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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
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 361 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women by Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick
    Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women - by Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick

    £10.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9780241994320 | ISBN 10: 0241994322

    'A captivating account of lives previously ignored' Sunday Independent   'An important, impeccably researched though eminently readable book that charts new territory' Irish Examiner   Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth cen ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter
    A Woman in the Polar Night - by Christiane Ritter

    £12.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781805330899 | ISBN 10: 1805330896

    ‘Conjures the rasp of the ski runner, the scent of burning blubber and the rippling iridescence of the Northern Lights’ Sara Wheeler  ‘[An] astonishing, haunting memoir’ Isabella Tree  The rediscovered classic memoir – the m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strong Female Character by Fern Brady
    Strong Female Character - by Fern Brady

    £10.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781914240478 | ISBN 10: 1914240472

    WINNER, NON FICTION BOOK 2023, BOOKS ARE MY BAG AWARDS SHORTLISTED BOOKSHOP.ORG INDIE CHAMPAIONS AMAZON NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST GOODREADS CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   ‘An absolute riot. I ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shakar: An Afghanistani Woman
    Shakar: An Afghanistani Woman's Journey - by Shakardokht Jafari

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781785633553 | ISBN 10: 1785633554

    ‘Fascinating…an enticingly interesting read’ Sayeeda Warsi ‍  Born in rural Afghanistan, Shakardokht Jafari became a refugee aged just six, after a harrowing half-year trek to Iran.   There, at twelve, she discovered she ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes by Tariq Ali
    Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes - by Tariq Ali

    £12.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781788735803 | ISBN 10: 1788735803

    A coruscating portrait of Britain’s greatest imperialist.   The modern Churchill cult is out of control, closing down debate and encouraging support for twenty-first-century wars. The wartime leader has become a household god for many, preservin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Departure & Return: One Family, Two Countries and a World of Connections by Denis Wong
    Departure & Return: One Family, Two Countries and a World of Connections - by Denis Wong

    £16.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781801000031 | ISBN 10: 1801000034

    “A deeply engaging and elegantly told story of two-way passages between China and Britain” ~ Gregor Benton, Emeritus Professor of Chinese History at Cardiff University   Who am I? This question is often asked in youth, as a part of “coming o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rambling Man: My Life on the Road by Billy Connolly
    Rambling Man: My Life on the Road - by Billy Connolly

    £25.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781399802574 | ISBN 10: 1399802577

    THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING HILARIOUS NEW BOOK FROM THE NATION’S FAVOURITE COMEDIAN, BILLY CONNOLLY   Being a Rambling Man was what I always wanted to be, to live the way I damn well pleased. I’ve met the weirdest and most wonderful people who ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s Invisible Life by Ann Funder
    Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s Invisible Life - by Ann Funder

    £20.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780241482728 | ISBN 10: 0241482720

    THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  A fitting tribute to the unsung work of women everywhere and the perfect Christmas gift!  'A marvellous book... I just loved it all, and have a permanently marked-up, dog-eared copy on my shelf for ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I: A Palestinian Memoir by Raja Shehadeh
    We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I: A Palestinian Memoir - by Raja Shehadeh

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781788169981 | ISBN 10: 1788169980

    A subtle psychological portrait of the author's relationship with his father during the twentieth-century battle for Palestinian human rights.   A FINALIST FOR THE US NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2023 FOR NONFICTION   'Profoundly personal as wel ... more

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  • Cover image of book George Harrison: The Reluctant Beatle by Philip Norman
    George Harrison: The Reluctant Beatle - by Philip Norman

    £25.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781398513402 | ISBN 10: 1398513407

    From the author of the million-copy selling Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation and the bestselling John Lennon: The Life comes a revealing portrait of George Harrison, the most undervalued and mysterious Beatle.   Despite being hailed as ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Pocketful of Happiness by Richard E. Grant
    A Pocketful of Happiness - by Richard E. Grant

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781398519503 | ISBN 10: 1398519502

    'A gorgeously candid account of acting and show business. And an intimate and heartfelt story of love, loss and a life spent together. It is an honour to be invited in on these diaries. I cannot remember being so moved by a book' Dolly Alderton  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World by Naomi Klein
    Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World - by Naomi Klein

    £25.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780241621301 | ISBN 10: 0241621305

    *THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*  ‘If I had to name a single book that makes sense of these last few dark years, it would be this one’ New York Times  ‘A deeply compelling read... urgent and necessary’ Evening Standard   Nao ... more

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  • Cover image of book CLR James: A Life Beyond the Boundaries by John L Williams
    CLR James: A Life Beyond the Boundaries - by John L Williams

    £14.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781472130129 | ISBN 10: 147213012x

    Historian, revolutionary and cricket writer, CLR James was one of the truly radical voices of the twentieth century. Born in Trinidad in the final days of the Victorian era, he debated with Trotsky, played cricket with Constantine, was published by L ... more

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  • Cover image of book Echoes: A Memoir Continued... by Will Sergeant
    Echoes: A Memoir Continued... - by Will Sergeant

    £22.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781408719305 | ISBN 10: 1408719304

    THE FOLLOW UP MEMOIR TO SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, BUNNYMAN   Scenic Wye Valley isn’t the typical place for a rock story to begin, but when Echo & the Bunnymen hit the studio to record their ground-breaking debut album, Crocodiles, it was anything ... more

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  • Cover image of book Private Worlds: Growing Up Gay in Post-War Britain by Jeremy Seabrook
    Private Worlds: Growing Up Gay in Post-War Britain - by Jeremy Seabrook

    £14.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780745348421 | ISBN 10: 0745348424

    A moving memoir chronicling the friendship of two gay men coming of age in 1950s Britain.  'All profound relationships have the quality of being a folie a deux; an intimate departure from reality, an imaginative creation of a world apart; ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Heart That Works by Rob Delaney
    A Heart That Works - by Rob Delaney

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781399710886 | ISBN 10: 1399710885

    In this memoir of loss, acclaimed writer and comedian Rob Delaney grapples with the fragile miracle of life, the mysteries of death, and the question of purpose for those left behind.  When you’re a parent and your child gets hurt or sick, you ... more

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  • Cover image of book Thunderstone: Finding Shelter from the Storm by Nancy Campbell
    Thunderstone: Finding Shelter from the Storm - by Nancy Campbell

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781783966998 | ISBN 10: 1783966998

    ‘The most thoughtful and soothing book I’ve read this year.’ Daily Mail   ‘There is just one object I want to carry inside the van... It was believed lightning would not strike a house that held a thunderstone. I place this fossil on the w ... more

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  • Cover image of book China in Ten Words by Yu Hua
    China in Ten Words - by Yu Hua

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780715654903 | ISBN 10: 071565490x

    A courageous and intimate memoir of China framed in ten telling words.   People. Leader. Reading. Writing. Revolution. Grassroots. Through these and other common vernacular words and phrases, Yu Hua – widely regarded as one of China’s grea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes: The Official Biography by Rob Wilkins
    Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes: The Official Biography - by Rob Wilkins

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529176902 | ISBN 10: 1529176905

    WINNER OF THE 2023 LOCUS AWARD FOR NON-FICTION WINNER OF THE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTION   'Always readable, illuminating and honest. It made me miss the real Terry.' - Neil Gaiman   'Sometimes joyful ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not Quite White by Laila Woozeer
    Not Quite White - by Laila Woozeer

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781471184208 | ISBN 10: 147118420x

    This is a story of belonging and not belonging, of not knowing if you exist and making sure that you do. This story is for ancestors and descendants, for the people without roles or representation who find themselves placed in a random mixed-up race. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pageboy: A Memoir by Elliot Page
    Pageboy: A Memoir - by Elliot Page

    £20.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780857529282 | ISBN 10: 0857529285

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  'The emergence of our true selves is all of our life's work. Pageboy helps chart the course.' Jamie Lee Curtis  'Searing, deeply moving, and incredibly poignant... This isn't simp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life in Her Hands: The Inspiring Story of a Pioneering Female Surgeon by Averil Mansfield
    Life in Her Hands: The Inspiring Story of a Pioneering Female Surgeon - by Averil Mansfield

    £20.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529149968 | ISBN 10: 1529149967

    'A great read. I am honoured to have worked with such a legend' David Nott 'A role model for women' Independent 'A wonderful read' Julian Fellowes 'Remarkable' Lauren Laverne 'Charming' Guardian   We were occasionally expected to travel by ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Are You Doing Here? My Autobiography by Floella Benjamin
    What Are You Doing Here? My Autobiography - by Floella Benjamin

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529071061 | ISBN 10: 1529071062

    Winner at the 2022 Parlimentary Book Awards   Baroness Floella Benjamin is an inspiration, an actress and much-loved children’s television presenter who is a member of the House of Lords. But how did the girl from Trinidad end up lunching with t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Faith, Hope and Carnage by Nick Cave and Seán O’Hagan
    Faith, Hope and Carnage - by Nick Cave and Seán O’Hagan

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781838857684 | ISBN 10: 1838857680

    A meditation on faith, art, music, grief and much more - from cultural icon and bestselling author Nick Cave.  A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  Faith, Hope and Carnage is a book about Nick Cave’s inner life.  Created from more than forty hour ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rising to the Surface by Lenny Henry
    Rising to the Surface - by Lenny Henry

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780571368792 | ISBN 10: 0571368794

    The rise and fall and triumphant rise from the ashes of Lenny Henry during the 80s and 90s.  ‘Moving and ebullient’ Daily Telegraph ‘Relayed with characteristic exuberance and self-deprecation’ Guardian  Rising to the Surface tra ... more

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  • Cover image of book Woody Guthrie: A Life by Joe Klein
    Woody Guthrie: A Life - by Joe Klein

    £14.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780571384297 | ISBN 10: 0571384293

    ‘A really great book.’ Bruce Springsteen  With a foreword by Billy Bragg.   Few artists have captured the American experience of their time as wholly as folk legend Woody Guthrie. Singer, songwriter and political activist, Guthrie ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Cultural Icon by Helen Rappaport
    In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Cultural Icon - by Helen Rappaport

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781398504455 | ISBN 10: 1398504459

    'An astonishingly rich story... wonderfully informative' The Times 'Rappaport does a terrific job of bringing respectful rigour to her account of Seacole's extraordinary life' Daily Mail  In Search of Mary Seacole is a superb and revealing bio ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Loneliest Revolution: A Memoir of Solidarity and Struggle in Iran by Ali Mirsepassi
    The Loneliest Revolution: A Memoir of Solidarity and Struggle in Iran - by Ali Mirsepassi

    £14.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781399511421 | ISBN 10: 1399511424

    A memoir of life in Iran in the tumultuous years leading up to the 1979 revolution. "Offers an intimate window onto the Iranian revolution just when we need to be thinking about it the most"(Marjane Satrapi, writer and film director) * Recount ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Line Above the Sky: On Mountains and Motherhood by Helen Mort
    A Line Above the Sky: On Mountains and Motherhood - by Helen Mort

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529107791 | ISBN 10: 1529107792

    Guardian Books to Watch 2022 Evening Standard Books to Watch 2022 Bookseller Editor's Choice   Climbing gives you the illusion of being in control, just for a while, the tantalising sense of being able to stay one move ahead of death.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of a Daring Icelandic Sea Captain by Margaret Willson
    Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of a Daring Icelandic Sea Captain - by Margaret Willson

    £12.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781728240053 | ISBN 10: 1728240050

    A daring and magnificent historical narrative nonfiction account of Iceland's most famous female sea captain who constantly fought for women's rights and equality-and who also solved one of the country's most notorious robberies.   Every day ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where There
    Where There's Muck, There's Bras: True Stories of the Amazing Women of the North - by Kate Fox

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780008472924 | ISBN 10: 0008472920

    From rebels to writers, athletes to astronauts, join Kate Fox takes on an entertaining and eye-opening journey through the lives of these extraordinary women whose lives and achievements have too long been hidden.  From Cartimandua, the forgo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation by Hannah Gadsby
    Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation - by Hannah Gadsby

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781911630258 | ISBN 10: 1911630253

    There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.’ Hannah Gadsby, Nanette  Multi-awardwinning Hannah Gadsby transformed comedy with her show Nanette, even as she declared that she was quitting stand-up. Now, she takes us th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life by Jonathan Van Ness
    Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life - by Jonathan Van Ness

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781398500501 | ISBN 10: 139850050x

    Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness dives into his favourite subjects in Love That Story, a new collection of heartfelt and entertaining essays.   From experiencing heartbreaking grief to uncovering the hidden LGBTQ history of his hometown, Quinc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Getting Better: Life Lessons on Going Under, Getting Over It, and Getting Through It by Michael Rosen
    Getting Better: Life Lessons on Going Under, Getting Over It, and Getting Through It - by Michael Rosen

    £16.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529148893 | ISBN 10: 1529148898

    The stunning new memoir from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Many Different Kinds of Love.  A Guardian book of 2023 A BBC book of 2023  'If I could prescribe Getting Better to the entire nation, I would... It's a book that ins ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Actor
    An Actor's Alphabet: An A to Z of Some Stuff I've Learnt and Some Stuff I'm Still Learning - by Julie Hesmondhalgh

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781839041211 | ISBN 10: 1839041218

    In this candid and empowering A to Z of being an actor, Julie Hesmondhalgh draws on her decades of experience on stage and screen – including in massively popular television shows such as Broadchurch, Happy Valley and Coronation Street – to lift ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bloody Social Worker: One Man
    Bloody Social Worker: One Man's Three Decades in Social Care - by Richard Wills

    £10.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781739668129 | ISBN 10: 173966812x

    On Monday, 30 November 2020, Richard Wills resigned. Burnt out, unable to take it anymore and with his health shot to pieces, he decided that being a social worker was no longer him.  Bloody Social Worker – mallet and memoir – documents h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jane Haining: A Life of Love and Courage by Mary Miller
    Jane Haining: A Life of Love and Courage - by Mary Miller

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781780276663 | ISBN 10: 1780276664

    'Balances detailed research with powerful storytelling to create a well-written and heart-wrenching account' - Nicole Gemine, Press and Journal  Jane Haining was undoubtedly one of Scotland’s heroines.  A farmer’s daughter from Galloway i ... more

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  • Cover image of book How We Might Live: At Home with Jane and William Morris by Suzanne Fagence Cooper
    How We Might Live: At Home with Jane and William Morris - by Suzanne Fagence Cooper

    £30.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529409482 | ISBN 10: 1529409489

    William Morris – poet, designer, campaigner, hero of the Arts & Crafts movement – was a giant of the Victorian age, and his beautiful creations and provocative philosophies are still with us today: but his wife Jane is too often relegated to a fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X & James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs
    Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X & James Baldwin Shaped a Nation - by Anna Malaika Tubbs

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780008405359 | ISBN 10: 0008405352

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  ‘A fascinating exploration into the lives of three women ignored by history... Eye-opening, engrossing’ Brit Bennett, bestselling author of The Vanishing Half   In her groundbreaking debut, Anna Malaika ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Road From Damascus: A Memoir by Jamal Saeed
    My Road From Damascus: A Memoir - by Jamal Saeed

    £21.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781770416215 | ISBN 10: 1770416218

    “A lyrical, extremely rich narrative of loss, memory, and trauma.” — STARRED review, Kirkus Reviews  An extraordinary account of survival in Syria’s most notorious military prisons that is written with “brutal clarity — and yet, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Jive Talker: Or How to Get a British Passport by Samson Kambalu
    The Jive Talker: Or How to Get a British Passport - by Samson Kambalu

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781914613180 | ISBN 10: 191461318x

    A uniquely vivid and wickedly funny memoir of growing up ambitious, creative and sometimes hungry in Malawi, by the award-winning conceptual artist. A uniquely vivid and wickedly funny memoir of growing up ambitious, creative and sometimes hungry ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl
    The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music - by Dave Grohl

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781398503724 | ISBN 10: 139850372x

    THE SUNDAY TIMES NO 1 BESTSELLER * ONE OF NME's BEST MUSIC BOOKS OF 2021 * ONE OF VARIETY'S BEST MUSIC BOOKS OF 2021 * INCLUDED IN AUDIBLE'S BEST OF THE YEAR LIST  So, I’ve written a book.  Having entertained the idea for yea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World by Kate Mosse
    Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World - by Kate Mosse

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529092196 | ISBN 10: 1529092191

    'One brilliant woman writing about so many other brilliant women, this is a wonderful treasure chest of women’s lives, full of wit, verve and emotion... Epic, unputdownable, gripping. I loved it’ - Professor Kate Williams  “My hope is t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Just Sayin
    Just Sayin': My Life In Words - by Malorie Blackman

    £16.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529118674 | ISBN 10: 1529118670

    'It's very candid, and movingly so.... Not only in Blackman a grafter- even more, and in the face of more, than we already knew. She's someone with whom you do not mess. Good on her. She's earned it' The Telegraph  Malorie Blackman is one of Brit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Manifesto: On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo
    Manifesto: On Never Giving Up - by Bernardine Evaristo

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780241993620 | ISBN 10: 0241993628

    The powerful, urgent manifesto on never giving up from Booker prize-winning trailblazer, Bernardine Evaristo.  In 2019, Bernardine Evaristo became the first black woman to win the Booker Prize since its inception fifty years earlier - a revolutio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Teacher by Beryl Gilroy
    Black Teacher - by Beryl Gilroy

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780571366989 | ISBN 10: 0571366988

    The rediscovered classic: a trailblazing Guyanese woman's memoir of post-war London, introduced by Bernardine Evaristo ('full of wit, perceptiveness, humour and compassion')  Denied teaching jobs due to the colour bar. Working in an office amidst ... more

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  • Cover image of book When You Lose It: Two voices. One true story. A mother and daughter on the edge. by Roxy and Gay Longworth
    When You Lose It: Two voices. One true story. A mother and daughter on the edge. - by Roxy and Gay Longworth

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781802792188 | ISBN 10: 180279218x

    'Read this book. Then talk to your sons. It is essential reading' Jamie Theakston  'An extraordinary and important book. Read it immediately' Claudia Winkleman  'Superbly written, this deeply moving book underlines how truly precious ... more

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  • Cover image of book Between the Stops: A Most Wonderful Memoir by Sandi Toksvig
    Between the Stops: A Most Wonderful Memoir - by Sandi Toksvig

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780349006406 | ISBN 10: 0349006407

    ‘Part confession, part call to arms and wholly entertaining’ OBSERVER   ‘Her writing style is as kooky and digestible as Bill Bryson’s... A fun-filled, fact-packed, memorable ride’ SUNDAY TIMES  ‘Full of wit and wisdom’ RADIO TIM ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi
    Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir - by Akwaeke Emezi

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780571366163 | ISBN 10: 0571366163

    A raw exploration of identity that shatters boundaries and explodes the way we think about the idea of the self.   ‘Unlike anything I’ve read... Remarkable.’ Roxane Gay   ‘An audacious sojourn through the terror and beauty o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor by Eddie Jaku
    The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor - by Eddie Jaku

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529066364 | ISBN 10: 1529066360

    Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku made a vow to smile every day and believed he was the ‘happiest man on earth’. In his inspirational memoir, he paid tribute to those who were lost by telling his story and sharing his wisdom.   ‘Eddie looked ... more

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  • Cover image of book Without Warning and Only Sometimes: Scenes from an Unpredictable Childhood by Kit de Waal
    Without Warning and Only Sometimes: Scenes from an Unpredictable Childhood - by Kit de Waal

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781472284839 | ISBN 10: 1472284836

    ‘Vivid and compelling and so moving... Kit’s depiction of her parents’ dynamic is both painful and comforting to read’ Marian Keyes  AS BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO 4  From the award-winning author of My Name is Leon comes a childhood mem ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Sand Life, My Pebble Life: A Memoir of a Childhood and the Sea by Ian McMillan
    My Sand Life, My Pebble Life: A Memoir of a Childhood and the Sea - by Ian McMillan

    £10.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781472982940 | ISBN 10: 1472982940

    My sand life, my pebble life. My life measured out in tides, coming in and going out. My life measured out in games of trying to spot the sea first. My life measured out in the delicious and indulgent sadness that comes from leaving a holiday cottage ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love the Dark Days by Ira Mathur
    Love the Dark Days - by Ira Mathur

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781845235352 | ISBN 10: 1845235355

    This frank, fearless and multi-layered debut centres on a privileged but dysfunctional Indian family, with themes of empire, migration, race, and gender.   Set in India, England, Trinidad and St Lucia, Love the Dark Days follows the story of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dear Queer Self: An Experiment in Memoir by Jonathan Alexander
    Dear Queer Self: An Experiment in Memoir - by Jonathan Alexander

    £16.00   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781946724465 | ISBN 10: 1946724467

    In this unconventional memoir, Alexander, who grew up in the Deep South during the 1970s and ’80s, addresses wry and affecting missives to a conflicted younger self. Focusing on three years—1989, 1993, and 1996—the book follows the author throu ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3/4 by Tez Ilyas
    The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3/4 - by Tez Ilyas

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780751582192 | ISBN 10: 0751582190

    The incredible Sunday Times bestseller.  ‘Essential...A complex blend of overexcited Adrian Mole-like anecdotes mixed with shocking moments of racism and insights into Muslim religious practices’ Sunday Times  ‘Authentic, fu ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World by Jonathan Freedland
    The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World - by Jonathan Freedland

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529369045 | ISBN 10: 1529369045

    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK   ‘Excellent... thrilling... Freedland’s book is rich in the kind of details that haunt you long after you have turned the last page’ Sunday Times  Anne Frank. Primo Levi. Osk ... more

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  • Cover image of book In the Wars: From Afghanistan to the UK and Beyond, A Refugee
    In the Wars: From Afghanistan to the UK and Beyond, A Refugee's Story of Survival and Saving Lives - by Dr Waheed Arian

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780552177641 | ISBN 10: 0552177644

    'A riveting story of loss, exile, and rebirth.' KHALED HOSSEINI, author of The Kite Runner  'One of the most incredible life stories you will ever hear.' JAMES O'BRIEN  'A remarkable story. I thought this book was brilliant.' NAGA MUNCHET ... more

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  • Cover image of book Will She Do? Act One of a Life on Stage by Eileen Atkins
    Will She Do? Act One of a Life on Stage - by Eileen Atkins

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780349014678 | ISBN 10: 0349014671

    ‘She is the cur’s cods, the terrier’s testicles, the business. I will go farther and declare that Atkins is the finest actor appearing in the world right now’ – A. A. Gill  ‘Yes, she will: this vivid, honest memoir by a great actress ... more

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  • Cover image of book Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography by Billy Connolly
    Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography - by Billy Connolly

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529318272 | ISBN 10: 1529318270

    In his first full-length autobiography, comedy legend and national treasure Billy Connolly reveals the truth behind his windswept and interesting life.  Born in a tenement flat in Glasgow in 1942, orphaned by the age of 4, and a survivor of appa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nine Paths: A Year in the Life of an Indian Village by Lexi Stadlen
    Nine Paths: A Year in the Life of an Indian Village - by Lexi Stadlen

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781784744106 | ISBN 10: 1784744107

    On an island at the eastern edge of India, rural, remote and dense with jungle, is a Muslim village. In an ever-shifting landscape of mangroves and rivers, the women here dwell among contradictions, constrictions and change in a place where one's nei ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Talk Of Liverpool: 33 Years of Conversations With My Heroes (and Some Villains!) by Paddy Shennan
    The Talk Of Liverpool: 33 Years of Conversations With My Heroes (and Some Villains!) - by Paddy Shennan

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781915306067 | ISBN 10: 191530606x

    The Talk of Liverpool is a unique record of life in one of the world’s most talked about cities across four headline-making decades.  Paddy Shennan covered the biggest subjects and talked to people who dominated Merseyside life between the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Free: Coming of Age at the End of History by Lea Ypi
    Free: Coming of Age at the End of History - by Lea Ypi

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780241481851 | ISBN 10: 0241481856

    WINNER OF THE ONDAATJE PRIZE  THE SUNDAY TIMES MEMOIR OF THE YEAR  'Wonderfully funny and poignant...a tale of family secrets and political awakening amid a crumbling regime. One of the nonfiction titles of the year' Luke Harding, Observer  ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Life In The Sunshine: Searching for My Father and Discovering My Family by Nabil Ayers
    My Life In The Sunshine: Searching for My Father and Discovering My Family - by Nabil Ayers

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780593295960 | ISBN 10: 059329596x

    “Nabil traces the image of his father through song. With growing fascination and heartbreak, he draws out meaning from the shadow of absence, and ultimately redefines what it means to be a family.” - Michelle Zauner, New York Times bestselling au ... more

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  • Cover image of book Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? by Seamas O
    Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? - by Seamas O'Reilly

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780708899236 | ISBN 10: 0708899234

    THE IRISH TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER AN POST BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR  ‘Gorgeous’ Pandora Sykes  ‘A rare and beautiful book’ Marian Keyes  ‘Tender, sad and side-splittingly funny’ Annie MacManus  ‘A delight ... more

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  • Cover image of book Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life by Alan Cumming
    Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life - by Alan Cumming

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781838856670 | ISBN 10: 1838856676

    A joyous and poignant book about the world of professional acting, the messiness of life and how every experience – good or bad – shapes who you are, from the New York Times bestselling author of Not My Father’s Son.   ‘No one ever fully r ... more

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  • Cover image of book William Blake vs the World by John Higgs
    William Blake vs the World - by John Higgs

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781474614368 | ISBN 10: 1474614361

    Poet, artist, visionary and author of the unofficial English national anthem ‘Jerusalem’, William Blake is an archetypal misunderstood genius. His life passed without recognition and he worked without reward, mocked, dismissed and misinterpreted. ... more

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  • Cover image of book In The Shadow of the Mountain by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado
    In The Shadow of the Mountain - by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781913183776 | ISBN 10: 1913183777

    ‘Silvia Vasquez-Lavado is a warrior. I’m in awe of her strength and courage.’ – Selena Gomez  ‘an incredibly powerful story’ Sunday Independent  ‘powerful’ – New York Times  In the In the Shadow of the Mounta ... more

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  • Cover image of book His Name Is George Floyd: One Man
    His Name Is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice - by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781787635838 | ISBN 10: 178763583x

    'His Name Is George Floyd is essential for our times.' Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist  'An intimate, unvarnished and scrupulous account of his life...brilliantly revealing.' NEW YORK TIMES  You know how he died. This is how ... more

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  • Cover image of book And Away... by Bob Mortimer
    And Away... - by Bob Mortimer

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781398505322 | ISBN 10: 1398505323

    The number one bestselling autobiography by national treasure Bob Mortimer.   Bob Mortimer's life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Consumed: In Search of My Sister by Arifa Akbar
    Consumed: In Search of My Sister - by Arifa Akbar

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529347555 | ISBN 10: 1529347556

    * SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 COSTA BOOK AWARDS: BIOGRAPHY *  ‘If her moving, engrossing, elegantly written memoir does not win prizes, there really is no justice in the literary world.’ Lucy Atkins, Sunday Times  All happy families are alik ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Light of Days: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance by Judy Batalion
    The Light of Days: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance - by Judy Batalion

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780349011585 | ISBN 10: 0349011583

    One of the most important untold stories of World War II, The Light of Days is a soaring landmark history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who inspired Poland’s Jewish youth groups to resist the Nazis.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stories I Might Regret Telling You by Martha Wainwright
    Stories I Might Regret Telling You - by Martha Wainwright

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781398503731 | ISBN 10: 1398503738

    This is Martha Wainwright’s heartfelt memoir about growing up in a bohemian musical family and her experiences with love, loss, motherhood, divorce, the music industry and more.  Born into music royalty, the daughter of folk legends Kate McGarr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said by Timothy Brennan
    Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said - by Timothy Brennan

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781526614643 | ISBN 10: 1526614642

    **WINNER OF A PALESTINE BOOK AWARD 2021**  Drawing on extensive archival sources and hundreds of interviews, Timothy Brennan's Places of Mind is the first comprehensive biography of Said, one of the most controversial and celebrated intellect ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Go-Between: A Portrait of Growing Up Between Different Worlds by Osman Yousefzada
    The Go-Between: A Portrait of Growing Up Between Different Worlds - by Osman Yousefzada

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781786893529 | ISBN 10: 1786893525

    An enlightening memoir of living between worlds and learning how to find one’s own – from the artist and fashion designer.  A coming-of-age story set in Birmingham in the 1980s and 1990s, The Go-Between opens a window into a closed migrant co ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey by Julia Laite
    The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey - by Julia Laite

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781788164436 | ISBN 10: 1788164431

    1910, Wellington, New Zealand. Lydia Harvey is sixteen, working long hours for low pay, when a glamorous couple invite her to Buenos Aires. She accepts - and disappears.  London, England. Amid a global panic about sex trafficking, detectives ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland
    My Autobiography of Carson McCullers - by Jenn Shapland

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780349015682 | ISBN 10: 0349015686

    FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD  ‘Fascinating and intimate’ OBSERVER  ‘Lucid, distilled, honest’ MAGGIE NELSON  ‘Gorgeous, symphonic, tender’ CARMEN MARIA MACHADO  How do you tell the real story of someone misremember ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl from Lamaha Street by Sharon Maas
    The Girl from Lamaha Street - by Sharon Maas

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781909770690 | ISBN 10: 1909770698

    "An incredibly moving, truly inspiring story of the power of determination. An absolutely stunning read."(Katharine Birbalsingh) "Fascinating and poignant… an astoundingly honest and intimate memoir."(Angela Petch) Perhaps it’s true that ... more

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  • Cover image of book Deep Deception: The Story of the Spycop Network, By the Women Who Uncovered the Shocking Truth by Alison, Belinda, Helen Steel, Lisa and Naomi
    Deep Deception: The Story of the Spycop Network, By the Women Who Uncovered the Shocking Truth - by Alison, Belinda, Helen Steel, Lisa and Naomi

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529108316 | ISBN 10: 1529108314

    Groomed. Gaslighted. Ghosted.  They thought they'd found their soulmate. They had no idea he was spying on them.  These five motivated, independent women each thought they'd met their perfect partner - someone who shared their values, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rememberings by Sinead O
    Rememberings - by Sinead O'Connor

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781844885428 | ISBN 10: 1844885429

    THE LANDMARK MEMOIR OF A GLOBAL MUSIC ICON.  Sinead O'Connor's voice and trademark shaved head made her famous by the age of twenty-one. Her recording of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U made her a global icon. She outraged millions when she tore up ... more

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  • Cover image of book 100 Voices: 100 Women Share Their Stories of Achievement by Miranda Roszkowski (Editor)
    100 Voices: 100 Women Share Their Stories of Achievement - by Miranda Roszkowski (Editor)

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781800181021 | ISBN 10: 1800181027

    100 Voices is an anthology of writing by women across the country on what achievement means for them, and how they have come to find their own voice.   Featuring poetry, fiction and memoir, the pieces range from notes on making lemon curd, to tale ... more

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  • Cover image of book Any Girl: A Memoir of Sexual Exploitation and Recovery by Mia Doering
    Any Girl: A Memoir of Sexual Exploitation and Recovery - by Mia Doering

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529371819 | ISBN 10: 1529371813

    “It became untenable for me to remain silent about a part of my life I had long kept secret. I had to follow the persistent, uncomfortable pull of truth, wherever it would lead me.”  From the outside looking in, the young life of Mia Dör ... more

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  • Cover image of book Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
    Crying in H Mart - by Michelle Zauner

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529033793 | ISBN 10: 1529033799

    One of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2021  Goodreads Choice Awards 2021: Winner, Memoir & Autobiography  The New York Times bestseller from the Grammy-nominated indie rockstar Japanese Breakfast, an unflinching, deeply moving memoir abou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Real Estate by Deborah Levy
    Real Estate - by Deborah Levy

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780241977583 | ISBN 10: 0241977584

    From one of the great thinkers and writers of our time, comes the unmissable final instalment in Deborah Levy's critically acclaimed 'Living Autobiography'.  'I began to wonder what myself and all unwritten and unseen women would possess in t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts
    The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk - by Randy Shilts

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781838956585 | ISBN 10: 1838956581

    ‘If a bullet should enter my brain, let it destroy every closet door’   This is the definitive biography of Harvey Milk, the man whose personal life, public career, and cold-blooded assassination mirrored the dramatic emergence of the gay ... more

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  • Cover image of book Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity by Nadia Owusu
    Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity - by Nadia Owusu

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529342895 | ISBN 10: 1529342899

    *** ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S ‘BEST BOOKS OF 2021’ ***  I have lived in disaster and disaster has lived in me. Our shared languages are thunder and reverberation.  When Nadia Owusu was two years old her mother abandoned her and her ... more

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  • Cover image of book Drama Queen: One Autistic Woman and a Life of Unhelpful Labels by Sara Gibbs
    Drama Queen: One Autistic Woman and a Life of Unhelpful Labels - by Sara Gibbs

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781472274366 | ISBN 10: 1472274369

    'It has taken me several years of exploration, but I am at a place now where I see autism as neither an affliction nor a superpower. It's just the blueprint for who I am. There is no cure, but that's absolutely fine by me. To cure me of my autism ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig
    Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body - by Rebekah Taussig

    £11.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780062936806 | ISBN 10: 0062936808

    A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most.  ... more

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

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780241401477 | ISBN 10: 024140147x

    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 and her ... 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

    £12.00   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781908213921 | ISBN 10: 1908213922

    Jeff Young takes us on a journey through haunted places of memory and loss, summoning the ghosts of loved ones and long-departed heroes who somehow still occupy the disappearing nooks and ruins of the city.  Walking through the last remnants of ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Wanna Be Yours by John Cooper Clarke
    I Wanna Be Yours - by John Cooper Clarke

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781509896127 | ISBN 10: 1509896120

    This is a memoir as wry, funny, moving and vivid as its inimitable subject himself. This book will be a joy for both lifelong fans and for a whole new generation. John Cooper Clarke is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon, TV ... 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

    £10.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780141985060 | ISBN 10: 0141985062

    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 Idi Amin: The Story of Africa
    Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil - by Mark Leopold

    £12.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780300260885 | ISBN 10: 0300260881

    The first serious full-length biography of former Ugandan president Idi Amin, modern Africa's most famous dictator.  Idi Amin began his career in the British army in colonial Uganda, and worked his way up the ranks before seizing power in a B ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cack-Handed: A Memoir by Gina Yashere
    Cack-Handed: A Memoir - by Gina Yashere

    £16.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780008486976 | ISBN 10: 0008486972

    The British comedian of Nigerian heritage and co-executive producer and writer of the CBS hit series Bob Hearts Abishola chronicles her odyssey to get to America and break into Hollywood in this lively and humorous memoir.  According to fami ... more

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  • Cover image of book Broken Greek: A Story of Chip Shops and Pop Songs by Pete Paphides
    Broken Greek: A Story of Chip Shops and Pop Songs - by Pete Paphides

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781529404449 | ISBN 10: 1529404444

    *AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 'BOOK OF THE WEEK'*  'Do you sometimes feel like the music you're hearing is explaining your life to you?'  When Pete's parents moved from Cyprus to Birmingham in the 1960s in the hope of a better life, they had no mon ... more

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  • Cover image of book DAD: Untold stories of Fatherhood, Love, Mental Health and Masculinity by Elliott Rae (Editor)
    DAD: Untold stories of Fatherhood, Love, Mental Health and Masculinity - by Elliott Rae (Editor)

    £18.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781527290242 | ISBN 10: 1527290247

    DAD is a deeply moving and inspiring collection of stories that represent the diversity of modern fatherhood and seeks to start a conversation that challenges the traditions associated with masculinity.   Including 20 powerful and defiant stori ... more

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  • Cover image of book Just Ignore Him by Alan Davies
    Just Ignore Him - by Alan Davies

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780349144368 | ISBN 10: 0349144362

    "A simply astonishing achievement. The quality, depth, emotional power and terrifying honesty of Alan Davies’s story-telling take the breath away."(Stephen Fry) "This hugely affecting book is brave, insightful and, at times, funny about things i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy by Anne Sebba
    Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy - by Anne Sebba

    £20.00   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780297871002 | ISBN 10: 0297871005

    Ethel Rosenberg's story has been called America's Dreyfus Affair: a catastrophic failure of humanity and justice that continues to haunt the national conscience, and is still being played out with different actors in the lead roles today.   O ... more

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

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780571342617 | ISBN 10: 0571342612

    ***BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week***   Sir Lenny Henry is one of the country's best-loved comedians with a career spanning over forty years. Here he writes about his youth for the first time.  You might think you know Lenny Henry. Think a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies by Sathnam Sanghera
    The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies - by Sathnam Sanghera

    £10.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780141028590 | ISBN 10: 0141028599

    "It's 1979, I'm three years old, and like all breakfast times during my youth it begins with Mum combing my hair, a ritual for which I have to sit down on the second-hand, floral-patterned settee, and lean forward, like I'm presenting myself for exec ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under the Rainbow: Voices from Lockdown by James Attlee
    Under the Rainbow: Voices from Lockdown - by James Attlee

    £11.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781913505066 | ISBN 10: 1913505065

    As Britain entered lockdown in the spring of 2020, drawings, paintings and messages proliferated in windows and gardens across the country: signs of the eternal human desire to communicate, even as face-to-face contact became impossible.  When r ... 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

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780571351459 | ISBN 10: 057135145x

    A memorial collection of writings by the murdered young journalist Lyra McKee - from viral articles to unpublished material - that celebrates her life, work and creative legacy: one that will live on.   When Northern Irish writer Lyra McKee w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Journey is Home by John Sam Jones
    The Journey is Home - by John Sam Jones

    £15.00   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781912681747 | ISBN 10: 1912681749

    In this clear and absorbing memoir John Sam Jones writes of a life lived on the edge. It's a story of journeys and realisation, of acceptance and joy.  From a boyhood on the coast of Wales to a traumatic period as an undergraduate in Aberystwyth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pirate Queen: The Life of Grace O
    Pirate Queen: The Life of Grace O'Malley - by Judith Cook

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781780277158 | ISBN 10: 1780277156

    In a life stranger than any fiction, Grace O'Malley, daughter of a clan chief in the far west of Ireland, went from marriage at fifteen to piracy on the high seas. She soon had a fleet of galleys under her commander, but her three decades of plunderi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fearless: A Story of Love, Loss and The Midnight Sun by Catrina Davies
    Fearless: A Story of Love, Loss and The Midnight Sun - by Catrina Davies

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781787836822 | ISBN 10: 1787836827

    Fearlessness has got nothing to do with being unafraid. It’s about doing things anyway, getting on with it, living, whether you’re afraid or not.   Fuzzy-haired, free-spirited, cello-playing Catrina is devastated when her lover, Jack, leav ... more

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  • Cover image of book Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan by Howard Sounes
    Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan - by Howard Sounes

    £16.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780857527820 | ISBN 10: 0857527827

    An updated edition of Howard Sounes' classic, definitive biography to mark the legendary Bob Dylan's 80th birthday.   Bob Dylan was the first figure in the history of popular music to challenge the domination of the three-minute pop song and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood by Kristin Hersh
    Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood - by Kristin Hersh

    £14.95   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781911036753 | ISBN 10: 1911036750

    Doony, Ryder, Wyatt, Bodhi. The names of Kristin Hersh's sons are the only ones included in her new memoir, Seeing Sideways. As the book unfolds and her sons voices rise from its pages, it becomes clear why: these names tell the story of her life.  ... 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

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781846276811 | ISBN 10: 1846276810

    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 The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel
    The Secret to Superhuman Strength - by Alison Bechdel

    £16.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780224101905 | ISBN 10: 0224101900

    *A GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK*  From the bestselling, award-winning author of Fun Home.  All her life, Alison Bechdel has searched for an elusive secret. The secret to superhuman strength.   She has looked for ... 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

    £10.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781529109603 | ISBN 10: 1529109604

    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 Handstands In The Dark: A True Story of Growing Up and Survival by Janey Godley
    Handstands In The Dark: A True Story of Growing Up and Survival - by Janey Godley

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781529106862 | ISBN 10: 1529106869

    Born in the tough East End of Glasgow and married into one of the city's most notorious criminal families, Janey Godley's young life was far from ordinary.  From the grim and far-from-swinging 60s, to the discos of the 70s, to the tidal wave of ... 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

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781529102437 | ISBN 10: 152910243x

    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 Featherhood by Charlie Gilmour
    Featherhood - by Charlie Gilmour

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781474609487 | ISBN 10: 1474609481

    This is a story about birds and fathers.   About the young magpie that fell from its nest in a Bermondsey junkyard into Charlie Gilmour's life - and swiftly changed it. Demanding worms around the clock, riffling through his wallet, sharing hi ... more

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

    £12.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780241982976 | ISBN 10: 0241982979

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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

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781913348229 | ISBN 10: 1913348229

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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

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    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 Golem Girl: A Memoir by Riva Lehrer
    Golem Girl: A Memoir - by Riva Lehrer

    £20.00   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780349014814 | ISBN 10: 0349014817

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  • Cover image of book Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay
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    £10.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780571362929 | ISBN 10: 0571362923

    Bessie Smith: singer, icon, pioneer.  Scotland's National Poet Jackie Kay brings to life the tempestuous story of the greatest blues singer who ever lived.   Bessie Smith was born in Tennessee in 1894. Orphaned by the age of nine, sh ... more

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

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780141046402 | ISBN 10: 0141046406

    "'Darkly angelic prose... a joy to read, with the final part in particular recalling