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1 Girl, Interrupted (Paperback)

by Susanna Kaysen

Format: Paperback 192 pages
Published: 17/02/2000

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Now a major film starring Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg and Vanessa Redgrave A clear-sighted and unflinching memoir of an eighteen-year-old girl... Read more

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2 A Million Little Pieces (Paperback)

by James Frey

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 10/05/2004

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An intense, instantly engaging, hard-hitting, yet beautifully written memoir of a life beyond the brink that touches every nerve. Read more

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3 Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything (Paperback)

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 05/03/2007

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Elizabeth Gilbert is in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, and they're trying for a baby - she doesn't want any of it. A bitter... Read more

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4 The Wolf of Wall Street (Paperback)

by Jordan Belfort

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 19/12/2013

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5 Twelve Years a Slave (Paperback)

by Solomon Northup

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 05/12/2013

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Solomon Northup is a free man, living in New York. Then he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Drugged, beaten, given a new name and transported... Read more

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6 Angela's Ashes (Paperback)

by Frank McCourt

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 03/10/2005

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Stunning reissue of the phenomenal worldwide bestseller: Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and... Read more

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7 The Railway Man (Paperback)

by Eric Lomax

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 02/01/2014

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During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude... Read more

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8 Philomena: The True Story of a Mother and the Son She Had to Give Away (Paperback)

by Martin Sixsmith

Format: Paperback 356 pages
Published: 10/10/2013

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9 Mr Nice (Paperback)

by Howard Marks

Format: Paperback 576 pages
Published: 30/09/2010

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The author was Britain's most wanted man. He spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary. You'll like him. During the mid 1980s... Read more

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10 Out of Africa - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)

by Karen Blixen

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 07/04/2011

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From the moment the author arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and... Read more

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