Biography

Picture of Mawson A Life.

Mawson A Life.

Ayres, Philip.

His name is strongly associated with the establishment of Australia’s claim to Antarctic t...

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Picture of Going to Sea in a Sieve: The Autobiography.

Going to Sea in a Sieve: The Autobiography.

Baker, Danny.

This memoir was the inspiration for the BBC TV series Cradle to Grave

. He takes us f...

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Picture of Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust: A Jewish Family's Untold Story.

Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust: A Jewish Family's Untold Story.

Boehling, Rebecca L. and Larkey, Uta.

A family's recently discovered correspondence provides the inspiration for this fascinatin...

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Picture of Vera Brittain and the First World War: The Story of Testament of Youth.

Vera Brittain and the First World War: The Story of Testament of Youth.

Bostridge, Mark.

This was her best-selling anguished memoir of her war years which tells us, in highly per...

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Maps of My Life.

Browning, Guy.

We couldn't put this down, as we love maps too. He charts his life through a series of idi...

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Francis: Pope of Good Promise.

Burns, Jimmy.

Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio was handed the Catholic Church's highest office at a time...

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Picture of 2 Volume Set: Hawke: The Early Years and Hawke: The Prime Minister.

2 Volume Set: Hawke: The Early Years and Hawke: The Prime Minister.

D'Alpuget, Blanche.

The Early Years has been called one of the finest examples of political biography in Austr...

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Picture of The Sty's the Limit: When Middle Age Gets Mucky.

The Sty's the Limit: When Middle Age Gets Mucky.

Dawson, Simon.

The author gave up his job as a real estate agent in London and moved to the country where...

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Picture of Saving Safa: Rescuing a Little Girl from FGM.

Saving Safa: Rescuing a Little Girl from FGM.

Dirie, Waris and Lutschinger, Walter.

Waris Dirie, the Somalia nomad who became a supermodel, and an anti-Female Genital Mutilat...

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Picture of The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery.

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery.

Dunn, Rob.

Most humans get two billion heartbeats in their lifetime, yet most animals only get one bi...

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Picture of Lord Esher: A Political Biography.

Lord Esher: A Political Biography.

Fraser, Peter.

As one of the leading military reformers of the 19th and 20th centuries, Reginald Baliol B...

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Picture of Pevsner: The Early Life: Germany and Art.

Pevsner: The Early Life: Germany and Art.

Games, Stephen.

Nikolaus Pevsner was ‘an icon of Englishness’. His work and writing on English architectur...

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The Goddess Pose.

Goldberg, Michelle.

When the woman who would become Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually ...

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Picture of Five Minutes of Amazing: My Race Against Dementia.

Five Minutes of Amazing: My Race Against Dementia.

Graham, Chris and Holden, Wendy.

When he was 38 Chris was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia. After his son was born he...

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Picture of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Book Lover's Adventures.

The World's Strongest Librarian: A Book Lover's Adventures.

Hanagarne, Josh.

This is an inspirational true story of a six foot seven geekish librarian who just happene...

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Picture of A Tale of Three Cities: The Life and Times of Lord Daer, 1763-1794.

A Tale of Three Cities: The Life and Times of Lord Daer, 1763-1794.

Harris, Bob.

There are few records of Basil William Douglas, Lord Daer, because the family library was ...

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Head Over Heel: Seduced by Southern Italy.

Harrison, Chris.

An entertaining and humorous account of an Australian bloke falling in love with an Italia...

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Einstein At Home.

Herneck, Friedrich.

Einstein’s well-known idiosyncrasies come to life in the post-war reminiscences of his hou...

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Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen.

Hughes-Hallett, Lucy.

She evokes heroism through the telling of eight famous lives – Achilles, Odysseus, Alcibia...

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Mr Foote's Other Leg.

Kelly, Ian.

Samuel Foote was a one legged comedy superstar performing on the 18th-century stage. His r...

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Picture of A Fish Supper and a Chippy Smile: Love, Hardship and Laughter in a South-East London Fish-and-Chip Shop.

A Fish Supper and a Chippy Smile: Love, Hardship and Laughter in a South-East London Fish-and-Chip Shop.

Kemp, Hilda and Cathryn.

A memoir of a fish-and-chip shop in Bermondsey in the 1950s and 60s which was run by colo...

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Picture of The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris.

The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris.

Kirsch, Jonathan.

A 17 year old Jewish German-Polish refugee in Paris bought a revolver , walked into the Ge...

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The Lives of the Greek Poets.

Lefkowitz, Mary R.

Lefkowitz has extensively revised and rewritten her 1981 classic to introduce a new genera...

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The Riviera Set.

Lovell, Mary S.

Tells the story of a famous house and those who peopled it between 1930 and 1960 and uncov...

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