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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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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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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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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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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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Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's...
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Leander Kahney
 
With the death of Steve Jobs in 2011, Jony Ive has become the most important person at Apple. Some would argue he always was. Steve Jobs discovered Ive in 1997...
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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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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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The Racer: The Inside Story of Life ...
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David Millar
 
What is it really like to be a racer? What is it like to be swept along at 60kmh in the middle of the pack? What happens to the body...
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Shop Girl
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Mary Portas
 
Young Mary Newton, born into a large Irish family in a small Watford semi, was always getting into trouble. When she wasn't choking back fits of giggles at Holy Communion...
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Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead:...
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Guy Martin
 
As Guy Martin's grandfather Voldemars frequently reminded him,'When you dead, you dead.' So, before it's all over, Guy Martin is making the most of the time he's got. This book...
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1966: My World Cup Story
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Bobby Charlton
 
In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley. Sir Bobby Charlton, England's greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. In this book, he looks back on the most...
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Queen: A Royal Celebration of the ...
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A. N. Wilson
 
From the author of the critically acclaimed Victoria comes a celebration of the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II, as she celebrates her 90th birthday.
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Kiki De Montparnasse: The Graphic...
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Jose-Luis Bocquet; Catel
 
In the bohemian and brilliant Montparnasse of the 1920s, Kiki managed to escape poverty to become one of the most charismatic figures of the avant-garde years between...
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