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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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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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Unknown Kimi Raikkonen
The authorised biography of cult hero Finnish Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkoenen - the closest thing we'll ever get to his autobiography.
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Face It: A Memoir
'I was saying things in songs that female singers didn't really say back then. I wasn't submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. My Blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, provocative, aggressive side. I was playing it up, yet I was very serious.'
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Salt Path: The Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award & The Wainwright Prize
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Elephant in My Kitchen: What the herd taught me about love, courage and survival
A powerful, moving sequel to the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer that tells the story of one woman's fight to protect a herd of elephants.
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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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Wham! George & Me
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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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Autobiography: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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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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Know My Name
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Day Like Today: Memoirs
For more than three decades, millions of Britons have woken to the sound of John Humphrys' voice.
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Educated: The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir
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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.
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Becoming
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
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Hitler: Only the World Was Enough
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Confessions of a Bad Mother: The Teenage Years
The original Bad Mother is back, with the inside track on how to survive your kids turning from sweet little cherubs to troublesome teenagers.
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Little Book of Chanel
A monograph on Coco Chanel that chronicles the life and legacy of one of history's most influential couturiers. It includes detailed photographs and sketches of her designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, that pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it.
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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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Confessions of a Bookseller: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
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Hitch in Time
Living on his wits, sleeping rough and accepting lifts that get him into bizarre and often dangerous situations, Andy's six years spent on the road stand as a unique record of life as it was in the late 1970s and early 80s. In this hilarious memoir, they are juxtaposed with a host of earlier memories, resulting in dazzling and funny stories.
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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life
*The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller*Rose Tremain (or Rosie as she was then) grew up in post-war London - a city still partly in ruins, where both food and affection were fiercely rationed.
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Fear Bubble: Harness Fear and Live without Limits
The brilliant, inspirational next book by the author of the incredible No. 1 bestseller FIRST MAN IN.
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Really?
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Jo Malone: My Story
The autobiography of Jo Malone, one of the world's most successful businesswomen and entrepreneurs.
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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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Over the Top
A memoir from the break-out star of Netflix hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness.
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Headlines and Hedgerows: A Memoir
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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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Claxton Diary: Further Field Notes from a Small Planet
Here are unwedded queen ants pouring out of the pavement cracks for their nuptial flights, or a garden cross spider spraying a bumblebee with jets of silk that are, gram for gram, stronger than tensile steel.
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Breed Apart: My Adventures with Britain's Rare Breeds
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Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing and Hope
Moving memoir from Queer Eye star Karamo Brown
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Everything I Know About Love
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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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Robin
From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.
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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing: Life, Death and the Thrill of the Catch
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Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs
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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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For the Record
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My First Memory: Epiphanies, Watersheds and Origin Stories
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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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Inside Broadmoor: Up close and personal with Britain's most dangerous criminals
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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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We Need to Weaken the Mixture
The million-copy selling truck fitter returns***Featured on Channel 4***'I can't stop biting off more than I can chew. If it's running too rich, I don't stop what I'm doing, just weaken the mixture and carry on.'Since we last heard from him, Guy Martin has restored a 1983 Williams F1 car then raced Jenson Button in it;
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Lost Child: The True Story of a Girl who Couldn't Ask for Help
From the million-copy bestselling author comes the true story of a neglected little girl whose cries for attention have been met in all the wrong ways, until now.
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No Way Out: The Searing True Story of Men Under Siege
The Sunday Times top ten bestselling story of a British company under siege in Afghanistan - outnumbered, outgunned and out of time.
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My Life in Football: The Autobiography
The autobiography of the iconic, hugely influential and well-loved former English football player and manager.
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Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite: 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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Skripal Files: Putin, Poison and the New Spy War
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.