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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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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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Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture (from the acclaimed author of Coco Chanel)

Picardie's journey to uncover the secret life of Christian Dior's beloved sister Catherine takes the reader to the heart of Occupied Paris, where he mastered the art of couture while Catherine dedicat..

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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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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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More Than a Woman

The follow-up to the international bestseller and multi-award-winning How To Be a Woman, with Caitlin exploring the lives of older women in her inimitable style. A decade ago, Caitlin Moran thoug..

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Mother Wound, The

'I am from a family of strong women.' Amani Haydar suffered the unimaginable when she lost her mother in a brutal act of domestic violence perpetrated by her father. Five months pregnant at the ..

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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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Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love

The international literary icon opens his eclectic closet- Here are photographs of Murakami's extensive and personal T-shirt collection, accompanied by essays that reveal a side of the writer rarely s..

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Music Comes Out of Silence: A Memoir

Andras Schiff is one of the most important pianists of our time. This stimulating account of his life and work, told in two parts, takes readers on an intimate journey from Schiff's childhood in Hunga..

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My Adventurous Life

'Part Bear Grylls, part Bill Gates, but 100% Aussie larrikin. Dick is a great innovator, philanthropist and adventurer, who in my eyes can do no wrong.' - Paul Hogan 'Businessman, adventurer, phi..

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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 Body Keeps Your Secrets

It occurred to me that the thing that made me the sickest, the thing that made me suffer most, was the fact that I felt so compelled to hide what had been done to me. Because I believed it was all my ..

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My Body: Emily Ratajkowski's deeply honest and personal exploration of what it means to be a woman today

A deeply honest investigation of what it means to be a woman and a commodity from Emily Ratajkowski, the archetypal, multi-hyphenate celebrity of our time. _______________ 'This is the..

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My Broken Language: A Memoir

"Quiara Hudes is in her own league. Her sentences will take your breath away. How lucky we are to have her telling our stories." - Lin-Manuel Miranda From the Pulitzer-prize winning playwri..

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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 French Platter: A Journey to a Dream Life in France

No. 1 Best Seller in French Travel. When Annemarie and her husband, Steve, leave their life in New Zealand to manage a 15th-century farmhouse in France, they have no idea they'll end up homeles..

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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 Selma: The remarkable memoir of a Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivor

Full of hope and courage, the internationally bestselling memoir of a Dutch Jewish Resistance fighter who survived Ravensbr ck concentration camp. Selma van de Perre was seventeen when the Second..

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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 Nonidentical Twin: What I'd like you to know about living with Tourette's

*Order now to be the first to read the debut book from the huge TikTok sensation Evie Meg | This Trippy Hippie!* Hey guys, you might know me already from one of my social media channels wh..

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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 Remarkable Journey

The remarkable woman at heart of the smash New York Times bestseller and Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures tells the full story of her life, including what it took to work at NASA, help land the first..

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My Salinger Year

At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Saling..

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My Unapologetic Diaries

These are Dame Joan Collins' 'uncensored diaries'. Often outrageous, the entries were almost written entirely in real time. Most were done within ten hours of the events Joan describes, and many are h..

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My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

New York Times Bestseller What J. D. Vance did for Appalachia with Hillbilly Elegy, CNN analyst and one of the youngest state representatives in South Carolina history Bakari Sellers does for th..

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My Wild and Sleepless Nights: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'What does being a mother really feel like? Clover Stroud's powerhouse of a memoir gets closer than anything else I have read to answering that question.' Alice O'Keeffe, The Guardian. From the Sunday..

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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

A Book of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Spectator, Irish Times and TLS. 'Superb' Daily Mail, 'Book of the Week' 'Brilliant' The Times, 'Book of the Week' '[A] vivid,..

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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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Mystery of Lewis Carroll, The: Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man Who Created Alice in Wonderland

In The Mystery of Lewis Carroll, Jenny Woolf brings to life the brilliant, secretive, and self-contradictory creator of Alice in Wonderland, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a.k.a. Lewis Carroll. Reveling in..

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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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Nazis Knew My Name, The: A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz

The extraordinarily moving memoir by Australian Slovakian Holocaust survivor Magda Hellinger, who saved an untold number of lives at Auschwitz through everyday acts of courage, kindness and ingenuity...

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Never Give Up

The extraordinary new autobiography from adventurer Bear Grylls. The sequel to the multi-million copy selling global phenomenon Mud, Sweat and Tears. The extraordinary new autobiography from adve..

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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: Optimist Considers Mortality, An

'The book is great: moving but also properly funny.' Hadley Freeman, The Guardian 'A memoir with an unusual sense of purpose. . . pithy, highly readable' The Times The enti..

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Nomadland

'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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Oh, What a Lovely Century

'I would be most unhappy to think that any part of this memoir should be cut on grounds of 'decency', for those bits are essential...' So begins the lively true story of aristocrat and tr..

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

Having reached over 50 million views online, Labradors Olive and Mabel became the focus of a delightful book by sports commentator Andrew Cotter. A treat for dog lovers everywhere, and the perfect ant..

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On Love and Tyranny: The Life and Politics of Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt dedicated her life to thinking through the most fundamental and difficult of human problems: totalitarianism, exile, the nature of love and the moral problem of evil. But these were not ..

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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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Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: Tragedy and The Glory of Growing Up:  Memoir

'Gradually, I began to feel this dawning awareness that womanhood was coming for me, that it was looming inevitably, and it didn't feel safe... While those around me tried to expedite it, simulate it,..

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Orwell:Man Of Our Time

One of the most enduringly popular and controversial writers of the twentieth century, George Orwell's work is as relevant today as it was in his own lifetime. Possibly, in the age of Brexit and popul..

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Oscar: 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..

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Other Side of the Dale

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Our Sunburnt Country

Anika Molesworth fell in love with her family's farm, a sheep station near Broken Hill, at an early age. She formed a bond with the land as though it were a member of her family. When the Millennium D..

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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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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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