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Fearless and essential - the highly anticipated final instalment in Deborah Levy's critically acclaimed 'Living Autobiography' Following the international critical and commercial success of The C..

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Recollections of My Non-Existence

In 1981, Rebecca Solnit rented a studio apartment in San Francisco that would be her home for the next twenty-five years. There, she began to come to terms with the epidemic of violence against women ..

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Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath

The first biography of this great and tragic poet that takes advantage of a wealth of new material, this is an unusually balanced, comprehensive and definitive life of Sylvia Plath.Determined not to r..

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Red Herrings for Breakfast

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Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOX..

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Rising Heart

'The best and the worst of our shared humanity...breathtaking and heartbreaking.' The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO One woman's astonishing journey from unimaginable trauma to becoming a power f..

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Road to Wigan Pier, The

A searing account of George Orwell's observations of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, The Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter po..

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Russian Roulette

Probably the greatest British novelist of his generation, Graham Greene's own story was as strange and compelling as those he told of Pinkie the Mobster, Harry Lime, or the Whisky Priest. A restless t..

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: a life

'A vivid account of a remarkable life' -The Washington Post In this bestselling comprehensive, revelatory biography - fifteen years of interviews and research in the making - historian Jane Sherr..

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

From her start in Depression-era New York, to her final days at the pinnacle of the American legal system, Ruth Bader Ginsburg defied convention, blazing a trail that helped bring greater equality to ..

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Salt Path, The

Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and ..

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Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong

The follow-up to the ABIA award-winning, international bestselling sensation Penguin Bloom The heart-warming Australian story Penguin Bloom - the miraculous tale of a baby magpie that helped sa..

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Sanctuary

'A lyrical, deep, funny, eyes-wide-open, ultimately comforting book. I adored it, and - if you are searching for how to live in a broken world - so will you' - Lucy Kalanithi 'A book of rar..

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Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma, A

The first of its kind: an exploration of one of the most mysterious countries in the world, as told by one of the first outsiders to access the country in its entirety For almost fifty years Burm..

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Scourge of War: The Life of William Tecumseh Sherman, The

William Tecumseh Sherman, a West Point graduate and veteran of the Seminole War, became one of the best-known generals in the Civil War. His March to the Sea, which resulted in a devastated swath of t..

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Sea State

'Sea State marks the arrival of a gifted and exciting new voice' Jon McGregor, author of Reservoir 13 A candid examination of the life of North Sea oil riggers, and an explosive portrayal of masc..

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Search For Belonging, A : A story about race, identity, belonging and displacement

'Absorbing...revealing and affecting. There are pleasures here, and lessons to be learnt, whatever colour you are' - The Sunday Times 'Michael Fuller is an extraordinary man with a remarkable and..

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Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

The Sunday Times bestseller. 'Eye-opening, damning and hilarious' Tim Shipman, author of All Out War and Fall Out. "I'm a barrister, a job which requires the skills of a social worker, relat..

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Secret Life of Dorothy Soames, The

Growing up with a volatile and obsessive mother, Justine Cowan couldn't get far enough away. It was only after her mother died that she found herself pulling at the threads of a story half-told - her ..

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Secret Life of the Savoy, The

In 1889, Victorian impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte opened The Savoy, Britain's first luxury hotel. Allowing the rich to live like royalty, it attracted glamour, scandal and a cast of eccentric charact..

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Shanghai Acrobat

For readers of Mao's Last Dancer comes the inspiring true story of a world-famous acrobat who escaped communist China to begin a new life in Australia. Jingjing Xue was born in China in the 1950..

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Shape of Sound

A vivid and essential memoir of deafness, disability and identity by Australian writer Fiona Murphy I am still unlearning the habit of secrecy. And yet, whenever somebody discovers that I am deaf..

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She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs

Dolly Parton is the reigning queen of country music, an iconic artist in command of her own career and image, and a thriving business empire to boot. But her rise was not an easy one: born into povert..

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Short History of Falling, A: Everything I Observed About Love Whilst Dying

A Short History of Falling - like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and When Breath Becomes Air - is a searingly beautiful, profound and unforgettable memoir that finds light and even humour in the d..

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Signs of Life: To the Ends of the Earth with a Doctor

They say that being a good doctor boils down to just four things: Shut up, listen, know something, care. The same could be said for life on the road, too. When Stephen Fabes left his job as a ju..

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Silence: In the Age of Noise

Behind a cacophony of traffic noise, iPhone alerts and our ever-spinning thoughts, an elusive notion - silence - lies in wait. But what really is silence? Where can it be found? And why is it more imp..

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Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke

"Men who inherit great wealth are respected, but women who do the same are ridiculed. In The Silver Swan, Sallie Bingham rescues Doris Duke from this gendered prison and shows us just how brave, rebel..

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Sisters of Auschwitz, The

Perfect for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Choice and The Librarian of Auschwitz - this is the international bestselling and life-affirming true story of female bravery and surviving the h..

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Smallest Lights In The Universe, The

In The Smallest Lights in the Universe, MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager interweaves the story of her search for meaning and solace after losing her first husband to cancer, her unflagging search for an..

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So Brightly at the Last: Clive James and the Passion for Poetry

In this offbeat and affectionate poetic biography, Jimi Hendrix, Princess Diana and Syria's Asma Al-Assad rub shoulders with Auden, Eliot and Shelley, and with the Trouser Thief Clive met during ten l..

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Solitude & Company: A True Account of the Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Prize-winning journalist SILVANA PATERNOSTRO grew up in Barranquilla, Colombia, home to Garcia Marquez's fabled literary group, La Cueva. In 1999, she was selected by Time/CNN as one of "Fifty Latin A..

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Sontag: Her Life

Susan Sontag was our last great literary star. Her brilliant, serious mind combined with her striking image, her rigorous intellectualism and her ground-breaking inquiries into what was then seen as '..

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Soul of a Woman

The wise, warm, defiant new book from literary legend Isabel Allende - a meditation on power, feminism and what it means to be a woman An Independent, Guardian and Grazia Highlight for 2021 ..

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Spectacles

When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my old stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard,..

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Splendid and the Vile:  Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Every time Churchill took to the airwaves it was as if he were injecting adrenaline-soaked courage directly into the British people ... Larson tells the story of..

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Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan

This is the riveting story of Noor Inayat Khan, descendant of an Indian Prince Tipu Sultan (the Tiger of Mysore), who became a British secret agent for SOE during World War II. Shrabani Basu tells the..

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SS Officer's Armchair, The: In Search of a Hidden Life

It began with an armchair. It began with the surprise discovery of a stash of personal documents covered in swastikas that had been sewn into its cushion. The SS Officer's Armchair is the story of wha..

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Still Life: A Memoir, A

'A manifesto for recalibrating' DAILY MAIL 'I can't think of many books where the reader feels so passionately on the side of the narrator' Guardian 'Full of kindness, A Still Life will make you a..

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Stories of Hope

Heather Morris, author of the internationally bestselling novels The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey, grew up on a farm in rural New Zealand. On her way back across the paddocks from school..

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Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Woman's Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman in Edo - now known as Tokyo - and a portrait of a great city on the brink of momentous change The daug..

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Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks-the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger-the pilot who ..

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Sum Of Our Days: A Memoir, The

"An inspiring and thought-provoking work."--Denver Post The sequel to Isabel Allende's beloved bestselling Paula--a loving portrait of a makeshift extended family whose beating heart is its remar..

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Summer (Seasons Quartet 4)

Summer is the fourth volume of the Seasons quartet, a collection of short prose and diaries written by a father for his youngest daughter, with stunning artwork by Anselm Kiefer. Your voice woke ..

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Sunshine: The Diary of a Lap Dancer

There are a lot of Ambers in the stripping world. And Aprils and Summers, and Skys and Rains. There are quite a few gems: Sapphires, Diamonds, Rubies and even an Amethyst. And exotic creatures: Tigers..

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Survival Math

'A mesmerising book, full of story, truth, pain, lyricism, humour and astonishment: the stuff of a difficult life, fully lived, and masterfully transformed into art' SALMAN RUSHDIE 'Intimat..

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Sybil

More amazing than any work of fiction, yet true in every word, it swept to the top of the bestseller lists and riveted the consciousness of the world. As an Emmy Award-winning film starring Sally Fiel..

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Sylvia Pankhurst

'It's impossible to summarise adequately a book so magnificent' Gerard DeGroot, The Times The definitive biography of Sylvia Pankhurst, a woman ahead of her times - political rebel, human rights..

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Tall Tales and Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Connolly's raucous run through his life is as furious, funny and foul-mouthed as you'd expect' Sunday Times In December 2018, after fifty years of be..

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Tap-Dancing Knife Thrower: my life -- without the boring bits, The

The icon and legend at last tells his story his way - without the boring bits Paul Hogan first appeared on our screens in 1971 as a 'tap dancing knife thrower' on channel 9's New Faces. The then fath..

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Tecumseh and the Prophet

An insightful, unflinching portrayal of the remarkable siblings who came closer to altering the course of American history than any other Indian leaders. --Professor H.W. Brands, author of The Zeal..

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The Colour of God

At the age of twenty-three, Ayesha removed her face veil to begin her studies in New York City. Braiding together Western, South Asian and Qur'anic storytelling styles, the author illuminates what it ..

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