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Most popular Biography & True Stories books

The most popular Biography & True Stories books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Educated: The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir
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Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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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.
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Twenty Years of talkSPORT
This brand new book celebrates the forthcoming 20th anniversary of the start of talkSPORT. Featuring hilarious stories about the station and its presenters from launch right through to the current day. With contributions from all the favourite presenters including Alan Brazil, Ally McCoist, and many, many more.
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Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp
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Salt Path: The Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award & The Wainwright Prize
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Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz - The Costa Biography Award Winner 2019
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When Breath Becomes Air
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor, the next he was a patient struggling to live. In this book, he offers a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient.
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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
The often hilarious, at times horrifying and occasionally heartbreaking diaries of a former junior doctor, and the story of why he decided to hang up his stethoscope.
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Social Struggle: How we took over the Internet
@WoodyandKleiny have overcome broken homes and dreams and gone from filming blurry videos that get 100 views to become two of the world's biggest internet content creators, with more than 10 million followers across their social media platforms. Prepare to enter the world of WAK. It's a place where success is more than just luck.
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How to Grow Old: A middle-aged man moaning
However, if you happen to want to know what a white, heterosexual, middle-aged man thinks of getting old - from the struggle to stay fit, keep hold of your friends or stay relevant, to why I'm better at doing a dump now than at any time in my life - this book could very well be exactly what you have been looking for.
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Written in History: Letters that Changed the World
A collection of the greatest letters in history, charting world-shaping events and revealing the unique personalities of some of history's most famous figures
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking
The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest questions in science.
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Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders ...until he meets Donald Shimoda - former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar...
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Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy hit This is Going to Hurt
From the multi-award-winning and million-copy bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt comes Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, a brand new gift book that alternates between the hilarious and the heartbreaking, in a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line.
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Robbie Fowler: My Life In Football: Goals, Glory & The Lessons I've Learnt
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Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot to Break the World
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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television
A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, who takes us on a weird and wonderful journey through his life and two decades of groundbreaking television.
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Half Baked Idea: How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu
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Headlines and Hedgerows: A Memoir
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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line
The gripping true story of a front-line trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones.
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Shut up Legs!: My Wild Ride On and Off the Bike
despite arguably spending more time at the front of the Tour de France than any other rider he has only worn the yellow jersey twice as his efforts have always been in the service of others.Jens embodies the best of cycling's qualities - loyalty to his team, sacrifice, and devotion to the sport.
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Not Afraid: The Evolution of Eminem
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Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures of a famous station cat and her kitten apprentice
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Will
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My First Memory: Epiphanies, Watersheds and Origin Stories
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Book of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories of Courage and Resilience
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them-women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.
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Warning
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.
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Fuck Yeah, Video Games: The Life and Extra Lives of a Professional Nerd
The most successful book in UK crowdfunding history: a memoir through video games by YouTube star DanNerdCubed
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Peaky Blinders - The Real Story of Birmingham's most notorious gangs: The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller
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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.
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For Freddie: A Mother's Final Gift to Her Son
Part memoir, part love letter to her son, this is the inspirational book from the founder of You, Me & the Big C podcast, Rachael Bland.
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Ian McKellen: The Biography
The intimate and definitive biography of Ian McKellen, theatrical knight and a national treasure.
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Crown: The Official History Behind Season 3: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years that Defined Elizabeth II, 1956-1977
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Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe
'Full of gems ... Angela Kelly is a jewel in the crown'Daily Telegraph 'Entertaining and beautifully illustrated'The Sunday Times 'For real intel, [The Crown] can't come close to The Other Side of the Coin by Angela Kelly'The New York Times
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Inside Broadmoor: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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In Pieces
The intimate and inspiring memoir from Academy Award-winning actor Sally Field.
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Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken
An anonymous barrister offers a shocking, darkly comic and very moving journey through the legal system - and explains how it's failing all of us.
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George Best: A Memoir: A unique biography of a football icon: The Perfect Gift for Football Fans
A unique biography of football icon, George Best, written by journalist and broadcaster, Michael Parkinson
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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown
The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her.
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One Million Minutes: What My Daughter Taught Me About Time
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Notes on a Nervous Planet
The follow-up to the number one Sunday Times bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive
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Persepolis I & II
CHOSEN BY EMMA WATSON FOR 'OUR SHARED SHELF' FEMINIST BOOK CLUBThe Story of a Childhood and The Story of a ReturnThe intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.
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Blackpink: K-Pop's No.1 Girl Group
A comprehensive guide to the K-pop girl group who are taking the music world by storm. The sassiest, most stylish girls around - BLACKPINK!
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Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite, The Sunday Times Bestseller: My Story
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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.
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You Know it Makes Sense: Lessons from the Derek Trotter School of Business (and life)
Au Revois!The name's Trotter, Derek Trotter, and the world of business is my speciality. And whether you're a Director, middle management, a junior staff hotshot, or the one that fetches the sandwiches, it will help you get to where you're going.
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Rihanna
Rihanna invites you into her world with this stunning visual autobiography.
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Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
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Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover and Me