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Awards:Shortlisted for PEN/Ackerley Prize 2016.

'A. A. Gill, the man who makes a living getting beneath the skin of things, whether it's television, restaurants or places round the world - has skinned himself' Vanity Fair A. A. Gill's memoir begins in the dark of a dormitory with... read more

Pour Me: A Life
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. What matters most in life? How do you build a happy life when terrible things happen? What is left behind when you lose the person you love the most? One night last winter, Antoine Leiris was a... read more

You Will Not Have My Hate
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'We spoke to each other in endearments. My darling, my love, mon amour, ma cherie, poussin, mouton, bebe ...People we knew, I think, made fun of us. What they didn't know was that we couldn't say each other's n... read more

When in French: Love in a Second Language
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On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. 'Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,' the lette... read more

The Voyeur's Motel
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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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" Who gave you permission to speak to anybody?' Rabbi Telsner, the leader of the Yeshivah Centre, thundered during his regular weekly sermon. It was a question directed to Mann... read more

Who Gave You Permission? A Memoir of a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Who Fought Back
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Lord Hindlip presided over London's auction house Christie's during a time of great excitement in the art world. The 1960s, 70s and early 80s saw the wholesale denuding of country houses and ransa... read more

An Auctioneer's Lot: Triumphs and Disasters at Christie's
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In August 2014, Farida Khalaf was just a normal Yazidi girl, living in a village high in the mountains of northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked and swiftly taken by ISIS fighters, and her whole world changed. Th... read more

The Girl Who Beat Isis: My Story
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The author of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open returns with a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant one the donor and one the recipient begin a quest for acceptance, a... read more

Nophoto
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Biographer and novelist A. N. Wilson, whose most recent work on the life of Queen Victoria was an enormous critical and commercial success, turns his clear eye to our own Queen, Elizabeth II, as she turns 90. In this unusual and vibran... read more

The Queen
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This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous ch... read more

Glass Castle
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"When Heidi Julavits rediscovered her childhood diaries, she hoped to find in them proof that she was always destined to be a writer. Instead, oThe actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a phobic tax auditor.o Th... read more

The Folded Clock: A Diary
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An entirely new kind of biography, "Oscar's Books" explores the personality of Oscar Wilde through his reading. For Wilde, as for many people, reading could be as powerful and transformative an exp... read more

Oscar's Books: A Journey Through the Library of Oscar Wilde
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Once considered a respectable rare-map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley made millions and was highly esteemed for his knowledge; until he was arrested for slipping map... read more

Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
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'This is, simply, a fantastic story, one that has been beautifully told by Josh Hammer, who knows and loves Mali like some farmers know their back forty. At a time... read more

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
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Ethel Livesey was quite a gal.An attractive young woman from a respectable middle-class family in Manchester, she had over 40 aliases, eight official marriages, four children and fi... read more

Amazing Mrs Livesey: The Remarkable Story of Australia's Greatest Imposter
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This is a hilarious, eye-opening tour of the new romantic landscape, from one of America's sharpest comic voices and one of its leading sociologists. In the old days, most people would find a decent person who lived ... read more

Modern Romance : An Investigation
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Category:

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Awards:Shortlisted for Ondaatje Prize 2016.

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERSome people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his famil... read more

The Shepherd's Life - A Tale of the Lake District
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When friends die, one's own credentials change: one becomes a survivor. Graham Greene has already had biographers, one of whom has served him mightily. Yet I hope that there is room for the remembrance of a friend who knew him - not... read more

Greene on Capri
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With Stendhal is a delightful portrait of the nineteenth-century French novelist Henri Beyle, better known to us as Stendhal. Two linked texts, introduced, annotated and translated into English for the first time by Simon Leys, illu... read more

With Stendhal
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