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Bingo: Benign pastime or affront to society?

Bingo: Benign pastime or affront to society?

Having travelled around Ireland with a fridge and playing the Moldovan football team at tennis, Tony Hawks decided it was time to settle down in the countryside. It was only a matter of time until he was asked to be involved in the local Bingo...

The Utopia Experiment

The Utopia Experiment

In 2006, Dylan Evans founded The Utopia Experiment. An experiment in the Scottish countryside where a group of volunteers lived out a post-apocalyptic scenario free of technology and all other modern comforts. Having now left the experiment, he's written a book about his experiences? Could it have ever succeeded?

H is for Hawk wins Samuel Johnson Prize

H is for Hawk wins Samuel Johnson Prize

Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk becomes to the first memoir to win the prestigious award for non-fiction writing.

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.