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The True History Of The Elephant Man

Michael Howell, Peter Ford

Joseph Carey Merrick, born in Leicester on 5th August 1862, is better known as The Elephant Man. Through horrible physical deformities which were almost impossible to describe, he spent much of his life exhibited as a fairground freak until even nineteenth-century sensibilities could take...
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Watermarks: Life, Death and Swimming

Lenka Janiurek

Lenka Janiurek first encounters tragedy with the death of her mother when she is just nine. Involving a chaotic family, early success as a playwright, disastrous relationships, motherhood, and brushes with both extreme wealth and poverty, Janiurek’s rich and remarkable memoir is...
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Iris Origo: Marchesa of Val D'Orcia

Caroline Moorehead

Iris Origo was one of the twentieth century’s most attractive and intriguing women, a brilliantly perceptive historian and biographer whose works remains widely admired. Iris grew up in Italy with her Irish mother after the death of her wealthy American father. They settled in the Vi...
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Freya Stark

Caroline Moorehead

Born in Paris 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wondering across Europe, speaking three languages by the time she was five.  She became one of the twentieth-century’s most remarkable and inspirational women. Renowned for her flamboyant and unorthodox b...
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Hot Sun, Cool Shadow

Angela Murrills

An unabashed celebration of the joys of food and cooking, Hot Sun, Cool Shadow follows the story of award-winning food-writer Angela Murrills and the artist Peter Matthews, who travel together to the southerly French region of Languedoc.  The Languedoc is famed for its landscape, lege...
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