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17 Carnations
16pp Plate Section 384

The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication in order to marry the divorcee, has provoked fascination and discussion for decades. However, the full story of the couple's link

Morton, Andrew

A. Lincoln
illustrations 796

"If you read one book about Lincoln, make it "A. Lincoln.""--"USA Today
"The Washington Post" - "The Philadelphia Inquirer -" "The Christian Science Monitor - St. Louis Post

White, Ronald C, Jr.

About Time
Fully illustrated, full colour 224

Take it, make it, lose it, have it, kill it, spend it, save it, forget it, break it, set it, repeat it, keep it: time flies and time crawls. This may be your first time or your last time, or you may be stuck in

Muratyan, Vahram


Joanna Lumley is one of Britain's undisputed national treasures, an English actress, voiceover artist and author, best known for her roles in the British television series ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS portraying Edina Monsoon's best friend, Patsy Sto

Lumley, Joanna

Adventures of a Wonky Eyed Boy

Byrne, Jason

After the Falls

Catherine Gildiner recounts her remarkable coming-of-age in the 1960s with the same wit, candour and exhilarating storytelling that has made Too Close to the Falls a modern classic.
When Cathy McClure is thirteen years old, her parents m

Gildiner, Catherine

Afternoons in Ithaka

"I remember crusty just-baked bread, rubbed with juicy tomato flesh, swimming in a puddle of thick green olive oil. I am seven years old. I sit on a stool in my grandmother's house. It is the height of summer in a seaside village in the sout

Tsintziras, Spiri

Alive, Alive Oh!
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 144

What matters in the end? In the final years of life, which memories stand out? Writing from her retirement home in Highgate, London, as she approaches her 100th year, Diana Athill reflects on what it is like to be in h

Athill, Diana

Alone in Antarctica
Illustrationsstrations (colour) 320

What would it feel like to be out there alone in that empty vastness? Just before midnight on 24 November 2011, Felicity is left completely alone on the coast of Antarctica. The isolation is instant and devast

Aston, Felicity, Lumley, Joanne

America's Queen
Illustrations 704

From Sarah Bradford, Britain's best Royal biographer comes America's Queen, the definitive biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - a fascinating account of an extraordinary life. Jackie Bouvier's privileged upbringing instill

Bradford, Sarah

American Lady
illustrations 256

The fascinating story of one of the grand dames of Georgetown society and a true Washington insider
An American aristocrat--a descendant of founding father John Jay--Susan Mary Alsop (1918-2004)with husband, Joe Alsop, brou

Margerie, Caroline De, De Margerie, Caroline, Fitzgerald, Frances

An Appetite For Wonder: The Making of a Scientist
3 x 8 page colour picture sections 400

Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influ

Dawkins, Richard

And Furthermore
32 illustrations 352

From the moment Judi Dench appeared as a teenager in the York Mystery Plays it was clear that acting would be her career. Trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama it was her performance in her twenties as Julie

Dench, Dame Judi

And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Paperback , 198 x 129mm. 224 pages.

First published in 1993, Blake Morrison's "And When Did You Last See Your Father?" is an extraordinary portrait of family life, father-son relationships and bereavement. It became a bestseller, and inspired a

Morrison, Blake

Anne Frank
Hardback , 210 x 140mm. 288

In June, 1942, Anne Frank received a red-and-white checked diary for her thirteenth birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic. For two years, with ever-increa

Prose, Francine

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

In this razor-edged memoir Nick Flynn tells the inventive, heart-breaking and at times darkly comic story of an unconventional reunion between father and son. Nick Flynn met his estranged father at the age of 27 while working in a notorious

Flynn, Nick

Ariel Sharon
Hardback , 234 x 156mm. 304

In 1954, reporter Uri Dan met a military commander named Ariel Sharon and followed him closely. Dan became Sharon's trusted advisor and a witness to the moments of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This work, a combin

Dan, Uri

Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy
Black and white text 400

Australians know Arthur Phillip as the first Governor of the colony of New South Wales. But few know the real story of this mercurial man. Arthur Phillip was a career soldier, a mercenary and a spy for the British Empire

Pembroke, Michael

Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Illustrations 320

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting

Hadfield, Chris

Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
233(Ht mm) 154(Wdt mm) 336

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Hadfield was selected

Hadfield, Chris

Astronauts' Wives Club

As American astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from shy military spouses to American royalty: having tea with Jackie Kenn

Koppel, Lily

Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
24pp photographs 498

The long and eventful life of Eleanor Roosevelt (18841962) was full of rich experiences and courageous actions. The niece of Theodore Roosevelt, she married a distant relative and Columbia University law student named Frank

Roosevelt, Eleanor

Autobiography of Malcolm X
Paperback 528 pages.

They called him the 'angriest black man in America' ...Malcolm X inspired many people in the United States. This autobiography, tells of a young, disenfranchised man whose descent into drug addition, robbery and prison was o

X, Malcolm

Autobiography of Mark Twain
Illustrations 736

Mark Twain's complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author's death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was h

Twain, Mark, Griffin, Benjamin, Smith, Harriet E., Fischer, Victor, Frank, Michael B.

Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume I
Mark Twain Papers S. 743

"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away--to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens o

Twain, Mark, Salamo, Lin, Smith, Harriet E.

Avid Reader: A Life
8 pages of colour illustrations, 16 pages of black and white illustrations, black and white photographs in text, index 352

After editing The Columbia Review, staging plays at Cambridge, and a stint in the greeting card department of Macy's, Robe

Gottlieb, Robert

216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 288

'Raw, poetic and compulsively readable ...I can't wait to buy a copy for everyone I know.' Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help Aged thirteen, Molly Brodak arrived home to discover that her father had been arrested for

Brodak, Molly

Barbarian Days
b/w integrated photos, approx 12 512

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY 2016 Surfing only looks like a sport. To devotees, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a mental and physical study, a passionate way of life. Will

Finnegan, William

Barber from Budapest & Other Stories
Colour and black and white illustrations throughout 326

The Barber from Budapest & other stories is a memoir of survival, hope and love. It follows the life of Andras, born in Hungary before the cataclysmic changes of World War II tore at the fa

Posmyk, Liz

Barry Jones' Dictionary of Word Biography
242(Ht mm) 172(Wdt mm) 932

There is no other book to turn to for a comprehensive guide to history's biggest names including, to name just a few...Homer, Julius Caesar, Jesus, Christopher Columbus, Michelangelo, William Shakespeare, J S Bach, Abr

Jones, Barry

Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect
50 illustrations 208

Drawing on the author's personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this book offers an eyewitness perspective on the country's bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built

al-Sabouni, Marwa, Scruton, Roger

Beautiful Struggle

Powerfully evocative, Coates recalls life of struggle on the edge of chaos, and what is was like to be a young black man in desperate times. Ta Nehisi grew up in 1980s Baltimore when the city was on the verge of chaos: drugs, gangs and the c

Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Bedbug Klop Ustinov: Britain's Most Ingenious Spy
8 pages black and white photos 352

Klop Ustinov was Britain's most ingenious spy - but he was never licensed to kill. Instead, he was authorised to bemuse and beguile his enemies into revealing their deepest, darkest secrets. From the Russian Re

Day, Peter

Illustrations 256

Sarah Silverman's father taught her to curse - at the age of three. She was a chronic bedwetter - until she was old enough to drive. She lost her virginity at age 19 - but didn't really know it. These are just a few of the outr

Silverman, Sarah

Bee and the Acorn

In 1977, the world was ready for something new, writes Savannah College of Art and Design president and founder Paula Wallace. All around us, dreamers were dreaming up new ideas: Star Wars, The Clash, Apple. I was nearing thirty and ... wond

Wallace, Paula Susan

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity 288

From Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo comes a landmark work of narrative non-fiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of

Boo, Katherine

Bemelman's: the Life and Art of Madeline's Creator
illustrations 160

This elegantly designed and lavishly illustrated book showcases Bemelmans' art and writing and illuminates the relationship between the man and his work. Bemelmans' fascinating life story is told through letters, photographs, i

Bemelmans, Ludwig

Bertie: A Life of Edward VII

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE Edward VII, who gave his name to the Edwardian era but was always known as Bertie, was fifty-nine when he finally came to power and ushered out the Victorian age. The e

Ridley, Jane

Between the World and Me

In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of the black body, exploited to create the

Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Big Little Life

Dean Koontz's first ever nonfiction book, the deeply moving story of his life with his good dog Trixie Dean Koontz is known for exploring the dark side of human nature in his fiction. But his softer, playful side comes out when he talks about

Koontz, Dean

Big Magic
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 288

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now, this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of my

Gilbert, Elizabeth

Big Tiny
black & white illustrations 288

Dee Williams's life changed in an instant, with a near-death experience in the aisle of her local grocery store. Diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, she was all too suddenly reminded that life is sh

Williams, Dee, (Bu

Black Diamonds

Wentworth is in Yorkshire and was surrounded by 70 collieries employing tens of thousands of men. This book tells the story of its demise: family feuds, forbidden love, class war, and a tragic and violent death played their part.

Bailey, Catherine


Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who ha

Saunders, Jennifer

Book of Margery Kempe
bibliography, map 328

Kempe's work is accompanied by an introduction, a map of medieval England, a Kempe lexicon, and explanatory annotations. "Contexts" collects primary readings that illuminate The Book of Margery Kempe. Included are excerpts

Kempe, Margery, Staley, Lynn

Boss of Bosses

This is the true story of Toto Riina, the Cosa Nostra boss who rose from nothing to become the most powerful man in Sicily. The picture emerges of a bloodthirsty, power-hungry monster who, despite his lowly beginnings, is able to outmanoeuvr

Bolzoni, Attilio, D'Avanzo, Giuseppe, Whiteside, Shaun


Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her. Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls and 'Sarah Palin', Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a

Fey, Tina


Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her. Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls and 'Sarah Palin', Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a

Fey, Tina

Boy Made of Blocks

Life is built on the little things...Eight year-old Sam has always been different - beautiful, surprising, and autistic. For all he loves his family, dad Alex has always struggled to connect with Sam, and the strain has pushed his marriage w

Stuart, Keith

Boy of China: In Search of Mao's Lost Son

The incredible story of the search for one of Mao's lost children against the extraordinary backdrop of modern China. 'A son is very important in Chinese society,' he had said. 'To lose one is careless. The ancestors would be angry.' After t

Loseby, Richard

Boy Popular Penguins

'Boy' is the story of Roald Dahl's very own boyhood, including tales of sweet-shops and chocolate, mean old ladies and a great mouse plot - the inspiration for some of his most marvellous storybooks in the years to come.

Dahl, Roald

Bridge Ladies
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 324

For the past fifty years, Monday afternoons in New Haven have always been the same: Roz, Rhoda, Bea, Jackie and Bette. A card table with four folding chairs (and one dummy seat). The old deck of cards in their worn-o

Lerner, Betsy

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science

In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one of the most exciting new scient

Dawkins, Richard

2 x 16 pp colour 688

Fiona MacCarthy makes a breakthrough in interpreting Byron's life and poetry drawing on John Murray's world-famous archive. She brings a fresh eye to his early years: his childhood in Scotland, embattled relations with his m

MacCarthy, Fiona

Byron's Women
8pp illus 416

One was the mother who bore him; three were women who adored him; one was the sister he slept with; one was his abused and sodomized wife; one was his legitimate daughter; one was the fruit of his incest; another was his friend She

Larman, Alexander

Call The Midwife
Illustrations, ports 368

Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only bewcause of their g

Worth, Jennifer

Call the Midwife
ill 400

This is a large beautifully illustrated edition of CALL THE MIDWIFE with never-before-seen photographs which bring the real London and real lives to life. Pictures of the docklands, photos of how life was lived at the time, the families,

Worth, Jennifer

Camus: A Graphic Guide

"Introducing Camus" portrays a man who was an intellectual in the tradition of the great French humanists, a Resistance fighter during World War II, and also a great sensualist for whom sun, sea, sex, football, and theater were the answer to

Mariowitz, David, Korkos, Alain

Captain James Cook
198(Ht mm) 128(Wdt mm) 448

A biography that puts you on the quarterdeck with history's greatest sailor Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers in world history. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in

Mundle, Rob

Carmen & I
black & white illustrations 234

A TRUE STORY How a family in the Philippines survived Japanese occupation in WWII Commemorating 70 years since the end of WWII (1945 - 2015) Jose Miguel C Fernandez was born in 1884 when the Philippines was still

Godinez, M F, Fernandez, Jose Miguel C

Charles Darwin
Paperback , 233 x 153mm. 624

Few lives of great men offer so much interest - and so many mysteries - as the life of Charles Darwin, the greatest figure of nineteenth-century science, whose ideas are still inspiring discoveries and controversies

Browne, Janet

Charlotte Bronte: A Life

Raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors, watching five beloved siblings sicken and die, haunted by unrequited love: Charlotte Bronte's life has all the drama and tragedy of the great Gothic novels it inspired. Charlotte was a literary vi

Harman, Claire

Chasing Lost Time

C. K. Scott Moncrieff's celebrated translation of Proust's A La Recherche du Temps Perdu was first published in 1922 and was a work which would exhaust and consume the translator, leading to his early death at the age of just forty. Joseph C

Findlay, Jean

Choose Your Own Autobiography

Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened? Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the 'u' back in 'aUtobiography'? Then look no further thanNeil Patrick Ha

Harris, Neil Patrick

black & white illustrations 192

Sir Winston Churchill, voted the greatest Briton of all time, died 50 years ago on January 24th 1965. Born on November 30th 1874, he entered Parliament in 1900 and dominated political life for over half a century

Wood, Ian S.

City of Exiles: Berlin from the Outside In
Berlin is a no man's land, a city adrift in the sands of Central Europe, a place where all belong and none do. Destroyed and divided during a century of chaos and upheaval, borderless Berlin has remained a city where drifters, dreamers and outsiders
Braun, Stuart


The classical distinctions between "strategy," "operations," and "tactics" in warfare derive from two basic sources-Carl von Clausewitz and Antoine-Henri de Jomini, both veterans of the Napoleonic wars who translated their experiences into b

Stoker, Donald

Coco Chanel
200 col illus 352

The much anticipated and beautifully illustrated Sunday Times Bestselling Biography Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life was first released to great critical acclaim in 2010. Now the paperback edition of Justine Picardie's biog

Picardie, Justine


Few humans have evolved who can survive and thrive in the bitter cold. Below a certain temperature, death is inevitable. This book is about this aspect of our environment and about Sir Ranulph Fiennes' own life experiencing the extreme cold,

Fiennes, Ranulph

Comedy Rules
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 208

Jonathan Lynn's credits include creating and co-writing the long-running comedy series "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister", as well as hit films "Clue", "My Cousin Vinny", "Nuns on the Run" and "The Whole Nine Ya

Lynn, Jonathan

Paperback 288

This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made. There are accounts of operations that g

Gawande, Atul

Corpse Walker, and Other True Stories of Life in China

The Corpse Walker is a collection of twenty-seven extraordinary interviews that opens a window, unlike any other, onto the lives of ordinary, often outcast, Chinese men and women.

Liao Yiwu reconstructs conversations h

Yiwu, Liao

Country Girl
Illustrationsstrations (black and white) 352

I thought of life's many bounties, to have known the extremities of joy and sorrow, love, crossed love and unrequited love, success and failure, fame and slaughter, to have read in the newspapers that

O'Brien, Edna

Cows in Trees: A Warm and Witty Memoir of a Vet's Life

Highly qualified veterinary surgeon Julian Earl, entertains the reader with a few of his favourite tales and events from his long career not to mention the most bizarre of all - attending to a cow stuck in a tree! Chapters are littered with

Earl, Julian

Cypress Tree

Kamin Mohammadi was nine years old when her family fled Iran during the 1979 Revolution. Bewildered by the seismic changes in her homeland, she turned her back on the past and spent her teenage years trying to fit in with British attitude

Mohammadi, Kamin

Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory

Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place

Carew, Keggie

Dante in Love

For Yeats, Dante Alighieri was 'the chief imagination of Christendom'; for Eliot he was of supreme importance, both as a poet and philosopher; Coleridge championed his introduction to an English readership. Tennyson based his poem 'Ulysses'

Wilson, A. N.

Darling Days
Integrated b&w photos supplied and cleared for our use by the US publisher 400


Wright, iO Tillett

Dashing for the Post

A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road. Handsome, spirited and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and one the greatest travel writers of his generation. He was also a spectacularly gifted frien

Fermor, Patrick Leigh, Sisman, Adam

Daughter of the Desert - The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell
Paperback , 197 x 130mm. 356

Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty. This title presents her story. It is a portrait

Howell, Georgina

David Hume : The Philosopher as Historian

A giant of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, David Hume was one of the most important philosophers ever to write in English. He was also a brilliant historian. In this succinct study, Nicholas Phillipson shows how Hume freed history from

Phillipson, Nicholas

David Lange
Paperback 316 pages.

Lange, David

Decision Points
col. Illustrations, ports. (chiefly col.) 512

"Decision Points" is the extraordinary memoir of America's 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the definin

Bush, George W.

Diary of a Combatant
Illustrations 300

This is the never-before published diary Che Guevara kept during the guerrilla war in Cuba when he joined the struggle to overthrow the Batista dictatorship that led to the 1959 revolution. Che's widow Aleida March has now meti

Guevara, Ernesto 'Che'

Diary of Lena Mukhina
19 368

In May 1941 Lena Mukhina was an ordinary teenage girl, living in Leningrad, worrying about her homework and whether Vova - the boy she liked - liked her. Like a good Soviet schoolgirl, she was also diligently learning German, the language

Mukhina, Lena, Darragh, Amanda Love

25 320

Benjamin Disraeli was the most gifted parliamentarian of the nineteenth century. A superb orator, writer and wit, he twice rose to become Prime Minister, dazzling many with his famous epigrams along the way. But how much do we really know

Hurd, Douglas

Do No Harm

What is it really like to be a brain surgeon, to hold someone's life in your hands, to drill down into the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially life-saving operatio

Marsh, Henry

Dr. Mutter's Marvels

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a

O'Keefe Aptowicz, Cristin, Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe

Dreaming in French
27 halftones 300

"A year in Paris"...Countless American students have been lured by that vision - and been transformed by their sojourn in the City of Light. "Dreaming in French" tells three stories of that experience and how it changed the live

Kaplan, Alice

Easily Distracted

Steve Coogan was born and raised in Manchester in the 1960s, the fourth of six children. From an early age he entertained his family with impressions and was often told he should 'be on the telly'. Failing to get into any of the London-based

Coogan, Steve

Edward M. Kennedy
Paperback , 227 x 153mm. 752

The life of Edward M. Kennedy is a chronicle of our country's past fifty years. An authoritative and wonderfully readable biography, Edward M. Kennedy brings to life one of the most accomplished and fascinating men t

Clymer, Adam

Paperback , 198 x 129mm. 704

Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for geni

Isaacson, Walter

Elephant Dawn
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 360

'A woman on a passionate mission. Her astonishing adventure. Political intrigue. A book to take readers into another world.' - Caroline Jones AO, presenter, Australian Story..'A raw, honest story that needs to be heard

Pincott, Sharon

Elizabeth Jane Howard

Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning to be an actress; but when that ambition w

Cooper, Artemis

Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our Future

South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while

Vance, Ashlee


Satrapi, Marjane

Emergency in Slow Motion

Diane Arbus was one of the most brilliant and revered photographers in the history of American art. Her portraits, in stark black and white, seemed to reveal the psychological truths of their subjects. But after she committed suicide in 1

Schultz, William Todd

Enchanted Places
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 162

Millions of readers throughout the world have grown up with the stories and verses of A. A. Milne; have envied Christopher Robin in his enchanted world; laughed at Pooh - a bear of very little brain - and worried about

Milne, Christopher

Encyclopaedia of Myself

LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014 'A symphonic poem about postwar England and Englishness ...A masterpiece' Financial Times The 1950s were not grey. In Jonathan Meades's detailed, petit-point memoir they are luridly polychromatic.

Meades, Jonathan

Eva Braun : Life With Hitler

"I want to be a beautiful corpse, I will take poison". (Eva Braun, 1945). Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler were together for fourteen years, a relationship that ended only with their marriage and double suicide in Berlin. Braun was obsessed with s

Gortemaker, Heike B., Searls, Damion

Eve of a Hundred Midnights
230(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 416

A captivating true-life romance between two young American reporters who fell in love and embarked on a harrowing journey after the fall of Manila, traveling from island to island with the Japanese in close pursuit. Ne

Lascher, Bill

Evelyn Waugh

The 10th of April 2016 will be the 50th anniversary of the death of Evelyn Waugh - hailed by Graham Greene as 'the greatest novelist of my generation', yet reckoned by Hilaire Belloc to have been possessed by the devil. Waugh's literary repu

Eade, Philip

Ever the Diplomat
Illustrations 336

In this entertaining and engaging memoir, former ambassador Sherard Cowper-Coles lifts the lid on embassy life throughout the world. In 1977 fresh-faced Oxford graduate Sherard Cowper-Coles entered the hallowed portals of the F

Cowper-Coles, Sherard

Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies
16 b/w. US files 528

An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation,

Parini, Jay

Faisal I of Iraq
32 black-&-white illustrations 560

Born in 1883, King Faisal I of Iraq was a great figure not only in the founding of the state of Iraq but also in the making of the modern Middle East. In all the tumult leading to the dissolution of the Ottoman

Allawi, Ali A.

Fall of the House of Wilde
2 x 8pp B&W plates 512

Oscar Wilde owed his most outstanding characteristics - his precocious intellectualism, his flamboyance, his hedonism, his recklessness, his pride, his sense of superiority, his liberal sexual values - to his parents. Osca

O'Sullivan, Emer

Falling Sky
Illustrations 690

"The Falling Sky" is a remarkable first-person account of the life story and cosmo-ecological thought of Davi Kopenawa, shaman and spokesman for the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon. Representing a people whose very existence i

Kopenawa, Davi

Family Sketch and Other Private Writings
15 b/w images 200

This book publishes, for the first time in full, the two most revealing of Mark Twain's private writings. Here he turns his mind to the daily life he shared with his wife Livy, their three daughters, a great many servants, and

Twain, Mark, Clemens, Livy, Clemens, Susy, Griffin, Benjamin

Fathers and Sons
Paperback , 131 x 197mm. 480

The Waugh family has been writing books since the 19th century. Evelyn's father, brother and son were all writers and now his grandson has taken up the baton.

Waugh, Alexander

Fetish Room
Illustrations 224

Part biography, part musings on biology and nature, "The Fetish Room" is a moving portrait of one of our greatest travel writers and eccentrics, Redmond O'Hanlon Redmond O'Hanlon is known as an amiable anti-hero - the debunker

O'Hanlon, Redmond, Rotthier, Rudi

First Lady
32 black & white illustrations 400

Without Churchill's inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace [speculative]. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minis

Purnell, Sonia

Fish Ladder
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 304

LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD Katharine Norbury was abandoned as a baby in a Liverpool convent. Raised by loving adoptive parents, she grew into a wanderer, drawn by the beauty of the British countryside

Norbury, Katharine

Five Boxes

Thirty years after leaving his home in the Lake District of England for life in Australia, Mark MacLean gathers together the remnants of his youthful possessions and ships them back to Australia. Five Boxes is the hilarious tale of unpacking

MacLean, Mark

B/W Plates (pages) 16 456

This is a gripping biography of six extraordinary women who, in their very different ways, epitomise the decade they came of age - the 1920s. Glamorized, mythologized and demonized - the women of the 1920s prefigured th

Mackrell, Judith

Florence Foster Jenkins
16pp 352

'People may say that I couldn't sing. But no one can say that I didn't sing.' Despite lacking pitch, rhythm or tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrated for her unique recordings and her sell

Martin, Nicholas, Rees, Jasper

Florence Foster Jenkins

'Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed in Manhattan.'Life magazine. Madame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket: despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity au


Fly Trap

Fredrik Sjoberg's Swedish bestseller about summer, islands, freedom and boundaries. 'The light, the warmth, the smells, the mist, the birdsong - the moths. Who can sleep? Who wants to?' Fredrik Sjoberg finds happiness in the little things. M

Sjoberg, Fredrik

Follow Me
4-C throughout (tbc) 288

In this inspiring and hilarious memoir, YouTube star Ricky Dillon gives you an exciting look into his personal life and reveals the ins and outs of being a young star online. A former member of the enormously popular You

Dillon, Ricky

For the Glory

Eric Liddell was as close to a saint as any man in modern history has been. Renowned for his athletic prowess, it was also his deeply entrenched values that set him apart from the crowd. These qualities were never better illustrated than in

Hamilton, Duncan

Forty Autumns
16pp plate section 416

In Forty Autumns, Nina Willner recounts the history of three generations of her family - mothers, sisters, daughters and cousins - separated by forty years of Soviet rule, and reunited after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sh

Willner, Nina

From Vienna to Yogyakarta

Herb Feith came to Australia as a Jewish refugee from war-torn Europe in 1939 and went on to become an internationally renowned and passionate scholar of Indonesia. He died tragically in Melbourne in 2001. This engaging biography tells his o

Purdey, Jemma

Fry Chronicles

Spanning 1979-1987, "The Fry Chronicles" charts Stephen's arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday. "Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book". ("The Times"). "Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of co

Fry, Stephen

Furiously Happy
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 256

For fans of David Sedaris, Tina Fey and Caitlin Moran comes the new book from Jenny Lawson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Let's Pretend This Never Happened...In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Law

Lawson, Jenny

Gabby : A Story of Courage and Hope

Gabrielle & Kelly Giffords


Throughout his long and turbulent career as an Indian leader, first in South Africa and then in India, Gandhi sought to fulfill his religious aspirations through politics, and to reconcile politics with his private religious discipline. The

Tidrick, Kathryn

George VI Penguin Monarchs

Written by Philip Ziegler, one of Britain's most celebrated biographers, George VI is part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers in a collectible format. If Ethelred was notoriously 'Unready' and A

Ziegler, Philip

Gerrard Winstanley

'The power of property was brought into creation by the sword', so wrote Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676) -- Christian Communist, leader of the Diggers movement and bete noire of the landed aristocracy. Despite being one of the great English r

Gurney, John

Get a Life
Colour, 150 Illustrations 288

Vivienne Westwood began Get A Life, her online diary, in 2010 with an impassioned post about Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Since then, she has written two or three entries each month, discussing her life

Westwood, Vivienne

Ghost Horse

Once in a while, a story comes along that reminds readers why the most dramatic tales are often the true ones. The Ghost Horse is the story of a one-eyed, club-footed thoroughbred racehorse and a journeyman trainer, Tim Snyder, who scraped toge

Layden, Joe

Ghosts By Daylight
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 288

Before I reached the stairwell, I saw something out of the corner of my eye. A strange and beautiful man had dropped to his knees in front of me, unencumbered, unembarrassed. I stopped short. He was slender, almost Asi

di Giovanni, Janine

256(Ht mm) 195(Wdt mm) 304

Now is probably as good a time as any to make a full confession...Telling his story for the first time, the director of Time Bandits, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys and Fear and

Gilliam, Terry

Girl from Oz
Colour and B&W photographs throughout 336

In this memoir, Lyndall Hobbs bares all. Heartfelt, hilarious and down-to-earth, this book brims with Hobbs' honesty, charm and self-deprecating voice as she comes of age and leaves home to live among th

Hobbs, Lyndall

Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
210(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 320

Amy Schumer. Her memoir. Need we say more? Amy Schumer is taking the world by storm. In just a few short years, she's become a huge movie star, writing and starring in Trainwreck, not to mention BFFs with Jennifer La

Schumer, Amy

Goddess of the Market
15 black and white halftones 352

Worshipped by her fans, denounced by her enemies, and forever shadowed by controversy and scandal, the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was a powerful thinker whose views on government and markets shaped the con

Burns, Jennifer

Goering : Hitler's Iron Knight
20 bw in 16pp plates 328

Hermann Goering was Hitler's most loyal supporter, his designated successor and the second most powerful man in the Third Reich. One of the main architects of the Nazi regime, he was also instrumental in the creation of

Overy, Richard

Going Solo Popular Penguins
poppenguin 226

Roald Dahl's Going Solo is the marvellous account of his life as a young man. He describes getting his first job in Africa and his wartime exploits as an RAF fighter pilot, where he was shot down in the Libyan desert. Continuing t

Dahl Roald


Oliver Sacks died in August 2015 at his home in Greenwich Village, surrounded by his close friends and family. He was 82. He spent his final days doing what he loved: playing the piano, swimming, enjoying smoked salmon - and writing. As Dr Sa

Sacks, Oliver

Guilty Thing
BW images throughout 416

'Life for De Quincey was either angels ascending on vaults of cloud or vagrants shivering on the city streets.' Thomas De Quincey - opium-eater, celebrity journalist, and professional doppelganger - is embedded in our cu

Wilson, Frances

Guy Burgess
8 Page Photos 480

Cambridge spy Guy Burgess was a supreme networker, with a contacts book that included everyone from statesmen to socialites, high-ranking government officials to the famous actors and literary figures of the day. He also set a

Purvis, Stewart, Hulbert, Jeff

H is for Hawk

This book is Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014. It was shortlisted for the the Costa Biography Award 2014. As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all

Macdonald, Helen

H is for Hawk (The Birds and Bees)

The Birds and the Bees series was designed for Vintage Classics by Timorous Beasties, the Scottish studio famous for their designs inspired by the natural world. As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. Years later, w

Macdonald, Helen

Hans Christian Andersen
24 b&w illustrations 384

Rarely does a European or American child grow up without an introduction to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling", "The Princess and the Pea", or "Thumbelina". Andersen began publishing his fairy tales in 1835, a

Binding, Paul

Hard Choices


Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Hare With Amber Eyes ( Illustrated)
A Hidden Inheritance 432

This isIndie Awards 2014 Shortlist the definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller with gorgeous new photography of the celebrated netsuke collection, and sumptuous full-colour images hand-picked by Ed

De Waal, Edmund

Hemingway in Love
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 192

In June of 1961, A.E. Hotchner visited an old friend in the psychiatric ward of St. Mary's Hospital. It would be the last time they spoke--a few weeks later, Ernest Hemingway was released home, where he took his own li

Hotchner, A. E.

Here Comes Trouble

The Extermination of Michael Moore is his anti-memoir. Breaking the autobiographical mode, he hilariously presents 20 far-ranging, irreverent vignettes from his own life.

Moore is his own meta-Forrest Gump, as one moment he's

Moore, Michael

Hidden Hitler
illustrations 462

A fast-paced, brilliantly researched expos of the homosexuality of Hitler and his entourage. Lothar Machtan makes a compelling case that Adolf Hitler was homosexual, and that one cannot begin to understand him, his entry into

Machtan, Lothar (Associate Professor of Modern and Current History, Bremen University, Germany)

Hitler: A Pictorial Biography
black & white illustrations 192

Edited by Peter Schwartz, this illustrated book contains an extraordinary collection of contemporary photographs of Adolf Hitler, dictator of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.Hitler, although born in Austria, always

Schwartz, Peter

Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny
photographs throughout 480

This is a compelling and convincing new biography that brings us closer to understanding this despised but pivotal figure in human history. Countless books have been devoted to the subject of Adolf Hitler. Yet, despite

Stolfi, R.H.S.

Ho Chi Minh
17 b/w illus. 4 maps 288

Ho Chi Minh is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, considered an icon and father of the nation by many Vietnamese. Pierre Brocheux's biography of Ho Chi Minh is a brilliant feat of historical engineeri

Brocheux, Pierre, Duiker, Claire

Hockney: the Biography
illustrations 448

In this fascinating and entertaining second volume, Christopher Sykes explores the life and work of Britain's most popular living artist. David Hockney's career has spanned and epitomised the art movements of the past five deca

Sykes, Christopher Simon

Houdini and Conan Doyle
230(Ht mm) 152(Wdt mm) 320

How two famous friends became bitter enemies in a battle over life, death - and the afterlife. In the early 20th century, in the English-speaking world, Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were two of the most feted a

Sandford, Christopher

House in St John's Wood
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 448

An intimate portrait of Stephen Spender's extraordinary life written by Matthew Spender, shifting between memoir and biography, with new insights drawn from personal recollections and his father's copious unpublished a

Spender, Matthew

How Far Can You Go

Maclean, John; Tabb, Mark

How to be a Woman

1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 - Feminists storm Miss World. Now - Caitlin Moran rewrites "The Female Eunuch" from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better tim

Moran, Caitlin

Hunger For Freedom
Throughout the life of Nelson Mandela, crab curry and wedding cakes have borne silent witness to moments of joy saddness, pain and glory. Life can be measured out in mouthfuls, and in Hunger for Freedom the reader will taste the journey from prison h
Trapido Anna

I Am Malala

*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize* In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog on BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. When her identity was discovered, Mal

Yousafzai, Malala, Lamb, Christina

I'll Never Write My Memoirs

Born in 1948 into a family of ministers in Kingston, Jamaica, the statuesque and strikingly beautiful Grace Jones lived with her family in Syracuse, NY, before launching a career as a model in New York City. Gaining fame as the cover girl fo

Jones, Grace

I'm A Little Special

I'm A Little Special: A Muhammad Ali Reader collects 30 of the best pieces ever written about this sporting legend in an anthology by the greatest about the Greatest. Muhammad Ali's story is told by a stellar array of authors, athletes and s

Early, Gerald

Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd

I am the luckiest man alive, because I get to live and work in the most beautiful place on earth: Matterdale in the English Lake District. When I was a child we didn't really go anywhere, except a week in the Isle of Man when I was about ten

Rebanks, James, The Herdwick Shepherd

Immortal Irishman
11 black and white illustrations 384

The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish country

Egan, Timothy

In Gratitude
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 256

The future flashed before my eyes in all its pre-ordained banality. Embarrassment, at first, to the exclusion of all other feelings. But embarrassment curled at the edges with a weariness ...I got a joke in. 'So - we'd

Diski, Jenny

In Love and War

In the aftermath of the Battle of Britain, airmen filled a small Sussex town where pioneering plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe established revolutionary surgical and therapeutic treatments. For the child Liz Byrski, growing up in a small Su

Byrski, Liz

In My Own Time

For the past four years Jane Miller, author of Crazy Age: Thoughts on Being Old, has been writing a column for an American magazine called In These Times. Her beautifully observed pieces about life, politics and Britain open a window to her

Miller, Jane

In Tearing Haste
Paperback , 198 x 129mm. 416

In spring 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire - youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters - invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshires' house in Ireland. This h

Devonshire, Deborah; Ferm

199(Ht mm) 131(Wdt mm) 320

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one of today's most admired and controversial political figures. She burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened she would be next. An inter

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan

Instead of a Book
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 304

Written in an even more vivid and direct style than her celebrated memoirs, Diana Athill's letters to the American poet Edward Field reveal a sharply intelligent woman with a brilliant sense of humour, a keen eye for t

Athill, Diana

Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me?

"Where have you been all our lives, Mindy?" (Glamour). Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: comedienne, actress, obedient child of immigrant professionals and, now, writer. With a blend of witty confessions and unscientific observations, Mindy

Kaling, Mindy

Isaac Newton
illustrations 416

Unknown to all but a few, Newton was a practicing alchemist who dabbled with the occult, a tortured, obsessive character who searched for an understanding of the universe by whatever means possible. Sympathetic yet balanced, Mi

White, Michael

ISIS Hostage
234(Ht mm) 156(Wdt mm) 352

In May 2013, freelance photographer Daniel Rye was captured in Syria and held prisoner by Islamic State for thirteen months, along with eighteen other hostages. The ISIS Hostage tells the dramatic and heart-breaking st

Damsgard, Puk

Island of Singing Fish

Faulk, Tina

John Carlos Story
illustrations 196

Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history. He

Carlos, John, Zirin, Dave

John le Carre
2 x 16pp B&W plates 672

Over half a century since The Spy Who came in from the Cold made John le Carre a worldwide, bestselling sensation, David Cornwell, the man behind the pseudonym, remains an enigma. He has consistently quarried his life for

Sisman, Adam

Journey to the Abyss

These fascinating, never-before-published early diaries of Count Harry Kessler--patron, museum director, publisher, cultural critic, soldier, secret agent, and diplomat--present a sweeping panorama of the arts and politics of Belle epoque Eu

Kessler, Harry, Gra, Easton, Laird

Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Adventure and Survival

I heard the rustle again, too close and too real to ignore. I clutched the flashlight, stuck my head out of the mosquito net...and found myself face-to-face with a jaguar. Four travellers meet in Bolivia and set off into the Amazon rainfore

Ghinsberg, Yossi

Just Add Water
8 black and white photographs 288

Clay Marzo has an almost preternatural gift with a surfboard. From his first moments underwater (he learned to swim at two months old) to his first ventures atop his father's surfboard as a toddler, it was obvio

Marzo, Clay, Yehling, Robert

Just Mercy

A powerful, bold true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix America's broken system of justice - from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. The US has the highest rate of incarc

Stevenson, Bryan

Karl Marx
black & white illustrations 200

Is the Grand Old Man re-emerging? More than twenty years after the collapse of Communism, and in the midst of the crisis of Capitalism, Karl Marx's ideas, at least in part, are back in vogue. He is often invoked,

Hosfeld, Rolf, Heise, Bernard

Keeping On Keeping On
2 plate sections of 8 pages 544

'I seem to have banged on this year rather more than usual. I make no apology for that, nor am I nervous that it will it make a jot of difference. I shall still be thought to be kindly, cosy and essentially harmle

Bennett, Alan

198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 224

01 Engaging and authoratitive, Keynes: The Twentieth Century's Most Influential Economist explores the often misunderstood man in the context of his own life and times - the impact of his homosexuality and his l

Clarke, Peter

Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister and theHeir to Chatsworth

The remarkable life of the vivacious, clever - and forgotten - Kennedy sister, who charmed the English aristocracy and was almost erased from her family history. Kick was Joe Kennedy's favourite child and Jack's favourite sister. Spirited, v

Byrne, Paula

Kim Philby
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 304

Kim Philby was Britain's most ingenious spy - but he was never licensed to kill. Instead, he was authorised to bemuse and beguile his enemies into revealing their deepest, darkest secrets. From the Russian Revolution t

Milne, Tim, CMG, OBE

Kingdom of Fear Popular Penguins
poppenguin 384

Hunter S. Thompson's Kingdom of Fear is the wild and outrageous autobiography from the world's most notorious journalist. It's an unrestrained and uncensored account of fast living, hard drinking, sharp writing and unimaginable dr

Thompson Hunter S


'Riveting ...will be his masterpiece' Andrew Roberts, The New York Times No American statesman has been as revered and as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Hailed by some as the "indispensable man", whose advice has been sought by every preside

Ferguson, Niall

Kitchen Confidential

After twenty-five years of 'sex, drugs, bad behaviour and haute cuisine', chef and novelist Anthony Bourdain has decided to tell all. From his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant

Bourdain, Anthony

Lab Girl

Lab Girl is a book about work and about love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the discoveries she has made in her lab, as well as her struggle to

Jahren, Hope

Lady And The Peacock : The The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma
Illustrations, map 464

Peter Popham's major new biography of Aung San Suu Kyi draws upon previously untapped testimony and fresh revelations to tell the story of a woman whose bravery and determination have captivated people around the globe. Ce

Popham, Peter

Land Twice Promised

Demonstrates the transformative power of art and challenges each reader to take the first step toward peace. Israeli storyteller Noa Baum grew up in Jerusalem in the shadow of the ancestral traumas of the holocaust and ongoing wars. Stories

Baum, Noa

Lara: The Untold Love Story
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 326

The heartbreaking story of the love affair between Boris Pasternak and Olga Ivinskaya - the true tragedy behind 'Dr Zhivago'. 'Doctor Zhivago' has sold in its millions yet the true love story that inspired it has never

Pasternak, Anna

Last Lion Alone 1874-1932
illustrations 992

Manchester, William

Last Love Song
210(Ht mm) 140(Wdt mm) 752

Joan Didion lived a life in the public and private eye with her late husband, writer John Gregory Dunne. The two were wildly successful writing partners when they moved to Los Angeles and co-wrote screenplays and adapt

Daugherty, Tracy

Last Man on the Moon
one 16-page b/w photo insert 368

Eugene Cernan is a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs, from being the first pers

Cernan, Eugene A., Davis, Don

Last Man Standing

In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of the show business scene. Of course, he's an actor and has starred in films that have made him famous the world over; but he's also a tremendous prankster, j

Moore, Sir Roger, KBE.

Letter to My Daughter

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: i

Angelou, Maya

Letters of T.S. Eliot 2 1922-1925
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 704

01 Volume Two covers the early years of his editorship of The Criterion (the periodical that Eliot launched with Lady Rothermere's backing in 1922), publication of The Hollow Men and the course of Eliot's thinking abou

Eliot, T.S

Letters of T.S. Eliot Volume 3
Illustrations, ports. 992

In the period covered by this richly detailed collection, which brings the poet to the age of forty, T.S. Eliot was to set a new course for his life and work. Forsaking the Unitarianism of his American forebears, he was

Eliot, T. S., Eliot, Valerie, Haffenden, John

Letters to My Fanny

In this hilarious and candid memoir about twenty-first-century womanhood, Cherry Healey shares outrageous, poignant and eye-wateringly funny confessions. "This book is a love letter, to my body. In fact it's several letters - to every part f

Healey, Cherry

Lewis Carroll: A Biography

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was a pioneering photographer, Oxford don and mathematician, who - as Lewis Carroll - gave the world not only Alice, but the Jabberwocky, the Red Queen, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat and an unforge

Cohen, Morton N.

Life and Loves of a He Devil
line drawings 304

'It seems to me that we are all made up of the things we adore, and by telling my stories through the prism of my passions I hope you will get an insight into my life' In his new autobiography, written with characteristic humou

Norton, Graham

Life Of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi became a legend in his own time. A tireless fighter for human rights and for Indian independence, his strategy of satyagraha, or passive resistance, earned him the admiration of millions. Louis Fischer's biography is the defin

Fischer, Louis

Life Worth Living

In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Albert Camus declared that a writer's duty is twofold: "the refusal to lie about what one knows and the resistance against oppression." These twin obsessions help explain something of Camus' remarkable c

Zaretsky, Robert

Little Cyclone
8 black and white photographs 222

On a hot afternoon in August 1941, a 24-year-old Belgian woman walks into the British consulate in Bilbao, neutral Spain, and demands to see the consul. She presents him with a British soldier she has smuggled a

Neave, Airey

Little Failure

Gary Shteyngart's parents dreamed that he would become a lawyer, or at least an accountant, something their distracted son was simply not cut out to do. Fusing English and Russian, his mother created the term Failurchka - 'Little Failure' -

Shteyngart, Gary

Living Among Wolves

Have you ever been on the receiving end of gross injustices, forced out of you home or country or endured life-threatening events because of misguided political or religious zeal? Are you and your descendants bearing the emotional and physic

Hahn, Kurt

Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995

'Love is the extremely difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real'. This selection of Iris Murdoch's most interesting and important letters gives us a living portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers an

Murdoch, Iris

Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin
illustrations 246

After 35 years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of

Patty, Ann

Long Walk to Freedom
Paperback 808 pages.

The memoirs of the moral and political leader, Nelson Mandela, recreating the drama of the experiences that helped shape his destiny. It is a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph.

Mandela Nelson

Losing it
4 black-&-white illustrations 336

In the opening pages of this irresistible book, William Ian Miller warns, 'the general themes...may strike some as glum and grim'. Yet humour leavens each page as he confronts old age, its humiliations, and its

Miller, William Ian

Lost Detective
1 x 8 page color insert 240

Before he became a household name in America as perhaps our greatest hard-boiled crime writer, before his attachment to Lillian Hellman and blacklisting during the McCarthy era, and his subsequent downward spiral, Das

Ward, Nathan

Lost Landscape
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 352

A momentous memoir of childhood and adolescence from one of our finest and most beloved writers, as we've never seen her before. In The Lost Landscape, Joyce Carol Oates vividly recreates the early years of her life in

Oates, Joyce Carol

Love in the Outback
233(Ht mm) 154(Wdt mm) 336

Deb Hunt was born in England, where she worked as a librarian, teacher, event manager, PR executive, actress and journalist. She has worked with Shakespeare in the Park in London, <i>Australian House &amp; Ga

Hunt, Deb

Love's Work

Love's Work is at once a memoir and a book of philosophy. Written by the English philosopher Gillian Rose as she was dying of cancer, it is a book about both the fallibility and endurance of love, love that becomes real and endures through a

Rose, Gillian, Wood, Michael

Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother And Me

Faringdon House in Oxfordshire was the home of Lord Berners, composer, writer, painter, friend of Stravinsky and Gertrude Stein, a man renowned for his eccentricity - masks, practical jokes, a flock of multi-coloured doves - and his homosexu

Zinovieff, Sofka

233(Ht mm) 154(Wdt mm) 608

Little black dresses. Faux pearls. Jersey knits. Skirt suits. Trousers. For over a century and counting, we all continue to see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in nearly every woman we pass on the street. But f

Garelick, Rhonda

Maggie Smith

'Coveney is the only writer who could get under Smith's skin, capturing her steeliness and vulnerability' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY From her days as a star of West End comedy and revue, Dame Maggie's path has led to international renown and num

Coveney, Michael

Man Who Knew Infinity

In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the pre-eminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realising the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa

Kanigel, Robert

Man with the Golden Typewriter
1 x 8pp B&W plates 400

On 16 August 1952, Ian Fleming wrote to his wife, Ann, 'My love, This is only a tiny letter to try out my new typewriter and to see if it will write golden words since it is made of gold'. He had bought the gold-plated typ

Fleming, Fergus

Fully illustrated throughout 192

There can't be many people who have never heard of Nelson Mandela. His has become a household name, a name respected by everyone everywhere, from grandmothers to schoolchildren. Not so many people would recognise

Green, Rod

Mao's Last Dancer

The phenomenal international bestseller Before you can fly, you have to be free. In a small, desperately poor village in north-east China, a young peasant boy sits at his rickety old school desk, more interested in the birds outside than in

Cunxin, Li

Margaret Thatcher V2
32pp b/w illustrations 880

The sensational second volume of Charles Moore's bestselling authorized biography of the Iron Lady In June 1983 Margaret Thatcher won the biggest increase in a government's Parliamentary majority in British electoral

Moore, Charles

Max Perkins
16pp b-w plates 496

The talents Maxwell Perkins nurtured were known worldwide: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe among numerous others. But the man himself remained a mystery, a backstage presence who served these authors not o

Berg, A. Scott

May Beetles: My First Twenty Years

Baba Schwartz's story began fifteen years before the Holocaust could have been imagined. It is the story of a spirited girl in a warm and loving Jewish family, living a normal life in a small town in eastern Hungary. In The May Beetles, Baba

Schwartz, Baba

Mexican Hooker #1
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 288

At six years old Carmen Aguirre was a Chilean refugee adjusting to life in North America. At eighteen she was a revolutionary dissident married to a man she couldn't fully love. In her twenties she fought to find herse

Aguirre, Carmen

Michael Jackson
more than 120 colour & b/w photographs 144

As news of the 50-year-old pop superstar's death spread around the world in 2009 there were tears, shock and surprise. Michael was preparing to perform a record-breaking sell-out season of shows at Lond

Roberts, Chris

Mile Down

Work so that you can keep working. It seemed a proposition that could easily end in suicide. I wanted to escape this. I wanted to free myself from the working world and have time to write. And I wanted adventure. Grendel could never free me,

Vann, David


In 1922, his dreams of an independent Arabia shattered, T.E. Lawrence enlisted in the RAF under the assumed name John Hume Ross. Though methodical and restrictive, life there seemed to suit Lawrence: "The Air Force is not a man-crushing humi

Lawrence, T. E., Sattin, Andrew

Mistress of Paris
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 384

Valtesse de la Bigne was a celebrated nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan. She was painted by Manet and inspired Emile Zola, who immortalised her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her rumoured affairs with Napoleon III a

Hewitt, Catherine

Mitford Girls
Paperback 624 pages.

Tells the true story behind the gaiety and frivolity of the six Mitford daughters. The biography reveals their extraordinary lives: Nancy's doomed obsessional love; the already-married Diana's love for Oswald Moseley; and Je

Lovell Mary S

Moab is My Washpot
First Volume of his biography. 368

'Stephen Fry is one of the great originals...This autobiography of his first twenty years is a pleasure to read, mixing outrageous acts with sensible opinions in bewildering confusion...That so much outward cha

Fry, Stephen

Mom and Me and Mom

'In the first decade of the twentiety century, it was not a good time to be born black, or woman, in America.' So begins this stunning portrait of Vivian Baxter Johnson: the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, purveyor of a ga

Angelou, Maya

Monsieur Le Vet

The hilarious, poignant and sometimes bizarre stories of an extraordinary vet in rural France Sylvain Balteau works as a village vet in the Pyrenees. Equally at home with a sick hamster as with a pregnant Charolais cow, he is permanently on

Balteau, Sylvain

More Fool Me

Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me. 'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing down

Fry, Stephen

234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 160

During the US book tour for his memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens collapsed in his New York hotel room to excoriating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of deeply moving

Hitchens, Christopher

Motorcycle Diaries
Paperback 150 pages.

Guevara Che

Mountain to Mountain
208(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 320

Being inspired to act can take many forms. For some it's taking a weekend to volunteer, but for Shannon Galpin, it meant leaving her career, selling her house, launching a nonprofit and committing her life to advancing

Galpin, Shannon

Muhammad Ali: A Memoir

Sir Michael Parkinson interviewed Muhammad Ali four times and in this memoir you are given a ringside seat for all of the interviews. Muhammad Ali was God's Gift to the interviewer. Funny, articulate, outspoken with a fascinating life story

Parkinson, Michael

My Family and Other Animals Popular Penguins
poppenguin 396

As read on Radio National recently, and lovingly recommended by Marieke Hardy of "First Tuesday Book Club" fame, Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals is a Summer charmer. If you haven't yet read this little masterpiece - D

Durrell Gerald

My Father and Atticus Finch
5 illustrations 240

As a child, Joe Beck heard about his father's legacy: Foster Beck had once been a respected trial lawyer who defied the unspoken code of 1930s Alabama by defending a black man charged with raping a white woman. A lawyer himse

Beck, Joseph Madison

My Grandmother

When Fethiye Cetin was growing up in the small Turkish town of Maden, she knew her grandmother as a happy and universally respected Muslim housewife. It would be decades before her grandmother told her the truth: that she was by b

Cetin, Fethiye, Freely, Maureen, Shafak, Elif

My Life on the Road

Gloria Steinem - writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader - now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change. When people ask me why I still have hope a

Steinem, Gloria

My Life on the Road

Gloria Steinem:writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader:now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change. When people ask me why I still have hope and en

Steinem, Gloria

My Lives
Paperback 368 pages.

"My Lives" is a memoir from Edmund White.

White, Edmund

My Old Man
214(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 256

If you were asked to write about your father, what would you say? No two paternal relationships are the same. Every experience, every bond, is unique. And whether happy or sad, fond or fraught, the memories and stories

Kessler, Ted

My Own Story
197(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 352

Emmeline Pankhurst grew up all too aware of the prevailing attitude of her day: that men were considered superior to women. When she was just fourteen she attended her first suffrage meeting, and returned home a confir

Pankhurst, Emmeline

My Song

Written with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Schnayerson, My Song is an inspiring story of performance and protest, from a superstar singer and actor who was on the front lines of practically every progressive political battle in modern

Belafonte, Harry, Schnayerson, Michael


Nandan, Satendra

Napoleon the Great
32pp. colour 976

Awarded The Prix Du Jury Des Grands Prix De La Fondation Napoleon 2014 From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller, The Storm of War, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon. Napoleon Bonaparte lived o

Roberts, Andrew

Natures Engraver
Paperback , 198 x 129mm. 480

At the end of the eighteenth-century Britain fell in love with nature. Thomas Bewick's "History of British Birds" marked the moment: the first 'field-guide' for ordinary people, illustrated by woodcuts of astonishing

Uglow, Jenny

Nearer the Heart's Desire
b&w images throughout 208

Written in Persian in the eleventh century, Omar Khayyam's quatrains, known as rubai, were written individually for an audience at court, and explored the meanings of life, love, and friendship. They were almost complet

Richardson, Robert D.

216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 256

The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society 'Negroland': 'a small region of Negro America where reside

Jefferson, Margo

Neil Armstrong
233(Ht mm) 154(Wdt mm) 368

Everything written about Armstong's life and flights has been from the outside looking in; Jay Barbree is the only person whom Neil Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story. Wor

Barbree, Jay

Illustrations 1040

Sugden brilliantly interweaves graphic accounts of Nelson's famous victories at the battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar with his lesser-known yet equally gripping campaigns to liberate the Italian states from French

Sugden, John

New York Times Book Of The Dead
150 black and white photographs 656

The obituary page is the section many readers first turn to not only see who died, but to read some of the most inspiring, insightful, often funny, and elegantly written stories celebrating the lives of the me

McDonald, William

No Cunning Plan
233(Ht mm) 154(Wdt mm) 388

Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom i

Robinson, Sir Tony

No More Champagne
3x8pp b&w plate sections 480

The untold story of Winston Churchill's precarious finances - and the most original and surprising book about Churchill to emerge for many years. The popular image of Churchill - grandson of a duke, drinking champagn

Lough, David

No Way But Gentlenesse
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 288

"There is no way but gentlenesse to redeeme a Hawke" Edmund Bert, 1619 Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining village of Hoyland Common, Richard Hines remembers sliding down heaps of coal dust, listening out for

Hines, Richard

Not My Father's Son
integrated b&w illustrations throughout 304

I learned something about myself that night. When I get really shocking news, my entire body tries to get the hell away as quickly as possible. The repercussions of this bombshell would reverberate in

Cumming, Alan

Nothing To Be Frightened Of
Paperback , 198 x 129mm. 256

'I don't believe in God, but I miss Him'. Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his brother (a philosopher), a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration o

Barnes, Julian

Nujeen: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 320

An inspiring tale of modern migration, overcoming adversity and escaping the hell of war, from a girl struggling to walk for the very first time in her life. Nujeen Mustafa has cerebral palsy. This did not stop her tra

Mustafa, Nujeen, Lamb, Christina

O My America!
illustrations 288

After reckoning with the ends of the earth in acclaimed books such as Terra Incognita and The Magnetic North, Sara Wheeler rediscovered America thirty-five years after her first Greyhound trip across the country. She returns in

Wheeler, Sara

Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir

A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life. A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of

Gornick, Vivian

Official And Confidential : The Secret Life Of J Edgar Hoover

For nearly fifty years, Hoover was the most powerful man in the USA. The creator of the FBI and its Director until his death in 1972, he played a key role in nearly every major tragedy and scandal in America during the twentieth Century. Whe

Summers, Anthony

On the Move
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 416

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far'. It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pag

Sacks, Oliver

On the Road

On the Road: My Life in 20 Journeys is a new way of autobiography, in which 'Top Gear' presenter Richard Hammond tells his life story through a series of significant driving episodes. He's a child in the back seat of Dad's car on the way to

Hammond, Richard

Out of Calamity
Stories of Trauma Survivors 280

All the people in these stories are unsung heroes. Their stories are true. To honour their privacy, most of the individuals profiled bear fictitious names; a few are composite characters. They have suffered severe

Rees, Roger

Out Of Orange: A Memoir
203(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 320

The real-life Alex Vause from the critically acclaimed, top-rated Netflix show Orange Is the New Black tells her story in her own words for the first time-a powerful, surprising memoir about crime and punishment, frien

Wolters, Cleary

Outsider: My Life in Intrigue

FREDERICK FORSYTH IS NOT AN OUTSIDER AND NEVER HAS BEEN...At eighteen, Forsyth was the youngest pilot to qualify with the RAF. At twenty-five, he was stationed in East Berlin as a journalist during the Cold War. Before he turned thirty, he w

Forsyth, Frederick

Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter
8pp illus 304

Beatrix Potter is one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors, whose books have enchanted generations of children for over a hundred years. Yet how she achieved this legendary status is just one of several stories of Bea

Dennison, Matthew

P G Wodehouse

Are there any characters in literature more famous than Jeeves and Wooster? Along with Lord Emsworth, Ukridge, Psmith, Mr Mulliner, a host of Drones and a chorus of Aunts, they featured in nearly 100 tomes, which taken together, make their c

Donaldson, Frances

Pablo Escobar My Father

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. Until now, we believed that everything had been said about the rise and fall of the most infamous drug lord of all time, Pablo Escobar - from books to film to the cult series 'Narcos'. But these versions have always

Escobar, Juan Pablo

Pain, Parties, Work
black & white illustrations 265

On May 31, 1953, twenty-year-old Sylvia Plath arrived in New York City for a one-month stint as a guest editor for Mademoiselle magazine. Over the next twenty-six days, she lived at the Barbizon Hotel, attended Ba

Winder, Elizabeth

Party Animals

In July 1961, just before David Aaronovitch's seventh birthday, Yuri Gagarin came to London. The Russian cosmonaut was everything the Aaronovitch family wished for - a popular and handsome embodiment of modern communism. But who were they,

Aaronovitch, David

Penelope Fitzgerald
illustrations (black and white) 544

This is the winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography 2014. "Brilliant and passionate ...a haunting tale of blighted hope, personal tragedy and rare, late fulfilment". (Observer). Penelope Fi

Lee, Hermione

Pigeon Tunnel

'Out of the secret world I once knew, I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit. First comes the imagining, then the search for reality. Then back to the imagining, and to the desk where I'm sitting now.' The Pigeon Tu

Le Carre, John

Place of My Own

Michael Pollan's unmatched ability to draw lines of connection between our everyday experiences- whether eating, gardening, or building-and the natural world has been the basis for the popular success of his many works of nonfiction, includi

Pollan, Michael

Planet Elephant

From the jungles of Borneo, to the civil strife of Assam, to the black markets of Vietnam, Dr Tammie Matson continues her quest to help reduce the human-elephant conflict around the world. In this follow-up to her bestselling memoir Elephant Da

Matson, Tammie

Playing the Game
black & white illustrations 256

An insightful and candid memoir from one of Papua New Guinea's founding fathers. Born on a remote island to a migrant Chinese father and an indigenous mother, Julius Chan overcame poverty, discrimination and famil

Chan, Julius

Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man

What makes one of the most gifted, charismatic and successful literary agents in New York fall into full-blown crack-addiction: a collapse that would cost him his business, his home, many of his friends and - very nearly - his life? In his u

Clegg, Bill

Poum and Alexandre
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 256

This is the story of two flawed eccentrics. Everything they do subverts their firm intention of keeping up appearances. They meet just after the war in liberated Paris but they cannot quite free themselves from the man

de Saint Phalle, Catherine

Pour Me

'A. A. Gill, the man who makes a living getting beneath the skin of things, whether it's television, restaurants or places round the world - has skinned himself' Vanity Fair A. A. Gill's memoir begins in the dark of a dormitory with six str

Gill, A. A.

Price of Altruism

When George Price died in January 1975, his funeral in London was attended by five homeless men. Alongside them were Bill Hamilton and John Maynard Smith, two distinguished British evolutionary biologists. All seven men had come to mourn an

Harman, Oren

Primo Levi
7 black-&-white illustrations 224

In 1943, twenty-four-year-old Primo Levi had just begun a career in chemistry when, after joining a partisan group, he was captured by the Italian Fascist Militia and deported to Auschwitz. Of the 650 Italian Je

Lang, Berel

Priority List

In this poignant and inspiring memoir, a beloved high school English teacher with terminal brain cancer undertakes a cross-country journey to reunite with his former students in order to find out if he made a difference in their lives, disco

Menasche, David

Private Heinrich Himmler
16 page black and white photograph insert 384

At the end of World War II, it was assumed that the letters of Heinrich Himmler were lost. Yet sixty years after Himmler's capture by British troops and subsequent suicide, the letters mysteriously t

Himmler, Katrin, Wildt, Michael, Wildt, Michael

Private Life of Chairman Mao
illustrations 736

From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death 22 years later. Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician. For most of these years, Mao was in excellent health; thus he and the doctor had time to discuss political and persona

Li, Zhisui, Zhisui, Li, Chao, Tai Hung, Thurston, Anne F, Nathan, Andrew

Privilege of Youth

As a teenager at high school Dave Pelzer thought he had finally escaped the abuse that had wrecked his childhood, but he couldn't have been more wrong. An extraordinary story of how this troubled youth became a man.

Pelzer, Dave

Puppy Called Aero
Paperback 224

Liam Creed was excluded from school more times than he can remember, his outbursts got him into nasty fights, he faced a constant struggle with medication, and his family were driven to despair. All because he was born with an inab

Creed, Liam

Queen of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion

"Phiona Mutesi sleeps in a mud hut with her mother and siblings, and struggles to find a meal each day. She is also one of the best chess players in the world. One day in 2005, while searching for food, nine-year-old Phiona followed her bro

Crothers, Tim

Queen of Spies
234(Ht mm) 156(Wdt mm) 320

From living in a tin-roofed shack north of Dar-es- Salaam to becoming Baroness Park of Monmouth, Daphne Park led a most unusual life - one that consisted of a lifelong love affair with the world of Britain's secret ser

Hayes, Paddy

Raffles and the golden opportunity
With colour and black and white illustrations 352

The first biography in decades of the 'Father of Singapore'. Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was the charismatic and persuasive founder of Singapore and Governor of Java. An English adventure

Glendinning, Victoria

Railway Man
map 336

This is the story of innocence betrayed, of passion and curiosity about the world of machines turned nightmarish and punished by the cruelty of which only humans are capable. It is also a story of survival and courage. Eric Lomax was tor

Lomax, Eric

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Every Thursday morning in a living room in Iran, over tea and pastries, eight women meet in secret to discuss forbidden works of Western literature. As they lose themselves in the worlds of Lolita, The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice, g

Nafisi, Azar

Revolutionary Suicide
Paperback 360

Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P. Newton's famous and oft-quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of America's Black Panther Party. From Newton's impoverished childhood t

Newton, Huey P.

Roy Jenkins

Roy Jenkins was probably the best Prime Minister Britain never had. But though he never reached 10 Downing Street, he left a more enduring mark on British society than most of those who did. His career spans the full half-century from Attlee

Campbell, John

Saint on Death Row

Bestselling author Thomas Cahill tells the absorbing, heartbreaking tale of the hard life and tragic death of Dominique Green--wrongly accused, then executed in Huntsville, Texas--and shines a light on our racist and deeply flawed criminal j

Cahill, Thomas

Scattered Pearls

From Tehran to Melbourne, a powerful memoir of survival Scattered Pearls opens in pre-revolutionary Iran, where Sohila Zanjani grew up under the threat of violence, intimidation and control at the hands of her father. Resolving never to tread

Zanjani, Sohila, Brewster, David

Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage

"On a cold December morning in 2011, a woman's body is found in a forest near Berlin, hidden between tall trees under dry leaves and moss. She has been strangled in cold blood. The victim's husband, Heinrich Scholl, is devastated. He is well

Reich-Osang, Anja

Sculptor's Daughter
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 192

Tove Jansson's first book for adults drew on her childhood memories to capture afresh the enchantments and fears of growing up in Helsinki in the nineteen tens and twenties. Described as both a memoir and 'a book of su

Jansson, Tove

Sculptor's Daughter

Tove Jansson's first book for adults was a memoir, capturing afresh the enchantments and fears of her Helsinki childhood. Restored to its original form, Sculptor's Daughter gives us a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of b

Jansson, Tove

Secret History of Wonder Woman
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 432

Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she also has a secret history. Drawing from an astonishing trove of documents, including never-before-seen private papers, H

Lepore, Jill

Shanghai Grand
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 356

On the eve of the Second World War, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the illustrious Sir Victor Sassoon.

Grescoe, Taras


Shy. It's a shy word, a timid little word that begs to remain unnoticed. Only three letters long, and it begins with an exhortation to silence. Shhh. Reserved is different. It's for tall men with jutting jaws. Prime ministers can appear rese

Prior, Sian

Siegfried Sassoon
Illustrationsstrations 608

The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's finest poets, Siegfried Sassoon combines material from The Making of a War Poet and The Journey from the Trenches, the two bestselling volumes on Sassoon from

Wilson, Jean Moorcroft

Sixteenth Round
illustrations 339

The survivor of a difficult childhood and youth, Rubin Carter rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the

Carter, Rubin "Hurricane"

Paperback , 216 x 135mm. 464

Anthony Armstrong-Jones was born to a Welsh father and English-Jewish mother. Creative and inventive, he attended Eton and then Cambridge. The engagement of this motorbike-riding freelance photographer in 1960 to Pri

De Courcy, Anne

So, Anyway

Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory S

Cleese, John

Society's Queen
16 416

At the age of twenty-one, Edith Chaplin married one of the most eligible bachelors of the day, the eldest son of the sixth Marquess of Londonderry. Her husband served in the Ulster cabinet and was Air Minister in the National Government o

Courcy, Anne De

Song Birds Swept Away in the Wind

Mednis, Lidija

Spartacus and Me: Life, Love and Everything In-Between

Whitfield, Vashti

Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 752

Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-Fiction A New York Times Notable Book of 2015 A painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow

Sullivan, Rosemary

Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 400

The incredible story of a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators. "Stalin's Daughter" is a work of narrative nonfiction on a grand scale. Svetlana Stalina's lifestory w

Sullivan, Rosemary

Story of Beatrix Potter
Illustrated throughout 160

To this day, Beatrix Potter's tales delight children and grown-ups around the world. But few people realise how extraordinary her own story is. She was a woman of contradictions. A sheltered Victorian daughter who grew

Gristwood, Sarah

Sum Of Our Days
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 320

A brilliant memoir from the celebrated Chilean novelist on friends, family and life in California, her adopted home. Isabel Allende has sold more than 50 million copies of her books worldwide. The most beloved and suc

Allende, Isabel

Surgeon of Crowthorne
Paperback 224 pages.

W.C. Minor was one of the keenest volunteers involved in the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. What the OED's editor, James Murray, didn't realise was that he was also a millionaire American Civil War surgeon turned l

Winchester, Simon

Sweetness of Life

If you assume an average life expectancy of 85 years, and deduct the hours we spend daily on sleeping, shopping, eating, working, tending to our relationships and on everything else that is obligatory, then how much time is left for the aver

Heritier Francoise

Take Me to Paris, Johnny: Text Classics

'I can't remember exactly when I said that I loved him, but it could have been there in the warehouse, on the far side of the Brooklyn Bridge.' Take Me to Paris, Johnny is John Foster's moving yet unsentimental account of the life of his par

Foster, John, Craven, Peter

Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters
16pp col illus 480

The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain decla

Thompson, Laura

Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes is one of the greatest English poets of this century, yet his life was dogged by tragedy and controversy. His marriage to the American poet Sylvia Plath marked his whole life and he never entirely recovered from her suicide in 196

Feinstein, Elaine

Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 672

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 'Gripping and at times ineffably sad, this book would be poetic even without the poetry. It will be the standard biography of Ted Hughes for a long time to come' Sunday Tim

Bate, Jonathan

Tell My Sons

In the bestselling tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture, a dying father's deeply moving legacy for his sons is winning hearts and minds around the world. At just 38 and at the height of his military career, highly decor

Weber, Mark

Tennessee Williams
30 illustrations 224

In this gripping biography Paul Ibell discusses Williams as a poet as well as a playwright, at the same time revealing the crises of doomed relationships, promiscuous sex, alcohol and prescription drug abuse that gave the wr

Ibell, Paul

Testament Of Youth Film Tie In

In 1914 Vera Brittain was eighteen and, as war was declared, she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that was unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. TES

Brittain, Vera

That Woman - The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

One of Britain's most distinguished biographers turns her focus on one of the most vilified women of the twentieth century. Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography by a woman of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. 'That wom

Sebba, Anne

Then Again

Autobiography of the world-famous, and much-loved, actress. Best known for her role as Annie Hall in Woody Allen's film of the same name, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, Keaton has had a fascinating and highly successfu

Keaton, Diane

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is an irresistible blend of literature and memoir revealing the big experiences and little moments that shaped Ann Patchett as a daughter, wife, friend and writer. Here, Ann Patchett shares entertainin

Patchett, Ann

Three Cups of Tea
Paperback , 198 x 130mm. 368

'Here we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything - even die' - Haji

Mortenson Greg

Tippi: A Memoir
228(Ht mm) 152(Wdt mm) 320

In this absorbing and surprising memoir, one of the biggest names of classic Hollywood the star of Alfred Hitchcock s The Birds and Marnie tells her story, including never-before-revealed experiences on the set of some

Hedren, Tippi

198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 592

Tolstoy's War and Peace and Anna Karenina are considered two of the greatest novels ever written. Here is a fresh perspective on his extraordinary life and times. In November 1910, Count Lev Tolstoy died


Truth About Tesla
204(Ht mm) 254(Wdt mm) 240

Get ready for a shocking account of one of the world's most notable inventors...Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest electrical inventors who ever lived. Though for years the Serbian-born engineering genius was relegat

Cooper, Christopher

Uganda be Kidding Me
Integrated Colour photos throughout 272

I awoke at 4:45 am in Johannesburg, South Africa, in my bra and underwear and looked over at my lesbian friend Shelly, who was fully clothed in a pair of pajamas. Adult pajamas in general are hard to take

Handler, Chelsea

Under a Mackerel Sky
illustrations (black and white, and colour) 384

'All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why' Rick Stein's childhood in 1950s rural Oxfordshire and North Cornwall was idyllic. His parents were ch

Stein, Rick

Untold Life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
8 photographic plates 512

In The Untold Life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Lady Colin Campbell tells the griping true story of Elizabeth's life. She reveals the truth behind: the mystery of her birth; her intra-family relationships; how s

Campbell, Lady Colin

272 pages.

This is the true story of a beautiful and resilient woman who lived through extraordinary times. The author, Eileen Naseby, is Ursula's daughter and, in seeking the truth about her mother's life, has redisovered the woman she thought

Naseby, Eileen

Viceroys Daughters
Women in History S. 496 pages.

The lives of the three daughters of Lord Curzon: glamorous, rich, independent and wilful.

Courcy, Anne De

Victor Serge
16pp b/w 368

Revolutionary novelist, historian, anarchist, Bolshevik and dissident - Victor Serge is one of the most compelling figures of Soviet history. Set against some of the momentous events of the twentieth century, Victor Serge reveals th

Weissman, Susan

198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 656

"When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two, and the matriarch of Royal Europe, through the marriages of her children. To many, Quee

Wilson, A. N.

Virginia Woolf
25 illustrations 224

Featuring new details about Virginia Woolf's homes and personal life, this engaging biography offers a fresh insight into her work, focusing on how place as much as imagination fashioned her writing. Drawing on her letters,

Nadel, Ira B.

Walk Through Walls

This memoir spans Marina Abramovic's five decade career, and tells a life story that is almost as exhilarating and extraordinary as her groundbreaking performance art. Taking us from her early life in communist ex-Yugoslavia, to her time as

Abramovic, Marina

War Child

War Child is a true story that spans 100 years, revealing agonising choices against the backdrop of Nazi Germany, the lingering effects of war, the 1950s Australian migration experience, and a modern day search ...Magdalena ('Leni') is an il

Janic, Annette and Mccullagh, Catherine

illustrations 928

"The best, most comprehensive, and most balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written." -Gordon S. Wood, "The New York Review of Books"

Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of

Chernow, Ron

Washington: The Indispensable Man
full colour throughout, includes photographs, includes illustrations 452

This is an illustrated edition of Flexner's multi-award-winning four-volume biography. It is based on the bestselling 1974 one-volume abridgement. It offers assortment of r

Flexner, James Thomas

We'll Always Have Paris
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 320

As a bored, moody teenager, Emma Beddington came across a copy of French ELLE in the library of her austere Yorkshire school. As she turned the pages, full of philosophy, sex and lipstick, she realized that her life h

Beddington, Emma

Weekends with Daisy

Still mourning the loss of her family dog, mother and journalist Sharron Luttrell signs up for a weekend puppy-raising program. There's just one catch: on weekdays, the dog - a Labrador pup named Daisy - is being trained by a prisoner. Keith

Kahn Luttrell Sharron

32 pp. color illus. 728

Wellington's momentous victory over Napoleon was the culminating point of a brilliant military career. Yet Wellington's achievements were far from over: he commanded the allied army of occupation in France to the end of 1

Muir, Rory

What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?
Illustrationsstrations 288

David Harris-Gershon and his wife, Jamie, moved to Jerusalem full of hope. Then, in the midst of the historic cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians, a bomb shrieked through Hebrew University's cafeteria. Jamie

Harris-Gershon, David

When Breath Becomes Air

THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. "Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable". (New York Times). At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's

Kalanithi, Paul

When in French: Love in a Second Language
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 320

'Talking to you in English', he said, 'is like touching you with gloves.' A language barrier is no match for love. New Yorker journalist Lauren Collins discovers this first-hand when, in her early thirties, she moves t

Collins, Lauren

Who Gave You Permission?
8 pp. b/w section 352

"'Who gave you permission to speak to anybody?' Rabbi Telsner, the leader of the Yeshivah Centre, thundered during his regular weekly sermon. It was a question directed to Manny Waks's father, after Manny had finally gone p

Waks, Manny, Visontay, Michael

Whole Harmonium
illustrations 496

A perceptive, enlightening biography of one the most important American poets of the twentieth century Wallace Stevens as seen through his lifelong quest to find and describe the sublime in the human experience. Wallace Stevens

Mariani, Paul (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit", was published. It tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents. The girl is supposed to grow up and be a missionary. Instead she falls in love with

Winterson, Jeanette

Why Not Me?

Mindy Kaling has found herself at a turning point. So in Why Not Me?, she shares her ongoing journey to find fulfilment and adventure in her adult life, be it falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in unlikely places, or attempting

Kaling, Mindy

Why Not Say What Happened?
Illustrations, ports. 304

Beautiful, intelligent and wealthy, Ivana Lowell seemed to have it all. Part of the Guinness dynasty, her family were glamorous and well-connected. Her charismatic but spoilt grandmother Maureen had made an excellent ma

Lowell, Ivana

Wild Swans

Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and an uplifting story of bravery and survival

Chang, Jung

Wild Women

"Wild Women" details the lives and deeds of some of the most extraordinary women in history. Trailblazers, hell-raisers and firebrands, these women showed a level of daring and disregard for traditional gender roles completely atypical of th

Robson, Pamela

Wilde's Women

Hailed as a gay icon and pioneer of individualism, Oscar Wilde's insistence that 'there should be no law for anybody' made him a staunch defender of gender equality. Throughout his life from his relationship with his extraordinary mother Jan

Fitzsimons, Eleanor


Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), gett

Barrymore, Drew

William Morris

This biographical study is a window into 19th-century British society and the life of William Morris--the great craftsman, architect, designer, poet, and writer--who remains a monumental and influential figure to this day. This account chron

Thompson, E P, Linebaugh, Peter

Wind in the Reeds

From acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power of art. On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, devastating many

Dreher, Rod, Pierce, Wendell

Woman in Berlin

Between April 20th and June 22nd of 1945 the anonymous author of A Woman in Berlin wrote about life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, the author records her exper


World Gone Mad

'A breathtaking read' - Die Welt One of the twentieth century's greatest children's writers - and the creator of Pippi Longstocking -reveals her very personal take on the Second World War Before she became internationally known for her child

Lindgren, Astrid, Death, Sarah

World Of Yesterday
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 480

'The time provides the pictures, I merely speak the words to go with them, and it will not be so much my own story I tell as that of an entire generation - our unique generation, carrying a heavier burden of fate than

Zweig, Stefan, Bell, Anthea, Pearson, David

Yes Please
233(Ht mm) 154(Wdt mm) 352

Part memoir, part 'missive-from-the-middle', YES PLEASE is a hilarious collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, haikus and words-to-live-by drawn from the life and mind of acclaimed actress, writer and comedian Amy Poeh

Poehler, Amy

You Will Not Have My Hate

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. What matters most in life? How do you build a happy life when terrible things happen? What is left behind when you lose the person you love the most? One night last winter, Antoine Leiris was at home looking aft

Leiris, Antoine, Taylor, Sam

Young Eliot

Published simultaneously in Britain and America to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T S Eliot, this major biography traces the life of the twentieth century's most important poet from his childhood in the ragtime city of St Loui

Crawford, Robert

216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 272

Joshua Cody was about to receive his PhD from Columbia University when he was diagnosed with cancer. He underwent six months of chemotherapy. The treatment failed. Expectations for survival plummeted. After consulting

Cody, Joshua