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Memoirs books

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Recently Published

Out (Takes) of Africa True Tales of the Film Trade by Rory Kilalea Out (Takes) of Africa True Tales of the Film Trade

A 35-year veteran of the film industry, Rory Kilalea has been anybody's chunk of man-meat in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the USA. 'Out (Takes) of Africa' is an account of many truly bizarre events that occurred during Rory's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

Maverick Soldier Infantry Soldiering in Central Africa, Malaya and Vietnam, 1951-1985, and Beyond by Digger Essex-Clark Maverick Soldier Infantry Soldiering in Central Africa, Malaya and Vietnam, 1951-1985, and Beyond

Maverick Soldier is the forthright, nuts-and-bolts account of John Essex-Clark's unmatched experience as a warrior, leader and teacher. Its telling is all of a piece with the man himself: bluff, astute, no-nonsense. The story is well described by its title:...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

Black Pasta by Elena Harvey Black Pasta

Black Pasta is a riveting story of a beautiful, feisty young aristocrat, Elena Curtopassi, growing up under Mussolini. She endures the German occupation of Rome, witnesses Adolf Hitler's triumphant parade from the Colosseum and then experiences the liberation of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

Internment in Shanghai by Dorothy Allen Dunn Internment in Shanghai

Life in Shanghai in the late 1930s was good to Daphne Allen Dunn. As the wife of the city's most prominent doctor, she enjoyed all of the glamour that the city's International Settlement could provide.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

Dreaming of a Divine Life One Woman Remembers Her Truth That May Awaken Us All! by Joanne Lee Philpot Dreaming of a Divine Life One Woman Remembers Her Truth That May Awaken Us All!

This inspirational true life story is about the positive and negative experiences me, my family and children have been through since leaving England.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

Napoleon's Mameluke The Memoirs of Roustam Raza, Imperial Bodyguard by Jonathan North Napoleon's Mameluke The Memoirs of Roustam Raza, Imperial Bodyguard

Roustam Raza was born in the Caucasus but was captured by slave traders when still a teenager and sold into slavery in Egypt. It was there that his life took a twist when he was presented as a gift to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

The Facts of Life Girlhood memoir of the 20s and 30s by Anne McKenna The Facts of Life Girlhood memoir of the 20s and 30s

Despite describing an Irish-Scottish childhood in Glasgow during the 1930s Depression - in a period book-ended by two world wars - The Facts of Life is written in a charming and simple style with many amusing and memorable vignettes.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

A Pioneer of Egyptian Diplomacy 1923-1947 Farag Mikhail Moussa Bey by A Pioneer of Egyptian Diplomacy 1923-1947 Farag Mikhail Moussa Bey

An intriguing window into a lost age of international diplomacy, as told through the life story of an Egyptian diplomat.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

Surrogacy Our Family's Journey by Phillip James Surrogacy Our Family's Journey

Surrogacy: Our Family's Journey chronicles the ups and downs of surrogacy as experienced by James Phillip: from making the decision to use a surrogate, each step along the way, presenting both sides of the process and on to the creation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends A Memoir by Amy Silverstein My Glory Was I Had Such Friends A Memoir

Synopsis coming soon.......
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/06/2017

Patient 71 by Julie Randall Patient 71

An inspiring true story of resilience, tenacity and a promise that fuelled one woman's fight for life. Four days after her fiftieth birthday celebrations, Julie Randall suffered a very sudden and severe seizure at work. Out of the blue she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/06/2017

The Bad Boys of Brexit Tales of Mischief, Mayhem & Guerrilla Warfare in the EU Referendum Campaign by Arron Banks The Bad Boys of Brexit Tales of Mischief, Mayhem & Guerrilla Warfare in the EU Referendum Campaign

Published for the first time in paperback, with an extra chapter covering the Bad Boys' exploits on the campaign trail with Donald Trump.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/06/2017

Austerity Baby by Janet Wolff Austerity Baby

Austerity Baby might best be described as an 'oblique memoir'. Janet Wolff's fascinating volume is a family history - but one that is digressive and consistently surprising. The central underlying and repeated themes of the book are exile and displacement;...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/06/2017

The Gun Smoke Still Lingers A Memoir Through India, Jordan and Beyond by Ann O'Neill The Gun Smoke Still Lingers A Memoir Through India, Jordan and Beyond

A beautiful and engaging memoir through India, Jordan and beyond...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/06/2017

Breathing on the Roof of the World Memoir of a Respiratory Physiologist by John B. West Breathing on the Roof of the World Memoir of a Respiratory Physiologist

This book is an informal autobiography by John West MD PhD. He obtained his medical degree in Adelaide, Australia and then spent 15 years mainly at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital in London where he, with others, used...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

Coming Soon

As I Saw it A Reporter's Intrepid Journey by Marvin Scott, Dan Rather As I Saw it A Reporter's Intrepid Journey
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Memories of a Retired Fellwalker by Fred Wilson Memories of a Retired Fellwalker


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

A Van of One's Own by Biddy Wells A Van of One's Own

A Van of One's Own is a journey through the breath-taking scenery of France, Spain, and finally Portugal, populated by colourful characters and the roar of the ocean, the taste of fresh fish and the grind of the asphalt; but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

We are Sunday League A Bittersweet, Real-Life Story from Football's Grass Roots by Ewan Flynn We are Sunday League A Bittersweet, Real-Life Story from Football's Grass Roots

This is a real-life story of Sunday football in north London, a bittersweet journey through muddy pitches, injury, dreams and disappointments. It's about growing up, professional football careers cut short, family tensions, friendship - and even a Roy-of-the-Rovers rise from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

Lizzie by Rosey Messing Lizzie


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

I Guess I'll Just Keep on Walking by Noel Braum I Guess I'll Just Keep on Walking


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

The Stories They Told Me The Life of My Deaf Parents by Maria Wallisfurth The Stories They Told Me The Life of My Deaf Parents

Maria Wallisfurth documents the details of her deaf parents' lives in Germany from the turn of the twentieth century through the rise of the Nazi regime.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2017

The Hostage's Daughter A Story of Family, Madness, and the Middle East by Sulome Anderson The Hostage's Daughter A Story of Family, Madness, and the Middle East

In this gripping blend of reportage, memoir, and analysis, a journalist and daughter of one of the world's most famous hostages, Terry Anderson, takes an intimate look at her father's captivity during the Lebanese Hostage Crisis and the ensuing political...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2017

All Our Waves Are Water Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride by Jaimal Yogis All Our Waves Are Water Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride

In this meditative memoir-a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton-the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his failing toward enlightenment, his continued search to find meaning and a greater understanding of the Divine in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

Small Pieces A Book of Lamentations by Joanne Limburg Small Pieces A Book of Lamentations

Joanne Limburg's intensely honest account of coming to terms with her brother's suicide; a powerful meditation on family and faith
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/07/2017

A None's Story Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam by Corinna Nicolaou A None's Story Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam

The rising population known as nones for its members' lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, but they do not identify with a specific faith...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Dying A Memoir by Cory Taylor Dying A Memoir

Written in the final months of her life, Cory Taylor's Dying is a deeply moving meditation on death, and a joyful and wise tribute to life
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

I'm Not with the Band A Writer's Life Lost in Music by Sylvia Patterson I'm Not with the Band A Writer's Life Lost in Music

The frank, funny and fearless memoir of Sylvia Patterson - one of Britain's best-loved and most influential music writers. Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2016.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Asylum A survivor's flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna through wartime France by P. N. Singer Asylum A survivor's flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna through wartime France

In 1943, hidden by the Resistance in a French convent, Moriz Scheyer began drafting an account of his wartime experiences: a tense, moving, at times almost miraculous story of flight and persecution in Austria and France. As arts editor of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

We Need to Talk by Chris Steed, Stephen Webb We Need to Talk
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After Scarlett Moffatt and Steph & Dom, now there's a hilarious new book from the nation's favourite Gogglebox regulars.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

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On Kitten Creek Searching for the Sacred: A Memoir by Nancy Swihart On Kitten Creek Searching for the Sacred: A Memoir


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 27/05/2017

Called to Rise by Chief David O.Brown, Michelle Burford Called to Rise
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/05/2017

A Speck in the Sea A Story of Survival and Rescue by John Aldridge, Anthony Sosinski A Speck in the Sea A Story of Survival and Rescue
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The harrowing adventure-at-sea memoir recounting the 2013 search-and-rescue mission for lost Montauk fisherman John Aldridge - first a New York Times Magazine feature story, now in priority development as a major motion picture from The Weinstein Company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/05/2017

Blue A Memoir - Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces by John Sutherland Blue A Memoir - Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces

A searingly honest memoir of the uplifting highs and crushing lows of a life spent policing on the front line
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/05/2017

The French Cashew Tree by Parrain Thorance The French Cashew Tree


Format: Hardback - Released: 25/05/2017

A Girl Walks into a Book What the Brontes Taught Me About Life, Love, and Women's Work by Miranda Pennington A Girl Walks into a Book What the Brontes Taught Me About Life, Love, and Women's Work

skillful and engrossing blend of the author's own coming-of-age story alongside her exploration of the Bronte sisters' lives and works
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

Viner's View A Memoir by Spencer W Viner Viner's View A Memoir


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 25/05/2017

The French Cashew Tree by Parrain Thorance The French Cashew Tree


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 25/05/2017

Embracing Autism A Mother and Son's Journey by Jane Callaghan Embracing Autism A Mother and Son's Journey


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

The Gastronomical Me by M. F. K. Fisher The Gastronomical Me


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

Man Alive A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man by Thomas Page McBee Man Alive A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man

A wry, tender memoir by one of the leading voices on transition and masculinity
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

Aufgeben? by Carlos Bauersachs Aufgeben?


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 24/05/2017

Lionheart777 The Grander Design of 42 by Malachi O'Connor Lionheart777 The Grander Design of 42


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 24/05/2017

Murder In Matera A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy by Helene Stapinski Murder In Matera A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy

A murder mystery, a model of investigative reporting, a celebration of the fierce bonds that hold families together through tragedies...Murder in Matera is a gem. - San Francisco Chronicle Tantalizing - NPR A thrilling detective story... Stapinski pursues the study...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/05/2017

The Land Remembers A Story of a Farm and its People by Ben Logan The Land Remembers A Story of a Farm and its People

This classic American memoir is about a farm and its people, of a boyhood on a southwestern Wisconsin hilltop world in the 1930s. This paperback edition features Logan's never-before-published afterword that traces the Logan land to an earlier time, bringing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2017

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