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Death and the Maidens

by Janet Todd

1816 was the fateful year when the Romantic poet Shelley and his lover Mary shared a hectic creative and sexual menage in Switzerland with Lord Byron. This intense period drew from the men some of the greatest...


Maggie

by John Sanford

‘She was small, she was slight, with limber hands and fingers and white and consonant teeth; hazel was the colour of her eyes, and she wore size three shoes on her high-arched feet. There was more, though,...


The Life and Times of Lord Mountbatten

by John Terraine

Relive the 20th century through the eyes and words of Lord Mountbatten – a member of the Royal family and one of Britain's most highly decorated naval officers. This extraordinary volume spans 70 years of triumph,...


Time at War

by Nicholas Mosley

Although Nicholas Mosley has written two volumes of family biography and a volume of memoirs, he has, until now, avoided writing about his World War Two experiences.

The son of Sir Oswald Mosley who, as the leader...


Hitler

by Norman Stone

This biography looks beneath the usual assessment of Adolf Hitler the monster, digging deeper into his life and examining his successes alongside his many failings. Through his meticulous research and illuminating...


His Second War

by Alec Waugh

Alec Waugh, who served in the last war as a regular army officer, was recalled to his regiment in September 1939. After a few months of regimental duties he has filled a succession of Junior Staff appointment,...


A Curious Career

by Lynn Barber

Lynn Barber, by her own admission, has always suffered from a compelling sense of nosiness. An exceptionally inquisitive child she constantly questioned everyone she knew about imitate details of their lives....


Inside a Pearl

by Edmund White

Edmund White was forty-three years old when he moved to Paris in 1983. He spoke no French and knew just two people in the entire city, but soon discovered the anxieties and pleasures of mastering a new culture....


Pondlife

by Al Alvarez

Here’s the paradox: your body becomes steadily more troublesome just at that point when the world, which you are soon to leave, becomes sweeter, more poignant, more beautiful, more desirable…

The ponds of Hampstead...


Family Circle: The Boudins and the Aristocracy of the Left

by Susan Braudy

When Kathy Boudin was arrested in 1981 after a botched armed robbery and shootout that left a Brinks guard and two policemen dead, she ended a decade living underground as part of the radical Weathermen underground;...


Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind

by Sarah Wildman

One woman's journey to find the lost love her grandfather left behind when he fled pre-World War II Europe, and an exploration into family identity, myth, and memory.

Years after her grandfather's death, journalist...


Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

by Søren Frank & Søren Frank

A unique thematic history of Manchester United from the club's creation as humble Newton Heath in 1878 to its status as the world's greatest football brand, this book gets to the essence of the heart and soul...


On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

by Richard Norton Smith

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

From acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith comes the definitive life of an American icon: Nelson Rockefeller—one of the most complex and compelling...


Some Life This Is - Book 1

by Rose Jones

Life can take you through many twists and turns. You never know what will happen next. As a child we all have dreams, about what we want to be when we grow up. Some of us get there, some do not. Why is one person's...


JFK VIP2RIP

by Paul Gibson

Team 17 is the U.S  Assassin Sniper Team, 16 USSR Sniper Teams before them have failed to assassinate Prz. Zoo Prude the team members are Lee Oswald and Paul Gibson, an 8 year old school boy he is to shoot...


Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life

by Robert Spaethling

"A wonderful collection that gives Mozart a voice as a son, husband, brother and friend." —New York Times Book Review "Mozart's honesty, his awareness of his own genius and his contempt for authority all shine...


Shadows in an African Twilight: Game Ranger - Soldier - Hunter

by Kevin Thomas

An exciting autobiography about the life of a game ranger, Special Force soldier and professional hunter in Southern Africa. The book also ends with a discerning look into the work of contract Security Escort...


A Roman Return: An Anglo-Italian Year in the Eternal City

by Anthony Turi

Blending travel writing, memoir and journalistic commentary, 'A Roman Return' recounts a teacher's year in Rome, having moved to the city from London. A UK national with Italian parents, Anthony Turi writes...


Johnny Be Good: Out from the Darkness: an Incredible True Story

by Johnny Kinch

Johnny Be Good the true-life story of a small time celebrity whose life went horribly wrong due to drink and drugs. Actor, Johnny Kinch, tells his story in a bare-all book about how he became an alcoholic, was...


A Bike Ride

by Stanley Sprocket

Join Stanley Sprocket for a 5 day cycle ride across France. Using a simple road map, without a tent or a sleeping bag, a mobile phone or a watch, Stanley proves to himself that roughing it in cardboard houses,...