Jennifer Worth was just 22 years old when she volunteered to
spend her early years of midwifery training in London's East End in
the 1950s. These stories encompass the whole spectrum of human
emotions - they candidly reveal the shocking truth of childbirth
conditions just 50 years ago.
The sensational autobiography of Britain’s new tennis superstar.
In his own words for the first time, Andy Murray will talk about
the long, testing and sometimes difficult path to superstardom.
Temperamental, gifted, passionate, and fiery, Murray is the new
face of tennis and a role model to a whole generation.
Known and admired by millions, Bear Grylls has survived where
few would dare to go. Now, for the first time, Bear tells the story
of his action-packed life. Gripping, moving and wildly
exhilarating, Mud, Sweat and Tearsis a must-read for
adrenalin junkies and armchair adventurers alike.
This is the book everyone has been
waiting for: national heroes Ant and Dec, Britain's most successful
television duo, have invited their millions of fans into their
world. From youth clubs to blind school, pubs to jungles, there's a
wealth of behind-the-scenes anecdotes that have never been told
until now. A wonderfully entertaining memoir, full of vivid
observations, colourful reminiscence and charming digressions.
In volume one of this two-volume
autobiography Sir Bobby Charlton tells for the first time about his
career playing for the club he loves. This book has it all: the
horror of Munich, the thrill of winning the 1968 European Cup
final, league triumphs and cup final losses. He is one of the true gentlemen of football and
the legacy that Sir Bobby Charlton gives to United is beyond
In his own uniquely acid tongue,
Paul O'Grady traces the hilarious tales of life in Irish Catholic
Birkenhead that took him from a virtuous altar-boy to Britain's
best loved entertainer. It is a brilliantly evoked, hilarious and often
moving tale of gossip in the back yard, bragging in the corner shop
and slanging matches on the front doorstep, populated by
larger-than-life characters with hearts of gold and tongues as
sharp as razors.
'Wedlock' tells the story of the
Countess of Strathmore and her marriage to Andrew Robinson Stoney,
the origin behind the phrase 'ston(e)y broke'. Stoney married the
Countess for her wealth and, once they were married, he subjected
her to years of ill treatment. A well-researched and fascinating
insight into Georgian Britain.
Sophisticated beyond her years, as well
as academically gifted, Kate has charmed William's louche circle of
friends as well as the House of Windsor. Yet behind her polished
veneer lies the extraordinary tale of an impoverished working-class
family that overcame deprivation and adversity to rise to the upper
echelons of society. An intriguing insight into the extraordinary
journey her family has made from the mining villages of Durham to
an apartment in the royal residence of Clarence House, this is an
authoritative account of Kate Middleton's life so far.
'I heard a horrible screaming sound, like an animal being
slaughtered ... then I realised it was me.' 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.
A moving and inspiring story that will bring you to tears.
In September 2009 Patrick Swayze, star of Dirty Dancing and
Ghost, lost his long and bravely fought battle against
pancreatic cancer. His memoir, completed just weeks before his
death, is a testament to the strength and passion of this
remarkable man. This book isn't just the story of Patrick's fight
against cancer, it's the story of an amazing life and
career. A beautifully poignant memoir, made inspiring
by the courage and great love between Patrick and
Patrick Hennessey is a graduate in his 20's but unlike most
graduates he was also an officer in the Grenadier Guards. This book
is his story on how he became a modern soldier from training at
Sandhurst to the horrors of war. An honest, eye-opening account of
what life is like for a Soldier in the modern day army.
In this true story, Royal Marine Mark Ormond had just started a
tour of Afghanistan when he stepped on a landmine and lost both his
legs and his right arm. This book follows Mark's life both
before and after Afghanistan. An inspirational read that
leaves a lasting impression.