Biography

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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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Alive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things that Matter.

Athill, Diana.

The well-known writer and editor (she helped establish the publishing firm of Andre Deutsc...

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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 Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham.

Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham.

Bingham, Emily.

She came from a wealthy family in the American South. Her father became Ambassador to Grea...

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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 The Odd Couple: The Curious Friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin.

The Odd Couple: The Curious Friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin.

Bradford, Richard.

This draws on letters, manuscripts, and interviews to offer rare glimpses into these two c...

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Picture of John Marco Allegro: The Maverick of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

John Marco Allegro: The Maverick of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Brown, Judith Anne.

The work of John Allegro on the Dead Sea Scrolls led him to challenge the church, the team...

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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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The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting and How to Make a Star.

Clynes, Tom.

One reviewer said: `Imagine if cartoon whiz-kid Jimmy Neutron were real and had a brainchi...

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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 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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William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London Empire.

Gauci, Perry.

His was one of the most remarkable lives of the 18th century. He grew up in Jamaica, where...

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Picture of The Lifeboat Baronet: Launching the RNLI.

The Lifeboat Baronet: Launching the RNLI.

Gleeson, Janet.

Sir William Hillary founded the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He was ‘an impecuniou...

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Robin Darwin: Visonary Educator and Painter.

Goodden, Henrietta.

This entertaining biography of the eccentric, famously short-fused descendant of Charles D...

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Lady Constance Lytton: Aristocrat, Suffragette, Martyr.

Jenkins, Lyndsey.

Provides a broad-brush portrayal of a woman from an influential family, and, at its core, ...

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Eisenhower: A Life.

Johnson, Paul.

Chronicles Eisenhower's modest childhood in Kansas, his college years at West Point, and h...

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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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Lord Clive.

Malleson, G.B.

Robert Clive (the man who was to claim India as a colony for Queen Victoria) came from rel...

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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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Picture of Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of The New Yorker's Greatest Cartoonist.

Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of The New Yorker's Greatest Cartoonist.

Maslin, Michael.

Arno’s witty social commentary became synonymous with the magazine. He is one of the selec...

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Being Armani: A Biography.

Molho, Renata.

Giorgio Armani is one of the world’s best-known fashion designers for both men and women. ...

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Have You Been Good? A Memoir.

Nicolson, Vanessa.

Vanessa Nicolson is the granddaughter of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. Her fath...

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Picture of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag.

Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag.

Nunez, Sigrid.

She was a young aspiring writer when she first met Sontag. Introduced to Sontag’s son, the...

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Picture of Peake in China: Memoirs of Ernest Cromwell Peake.

Peake in China: Memoirs of Ernest Cromwell Peake.

Peake, Ernest Cromwell.

Dr Ernest Cromwell Peake was the first medical missionary to arrive in the region of Hanko...

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