In 1982 Nina Stibbe, a 20-year-old from Leicester, moved to London to work as a nanny for a very particular family. It was a perfect match: Nina had no idea...
Through letters, the author guides and supports his daughter through every scrape she found herself in. This title is a perfect example of the glorious art of letter writing, and...
Alistair Darling's long-awaited book will be one of the most reviewed, widely discussed and saleable political memoirs of recent years.
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Shortlisted for the Theatre Book Prize; former prime minister John Major takes a remarkable journey into his own unconventional family past to tell the richly colourful story of the British...
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