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
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, they're the birdwatchers' dark grail.' As a child Helen Macdonald... Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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 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 factory gates they discovered a community full of life, laughter... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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 Salem cigarettes. He drove away from Lanesboro, the city in... Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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
Ammonites and Leaping Fish A Life in Time Penelope Lively
In this charming but powerful memoir, Penelope Lively reports from beyond the horizon of old age. She describes what old age feels like for those who have arrived there and considers the implications of this new demographic. She looks at... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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, nothing could prepare this young girl for the Russian invasion... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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 of Nora Ephron, her older sister and frequent writing companion.... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
King My Autobiography Ledley King, Mat Snow
Rarely in the modern English game has a player been as loved by his supporters, admired by his teammates and respected by his peers as Ledley King. And even more rarely has such a shining talent seen their career cut... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
Castlereagh The Biography of a Statesman John Bew
Damned in coruscating verse by Shelley and Byron, his coffin hissed at during his funeral, Lord Castlereagh has one of the blackest reputations in British history. But as John Bew shows, this is but a half-drawn portrait. His gripping biography... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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 toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
Augustus From Revolutionary to Emperor Adrian Goldsworthy
In the year 44 BC, when Julius Caesar was killed, Augustus was a mere teenager who had been adopted into Caesar's household. His reaction to Caesar's death was to step forward and proclaim himself Caesar's rightful successor. The Senate did... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
Stirling Moss The Authorised Biography Robert Edwards
Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss raced professionally over 500 times until his near fatal crash in 1962. At the end of his racing career, he was the most famous Briton - no footballer, jockey, boxer or pop star has approached the... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
Lou Reed The Life Mick Wall
Rock 'n' roll was Lou Reed's life. From recording one of the most critically acclaimed albums of all time with THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO (1967), to heavy drug abuse and performing in front of the Pope, Lou Reed's story... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
The Last Stalinist The Life of Santiago Carrillo Paul Preston
The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain's turbulent 20th century. From 1939 to 1975, the Spanish Communist Party, effectively lead for two decades by Santiago Carrillo, was the most determined opponent... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
Confessions of a Ghostwriter Andrew Crofts
The new book in the bestselling Confessions series. A fascinating insight into the world of a ghostwriter. From glamour models to diplomats, Andrew Crofts has worked with an array of interesting characters. These are his confessions. From the team that... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
The Eighties One Day, One Decade Dylan Jones
One Day: Saturday 13 July 1985, nearly two billion people woke up with one purpose. Nearly a third of humanity knew where they were going to be that day. Watching, listening to, attending: Live Aid. One Decade: Britain in the... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
Boy About Town Tony Fletcher
'I was no longer fitting in at school. I was unsure of my friends, and they were increasingly unsure of me. I wanted to be a rock star. But while all around, voices were starting to break, acne beginning to... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
Goldeneye Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica Matthew Parker
A completely fascinating, authoritative and intriguing book - especially for anyone interested in Ian Fleming and the James Bond phenomenon . (William Boyd). Goldeneye: the story of Ian Fleming in Jamaica and the creation of British national icon, James Bond.... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
The Three Degrees Paul Rees
When Cyrille Regis became one of the first black players to be selected for the full England team, he was sent a package in the mail. Inside it was a silver bullet and a note that read: 'You'll get one... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Martin the Magnificent The Future of Irish Football Simon Moss
In November 2013, Martin O'Neill was appointed manager of the Republic of Ireland's national football team, with Roy Keane as his assistant manager. For Ireland, and for football itself, the coming together of these two legends is a dream combination.... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
Bobby Womack Midnight Mover Bobby Womack, Robert Ashton
Bobby Womack is a true legend, a phenomenally gifted musician with 40 albums and 30 million record sales to his name. He wrote the classic tracks 'It's All Over Now' (a smash for the Rolling Stones), 'Across 110th Street', 'Lookin'... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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 the meaning of Dante's great poem. He explains how the... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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 to bastard fugitive, but the probable murders of her brothers,... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
The Moth This Is a True Story Catherine Burns, Neil Gaiman
With an introduction by Neil Gaiman Before television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. The storytellers knew their craft and bewitched listeners would sit... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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 broke out they felt it was their duty to join... Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2014
Harry's Games Inside the Mind of Harry Redknapp John Crace
Who is Harry Redknapp? Football genius or football chancer? Master tactician or practical joker? How is it that even when he was facing court proceedings for tax evasion so many people were still seriously tipping him to be the next... Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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 Park, her joyous discovery of opera, scaling a six-foot wall... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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' made him one of the most popular poets of the... Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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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...
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...
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....