Biographies and Autobiographies
In their own words or from the pen of a biographer, the lives of others hold a magnetic intrigue for. Indulge your curiosity here…
Books of the Month
Modern Women 52 Pioneers
March 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. To quote from Jacky Fleming’s book, The Trouble with Women (listed in Like for Like Reading below) “Why did we only learn about 3 women in school –...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/03/2017
March 2017 Book of the Month. A poignant and stirring glimpse into the life of foster care. Cathy Glass is an experienced foster carer, runs training courses on fostering, and writes under a pseudonym. If you’ve...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
Other Featured Books this Month
Experienced foster carer, Rosie Lewis, takes on the heart-breaking case of Megan, a baby born with a drug addiction and a cleft palate.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Who I am
Charlotte Rampling, Christophe Bataille
The autobiography of acclaimed actor, model and chanteuse Charlotte Rampling. Highly personal, packed with photographs from her personal archive, Rampling recounts her childhood and youth as the daughter of an army officer (who won a gold medal for the 4...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/03/2017
The Unmumsy Mum Diary
The Unmumsy Mum, Sarah Turner
She's back! The Unmumsy Mum has put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard!) once more to bring you the next instalment of her life as mum to two young boys, documenting motherhood exactly as she finds it. Her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017
The Female Lead Women Who Shape Our World
Edwina Dunn, Brigitte Lacombe
Illustrated with original photography, this title presents portraits of sixty inspirational women, from many walks of life. All have changed the world in a variety of fields. Among them are politicians and artists, journalists and teachers, engineers and campaigners, fire...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
A Woman's Work
From campaigning with small children to increasing the number of women in Parliament, bringing women's issues to the heart of the Labour Party and tackling a parliamentary culture with no consideration for family life, this frank, inspiring and politically charged...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/02/2017
Shiv Malik nearly lost his journalistic career after being duped by an informant, a reluctant jihadist. Now looking back after six years, Shiv Malik questions his own judgement, the public perceptions of terror and the lies that governments pedal to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2015
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