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It is human nature to be fascinated by other people and the very best memoirs and biographies draw readers into lives either truly unique or eminently relatable. Classic autobiographies like Cider With Rosie or I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings evoke both their author’s inner lives and a specific time and place, whilst others shed light on complex public figures - or provide plenty of juicy gossip. This is the place to find great books on the good, the bad and the fascinating.

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Our Best Biographies

The Lyrics
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Reflections
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And Away...
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Don't Laugh, It Will Only Encourage Her
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Windswept & Interesting
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Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess
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The Storyteller
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Theroux The Keyhole
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This Much is True
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The Wild Silence
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English Pastoral
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Taste
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Manifesto
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Living the Chateau Dream
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A Funny Life
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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
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More Than a Woman
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New For 2021

Mental Fitness
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Will She Do?
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Bourdain
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Windswept & Interesting
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The Boys
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Diddly Squat
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Taste
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Being Britney
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Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess
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Shackleton
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Odd Boy Out
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Fry's Ties
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Will
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My Name's, Yours, What's Alaska?
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Tenement Kid
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Belonging: The Autobiography
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A Class Act
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Doddie's Diary
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Signed & Special Editions

My Body
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Ruck Me
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Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Drama
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A Funny Life
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Journeys to Impossible Places
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Manifesto
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Women Don't Owe You Pretty
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My Life in Dire Straits
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Baggage
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The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism
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Before & Laughter
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The Book of Fred
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Watching Neighbours Twice a Day...
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The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting
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George III
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Troy Deeney: Redemption
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The Audacity
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You've Got To Laugh
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Luxury Editions & Gift Books

Murakami T
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Renegades
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SPIKE
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The Lyrics
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These Precious Days
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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
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Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black
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A Promised Land
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The King's Painter
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Pessoa
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The Code Breaker
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The House of Jaipur
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The Collected Works of Jim Morrison
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Bowie by O'Neill
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Dolly Parton, Songteller
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Fry's Ties
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2021's Best Paperbacks

The Wild Silence
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English Pastoral
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Fall
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The Bookseller's Tale
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Women Don't Owe You Pretty
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How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet
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One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time
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Becoming
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I Wanna Be Yours
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Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood
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Diary of an MP's Wife
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Motherwell
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A Del of a Life
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Just Ignore Him
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Black Spartacus
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House of Glass
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Klopp
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Hungry
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Little But Lovely

Stocking fillers at a great price

Misfits
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Openhearted
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Jews Don't Count
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Life Lessons
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Glittering a Turd
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What Would the Aunties Say?
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An Extra Pair of Hands
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Orwell's Roses
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My Mess Is a Bit of a Life
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Reflections of Alan Turing
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
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The Soul of a Woman
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Let That Be a Lesson
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Many Different Kinds of Love
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Real Estate
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Essex Girls
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Long Players
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How to Get Over Being Young
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Great Books You Must Read

Our selection of classic paperbacks

Motherwell
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This is Going to Hurt
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The Diary of a Young Girl
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The Shepherd's Life
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Just Kids
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I Am Malala
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When Breath Becomes Air
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Toast
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All Creatures Great and Small
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Persepolis I & II
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Wild Swans
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How To Be a Woman
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Unreliable Memoirs
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Cider With Rosie
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Fever Pitch
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The Moon's a Balloon
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If This Is A Man/The Truce
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The Year of Magical Thinking
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Our Best Literary Biographies

I Wanna Be Yours
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Motherwell
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The Best of Me
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
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The Young H.G. Wells
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Orwell's Roses
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I Feel Bad About My Neck
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The Cost of Living
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Square Haunting
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Walden
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Dante
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Down and Out in Paris and London
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Russian Roulette
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The Mystery of Charles Dickens
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Dear Reader
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Shakespeare
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Between the Covers
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Voices For Change - Remarkable Lives

Becoming
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Will
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The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism
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My Name Is Why
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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The Audacity of Hope
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Notes of a Native Son
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In Black and White
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The Louder I Will Sing
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Long Walk To Freedom
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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
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Black Teacher
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Bessie Smith
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Rise Up
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Three Mothers
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Renegade
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Diane Abbott
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Good Pop, Bad Pop
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Devil in a Coma
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Honestly
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All About Me
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The Lives of Brian
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Beyond Possible
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Brazen
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Boy in a China Shop
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Mean Baby
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Blood
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Tired and Tested
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From Staircase to Stage
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Tim - The Official Biography of Avicii
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The Queen Bee
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The Best Books of 2021: Biography

From Ai Weiwei to Claire Tomalin, here are the memoirs and biographies we've loved this year.

Ruth Ozeki on Libraries, Rabbit Holes and Promiscuous Browsing

Ruth Ozeki, author of The Book of Form and Emptiness, discusses her childhood experience of libraries and how they helped inform her fiction.

Paris Lees on Books as the Ultimate Form of Escape

The journalist, presenter and author of What It Feels Like for a Girl delivers a passionate advocacy of the power of books.

Tiffany McDaniel on the Woman Behind Betty

Tiffany McDaniel, author of Betty, our Fiction Book of the Month for August, recounts her relationship with her mother - the inspiration for the novel's eponymous character.