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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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Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina

Award-winning New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, aka the Rogue Ballerina, gives readers a backstage tour of the real world of elite ballet-the gritty, hilarious, sometimes shocking truth..

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Swimming with Seals

A book about intense physical and personal experience, narrating how Victoria Whitworth began swimming in the cold waters of Orkney as a means of escaping a failing marriage. A book about inten..

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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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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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The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power

A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business and politics ..

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The Louder I Will Sing: A story of racism, riots and redemption: Winner of the 2020 Costa Biography Award

WINNER OF THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY PRIZE 2020 'This is the story of arguably one of the most important, yet least known, events in modern British history. Lee's journey and fight for justice are..

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The Woman They Could Not Silence: Elizabeth Packard's incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear

From the internationally bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes a dark but ultimately uplifting tale of a woman whose incredible journey still resonates today. From the internationally best..

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There's a Hole in my Bucket:  Journey of Two Brothers

An inspirational, life-affirming memoir from the great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien. Having grown up on their great-grandfather's stories, Royd Tolkien and his brother, Mike, have always enjoyed ad..

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Thin Places

'A special, beautiful, many-faceted book' - Amy Liptrot 'A remarkable piece of writing...Luminous' - Robert Macfarlane Kerri ni Dochartaigh was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, at the very heig..

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Think Black: A Memoir

"Powerful memoir. . .Ford's thought-provoking narrative tells the story of African-American pride and perseverance." -Publisher's Weekly (Starred) "A masterful storyteller, Ford interweaves..

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Thinking Again

Necrophilia is not one of my failings, but I do like graveyards and memorial stones and such... Following the publication In My Mind's Eye, her acclaimed first volume of diaries, a Radio 4 Book o..

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This Much is True

'There is no one on earth quite so wonderful' STEPHEN FRY BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury's Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters fro..

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Those Who Can, Teach: What It Takes To Make the Next Generation

'An amazing book . . . Read it gang, honestly' Zoe Ball 'I haven't read a book for a long time that so often had me close to tears' Observer 'Inspirational . . . You can call this good teac..

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Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz:  Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton

A vividly rendered and empathetic exploration of how two of the greatest poets of the 20th century-Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton-became bitter rivals and, eventually, friends. Introduced at a wor..

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To the End of the World: Travels with Oscar Wilde

'Quivers with honesty, A-list gossip and sardonic prose' The Times 'Everett is a deliciously gifted writer. Nothing and no one escapes his attention' Observer Rupert Everett tell..

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Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller

Tracking our country's past hundred years through the remarkable life of Captain Sir Tom Moore. At the height of the pandemic, ninety-nine-year-old WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore began walking la..

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Toni Morrison:  Last Interview

A wide-ranging collection of talks with the beloved author finds her refreshingly candid about her books and her life, race and misogyny, and more. In this generous collection of thought-provokin..

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Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud

This book is a memoir and a manifesto. It is about a life lived challenging dominant mindsets, bucking the trend and pushing boundaries, in Pakistan where I grew up, and in Australia where I migrated ..

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Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald's only niece, shines a bright light on the d..

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Traitor King:  Scandalous Exile of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Traitor King, by Sunday Times bestselling author Andrew Lownie, looks at the years following the abdication of Edward VIII when the former king was kept in exile, feuding with his family over status f..

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Truth and Beauty: A Friendship

Bestselling author and Orange Prize winner Ann Patchett's first work of non-fiction is a searing, emotionally wrenching account of her long friendship with the critically acclaimed, and recently decea..

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Truths We Hold: An American Journey

From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the shared values that will see us into the future.Known for bringing a voice to the voiceless, ..

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Turning Point:  Year that Changed Dickens and the World

A major new biography of Charles Dickens, by the award-winning author of Becoming Dickens and The Story of Alice A major new biography of Charles Dickens, tracing the year that would transform hi..

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Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy hit This is Going to Hurt

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat... but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into hi..

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Twins of Auschwitz: The Inspiring true story of a young girl surviving Mengele's hell

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The Nazis spared their lives because they were twins. In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz. Within thi..

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Two Hitlers and a Marilyn

'I love this book. It is wise, funny, surprising, touching, and wonderful company.' Jonathan Safran Foer 'A comic and poignant memoir about growing up in the suburbs, fandom, stalking Ronni..

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Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

From the founder and activist behind one of the largest movements of the twenty-first century, the me too movement, Tarana Burke debuts a powerful memoir about her own journey to saying those two simp..

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Uncle Tungsten

'If you did not think that gallium and iridium could move you, this superb book will change your mind.' - The Times In Uncle Tungsten Sacks evokes, with warmth and wit, his upbringing in wartime Engl..

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Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine

'One of the finest memoirs published in recent years.' Dan Jones 'An utterly fascinating and wonderfully detailed insight into the hidden world of the modern submarine.' James Holland A cand..

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Undreamed Shores: The Hidden Heroines of British Anthropology

In the first decades of the 20th century, five women arrived at Oxford to take the newly created Masters diploma in Anthropology. Though their circumstances differed radically, all five were intent on..

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Unfinished

A thoughtful and revealing memoir from one of the world's most recognizable women, renowned for her bold risk-taking, multiculturalism, and activism."I am a product of traditional India and its ancien..

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Unfit Heiress:Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt

At the turn of the twentieth century, American women began to reject Victorian propriety in favor of passion and livelihood outside the home. This alarmed authorities, who feared certain "over-sexed" ..

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Unquiet

In Unquiet, Linn reflects on a life of reaching out to her father; each summer of her childhood, she visits him at his remote Faro island home on the edge of the Baltic Sea. Now that she's grown ..

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Unreliable Memoirs

With an introduction by P. J. O'Rourke I was born in 1939. The other big event of that year was the outbreak of the Second World War, but for the moment that did not affect me. In the first instalmen..

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Unseen Body: A Doctor's Journey Through the Hidden Wonders of Human Anatomy, The

In his beautifully written prose, Dr Jonathan Reisman - physician, adventure traveller and naturalist - allows readers to navigate their insides like an explorer discovering a new world. Th..

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Varying Degrees of Success:  Memoir 1992-2020

The third part of award-winning literary giant David Lodge's memoir covering 1992 to 2010 when he was developing his literary career and also making forays into television and stage work both at home ..

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W-3: A Memoir

'W-3 is one hell of a debut' Lucy Scholes, Paris Review 'Remarkably perceptive and wise' Katy Waldman, New Yorker 'Howland is finally getting the recognition that she deserves' Sarah Hughes,..

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Walking With Ghosts: A Memoir

Make no mistake about it: this is a masterpiece . . . poetic, moving and very funny' -- Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin As a young boy growing up in the outskirts of Dublin, Gabr..

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Warhol: A Life as Art

The definitive biography of one of the most famous and influential artists the world has ever seen When critics attacked Andy Warhol's Marilyn paintings as shallow, the Pop artist was happy to p..

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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World

Nobel Peace Prize winner and bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the faces behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced wo..

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Week in September: A story of enduring love from the Burma Railway

Through a precious cache of WWII letters, a story of war is revealed. But also, most movingly, a story of love, resilience and survival, from award-winning and bestselling writer, Peter Rees and Sue ..

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Whale in the Living Room

The Whale in the Living Room follows the thrilling adventures of award-winning wildlife documentary producer, John Ruthven, on a journey of discovery - by turns memorable, touching and often funny -th..

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When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains

'It's not always a grim story. Alongside anger and despair there is love and hope. But the message is stark. This is the way bullies work. When Time Stopped is more than just history. It's a warning.'..

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Who Am I, Again?

How do you beat the bullies and the bigots? Here's how. In his long-awaited autobiography, Sir Lenny Henry tells the extraordinary story of his early years and sudden rise to fame. Born soon..

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Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life

'Astonishing' Kiran Dass, Kete Miriam Lancewood's first book Woman in the Wilderness told her story of living for seven years in the wilderness of New Zealand with her husband, hunting and gather..

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Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life

Miriam Lancewood's first book Woman in the Wilderness told her story of living for seven years in the wilderness of New Zealand with her husband, hunting and gathering, and roaming the mountains like ..

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Wild Silence, The

The second instalment to the hugely successful Costa prize shortlister, The Salt Path, and the continued, powerful true story of the couple who lost everything Nature holds the answers for Raynor..

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Wild Silence, The

Following the hugely successful Sunday Times bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlister, The Salt Path, we're delighted to make another exclusive announcement here ton..

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and a..

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Collins Modern Classics)

Introducing the Collins Modern Classics, a series featuring some of the most significant books of recent times, books that shed light on the human experience - classics which will endure for generatio..

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