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Face It: A Memoir

Face It: A Memoir

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Author: Debbie Harry Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 368 'I was saying things in songs that female singers didn't really say back then. I wasn't submissive or begging him to...
30-Second Napoleon: The 50 fundamentals of his life, strategies, and legacy, each explained in half a minute

30-Second Napoleon: The 50 fundamentals of his life, strategies, and legacy, each explained in half a minute

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Author: Charles Esdaile Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 160 Almost two centuries since his death, Napoleon Bonaparte remains the subject of vigorous debate. On one side are those...
Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

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Author: Philip Norman Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 448 From the bestselling author of Shout!, comes the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, a Rock legend whose life story is as...
One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time

One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time

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Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 656 WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2020 A Spectator Book of the Year * A Times Book of the...
The House of Yan: A Family at the Heart of a Century in Chinese History

The House of Yan: A Family at the Heart of a Century in Chinese History

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Author: Lan Yan Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 432 Through the sweeping cultural and historical transformations of China, entrepreneur Lan Yan traces her family's history through early 20th...
In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali

In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali

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Author: Sue Roe Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 320 "Describes with plenty of colour how surrealism, from Rene Magritte's bowler hats to Salvador Dali's watches, was born and developed." -...
The Secret Heart: John Le Carre: An Intimate Memoir

The Secret Heart: John Le Carre: An Intimate Memoir

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Author: Suleika Dawson Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 352 A Telegraph Book to Read for Autumn 2022 A Times Best Non-fiction Book for Autumn 2022 A Daily Mail Book of...
The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po)

The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po)

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Author: Ha Jin Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 320 From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting- a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the 8th century poet, Li Bai--also...
Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England

Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England

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Author: Kate Hubbard Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 384 The critically acclaimed author of Serving Victoria brilliantly illuminates the life of the little-known Bess of Hardwick--next to Queen Elizabeth I,...
The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

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Author: Joe Posnanski Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 336 Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski enters the world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted...
Warhol

Warhol

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Author: Blake Gopnik Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 976 The definitive biography of a fascinating and paradoxical figure, one of the most influential artists of his--or any--age To this day,...
Bombs and Barbed Wire: One Man's Great Escape

Bombs and Barbed Wire: One Man's Great Escape

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Author: Jeff Steel Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 392 His hatred of Nazism made him leave his six-month marriage to Miranda on hold. Over Germany his Halifax bomber is shot...
The Queen

The Queen

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Author: Andrew Morton Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 400 In this entertaining and insightful biography of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, award-winning writer Andrew Morton, author of Diana, Her True...
Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet

Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet

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Author: Lyndal Roper (University of London) Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 576 From "one of the best of the new [Martin Luther] biographers" (The New Yorker), a portrait of the...
The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

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Author: Marcus Chown Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 304 'Marcus Chown rocks!' - Brian May How does it feel to know something about the universe that no one...
The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine--Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary

The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine--Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary

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Author: Jenny Uglow Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 332 In the village of Wreay, near Carlisle, stands the strangest and most magical Victorian church in England. This vivid, original book...
Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

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Author: Jonathan Jones Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 128 This accessible and expertly written introduction and overview of Tracey Emin's life offers a completely up-to-date view on the...
The Korean Kid: A Young Australian Pilot's Baptism of Fire in the Jet  Fighter Age

The Korean Kid: A Young Australian Pilot's Baptism of Fire in the Jet Fighter Age

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Author: Rochelle Nicholls Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 340 A vicious civil conflict erupted on the Korean peninsula in 1950 and sucked 24 nations into a new round of fighting....
Why Dante Matters: An Intelligent Person's Guide

Why Dante Matters: An Intelligent Person's Guide

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Author: Professor John Took Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 224 The year 2021 marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, a poet who, as T. S. Eliot...
'Buster' Crabb: Ian Fleming's Favourite Spy, The Inspiration for James Bond

'Buster' Crabb: Ian Fleming's Favourite Spy, The Inspiration for James Bond

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Author: Don Hale Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 0 Commander Lionel 'Buster' Crabb was a drinker and gambler, who loved women, fast cars and gadgets. A bomb disposal expert, he...
Courage and Compassion: A Stretcher-bearer's Journey from No-man's Land and Beyond

Courage and Compassion: A Stretcher-bearer's Journey from No-man's Land and Beyond

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Author: Don Farrands QC Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 400 This is the true story of a young Australian soldier whose life of opportunity was challenged by trauma and salvaged...
Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

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Author: Robert Dallek Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 704 Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post and NPR "We come to see in FDR the magisterial,...
Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth

Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth

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Author: Professor John Szwed Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 240 Kirkus Best Books of 2015 selection forBiography Published in celebration of Holiday s centenary, the first biography to focus on...
De Profundis

De Profundis

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Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 192 Oscar Wilde is one of the world's most beloved writers.
My Place At The Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris

My Place At The Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris

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Author: Alexander Lobrano Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 256 In this debut memoir, a James Beard Award-winning writer, whose childhood idea of fine dining was Howard Johnson's, tells how he...
Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters

Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters

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Author: Andrew Morton Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 400 They were the closest of sisters and the best of friends. But when, in a quixotic twist of fate,...
Mental Fitness: 15 Rules to Strengthen Your Body and Mind

Mental Fitness: 15 Rules to Strengthen Your Body and Mind

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Author: Ant Middleton Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 320 THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER The brilliant new book from the Chief Instructor of SAS: Australia that will explain the principles...
Young Rembrandt: A Biography

Young Rembrandt: A Biography

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Author: Onno Blom Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 278 Rembrandt's life has always been an enigma. How did a miller's son from a provincial Dutch town become the greatest artist...
A Pure Drop: The Life and Legacy of Jeff Buckley

A Pure Drop: The Life and Legacy of Jeff Buckley

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Author: Jeff Apter Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 256 Was Jeff Buckley, as he described himself, 'rootless trailer trash', a 'male chanteuse' or, as Bono famously stated, 'a...
The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe

The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe

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Author: Angela Kelly Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 304 'Full of gems ... Angela Kelly is a jewel in the crown' Daily Telegraph 'Entertaining and beautifully illustrated' The Sunday Times...
Happy-Go-Lucky: 'Unquestionably the king of comic writing' Guardian

Happy-Go-Lucky: 'Unquestionably the king of comic writing' Guardian

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Author: David Sedaris Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 272 The latest installment from always funny, sometimes bizarre comic David Sedaris. Praise for Theft By Finding The writing here...
A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings: A Year of Keeping Bees

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings: A Year of Keeping Bees

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Author: Helen Jukes Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 256 An inspiring, up-close portrait of tending to a honeybee hive-a year of living dangerously-watching and capturing the wondrous, complex universe of...
Tokyo New Wave: 31 Chefs Defining Japan's Next Generation, with Recipes

Tokyo New Wave: 31 Chefs Defining Japan's Next Generation, with Recipes

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Author: Andrea Fazzari Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 304 Showcasing the new talent of Tokyo's vibrant food scene, Andrea Fazzari profiles 31 chefs who are shaping the future of one...
The Changi Camera: George Aspinall's Photographs and Memories

The Changi Camera: George Aspinall's Photographs and Memories

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Author: Tim Bowden Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 256 In THE CHANGI CAMERA, acclaimed author Tim Bowden presents a unique record of one Australian soldier's experience of the fall of...
Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

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Author: A N Wilson Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 336 In this companion biography to the acclaimed Victoria, A. N. Wilson offers a deeply textured and ambitious portrait of Prince...
The World According to Joan Didion

The World According to Joan Didion

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Author: Evelyn McDonnell Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 256 An intimate exploration of the life, craft, and legacy of one of the most revered and influential writers, an artist who...
Hannibal's Oath: The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy

Hannibal's Oath: The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy

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Author: John Prevas Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 320 According to ancient sources, Hannibal was only nine years old when his father dipped the small boy's hand in blood and...
The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984

The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984

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Author: Dorian Lynskey Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 368 "Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey's account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory." --George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and...
Corrupt Bodies: Death and Dirty Dealing at the Morgue: Shortlisted for CWA ALCS Dagger for Non-Fiction 2020

Corrupt Bodies: Death and Dirty Dealing at the Morgue: Shortlisted for CWA ALCS Dagger for Non-Fiction 2020

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Author: Kris Hollington Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 288 In 1985, Peter Everett landed the job as Superintendent of Southwark Mortuary. In just six years he'd gone from...
A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue

A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue

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Author: John Aldridge Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 272 Film in development with The Weinstein Company In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was...
My Dream Time: The #1 bestselling memoir from global tennis superstar Ash Barty

My Dream Time: The #1 bestselling memoir from global tennis superstar Ash Barty

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Author: Ash Barty Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 368 It's a tennis story. It's a family story. It's a teamwork story. It's the story of how I got to where...
A Sultry Month: Scenes of London Literary Life in 1846: 'Sizzles and steams . . . Beautifully written.' (The Times)

A Sultry Month: Scenes of London Literary Life in 1846: 'Sizzles and steams . . . Beautifully written.' (The Times)

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Author: Francesca Wade Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 288 Though she loved the heat she could do nothing but lie on the sofa and drink lemonade and read Monte Cristo......
The Best of Me

The Best of Me

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Author: David Sedaris Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 432 What could be a more tempting Christmas gift than a compendium of David Sedaris's best stories, selected by the author himself?...
Letters of Note: Grief

Letters of Note: Grief

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Author: Shaun Usher Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 144 In Letters of Note: Grief, Shaun Usher gathers together some of the most powerful messages about grief, from the...
If This Is A Man/The Truce (50th Anniversary Edition): Surviving Auschwitz

If This Is A Man/The Truce (50th Anniversary Edition): Surviving Auschwitz

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Author: Primo Levi Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 464 A new edition of Primo Levi's classic memoir of the Holocaust, with an introduction by David Baddiel, author of Jews Don't...
Meshi: A personal history of Japanese food

Meshi: A personal history of Japanese food

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Author: Katherine Tamiko Arguile Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 416 For Katherine Tamiko Arguile, the Japanese food her mother cooked was a portal to a part of her that sometimes...
If This Is A Man/The Truce

If This Is A Man/The Truce

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Author: Primo Levi Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 400 With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out...
Selected Letters

Selected Letters

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Author: D. Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 288 The greatest orator in Roman history, Marcus Tullius Cicero remained one of the republic's chief supporters throughout his life,...