bestselling author, Andrew Morton reveals new information and sources that totally transform our perception of Wallis Simpson.Wallis in Love brings a fascinating new perspective on the 20..

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Wasp and The Orchid: Remarkable Life of Edith Coleman

'Have you met Mrs Edith Coleman? If not you must - I am sure you will like her - she's just A1 and a splendid naturalist.' In 1922, a 48-year-old housewife from Blackburn delivered her first paper,..

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Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra, The

In the bestselling tradition of Henry Bushkin's Johnny Carson comes THE WAY IT WAS: My Life with Frank Sinatra, a candid and eye-opening inside look at the final decades of Sinatra's life, told by his..

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Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper
Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

Inspired by her wildly popular The New York Times essay "The Wedding Toast I'll Never Give", Ada Calhoun provides a funny (but not flip), clever (but not smug) take on the institution of marriage. Wea..

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Wednesdays with Bob

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Wellington: A Journey Through My Family

Reissued for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo The first Duke of Wellington's victory at Waterloo in 1815 is remembered as one of our nation's greatest triumphs and, two hundred years on..

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What Days Are For

Witty, acerbic, insightful musings from Robert Dessaix, one of Australia's finest writers. One Sunday night in Sydney, Robert Dessaix collapses in a gutter in Darlinghurst, and is helped to his hotel ..

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What Happened

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What If I Had Never Tried it

Valentino Rossi is the greatest living motorcyclist. His legions of fans adore him (over 4,000 turned up to see him in Leicester Square last March). He has fought through the 125 and 250 class groups ..

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What Language Do I Dream in?

'My life could be described as "five languages in search of an author". I was born into Russian; transposed into Czech, then German; introduced to Hebrew; and finally adopted by English.' Elena Lapp..

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What Will be: The Autobiography

William Fox-Pitt has been one of the most successful three-day event riders for many years. He began eventing at the age of fifteen and decided to pursue this passion as a career after graduating from..

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Whatever Happened to Margo?

With a foreword from Gerald Durrell In 1947, returning to the UK with two young children to support, Margaret Durrell starts a boarding house in Bournemouth. But any hopes of respectability are da..

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When Breath Becomes Air

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When Breath Becomes Air

THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. "Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable". (New York Times). At the age of thirty-s..

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When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man

A fast-talking wise-ass from the Bronx, Jerry Weintraub became a millionaire at 26 by handling some of the biggest acts in show biz, most famously Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. The last of the grea..

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When the Feast is Finished

A moving account of the death of Brian Aldiss' wife Margaret. Margaret Aldiss, Brian's wife of thirty years, passed away quickly after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Based on journals they both kep..

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When We Rise: My Life in the Movement

Born in 1954, Cleve Jones was among the last generation of gay Americans who grew up wondering if there were others out there like himself. There were. Like thousands of other young people, Jones, nea..

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Where am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame

Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and a little out of place. As the only child on a film set full of adults, she started out with accidental fame and journeyed to relative (but happy) obscuri..

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Where Has Mummy Gone?: When there is nothing left but memories...

The true story of Melody, aged 8, the last of five siblings to be taken from her drug dependent single mother and brought into care. When Cathy is told about Melody's terrible childhood, she is sure ..

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Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir

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. In Where the Past Begins..

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Whipping Boy: The 40 Year Search for my 12 Year Old Bully

Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles prize-winning author Allen KurzweilÆs search for his twelve-year-old nemesis, a bully named Cesar Augustus. The obsessive in..

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Whispering Hope: The Heart-Breaking True Story of the Magdalene Women

"At the conclusion of my discussions with one group of the Magdalene Women one of those present sang 'Whispering Hope'. A line from that song stays in my mind - 'when the dark midnight is over, watch ..

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Whispering Hope: The True Story of the Magdalene Women

"At the conclusion of my discussions with one group of the Magdalene Women one of those present sang 'Whispering Hope'. A line from that song stays in my mind - 'when the dark midnight is over, watch ..

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White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

'Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first.' A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of t..

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White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

This is a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. "Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first". A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the righ..

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White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

'Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first.' A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of t..

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Who Knows Tomorrow

After an essay contest at 18 landed her a plum internship at Anna Wintour's British Vogue, within a year Lisa Lovatt-Smith became the youngest photo editor in the history of Conde Nast and at 21 she w..

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Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit", was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted ..

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Why Not Me?

Mindy Kaling has found herself at a turning point. So in Why Not Me?, she shares her ongoing journey to find fulfilment and adventure in her adult life, be it falling in love at work, seeking new frie..

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Why Not the Best?: The First Fifty Years

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Why This World:  Biography of Clarice Lispector

"That rare person who looked like Marlene Dietrich and wrote like Virginia Woolf," Clarice Lispector is one of the most popular but least understood of Latin American writers, and now in "Why this Wor..

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Wife's Tale: A Personal History

The extraordinary story of an indomitable 95-year-old woman - and of the most extraordinary century in Ethiopia's history. A new Wild Swans A hundred years ago, a girl was born in the northern Ethiop..

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Wildflower

"We all have stories to tell. These are mine." (Drew Barrymore). Born into Hollywood royalty, Drew Barrymore is one of the biggest stars of her generation. Despite an unconventional childhood, she has..

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Wildflower

Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and h..

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Wilhelmina Geddes: Life and Work

When she died in 1955, Geddes was described as 'the greatest stained glass artist of our time' whose monumental directness of treatment (whatever the scale) constituted 'a revival of the medieval geni..

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Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

'A must-read for anyone who cares about women's equality' Sheryl Sandberg 'A flame-thrower for the rights of women who live under the thumb of repression and injustice' Tina Brown BBC RADIO 4 BO..

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Winter Notes on Summer Impressions

In June 1862, Dostoevsky left Petersburg on his first excursion to Western Europe. Ostensibly making the trip to consult Western specialists about his epilepsy, he also wished to see firsthand the sou..

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Wit in the Dungeon: The Life of Leigh Hunt

He was born in the year Dr Johnson died, and died in the year A.E. Houseman and Conan Doyle were born. The 75 years of Leigh Hunt's life uniquely span two distinct eras of English life and literature...

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Woman I Wanted to be

One of the most influential, admired, and innovative women of our time: fashion designer, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother, Diane von Furstenberg offers a book about becoming the woman sh..

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