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And I'd Do It Again

With the world at her feet and Californian railroad fortunes in her purse, Aimee had a tale or two to tell. Here, she boldly delivers her hilarious memoirs of escaping headhunters in Borneo, avoiding ..

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And Thank You For Watching: Extraordinary Stories from a Veteran News Journalist

For over thirty years, Mark Austin has covered the biggest stories in the world for ITN and Sky News. As a foreign correspondent and anchorman he has witnessed first-hand some of the most significant ..

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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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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: The Collected Works

Anne Frank's diary is one of the most recognised and widely read books of the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the Anne Frank House on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam each year t..

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Anthony Blunt: His Lives

Anthony Blunt, aesthete, communist, homosexual, MI5 agent and Soviet mole, was Surveyor of the King's Pictures and Director of the Courtauld Institute. Betrayed in 1963, he voted for Margaret Thatcher..

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Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 in The Sunday Times, Spectator, Mail on Sunday, Observer andFinancial Times'A landmark biography' The Times, Books of the Year'One of our generation's greatest biographers' Lond..

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Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India

Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gi..

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Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India

Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gi..

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Anything Is Possible

Cosentino is Australia's premier illusionist - a magician to his fingertips, a man who constantly challenges our notions of what is possible. This is his thrilling and inspiring story. Cosentino is ..

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Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge

Author, poet, and memoirist Svoboda takes the reader on a fascinating journey from Ridge's childhood as a newly arrived Irish immigrant in the grim mining towns of New Zealand, to her years as a buddi..

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Apology, The

'Perhaps the most anticipated post-Weinstein release' Sunday Times `A masterpiece ... Truly one of the most courageous and original works of our time' Naomi Klein `One of the most original..

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Appointment in Arezzo: A friendship with Muriel Spark

This book is an intimate, fond, and funny memoir of one of the greatest novelists of the last century. A colourful, personal, anecdotal, indiscrete, and admiring memoir that charts the course of Murie..

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Arab, Australian, Other: Stories on Race and Identity
Arbitrary Stupid Goal

In Arbitrary Stupid Goal, Tamara Shopsin takes the reader on a pointillist time-travel trip to the Greenwich Village of her bohemian 1970s childhood, a funky, tight-knit small town in the big city, lo..

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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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Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

'When we really see each other, we want to help each other' - Amanda Palmer Imagine standing on a box in the middle of a busy city, dressed as a white-faced bride, and silently using your eyes to ask ..

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Art of Being Bill: Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome

Are you Murray obsessed?What better way to celebrate all that is Bill Murray than through art? Bill Murray art shows have been popping up across the country. Join in the celebration with The Art of Be..

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Art Of The Wasted Day, The

A sharp and unconventional book - a swirl of memoir, travelogue and biography of some of history's champion day-dreamers." -Maureen Corrigan, "Fresh Air" A spirited inquiry into the lost value of leis..

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Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood

A brilliant exploration of the natural, medical, psychological, and political facets of fertilityWhen Belle Boggs's "The Art of Waiting" was published in Orion in 2012, it went viral, leading to repub..

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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

Abandoning the Cotswolds village that raised him, the young Laurie Lee walks to London. There he makes a living labouring and playing the violin. But, deciding to travel further a field and knowing on..

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Assata: An Autobiography

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the ..

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At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Forgiveness

From the daughter of Muhammad Ali comes an intimate portrait of the heavyweight boxing champion and a final love letter from a daughter to her father. Through audio journals, love letters and ch..

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At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Forgiveness

At Home with Muhammad Ali is an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of a legend, a man admired and respected as the greatest sporting icon of our age, written by Ali's daughter Hana. As Muhammad..

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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

During her lifetime , the Belgian - born British actress Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 93), star of such films as Roman Holiday , Sabrina , Funny Face , Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady , Charade ..

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Aunt Branwell and the Bront  Legacy

Elizabeth Branwell was born in Penzance in 1770, a member of a large and influential Cornish family of merchants and property owners. In 1821 her life changed forever when her sister Maria fell danger..

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Austen: Great Lives in Graphic Form

It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey each of them in vivid snapshots. The result is a quick-fire journey through t..

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Autobiography of a Yogi

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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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Autobiography of Malcolm X

They called him the 'angriest black man in America' ...Celebrated and vilified the world over for his courageous but bitter fight to gain for millions of black men and women the equality and respect d..

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AutoBioPhilosophy

Autobiophilosophy is an astonishingly frank and original autobiography that explores the fundamental question of what it means to be human. Robert Rowland Smith's life story involves a love tri..

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Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse

In the autumn of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife travelled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called 'a goddam wonderful city'. He was a year shy of his fiftieth birthday and hadn't publ..

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Ayesha's Gift: A daughter's search for the truth about her father

**FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING PHILOMENA, MADE INTO THE AWARD-WINNING FILM STARRING STEVE COOGAN AND JUDI DENCH** Ayesha's Gift is the true story of a young woman, born in Pakistan, living ..

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Ayoade on Ayoade

In this book Richard Ayoade - actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist - reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often er..

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Backcloth: A Memoir

First published in 1986, Backcloth is volume four of Dirk Bogarde's best-selling memoirs Filling the gaps left between his previous memoirs, as well as highlighting new episodes, Backcloth explor..

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Bad Blood: A Memoir

One of the most critically acclaimed memoirs ever written. One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesi..

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Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World

Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Joan Jett, god..

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Banjo

The remarkable life of Australia's greatest storyteller A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson is rightly recognised as Australia's greatest storyteller and most celebrated poet, the boy from the bush who..

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Barefoot Surgeon: The Inspirational Story of Dr Sanduk Ruit, the Eye Surgeon Giving Sight and Hope to the World's Poor

'A true insight into my remarkable friend Dr Sanduk Ruit.' - Gabi Hollows 'He reminds me of Don Bradman. They both have a God-given talent and skill....' - Ray Martin 'If I've done one thing..

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Basketball Diaries, The

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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

'A ripping read ... fascinating, charming, enjoyably unorthodox' Daily Telegraph Was Niccolo Machiavelli really the cynical schemer of legend - or was he a profound ethical thinker, who tried to ..

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Beasts in My Belfry

Written with Gerald Durrell's usual sharp eye for observing humour in any situation, Beasts in my Belfry will delight fans both old and new. At the age of two I made up my mind quite firmly and unequ..

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Beautiful Boy : A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

David Sheff's story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view -- a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope. Before..

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Beauty

You were either fit and trim or you weren't working hard enough. Your body was how you conveyed wealth and status to your peers, it was a personality trait, a symbol of goodness and values: an ethical..

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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 Beauvoir: A Life

`One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman', wrote Simone de Beauvoir. This is a woman who was also to become a philosopher, a novelist, an existentialist, and a feminist icon. Her novels won ..

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Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi

The story of the making of Adolf Hitler that we are all familiar with is the one Hitler himself wove in his 1924 trial, and then expanded upon in Mein Kampf. It tells of his rapid emergence as Nationa..

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Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

The must-read new memoir from one of psychiatry's most important figures.Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this profound memoir, he turns his writing and his th..

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Beekeeper of Sinjar: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq, The

In The Beekeeper of Sinjar, the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail tells the harrowing stories of women from across Iraq who have managed to escape the clutches of ISIS. Since 2014, ISIS has ..

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