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Walter Schellenberg


The Memoirs of Hitler's Spymaster

Louis Hagan

 (Edited by)

Andre Deutsch 2006
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Mallowan's Memoirs


Agatha and the Archaeologist

Max Mallowan


HarperCollins 2001
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In these informal memoirs, Sir Max Mallowan, the distinguished archaeologist and husband of Agatha Christie, describes his archaeological work and hisIn these informal memoirs, Sir Max Mallowan, the distinguished archaeologist and husband of Agatha Christie, describes his archaeological work and his wartime service in the RAF, but also devotes four chapters to his wife's achievements. ...more
 

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The Diary of a Young Wife, 1953



Hazel Wheeler


Amberley 2009
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The Platform of Time


Memoirs of Family and Friends

Virginia Woolf


Hesperus 2008
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This fascinating collection assembles the biographical sketches written by one of the great novelists of the 20th century, many never published beforeThis fascinating collection assembles the biographical sketches written by one of the great novelists of the 20th century, many never published before. Quirky, affectionate and amusing, they include a touching memoir of her nephew Julian Bell, killed in the Spanish Civil War, and an account of the Dreadnought hoax in which she and her friends got aboard Britain's most powerful battleship disguised as the Emperor of Abyssinia and his entourage. ...more
 

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Memoirs of the Life of Monsieur de Voltaire


Written by Himself

Voltaire


Hesperus 2007
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Originally published in 1784, these memoirs present Voltaire's irreverent portrayals of the leading figures of the time. They provide an hilarious insOriginally published in 1784, these memoirs present Voltaire's irreverent portrayals of the leading figures of the time. They provide an hilarious insight into the royal courts of Europe, which fought over Voltaire's services for almost 30 years, and an intriguing perspective on 18th century politics and history. This is a new translation, with an introduction, by Andrew Brown. ...more
 

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Disputed Truth


Memoirs

Hans Kung


Continuum 2007
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In this second autobiographical volume, theologian Hans Kung describes his career during the years following the Second Vatican Council, when he publiIn this second autobiographical volume, theologian Hans Kung describes his career during the years following the Second Vatican Council, when he published several bestselling books despite finding himself faced with both the revolutionary student unrest of 1968 and the removal of his accreditation as a Catholic teacher. Running through these memoirs is the parallel career of Kung's fellow Tubingen professor Joseph Ratzinger, who rose through the Catholic hierarchy as Kung gained a worldwide reputation. ...more
 

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Michael Rosen's Sad Book



Michael Rosen; Illus. Quentin Blake


Walker 2004
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The Diaries of George Price Boyce



Virginia Surtees

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Real World 1980
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A Cosmopolite's Journey


Episodes from a Life

Harry Brewster


Radcliffe 1998
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Chimes from a Wooden Bell


A Hundred Years in the Life of a Euro-Armenian Family

Taqui Altounyan


IB Tauris 1990
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Peeling the Onion



Gunter Grass


Vintage 2008
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The Nobel prize-winning novelist, poet and playwright Gunter Grass is Germany's pre-eminent post-war writer, whose work embodies the nation's struggleThe Nobel prize-winning novelist, poet and playwright Gunter Grass is Germany's pre-eminent post-war writer, whose work embodies the nation's struggle to come to terms with its terrifying recent history. In this lyrical, picaresque and searingly honest memoir, the author of The Tin Drum confronts his own involvement in that history, including - most controversially - his youthful membership of the Waffen SS. ...more
 

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A Journey



Tony Blair


Hutchinson 2010
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Tony Blair is the politician who defines our times, transforming the Labour Party and ending 18 years of Conservative rule. Millions of words have beeTony Blair is the politician who defines our times, transforming the Labour Party and ending 18 years of Conservative rule. Millions of words have been written about him, but this is his own account. In unflinching detail, he describes the vicissitudes of his career, his relations with world leaders from Clinton to Mandela and with colleagues Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson, charts the gruelling Northern Ireland peace process, and explains his controversial decision to go to war in Iraq. ...more
 

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The Snows of Yesteryear


Portraits for an Autobiography

Gregor von Rezzori; HF Broch de Rothermann


Penguin 2010
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'Our childhood was spent among slightly mad and dislocated personalities in a period that was also mad and dislocated and filled with unrest.' Born in'Our childhood was spent among slightly mad and dislocated personalities in a period that was also mad and dislocated and filled with unrest.' Born in 1914, Gregor von Rezzoni recalls his early life in Czernowitz, Bukovina, in present day Ukraine, and portrays the 'mythic twilight' of the dying Austro-Hungarian world. Translated by HF Broch De Rothermann. ...more
 

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Hindoo Holiday


An Indian Journal

JR Ackerley


Penguin 2009
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This superbly entertaining journal chronicles JR Ackerley's five- month stay as the private Secretary to the Maharajah of Chhokrapur in 1923. Knowing This superbly entertaining journal chronicles JR Ackerley's five- month stay as the private Secretary to the Maharajah of Chhokrapur in 1923. Knowing almost nothing of India, he discovers Hindu culture, festivals and language, and describes with humour the palace staff and the Maharajah himself, who ultimately just wants 'someone to love him'. ...more
 

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Hermit in Paris


Autobiographical Writings

Italo Calvino; Trans. Martin McLaughlin


Penguin 2011
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The 'Autobiographical Writings', describing Calvino's life in Italy and Paris are presented here along with the 'American Diary 1959- 1960', which incThe 'Autobiographical Writings', describing Calvino's life in Italy and Paris are presented here along with the 'American Diary 1959- 1960', which includes his experiences of colour television, beatniks in New York and, in Alabama, mass racism. Translated by Martin McLaughlin. ...more
 

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