Tagged: Biography/memoir


The Boy Behind the Curtain: Notes From an Australian Life

by Tim Winton

A collection of true stories and essays from Winton, following on from his previous memoirs Land's Edge and Island Home....

Picador, £8.99, 31st May 2018, 9781509816958

Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File

by John Edgar Wideman

The history of the Till family-14-year-old Emmett, who was murdered, and his father, who was court-martialled and hanged. Wideman's memoir Brothers and Keepers, and his Philadelphia Fire, become Canons this month....

Canongate Canons, £9.99, 3rd May 2018, 9781786893727

Urban Outlaw: Dirt Don't Slow You Down

by Magnus Walker

The entrepreneur, fashion designer, TV presenter, motivational speaker and prolific Porsche collector tells his life story.

Corgi Books, £9.99, 15th May 2018, 9780552173391

Chief Engineer: The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

by Erica Wagner

A biography of the engineer, Washington Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge, drawing from newly unearthed archival material and the discovery of Roebling's memoir....

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, £10.99, 31st May 2018, 9781408837788

George: A Memory of George Michael

by Sean Smith

The biographer tells the story of the boy who grew up to become George Michael.

HarperCollins, £8.99, 21st May 2018, 9780008155643

Stripped Bare

by Marnie Simpson

The "Geordie Shore" personality tells her story. Simpson has over 925,000 followers on Twitter, and 2.3 million on Instagram, says Arrow....

Arrow Books Ltd, £7.99, 31st May 2018, 9781784758417

Meet Me in the In-Between

by Bella Pollen

Pollen mixes graphics and prose to tell her story. "Think Eat, Pray, Love-finding yourself, laughing, and taking what you need even when it's not what you wanted-only cooler," said Marie Claire....

Picador, £8.99, 17th May 2018, 9781509828982

Henrietta Maria

by Dominic Pearce

A biography of the French wife of Charles I, who came to England aged 15 and went on to be central to the English Civil War and the Stuart Restoration.

Amberley Publishing, £11.99, 15th May 2018, 9781445677262

Once a Saint: An Actor's Memoir

by Ian Ogilvy

The memoir of the 1970s television star who played Simon Templar in "Return Of The Saint". "A riotously funny account of becoming a teenage lady-killer," said the Mail....

Constable, £9.99, 11th May 2017, 9781472122025

Things Can Only Get Worse?: Twenty confusing years in the life of a Labour supporter

by John O'Farrell

The follow-up to O'Farrell's memoir Things Can Only Get Better moves from 1997 to Brexit. Transworld says the former has sold in excess of 50,000 trade paperbacks and 150,000 paperbacks since publication in 1999. "Even Conservatives will like this," said the Sunday Times of this latest....

Black Swan, £8.99, 3rd May 2018, 9781784162634
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