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Flaneuse
Flaneuse Lauren Elkin
Part memoir, part biography, part cultural meander, an irresistibly intelligent literary walk through the lives of wandering women: about how, by putting one foot in front of the other, we can sometimes stumble upon different routes in our lives
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When the Facts Change
When the Facts Change Tony Judt
A great thinker's final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author of Postwar and Thinking the Twentieth Century, spanning a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement. Edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans.
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Eminent Hipsters
Eminent Hipsters Donald Fagen
The life and times and cultural heroes of the musician and songwriter Donald Fagen, co-founder of Steely Dan
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The Story of Alice
The Story of Alice Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
The definitive biography of Lewis Carroll, his child-muse Alice Liddell, and the creation of Alice in Wonderland SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD
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My Life in Houses
My Life in Houses Margaret Forster
What does home mean to you?
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Mr and Mrs Disraeli
Mr and Mrs Disraeli Daisy Hay
An engaging portrait of the surprisingly unconventional marriage between Benjamin and Mary Anne Disraeli from one of our best young non-fiction writers.
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A House Full of Daughters
A House Full of Daughters Juliet Nicolson
One woman’s investigation into the nature of memory, the past, and above all, love
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British Muslim Soldier Adnan Sarwar
The Army can be family. The Army can be religion. The Army can be your identity. Adnan Sarwar – Pakistani boy from Burnley, good Muslim son, British squaddie – tells us why and how he became a British Muslim Soldier.
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A Community of Mortals Alexandra Zelman-Doring
Inspiring, revealing, shocking – Alexandra Zelman-Doring's essay on mourning, therapeutic hypothermia and some of the greatest literature written on death.
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Leaving Before the Rains Come
Leaving Before the Rains Come Alexandra Fuller
The sequel to the international bestseller Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight.
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Of Walking In Ice
Of Walking In Ice Werner Herzog
'Herzog's existential journey through a hostile winter landscape is one of the great modern pilgrimages - a record of physical suffering, of hallucination and ecstatic revelation, of portents and animals, of the wreckage of history and myth. Of Walking in Ice has the eerie power of the best fairytales. It hits you with the force of dreams and leaves you with the taste of snow-filled air' Helen MacDonald, author H is for Hawk, winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was a key figure in helping to secure the abolition of slavery in America – discover his Narrative on the 150th anniversary of that event.
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Richard III and the Princes in the Tower
Richard III and the Princes in the Tower Alison Weir
Alison Weir investigates one of the most enduring murder mysteries in English history - the death of the lost Princes in the tower, nephews of Richard III, whose body has recently been discovered.
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Ukraine Diaries
Ukraine Diaries Andrey Kurkov
Ukrainian dispatches from the heart of Kiev
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Ghettoside
Ghettoside Jill Leovy
A phenomenally gripping account of a homicide investigation explodes the myths around policing and race.
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O, Louis
O, Louis Hugo Borst
A personal portrait of Louis van Gaal, manager of Manchester United, by one of Europe's foremost football writers
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The Swordfish and the Star
The Swordfish and the Star Gavin Knight
Gavin Knight has caught the stories of the Cornish fishermen – and their difficult, dramatic existence at the end of our land
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Birth of a Dream Weaver
Birth of a Dream Weaver Ngugi wa Thiong'o
In this moving and thought-provoking memoir, the great writer speaks of his emergence during one of Africa's most violent periods
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The Racer
The Racer David Millar
A unique and powerful insight into the mind of a professional cyclist in his last year before retirement, from British cyclist David Millar, writer of the bestselling Racing Through the Dark.
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Take Courage
Take Courage Samantha Ellis
Anne Brontë - literary wallflower or radical heroine? Samantha Ellis stomps off to Haworth to find out
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The Man Who Ate the Zoo
The Man Who Ate the Zoo Richard Girling
A lively and fascinating biography of Frank Buckland, ‘the David Attenborough of the Victorian era' - surgeon, natural historian, bestselling writer and early conservationist.
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Aubrey's Brief Lives
Aubrey's Brief Lives John Aubrey
The ground-breaking book that invented modern biography - elegant, vivid and deeply entertaining
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My Own Story
My Own Story Emmeline Pankhurst
The great leader of the women’s suffrage movement tells the story of her fight for equality
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West of Eden
West of Eden Jean Stein
The inside story of Hollywood: money and corruption, drink and drugs, fame and terrible secrets
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