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  1. My Manor: An Autobiography by Charlie Richardson

    My Manor: An Autobiography by Charlie Richardson

    $10.99

    In the 1960s Charlie Richardson's "manor" was an empire stretching from South London scrapyards and West End drinking clubs to mining in South Africa. Then Richardson was arrested and sentenced to 25 years in prison. This autobiography looks at his childhood and life of crime. Learn More
  2. Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: The Most Notorious Double Agent of World War II by Ben Macintyre

    Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: The Most Notorious Double Agent of World War II by Ben Macintyre

    $10.99

    One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a hero. Learn More
  3. Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer by Peter Wright
  4. Calling Time on the Krays: Barmaid's Tale by Mrs." "X

    Calling Time on the Krays: Barmaid's Tale by Mrs." "X

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    When Ronnie Kray shot George Cornell in an East End pub in 1966, the principal witness, a young barmaid, gave evidence which was crucial in securing a conviction. This is the story of that marked woman, her change of identity and her life growing up in the East End. Learn More
  5. Beautiful: A Beautiful Girl. An Evil Man. One Inspiring True Story of Courage by Katie Piper

    Beautiful: A Beautiful Girl. An Evil Man. One Inspiring True Story of Courage by Katie Piper

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    When Katie Piper was 24, her life was near perfect. Young and beautiful, she was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a model. But then she met Daniel Lynch on Facebook and her world quickly turned into a nightmare. After being held captive and brutally raped by her new boyfriend, Katie was subjected to a vicious acid attack. Learn More
  6. Roses Round the Door by Christine Marion Fraser
  7. We Were Young and Carefree: The Autobiography of Laurent Fignon by Laurent Fignon

    We Were Young and Carefree: The Autobiography of Laurent Fignon by Laurent Fignon

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    Laurent Fignon is one of the giants of modern cycling. In this book, he gives cycling fans a tantalising glimpse of what really went on behind the scenes of this epic sport - the friendships, the rivalries, the betrayals, the scheming, the parties, the girls, and, of course, the performance-enhancing drugs. Learn More
  8. Churchill: A Biography by Roy Jenkins

    Churchill: A Biography by Roy Jenkins

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    Roy Jenkins's Churchill is an exhaustive biographical picture of one of the most enigmatic and important figures of the twentieth century. Learn More
  9. Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution by Stephen Knight
  10. Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorised Biography by Kitty Kelley

    Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorised Biography by Kitty Kelley

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    An expose of the life of Nancy Reagan which claims she was the ruthless and ambitious power behind Ronald Reagan's presidency. Other works by the author include unofficial biographies of Jacqueline Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra. Learn More

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