Biographies and Autobiographies
In their own words or from the pen of a biographer, the lives of others hold a magnetic intrigue for. Indulge your curiosity here…
This Month's Featured Books
Making it Up as I Go Along
‘Making It Up As I Go Along’ was just as imagined it would be, warm, honest, lovely, funny and highly entertaining. This is a collection of articles written by Marian Keyes, some previously published, some not, from health and beauty,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/02/2016
The Story of Alice Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland
Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2015. Using new and previously unpublished material Robert Douglas-Fairhurst explores Alice in Wonderland and the life of its author, Lewis Carroll, looking too at the influence Alice in Wonderland has had on our cultural...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2016
Invention of Nature The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2015. Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt. He predicted human-induced climate change as early as 1800, and The Invention of Nature traces...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Eye Marty The Newly Discovered Autobiography of a Comic Genius
Marty Feldman died early and unexpectedly while filming in Mexico 30 years ago, he left behind him an autobiography which only now is seeing the light of day. Prepared for publication by his friend Mark Flanagan, this is a portrait...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
John Aubrey My Own Life
Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2015. Calling it a book of scholarly imagination, Ruth Scurr attempts to recreate John Aubrey’s life from his own writings. He was one of the first journalistic voices we have in English history; he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/03/2015
We British The Poetry of a People
‘We British’ is a remarkable book, full to the brim with some extraordinary poetry that will encourage you to open your heart and mind. Andrew Marr looks beyond the obvious, even when including some of our most famous poets and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
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