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Dearest Jane ... My Father's Life and Letters
Roger Mortimer, Jane Torday
April 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. The letters Roger Mortimer wrote to his son Charlie, collected in Dear Lupin propelled him to a posthumous spot in the bestseller charts. Daughter Louise...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/03/2014
     

Dear Lumpy Letters to a Disobedient Daughter
Louise Mortimer
April 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. After the bestselling Dear Lupin, Charlie Mortimer’s sister Louise allows us once again to revel in Roger Mortimer’s prose, the stories of batty friends and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

A Classless Society Britain in the 1990s
Alwyn W. Turner
April 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. The 1990’s - the last decade and already how far away it seems, some of the attitudes, the fashions and the politics make it seem a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2014
     

Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses
Helen Rappaport
April 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. The four daughters of the last Tsar of Russia, overlooked in life and in death, the young women, the eldest only twenty-three were gunned down with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

A Little Piece of England A tale of self-sufficiency
John Jackson
First published in 1979, a welcome reissue of John Jackson’s description of life on a Kent small-holding. With his wife and three children (all more or less enthusiastic about the move), they buy a house high in the North Kent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


The Poppy A History of Conflict, Loss, Remembrance, and Redemption
Nicholas J. Saunders
Our most obvious connection to the Poppy is as an iconic symbol of the First World War. But as a narcotic, its use reaches back to Ancient Egypt, its value attracting kings and empires, criminals, doctors and addicts. This humble...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

A History of London in 100 Places
David Long
David Long has chosen 100 places that each represents a stage in London’s evolution. It’s a good mix of the famous and the obscure, with many surprises along the way. A good inspiration for London walks, the book comes with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

The Bookshop That Floated Away
Sarah Henshaw
Undeterred by a rejection by a local bank to provide a loan for her admittedly unusual but brilliant idea to have a bookshop inside a barge, Sarah Henshaw went ahead anyway. This book / sort of diary loosely charts the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Will
Christopher Rush
With great imagination, colour and skill, renowned writer and dramatist Christopher Rush takes the reader inside the mind of the world famous Bard of Avon through encounters with his lawyer as they prepare his will. This fictional autobiography was first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
     

Walking Home
Simon Armitage
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. A uniquely charming, droll, moving,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2013
     

Bonkers My Life in Laughs
Jennifer Saunders
Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards RTE Listeners' Choice Award 2013. Amazing that Jennifer Saunders has managed to cram her life into just one volume – there is material enough for a trilogy at least. And it’s not all Bolly and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Boy with the Topknot A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton
Sathnam Sanghera
A 2014 World Book Night selection. The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton is a hilarious and heart-rending reinvention of the modern British memoir. It's 1979, I'm three years old, and like all breakfast...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2009
     

Highgrove A Garden Celebrated
Charles, Prince of Wales, Bunny Guinness
The gardens at Highgrove evoke intense emotion. In January, the dramatic light and early snowdrops of the Stumpery are exquisite; the glistening emerald lawns and tree blossoms in Spring lift the spirits with a promise of what is to come;...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Call the Vet Farmers, Dramas and Disasters - My First Year as a Country Vet
Anna Birch
When fresh-faced, newly qualified vet Anna arrives in the seemingly sleepy Dorset village of Ebbourne, little does she know that this tiny rural community is about to change her life. Straight in at the deep end, Anna faces two tricky...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

The Great Escaper: The Life and Death of Roger Bushell - Love, Betrayal, Big x and the Great Escape
Simon Pearson
Roger Bushell was 'Big X', mastermind of the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, immortalised in the Hollywood film The Great Escape. Very little was known about Bushell until 2011, when his family donated his private papers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Woodsman
Ben Law
Ben Law has lived as a woodsman in Prickly Nut Wood for over 20 years. His authentic, incredible sense of the land and the wildlife, and his respect for age-old traditions and how to sustain them offers a wonderful, inviting...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Unforgivable
Collette Elliott
Unforgivable is the shocking real-life story of suffering and survival from child abuse victim Collette Elliott. I brought you into this world and I can take you out with one click of my fingers. What if Baby P or Daniel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Matt Dawson's Lions Tales
Matt Dawson
Facts, anecdotes, history and humour, an up-close look at the world of the rugby Lions, with Matt Dawson looking back at 125 years of Lion history. Like for Like Reading Lion Man: The Autobiography, Ian McGeechan
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

The Pythons' Autobiography by the Pythons
Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam
Over forty years ago, a group of five Englishmen - and one wayward American - rewrote the rules of comedy. MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS, an unheralded, previously unseen half-hour show of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations, first appeared on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2005
     

No Holding Back
Amanda Holden
Actress, presenter, talent show judge. Daughter, wife, mother, survivor. There's so much more to Amanda Holden than fame. A natural-born performer, Amanda's journey to becoming one of the most recognisable faces on our screens today has been one full of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Wrong Knickers - A Decade of Chaos
Bryony Gordon
For years, women have been told that their twenties are their golden years, filled with fun, parties, sex and glamour. Countless TV shows and movies tell us the same story: this is your perfect decade - don't waste it! You'll...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
     

The Valley A Hundred Years in the Life of a Family
Richard Benson
The close-knit villages of the Dearne Valley were home to four generations of the Hollingworth family. Spanning Richard Benson's great-grandmother Winnie's ninety-two years in the valley, and drawing on years of historical research, interviews and anecdotes, The Valley lets us...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

A Sting in the Tale
Dave Goulson
This is a Sunday Times bestseller. It is shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize. Dave Goulson has always been obsessed with wildlife, from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets and dabbling in experimental taxidermy to his groundbreaking research into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

The Spy with 29 Names The Story of the Second World War's Most Audacious Double Agent
Jason Webster
He fought on both sides in the Spanish Civil War. He was awarded the Iron Cross by Hitler and an MBE by Britain. To MI5 he was known as Garbo. To the Abwehr, he was Alaric. He also went by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Sous Chef 24 Hours in the Kitchen
Michael J. Gibney
'Put a new pan down. Season the bass. Always from a height. The bass goes in. A monk looks done. Give it the cake tester. It's barely warm. Another minute. To the pass with it. A pan is too hot....
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Running The Autobiography
Ronnie O'Sullivan
This book explains how running has helped me to fight my demons - my addictive personality, depression, my dad's murder conviction, the painful break-up with the mother of my children - and allowed me to win five World Snooker Championships....
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Refuge My Journey to the Safe House for Battered Women
Jenny Lee Smith
Until 1971, female victims of domestic violence were expected to 'kiss and make up' with their husbands, hide their black eyes and bruises, and bear the shame that somehow their partners' brutality was their fault. Chiswick Women's Aid was Europe's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Packing Up Further Adventures of a Trailing Spouse
Brigid Keenan
Her bestselling account of life as a 'trailing spouse', Diplomatic Baggage, won the hearts of thousands in countries all over the world. Now, in her further adventures, we find Brigid in Kazakhstan, where AW, her husband, contracts Lyme disease from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Not for Turning The Complete Life of Margaret Thatcher
Robin Harris
Margaret Thatcher is one of the most iconic politicians of the twentieth century. With the possible exception of Winston Churchill, no other Prime Minister has had such an impact on modern British history. Like it or not, her radical social...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Levels of Life
Julian Barnes
'You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed...' Julian Barnes' new book is about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

The Land Where Lemons Grow The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit
Helena Atlee
Travellers have always been thrilled by the sight of citrus in Italy, where dark leaves and bright fruit seem to charge the landscape, making the trees symbols of a sun-soaked, poetic vision of the country. Citrus also holds a special...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll Thirty Years with a Rolling Stone
Jo Wood
When young model and mother Jo met rock star Ronnie Wood, she had no idea what her brief flirtation with this brilliant, charismatic musician would become. This is a moving and candid memoir from the woman who married the most...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

A House in the Sky A Memoir of a Kidnapping That Changed Everything
Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia while working there as a journalist, she suffered almost 18 months of captivity, at times almost unbearable to read, it is her unquenchable will that kept her going and gives her book such power....
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

A Higher Call The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During the Second World War
Adam Makos
Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. Suddenly a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on the bomber's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

The Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager
Neil Warnock
Ever wondered how a transfer deal is done? What a manager says during his pre-match team-talk? What he screams from the techincal area? What goes on in training sesions, and on those long away trips? How a manager carefully builds...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

From Last to First A Long-Distance Runner's Journey from Failure to Success
Charlie Spedding
Charlie Spedding describes himself as 'not particularly talented' - at least, compared to the group of people he had chosen to find himself among. These were the athletes in the Olympic marathon. So how did he end up with a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

An Endangered Species
David Gower
As a cricketer, David Gower was famed for the elegance of his strokeplay as one of England's greatest batsmen and for his superb fielding. As a captain, he led his country to Ashes success, yet some queried his application because...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
     

Call the Doctor
Ronald White-Cooper
Ronald White-Cooper may have worked as a doctor in London's slums and tended to badly wounded men on the Western Front, but when he arrived in Dartmouth in 1920 to set up as a GP he found himself facing some...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Ben
Kerry Needham
This is the Sunday Times bestseller. 'It's amazing how some people can light up a room just by stepping into it. Ben was twenty-one months old and full of smiles. He spread happiness simply by being there.' In 1991 Kerry...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist
Richard Dawkins
Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life? And who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Absolute Beginner My Story
Patsy Kensit
Patsy Kensit is one of our most-loved actresses, a child star who grew up in the public eye and has remained there ever since. Her life has been a roller-coaster mix of adventure, drama and heartache, and it is only...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

London Journal 1762-1763
James Boswell, Gordon Turnbull
April 2014 Guest Editor Nicci French on London Journal. There are confessional memoirs, self-lacerating memoirs and then there’s Boswell’s journal. I read this account of a young man on the make in 18th London when I was a young...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/08/2010
     

Waterlog A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain
Roger Deakin
April 2014 Guest Editor Nicci French on Waterlog. Roger Deakin set out to swim his way through the British Isles: an icy, salty, weedy, murky journey in seas, lakes, rivers, canals, moats, even ditches. The result is a frog’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2000
     


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Cruel Crossing Escaping Hitler Across the Pyrenees
Edward Stourton
The mountain paths are as treacherous as they are steep - the more so in the dark and in winter. Even for the fit the journey is a formidable challenge....
 
 
 


Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters The Hidden Lives of Piffy, Bird and Bing
Jane Dunn
Celebrated novelist Daphne Du Maurier and her sisters, eclipsed by her fame, are revealed in all their surprising complexity in this riveting new biography. The middle sister in a famous...
 
 
 


Film Freak
Christopher Fowler
It's the late 1970s and 20-something. Christopher Fowler is a film freak, obsessively watching lousy films in run-down fleapit cinemas. He longs to be a famous screenwriter and put his...
 
 
 


The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar
Martin Windrow
'Perched on the back of a sunlit chair was something about 9 inches tall and shaped rather like a plump toy penguin with a nose-job. It appeared to be wearing...
 
 
 


Please Don't Cry A Family Torn Apart by Grief. Two Lost Little Boys. an Incredible Act of Love.
Jane Plume
'I'm glad I could do her this one last favour. If it had been the other way round, I know Gina would have done the same for me.' Jane and...
 
 
 


Three Mothers (and a Camel)
Phyllida Law
A single-volume edition of two hugely charming and funny memoirs of family life, by the inimitable Phyllida Law. Phyllida Law's treasured mother-in-law Annie was the lynchpin of the entire family,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Girl from Station X My Mother's Unknown Life
Elisa Segrave
March 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. One woman at the heart of this biography but with two very different lives, as a...
 
 
 


Recipe for Life The Autobiography
Mary Berry
Mary Berry’s journey to become the Nation’s favourite baker has been a long one. Starting in near tragedy she turned to cooking after a childhood bout of polio, this early...
 
 
 


Daddy's Little Princess
Cathy Glass
The latest title from the internationally bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass. Beth is a sweet-natured child who appears to have been well looked after. But it isn't long...
 
 
 


The Astronaut Wives Club
Lily Koppel
The true story of the wives behind the American Space Race, the challenges they faced in the '50s and '60s, and the 40 year friendship that bound them together.
 
 
 


The Baby's Coming A Story of Dedication by an Independent Midwife
Virginia Howes
Virginia Howes was a mother of four doing the ironing when she had a revelation. Still broody, but not really wanting to add to her family, she realised that becoming...
 
 
 


Back in Control My Story
Tina Malone
Fans of Channel 4's ground-breaking drama Shameless know and love Tina Malone for her portrayal of the loud-mouthed, larger-than-life Mimi Maguire. But what they may not know is that Tina's...
 
 
 


Dorothea's War A First World War Nurse Tells Her Story
Dorothea Crewdson
In April 1915, Dorothea Crewdson, a newly trained Red Cross nurse, and her best friend Christie, received instructions to leave for Le Treport in northern France. Filled with excitement at...
 
 
 


Dreams of the Good Life The Life of Flora Thompson and the Creation of Lark Rise to Candleford
Richard Mabey
While the Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy, Flora Thompson's much-loved portrait of life in the English countryside, has inspired a hit television series, relatively little is known about the author...
 
 
 


A History of Silence
Lloyd Jones
A History of Silence is a touching memoir about a country and a landscape. It's about the devastation in Christchurch after the 2011 earthquake and the faultlines that this event...
 
 
 


The Last Foundling A little boy left behind, A mother who wanted him back
Tom H. Mackenzie
When she fell pregnant in London in 1938, Jean knew that she couldn't keep her baby. The unmarried daughter of an elder in the Church of Scotland, she would shame...
 
 
 


Lorraine Kelly's Scotland
Lorraine Kelly
From childhood family day trips to Loch Lomond, to her days as TVam's roving correspondent, Lorraine Kelly has covered the length and breadth of Scotland. But certain special places tug...
 
 
 


Mom and Me and Mom
Maya Angelou
This is the stunning portrait of Vivian Baxter Johnson: the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, purveyor of a gambling business and rooming house, and mother to one...
 
 
 


The New Arrival The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse
Sarah Beeson
'I hadn't been in Hackney for 24 hours but I knew that the way I saw life and people had changed forever. There was such goodness here but there was...
 
 
 


No Regrets
Coleen Nolan
No Regrets is Coleen Nolan's gripping new memoir about love and heartbreak. As a member of the Nolan sisters, Coleen Nolan was born into the spotlight and has stayed there...
 
 
 


The Rev Diaries
Rev. Adam Smallbones
The Rev Diaries is the hilarious tie-in novel to the award-winning hit BBC1 comedy, Rev. When vicar Adam Smallbone swapped his rural parish for St Saviours in Hackney, he thought...
 
 
 


Stolen Voices
Terrie Duckett, Paul Duckett
He beat them, he abused them, and he tortured them. He broke their dreams. But they came back stronger. 'Terrie and Paul are two of the bravest people I have...
 
 
 


Survivor on the River Kwai The Incredible Story of Life on The Burma Railway
Reg Twigg
Survivor on the River Kwai is the heartbreaking story of one of the last survivors of the Burma Railway. February 1942. A young British soldier is caught up in the...
 
 
 


Testament of Youth
Vera Brittain
In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, and as war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole...
 
 
 


This Boy
Alan Johnson
London's Notting Hill in the 1950s was an unimaginably different place to the white stucco splendour it's known for today. Alan Johnson's family lived in condemned housing, declared unfit for...
 
 
 


Unbreakable My New Autobiography
Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne's life has always been an extreme rollercoaster ride. And despite her best efforts, the last few years have been the most dramatic and turbulent of all. In her...
 
 
 


Living it Arg
James Argent
One of the original cast members of the award-winning reality TV series, The Only Way is Essex, Arg is best known for his long-term relationship with Lydia Bright and his...
 
 
 


Hillsborough Voices The Real Story Told by the People Themselves
Kevin Sampson, Hillsborough Justice Campaign
On 15 April 1989 the world witnessed one of the worst football disasters occur at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield: 96 people were crushed to death and another 766 injured...
 
 
 


Wish I Was There I Was the Golden Girl of British Cinema... and Then My Life Fell to Pieces. This is My Story.
Emily Lloyd, Douglas Wight
When Emily Lloyd burst onto the movie scene as a teenager, she was hailed as the next Marilyn Monroe. Her stunning performance as precocious Lynda Mansell in David Leland's Wish...
 
 
 


The World According to Bob The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat
James Bowen
'Since Bob had appeared, I'd made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I'd been a homeless drug addict. I'd been lost to the world and forgotten...
 
 
 


Zero Six Bravo 60 Special Forces. 100,000 Enemy. The Explosive True Story
Damien Lewis
Sunday Times No.1 bestseller. They were branded as cowards and accused of being the British Special Forces Squadron that ran away from the Iraqis. But nothing could be further from...
 
 
 


Bonzo's War Animals Under Fire, 1939 -1945
Clare Campbell
March 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. The cover illustration of a forlorn girl and her equally forlorn Airedale dog stand outside a...
 
 
 


The Greatest Traitor The Secret Lives of Agent George Blake
Roger Hermiston
March 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. George Blake, one of the biggest moles the British spy service has ever seen, yet he...
 
 
 


Confessions of a Chelsea Boy
Spencer Matthews
Charming, funny, a good friend, a less than perfect boyfriend, Spencer Matthews is one of the most talked-about stars of Made in Chelsea. But what lies behind his sometimes controversial...
 
 
 


Gary The Definitive Biography of Gary Barlow
Sean Smith
Top celebrity biographer Sean Smith tells the story of national treasure Gary Barlow, one of the UK's greatest songwriters and musicians. Throughout a stellar career, nobody has been more misunderstood...
 
 
 


Maggie & Me
Damian Barr
It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum...
 
 
 


Little Drifters: Kathleen's Story
Kathleen O'Shea
The harrowing true story of a travelling Irish family bonded by love, broken apart by life, and then betrayed by their carers in a cruel convent in Ireland. For those...
 
 
 


Censoring Queen Victoria
Yvonne Ward
In 1901, two literary gentlemen were appointed a novel task: to preserve the memory of Queen Victoria in her own words. By the time they were finished, 460 volumes of...
 
 
 


If it's Not One Thing, it's Your Mother
Julia Sweeney
Julia Sweeney was nearing forty, and quite famous, when she got on a flight to China to turn her life upside down. She had a flourishing career as a comedienne...
 
 
 


Sad Men
Dave Roberts
All Dave Roberts ever wanted to do (apart from collect football programmes) was to work in advertising. More specifically, to work for the world's best advertising agency, Saatchi and Saatchi....
 
 
 


From Behind The Mask
Pam Warren
She was not expected to survive. She became the lady in the mask. In October 1999, Pam Warren's life was turned on its head when she sustained horrific injuries in...
 
 
 


The Scarlet Sisters Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age
Myra MacPherson
Victoria Claflin Woodhull and Tennessee 'Tennie' Claflin were true American originals. These vastly forward-thinking sisters' push for women's fiscal, political, and sexual independence placed them among the most fascinating, flamboyant,...
 
 
 


The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder
Andrew Rose
The royal family's darkest secret and the establishment cover-up. Half a century before Dodi and Diana, another Prince of Wales would be involved in a deadly love triangle with a...
 
 
 


Did She Kill Him? A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery and Arsenic
Kate Colquhoun
In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick. 'The Maybrick Mystery'...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Peace and War: Britain in 1914
Nigel Jones
1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent...
 
 
 


The Son
Michel Rostain
Winner of the Prix Goncourt for Debut Fiction in 2011. A story of grief as a father mourns his 21-year old son who died of a particularly virulent form of meningitis....
 
 
 


The War Behind the Wire The Life, Death and Glory of British Prisoners of War, 1914-18
John Lewis-Stempel
On capture, British officers and men were routinely told by the Germans 'For you the war is over'. Nothing could be further from the truth. British Prisoners of War merely...
 
 
 


White Beech The Rainforest Years
Germaine Greer
For years I had wandered Australia with an aching heart. Everywhere I had ever travelled across the vast expanse of the fabulous country where I was born I had seen...
 
 
 


Courtney Love Autobiography
Courtney Love
Alternatively criticized and vilified, embraced and idolized, Courtney Love has been polarizing opinion from the moment she stormed her way onto the music scene over twenty years ago. Yet everything...
 
 
 


60 Postcards The Inspirational Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Celebrate Her Mother, One Postcard at a Time
Rachael Chadwick
The heartfelt and uplifting story of how a project to scatter 60 Postcards in memory of her mother helped a young girl come to terms with her loss. On 11...
 
 
 


Fanny and Stella The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England
Neil McKenna
28th April 1870. The flamboyantly dressed Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton are causing a stir in the Strand Theatre. All eyes are riveted upon their lascivious oglings of...
 
 
 


Haatchi and Little B
Wendy Holden, Owen Howkins
On a bitterly cold night in January 2012, Haatchi the dog was hit over the head, and abandoned on a railway line to be hit by a train. The driver...
 
 
 


Handsome Brute The True Story of a Ladykiller
Sean O'Connor
Handsome Brute explores the facts of a once-renowned, now little-remembered British murder case, the killings of the charming, but deadly ex-RAF playboy Neville Heath. Since the 1940s, Heath has generally...
 
 
 


Humble by Nature
Kate Humble
In 2010, television presenter Kate Humble learned that a nearby farm in the Wye Valley where she had lived for four years was set to be sold off, broken up...
 
 
 


Letters to the Midwife
Jennifer Worth
When the CALL THE MIDWIFE books became bestsellers, Jennifer Worth was inundated with correspondence. People felt moved to write to her because the books had touched them, and because they...
 
 
 


Love You, Mum

This is a beautifully packaged and illustrated gift book for girls to give to their best friends, their mums. 'I would rather go an entire week without my mobile phone...
 
 
 


Mr. Charlie Richardson The Last Gangster: The Final Confession
Charlie Richardson
Charlie Richardson, one of Britain's most notorious gangland bosses, sheds light on his extraordinary life story completed just weeks before his death in September 2012. Notorious Charlie Richardson was the...
 
 
 


My Life in Agony Confessions of a Professional Agony Aunt
Irma Kurtz
As Cosmopolitan's professional agony aunt for the last forty years, Irma Kurtz has had to deal with the most intimate problems of successive generations of readers, while having to keep...
 
 
 


Remembering Whitney A Mother's Story of Life, Loss and the Night the Music Stopped
Cissy Houston
The definitive account of Whitney Houston's astonishing life, ground-breaking career and tragic death - complete with never-before-seen photographs - from the only one who truly knows the story behind the...
 
 
 


See You in the Morning
Barry Norman
Barry Norman is one of the nation's most popular and enduring broadcasters. Journalist, writer and presenter, he is best known for having fronted the BBC's flagship Film programme for more...
 
 
 


She Left Me the Gun My Mother's Life Before Me
Emma Brockes
When Emma Brockes was ten years old, her mother said 'One day I will tell you the story of my life and you will be amazed.' Growing up in a...
 
 
 


Trapped: the Terrifying True Story of a Secret World of Abuse
Rosie Lewis
The first in a series of highly anticipated new titles from foster carer Rosie Lewis. Phoebe, an autistic nine-year-old girl, is taken into police protection after a chance comment to...
 
 
 


A Sense of Direction Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful
Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Jon Gray
Gideon Lewis-Kraus arrived in free-spirited Berlin from San Francisco as a young writer in search of a place to enjoy life to the fullest, and to forget the pain his...
 
 
 


When Fraser Met Billy
Louise Booth
Billy the cat was rescued from an abandoned house. Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child with a multitude of problems when he first met Billy at the cat protection shelter....
 
 
 


A Whole Lot of History
Kimberley Walsh
In 2002 - along with Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts - Kimberley Walsh won a place in the Popstars The Rivals band Girls Aloud, and her...
 
 
 


World War Two A Short History
Norman Stone
Norman Stone's gripping book tells the narrative of the Second World War in as brief a compass as possible, making a sometimes familiar story utterly fresh and arresting. As with...
 
 
 


The Living Years
Mike Rutherford
February 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. If you’re a fan of the music group Genesis you’ll snap up this autobiography but it’s...
 
 
 


The Buy Side
Turney Duff
Too much money, too much sex too many drugs… just another day on Wall Street for stellar trader Turney Duff. But in the end it will catch up with you...
 
 
 


July 1914 Countdown to War
Sean McMeekin
The outbreak of the First World War was 'a drama never surpassed'. One hundred years later, the characters still seem larger than life: Archduke Franz Ferdinand, brooding heir to the...
 
 
 


Jumbo The Unauthorised Biography of a Victorian Sensation
John Sutherland
February 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. You only have to read the newspapers to know that elephants are in serious danger; huge...
 
 
 


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