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Thatcher Stole My Trousers
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Alexei Sayle
 
Elegantly written and painfully funny--here is the second volume of memoirs from the acclaimed stand-up comedian, novelist and actor, Alexei Sayle.
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My Life in Houses
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Margaret Forster
 
Features authors journey through the houses she's lived in, from that sparkling new council house, built as part of a utopian vision by Carlisle City Council, to her beloved London...
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other...
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Caitlin Doughty
 
The critically acclaimed account of Caitlin Doughty's first year working on the funerary frontlines
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Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of...
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Brent Schlender; Rick Tetzeli
 
Co-authored by Fortune journalist Brent Schlender and Fast Company Executive Editor Rick Tetzeli, and containing exclusive material, this revelatory book will cast an entirely new light on the man behind...
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What I Talk About When I Talk About...
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Haruki Murakami; Philip Gabriel
 
In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, the author began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to...
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Beyond the High Blue Air: A Memoir
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Lu Spinney
 
This searingly honest, beautifully crafted memoir is a testament to the fierce power of maternal love.
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Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir
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Chris Packham
 
An introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school, Chris Packham only felt himself in the fields and woods around his suburban home. But when...
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Orlando: A Biography
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Virginia Woolf; Sandra M. Gilbert;...
A playful mock 'biography' of a chameleonic historical figure, immortal and ageless, who changes sex and identity on a whim.
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The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a...
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Kate Summerscale
 
Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small, yellow-brick terraced...
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A Life Discarded: 148 Diaries Found ...
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Alexander Masters
 
Unique, transgressive and as funny as its subject, A Life Discarded has all the suspense of a murder mystery. Written with his characteristic warmth, respect and humour, Masters asks you...
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Cheer Up Love: Adventures in...
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Susan Calman
 
'Nothing makes me happier than talking about depression. Packed with stories, humour and a bit of the serious stuff, I will literally write the book on how it feels to...
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Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink
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Elvis Costello
 
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became...
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John le Carre: The Biography
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Adam Sisman
 
Over half a century since The Spy Who came in from the Cold made John le Carre a worldwide, bestselling sensation, David Cornwell, the man behind the pseudonym, ...
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The Last Act of Love: The Story of My...
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Cathy Rentzenbrink
 
In the summer of 1990, Cathy's brother Matty was knocked down by a car on the way home from a night out. It was two weeks before his GCSE results...
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The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue
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Frederick Forsyth
 
At eighteen, Forsyth was the youngest pilot to qualify with the RAF. At twenty-five, he was stationed in East Berlin as a journalist during the Cold War. He wrote his...
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A Notable Woman: The Romantic ...
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Jean Lucey Pratt; Simon Garfield;...
 
The extraordinary journals chronicling one ordinary woman's life: a fascinating slice of British social history edited and introduced by Simon Garfield
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