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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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...
ON THE HIGH WIRE
PHILIPPE PETIT    Book Number: 89974
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Translated by Paul Auster, this poetic handbook was written when the hire wire artist was just 23 years old. Philippe Petit became world famous with his feats such as walking between the towers of...
VETS MIGHT FLY
JAMES HERRIOT    Book Number: 90028
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A few months of married bliss, a lover's nest in Darrowby and the wonders of home cooking are rudely interrupted for James Herriot by the Second World War. RAF training proves tough for James, but...
RED DAUGHTER
JOHN BURNHAM SCHWARTZ    Book Number: 90414
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Stalin's daughter was a difficult, complicated and deeply sympathetic woman. In one of the most momentous events of the Cold War, Svetlana Alliluyeve, the only daughter of Joseph Stalin, abandoned...
HER MAJESTY A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY 1926-TODAY
CHRISTOPHER WARWICK    Book Number: 88646
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Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has for over six decades steadfastly and loyally carried out her duty on behalf of her country. German art p...
CHURCHILL'S BESTIARY: His Life Through Animals
PIERS BRENDON    Book Number: 90802
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'From beak to tail feather and from flipper to fin, this is a book that will long be known, read and savoured.' - James W. Muller of the International Churchill Society. One of Winston Churchill's...
LAKELAND BOYHOOD
DAVID CLARK    Book Number: 90762
Published price: £12
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Lord Clark of Windermere has always believed the Lake District a special place. His memoirs of the 1940s and 50s give a unique insight into a thriving rural community of working people which is no...
BABY SNATCHERS
MARY CREIGHTON    Book Number: 90831
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'You're all fallen women. You've sowed the seed of Satan. You are nothing.' When Mary Creighton found herself pregnant at just 15 out of wedlock in 1960s Ireland, she dreamed of a happy life with ...
ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG NATURALIST
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH    Book Number: 90904
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Welcome paperback reprint of a book first published in 1980 under the title 'The Zoo Quest Expedition: Travels in Guyana, Indonesia and Paraguay.' In 1954 a young David Attenborough had the opport...
JOURNEYS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH    Book Number: 90905
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A companion to 90904 Adventures of A Young Naturalist, the book was first published in 1981 under the title 'Journeys to the Past: Travels in New Guinea, Madagascar, and the Northern Territory of A...
EDWARD WESTON: Portrait of the Young Man As An Artist
GRAHAM HOWE & B. GATES WARREN    Book Number: 90770
Published price: £40
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During his 50-year career, Edward Weston (1886-1958) blazed a trail in Photo-Modernism capturing portraits, landscapes, still life and nudes. This has established him as one of the most revered pr...
FAY WRAY AND ROBERT RISKIN: A Hollywood Memoir
VICTORIA RISKIN    Book Number: 90771
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Fay Wray was most famous as the blonde in a diaphanous gown who captured the heart of the mighty King Kong, the 25 foot 60 tonne gorilla as he placed her, nestled in his 8 foot hand, on the ledge o...
INDIAN SUN: The Life and Music of Ravi Shankar
OLIVER CRASKE    Book Number: 90865
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Ravi Shankar became a household name when the Beatles started promoting his music in 1968, but he was already a prominent figure in the American West Coast scene, with David Crosby of The Byrds pro...
HAVE A LITTLE FAITH
MITCH ALBOM    Book Number: 90913
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A tender, transporting and deeply moving story of a young man asked to give the eulogy of his childhood rabbi, intersected with sermons and fables and meetings with his pastor. We see that both th...
ALI: A Life
JONATHAN EIG    Book Number: 90990
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Winner of the Sports Book of the Year 2018 this is the most definitive biography of Muhammad Ali that has ever been published, based on more than 500 interviews with those who knew him best and wit...
DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL
ANNE FRANK    Book Number: 90992
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Complete and unabridged, this is the extremely moving classic that remains a top favourite among readers of all ages, a rare and exceptional personal document that emerged from the Second World War...
GANDHI, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY:
MOHANDAS K. GANDHI    Book Number: 91012
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Known as Mahatma Gandhi, this popular and influential book covers the period from his birth in 1869 to the year 1921, describing his childhood, schooldays, early marriage, journeys abroad, legal st...
MUSTN'T GRUMBLE: The Autobiography
TERRY WOGAN    Book Number: 91045
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The late Sir Terry Wogan's autobiography is not quite like others, peopled as it is with characters called Wilting Baz, Willie Gofar or Mrs Betty Bickerdike. Starting as a stooge for Jimmy Young, w...
HOUSE OF GLASS
HADLEY FREEMAN    Book Number: 91091
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A moving memoir following the Glass siblings throughout the course of the 20th century exploring assimilation, identity and home, the book is the story and secrets of a 20th century Jewish family. ...
MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY
MO MOULTON    Book Number: 91070
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Sub-titled 'How Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women.' A group biography of the renowned crime novelist and the Oxford University women who stood at the vanguard of ...
RICHARD FEYNMAN: A Life in Science
JOHN GRIBBIN & MARY GRIBBIN    Book Number: 91125
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Magnificently charismatic and fun-loving, Richard Feynman was one of the biggest characters in the field of theoretical physics along with Schrodinger and Einstein and Newton in modern science. 10...
WILD THING
PHILIP NORMAN    Book Number: 91132
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Sub-titled 'The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix', this first-rate analysis is an engaging memorial to a rock revolutionary. 'Arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock m...
DAY LIKE TODAY: Memoirs
JOHN HUMPHRYS    Book Number: 91134
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The bombshell book that everyone was talking about by the radio genius and maestro of Mastermind, John Humphrys has been a journalist with the BBC for a record-breaking 50 years. He has reported f...
EVERYTHING THAT MAKES US HUMAN
JAY JAYAMOHAN    Book Number: 91195
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On a daily basis Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon Jay Jayamohan makes life-and-death decisions on the most vulnerable and fragile members of society - babies and children. Daily, parents and car...
INSOMNIA
Marina Benjamin    Book Number: 91311
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A sublime view of the treasures and torments to be found in wakefulness, this is an entertaining and existential nocturnal reverie in search of lost sleep. Rich in imagery, beautiful, jagged and p...
KANT'S LITTLE PRUSSIAN HEAD AND OTHER REASONS WHY I WRITE
CLAIRE MESSUD    Book Number: 91281
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In 29 intimate, brilliant and funny essays, Claire Messud reflects on a childhood move from her Connecticut home to Australia, the complex relationship between her modern Canadian mother and a fier...
MODERNISTS & MAVERICKS
MARTIN GAYFORD    Book Number: 91486
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Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Gillian Ayres, Frank Bowling and Howard Hodgkin were among a number of acclaimed artists painting in London from the Secon...
LEMMY: White Line Fever
LEMMY KILMISTER & J. GARZA    Book Number: 91440
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'Few could claim with any conviction to have had more drugs, drunk more bourbon, or entertained more women than Motörhead's lead singer.' - Sunday Times. Lemmy was one of the last rock gods standi...
DISAPPEARANCE OF EMILE ZOLA
MICHAEL ROSEN    Book Number: 91339
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The Professor of Children's Literature broadcast his programme Zola In Norwood on BBC Radio 3 in 2015. He tells the incredible story of Zola's escape to London in the aftermath of the scandalous D...
GATSBY'S OXFORD
CHRISTOPHER SNYDER    Book Number: 91351
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Sub-titled 'Scott, Zelda, and The Jazz Age Invasion of Britain: 1904-1929' this extraordinary history shows how the story of F. Scott Fitzgerald's creation of Jay Gatsby, war hero and Oxford man at...
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