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Hard Way: Adapt, Survive and Win
A searing, raw and honest memoir of television's greatest SAS veteran. Sergeant Major Mark 'Billy' Billingham recounts his life, twenty-seven years of military service as an elite soldier, and new-found fame on the hugely successful Channel Four series SAS: Who dares Wins.
Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp
Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz - The Costa Biography Award Winner 2019
An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital.
Every Day Is Extra
John Kerry tells the story of his extraordinary life of public service, from decorated Vietnam veteran to five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and Secretary of State for four years: a personal and candid memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history, including the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accords.
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world.' - J.K. RowlingWritten by Malala in collaboration with critically acclaimed author, Patricia McCormick, this children's edition tells the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world - and did.
Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
Skripal Files: The only book you need to read on the Salisbury Poisonings
From the heart of the cold war to the current hostilities between Russia and the West, this is the definitive account of the events that led to the Skripal poisoning.
Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?: A powerful true story of love and survival
Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture Official Secrets
Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
This enchanting collection brings together hundreds of Winston Churchill's wittiest remarks, as a record of all that was best about this endearing, conceited, talented and wildly funny Englishman.
Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb: Founder of Save the Children
Presents the adventures and tribulations of Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children.
Harry: (Houdini)
Another addition to our hot new series of illustrated biographies for children - get on first name terms with the greatest people in history and living today.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
'The definitive book of the year in our house, for both parents and offspring' Maggie O'Farrell, Guardian Books of the Year<br> <br> 'Absolutely beautiful - get one for yourself and one to inspire a woman in your life' Stylist*Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller**Blackwell's Book of the Year**Foyles Children's Book of the Year**Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year*<br> <br> What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.
For the Record
Inside Trump's White House: The Authorized Inside Story of His First White House Years
The first and only authorized biography of Trump as President.
Note Through The Wire: The unforgettable true love story of a WW2 prisoner of war and a resistance heroine
'An unforgettable love story set in perilous times' Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of AuschwitzThe greatest love blossoms in the darkest hour. In the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe, two people meet fleetingly in a chance encounter.
All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator
An explosive and news-making look at Donald Trump and his relationships with women, from his girlfriends to his multiple marriages, painting a portrait of a pathological liar, serial philanderer, and misogynist.
May at 10
The book will lift the lid on this most enigmatic and secretive of Prime Ministers during the most tumultuous period in modern British political history.
Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries
A riveting double biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women test pilots - Hitler's personal Valkyries.
Putin: A Man's Manual of Manliness
A hilarious spoof gift book featuring everyone's favourite Russian premier, with inspirational quotes, life advice and portraits of the main himself.
Man in the Red Coat
The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh and original portrait of the Belle Epoque - its heroes and villains, its writers, artists and thinkers - and a life of a man ahead of his time.
Dangerous Hero: Corbyn'S Ruthless Plot for Power
Jacob's Ladder
The first political biography of one of the most significant politicians of today.
Permanent Record
Permanent Record is the essential and courageous memoir of Edward Snowden - the man who risked everything to expose the shocking mass surveillance used by governments across the world to spy on their own citizens.
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
100 new bedtime stories, each inspired by the life and adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyonce. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography in a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero.
Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America
In Great Again, Donald J. Trump outlines how he will restore a broken America to greatness.
Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller
One of Them: From Albert Square to Parliament Square
Pianist of Yarmouk
Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
"A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.
The incredible, inspirational story of Dean Stott: the SBS soldier turned endurance hero and record breaker
Complete MAUS
Tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. In this title, Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father.
Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future
'The best American political biography since Obama's Dreams from My Father' GuardianNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.
Restoration Heart: A Memoir
Restoration Heart is William Cash's 'restore-a-wreck' memoir of house and heart.
History of the World in 21 Women: A Personal Selection
The inimitable Jenni Murray celebrates great women from around the world - rescuing some from obscurity and shining a new light on familiar names
Two Lives of Charlemagne
A chronicle of one of the most powerful and dynamic of all medieval rulers, Charlemagne. It describes his personal life, details his achievements in reviving learning and the arts, recounts his military successes and depicts one of the defining moments in European history: Charlemagne's coronation as emperor in Rome on Christmas Day 800 AD.
Grit in the Pearl: The Scandalous Life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll
The first biography of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, the socialite whose scandalous divorce shocked the country
Queen Victoria
A new edition of the classic 1964 biography of Queen Victoria, reissued for the 200th anniversary of her birth.
Running For My Life
The inspirational story of a former British soldier turned extreme adventurer who set out to run marathons in the world's most dangerous countries. The aim, to raise awareness of the plight of children suffering in war zones as well as the funds to help provide education.
Spy Who Loved: the secrets and lives of one of Britain's bravest wartime heroines
The remarkable story of Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, George Medal, OBE and Croix de Guerre.
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 U.S. 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. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241334140 Author: Michelle Obama Publisher: Penguin Format: Hardback Pages: 426 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm
Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future
'The best American political biography since Obama's Dreams from My Father' GuardianNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.
Nine Lives of John Ogilby: Britain's Master Map Maker and His Secrets
In this enlightening book, Alan Ereira brings a fascinating hidden history to light, and reveals that Ogilby's celebrated Britannia is far more than a harmless road atlas: it is, rather, filled with secrets designed to serve a conspiracy of kings and England's undoing. The Nine Lives of John Ogilby is the story of a remarkable man, and of a covert
Upstairs & Downstairs: My Life In Service as a Lady's Maid
Trump: The Art of the Deal
TrumpHere is Trump in action - how he runs his business and how he runs his life - as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the New York City skyline.But even a maverick plays by the rules, and Trump has formulated eleven guidelines for success.
Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found: The Costa Book of the Year 2018
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.
Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister The Official Companion to the BBC Series
The real Anne Lister, and the official companion to the hit BBC series created by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones.In Gentleman Jack, historian and series consultant Anne Choma draws from the explosive diaries of Anne Lister to recreate the life and times of one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century.
Henry VIII: The Decline and Fall of a Tyrant
A vivid and shocking account of the last years of terror at the court of the tyrant King Henry VIII.