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[PDF] Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Authors: Jeanette Winterson

In Memoir, Autobiography, Nonfiction, Biography

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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 giantess Mrs Winterson. It was a cover story, a painful past written over and repainted. It was a story of survival.

[PDF] At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

Authors: Sarah Bakewell

In History, Nonfiction, Philosophy, Biography

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Paris, near the turn of 1932-3. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking…

[PDF] Angels in My Hair by Lorna Byrne

Authors: Lorna Byrne

In Nonfiction, Spirituality, Biography

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When she was a child, people wondered why Lorna Byrne didn't seem present in the world around her. They never knew she was seeing angels.

[PDF] Moonwalk by Michael Jackson

Authors: Michael Jackson

In Autobiography, Nonfiction, Biography, Music Books

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At the time of its original publication in 1988, MOONWALK broke the fiercely guarded barrier of silence that surrounded Michael Jackson. Candidly and courageously, Jackson talks openly about his wholly exceptional career and the crushing isolation of his fame, as well as the unfair rumors that have surrounded it.

[PDF] The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

Authors: Edmund de Waal

In History, Nonfiction, Biography

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264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined.

[PDF] Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang

Authors: Jung Chang

In Cultural, History, Nonfiction, Biography

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In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi – the most important woman in Chinese history – brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Under her, the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state and it was she who abolished gruesome punishments like ‘death by a thousand cuts’ and put an end to foot-binding.

[PDF] What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Authors: Haruki Murakami

In Memoir, Autobiography, Cultural, Nonfiction, Biography

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A compelling mediation on the power of running and a fascinating insight into the life of this internationally bestselling writer.

[PDF] Dear Fatty by Dawn French

Authors: Dawn French

In Memoir, Autobiography, Nonfiction, Biography

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Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career spanning nearly three decades and encompassing a vast and brilliant array of characters that would eventually establish her as a national treasure.