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Sir Lenny Henry is one of the UK's best-loved comedians with a career spanning over forty years. Here he writes about his youth for the first time.
A child of the Jamaican diaspora, Lenny Henry was one of seven children in a boisterous, complicated family. With honesty, tend... read more

Who Am I, Again?

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 Biography

In 1862, ambitious scientist James Glaisher set out to do the impossible: ascend higher into the skies than ever before to establish his groundbreaking research.Glaisher's death-defying journey forms the story of the major motion picture The Aeronauts, starring Ed... read more

The Aeronauts - Travels in the Air

From the award-winning and best-selling author of Hemingway's Boat - an illuminating, ground-breaking biography that will change the way we understand the life, mind, and work of one of the icons of twentieth-century America.
Frank... read more

Plagued by Fire - The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

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 Biography

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A new biography of the glamorous couple behind the modern royal family, from the award-winning author Andrew Lownie. A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten name, D... read more

The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves

You're about to die. What would your final meal be? This question has long troubled Jay Rayner. As a man more obsessed with his lunch than is strictly necessary, the idea of a showpiece last supper is a tantalising prospect. But wouldn't knowledge ... read more

My Last Supper - One Meal, a Lifetime in the Making

Bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart.
Chika... read more

Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family (HB)

An initiation signals a beginning: a door opens and you step through. Some traditions dictate that a witch be initiated through a formal ceremony complete with rose wands, red candles, and sacred chants. But even though Amanda Yates Garcia's m... read more

Initiated - The Wayward Girls' Guide to Becoming a Witch

Winx joins Phar Lap and Bradman in the history books: a national sporting idol and the world's best racehorse.Australia's world champion racehorse Winx has become a sporting giant, transcending racing in the same way that Muhammad Ali transcends b... read more

Winx: The Full Story of the World's Best Racehorse

Discover the incredible untold story of one of Star Wars' most iconic characters, C-3PO, told by the man who knows him best. "Did you hear that? They've shut down the main reactor! We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness." These words were the very first to be ... read more

I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story

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 Biography

'The Book of the Year, perhaps of the decade, has to be Matthew Sturgis's Oscar ' TLS , Books of the Year. NOMINATED FOR THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2019. A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'Simply the best modern biography of Wilde ... A terrific achievement' Evening Standar... read more

Oscar: A Life (Oscar Wilde)

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 Biography

In 1862, ambitious scientist James Glaisher set out to do the impossible: ascend higher into the skies than ever before. A pioneer of weather forecasting and of photography, he wanted to take ground-breaking research measurements from different altitudes. Before a... read more

The Aeronauts: Travels in the Air

When Angela Kelly and The Queen are together, laughter echoes through the corridors of Buckingham Palace.
Angela has worked with The Queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for twenty-five years, initially as H... read more

The Other Side of the Coin - The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe