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Memoirs books

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Recently Published

The Dun Cow Rib A Very Natural Childhood by John Lister-Kaye The Dun Cow Rib A Very Natural Childhood

A fascinating and powerful memoir from one of the founding fathers of nature writing and one of Britain's best-known naturalists and conservationists
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Karlik Encounters with Elemental Beings by Ursula Burkhard Karlik Encounters with Elemental Beings

A little book about the author's remarkable experiences of communicating with elemental beings.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2017

Rabbit: A Memoir by Patricia Williams Rabbit: A Memoir

Patricia started life on the lowest rung of society: poor, black, and female. With an alcoholic for a mother and four siblings, she was raised on a steady diet of welfare, food stamps and cigarette smoke. By the age of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Behind the Wire Everyday Life as a POW by Tom Guttridge Behind the Wire Everyday Life as a POW

A vivid and fascinating account of life in a German POW camp during the Second World War.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Sixty Degrees North Around the World in Search of Home by Malachy Tallack Sixty Degrees North Around the World in Search of Home


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Jerry and the Joker: Adventures and Comic Art by Jerry Robinson Jerry and the Joker: Adventures and Comic Art


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness A Memoir of an Adolescence by Graham Caveney The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness A Memoir of an Adolescence

Graham Caveney was born in 1964 in Accrington: a town in the north of England, formerly known for its cotton mills, now mainly for its football team. Armed with his generic Northern accent and a record collection including the likes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

My Baby & Me by Sam Faiers My Baby & Me

For Sam Faiers life as part of the TOWIE cast, living it up Essex style, partying the night away is a distant memory but she wouldn't change it for the world. Since becoming a mum to Paul Jnr her life...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Joining the Dots A Woman in Her Time by Juliet Gardiner Joining the Dots A Woman in Her Time

From Britain's leading social historian, a lyrical look at the changes to women's lives since 1940, told with examples from her own life. The book provides an intimate, brilliant account of feminism over the last 6 decades.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Pop Stars in My Pantry A Memoir of Pop Mags and Clubbing in the 1980s by Paul Simper Pop Stars in My Pantry A Memoir of Pop Mags and Clubbing in the 1980s

Author, columnist and TV writer, the author had a front-row seat at one of pop stardom's most exciting shows: the 1980s. This is an account of a wide-eyed, wet-behind-the-ears lad from Wiltshire landing in London just as the capital's club...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

A Little Thing Called Life On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between by Linda Thompson A Little Thing Called Life On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between

Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson breaks her silence, sharing the extraordinary story of her life, career, and epic romances with two of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic, modern American superstars-Elvis Presley and Bruce JennerFor the last forty years, award-winning songwriter Linda...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Living with No Excuses The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier by Noah Galloway Living with No Excuses The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier

Military hero and beloved Dancing with the Stars alum Noah Galloway shares his life story, and how losing his arm and leg in combat forced him to relearn how to live-and live to the fullest.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Saamaka Dreaming by Richard Price, Sally Price Saamaka Dreaming
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The eminent anthropologists Richard and Sally Price look back at their first years living among the Saamaka maroons in Suriname in the late 1960s, retelling the evolution of their personal lives and careers, relationships with the Saamaka, and the field...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2017

Saamaka Dreaming by Richard Price, Sally Price Saamaka Dreaming
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The eminent anthropologists Richard and Sally Price look back at their first years living among the Saamaka maroons in Suriname in the late 1960s, retelling the evolution of their personal lives and careers, relationships with the Saamaka, and the field...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2017

Look at You Now One Girl's Journey from Shame to Strength by Liz Pryor Look at You Now One Girl's Journey from Shame to Strength

For fans of Girl, Interrupted, this is a heartbreaking, tender and riveting memoir about a lifelong secret and a girl finding strength in the most unlikely place.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

Coming Soon

He's Always Been My Son A Mother's Story about Raising Her Transgender Son by Janna Barkin He's Always Been My Son A Mother's Story about Raising Her Transgender Son

This true story by a family about raising their transgender son is both a captivating read and an invaluable support source for parents facing similar issues. A warm, insightful portrait of a family that includes tips on helping young transgender...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2017

I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O'Farrell I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

An extraordinarily intimate memoir of the the brushes with death that have made Maggie O'Farrell the woman and the writer she is today, for readers of THE LAST ACT OF LOVE and WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

The Hope in Leaving by Barbara Williams The Hope in Leaving


Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

The Old Man and the Sand Eel by Will Millard The Old Man and the Sand Eel

Growing up on the Cambridgeshire Fens, Will Millard never felt more at home than when he was out with his granddad on the riverbank whiling away the day catching fish. As he grew older his competitive urge to catch more...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Fully Functioning Human (Almost) Living in an Online/Offline World by Melanie Murphy Fully Functioning Human (Almost) Living in an Online/Offline World

A warm, illuminating memoir full of wit and wisdom that doubles up as a life guide for millennials - by Irish YouTuber Melanie Murphy
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

A Mighty Boy A Mother's Journey Through Grief by Sarah Pullen A Mighty Boy A Mother's Journey Through Grief

Silas is ten years old when the headaches start. When the diagnosis arrives, his parents are told they have until Christmas... maybe. And so begins Sarah Pullen's battle to save her son, against doubting doctors and insurmountable odds. This story...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl Loving the Skin You're In by Tess Holliday The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl Loving the Skin You're In

MUM. FEMINIST. SIZE 26. SUPERMODEL. LOUD. PROUD. BODY ACTIVIST. BEAUTIFUL. BUSINESS WOMAN. HOMEMAKER. CAT OWNER. FUNNY. OUTSPOKEN. WIFE. DAUGHTER. LOVER. FIGHTER. SURVIVOR. Tess Holliday is many things and perfect is not one of them. But she loves her imperfections -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Every Third Thought On life, death and the endgame by Robert McCrum Every Third Thought On life, death and the endgame

'Thoughtful, subtle, elegantly clever and oddly joyous, Every Third Thought is beautiful' Kate Mosse In 1995, at the age of forty two, Robert McCrum suffered a dramatic and near-fatal stroke, the subject of his acclaimed memoir My Year Off. Ever...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Bark by Georges (Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) Didi-Huberman Bark
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I walked among the birches of Birkenau on a beautiful day in June.-- BarkOn a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Georges Didi-Huberman tears three pieces of bark from birch trees on the edge of the site. Looking at these pieces after his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

Childhood Years A Memoir by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki Childhood Years A Memoir

In Childhood Years, originally published serially in a literary magazine between 1955 and 1956, Tanizaki Jun'ichiro (1886-1965) takes a meandering look back on his early life in Tokyo. He reflects on his upbringing, family, and the capital city with a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

Deadlines by Mike Curtis Deadlines

A book about life and death, stories and skies. An engaging memoir of being a local news reporter in an era before mobile phones and social media. Also the story of one crew of a WW2 Bomber and the night...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

Childhood Years A Memoir by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki Childhood Years A Memoir

In Childhood Years, originally published serially in a literary magazine between 1955 and 1956, Tanizaki Jun'ichiro (1886-1965) takes a meandering look back on his early life in Tokyo. He reflects on his upbringing, family, and the capital city with a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

Random Treasure Antiques, Auctions and Alchemy by Roger Stewart Random Treasure Antiques, Auctions and Alchemy

Random Treasure breaks new ground with personal memoirs from Roger Stewart depicting his stories of discovering remarkable objects and treasures throughout his lifetime.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb How Not To Be a Boy

Following nine series of Peep Show, and alongside Back, the new Mitchell and Webb sitcom, comes part-memoir, part call-to-arms from the award-winning and hilariously funny Robert Webb
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Jane Doe January My Twenty-Year Search for Truth and Justice by Emily Winslow Jane Doe January My Twenty-Year Search for Truth and Justice

In the vein of Alice Sebold's Lucky, comes a compelling, real-life crime mystery and gripping memoir of the cold case prosecution of a serial rapist, told by one of his victims.On the morning of September 12, 2013, a fugitive task...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2017

Other books in this genre

Park Life The Memoirs of a Royal Parks Gamekeeper by John Bartram, Sir David Attenborough Park Life The Memoirs of a Royal Parks Gamekeeper
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'Retire? You can't retire!', Sir David Attenborough told John Bartram, when the man who has been gamekeeper and senior wildlife officer for Richmond Park for the past thirty years announced his intention to step away from the role, bidding farewell...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

A Life in the Day by Hunter Davies A Life in the Day

The sequel to the hugely enjoyable and poignant childhood memoir by Hunter Davies - The Co-op's Got Bananas!
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Before I Go by Catherine Cookson Before I Go


Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

Sharks in the Runway A Seaplane Pilot's Fifty-Year Journey Through Bahamian Times! by Paul W J Harding Sharks in the Runway A Seaplane Pilot's Fifty-Year Journey Through Bahamian Times!


Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Jihad for Love by Mohamed El Bachiri, David van Reybrouck Jihad for Love
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Mohamed El-Bachiri is a Muslim. He lost his wife Loubna in the Brussels bombing of March 2016 - a young woman murdered by a fanatical jihadist. Mohamed was left to bring up their three sons on his own. Instead of...
Format: eBook - Released: 13/07/2017

Adult Fantasy searching for true maturity in an age of mortgages, marriages, and other adult milestones by Briohny Doyle Adult Fantasy searching for true maturity in an age of mortgages, marriages, and other adult milestones

'I pictured myself a wine-dark streak in a TV desert, ears too full of the summer wind to hear that ominous ticking in the sky: the sound of a cultural clock counting me out of youth.' Briohny Doyle turned thirty...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

Reading With Patrick A Teacher, a Student and the Life-Changing Power of Books by Michelle Kuo Reading With Patrick A Teacher, a Student and the Life-Changing Power of Books

Reading With Patrick is the true story of a teacher, a boy who lost his way and the redemptive power of books
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

When in French Love in a Second Language by Lauren Collins When in French Love in a Second Language

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARDOES `I LOVE YOU' EVEN MEAN THE SAME THING AS `JE T'AIME'?
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi In the Darkroom

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE 2017 From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author of `Backlash', an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

Afraid to Tell by Heidi Harding, Tom Harding, Chloe Harding Afraid to Tell
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Heidi was 18 when she read her little sister Chloe's diary, and discovered that they shared a terrible secret: they had both been abused by their father. After years of fear and isolation, Heidi knew she had to go to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

Trying to Float Coming of Age in New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel by Nicolaia Rips Trying to Float Coming of Age in New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

A darkly funny, big-hearted and moving memoir about growing up in New York City's legendary Chelsea Hotel.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

Sharks in the Runway A Seaplane Pilot's Fifty-Year Journey Through Bahamian Times! by Paul W J Harding Sharks in the Runway A Seaplane Pilot's Fifty-Year Journey Through Bahamian Times!


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 13/07/2017

Shark Drunk The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean by Morten Stroksnes Shark Drunk The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean

In the great depths surrounding the remote Lofoten islands in Norway lives the Greenland shark. Twenty-six feet in length and weighing more than a tonne, it can live for 200 years. Drawing on science, poetry, history, ecology and mythology, this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

A Jihad for Love by Mohamed El Bachiri, David Van Reybrouck A Jihad for Love
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A heartbreaking plea for tolerance and compassion from Mohamed El-Bachiri, who lost his wife Loubna in the Brussels attack of March 2016.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

Saving Charlotte A Mother and the Power of Intuition by Pia de Jong Saving Charlotte A Mother and the Power of Intuition

Best-selling author Pia de Jong's vivid memoir about her daughter's battle with leukaemia and the startling decision that led to her recovery.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/07/2017

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