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  • The Life and Times of a Very British Man cover photo

    The Life and Times of a Very British Man [9781408889183]

    A revealing, honest and often comic coming-of-age story about growing up in 1970s Britain on the boundaries of race Kamal Ahmed's childhood was ver…

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  • Boy: Tales of Childhood cover photo

    Boy: Tales of Childhood [9780141365534]

    Boy, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days, illustrated by Quentin Blake. As a bo…

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  • Patrick O'Brian: A Very Private Life cover photo

    Patrick O'Brian: A Very Private Life [9780008350581]

    An intimate portrait of the reclusive and brilliant author, written by his step-son Nikolai Tolstoy. The English novelist Patr…

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  • Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom: Empowering quotes and wise words from a literary icon cover photo

    Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom: Empowering quotes and wise words from a literary icon [9781784882464]

    Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom is a collection of some of her best and most empowering quotes. This is the ultimate keepsake for fans of Maya Angelou's be…

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  • Secret Sisterhood, A: The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf cover photo

    Secret Sisterhood, A: The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf [9781781317860]

    In their first book together, Midorikawa and Sweeney resurrect four literary collaborations, which were sometimes illicit, scandalous and volatile; so…

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  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test cover photo

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test [9781784873707]

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JARVIS COCKER In the summer of 1964, author Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters set out on a trip like no other. Bla…

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  • The Wife's Tale: A Personal History cover photo

    The Wife's Tale: A Personal History [9780007459629]

    The extraordinary story of an indomitable 95-year-old woman - and of the most extraordinary century in Ethiopia's history. A new Wild Swans …

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  • Born to be Posthumous - cover photo

    Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey [9780008329815]

    The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense. 'A genius book about a bookish genius' Daniel Handler, author of …

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  • Charles Dickens: A Life cover photo

    Charles Dickens: A Life [9780141036939]

    Charles Dickens is the acclaimed definitive biography by bestselling author Claire Tomalin. Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonicly hardworking…

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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings cover photo

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [9780860685111]

    'A truly phenomenal woman' - Barack Obama 'I know that not since the days of my childhood, when people in books were more real than the people one saw…

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  • Oscar: A Life cover photo

    Oscar: A Life [9781788545976]

    Oscar Wilde's life - like his wit - was alive with paradox. He was both an early exponent and a victim of 'celebrity culture': famous for being famous…

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  • Sontag: Her Life cover photo

    Sontag: Her Life [9780241003480]

    Susan Sontag was our last great literary star. Her brilliant, serious mind combined with her striking image, her rigorous intellectualism and her grou…

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  • Where Shall We Run To?: A Memoir cover photo

    Where Shall We Run To?: A Memoir [9780008305970]

    From one of our greatest living writers, comes a remarkable memoir of a forgotten England. 'The war went. We sang…

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  • Down and Out in Paris and London cover photo

    Down and Out in Paris and London [9780141184388]

    George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time living among the desperately poor and destitute, Down and Out in Paris and London is a moving tour of the und…

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  • Eternal Boy: The Life of Kenneth Grahame cover photo

    Eternal Boy: The Life of Kenneth Grahame [9781786697738]

    During the week Kenneth Grahame sat behind a mahogany desk as Secretary of the Bank of England; at the weekend he retired to the house in the country …

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  • On Writing cover photo

    On Writing [9781444723250]

    Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's cra…

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  • The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle cover photo

    The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle [9781844139224]

    As the creator of Sherlock Holmes, 'the world's most famous man who never was', Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of our favourite writers; his work is r…

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  • The Cost of Living cover photo

    The Cost of Living [9780241977569]

    From the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home : Dazzling, essential, entirely unlike anything else -- a memoir on m…

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  • The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography cover photo

    The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography [9780099575726]

    WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator…

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  • The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft cover photo

    The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft [9780241963319]

    The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft is the acclaimed bestselling biography by Claire Tomalin. It is the winner of the Whitbread First Book Prize…

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