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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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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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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 is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

The Sunday Times bestseller "Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable." Stephen Fry Welcome to 97-hour week..

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Those Wild Wyndhams: Three Sisters at the Heart of Power

Winner of the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize 2014 A rich historical biography of 'those wild Wyndhams' - three cultured aristocratic sisters born into great privilege in late Victorian Brit..

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Times I Knew I Was Gay, The: A Graphic Memoir

A tender and funny graphic memoir about identity, love and Willow from BUFFY Ellie always knew she was different. Contrary and creative, she wore black, obsessed over Willow in BUFFY and so..

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To the End of the World: Travels With Oscar Wilde

They say that sometimes ghosts don't realise they're dead and wander around screaming because no one is paying them any attention. Well, in show business you may have been dead five years before you f..

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Tom Stoppard: A Life

In this gripping narrative, Hermione Lee builds a unique portrait of one of our greatest playwrights. Her biography is remarkable for its unprecedented access to private papers, diaries and letters, a..

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Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography

At the height of the pandemic, ninety-nine-year-old WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore began walking laps of his garden to raise e1000 for the NHS. By the time of his 100th birthday, he'd reached e32 mill..

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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 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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Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie

A chance encounter at a summer party on Martha's Vineyard blossomed into an improbable but enduring friendship. Carly Simon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis made an unlikely pair - Carly, a free and art..

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Toymaker: My Journey From War to Wonder

This is a story about life, about imagination, about being in the present and existing in the past; this is a story about painting, drawing, chopping and changing; about thinking, discussing, arguing ..

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Trauma Cleaner, The

Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things- husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife . . . But as a little ..

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Trautmann's Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend

He was the best goalkeeper I ever played against.' Bobby CharltonEvery football fan knows the legend of Bert Trautmann. Fifteen minutes from the end of the 1956 FA Cup Final, Trautmann - the goalkeepe..

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Travel Light, Move Fast

When her father becomes gravely ill on holiday in Budapest, Alexandra Fuller rushes to join her mother at his bedside, where they see out his last days together and then carry his ashes back to their ..

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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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Tuesdays With Morrie : An Old Man A Young Man & Life's Greatest Lesson

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you to see the world as a more profound place an..

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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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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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Under the Camelthorn Tree

Kate Nicholls left England to raise her five children in Botswana: an experience that would change each of their lives. Living on a shoestring in a lion conservation camp, Kate home-schools her famil..

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Undying:  Meditation on Modern Illness

When Anne Boyer was diagnosed with a highly aggressive form of cancer as a single mother at the age of 41, she found herself plunged into a world in which real bodies are transformed into data points ..

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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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Unfollow

LOUIS THEROUX: 'For anyone who enjoyed Hillbilly Elegy or Educated, Unfollow is an essential text' PANDORA SYKES: 'Such a moving, redemptive, clear-eyed account of religious indoctrination' ..

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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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Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment

The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for murder Behind oak-panelled doors in the House of Commons, men with cut-glass accents and gold signet rings are conspiring to ..

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Walden

In 1845, the American Transcendentalist philosopher Henry David Thoreau went to live in the woods near his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts. For over two years he resided there largely in solitary, ..

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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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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

'Brave, compassionate and inspiring - it left me in floods of tears' Adam Kay, author of This Is Going to Hurt For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as..

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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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Weil Conjectures: On Maths and the Pursuit of the Unknown, The

'Beguiling ... Olsson is evocative on curiosity as an appetite of the mind, on the pleasure of glutting oneself on knowledge' New York Times Simone Weil: philosopher, political activist, mystic -..

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Welcome Home:  Memoir with Selected Photographs & Letters

Before Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome Home. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in 1936 in Ala..

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When Breath Becomes Air

THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. "Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable". (New York Times). At the age of thirty-s..

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When I Die: Lessons from the Death Zone

On 29 January 2008 Philip Gould was told he had cancer. He was stoical, and set about his treatment, determined to fight his illness. In the face of difficult decisions he sought always to understand ..

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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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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

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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Wildeana (riverrun editions)

Oscar Wilde's early fame ensured that throughout his short life he was written about by many of those he met. He was celebrated - or mocked - as the master of the ingenious epigram, the provocative pa..

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Will

Will's mother's hokey homily, Waste not, want not... hisses in his ears as he oscillates furiously on the spot, havering on the threshold between the bedroom and the dying one... all the while cradlin..

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Windsor Diaries: A childhood with the Princesses

**SPECTATOR BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2020** **TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2020** **SUNDAY EXPRESS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2020** **A DAILY MAIL CHRISTMAS BOOKS PICK** 'For a glimpse into the ..

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Wine Girl: A sommelier's tale of making it in the toxic world of fine dining

An affecting memoir from America's youngest sommelier, tracing her path through the glamorous but famously toxic restaurant world At just twenty-one, Victoria James became America's younges..

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With My Little Eye: The Incredible True Story of a Family of Spies in the Suburbs

'Hilarious, moving and brilliantly told' - Susan Johnson 'It reads like the very best of spy thrillers.' - Matthew Condon 'An intimate and compelling look at an ordinary family who happen to..

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Woman Makes A Plan, A: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success

The international supermodel shares personal stories and lessons learned from a life of "living dangerously--carefully" The international supermodel shares personal stories and lessons learned fr..

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Woman of Firsts, A The midwife who built a hospital and changed the world

'The Muslim Mother Teresa' Huffington Post Imprisonment. Mutilation. Persecution. Edna Adan Ismail endured it all - for the women of Africa. A Woman of Firsts tells the inspirational..

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Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code:  Extraordinary Life of Dr Claire Weekes
Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries

Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous and strikingly attractive women who fought convention to make their names in the male-dominated field of flight in 1930s Germany. W..

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Women's Doc: True stories from my five decades delivering babies and making history

'We never train women in Sydney,' Caroline de Costa was told in 1974 when she applied to become a junior registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology. She and her husband packed their bags and their childr..

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