Diaries, letters & journals

    Napoleon's Doctor

    By Hubert O'Connor

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    In 1815, the young Dublin doctor Barry O'Meara accepted the opportunity of a lifetime to look after Napoleon Bonaparte in his banishment on St Helena. In one of the most isolated places on earth, doctor and patient became intimate friends.

    Mockingbird Songs

    By Wayne Flynt

    Hardback £8.45

    Writing resonated with many Alabamians, in particular three sisters: Louise, Alice, and Nelle Harper Lee. Beginning with their first meeting in 1983, a mutual respect and affection for the state's history and literature matured into a deep friendship between two families who can trace their roots there back more than...

    Good Bohemian

    By Michael Holroyd

    Hardback £17.46

    Captivatingly fresh and intimate letters from Augustus John's first wife, Ida, reveal the untold story of married life with one of the great artists of the last century. Twelve days before her twenty-fourth birthday, on the foggy morning of Saturday 12 January 1901, Ida Nettleship married Augustus John in a...

    Correspondence

    By J. D. Daniels

    Paperback £9.05

    Can civilization save us from ourselves? In this book, that is the question the author asks in a series of six letters written during dark nights of the soul.

    Love from Boy

    By Donald Sturrock

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    A revelatory collection of letters from the nation's favourite storyteller.

    Happy: Finding Joy in Every Day and Letting Go of Perfect

    By Fearne Cotton

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    Written by Fearne herself drawing on her own personal experiences, this is a simple, friendly and beautiful guide to finding happiness, featuring Fearne's charming hand drawn illustrations throughout.

    Devil's Diary

    By David Kinney

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    An unprecedented, page-turning narrative of the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler's post-invasion plans for Russia told through the recently discovered lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg - Hitler's 'philosopher' and architect of Nazi ideology.

    Our Israeli Diary

    By Antonia Fraser

    Hardback £8.45

    The long-lost 1978 diary charting Antonia Fraser and Harold Pinter's only visit to Israel is an enchanting document of a time, a place and two people

    Coles to Jerusalem: A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Reverend Richard Coles

    By Kevin Jackson

    Paperback £8.45

    Last Easter, Britain's best-loved vicar, the Rev. Richard Coles, led a pilgrimage to all the major historic sites of the Holy Land. All of the pilgrims in his care were Christians, except one: the writer Kevin Jackson. This one wrote a light-hearted diary of that pilgrimage, and a close-up portrait...

    Memoirs of a Bump

    By Katrina Festorazzi

    Paperback £16.79

    This is your diary for you to complete on behalf of your baby. Memoirs of a Bump is a treasure trove for you to pass onto your child. It is a place to record your hopes, dreams and experiences about your journey together, recording those precious moments in time that...

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