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84 Charing Cross Road (by H. Hanff)

Time Warner Paperbacks (24 Jun, 1993)

This book is the very simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks & Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London.

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Colours Of The Mountain (by Da Chen)

Arrow (03 Aug, 2000)

A book about friendships, prejudice, familial love and academic striving, and of one man's escape from hunger, poverty and ignorance, Colours of the Mountain is an inspiring and eloquently recounted memoir of growing up a pariah in rural China.

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A Forever Family (by Michael Jones)

Faber and Faber (01 Feb, 2007)

John Houghton and his wife learned that they could not have children of their own. Instead they adopted three siblings, two boys and a girl, who were looking for 'a forever family', as the adoption agencies put it. What followed is all too common in adoptive families, but it is rarely talked about in public.

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Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger (by Nigel Slater)

Harper Perennial (16 Apr, 2004)

TOAST is Nigel Slater's truly extraordinary story of a childhood remembered through food. Whether relating his mother's ritual burning of the toast, his father's dreaded Boxing Day stew or such culinary highlights of the day as Arctic Roll and Grilled Grapefruit (then considered somehting of a status symbol in Wolverhampton) this remarkable memoir vividly recreates daily life in sixties surburban England. H ...

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Moab Is My Washpot (by Stephen Fry)

Arrow (06 Jan, 2011)

A memoir that tells how, sent to a boarding school 200 miles from home at the age of seven, the author survived beatings, misery, love, ecstasy, carnal violation, expulsion, imprisonment, criminal conviction, probation and catastrophe to emerge, at eighteen, ready to try and face the world in which he had always felt a stranger.

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Playing with Fire (by Nigel Havers)

Headline Review (26 Jul, 2007)

In a career that has taken him from a schoolboy production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the red carpet on Oscar Night with Chariots of Fire, via starring roles in the West End stage, classic television series like Don’t Wait Up and a cameo in Little Britain, the Hollywood blockbusters that made him a household name are only the beginning. With characteristic modesty and a captivating eye for the a ...

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The God Squad (by Paddy Doyle)

Corgi (01 Jul, 2002)

The past they tried to hide. His mother died from cancer in 1955. His father committed suicide shortly thereafter. Paddy Doyle was sentenced in an Irish district court to be detained in an industrial school for eleven years. He was four years old... Paddy Doyle's prize-winning bestseller, The God Squad, is both a moving and terrifying testament of the institutionalised Ireland of less than fifty years ago, ...

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Bad Blood: A Memoir (by Lorna Sage)

Fourth Estate (02 Sep, 2001)

She grew up with an absent father, a quiet and docile mother, and--the two most powerful figures of her formative years--a pair of ferocious, tyrannical, impossible grandparents. Her grandfather is the most striking of all, not least because he was a Church of England clergyman. The place is a small, isolated, squalid village on the English-Welsh border in darkest Shropshire.

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Child of Happy Valley: The Childhood Memoir of Juanita Carberry (by Nicola Tyrer, Juanita Carberry)

Arrow Books Ltd (06 Jul, 2000)

This colourful and passionate memoir reveals the darkness behind the glittering White Mischief society. Carberry divulges her miserable motherless childhood, the experience of living with her fascist father and her involvement in the Lord Erroll affair.

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Nowhere to Run: Where do you go when there's nowhere left to hide? (by Judy Westwater)

Harper Element (02 Apr, 2010)

How can you forget your past when it keeps coming back to haunt you? Judy Westwater, the Sunday Times bestselling author of Street Kid, was determined to turn her back on her cruel and violent childhood. She didn't stand a chance. All too soon hope turned to fear and she knew she'd have to run again. Judy was only 11 years old when she was forced to live on the streets. Beaten, half-starved and horrifically ...

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Up and Down in the Dales (by Gervase Phinn)

Penguin (25 Mar, 2010)

Life for the Yorkshire Dales school inspector is about to become not unlike the rambling hills of the Dales themselves - up and down and all over the place. Despite a year of disasters, Gervase manages to gallantly retain his sense of humour throughout. This is his fourth book of reminiscences.

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A Postillion Struck by Lightning (by Dirk Bogarde)

Phoenix (01 Sep, 2005)

A Postillion Struck by Lightning was a bestseller on first publication and marked Dirk Bogarde's transition from star of stage and screen to a bestselling and internationally acclaimed author. This vivid and engaging memoir traces the first steps of Dirk Bogarde as a young actor before he became world famous as well as his childhood amidst the enchanting beauty of rural Sussex. Here is the delightful harmon ...

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