Biography/Autobiography

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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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...
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...
SOME OF MY LIVES: A Scrapbook Memoir
ROSAMOND BERNIER    Book Number: 74573
Published price: $30
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Bernier's father chaired the directors of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and when she herself was a young harp student she met all the great musicians of her day, from Otto Klemperer, who threw food a...
MARTIN AMIS: The Biography
RICHARD BRADFORD    Book Number: 79206
Published price: $29.95
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'Martin projects his perplexities and horrors onto the fictional canvas, but not to dispose of them. He feels he has a duty to his audience, to challenge, infuriate, entertain, but not to use his w...
ON WHEELS
MICHAEL HOLROYD    Book Number: 79543
Published price: $18
Bibliophile price: £0.63
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An acclaimed biographer of George Bernard Shaw, Lytton Strachey and other post-Victorian rebels, Michael Holroyd has now written an unforgettable book about his own relationship with the Motor Car....
GREAT FACE FOR RADIO: The Adventures of a Sports Commentator
JOHN ANDERSON    Book Number: 79663
Published price: £9.99
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John Anderson got into commentating by the obvious route: he took a course in journalism at his local college. More surprising is that he was the only person to fail the course; everyone else passe...
REVOLUTION
DEB OLIN UNFERTH    Book Number: 80231
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Sub-titled 'The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the Sandinistas' this is a very funny, honest memoir of being young, semi-idealistic, stupid and in love. It is an utterly captivating memoir o...
MADIBA: The Reader's Digest Tribute to Nelson Mandela
NELSON MADELA & JOHN CARLIN    Book Number: 80658
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In 2005, Reader's Digest spoke with Nelson Mandela and explored his hopes, concerns and faiths for the future of his beloved South Africa. In 1990 he walked out of prison, free after 27 years, to ...
DARING MY PASSAGES: A Memoir
GAIL SHEEHY    Book Number: 80487
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Literary Manhattan and the world of New Journalism at the fledgling New York magazine is the setting for this memoir. Gail Sheehy was the author of Passages, a book that changed millions of lives ...
LOVE-CHARM OF BOMBS: Restless Lives In the Second World War
LARA FEIGEL    Book Number: 80489
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A powerful wartime chronicle told through the eyes of five prominent writers - Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, Rose Macaulay, Hilde Spiel and Henry Yorke (writing as Henry Green). Capturing the st...
INVISIBLE WOMAN: Taking On the Vintage Years
HELEN WALMSLEY-JOHNSON    Book Number: 81129
Published price: £8.99
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There are two sides to the business of ageing - the psychological side and the physical side - and they craftily embrace during the fraught process of getting proper clothes on in the morning and p...
DAVID HOCKNEY A BIGGER BOOK
DAVID HOCKNEY    Book Number: 81103
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Taschen's brand new SUMO-sized David Hockney monograph is as spectacular in format as it is in scope. In it, the artist takes stock of more than 60 years of work, from his teenage days at the Brad...
HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS: 50 Timeless Crushes
KELLY MURPHY & HALLIE FRYD    Book Number: 81777
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Here is a completely new way of doing history: work your way through the movers and shakers by giving them a rating out of five for sexiness. Che Guevara is the irresistible intellectual on a motor...
IN MY OWN TIME
JANE MILLER    Book Number: 81838
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By the author of 'Thoughts on Being Old' and the acclaimed 'Crazy Age', Jane Miller first worked in publishing then as an English teacher in a London comprehensive and finally as a Professor at the...
LUCKY LUPIN
CHARLIE MORTIMER    Book Number: 82209
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Diagnosed as HIV positive in 1986, Charlie "Lupin" Mortimer was told he had only about two years to live. But while other early victims of AIDS died, Lupin obstinately kept alive, and with the new ...
WEAR AND TEAR: The Threads of My Life
TRACY TYNAN    Book Number: 82354
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Tracy is the daughter of Kenneth Tynan, archetypal voice of the sixties, dandy, wit and the first person to use today's most common expletive on television, which created a sensation at the time. T...
LITERARY CHURCHILL: Author, Reader, Actor
JONATHAN ROSE    Book Number: 82551
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In many ways the perfect subject, Winston Churchill won the 1953 Nobel Prize for Literature and was a tremendously successful middlebrow author. Here Rose surveys all of his important writings and ...
BLUE TOUCH PAPER: A Memoir
DAVID HARE    Book Number: 82896
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Playwright David Hare wanted to reform society from the very beginning. Applying to Cambridge in the hope of being taught by the socialist thinker Raymond Williams, he found that Williams never tur...
CALL THE MIDLIFE: TFI Friday, Top Gear...
CHRIS EVANS    Book Number: 82671
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Heard of the midlife crisis? Chirpy Liverpudlian Chris Evans has turned 50 and now looks to educate us in the lessons he has learnt in the last few years. The presenter and broadcaster writes openl...
IN THE DARK ROOM: A Journey In Memory
BRIAN DILLON    Book Number: 83051
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Winner of the Irish Book Award for Non-Fiction 2005, here is a Penguin reprint of one of the best memoirs about an unhappy childhood. It is a meditation on the nature of memory, a dazzling achieve...
TIN PAN ALLEY: The Rise of Elton John
KEITH HAYWARD    Book Number: 83349
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With his very heavy spectacles and dodgy haircuts, but unique singer song writing talent, someone in Denmark Street Soho spotted the talent of Reg Dwight. Not just about the emergence of one of Br...
GODDESS POSE
MICHELLE GOLDBERG    Book Number: 83399
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New York Times obituary for Indra Devi: 'The daughter of European nobility who introduced the ancient discipline of yoga to the Kremlin leadership, Hollywood stars like Gloria Swanson and even stud...
FRANCIS BACON IN YOUR BLOOD: A Memoir
MICHAEL PEPPIATT    Book Number: 83230
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As a student, the would-be journalist Michael Peppiatt was desperate to get an interview with the artist Francis Bacon, famous for his visceral studies of screaming popes and dismembered bodies. Ne...
IN GRATITUDE
JENNY DISKI    Book Number: 83231
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What do you do with an inoperable cancer diagnosis, wonders Jenni Diski. Wear a badge, swim inordinate lengths? Does the money go to university labs, to Jeremy Hunt? Should she affirm her atheism o...
IN THE GREAT GREEN ROOM:
AMY GARY    Book Number: 83232
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Author of the popular American children's stories "Goodnight Moon" and the "Noisy" series, Margaret Wise Brown's sudden and early death in 1952 was a great loss to fiction. The author of this penet...
INSTRUMENTAL: A Memoir of Madness, Medication, and Music
JAMES RHODES    Book Number: 83233
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This is the book they tried to ban on the grounds that it would be too disturbing for the author's children. After court cases and appeals, however, it eventually burst into print and was praised b...
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: A Biography
PIERRE ASSOULINE    Book Number: 82799
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Henri Cartier-Bresson is described as the 'eye of the century', a photographer whose images chartered 1920s Africa, the Spanish Republicans, Gandhi just before his assassination, and many more icon...
TELEGRAPH BOOK OF CHAMPIONS: An Anthology of the Greats
MARTIN SMITH    Book Number: 84105
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From the era-defining brilliance of Muhammad Ali to the tactical and man-management genius of Alex Ferguson and the single-mindedness of Ellen MacArthur and Ayrton Senna, gathered together here for...
FOOTFALLS ECHO IN THE MEMORY
VERNER BICKLEY    Book Number: 83826
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Educated in Wales and London, Verner Bickley has lived in Asian and Pacific countries for over 50 years and in his engrossing memoirs he retraces his steps as a 19 year old naval officer in pre-ind...
BALANCHINE AND THE LOST MUSE
ELIZABETH KENDALL    Book Number: 83990
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An Oxford University Press publication which offers some of the loveliest prose in recent dance writing. Kendall's portrait of Balanchine's first 20 years is now the standard reference for this pe...
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