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By Churchwell, Sarah
Hardback. English.
Published London: Granta, 2004
This biography of Marilyn Monroe looks at the controversies that, even in death, still surround her. The author also argues that society's continual fascination...

By Fraser, Antonia, 1932-
Hardback. English.
Published London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006
'Love and Louis XIV' centres around the Sun King and his relationships with numerous women. Divided into five parts, this work brings to life the vast...

By Woolley, Benjamin
Hardback. English.
Published London: Macmillan, 1999
Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron, was born in 1815, and died aged 36. In her short life she witnessed an era of great change. This book tells...

By Tosches, Nick
Hardback. English.
Published London: Hamish Hamilton, 2000
Sonny Liston was the most violent, seemingly undefeatable and tragic heavyweight champion in the history of boxing. Night Train is more than a biography...

By Hawking, Stephen, 1942- author
Hardback. English.
Published London: Bantam Press, 2013
From his post-war childhood in London through his undergraduate years at Oxford, Hawking was smart but (according to him) undistinguished. A great lover...

By Campbell-Johnston, Rachel
Hardback. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2011
'Mysterious Wisdom' is a biography of the painter Samuel Palmer, whose world of slumbering shepherds, tumbling blossoms, mystical cornfields and bright...

By Reeves, Vic
Hardback. English.
Published London: Virgin, 2006
Vic Reeves, born Jim Moir, grew up just like any other boy - terrified of his father's immense moustaches and obsessed with owning his own crow. Early...

By Hollis, Matthew
Hardback. English.
Published London: Faber, 2011
Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of First World War poets. 'Now All Roads Lead to France' is an account of his final five...

By Doggett, Peter, author
Hardback. English.
Published London: The Bodley Head, 2019
At 3 a.m. on Monday, 18 August 1969, the final night of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, four men armed only with acoustic guitars faced the gaping darkness...

By Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996
Hardback. English.
Published London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006
The letters of one of the most idiosyncratic, witty and politically engaged of the Mitford sisters are the stories of the 20th century: gossip and politics...
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