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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir

In his widely anticipated memoir, Ai Weiwei - one of the world's most famous artists and activists - tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary life and the leg..

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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir

In his widely anticipated memoir, Ai Weiwei - one of the world's most famous artists and activists - tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary life and the leg..

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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir : US Edition

In his widely anticipated memoir, "one of the most important artists working in the world today" (Financial Times) tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary li..

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1001 Days: Memoirs of an Empress

As the first Empress is Persia's 2,500 history, Farah Pahlavi implemented a series of reforms that created a progressive, modernized Iran, an Iran touted by President Jimmy Carter as "an island of sta..

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200 Women

200 women from around the world, famous and unknown, answer the same 5 questions, such as "What really matters to you?" and "What would you change in the world if you could?" The answers are inspiring..

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34 Patients

A profoundly moving portrait of health, hope and humanity in the NHS, told with vivid compassion through one doctor's 34 most memorable cases We ask so much of our doctors. To heal. To trust. ..

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A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons

From genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir reflecting on art, life and music that is as nuanced, witty and relatable as his cult classic songs. Ben Folds is an internationally celebrated..

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Accidental Influencer: How My Need to Get Likes Nearly Ruined My Life, The

'STOP scrolling right now and buy this book instead!' SCARLETT CURTIS 'I've never laughed so hard.' DAISY BUCHANAN 'Brilliantly funny and bloody brave.' DAWN O'PORTER I thought I could have ..

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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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All About Yves

'Rees provides us with their deep insights into contemporary trans and gender diverse history as it's being made . . . All About Yves is the book I wish I'd been able to give my mother when I was tran..

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All In: The Autobiography of  Billie Jean King

An intimate self-portrait encompassing the life, times, and career of one of the most transformative individuals--let alone athletes--of recent times. Journeying from a blue-collar childhood to s..

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All My Friends Are Invisible

A mesmeric, harrowing and uplifting childhood memoir that will open up much-needed conversations about identity and mental health It was an ordinary day in 2016. In Gatwick Airport, Jonatha..

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All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying

"A renegade Florence Nightingale cares for the ill in a remarkable tale of compassion and combating prejudice" The Guardian 'Breath-taking courage and compassion [...]a beautiful book' The..

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All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying

'If I have one message with this book it's that we all have to care for one another. Today, not just in 1986. Life is about caring for each other, and I learned more about life from the dying than I e..

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Allegorizings

'Almost nothing in life is only what it seems.' Soldier, journalist, historian, author of forty books, Jan Morris led an extraordinary life, witnessing such seminal moments as the first ascent of..

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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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Always Remember Your Name: The Children who Survived Auschwitz

On 28 March 1944, six-year-old Tati and her four-year-old sister Andra were roused from their sleep and arrested. Along with their mother, Mira, their aunt, and cousin Sergio, they were deported to Au..

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Back on the earth after three spaceflights, Chris Hadfield's captivating memoir An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth reveals extraordinary stories from his life as an astronaut, and shows how to make..

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An Autobiography

A powerful and commanding account of the life of trailblazing political activist Angela Davis Edited by Toni Morrison and first published in 1974, An Autobiography is a classic of the Black Power..

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An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida

Who was Jacques Derrida? For some, he is responsible, at least in part, for the contemporary crisis of truth. For the far right, he is one of the architects of Cultural Marxism. To his academic critic..

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Arbornaut: A  life discovering the eighth continent in the trees above us

One of the world's first tree-top scientists, Meg Lowman is as innovative as MacGuyver and as can-do as the Unsinkable Molly Brown. A pioneer in her field?she invented one of the first treetop walkway..

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Art Is Life:  Life of Artist Keith Haring

Keith Haring believed that art should be enjoyed by everyone, not just those with the money or inclination to visit museums. When Keith moved to New York City in 1978, he rode the subway and noticed t..

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Artful Dickens, The

'This is a marvellous, endlessly illuminating book ... It doesn't go on the shelf alongside other critics; it goes on the shelf alongside Dickens' Howard Jacobson Discover the tricks of a literar..

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As Beautiful As Any Other:  memoir of my body

When Kaya Wilson came out to his parents as transgender, a year after a near-death surfing accident and just weeks before his father's death, he was met with a startling family history of concealed qu..

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Auschwitz Photographer: Based on the true story of Wilhelm Brasse prisoner 3444

Based on the true story of Wilhelm Brasse, whose photographs exposed the atrocities of the Holocaust and helped to convict the Nazis at Nuremberg. When Germany invaded Wilhelm Brasse's native P..

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Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

"The Autogiography of Alice B. Toklas" is in fact Gertrude Stein's own autobiography, seen through the eyes of her friend, Alice B Toklas. With occasional glimpses into her early life, it describes he..

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Backstory

In this funny, vulnerable, and all-too-real memoir, award-winning content creator and actress Avani Gregg takes you behind the scenes of her incredible life, sharing how a girl from small-town Indiana..

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Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life

There is absolutely no logical reason why I am here. The life trajectory my nationality and class and circumstances portended for me was not even remotely close to the one I now navigate. But logic is..

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Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, The

'Genius ... Its own kind of heaven.' - New York Times 'A most beautiful, deep, and humble study of incredibly complex people.' - Oliver Sacks Dorothy Wordsworth has been an enigma for centur..

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Banks

Lust, science, adventure -- Joseph Banks and his voyages of discovery Sir Joseph Banks was a man of passion whose influence spanned the globe. A fearless adventurer, his fascination with beautif..

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Banksy: Completed: Completed

There's more to Banksy than the painting on the wall- the first in-depth investigation into the mysteries of the world's most famous living artist. Banksy is the world's most famous living artist..

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Beautiful Country:  Memoir of An Undocumented Childhood

A scorching memoir of an undocumented childhood, and what it means to live an invisible life When 7-year old Qian moves to Mei Guo with her mother she doesn't know what to expect from the place, ..

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Beautiful Struggle

'Ta-Nehisi Coates is the young James Joyce of the hip-hop generation' Walter Mosley Ta-Nehisi Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980's in Baltimore known, back then, as the murder capital of the U..

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Beautiful Things: A Memoir

A deeply moving memoir of addiction, loss, and survival. This is Hunter Biden's story of tragedy and trauma, and his journey to overcome it all. 'In his harrowing and compulsively readable memoir..

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Beauty of Living Twice

She was one of the most renowned actresses in the world-until a massive stroke cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Sharon Ston..

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Becoming : Adapted for the Younger Readers

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Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition

A "scrupulously honest" (O, The Oprah Magazine) debut memoir that explores one man's gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America. Becoming a Man is a "moving narrative [that] ill..

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Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Today

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A searing indictment of racial injustice in America - inspired by the life and work of James Baldwin - to help us understand the present moment, and imagine a new ..

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Behind Closed Doors

A powerful, moving true story from Sunday Times bestseller, Maggie Hartley, Britain's most-loved foster carer. Perfect for fans of Cathy Glass and Casey Watson. Foster carer Maggie Hartley ..

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Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon

With her canon of best-selling singles, electrifying stage performances and iconic music videos, Britney Spears is undoubtedly a modern pop superstar. But her story has long been clouded by society's ..

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Being Heumann: Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

Former advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama, star of the Oscar-nominated Crip Camp and one of the planet's most influential disability rights activists, tells her personal story of fighting for the..

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Belonging: The Autobiography

Alun Wyn Jones is the most capped rugby player of all time. Seen by many as one of the greatest ever Welsh players, he has won three Grand Slams for Wales and was named the best player of the 2019 Six..

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Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture (USA edition)

"Black Spartacus is a tour de force: by far the most complete, authoritative and persuasive biography of Toussaint that we are likely to have for a long time . . . An extraordinarily gripping read." -..

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Black Teacher

'Fresh and vital ... Full of wit, perceptiveness, humour and compassion ... A remarkable pioneer ... A hugely important memoir from the rare perspective of a black woman transported to the colonial mo..

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Blood Legacy: Reckoning With a Family's Story of Slavery

Through the story of his own family's history as slave and plantation owners, Alex Renton looks at how we owe it to the present to understand the legacy of the past. When the transatlantic slave trade..

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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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Bloomsbury Group, The

The most constructive and creative influence on English taste between the two wars, 'The Bloomsbury Group' was a union of friends who transformed British culture with their approach to art, design and..

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Blue Nights

From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and d..

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Books of Jacob: A Novel

The Nobel Prize-winner's richest, most sweeping and ambitious novel yet follows the comet-like rise and fall of a mysterious, messianic religious leader as he blazes his way across eighteenth-century ..

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Bosie: A Biography of Lord Alfred Douglas

WITH A NEW FOREWORD AND REVISED INTRODUCTION 'I love this book. Douglas Murray is a genius' Rupert Everett Lord Alfred Douglas, known as 'Bosie', son of the Marquess of Queensber..

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Bourdain: In Stories

When Anthony Bourdain died in June 2018, fans around the globe came together to celebrate the life of an inimitable man who had dedicated his life to traveling nearly everywhere (and eating nearly eve..

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