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I Never Walked Alone: The Autobiography of an American Singer

by Shirley Verrett & Christopher Brooks

An inspiring self-portrait of a world-renowned African American vocal artist

This is a fascinating account of a gifted woman's coming of age and rise to success at a time when black classical musicians faced...

Chocolate, Please

by Lisa Lampanelli

An inside look at the life of Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, as she dishes on everything from relationships, food, and fat to why once you go black, you never go back

In her jaw-droppingly...

The Allure of Chanel

by Paul Morand & Euan Cameron

The story of Coco Chanel s life, as told by her to Paul Morand

Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St Moritz at the end of the Second World War when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs;...

A Life in Music: Ruth Nye and the Arrau Heritage

by Roma Randles

Claudio Arrau was one of the most distinguished and influential concert pianists of the twentieth century. His particular approach to the creation of sound was legendary. Concert pianist Ruth Nye studied with...

Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life

by Angela V John

Beautiful and talented, versatile and charismatic, Elizabeth Robins was one of the foremost actresses of her day. Yet this enduring character was also an active and lifelong feminist, and her life as a suffragette...

Benedict Cumberbatch, in Transition: An Unauthorised Performance Biography

by Lynnette Porter

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Hobbit trilogy, Twelve Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Fifth Estate; Hedda Gabler, After the Dance, Frankenstein; Hawking, To the...

101 Amazing Benedict Cumberbatch Facts

by Jack Goldstein

Are you a fan of leading British actor Benedict Cumberbatch? Whether it is as Sherlock, a Star Trek villain or any of his multitude of TV and film roles, Ben has endeared himself to fans across the world with...

The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell: Creator of the Young and the Restless and the Bold and the Beautiful

by Lee Phillip Bell & Michael Maloney

The definitive biography of William J. Bell, the creative genius behind the Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful-now in paperback

This fascinating account of legendary soap opera creator, William...

A Short Walk from Harrods

by Dirk Bogarde & United Agents

First published in 1993, this is one of Dirk Bogarde's latter memoirs.

'I learned very early on in my life that nothing was for ever; so I should have been aware of

disillusion in early middle age: but, somehow,...

For the Time Being

by Dirk Bogarde

In 1988 Dirk Bogarde returned from two idyllic decades in France to live in England. Shortly afterwards, the then Literary Editor of the Daily Telegraph, admiring the 'lucid frankness' of Bogarde's memoirs,...

Cleared for Take-Off

by Dirk Bogarde

On his many reconnaissance missions in Europe and the Far East, the young Bogarde experienced the terror of enemy attack and the horror of its aftermath, together with the intense camaraderie and bitter homour...


by Dirk Bogarde

First published in 1986, Backcloth is the fourth volume of Dirk Bogarde's highly acclaimed biography and also one of the most intimate and searching.

Based on personal letters, notebooks and diaries, it explores...

Great Meadow: An Evocation

by Dirk Bogarde

From 1927 to 1934 the young Dirk Bogarde lived in a remote cottage in the Sussex Downs with his sister Elizabeth and their strict nanny, Lally.

For the children it was an idyllic time of joy and adventure: of...

Lady Unknown: The Life of Angela Burdett-Coutts

by Edna Healey

In 1837, at the age of twenty-three, Angela Burdett-Coutts inherited a vast fortune from her banker grandfather, making her one of the richest and thus potentially powerful women in Victorian England. She moved...

Freddy Lonsdale

by Frances Donaldson

A biography of one of the London theatre's most important wits and playwrights. Donaldson discusses the life and work of the man who wrote over twenty plays and musicals that were produced in London in the first...

Jokes My Father Never Taught Me

by Rain Pryor

The loving yet brutally honest memoir of the daughter of comedy legend Richard Pryor

Rain Pryor was born in the idealistic, free-love 1960s. Her mother was a Jewish go-go dancer who wanted a tribe of rainbow...

Betty Garrett and Other Songs: A Life on Stage and Screen

by Betty Garrett & Ron Rapoport

"Betty Garrett's memoir is a tale of grace under pressure. It's a lovely, moving song of survival."-Studs Terkel

Mary Wickes: I Know I've Seen That Face Before

by Steve Taravella

Moviegoers know her as the housekeeper in White Christmas, the nurse in Now, Voyager, and the crotchety choir director in Sister Act. This book, filled with never-published behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway...

I Stooged to Conquer: The Autobiography of the Leader of the Three Stooges

by Moe Howard

Telling the full story of the head Stooge, this work reveals the life-long career of a legendary funnyman. Born into a working-class family in Brooklyn, Moe Howard transformed his real-life experiences of getting...

Model Patient

by Karen Duffy

From Revlon spokesmodel to film actress to one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People," Karen Duffy was living the life most of us only dream of. Then her whirlwind life of celebrity parties came to...