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Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters

Before Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome Home. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in 1936 in Ala..

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Wham! George & Me

Wham! were the band that never underestimated the power of pop, nor the healing powers it possessed. In 1981, what started out as a boyhood friendship, catapulted two suburban adolescents to worldw..

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such ra..

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When Breath Becomes Air

THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. "Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable". (New York Times). At the age of thirty-s..

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When I Had a Little Sister: The Story of a Farming Family Who Never Spoke

When I had a Little Sister by Catherine Simpson is a searingly honest and heartbreaking account of growing up in a farming family, and of Catherine's search for understanding into what led her younger..

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When I Spoke in Tongues: A Story of Faith and Its Loss

Growing up in poverty in the rural backwoods of southern Maryland, the Pentecostal church was at the core of Jessica Wilbanks' family life. At sixteen, driven by a desire to discover the world, Jessic..

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When the Dogs Don't Bark: A Forensic Scientist's Search for the Truth

The compelling memoir from the UK's most eminent forensic scientist and some of the most fascinating criminal investigations she has worked on. 'The dead keep many secrets. Sometimes they ..

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When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains

'It's not always a grim story. Alongside anger and despair there is love and hope. But the message is stark. This is the way bullies work. When Time Stopped is more than just history. It's a warning.'..

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Where Shall We Run To?: A Memoir

From one of our greatest living writers, comes a remarkable memoir of a forgotten England. 'The war went. We sang in the playground, "Bikini lagoon, an atom bomb's boom, and two big explosions...

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Where the Hornbeam Grows: A Journey in Search of a Garden

Out of place and lonely after a relocation to Switzerland, Beth Lynch realises that she needs to get her hands dirty if she is to put down roots. And so she sets about making herself at home in the wa..

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Who am I, again?

A child of the Jamaican diaspora, Lenny Henry was one of seven children in a boisterous, complicated family. With honesty, tenderness and a glorious sense of humour, he conducts a jam session of memor..

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Who Am I, Again?

How do you beat the bullies and the bigots? Here's how. In his long-awaited autobiography, Sir Lenny Henry tells the extraordinary story of his early years and sudden rise to fame. Born soon..

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Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir, A

A lively, intimate memoir from an icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism which opened the door for marriage equality. Edie..

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and a..

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Will

Will's mother's hokey homily, Waste not, want not . . . hisses in his ears as he oscillates furiously on the spot, havering on the threshold between the bedroom and the dying one . . .all the while c..

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Wine Girl: A sommelier's tale of making it in the toxic world of fine dining

An affecting memoir from America's youngest sommelier, tracing her path through the glamorous but famously toxic restaurant world At just twenty-one, Victoria James became America's younges..

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Woman in the White Kimono, The

Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamura's prearranged marriage secures her family's status in their traditional Japanese community. However, Naoko has fallen for an American sailor and to marry..

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Woman of Firsts, A The midwife who built a hospital and changed the world

'The Muslim Mother Teresa' Huffington Post Imprisonment. Mutilation. Persecution. Edna Adan Ismail endured it all - for the women of Africa. A Woman of Firsts tells the inspirational..

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Woman of Firsts: The midwife who built a hospital and changed the world, A

The astonishing story of a daughter, campaigner, First Lady and nurse SIMPLY A MIDWIFE is the inspirational story of a remarkable daughter, nurse and First Lady. The indomitable Edna Adan Ismai..

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Work in Progress: Unconventional Thoughts on Designing an Extraordinary Life

How did a couple of quirky siblings from suburban Pittsburgh end up as the king and queen of eclectic-design chic with their own HGTV show They never let fear get in the way of a great idea. Leanne an..

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Working With Winston

A portrait of Winston Churchill as seen through the eyes of those who knew him best - the personal secretaries who worked for him throughout his life. To maintain the pace at which he worked a..

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World I Fell Out Of, The

The Sunday Times Bestseller From the award-winning writer of The Times Magazine's 'Spinal Column': a deeply moving, darkly funny, inspirational memoir 'It's beautiful - full of love and li..

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Writer of Our Time, A : The Life and Work of John Berger

John Berger was one of the most influential thinkers and writers of postwar Europe. As a novelist, he won the Booker Prize in 1972, donating half his prize money to the Black Panthers; as a TV present..

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Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger, A

The first intellectual biography of the life and work of John Berger John Berger was one of the most influential thinkers and writers of postwar Europe. As a novelist, he won the Booker Prize in 197..

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Writing on the Wall,The

'Memoirs such as this will ensure we do not lose the struggle against "forgetting" - that sly accomplice of tyranny' Magda Szubanski In 1939, as Hitler's troops march on Prague, a Jewish couple m..

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Yasuke: The true story of the legendary African Samurai

WARRIOR. SAMURAI. LEGEND. The remarkable life of history's first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. The m..

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Year of Magical Thinking

From one of America's iconic writers, a portrait of a marriage and a life - in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. A stunning book of electric..

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Year of the Monkey

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. ..

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Yellow Notebook: Diaries Volume One 1978-1986

Helen Garner has kept a diary for almost all her life. But until now, those exercise books filled with her thoughts, observations, frustrations and joys have been locked away, out of bounds, in a laun..

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You Left Early: A True Story of Love and Alcohol

This brutal, beautiful memoir from award-winning novelist Louisa Young is a heartbreaking portrayal of love, grief and the merciless grip of addiction. Louisa first met Robert Lockhart when they were..

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Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary

An intimate, revisionist portrait of the early years of Fidel Castro, showing how an unlikely young Cuban led his country in revolution and transfixed the world. This book will change how you thi..

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Your Own Kind of Girl

This is the story I promised myself, aged twenty-one, that I would one day be brave enough - and well enough - to write. Clare Bowditch has always had a knack for telling stories. Through her mu..

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