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  • Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo Da Vinci – Walter Isaacson

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    Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa.

  • Mary Shelley

    Mary Shelley – Miranda Seymour

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    The definitive and richly woven biography of Mary Shelley, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein The creator of the world’s most famous outsider became one herself . . .

  • Novak Djokovic The Rise of Serbia

    Novak Djokovic: The Rise of Serbia by Chris Bowers

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    Wimbledon Men’s Singles Winner for 2015 and one of the best tennis players in the world, Novak Djokovic, is also the ambassador to Serbia, which is a challenging role considering the country’s role in the Yugoslav Wars of the 90s. Chris Bowers writes a satisfyingly comprehensive biography that includes a very personal history of the champion – his modest beginnings, his relationship with his father, his rise in the sport – and sets this against an account of the country, the aftermath of its history and the hopes and aspirations of the Serbian people.

  • On Leopard Rock

    On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures & Wilbur Smith

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    Smith’s latest title is a memoir of his fascinating life, and reads like an adventure story. He grew up in Rhodesia on a farm, and from a young age was taught to the necessity of protecting their livestock from predators – and was well able to wield a rifle. Smith had to endure a harsh boarding school education, and eventually became a tax assessor.

  • Robin

    Robin – Dave Itzkoff

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    From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations – all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed.

  • So Anyway

    So, Anyway… – John Cleese

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    John Cleese is the epitome of British humour at its best. In his book he tells the story of the earlier part of his life and career, his family, his school experiences and both the good and bad memories he has of both. He also shares how a visit from the BBC, when he was just days away from graduating from Cambridge and embarking on a career in law, abruptly changed his course in life, setting him on a more thespian path. It wasn’t long before he was scriptwriting for David Frost and Peter Sellers. This led to the creation of the iconic band known as Monty Python. He describes his relationship with Connie Booth, with whom he starred, in the timeless Fawlty Towers. He reveals the heady London of the sixties and seventies, and digresses to a consideration of the nature of comedy, and what exactly makes us laugh.

  • Soldier Spy

    Soldier Spy – Tom Marcus

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    Filled with extraordinary, searing accounts of operations that saved countless lives, Soldier Spy is the only authentic account by an ex-MI5 officer of the round-the-clock battle to keep this country’s streets safe.

  • Stieg Larsson, My Friend

    Stieg Larsson, My Friend – Kurdo Baksi

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    Five years after his death, Stieg Larsson is best known as the author of the Millennium Trilogy, but during his career as a journalist he was a crucial protagonist in the battle against racism and for democracy in Sweden, and one of the founders of the anti-facist magazine Expo. Kurdo Baksi first met Larsson in 1992; it was the beginning of an intense friendship, and a fruitful but challenging working relationship. In this candid and rounded memoir,

  • Choice

    The Choice – Edith Eger

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    In 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. There she endured unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Over the coming months, Edith’s bravery helped her sister to survive, and led to her bunkmates rescuing her during a death march. When their camp was finally liberated, Edith was pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive.

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    The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer

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    This is a collection of personal essays which act as a type of memoir of Schemer’s life, attitudes and experiences. The comedian has gained great popularity for her TV show and her movie, Trainwreck.

  • Thunderbolt Kid

    The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid : Travels Through my Childhood – Bill Bryson

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    Bill Bryson’s first travel book opened with the immortal line, ‘I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.’ In this deeply funny and personal memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, in the curious world of 1950s Middle America.

  • Prison Letters Of Nelson Mandela

    The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela – Sahm Venter

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    The market may be satiated with books on Nelson Mandela, but this is something quite different, and very special indeed. When he was incarcerated in 1962, Mandela had no idea that he would then proceed to spend the next twenty seven years in jail. While in prison he wrote hundreds of letters: to prison authorities; government officials; fellow activists; to Winnie and his children.