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Lonelyhearts: The Screwball World of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney

by Marion Meade

NATHANAEL WEST—novelist, screenwriter, playwright, devoted outdoorsman—was one of the most gifted and original writers of his generation, a comic artist whose insight into the brutalities of modern life proved...


Saddled: How a Spirited Horse Reined Me in and Set Me Free

by Susan Richards

The prequel to CHOSEN BY A HORSE, detailing how Richards met Georgia and her struggle through alcoholism


Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog

by Susannah Charleson

An unforgettable memoir from a search-and-rescue pilot and her spirited canine partner

In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, Susannah Charleson clipped a photo from the newspaper of an exhausted canine handler,...


The Power of Half: One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back EBK

by Kevin Salwen & Hannah Salwen

One family's journey to downsize their lives and give half of their profits to worthy charities transports them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone.


Three Ways to Capsize a Boat: An Optimist Afloat

by Chris Stewart

If you're wondering what Chris Stewart did before he and Ana moved to El Valero, their Spanish farm, here's one of the answers. He took to the sea, landing a job as skipper for the summer, sailing a Cornish...


For Bread Alone

by Mohamed Choukri & Paul Bowles

Driven by famine from their home in the Rif, Mohamed’s family walks to Tangier in search of a better life. But things are no better there. Eight of Mohamed’s siblings die of malnutrition and neglect, and...


Bounder!: The Biography of Terry-Thomas

by Graham McCann

With his sly little moustache, broad gap-toothed grin, garish waistcoats and ostentatious cigarette holder, Terry-Thomas was known as an absolute bounder, both onscreen and off. Graham McCann’s hugely entertaining...


Practicing Catholic

by James Carroll

From a National Book Award-winning and bestselling author, James Carroll's examination and explaination of why he is till a practicing catholic, set against the history of the Catholic Church in America and...


Arsne Wenger: The Biography

by Xavier Rivoire

Arsene Wenger is credited with revolutionising one of the biggest clubs in Europe – famously bringing free-flowing football to ‘boring, boring Arsenal’ – and with influencing approaches to the modern...


Hazel: A Life of Lady Lavery 1880-1935

by Sinead McCoole

Until now Lady Lavery has been remembered for the numerous portraits by her husband, the painter John Lavery, celebrated in "The Municipal Gallery Re-visited' by W.B. Yeats, This first biography of Hazel tells...


Seventy Years Young: Memoirs of Elizabeth, Countess of Fingall

by Pamela Hinkson

This book is one of the most remarkable and the most entertaining of its kind ever published about late Victorian and Edwardian Ireland.' - Peter Costello, Sunday Independent. 'A woman of considerable style...


North of Naples, South of Rome

by Paulo Tullio

'People from all over Italy lay claim to living in the real Italy, but they are wrong. The real Italy lies here, in the Comino Valley, north of Naples, south of Rome, high in the mountains, surrounded by the...


Rebellions: Memoir, Memory and 1798

by Tom Dunne

REVISED AND EXTENDED SECOND EDITION ‘Rebellions is an autobiography, an astonishingly clear-sighted and lucid account of a tragic and disputed episode in Irish history and a polemic. The book's importance,...


The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down

by Colin Woodard

The inspiration for the NBC series Crossbones.   The Republic of Pirates features the 18th-century pirates Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and “Black Sam” Bellamy, both of whom rose from England's underclass...


Dollar In My Pocket

by Stephen R. Griffiths

In this, his second book set in the Bahamas, the author continues to relate his many experiences and adventures as a teacher on the island of Andros - the largest of the islands in the archipelago. Having spent...


Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language

by Katherine Russell Rich

An eye-opening and courageous memoir that explores what learning a new language can teach us about distant worlds and, ultimately, ourselves.

 

After miraculously surviving a serious illness, Katherine Rich...


Black Mahler: The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Story

by Charles Elford

Black Mahler dramatically brings to life the true story of all but forgotten, English composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912). Born to a white mother and black father and raised in the London suburb of...


A Pocket Guide on How to Win Government Contracts

by Mark W. Mansfield

In 'A Pocket Guide on How to Win Government Contracts' Mark Davis, a leading industry professional, shares his experiences and thoughts on how you can improve your chances of winning a contract with the Government....


Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs: 100 years of the best Journalism by women

by Eleanor Mills

Many female journalists came to the fore during the first and second world wars, and their perspective was very different to that of their male peers, who were reporting from the field. Specifically, they often...


Sellafield Stories: Life In Britain's First Nuclear Plant

by Hunter Davies

Sellafield Stories is the largest Oral History Project conducted in the UK. It was started by Jenni Lister, of Cumbria Record Office & Local Studies Library, and was funded by the BNFL.

Through the personal life...