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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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Just Ignore Him

'A simply astonishing achievement. The quality, depth, emotional power and terrifying honesty of Alan Davies's story-telling take the breath away' Stephen Fry 'This hugely affecting book is..

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Keeper of Miracles, The

The memoir of a Holocaust survivor keeping alive the stories of his generation. For more than 30 years, Phillip Maisel has worked selflessly to record the harrowing stories of Holocaust survivors..

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Kennedy Curse:  shocking true story of America's most famous family

JAMES PATTERSON'S NON-FICTION MASTERPIECE ________________________________ Kennedys were always taught to win at all costs. And they did - but the price they paid was unimaginable . . . Ac..

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Kennedy Heirs, The

A unique burden was inherited by the children of the original Kennedy icons, JFK and his celebrated siblings. Raised in a world of enormous privilege, against the backdrop of American history, their ..

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King of the Air: Turbulent Life of Charles Kingsford Smith

A revealing portrait of a brilliant and troubled figure - a daredevil of the skies - now available in paperback. Charles Kingsford Smith was the most commanding flyer of the golden age of aviatio..

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Kingdom of Fear

Hunter S. Thompson's Kingdom of Fear is the wild and outrageous autobiography from the world's most notorious journalist. It's an unrestrained and uncensored account of fast living, hard drinking, sha..

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Kiss Myself Goodbye: The Many Lives of Aunt Munca

'Grimly funny and superbly written, with a twist on every page' - Hilary Mantel 'Delightfully compulsive and unforgettably original' - Hadley Freeman 'Wonderful, funny and wise' - Kate Summe..

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Know My Name: The Survivor of the Stanford Sexual Assault Case Tells Her Story

In 2016 Chanel Miller stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact stat..

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Lapsed

Losing your religion is harder than it looks ... From devout ten-year-old performing the part of Jesus in a primary school play to blaspheming, undergraduate atheist, Monica Dux and her attitude ..

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Last Shot

A coming-of-age memoir of addiction, ambition and redemption in the high-stakes world of Michelin star kitchens. From reckless drug addict to one of Australia's top chefs and television stars:..

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Leaping into Waterfalls: The enigmatic Gillian Mears

Gillian Mears appeared to many to be a shy woman from Grafton, but her lived and imaginative lives were rich with adventure, risk and often transgressive passion. In her award-winning and acclaimed no..

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Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing: The New York Times bestseller

'Hough's writing will break your heart' - Roxane Gay, author of Difficult Women 'An edgy and unapologetic memoir in essays' - Kirkus Reviews 'This moving account of resilience an..

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Legionnaire: Five Years in the French Foreign Legion, the World's Toughest Army

One of the greatest adventure stories in years.' - Chris Patten 'The drama, excitement and colour of a good guts-and-glory thriller.' - Dr. Henry Kissinger The French Foreign Legion - my..

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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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Lessons From the Edge: Inspirational Tales of Surviving, Thriving and Extreme Adventure

'The thinking man's action hero' - The Times Magazine Trained Royal Marines Sniper, world record breaker and extreme TV adventurer, Aldo Kane is known for his ability to navigate and lead t..

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Let That Be a Lesson

This is Going to Hurt in the classroom- a brilliantly warm and funny memoir of ten years in teaching 'A frank, funny and long overdue ode to teachers and teaching' Adam Kay The malodorous ho..

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Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'I was born with a warped sense of humour and when I was carried home from being born it was Coronation Day and so I was called Victoria but you are not supposed..

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Letter from America: 1946-2004

A defining collection from Alistair Cooke's legendary BBC Radio broadcasts guiding us through nearly sixty years of changing life in the United States When Alistair Cooke retired in February 2004..

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Letters from Tove

"I find myself talking to you about all the great joys, all the agonies, all my thoughts..." - Letter to Eva Konikova, 1946 Out of the thousands of letters Tove Jansson wrote a cache remains that..

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Letters to Camondo

A haunting sequence of imagined letters to the Count de Camondo -- the owner of a Parisian palace filled with beautiful objects, turned into a memorial for his lost son -- by the bestselling author o..

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Levels of Life

'You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed...' Julian Barnes' new book is about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, an..

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Lick of Love: How dogs changed my life

From one of Britain's best-loved comedians comes this wonderfully funny, sharp and touching memoir and a celebration of the bond between man and dog - an autobidography, if you will. 'I lov..

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Lies, Damned Lies: A personal exploration of the impact of colonisation

This is a difficult piece to write. It cuts closer to the bone than most of what I have written; closer to my bones, through my blood and flesh to the bones of truth and country; there is truth here,..

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Life in the Making, A

Over the 29 years of his short life, Franz Michael Felder worked with furious productivity to better himself and the lives of those around him. From his humble origins in the Austrian village of Schop..

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Life Lost: Jackson Is Haunted by a Secret from His Past, A

Jackson is aggressive, confrontational and often volatile. His mother, Kayla, is crippled with grief after tragically losing her husband and eldest son. Struggling to cope, she puts Jackson into foste..

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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 Sentence:  prison letters

In 2007 Carl Williams was convicted of three murders and sentenced to 35 years' jail. Yet his role in the Melbourne Gangland Wars went far beyond a handful of killings, however brutal, and had made hi..

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Life Undercover: My Life in the CIA

The instant New York Times Bestseller soon to be a major Apple TV series with Brie Larson. 'Reads as if a John le Carre character landed in Eat Pray Love' - New York Times 'Best book of the yea..

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Lily's Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live

A heart-wrenching and ultimately life-affirming Holocaust survivor story that demonstrates the power of love to see us through the darkest of times. When Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert was libera..

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Limits of My Language: Meditations on Depression, The

Much has been written about the treatment of depression, but its wider meaning has garnered less attention. Here Eva Meijer draws deeply on her own experiences to offer valuable insight into depressio..

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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

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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Lose Your Mother:  Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route

The slave, Saidiya Hartman observes, is a stranger torn from family, home, and country. To lose your mother is to be severed from your kin, to forget your past, and to inhabit the world as an outsider..

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Lost Cafe Schindler: One family, two wars and the search for truth

'An extraordinary story - so cadenced and so moving.' -- Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes 'An extraordinary and compelling book of reckonings - a journey across a long, co..

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Love and Deception: Philby in Beirut

Love and Deception is the extraordinary story of Eleanor, an able, cultured American woman living in the espionage hot spot of 1950s Beirut and - despite herself - falling in love with the kindest, mo..

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Love Stories

Trent Dalton, Australia's best-loved writer, goes out into the world and asks a simple, direct question: 'Can you please tell me a love story?' A blind man yearns to see the face of his wife of ..

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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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Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood

'Haunting, wild, and quiet at once. A shimmering look at motherhood, in all gothic pain and glory. I could not stop reading' - Lisa Taddeo, bestselling author of Three Women In 2017 Christa Parra..

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Machiavelli: His Life and Times

'A wonderfully assured and utterly riveting biography that captures not only the much-maligned Machiavelli, but also the spirit of his time and place. A monumental achievement.' - Jessie Childs, autho..

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Man in the Red Coat

Britain's most passionate Francophile takes us on a wonderfully rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi *SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK A..

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Man's Search for Meaning: The Classic Tribute to Hope from the Holocaust (B-format PB)

A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was ..

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Manifesto

The powerful, urgent manifesto on never giving up from Booker prize-winning trailblazer, Bernardine Evaristo Bernardine Evaristo's 2019 Booker win - the first by a Black woman - was a revolutiona..

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Marathon Don't Stop, The: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle

The first in-depth biography of Nipsey Hussle, the hip hop mogul, artist, and activist whose transformative legacy inspired a generation with his motivational lyrics and visionary business savvy-befor..

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Margaret Thatcher:  Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone

This third and climactic volume of Charles Moore's authorised biography gives the definitive account of Margaret Thatcher's third term in office and her life after it. Three stories run through the wh..

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Mary's Last Dance

Millions fell in love with Mao's Last Dancer. Finally here is Mary's story... The highly anticipated memoir of Australian ballerina Mary Li - and the long-awaited sequel to her husband Li Cunxin'..

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Mary's Last Dance

'I can vividly remember the last steps of the last ballet, walking off the stage and knowing the decision I had to make. That was my last dance.' Mary Li (nee McKendry) is an international balle..

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Mauritanian, The

Previously published as Guantanamo Diary, this momentous account and international bestseller is soon to be a major motion picture. The first and only diary written by a Guantanamo detainee durin..

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Maya Angelou (Revised and Updated Edition): Adventurous Spirit

A revised and updated edition of a comprehensive biographical and critical reading of the works of American poet and memoirist Maya Angelou (1928-2014). Linda Wagner-Martin covers all six of Angelou's..

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Memorial Drive:  Daughter's Memoir

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 WINNER OF THE ANISFIELD-WOLF BOOK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 CARNEGIE MEDAL IN NON-FICTION 'This will be read for many, many years to come as a cl..

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