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New and Recommended: Biography

Selected by the Bookshop


Our pick of the most exciting new memoirs and biographies.

From the publisher:
In this intimate and innovative memoir, Pulitzer prize-winning author Margo Jefferson gives us her own personal and intellectual formation.As she comes of age in an America whose freedoms are distorted by race and gender, she finds herself…

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A fast-paced narrative about the world-famous libertine Giacomo Casanova, from celebrated biographer Leo Damrosch "A nuanced, deftly contextualized biography of an adventurer, an opportunist, and a man of voracious appetites . . . another…

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A powerful and commanding account of the life of trailblazing political activist Angela DavisEdited by Toni Morrison and first published in 1974, An Autobiography is a classic of the Black Liberation era which resonates just as…

From the publisher:
Mina Loy was born in London in 1882, became American, and lived variously in New York, Europe, and finally, Aspen, Colorado until she died in 1966. Flamboyant and unapologetically avant-garde, she was a painter, poet, novelist, essayist,…

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'Lyrical, moving and never self-pitying... a lovely book' THE TIMESI came to the woods over a decade ago. I came to the woods because there was a fire in my head.On the outside, Ben Short looks like he has it all - a successful career in…

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'Brilliantly written, compulsively readable and insightful' Pat Barker, author of The Silence of the Girls…

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Fanny Cornforth was a Victorian supermodel whose face epitomised the vision and life of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. In their twenty-five years together, she played many parts from muse, medium and lover to housekeeper…

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'I SAVOURED EVERY WORD' ABI DARE A REDEMPTIVE TALE OF THE POWER AND WISOM OF WOMEN'S BODIES' LEAH HAZARD'MAGNIFICENT: A WORK OF TRUTH' SUSIE ORBACH'FILLED ME WITH HOPE' DR ELINOR CLEGHORN'SO MANY WOMEN WILL FEEL LESS ALONE AFTER READING…

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