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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 56 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book No Way but Gentlenesse: A Memoir of How Kes, My Kestrel, Changed My Life by Richard Hines
    No Way but Gentlenesse: A Memoir of How Kes, My Kestrel, Changed My Life - by Richard Hines

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408868027 | ISBN 10: 1408868024

    �There is no way but gentlenesse to redeeme a Hawke� Edmund Bert, 1619   Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining village of Hoyland Common, Richard Hines remembers sliding down heaps of coal dust, listening out for the colliery siren at ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twopence to Cross the Mersey by Helen Forrester
    Twopence to Cross the Mersey - by Helen Forrester

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780008180966 | ISBN 10: 0008180962

    Helen Forrester's poignant story of her poverty-striken childhood in Liverpool during the 1930s has become a bestselling modern classic.�When Helen Forrester's father went bankrupt in 1930, she and her six siblings were forced from comfortable midd ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Scallywags: Memories of a Rascal
    The Scallywags: Memories of a Rascal's 1950's Childhood - by Peter Stockley

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781786060167 | ISBN 10: 1786060167

    Do you ever think about how the roads you walked as a child change the doors that open in your future? In 1951, seven-year-old Peter Stockley's life was set down a dark path after losing his mother. Her legacy to him was an optimism and spirit t ... more

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  • Cover image of book To School Through the Fields by Alice Taylor
    To School Through the Fields - by Alice Taylor

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847178237 | ISBN 10: 1847178235

    "A delightful evocation of Irishness and of the author's deep-rooted love of the very fields of home"(Publishers Weekly) Alice Taylors classic account of growing up in the Irish countryside, the biggest selling book ever published in Ireland. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hippy Dinners: A Memoir of a Rural Childhood by Abbie Ross
    Hippy Dinners: A Memoir of a Rural Childhood - by Abbie Ross

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780552779753 | ISBN 10: 055277975x

    In 1972 Abbie Rosss cosmopolitan parents move the family from London to rural North Wales, exchanging a town house in Islington for a remote farmhouse on a hill.  Abbies Liverpudlian grandparents dedicated followers of Liberace, sleek in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sculptor
    Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir - by Tove Jansson

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908745491 | ISBN 10: 1908745495

    Tove Janssons first book for adults drew on her childhood memories to capture afresh the enchantments and fears of growing up in Helsinki in the 1910s and 20s.  Described as both a memoir and a book of superb stories by Ali Smith, Janssons s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pedigree by Patrick Modiano
    Pedigree - by Patrick Modiano

    £14.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857054913 | ISBN 10: 0857054910

    "It's a book less on what I did than on what others, mainly my parents, did to me"   Taking in a vast gallery of extraordinary characters from Paris' post-war years, Pedigree is an autobiographical portrait of Post-War Paris and a tumultuous ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boyhood Island: My Struggle, Book 3 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
    Boyhood Island: My Struggle, Book 3 - by Karl Ove Knausgaard

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780099581499 | ISBN 10: 0099581493

    Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Land
    Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir - by Tim Winton

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447203094 | ISBN 10: 1447203097

    Tim Wintons homage to the ocean and his childhood is a magnificent celebration of life at its limits.  On childhood holidays to the western coast, Tim Wintons days followed a joyous rhythm. In the mornings, the sun and surf kept him outside ... more

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  • Cover image of book Springfield Road by Salena Godden
    Springfield Road - by Salena Godden

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783520558 | ISBN 10: 1783520558

    I came here to begin a new story, but maybe all my stories begin with this one story this love story, this ghost story... Springfield Road is a journey into childhood. My childhood, maybe your childhood too. I set out to capture a snapshot of ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Boy: Memoirs of a Childhood by Alan Johnson
    This Boy: Memoirs of a Childhood - by Alan Johnson

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780552167017 | ISBN 10: 0552167010

    Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. Not in respect of the poverty, which was shared with many of those living in the slums of post-war Britain, but in its tr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bucket: Memories of an Inattentive Childhood by Allan Ahlberg
    The Bucket: Memories of an Inattentive Childhood - by Allan Ahlberg

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241965665 | ISBN 10: 0241965667

    'My mother, who was not my mother, I see her now, her raw red cleaner's hands twisting away at her apron as she struggled to speak. Adoption was a shameful business then in many people's eyes, the babies being mostly illegitimate. Better not speak of ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Family and Other Scousers: A Liverpool Boy
    My Family and Other Scousers: A Liverpool Boy's Summer of Adventure in '69 - by Dave Joy

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780750956406 | ISBN 10: 0750956402

    This evocative memoir recalls the long, heady days of Liverpool in the summer of 1969, as seen through the eyes of eleven-year-old Deejay.   Infused with a distinctive Scouse sense of humour, this book tells the story of how Deejay filled his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father by Alysia Abbott
    Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father - by Alysia Abbott

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780393348903 | ISBN 10: 0393348903

    After his wifes death in 1973, poet and activist Steve Abbott came out of the closet and moved, with his three-year-old daughter, to San Francisco. There they discovered a city bustling with gay men in search of liberation few of whom had responsi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let Me Tell You a Story: One Girl
    Let Me Tell You a Story: One Girl's Escape from the Nazis - by Renata Calverley

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408834527 | ISBN 10: 1408834529

    Przemysl, Poland, 1939. Two-year-old Renata is woken by her Mamusia in the middle of the night and bundled into the basement. The peacock quilt she is wrapped in reminds her of a story about a giant who guards a mysterious place called the Underworld ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breathe in the Dark: A Childhood Lost by Jane Hersey
    Breathe in the Dark: A Childhood Lost - by Jane Hersey

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780881652 | ISBN 10: 1780881657

    Jane Herseys biography is told through the thoughts and voice of a traumatized, isolated child, enduring the stresses and strains of day-to-day life under difficult circumstances in 1960s Manchester. As a six year old child with sole care of a mothe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shoes Were for Sunday by Molly Weir
    Shoes Were for Sunday - by Molly Weir

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780241957929 | ISBN 10: 0241957923

    'Poverty is a very exacting teacher and I had been taught well'   The post-war urban jungle of the Glasgow tenements was the setting for Molly Weir's childhood. From sharing a pull-out bed in her mother's tiny kitchen to running in t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under a Canvas Sky: Living Outside Gormenghast by Clare Peake
    Under a Canvas Sky: Living Outside Gormenghast - by Clare Peake

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780333854 | ISBN 10: 1780333854

    A moving memoir from Mervyn Peake's daughter.   Clare Peake, daughter of the celebrated writer and artist Mervyn Peake, tells the story of her parents' romance and her own happy and bohemian childhood.  Mervyn Peake was born in Ch ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paperboy: An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles by Tony Macaulay
    Paperboy: An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles - by Tony Macaulay

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780007449231 | ISBN 10: 0007449232

    Its Belfast, 1975. The city lies under the dark cloud of the Troubles, and hatred fills the air like smoke. But Tony Macaulay has just turned twelve and hes got a new job. Hes going to be a paperboy. And come rain or shine or bombs and mortar ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Was a Boy in Belsen by Tomi Reichental
    I Was a Boy in Belsen - by Tomi Reichental

    £13.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781847172273 | ISBN 10: 184717227x

    In the last couple of years I realised that, as one of the last witnesses, I must speak out.   Tomi Reichental, who lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust, gives his account of being imprisoned as a child at Belsen concentr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gypsy Girl: A Life on the Road. A Journey to Freedom by Rosie McKinley
    Gypsy Girl: A Life on the Road. A Journey to Freedom - by Rosie McKinley

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781444708264 | ISBN 10: 1444708260

    A life lived on the road and a heart that will always belong there.  Imagine being born into a world where communities are constantly on the move, but freedom is not a birthright.  Rosie grew up travelling all over England and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Gypsy: A Life of Freedom, A Time of Secrets by Roxy Freeman
    Little Gypsy: A Life of Freedom, A Time of Secrets - by Roxy Freeman

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849833448 | ISBN 10: 1849833443

    Born in 1979, Roxy Freeman grew up travelling around Ireland and England in a traditional horse-drawn wagon with her mother and father and six siblings. Life was harsh but it was a childhood of freedom spent in harmony with nature. Roxy didn't know h ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Reading Promise: 3,218 Nights of Reading with My Father by Alice Ozma
    The Reading Promise: 3,218 Nights of Reading with My Father - by Alice Ozma

    £16.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781444715248 | ISBN 10: 1444715240

    When Alice was nine years old, she and her father - a beloved school librarian - made a promise to read aloud together for 100 consecutive nights. Upon reaching their goal, they celebrated over pancakes, but it was clear that neither wanted to let go ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl in the Painted Caravan: Memories of a Romany Childhood by Eva Petulengro
    The Girl in the Painted Caravan: Memories of a Romany Childhood - by Eva Petulengro

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780330519991 | ISBN 10: 0330519999

    A fascinating glimpse into the world of the Romany in the 1940s and 50s, just as that world was changing forever.   Born into a Romany gypsy family in 1939, Eva Petulengros childhood seemed to her to be idyllic in every way. She would tr ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams by Jeff Pearce
    A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams - by Jeff Pearce

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780241951071 | ISBN 10: 0241951070

    The poor boy who made his fortune...not just once but twice.  Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a post-war Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir by Terry Galloway
    Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir - by Terry Galloway

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780807073315 | ISBN 10: 0807073318

    When Terry Galloway was born on Halloween, no one knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system. After her family moved from Berlin, Germany, to Austin, Texas, hers became a deafening, hallucin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreams in a Time of War by Ngugi wa Thiongo
    Dreams in a Time of War - by Ngugi wa Thiongo

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099548522 | ISBN 10: 0099548526

    In Dreams in a Time of War, Ngugi wa Thiongo paints a mesmerising portrait of a young boys experiences in an African nation in flux. Beginning in the late 1930s, this moving and entertaining memoir describes Ngugis day-to-day life as the fift ... more

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  • Cover image of book I
    I'll Tell Me Ma: A Childhood Memoir - by Brian Keenan

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099428152 | ISBN 10: 0099428156

    A touching, moving memoir of boyhood memoir by the author of the huge bestseller An Evil Cradling.  Local rather than international, the dramas and privations described in this memoir are not the stuff of headlines. This is the story of a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rabbit Stew & a Penny or Two: A Gypsy Family
    Rabbit Stew & a Penny or Two: A Gypsy Family's Hard Times and Happy Times on the Road in the 1950s - by Maggie Smith-Bendell

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780349123615 | ISBN 10: 0349123616

    Born on a Somerset pea-field in 1941, the second of eight children in a Romani family, Maggie Smith-Bendell has lived through the years of greatest change in the travelling communitys long history. As a child, Maggie rode and slept in a horse-drawn ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Father
    My Father's Places - by Aeronwy Thomas

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781849013642 | ISBN 10: 1849013640

    The highly acclaimed memoir of growing up with Dylan Thomas In 1949, after years of nomadic existence, nine-year-old Aeronwy Thomas and her family arrived at the Boat House in Laugharne, a small village on the Welsh coast. Here her father, the poet D ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Snows of Yesteryear: Portraits for an Autobiography by Gregor Von Rezzori
    The Snows of Yesteryear: Portraits for an Autobiography - by Gregor Von Rezzori

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141192734 | ISBN 10: 0141192739

    The Snows of Yesteryear (1989) is Gregor von Rezzori's haunting evocation of his childhood in Czernowitz, in present-day Ukraine.   Growing up after the First World War, Rezzori portrays a twilit world suspended between the dying ways of an i ... more

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  • Cover image of book How I Came to Know Fish by Oto Pavel
    How I Came to Know Fish - by Oto Pavel

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141192833 | ISBN 10: 0141192836

    How I Came to Know Fish (1974) is Ota Pavel's magical memoir of his childhood in Czechoslovakia.   Fishing with his father and his Uncle Prosek - the two finest fishermen in the world - he takes a peaceful pleasure from the rivers and ponds o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Full Blown: Me and My Bipolar Family by David Lovelace
    Full Blown: Me and My Bipolar Family - by David Lovelace

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007281329 | ISBN 10: 0007281323

    David Lovelace, along his brother and both his parents, is bipolar. This is his extraordinary and vivid memoir of life within his memorable, maddening, loving and unique family.  Full Blown is Lovelace's poignant, humorous, and vivid account ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daughter of the River: A Memoir by Hong Ying
    Daughter of the River: A Memoir - by Hong Ying

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781408803134 | ISBN 10: 1408803135

    A vivid memoir of a young girl growing up in Mao's China.   Born during the Great Famine of the early 1960s, Hong Ying grew up in a slum on the hilly Yangtze bank, constantly aware of the sacrifices her family made so that she would survive. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara and Susan McClelland
    Bite of the Mango - by Mariatu Kamara and Susan McClelland

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781408805190 | ISBN 10: 1408805197

    An astonishing story of one girl's journey from war victim to UNICEF Special Representative. As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Rumours of rebel attacks were no m ... more

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  • Cover image of book War Child: A Boy Soldier
    War Child: A Boy Soldier's Story - by Emmanuel Jal

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780349121253 | ISBN 10: 0349121257

    The extraordinary and inspirational story of a boy soldier in the Sudan People's Liberation Army. Emmanuel Jal was seven years old when Sudan's bloody civil war separated him from everything he knew. Believing he was being sent to school, Emmanue ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ticking is the Bomb by Nick Flynn
    The Ticking is the Bomb - by Nick Flynn

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780571243709 | ISBN 10: 0571243703

    One day I hope to be able to tell my daughter a story about a dark time, the dark days before she was born, and how her coming was a ray of light. 'We got lost for a while', this story will begin, 'but then we found our way.'  Set just before ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liverpool
    Liverpool's Children in the Second World War - by Pamela Russell

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780752451589 | ISBN 10: 0752451588

    This is the untold story of Liverpool's children in the Second World War. Whilst everyone is familiar with the tales of evacuees who were rushed out of the cities once the bombs started falling, many of us are unaware that many stayed behind, either ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine by Raja Shehadeh
    Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine - by Raja Shehadeh

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781846682506 | ISBN 10: 1846682509

    An extraordinary and moving memoir by the award-winning author of Palestinian Walks - updated with a new foreword.  Raja Shehadeh was born into a successful Palestinian family with a beautiful house overlooking the Mediterranean. When the sta ... more

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  • Cover image of book Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country by Gillian Slovo
    Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country - by Gillian Slovo

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844085996 | ISBN 10: 1844085996

    A passionate witness to the colossal upheaval that has transformed her native South Africa, Gillian Slovo has written a memoir that is far more than a story of her own life. For she is the daughter of Joe Slovo and Ruth First, South Africa's pioneeri ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story by Ghada Karmi
    In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story - by Ghada Karmi

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844673681 | ISBN 10: 1844673685

    Ghada Karmis acclaimed memoir relates her childhood in Palestine, the flight to Britain after the catastrophe of 1948, and coming of age in the coffee-bars of Golders Green, the middle-class Jewish quarter in North London. A gentle humor describes t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stealing Water by Tim Ecott
    Stealing Water - by Tim Ecott

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780340936641 | ISBN 10: 0340936649

    A very different memoir about growing up in South Africa. "Ecott's outstanding talent as an author is for pathos...Dickens is the comparison."(Matthew Parris, The Times) "Both haunting and funny, Ecott writes with compassion and honesty to give ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rabbit House: A Childhood in Hiding by Laura Alcoba
    The Rabbit House: A Childhood in Hiding - by Laura Alcoba

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781846271335 | ISBN 10: 1846271339

    Laura was 7 years old when her parents political sympathies began to draw the attention of the dictators regime. Before long, her father was imprisoned and Laura and her mother were forced to leave their apartment in the capital of Buenos Aires to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Banana Kid by Valerie Mason-John
    The Banana Kid - by Valerie Mason-John

    £9.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905664375 | ISBN 10: 1905664370

    I could have been born and raised in Africa. But my Spirit was in too much of a rush to be reincarnated... At six weeks I was chucked out into the new year of 1965 which wasnt prepared to welcome an African baby, abandoned on a harsh English winter ... more

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  • Cover image of book Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth
    Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s - by Jennifer Worth

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780753823835 | ISBN 10: 0753823837

    Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings ... more

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  • Cover image of book Foster Kid: A Liverpudlian Childhood by Paul Barber
    Foster Kid: A Liverpudlian Childhood - by Paul Barber

    £12.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780751539127 | ISBN 10: 0751539120

    After the death of his mother, Paul and his brothers and sister spent the rest of their childhoods in a succession of childrens and foster homes where they found themselves at the mercy of adults more interested in their own welfare than providing a ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Mad Fat Diary by Rae Earl
    My Mad Fat Diary - by Rae Earl

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780340950944 | ISBN 10: 0340950943

    My Mad Fat Diary is now a major new comedy for E4! It's 1989 and Rae is a fat, boy-mad 17-year-old girl, living in Stamford, Lincolnshire with her mum and their deaf white cat in a council house with a mint off-green bath suite and a larder Rae can' ... more

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  • Cover image of book Catch Me Before I Fall by Rosie Childs
    Catch Me Before I Fall - by Rosie Childs

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780753512203 | ISBN 10: 0753512203

    When Rosie Childs was born, as Clare Malone, her life was immediately different to those around her - she was a black child in an all-white family and on an all-white Liverpool council, estate in the 1950s, and therefore living proof of her mother's ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fear of the Collar: The True Story of the Boy They Couldn
    Fear of the Collar: The True Story of the Boy They Couldn't Break - by Patrick Touher

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780091917661 | ISBN 10: 0091917662

    Sent to Artane Industrial School, Dublin, at seven years of age, Patrick Touher was soon to learn the tough ways of the regime of education and training, prayer and punishment, strict discipline and fearful nights. No allowances were made for emotion ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Story of Childhood: Growing Up in Modern Britain by Libby Brooks
    The Story of Childhood: Growing Up in Modern Britain - by Libby Brooks

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780747583431 | ISBN 10: 0747583439

    Children now make up forty per cent of the world's population. The bestseller charts would suggest that we savour stories of unhappy upbringings - are in fact greedy for them, the worse the better - but in today's ASBO-afflicted Britain, it is clear ... more

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  • Cover image of book Thirty Years in a Turtle-Neck Sweater by Nick Warren
    Thirty Years in a Turtle-Neck Sweater - by Nick Warren

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780091908829 | ISBN 10: 0091908825

    Nick Warren was just like any other boy growing up in the 70s, he liked playing out and being a little sod, and loved his younger brother and sister. Then one day when he was six, his mother kissed him goodbye to go shopping and never came back. N ... more

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  • Cover image of book Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India by Madhur Jaffrey
    Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India - by Madhur Jaffrey

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780091908935 | ISBN 10: 0091908930

    'I was born in a sprawling house by the Yamuna River in Delhi. When I was a few minutes old, Grandmother welcomed me into the world by writing "Om", which means "I am" in Sanskrit, on my tongue with a little finger dipped in honey. When the family pr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Memoir by John McGahern
    Memoir - by John McGahern

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780571228119 | ISBN 10: 0571228119

    This is the story of John McGahern's childhood; of his mother's death, his father's anger and bafflement, and his own discovery of literature."Long before Frank McCourt made an entire industry out of twinkly eyed accounts of the povery and institutio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barefoot in Mullyneeny: A Boy
    Barefoot in Mullyneeny: A Boy's Journey Towards Belonging - by Bryan Gallagher

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780007220885 | ISBN 10: 000722088x

    Barefoot in Mullyneeny is Bryan Gallagher's evocative tale of a childhood remembered through the people and landscape of County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. Whether relating tales of murderous bicycle chases through the darkened streets of Cav ... more

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  • Cover image of book Angela
    Angela's Ashes - by Frank McCourt

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780007205233 | ISBN 10: 0007205236

    Angela's Ashes was a true publishing phenomenon. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Royal Society of Literature Award (amongst others), this lyrical and poignant memoir topped bestseller charts the world ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
    A Tale of Love and Darkness - by Amos Oz

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780099450030 | ISBN 10: 0099450038

    The author takes us on a seductive journey through his childhood and adolescence in Israel, along Jerusalem's war-torn streets in the 1940s and 50s, into his Russian immigrant parents' infernal marriage. Caught in the middle is one small boy with th ... more

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