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[PDF] Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Authors: George Orwell

In Memoir, Autobiography, Classics, Nonfiction, Biography

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A memoir of the author's time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris. It documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a dishwasher in the vile 'Hotel X', living alongside tramps, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts.

[PDF] Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Authors: George Orwell

In Memoir, Autobiography, Classics, Nonfiction, Biography

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To be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb. George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job. By day, he tramped the streets, often passing time with 'screevers' or street artists, drunks and other hobos. At night, he stood in line for a bed in a 'spike' or doss house, where a cup of sugary tea, a hunk of stale bread and a blanket were the only sustenance and comfort on offer.

[PDF] The Fry Chronicles (Memoir #2) by Stephen Fry

Authors: Stephen Fry

In Memoir, Autobiography, Nonfiction, Biography

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'Stretching from Fry's success at Cambridge, where he met the comic love of his life, Hugh Laurie, to his first forays into television, this is one of the funniest, most generous, most daring pieces of confessional writing published in years. Most readers will want to close the book and give it a hug.' Daily Telegraph

[PDF] Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall, Lisa Pulitzer

Authors: Elissa Wall , Lisa Pulitzer

In Memoir, Autobiography, Nonfiction, Biography

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Stolen Innocence is the gripping New York Times bestselling memoir of Elissa Wall, the courageous former member of Utah’s infamous FLDS polygamist sect whose powerful courtroom testimony helped convict controversial sect leader Warren Jeffs in September 2007. At once shocking, heartbreaking, and inspiring, Wall’s story of subjugation and survival exposes the darkness at the root of this rebel offshoot of the Mormon faith.

[PDF] Black Boy by Richard Wright

Authors: Richard Wright

In Memoir, Autobiography, Classics, Nonfiction

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Black Boy is a classic of American autobiography, a subtly crafted narrative of Richard Wright's journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. An enduring story of one young man's coming of age during a particular time and place, Black Boy remains a seminal text in our history about what it means to be a man, black, and Southern in America.

[PDF] The Happy Hooker: My Own Story by Xaviera Hollander

Authors: Xaviera Hollander , Robin Moore , Yvonne Dunleavy

In Memoir, Nonfiction, Biography

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How did you first learn about sex? If you grew up in the 1970s, it may have been from a gleefully lusty tour guide named Xaviera Hollander

[PDF] Three Cups Of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Authors: Greg Mortenson

In Memoir, Autobiography, Nonfiction, Biography

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‘Here we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything – even die.’

[PDF] A Year in Provence (Provence #1)

Authors: Peter Mayle , Judith Clancy

In Memoir, Autobiography, Cultural, Nonfiction, Travel

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The bestselling, much-loved classic account of an English couple enjoying the fruits of French rural living - an irresistible feast of humour and heart.