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The following books are available in Biography & Memoirs (11120 titles):


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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 24 hours new

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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Bellies And Bullseyes: The Outrageous True Story Of Darts by Sid Waddell (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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Little Girl Lost (Richard & Judy's True) by Barbie Probert-Wright, Jean Ritchie (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

This work features: two sisters, a broken childhood, and a heartbreaking journey. This is the extraordinary true story of surviving the unimaginable...In 1945, seven-year-old Barbie and her sister... read more


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Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A fascinating slice of social history - Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London


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The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir Of Darfur by Daoud Hari (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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The Other Side Of The Dale by Gervase Phinn (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Amusing and serendipitous memories of Gervase Phinn's first year as County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire. The children he meets seem to be little adults, full of the language and prudence... read more


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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars by Gervase Phinn (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Following on from the terrific success of A Wayne in a Manger, Gervase Phinn has collected together from his bestselling Dales books his favourite stories about children, and included some poems from... read more


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The Olive Farm: A Memoir Of Life, Love And Olive Oil by Carol Drinkwater (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

This is television actress Carol Drinkwater's lyrical account of a new life in France; about her house, Appassionata, and the trials and tribulations of acquiring an olive farm, restoring it, farming... read more


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Problem Child by Caradoc King (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Adopted at eighteen months, Caradoc King was brought up in a large and growing family. His adoptive mother, a complex woman, was unable to bond with her newly adopted son and treated him with a... read more


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Sisters In Arms: British Army Nurses Tell Their Story by Nicola Tyrer (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Forgotten Voices of our frontline nurses|The amazing experiences of the Queen Alexandra nurses in the Second World War form one of the greatest adventure stories of modern times, and -- incredibly --... read more


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Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - Harper Perennial Modern Classics by Hunter S. Thompson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Heralded as the "best book on the dope decade" by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson's documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E.... read more


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Some Other Rainbow by John McCarthy, Jill Morrell (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

On 17 April 1986 a British television journalist was kidnapped in Beirut. His name was John McCarthy and he was to remain a hostage for the next five years. During those years he was cut off from... read more


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Never Say Die by Melanie Davies, Lynne Barrett-Lee (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

On a Saturday morning in May 1980, Melanie Bowen, a pretty fifteen year old, ran down the stairs of her parents' home in Port Talbot, grabbed her leather jacket and crash helmet, yelled a goodbye,... read more


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Have I Got Views For You by Boris Johnson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Reviews Observer 'Johnson is a good-humoured, entertaining commentator, with an agreeably optimistic bent.' Synopsis In his own inimitable style, Boris Johnson turns his... read more


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Dreams That Glitter by Girls Aloud (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Girls Aloud are the most successful UK girl band. Since winning ITV?s Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicolam and Sarah have come a very long way indeed. With a... read more


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Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Despite having already made a spectacle of himself in front of the locals, Peter Mayle tries to settle into the relaxed Provencal way of doing things. However, he finds that there is still much to... read more


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Sickened: The True Story Of A Lost Childhood by Julie Gregory (More from this author). Added: In the last week

A young girl is perched on the cold chrome of yet another doctor’s examining table, missing yet another day of school. Just twelve, she’s tall, skinny, and weak. It’s four... read more


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

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 week

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 week

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