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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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138 Dates: The true story of one woman's search for everything

What will it take to follow your dream? On the outside, Rebekah Campbell has an enviable life. At thirty-five, she is founder of hot Sydney start-up Posse.com, she writes one of Australia's most ..

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200 Women

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28: A memoir of football, addiction, art, masculinity and love

'Like Andre Agassi's Open, this is a transformative book; it is going to change our way of seeing' Malcolm Knox 'Brandon Jack is a force for good' Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, hosts of the..

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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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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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Afghan Napoleon - The Life of Ahmad Shah Massoud

The first biography in a decade of Afghan resistance leader Ahad Shah Massoud. When the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979, the forces of resistance were disparate. Many groups were caught up i..

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Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime

Includes a new introduction from Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of THE MONOGRAM MURDERS Agatha Christie was not only the biggest selling writer of detective stories the world has ever kn..

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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 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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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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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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Altar Boys, The

Boys with everything to live for ... A community betrayed ... The whistle-blower priest who paid the ultimate price Glen Walsh and Steven Alward were childhood friends in their tight-knit worki..

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Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black

The definitive story of Amy Winehouse's life and career told through key photographs, memorabilia and recollections by those who knew her best. Curated by Amy's stylist and close friend Naomi Parry. ..

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An Elephant in My Kitchen

"The most magical book about the African bush since Born Free." Daily Mail A blonde, chic Parisienne, Francoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But when ..

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An Innocent Baby: Why would anyone abandon little Darcy-May?

When foster carer, Cathy Glass, is asked to foster Darcy-May, a two-day old baby, she is very concerned. The baby is coming to her straight from hospital and will have no contact with her teenage moth..

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And Away...

The long-awaited first autobiography by national treasure Bob Mortimer. Bob Mortimer's life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that requir..

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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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Audacity

'While I've been very blessed to have worked in comedy for over a decade, The Audacity gives me the opportunity to connect with people more fully and honestly than a panel show allows. I've learned to..

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

'I looked death in the eyes. I did it fifty thousand times...' Wilhelm Brasse _______________ When Germany invaded Wilhelm Brasse's native Poland in 1939, he was asked to swear allegiance to H..

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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 The extraordinary life of one of the world's most famous and notorious adventurers Sir Joseph Banks was a man of passion whos..

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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 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

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the first African-..

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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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Before & Laughter

*A memoir and self-help manual by one of the country's most treasured comedians - for anyone who feels stuck in a rut but doesn't have the tools or self-belief to shake things up* In his mi..

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Before Wallis: Edward VIII's Other Women

An original history of the women who left a mark in Edward VIII's life before Wallis Simpson dominated it. Much has been told about the love story between Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, which led to..

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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 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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Between Two Kingdoms: What almost dying taught me about living

We all face moments that bring us to our knees- heartbreak, trauma, illness. When things don't go to plan this is the book to reach for - an inspirational memoir about what the struggle to survive tea..

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Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan

John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the past one hundred years the classic thriller has never been out of print and has inspired numerous adaptations for film, t..

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Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness

What makes us happy? Is there a knack to it? Is it the joy of playing a round of crazy golf, or of just being in a forest? In this beautiful and uplifting book, Bill Bailey explores all th..

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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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