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The most popular Collected biographies books currently available. Updated weekly.
My First Memory: Epiphanies, Watersheds and Origin Stories
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.
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
Behind Closed Doors: Life, Laughs and Football
22 players chase a ball for 90 minutes, and at the end the Germans always win.' This book is inspired by the stories Danny and I have shared with each other about what life in football is really like: in the dressing room, in the commentary box, on the pitch and - with the appropriate pixellation - in the showers afterwards.
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.
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.
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
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...
Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories
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.
Voices of Powerful Women: Words of Wisdom from 40 of the World's Most Inspiring Women
A fantastically inspiring collection of interviewswith 40 successful and empowering women, including Maya Angelou, Isabel Allende, Mary Robinson and Shami Chakrabati, exploring their challenges and achievements.
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.
Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks
A captivating compendium of rare and exquisite first-hand records of ocean voyages around the world and in different ages, providing a fascinating insight into exploration and adventure at sea.
Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Children of Edward I
The first full biography of the five remarkable daughters of Edward I.
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
Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules
The extraordinary stories of six women who defied the spirit of their age
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.
Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters
A reissue of Laura Thompson's Take Six Girls, illustrated with beautiful and timeless photographs of the Mitford sisters.
History of Islam in 21 Women
The story of Islam as never presented before, through the lives of twenty-one remarkable women
High Performance: When Britain Ruled the Roads
A heady mix of nostalgia, superb car design and reckless spirit. The best book you will ever read about the glory years of British racing car design.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Talking with Serial Killers: The Most Evil People in the World Tell Their Own Stories
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
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.
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.
Apollo Missions: In the Astronauts' Own Words
The Apollo Missions tells the significant, spectacular and intriguing 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. The Apollo Missions contains over 100 images - many of which are rarely seen - drawn from original NASA film.
Strong Brave True: Great Scots Who Changed the World . . . And How You Can Too
Incredible stories of the great Scots who changed the world we live in. Let the lives of these artists, explorers, poets, philosophers and engineers inspire YOU!
Resisters: 52 Young Women Making Herstory Right Now
Topical and timely, Resisters profiles 52 incredible girls and young women across the world who are united in improving the lives of people like them - beautifully illustrated by Manjit Thapp
Lives of Artists: Collected Profiles
The definitive collection of artist profiles by legendary journalist and New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins, from the 1960s to today
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.
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).
Noble Savages: The Olivier Sisters
In this intimate, sweeping biography, Sarah Watling brings the sisters in from the margins, tracing lives that span colonial Jamaica, the bucolic life of Victorian progressives, the frantic optimism of Edwardian Cambridge, the bleakness of two world wars, and a host of evolving philosophies for life over the course of the twentieth century.
Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York
A sparkling social history of the 'Dollar Princesses', the young American heiresses who married into the English aristocracy.
Feminism Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice
The story of Venice's Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, `the Unfinished Palazzo', told through the lives of three of its most unconventional, passionate and fascinating residents - Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim.
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
Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars 1955-1994
As heard on BBC 6 Music with Shaun Keveny, BBC Radio 5 Live and Talk Radio with Eamonn HolmesThe age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed.
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.
Alarmstart South and Final Defeat: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience in the Mediterranean Theatre 1941-44 and Normandy, Norway and Germany 1944-45
The personal reminiscences of Luftwaffe veterans and original documents and images give a unique insight into the Mediterranean theatre and late aerial war battles.
Scientists Who Changed History
Riviera Set
A portrait of high society in the twentieth century, told through the stories of the guests of Maxine Elliott and Prince Aly Khan at the Chateau de l'Horizon in Cannes.
Life Scientific: Explorers
The new book from the BBC Radio 4 hit series The Life Scientific
Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East
Based on a decade of research, including in-depth interviews with many leading figures in the story, this edition is essential for anyone who wants to understand the roots of the turmoil engulfing the Middle East, from civil wars to the rise of Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
Born Survivors
An incredible, inspirational story of resilience, resourcefulness, and maternal courage, set against the background of the holocaust.
Angels of the North: Notable Women of the North East - with a Preface by Ann Cleeves
Biographies of women of the north east who have made local, national and international contributions to society.