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Bridge Ladies: A Memoir

For the past fifty years, Monday afternoons in New Haven have always been the same: Roz, Rhoda, Bea, Jackie and Bette. A card table with four folding chairs (and one dummy seat). The old deck of car..

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Brief History of Florence Nightingale: and Her Real Legacy, a Revolution in Public Health

Praise for Small's earlier work on Nightingale: 'Hugh Small, in a masterly piece of historical detective work, convincingly demonstrates what all previous historians and biographers have missed . . . ..

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Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

In 2015 poet and writer Nina Riggs was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it metastasised later that year. She was thirty-eight years old, married to the love of her life and the mother of two small bo..

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Brilliance & the Madness : My Journey from Adversity to Empowerment

My story of healing, recovery and empowerment after serious cycling crash and brain injury. My dealings with ACC, and my court case which bought up a point of law that went to the Supreme Court. This ..

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Brothers and Keepers

A haunting portrait of lives arriving at different destinies, Brothers and Keepers is John Edgar Wideman's seminal memoir about two brothers - one an award-winning novelist, the other a fugitive. Wide..

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Bruce Lee: A Life

'At last, Bruce Lee has the powerful biography he deserves... It will thrill Lee's fans and fascinate the unfamiliar' - Jonathan Eig, author of Ali: A Life and Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou ..

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Brutally Honest

The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl - and the truth behind the headlines As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Br..

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But You Did Not Come Back

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Butterfly

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Buy Me the Sky: The Remarkable Truth of China's One-Child Generations

With journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. At a t..

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C. S. Lewis: A Biography of Friendship

An Oxford student of C.S. Lewis's said he found his new tutor interesting, and was told by J.R.R. Tolkien: "Interesting? Yes, he's certainly that. You'll never get to the bottom of him." You can lear..

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C. S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

The recent Narnia films have inspired a resurgence of interest in C. S. Lewis, the Oxford academic, popular theologian and, most famously, creator of the magical world of Narnia - and this authoritati..

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Cake and the Rain, The: A Memoir

Jimmy Webb's words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and Linda Ronstadt. He's the only artist ev..

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Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood summers eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. Determined to le..

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Can I Let You Go?: A Heartbreaking True Story of Love, Loss and Moving on

Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child. Faye is 24, pregnant, and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother's a..

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger

Before turning to her life of crime, running a one-woman forgery business out of a phone booth in a Greenwich Village bar, and dodging the FBI, Lee Israel had a legitimate, even celebrated, career as ..

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Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady: The True Story of Bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg

He was the gentleman bushranger . she was the woman who rode with him. This is the true story of Captain Thunderbolt and his lady. 'Bail up!' demanded Captain Thunderbolt before he shouted the ba..

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Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul

This is the first fully-illustrated biography of one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, famous for his pioneering exploration of dreams, the unconscious, and spirituality. Carl Jung continu..

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Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds: Princess Leia & Unsinkable Tammy in Hell

This hot, two-in-one biography examines the complicated co-dependencies of the greatest but most dysfunctional mother-daughter act in showbiz, Debbie Reynolds and her talented, often traumatized daugh..

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Carrington's Letters: Her Art, Her Loves, Her Friendships

'Your letters are a great pleasure. I lap them down with breakfast and they do me more good than tonics, blood capsules or iron jelloids' Lytton Strachey Dora Carrington was considered an outside..

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Catherine the Great

The extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most powerful women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by shee..

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Catherine the Great and Potemkin: The Imperial Love Affair

'One of the great love stories of history, in a league with Napoleon and Josephine, and Antony and Cleopatra ...Excellent, with dazzling mastery of detail and literary flair' Economist It was history..

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

The extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most powerful women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by shee..

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Challenge Accepted!

Funny woman, Instagram star and international comedy sensation, Celeste Barber's Challenge Accepted! is a hilarious and outspoken guide to life, unwanted gas and how to rock a sexy scar. It's real, li..

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Chanel: The Enigma

Coco Chanel continues to beguile more than two decades after her death; her life and work are a source of enduring fascination. Chanel expert Isabelle Fiemeyer unveils the mysteries that have surround..

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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

Charles Darwin: the man who discovered evolution? The man who killed off God? Or a flawed man of his age, part genius, part ruthless careerist who would not acknowledge his debts to other thinkers?In ..

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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

Charles Darwin: the man who discovered evolution? The man who killed off God? Or a flawed man of his age, part genius, part ruthless careerist who would not acknowledge his debts to other thinkers?In ..

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Charles: The Heart of a King

The Sunday Times Top Ten Best-seller. "[The book that] made headlines around the world." (Independent). He has lived his whole life in the public eye, yet he remains an enigma. He was born to be king,..

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Charlie Chaplin

He was the very first icon of the silver screen, and is one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood, even a hundred years on from his first film. But what of the man behind the moustache? The dire..

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Charlotte Bronte: A Life

Raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors, watching five beloved siblings sicken and die, haunted by unrequited love: Charlotte Bronte's life has all the drama and tragedy of the great Gothic novels..

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Charmed Life: The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon

The story of a fascinating man who connected the great politicians, artists and thinkers at the height of British global power and influence. A famed aesthete and patron, Philip Sassoon's world was on..

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Chase the Rainbow

`A candid, warm, sad, surprisingly funny, raw, brave, bittersweet book.' - MATT HAIG `Chase the Rainbow is a game-changing book. Poorna Bell's moving account of the pressures on modern men cou..

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Chase the Rainbow

'A candid, warm, sad, surprisingly funny, raw, brave, bittersweet book.' - Matt Haig 'Chase the Rainbow is a game-changing book. Poorna Bell's moving account of the pressures on modern men could be a ..

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Che: A Graphic Biography

Since his murder 50 years ago in Bolivia, Ernesto "Che" Guevara has become a universally known revolutionary icon and political figure whose image is among the most recognizable in the world. This dra..

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Chief Engineer: The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

A New Statesman Book of the Year for 2017 His father conceived of the Brooklyn Bridge, but it was Washington Roebling who built this iconic feat of human engineering after his father's tragic dea..

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Child Bride

Cathy Glass, international bestselling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family. When 14 -year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-..

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Choice

THE AWARDWINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Even in hell, hope can flower 'Eger's remarkable spirit shines through in every word' Stylist In 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent ..

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Choice, The

'The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leave you forever changed' DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize LaureateIn 1944, sixteen-year-ol..

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Churchill

From the admiralty to the miner's strike, from the Battle of Britain to eventual victory over Nazi Germany, Churchill oversaw some of the most important events the world has ever seen. Winning the Nob..

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Churchill

There are few figures in British history more famous than Winston Churchill. Renowned for guiding Britain through the tumultuous Second World War, his speeches echo through history, and his wartime le..

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Churchill: The Life: An authorised pictorial biography

'Evocative pictures of Churchill pack this fascinating biography' - The Mail on SundayTogether with his unique selection of images, acclaimed historian Max Arthur's evocative and insightful narrativ..

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Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee

BOOK OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, EVENING STANDARD 'Easily the best single-volume, cradle-to-grave life of Clement Attlee yet written.' Andrew Roberts 'Fascinating ...He write..

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Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee: Winner of the Orwell Prize

**WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING****WINNER OF THE ELIZABETH LONGFORD PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY***Book of the year: The Times, Sunday Times, New Statesman, Spectator, Evening Sta..

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Clarkson: The Gloves are off

Did he really punch his producer? Was the 'Falklands-gate' license plate deliberate? And more importantly...does anybody really, honestly care? Jeremy Clarkson is a national treasure and with almost ..

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Cleo : How a Small Black Cat Helped Heal A Family

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Close But No Cigar: A True Story of Prison Life in Castro's Cuba

WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION 2017 'In its tragic absurdity, Close But No Cigar reads like a Graham Greene story, with a cast of characters to make Hemingwa..

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Codename Suzette: An extraordinary story of resistance and rescue in Nazi Paris

'During the German occupation of France, Suzanne Spaak displayed almost super-human courage . . . Anne Nelson has written an extraordinary book that finally does justice to Spaak's story of heroism an..

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Coen Brothers

Brought completely up to date, this insightful biography remains "a must for any self-respecting Coen fan" ("Screentrade"). This fully updated edition of the first biography of the Coen Brothers inclu..

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Cold Vein

For the last three years [my daughter], has been slowly dying. Although she is sixteen, she weighs as much as an eight-year-old. Her hormone levels are those of a post-menopausal woman. We have tried ..

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Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum
Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane

Hans Sloane was the greatest collector of his time, and one of the greatest of all time. His name is familiar today through the London streets and squares named after him, but the man himself, and his..

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