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The most popular Collected biographies books currently available. Updated weekly.
My First Memory: Epiphanies, Watersheds and Origin Stories
Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood
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.
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2
More true tales of amazing boys who found the courage to be themselves, and achieved something remarkable at the same time.
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
Daily Rituals: Women at Work
From Vanessa Bell and Charlotte Bronte to Nina Simone and Jane Campion, here are over one hundred and forty female writers, painters, musicians, sculptors, poets, choreographers, and filmmakers on how they create and work.
Seat at the Table: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music
'Journalist Amy Raphael talks to 18 incredible women about their experiences as musicians and the music industry with fascinating and illuminating results' Stylist
Behind Closed Doors: Life, Laughs and Football
Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and Her Oxford Circle Remade the World For Women
In Mutual Admiration Society Royal Historical Society fellow Mo Moulton relates the remarkable friendship of renowned crime novelist Dorothy L. Sayers and five other women at the vanguard of equal rights, who were among the first to receive full degrees from Oxford University.
Victorians: Twelve Titans who Forged Britain
But in this bold and provocative book, Jacob Rees-Mogg -- leading Tory MP and prominent Brexit advocate -- takes up the story of twelve landmark figures to paint a very different picture of the age: one of bright ambition, bold self-belief and determined industriousness.
Born Trump: Inside America's First Family
As a writer at Vanity Fair covering the Trump family, Emily Jane Fox has spent the last year doing a deep dive into the lives of the President's children. Born Trump is the explosive narrative of her findings as an insider within the most influential family in America.
Gunzburgs: A Family Biography
The first biography of an influential Russian-Jewish family who launched themselves in Parisian high society in the mid-19th century and then later returned to Russia.
Long Live the Queens: Mighty, Magnificent and Bloody Marvellous Monarchs History's Forgotten
Powerful and influential kings have long dominated our view of global history, their queens often relegated to the shadows, their influence, deeds and sacrifices unacknowledged and lost in the passing of time. But not anymore...
Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Children of Edward I
The first full biography of the five remarkable daughters of Edward I.
Expeditions Unpacked: What the Great Explorers Took into the Unknown
A unique and fascinating examination of 25 great explorers through the vital kit they took with them on their iconic expeditions, all brought to life by commissioned illustrations and archive photography.
Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules
The extraordinary stories of six women who defied the spirit of their age
Behind Every Great Woman is a Great Cat
Showcasing inspirational women such as Florence Nightingale, Georgia O'Keeffe and Clara Barton who all had one thing in common - their affection towards cats.
I Know a Woman: The inspiring connections between the women who have shaped our world
Explores the links between 84 pioneering women in order to show the indomitable strength of womankind.
History of Islam in 21 Women
The story of Islam as never presented before, through the lives of twenty-one remarkable women
Sniper Anthology: Snipers of the Second World War
Definitive anthology of the deadliest snipers of the Second World War.
Childless Voices: Stories of Longing, Loss, Resistance and Choice
Riveting memoir and first-of-its-kind, global investigation into an issue that affects millions of people.
Come and Get These Memories: The Story of Holland-Dozier-Holland, Motown's Incomparable Songwriters
Featuring honest and open first-hand accounts, Come and Get These Memories is more than just a behind-the-scenes look at Motown Records at its peak: Eddie and Brian set the record straight on both their personal and professional lives and offer a revealing slice of pop-music history.
Yes She Can: Why Women Own The Future
Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson gleans life lessons learned by inspirational women from around the world in a personal and inspirational book.
Durrells of Corfu
The recent TV award winning adaption The Durrells left its fans with questions: What happened to the family - and what took them to Corfu in the first place? This book has the answers
Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness
In Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known---but not well understood---Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel.
Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature: 1939-51
By acclaimed Orwell biographer D. J. Taylor, this is the story of the Lost Girls, the missing link between the first wave of newly-liberated young women of the post-Great War era and Dionysiac free-for-all of the 1960s.
Talking with Serial Killers: A chilling study of the world's most evil people
Christopher Berry-Dee is the man who talks to serial killers. A world-renowned investigative criminologist, he has gained the trust of murderers across the world, entered their high security prisons, and discussed in detail their shocking crimes. The killers' pursuit of horror and violence is described through the unique audiotape and videotape interviews which Berry-Dee conducted, deep inside the bowels of some of the world's toughest prisons. Christopher Berry-Dee has collated these interviews into this astounding, disturbing book, which, since its first publication, has gone on to become a True Crime classic. Not only does he describe his meetings with some of the world's most evil men and women, he also reproduces, verbatim, their very words as they describe their crimes, allowing the reader a glimpse into the inner workings of the people who have committed the worst crime possible- to mercilessly take the life of another human being. Product Information: ISBN: 9781786069740 Author: Christopher Berry-Dee Publisher: John Blake Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 351 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm
Martyrs of Henry VIII: Repression, Defiance, Sacrifice
A joint biography of Tudor England's martyrs whose executions triggered a wave of bloody repression
Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories
Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee
A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else-Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill-from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably.
Artists' Letters: Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney
A treasure trove of noteworthy letters, arranged thematically to provide an insight into the lives and work of great artists.
Honourable Ladies: Profiles of Women MPs 1997-2019
Biteback Publishing is delighted to announce a major new project, a two volume series of biographies of every female MP ever to be elected to the House of Commons.
Apollo Missions: In the Astronauts' Own Words
The story of the Apollo space programme through first-person accounts by the astronauts themselves, explained and put into context with expert commentary by Rod Pyle.
Bohemian Lives: Three Extraordinary Women: Ida Nettleship, Sophie Brzeska and Fernande Olivier
New paperback edition - The interweaving lives of Ida John, Sophie Brzeska and Fernande Olivier: three mould-breaking women who forged modern relationships with extraordinary men (writer Augustus John, and artists Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Picasso).
Why We Quilt: Contemporary Makers Speak Out about the Power of Art, Activism, Community and Creativity
In this tribute to today's vibrant quilting community, prize-winning quilter and teacher Thomas Knauer has curated a stunning collection of quilts from a wide range of modern makers, accompanied by their testimonials about what inspires their work and imbues their craft with meaning.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
War Stories: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion
A uniquely intimate account of ordinary men and women who rose to the challenge of war with acts of great heroism and humanity
Talking to Women
Feminism Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Women of Science: 100 Inspirational Lives
An investigation into the lives of some of the more remarkable women in the history of scientific discovery.
Madness: A Biography
This exciting new book explores the history of major mental disorders by looking at a wide range of historical and contemporary figures that have experienced mental illness. It discusses changing perceptions of mental illness and the treatments used at different historical periods from antiquity to the present day via the biographical sketches.
Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space
From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century, to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to those blazing the way in the race to get to Mars, this book reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world.
Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World
An exciting and provocative look at the women who wrote the novels that changed the literary world - Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf - by the renowned biographer of Emily Dickinson
Je t'aime: The legendary love story of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
The lyrical retelling of a relationship that defined an age.
Human Kindness: True stories that reveal the depths of the human experience
Sourced from around the world, these 25 true stories about acts of kindness - both the everyday and the extraordinary - explore all that is best about human nature.
House Full of Daughters
All families have their myths and Juliet Nicolson's was no different: her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita, her mother's Tory-conventional background.
Women Our History
Leaders Who Changed History
Fear and Courage: True stories that reveal the depths of the human experience
Fear and courage are showcased here in 25 true stories. At times humorous, often poignant, they shine a light on just what it means to be human.
Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman
Now available in an updated paperback edition and including new photographs, this thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19 thcentury to today features the most important works of 55 artists, along with in-depth biographical and critical assessments.