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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 322 books in this booklist

  • 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 Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes by Tariq Ali
    Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes - by Tariq Ali

    £25.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781788735773 | ISBN 10: 1788735773

    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, prese ... 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

    £8.99   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 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 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 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 Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation by Hannah Gadsby
    Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation - by Hannah Gadsby

    £20.00   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781911630234 | ISBN 10: 1911630237

    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 A Line Above the Sky: On Mountains and Motherhood by Helen Mort
    A Line Above the Sky: On Mountains and Motherhood - by Helen Mort

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529107784 | ISBN 10: 1529107784

    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 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 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 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 Real Estate by Deborah Levy
    Real Estate - by Deborah Levy

    £8.99   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 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 Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography by Billy Connolly
    Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography - by Billy Connolly

    £25.00   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781529318265 | ISBN 10: 1529318262

    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 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 Manifesto: On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo
    Manifesto: On Never Giving Up - by Bernardine Evaristo

    £14.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780241534991 | ISBN 10: 0241534992

    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 revol ... 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 Black Teacher by Beryl Gilroy
    Black Teacher - by Beryl Gilroy

    £12.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780571367733 | ISBN 10: 0571367739

    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 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 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 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 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

    £9.99   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 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 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 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 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

    £9.99   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 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

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

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

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

    Now in paperback featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A, an intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First La ... more

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

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781474610056 | ISBN 10: 1474610056

    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

    ***WINNER OF THE BARBELLION PRIZE*** ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD***  In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the time, most such children are not expected to survive. Her parents ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay
    Bessie Smith - by Jackie Kay

    £9.99   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 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

    £14.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529066333 | ISBN 10: 1529066336

    Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.  Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken ... 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 David Foster Wallace at his best"(Alex Preston, Observer) Will's mother's hokey homily, Waste not, want not... hisses in his ears as he oscillates furiously on th ... more

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

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529109252 | ISBN 10: 1529109256

    Updated to include the Premier League Victory 2020."It is the intensity of the football, of how the people live football in Liverpool, all the Liverpool fans around the world. It is not a normal club, it is a special club."(Jurgen Klopp) Jürgen K ... more

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  • Cover image of book Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice Wong (Editor)
    Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century - by Alice Wong (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781984899422 | ISBN 10: 1984899422

    One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent — but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with ... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    WINNER OF THE INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2020   Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour  Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for nearly twenty years, in pursuit of the objects t ... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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