New Biographies

0241974852
Paperback:The young H.G. Wells, changing the world:2022 Paperback
Author: Tomalin, Claire
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: From his impoverished childhood in a working-class English family, to his determination to educate himself at any cost, to the serious ill health that dominated his twenties and thirties, his complicated marriages, and love affair with socialism, the first forty years of H.G. Wells' extraordinary life would set him on a path to become one of the world's most influential writers. The sudden success of The Time Machine and The War of The Worlds transformed his life and catapulted him to international fame; he became the writer who most inspired Orwell and countless others, and predicted men walking on the moon seventy years before it happened.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
0349015015
Paperback:Vera Brittain, a life:2022 Paperback
Author: Berry, Paul
Author: Bostridge, Mark
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: Vera Brittain is most widely known as the woman who immortalised a lost generation in her haunting autobiography of the Great War, 'Testament of Youth'. This biography - comprehensive and authoritative - confirms her stature as one of the most remarkable women of our time.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
191461528X
Paperback:God broke the mould, nobody like me, nobody like you:2022 Paperback
Author: Christopher, Katy
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Tricorn Books
Resource type: Physical
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
0711282927
Hardback:From scalpel to spade, a surgeon's road to Ithaka:2022 Hardback
Author: Van Langenberg, Arthur
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Aurum Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'From Scalpel to Spade' is a memoir from surgeon and gardener Arthur van Langenberg as he traces the lessons learned from a life well lived, recounting his adventures in both medicine and gardening with charm, wit and fascinating insight.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1399070460
Hardback:Henry V, a history of his most important places and events:2022 Hardback
Author: Fisher, Deborah
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Pen & Sword History
Resource type: Physical
Note: There are many books about King Henry V, several of which concentrate entirely on his victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. This one looks at his life from a different point of view, concentrating on places that were important in his life and can still be visited by those interested in getting a better feel for the man and understanding how his character was shaped by his environment.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1399016261
Paperback:The real Diana Dors:2022 Paperback
Author: Cale, Anna
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: White Owl
Resource type: Physical
Note: The story of Swindon-born film star Diana Dors is one of fame, glamour and intrigue. From the moment she came into the world, her life was full of drama. Her acting career began in the shadow of the Second World War, entering the film world as a vulnerable young teenager and negotiating the difficult British studio system of the 1940s and 50s.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1399088521
Hardback:British Bonapartes, Napoleon's Family in Britain:2022 Hardback
Author: Davis, Edward Hilary
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Resource type: Physical
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
0306846691
Paperback:Beast, John Bonham and the rise of Led Zeppelin:2022 Paperback
Author: Kushins, C. M
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hachette Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a biography of the iconic John Bonham, considered by many to be one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) rock drummer of all time. Bonham first learned to play the drums at the age of five, and despite never taking formal lessons, began drumming for local bands immediately upon graduating from secondary school.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1405949228
Paperback:Don't laugh, it'll only encourage her:2022 Paperback
Author: Cooper, Daisy May
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Life hasn't always been straightforward for Daisy May Cooper: growing up in rural poverty in Gloucestershire with her brother Chaz, she had to work a myriad of low-paid and unrewarding jobs just to make ends meet. 'Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her' is the endearingly honest and hilarious memoir from the creator and star of award-winning BBC comedian.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1526365960
Paperback:Remembering our Queen, the illustrated story of Queen Elizabeth II:2022 Paperback
Author: Prasadam-Halls, Smriti
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Wren & Rook
Resource type: Physical
Note: A commemorative picture book celebrating the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, ideal for sharing with readers aged 7+.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
0711274495
Hardback:Queen Elizabeth:2022 Hardback
Author: Sanchez Vegara, Ma Isabel
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Queen Elizabeth' tells the story of the longest reigning queen of modern times, celebrating her life and achievements since her accession to the throne over 60 years ago.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
0008531315
Hardback:Boleyn boy, my autobiography:2022 Hardback
Author: Noble, Mark
Author: Steinberg, Jacob
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: A local lad come good, Mark Noble joined the West Ham Youth Academy in 2000 and immediately made an impression. Tenacious, aggressive, brave and full of character, he was the perfect embodiment of West Ham's values and was seen as having a bright future in the Hammers first team.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1399601954
Paperback:War diaries 1939-1945:2022 Paperback
Author: Alanbrooke, Alan Brooke
Author: Danchev, Alex
Author: Todman, Daniel
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Alanbrooke was CIGS - Chief of the Imperial General Staff - for the greater part of the Second World War. He acted as mentor to Montgomery and military adviser to Churchill, with whom he clashed.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1789501814
Paperback:Elon Musk, innovator, entrepreneur and visionary:2022 Paperback
Author: McNab, Chris
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arcturus
Resource type: Physical
Note: A detailed case study of a successful business leader.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
0753560119
Paperback:Finding my virginity:2022 Paperback
Author: Branson, Richard
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virgin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 50 years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, the Virgin Founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's ultimate entrepreneur. He shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space with Virgin Galactic.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1800181892
Hardback:Sour mouth, sweet bottom, lessons from a dissolute life:2022 Hardback
Author: Napier-Bell, Simon
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Unbound
Resource type: Physical
Note: Simon Napier-Bell is an English record producer, music manager, author and journalist. At different times, he has managed artists as diverse as the Yardbirds, John's Children, Marc Bolan, Japan, London, Ultravox, Boney M, Sinitta, Wham!, Blue Mercedes, Alsou and Candi Staton, among others.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
178870603X
Hardback:Adventures in modern recording, from ABC to ZTT:2022 Hardback
Author: Horn, Trevor
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Nine Eight Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: One of just a handful of recording studio mavens the public has even heard of, Trevor Horn's production work since the glory days of ZTT represents a veritable who's who of intelligent modern pop, including the likes of ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Pet Shop Boys, Seal, Simple Minds, Grace Jones and Mike Oldfield - among many others.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
0008543143
Hardback:My dream time, a memoir of tennis and teamwork:2022 Hardback
Author: Barty, Ash
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's a tennis story. It's a family story. It's a teamwork story. It's the story of how I got to where and who I am today. I'm only in my mid-twenties, and some might think that's young to write a memoir. Who does that, right? But for me and my team it's always been important to reflect on every part of the journey, especially the end.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1915306043
Hardback:Whole again, love, life and me:2022 Hardback
Author: Katona, Kerry
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Mirror Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: From a picture perfect yet fractured marriage to one of the biggest pop stars in the world, to her fall from grace in a haze of drink and drugs while wed to her taxi driving second husband, Kerry has been loved and derided in equal measure.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1526655446
Hardback:Tell me good things, on love, death and marriage:2022 Hardback
Author: Runcie, James
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: James Runcie's wife Marilyn Imrie died in August 2020. Their 35 year marriage had been miraculously happy - until, in the last two years of Marilyn's life, she descended into the pain and humiliation of motor neurone disease. In the wake of her death, Runcie stumbled in the dark. How do you make sense of the decline and death of the most alive person you have ever met? And how do you go about building a life worth living in their absence?
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating

Search the catalogue

Language