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She Speaks: The Power of Women's Voices

Looking at the greatest speeches of all time, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Elizabeth I and Boudica were about the only women to have dipped a toe into the pool of public oratory. But the truth ..

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She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy

'A funny and brutally honest book about what it means to be a woman and what it takes to be a creator, She Wants It is deeply personal but always universal in its unapologetic recounting of a life liv..

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Sheep Stell: Memoirs of a Shepherd

'One woman's gloriously lyrical account of life and love as a shepherdess' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Janet White's unfailingly enjoyable book . . . taps into a widespread feeling that we have become ..

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

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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Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath And Ted Hughes

Is it ever possible to know 'the truth' about Sylvia Plath and her marriage to Ted Hughes, which ended with her suicide? In The Silent Woman, Janet Malcolm (author of Reading Chekhov, The Journalist a..

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Sisters of Auschwitz, The

WINNER of the Opzij Literature Prize 2019! During the Second World War two Jewish sisters - Janny and Lien Brilleslijper - run one of the largest hideaways in The Netherlands: The High Nes..

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Slave

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Sleeping with Dogs: A Peripheral Autobiography

Sleeping with Dogs is the record of one man's passionate affection for the dog, rooted in his early childhood and lasting undiminished into his dotage. These were for the most part dogs discarded and ..

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Sleepless Nights

'A series of fleeting images and memories ... united by the high intelligence and beauty of Hardwick's prose.' - Sally Rooney I am alone here in New York, no longer a we ... First published..

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So, Anyway...

Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a comedy giant. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-wracking first public appear..

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Somebody I Used to Know

A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK Brave, illuminating and inspiring, Somebody I Used to Know is the first memoir ever written by someone living with dementia. What do you lose when you lose you..

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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 groundbreaking inquiries into what was then seen as 'l..

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Sorrow Beyond Dreams, A

'My mother has been dead for almost seven weeks: I had better go to work before the need to write about her, which I felt so strongly at her funeral, dies away and I fall back into the dull speechless..

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South and West: From a Notebook

From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking: two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks-writings that offer an illuminating glimpse int..

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Sphinx, The

One of the most beautiful and brilliant women of her time, Gladys Deacon dazzled, as much as she puzzled, the glittering social circles in which she moved. Born in Paris to American paren..

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Splendid and the Vile, The

The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a startlingly fresh portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Hitler invad..

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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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Stalin, Vol. II: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

A SUNDAY TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 'A brilliant, compelling, propulsively written, magnificent tour de force' Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard 'The second volume of what wi..

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Stan Lee: The Man behind Marvel

The Amazing Spider-Man. The Incredible Hulk. The Invincible Iron Man. Black Panther. These are just a few of the iconic superheroes to emerge from the mind of Stan Lee. From the mean streets of ..

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Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science

Born in 1942, Stephen Hawking is no ordinary scientist. With a career that began over thirty years ago at Cambridge University, he has managed to do more than perhaps any other physicist to broaden ou..

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Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work

In 1963 Stephen Hawking was given a couple of years to live. In January 2017 he celebrates his seventy-fifth birthday. This biography of the brilliant theoretical physicist and inspirational internati..

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Stet: An Editor's Life

For nearly 50 years, Diana Athill edited (and nursed and coerced and coaxed) some of the most celebrated writers in the English language. In a prose style of inimitable wit and rare candour, she recou..

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Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch

The ebullient, troubled life of a Broadway legend who became a heroine to a younger generation Still Here is the first full telling of Elaine Stritch's life. Rollicking but intimate, it tracks on..

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Story Of A Secret State: My Report To The World

It is 1939. Jan Karski, a brilliant young Polish student, enjoys a life of parties and pleasure. Then war breaks out and his familiar world is destroyed. Now he must live under a new identity, in the ..

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Story of a Secret State: My Report to the World

It is 1939. Jan Karski, a brilliant young Polish student, enjoys a life of parties and pleasure. Then war breaks out and his familiar world is destroyed. Now he must live under a new identity, in the ..

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Sun Does Shine, The

OPRAH WINFREY'S BOOK CLUB SUMMER 2018 SELECTION **THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** 'Both Nelson Mandela and Ray Hinton emerged from their incarceration with a profound capacity to forgive...T..

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Sundowner of the Skies: The Story of Oscar Garden, The Forgotten Aviator
Switched at Birth: My Life in Someone Else's World

I was accidentaly placed in the wrong cot the night I was born and did not discover this until I was fifty seven. The result is that I have lived a life that should have been someone else's and he liv..

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Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters

A reissue of Laura Thompson's Take Six Girls, illustrated with beautiful and timeless photographs of the Mitford sisters. Writer, countrywoman, Fascist, Nazi, Communist, duchess. Born in th..

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Tall Tales and Wee Stories

'Coming from Glasgow, it's weird, I don't really tell jokes, like Irish jokes and all that. I tell wee stories. And some of them don't even have punchlines. But you'll get used to it as the night goes..

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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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Tears for Tarshiha

A Palestinian refugee's inspiring tale of her lifelong fight to return home. Olfat Mahmoud is a Palestinian refugee - a descendant of the Christian and Muslim people who fled Palestine in the period l..

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Tennyson and his Circle

Tennyson and His Circle by Lynne Truss. Tennysons ascendency as England's foremost poet coincided with one of the most significant inventions of the nineteenth century: photography. As Poet Laureate, ..

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Testament Of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925
That F Word: Growing Up Feminist in Aotearoa

There are some things worth getting angry about... In That F Word: Growing up Feminist in Aotearoa, award-winning columnist, musician and activist Lizzie Marvelly tells the story of New Zealand's fem..

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The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect

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The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

'The Rapids is beautifully written: brimming with humour, empathy, pathos and heart. This book is an earnest, generous, and important contribution to ongoing global dialogue around mental health..

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The Tartan Turban: In Search of Alexander Gardner

Imagine spending thirteen years fighting and travelling in disguise in the deserts of Inner Asia, then another thirteen years as an officer in the Sikh army. Suppose, too, that while 'long separated f..

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The Yellow House

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 'A major book that I suspect will come to be considered among the essential memoirs of this vexing decade' ..

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Theft by Finding

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'He's like an American Alan Bennett, in that his own fastidiousness becomes the joke, as per the taxi encounter, or his diary entry about waiting interminably in a..

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There Are No Grown-Ups: A midlife coming-of-age story

THERE ARE NO GROWN-UPS. EVERYONE ELSE IS WINGING IT TOO.You know you're a grown-up when... You become impatient while scrolling down to your year of birth. You?ve lost and gained the same 10lbs so man..

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There Will Be No Miracles Here: A memoir from the dark side of the American Dream

Casey Gerald's story begins at the end of the world: on New Year's Eve 1999, Casey gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to witness the rapture. The journey that ..

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Things I Learned From Falling

An inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity and survival against the odds. Last year, Claire Nelson made international headlines. She was in her thirties ..

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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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Three Women

'Extraordinary. I can't remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women' ELIZABETH GILBERT 'This book - challenging and heartbreaking - will stay with me. An extraordinary,..

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Three Women

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE FOYLES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR A STYLIST BOOK OF THE DECADE THE MOST-PICKED BOOK OF THE YEAR..

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Tiger Woods

Based on three years of extensive research and reporting, two of today's most acclaimed investigative journalists, Jeff Benedict of Sports Illustrated and eleven-time Emmy Award winner Armen Keteyian,..

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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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Tinkering: The Complete Book of John Clarke

This book tells the story of John Clarke?s writing life, including the fan letter he sent to All Black Terry Lineen when he was ten, a golf instruction manual unlike any other, Anna Karenina in forty-..

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