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The following books are available in Biography & Memoirs (11104 titles):


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My Heroes: Extraordinary Courage, Exceptional People by Ranulph Fiennes (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In MY HEROES the 'world's greatest living explorer' (Guinness Book of Records), writes about the people who have inspired him - from explorers to policemen, families to freedom fighters. Wherever... read more


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The Railway Man by Eric Lomax (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Eric Lomax, a British army soldier, was captured by the Japanese during the Singapore campaign of 1942. A railroad buff since a child, he took strange pleasure in his work as a POW on the Burma-Siam... read more


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Slave Girl: The Diary Of Clotee, Virginia, USA 1859 (My Story) by Patricia C McKissack (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

F-r-e-e-d-o-m. Clotee, a twelve year-old slave, is teaching herself to spell a word she's never been able to understand. But no one can find out she can read and write -- she could be beaten, sold,... read more


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This Boy by Alan Johnson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. Not in respect of the poverty, which was shared with many of those... read more


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Seminary Boy by John Cornwell (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

One of the most extraordinary memoirs of recent years, the acclaimed writer John Cornwell has finally written his own story, and the story of a choice he had to make between the Church and a life... read more


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The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey... read more


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The New Confessions by William Boyd (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In this extraordinary novel, William Boyd presents the autobiography of John James Todd, whose uncanny and exhilarating life as one of the most unappreciated geniuses of the twentieth century is... read more


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Essays (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Imagine any of today's writers of "creative nonfiction" dispatching a rogue elephant before an audience of several thousand. Now, imagine the essay that would result. Can we say "narcissism"? As part... read more


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Rebecca West: A Life by Victoria Glendinning (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The award-winning author Victoria Glendinning was commissioned by Rebecca West herself to write a 'short' biography:she has achieved an exceptionally vivid and moving portrait of this remarkable... read more


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Stet by Diana Athill (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Diana Athill has had a most interesting and varied life, and the title she has chosen for her autobiography is proofreaders' jargon for "Let it stand". In other words: no regrets. It's a fine title.... read more


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Tracks by Robyn Davidson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

A cult classic with an ever-growing audience, Tracks is the brilliantly written and frequently hilarious account of a young woman's odyssey through the deserts of Australia, with no one but her ... read more


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Confessions Of A GP by Benjamin Daniels (More from this author). Added: In the last week

THE UK’S BESTSELLING EBOOK OF 2011.Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.A woman troubled by... read more


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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted... read more


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Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsay (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, and stubborn as hell. But this is his real story...This is Gordon Ramsay's autobiography - the first time he has... read more


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The Drowned And The Saved (Abacus Books) by Primo Levi (More from this author). Added: In the last week

This book, published months after Italian writer Primo Levi's suicide in 1987, is a small but powerful look at Auschwitz, the hell where Levi was imprisoned during World War II. The book was his... read more


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Trauma Junkie: Memoirs Of An Emergency Flight Nurse by Janice Hudson (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Alone With The Devil: Famous Cases Of A Courtroom Psychiartist by Ronald Markman, Dominick Bosco (More from this author). Added: In the last week

As a forensic scientist, Dr Markman is often alone in a room with someone who has killed - sometimes without provocation or apparent motivation. After lengthy interviews and evaluations, his findings... read more


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I Know This Much: From Soho To Spandau by Gary Kemp (More from this author). Added: In the last week

I Know This Much – by Gary Kemp, Spandau Ballet's prime mover – is simply the freshest, most exciting and best-written memoir to arrive for years.Gary's story begins in North London, where the Kemp... read more


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Angel At My Table by Janet Frame (More from this author). Added: In the last week

'One of the great autobiographies of the twentieth century ...A journey from luminous childhood, through the dark experiences of supposed madness, to the renewal of her life through writing fiction.... read more