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The most popular Collected biographies books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2020: Rest of World
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My First Memory: Epiphanies, Watersheds and Origin Stories
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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
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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.
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Letter To My Younger Self: The Big Issue Presents... 100 Inspiring People on the Moments That Shaped Their Lives
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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...
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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.
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History of Islam in 21 Women
The story of Islam as never presented before, through the lives of twenty-one remarkable women
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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.
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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.
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Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories
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Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Children of Edward I
The first full biography of the five remarkable daughters of Edward I.
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Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules
The extraordinary stories of six women who defied the spirit of their age
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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
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Sniper Anthology: Snipers of the Second World War
Definitive anthology of the deadliest snipers of the Second World War.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Martyrs of Henry VIII: Repression, Defiance, Sacrifice
A joint biography of Tudor England's martyrs whose executions triggered a wave of bloody repression
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Born Survivors: The Sunday Times Bestseller
An incredible, inspirational story of resilience, resourcefulness, and maternal courage, set against the background of the holocaust.
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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.
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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.
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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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
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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
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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).
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Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space
From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Je t'aime: The legendary love story of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
The lyrical retelling of a relationship that defined an age.
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Scientists Who Changed History
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Lunch with the FT: 52 Classic Interviews
From Angela Merkel to Sean 'P Diddy' Combs, Martin Amis to one of the Arab world's most notorious sons, this book brings you right to the table to decide what you think of or world's most powerful players.
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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.