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When Breath Becomes Air
When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi
For readers of Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal and Henry Marsh’s Do No Harm, an unforgettably powerful and heart-breaking book about how to live.
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The Language of Kindness
The Language of Kindness Christie Watson
An astonishing memoir about nursing and an urgent call for compassion and kindness
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H is for Hawk
H is for Hawk Helen MacDonald
**WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR** **WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION** **WINNER OF THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER** ‘Dazzling… Deeply affecting, utterly fascinating and blazing with love and intelligence’ Financial Times
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The Iron Lady
The Iron Lady John Campbell
Read the true story that inspired the major new film, The Iron Lady. John Campbell's magisterial biography is the political biography of Margaret Thatcher.
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On Helwig Street
On Helwig Street Richard Russo
This first work of non-fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls is at once hilarious and heartbreaking: a son’s poignant tribute to his complicated mother and a brilliant evocation of mid-century America.
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Darling Monster
Darling Monster Diana Cooper
Society darling, actress, wife of key WW2 politician Duff Cooper… Here are Lady Diana Cooper’s sparkling letters to her son John Julius
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My Life as a Foreign Country
My Life as a Foreign Country Brian Turner
'My Life as a Foreign Country is brilliant and beautiful. It surely ranks with the best war memoirs I've ever encountered - a humane, heartbreaking, and expertly crafted work of literature.' Tim O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried
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Through the Window
Through the Window Julian Barnes
From one of Britain’s greatest writers comes a brilliant collection of essays on the writers that have meant the most to him
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The Divorce of Henry VIII
The Divorce of Henry VIII Catherine Fletcher
The inside story of Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon - 'an intricate and fascinating story' Hilary Mantel
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Deaths of the Poets
Deaths of the Poets Michael Symmons Roberts, Paul Farley
An entertaining journey into how the deaths of great poets have shaped our culture's distorted sense of poetry
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A Dancer in Wartime
A Dancer in Wartime Gillian Lynne
A unique memoir about ballet, the second world war and a peerless group of dancers; an irresistible read for all ballet lovers
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The Weather Experiment
The Weather Experiment Peter Moore
This is the story of our greatest obsession: a gripping account of the sailors, scientists and inventors who sought to understand the weather
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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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Threads
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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Bageye at the Wheel
Bageye at the Wheel Colin Grant
In the tradition of Sam Selvon’s Lonely Londoners and V.S.Naipaul’s Miguel Street, Grant's Bageye at the Wheel does for Luton and the UK what Miguel Street did for Naipaul, Port of Spain and Trinidad.
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The Vanishing Man
The Vanishing Man Laura Cumming
The captivating and mysterious tale of a Victorian bookseller whose fate was changed forever by the great painter Velazquez
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Wounded
Wounded Emily Mayhew
A homage to the courage and determination of the men and women who cared for – and saved the lives of – the hundreds of thousands of British soldiers who were wounded at the Western Front.
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Jumpin' Jack Flash
Jumpin' Jack Flash Keiron Pim
A fascinating quest for one of London’s legendary characters
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The Fall
The Fall Diogo Mainardi
Knowing how to fall is much more valuable than knowing how to walk.
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Here and Now
Here and Now J.M. Coetzee
A collection of letters between two of the greatest writers of our time, J.M. Coetzee and Paul Auster.
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Macaulay
Macaulay Zareer Masani
The first biography of Thomas Macaulay, from child prodigy to imperial administrator in India and revered elder statesman and historian in Britain
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A Broken World
A Broken World
Edited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf, this is an original and illuminating non-fiction anthology of writing on the First World War.
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The Black Prince of Florence
The Black Prince of Florence Catherine Fletcher
A dramatic tale of assassination, spying and betrayal in the opulent, cut-throat world of Renaissance Italy.
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Nemesis
Nemesis Misha Glenny
Breaking Bad meets City of God in this gripping account of an ordinary man who became Brazil’s most wanted criminal
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