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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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My First Memory: Epiphanies, Watersheds and Origin Stories

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST MEMORY? Or, rather, what do you imagine to be your earliest memory? Perhaps, alternatively, there was a moment during childhood when the world's axis shifted? A tran..

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My Friend Anna: The true story of the fake heiress of New York City

'A CATCH ME IF YOU CAN for the internet age... What Anna did was make Instagram flesh.' Guardian 'Anna looked at the soul of New York and recognized that if you distract people with shiny ..

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My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie

In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, two unspeakable losses that occurred in less than twenty-four hours of each other. In the ..

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My Innocent Absence: Exile on Five Continents: 2016
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 Lucky Stroke

Sarah Brooker was an ambitious young woman studying to be a neuroscientist. She had the world at her feet. On New Year's Eve, 2002, an unbelievable series of events occurred: a brain aneurysm, a devas..

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My Name Is Why

At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in a fostered family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth certificate. He learned that his real name was not Norman. It ..

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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 Past Is a Foreign Country: A Muslim feminist finds herself

'A brave new voice that reaches out to us all' Miranda Doyle, author of A Book of Untruths 27-year-old Zeba Talkhani charts her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal cust..

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My Thoughts Exactly

So, this is me. Lily Allen.I am a woman.I am a mother.I was a wife.I drink.I have taken drugs.I have loved and been let down.I am a success and a failure.I am a songwriter.I am a singer.I am all these..

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My Twenty-Five Years In Provence

From the moment twenty-five years ago when Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, uprooted their lives in England and crossed the Channel permanently, they never looked back. Here Mayle pays tribute to the..

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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 in the Promised Land

This modern classic of LGBT writing includes an introduction from Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties, and a new afterword from Lillian Faderman. Born in 1940, Lillian Fad..

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Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth

`Napoleon is an out-and-out masterpiece and a joy to read' Sir Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad A landmark new biography that presents the man behind the many myths. The first writer in Englis..

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Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth

`Napoleon is an out-and-out masterpiece and a joy to read' Sir Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad A landmark new biography that presents the man behind the many myths. The first writer in Englis..

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Naturally Tan

In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France, star of Netflix's Emmy award-winning Queer Eye, tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion,..

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Naturally Tan: A Memoir

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'The book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance, and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each oth..

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Navigate Your Stars

As an adult, I learned this: persist. Work hard. Face rejection, weather the setbacks, until you meet the gatekeeper who will open a door for you. Jesmyn Ward grew up in a poor, rural comm..

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New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

An epic tale of Vladimir Putin's path to power, as he emerged from obscurity to become one of the world's most conflicted and important leaders. Former New York TimesMoscow Bureau Chief Steven Lee Mye..

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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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Night

Elie Wiesel's harrowing first-hand account of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, "Night" is translated by Marion Wiesel with a preface by Elie Wiesel in "Penguin Modern Classics". Born int..

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Night Fishing: Stingrays, Goya and the Singular Life

'Deft, ambitious, tender and humane, Night Fishing is the most breathtakingly original memoir you will ever read. In this "natural history" of the author herself, we travel gently through childhood an..

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Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy, The

In this evocative and affectionate memoir, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving child of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., offers an intimate and illuminating look at a t..

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No Country Woman: A memoir of not belonging

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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 Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination and the Making of Modern Israel

In 1934, eleven-year-old Shimon Peres emigrated to the land of Israel from his native Poland, leaving behind an extended family who would later be murdered in the Holocaust. Few back then would have p..

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Olive Pink: Artist, Activist & Gardener

Olive Pink: Artist, Activist & Gardener presents a superb selection of original paintings of the iconic flowers of the Central Australian region, alongside a fascinating biography featuring beautifull..

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On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD** 'A modern masterpiece' Guardian Uncovering the mystery of her mother's disappearance as a child- Laura Cumming..

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On the Move: A Life

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far'. It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. Fr..

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One Bright Moon

From famine to freedom, how a young boy fled Chairman Mao's China to a new life in Australia Andrew Kwong was only seven when he witnessed his first execution. The grim scene left him sleepless..

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Only Fools and Stories: From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost

*** The Hilarious Number One Sunday Times Bestseller! *** The follow-up autobiography to one of Britain's best loved actors and national treasures In his first book David Jason told us about..

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Orwell: A Man Of Our Time

As one of the most enduringly popular and controversial novelists of the last century, the 70th anniversary of George Orwell's death in 2020 will certainly be marked by conferences, festivals and m..

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Oscar Wilde and His Circle: National Portrait Gallery Companions

One of literatures most witty personalities, Oscar Wilde captivated London society. In this perceptive appraisal of Wilde and those around him including Aubrey Beardsley, Sir Max Beerbohm and Wildes l..

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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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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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Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages

In Parallel Lives, Phyllis Rose examines five famous Victorian marriages. Raising questions about the politics of sex and the expectations of marriage, she probes inherited myths and assumptions. Of..

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

In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently minted PhD who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. He agreed that she could write his biography despite never havi..

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Park Life: The Memoirs of a Royal Parks Gamekeeper

'Retire? You can't retire!', Sir David Attenborough told John Bartram, when the man who has been gamekeeper and senior wildlife officer for Richmond Park for the past thirty years announced his intent..

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Pelosi

She's the iconic leader who puts Donald Trump in his place, the woman with the toughness to take on a lawless president and defend American democracy. Ever since the Democrats took back the House..

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