New and Recommended Biography

Biography, authorised, auto- or otherwise. Lengthy; brief; exalted; infamous: we've chosen a variety of lives well lived.

Mother Ship

Francesca Segal

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‘Heart-wrenching, heart-warming and heartfelt – Mother Ship is a beautifully crafted, warts-and-all love letter to our wonderful NHS’ Adam Kay, author of This is Going ...

The Quest for Queen Mary

James Pope-Hennessy and Hugo Vickers

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The highly acclaimed unexpurgated notes taken by James Pope-Hennessy for his official biography of Queen Mary, the present Queen’s grandmother. Published in full for the ...

Noble Savages

Sarah Watling

From the publisher:

In this intimate, sweeping biography, Sarah Watling brings the sisters in from the margins, tracing lives that span colonial Jamaica, the bucolic life of Victorian ...

Room to Dream

David Lynch and Kristine McKenna

From the publisher:

The extraordinary (and typically unconventional) memoir from visionary filmmaker David Lynch, co-creator of Twin Peaks