Biography and Memoir


Apollinaire In The Great War, 1914–18

Apollinaire In The Great War, 1914–18

Apollinaire in The Great War draws heavily on Guillaume Apollinaire’s writings to tell the story of ..

Bess Of Hardwick: Portrait Of An Elizabethan Dynast

Bess Of Hardwick: Portrait Of An Elizabethan Dynast

The fascinating biography of an extraordinary woman that will be essential reading for anyone with a..

Edith Piaf: The Wheel of Fortune - The Official Autobiography

Edith Piaf: The Wheel of Fortune - The Official Autobiography

Step inside the world of Europe's premier chanteuse Edith Piaf's life is almost as famous as her wo..

Final Draft – Reflections on Life

Final Draft – Reflections on Life

A collection of essays on all manner of subjects great and small, from the popular and prolific writ..

Finding Nemon: The Extraordinary Story of the Outsider Who Sculpted the Famous

Finding Nemon: The Extraordinary Story of the Outsider Who Sculpted the Famous

SEPTEMBER 2018ISBN: 9780720620375Format: HardbackThe first biography of sculptor Oscar Nemon (1906–1..

Gold: The Marvellous History of General John Augustus Sutter

Gold: The Marvellous History of General John Augustus Sutter

‘Cendrars’ first novel remains a minor masterpiece.’ – Times Literary Supplement In January 1848 Jo..

H.g. Wells: Another Kind Of Life

H.g. Wells: Another Kind Of Life

The authoritative biography of H.G. Wells. When H.G. Wells left school at the age of thirteen he lo..

Hermann Hesse: The Classic Biography

Hermann Hesse: The Classic Biography

The life and work of one of the twentieth century's greatest and most inspirational writers. Herman..

I Love You Madly: Marie Antoinette and Count Fersen — The Secret Letters

I Love You Madly: Marie Antoinette and Count Fersen — The Secret Letters

Delve deeper into the world of the BBC hit drama series Versailles, and discover the real Marie-Anto..

Immoral Memories: An Autobiography

Immoral Memories: An Autobiography

Vivid, eccentric and free-ranging, Immoral Memories is written in a style reminiscent of the brillia..

In The Shadow Of The Dreamchild: The Myth And Reality Of Lewis Carroll

In The Shadow Of The Dreamchild: The Myth And Reality Of Lewis Carroll

“We are nearer now than before, I think, to the man who wrote Alice.” — David McKie, Guardian In th..

Incest: The Unexpurgated Diaries of Anaïs Nin

Incest: The Unexpurgated Diaries of Anaïs Nin

‘The turbulence of the prose, compared with that of the previous diaries, fully conveys a life lived..

Mervyn Peake: The Man And His Art

Mervyn Peake: The Man And His Art

A unique illustrated memoir of one of the most multi-talented artists of the twentieth century. Bes..

Mervyn Peake’s Vast Alchemies: The Illustrated Biography

Mervyn Peake’s Vast Alchemies: The Illustrated Biography

‘By far the best biography I’ve read of Peake, and closest to the reality that I perceived.’ – Micha..

My Contemporaries

My Contemporaries

Jean Cocteau's personal reminiscences and drawings of his esteemed contemporaries from a generation ..

My Life

My Life

Marc Chagall's My Life is the artist's strange autobiographical essay on his early life, which has e..

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