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De Valera Volume 1

by David McCullagh

Éamon de Valera was the single most consequential Irish figure of the twentieth century. He was a leader in the Easter Rising, the figurehead of the anti-Treaty rebels during the dark days of the Civil War...


The M Word

by Maïa Dunphy

Do you find yourself fumbling through motherhood? Join the club!

Babies are gorgeous, exhausting, tyrannical little bundles of joy. They demand all of our time, energy and sanity, and give us nothing but cute...


CONTROLLER

by Sergei Shishkin

Controller is the story of a new staff member coming to the UN Secretariat from the Soviet government service. His exploration of the new surroundings from the conference halls of the famous UN building in...


Elizabeth Taylor

by Boze Hadleigh

This book of quotes explores the many sides of the one-and-only Elizabeth Taylor. In her time, she was perceived as a celebrity, an actress, a siren, and a champion for causes. She became a popular and prominent...


My Fifteen Lost Years

by Florence Elizabeth Maybrick

The writing of this book has been to me no joyful task, as its making has been at the expense of much-needed rest and peace of mind. In returning to my dear native land after a long imprisonment, I cherished...


Seven Roman Statesmen (Serapis Classics)

by Charles Oman

THERE WAS A TIME, NOT so very long ago, when the taunt was true that history was written as if it were a mere string of anecdotal biographies of great men. But for the last forty years the pendulum has been...


Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special

by Henry Blofeld

For over half a century, Henry Blofeld has conveyed his unfailing enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much loved broadcaster and journalist. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of...


Gold: My Autobiography

by Nick Skelton

With a show-jumping career spanning over forty years, Nick Skelton is a legend in the equestrian world. No other rider has won so many major competitions on so many different horses and he is as popular at Olympia...


See Ya Later: The World According to Arron Crascall

by Arron Crascall

Alright guys? It's me, Arron. Or as some people call me, 'that guy with the phone, the skinny jeans and the really fat head'.

In a world that seems to be freefalling without a parachute towards utter chaos, I'm...


Graeme Souness ¿ Football: My Life, My Passion

by Graeme Souness

Graeme Souness is a Glasgow Rangers icon, and a Liverpool legend in the same bracket as Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

He has racked up getting on for fifty years in and around the world...


William Tyndale

by Melvyn Bragg

Part One: The History (What do we know?)

This brief historical introduction to William Tyndale explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of his life and writings, and...


Paul

by John M. G. Barclay

‘There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.’

(Galatians 3.28)

The revolutionary writings of St Paul have had an incalculable...


Breaking News

by Jeremy Thompson

Until his retirement at the end of 2016, Jeremy Thompson was one of the longest-serving journalists and news anchors in the UK.

During a forty-year career in television news, Thompson gained a reputation as the...


Magic Carpet Ride

by Philip Harris & Ivan Fallon

From humble beginnings in wartime Peckham, where his first memories are of being carried down into the air-raid shelter by his mother, Phil Harris would go on to transform his father’s market stall into Britain’s...


Me Life Story

by Scarlett Moffatt

One girl's meteoric rise from sofa to TV stardom! From beloved Gogglebox breakout star, to winner of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, achieving her dream of presenting with Ant and Dec on Saturday Night...


Jenson Button

by Jenson Button

Jenson Button is one of the greatest racing drivers of his generation. His seventeen years in Formula 1 have seen him experience everything the sport has to offer, from nursing underpowered cars around the track...


The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant

by Charles W. Calhoun

As controversial in politics as he was in the military, Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) was an embattled president, enormously popular with the American people, yet the target of unrelenting censure by political...


The Recollections of Rifleman Harris

by Benjamin Harris

The Recollections of Rifleman Harris is a memoir published in 1848 of the experiences of an enlisted soldier in the 95th Regiment of Foot in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars.

The eponymous soldier...


Emancipation Proclamation

by Abraham Lincoln & Sheba Blake

The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. It purported to change the federal legal status of more than 3 million...


Diary of a U-Boat Commander

by Sheba Blake & Stephen King-Hall

Captain Karl von Schenk of the Kaiser's Navy is a stereotypical German nobleman - supremely self-confident, touchy about the divisions of class and any infringement on his place. He thinks he is handsome, has...