Books

Format: 10/2018
Format: 10/2018
Adams, Max
Max Adams
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

An intimate portrait of a forgotten commander of Britain's maritime golden age, which brings to authentic life the world of Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower.

Admiral Collingwood: Nelson's Own Hero by Max Adams
Alexandrov, Vladimir
Vladimir Alexandrov
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> Great Lives, Book

The extraordinary story of Frederick Thomas, a black man born to former slaves in Mississippi who became a rich and successful nightclub owner in two European capitals.

The Black Russian by Vladimir Alexandrov
Birmingham, Kevin
Kevin Birmingham
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> Great Lives, Book

SUNDAY TIMES 2014 LITERARY NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR! The extraordinary and exhilarating story of James Joyce's 15-year battle to publish his masterpiece, Ulysses.

The Most Dangerous Book by Kevin Birmingham
Cheetham, Anthony
Anthony Cheetham
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> Great Lives, Book

A fully up to date history of England's most infamous king, Richard III, the last of the Plantagenets.

The Life and Times of Richard III by Anthony Cheetham
Holroyd, Michael
Michael Holroyd
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> Great Lives, Book

The essential George Bernard Shaw biography for the general reader, showing a provocative and paradoxical figure sympathetically and movingly portrayed.

Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd
Holroyd, Michael
Michael Holroyd
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

The essential biography of the British writer, critic and founding member of the Bloomsbury Group.

Lytton Strachey by Michael Holroyd
Lough, David
David Lough
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> Great Lives, Book

The untold story of Winston Churchill's precarious finances.

No More Champagne by David Lough
Schmidt, Michael
Michael Schmidt
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

A stunning volume of epic breadth which connects the lives and works of over 300 English-language poets of the last 700 years.

Lives of the Poets by Michael Schmidt
Thompson, Laura
Laura Thompson
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> Great Lives, Book

A much-praised biography of the most brilliant of the Mitford sisters, who dazzled and scandalized interwar high society with their wit and sometimes controversial lifestyles.

Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford The Biography by Laura Thompson