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The life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah
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*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*'The Life and Rhymes has a performative quality reminiscent of Zephaniah's poetry - honest, unshowy and ultimately unthr...
Essays on the self
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Questions of identity and individual experience are addressed by Virgina Woolf in this superb collectionThe Notting Hill Editions Classic Collection ...

How not to be a boy
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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERRobert Webb tried to follow the rules for being a man: Don't cryDrink beerPlay rough Don't talk about feelingsLo...
Dear Ijeawele
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From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to...

Modern nature
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A divine, meditative and inspiring diary of Derek Jarman's famous garden at Dungeness.'An essential - urgent - book for the 21st Century' Hans Ulrich ...
Kafka
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'When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect ...' So begins Franz Kafka's...

The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house
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From the self-described 'black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet', these soaring, urgent essays on the power of women, poetry and anger are filled with ...
Quite a good time to be born
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'I drew my first breath on the 28th of January 1935, which was quite a good time for a future writer to be born in England...' The only child in a low...

Period piece
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This new edition celebrates the 65th anniversary of the publication of Period Piece, which has never been out of print. Period Piece is the classic me...
The king's pearl
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Mary Tudor has always been known as 'Bloody Mary', the name given to her by later Protestant chroniclers who vilified her for attempting to re-impose ...

Gimson's prime ministers
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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA concise, sharp-witted and illuminating account of the lives of Britain's prime ministers from Walpole to May, illustrated ...
My turn
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'I knew nothing about football before knowing Cruyff.' Pep GuardiolaJohan Cruyff is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history...

So they call you pisher!
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The brilliant family memoir of the much-beloved poet and political campaignerIn this hilarious, moving memoir, much-loved children's poet and politica...
Familiar stranger
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'This is a miracle of a book' George Lamming 'Compelling. Stuart Hall's story is the story of an age' Owen Jones 'Sometimes I feel I was the last colo...

Brit(ish)
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**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**Where are you really from?You're British. Your parents are British. You were raised in Britain. Your partner, your chil...
Reasons to stay alive
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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR NON-FICTIONWHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt...

Road racer
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLER.Michael Dunlop is quite simply the greatest road racer on the planet. Brother of William, also an accomplished ...
The Communist Manifesto
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY YANIS VAROUFAKIS The Communist Manifesto was first published in London in 1848, by two young men in their late twenties. It...

Alan Turing
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The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley Alan Turing was the math...
Ongoingness
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In Ongoingness, Sarah Manguso continues to define the contours of the contemporary essay. In it, she confronts a meticulous diary that she has kept fo...

Rebel prince
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'The pampered, petulant, self-pitying Prince. A devastating book by Britain's top investigative author' Daily Mail'Explosive new book delves inside th...
The ten types of human
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'I emerged from this book feeling better about almost everything... a mosaic of faces building into this extraordinary portrait of our species.' Guar...

Undivided
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Vicky Beeching, called arguably the most influential Christian of her generation in The Guardian, began writing songs for the church in her teens. B...
Debussy
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Claude Debussy was that rare creature, a composer who reinvented the language of music without alienating the majority of music lovers. He is the mode...

Stories of fatherhood
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This wide-ranging anthology pays tribute to fathers young and old. At one end of the spectrum, a touching story by Ann Packer tells of a man preparing...
Linescapes
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'Glorious. Political, passionate, perceptive' Robert MacfarlaneAn eye-opening exploration of the lines that cut through our countryside, from hedges t...

Ernesto
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This is the Hemingway story that has never been told: the full story of Papa as an expatriate in Cuba, an ingenuous American opportunist whose natural...
Hillbilly elegy
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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWaterstones nonfiction Book of the Month (June)A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUR...

Theft by finding Volume one
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'He's like an American Alan Bennett, in that his own fastidiousness becomes the joke, as per the taxi encounter, or his...
Meghan
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The first in-depth biography of the American actress and humanitarian campaigner who will marry Prince Harry in May 2018, written by the world's best-...

Shoe dog
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'A refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like ... It's an amazing tale' Bill Gates'The best book I read last ...
Shakespeare
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This short biography of William Shakespeare by world famous writer Bill Bryson brims with the author's inimitable wit and intelligence.Includes an exc...

The devil's diary
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An unprecedented, page-turning narrative of the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler's post-invasion plans for Russia told through the recent...
We should all be feminists
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A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.'I would like to ask that w...

Things that bother me
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An original collection of lauded philosopher Galen Strawson's writings on the self and consciousness, naturalism and pan-psychism.Galen Strawson might...
The assassin's cloak
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With 170 contributors, a scope that is peerless, international and crosses centuries The Assassin's Cloak pays tribute to a fascinating genre that is ...

First time ever
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Born in New York City in 1935, Peggy Seeger enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and politics. Her father was the noted musicologist Charles Seeger; h...
The spy who changed history
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'A superbly researched and groundbreaking account of Soviet espionage in the Thirties . remarkable' 5* review, TelegraphOn the trail of Soviet infiltr...

Jenson Button
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LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 This is my life, not the stuff you've seen, but the things you haven't. This is my child...
Born Trump
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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 child...

Caged bird
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'I was the shadow child no one ever saw...'From the day she was born until she escaped aged 30, Katy Morgan-Davies knew nothing but a life in captivit...
The J.R.R. Tolkien companion and guide. Volume 1 Chronology
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Volume 1 of the most comprehensive in-depth companion to Tolkien's life and works ever published, including synopses of all his writings, and a Tolkie...

The lonely city
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZECHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BYObserverGuardianTelegraphIrish TimesNew StatesmanTimes Literary SupplementHer...
A life in the day
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Hunter Davies' childhood lived amongst the post-war dirt and grime of Carlisle was immediately hailed as a classic memoir from one of Britain's foremo...

James Ravilious
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James Ravilious trained as an artist, but a Cartier-Bresson exhibition converted him to photography, which he taught himself. In 1972, a move to his w...
The little virtues
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Ginzburg is regarded as one of the finest and most important Italian writers of the twentieth century and this collection will introduce her remarkable writing to a new generation of readers. This is feminist, personal writing at its very best, which sings with wonder and grace.

Tony 10
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Tony 10 was the online betting username of Tony O'Reilly, the postman who became front-page news in 2011 after he stole _1.75 million from An Post whi...
Life, love and The Archers
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Wendy Cope has long been one of the nation's best-loved poets, with her sharp eye for human foibles and wry sense of humour. For the first time, Life,...

What does this button do?
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'I was spotty, wore an anorak, had biro-engraved flared blue jeans with purple and Sabbath written on the thighs, and rode an ear-splittingly unco...
Roaring girls
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Bold, inspiring and powerfully written, Roaring Girls tells the stories of nine women who, despite every effort to suppress them, dared to be extraord...