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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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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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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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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 Me Go

Let Me Go is the powerful new memoir from foster carer and Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson. Harley is a troubled 13-year-old girl who wants to end her own life and there's only one..

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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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Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume II: 1956 - 1963

The second volume of this landmark edition of Sylvia Plath's correspondence. This selection of later correspondence witnesses Plath and Hughes becoming major, influential contemporary writers, as..

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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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Life and Loves of a He Devil, The: A Memoir

'It seems to me that we are all made up of the things we adore, and by telling my stories through the prism of my passions I hope you will get an insight into my life' In his new autobiography, writte..

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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 Stuff, The: Possessions, obsessions and the mess we leave behind

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shortlisted for the James Tait Black biograpy prize 2019 'This extraordinary, beautiful memoir gripped me from t..

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Life On The Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine

Deeply personal in its scope, doctor and activist James Maskalyk--author of the highly acclaimed Six Months in Sudan--draws upon his experience treating patients in the world's emergency rooms. From T..

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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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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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Live Long And . . .: What I Might Have 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 - Youth 1922-1968, The (UK Edition)

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 `Brilliant ... Freud would have approved' DAILY TELEGRAPH `Sparkling' SUNDAY TIMES `Superlative ... packed with stories..

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Lives of Lucian Freud, The: FAME 1968 - 2011

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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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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Lost Homestead: My Family, Partition and the Punjab

On 3 June 1947, as British India descended into chaos, its division into two states was announced. For months the violence and civil unrest escalated. With millions of others, Marina Wheeler's mother..

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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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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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Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

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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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Mad or Bad? Life & Exploits of Amy Bock 1859 - 1943
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: Updated and revised to celebrate the author's 75th year

'Always the leader and always the best' Bear Grylls 'Fiennes has so much to fit in, it's a wonder to grasp the full breadth of a lifetime of adventuring' - Compass Magazine 'Eve..

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Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce

'A father...is a necessary evil.' Stephen Dedalus in Ulysses William Butler Yeats' father was an impoverished artist, an inveterate letter writer, and a man crippled by his inability to ever fini..

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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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Magic Is Dead: My Journey into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians

In the vein of Neil Strauss' The Game and Joshua Foer's Moonwalking with Einstein comes the fascinating story of one man's colorful, mysterious, and personal journey into the world of magic, and his u..

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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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Majesty: Elizabeth II and the Royal House of Windsor

Majesty is the enthralling story of the House of Windsor, focussing on the personal and political intrigues that have characterised the reign of Elizabeth II. Fully illustrated with contemporary..

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Making of Poetry, The: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels

Wordsworth and Coleridge as you've never seen them before in this new book by Adam Nicolson, brimming with poetry, art and nature writing. Proof that poetry can change the world. It is the most..

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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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Man in the Red Coat, The

The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi In the summer of 1885..

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Man Who Was Saturday, The

SOLDIER, ESCAPER, SPYMASTER, POLITICIAN - Airey Neave was assassinated in the House of Commons car park in 1979. Forty years after his death, Patrick Bishop's lively, action-packed biography examines ..

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Man's Search for Meaning: The Classic Tribute to Hope from the Holocaust

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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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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