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Harold Nicolson

by Norman Rose

Harold Nicolson was a man of extraordinary gifts. A renowned politician, historian, biographer, diarist, novelist, lecturer, journalist, broadcaster and gardener, his position in society and politics allowed...


Against All Odds

by R.A. Lang

Against All Odds takes you on a worldwide adventure filled with unexpected events, impossible and sometimes life-threatening situations including romance, tragedy, being shot at, ambushed, voodoo, cholera, Venezuelan...


HOPEFUL - an autobiography

by Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili's fascinating story begins with an unconventional childhood spent at his family's London guesthouse for visiting Iranians. At school he is kept busy with the beginnings of a passionate love affair...


Rio

by Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand is widely acknowledged as one of the most talented and skilful defenders in the world. His transfer from West Ham to Leeds was a British record at the time, a feat he achieved again with his subsequent...


Isis in America: The Classic Eyewitness Account of Madame Blavatsky's Journey to America and theOccult Revolution She Ignited

by Henry S Olcott

Theosophical Society cofounder Colonel Henry Steel Olcott's memoirs cover his years with Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and the birth of the American occult-part of the new Tarcher Supernatural Library.

There...


Lesley Blanch: Inner Landscapes, Wilder Shores

by Anne Boston

Blanch, writer, artist and adventuress, followed her own compass in everything she did. She called herself a romantic traveller; her appetite for the exotic colours all her books. The first, The Wilder Shores...


Maralinga: The Chilling Expose of Our Secret Nuclear Shame and Betrayal of Our Troops and Country

by Frank Walker

Who really paid the price for the British nuclear tests in the Australian outback?

In the 1950s and 60s, the British government, working with the Australian government, conducted nuclear tests at Monte Bello...


The Scientist as Rebel

by Freeman J. Dyson

From Galileo to today’s amateur astronomers, scientists have been rebels, writes Freeman J. Dyson. Like artists and poets, they are free spirits who resist the restrictions their cultures impose on them. In...


Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

by Steve Almond

“Powerful...an important read." —Publishers Weekly

New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America’s biggest sacred cow: football

In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty...


Benson: The Autobiography

by George Benson & Alan Goldsher

The much-awaited story of celebrated singer, songwriter, composer, and guitarist George Benson, with a foreword by Bill Cosby.


Hell:  My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers

by Tom Maxwell

The Swing Movement -- all jazz hands and high-waisted pants -- advanced and receded in good order. I wrote this book to tell the other side of the story. I want you to know about the oddball collection of iconoclasts...


Snakes and Ladders

by Dirk Bogarde

In Snakes and Ladders, the second instalment of Dirk Bogarde�s carefully observed autobiography, we are taken from the challenges of his army training camp, through the horrors of war, to his glittering �...


A Postillion Struck by Lightning

by Dirk Bogarde

Following Bogarde from childhood through adolescence, to the beginnings of his budding career, A Postillion Struck By Lightning is a heartfelt memoir, offering insight into what created the drive and charisma...


Worn Stories

by Emily Spivack

Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories, Emily Spivack has collected over sixty of these clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and talented storytellers....


My Tale of Woe

by Patricia Hastings

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My Tale of Woe is the tell-all true story of an ex-cult member, raped into submission, tortured, and left to fend in a world of craziness.

In her own words:

"I didn't know what I was getting myself...


Without Knowing Mr Walkley

by Edith Olivier

"Nowadays, one meets fewer 'Characters' than of old, and life seems to be far more uniform. Everyone knew some oddities in their childhood, curious people who looked and behaved quite unlike others, but such...


Wiltshire

by Edith Olivier

This "landscape of the uplands" has been described as "an ocean of rolling grass"; and, with its distinct and yet unaccented separateness, it looks like the green eye of England.' Originally compiled by the...


Night Thoughts of a Country Landlady

by Edith Olivier

"When the War drove her to fill the house with strange guests, it also drove her to fill her diary with strange thoughts... This broadened hospitality, and these unaccustomed contacts, completely changed for...


Country Moods and Tenses

by Edith Olivier

. . . let the townsman say what he will, country life has more variety . . .' A contemporary of Cecil Beaton, Siegfried Sassoon and Rex Whistler, Edith Olivier is best known for her first book, the novella,...


Dying to be a Centrefold

by Terri Lenee Peake

Dying to be a Centerfold is my life story. Starting out as a neglected child and not having a nurturing mother was something I was ashamed of. I took care of my mother since I was 5 years old. I don't remember...