Biography

Picture of In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind.

In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind.

Aldersey-Williams, Hugh.

Sir Thomas Browne has charmed writers as a master prose stylist from Samuel Johnson to Jor...

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Picture of A Soldier's Soldier: The Life of Lieutenant-General Sir Carl Herman Jess.

A Soldier's Soldier: The Life of Lieutenant-General Sir Carl Herman Jess.

Austin, Ron.

Born in Bendigo he joined the army in 1899 and acted as Staff Captain to Colonel John Mona...

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Picture of Meeting the Demands of Reason: The Life and Thought of Andrei Sakharov.

Meeting the Demands of Reason: The Life and Thought of Andrei Sakharov.

Bergman, Jay.

As well as being a physicist, dissident, and human rights activist, he was awarded the Nob...

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Picture of John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star.

John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star.

Croall, Jonathan.

His career spanned 67 years and he was widely acclaimed as the finest classical actor of t...

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Picture of The Second I Saw You: The True Love Story of Rupert Brooke and Phyllis Gardner.

The Second I Saw You: The True Love Story of Rupert Brooke and Phyllis Gardner.

Beckett, Lorna C.

A significant addition to Brooke studies as it reveals insights into his life and personal...

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

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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Picture of One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine.

One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine.

Johnson, Mark and Gallagher, Kathleen.

The story of how genomic DNA sequencing was first used to discover the cause of a child’s ...

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Picture of Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne Du Maurier.

Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne Du Maurier.

De Rosnay, Tatiana.

‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again’. That opening line of ‘Rebecca’ has been w...

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The Funny Thing Is....

DeGeneres, Ellen.

The actress and TV show hostess makes amusing observations on everyday life, all sure to b...

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Picture of William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London Empire.

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 Robin Darwin: Visonary Educator and Painter.

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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Picture of The Red Earl: The Extraordinary Life of the 16th Earl of Huntingdon.

The Red Earl: The Extraordinary Life of the 16th Earl of Huntingdon.

Hastings, Selina.

Tells how her Jack Hasting infuriated his ultra-conservative parents by becoming an artist...

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Picture of Part of the Pride: My Life Among the Big Cats of Africa.

Part of the Pride: My Life Among the Big Cats of Africa.

Richardson, Kevin and Park, Tony.

The amazing relationships that Kevin Richardson has built with his animals over the years ...

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Picture of Soundscapes: A Musician's Journey Through Life and Death.

Soundscapes: A Musician's Journey Through Life and Death.

Robertson, Paul.

The renowned violinist endured a lengthy operation to repair a ruptured aorta. He was unde...

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Picture of Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva.

Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva.

Sullivan, Rosemary.

Sullivan weaves the major events of the Stalinist regime into her biography. Purges, colle...

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Picture of Life of the Party: The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Party Empire.

Life of the Party: The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Party Empire.

Kealing, Bob.

She was the inventor of the popular Tupperware party that began in the 1950s. Earl Tupper...

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Picture of Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World.

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World.

Kidder, Tracy.

The central character of this marvelous book (this is the young adult adaption) is one of ...

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Picture of Turning: A Swimming Memoir.

Turning: A Swimming Memoir.

Lee, Jessica J.

This has a bit of everything: travelogue, environmental history, memoir, personal reckonin...

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Picture of The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc.

The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc.

Taylor, Larissa Juliet.

Her time on the stage of history was short, but 600 years later she is still remembered. W...

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Picture of Being Armani: A Biography.

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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Picture of The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State.

The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State.

Murad, Nadia and Krajeski, Jenna.

Her village was destroyed, her family murdered and she was forced into the ISIS slave trad...

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Picture of The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family.

The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family.

O'Sullivan, Emer.

A detailed portrait of Oscar and the Wilde family - from his respectable and striving gran...

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Picture of Plutarch's Lives Volume II: The Dryden Translation, Edited with Preface by Arthur Hugh Clough.

Plutarch's Lives Volume II: The Dryden Translation, Edited with Preface by Arthur Hugh Clough.

Plutarch.

Plutarch, regarded as the first modern biographer, is distinguished from his predecessors ...

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Picture of Genius At Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway.

Genius At Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway.

Roberts, Siobhan.

This intimate and endearing portrait of an incredible mathematical genius is a such a fun ...

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