Memoirs

    The Secret Teacher: Dispatches from the Classroom

    By Anon

    Paperback £9.48

    On his first day at an inner-city state school the author gets nuked. The class he is made to cut his teeth on are an unruly mob stuffed with behavioural issues. In this account of his first few years in the classroom, the author grapples with the complicated questions of...

    El Infierno: Drugs, Gangs, Riots and Murder

    By Pieter Tritton

    Paperback Save £0.74 = £7.25

    "Gato's head snapped back... We could make out the shots of several 9mms, a couple of 38s and one or two 45s. I didn't look back."Caught in an Ecuador hotel room with 8kg of cocaine, Pieter Tritton was no mule or dupe. As a Brit banged up abroad, Pieter had...

    John Fleming and Hugh Honour: Remembered by Susanna Johnston

    By Susanna Johnston

    Hardback Save £5.40 = £14.60

    First memoir on bestselling giants of the art world and great eccentrics, Hugh Honour and John Fleming by one of their closest friends over 60 years.

    Bodie on the Road

    By Belinda Jones

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    Recently dumped Belinda embarks on a 2,000-mile West Coast road trip with her rescue dog Bodie, taking in spectacular Big Sur, the wilds of Oregon, afternoon tea at Doris Day's dog-friendly hotel, and a town where a dog was elected mayor. Join Belinda and Bodie on this soul-searching adventure along...

    Squirrel Pie and other stories: Adventures in Food Across the Globe

    By Elisabeth Luard

    Paperback Save £2.34 = £7.65

    `Sacrilegious to say it but Elizabeth Luard even beats Elizabeth David. Exquisite writing and wonderful food, and funny too' Prue Leith `Elisabeth Luard proves that no matter where you are, there is food to be gathered, or hunted, or found. Squirrel Pie is a beautifully written tribute to food that...

    Trying to Float: Coming of age in New York\'s legendary Chelsea Hotel

    By Nicolaia Rips

    Paperback Save £1.95 = £7.04

    A darkly funny, big-hearted and moving memoir about growing up in New York City's legendary Chelsea Hotel.

    A Life in the Day

    By Hunter Davis

    Hardback £12.00

    The sequel to the hugely enjoyable and poignant childhood memoir by Hunter Davies - The Co-op's Got Bananas!

    One Mallorcan Summer previously published as Manana Manana

    By Peter Kerr

    Paperback £8.45

    Spring sees Peter Kerr and family relaxing into a supposedly simpler way of life, growing oranges on their little valley farm in Mallorca. But there are surprises aplenty and to test their resolve, stamina and sense of humour. An engaging account of tranquilo life from the author of Snowball Oranges,...

    Beautiful, Terrible Thing

    By Jen Waite

    Hardback £14.45

    "Like Big Little Lies, A Beautiful Terrible Thing is a startling reminder that fairy tales aren''t real. A master class in suspenseful storytelling, Jen Waite recounts the lies, betrayals, and infidelity she endured with unrestrained honesty and deft candor. I couldn''t turn away."--Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of...

    Big Pig, Little Pig

    By Jacqueline Yallop

    Hardback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    As heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the WeekWhen Jacqueline moves to south-west France with her husband, she embraces rural village life and buys two pigs to rear for slaughter. But as she gets to know the animals better, her English sentimentality threatens to get in the way and...

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