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The following books are available in Biography & Memoirs (11103 titles):


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The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl... read more


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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In 1843, a 16-year-old Canadian housemaid named Grace Marks was tried for the murder of her employer and his mistress. The sensationalistic trial made headlines throughout the world, and the jury... read more


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My Turn: An Autobiography [Audiobook Cassette] by Norman Wisdom (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Norman Wisdom's early years could easily have come straight from the pages of a Dickens novel. Left by their frightened mother, ill-treated by a brutal father, Norman and his brother were forced to... read more


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Survival: Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Story by Wendy Whitworth (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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A Death In The Family: My Struggle Book 1 (Knausgaard) by Karl Ove Knausgaard (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A Death in the Family: Vol. 1 A novel that describes the author's childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his... read more


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Moranthology by Caitlin Moran (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Possibly the only drawback about the bestselling How To Be A Woman was that its author, Caitlin Moran, was limited to pretty much one subject: being a woman.In MORANTHOLOGY Caitlin 'gets quite... read more


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Bad Blood: A Memoir by Lorna Sage (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

This is one of those memoirs of a difficult, sometimes violent girlhood, that makes riveting reading--not as harrowing as Andrea Ashworth's brilliant Once in a House on Fire, but every bit as good.... read more


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Central 822 by Carol Bristow (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

From WPC to Detective Inspector, this is the true story of Carol Bristow, the first woman detective sergeant in the Sweeney whose call sign was Central 822. During her 30 year career she arrested... read more


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Must You Go?: My Life With Harold Pinter [Audiobook CD] by Lady Antonia Fraser (More from this author). Added: In the last week

 A moving and exquisite testament to one of the literary world’s most celebrated marriages: that of the greatest playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the beautiful and famous prize-winning... read more


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The Real James Herriot: The Authorized Biography by Jim Wight (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The name Alf Wight may not ring too many bells, but as James Herriot--the author who brought the British countryside into millions of homes--Wight certainly made an impressive mark. He grew up in... read more


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Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. Sayuri's story begins in a poor fishing village in 1929,... read more


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Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s by Jennifer Worth (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not... read more


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Last Chance To See.... by Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine (More from this author). Added: In the last week

"Very funny and moving...The glimpses of rare fauna seem to have enlarged [Adams'] thinking, enlivened his world; and so might the animals do for us all, if we were to help them live."THE WASHINGTON... read more


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It's Only A Movie by Mark Kermode (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round The Shipping Forecast (Radio 4 Book Of The Week) by Charlie Connelly (More from this author). Added: In the last week

This solemn, rhythmic intonation of the shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chiming the hour. Since its first broadcast in the 1920s it has inspired poems, songs and... read more


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The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Thirteen years ago, Moab is my Washpot, Stephen Fry's autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge bestseller. In those thirteen years since, Stephen Fry has moved... read more


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I Miss Mummy: The True Story Of A Frightened Young Girl Who Is Desperate To Go Home by Cathy Glass (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother takes her from... read more


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Call The Ambulance! by Les Pringle (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Exploding pressure cookers, a thwarted wife's deadly revenge and transvestites in distress - manning an ambulance in the seventies kept you on your toes. Having survived the rites of passage as a... read more


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Her Ladyship's Girl: A Maid's Life In London by Anwyn Moyle (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Anwyn Moyle was born at the end of the First World War in a small mining village in Wales. At the age of sixteen, she was sent to London to earn her living, where she found a live-in job as a... read more


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Mayada: Daughter Of Iraq by Jean Sasson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

A member of one of the most distinguished and honored families in Iraq, Mayada grew up surrounded by wealth and royalty. But when Saddam Hussein's regime took power, she was thrown into cell 52 in... read more