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ISBN: 9780856835209 - Paperback
Sue Ryder made a huge and positive difference to the lives of thousands, despite – or perhaps because of - having a character which could, at times, be as obsessive and downright difficult as it could be creative and inspiring. Brought up to help others, she committed her life to doing so.
ISBN: 9780856832291 - Paperback
Empress Marie (1847-1928) lived one of the most dramatic lives of any princess who sat on the Russian throne. Born Princess Dagmar of Denmark she was betrothed to Tsarevitch Nicholas of Russia, a love match on both sides, but he died months before the wedding. Out of duty she married his brother who came to the throne as Tsar Alexander III in 1881 on the assassination of his father Alxander II. Her son was Nicholas II, the last Tsar.
Chosen for October 2009 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832680 - Hardback
Philippa Bernard follows Kathleen Raine's struggle against the constrictions of her suburban childhood to her exciting days at Girton College in the twenties, where she became friends with many brilliant writers, artists and scientists.
Finalist in 2014-15 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832987 - Hardback
"Pamela Hansford Johnson is a writer whose memory fully deserves to be kept alive, and she is well served by Wendy Pollard’s admirable, sympathetic biography, which does justice both to her life and to her work." Jonathan Coe, award-winning novelist and biographer
ISBN: 9780856835179 - Hardback
The fascinating story of the Romanov princess whose family fled the Russian revolution and lived in exile, firstly in homes provided by the British Royal family. This is very much a human interest story, told with humour by a down to earth woman.
Finalist in 2011-12 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832833 - Paperback
'This Life of Grace is written with such warmth and deep affection and understanding, bringing the characters vividly to life. Grace was a person of dignity and humility, an unusual combination, to which I felt a sense of eloquence, wit and humour should be added. She was very much a Grace.' Peter Smith of Crane Books
Finalist in 2012-13 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832857 - Hardback
For over half a century Mary O'Hara's voice has delighted audiences all over the world and her recordings continue to sell. Her story is an inspiring tale of triumph over tragedy, helped by her deep religious faith and many friendships with other performers, recounted with warmth and humour in this updated version of her autobiography.
ISBN: 9780856831836 - Hardback
In this her fourth book Dorothy Boux drew on her deep fund of experience and wisdom to shed light on what it means to be a woman today. Using her skills as a calligrapher and artist, she illuminated the subject beautifully.
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