The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced ... read more

Born to Be Posthumous - The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey

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Everyone knows Jackie Chan. Whether it's from Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, The Karate Kid, or Kung Fu Panda, Jackie is admired by generations of moviegoers for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and mind-bending stunts. In 2016--after fifty-six years in the ind... read more

Never Grow up, Only Get Older

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For over twenty years, people turned to A. A. Gill's columns every Sunday - for his fearlessness, his perception, and the laughter-and-tear-provoking one-liners - but mostly because he was the best. 'By miles the most brilliant journalist of our age', as Lynn Barber put it. ... read more

The Best of A. A. Gill

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Selected and arranged by the author, with an expansive introduction by the novelist David Mitchell, How To Be Invisible presents the lyrics of Kate Bush for the first time in a beautiful cloth-bound edition. Kate Bush is a true iconoclast and one of the most revered con... read more

How to be Invisible (Lyrics)

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What does the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies and deception do to a black body, a black family and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse' In Heavy, Laymon writes about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. F... read more

Heavy

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The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobs delivers an engrossing biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most creative genius. Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. Bu... read more

Leonardo Da Vinci
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Introduction by Lorin Clarke
This book tells the story of John Clarke's writing life, including the fan letter he sent to All Black Terry Lineen when he was ten, a golf instruction manual unlike any other, Anna Kareninain forty-three words, a... read more

Tinkering: The Complete Book of John Clarke
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Kimi Räikkönen is the Finnish superstar Formula One driver with a reputation for being fast on the track and silent off it - until now!   In this superb and authorised portrait of Räikkönen, Kari Hotakainen gets to reveal the side of the man that few beyond hi... read more

The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen

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'A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure'  JOHN GRISHAM on David Grann's The Lost City of Z 'A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration'  Sunday Times on The Lost City of Z 'Marvellous ... An engro... read more

The White Darkness

An illustrated biography of Johnny Cash that tells his life story through never-before-seen personal photographs and memorabilia from the Cash family
 
Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black is a Cash biography like n... read more

Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black

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A GUARDIAN AND INDEPENDENT BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2017. 'At last an expert classicist gets to grips with Bob Dylan' Mary Beard 'Thomas's elegant, charming book offers something for everyone - not just the super-fans' IndependentWhen the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob ... read more

Why Dylan Matters

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The incredible under-water world of William Trubridge. A memoir of an aquatic affinity, the power of the subconscious mind and testing the limits of human physiology. William Trubridge spent his childhood on a sailing boat, waking to the sound of the sea. He set off for New Zealand from t... read more

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