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By Farrington, Karen
Book. English.
Published London: BBC, 2011
Based on the Radio 4 series, 'Great Lives' highlights 100 of the world's most fascinating and influential characters. Chosen by the show's guests, each...

By Matthews, Rupert
Hardback. English.
Published Basingstoke: AA, c2008
A fascinating look at some of the most colourful characters in history - from ancient times right up to the present day. Discover why Caligula was mad...

Paperback. English.
Published London: Ebury, 2008
A collection of the finest memoir writing through the centuries - from the world's greatest writers, artist, poets, scientists, showmen, statesmen, saints...

Book. English.
Published London: Papermac, 2001
This collection of biographical essays by some of today's most eminent historians covers a diverse range of characters such as Isaiah Berlin, W.B. Yeats...

By Hastings, Max
Book. English.
Published London: Harper Perennial, 2006
This is an exhilarating and uplifting account of the lives of 15 'warriors' from the last three centuries, hand-picked for their bravery or extraordinary...

By Ramadan, Tariq
Book. English.
Published London: Allen Lane, 2007
Underscoring the historical importance and meaning of Muhammad, 'The Messenger' addresses the significance of the Prophet for some of today's most controversial...

Book. English.
Published Edinburgh: Chambers, 2010
9th ed. / introduction and notes by Joan Bakewell
This 9th edition has been thoroughly updated and remains wide-ranging and international in scope, offering concise, authoritative and illuminating entries...

Hardback. English.
Published London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2018
From Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison, delve into more than 100 biographies of the world's greatest writers. Introduced...

By Aslan, Reza, author
Book. English.
Published London: Westbourne, 2013
From the internationally bestselling author of 'No God but God' comes a provocative and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions...

By Chopra, Deepak
Book. English.
Published New York: HarperOne, 2011
Born into the factious world of war-torn Arabia, Muhammad's life is a gripping and inspiring story of one man's tireless fight for unity and peace. Chopra...
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