Alexis Soyer (1810-1858) was a working-class Frenchman from an unremarkable town north-west of Paris, but his exceptional cooking skills and ebullient personality turned him into Britain's first true celebrity chef. He wa... read more

Relish - The Extraordinary Life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian Celebrity Chef


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AutoBioPhilosophy is an astonishingly frank and original autobiography that explores the fundamental question of what it means to be human.Robert Rowland Smith's life story involves a love triangle, office politics, police raids, illegal drugs, the academic elite and a near... read more


Now in paperback, a riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer--the astonishing true story of two spies and their f... read more


In Manhattan, the most famous woman in the world can wander the streets unbothered, spend hours at the Met getting lost in art, and afternoons buried in the stacks of the Strand. Marilyn begins to live a life of the mind in New York; she dates Arthur M... read more

Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy


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** Now updated to cover Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement. **Prince Henry of Wales has emerged as the unexpected jewel in the crown of the modern British monarchy. Despite his unruly antics, for which he's made headlines all over the world, Harry has won the ... read more

Prince Harry: The Inside Story


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Series:Macmillan Collector's Library

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, (29 September 1810 - 12 November 1865), was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians a... read more

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Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barri... read more

The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

A Sunday Times Book of the Year'Passionate and courageous, insightful and humane, funny and moving, this is a wonderful book' David Nicholls, author of One DayGraham Caveney was born in 1964 in Accrington: a town in the north ... read more

The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness: A Memoir of an Adolescence

From celebrated literary critic Michelle Dean, a powerful portrait of ten women writers who managed to make their voices heard amid a culture of sexism

Sharp: The Women Who Made An Art of Having an Opinion

THE REVELATORY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe extraordinary untold story of Ernest Hemingway's dangerous secret life in espionage - A finalist for the William E. Colby Military Writers' AwardA riviting international cl... read more

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961


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In January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States each year. The America... read more

The Displaced : Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives


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In this delightful illustrated book, actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellinishares her newfound passion for raising chickens. When a cardboard carton dotted with airholes arrived at her door, Rosselliniexpected to welcome 38 yellow chicks to her Long Island farm. Much to ... read more

My Chickens and I