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David Mitchell: Back Story (by David Mitchell)

HarperCollins (11 Oct, 2012)

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

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A Hundred And One Days: A Baghdad Journal (by Asne Seierstad)

Virago (02 Dec, 2004)

In January 2003 ├ůsne Seierstad entered Baghdad on a ten-day visa. She was to stay for over three months, reporting on the war and its aftermath. A Hundred and One Days is her compelling account of a city under siege, and a fascinating insight into the life of a foreign correspondent. An award-winning writer, Seierstad brilliantly details the frustrations and dangers journalists faced trying to uncov ...

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Vets Might Fly (by James Herriot)

Pan (07 Apr, 2006)

The fifth volume in James Herriot's beselling memoirs about the trials and tribulations of being a rural vet

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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 ...

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The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism (by Naoki Higashida)

Sceptre (01 Jul, 2013)

'Composed by a writer still with one foot in childhood, and whose autism was at least as challenging and life-defining as our son's, THE REASON I JUMP was a revelatory godsend. Reading it felt as if, for the first time, our own son was talking to us about what was happening inside his head.' Written by Naoki Higishida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book explains the often baffling behaviour of a ...

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An Evil Cradling (by Brian Keenan)

Vintage (15 Apr, 1993)

Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a change of scene from his native Belfast. He became headline news when he was kidnapped by fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen and held in the suburbs of Beirut for the next four and a half years. For much of that time he was shut off from all news and contact with anyone other than his jailers and, later, his fellow hostages, amongst them John McCarthy.

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My Secret Sister: Jenny Lucas and Helen Edwards' family story (by Jenny Lee Smith, Helen Edwards)

Pan (14 Mar, 2013)

My Secret Sister The powerful story of two sisters separated at birth, one abused and one loved, and their search to understand their past.

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David Jason: My Life (by David Jason)

Century (10 Oct, 2013)

Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing. Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician, he turned his attention to acting and soon, through a natural talent for making people laugh, found himself working with the leading lights of British comedy in the 1960s and '70s: Eric ...

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George Cole: The World was My Lobster (by George Cole, Brian Hawkins)

John Blake Publishing Ltd (07 Oct, 2013)

After more than seven decades in the acting profession, George Cole, OBE remains one of Britain's most recognizable faces. His first walk-on part at the age of 14 in a stage musical, and his subsequent coaching by well-loved actor Alastair Sim, led to more than 60 stage plays, 60 film titles and close to 300 episodes of more than 80 television shows. Brian Hawkins recently retired after 40 years as a medica ...

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Len Goodmans Lost London (by Len Goodman)

Trinity Mirror Media (02 Sep, 2013)

I was almost born within the sound of Bow Bells, nearly born in Wales, but ended up being born in Kent. But never mind all that, I'm a Londoner, through and through. I spent my early childhood in Bethnal Green and even when we moved to live across the other side of the Thames I spent as much time as I could in the East End. I worked on the docks in London, played football all over London and once I took up ...

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Secrets My Mother Kept: What If Everything You Knew About Yourself Was a Lie? (by Kath Hardy)

Hodder Paperbacks (10 Oct, 2013)

A bundle of letters and a daughter's incredible discovery A powerful story of truth and lies Kath Hardy grew up on a council estate in Dagenham in the 1950s and 60s, the second youngest of ten children. She was a teacher for more than 30 years, before becoming an education advisor. She now lives in Suffolk with her husband, and has two grown-up children.

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Tell Me Who I am: Sometimes it's Safer Not to Know (by Alex And Marcus Lewis)

Hodder Paperbacks (16 Jan, 2014)

Imagine waking up one day to discover that you have forgotten everything about your life. Your only link with the past, your only hope for the future, is your identical twin. Now imagine, years later, discovering that your twin had not told you the whole truth about your childhood, your family, and the forces that had shaped you. Why the secrets? Why the silences? You have no choice but to begin again. ...

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