Biography

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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Last Post.

Arthur, Max.

The author found and interviewed the last 21 British veterans of the First World War. Thei...

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Wildflower.

Barrymore, Drew.

She tells her life in stories …stories of adventures, challenges, and incredible experienc...

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Picture of Beaton in the Sixties: The Cecil Beaton Diaries as They Were Written.

Beaton in the Sixties: The Cecil Beaton Diaries as They Were Written.

Beaton, Cecil.

Here he 'takes a last fling at life'. We read his absorbing doings and reflections on visi...

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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 Romance Is My Day Job: A Memoir of Finding Love at Last.

Romance Is My Day Job: A Memoir of Finding Love at Last.

Bloom, Patience.

She had her dream job, editing romance novels for the publisher Harlequin. But her life wa...

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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 The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority.

The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority.

Buchanan, Patrick J.

After he was defeated in the 1960 presidential election by John F. Kennedy, and then defea...

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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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On the Road with Janis Joplin.

Cooke, John Byrne.

He reveals the story of his years with the young Texan woman who became the first female r...

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Picture of The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words.

The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words.

Day, Barry (ed.).

Day uses Chandler’s own words and weaves them with editorial comment and b/w pictures to c...

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Picture of I Saw the Light: The Story of Hank Williams.

I Saw the Light: The Story of Hank Williams.

Escott, Colin et al.

He died young, at 29 and all his records were popular. Remember Your Cheatin’ Heart, He...

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Picture of Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography.

Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography.

Fleetwood, Mick and Bozza, Anthony.

Fleetwood Mac has been a popular rock band for nearly 50 years. Mick Fleetwood was the dru...

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

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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Moab is My Washpot.

Fry, Stephen.

A reissue of his best-selling autobiography in which he writes superbly about his family,...

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Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.

Hawking, Jane.

A loving account by Stephen Hawking’s first wife of their marriage. She writes of her form...

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Picture of Standing My Ground.

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 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 Diplomatic Baggage: The Adventures of a Trailing Spouse.

Diplomatic Baggage: The Adventures of a Trailing Spouse.

Keenan, Brigid.

An hilarious account of her life as the wife of a diplomat. She endures difficult teenager...

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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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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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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 Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants.

Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants.

Maloney, Alison.

The servants of this era strove to ensure that life ran smoothly for their employers. Thei...

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