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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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Born with Teeth: A Memoir

At 22, Kate Mulgrew gave birth to a daughter. Having already signed the adoption papers, she was allowed only a fleeting glimpse of her child. Three days later, she returned to work as the star of a p..

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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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Both/And:  Life in Many Worlds

In this beautifully written and propulsive memoir, Huma Abedin-Hillary Clinton's famously private top aide and longtime adviser-emerges from the wings of American political history to take command of ..

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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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boy who drew Auschwitz, The

'We felt an urge to document what we had witnessed. If we who had experienced it, I reasoned, did not reveal the bitter truth, people simply would not believe the extent of the Nazis' evil. I wanted t..

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Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, 3rd Edition: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Los

What happens when a young child is traumatized? How does terror affect a child's mind-and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror:..

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Boys in the Boat

Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an ext..

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Brat: And '80s Story

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Brave New Humans: The Dirty Reality of Donor Conception

An astonishing real-life whodunnit and investigative expose, Brave New Humans reveals the uncomfortable realities of assisted reproduction and its very human fallout. Journalist Sarah Dingle was..

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Broken Greek

*AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 'BOOK OF THE WEEK'* 'Lip-lickingly, dance-around-the-living-room good... A smash hit' Observer 'Unflinching and heartwarming' - Adam Kay 'Tend..

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Broken: In the Best Possible Way

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson comes her most personal book yet. As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, she explores..

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Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home

'A wise and wonderful book from the hugely talented Nikesh Shukla. Written for his daughters, inspired by his mother whom they never got to meet, this love letter to his brown babies encompasses fathe..

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BWB Text: Playing for Both Sides: Love Across the Tasman BWB

For novelist Stephanie Johnson, her relationship with Australia and Australians has been an ambivalent one. She has lived there for periods in her life, and her first book, a collection of short stori..

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Call the Vet: My Life as a Young Vet in 1970s London

Arriving in 1970s' London as a fresh-faced Canadian, Bruce Fogle assumed that because he knew the language, he would understand the English. As a graduate of the world's best veterinary school, he als..

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Carnival of Snackery: Diaries: Volume Two

For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total stran..

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Carrie Fisher:  Life on the Edge

In her 2008 bestseller, Girls Like Us, Sheila Weller-with heart and a profound feel for the times-gave us a surprisingly intimate portrait of three icons: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. ..

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Catherine the Great and Potemkin: The Imperial Love Affair

'One of the great love stories of history, in a league with Napoleon and Josephine, and Antony and Cleopatra ... Excellent, with dazzling mastery of detail and literary flair' Economist It ..

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Chancellor:  Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel

The definitive biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, detailing the remarkable rise and political brilliance of the most powerful - and elusive - woman in the world. The Chancellor is at once a..

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Chief Witness: escape from China's modern-day concentration camps

A shocking depiction of one of the world's most ruthless regimes - and the story of one woman's fight to survive. A shocking depiction of one of the world's most ruthless regimes - and the story ..

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Choice, The

THE AWARDWINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Even in hell, hope can flower 'Eger's remarkable spirit shines through in every word' Stylist In 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent ..

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Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller

The streets of Cairo make strange music. The echoing calls to prayer; the raging insults hurled between drivers; the steady crescendo of horns honking; the shouts of street vendors; the television set..

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Churchill & Son

'In this fascinating account of the turbulent Churchill father-and-son relationship, Josh Ireland shows how central Winston and Randolph were to each other's lives' Andrew Roberts Few fathe..

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Clive Bell and the Making of Modernism:  Biography

'Amusing, charming, stimulating, urbane' - THE TIMES 'Restores Clive Bell vividly to life' - Lucasta Miller Clive Bell is perhaps better known today for being a Bloomsbury socialite and the hus..

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Coffin Confessor, The

'That's when I stood up, told the best mate to sit down, shut up or f**k off. That the man in the coffin had a few things to say.' Imagine you are dying with a secret. Something you've never had ..

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Cold Coast

Inspired by the story of Svalbard's first female trapper, Cold Coast is a gripping portrayal of survival within the stark beauty and perilous wilderness of the high Arctic In 1932, Wanny Woldsta..

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Coming Undone: A Memoir

'BREATHTAKING' Dolly Alderton, 'REMARKABLE' Marian Keyes, 'LIFE-CHANGING' Emma Jane Unsworth, 'COMPELLING' Amy Liptrot, 'EXTRAORDINARY' Sali Hughes To everyone else, Terri White appeared to be li..

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Complete Memoirs: Expanded Edition

Southern Chile was an open frontier when the beloved poet Pablo Neruda was born there in 1904. A motherless, pensive child in the wild, he began writing poems long before quitting the countryside for ..

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Confessions of a Bookseller: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Irreverently funny ... kept me giggling all week.' - Scotland on Sunday "Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?" Shaun Bythell ..

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Consent: A Memoir

Already an international literary sensation, an intimate and powerful memoir of a young French teenage girl's relationship with a famous, much older male writer-a universal #MeToo story of power, mani..

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Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different

Renowned, bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk takes us behind the scenes of the writing life, with postcards from decades on the road and incredible examination of the power of fiction and the art of..

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Conversations with Rbg: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more than twenty years of conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump er..

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Corfu Trilogy, The

Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - "My Family and Other Animals", "Birds, Beasts and Relatives" and "The Garden of the Gods" by Gerald Durrell, are available in a single edition ..

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Countess from Kirribilli

She was 'amused, cynical, ironic, loving, gay, ferocious, cold, ardent but never gentle'. She was a whirlwind. She created around her the atmosphere of a Court at which her friends were either in disg..

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Creating Anna Karenina: Tolstoy and the Birth of Literature's Most Enigmatic Heroine

The story behind the origins of Anna Karenina and the turbulent life and times of Leo Tolstoy. Anna Karenina is one of the most nuanced characters in world literature and we return to her, and th..

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Cry of the Kalahari

'A remarkable story beautifully told... Among such classics as Goodall's In the Shadow of Man and Fossey's Gorillas in the Mist' Chicago Tribune Carrying little more than a change of clothe..

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Cubed

Erno Rubik - the inventor of the Rubik's Cube - inspires us with what he's learned in a lifetime of creating, curiosity and discovery. Erno Rubik was a child when he first became obsessed w..

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Cult Following: My escape and return to the Children of God

Bexy Cameron grew up in the notorious Children of God cult, where the concept of family means something very different to what we are all used to. One of 12 children, her parents were the face of the ..

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Cure for Good Intentions

'When I was twenty-eight I trained as a doctor. Initially everyone was interested. Amazing! people said, when I told them. What made you do that? I couldn't find a short answer. Sometimes I said, "I h..

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Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found: The Costa Book of the Year 2018

The last time Lien saw her parents was in the Hague, where she was collected at the door by a stranger and taken away to be hidden from the Nazis. She was raised by her foster family as one of their o..

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Dante

An international bestseller. Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy has defined how people imagine and depict heaven and hell for over 700 years. However, outside of Italy, his other works are not well-..

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Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Town

A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'A bracing account of discovery ... Glistens with deftly told snippets and character-rich stories' Financial Times 'Marks the birth of a new star of non-ficti..

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Daughter of The River Country

From a victim of the 'stolen generations' comes a remarkable memoir of abuse, survival - and ultimately hope. Born in country NSW in the 1940s, baby Dianne is immediately taken from her Aborigin..

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Day the Nazis Came, The : My childhood journey from Britain to a German concentration camp

By the time he was six years old, Stephen Matthews had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of Adolf Hitler's Third..

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Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X - includ..

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Dead Men Don't Tell Tales

The world's only million-copy-selling truck fitter is back, faster than ever 'A one-off, genuine marvel' - The Times Guy famously often said, 'I love racing because it can kill you'. But he'..

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Dear Senthuran:  Black spirit memoir

In letters addressed to their friends, to members of their family - both biological and chosen - and to fellow storytellers, Akwaeke describes the shape of a life lived in overlapping realities. Throu..

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Del of a Life, A

PRE-ORDER NOW- the hilarious and heartfelt new autobiography from the national treasure Sir David Jason''So lithe,' they say. 'So spry and sparkling. So uncannily youthful. How on earth do you do it?'..

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