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Escape

The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children. When she was eighteen years old,..

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Escape from Camp 14 : One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Twenty-six years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. Located about 55 miles north of Pyongyang, the labor camp is a 'c..

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Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography

Eugene Victor Debs led the Socialist Party in the early twentieth-century to federal and state office across the country, helped to pioneer a fighting union politics that organized all workers, and be..

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Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

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Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific

A captivating true-life romance between two young American reporters who fell in love and embarked on a harrowing journey after the fall of Manila, traveling from island to island with the Japanese in..

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Evelyn Waugh's Oxford

Oxford held a special place in Evelyn Waugh's imagination. So formative were his Oxford years that the city never left him, appearing again and again in his novels in various forms. This book explores..

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Every Day Is Extra

Every Day Is Extra is John Kerry's personal story. The title comes from a saying he and his buddies had in Vietnam. A child of privilege, Kerry went to private schools and Yale, then enlisted in the U..

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Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal

An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thirty years of frien..

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Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

`The small translucent bottle of shampoo outlived him. It was the kind you take home from hotels in distant places. For over a year it had sat on the shower shelf where he had left it. I looked at it ..

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Everyone Makes Mistakes: Living with My Daddy in Jail

Take a heartwarming journey with 10-year-old author, Madison Strempek, as she candidly depicts her life experience of living with her father in jail. Through her eyes, you will live the heartbreak of ..

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Everything I Know About Love: The Sunday Times Top 5 Bestseller

'A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her' Julie Burchill 'If Nora Ephron is the cool aunt you wish you'd had, Dolly Alderton is your fav..

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Excellent Choice

When British journalist, memoirist, and New York-transplant Emma Brockes decides to become pregnant, she quickly realises that, being single, 37, and in the early stages of a same-sex relationship, sh..

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Existential Englishman: Paris Among the Artists

A love letter to Paris and a memoir of a life spent at its bohemian heart, rich with adventures, misadventures and the beauty of one of the most enduringly romantic cities in the world The Existe..

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Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee, The

A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else-Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill-from the authors of Furious Love. ..

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Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Murder

'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants said they understood she was he..

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Face Pressed Against a Window: A Memoir

Tim Waterstone is one of Britain's most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstones empire that started with one bookshop in 1982. In this charming and evocative memoir, he recalls the c..

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Facts And Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

Clapper traces his career through five decades of national intelligence operations, the growing threat of cyberattacks, his relationships with Presidents and Congress, and the truth about Russia's rol..

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Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World's Most Notorious Atheist

At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most notorious atheist in the world. And yet, all was not as it seemed. "Nobody is not a divided self, of course," he once told an interviewer,..

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Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

'Emer O'Sullivan has made an indispensable contribution to Wildean literature ...Compelling, informative and fascinating' Stephen Fry Oscar Wilde's father - scientist, surgeon, archaeologist, writer -..

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Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

Oscar Wilde owed his most outstanding characteristics - his precocious intellectualism, his flamboyance, his hedonism, his recklessness, his pride, his sense of superiority, his liberal sexual values ..

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Falling Towards England: Unreliable Memoirs II

In the first volume of 'Unreliable Memoirs', we said farewell to our hero as he set sail from Sydney Harbour, bound for London, fame and fortune. Finding the first of these proved relatively simple; t..

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Family Romance

In this acclaimed memoir from the award-winning author of "Fragrant Harbour", John Lanchester pieces together his family's past and uncovers their extraordinary secrets - from his grandparents' life i..

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Farewell to the Father

"Tim Elliott's story - on his father and love against the odds - will split your heart open." Benjamin Law Towards the end of his first serious suicide attempts, my father said the strangest thing to..

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Fashion Climbing: A New York Life

'I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens...? Bill Cunningham?s first love was fashion but the big city came a close second. He left for New York aged nineteen, losing his fami..

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Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail

Part adventure, part love story, part inquiry into the mystery of connection between humans and dogs, Fast into the Night is an exquisitely written memoir of a woman, her dogs, and what can happen whe..

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Fasten Your Seat Belts: The Passionate Life of Bette Davis

The illuminating, comprehensive biography of Bette Davis, one of the most electrifying Hollywood stars ever to grace the silver screen With a career spanning six decades and more than eighty film..

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Fat Dad, Fat Kid

A father-son weight-loss memoir from YouTube star and entrepreneur Shay Carl and his son, Gavin Butler, to be published by Keywords Press, a brand-new imprint under Simon & Schuster dedicated to today..

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Father & Son: Oxford World's Classics

'This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs.' Father and Son stands as one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it Edmund Go..

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Father and Son

At birth, Edmund Gosse was dedicated to 'the Service of the Lord'. His parents were Plymouth Brethren. After his mother's death, Gosse was brought up in stifling isolation by his father, a marine biol..

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Father Bob: The Larrikin Priest

This is the life story of Father Bob Maguire - a rare behind-the-scenes look at the much-loved 'people's priest'. The enigmatic champion of the down-and-out was shaped by a lonely childhood in poor c..

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Fear

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fea..

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Fellowship

In The Fellowship, Philip and Carol Zaleski offer the first complete rendering of the Inklings' lives and works. Lewis maps the medieval mind, accepts Christ while riding in the sidecar of his brother..

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Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World

Feminism is a hot topic. The battle for gender equality is being fought by everybody from politicians to indie social media campaigners, celebrities to school girls. But how did we get here and who pa..

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Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography

50 years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin Founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's u..

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Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

The story behind the major motion picture from Disney-starring Chris Pine, Eric Bana, and Casey Affleck-written by a recognized master of the genre-"a blockbuster account of tragedy at sea". It's the ..

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First Iron Lady: A Life of Caroline of Ansbach

'A brilliant study of a brilliant woman' LUCY WORSLEY History has forgotten Caroline of Ansbach, yet in her lifetime she was compared frequently to Elizabeth I and considered by some as `the clev..

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First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill

Without Churchill's inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister...

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First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill

'My Beloved, I send this token, but how little can it express my gratitude to you for making my life and any work I have done possible, and for giving me so much happiness in a world of accident and s..

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First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong

Soon to be a major motion picture, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America's most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong - the man whose "one small step" change..

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First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong

Soon to be a major motion picture, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America's most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong - the man whose "one small step" change..

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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

"In the tradition of the best writing on human behaviour and moral choices in the face of disaster, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at New Orleans' Memorial Medical Center dur..

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Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November reflects on his seventeen years on the Secret Service for presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and ..

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Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 by the Financial Times, Guardian, New Statesman, Observer, The Millions and Emerald Street "Flaneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flaneur..

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Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

Arthur Fellig's ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he became known as "Weegee," claiming that he functioned as a human Ouija board. Weegee documented better th..

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Florence Diary

In August 1947, Diana Athill travelled to Florence by the Golden Arrow train for a two-week holiday with her good friend Pen. In this playful diary of that trip, Athill recorded her observations and a..

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Florence Foster Jenkins

'People may say that I couldn't sing. But no one can say that I didn't sing.' Despite lacking pitch, rhythm or tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrated fo..

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Flowers are My Passport

J Barry Ferguson is the quintessential example of the caption, "New Zealand boy done good in New York." His first claim to fame may have been as Wellington's number one square dance caller in 1951, an..

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Flying High: My Story: From AirAsia to QPR

'What a life. Tony Fernandes has accomplished amazing things - and who's to say what he can go on to achieve?' Sir Richard BransonThe inspiring story of business hero and Apprentice Asia star Tony Fer..

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For a Girl: A True Story of Secrets, Motherhood and Hope

I am by nature a private person. Secrets are different from privacy. They are things you are forced to keep to yourself, by family, friends, by your own shame. Secrets like these come to the surface o..

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Forging of a Rebel

Originally published in the late 1940s, Arturo Barea's astonishing Spanish trilogy is both the autobiography of a man and the biography of a nation during the first four decades of the twentieth centu..

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Forgotten Women: The Artists

'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and ne..

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