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Victoria A Life A. N. Wilson
September 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
Having recently read Yvonne Ward’s Censoring Queen Victoria (recommended below) I was somewhat prepared for A N Wilson’s revelatory biography of the woman he calls “one... Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
Walking Home My Family, and Other Rambles Clare Balding
I am at home with my brother Andrew banging on about the joys of walking. Suddenly he says, 'You should do the Wayfarer's Walk. We always talked about it, do you remember?' So I start thinking about it seriously. It... Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
Hopeful - An Autobiography Omid Djalili
September 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
Omid Djalili was born in the UK to Iranian parents and he has therefore a unique view of the 2 countries and their cultures. Besides being... Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
Man at the Helm Nina Stibbe
September 2014 Debut of the Month.
Fabulously funny, sharp and yet also touching and poignant, this semi-autobiographical novel from Nina Stibbe is wonderfully captivating and... Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
Year Zero A History of 1945 Ian Buruma
World War II might have officially ended in 1945 but the ongoing turmoil and retribution that Ian Buruma portrays is chilling. The violence of the aggressors, the violence too of the humiliated underdog, the rape and murder of German women... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
Man on the Run Paul McCartney in the 1970s Tom Doyle
Tom Doyle harks back to the 1970’s a time when Paul McCartney’s life was in total contrast to the man he is today. For Paul McCartney, the 1970’s were a time of uncertainty, the Beatles split to the death of... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
Beating for Light Geoff Akers
A convincing and impressive fictional account using known facts, to portray the life of Isaac Rosenberg, a poet and painter most famous for his provocative poems from the trenches in World War One. The author portrays a socially inept and... Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2006
The Bucket Memories of an Inattentive Childhood Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated and written in prose and poetry it’s an impressionistic look back to Allan Ahlberg’s own childhood, which, you quickly realised has been woven through the books he’s written for children. He wonders if it’s actually his memories he’s recalling... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
Under a Mackerel Sky Rick Stein
Rick Stein didn’t follow the usual route to becoming a top Chef, but with a defunct nightclub on his hands he reopened it as a restaurant, his first foothold in Padstow. Good fortune followed when he was spotted in a... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
A Short History of the First World War Gary Sheffield
All you need to know about WW1 from one of the world's foremost experts. Accessible and authoritative, this is the ultimate introduction for anyone wanting a clear understanding of what happened and why. Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
Travelling to Work Diaries 1988-1998 Michael Palin
TRAVELLING TO WORK is the third volume of Michael Palin's widely acclaimed diaries. After the Python years and a decade of filming, writing and acting, Palin's career takes an unexpected direction into travel, which will shape his working life for... Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and... Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
The Corridor of Certainty Geoffrey Boycott
After a period of his life when a court case and then throat cancer threatened first his career and then his life, Geoffrey Boycott re-emerged as an apparently changed man - but how true had the caricatured image of him... Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
The Beatles Lyrics The Unseen Story Behind Their Music The Beatles
These original documents have ended up in the hands of collectors and friends of the Beatles, scattered across the world in museums and universities. Never before has anyone managed to track down and publish the original versions of the classic... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
Proud My Autobiography Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas had it all. He was a national hero, a sporting icon. He was a leader of men, captain of Wales and the British Lions. To him, rugby was an expression of cultural identity, a sacred code. It was... Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
A Long Way Home Saroo Brierly
Aged five, Saroo Brierley was separated from his older brother and ended up alone on the streets of Calcutta. After weeks surviving alone, he was taken into an orphanage and later adopted by an Australian couple. Although happy with his... Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
Chase Your Shadow The Trials of Oscar Pistorius John Carlin
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius will rivet the world's attention in a way no other case has since another famous sportsman, O. J. Simpson, was tried for the murder of his ex wife in 1994. John Carlin brings his... Format: Hardback - Released: 04/12/2014
More Fool Me Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me. It is a heady tale of the late Eighties and early Nineties, in which Stephen - ever more driven to create, perform... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
The Virgin Way How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead Sir Richard Branson
In September 2012, a Yougov poll conducted in Britain found that the person British workers would most like as their manager was Sir Richard Branson. With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2014
The Temporary Bride A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran Jennifer Klinec
A relationship was a mathematical formula: the correct variables of age, beauty, morality and finances were entered and the output was a successful, peaceful marriage. It couldn't be, therefore, that their Iranian son could feel desire for someone six years... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
Tales from the Dance Floor Craig Revel Horwood
In this new paperback edition, bringing all the gossip (from on and off stage) bang up to date, Craig Revel Horwood reveals some sensational stories from his life and times in TV and theatre. The true star of Strictly Come... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
Slideshow Memories of a Wartime Childhood Marjorie-Ann Watts
Written from a child's point-of-view over a period of twenty years, Slideshow is an often funny, sometimes hair-raising account of the life and adventures of a family in pre-war and wartime London, with occasional forays to Cornwall. Marjorie Ann Watts... Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2014
The Poet and the Private Eye Rob Gittins
New York.1953.A private investigator takes on a tail job, his quarry a newly-arrived visitor from the UK. The private eye has never heard of him, but he will.The mark is a Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas.And in... Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
Please, Mr Postman Alan Johnson
Born in condemned housing in West London in 1950, with no heating, no electricity and no running water, Alan Johnson did not have the easiest start in life. But by the age of 18, he was married, a father and... Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2014
One Direction: Autobiography One Direction
For the first time EVER, global superstars One Direction are releasing their 100% official autobiography, offering a new, intimate insight into their lives as never before seen or heard! In their first in-depth autobiography, pop sensations Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
One Direction: Autobiography One Direction
For the first time EVER, global superstars One Direction are releasing their 100% official autobiography, offering a new, intimate insight into their lives as never before seen or heard! In their first in-depth autobiography, pop sensations Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
Luis Suarez - My Autobiography: El Pistolero Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez was seven years old when he started playing football on the streets of Montevideo. That guile and trickery of the street kid, the botija, attracted the attention of scouts from Dutch team Groningen, before the giants of Ajax... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Loving Amy A Mother's Story Janis Winehouse
Arguably the most gifted artist of her generation, Amy Winehouse died tragically young, aged just 27. With a worldwide fanbase and millions of record sales to her name, she should have had the world at her feet. Instead, in the... Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
A Last Man Standing Tales from Tinseltown Sir Roger, KBE. Moore
In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of the show business scene. Of course, he's an actor and has starred in films that have made him famous the world over; but... Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
The Last Escaper Peter Tunstall
'When I began my operational career, I had precisely two hours and ten minutes' worth of experience as pilot in command of a bomber at night' The product of a lifetime's reflection, The Last Escaper is Peter Tunstall's unforgettable memoir... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
A History of Silence A Family Memoir 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 opened up in Lloyd Jones' understanding of his own family.... Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
The Child Bride Cathy Glass
Cathy Glass, international bestselling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family. When 14 -year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. But... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
Bobby Moore The Man in Full Matt Dickinson
Immaculate footballer -- Imperial defender -- Immortal hero of 1966... National treasure -- Master of Wembley -- Lord of the game -- Captain extraordinary -- Gentleman for all time So reads the inscription beneath Bobby Moore's statue at Wembley stadium.... Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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 only club that was prepared to allow him to... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
Going off Alarming The Autobiography Danny Baker
The first volume of broadcaster Danny Baker's memoirs concludes with his initial move from radio into television and the first SIX O'CLOCK SHOW in 1982 when he is 24 years old. It thus follows the pattern set by multi-volume autobiographies... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Philip Larkin Life, Art and Love James Booth
Philip Larkin was that rare thing among poets: a household name in his own lifetime. Lines such as 'Never such innocence again' and 'Sexual intercourse began / In nineteen sixty-three'...
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage Ann Patchett
Here, Ann Patchett shares entertaining and moving stories about her tumultuous childhood, her painful early divorce, the excitement of selling her first book, driving a Winnebago from Montana to Yellowstone...
The Final Season Nigel McCrery
In 1914, as today, professional footballers were heroes and role models. They were the sporting superstars of their time; symbols of youth, health and vigour. And naturally enough, when war...
H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald
'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, not gardens,...
Elizabeth of York Alison Weir
Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. The eldest daughter of Edward IV, at seventeen she was relegated from pampered princess...
Dante in Love A. N. Wilson
In Dante in Love, A. N. Wilson presents a glittering study of an artist and his world, arguing that without an understanding of medieval Florence, it is impossible to comprehend...
Run or Die Kilian Jornet
Run or Die by Kilian Jornet - The inspirational memoir of the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. (The New York Times). Kilian Jornet has conquered some of the...
Sister Mother Husband Dog (Etc) Delia Ephron
Delia Ephron brings her trademark wit and effervescent prose to a series of unforgettable, moving and provocative essays. The emotional lynchpin is the author's stirring, eloquent response to the death...
Alicia Alicia Appleman-Jurman
Alicia Jurman is five-years-old when her story begins. It is 1935 and she is living in the East Polish town of Buczacz. Although brought up in an atmosphere of anti-Semitism,...
The Undertaker's Daughter Kate Mayfield
'On the last day of 1959 my father, the Beau Brummel of morticians, piled us into his green and white Desoto in which we looked like a moving pack of...
The Biscuit Girls Hunter Davies
Ivy, Dulcie, Barbara, Ann, Dorothy and Jean all had different reasons for applying to work at Carr's biscuits, but once they had put on their overalls and walked through the...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...