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The following books are available in Biography & Memoirs (11121 titles):


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Playing Extra Time by Alan Ball (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Alan Ball always wanted to be the best. Small in stature, red-haired and fiery, Alan was one of the most recognisable players of his generation. Fans on the terraces and team mates immediately took... read more


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Black Eyes And Blue Blood: The Amazing Life And Times Of Gangster 'Scouse' Norman Johnson by Michael O'Rourke, Norman Johnson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The names of infamous crooks such as the Richardsons, Frankie Frazer, and the Krays are synonomous with the London gangland scene of the 1950s and 1960s. One man who stayed under the radar during... read more


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Doctor Have You Got A Minute? by Tom Smith (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

You might make an appointment with your physician to enquire about a persistent cough or a septic toe, but when do you get to ask the questions you really want answered? All those health... read more


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The Shock Of The Fall by Nathan Filer (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was... read more


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Down Among The Dead Men by Michelle Williams, Keith McCarthy (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Michelle Williams is young and attractive, she has close family ties as well as a busy social life - but she is far from usual. She is a mortuary technician and her job involves dealing with those... read more


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Survivor: Auschwitz, The Death March And My Fight For Freedom by Sam Pivnik (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Sam Pivnik is the ultimate survivor from a world that no longer exists. On fourteen occasions he should have been killed, but luck, his physical strength and his determination not to die all played a... read more


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Red Azalea: Life And Love In China by Anchee Min (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Red Azalea is Anchee Min’s celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Mao’s China. As a child, she was asked to publicly humiliate a teacher; at seventeen, she was sent to work... read more


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Wild Swans by Jung Chang (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and... read more


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Gripes Of Wrath: by Simon Carr (More from this author). Added: In the last week

THE GRIPES OF WRATH is guaranteed to make you laugh - and also make your blood boil! This mind-blowing collection of absurd and yet completely true stories, rules, claims, and crazy legislation... read more


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Finding Peggy : by Meg Henderson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

*Now features never-before-published extra chapter*Glasgow in the 1950s was a deprived and often violent place. Meg Henderson was part of a large family, and when the tenement block in which they... read more


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The Woman Warrior: Memoirs Of A Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The Woman Warrior is a pungent, bitter, but beautifully written memoir of growing up Chinese American in Stockton, California. Maxine Hong Kingston (China Men) distills the dire lessons of her... read more


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Chapllins Girl by Miranda Seymour (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man And His Cat Found Hope On The Streets by James Bowen (More from this author). Added: In the last week

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth... read more


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Falling Leaves Return To Their Roots: The True Story Of An Unwanted Chinese Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah (More from this author). Added: In the last week

This is a Chinese woman's story of how she suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family as a child growing up in China and Hong Kong in the 40s and 50s, and of its... read more


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Moab Is My Washpot by Stephen Fry (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Stephen Fry 2 Books collection-- Moab Is My Washpot-- "'Stephen Fry is one of the great originals... This autobiography of his first twenty years is a pleasure to read,... read more


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An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a change of scene from his native Belfast. He became headline news when he was kidnapped by fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen and held in the suburbs of Beirut... read more


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How I Escaped A Girl Gang: Rolling In A London Girl Gang by Chyna (More from this author). Added: In the last week

How I Escaped a Girl Gang A brilliantly raw memoir of life in - and ultimately beyond - a girl gang. Full description


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Watch My Back: The Geoff Thompson Story by Geoff Thompson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Send Them To Hell: The Brutal Horrors Of Bangkok's Nightmare Jails by Sebastian Williams (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed The Course Of History by Giles Milton (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Consider the humble jar of nutmeg pushed to the back of your kitchen cupboard, among all the other spices that you hardly ever use. Would you believe that nutmeg formed the basis for one of the... read more