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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ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE: A SORTABIOGRAPHY
ERIC IDLE    Book Number: 86647
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And now for something completely different... or maybe not as Eric Idle writes a touching yet brilliantly witty memoir taking you from his time at austere boarding school, to a rip-roaring career i...
BRING IT ON HOME: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond:
MARK BLAKE    Book Number: 86654
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Working as a bouncer in London's theatreland, the mountainous and moustachioed Peter Grant was a doorman at the club where Christine Keeler worked as a showgirl, and for a time he strong-armed for ...
EMILY HOBHOUSE: Feminist, Pacifist, Traitor?
ELSABÉ BRITS    Book Number: 86658
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During the Anglo-Boer War, it is estimated that over 27,000 Boer women and children died. Although Emily Hobhouse has been little celebrated in her own country, she is still lauded in South Africa ...
MAKING A NOISE: Getting It Right, Getting It Wrong in Life,
JOHN TUSA    Book Number: 86664
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Always outspoken, John Tusa is a Renaissance man who has had a huge influence on broadcasting, the arts, politics and even academic life in Britain. Tusa was only a single generation away from pro...
LOVE CECIL: A Journey with Cecil Beaton
LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND    Book Number: 86712
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A beautiful big Abrams art book from New York, this photographic gallery pays a glamorous tribute in mostly mono quality shots to the talented photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). It offers an e...
JOHN MAJOR: An Unsuccessful Prime Minister?
KEVIN HICKSON & BEN WILLIAMS    Book Number: 86716
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If you have read Gyles Brandreth's marvellous book 'Breaking the Code' (code 85710) about his ten years inside the Chief Whip's office in Westminster, you will know that he rated the intellect, cha...
CHURCHILL: The Young Warrior
JOHN HARTE    Book Number: 86620
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Winston Churchill is the single man who played a pivotal role in both World Wars. This specially imported book describes what young Winston learned about war, and the flaws in human nature while f...
SPIDER FROM MARS: My Life with Bowie
WOODY WOODMANSEY    Book Number: 86635
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Michael 'Woody' Woodmansey was the drummer for David Bowie's The Spiders from Mars from 1969 to 1973 on the hit albums The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust an...
PROKOFIEV
THOMAS SCHIPPERGES    Book Number: 86513
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Specialising in music and politics in the Soviet Union, Thomas Schipperges is a Lecturer in Musicology at the University of Heidelberg. This 2003 first edition English translation is a quality pub...
ROBERT SCHUMANN
MONICA STEEGMANN    Book Number: 86515
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Christiane Schumann regarded her youngest son, who was born on 8th June 1810, as her 'golden boy', someone special. She was musical herself and made sure that at the age of seven he was sent to th...
007 DIARIES: Filming Live and Let Die
ROGER MOORE    Book Number: 86728
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Dashing, handsome and every inch the archetypal English gentleman, Roger Moore was the unforgettable title character in The Saint but it was as James Bond where he made his mark, playing the most d...
HEAT: Extreme Adventures at the Highest Temperatures
RANULPH FIENNES    Book Number: 86760
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"All my life I have read tales of desert exploration. Over forty years I have travelled in many hot places, whether fighting in an Arab army, searching for a lost desert city or merely seeing for m...
MISTRESS OF MAYFAIR
LYNDSY SPENCE    Book Number: 86778
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Sub-titled 'Men, Money and The Marriage of Doris Delevingne' here is a book about a woman who lived at the centre of things, yet formed no attachments or ties and is often misquoted and misreported...
ANOTHER INSANE DEVOTION: On the Love of Cats and Persons
PETER TRACHTENBERG    Book Number: 86556
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When his favourite cat Biscuit goes missing, Peter Trachtenberg sets out on a journey to find her which takes him 700 miles and many years into his past. He delves into the history of his relation...
THE RETURN: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between
HISHAM MATAR    Book Number: 86592
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Born in New York City to Libyan parents, Hisham Matar spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo and has lived most of his adult life in London. His first novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Pr...
WHEN IN FRENCH: Love In A Second Language
LAUREN COLLINS    Book Number: 86600
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When Lauren Collins met a Frenchman at a party one night in London, she had no idea that she would wake up to find herself married to him, living in Geneva. When the newly married couple relocates...
CLEMENT ATTLEE: The Inevitable Prime Minister
MICHAEL JAGO    Book Number: 86402
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The newly updated paperback edition which traces the life of a middle-class lawyer's son who, appalled by the squalid living conditions in London's East End, relentlessly pursued his ambition to cr...
BACKING INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
MICHAEL WHITEHALL    Book Number: 86858
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An unashamedly non-PC memoir by theatrical agent Michael, father of comedian Jack Whitehall. Michael has spent a career pushing others into the spotlight and involved in the careers of many promin...
BUILDING ART: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry
PAUL GOLDBERGER    Book Number: 86475
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Goldberger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic and here has written an engaging, nuanced exploration of undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. Frank Gehry has almost singl...
THIS LONG PURSUIT: Reflections of a Romantic Biographer
RICHARD HOLMES    Book Number: 86487
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Multi award-winning Cambridge scholar and OBE Richard Holmes is deeply versed in the people and culture of 18th century science. Here is his luminous meditation on the art of biography fusing his ...
A BIENTOT
ROGER MOORE    Book Number: 86816
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The late great actor Sir Roger Moore was still writing his book A Bientôt in the days before he passed away. He looks back on his life and gives it his trademark arched-eyebrow glance in a nostalg...
NOTABLE WOMAN: The Romantic Journals
JEAN LUCEY PRATT    Book Number: 86889
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Aged just 16 "and just realising life and beginning to think for myself", in April 1925, Jean Lucey Pratt began writing a journal and continued to write until a few days before her death in 1986. ...
WEST'S WORLD: The Extraordinary Life of Dame Rebecca West
LORNA GIBB    Book Number: 86890
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Dame Rebecca West was a woman of surprising contradictions - socialist, defender of women's suffrage, a disciple of St Augustine and lover of H. G. Wells, successful novelist and astute, prophetic ...
DEL BOY HE WHO DARES: My Genuine Autobiography
DEREK TROTTER    Book Number: 87140
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When he isn't dreaming up ground-breaking, industry-revolutionising ideas, Del Boy can often be found propping up the bar at his local, the Nag's Head, Peckham. This is his first book, and about b...
ERNEST HEMINGWAY: Artifacts From A Life
EDITED BY MICHAEL KATAKIS    Book Number: 87142
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Beautifully designed, intimate and illuminating, this is the story of American icon Ernest Hemingway's life through the documents, photographs and miscellany he kept, compiled by the Steward of the...
MEMBER OF THE FAMILY: Manson, Murder and Me
DIANNE LAKE    Book Number: 87147
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"At 14 I became one of Charles Manson's girls. At 17 I helped put him in prison." In late 1967, 14 year old Dianne Lake became one of 'Charlie's Girls', a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Ma...
WISH YOU WERE HERE
LYNN RUSSELL    Book Number: 87162
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Sub-titled 'The Lives, Loves and Friendships of the Butlin's Girls', here are the stories of seven girls who worked as Redcoats from the 1950s to the 1970s. From pranks and feuds to falling in lov...
HOMEWARD BOUND: Life of Paul Simon
PETER CARLIN    Book Number: 87175
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One half of the incredibly popular duo Simon and Garfunkel, here we take a bridge over troubled waters and learn all the backstage detail in a biography about one of these musicians. To sing 'Brid...
YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH ME: Letters To Mama
FRIDA KAHLO    Book Number: 87187
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Until now, these letters to the artist's beloved mother Matilde Calderón Kahlo have not been collected and published in English. The woman who is now recognised as one of Mexico's greatest painter...
KESU: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer
JENNIFER KRAMER, G. CRANMER    Book Number: 86971
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Kesu - meaning 'wealth being carved' - was the name given to Doug Cranmer, a whittler and doodler who embodied 'indigenous modern' art long before the term was coined. His art is energetic, colour...
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