Butterflies, ice-cream, writing at night, playing word games...in this witty, intimate and delicious book Anne Fadiman ruminates on her passions, both literary and everyday. From mourning the demise of letter-writing to revealing a m... read more

At Large and at Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist
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The shocking story of a young girl forced into prostitution by her own father, and her painful journey to escape her horrific childhood and build a new life for herself and her sons. Maria's dad was a pimp, living in a world of thieves and street-walkers. Her mother,... read more

Daddy's Little Earner
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In June 1944, when 14-year-old Stefan Wisniewski stood by his mother's dusty Tehran grave, he knew his world was about to change again, forever. Give Us This Day: a Memoir of Family and Exile explores the story of one of the 732 Polish child survivors of wartime Soviet deportation offered unlikely ref... read more

Give Us This Day: A Memoir of Family  and Exile
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There never was a Churchill from John of Marlborough down who had either morals or principles', so said Gladstone. From the First Duke of Marlborough - soldier of genius, restless empire-build... read more

The Churchills: A Family at the Heart of History - from the Duke of Marlborough to Winston Churchill
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Shirley MacLaine returns with the most accessible, funny and timely book of her career, detailing all the things she's over... and a few she's not.

I'm Over All That: and Other Confessions
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'I've always been wilful...I've always been stubborn and always determined'One of our best-loved actresses, Celia Imrie would rather have been a dancer. As a child she planned to join the Royal Ballet and marry Rudolf Nureyev. Now she has become one of our finest and funniest... read more

Nophoto
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A personal diary of Richard E Grant, charting the ups and downs of the making of "Wah-Wah", his first movie as writer and director. This work is both an insight into the intrigues and agonies he encounters along the way, and also a portrait of his childhood and his love affair with Swaziland, where he was born and brought up.

Nophoto
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This is a memoir of the first 40 years of Gore Vidal's life, ranging back and forth across a rich history. He spent his childhood in Washington DC, in the household of his grandfather, the blind senator from Oklahoma, T.P. Gore, and in the various domestic situations of his complic... read more

Palimpsest
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In 1949, after years of nomadic existence, nine-year-old Aeronwy Thomas and her family arrived at the Boat House in Laugharne, a small village on the Welsh coast. Here her father, the poet Dylan Thomas and mother, Caitlin, hoped to find peace, a place to settle and work.... read more

My Father's Places
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From Dinah Lee and The Chicks to Bic and Boh Runga, from Sharon O'Neill to Ladi6, kiwi rock chicks have never taken a back seat. Strong sheilas with big, soulful voices and even bigger stage personalities have long been a feature of our local music scene... read more

Kiwi Rock Chicks, Popstars & Trailblazers
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Allan Hubbard is a man very much loved by thousands of South Islanders, but whose finance company Aorangi Securities is currently being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. Despite this, thousands of passionate supporters marched in Timaru, flocked to d... read more

Allan Hubbard : A Man Out Of Time
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