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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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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 Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

The Times Biography of the Year Longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 'A strikingly original portrait of Nietzsche and beautifully written.' Antony Beevor 'Outstanding.' The Sun..

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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

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 Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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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 Want You to Know We're Still Here: My family, the Holocaust and my search for truth

A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'Esther Safran Foer has written of her family in a way that is both uniquely and heartbreakingly her story and a deeply important testament for Ashkenazi Jews. Her..

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Ice Diaries: An Antartic Memoir

Drawn to understand what we might lose in a world without ice, acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Jean McNeil spent four months on the world's most enigmatic continent - Antarctica. In the spir..

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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 Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.' Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even kno..

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In Patagonia: Vintage Voyages

VINTAGE VOYAGES- A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind Beautifully written and full of wonderful descriptions and intriguing tales, In Patagonia is an account ..

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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 Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

The date is 30th August, 1797. In a large, modern house, in an area that is now Kings Cross but was then London's almost-rural outskirts, a family is gathered. A father, a mother, and their newborn ba..

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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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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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Inside Hustle,The

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Inside Out

Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir. For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic ..

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Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham

Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta Bingham was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. ..

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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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Island Home

The natural world, in Tim Winton's novels, is as much a living presence as any character, and what is true of his work is true of his life. From boyhood, his relationship with sea, scrub and swamp has..

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Jack Charles: A Born-again Blakfella

Stolen from his mother and placed into institutional care when he was only a few months old, Uncle Jack was raised under the government's White Australia Policy. The loneliness and isolation he experi..

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Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

History remembers Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as the consummate first lady, the nation's tragic widow, the tycoon's wife, and, of course, the quintessential embodiment of elegance. Her biographers, how..

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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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Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage

Caroline Jane Knight shares more than Jane Austen's name and DNA. As a direct descendant of Jane's brother, Edward Knight, Caroline is the last of the Austen Knight family to grow up at Chawton House..

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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage.' Antonia Fraser ..

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Jane Seymour: Henry VIII's True Love

The first ever biography of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third wife, who died in childbirth giving the king what he craved most - a son and heir. Jane Seymour is often portrayed as meek and mild and as ..

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Jane Welsh Carlyle: And Her Victorian World

Hailed by Virginia Woolf and many others as one of the all-time great letter writers, Jane Welsh Carlyle, wife of Thomas Carlyle, is not as well-known today as she should be. In this compelling new bi..

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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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Journeys to the Other Side of the World: further adventures of a young naturalist

'a wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role . . . full of delightful tales' Daily Express 'An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet' The Lady Followin..

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Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

'A deeply original and illuminating account of Marx's journey through the intellectual history of the nineteenth century...a profound reappraisal and a gripping read' Christopher Clark, author of Th..

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Keats

First published in 1997, Keats was the first major biography of this tragic hero of Romanticism for some thirty years, and it differs from its predecessors in important respects. The outline of the st..

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Keep Clear: My adventures with Asperger's

A wonderfully bittersweet, funnystrange account of living unwittingly with Asperger's syndrome. It is only after a crack-up, at the age of 55, that Tom Cutler gets the diagnosis that allows him t..

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

The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in THE CROWN this spring. Anne Glenconner reveals the real even..

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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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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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