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By Tomalin, Claire
Hardback. English.
Published London: Viking, 2006
This biography covers Hardy's illegitimate birth, his rural upbringing, his escape to London in the 1860s, his marriages, his status as a bestselling...

By Sayle, Alexei, author
Hardback. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury Circus, 2016
In 1971 comedians on the working men's club circuit imagined that they would be free to go on telling their tired, racist, misogynistic gags forever,...

By Brittain, Vera, 1893-1970, author
Hardback. English.
Published London: Phoenix, 2014
[New] edition / an afterword by Kate Mosse
This title tells one woman's unforgettable record of the First World War, 'Testament of Youth' is in spirit and impact as powerful a classic as 'All Quiet...

By Thompson, Brian, 1935- author
Hardback. English.
Published London: Chatto & Windus, 2013
In 1973, Brian Thompson kissed the impossibly glamorous Elizabeth North for the first time, in a busy supermarket car park along the Leeds ring road....

By Sayle, Alexei
Hardback. English.
Published London: Sceptre, 2010
Entertaining, poignant & surprising, this is a brilliantly written memoir of an unusual childhood by one of Britain's most-loved comedians, Alexei Sayle...

By Athill, Diana
Hardback. English.
Published London: Granta, 2009
In a celebration of her life and writing, this collection brings together four of Diana Athill's best-loved memoirs, spanning her very English childhood...

By Fraser, Antonia, 1932- author
Hardback. English.
Published London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015
Antonia Fraser's memoir of growing up has a double meaning. It is partly an attempt to recapture the experiences of her Oxford childhood and youth - in...

By Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-
Hardback. English.
Published London: Jonathan Cape, 2011
This book is the story of a life's work to find happiness. It is the story of how the painful past Jeanette Winterson thought she had written over and...

By Fergusson, Maggie
Hardback. English.
Published London: Fourth Estate, 2012
Michael Morpurgo is a national treasure. With books such as 'Private Peaceful', 'Kensuke's Kingdom' and 'The Wreck of the Zanzibar' he has enchanted a...
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By Sibley, Brian, author
Hardback. English.
Published Oxford: Lion, 2015
First edition
This is a biography exploring the world of Thomas and his friends and their creator, the Reverend W. Awdry. The book is lavishly illustrated with family...
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