Biography books giving you an insight into the private lives of the rich and famous, as well as amazing stories from individuals you may not have heard of.

    Love Pamela


    TO LIVEAND DREAMIS A WICKED DANCE.MY DREAMS OFTEN COME TRUE-A CURSE,AND A BLESSING.PAMELA ANDERSON's blond bombshell image was ubiquitous in the 1990s. Discovered in the stands during a Canadian football...

    Hilma af Klint: A Biography


    A highly anticipated biography of the enigmatic and popular Swedish painter. The Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) was 44 years old when she broke with the academic tradition in...



    'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.'Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped...

    Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir of Life and Love After Unimaginable Loss


    'A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss'Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild'Extraordinary . . . both heartbreaking and life-affirming . . ....

    Dancing in the Mosque: An Afghan Mother's Letter to her Son


    An exquisite and inspiring memoir about one mother's unimaginable choice in the face of oppression and abuse in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. How far would you go to protect yourself? Your dignity?...



    Michael Holroyd, perhaps the most distinguished of contemporary biographers, has in recent years turned his attention to the stories hidden within his own fascinating (not to say eccentric) family. In...

    What I Know for Sure


    Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting and frequently humorous, the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure shimmer with the sort of truth that readers will turn to again and...

    The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken


    The Sunday Times number one bestseller.Winner of the Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Award.Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year.Shortlisted for Specsavers Non-Fiction Book of the Year.You may not wish...

    Misfits: A Personal Manifesto - by the creator of 'I May Destroy You'


    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - A SUNDAY TIMES FILM & TV BOOK OF THE YEAR'Razor-sharp and as funny as I May Destroy You ... A gifted writer' Sunday Times...

    Idiot: Life Stories from the Creator of Help Helen Smash


    From nationally bestselling author, YouTube star, and Facebook Video sensation Laura Clery comes a collection of comedic essays that paint "an honest, complicated portrait of how your life can change"...



    The incredible and inspirational true story of one young man's struggle to find peace during war, and the power of music to bring hope to a desperate nation. 'Ahmad has...

    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: the heartfelt, funny memoir by a New York Times bestselling therapist


    A TIME magazine Must-Read Book of the YearEver wonder what your therapist is thinking? Now you can find out, as therapist and New York Times bestselling author Lori Gottlieb takes...

    An Improbable Life: The Autobiography


    Sir Trevor McDonald is an extraordinary man - and he has led an improbable life. Now in his 80th year, he is known and loved by people the world over...

    The Rebel and the Kingdom: The True Story of the Secret Mission to Overthrow the North Korean Regime


    'A propulsive investigation into the wild adventures of a man determined to bring down the North Korean regime . . . Deeply reported and novelistic. I flew through it' Ed...

    The Rolling Stones: Sixty Years


    A new, updated edition of Christopher Sandford's classic biography of the band, The Rolling Stones is a gripping account of the band's remarkable 60 years at the top of the...

    Agent Twister: The True Story Behind the Scandal that Gripped the Nation


    He lived a double-life in the sixtiesFaked his own death in the seventiesAnd retained his cover in the eighties A period thriller with powerful political and espionage themes, Agent Twister...

    No One Listens to Your Dad's Show


    'Christian has achieved something very beautiful and funny with this book, weaving ordinary life and every day sadness into something hopeful and profound. I loved it.' Russell BrandAs a radio...

    Growing Up Getty: The Story of America's Most Unconventional Dynasty


    An enthralling and comprehensive look into the contemporary state of one of the wealthiest-and most misunderstood-family dynasties in the world, perfect for fans of Succession, The House of Gucci, The...

    Bourdain: In Stories


    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Powerful and profound' Esquire'Unbridled and unapologetic' VogueWhen Anthony Bourdain died in 2018, fans around the globe came together to celebrate the life of an inimitable man....



    In this memoir of loss, acclaimed writer and comedian Rob Delaney grapples with the fragile miracle of life, the mysteries of death, and the question of purpose for those left...

    The Fall of Boris Johnson: The Full Story


    The Fall of Boris Johnson is the fascinating full account of how the prime minister lost his grip on power. Sebastian Payne, Whitehall Editor for the Financial Times, tells the...

    Hope: Read the inspirational life behin


    THE POWERFUL AND UPLIFTING NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERIn March 2022, much-loved pop star, father and son Tom Parker died from incurable brain cancer. This story is his legacy, in...

    A Child of the East End: The heartwarming and gripping memoir from the queen of saga fiction


    'Funny, stark, fascinating' THE INDEPENDENT'An extraordinary celebration of a bygone era' KATE THOMPSON, author of The Stepney Doorstep Society'A vivid portrait of the post-war years, but also a unique community...

    Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member


    I propose to open my mind as wide as possible to allow my readers the first ever glimpse at South Central from my side of the gun, street, fence and...

    Keith Brymer Jones: Boy in a China Shop: Life, Clay and Everything [2022] hardback


    'During downtime on the pottery throwdown Keith made my hair curl with some of his tales - he's a great raconteur and recounts his story in this book as he...

    Calling the Shots: How to Win in Football and Life


    The long-awaited memoir from international football ambassador, former co-owner of Arsenal FC and legend of the game: David Dein.There's no doubt that Dein has been one of the most significant...

    Love in a Time of War: My Years with Robert Fisk


    The Irish Times bestseller 'A gripping tale of savagery and courage' Noam Chomsky 'Fascinating and captivating' Irish Times 'A beautiful book... Full of pain and longing but also joy, adventure,...

    Lost to the World: A Memoir of Faith, Family and Five Years in Terrorist Captivity


    In late August of 2011, Shahbaz Taseer was driving to his office in Lahore, Pakistan when he was dragged from his car at gunpoint and kidnapped by Islamic extremists.Just seven...

    Whatever Next?: Lessons from an Unexpected Life


    Anne Glenconner's glittering life hasn't always been golden. As she revealed in her astonishing bestselling memoir Lady in Waiting, it has been one of stark contrasts - from growing up...



    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWhen a fancy car pulls up outside six-year-old Marie's home in Oldham, in 1959, she is told she is going on holiday...In fact, she is taken to...

    The Death of a Soldier Told by His Sister


    A moving and thought-provoking story of loss and war from the Director of the Ukrainian institute, told in a powerful blend of memoir and essay***'Elegantly written... packed with the sharpness...

    America Made Me a Black Man


    A searing memoir of American racism from a Somali-American who survived hardships in his birth country only to experience firsthand the dehumanization of Black people in his adopted land, the...

    The Times Lives Less Ordinary: obituaries of the eccentric, unique and undefinable


    Discover the lives of some of the most fascinating and unconventional characters of recent times, with 80 obituaries carefully curated from The Times archive. Be they dons, pop stars, vicars,...

    Keep Talking HB


    David Dimbleby has interviewed prime ministers and presidents, made award-winning documentaries, chaired Question Time for 25 years, and anchored the BBC's live coverage of historic national and world events.KEEP TALKING...

    Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: From the Creator of This is Going to Hurt


    The number one Sunday Times bestseller in a new festive package, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is the perfect stocking filler from the author of multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going...

    The Ship Beneath the Ice: The Discovery of Shackleton's Endurance


    The extraordinary story of how the Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship, was found in the most hostile sea on Earth in 2022 On 21 November 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship,...

    Dear Dolly: On Love, Life and Friendship, the instant Sunday Times bestseller


    'Alderton is Nora Ephron for the millennial generation' Elizabeth Day 'What I learnt from sharing my most private pain with a semi-professional problem-solver was that the mere act of asking...

    Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional


    * THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ** WINNER OF THE 2022 NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD FOR NON-FICTION *'A heart on the sleeve, demons in check, eyes unblinking, unbearably sad,...

    My Sand Life, My Pebble Life: A memoir of a childhood and the sea


    My sand life, my pebble life. My life measured out in tides, coming in and going out. My life measured out in games of trying to spot the sea first....

    Frontline Midwife: My Story of Survival and Keeping Others Safe


    'Extraordinary, profoundly moving, all-consuming . . . I haven't stopped thinking about Frontline Midwife since I finished reading it' Oliver Burkeman, author of Four Thousand Weeks'The heart-wrenching tale of one...

    Frontline Midwife: My Story of Survival and Keeping Others Safe HB


    'Extraordinary, profoundly moving, all-consuming . . . I haven't stopped thinking about Frontline Midwife since I finished reading it' Oliver Burkeman, author of Four Thousand Weeks'The heart-wrenching tale of one...

    The Cut that Wouldn't Heal: Finding My Father HB


    'Honest without oversharing, William Leith is such a perfect writer ... A triumph' Justin Webb'What might, in other hands, have been simply macabre becomes peculiarly mesmerising' Craig Brown, The Mail...

    The Magic in the Tin HB


    'Unmissable: please read this extraordinary book.' - Daily Mail'A triumph ... A worthy follow-up to The Boy on the Shed.' - Jeff Stelling'All men should read this book - important...

    Greetings from Bury Park PB


    Now a major motion picture titled Blinded by the Light, directed by Gurinder Chadha, a charming memoir of growing up during the eighties as both a Pakistani Muslim and Bruce...

    Diplomatic Baggage: Adventures


    The beloved Sunday Times bestseller - a touching, hilarious, often outrageous memoir of home-making and family adventures in the world's furthest outposts'Hilarious, and utterly beguiling - it's a complete treat...

    Motherlands In Search of Our Inherited Cities HB


    A SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR'A remarkable literary debut . . . Part memoir, part travelogue, Motherlands is ultimately an investigation of how we come to understand the past at...

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