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The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly (by Jean-Dominique Bauby)

Fourth Estate (10 Apr, 1997)

On December 8, 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby's life was forever altered when a part of his body he'd never heard of--his brain stem--was rendered inactive. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, his exquisitely painful memoir, is neither a triumphant account of recovery nor a journey into the abyss of self-pity. Instead, it is a tender testament to the power of language and love. At 43, Bauby was defined by succ ...

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Hidden Lives: A Family Memoir (by Margaret Forster)

Penguin (26 Apr, 2001)

Margaret Forster's grandmother died in 1936, taking many secrets to her grave. Where had she spent the first 23 years of her life? Who was the woman in black who paid her a mysterious visit shortly before her death? How had she borne living so close to an illegitimate daughter without acknowledging her? The search for answers took Margaret on a journey into her family’s past, examining not only her ...

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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.

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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 ...

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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit (by Jeanette Winterson)

Vintage (03 Dec, 2009)

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the biza ...

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Matron Knows Best (by Joan Woodcock)

Headline Review (07 Jul, 2011)

Joan Woodcock always dreamed of becoming a nurse. And in 1966 the dream came true. From her very first day as a naive sixteen-year-old cadet, standing nervously outside Matron’s office, this is Joan’s story of an eventful career spanning forty years in the NHS. Working on hospital wards, casualty units and out in the community, as well as stints in a prison and a police unit dealing with sexual assau ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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