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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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Miss Aluminium

'I was self-invented, adapting myself minute by minute, a girl on the run. And yes, built for speed.' At seventeen, Susanna Moore left her home in Hawai'i, with no money, no belongings a..

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Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me: Her Life and Long Loves

'A brilliant biography - John Sutherland has brought Monica Jones to life as she deserves.' Claire Tomalin 'I couldn't put it down. Vivid and penetrating, it's a brilliant portrait of a co..

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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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Mortality

During the US book tour for his memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens collapsed in his New York hotel room to excoriating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a serie..

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Motherwell: A Girlhood

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 'A fitting legacy left by a blazing talent' Observer 'A masterpiece' Andrew O..

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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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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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My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-fiction How do you tell the real story of someone misremembered - an icon and ..

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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 Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell. Escaping the ills of the British clima..

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My Last Supper: One Meal, a Lifetime in the Making

You're about to die. What would your final meal be? This question has long troubled Jay Rayner. As a man more obsessed with his lunch than is strictly necessary, the idea of a showpiece last supp..

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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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My Name Is Selma:  remarkable memoir of a Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivor

'I am one of few Jewish survivors of World War Two, but one of many Jewish people to fight the Nazi regime. My story illustrates what happened to thousands of Jews and non-Jews alike... the sheer luck..

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My Name Is Why

How does a government steal a child and then imprison him? How does it keep it a secret? This story is how. At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in a fostered family followed by six yea..

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My Own Words

The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg-"a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of o..

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My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of Strength and Resilience from Australia's First Women

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and society has existed on this continent for millennia. It's a culture that manifests itself as the ultimate example of resilience, strength and beauty. ..

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My Year Of Living Vulnerably

This is a book about love. In early 2019, Rick Morton, author of acclaimed, bestselling memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt, was diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - which, as he says..

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My Year off: Picador Classic

With an introduction by Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm My brain, which had just let me down so badly, was perhaps never so active. The paramedics' question was a fundamental one. Who are you? Yes ..

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Mystery of Charles Dickens, The

Charles Dickens was a superb public performer, a great orator and one of the most famous of the Eminent Victorians. Slight of build, with a frenzied, hyper-energetic personality, Dickens looked much o..

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Naked Farmer, The

Ben Brooksby is a fifth-generation farmer from St Helens Plains in western Victoria. When he was younger, he struggled with anxiety and other mental health issues, as do so many others in rural commun..

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Collins Classics)

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man. Born into slav..

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Night

Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors h..

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No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains... Since 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani has been held in the..

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No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality

The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future. His two previous bestselling memoirs, Lucky Man and Always Looking Up, dealt with how he ..

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Noble Savages: The Olivier Sisters

*A NEW STATESMAN AND THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR* *WINNER OF THE TONY LOTHIAN PRIZE* 'Interesting women have secrets. They also ought to have sisters.' From the beginning of their lives, th..

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Nomadland: Bafta Best Films of 2021

'A remarkable book' - New Yorker From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labour p..

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Of Gold and Dust: A Memoir of a Creative Life

'Breakout star' The New York Times 'A tycoon of her time' The Sydney Morning Herald 'Wills is not afraid to talk about the challenges she faced ... the good and the bad' Forbes I tried so har..

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Olive, Mabel and Me: Life and Adventures with Two Very Good Dogs

'My name is Andrew Cotter and once upon a time I was a sports broadcaster. In Olive, Mabel and Me I try to explain how it can be that after a career commentating on Olympic Games, World Cups and Wimbl..

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One Hundred Miracles: Music, Auschwitz, Survival and Love

The remarkable memoir of Zuzana Ruzickova, Holocaust survivor and world-famous harpsichordist. 'Extraordinary' Sunday Times 'Compelling' Daily Telegraph Zuzana Ruzickova grew up in 1..

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One Life

Megan Rapinoe is one of the world's most talented athletes. But beyond her massive professional success on the soccer field, Rapinoe has become an icon and ally to millions, boldly speaking out on the..

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One of Them: An Eton College Memoir

'Moving ... stays with you long after you've finished it' Nigella Lawson 'A superb memoir ... written with a poet's lyricism and a journalist's clarity' Nish Kumar 'An urgent exposition o..

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Oscar: A Life

The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years is the most complete telling of his life and times to date. 'The Book of the Year, perhaps of the decade, has to be Matthew Sturgis's ..

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Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe

When Angela Kelly and The Queen are together, laughter echoes through the corridors of Buckingham Palace. Angela has worked with The Queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for tw..

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Out of Africa

In 1914 Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya with her husband to run a coffee-farm. Drawn to the exquisite beauty of Africa, she spent her happiest years there until the plantation failed. A poignant farewel..

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Out Of The Woods But Not Over The Hill

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Outrun, The

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2017 PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2016 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ONDAATJE PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 WELLCOME PRIZE ..

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Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter is one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors, whose books have enchanted generations of children for over a hundred years. Yet how she achieved this legendary status is jus..

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Over the Top

Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth is, it hasn't always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy. Before he stole ..

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Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and Me - a Memoir

'Fascinating... Wonderfully entertaining and absorbing' - Sunday Times 'Gripping... A story well told.' - New York Times Book Review Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2020 I..

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Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard

S ren Kierkegaard is one of the most passionate and challenging of all modern philosophers, and is often regarded as the founder of existentialism. Over about a decade in the 1840s and 1850s, writings..

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Place for Everything, A

A searing account of a mother's late-diagnosis of Aspergers - and its reaching effects on a whole family. Anna grew up in a house that was loving, even if her mum was 'a little eccentric'. They..

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Plagued By Fire: Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

From the award-winning and best-selling author of Hemingway's Boat - a ground-breaking biography that illuminates the life, mind and work of one of the icons of twentieth-century America. Frank Lloyd ..

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Polar Affair, A: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins

A captivating blend of true adventure and natural history by one of today's leading penguin experts and Antarctic explorers. George Murray Levick was the physician on Robert Falcon Scott's tragic..

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Postcards from the Edge

When we first meet the extraordinary young actress Suzanne Vale, she's feeling like 'something on the bottom of someone's shoe, and not even someone interesting.' Suzanne is in the harrowing and hilar..

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Prince Philip Revealed: Man of His Century

Book Description For more than 70 years, Prince Philip has been the Queen's constant companion and support, but his vital role in the monarchy has too often gone largely unnoticed. Now, in Ingri..

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Promised Land, A

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presid..

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Reacher Guy, The: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child

Lee Child is the enigmatic powerhouse behind the bestselling Jack Reacher novels. With millions of devoted fans across the globe, and over a hundred million copies of his books sold in more than forty..

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Real Beatrix Potter

The Real Beatrix Potter is a fascinating and revealing biography of one of the world's most cherished children's authors. Beatrix Potter's famous little white books have enchanted generations of young..

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