Tagged: Biography/memoir


The Senecans: Four Men and Margaret Thatcher

by Peter Stothard

The former editor of the Times' memoir of the Thatcher era, named a book of the year by the Evening Standard. "Poetically written, supremely stylish," said the Guardian.

Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, £9.99, 5th October 2017, 9780715652251

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

by Sebastian Smee

The Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic examines the rivalry that existed between Degas and Manet, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, and Freud and Bacon.

Profile Books Ltd, £9.99, 5th October 2017, 9781781251669

Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula

by David J. Skal

A biography of Dracula author Bram Stoker called a "consistently entertaining, sumptuously illustrated ramble through Stokerism" by John Sutherland in the Spectator.

Liveright Publishing Corporation, £16.99, 31st October 2017, 9781631493867

Arthur & Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes

by Michael Sims

A biography of Arthur Conan Doyle, exploring how he came to define the detective novel. "Stuffed with fascinating detail," found the Sunday Times.

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, £10.99, 18th October 2017, 9781408858554

Soundscapes: A Musician's Journey through Life and Death

by Paul Robertson

A memoir from the first violinist of the Medici String Quartet, who suffered a ruptured aorta in 2008 and remained in a coma for many weeks, during which time he experienced visions. He found his view of the world altered when he woke up.

Faber & Faber, £9.99, 5th October 2017, 9780571331901

Eleanor And Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

by Susan Quinn

An account of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok, at various points lovers, friends and professional advisers.

Penguin USA, £14.99, 3rd October 2017, 9780143110712

Theresa May: The Enigmatic Prime Minister

by Rosa Prince

An updated paperback for this biography of the Prime Minister, with new material including the invocation of Article 50, her meeting with President Trump and the snap general election.

Biteback Publishing, £12.99, 12th October 2017, 9781785902734

The Visitors' Book: In Francis Bacon's Shadow: The Lives of Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller

by Jon Lys-Turner

The story of the couple Denis Wirth-Miller and Dicky Chopping, who were at the heart of the post-war British art world, mixing with names from Francis Bacon to Lucian Freud. "This panoramic portrait . . . is immensely entertaining," said the Times.

Constable, £9.99, 5th October 2017, 9781472121677

Single-Minded: My Life in Business

by Claude Littner

"The Apprentice" interviewer tells the story of his life and his career. Foreword from Alan Sugar. Publication coincides with the launch of series 12 of "The Apprentice".

Piatkus Books, £9.99, 5th October 2017, 9780349414508

Charles Williams: The Third Inkling

by Grevel Lindop (Freelance writer)

A biography of the poet, magician and fantasy writer Charles Williams, based on newly released archive material and including never-before-published letters from T S Eliot and C S Lewis

Oxford University Press, £12.99, 26th October 2017, 9780198806431
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