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A Field Full of Butterflies: Memories of a Romany Childhood (by Rosemary Penfold)

Orion (14 Apr, 2011)

Rosemary Penfold was born in 1938 in a traditional Gypsy wagon, and grew up in the fields of the English countryside. In this beautiful and evocative memoir, she recounts her life within a loving extended family and small but close-knit community. From early memories of her father bringing home oranges during the war, to the simple beauty of a field full of butterflies on a hot summer's day, Rosemary's stun ...

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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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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (by Rebecca Skloot)

Pan (01 Jan, 2011)

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta's family did not learn of her 'immortality' until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . . Rebecca Skloot's fascinating a ...

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Truevine: An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love (by Beth Macy)

Pan (22 Feb, 2018)

In Truevine, Virginia, in 1899 everyone the Muse brothers knew was either a former slave, or a child or grandchild of slaves. George and Willie Muse were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark. Until a white man offered them candy and stole them away to become circus freaks. For the next twenty-eight years, their distraught mother struggled to get them back. But were th ...

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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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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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The Yorkshire Shepherdess (by Amanda Owen)

Pan (26 Feb, 2015)

Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, a life ruled by the seasons and her animals. She is a farmer's wife and shepherdess, living alongside her husband Clive and seven children at Ravenseat, a 2000 acre sheep hill farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire. It's a challenging life but one she loves. In The Yorkshire She ...

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Broken and Betrayed: The true story of the Rotherham abuse scandal by the woman who fought to expose (by Jayne Senior)

Pan (24 Mar, 2016)

For fourteen years, Jayne Senior tried to help girls from Rotherham who had been groomed, raped, tortured, pimped and threatened with violence by sex traffickers. As the manager of Risky Business, which was set up to work with vulnerable teens, she heard heartbreaking and shocking stories of abuse and assiduously kept notes and details of the perpetrators, passing information on to the authorities in the be ...

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Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self (by Claire Tomalin)

Penguin (03 Jul, 2003)

Pepys wrote his diary throughout the 1660s and this book vividly brings to life the tumultuous world of 17-century London. Pepys' life spanned the execution of one king and the restoration of another, and Tomalin elegantly recreates both Pepys' public and private lives from his early days in London and then Cambridge through his rise in the bureaucracy of the restored king, Charles II, to his position as e ...

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Jane Austen: A Life (by Claire Tomalin)

Penguin (04 Dec, 2003)

From her study of the Austen family papers, Claire Tomalin paints a rich, tragi-comic picture of the Austen clan and their neighbours, reaching the conclusion that the facts of Jane Austen's life were even more extravagant and romantic than her fiction.

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The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft (by Claire Tomalin)

Penguin (25 Mar, 2004)

Witty, courageous and unconventional, Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the most controversial figures of her day. She published ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’; travelled to revolutionary France and lived through the Terror and the destruction of the incipient French feminist movement; produced an illegitimate daughter; and married William Godwin before dying in childbed at the age of thirty-eight. ...

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Zeitoun (by Dave Eggers)

Penguin (24 Feb, 2011)

A true story of one man's courage when confronted with an awesome force of nature followed by more troubling human oppression.

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