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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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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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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Selected to be read on Radio Four's Book of the Week. 'One of the best books I've read in the last five or ten years... Wild is angry, brave, sad, self-knowing, redemptive, raw, compelling, and brilliantly written, and I think it's destined to be loved by a lot of people, men and women, for a very lo... read more

Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found (Film Tie-in)
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Scrim tells the cautionary tale of an immensely popular radio broadcaster who could not resist opportunities to taunt his political masters, and was sacked by them when they would not put up with him any longer.
Uncle Scrim, as the Reverend Colin Scrimgeour ... read more

Scrim: The Man with a Mike
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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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At my worst moments, I lost all sense of hope for the future. As I began to slowly get better, I began to be able to say to myself, 'This will pass, you'll get through this. Hang on to hope.' John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zeala... read more

All Blacks Don't Cry: A Story of Hope
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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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