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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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Four Seasons In Rome

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France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child
Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage

Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. It raised eyebrows in their lifetimes and has only become more cont..

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

Franklin D. Roosevelt is a towering figure in twentieth-century history. A masterful politician who would win an unprecedented four presidential terms, initiate landmark reforms that changed the Ameri..

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Free Woman: Life, Liberation and Doris Lessing

`A fascinating mix of literary criticism, cultural history and memoir ... Highly enjoyable' Sunday Times How might we live more freely, and will we be happier or lonelier if we do? Rereading The ..

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Freedom Fighter

The gripping story of one woman's war against ISIS on the frontlines of Syria. Joanna Palani made headlines across the world in 2016 when her role fighting on the front line of the Syrian conflic..

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Freud: The Making of An Illusion

Sigmund Freud is one of the most influential figures of western society. His ideas transformed the way that we think about our minds, our selves, and even our thoughts. But while he was undeniably a v..

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Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo

A reissue of the beautifully illustrated and authoritative biography of Frida Kahlo, publishing in time for a major London exhibition Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century's most ext..

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From Byfleet to the Bush: The Autobiography of Jacqueline Pearce
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in h..

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Furiously Happy

For fans of David Sedaris, Tina Fey and Caitlin Moran comes the new book from Jenny Lawson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Let's Pretend This Never Happened...In Let's Pretend This Never H..

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Future Indefinite: with the Unfinished Past Conditional

The definitive account, in his own words, of one of the most popular figures in British theatre. The second and concluding volume of Noel Coward's legendary autobiography includes Future Indefinite an..

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Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography

A champion of civil rights and a leading light in India's struggle for independence, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was one of the iconic figures of the 20th century. He is best remembered for continually..

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Garden of the Gods

The third book in The Corfu Trilogy (after My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts and Relatives), the beloved books that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. Just before the Second W..

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Gavin Maxwell: A Life

Gavin Maxwell was a romantic, self-destructive, aristocratic adventurer who worked as secret agent, shark fisherman, racing driver, poet and travel writer. His fame rested on the bestselling story of ..

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Gazing at the Stars: Memories of a Child Survivor

These events, the persecution of my people, have simply become part of the collection of facts that people now call 'history'. I lived these facts every day. They are part of my memory. 'History' tell..

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Gender Games: The problem with men and women, from someone who has been both

'Opens minds, breaks down myths and vaporises prejudice - I loved it!' Rebecca Root, star of Boy Meets Girl'funny, thoughtful and honest ...I read most of it on the train and had to stifle laughs ever..

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Gentleman Jack: A biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist

The extraordinary life of history's first modern lesbian who inspired the television series Gentleman Jack. Anne Lister's journals were so shocking that the first person to crack their secret cod..

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Gentleman Jack: A biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist

Anne Lister was a wealthy Yorkshire heiress, a world traveller and an out lesbian during the Regency era - a time when it was difficult simply to be female. She wrote her diary in code derived from An..

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Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film - I'm taking this bloody car to Invercargill

The majorly entertaining memoir from a major entertainer - Geoff 'Goodbye Pork Pie' Murphy tells it like it really was in this director's cut of his life and times. "I'm taking this bloody car to Inve..

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Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer

As a student in Melbourne, Elizabeth Kleinhenz heard frequent talk of this almost mythical figure, Germaine Greer. Urged on by her mother, a first wave feminist, she read The Female Eunuch, a clarion ..

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Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer

As a student in Melbourne, Elizabeth Kleinhenz heard frequent talk of this almost mythical figure, Germaine Greer. Urged on by her mother, a first wave feminist, she read The Female Eunuch, a clarion ..

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Gerry Adams: An Unauthorised Life

From fanatical, revolutionary street politician in perpetual danger of arrest and assassination, Adams became a political leader with access to the British and Irish Prime Ministers and the US Preside..

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Gift from Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram

When Patience Ibrahim's husband died, she feared that her life was over. She had prayed every night for a baby to complete her family, and suddenly she found herself a nineteen-year-old widow, alone i..

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

This is the mass market edition of the popular book by Dr. Ben Carson whose inspiring story tells of a frustrated inner-city kid whose faith in God helped him become director of pediatric neurosurgery..

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Giordano Bruno: Philosopher Heretic

Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) is one of the great figures of early modern Europe, and one of the least understood. Ingrid D. Rowland's biography establishes him once and for all as a peer of Erasmus, Sha..

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Girl from Aleppo: Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom

Previously published as 'Nujeen' 'She is our hero. Everyone must read her story. She will inspire you' Malala Yousafzai An inspiring tale of a young disabled girl and her escape from the hell of war. ..

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Girl in the Dark, The: The True Story of Runaway Child with a Secret. A Devastating Discovery that Changes Everything.

Melissa is a sweet-natured girl with a disturbing habit of running away and mixing with the wrong crowd. After she's picked up by the police, and with nowhere else to go, she is locked in a secure uni..

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Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History

A modern girl is nothing without her squad of besties. But don't let all the hashtags fool you- the #girlsquad goes back a long, long time. In this hilarious and heartfelt book, geek girl Sam Maggs ta..

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Girl Who Beat Isis: Farida's Story

In August 2014, Farida Khalaf was just a normal Yazidi girl, living in a village high in the mountains of northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked and swiftly taken by ISIS fighters, and her whole..

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Girl Who Climbed Everest: Lessons learned facing up to the world's toughest mountains

'What I've learned from climbing mountains is that we can push ourselves far beyond what we think we are capable of, and it's outside of our comfort zones that the most amazing things happen.' Wh..

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Girl Who Smiled Beads, The

Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were othunder...

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Girl with Seven Names: Escape from North Korea

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her fam..

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Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Amy Schumer. Frank, fearless and so freaking funny. Her story. In her own words. 'I've only had one one-night stand in my life. Yes, one. I know, I'm so sorry to disappoint anyone who thinks I walk a..

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Girl without a Voice: The True Story of a Terrified Child Whose Silence Spoke Volumes

Bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson tells the shocking and deeply moving true story of a young girl with severe behavioural problems. This is the first of several stories about 'difficult..

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Girls at the Piano

Virginia Lloyd spent much of her childhood and adolescence learning and playing the piano and thought she would make a career as a pianist. When that didn't happen, she spent a long time wondering abo..

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Girls, The

'Higgins spares nothing in her telling of the slow violence of grief, in the puzzlement of transformation and the skewing of sound mind from one instant of catastrophe...An exacting act of detonation,..

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Giving Up The Ghost

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Gladstone

Winner of the Whitbread Biography of the Year. William Gladstone was, with Tennyson, Newman, Dickens, Carlyle, and Darwin, one of the stars of nineteenth-century British life. He spent sixty-thre..

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Glass Castle

This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrat..

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Glass Castle, The

This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrat..

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Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs, tHE

Over his thirty-year career at Conde Nast, Nicholas Coleridge has witnessed it all. From the anxieties of the Princess of Wales to the blazing fury of Mohamed Al-Fayed, his story is also the story of ..

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Gloucester Crescent: Me, My Dad and Other Grown-Ups

Gloucester Crescent is a curving, leafy street hidden between Camden Town and Primrose Hill, unremarkable in many ways, unless you notice the lady in the van parked outside one house, and the famous-l..

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Gloucester Crescent: Me, My Dad and Other Grown-Ups

Gloucester Crescent is a curving, leafy street, tucked between Camden Town and Primrose Hill. It's unremarkable in many ways, unless you notice the lady in the van, and the familiar-looking residents ..

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Go High

Hugs from Obama struck an emotional chord with Americans nostalgic for a First Family of strong character, warmth, and intelligence. For those citizens longing for the days when we had the compassiona..

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Goebbels

As a young man, Joseph Goebbels was a budding narcissist with a constant need for approval. He became increasingly politically involved, finding personal affirmation within the ranks of the German Nat..

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Going Back: How a Former Refugee, Now an Internationally Acclaimed Surgeon, Returned to Iraq to Change the Lives of Injured Soldiers and Civilians

In Munjed Al Muderis's bestselling memoir Walking Free, he described his experience as a refugee fleeing Saddam Hussein's Iraq, his terrifying sea journey to Australia and the brutal mandatory detenti..

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Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

'You empower yourself and then you reach out to others.' Uplifting life lessons from one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known... through the eyes of the grandson whose life he change..

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Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed

On a bleak winter night in 1997, a British Columbia timber scout named Grant Hadwin committed an act of shocking violence- he destroyed the legendary Golden Spruce of the Queen Charlotte Islands. With..

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