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Bertie: A Life of Edward VII
Bertie: A Life of Edward VII Jane Ridley
An exciting new biography of Edward VII, the playboy prince who changed the monarchy, by prizewinning historian and biographer Jane Ridley.
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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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Black Country to Red China
Black Country to Red China Esther Cheo Ying Ying
The story of a half Chinese, half English woman in pre and post-Cultural Revolution China, this is a fascinating account of an extraordinary time that is both sad, shocking, funny and thought provoking
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Blood, Bones and Butter
Blood, Bones and Butter Gabrielle Hamilton
A sharply crafted and unflinchingly honest memoir ('simply the best memoir by a chef ever. Ever.' Anthony Bourdain) about the search for meaning and purpose from one of America's most recognized chefs and up-and-coming literary talents.
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Bluets
Bluets Maggie Nelson
Maggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation - Olivia Laing A Guardian Book of the Year
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Booking Passage
Booking Passage Thomas Lynch
I'm in awe of Thomas Lynch's way with language: the plain-spoken honesty of this poet's prose' Elmore Leonard
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Bookworm
Bookworm Lucy Mangan
A love-letter to children’s books. 'Beautiful and moving... It will kickstart a cascade of nostalgia for countless people' Marian Keyes
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Breakfast with Lucian
Breakfast with Lucian Geordie Greig
Breakfast with Lucian is a superb, flawlessly crafted portrait of about as messy a life as was ever lived...out of which emerged the greatest British painter of the past one hundred years.’ Tom Wolfe
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Brief Lives 3 - Newton
Brief Lives 3 - Newton Peter Ackroyd
The third brilliant short biography in Peter Ackroyd's Brief Lives. Newton is a companion volume to Chaucer and Turner
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Brit(ish)
Brit(ish) Afua Hirsch
The Sunday Times bestseller that reveals the uncomfortable truth about race in Britain today – and calls for urgent change
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Britain's Royal Families
Britain's Royal Families Alison Weir
A unique book on the perennially fascinating subject of Britain's royal families by this well established popular historian. New updated edition to coincide with the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
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Captivated
Captivated Piers Dudgeon
An extraordinary book about the imagination - and the astonishing force of its creative power ... for evil as well as good.
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Carrington's Letters
Carrington's Letters Dora Carrington
Bloomsbury disrobed: Carrington's beguiling and gleeful letters take us beyond Bloomsbury into discussion about sexual mores, how to be an artist, and what it is to be truly oneself
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Celestine
Celestine Gillian Tindall
It is Gillian Tindall's gift, in her quietly remarkable book, to remind us how much of the past still lives in the present.
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Character Breakdown
Character Breakdown Zawe Ashton
Sharp satirical, unconventional memoir about modern life from rising, non-conformist British star
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Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton Simon Callow
A definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's finest actors and directors, written with great insight and verve by Simon Callow, & reissued here with a new preface.
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Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin Peter Ackroyd
A fresh look at Chaplin from the masterful Peter Ackroyd
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Chasing Lost Time
Chasing Lost Time Jean Findlay
The first ever biography of the man who made Proust a legend, his celebrated translator, C.K. Scott Moncrieff
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Chastened
Chastened Hephzibah Anderson
I'd had enough sex without love, maybe it was time to look for love without sex?': a witty look at twenty-first-century sex as Hephzibah Anderson seeks to resurrect romance during a year-long adventure in chastity
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Chaucer Peter Ackroyd
'Ackroyd reinvented the biography genre, pushing at the boundaries - he pulls of the feat of climbing inside Chaucer's soul by immersing himself in the history and literature of the period' Scotland on Sunday
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Cherry
Cherry Sara Wheeler
'Accomplishes what only the best biographies can' The Times
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