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Spy Among Friends

By Ben Macintyre

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Published 03-Mar-2014


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This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed. With access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers, and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA, this definitive biography unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War.


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In Plain Sight

By Dan Davies

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Published 17-Jul-2014


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The definitive account of the Jimmy Savile story.


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Valley

By Richard Benson

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Published 24-Apr-2014


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From the #1 bestselling author of The Farm, this is the story of twentieth century working-class England through four generations of a Yorkshire mining family


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One Leg Too Few

By William Cook

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Published 15-May-2014


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Like a lot of marriages it ended badly, but for nearly 20 years, between the first date and the inevitable divorce, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore were the funniest thing on three continents. This book tells the story of that relationship, and the comedy that came from it.


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Refuge

By Jenny Smith

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Published 24-Apr-2014


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An engaging, affecting memoir by one of the first women to live at the famous Chiswick Women's Refuge in the 1970s


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Charlie Chaplin

By Peter Ackroyd

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Published 03-Apr-2014


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A biography that turns the spotlight on Charlie Chaplin's life as well as his work, from his humble theatrical beginnings in music halls to winning an honorary Academy Award. It covers topics ranging from the glamour of his golden age to the murky scandals of the 1940s and eventual exile to Switzerland.


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Music in the Castle of Heaven

By John Eliot Gardiner

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Published 03-Jul-2014


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Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasionally so intemperate? This book distills the fruits of a lifetime's immersion as one of Bach's greatest living interpreters.


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My Crazy Century

By Ivan Klíma

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Published 03-Apr-2014


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Ivan Klima, 'a writer of enormous power and originality' (The New York Times Book Review), has penned an intimate autobiography that explores his life under Nazi and Communist regimes.


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Coming Up Trumps: A Memoir

By Jean Trumpington

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Published 24-Apr-2014


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A riveting memoir from Lady Trumpington, doyenne of the House of Lords, taking her from 1920s London to her career in politics


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Noble Endeavours

By Miranda Seymour

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Published 08-May-2014


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The life of two countries, England and Germany, in many stories.


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