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The Black Prince

by David Green

One of the most charismatic and enigmatic personalities of the High Middle Ages, Edward the 'Black Prince' commanded an English division at the battle of Crecy at just 16 years old. But despite his battlefield...


April Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine

by Douglas Boyd

Eleanor of Aquitaine was the only person ever to sit on the thrones of both France and England. In this account of the turbulent adventures of the extraordinary mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John,...


We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter

by Angela Fordice Jordan

We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter offers an extraordinary perspective on public life in an intimate account from the daughter of a highly controversial southern governor and a widely beloved first lady....


The Eccentric Entrepreneur: Sir Julien Cahn: Businessman, Philanthropist, Magician and Cricket-Lover

by Miranda Rijks

Julien Cahn, the son of a German Jewish émigré, was an enormously successful businessman who used his wealth to indulge his somewhat eclectic passions. He built his own cricket ground and put together what...


Mysterious Mistress: The Life & Legend of Jane Shore

by Margaret Crosland

Jane Shore often gets just a byline in history. We know her name, and that she was the mistress of a king. But who was this woman caputred for the stage by Shakespeare in 'Richard III', fictionalised by Jean...


Soldier, Poet, Rebel: The Extraordinary Life of Charles Hudson VC

by Miles Hudson

Charles Hudson VC was one of the twentieth century's outstanding fighting soldiers. His military career through two world wars and in Russia in 1919 earned him a host of medals. He was also a man of deep feeling,...


Churchill's Grandmama

by Margaret E. Forster

Sir Winston Churchill's paternal grandmother (the mother of Randolph) has been a background figure in many biographies but her own story has never been told until now. As the eldest daughter of 3rd Marchioness...


John Brown: Queen Victoria's Highland Servant

by Raymond Lamont Brown

A century after Queen Victoria's death, debate still rages surrounding her relationship with her gillie, John Brown. Were they ever married? What was the extraordinary hold he had over her? This biography aims...


Daniel Alexander Payne: The Venerable Preceptor of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

by Nelson T. Strobert

This detailed biography gives a portrait of the life of Daniel Alexander Payne, a free person of color in nineteenth century Charleston, South Carolina. This work highlights his life as educator, pastor, abolitionist,...


Pompey Elliott

by Ross McMullin

Updated to include a foreword by Les Carlyon, this comprehensive, rich biography of the great Australian general vividly examines Elliott's origins and youth, his peacetime careers as a lawyer and politician,...


Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia's Lost Generation

by Ross McMullin

For Australia, a new nation with a relatively small population, the death of 60,000 soldiers during World War I was catastrophic. This book seeks to retrieve the stories of the extraordinary individuals who...


The Top Gear Story: The 100% Unofficial Story of the Most Famous Car Show . . . In the World

by Martin Roach

The full story of the unstoppable rise of Clarkson, Hammond, May, and the Stig—and how they created one of the most famous TV shows of the 21st century

 

Reaching a peak in the 1990s thanks to presenter Jeremy...


Mad Dog

by Johnny Adair

Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair earned his reputation as a paramilitary leader seeking freedom and peace in Northern Ireland. The authorities hold him responsible for 41 murders and he became known as the most feared...


Piers Morgan: The Biography

by Emily Herbert

The real story behind the man who scored one of the biggest gigs in television, replacing Larry King as the anchor on his CNN show Piers Morgan's talents seem to know no bounds—he's interviewed scores of...


Gangsters, Guns and Me

by Jamie Foreman

Jamie Foreman is one of Britain's most iconic actors. He is also the son of Britain's most notorious gangster, Freddie Foreman. Jamie's life has been anything but ordinary. Right from the start, his world was...


Blaggers Inc: Britain's Biggest Armed Robberies

by Terry Smith

A fascinating insider's insight into Britain's most infamous organised robberies. This type of highly organised criminal trade is best left to the professionals and should be avoided at all cost-as even professionals...


Celtic Soccer Crew: What the Hell Do We Care?

by John O'Kane

The founder of the Celtic Soccer Crew sets the record straight and his life straight in one gripping memoir.With 33 criminal convictions against him, plus a further 33 cases either dropped or found not guilty,...


Once Upon a Crime

by Jimmy Cryans

This is the true story of Jimmy Cryans. A story of growing up in Glasgow’s east end during the 1950s and 1960s and how he became involved in a life of crime. Jimmy speaks about the various characters he...


Conspiracy of Secrets

by Bobbie Neate

Tracing family histories is a popular pursuit and everyone loves the idea of discovering where they really come from. But when Bobbie Neate began to investigate her own family's past, she made some shocking...


Van Hoogstraten: Blood & Retribution

by Don Jordan & Mike Walsh

Nicholas van Hoogstraten is a millionaire businessman whose ruthless exploits mean that his name is rarely out of the headlines. Most recently, and most shockingly, he has been found guilty of the manslaughter...