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John Aubrey: My Own Life

Introducing the Costa Biography Award-shortlisted book

Ruth Scurr, whose biography of John Aubrey was shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Biography Award, introduces this fascinating 17th Century character.

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Review: When Breath Becomes Air

A mortality tale

It is impossible to read this book and not be moved by the intimacy and eloquence of Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s writing.

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10 Inspirational reads

Time to think

Ten inspirational true stories that will stir your emotions and change your life.

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Welcome to our Biography & True Stories page - with a huge selection of the latest autobiographies and biographies, from literary biographies of famous writers, to sports biographies of world-renowned athletes and sporting legends, and the memoirs, diaries, letters and journals of leading figures through the ages. For more Non-Fiction take a look at our selection of the bestselling Non-Fiction books.