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Angela’s Ashes

A memoir of growing up in New York in the 1930s and in Ireland in the 1940s. McCourt tells of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums – too many children, too little money, his mother barely … Continue reading

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KINDNES OF SISTERS

Crane has recreated a meeting between Augusta – Byron”s half-sister with whom he had a passionate love affair – and Byron”s society wife Annabella. They meet 40 years after the death of Byron and argue and declare their motives for … Continue reading

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SOLZHENITSYN

Based on personal interviews with Solzhenitsyn and his family, Joseph Pearce provides an insight into a towering literary and political figure.Author : SOLZHENITSYN by JOSEPH PEARCEPublished by : HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSISBN Number : 2740400Price : £17.81Fiction & Poetry > Letters, Diaries, … Continue reading

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The Diving-bell and the Butterfly

The diary of Jean-Dominique Bauby who, with his left eyelid (the only surviving muscle after a massive stroke) dictated a remarkable book about his experiences locked inside his body. A masterpiece and a bestseller in France, it is now a … Continue reading

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Autobiography

The life of Agatha Christie as told by herself. It covers her childhood, her first marriage, the birth of her daughter Rosalind, her second marriage to archaeologist Max Mallowan, and an account of her legendary career as a novelist and … Continue reading

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Twopence to Cross the Mersey

Author, Helen Forrester tells of her early life in the north of England with her parents struggling to make ends meet. Despite harsh times Helen struggles to gain an education to give herself a chance in life.Author : Twopence to … Continue reading

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Liverpool Miss

This sequel to “Twopence to Cross the Mersey” continues the story of Helen Forrester’s poverty-stricken childhood in Liverpool during the Depression.Author : Liverpool Miss by Helen ForresterPublished by : HarperCollins PublishersISBN Number : 6364942Price : £5.17Fiction & Poetry > Letters, … Continue reading

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ROSES ROUND THE DOOR

Author : ROSES ROUND THE DOOR by CHRISTINE MARION FRASERPublished by : HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSISBN Number : 6370527Price : £3.34Fiction & Poetry > Letters, Diaries, Biographies & Autobiographies

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MAXWELL

This is an account of the events leading to the death of Robert Maxwell and of the fraud trial which followed. The investigation recounts the business and social life of a man who sought to influence world affairs, indulge in … Continue reading

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WALKING IN THE SHADE

This is Doris Lessing”s follow-up to the first part of her autobiography, “Under My Skin”. Here, we move into the heyday of her career, sparked off by the international success of her first novel in 1950. She went on to … Continue reading

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