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Books of the Month


Reader Reviewed Our Vinnie The True Story of Yorkshire's Notorious Criminal Family
Julie Shaw
November 2014 Book of the Month. A truly fascinating tale, sad, moving and at times repugnant, but so utterly compelling. You feel as though you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Walking the Border A Journey Between Scotland and England
Ian Crofton
November 2014 Book of the Month. Ian Crofton was born in Edinburgh and after a long career working away once again lives in Scotland, his new book contemplating the potential rupture of two...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


Don't Give Up, Don't Give In Lessons from the Life of an Extraordinary Man
Louis Zamperini
The film, Unbroken, based on Louis Zamperini’s life is about to be released, a timely publication for Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In, Louis Zamperini’s life-lessons gained through his war-time experiences, adversity and challenge. Like...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/11/2014
     

Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand
One of the most inspiring and positive, yet also one of the most painfully difficult and uncomfortable reads of the year. Hillenbrand, the author of ‘Seabiscuit’ has written the life story of Louis Zamperini; mischief maker, Olympian, bombardier, hero…...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

Wild A Journey from Lost to Found
Cheryl Strayed
With life feeling empty and without direction after her mother’s death and family breakup, Cheryl Strayed set off on an epic 1,100 mile journey down the West coast of America hoping to heal the hurt and find a new direction...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
     

The Art of Robert E. McGinnis
Robert E McGinnis
Painter Robert McGinnis has earned international renown as a master illustrator by creating poster art for such movies as Breakfast at Tiffany's, James Bond films (seven of them), Barbarella (starring Jane Fonda), The Odd Couple, and Cotton Comes to Harlem....
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2014
     

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 exchanged one barbed-wire battleground for another. In the camps the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Do No Harm Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
Henry Marsh
Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2014. What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

The Iceberg A Memoir
Marion Coutts
Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2014. In 2008, Marion Coutts' husband, the art critic Tom Lubbock, was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and told that he had not more than two years to live. The tumour was located in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Roy Jenkins
John Campbell
Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2014. Shortlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize. Jenkins was probably the best Prime Minister Britain never had. But though he never reached 10 Downing Street, he left a more enduring mark on British society than...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

The Elementary Sherlock Holmes
Matthew E Bunson
Sherlock Holmes will be featured at a Museum of London exhibition this autumn and 2015 will see the return of the BBC TV series – what better time to brush up on your Sherlock Holmes knowledge. Matthew Bunson has compiled...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Chaser Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows 1000 Words
Dr. John W. Pilley, Hilary Hinzmann
The incredible story of Chaser the dog with owner, John Pilley claiming that she knows more than 1,000 words, not only recognising the names of hundreds of toys but also nouns and even sentences. As well as telling Chaser’s story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2014
     

Letters to the Midwife Correspondence with Jennifer Worth, the Author of Call the Midwife
Jennifer Worth
Letters to the Midwife is a wonderful collection of correspondence received by Jennifer Worth, offering a fascinating glimpse into a long-lost world. Along with readers' responses and personal histories, it is filled with all sorts of heart-warming gems. There are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

The English and Their History The First Thirteen Centuries
Robert Tombs
The English, Robert Tombs writes in his 'Prelude' to this landmark book, have acquired ancestors by legend, conquest and migration . Here, in a single volume for the first time in ninety years, is a fresh, completely up to date...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

A Book of Voyages
Patrick O'Brian
An anthology of 17th and 18th century travel writing that inspired the hugely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, collected and introduced by Patrick O'Brian, beautifully repackaged to mark the centenary of his birth. Patrick O'Brian has unearthed from obscurity the most dynamic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

We Should All be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name. An eBook short. What does feminism mean today? That is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Never Say Never
Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter is one of golf's most charismatic figures, with an appeal extending way beyond his sport. Here he tells his inspirational story, from his early rejection as an Arsenal youth player, right through to his match-winning contributions to successive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

But Seriously
John McEnroe
Over a decade after his international number one bestseller SERIOUS, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk once again. Since his hit book, he's maintained a huge presence as a commentator at Wimbledon and other Grand Slam tournaments. He...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

A Gift from Bob
James Bowen
From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A Street Cat Named Bob and The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

The Revolution
Russell Brand
Unstoppable comedian Russell Brand wants you to join the revolution. Are you like him, fed-up with the status quo? Do you ask yourself why 1 per cent of the world owns nearly half the wealth? Are you appalled that in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

H is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald
Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize 2014. Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2014. 'In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Walls Travels Along the Barricades
Marcello Di Cintio
The world's walls are supposed to be coming down. We speak of globalization, international markets and global villages; barriers to trade keep falling, and it is now possible to communicate instantly from nearly anywhere in the world. But just as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
     

Actors Anonymous
James Franco
Inspired by Alcoholics Anonymous' 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, Actors Anonymous is a dark, genre-bending work that mixes memoir and pure invention in an audacious examination of celebrity, acting and the making of fiction. Actors Anonymous is unsettling, funny and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2013
     

Watch Me
Anjelica Huston
Picking up where A Story Lately Told leaves off, when Anjelica Huston is 22 years old, Watch Me chronicles her glamorous and eventful Hollywood years. She tells the story of falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, turbulent,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

Little Keith Lemon Memoirs of Me Childhood
Keith Lemon
Have you ever wondered how Keith Lemon went from life as a young nipper in Leeds to being the strawberry blonde star of CELEBRITY JUICE surrounded by bang tidy lasses? What made him the man he is today? In this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Behind the Scenes
Dame Judi Dench
'National treasure? I hate that. Too dusty, too in a cupboard, too behind glass, too staid ...What I love is being part of a company. On stage I am not trying to be myself, I'm trying to be someone else,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

Report from the Interior
Paul Auster
From his baby's-eye view of the man in the moon to his childhood worship of the movie cowboy Buster Crabbe to the composition of his first poem at the age of nine to his dawning awareness of the injustices of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Penelope Fitzgerald A Life
Hermione Lee
This is the winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography 2014. Brilliant and passionate ...a haunting tale of blighted hope, personal tragedy and rare, late fulfilment . (Observer). Penelope Fitzgerald published her first book aged sixty. She went...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Not My Father's Son A Family Memoir
Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
     

The Mystery of Princess Louise Queen Victoria's Rebellious Daughter
Lucinda Hawksley
The secrets of Queen Victoria's sixth child, Princess Louise, may be destined to remain hidden forever. What was so dangerous about this artistic, tempestuous royal that her life has been documented more by rumour and gossip than hard facts? When...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

Men We Reaped A Memoir
Jesmyn Ward
In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life-to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made Jesmyn ask...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Margot at War Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916
Anne de Courcy
Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon. Yet her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

The Living Years
Mike Rutherford
Now Michael, you're the son of a naval officer, you must behave like a naval officer at all times... What Captain William Rutherford told his seven-year-old son Michael was to stay with him all his life. Born in 1950, Michael...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

In America Travels with John Steinbeck
Geert Mak
In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans. As Steinbeck said to a friend: 'I must...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

The Edge of the World How the North Sea Made Us Who We are
Michael Pye
This is a story of saints and spies, of fishermen and pirates, traders and marauders - and of how their wild and daring journeys across the North Sea built the world we know. When the Roman Empire retreated, northern Europe...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Darling Monster The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to Her Son John Julius Norwich 1939-1952
Diana Cooper
As read on BBC Radio 4. Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, society darling, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone;...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Being Reem
Joey Essex
Trendsetter, male grooming icon and all-round good guy, this is the world according to the one and only Joey Essex. Spreading joy wherever he goes, Joey became an instant favourite after joining the cast of The Only Way Is Essex...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Staying Power A Year in My Life
Phil Taylor
Phil 'The Power' Taylor is the uncontested king of darts, his sixteen world championship titles between 1990 and 2013 far outclassing anything else the game has seen. He started out as a protege of Eric Bristow, the Crafty Cockney, having...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

The Churchill Factor How One Man Made History
Boris Johnson
'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour On Retirement from Sport
Brian Moore
In What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour, acclaimed sports personality Brian Moore recalls the best and funniest stories from the world of rugby, calling on experiences from nearly a decade touring with the England and British Lions teams. Travelling...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

The Test My Autobiography
Brian O'Driscoll
This is the long-awaited autobiography of the greatest rugby player of our time: Brian O'Driscoll. Since 1999, when he made his international debut, there has been no greater player in world rugby than Brian O'Driscoll. In 2010 Rugby World magazine...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

A Very Courageous Decision The Inside Story of Yes Minister
Graham McCann
Graham McCann investigates why the BBC TV comedies Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister were so successful. He looks at how the show’s writers, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn were inspired by real events, how the Civil Service and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2014
     


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Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 


Fifty Sheds of Grey: Three in a Shed
C. T. Grey
'Which whip today?' she rasped, tightly clad in black leather. 'I don't know,' I replied. 'I can never decide between banana and butterscotch.' In the pulsating climax to the bestselling...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Going off Alarming The Autobiography
Danny Baker
With the first volume of his autobiography praised for its exuberance and humour it was also greatly appreciated for his frankness in covering some of his lesser successes and his...
 
 
 


I am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb
In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog on BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. When...
 
 
 


Alone The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry
Bill Jones
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014. Curry had changed ice skating from marginal sport to high art. And yet the man was - and would...
 
 
 


Rod Laver An Autobiography
Rod Laver
Praised from an early age for having “the eye of a hawk” Rod Laver still retains one of the most powerful reputations in men’s tennis. He was World No 1...
 
 
 


Trash An Innocent Girl. A Shocking Story of Squalor and Neglect.
Tracy Miller, Britney Fuller
'To start: it was just me and my mom. I am an only child, and she is a single parent. My mother is a trash hoarder. Ever since I can...
 
 
 


Confessions of a Ghostwriter
Andrew Crofts
Slip into a secret world, one of suggestive snippets of information and intrigue; time hop through the career of a ghostwriter who has led a life possibly more varied and...
 
 
 


Run or Die
Kilian Jornet
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014. Run or Die by Kilian Jornet - The inspirational memoir of the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation....
 
 
 


My Life in Football
Trevor Brooking
When Trevor Brooking was still at school, the Essex-born teenager was one of the most eagerly pursued prospects in London, but he chose to go to West Ham United -...
 
 
 


The Soundtrack to My Life
Dermot O'Leary
With a wonderful gift for storytelling, Dermot describes his journey from a childhood in Colchester with his Irish family, to some of the biggest jobs in TV and radio in...
 
 
 


Beyond the Horizon
Richard Parks, Michael Aylwin
Richard Parks has what must be one of contemporary sport's most extraordinary and inspirational stories. Soon after he turned thirty, the professional career in rugby that had been his life...
 
 
 


Bobby Moore The Man in Full
Matt Dickinson
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014. Immaculate footballer -- Imperial defender -- Immortal hero of 1966... National treasure -- Master of Wembley -- Lord of...
 
 
 


Civil War A History of England
Peter Ackroyd
In Civil War, Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I...
 
 
 


England, Arise The People, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381
Juliet Barker
The dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barker's latest book: a snapshot of what everyday life was like for...
 
 
 


The Virgin Way How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead
Sir Richard Branson
There’s no single magic formula on offer but Richard Branson can share a lifetime’s learning, setting down what he’s learned and what he’s observed in those who have inspired him....
 
 
 


More Fool Me
Stephen Fry
October 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A third volume of autobiography from Stephen Fry, at its heart is a frank admission of...
 
 
 


Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon
Charming and charismatic, Catherine caught the eye of Lord Porchester (or 'Porchey', as he was known) when she was just 20 years old, and wearing a pale yellow dress at...
 
 
 


Our Life on Ice The Autobiography
Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean
When Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean collapsed to the ice at the climax of their routine to Bolero in the 1984 Winter Olympics, the judges could find no fault, awarding...
 
 
 


The Making of Home
Judith Flanders
One of my very favourite books of the year so far, a wonderful all encompassing history of European and American home life as experienced over the past 500 years. Judith...
 
 
 


Hand to Mouth The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World
Linda Tirado
Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a food service worker in a chain...
 
 
 


The Last Post Music, Remembrance and the Great War
Alwyn W. Turner
From that first traumatic remembrance service at 11am on 11th November 1919, the last post continues to be played to end the two minute silence, most famously at The Cenotaph....
 
 
 


Hard Case The Autobiography of Jimmy Case
Jimmy Case
Jimmy Case is best remembered for a spectacular FA Cup final goal and a deserved reputation as one of football's genuine hard men. But that does scant justice to a...
 
 
 


The Bookshop Book
Jen Campbell
We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses,...
 
 
 


Young Winstone
Ray Winstone, Chris Heath
Ray Winstone's amazing talent for bringing out the humanity buried inside his often brutal screen characters - violent offender in Scum, wife-beater in Nil by Mouth, retired blagger in Sexy...
 
 
 


The Frood The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams & the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Jem Roberts
As a wise ape once observed, space is big - vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly so. However, if you look too closely at space, it becomes nothing but lumps of rock and...
 
 
 


So, Anyway...
John Cleese
Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a comedy giant. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-wracking...
 
 
 


Girl for Sale The Shocking True Story from the Girl Trafficked and Abused by Oxford's Evil Sex Ring

At the vulnerable age of 13, Lara McDonnell was picked out by a gang of men who befriended her, showered her with attention and gained her trust. Manipulated and groomed,...
 
 
 


A Man Walks on to a Pitch... Stories from a Life in Football
Harry Redknapp
A look back on a lifetime's experience in football, above all a look at what is right and wrong with the game – an informal history of Football. Harry Redknapp...
 
 
 


Taking Command
David Richards
Retiring in 2013 after 40 years of Army service, General Sir David Richards has been one of our most highly praised Generals, an outspoken voice on the state of the...
 
 
 


Shackleton By Endurance We Conquer
Michael Smith
October 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A new perspective on one of history’s great heroes, with access to Shackleton’s original diaries and...
 
 
 


Elizabeth Renaissance Prince
Lisa Hilton
'I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England, too.' Lisa Hilton's...
 
 
 


Leningrad Siege and Symphony
Brian Moynahan
Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never...
 
 
 


The Life and Loves of a He Devil
Graham Norton
Graham Norton has been entertaining audiences and having fun with some of the world's biggest stars for nearly twenty years. He is loved across the nation for his delight in...
 
 
 


Abducting a General The Kreipe Operation and Soe in Crete
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Dressed as German military police, they stopped and took control of Kreipe's car, drove through twenty-two German checkpoints, then succeeded in hiding from the German army before finally being picked...
 
 
 


Young Lawrence A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man
Anthony Sattin
T. E. Lawrence was one of the most charismatic characters of the First World War; a young archaeologist who fought with the Arabs and wrote an epic and very personal...
 
 
 


Memoir
Lynda Bellingham
In 2013, actress, television personality and Sunday Times bestselling author, Lynda Bellingham was diagnosed with cancer. Until now, Lynda hasn't spoken publicly about her illness - she has felt strongly...
 
 
 


Force Benedict
Eric Carter, Anthony Loveless
Second World War fighter pilot Eric Carter is one of only four surviving members of a secret mission, code-named 'Force Benedict'. Sanctioned by Winston Churchill in 1941 Force Benedict was...
 
 
 


Fathomless Riches
Richard Coles
The Reverend Richard Coles is a parish priest in Northamptonshire and a regular host of BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live. He is also the only vicar in Britain to have...
 
 
 


The Second Half
Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
In an eighteen-year playing career for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest (under Brian Clough), Manchester United (under Sir Alex Ferguson) and Celtic, Roy Keane dominated every midfield he led to glory....
 
 
 


Parfums A Catalogue of Remembered Smells
Philippe Claudel
From the sizzling sharpness of freshly cut garlic to the cool tang of a father's aftershave; the heady intoxication of a fumbled first kiss to the anodyne void of disinfectant...
 
 
 


A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Non-fiction
Terry Pratchett
This title comes with a foreword by Neil Gaiman. Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series - but...
 
 
 


Nowhere to Go The Heartbreaking True Story of a Boy Desperate to be Loved
Casey Watson
Bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson shares the shocking true story of Tyler, an abused eleven-year-old who, after stabbing his step-mother, had nowhere else to go. Knowing a little...
 
 
 


The Queen's Houses
Alan Titchmarsh
The Queen's life is dedicated to her public - every move is scrutinised, every word noted. But her homes are havens where peace can be found, away from watchful eyes;...
 
 
 


Republic of Imagination
Azar Nafisi
Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions,...
 
 
 


Waterloo Four Days That Changed Europe's Destiny
Tim Clayton
The bloodbath at Waterloo ended a war that had engulfed the world for over twenty years. It also finished the career of the charismatic Napoleon Bonaparte. It ensured the final...
 
 
 


Waterloo The Aftermath
Paul O'Keeffe
This was the scene after midnight, 19 June 1815: On the battlefield more than 50,000 men and 7,000 horses lay dead and wounded; the wreckage of a once proud French...
 
 
 


Proud My Autobiography
Gareth Thomas
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014. In 2009 Gareth Thomas was quoted as saying “It ended my marriage and nearly drove me to suicide. Now...
 
 
 


Driving Ambition - My Autobiography
Andrew Strauss
Andrew Strauss, one of the most successful and respected England cricket captains of the modern era, announced his retirement from professional cricket at the end of 2012. In DRIVING AMBITION...
 
 
 


The House is Full of Yogis
Will Hodgkinson
A witty memoir about the trials of adolescence, the tribulations of family life and the embarrassment that ensues from having larger-than-life parents Neville and Liz Hodgkinson bought into the Thatcherite...
 
 
 


Joan of Arc
Helen Castor
Acclaimed historian Helen Castor brings us afresh a gripping life of Joan of Arc. Instead of the icon, she gives us a living, breathing young woman; a roaring girl fighting...
 
 
 


John and George The Dog Who Changed My Life
John Dolan
This is the incredible true story of how one man turned his life around through the companionship of his best friend. For years, John Dolan had been living rough, trying...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Son of a Gun
Justin St. Germain
In Tombstone, Arizona, September 2001, Debbie St. Germain is found dead in her trailer, apparently murdered by her fifth husband. For her twenty-year-old son, Justin, the tragedy marks the line...
 
 
 


Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood, Ian Kelly
Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age; fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Both her name and brand are...
 
 
 


Prince Harry Brother, Soldier, Son
Penny Junor
He is the redhead that Diana called 'the spare', whose childhood was one of chaos and loss; the little boy walking behind his mother's cortege who broke our hearts. This...
 
 
 


Autobiography
Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Peter Pietersen is a 34 year-old professional cricketer, and the highest England run scorer in all international forms of the game combined.
 
 
 


Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography
Paul Merton
The ups and the downs of Paul Merton’s life so far, twenty five years in the public eye, he has a tremendous story to tell and his wit and humour...
 
 
 


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