Categories Biography/Autobiography

Biography/Autobiography

Biography/Autobiography

Biography, Autobiographies of interesting people in the 20th century and beyond. Real lives are often stranger than fiction.

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW - THE UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY
FRANK HARRIS    Book Number: 56217
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Written in 1930, Harris begins with Shaw’s family background and ends with a chapter on the future, this kaleidoscopic attempt to pin Shaw down succeeds mainly by indirection, in its casual insight...

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THE SAVAGE PILGRIMAGE: A NARRATIVE OF D.H. LAWRENCE
CATHERINE CARSWELL    Book Number: 56218
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Catherine Carswell was one of the most loyal and dependable of D. H. Lawrence’s friends. When he died in 1930, with the controversy over 'Lady Chatterley’s Lover' still raging, the abuse heaped on...

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OSCAR WILDE
FRANK HARRIS    Book Number: 56222
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Written in 1910 and privately published in New York in 1916, Harris's 'Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions' gained almost instant notoriety. Attacked by critics for its extravagant inventions, vi...
HER MAJESTY: A ROYAL EDITION A
Christopher Warwick    Book Number: 73173
Bibliophile price: £550.00
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Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Edition by Vivienne Westwood is limited to 500 copies with special cover and clamshell case designed by British fashion legend Vivienne Westwood. Comes with the number...
MY DEAR HUGH,
RICHARD COBB    Book Number: 74502
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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Richard Cobb and Hugh Trevor-Roper were among the leading historians of the second half of the 20th century, and Trevor-Roper's methodical habits meant that Cobb's half of their correspondence has ...

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MY ANIMALS AND OTHER FAMILY
CLARE BALDING    Book Number: 74791
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A lead presenter for the Olympics on television, this highly acclaimed biography is a funny, brave and tender story of self discovery. 'Waterlow Park beating Princess Anne at Beverley had contribu...

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THE SWEETHEARTS
LYNN RUSSELL & NEIL HANSON    Book Number: 74806
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The women at the Rowntree's factory in York kept the chocolates coming from the 1930s through to the 1980s enduring war, depression, hardship and strikes. We read about 14 year old Madge who in 19...

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LITTLE WILSON AND BIG GOD
ANTHONY BURGESS    Book Number: 74970
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Manchester born, with a predominently Irish Catholic background, Burgess' mother died when he was still a baby. His childhood was a mixture of Chicks Own, Tiger Tim, and being in love with a seven-...

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BOB DYLAN
EDITED BY SEAN EGAN    Book Number: 75011
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The enigmatic poet of rock 'n' roll is revealed together with his impact on popular music which has been incalculable. Bob Dylan transformed staid folk into an illuminating, but not-too-sleek vehi...

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LIFE BEYOND MEASURE: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter
SIDNEY POITIER    Book Number: 74724
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Sidney Poitier was the first African-American to win the Academy Award for best actor. He has starred in over 40 films, directed nine and written four. He is one of the most revered actors in the...

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