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A Bloody Good Rant: My Passions, Memories and Demons

'When I was born in 1935 I grew up, despite the Depression and World War II, with a primitive sense of being fortunate . . . The utopian strain was very strong . . . if we weren't to be a better socie..

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A Bookshop of One's Own: How a group of women set out to change the world

The captivating true story of an underdog business - a feminist bookshop founded in Thatcher's Britain - from a woman at the heart of the women's liberation movement. An Independent and Stylist Best..

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A Brilliant Life: My Mother's Inspiring Story of Surviving the Holocaust

As her mother, Mira, nears the end of her life, journalist Rachelle Unreich wants to find out more about how Mira survived four concentration camps, including Auschwitz. There was a mystery to her sur..

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A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: A Palestine Story *Winner Pulitzer Prize 2024*

A gripping, intimate story of one heartbreaking day in Palestine that reveals lives, loves, enmities, and histories in violent collision Milad is five years old and excited for his school trip to..

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A Farming Life: Tales of resilience from inspiring rural women

Making a living on the land in Australia can be tough at the best of times, but the last few years of seemingly endless droughts, floods and bushfires - not to mention a global pandemic - have made it..

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A Flat Place *Women's Prize 2024 Shortlist*

Raw and radical, unfamiliar and beguiling - a journey through Britain's breathtaking flatlands and a reckoning with the painful memories and hidden histories contained in those landscapes Noreen ..

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A Fortunate Woman: A Country Doctor's Story

'If you want to read a book that moves you both at the level of sentence and the quality of language and with the emotional depth of its subject matter, then A Fortunate Woman is definitely the book y..

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A Little Girl in Auschwitz: A heart-wrenching true story of survival, hope and love

The No. 1 international bestseller, with a foreword by His Holiness Pope Francis, who made headlines in 2021 when he kissed Lidia's Auschwitz identification tattoo. The unforgettable, moving true..

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A Man of Two Faces

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A Man of Two Faces

'A triumphant memoir' Cathy Park Hong, author of MINOR FEELINGS, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize The highly original, blistering, and unconventional memoir by the Pulitzer Prize-winning aut..

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A Memoir of My Former Self: A Life in Writing

'A guide to the mind of one of the great English novelists of the last half-century' Guardian 'Like hearing the voice of an old friend' Observer 'Extraordinary . . . a quality of timelessnes..

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A Memoir of My Former Self: A Life in Writing

'I breathed in stories, as soon as I breathed in air. Sometimes I think I wasn't born, but I just came out of an ink blot.' 'Mantel's idiosyncratic and magisterial voice comes through on ev..

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A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe

It is a moment shrouded in horror and mystery. Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, at just forty, in a painful, utterly bizarre manner that would not have been out of place in one of his own tale..

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A Necessary Kindness: Stories From the Frontline of Abortion Care

In 2015, Juno Carey left her job as a midwife, burnt out, frustrated and looking for a better way to deliver care to women. And then she found work that she loves, that brings her satisfaction and the..

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A Prison Diary Volume I: Hell

Hell is the haunting first volume in Jeffrey Archer's The Prison Diaries, the author's daily record of the time he spent there. 'The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a..

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A Prison Diary Volume II: Purgatory

On 9th August 2001, twenty-two days after Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury, he was transferred from HMP Belmarsh, a double-A Category high-security prison in south Lond..

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A Prison Diary Volume III: Heaven

The final volume of Jeffrey Archer's prison diaries, A Prison Diary Volume III: Heaven, covers the period of his transfer from Wayland to his eventual release on parole in July 2003. It includes a sho..

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A Private Spy: The Letters of John le Carre 1945-2020

A collection of letters from John le Carre, one of the greatest British novelists of our time, and a fabulous letter writer, spanning decades from his childhood to his final years A Private Spy s..

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A Queen for All Seasons: A Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II

'Lovely... delivers the warmest of glows' - Telegraph 'Who wouldn't love this chocolate-box delight of insights and snapshots of The Queen...A treasure chest' - Good Housekeeping I..

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A Stone is Most Precious Where It Belongs: A Memoir of Uyghur Loss, Exile and Hope

A powerful and urgent memoir of loss, exile and hope by Uyghur activist Gulchehra Hoja 'This gripping memoir conveys the courage and cost of telling a truer story' Guardian Book of the Day ..

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A Very Private Eye

'Barbara Pym is one of my most favourite novelists. Few other writers have given me more laughter and more pleasure' - Jilly Cooper 'I'm a huge fan of Barbara Pym' - Richard Osman 'Could one..

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A Woman I Know: female spies, double identities, and a new story of the Kennedy assassination

The true story of a filmmaker whose unexpected investigation of her film's subject opened a new window onto the world of Cold War espionage, CIA secrets, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. ..

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Abortion: A Personal Story, A Political Choice

From the author of I Hate Men, a personal and political reflection on abortion rights. Discussion about abortion and associated rights are often limited to either 'anti-abortion' or 'pro-choice',..

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About Ed

"I was a writer, but not the writer I needed to be. For that I had to become a different person," Robert Gl ck, widely acclaimed as a novelist and as a theorist of "the new narrative," recently told t..

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Abracadabra

'The first time around these pieces were not widely heard or read. A roomful of festival-goers in Sydney or Penang or Ballarat could well have heard me hold forth on the subject of Enid Blyton, say, o..

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Acid For The Children

Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter..

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After the Tampa

When the Taliban were at the height of their power in 2001, Abbas Nazari's parents were faced with a choice: stay and face persecution in their homeland, or seek security for their young children else..

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After the Worst has Happened: Tales from a funeral director on the lighter side of death

When Richard Gosling's young daughter faced emergency surgery, a colleague carelessly asked what would happen if she died. In that moment, Richard was forced to picture his own daughter's funeral, and..

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Against the Water: A Surfing Champion's Inspirational Journey to Olympic Glory

The gut-wrenching, heroic story of how one of Australia's finest surfers overcame brain injury and despair to win an Olympic medal. On the morning of 10 December 2015, Australian surfer Owen Wri..

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Agatha Christie

'A smart and highly entertaining portrait of a literary powerhouse' - THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'A riveting portrait' - GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR *** 'Worsley's..

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Agent Twister: John Stonehouse and the Scandal that Gripped the Nation

'A case more important than Profumo' Financial Times 'A riveting read' Literary Review He lived a double-life in the sixties Faked his own death in the seventies And retained his cover i..

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All That Glitters: A Story of Friendship, Fraud and Fine Art: 'The Inigo Philbrick Inside Story'

'One of the hottest memoirs of 2024' Sunday Times Style A Guardian 'Books to look out for in 2024' pick * A Financial Times 'What to Read in 2024' pick 'An art world Great Gatsby, deliciousl..

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All the Beauty in the World: A Museum Guard's Adventures in Life, Loss and Art

A moving, revelatory story about one of the world's great museums and art's capacity to heal, by a writer who spent a decade as a museum guard. **THE SUNDAY TIMES ART BOOK OF THE YEAR** **A Fin..

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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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American Mother

The English language has no specific word for the parent that has lost a child. There exist words for orphan, widow and widower, but there is no word that captures and conveys this tragic type of loss..

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American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

***THE INSPIRATION FOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN'S FORTHCOMING NEW FILM OPPENHEIMER*** WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION 'Reads like a thriller, gripping and terrifying' Sunday Times ..

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Among Others: Friendships and Encounters

It's the other people around you, says Michael Frayn, who make you what you are. So he would like to say a brief word, looking back on life from his ninetieth year, about a few of the people who have ..

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An Intimate History of Evolution: The Story of the Huxley Family

Two hundred years of modern science and culture, told through one family history In his early twenties, poor, depressed, stranded in the Coral Sea on the HMS Rattlesnake, hopelessly in love with ..

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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

'It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty' - Oliver Sacks An Unquiet Mind is a definitive examination of manic depression from both sides: doct..

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Analyzed by Lacan: A Personal Account

Analyzed by Lacan brings together the first English translations of Why Lacan, Betty Milan's memoir of her analysis with Lacan in the 1970s, and her play, Goodbye Doctor, inspired by her experience. ..

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Anatomy of a Secret: One Man's Search for Justice

This courageous memoir about the personal toll of seeking justice from the Catholic Church is one of hope, healing and persistence. Raw and compelling, Anatomy of a Secret bravely shares longsile..

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Anxiously Ever After: An Honest Memoir on Mental Illness, Strained Relationships, and Embracing the Struggle

How Are You Doing? No, Really ... In this poignant memoir that is both laugh-out-loud funny, and sniffle inducing, Clint Edwards explores his lifelong struggle with mental illness in the shadow ..

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Around the World in 80 Years: A Life of Exploration

He's climbed Everest not long after a heart bypass operation, he's run seven marathons on seven continents, he's hauled loaded sledges across both polar ice caps and he's circumnavigated the earth... ..

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Arrangements in Blue: Notes on Love and Making a Life

Is it possible life without romantic love isn't so bad? An essential memoir about building life on your own terms Is it possible life without romantic love isn't so bad? An essential m..

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Ask Not: The Kennedys and the Women They Destroyed

From New York Times bestseller Maureen Callahan, a fierce, character-driven expose of the real Kennedy Curse-the family's generations-long legacy of misogyny, murder, and mayhem-and the women who have..

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Ask Not: The Kennedys and the Women They Destroyed

From New York Times bestseller Maureen Callahan, a fierce, character-driven expose of the real Kennedy Curse--the family's generations-long legacy of misogyny, murder, and mayhem--and the women who ha..

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Assad: The Triumph of Tyranny

Until the Arab Spring of 2011, the world's view of Bashar al-Assad was largely benign. He and his wife, a former British banker, were viewed as philanthropic individuals doing their best to keep their..

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Astor: The Rise And Fall Of An American Fortune

The number one New York Times bestselling authors of Vanderbilt return with another riveting history of a legendary American family, the Astors, and how they built and lavished their fortune. ..

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Ataturk: Father of the Republic of Turkey

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was one of the most significant political leaders of the twentieth century. He rose from obscure origins to become the founder of the new Republic of Turkey out of the ashes of t..

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Politician, Prisoner, Parent

POLITICIAN * PRISONER * PARENT A portrait of one of the most charismatic, but unknown, world leaders Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and crusader for democracy in Myanmar, is once ..

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Auschwitz - A Mother's Story

Suddenly there is a blow to my face, I am hurled to one side. 'My child, I have to go with her!' I scream. But Dr Mengel is standing before me, whip raised. 'Maul halten, shut up!' His eyes gleam. Fil..

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