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3-Minute JRR Tolkien : A Visual Biography of the World's Most Revered Fantasy Writer

A visual biography of the worlds most revered fantasy writer As Peter Jacksons cinematic hobbits set forth, "3-Minute JRR Tolkien" celebrates the enduring influence of the worlds most revered fantasy ..

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33 Days: A Memoir

A rare eyewitness account by an important author of fleeing the Nazis march on Paris in 1940. This is the first ever English publication of important French author Leon Werth. Restored here with the o..

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84 Charing Cross Road

This book is the very simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks and Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London'. DAILY TELE..

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A Consequential President

Once a most unlikely candidate, Barack Obama's successful campaign for the White House made him a worldwide sensation and a transformative figure even before he was inaugurated. Elected as the Iraq Wa..

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A Forger's Progress: The Life of Francis Greenway

The incredible fall, rise and demise of Francis Greenway, Australia's first government architect. A forger and convicted felon, Francis Greenway was transported to Sydney in 1814. Only a decade later..

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A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather's SS Past, My Jewish Family, a Search for the Truth

In prose as beautiful as it is powerful, Rita Gabis follows the trail of her grandfather's collaboration with the Nazis--a trail riddled with secrets, slaughter, mystery, and discovery. Rita Gabis com..

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A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man

The first biography of the influential musician and forebear of the indie-rock scene Alex Chilton's story is rags to riches in reverse, beginning with teenage rock stardom and heading downward. Follo..

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A Song Flung Up to Heaven

It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way back home, leaving behind her beloved - and now seriously teenage - son Guy, to finish university in Ghana. America is pulsing with the challenge of change, t..

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A Very Private Diary An Irish Nurse in Wartime from Galway to D-Day

Mary Mulry was eighteen years old when she arrived in London from Ireland to begin training as a nurse. The year was 1939. She had hoped for an adventure and a new start; she could not have predicted ..

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Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

An unflinching portrait of talent and addiction. In 2008 the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik Jensen to stay in his spare room and write his biography. What followed were four years of inten..

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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Prompted..

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Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall

'At Victoria station the R.T.O. gave me a travel warrant, a white feather and a picture of Hitler marked "This is your enemy". I searched every compartment, but he wasn't on the train ...' In this, th..

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Adventures with the Wife in Space: Living with Doctor Who

Neil loves Sue. He also loves Doctor Who. But can he bring his two great loves together? In January 2011, Neil Perryman set out on an insane quest to make his wife Sue watch every episode of the class..

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Affirming: Letters 1975-1997

"IB was one of the great affirmers of our time." (John Banville). In this final volume, Isaiah Berlin enters a profoundly interesting last phase in his life. He is as prolific a correspondent as ever,..

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Africa, My Passion

In an exquisite personal pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann delves into the slums of Nairobi to uncover the heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of unforgettable people and places, then treks 500 miles a..

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After

Australia's bravest and most honest writer explores the devastating aftermath of her elderly mother's decision to end her own life. Nikki Gemmell's world changed forever in October 2015 when the body..

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After Auschwitz: A Story of Heartbreak and Survival by the Stepsister of Anne Frank

Eva was arrested by the Nazis on her fifteenth birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless strokes of luck, her own determination and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi,..

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After Auschwitz: My Memories of Otto and Anne Frank - A Story of Survival: A Story of Heartbreak and Survival by the Step-sister of Anne Frank

Eva was arrested by the Nazis on her fifteenth birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless strokes of luck, her own determination and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi,..

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Agent Storm : My Life Inside Al-Qaeda

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Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al-Qaeda

He was the Western convert who would plunge deep inside al-Qaeda. He named his first son Osama after 9/11 and became a Jihadist. But then - after a sudden loss of faith - Morten Storm made a life-chan..

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Alan Partridge: Nomad

In ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal s..

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Alan the Christmas Donkey: The Little Donkey Who Made a Big Difference

Tracy had run the Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary for twenty years, creating a safe haven for more than sixty sick, unwanted and mistreated donkeys. But after a devastatingly difficult winter, with sky hig..

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Alan Turing: Enigma

A new edition to celebrate Alan Turing's centenary, includes a new foreword by the author and a preface by Douglas Hofstadter. Alan Turing was the extraordinary Cambridge mathematician who masterminde..

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Aleister Crowley

This definitive biography of Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947), the most notorious and controversial spiritual figure of the 20th century, brings together a life of world-shaking 'magick', sexual and psy..

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Alexander McQueen : Blood Beneath the Skin

When Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, aged just 40, a shocked world mourned the loss of its most visionary fashion designer. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the younge..

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Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.:  Historical Biography

Until recently, popular biographers and most scholars viewed Alexander the Great as a genius with a plan, a romantic figure pursuing his vision of a united world. His dream was at times characterized ..

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Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra

When Peter Stothard, editor of the Times Literary Supplement, finds himself stranded in Alexandria in the winter of 2010 after his flight to South Africa has been cancelled, he sets out to explore a n..

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Alicia

Alicia Jurman is five-years-old when her story begins. It is 1935 and she is living in the East Polish town of Buczacz. Although brought up in an atmosphere of anti-Semitism, nothing could prepare thi..

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Alive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things That Matter

Several years ago, Diana Athill accepted that she could no longer live entirely independently, and moved to a retirement home in Highgate. There, she found herself released from the daily anxieties 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 Creatures Great and Small: The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet

The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offers an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly cha..

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All Gods Children Need Travelling

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All Made Up

In the second volume of her memoirs, the prize-winning author Janice Galloway reveals how the child introduced in This is Not About Me evolved through her teenage years. When she started secondary sc..

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Allure of Chanel

Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St Moritz at the end of the Second World War when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs; his notes of their conversations were put away in a..

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Amazing Mrs Livesey: The Remarkable Story of Australia's Greatest Imposter

Ethel Livesey was quite a gal...An attractive young woman from a respectable middle-class family in Manchester, she had over 40 aliases, eight official marriages, four children and five divorces. Her ..

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Ambitions of Jane Franklin: Victorian Lady Adventurer

Winner of the 2014 National Biography Award..'An engrossing biography of a fascinating and fearless modern woman.' - Professor Marilyn Lake, La Trobe University..In a period when most ladies sat at ho..

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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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And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II

The book that helped inspire Anthony Doerr s "All the Light We Cannot See" An updated edition of this classic World War II memoir, chosen as one of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Centur..

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Andre de Dienes. Marilyn Monroe

One day in 1945, fashion photographer Andre de Dienes met an aspiring model named Norma Jeane Dougherty. It was a momentous moment, both for his personal life and his photographic portfolio. Over the ..

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Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader

The illuminating and in-depth biography of Angela Merkel, using exclusive new sources and research to tell how the daughter of a clergyman from East Germany rose to become arguably the most powerful p..

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Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography

With the Eurozone engulfed in an unprecedented crisis, one political figure looms largest of all, Angela Merkel, the leader of its most powerful economy. While foreign affairs have become the central ..

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Angela's Ashes

Stunning reissue of the phenomenal worldwide bestseller: Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s. Angela's Ashes is Frank McCourt'..

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Angels and Wild Things: The Archetypal Poetics of Maurice Sendak

Over the course of more than eighty books that he has written and illustrated in a career that has spanned four decades, Maurice Sendak has become the most influential and, at times, the most controve..

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Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body

Sometimes I confuse myself. I get wildly and pointlessly jealous. I spend too much time hating my bum. And you know what I hate more than my bum? My preoccupation with my bum. I've had sexual experien..

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Anne Frank:  Biography

Tracing Anne Frank's life from an early childhood in an assimilated family to her adolescence in German-occupied Amsterdam, Melissa Muller's biography, originally published in 1998, follows her life r..

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Anne Frank: The Biography

Tracing Anne Frank's life from an early childhood in an assimilated family to her adolescence in German-occupied Amsterdam, Melissa Muller's biography, originally published in 1998, follows her life r..

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Another Great Day at Sea

In November 2011, Geoff Dyer fulfilled a childhood dream of spending time on an aircraft carrier. Dyer's stay on the USS George Bush, on active service in the Arabian Gulf, proved even more intense, m..

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Answer to the Riddle is Me : A Memoir of Amnesia

In 2002, at age twenty-eight, David MacLean woke up in a foreign land with his memory wiped clean. No money. No passport. No identity. Taken to a mental hospital by the police, MacLean then started t..

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Anti-Cool Girl

A dark, funny and subversive memoir about surviving the very worst that life can throw at you, Rosie Waterland's story of her coming of age is a blackly comic Australian memoir for our times and a cla..

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Aprons and Silver Spoons: The Heartwarming Memoirs of a 1930s Scullery Maid

If you liked "Downton Abbey" and "Upstairs, Downstairs", it's time to discover the reality in the true story "Aprons and Silver Spoons" by Mollie Moran. When young Mollie became a 'skivvy' in a statel..

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Argonauts

An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language and family Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of 'autotheory' offering fresh, fierce a..

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