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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 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 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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Whose Life is it Anyway?: A story of Domestic Violence and Survival

When Deborah Thomson met Wayne, she was a shy, introverted 24-year-old student. He was a loud charismatic young man. His temper was an issue but one she hoped they could work on. Four years later, t..

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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 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 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 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 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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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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Will

The 'Event' Autobiography of the Year - a brave, inspiring and wildly entertaining memoir full of self-help lessons for readers, from one of the world's most charismatic and much-loved actors One..

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Will

The 'Event' Autobiography of the Year - a brave, inspiring and wildly entertaining memoir full of self-help lessons for readers, from one of the world's most charismatic and much-loved actors O..

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Will She Do?: Act One of a Life on Stage

Will She Do? is the story of a girl from a council estate in Tottenham, born in 1934 to an electric-meter reader and a seamstress, who was determined to be an actress. Candid and witty, this memoir ta..

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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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Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography

In his first full-length autobiography, comedy legend and national treasure Billy Connolly reveals the truth behind his windswept and interesting life. Born in a tenement flat in Glasgow i..

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Wollstonecraft: Philosophy, Passion, and Politics

A compelling portrait of Mary Wollstonecraft that shows the intimate connections between her life and work Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, first published in 1792, is ..

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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 They Could Not Silence, The: 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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Yeager: An Autobiography

#1 MULTI-MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER - A one-of-a-kind portrait of a true American hero: General Chuck Yeager "The secret of my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day." G..

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Year at the Chateau: As seen on the hit Channel 4 show

Like many couples, Dick and Angel had long dreamed of living in France, but where others might settle for a modest bolthole in the French countryside, the Strawbridges fell in love with a 19th-century..

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Year of Magical Thinking, The (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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Year of the End:  Memoir of Marriage, Truth and Fiction

After 22 years, spent across four continents, with two children - Louis and Marcel - in 1990 Anne and Paul Theroux decided to separate. For that year, Anne - later a professional relationship the..

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Yearbook

A collection of funny personal essays from one of the writers of Superbad and Pineapple Express and one of the producers of The Disaster Artist, Neighbors, and The Boys. (All of these words have been ..

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You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience and the Black Experience: An anthology

Tarana Burke and Dr. Brene Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organisers, artists, academics and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to unders..

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Young H.G. Wells: Changing the World, The

A fascinating journey into the early life of H.G. Wells, the father of science fiction, from one of Britain's best biographers How did the first forty years of H. G. Wells' life shape the father ..

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