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Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham
Stop the Clocks by Joan Bakewell

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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.


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.


10 Inspirational reads

Time to think

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


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.