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Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

by Alan Alda

On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some...


Hattie: The Authorised Biography of Hattie Jacques

by Andy Merriman

The hardback of this first and authorised biography received very good reviews and immediately reprinted. It tells the story of one of the heroines of post-war British comedy, on radio, film and TV.

Hattie Jacques...


Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life & Career of Warwick Davis

by Warwick Davis & George Lucas

Published to coincide with his highly anticipated new sitcom – a mockumentary follow-up to Extras from the pens of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant – Size Matters Not is the surprising and hilarious story...


The Last Englishman: The Life of J.L. Carr

by Byron Rogers

‘A fine biography… Rogers has done a wonderful job’ Daily Telegraph

J. L. Carr was the most English of Englishmen: headmaster of a Northamptonshire school, cricket enthusiast and campaigner for the conservation...


The Unforgiven: The Story of Don Revie's Leeds United

by Rob Bagchi

In 1961, when Don Revie became manager of Leeds United, they were a struggling Second Division club. By 1974 they had won two League Championships, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (twice), the FA Cup and the League...


Alice Cooper: Golf Monster: How a Wild Rock'n'roll Life Led to a Serious Golf Addiction

by Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper: Golf Monster is the full account of how Cooper became one of the biggest rock stars on the planet with hits like "School's Out" and "Elected", nearly lost it all to alcoholism, and then turned...


Passion Is a Fashion: The Real Story of the Clash

by Pat Gilbert

Pat Gilbert’s definitive biography of the Clash – universally acclaimed as a great book – has already sold over 20,000 copies in paperback. Now, for the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic London...


The Man Who Went Into the West

by Byron Rogers

Byron Rogers’ biography of Wales’s national poet and vicar, R.S. Thomas has been hailed as a ‘masterpiece’, even as a work of ‘genius’, by reviewers from Craig Brown to the Archbishop of Canterbury....


Miss Savidge Moves Her House: The Extraordinary Story of May Savidge and Her House of a Lifetime

by Christine Adams

‘This story will appeal to those who still believe that an Englishman’s home is his castle, and to those who have a soft spot for indomitable old women’ Daily Telegraph

The hardback edition of this book,...


It Shouldn't Happen to a Midwife!

by Jane Yeadon

As the Swinging Sixties continue, Jane Yeadon is ready to start her training as a midwife. With general nursing already under her belt, it’s time for a whole new adventure – and another very steep learning...


Willie Miller's Aberdeen Dream Team

by Willie Miller & Rob Robertson

Willie Miller is an Aberdeen legend. In a glittering career he won every domestic honour, played in two World Cup Finals for Scotland and led Aberdeen to victory in the 1983 European Cup Winners’ Cup. He played...


Walter Smith the Ibrox Gaffer: A Tribute to a Rangers Legend

by Scott Burns

Rangers stars past and present unite to honour one of the most decorated and successful managers in Scottish football – the legendary Walter Smith. Ibrox favourites from across the decades, including heroes...


Aye Ready Rangers War Heroes

by Paul Smith

Hero. A word used and abused in football, but for those who fought for their country in Britain’s armed forces during the brutal conflicts of the twentieth century, there can be no better description. And...


Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life

by Allison Glock & Clay Aiken

“My mother prophesied years ago that my voice would take me places. She was certain that there was a reason I was able to sing. I am still discovering what that reason is, what it is that God wants to happen.”...


'Solitary and Wild': Frederick MacNeice and the Salvation of Ireland

by David Fitzpatrick

For lovers of the often dark and troubled poetry of Louis MacNeice, his father is a reassuring presence: solid, sober, pious yet tolerant, a Church of Ireland clergyman who was not afraid to reject the Ulster...


Shackleton: An Irishman in Antartica

by Jonathan Shackleton

A mesmerizing new biography of explorer Ernest Shackleton, lavishly illustrated with over a hundred photographs, maps and engravings, some of them appearing in print for the first time. Eighty years after his...


My Traitor

by Sorj Chalandon

My Traitor tells the story of Antoine, an idealistic young French violin-maker, who takes a train from Dublin to Belfast in 1977 and is propelled into the heart of the Falls Road and the Republican movement,...


What the Curlew Said: Nostos Continued

by John Moriarty

'Now again I live in a river-mirrored house, the house a cottage, and the river that mirrors it broadening out twice a day into an estuary lake fished by otters and herons and, when the salmon are running, by...


Jammet's of Dublin

by Alison Maxwell

From 1901 to 1967 this Dublin restaurant – so famous in its day that letters simply addressed ‘Jammet’s, Europe’ reached their destination within a week – was the resort of actors, politicians, artists...


Serious Sounds

by John Moriarty

A wonderful walk through the story of Moriarty's childhood growing up on a small farm in north Kerry, and his lifelong engagement with traditional Catholic sacraments, taking as his point of departure Philip...