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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 in Parts

With BREAKING BAD, Bryan Cranston created moments that had the world on the edge of their seats and coined catchphrases that became famous all over the globe. Now, at last, we can learn of the man beh..

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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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London Journal 1762 - 1763 (Penguin Classics ed Gordon Turnbull)
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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Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

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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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Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Where do you come from? It's one of the most basic human questions of all. But there is another question, which might sound a wee bit similar but is actually very dif..

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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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Mayhem: A Memoir

A searingly powerful memoir about the impact of addiction on a family In the summer of 2012 a woman named Eva was found dead in the London townhouse she shared with her husband, Hans K. Rausing. The ..

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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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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the upcoming film Rocketman. The result is Me - the joy..

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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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Michael: My Brother, Lost Boy of Inxs

He died at only 37 but his fans are legion. INXS singer/songwriter Michael Hutchence was the celebrated frontman of a band that was the biggest in the world. Michael's big sister, Tina, adored h..

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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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Modern Women: 52 Pioneers

From suffragettes to scientists, activists to artists, politicians to pilots and writers to riot grrrls, the women included have all paved the way for gender equality in their own indomitable way. Fin..

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Monk of Mokha

From the best-selling author of The Circle - the gripping true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds hims..

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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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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: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten name, Dickie Mountbatten's career included being Supreme Allied Com..

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Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense

Edward Lear's poems follow and break the rules. They abide by the logic of syntax, the linking of rhyme and the dance of rhythm, and these 'nonsenses' are full of joy - yet set against darkness. Where..

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Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather: Fashion, Fury and Feminism

In the Museum of London lies a purple feather, once worn by the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst. The plumed hat was an essential part of her ultra-feminine image - and she was not alone. For ove..

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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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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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