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Electric Shock
Electric Shock Peter Doggett
A thrilling, panoramic history of popular music from the birth of recorded sound to the present day
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A Dancer in Wartime
A Dancer in Wartime Gillian Lynne
An irresistible memoir about a young girl's hard-won path to success as a dancer during the Second World War
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The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev
The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev Simon Morrison
The dramatic untold story of Lina and Serge Prokofiev: a tale of a doomed love and a shattering portrait of an artist
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The Journals Of Spalding Gray
The Journals Of Spalding Gray Spalding Gray
Riveting, funny, heartbreaking, at once raw and lyrical: these journals reveal the complexity of the actor/writer who invented the autobiographical monologue and perfected the form in such celebrated works as Swimming to Cambodia.
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Threads Julia Blackburn
A beautifully illustrated account of the search for an undiscovered genius, the Norfolk fisherman who became an artist. Winner of the East Anglian Book of the Year 2015 Winner of the New Angle Book Prize 2017
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Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt
Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt John Cooper Clarke
Reissued for the first time in over 25 years, the Bard of Salford is back in this seminal work of punk poetry.
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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Stephen Greenblatt
Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Greenblatt tackles the origins of humanity through the most enduring story of all time.
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The Song Machine
The Song Machine John Seabrook
How do you make a song a global smash hit that is guaranteed to make $millions? Read The Song Machine, and find out
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The Button Box
The Button Box Lynn Knight
An ingenious tour of domestic and social history over the last century (Guardian) - the story of women in the twentieth century told through the clothes they wore
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My Life in Houses
My Life in Houses Margaret Forster
What does home mean to you?
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Absolutely on Music
Absolutely on Music Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa
An intimate conversation about music and creativity, between the internationally bestselling writer Haruki Murakami and world-class conductor, Seiji Ozawa.
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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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Dawn of the New Everything
Dawn of the New Everything Jaron Lanier
‘The father of Virtual Reality … a high-tech genius’ (Sunday Times) explains why virtual reality presents the ultimate test for humanity
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Van Gogh's Ear
Van Gogh's Ear Bernadette Murphy
Why did Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear? This compelling detective story reveals the truth about the art world's greatest mystery
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Of All That Ends
Of All That Ends Günter Grass
The final work of Nobel Prize-winning writer Günter Grass – a witty and elegiac series of meditations on writing, growing old, and the world.
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Balancing Acts
Balancing Acts Nicholas Hytner
‘Witty, waspish, and extraordinarily wise.' Sam Mendes
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Help Simon Amstell
Revealing, uplifting, heartbreaking – this is stand-up comedian Simon Amstell in his own words.
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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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The Gilded Gutter Life Of Francis Bacon
The Gilded Gutter Life Of Francis Bacon Daniel Farson
Reissue of a classic work about one of Britain's greatest painters.
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Revolution In The Head
Revolution In The Head Ian MacDonald
This extraordinary work of popular criticism provides the story behind every single Beatles song ever recorded. Unprecedented and unparalleled.
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Gwen John
Gwen John Sue Roe
Out of the shadows and into the limelight - revealing, lively new biography of the sensual, quietly rebellious woman (sister of Augustus John and lover of Rodin) who as an unmistakeably great artist in her own right.
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John Osborne
John Osborne John Heilpern
Compelling, groundbreaking and full of startling revelations, a dazzling, definitive biography of the man who changed the face of British theatre
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