Biography

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  • House of Glass

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    House of Glass

    The Sunday Times bestseller

    ‘An utterly engrossing book’ Nigella Lawson

    ‘Remarkable and gripping’ Edmund de Waal

    ‘A near-perfect study of Jewish identity in the 20th century ? I don’t hesitate to call it a masterpiece’ Telegraph

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    £16.99
  • Too Much and Never Enough

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    Too Much and Never Enough

    The extraordinary inside story from Donald Trump’s only niece of the factors that helped make the US president into the world’s most dangerous man

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  • Our Bodies Their Battlefield

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    Our Bodies Their Battlefield

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2020

    A Times and Sunday Times Best Book of 2020

    ‘A wake-up call ? These women’s stories will make you weep, and then rage at the world’s indifference.’ Amal Clooney

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  • The Eighth

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    The Eighth

    The world premiere of Gustav Mahler’s ‘Eighth Symphony’ in Munich in 1910 was the artistic breakthrough for which the composer had yearned all his adult life, filling Munich’s huge Neue Musik-Festhalle on two successive evenings, to tumultuous applause. Stephen Johnson recounts its far-reaching effect on composers, conductors, and writers of the time – Berg and Schoenberg, the teenage Korngold, Bruno Walter and Klemperer, and the writers Zweig and Mann (the character of Gustav von Aschenbach in Mann’s ‘Death in Venice’ was partly based on the impression Mahler made on him in 1910). Johnson’s story of the work, and of the fate of the man who created it, makes for the most absorbing reading.

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  • Stephen Hawking

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    Stephen Hawking

    An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius: not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science.

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  • A Promised Land

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    A Promised Land

    In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency – a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

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  • Maud Beerbohm Tree: Lady of the Stage

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    Maud Beerbohm Tree: Lady of the Stage

    Susana Cory-Wright

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  • Letters On Motherhood

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    Letters On Motherhood

    ‘Letters on Motherhood’ is a collection of heartfelt and deeply personal letters written by Giovanna to her three young sons Buzz, Buddy and Max, husband, Tom, and the family and friends who have inspired and supported her to become the mother that she is today. In this book, she shares the funny and moving personal tales of her own family life whilst also talking about the deeper universal truths of parenting – coping with mum guilt, finding a work/family life balance, positive body image, rediscovering a sense of identity, and a parent’s hopes, fears and expectations for their child’s future.

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  • Fall

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    Fall

    In February 1991, Robert Maxwell made a triumphant entrance into Manhattan harbour on board his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine. He had come to complete his purchase of the ailing New York Daily News. Crowds lined the quayside to watch his arrival. Taxi drivers stopped their cabs to shake his hand, children asked for his autograph and when Maxwell went to dine in the most fashionable Chinese restaurant in Manhattan, all the diners gave him a standing ovation. 10 months later, he disappeared off the same yacht and was found dead in the water. Within a few days, Maxwell was being reviled as the embodiment of greed and unscrupulousness. No one had ever fallen so far and so quickly. What went so wrong? How did a man who had once laid such store on the importance of ethics and good behaviour become reduced to a bloated, amoral wreck? This is a dramatic, gripping account of the rise and fall of Robert Maxwell.

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  • The Librarian

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    The Librarian

    Allie Morgan is a woman in crisis. Having recently dropped out of her dream career due to mental illness, she’s decided that life is no longer worth living and is set to end it when she receives a phone call from the local library, offering her a job. There and then she decides to postpone suicide and give the role a try. What Allie doesn’t expect is for a simple part-time job to become a passionate battle for survival, both her own and for the library. As the year unfolds, she sees an attempted murder, becomes a target for a drugs gang and finds herself the last hope for people in desperate poverty. Hers is the story of how one person can go from rock bottom to becoming a crucial part of her local community. Recounted with immense wry humour and disarming charm, ‘The Librarian’ is an eye-opening account of a strange but wonderful community hub and a library that changed a life.

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  • Becoming

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    Becoming

    In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America – the first African-American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the US and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerising storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world.

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  • The Diaries of Chips Channon. Volume 1

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    The Diaries of Chips Channon. Volume 1

    Born in Chicago in 1897, ‘Chips’ Channon settled in England after the Great War, married into the immensely wealthy Guinness family, & served as Conservative MP for Southend-on-Sea from 1935 until his death in 1958. His career was unremarkable. His diaries are quite the opposite. Elegant, gossipy & bitchy by turns, they are the unfettered observations of a man who went everywhere & who knew everybody. Whether describing the antics of London society in the interwar years, or the growing scandal surrounding his close friends Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson during the abdication crisis, or the mood in the House of Commons the day war was declared, his sense of drama & his eye for the telling detail are unmatched. These are diaries that bring a whole epoch vividly to life.

    £35.00