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Wild Voices Journeys Through Time in the Scottish Highlands
Mike Cawthorne
A record of travels in one of the wildest and most remote corners of the UK – the Cairngorms. Following in the footsteps of Scottish writers such as Neil Gunn and Rowena Farre, Mike Cawthorne recalls the landscape as his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2014
     

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
     

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
     

Divided Joy
Bernard Sumner
An Autobiography of the Musician Bernard Sumner
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2014
     

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
     

On the Road Growing Up in Eight Journeys - My Early Years
Richard Hammond
ON THE ROAD: GROWING UP IN EIGHT JOURNEYS - MY EARLY YEARS is a new form of autobiography, in which TOP GEAR presenter Richard Hammond tells the story of his early life through a series of significant driving episodes. He's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Bye Mam, I Love You A Daughter's Last Words. A Mother's Search for Justice. The Shocking True Story of the Murder of Rebecca Aylward.
Sonia Oatley, Lynne Barrett-Lee
On Saturday, 23 October 2010, Sonia Oatley waved off her 15-year-old daughter, Becca, to meet Joshua Davies, a former boyfriend. Becca's hope was that the two of them would get back together, but it was not to be. By 3pm,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

Unforgivable Blackness The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Geoffrey Ward
This is the winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the year award. He was the first black heavyweight champion in history (1908-1915) and the most celebrated - and most reviled - African American of his age. In Unforgivable...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

Chasing Lost Time The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator
Jean Findlay
C. K. Scott Moncrieff's celebrated translation of Proust's A La Recherche du Temps Perdu was first published in 1922 and was a work which would exhaust and consume the translator, leading to his early death at the age of just...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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
     

The Birth of Korean Cool How One Nation is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture
Euny Hong
How did a really unhip country suddenly become cool? How could a nation that once banned miniskirts, long hair on men and rock 'n' roll come to mass produce pop music and a K-pop star that would break the world...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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
     

Pushing the Limits The Two-Time World MotoGP Champion's Own Explosive Story
Casey Stoner
Showing anything is possible when determination meets talent, two-time World MotoGP champion Casey Stoner shares his incredible journey from being a Queensland toddler with an extraordinary ability on a motorbike to his decision to retire at 27 with nothing left...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

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
     

Neymar The Making of the World's Greatest New Number 10
Luca Caioli
The proud custodian of Brazil's illustrious number 10, in the summer of 2014 Neymar has the chance that eluded the likes of Pele, Zico and Ronaldinho before him - to wear the iconic shirt in a World Cup on home...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

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
     

A Life to Remember The Life Story of Morella Kayman, Co-founder of the Alzheimer's Society
Morella Kayman
Morella Kayman's was destined to be an opera singer until she developed cancer in her twenties. Her husband was then diagnosed with pre-senile dementia and as so little was known about the condition Morella contacted the press. Her story was...
Format: Hardback - 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
     

Fergie Rises How Britain's Greatest Football Manager Was Made at Aberdeen
Michael Grant
When Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2013 season, he was the most successful football manager Britain had ever seen, having won twice as many trophies as his nearest rival. But that success had not come easily....
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2014
     

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
     

Console Wars Sega, Nintendo and the Battle That Defined a Generation
Blake J. Harris
In 1990 Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske,...
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
     

All's Fair in Love and Law Small Town Tales of Life, Laughter and Litigation
Alan Hammond
Dufty Dufty Popple & Dunn is a traditional solicitors firm in the small Midlands town of Hockam (pronounced Hokum, as the local residents are at pains to point out). This heart-warming collection of stories revolves around the lives, relationships, triumphs...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

The Greatest Escape How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives from the Nazis - A Good Place to Hide
Peter Grose
In the upper reaches of the Loire lies an isolated plateau and the secluded village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. Their whole village was honoured not just by the French state, but with the extremely rare distinction of Righteous Among Nations by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/07/2014
     

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 remember the house was always messy and stunk. At around...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

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
     

Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
She's a girl who loves cricket, gossips with her best friends, and, on the day of the shooting, nearly overslept and missed an exam. A girl who saw women suddenly banned from public, schools blown up, the Taliban seize control,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2014
     

Slow Train to Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Year and a World of Change Apart
Diccon Bewes
A travel diary from 1863 inspires author Diccon Bewes to retrace Thomas Cook's historic train trip that revolutionised tourism forever.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/06/2014
     

Adventures with the Wife in Space Living with Doctor Who
Neil Perryman
Firstly, unreserved sympathy for Mrs Perryman (Sue) who makes all too few interruptions in this account of an experiment in viewing all the Doctor Who episodes – would it turn her into a fan? Yes and No is the answer...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     


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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,...
 
 
 


Lifting the Lid A Life at Kinloch Lodge, Skye
Baroness Claire Macdonald
One of Scotland’s top chefs looks back on the past 40 years, the struggle to gain their Michelin starred success, the problems of running a top restaurant in a remote...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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 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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Confessions of a Sociopath A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
M. E. Thomas
M. E. Thomas is a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath. She is charismatic, ambitious and successful. You would be charmed by her if you met her, might even be seduced by her....
 
 
 


Last Man Off A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas
Matt Lewis
Last Man Off by Matt Lewis - a first-hand account of an ocean tragedy The waters of Antarctica, June 6th 1998. 23-year-old Matt Lewis has just started his dream job....
 
 
 


Priscilla The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France
Nicholas Shakespeare
.This is the astonishing true story of a young woman's adventures, and misadventures, in the dangerous world of Nazi-occupied France. A most strange and compelling book driven by the writer's...
 
 
 


A Corner of Paradise A Love Story (with the Usual Reservations)
Brian Thompson
In 1973, Brian Thompson kissed the impossibly glamorous Elizabeth North for the first time, in a busy supermarket car park along the Leeds ring road. This is the story of...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


As Green as Grass Growing Up Before, During & After the Second World War
Emma Smith
Uprooted from her beloved Great Western Beach, Emma Smith moves with her family from Newquay to the Devonshire village of Crapstone. But the dust has hardly settled when tragedy strikes,...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Island Summers Memories of a Norwegian Childhood
Tilly Culme-Seymour
'My grandmother bought the island. The year was 1947 and she was thirty-three, a couple of years older than I am now. She was the visionary sort of person who...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Sour: My Story A Troubled Girl from a Broken Home. the Brixton Gang She Nearly Died for. the Baby She Fought to Live for.
Tracey Miller, Lucy Bannerman
They call me Sour. The opposite of sweet. Shanking, stabbing, steaming, robbing, I did it all, rolling with the Man Dem. I did it because I was bad. I did...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


I Laughed, I Cried One Woman, One Hundred Days, the Mother of All Challenges
Viv Groskop
Viv Groskop is fed up, recession-scarred and pushing 40. She always wanted to be a stand-up comedian. But surely that's not advisable if you have three children, a mortgage and...
 
 
 


Consolations of the Forest Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga
Sylvain Tesson
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My Berlin Kitchen A Love Story (with Recipes)
Luisa Weiss
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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...
 
 
 


One Hundred and Four Horses A Family Forced to Run. The Horses They Had to Save. An Epic Journey to Freedom.
Mandy Retzlaff
In Zimbabwe white farmers are forced off their land, having to flee leaving almost everything behind – including their animals. As the Retzlaff family move across the country they take...
 
 
 


The King's Grave The Search for Richard III
Philippa Langley, Michael Jones
From the woman who was convinced that Richard III lay under that Leicester car park. Together with historian Michael Jones she shares the inside story of the search and reclamation...
 
 
 


My Secret Life in Hut Six One Woman's Experiences at Bletchley Park
Mair Russell-Jones, Gethin Russell-Jones
The story of the World War 2 de-coders of Bletchley Park continues to fascinate. How did Mair Thomas, a musician brought up in the Welsh valleys, find herself in the...
 
 
 


Confessions of a Bad Mother
Stephanie Calman
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When Daddy Came Home How War Changed Family Life Forever
Barry Turner, Tony Rennell
Compelling and moving real-life accounts of the impact on family life of the return of the troops at the end of the Second World War. Summer 1945. Britain was in...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Canvas Flying, Seagulls Crying From Scottish Lochs to Celtic Shores
Justin Tyers
After Justin and Linda Tyers lost everything in a devastating house fire, they rebuilt their lives by building a classic wooden yacht from scratch - starting by felling the trees....
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


The Race to Truth Blowing the Whistle on Lance Armstrong and Cycling's Doping Culture
Emma O'Reilly
When Emma O'Reilly joined the US Postal cycling team in 1996, she could have had no idea how she would become a central figure in the biggest doping scandal in...
 
 
 


Jumbo The Unauthorised Biography of a Victorian Sensation
John Sutherland
You only have to read the newspapers to know that elephants are in serious danger; huge numbers being killed for their ivory but from reading John Sutherland’s Jumbo we learn...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


If I Don't Come Home Letters from D-Day
Alastair Bannerman
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Simpson & I
Oggy Boytchev
Simpson & I: Between Two Worlds documents some of the most memorable stories ever to appear on the Ten O'Clock News. In a career spanning thirty years, Oggy Boytchev has...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


I am the Secret WAG The True Story of My Life as an England Footballer's Wife

Money, cars, homes, holidays, parties and all the shoes you've ever dreamed of. The life of a footballer's wife or girlfriend must be as glamorous and exciting as her other...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Guy Martin: My Autobiography My Life at Breakneck Speed
Guy Martin
Find out what motivates Guy Martin to confront the dangers of road racing, you’ll experience the heart-stopping moments when things go wrong and can contrast this adrenaline rush to the...
 
 
 


Always Managing My Autobiography
Harry Redknapp
This is the Sunday Times no.1 bestselling memoir from Harry Redknapp. 'From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury's North Bank...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Curious True Stories and Loose Connections
Rebecca Front
Sometimes things are more ordinary than you think. And sometimes they're a whole lot odder than you can possibly imagine. Rebecca Front has always drawn on experiences from her life...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


The Girl without a Voice The True Story of a Terrified Child Whose Silence Spoke Volumes
Casey Watson
Bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson tells the shocking and deeply moving true story of a young girl with severe behavioural problems. This is the first of several stories...
 
 
 


Harry's Last Stand How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save it
Harry Leslie Smith
June 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. In November last year, Harry Leslie Smith wrote a piece for the Guardian called “This Year,...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


A Very Private Diary A Nurse in Wartime
Mary Morris
Mary Mulry was eighteen years old when she arrived in London from Ireland to begin training as a nurse. The year was 1939. She had hoped for an adventure and...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story
Ed Stafford
'I stood on the beach truly alone for the first time. I would not see another person for sixty days. I was on an uninhabited tropical island and I had...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


The Pearly Prince of St Pancras
Alf Dole, Jeff Hudson
Pearly Kings and Queens are one of the quintessential icons of 'old London', originally invented to imitate and parody wealthy West End society but also to raise money for charities...
 
 
 


The Real Mrs. Brown The Authorised Biography of Brendan O'Carroll
Brian Beacom
Who'd have thought a potty-mouthed Dublin mammy with a cream cardigan and elasticated tan tights could storm British TV screens and leave a nation helpless with laughter? Brendan O'Carroll performs...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


Sailing Close to the Wind Reminiscences
Dennis Skinner, Kevin Maguire
Dennis Skinner, the famed Beast of Bolsover, is adored by legions of supporters and respected as well as feared by admiring enemies. Fiery and forthright, with a prodigious recall, Skinner...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


War and Peace: Ricky Hatton, My Story
Ricky Hatton
On 24 November 2012, four-time World Champion boxer Ricky Hatton dropped to his knees, felled by a sickening punch to the body in his first comeback fight in almost three...
 
 
 


Wild Tales
Graham Nash
Wild Tales by Graham Nash - a classic rock memoir of the legendary Hollies front man and member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. In this candid and riveting autobiography...
 
 
 


Wish You Were Here The Lives, Loves and Friendships of the Butlin's Girls
Lynn Russell, Neil Hanson
Touching true stories from the heyday of the Butlin's holiday camps. 'When I got to the camp I felt as if I'd suddenly walked into Utopia - it was so...
 
 
 


An Englishman Aboard Discovering France in a Rowing Boat
Charles Timoney
After reading An Englishman Aboard, I enjoyed it so much I went and immediately purchased his other two books, Pardon My French and A Certain Je Ne Sais...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Judy: A Dog in a Million The Heartwarming Story of WWII's Only Animal Prisoner of War
Damien Lewis
Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million. Whether she was dragging men to safety from...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


Cycle of Lies The Fall of Lance Armstrong
Juliet Macur
A fly-on-the-wall account of the greatest drama in modern sporting history by the New York Times cycling correspondent. As Lance Armstrong's precipitous fall from grace continues, New York Times sports...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Hello, Darlings! The Authorized Biography of Kenny Everett
James Hogg, Robert Sellers
Spontaneous, hilarious, irrepressible and, of course, trailblazing - Kenny Everett was revolutionary in television and radio comedy. Chris Evans, Chris Moyles, Rob Brydon and Steve Wright have all cited Kenny...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Rod Laver An Autobiography
Rod Laver
June 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Praised from an early age for having “the eye of a hawk” Rod Laver still retains...
 
 
 


Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography
Usain Bolt
From humble beginnings to Olympic accolades and becoming known as the Fastest Man on Earth. How did it happen and how has it changed Usain Bolt? His athletic ability, his...
 
 
 


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....
 
 
 


Land of Second Chances The Impossible Rise of Rwanda's Cycling Team
Tim Lewis
Where there is hope there can be redemption. Meet Adrien Niyonshuti, a member of the Rwandan cycling team. Adrien was seven years old when he lost his family in the...
 
 
 


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