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'He's like an American Alan Bennett, in that his own fastidiousness becomes the joke, as per the taxi encounter, or his diary entry about waiting interminably in a coffee-bar queue' Brian Logan, Guardian review of An E... read more

Theft by Finding: Diaries Vol 1
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'The water slips over me like cool silk. The intimacy of touch uninhibited, rising around my legs, over my waist, my breasts, up to my collarbone. When I throw back my head and relax, the lake runs into my ears. The sound... read more

Turning: A Swimming Memoir
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As a child, Lily Bailey knew she was bad. By the age of 13, she had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease and ogled the bodies of other children. Only by performing an exhausting series of secret routines could sh... read more

Because We Are Bad
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This is the story of Doaa, an ordinary girl from a village in Syria, who in 2015 became one of five hundred people crammed on to a fishing boat setting sail for Europe. The boat was deliberately capsized, and of thos... read more

A Hope More Powerful than the Sea
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Born in 1954, Cleve Jones was among the last generation of gay Americans who grew up wondering if there were others out there like himself. There were. Like thousands of other young people, Jones, nearly penniless, was drawn in the e... read more

When We Rise
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Poet Robert Lowell died of a heart attack, clutching a portrait of his lover, Caroline Blackwood, painted by her ex-husband, Lucian Freud. Lowell was on his way to see his own e... read more

The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence
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"My brain, which had just let me down so badly, was perhaps never so active. The paramedics' question was a fundamental one. Who are you? Yes indeed. Who am I?" Robert McCrum was forty-two when he suffered ... read more

My Year off : Rediscovering Life After a Stroke
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'Dearest Lumpy, I hope you are plump and well. Your mother bashed her car yesterday and chooses to believe it was not her fault...' Roger Mortimer's witty dressing-downs and affectionate advice were not onl... read more

Dear Lumpy: Letters to a Disobedient Daughter
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In 2015 poet and writer Nina Riggs was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it metastasised later that year. She was thirty-eight years old, married to the love of her life and the mother of two small boys; her... read more

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying
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A day in the life of Carla Valentine - curator, pathology technician and 'death professional' - is not your average day. Her working life has been spent with the dead, and in Past Mortems she reveals w... read more

Past Mortems: Life and Death Behind Mortuary Doors
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When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from 'Lewis Carroll,' Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her mood storms have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are sufferi... read more

A Really Good Day
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A visceral coming-of-age tale from the young woman who dared to stand up to a kingdom of men. Best known for her campaign work for women's rights, including the Women2Drive campaign, this... read more

Daring to Drive: The Young Saudi Woman Who Stood Up to a Kingdom of Men
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