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How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir

WINNER OF THE 2019 KIRKUS PRIZE IN NONFICTION WINNER OF THE 2020 STONEWALL BOOK AWARD-ISRAEL FISHMAN NONFICTION AWARD ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES'S 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 One of th..

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Humans

Brandon Stanton's Humans is a book that connects readers as global citizens at a time when erecting more borders is the order of the day. It shows us the entire world, one story at a time . . . B..

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Hungover Games, The

'The Hungover Games deftly explores expectations of modern womanhood through a beautiful, wild, painfully honest, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking story. Full of adventure and awe, Sophie Heawood..

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I Am An Island

'The memoir of the year' - Vogue 'Completely astonishing...the fragility of life transcended and restored by the triumphant pull of a determination to survive' - Juliet Nicolson When Tamsin ..

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I Am Somebody: Why Jesse Jackson Matters

There are few figures and leaders of recent American history of greater social and political consequence than Jesse Jackson, and few more relevant for America's current political climate. In the 1960s..

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I Choose Elena

Aged fifteen and on track to be an Olympic gymnast, Lucia Osborne-Crowley was violently raped in Sydney on a night out, sparking a series of events that left her devastatingly ill for more than ten ye..

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known d..

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I Love the Bones of You: My Father And The Making Of Me

`My father was an "ordinary man", which of course means he was extraordinary. I aim to capture him and his impact on my life and career.' - Christopher Eccleston Drawing on his memories, Chris ..

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I Love the Bones of You: My Father And The Making Of Me

'A beautiful book.' Zoe Ball Be it as Nicky Hutchinson in Our Friends In The North, Maurice in The A Word, or his reinvention of Doctor Who, one man, in life and death, has accompanied Christop..

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I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are: The laugh out loud collection from the creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
I'm Ralph, I'm Dad:  Daughter Explores Identity, Relationship and a Gentler Dementia

Ralph Wood was diagnosed with dementia, and over the ensuing years his daughter, a medical doctor, along with other close family members, walked that journey beside him. Through poems, d..

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Ian McKellen: The Biography

Few actors achieve in their lifetime what Sir Ian McKellen has. A repertoire of vast commercial success coupled with critically acclaimed and authoritative Shakespearian roles. A man whose achievement..

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Illustrated Letters of Oscar Wilde, The: A Life in Letters, Writings and Wit

"I don't regret for a single moment having lived for pleasure. I did it to the full, as one should do anything one does. I lived on honeycomb." Oscar Wilde Although it is over 120 years since h..

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In Her Footsteps

Discover the lives and locations of trailblazing women who changed the course of history as you journey to the heart of women's activism, history and creativity through the ages. From the temp..

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In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary

'I have never before in my life kept a diary of my thoughts, and here at the start of my ninth decade, having for the moment nothing much else to write, I am having a go at it. Good luck to me.' ..

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In Search of Isaiah Berlin: A Literary Adventure

Isaiah Berlin was one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century - a man who set ideas on fire. His defence of liberty and plurality was passionate and persuasive and inspired a generation. His..

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In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World

A voyage of discovery, nature and untold histories - in the vein of Clare Wright, Edmund de Waal and Helen Macdonald. When the first woman to circumnavigate the world completed her journey in 17..

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In the Dream House: A Memoir

In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing experience with a charismatic but volatile woman, ..

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In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

'Never less than compelling ... She consistently succeeds in bringing what might otherwise seem dusty and remote to vivid life' Tom Holland, Literary Review 'Starts with an erupting volcano - and..

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India: An Area Of Darkness; India: A Wounded Civilization & India: A Million Mutinies Now

With an introduction from Paul Theroux, author of The Great Railway Bazaar. V.S. Naipaul first visited India in 1962 at twenty-nine. He returned in 2015 at eighty-two. The intervening years and v..

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Inferno: A Memoir

My psychosis, for all its destruction and wrath, was a love story. When Catherine left London for the US with her husband James, to introduce her family to their newborn son, she could not have e..

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Is There Still Sex in the City?

Candace Bushnell gets personal in her new memoir - an investigation into what happens when a woman of a certain age (ok, let's call it 'middle') finds herself not-so-young, free and single in the cit..

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Is This Anything?

The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub "Catch a Rising Star..

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James Cook: The story behind the man who mapped the world

The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated. But who was the real Ja..

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James Joyce

Edna O'Brien depicts James Joyce as a man hammered by Church, State and family, yet from such adversities he wrote works 'to bestir the hearts of men and angels'. The journey begins with Joyce the arr..

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Jeremy Hutchinson's Case Histories: From Lady Chatterley's Lover to Howard Marks

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NON-FICTION DAGGER 'Thomas Grant has brought together Hutchinson's greatest legal hits, producing a fascinating episodic cult..

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This new critical biography provides a complete picture of German novelist, playwright and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The book offers fresh, thought-provoking interpretations of all the major wo..

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Journeys in the Wild: The Secret Life of a Cameraman

'Gavin's book is extraordinary: his easy prose and gasp-making encounters make for a gripping and very funny read. It's a rollercoaster ride with a complete professional. I loved it.' JOANNA LUMLEY ..

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Just Ignore Him

The story of a life built on sand. In the rain. In this compelling memoir, comedian and actor Alan Davies recalls his boyhood with vivid insight and devastating humour. Shifting betwe..

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Keeping On Keeping On

Following the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, Keeping On Keeping On contains Bennett's diaries 2005 to 2015, reflecting on a decade that saw four premieres at the National The..

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Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world

'I live an ordinary life thanks to one extraordinary dog. Kika opened up the world to me again. She's made what once seemed impossible possible.' In 2013 Amit Patel is working as a trauma doctor ..

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King's Counsellor: Abdication & War:  Diaries of Sir Alan Lascelles edited by Duff Hart-Davis

'Brilliantly entertaining and historically priceless' Spectator 'Fascinating ... as much a contribution to royal legend as to the history of the war' Daily Telegraph As Assistant..

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Know My Name

The riveting, powerful memoir of the woman whose letter to Brock Turner gave voice to millions of survivors...

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Ladies Can't Climb Ladders: The Pioneering Adventures of the First Professional Women

____________ It is a myth that the First World War liberated women. The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern Britain. It..

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Ladies in Waiting:  History of Court Life From the Tudors to the Present Day

'Provides a wealth of juicy anecdotal material about five centuries of court life' New York Times 'Naughty Knickers version of our island story' Daily Mail ----------------------..

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Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of "the View"

When Barbara Walters launched The View, network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation. Instead, within ten years, she'd revolutionized morning TV and made household names of..

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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

**DAILY MAIL'S 'BEST NON-FICTION BOOKS TO HELP YOU THROUGH LOCKDOWN'** 'Beautifully written . . . very entertaining, very funny' RICHARD & JUDY 'It's an astonishing story and nar..

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Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story, The

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated of professions more than ever? Adam Kay, author of This is Goi..

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Last Lighthouse Keeper, The : A Memoir

In Tasmania, John Cook is known as: 'The Keeper of the Flame'. John's renowned as one of the last of the "kerosene keepers": he spent a good part of his 26-year career in Tasmanian lighthouses tending..

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Last Stop Auschwitz: My Story of Survival

Thought to be the only complete book written within Auschwitz itself, this is for readers of The Cut Out Girl and The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz. 'We know that there is only one e..

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Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp

Eddy de Wind, a Dutch doctor and psychiatrist, was shipped to Auschwitz with his wife Friedel in 1943. They made it through the brutal selection process and were put to work. Each day, each hour becam..

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Leo Tolstoy

When he arrived in Moscow in 1851, a young Leo Tolstoy set himself three immediate aims: to gamble, to marry and to obtain a post. At that time he managed only the first. The writer's momentous life w..

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Leonardo da Vinci

The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is "a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it...Most importa..

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Let's Hope for the Best

'I think the world should read it' LISA TADDEO, AUTHOR OF THREE WOMEN A Guardian Book of the Year After the unexpected death of her partner, Carolina Setterwall found herself bereft and rudd..

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Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

Joe Posnanski enters the colorful world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans to explore the illusionist's impact on global culture-and why his legacy endures to this day. Nearly a ce..

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Life in a Box: Traveller. Antiques Dealer. Mother. Model. Iconoclast.

Auction catalogues can reveal a lot about a person: their life, their loves and their style. Antique jewellery dealer Sarah Jane Adams became an international model and overnight Instagram sensation i..

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Life of Extremes, A : The Life and Times of a Polar Filmmaker

Max Quinn's filmmaking career has taken him to the ends of the earth; from his native New Zealand to Alaska; Antarctica to the Arctic. A Life of Extremes is a personal account of his travel and work i..

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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA

Do you have what it takes to stand between us and the enemy? "I'm here to prevent a major and imminent attack. One that will kill children. I'm alone and operational in the country where my colle..

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Life's What You Make It

For a long time, I felt that I couldn't write this book. More recently, there was a very painful consideration - I knew where it would eventually have to go. I've decided only the truth can set me fre..

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Like Father, Like Son:  family story

A look at the life and times of the man Sir Michael most looked up to. It started in the shadow of the pithead in a South Yorkshire mining village and ended up in tears before an audience o..

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