Biography

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  • I, Rigoberta Menchú

    £15.99

    I, Rigoberta Menchú

    The life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many indian communities in Latin America. In this book she addresses themes such as repression, poverty, racism and the culture of an entire people.

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    £15.99
  • My Family and Other Animals

    £7.99

    My Family and Other Animals

    Amidst the olive groves and mountains of Corfu, the Durrell family live in chaotic harmony, welcoming a constant stream of eccentric visitors to their villa. This island paradise is described by the keen young naturalist, Gerald.

    SKU: 9780241977620 Category: Tags: , ,
    £7.99
  • Boris

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    Boris

    The definitive word on Boris Johnson, the UK’s most colourful politician who led the country to Brexit but missed out on becoming PM
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    £10.99
  • George Orwell

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    George Orwell

    The authoritative biography of George Orwell, written with the cooperation of Orwell’s widow.

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    £14.99
  • The Diary of A Bookseller

    £8.99

    The Diary of A Bookseller

    Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown – Scotland’s largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover’s paradise? Well, almost! In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.

    SKU: 9781781258637 Category:
    £8.99
  • Promise Me, Dad

    £8.99

    Promise Me, Dad

    The international bestselling memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country.

    £8.99
  • Educated

    £9.99

    Educated

    Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn’t exist. As she grew older, her father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At sixteen Tara decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her far from her Idaho mountains, over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d travelled too far.

    SKU: 9780099511021 Category:
    £9.99
  • Maud Beerbohm Tree

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    Maud Beerbohm Tree

    Much has been written about Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and his grandiose Shakespearean productions, but his equally flamboyant wife Maud, Lady Tree, has received less attention.

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    £9.99
  • One of Them

    £18.99

    One of Them

    Michael Cashman has lived many lives, all of them remarkable: as a beloved actor of stage and screen; as a campaigner for gay rights; as an MEP and as a life peer. Born in the post-war East End of London, young Michael’s life is changed when he is spotted in a school play, cast in Lionel Bart’s ‘Oliver!’ and is transported to the glittering West End. Acting on stage and screen into adulthood, he finds his most defining role as Colin in Eastenders, making television history as one half of the first gay kiss ever broadcast on a British soap. But it is a chance encounter in a Butlins resort that leads Michael to the great love of his life: Paul Cottingham, who would become his husband and partner of 31 years. We follow Michael’s second act, as with Ian McKellen he founds and chairs Stonewall, fighting tirelessly for civil liberties all over the world before entering the world of politics.

    £18.99
  • A Girl’s Story

    £10.99

    A Girl’s Story

    In A Girl’s Story, Annie Ernaux revisits the summer of 1958, her first away from home, and recounts the first night she spent with a man.

    SKU: 9781913097158 Category: Tags: ,
    £10.99
  • The Chiffon Trenches

    £20.00

    The Chiffon Trenches

    ‘Honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion’ Manolo Blahnik

    Discover what truly happens behind the scenes in the world of high fashion in this detailed, storied memoir from style icon, bestselling author and former Vogue creative director André Leon Talley.

    SKU: 9780008342340 Category: Tags: ,
    £20.00
  • Confessions of A Bookseller

    £8.99

    Confessions of A Bookseller

    ‘Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?’ Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should by an idyll for bookworms. Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don’t understand what the shop is, home invasions during the Wigtown Book Festival and Granny, his neurotic Italian assistant who likes digging for river mud to make poultices. ‘The Diary of a Bookseller’ (soon to be a major TV series) introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books. Sardonic and sympathetic in equal measures, ‘Confessions of a Bookseller’ will reunite readers with the characters they’ve come to know and love.

    SKU: 9781788162319 Category: Tags: ,
    £8.99