Lillian Hellman was a giant of twentieth-century letters and a groundbreaking figure as one of the most successful female playwrights on Broadway. Yet the author of The Little Foxes and Toys in the Attic is today remembered more as a toxic, bitter survivor and literary fabulist, the woman of whom Mary... read more

A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman
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'I was written out of the family story. This book is my attempt to write myself, and my mother, back into it.' In this singular memoir, historian and biographer Jim Davidson writes about his fraught relationship with his authoritaria... read more

A Fuhrer for a Father : The Domestic Face of Colonialism
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Surrogacy's been coldly and unjustifiably called baby buying and baby selling. But those insensitive terms do not tell the inspiring tale of a couple fiercely wanting to become parents. "A Gay Couple's Experience with Surrogacy: Intended Fathers" is the moving true story of a gay couple's decision to ... read more

A Gay Couple's Journey Through Surrogacy: Intended Fathers
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An intimate portrait of Stephen Spender's extraordinary life written by Matthew Spender, shifting between memoir and biography, with new insights drawn from personal recollections and his father's copious unpublished archives. Stephen Spe... read more

July 2016

A House in St John's Wood In Search of My Parents
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 Biography and Memoir

In "A Human Eye", one of America's most distinguished poets explores the complex relationship between art and social justice. Over more than three decades, Rich's essays have been praised for their lucidity, courage, and range of concerns. She examines a diverse selection of w... read more

A Human Eye
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 Biography and Memoir

"Life's too short. I'm not."You might know her as a Tony Award-winning Broadway star, who originated the role of Galinda the Good Witch in the smash musical "Wicked" and won a Tony for 1999's "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Or you may recognize her from her starring roles on TV -- "The West Wing,"... read more

A LITTLE BIT WICKED
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Alan Bennett's A Life Like Other People's is a poignant family memoir offering a portrait of his parents' marriage and recalling his Leeds childhood, Christmases with Grandma Peel, and the lives, loves and deaths of his unforgettable aunties Kathleen and Myra... read more

A Life Like Other People's
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'I kill a man and most people forgive me. However, I love a man and many say this makes me an evil person.'
On 24 March 1962, when Emile Griffith stepped into the ring in Madison Square Garden to defend his world title against Benn... read more

August 2016

A Man's World: The Double Life of Emile Griffith
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'I kill a man and most people forgive me. However, I love a man and many say this makes me an evil person.' On 24 March 1962, when Emile Griffith stepped into the ring in Madison Square Garden to defend his world title against Benny Paret,... read more

October 2015

A Man's World — The Double Life of Emile Griffith
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 Gay Male & Bi Biography

Adopted as a baby towards the end of World War II, Robert Dessaix grew up haunted by 'a shaft of silence' surrounding the question of his natural mother's identity, and of his own identity and sexuality. In this touching memoir, he recounts the story of a most unusual... read more

July 2017

A Mother’s Disgrace
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 General Biography and Memoir

A unique, intimate portrait of writer's working life,as experienced by one of Australia's most highly regarded novelists and artists. A Novel Idea is a memoir in photoessay form that follows Fiona McGregor's life as she writes her award-winning novel Indelible Ink. It... read more

A Novel Idea
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A Postillion Struck by Lightning
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