Biography

Picture of Gentleman Jim: The Wartime Story of a Founder of the SAS and Special Forces.

Gentleman Jim: The Wartime Story of a Founder of the SAS and Special Forces.

Almonds-Windmill, Lorna.

Jim Almonds, aka ‘Gentleman Jim’ was involved in the formation and birth of the SAS during...

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Picture of The Kremlin's Geordie Spy: The Man They Swapped for Gary Powers.

The Kremlin's Geordie Spy: The Man They Swapped for Gary Powers.

Arthey, Vin.

William Fisher was a Grammar school educated boy born in Newcastle upon Tyne and the son o...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Geoffrey Chaucer.

Brief Lives: Geoffrey Chaucer.

Ashton, Gail.

The biographical details of Chaucer’s life in 14th century England are scarce. Ashton exam...

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Picture of Brief Lives: John Milton.

Brief Lives: John Milton.

Bradford, Richard.

Milton lived in tumultuous times and his life was very complicated. He was involved in eve...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Leo Tolstoy.

Brief Lives: Leo Tolstoy.

Briggs, Anthony.

Briggs is an acclaimed Russian scholar and translator of War and Peace

. He gives fre...

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Picture of Very Interesting People: Elizabeth I.

Very Interesting People: Elizabeth I.

Collinson, Patrick.

A concise biography of Gloriana which shows her to be not so much the great achiever but t...

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Picture of Old Timers: Stories about the Good Old Days.

Old Timers: Stories about the Good Old Days.

Darcy, David.

A wonderful collection of honest, personal, inspiring and engaging life moments from a byg...

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Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust.

Foschini, Lorenza.

A curious and compelling true story which became an international bestseller. Jacques Guér...

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White Beech: The Rainforest Years.

Greer, Germaine.

She describes her time restoring the land on an abandoned dairy farm in south-east Queensl...

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Standing My Ground.

Hayden, Matthew.

Given the parlous state of Australian cricket, this insightful autobiography, by one of ou...

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Picture of Time to Be in Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography.

Time to Be in Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography.

James, P. D.

Intriguing and personal, it offers a glimpse into a fine literary mind. It is part diary, ...

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Picture of Frank McClean: The Godfather of British Naval Aviation.

Frank McClean: The Godfather of British Naval Aviation.

Jarrett, Philip.

With his vast inherited wealth, McClean indulged himself in ballooning, then fixed wing fl...

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Portrait of a Bomber Pilot.

Jary, Christopher.

Flight-Lieutenant Jack Wetherly, DFC made a vital contribution to his squadron’s life, tra...

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Picture of In Pursuit of the English: A Documentary.

In Pursuit of the English: A Documentary.

Lessing, Doris.

Her essay penetrates the nature of the ordinary working-class Londoner. Shrewd and unsenti...

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Rise and Fall of the Murdoch Empire.

Lisners, John.

When Murdoch won his battle for the'News of the World’ in 1968, few people were aware of t...

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Picture of Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation.

Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation.

Lycett, Andrew.

A colourful portrait of the witty, friendly, brilliant and sensual man, one of Victorian E...

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Picture of How to be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood.

How to be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood.

Mann, William J.

All her life Elizabeth Taylor defined the very essence of Hollywood stardom, and this prov...

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Picture of Chitral Charlie: The Life and Times of a Victorian Soldier: The Slow Rise and Swift Fall of Major General Sir Charles Townsend KCB DSO.

Chitral Charlie: The Life and Times of a Victorian Soldier: The Slow Rise and Swift Fall of Major General Sir Charles Townsend KCB DSO.

Nash, N. S.

He was a hero in 1895 when he commanded the forces at the siege of Chitral where his men w...

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Thornton Wilder: A Life.

Niven, Penelope.

A brilliant biography of the famous writer, it reveals an enigmatic, intensely private man...

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Picture of He Who Dared and Died: The Life and Death of an SAS Original, Sergeant Chris O'Dowd, MM.

He Who Dared and Died: The Life and Death of an SAS Original, Sergeant Chris O'Dowd, MM.

O'Dowd, Gearoid.

Running away from a childhood of poverty in Ireland, O’Dowd joined the Irish Guards at 18....

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Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Pease, Donald E.

Dr Seuss's infectious rhymes, fanciful creatures, and roundabout plots not only changed th...

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Picture of Matron in Charge The Life of a 1960s Nurse.

Matron in Charge The Life of a 1960s Nurse.

Prentis, Evelyn.

Brought up in Lincolnshire, Evelyn Prentis left home at eighteen to become a nurse. She pu...

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Picture of Haig's Medical Officer: The Papers of Colonel Eugene 'Micky' Ryan CMG DSO RAMC.

Haig's Medical Officer: The Papers of Colonel Eugene 'Micky' Ryan CMG DSO RAMC.

Ryan, Eugene P (ed.).

Mickey Ryan was Field Marshall Douglas Haig’s long serving doctor and confidant. Theirs wa...

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The Trials of Radclyffe Hall.

Souhami, Diana.

In 1928, Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness

was condemned in court and ordered ...

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