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Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge: The Seafaring Diaries of a Victorian Lady

Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of a Master Mariner, and she travelled with him on at least five occasions (1869, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1886), sailing to Melbourne with emigrants and cargo. The fir..

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Equal Justice

Rabia Siddique is a woman with an extraordinary perspective. Growing up as a Muslim in the conservative and monocultural landscape of 1970s suburban Perth, she knew what it was like to be different. I..

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Erratics, The

The family secrets are only just beginning to unravel... When her elderly mother is hospitalised unexpectedly, Vicki travels to her parents' isolated ranch home in Alberta, Canada, to help her father..

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Erratics: 2019 Stella Prize Winner, The

Dark, sharp, blackly funny and powerful, this is memoir, wielded as weapon, with the tightly compressed energy of an explosive device. 'We've been disowned and disinherited: there's not changin..

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Eternal Boy: The Life of Kenneth Grahame

The story of Kenneth Grahame, author of the children's classic Wind in the Willows, and of the vision of English pastoral that inspired it. A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'Matthew Dennison sk..

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Eternal Boy: The Life of Kenneth Grahame

The story of Kenneth Grahame, author of the children's classic Wind in the Willows, and of the vision of English pastoral that inspired it. A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'Matthew Dennison sk..

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Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography

Eugene Victor Debs led the Socialist Party in the early twentieth-century to federal and state office across the country, helped to pioneer a fighting union politics that organized all workers, and be..

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Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

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Evelyn Waugh's Oxford

Oxford held a special place in Evelyn Waugh's imagination. So formative were his Oxford years that the city never left him, appearing again and again in his novels in various forms. This book explores..

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Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal

An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thirty years of frien..

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Every Tool's A Hammer: Life Is What You Make It

MythBusters' Adam Savage - Discovery Channel star and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech - shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and suc..

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Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis

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Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

`The small translucent bottle of shampoo outlived him. It was the kind you take home from hotels in distant places. For over a year it had sat on the shower shelf where he had left it. I looked at it ..

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Everyone Makes Mistakes: Living with My Daddy in Jail

Take a heartwarming journey with 10-year-old author, Madison Strempek, as she candidly depicts her life experience of living with her father in jail. Through her eyes, you will live the heartbreak of ..

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Everything I Know About Love: The Sunday Times Top 5 Bestseller

'A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her' Julie Burchill 'If Nora Ephron is the cool aunt you wish you'd had, Dolly Alderton is your fav..

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Existential Englishman: Paris Among the Artists

A love letter to Paris and a memoir of a life spent at its bohemian heart, rich with adventures, misadventures and the beauty of one of the most enduringly romantic cities in the world The Existe..

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Faber & Faber: The Untold Story

Faber and Faber is one of the world's greatest independent publishers. Literary superstars like T.S.Eliot, William Golding, Ted Hughes, and Sylvia Plath are synonymous with the name 'Faber', as are th..

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Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee

A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else-Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill-from the authors of Furious Love. ..

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Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee, The

A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else-Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill-from the authors of Furious Love. ..

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Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Murder

'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants said they understood she was he..

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Face Pressed Against a Window: A Memoir

Tim Waterstone is one of Britain's most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstones empire that started with one bookshop in 1982. In this charming and evocative memoir, he recalls the c..

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Facts And Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

Clapper traces his career through five decades of national intelligence operations, the growing threat of cyberattacks, his relationships with Presidents and Congress, and the truth about Russia's rol..

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Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

Oscar Wilde owed his most outstanding characteristics - his precocious intellectualism, his flamboyance, his hedonism, his recklessness, his pride, his sense of superiority, his liberal sexual values ..

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Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

'Emer O'Sullivan has made an indispensable contribution to Wildean literature ...Compelling, informative and fascinating' Stephen Fry Oscar Wilde's father - scientist, surgeon, archaeologist, writer -..

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Falling Towards England: Unreliable Memoirs II

In the first volume of 'Unreliable Memoirs', we said farewell to our hero as he set sail from Sydney Harbour, bound for London, fame and fortune. Finding the first of these proved relatively simple; t..

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Family Romance

In this acclaimed memoir from the award-winning author of "Fragrant Harbour", John Lanchester pieces together his family's past and uncovers their extraordinary secrets - from his grandparents' life i..

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Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

Unlock the secrets in your DNA! Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA tes..

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Farewell to the Father

"Tim Elliott's story - on his father and love against the odds - will split your heart open." Benjamin Law Towards the end of his first serious suicide attempts, my father said the strangest thing to..

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Fashion Climbing: A New York Life

'I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens...? Bill Cunningham?s first love was fashion but the big city came a close second. He left for New York aged nineteen, losing his fami..

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Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail

Part adventure, part love story, part inquiry into the mystery of connection between humans and dogs, Fast into the Night is an exquisitely written memoir of a woman, her dogs, and what can happen whe..

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Fat of the Land, The

In the 1970s, John Seymour's book, The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency was a huge, international best-seller, inspiring a new generation to "down-shift" to a new way of life. The book has remained i..

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Father & Son: Oxford World's Classics

'This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs.' Father and Son stands as one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it Edmund Go..

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Fear

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fea..

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Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World

Feminism is a hot topic. The battle for gender equality is being fought by everybody from politicians to indie social media campaigners, celebrities to school girls. But how did we get here and who pa..

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Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family

Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika..

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Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman

From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman 'Anne Aly's ... influence will be felt for years to come ... It sinks in how significant she may be to public life.' - The Go..

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Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography

50 years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin Founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's u..

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First Iron Lady: A Life of Caroline of Ansbach

'A brilliant study of a brilliant woman' LUCY WORSLEY History has forgotten Caroline of Ansbach, yet in her lifetime she was compared frequently to Elizabeth I and considered by some as `the clev..

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First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill

Without Churchill's inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister...

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First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong

Soon to be a major motion picture, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America's most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong - the man whose "one small step" change..

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First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong

Soon to be a major motion picture, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America's most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong - the man whose "one small step" change..

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Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November reflects on his seventeen years on the Secret Service for presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and ..

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Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 by the Financial Times, Guardian, New Statesman, Observer, The Millions and Emerald Street "Flaneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flaneur..

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Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

Arthur Fellig's ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he became known as "Weegee," claiming that he functioned as a human Ouija board. Weegee documented better th..

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Florence Diary

In August 1947, Diana Athill travelled to Florence by the Golden Arrow train for a two-week holiday with her good friend Pen. In this playful diary of that trip, Athill recorded her observations and a..

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Flowers are My Passport

J Barry Ferguson is the quintessential example of the caption, "New Zealand boy done good in New York." His first claim to fame may have been as Wellington's number one square dance caller in 1951, an..

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Flying High: My Story: From AirAsia to QPR

'What a life. Tony Fernandes has accomplished amazing things - and who's to say what he can go on to achieve?' Sir Richard BransonThe inspiring story of business hero and Apprentice Asia star Tony Fer..

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For a Girl: A True Story of Secrets, Motherhood and Hope

I am by nature a private person. Secrets are different from privacy. They are things you are forced to keep to yourself, by family, friends, by your own shame. Secrets like these come to the surface o..

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Forging of a Rebel

Originally published in the late 1940s, Arturo Barea's astonishing Spanish trilogy is both the autobiography of a man and the biography of a nation during the first four decades of the twentieth centu..

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Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor

In 1966 John Berger spent three months in the Forest of Dean shadowing an English country GP, John Sassall. Sassall is a fortunate man - his work occupies and fulfils him, he lives amongst the patient..

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Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall

When Nina's mother Hanna was just twenty years old, she escaped to West Germany with nothing more than a small satchel and the clothes on her back. It was the dawn of the Cold War. Hanna left her pare..

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