Pursuit: The Memoirs of John Calder

    By John Calder

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    “Publish and be damned”, Wellington’s famous adage, runs like a leitmotiv through John Calder’s memoirs. He has been damned by a censorious press, by politicians, by other publishers and by organs of the state for publishing books on sensitive issues. Damned also for publishing such authors as Henry…

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    The Cutting Edge: The Story of the Beatles’ Hairdresser Who Defined an Era

    By Leslie Cavendish

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    The Beatles’ hair changed the world. As their increasingly wild, untamed manes grew, to the horror of parents everywhere, they set off a cultural revolution as the most tangible symbol of the Sixties’ psychedelic dream of peace, love and playful rebellion. In the midst of this epochal change was Les…

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    When the Iron Lady Ruled Britain

    By Robert Chesshyre

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    Returning to Britain in the mid-1980s after spending several years in the US as the Observer’s Washington correspondent, Robert Chesshyre found a country shockingly altered by the rule of ‘The Iron Lady’, then at the height of her popularity. Disturbed by the Britain he now found himself in, he set…

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    Travelling to Infinity

    By Jane Hawking

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    In this compelling memoir, Jane Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s first wife, relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. As Stephen’s academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of motor-neuron disease, and Jane’s candid account of trying to balance his twenty-four-hou…

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    Travelling to Infinity – Signed by the Author

    By Jane Hawking

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    In this compelling memoir, Jane Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s first wife, relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. As Stephen’s academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of motor-neuron disease, and Jane’s candid account of trying to balance his twenty-four-hou…

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    The Great Survivors

    By Peter Conradi

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    In this riveting and extensively researched account, Peter Conradi – the celebrated author of The King’s Speech – offers an uncompromising portrayal of Europe’s royals and reveals the scandals, excesses, conflicts and interests hidden behind the pomp of ceremonial garb and the grandeur of official f…

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    The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy

    By Sofia Tolstoy

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    After marrying Count Leo Tolstoy, the author of Anna Karenina and War and Peace, Sofia Behrs kept a detailed diary until his death in 1910. Sofia’s life was not an easy one: she idealized her husband, but was tormented by him; even her many children were not an unmitigated blessing. In the backgroun…

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    Selected Writings

    By René Magritte

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    Available for the first time in an English translation, this selection gives non-Francophone readers the chance to encounter the many incarnations of renowned Belgian painter René Magritte – the artist, the man, the aspiring noirist, the fire-breathing theorist – in his own words. Through whimsical…

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    My Life in Agony

    By Irma Kurtz

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    As Cosmopolitan’s professional agony aunt for the last forty years, Irma Kurtz has had to deal with the most intimate problems of successive generations of readers, while having to keep up with the changing mores and attitudes in British and American society. In these memoirs, she looks back on the…

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    My Life in Agony – Signed Hardback Edition

    By Irma Kurtz

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    As Cosmopolitan’s professional agony aunt for the last forty years, Irma Kurtz has had to deal with the most intimate problems of successive generations of readers, while having to keep up with the changing mores and attitudes in British and American society. In these memoirs, she looks back on the…

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    Midnight in Siberia

    By David Greene

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    In this picaresque story of adventure, David Green captures an overlooked, idiosyncratic Russia in the age of Putin. A journalist for National Public Radio in the US, David Greene decides to travel thousands of kilometres from Moscow to Vladivostok on the iconic Trans-Siberian line. On the train and…

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    Letters from London and Europe

    By Gioacchino Tomasi Lampedusa

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    The Leopard, published posthumously in 1958, was one of the most important works of fiction to appear in the Italian language in the twentieth century. Between 1925 and 1930, its author, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, wrote a number of letters to his cousins Casimiro and Lucio Piccolo in which he des…

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