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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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Head Over Heels in the Dales (by Gervase Phinn)

Penguin (24 Sep, 2009)

'Could you tell me how to spell "sex" please?' Gervase Phinn thinks he's heard just about everything in his two years as a school inspector, but a surprising enquiry from an angelic six-year-old reminds him never to take children for granted. This year Gervase has lots of important things on his mind - his impending marriage to Christine Bentley (the prettiest headteacher for miles around), finding s ...

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Father and Son (Oxford World's Classics) (by Edmund Gosse)

OUP Oxford (26 Mar, 2009)

'This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs.' Father and Son stands as one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it Edmund Gosse recounts, with humour and pathos, his childhood as a member of a Victorian Protestant sect and his struggles to forge his own identity despite the loving control of his father. A key document of the crisis of ...

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Bradley Wiggins: Tour de Force (by John Deering)

Birlinn Ltd (01 Oct, 2012)

Rising from an inner city background, abandoned by his pro cyclist father as a toddler, Bradley Wiggins became a prodigious talent. World Junior Champion, World Champion and Olympic Champion were all titles that came his way at a startlingly young age, but what he really wanted was success on the road. Wiggo's reinvention on the path to becoming Britain s first Tour de France winner in over a hundred years ...

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Camp David (by David Walliams)

Michael Joseph (11 Oct, 2012)

David Walliams is a comedian, actor and writer, best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the hugely successfully BBC sketch comedy Little Britain. He is an active fundraiser, memorably swimming both the English Channel and the Thames, as well as broadcasting continuously for 24 hours. His love life has been the focus of much media attention, and in 2011 he tied the knot with Dutch model Lara Stone. ...

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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 ...

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The Midwife's Here!: The Enchanting True Story of One of Britain's Longest Serving Midwives (by Linda Fairley)

Harper Element (10 May, 2012)

‘Delivering my first baby is a memory that will stay with me forever. Just feeling the warmth of a newborn head in your hands, that new life, there’s honestly nothing like it… I’ve since brought more than 2,200 babies into the world, and I still tingle with excitement every time.’ It’s the summer of 1968 and St Mary’s Maternity Hospital in Manchester is a place from a bygone age. It is fill ...

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Stuart: A Life Backwards (by Alexander Masters)

Harper Perennial (01 Feb, 2006)

‘Stuart does not like the manuscript. He’s after a bestseller, “like what Tom Clancy writes”. “But you are not an assassin trying to frazzle the president with anthrax bombs,” I point out. You are an ex-homeless, ex-junkie psychopath, I do not add.’ This is the story of a remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer (‘a middle-class scum ponce, if you want to be honest about it, A ...

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On Rue Tatin: The Simple Pleasures of Life in a Small French Town (by Susan Loomis)

HarperCollins (05 Jun, 2002)

For an expat chef to live on a French street named after a recipe is almost beyond belief. Yet On rue Tatin is so inviting the that the book's recipes are only incidental to Susan Loomis's stories about living in France. Setting up house in a foreign country is a genre that draws any reader who relishes the struggles from arm's length. It would be a shame, though, to limit Loomis's audience to Francophiles ...

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The Midwife Trilogy: Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse, Farewell to the East End (by Jennifer Worth)

Orion (21 Jan, 2010)

The bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE series, together in an omnibus edition for the first time.

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Ghost Girl: The true story of a child in desperate peril - and a teacher who saved her (by Torey Hayden)

Harper Element (06 Mar, 2006)

A stunning and poignant account of an extraordinary teacher's determination from the author of the #1 Sunday Times bestsellers The Tiger's Child and One Child. Jadie never spoke, never laughed, never cried. She spent every waking hour locked in her own private world of shadows. But nothing in Torey Hayden's experience had prepared her for the nightmare Jadie revealed to her when finally persuaded to ...

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Amateurs In Eden: The Story of a Bohemian Marriage: Nancy and Lawrence Durrell (by Joanna Hodgkin)

Virago (09 Feb, 2012)

Growing up in a dysfunctional family, Nancy Durrell, the enigmatic first wife of Lawrence Durrell, future author of the Alexandria Quartet, was an introverted provincial schoolgirl who transformed overnight into a young woman of haunting beauty. From the smoky pubs of 1930s Fitzrovia to the sexual mayhem of the Villa Seurat in Paris, her story shines new light on an extraordinary group of people. In a remot ...

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