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Limitless: The Autobiography

From the #1 bestselling author of Hello, is this Planet Earth? and Ask an Astronaut__________________'What surprised me was how entirely serene I felt. I was weightless, no forces exerting themselves ..

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Lioness

Saroo Brierley's journey home to a small village in India with the help of Google Earth became an internationally bestselling book and inspired the major motion picture LION. But the story of how his ..

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Little Girl on the Ice Floe

"Life itself is in these pages: in this candid, poetic style there is storytelling of real quality" - LEILA SLIMANI, author of LULLABY A powerful and personal account of the devastating con..

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Live Long and . . .: What I Learned Along the Way

"I have always felt," William Shatner says early in his newest memoir, that "like the great comedian George Burns, who lived to 100, I couldn't die as long as I was booked." And Shatner is always book..

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Lives of Lucian Freud - FAME 1968 - 2011 (Part 2 in Feaver's biography of Freud)

The second half of William Feaver's Baillie Gifford Prize-shortlisted work of biography: the definitive story of the epic life of one of the twentieth century's most important artists William Fea..

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Lives of Lucian Freud, The: The Restless Years, 1922-1968 (USA Edition)

The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters and papers, i..

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London Journal 1762 - 1763 (Penguin Classics ed Gordon Turnbull)
London Journal 1762-1763

Even if James Boswell hadn't written the The Life of Johnson, he would be famous for this memoir of eighteenth-century London life. Boswell arrived in the great metropolis from his native Edinburgh in..

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Lost Boy: Tales of a child soldier

As a boy living in the Dinka tribe in what is now South Sudan, the youngest country in the world, Ayik Chut Deng was a member of the Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA). During his time as a chil..

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Lot with a Little, A

In this evocative memoir, Tim Costello explores the people and experiences that have shaped him into a socially active fighter for the world's most challenging issues. Tracing each defining stage of h..

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Love That Remains: An Extraordinary Memoir About Secrets, Life's Shocking Twists and Unconditional Love, The

How could I write about the importance of truth and not tell the whole truth myself? After twenty years spent searching for her biological parents, 52-year-old Susan Hull unexpectedly meets the g..

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Love, Kurt: The Vonnegut Love Letters, 1941-1945

A never-before-seen collection of deeply intimate love letters from Kurt Vonnegut to his first wife, Jane, compiled and edited by their daughter and reproduced in gorgeous full color. "If ever I ..

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Lowitja: The Authorised Biography of Lowitja O'Donoghue

'I am sometimes identified as one of the "success stories" of the policies of removal of Aboriginal children. But for much of my childhood I was deeply unhappy. I feel I had been deprived of love and ..

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Machiavelli: The Art of Teaching People What to Fear

We turn to Machiavelli at every tumultuous period in history - he is the one who knows how to philsophise in dark times. In fact, since his death in 1527, we have never stopped reading him, always to ..

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Mad Dog Killers: The Story of a Congo Mercenary

During that long, hot summer of 1964, Ivan Smith, a mercenary volunteer in the Armee Nationale Congolais, came to witness and understand fear, the law of the jungle and the lust for killing that perme..

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Maggie & Me

It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum r..

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Maid

BARACK OBAMA'S SUMMER READING PICK, 2019. BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK. EDUCATED meets NICKEL AND DIMED in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid. A beautiful and gritty ex..

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Maiden Voyages

A VIVID PORTRAIT OF WOMEN'S LIVES DURING THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRANSATLANTIC TRAVEL Before convenient air travel, transatlantic travel was the province of the great ocean liners and never more ..

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Make Life Beautiful

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Mama's Boy:  Memoir

'A magnificent achievement . . . I cannot remember a book where I cried so often. Brave, insightful, unflinching, funny, sad, triumphant . . . everything. And both a warning and a hope for the times t..

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Mao: The Unknown Story

Jung Chang's Wild Swans was an extraordinary bestseller throughout the world, selling more than 10 million copies and reaching a wider readership than any other book about China. Now she and her husba..

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Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone

How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? How did the woman who won the Cold War and three general elections..

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Marie Curie: The Pioneer, The Nobel Laureate

Marie Curie coined the term 'radioactivity', and it is to her and her husband, Pierre Curie, that we owe much of our current understanding of the very fabric of reality. Born in Warsaw, Marie was..

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe. Her beauty still captivates. Her love life still fascinates. Her story still dominates popular culture. Now, drawing on years of research and dozens of new interviews this biography cu..

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Max

'This book so beautifully evokes the power of places in shaping our consciousness and perception...As readers of Alex Miller, we feel ourselves to be in the presence of a great heart and a penetrating..

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Mazel Tov:  Story of My Extraordinary Friendship with an Orthodox Jewish Family

Broke and unemployed, 20-year-old Margot takes up a tutoring job with the Schneiders, an Orthodox Jewish family. Indignant about the insularity and conservatism of their religious life, she dismisses ..

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Me. You. Not a Diary

This is Dawn French's fabulously inventive take on modern life - the twists and turns, the surprises, the hurts and the delights. Yes, especially those. It's a way for readers to take a lovely ramble ..

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Medicine: A Doctor's Notes, The

What happens when a doctor kills a patient? Are GPs overprescribing antidepressants? Does 'female Viagra' work? What role can psychedelics and cannabis play in treating pain? What is sickness, and how..

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Meet Me in Buenos Aires

At the time of his death Eric Hobsbawm was the most famous historian in the world. He not only wrote history was also witness to it, from the Communist uprising in Europe to revolution in Cuba where h..

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Meghan and Harry: The Real Story

A balanced account of game changes, conflicts and ambitions. The fall from popular grace of the previously adulated brother of the heir to the British throne as a consequence of his marriage to ..

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Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady

What Melania wants, Melania gets. The former director of special events at Vogue and producer of nine legendary Met Galas, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff met Melania Knauss in 2003 and had a front ro..

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Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey

With 140 photographs, inspiring quotes and excerpts from five historic speeches, this gorgeous volume pays tribute to Michelle Obama. Although it primarily focuses on 2007 to 2016, this book also cove..

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Midlife Cyclist: My two-wheel journey to heal a broken mind and find joy

Praise for Running For My Life: 'An amazing story' Mel Sykes 'Heartwarming' Jo Pavey 'Brave and inspiring' Ruth Field 'I love Running For My Life' Louise Minchin **********************..

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Miracle Typist, The

In the tradition of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, a heartbreaking true story of love, loss and survival against all odds during the Second World war. Conscripted into the Polish army as Hitler's ..

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Mirror Steamed Over: Love & Pop in London, 1962

In the early sixties at the Royal College of Art in London, three extraordinary personalities collided to reshape contemporary art and literature. Barrie Bates (who would become Billy Apple in No..

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Misadventures

Misadventures is a unique ensemble of mishaps and anecdotes revealing the ups and downs of one woman's life in twentieth-century London. Sylvia Smith's deadpan patter belies the startling complexities..

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Money for Something: Sex Work. Drugs. Life. Need.

It's easy to talk to these women, tell them my deepest secrets. Look where we are. What else do we have to hide? When nineteen-year-old Mia is fired from her job at an insurance company, she mak..

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Month in Siena

Shortly after completing his searing work of non-fiction, The Return, Hisham Matar set off for Siena, a city he had never visited before. His plan was to see the paintings of the Sienese school, to im..

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Moonlite: The Tragic Love Story of Captain Moonlite and the Bloody End of the Bushrangers

Charismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott is unlike any other bushranger. Born into a privileged life in famine-wracked Ireland, Scott's family loses its fortune and is forced to flee to New..

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More Dashing

The second volume of exuberant, lively letters from legendary travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor The first collection of letters from Patrick Leigh Fermor, Dashing for the Post, delighted critics..

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More Than a Woman

How to be an older woman? Who knows. Being a young woman can be challenging. But it turns out not even a fraction of the bullshit has happened to you by the time you turn thirty. Because your thi..

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Mother

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Motherwell: A Girlhood

'Raw, compelling, wise and tender' Dolly Alderton 'MOTHERWELL is razor-sharp, fearless and wonderful' Adam Kay 'Utterly unflinching and staggeringly good, both as the history of ..

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Mountbattens, The

The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller 'Richly entertaining... impressively well-researched' - Daily Mail 'Incisive... strongly recommend' - The Times 'A study in aggressive social climbing [wi..

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Mr Straight Arrow: The Career of John Hersey, Author of Hiroshima
Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life

Gloria Steinem was no stranger to injustice even from a young age. She never blamed her single, mentally ill mother for being unable to hold down a job, but rather blamed society's intrinsic hostility..

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Munkey Diaries

Jane Birkin - actor, singer, songwriter and model - attained international fame with her decade-long musical and personal relationship with Serge Gainsbourg, which featured their internationally cont..

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Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and Her Oxford Circle Remade the World For Women

'An enjoyable anthem to friendship' Hephzibah Anderson, Observer 'Hugely enjoyable . . . Modern-day readers can thank the ambitious, complicated, funny, brave women of the Mutual Admiration..

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My Country

'Powerful ... A humbling and important first-hand account of a brutal civil war in which as many as 500,000 people have died' Guardian 'A memoir of resistance and survival unique in the annals of..

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My Family & Other Animals

Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals is a charming and comic autobiographical novel. Fleeing the gloomy British climate, the Durrell clan move to Corfu carrying the bare essentials of life: ac..

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My Life In Public Health

Dr Murray Laugesen's long career as a public health specialist has seen him involved in some of the major public health initiatives, both global and national, of the latter part of the twentieth centu..

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