Books

Page 1 of 7, showing 12 records out of 78 total, starting on record 1, ending on 12

Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt (by Jean Naggar)

AmazonEncore (03 Jan, 2012)

Born into a prominent, sophisticated Jewish family who spend time in Europe and live in the Middle East, author Jean Naggar’s coming of age memoir tells the story of her protected youth in an exotic multicultural milieu. To Naggar her childhood seemed a magical time that would never come to an end. But in 1956, Egyptian President Nasser’s nationalizing of the Suez Canal set in motion events that would c ...

Buy Now See Reviews

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

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.

Buy Now See Reviews

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

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.

Buy Now See Reviews

This book has not yet been reviewed.

 
 

The One That Got Away (by Chris Ryan)

Arrow (01 May, 2008)

The One That Got Away is Chris Ryan's personal account of his escape from Iraq to Syria after a botched SAS mission to locate SCUDs during the first Gulf War. Ryan's ordeal lasted ten days, he walked over two hundred miles and it remains the longest escape and evasion in SAS history.

Buy Now See Reviews

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

The Invisible Wall (by Harry Bernstein)

Arrow (01 Nov, 2007)

The Invisible Wall Harry Bernsteins' childhood in the industrial north of England in the shadow of the First World War is one of hardship and hostility. His brutish father spends what little he earns at the tailoring shop on drink, while his devoted mother survives on her dreams. This is a story of working class life and the daily struggle to make ends meet.

Buy Now See Reviews

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

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.

Buy Now See Reviews

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life & Career of Warwick Davis (by Warwick Davis)

Aurum Press Ltd (01 Oct, 2011)

Published to coincide with his highly anticipated new sitcom – a mockumentary follow-up to Extras from the pens of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant – Size Matters Not is the surprising and hilarious story of the world’s biggest little actor. When Nana Davis heard an advert on the radio seeking small people for the third Star Wars movie little did she know it was a moment that would transform her ...

Buy Now See Reviews

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

The Harem within (by Fatima Mernissi)

Bantam Books (07 Sep, 1995)

As a little girl, Fatima Mernissi was often puzzled by the idea of the harem. Even if you accepted that men and women needed to be kept apart, she asked, why couldn't it be the woman who walked freely in the streets, while men stayed locked behind the harem gates? In this story, she tells of her childhood in a Fez harem in the 1940s, a period of social transition in Morocco. Yasmina, Fatima's grandmother, w ...

Buy Now See Reviews

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

Monsoon Diary: Reveries and Recipes from South India (by Shoba Narayan)

Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) (02 Aug, 2004)

MONSOON DIARY weaves a fascinating food narrative that combines authentic vegetarian recipes from South India with tales from Shoba Narayan's life, stories of her delightfully eccentric family, and reflections on Indian culture. Shoba recounts her childhood in South India, a portrait of small-town life richly populated by characters like the flower woman who brings jasmine for the gods, the milkman who name ...

Buy Now See Reviews

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

Life on Air (by David Attenborough)

BBC Books (04 Sep, 2003)

Sir David Attenborough is Britain's best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Sir David's first job - after Cambridge University and two years in the R ...

Buy Now See Reviews

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

The Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story (by Graeme Obree)

Birlinn Ltd (01 Sep, 2004)

Graeme Obree's story begins with a tough upbringing in the Ayrshire valleys, where he found his escape by taking to the roads on his bike. He would emerge from total obscurity to smash Francesco Moser's World Hour Record, controversy hard at his heels for his unique riding style and pioneering construction techniques - famously using parts from a washing machine to build his bike, 'Old Faithful'. But amidst ...

Buy Now See Reviews

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

May I Have Your Attention Please? (by James Corden)

Century (29 Sep, 2011)

As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you cry, shout, scream or giggle uncontrollably; whether it's entertaining the congregation at his baby sister's christening at the age of four, clowning around in class, or snogging Sue Barker in front of thousands of people at Sports Relief. But it wasn't that easy getting the ...

Buy Now See Reviews

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 
 
<< previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7