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Leaving Before the Rains Come
Click & Collect
Click & Collect
Catherine Mayer
£17.00 Hardback
Shop Girl
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Mary Portas
£14.99 Hardback

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All I Know Now
The Breakaway
Nicole Cooke
£7.19 Paperback
The Road Beneath My Feet - Signed Edition



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Read Travelling to Infinity

Read Travelling to Infinity

With the film The Theory of Everything arriving in cinemas shortly, Jane Hawking recalls first meeting Stephen Hawking.

Read an extract from Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Read an extract from Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Do you fancy reading an extract from Amy Poehler's hilarious new book, Yes Please? Erm, yes please! From the parks of Pawnee to the limelight of the Golden Globes stage, it's fair to say Amy Poehler is one of the funniest writers around. In this extract, Amy bares her soul with a teenage poem, relives her first moment on stage and describes how she fell in love with improv.

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.