1920s icon Zelda Sayre, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, was born in 1900. Fitzgerald modelled many of his characters after Zelda and used lines she'd written in letters to him. He even lifted things verbatim from her diary. Read The Great Gatsby
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The Pilot and the Little Prince Peter Sis, Peter Sis
Fully illustrated, this is a beautiful and intriguing biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the highly original author of the classic French story, The Little Prince. In his detailed and illuminating illustrations, Peter Sis brilliantly conveys the story of this... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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 his best to get by. Born and bred on the... Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
If I Don't Come Home Letters from D-Day Alastair Bannerman
Published by ITV, Alastair Bannerman who features in the documentary, decided he would write an extended love letter to his wife, recording his thoughts and emotions before and during the invasion. The notebook in which this letter was written was... Format: Electronic book text - Released: 05/06/2014
Her Ladyship's Girl A Maid's Life in London Anwyn Moyle
Anwyn Moyle was born at the end of the First World War in a small mining village in Wales. At the age of sixteen, she was sent to London to earn her living, where she found a live-in job as... Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
Me After You Lucie Brownlee
'He crashed on to the pillow next to me, heavy as a felled oak. I slapped His face and told Him to wake up. Our daughter, B, appeared in the doorway, woken up by the screaming - I must have... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2014
Kangaroo Dundee Chris Barns
Brolga (aka Chris Barns) is the 6ft 7in strong but sensitive Aussie star of the extraordinary BBC series Kangaroo Dundee. Brolga lives in a simple tin shed in the outback where he raises orphaned baby kangaroos. It is a sad... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
Harry's War Harry Drinkwater
'I saw several fellows fall, one fellow coughing up blood and all the time, bullets were hacking about me. I ran for about 70 yards carrying with me all the Lewis gun things I had brought up and dropped breathless... Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
Rowan's Rule Rupert Shortt
Always a controversial figure, Rowan Williams's decisions upset both conservatives and progressives alike. Written with Rowan Williams's cooperation, Rupert Shortt gives a compelling portrait of a private and in some ways surprisingly vulnerable man. Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
Confessions of a Bad Mother Stephanie Calman
Funny, acutely observed, frighteningly honest and drawing on her own and hundreds of other mum's real experiences, Stephanie Calman serves up the perfect antidote to all those books that tell you that your children must be perfect, and to all... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Princess Matilda Comes Home Shane Spall
Shane and Tim Spall are on the second leg of a very big adventure, taking their Dutch barge The Princess Matilda around the coast of Britain. From Matilda's winter berth in Cardiff, Shane and Tim follow the Welsh coast, before... Format: Hardback - Released: 10/07/2014
Dark Actors The Life and Death of David Kelly Robert Lewis
One July afternoon in 2003, in a quiet part of Oxfordshire, a scientist went out for a walk and never came back. Dr David Kelly had been all over the news in the preceding days; as an investigator on the... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
My Berlin Kitchen A Love Story (with Recipes) Luisa Weiss
Chocolate and Zucchini. 101 Cookbooks. The Julie/Julia Project. In the early days of food blogs, these were the pioneers whose warmth and recipes turned their creators' kitchens into beloved web destinations. Luisa Weiss was working in New York when she... Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2013
Nothing but the Truth My Story Vicky Pattison
Vicky Pattison always had big dreams, but four years ago she was working in a call centre in Newcastle and those dreams looked like they might never come true. Could a new reality series, Geordie Shore, be the big break... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
When Fraser Met Billy Louise Booth
Louise Booth’s story of her autistic son and a rescue cat called Billy shows the powerful attachment there can be between children and animals. For Billy “his” child is Fraser, a withdrawn and troubled boy who, immediately bonds with the... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
Sworn to Silence Brendan Boland
'After a little while he called the other boy over. Did the same to him. I heard everything. Father Smyth was a priest, a good man. But I knew that some rule had been broken.' Brendan was an eleven-year-old altar... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
Horace and Me Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet Harry Eyres
Horace lived at a pivotal moment. Rome was facing a profound crisis: though it ruled the world, the values which had made it great were disintegrating. As efficiency and pragmatism became watchwords, Horace championed the 'supremely useless' endeavour of poetry,... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
Alone The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry Bill Jones
Curry had changed ice skating from marginal sport to high art. And yet the man was - and would always remain - an absolute mystery to a world that had been dazzled by his gift. Surely, men's skating was supposed... Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
The Poets' Daughters Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge Katie Waldegrave
Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge, were life-long friends. They were also the daughters of best friends: William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the two poetic geniuses who shaped the Romantic Age. Living in the shadow of their fathers' extraordinary fame... Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
Watching War Films with My Dad Al Murray
Al Murray's (AKA The Pub Landlord) musing on his childhood where his fascination with history and all things war began. Have you ever watched a film with someone who, at the most dramatic scene, argues that the plane on screen... Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
The White Goddess: An Encounter Simon Gough
This novel is quite simply sublime. The author narrates an ‘auto-bi-fantasy’, detailing his life as he grows up in the orbit of his ‘Grand’-uncle, Robert Graves in Majorca. If you’ve had the pleasure of reading the work of Graves, you... Format: Paperback - Released: 12/06/2014
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The Climb The Autobiography Chris Froome
The Climb by Chris Froome - the inspirational memoir from the British winner of the 100th edition of the Tour de France. The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris...
Belle The True Story Behind the Movie Paula Byrne
The inspiration behind the powerful new film starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson, this is the story of Dido Belle, whose adoption by an aristocratic family challenged the...
What the **** is Normal? Francesca Martinez
'After a very happy childhood, I strode into high school as a wobbly, fashion-deprived teenager and was promptly transformed into an unhappy, insecure wreck who desperately wanted to be seen...
Anything to Declare? Jon Frost
In more than twenty years, Jon Frost has worked with the mad, the bad, the brave, the stupid, the spectacular and the heroic. In Jon's time as a uniformed officer...
Dad's War Chris Tarrant
Chris Tarrant and his father Basil were very close, they played sport together, watched sport together and shared the same sense of humour. Chris loved and admired his father but...
David Jason: My Life David Jason
Winner of the Specsavers Biography of the Year 2013.
This is the long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain's best-loved actors, and the star of Only Fools and Horses. Born the son...
Him & Me Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
Him & Me is a hugely entertaining and irreverent account of a unique relationship between a father and son. Written in two distinctive styles, it reflects the larger-than-life personalities of...
The House is Full of Yogis Will Hodgkinson
Hilarious, reflective and heartbreaking, The House Is Full Of Yogis is the story of a childhood turned upside down. Once upon a time in the 1980s, the Hodgkinsons were just...
Immortal Duncan Hamilton
This is the two time winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award on George Best, considered the greatest footballer of our time. No other imposed himself...
Love, Lipstick and Lies Katie Price
Katie Price, former glamour model Jordan, is back with the most sensational installment of her life story. The last three years of Katie Price's life have been as dramatic as...
My Outdoor Life Ray Mears
Ray Mears is a household name through his television series Tracks, World of Survival, Bushcraft Survival, The Real Heroes of Telemark and many more. He is a private individual who...
Hard Choices A Memoir Hillary Rodham Clinton
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW...
One Good Egg An Illustrated Memoir Suzy Becker
What could have been an angst ridden story of fertility treatments and attempts to conceive is given a light and humorous touch through Suzy Becker’s optimistic and open view of...
The Outsider: My Autobiography Jimmy Connors
Winner of the Autobiography/Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014.
It’s been a long wait for an autobiography from tennis superstar Jimmy Connors and here, from the...
Running with the Firm James Bannon
'Of course I'm a f**king hooligan, you pr**k. I am a hooligan ...there I've said it...I'm a hooligan. And, do you know why? Because that's my f**king job.' In 1995,...
Undisputed Truth My Autobiography Mike Tyson
One of the most talked-about and bestselling books of last year, this is the no-holds-barred autobiography of a sporting legend driven to the brink of self-destruction The bestseller that has...
That Close Suggs
Suggs is one of pop music's most enduring and likeable figures. Written with the assured style and wit of a natural raconteur, this hugely entertaining and insightful autobiography takes you...
Red or Dead David Peace
In 1959, Liverpool Football Club were in the Second Division. Liverpool Football Club had never won the FA Cup. Fifteen seasons later, Liverpool Football Club had won three League titles,...
My Salinger Year Joanna Smith Rakoff
At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied...
D-Day Stephen E. Ambrose
On the basis of 1,400 oral histories from the men who were there, bestselling author and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose reveals for the first time anywhere that...
Robert Plant: a Life The Biography Paul Rees
Robert Plant is one of the few genuine living rock legends. Frontman of Led Zeppelin, musical innovator and seller of millions of records, Plant has had a profound influence on...
City Centre Simon J. Halliday, Clive Woodward
Winner of the Rugby Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014.
In his candid and lucidly written autobiography City Centre, Simon Halliday, a former England rugby...
Henry Cecil Trainer of Genius Brough Scott
Winner of the Horse Racing Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014.
The definitive biography of Britain's greatest racehorse trainer. Based on extensive research and interviews with...
The Nowhere Men Michael Calvin
Winner of the Sports Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014.
Winner of the Football Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014....
Being Binky Binky Felstead
Welcome to the glamorous life of Alexandra 'Binky' Felstead, original cast member and star of the hit TV programme, Made in Chelsea. In this tell-all account she reveals what it's...
Robert the Bruce King of Scots James Robertson
Leading Scottish novelist, James Robertson has teamed up with illustrator, Jill Calder to retell the story of Robert the Bruce. It’s bold and colourful, a record of one of the...
D-Day The Battle for Normandy Antony Beevor
Criticised by some for its American bias it is none-the-less a good overview of the events surrounding the D-Day landings, read it as an introduction to the subject, a book...
Riding the Storm Duncan Bannatyne
Can money buy you happiness? A few years ago Duncan Bannatyne might have said so. He was happily married and his businesses were thriving. Life was good. He couldn't have...
At Speed Mark Cavendish
Mark Cavendish is the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France's green jersey, the first to wear the iconic rainbow jersey in almost 50 years and our only...
Becoming Johnny Vegas Johnny Vegas
'My name is Michael Pennington, and I am not a comic character. I'm often mistaken for one though. You might know him by another name. Johnny Vegas.' From BBC Dickens...
Before the Year Dot June Brown
Most recognisable as EastEnders' Dot Cotton, June Brown is both an institution and a national treasure. Her full and captivating life makes her more than just a soap star, but...
Being Reem Joey Essex
Renowned for his brilliant observations, distinctive style and immaculate hair, his unforgettable appearance on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! has confirmed that this Brentwood boy is a national...
The Boy in the Book Nathan Penlington
As a boy, Nathan Penlington had loved Choose Your Own Adventures, the literary phenomenon of the 1980s which thrust the reader into the role of main character and compelled them...
Littlejohn's Lost World Richard Littlejohn
One of Britain's most successful, controversial columnists looks back on his childhood and how we got from there to here. Richard Littlejohn was born in Ilford, Essex in 1954. It...
Missing Shelley MacKenney
Missing is Shelley MacKenney's remarkable story of life as a 'missing person'. An inspirational tale of her journey through extreme personal crisis. You can run, but you can't hide from...
Stillness and Speed My Story Dennis Bergkamp
In Stillness and Speed, one of football's most enigmatic stars finally opens up about his life and career, revealing the things that motivate and inspire him. Viewed by many as...
Terry Venables Autobiography Terry Venables
After a playing career that spanned more than 15 years, and took in golden spells in the sixties with Chelsea and Spurs, it was almost inevitable that Terry Venables would...
Being Keith Keith Lemon
Since being crowned the Northern Businessman of the Year 1993, Keith Lemon has been going from strength to strength and now is regularly seen sandwiched between two bang tidy lasses...