Out of the Frying Pan: Scenes from My Life.
A balanced account of Britten's intense, yet wholesome and good, friendships with adolesce...
William and Kate: A Royal Love Story.
Tells the full story of the romance that took place amid the scandals, power struggles, tr...
Suburban Boy: Growing Up in South-East London in the 1930s.
He was born into a lower middle-class family and his memoir of growing up in this bygone e...
Fidel Castro endured as leader of Cuba for over fifty years. This study provides a balance...
Cocoa at Midnight.
Clifford, Kathleen and Quinn, Tom.
She began work as a kitchen maid in the London home of Lady Diana Spencer's family in 1925...
The Passion of Ayn Rand.
A carefully researched biography which offers insight into the life of the famous author. ...
Adventures of a Suburban Boy.
A wonderfully descriptive memoir by the acclaimed British film director. Who can forget th...
The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition.
A remarkable true-life story of Britain's first female professional scientist. Such was he...
Raised by Wolves: The Turbulent Art and Times of Quentin Tarantino.
He dropped out of high school and worked the register at Video Archives in L.A. It was the...
My Father's Keeper.
A well-written and deeply scholarly biography of the son of a Corsican attorney who became...
Lincoln the Inventor.
Explains the background of Lincoln's invention of a device to buoy vessels over shoals and...
A Brief History of Biographies: From Plutarch to Celebs.
He argues that modern biographies work by framing life as a struggle against drink, drugs,...
Richmal Crompton: The Woman Behind 'Just William'.
The scruffy, adventurous and exuberant William, his band of friends Ginger, Henry and Doug...
I Am What I Ate and I'm Frightened: And Other Digressions from the Doctor of Comedy.
The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things.
Each chapter begins with an object that 'conjures up a key moment or theme' in Austen's li...
LSD: My Problem Child.
Hofmann, Albert and Ott, Jonathan and Feilding, Amanda.
Churchill and Company: Allies and Rivals in War and Peace.
Portrays the essence of Churchill's character and aspects of him as an artist, writer and ...
Dorothea's War: A First World War Nurse Tells Her Story.
Crewdson, Richard (ed.).
Her story is edited by her nephew. In April 1915 she left behind her comfortable middle-cl...
Cheney: A Revealing Portrait of America's Most Powerful Vice President.
Even After All This Time.
Cezanne: A Life.
A huge book and a major work of scholarship, it is described as 'the best account to date ...