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Biography and Autobiography - Recently published biographies. (To keep this list from getting too long, we remove older titles from it every so often - but you'll still find them in other booklists according to their subject)

Related category: History & Biography
Related booklists: Anarchist Lives & Histories, Nelson Mandela, Women's Biography and Autobiography, History - Books for Children, Local Lives: Liverpool, Disability Memoirs and Histories, Childhood Memoirs, Directors, Screenwriters and Playwrights, Music Memoirs and Biographies, Writers and Poet's Lives and Works, Conscientious Objectors and Pacifists, Political Memoirs and Biographies, William Shakespeare, Transgender Lives & Histories, William Morris, Actors and Actresses, Barack and Michelle Obama, Vera Brittain, Philosopher's Lives and Histories, Sports Memoirs and Biographies, Black and Asian Biography and Autobiography, Environmental Memoirs and Biographies, Local Lives: Wirral, Lancashire and Cheshire, Biography and Autobiography - Books for Young Adults, Justice and the Law: Memoirs, Explorers and Exploring, Working Class Lives, Art and Culture, Charles Dickens,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 291 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book My Name Is Why: A Memoir by Lemn Sissay
    My Name Is Why: A Memoir - by Lemn Sissay

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786892362 | ISBN 10: 1786892367

    How does a government steal a child and then imprison him? How does it keep it a secret? This story is how.  At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in a foster family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Courage to Care: A Call for Compassion by Christie Watson
    The Courage to Care: A Call for Compassion - by Christie Watson

    £16.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781784742980 | ISBN 10: 1784742988

    A vital and timely book about inspirational nurses, and the bravery of patients and families, from the bestselling author of The Language of Kindness.  Nurses have never been more important. We benefit from their expertise in our hospitals and be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sontag: Her Life by Benjamin Moser
    Sontag: Her Life - by Benjamin Moser

    £18.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780141977898 | ISBN 10: 0141977892

    WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY  Selected as a Book of the Year 2019 by the SPECTATOR, TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN and FINANCIAL TIMES   The definitive portrait of one of the twentieth century's most towering figures: her ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn
    The Wild Silence - by Raynor Winn

    £14.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241401460 | ISBN 10: 0241401461

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  The incredible follow-up to one of the most talked about books of the decade - the phenomenon, Waterstones Book of the Month and Costa Award shortlisted The Salt Path.   Nature holds the answers for Raynor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Frida Kahlo: The Last Interview - and Other Conversations by Frida Kahlo
    Frida Kahlo: The Last Interview - and Other Conversations - by Frida Kahlo

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781612198750 | ISBN 10: 1612198759

    Frida Kahlo’s legacy continues to grow in the public imagination in the nearly fifty years since her ”discovery” in the 1970s. This collection of conversations over the course of her brief career allows a peek at the woman behind the hype. And ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir by Ani DiFranco
    No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir - by Ani DiFranco

    £14.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780735225190 | ISBN 10: 0735225192

    A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco.  In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tall Tales and Wee Stories by Billy Connolly
    Tall Tales and Wee Stories - by Billy Connolly

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529361360 | ISBN 10: 1529361362

    In December 2018, after fifty years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from live stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career.  When he first started out in the late sixties, Billy played the banj ... more

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  • Cover image of book Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith
    Year of the Monkey - by Patti Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781526614766 | ISBN 10: 1526614766

    From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.   Following a run of New Year's concerts at ... more

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  • Cover image of book Homesick: Why I Live In A Shed by Catrina Davies
    Homesick: Why I Live In A Shed - by Catrina Davies

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781787478664 | ISBN 10: 1787478661

    The story of a personal housing crisis that led to a discovery of the true value of home.  *LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE*   Aged thirty-one, Catrina Davies was renting a box-room in a house in Bristol, which she shared with fou ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Love the Bones of You: My Life, My Family, My Father by Christopher Eccleston
    I Love the Bones of You: My Life, My Family, My Father - by Christopher Eccleston

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781471176340 | ISBN 10: 1471176347

    Be it as Nicky Hutchinson in Our Friends In The North, Maurice in The A Word, or his reinvention of Doctor Who, one man, in life and death, has accompanied Christopher Eccleston every step of the way – his father Ronnie. In I Love The Bones Of You, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh
    Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture - by Sudhir Hazareesingh

    £25.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241293812 | ISBN 10: 0241293812

    The definitive modern biography of the great slave leader, military genius and revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture.  The Haitian Revolution began in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in August 1791, and culmina ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri
    The Ungrateful Refugee - by Dina Nayeri

    £10.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786893499 | ISBN 10: 1786893495

    A timely, provocative and personal examination of the refugee experience.  What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question many of us do not give much thought, and yet there are more than 25 million refugees in the world. To be a refugee is to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination by Philip Marsden
    The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination - by Philip Marsden

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781783783007 | ISBN 10: 1783783001

    In an old wooden sloop, Philip Marsden plots a course north from his home in Cornwall. He is sailing for the Summer Isles, a small archipelago near the top of Scotland that holds for him a deep and personal significance. On the way, he must navigate ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out of the Shadows: The Psychology of Gay Men
    Out of the Shadows: The Psychology of Gay Men's Lives - by Walt Odets

    £10.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780141990149 | ISBN 10: 0141990147

    Even in our modern progressive world, it's not easy to be a gay man. While young men often come out more readily, even those from the most liberal of backgrounds still struggle to accept themselves and experience stigma, shame and difficulties with i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
    Diary of a Young Naturalist - by Dara McAnulty

    £16.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781908213792 | ISBN 10: 1908213795

    Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of 15-year-old Dara McAnulty's world. From spring and through a year in his home patch in Northern Ireland, Dara spent the seasons writing. These vivid, evocative and moving diary entries about his c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames by Lara Maiklem
    Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames - by Lara Maiklem

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781408889237 | ISBN 10: 1408889234

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2020   Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour  Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for nearly twenty years, in pursuit of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Naturally Tan: A Memoir by Tan France
    Naturally Tan: A Memoir - by Tan France

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780753553732 | ISBN 10: 0753553732

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  'The book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance, and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman
    Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots - by Deborah Feldman

    £10.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781982148201 | ISBN 10: 1982148209

    Now a Netflix original series!  Unorthodox is the bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a new epilogue by the author. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forced Out: A Detective
    Forced Out: A Detective's Story of Prejudice and Resilience - by Kevin Maxwell

    £14.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781846276804 | ISBN 10: 1846276802

    Kevin Maxwell was a dream candidate for the police force – he had a long-held desire to serve his community, a strong moral compass and a clear aptitude for both the strategic and practical aspects of policing. And, as a gay black man from a workin ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Do You Want Me? by Ruby Wax
    How Do You Want Me? - by Ruby Wax

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529105001 | ISBN 10: 1529105005

    The autumn 2002 publication of Ruby Wax's memoirs was greeted with shock - and delighted acclaim. In the tradition of the best memoirs, such as The Moon's a Balloon and Billy, Ruby Wax revealed, surprised and captured the public more than was ever pr ... more

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  • Cover image of book XOXY: A Memoir - Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist by Kimberly M Zieselman
    XOXY: A Memoir - Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist - by Kimberly M Zieselman

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781785928376 | ISBN 10: 1785928376

    Meet Kimberly, a regular suburban housewife and mother, whose discovery later in life that she was born intersex fuelled her to become an international human rights defender and globally-recognised activist.   Charting her intersex discovery a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Just Another Mountain: A Memoir of Hope by Sarah Jane Douglas
    Just Another Mountain: A Memoir of Hope - by Sarah Jane Douglas

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781783964956 | ISBN 10: 1783964952

    Shortlisted for Travel Memoir Book of the Year, Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 / Winner – GOLD in Personality of the Year, SILVER in The Extra Mile Award as well as SILVER in Book of the Year all in The Great Outdoor Awards 2019  ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Moth: Occasional Magic - 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible by Catherine Burns (Editor)
    The Moth: Occasional Magic - 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible - by Catherine Burns (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781781256671 | ISBN 10: 1781256675

    Before television and radio, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. Their bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. Storytelling phenomenon The Moth rec ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lyra McKee: In Her Own Words: Lost, Found, Remembered by Lyra McKee
    Lyra McKee: In Her Own Words: Lost, Found, Remembered - by Lyra McKee

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780571351442 | ISBN 10: 0571351441

    When the Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee was murdered in Derry in April 2019 aged just 29, she was survived by her articles that had been read and loved by thousands worldwide.   This memorial anthology will weave together the pieces that ... more

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  • Cover image of book Recollections Of My Non-Existence by Rebecca Solnit
    Recollections Of My Non-Existence - by Rebecca Solnit

    £16.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781783785445 | ISBN 10: 1783785446

    In 1981, Rebecca Solnit rented a studio apartment in San Francisco that would be her home for the next twenty-five years. There, she began to come to terms with the epidemic of violence against women around her, the street harassment that unsettled h ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
    The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper - by Hallie Rubenhold

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781784162344 | ISBN 10: 1784162345

    THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NONFICTION 2019   Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival by Cash Carraway
    Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival - by Cash Carraway

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529103380 | ISBN 10: 152910338x

    “Everyone has their price. It’s just not always monetary. Mine is though. 20 quid.”  Single mum. ‘Stain on society’. Caught in a poverty trap. It’s a luxury to afford morals and if you’re Cash Carraway, you do what you can to survi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Nanny State Made Me: A Story of Britain and How to Save It by Stuart Maconie
    The Nanny State Made Me: A Story of Britain and How to Save It - by Stuart Maconie

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529102413 | ISBN 10: 1529102413

    It was the spirit of our finest hour, the backbone of our post-war greatness, and it promoted some of the boldest and most brilliant schemes this isle has ever produced: it was the Welfare State, and it made you and I. But now it's under threat, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadowplay by Jeff Young
    Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadowplay - by Jeff Young

    £16.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781908213785 | ISBN 10: 1908213787

    Liverpool is a city of ghosts. Through the centuries, millions have lived here or come to find a new life, and found safe harbor. More than any other city in Britain its history resonates in the buildings, landscape and stories that have seeped into ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Bite of the Apple: A Life with Books, Writers and Virago by Lennie Goodings
    A Bite of the Apple: A Life with Books, Writers and Virago - by Lennie Goodings

    £16.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780198828754 | ISBN 10: 0198828756

    'The moment I got my job at Virago in 1978 I knew it would be a long time before I would leave. I certainly wouldn't have had the brazen hope then - only twenty-five and very recently new to Britain - that I would ever become the Publisher, but I did ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shame On Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging by Tessa McWatt
    Shame On Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging - by Tessa McWatt

    £14.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781911617969 | ISBN 10: 1911617966

    "This remarkable meditation on beautiful, human bodies formed by the violence of slavery and by colonial shame resists categorisation, even as it shows up the ways in which categories of race and identity are no more than empty methods of social cont ... more

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  • Cover image of book Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
    Just Mercy - by Bryan Stevenson

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781912854790 | ISBN 10: 1912854791

    "From the frontlines of social justice comes one of the most urgent voices of our era. Bryan Stevenson is a real-life, modern-day Atticus Finch who, through his work in redeeming innocent people condemned to death, has sought to redeem the country it ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
    We Have Always Been Here - by Samra Habib

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781529404869 | ISBN 10: 152940486x

    Triumphant and uplifting – a queer Muslim memoir about forgiveness and freedom.   A memoir of hope, faith and love, Samra Habib’s story starts with growing up as part of a threatened minority sect in Pakistan, and follows her arrival in Cana ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Past Is a Foreign Country: A Muslim Feminist Finds Herself by Zeba Talkhani
    My Past Is a Foreign Country: A Muslim Feminist Finds Herself - by Zeba Talkhani

    £14.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781473684058 | ISBN 10: 1473684056

    28-year-old Zeba Talkhani charts her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale, and her journey to find freedom in India, Germany and the UK.  Talkhani offers a fresh perspective on liv ... more

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  • Cover image of book James Joyce by Edna O
    James Joyce - by Edna O'Brien

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781474614450 | ISBN 10: 1474614450

    Edna O’Brien depicts James Joyce as a man hammered by Church, State and family, yet from such adversities he wrote works ‘to bestir the hearts of men and angels’.   The journey begins with Joyce the arrogant youth, his lofty courtship of No ... more

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  • Cover image of book Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death by Lillian Faderman
    Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death - by Lillian Faderman

    £10.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780300248555 | ISBN 10: 0300248555

    A lively and engaging biography of the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States, a man fiercely committed to protecting all minorities.  Harvey Milk — eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck — was elected to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Keep Clear: My Adventures with Asperger
    Keep Clear: My Adventures with Asperger's - by Tom Cutler

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911617563 | ISBN 10: 1911617567

    A wonderfully bittersweet, funnystrange account of living unwittingly with Asperger’s syndrome.  It is only after a crack-up, at the age of 55, that Tom Cutler gets the diagnosis that allows him to make sense of everything that’s come bef ... more

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  • Cover image of book Time For Lights Out by Raymond Briggs
    Time For Lights Out - by Raymond Briggs

    £18.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787331952 | ISBN 10: 1787331954

    In his customary pose as the grumpiest of grumpy old men, Raymond Briggs contemplates old age and death... and doesn’t like them much. Illustrated with Briggs’s inimitable pencil drawings, Time for Lights Out is a collection of short pieces, some ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim by Leah Vernon
    Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim - by Leah Vernon

    £19.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780807012628 | ISBN 10: 0807012629

    A searingly honest memoir of one young woman’s journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope and chooses to live her life unapologetically.   Ever since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Will by Will Self
    Will - by Will Self

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780670918614 | ISBN 10: 067091861x

    "'Darkly angelic prose... a joy to read, with the final part in particular recalling David Foster Wallace at his best"(Alex Preston, Observer) Will's mother's hokey homily, Waste not, want not... hisses in his ears as he oscillates furiously on th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology by Mark Boyle
    The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology - by Mark Boyle

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786076007 | ISBN 10: 1786076004

    It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever.  No running water, no car, no electricity or any of the things it powers: the internet, phone, washing machine, radio or light bu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Being John Lennon: A Restless Life by Ray Connolly
    Being John Lennon: A Restless Life - by Ray Connolly

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781474606820 | ISBN 10: 1474606822

    John Lennon was a rock star, a school clown, a writer, a wit, an iconoclast, a sometime peace activist and finally an eccentric millionaire. He was also a Beatle – his plain-speaking and impudent rejection of authority catching, and eloquently arti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism: Stories of Personal Transformation by Carolyn L. Karcher
    Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism: Stories of Personal Transformation - by Carolyn L. Karcher

    £15.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781623719142 | ISBN 10: 1623719143

    Personal narratives by Forty Jewish activists and scholars.  Today Jews face a choice. We can be loyal to the ethical imperatives at the heart of Judaism—love the stranger, pursue justice, and repair the world. Or we can give our unconditio ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum
    In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin - by Lindsey Hilsum

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784703950 | ISBN 10: 1784703958

    The gripping life story of the great war correspondent Marie Colvin told by one of her closest friends.  Winner of the James Tait Black Award  Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and racket ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain by Damian Le Bas
    The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain - by Damian Le Bas

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784704131 | ISBN 10: 178470413x

    *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  'I needed to get to the stopping places, so I needed to get on the road. It was the road where I might at last find out where I belonged.'   Damian Le Bas grew up surrounded by Gypsy history. His great-grandmoth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Calypso by David Sedaris
    Calypso - by David Sedaris

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780349141893 | ISBN 10: 0349141894

    If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.  When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, rel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Born Lippy: How to Do Female by Jo Brand
    Born Lippy: How to Do Female - by Jo Brand

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781473687738 | ISBN 10: 147368773x

    HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.  Sometimes it's hard to be a woman and sometimes it's time to be a hard woman... This is a book for all those times.  Once upon ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bloc Life: Stories from the Lost World of Communism by Peter Molloy
    Bloc Life: Stories from the Lost World of Communism - by Peter Molloy

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781846076176 | ISBN 10: 184607617x

    There was life before the fall.   1989 was a year of astonishing and rapid change: the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and an end to an entire way of life for millions of people behind the Iron Curtain. B ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Sheep: Diary of a Swedish Shepherd by Axel Lindén
    On Sheep: Diary of a Swedish Shepherd - by Axel Lindén

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787472709 | ISBN 10: 1787472701

    Why do we keep sheep? Alex Lindén ruminates as he watches his sheep ruminating. Naive and inexperienced, he has ditched his doctoral studies in order to move to a fully working farm in the country with his family, where he is tasked with the respons ... more

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  • Cover image of book Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope by Albert Woodfox
    Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope - by Albert Woodfox

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911231271 | ISBN 10: 1911231278

    Solitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement — in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana — all for a crime he did not commit. That Albert Woo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Somebody I Used To Know by Wendy Mitchell
    Somebody I Used To Know - by Wendy Mitchell

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408893333 | ISBN 10: 1408893339

    THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES SELECTED AS A SUMMER READ BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES AND THE MAIL ON ... more

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  • Cover image of book Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being by Romesh Ranganathan
    Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being - by Romesh Ranganathan

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780552173704 | ISBN 10: 0552173703

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Straight Outta Crawley is the hilarious and irreverent autobiography from comedian Romesh Ranganathan.  At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's holiday camp talent c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who Am I, Again? by Lenny Henry
    Who Am I, Again? - by Lenny Henry

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571342594 | ISBN 10: 0571342590

    ***BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week***   How do you beat the bullies and the bigots? Here's how.   The heart-breaking, inspirational (and very funny) story of the man who overcame so much, and won a very special place in a nation's heart. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Charles and Ada: The Computer
    Charles and Ada: The Computer's Most Passionate Partnership - by James Essinger

    £16.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780750990950 | ISBN 10: 0750990953

    The partnership of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace was one that would change science forever.  They were an unlikely pair – one the professor son of a banker, the other the only child of an acclaimed poet and a social-reforming mathematician ... more

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  • Cover image of book Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation by Raja Shehadeh
    Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation - by Raja Shehadeh

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788163064 | ISBN 10: 1788163060

    In Going Home, Orwell Prize winning author Raja Shehadeh travels Ramallah and records the changing face of the city. Walking along the streets he grew up in, he tells the stories of the people, the relationships, the houses, and the businesses that w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mercury and Me: An Intimate Memoir By the Man Freddie Loved by Jim Hutton, with Tim Wapshott
    Mercury and Me: An Intimate Memoir By the Man Freddie Loved - by Jim Hutton, with Tim Wapshott

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781526614506 | ISBN 10: 1526614502

    The moving, remarkable story of the relationship between Freddie Mercury and his longtime partner Jim Hutton, as explored in the major, Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film Bohemian Rhapsody.   The relationship between Freddie Mercury ... more

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  • Cover image of book Different Class: Fashion, Football & Funk - The Story of Laurie Cunningham by Dermot Kavanagh
    Different Class: Fashion, Football & Funk - The Story of Laurie Cunningham - by Dermot Kavanagh

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783527373 | ISBN 10: 1783527374

    A biography of England's first professional black footballer, who represented Leyton Orient, West Bromwich Albion and became the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid.  Shortlisted for Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Award ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jurgen Klopp: The Biography by Elmar Neveling
    Jurgen Klopp: The Biography - by Elmar Neveling

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781529106145 | ISBN 10: 1529106141

    "It is the intensity of the football, of how the people live football in Liverpool, all the Liverpool fans around the world. It is not a normal club, it is a special club."(Jurgen Klopp) Jürgen Klopp is the charismatic German manager who single-h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists by Celia Brayfield
    Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists - by Celia Brayfield

    £19.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781448217496 | ISBN 10: 1448217490

    Shelagh Delaney • Edna O’Brien • Lynne Reid-Banks • Charlotte Bingham • Nell Dunn • Virginia Ironside • Margaret Forster   In London in 1958, a play by a 19-year-old redefined women's writing in Britain. It also began a movement ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wally Funk
    Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer - by Sue Nelson

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781908906380 | ISBN 10: 1908906383

    THE BIOGRAPHY OF WALLY FUNK, AS SEEN IN THE ACCLAIMED MAJOR NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY MERCURY 13.  In 1961, Wally Funk was the youngest of thirteen American female pilots in the Woman in Space programme. Her mission was to become one of the first women a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let Her Fly: A Father
    Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey and the Fight for Equality - by Ziauddin Yousafzai, with Louise Carpenter

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780753552988 | ISBN 10: 0753552981

    In this intimate and extraordinary memoir, Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala, gives a moving account of fatherhood and his lifelong fight for equality – proving there are many faces of feminism.  “Whenever anybody has asked me how Mala ... more

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  • Cover image of book Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia by Tracey Thorn
    Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia - by Tracey Thorn

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786892553 | ISBN 10: 1786892553

    “I'm not the only person to have grown up stifled and bored in suburbia, it's almost the law.”   A Sunday Times top ten bestseller. An exploration of suburbia from music icon Tracey Thorn; singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Bedsit ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Life and Times of a Very British Man by Kamal Ahmed
    The Life and Times of a Very British Man - by Kamal Ahmed

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408889244 | ISBN 10: 1408889242

    Kamal Ahmed's childhood was very 'British' in every way – except for the fact that he was brown. Half English, half Sudanese, he was raised at a time when being mixed-race meant being told to go home, even when you were born just down the road. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle
    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography - by Eric Idle

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781474610292 | ISBN 10: 1474610293

    From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candour.  We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python - from the Flyin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday by Paolo Parisi
    Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday - by Paolo Parisi

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781642730210 | ISBN 10: 1642730211

    Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, had a troubled life: a childhood in poverty, brothels, jail, broken love, and a dependence on alcohol and heroin. Her first performances in the night clubs of prohibitionist America was wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China by Guy Delisle
    Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China - by Guy Delisle

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787331709 | ISBN 10: 1787331709

    Guy Delisle's work for a French animation studio requires him to oversee production at various Asian studios on the grim frontiers of free trade. His employer puts him up for months at a time in 'cold and soulless' hotel rooms where he suffers the us ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Woman
    This Woman's Work - by Julie Delporte

    £18.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781770463455 | ISBN 10: 1770463453

    A profound and personal exploration of the intersections of womanhood, femininity and creativity.  This Woman’s Work is a powerfully raw autobiographical work that asks vital questions about femininity and the assumptions we make about gender. ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Does It Feel? A Life of Musical Misadventures by Mark Kermode
    How Does It Feel? A Life of Musical Misadventures - by Mark Kermode

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781474608992 | ISBN 10: 147460899x

    The hilarious, self-deprecating, blissfully nostalgic memoir of adored film critic Mark Kermode's riotous attempts to become a popstar.   Following a formative encounter with the British pop movie Slade in Flame in 1975, Mark Kermode decided that ... more

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  • Cover image of book This is Us: Black British Women and Girls by Kafayat Okanlawon
    This is Us: Black British Women and Girls - by Kafayat Okanlawon

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781999894122 | ISBN 10: 199989412x

    This is Us captures a lifetime of lived experiences from Black British women, retelling their stories of challenges and hardships, triumphs and strengths. Collected by Kafayat Okanlawon from strangers, acquaintances, friends and family, the book ties ... more

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  • Cover image of book Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country by Billy Connolly
    Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country - by Billy Connolly

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781785943744 | ISBN 10: 178594374x

    All roads lead home.   ‘After my knighthood was announced, a woman from the BBC came to Glasgow to interview me. We sat down in a lovely hotel in a nice part of town, and she hit me with her first question: “This must mean a lot to you, with y ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Normal Family: Everyday Adventures With Our Autistic Son by Henry Normal
    A Normal Family: Everyday Adventures With Our Autistic Son - by Henry Normal

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781473656413 | ISBN 10: 1473656419

    Johnny is nineteen. He likes music, art and going to the beach. He is also autistic - in his case that means he will probably never get a job, never have a girlfriend, never leave home. And over the last nineteen years this is what his father, TV pro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clothes, Music, Boys. by Viv Albertine
    Clothes, Music, Boys. - by Viv Albertine

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571351343 | ISBN 10: 0571351344

    In 1970, Viv Albertine knew she wanted to be in a band, but had never seen a woman play electric guitar. Seven years later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-female punk band, the Slits. This is the story of how, through sheer will, ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World by Malala Yousafzai
    We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World - by Malala Yousafzai

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781474610032 | ISBN 10: 147461003x

    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 worldwide.   Malala’s experiences visiting refu ... more

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  • Cover image of book East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia by Sue Perkins
    East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia - by Sue Perkins

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781405938143 | ISBN 10: 1405938145

    Follow Sue Perkins' extraordinary adventures across southern Asia in this fabulously funny travelling tale.   'A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the rem ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister by Anne Choma
    Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister - by Anne Choma

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781785944048 | ISBN 10: 1785944045

    'There are more ways than one of being happy… I am living proof of this.'   Anne Lister was remarkable. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to defin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah
    The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography - by Benjamin Zephaniah

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781471168956 | ISBN 10: 1471168956

    *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encompasses it all: the story of his life.   In the early 1980s when punks and Rastas were on the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist by Angela Steidele
    Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist - by Angela Steidele

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788160995 | ISBN 10: 1788160991

    Anne Lister was a Yorkshire heiress, an intrepid world traveller and a proud lesbian during a time when it was difficult simply to be female. She chose to remain unmarried, dressed all in black and spoke openly of her lack of interest in men. The fir ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lightless Sky: My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee by Gulwali Passarlay
    Lightless Sky: My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee - by Gulwali Passarlay

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786497154 | ISBN 10: 1786497158

    The boy who fled Afghanistan and endured a terrifying journey in the hands of people smugglers is now a young man intent on changing the world. His story is a deeply harrowing and incredibly inspiring tale of our times.   ‘To risk my life ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot
    Heart Berries: A Memoir - by Terese Marie Mailhot

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781526604507 | ISBN 10: 1526604507

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the Whiting Award for Non-Fiction Selected by Emma Watson as an Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick   Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on an Indian Reservation in the Pac ... more

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  • Cover image of book Renegade Women in Film and TV by Elizabeth Weitzman, illustrated by Austen Claire Clements
    Renegade Women in Film and TV - by Elizabeth Weitzman, illustrated by Austen Claire Clements

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780525574545 | ISBN 10: 0525574549

    A charmingly illustrated and timely tribute to the women who broke glass ceilings in film and television, debuting during an historic time of change in the entertainment industry.   Renegade Women in Film and TV blends stunning illustrations, ... more

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  • Cover image of book A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx by Sven-Eric Liedman
    A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx - by Sven-Eric Liedman

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786635051 | ISBN 10: 1786635054

    The definitive biography of Karl Marx.  Karl Marx has fascinated and inspired generations of radicals for the past two hundred years. In this new, definitive biography, Sven-Eric Liebman makes his work live once more for a new generation. Des ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan
    Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading - by Lucy Mangan

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784709228 | ISBN 10: 1784709220

    When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up different worlds and cast new light on this one.   She was whisked away to Narnia – and Kirrin Island – and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography by Paul Buhle, Steve Max, and Dave Nance, illustrated by Noah Van Sciver
    Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography - by Paul Buhle, Steve Max, and Dave Nance, illustrated by Noah Van Sciver

    £11.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786636874 | ISBN 10: 1786636875

    A graphic biography of socialist labor legend Eugene V. Debs.  Dynamic and beloved American radical, labor leader, and socialist Eugene Victor Debs led the Socialist Party to federal and state office across the United States by the 1920s. Imp ... more

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  • Cover image of book When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele
    When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir - by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786893055 | ISBN 10: 1786893053

    “Twelve. That was the year that I learned that being Black and poor defined me more than being bright and hopeful and ready.”   The powerful memoir of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter which explores how the movement was born.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who Killed My Father by Édouard Louis
    Who Killed My Father - by Édouard Louis

    £10.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787301221 | ISBN 10: 1787301222

    Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy – the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father.   In Who Killed My Father, Édouard Louis explores key moments in his father’s life, and the tenderness and disconnects in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2 by Ben Brooks, illustrated by Quinton Winter
    Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2 - by Ben Brooks, illustrated by Quinton Winter

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787476554 | ISBN 10: 1787476553

    Tom Daley, Oliver Sacks, the Jamaican Bobsled team, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Carlos Acosta... all dared to be different.   This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
    The Salt Path - by Raynor Winn

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781405937184 | ISBN 10: 1405937181

    The uplifting true story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey of salvation across the windswept South West coastline.   THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER & SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD & WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN ... more

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  • Cover image of book Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust by Hédi Fried, translated by Alice E. Olsson
    Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust - by Hédi Fried, translated by Alice E. Olsson

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911617778 | ISBN 10: 191161777x

    ‘There are no stupid questions, nor any forbidden ones, but there are some questions that have no answer.’   Hédi Fried was nineteen when the Nazis snatched her family from their home in Eastern Europe and transported them to Auschwit ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found by Bart van Es
    The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found - by Bart van Es

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241978726 | ISBN 10: 0241978726

    Little Lien wasn't taken from her Jewish parents - she was given away in the hope that she might be saved. Hidden and raised by a foster family in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation, she survived the war only to find that her real parents had not. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
    The Girl Who Smiled Beads - by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786090508 | ISBN 10: 1786090503

    When Clemantine Wamariya was six years old, her world was torn apart. She didn't know why her parents began talking in whispers, or why her neighbours started disappearing, or why she could hear distant thunder even when the skies were clear.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book One Woman
    One Woman's Struggle in Iran: A Prison Memoir - by Nasrin Parvaz

    £10.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781999619503 | ISBN 10: 1999619501

    In 1979, Nasrin Parvaz returned from England, where she had been studying, and became a member of a socialist party in Iran fighting for a non-Islamic state in which women had the same rights as men. Three years later, at the age of 23, she was betra ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Outrun by Amy Liptrot
    The Outrun - by Amy Liptrot

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786894229 | ISBN 10: 178689422x

    WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016   SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME PRIZE 2016   When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Language of Kindness: A Nurse
    The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story - by Christie Watson

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784706883 | ISBN 10: 1784706884

    "It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated of professions more than ever"(Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt) Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Voices from Captivity: Incarceration from Siberia to Guantanamo Bay by J E Thomas
    Voices from Captivity: Incarceration from Siberia to Guantanamo Bay - by J E Thomas

    £17.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785924989 | ISBN 10: 1785924982

    Bringing together a range of first-hand testimonies of captives, this personal and arresting collection provides an overview of what life inside is actually like. Drawing on memoirs of captives - including those imprisoned for stealing money, murder, ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Pocket Biography of Wilde by Tony Potter
    A Pocket Biography of Wilde - by Tony Potter

    £4.50   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780717179459 | ISBN 10: 0717179451

    Oscar Wilde was one of Ireland’s finest and most prolific 19th-century writers and a celebrated wit. He became a popular playwright in the early 1890s and is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, the circ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon by Rachel Reeves
    Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon - by Rachel Reeves

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788313070 | ISBN 10: 1788313070

    Alice Bacon was one of the twentieth-century's most remarkable female politicians.  Born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Normanton, she defied the odds to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East in the 1945 General Election. Famed in her h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Some Old Bloke: Recollections, Obsessions and the Joys of Blokedom by Robert Llewellyn
    Some Old Bloke: Recollections, Obsessions and the Joys of Blokedom - by Robert Llewellyn

    £16.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783526024 | ISBN 10: 1783526025

    When writer, comedian and Red Dwarf actor Robert Llewellyn's son scrawled a picture of him at Christmas and titled it 'Some Old Bloke', Robert was cast deep into thought about life and what it means to be a bloke and an old one at that.   In t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Choice by Edith Eger
    The Choice - by Edith Eger

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781846045127 | ISBN 10: 1846045126

    THE AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER by Edith Eger, as seen on BBC Breakfast.   Little dancer', Mengele says, ‘dance for me’   In 1944, sixteen-year-old ballerina Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Ziggy Played Guitar: David Bowie, The Man Who Changed The World by Dylan Jones
    When Ziggy Played Guitar: David Bowie, The Man Who Changed The World - by Dylan Jones

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786090638 | ISBN 10: 1786090635

    On 6 July 1972, David Bowie, with a flame-orange cockade quiff, lavishly applied make-up, wearing a multi-coloured jumpsuit that looked as though it were made from fluorescent fish skin, and carrying a brand spanking new blue acoustic guitar, made hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Becoming by Michelle Obama
    Becoming - by Michelle Obama

    £25.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241334140 | ISBN 10: 0241334144

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.  In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miles And Me by Quincy Troupe
    Miles And Me - by Quincy Troupe

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781609808341 | ISBN 10: 1609808347

    Poet, activist and journalist Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an engrossing chronicle of the author's own artistic and personal growth. Miles and Me describes in intima ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson
    In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein - by Fiona Sampson

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781255292 | ISBN 10: 1781255296

    Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard
    Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens - by Eddie Izzard

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781405922012 | ISBN 10: 140592201x

    A memoir of love, death and jazz chickens, Eddie Izzard's fabulous Believe Me is his one and only autobiography...   'I know why I'm doing all this,' I said. 'Everything I do in life is trying to get her back. I think if I do enough things... that ... more

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  • Cover image of book Me. You. Not a Diary by Dawn French
    Me. You. Not a Diary - by Dawn French

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241373705 | ISBN 10: 0241373700

    Me You is a pocket diary without the diary part. Or the pocket.   Me. You. Not a Diary is everything you loved about the original but without the calendar pages. To keep a working diary alongside Dawn, we recommend the hardback edition of Me. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freaks Like Me by Georgina Peterson
    Freaks Like Me - by Georgina Peterson

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788785952 | ISBN 10: 1788785959

    Georgie was just a typical teenager when it happened; she was studying hard for a place at her dream university and having fun with her friends on weekends. She always knew what was coming next. She had her entire life planned, until one night and on ... more

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  • Cover image of book So They Call You Pisher! A Memoir by Michael Rosen
    So They Call You Pisher! A Memoir - by Michael Rosen

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786633996 | ISBN 10: 178663399x

    The brilliant family memoir of the much-beloved poet and political campaigner.  In this hilarious, moving memoir, much-loved children’s poet and political campaigner Michael Rosen recalls the first twenty-three years of his life. He was born in ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad
    The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State - by Nadia Murad

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780349009773 | ISBN 10: 0349009775

    'Telling my story of first, surviving genocide and then, as a captive of ISIS is not easy, but people must know.'   The remarkable and courageous story of Nadia Murad, a twenty-three-year-old Yazidi woman who is working with Amal Clooney to chall ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love by Fergal Keane
    Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love - by Fergal Keane

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008189273 | ISBN 10: 0008189277

    A family story of blood and memory and the haunting power of the past.   2018 WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER EWART-BIGGS MEMORIAL PRIZE 2017 WINNER OF THE NON-FICTION IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  After nearly three de ... more

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  • Cover image of book First Time Ever: A Memoir by Peggy Seeger
    First Time Ever: A Memoir - by Peggy Seeger

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571336807 | ISBN 10: 0571336809

    Born in New York City in 1935, Peggy Seeger enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and politics. Her father was the noted musicologist Charles Seeger; her mother, the modernist composer Ruth Crawford; and her brother Pete, the celebrated writer of prot ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
    The Diary of a Bookseller - by Shaun Bythell

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781258637 | ISBN 10: 1781258635

    Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson by Jeff Sparrow
    No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson - by Jeff Sparrow

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911617204 | ISBN 10: 1911617206

    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr.   Paul Robeson was a brilliant student and champion athlete who abandoned a career in law to find worldwide fame as a performer and activist. He was undoubtedly the most famous African American of his time — be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir by Ngugi wa Thiong
    Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir - by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784702243 | ISBN 10: 1784702242

    Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s powerful prison memoir begins half an hour before his release on 12 December 1978. A year earlier, he recalls, armed police arrived at his home and took him to Kenya’s Kamiti Maximum Security Prison. There, Ngugi lives in a ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet
    I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad - by Souad Mekhennet

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780349008370 | ISBN 10: 034900837x

    Souad Mekhennet is a German-born Moroccan Muslim, a Washington Post correspondent, still based in Germany. This is her brave and powerful memoir. Her life and her quest are nothing less than THE modern story.   I was told to come alone. I was not ... more

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  • Cover image of book These Bones Will Rise Again by Panashe Chigumadzi
    These Bones Will Rise Again - by Panashe Chigumadzi

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781999683306 | ISBN 10: 1999683307

    A leading writer of Zimbabwe’s ‘born-free’ generation reflects on the November 2017 ousting of Robert Mugabe, radically reframing the history of Zimbabwe to include the perspectives of workers, women and urban movements   In November 20 ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Deaths of the Poets by Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley
    The Deaths of the Poets - by Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780099581321 | ISBN 10: 0099581329

    From Chatterton’s Pre-Raphaelite demise to Keats’ death warrant in a smudge of arterial blood; from Dylan Thomas’s eighteen straight whiskies to Sylvia Plath’s desperate suicide in the gas oven of her Primrose Hill kitchen or John Berryman’ ... more

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  • Cover image of book After Kathy Acker: A Biography by Chris Kraus
    After Kathy Acker: A Biography - by Chris Kraus

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141986654 | ISBN 10: 0141986654

    Rich girl, street punk, lost girl and icon ... scholar, stripper, victim and media-whore: The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, created mostly by Acker herself. The media storm that surrounded Kathy Acker's books was ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa
    Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years - by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509809615 | ISBN 10: 1509809619

    "I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mandela: His Essential Life by Peter Hain
    Mandela: His Essential Life - by Peter Hain

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786607584 | ISBN 10: 1786607581

    Mandela: His Essential Life chronicles the life and legacy of one of the twentieth century's most influential and admired statesmen. Charting his development from remote rural roots to city lawyer, freedom fighter, and then political leader, Peter Ha ... more

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