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Top 10s
Autobiography/Biography
#1
Climbing the Stairs: Further Tales of a 1920s Kitchen Maid
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447201960.  Daedalus Item Code: 41247
 
Whether in the grand houses of Brighton or imposing London mansions, life as a kitchen maid could be exhausting and demoralizing, avers Margaret Powell; it's not just being at the beck and call of ... (Read More)
 
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#2
A Brief Guide to Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762438549.  Daedalus Item Code: 32952
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California
Gregory Orfalea.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451642728.  Daedalus Item Code: 42151
 
The author of the Arab American Book Award–winning memoir Angeleno Days, Gregory Orfalea here gives us the remarkable life of Junípero Serra, the diminutive yet intrepid priest who, in 1749, ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Oink: My Life with Mini-Pigs
Matt Whyman.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451618280.  Daedalus Item Code: 40851
 
English novelist Matt Whyman once enjoyed a quiet writer's life in the countryside, until his career wife Emma discovered the existence of a pig said to fit in a handbag. After seeing a few ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393339154.  Daedalus Item Code: 41485
 
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty who trained racehorses and had scandalous affairs, though today she is most remembered for her pioneering nonstop flight from ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War
John Lewis-Stempel.
Publisher: Orion.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407244457.  Daedalus Item Code: 41313
 
The author of The Autobiography of the British Soldier and The Wild Life here tells the extraordinary story of Britain's junior officers in World War I, many of whom went straight from ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Best of Frank O'Connor
Frank O'Connor. Julian Barnes, ed.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307269041.  Daedalus Item Code: 42062
 
W.B. Yeats called him "Ireland's Chekhov," and indeed, Frank O'Connor's place among such literary figures as Yeats, James Joyce, and J.M. Synge seems assured. Selected and arranged by Julian Barnes, ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Temptress: The Scandalous Life of Alice de Janze and the Mysterious Death of Lord Erroll
Paul Spicer.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312584184.  Daedalus Item Code: 40103
 
A glamorous American millionairess, Alice de Janzé scandalized 1920s Paris when she left her aristocratic French husband for an English lover (whom she later tried to kill in a failed ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Charles Dickens: A Life
Claire Tomalin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203091.  Daedalus Item Code: 40998
 
(Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award) The winner of the 2002 Whitbread Book of the Year for her biography Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Claire Tomalin is also renowned for ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Cronkite
Douglas Brinkley.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061374265.  Daedalus Item Code: 41974
 
(Winner of the 2013 Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism) For decades he was "the most trusted man in America" (Chicago Tribune), yet few people knew the personal side of Walter ... (Read More)
 
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