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Days in the Caucasus

We all know families that are poor but 'respectable'. Mine, in contrast, was extremely rich but not 'respectable' at all... This is the extraordinary memoir of an 'odd, rich, exotic' childhood - ..

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Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss

It takes courage to love the things of this world when all of them, without fail, are fleeting, fading, no more than a spark against the darkness of deep time. Yet when everything you have been and do..

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Delayed Life, A

The powerful, heart-breaking memoir of Dita Kraus, the real-life Librarian of Auschwitz Born in Prague to a Jewish family in 1929, Dita Kraus has lived through the most turbulent decades of the t..

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Devotion

From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic-its source a mystery, its impact unexpect..

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Diary of a Young Girl, The (70th Anniversary Edition)

The definitive 70th anniversary edition of "The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank and edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler, the world's most famous diary and 'one of the greatest books of th..

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Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition, The

'June, 1942- I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.' In Amsterdam, in th..

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Dickens and His Circle

"When I was at primary school, my teacher asked if any of us had heard of Charles Dickens. I was amazed she knew his name, because, until that moment, I had only known him as one of my ancestors." (Lu..

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Dickens: Great Lives in Graphic Form

Most people know that Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian era, whose works include David Copperfield and Great Expectations. What, perhaps, they don't know i..

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Dining with the Durrells: Stories and Recipes from the Cookery Archive of Mrs Louisa Durrell

'We lolled in the sea until it was time to return for tea, another of Mother's gastronomic triumphs. Tottering mounds of hot scones; crisp paper-thin biscuits; cakes like snowdrifts, oozing jam; cakes..

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Disappearance of Emile Zola: Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case

Pronounced guilty of libel and sentenced to a year in prison, novelist Emile Zola went on the run.Zola's crime had been to defend a wrongly convicted man, in what became known as the Dreyfus Affair. F..

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Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. B..

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Diving-Bell and the Butterfly, The

The diary of Jean-Dominique Bauby who, with his left eyelid (the only surviving muscle after a massive stroke) dictated a remarkable book about his experiences locked inside his body. A masterpiece an..

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Patterns, Proteins and Peace: A Life in Science

*Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award* The definitive biography of chemist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, the only British woman to win a Nobel prize in the sciences to ..

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Down and Out in Paris and London

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Dreams From My Father : A Story of Race & Inheritance

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New Y..

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Dressed For War: The Story of Audrey Withers, Vogue editor extraordinaire from the Blitz to the Swinging Sixties

Dressed For War: The Story of Audrey Withers, Vogue editor extraordinaire from the Blitz to the Swinging Sixties is the untold story of our most iconic fashion magazine in its most formative years, in..

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Eat Your Heart Out: Love Stories from around the World

In a world of hate, let's serve up some love . . . Peta Mathias has encountered many a lovelorn tale on her gastronomic travels around the world. Searching further, she has unearthed more storie..

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Educated

'One of my favourite parts of summer is deciding what to read when things slow down just a bit, whether it?s on a vacation with family or just a quiet afternoon ... Tara Westover?s Educated is a remar..

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Education of an Idealist, The

`One of our foremost thinkers on foreign policy.' Barack Obama What can one person do? At a time of division and upheaval, Samantha Power offers an urgent response to this question - and c..

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Elisabeth's Lists: A Life Between the Lines

Many years after the death of her grandmother, Lulah Ellender inherited a curious object - a book of handwritten lists. On the face of it, Elisabeth's lists seemed rather ordinary - shopping list..

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Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World

Elon Musk is the visionary behind SpaceX and CEO of the electric car company Tesla. He is working on unique and daring improvements to both public transit and solar energy. And then, there's his highl..

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Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide s..

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Erratics: 2019 Stella Prize Winner, The

Dark, sharp, blackly funny and powerful, this is memoir, wielded as weapon, with the tightly compressed energy of an explosive device. 'We've been disowned and disinherited: there's not changin..

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Eternal Boy: The Life of Kenneth Grahame

The story of Kenneth Grahame, author of the children's classic Wind in the Willows, and of the vision of English pastoral that inspired it. A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'Matthew Dennison sk..

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EVA Gore-Booth: An Image of Such Politics

This is the first dedicated biography of the extraordinary Irish woman, Eva Gore-Booth. Gore-Booth rejected her aristocratic heritage choosing to live and work amongst the poorest classes in industria..

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Every Tool's A Hammer: Life Is What You Make It

MythBusters' Adam Savage - Discovery Channel star and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech - shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and suc..

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Everything I Know About Love

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage,..

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Exploited: A teenager trapped in a world of abuse and coercion. Can the love of a foster mother set her free?

Fourteen-year-old Hannah comes to live with foster carer Maggie Hartley after her mum pleads with Social Services to take her into care, unable to cope with her daughter anymore. Previously a good stu..

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Faber & Faber: The Untold Story

Faber and Faber is one of the world's greatest independent publishers. Literary superstars like T.S.Eliot, William Golding, Ted Hughes, and Sylvia Plath are synonymous with the name 'Faber', as are th..

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Faber & Faber: The Untold Story

The names of T. S. Eliot, William Golding, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Seamus Heaney are synonymous with the publishing house Faber & Faber, founded in Bloomsbury in 1929. But behind these stellar li..

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Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee

A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else-Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill-from the authors of Furious Love. ..

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Fall of the House of Byron: Scandal and Seduction in Georgian England

'A hauntingly beautiful portrait of the Byron dynasty' Rebecca Rideal 'Combining new research with a pacy narrative, Emily Brand introduces the glamorous and flawed Byron dynasty-William, t..

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Father & Son: Oxford World's Classics

'This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs.' Father and Son stands as one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it Edmund Go..

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Fellowship

In The Fellowship, Philip and Carol Zaleski offer the first complete rendering of the Inklings' lives and works. Lewis maps the medieval mind, accepts Christ while riding in the sidecar of his brother..

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Figuring

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE AND BOOKPAGE Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figur..

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Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family

Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika..

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First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill

Without Churchill's inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister...

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First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong

Soon to be a major motion picture, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America's most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong - the man whose "one small step" change..

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First World War Poets

First World War Poets by Alan Judd and David Crane. This collection of short biographies of those remarkable men who sought to record and convey the horrors of the Great War in poetry draws on letters..

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Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend: 200th Anniversary Edition

Whether honoured and admired or criticized and ridiculed, Florence Nightingale has invariably been misrepresented and misunderstood. As the Lady with the Lamp, ministering to the wounded and dying of ..

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Fourteen

Fourteen is this generation's Holding the Man - a moving coming-of-age memoir about a young man's search for identity and acceptance in the most unforgiving and hostile of places: high school. ..

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Franci's War

In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek Epstein arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her six-year..

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Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historian's Journey from Shetland to the Channel

'This is the book that has been wanting to be written for decades: the ragged fringe of Britain as a laboratory for the human spirit' Adam Nicolson Over the course of a year, leading historian ..

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Free, Melania: The Unauthorized Biography

he first behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most enigmatic First Lady in U.S. history Melania Trump is an enigma. Regardless of your political leanings, she is fascinating-a First Lady who, i..

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Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo

A reissue of the beautifully illustrated and authoritative biography of Frida Kahlo, publishing in time for a major London exhibition Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century's most ext..

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Galileo: And the Science Deniers

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history's greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. ..

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Gentleman Jack: A biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist

The extraordinary life of history's first modern lesbian who inspired the television series Gentleman Jack. Anne Lister's journals were so shocking that the first person to crack their secret cod..

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Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer

As a student in Melbourne, Elizabeth Kleinhenz heard frequent talk of this almost mythical figure, Germaine Greer. Urged on by her mother, a first wave feminist, she read The Female Eunuch, a clarion ..

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Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer

As a student in Melbourne, Elizabeth Kleinhenz heard frequent talk of this almost mythical figure, Germaine Greer. Urged on by her mother, a first wave feminist, she read The Female Eunuch, a clarion ..

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

This is the mass market edition of the popular book by Dr. Ben Carson whose inspiring story tells of a frustrated inner-city kid whose faith in God helped him become director of pediatric neurosurgery..

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Giordano Bruno: Philosopher Heretic

Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) is one of the great figures of early modern Europe, and one of the least understood. Ingrid D. Rowland's biography establishes him once and for all as a peer of Erasmus, Sha..

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