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Fowler

by Robbie Fowler

Pronounced as the greatest goalscoring talent since Jimmy Greaves, seventeen-year old Robbie Fowler was immediately catapulted to fame and fortune. The thin, baby-faced Toxteth lad, who had trampled the same...


Our George

by Barbara Best

It’s a story everyone thinks they know … about the young boy from the back streets of Belfast who grew up to be the most famous footballer in the world, a legend who was the first superstar of the sport...


Upfront and Personal

by Coleen Nolan

Writing with the warmth and humour that have made her so popular, Coleen describes her eventful life, from joining her sisters' band The Nolans when she was only nine to growing up in the spotlight as they went...


North Face of Soho

by Clive James

‘In the closing pages of the last volume, I got married. The ceremony marked a rare outbreak of normality in my life. It was symbolized by my personal appearance. I was clean-shaven and had a hairstyle in...


Direct Red: A Surgeon's View of Her Life-or-Death Profession

by Gabriel Weston

In the tradition of Atul Gawande and Sherwin B. Nuland comes an eloquent and piercing account of a young woman's surgical education.

Surgeons have long been known for their allergy to doubt, an unsurprising trait...


Alligators, Old Mink & New Money: One Woman's Adventures in Vintage Clothing

by Alison Houtte & Melissa Houtte

Alligators, Old Mink & New Money is a celebration of the clothes that capture our memories and imaginations, that leave their indelible stamp on each of our lives. Alison Houtte—a former fashion model who...


American Odyssey

by Wilhelm Reich & Mary Boyd Higgins

A new autobiographical work by one of the most original and controversial thinkers of our time.

"I looked up every day from behind the bars to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Her light shone brightly...


Big Star: The Story of Rock's Forgotten Band: Revised & Updated Edition

by Rob Jovanovic

(Book). "We've sort of flirted with greatness," R.E.M.'s Peter Buck admitted. "But we've yet to make a record as good as Big Star's Third ." Although Big Star were together for less than four years and had little...


Fifty Years of Gathering, Fishing, and Unusual Animal Encounters: Lessons Learned of a Michigan Outdoorsman

by Joe Lunkas

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Fifty Years of Gathering, Fishing, and Unusual Animal Encounters: Lessons Learned of a Michigan Outdoorsman is part of the culmination of author Joe Lunkas' fascinating experiences during over fifty...


Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations

by Jorge Luis Borges & Kit Maude

“Believe me: the benefits of blindness have been greatly exaggerated. If I could see, I would never leave the house, I’d stay indoors reading the many books that surround me.”

—Jorge Luis Borges

Days...


Mother Daughter Me: A Memoir

by Katie Hafner

The complex, deeply binding relationship between mothers and daughters is brought vividly to life in Katie Hafner’s remarkable memoir, an exploration of the year she and her mother, Helen, spent working through,...


This Voice in My Heart

by Gilbert Tuhabonye & Gary Brozek

Gilbert Tuhabonye is a survivor. More than ten years ago, he lay buried under a pile of burning bodies. The centuries–old battle between Hutu and Tutsi tribes had come to Gilbert's school. Fueled by hatred,...


Pascal's Wager

by James A. Connor

In a major biography of Blaise Pascal, James Connor explores both the intellectual giant whose theory of probability paved the way for modernity and the devout religious mystic who dared apply probability to...


Lit

by Mary Karr

The Liars' Club brought to vivid, indelible life Mary Karr's hardscrabble Texas childhood. Cherry, her account of her adolescence, "continued to set the literary standard for making the personal universal" (...


Marvelous Melba: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Diva

by Ann Blainey

Nobody sings like Melba, and nobody ever will, proclaimed the impresario Oscar Hammerstein in 1908. Like many others of his time, he considered her the world's greatest singer. The wild acclaim showered on her...


Brendan Behan: A Life

by Michael O'Sullivan

Hailed as the new O'Casey by Irish critics in 1958, Behan is now often portrayed as the archetypal Irishman and spectacular drunk. Behind the myth lies the more compelling story of a writer who was never able...


Stephen Fry in America

by Stephen Fry

Britain's best-loved comic genius, Stephen Fry, turns his celebrated wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his chariot of Englishness, a black London cab.

Stephen...


Rose Boys: Text Classics

by Peter Rose & Brian Matthews

Robert Rose was a promising cricketer and footballer in the mould of his father, Bob, Collingwood's greatest player. Robert's brother, Peter, was on the way to a literary career as a poet and later a publisher....


Kate and William: Their Royal Life

by Marie Clayton

When Prince William married Kate Middleton, there can hardly have been a couple in the world that went to the altar with so many good wishes following them. This is the story of William and Kate as husband and...


The Manx Giant: The Amazing Story of Arthur Caley

by John Quirk

Born in 1824 in Sulby, Isle of Man, Arthur Caley eventually grew to 7'11", and was probably the tallest man in the world during his life. He left the Island to seek his fortune and eventually found his way to...