Biography & Memoir

By Barnes Bookshop

By Barnes Bookshop

Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

Ben Macintyre

£25.00 £23.25

The human story behind ‘Mrs Burton’, the Soviet Union’s most effective spy.

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

David Attenborough

£20.00 £18.60

At once a witness statement of his own life & a vision for the future if we act now.

The Powerful and the Damned: Private Diaries in Turbulent Times

Lionel Barber

£25.00 £23.25

Diaries kept by the editor of the FT reveal the lives and personalities behind the headlines.

JFK: Volume 1: 1917-1956

Fredrik Logevall

£30.00 £27.90

The pre-White House years of the private man & his political ambition.

Promised Land

Barack Obama

£35.00 £32.55

First volume of his presidential memoirs: from early political aspirations to 2008.

The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts and Harrimans - a Story of Love and War

Catherine Grace Katz

£25.00 £23.25

Anna Roosevelt, Kathleen Harriman & Sarah Churchill & their statesmen fathers.

Call the Vet

Bruce Fogle

£20.00 £18.60

70’s London: a naïve Canadian begins a life dedicated to all creatures great & small.

The Prime Ministers: 55 Leaders, 55 Authors, 300 Years of History

Iain Dale

£25.00 £23.25

Profiles of the fifty-five First Lords of the Treasury by current figures in British politics.

Faithful Witness: The Confidential Diaries of Alan Don, Chaplain to the King, the Archbishop and the Speaker, 1931-1946

Robert Beaken

£30.00 £27.90

Tumultuous decades as witnessed by the chaplain to the King, Archbishop & Speaker.

Diary of an MP's Wife: Inside and Outside Power: 'riotously candid' Sunday Times

Sasha Swire

£20.00 £18.60

Trials & tribulations of being a political ‘plus one’: the intrigue, conflict & gossip.

Types and Shadows: Diaries 2004-2015

Sir Roy Strong

£25.00 £23.25

Art historian, museum curator & garden designer copes with grief & new challenges.

Statesman of Europe: A Life of Sir Edward Grey

T. G. Otte

£35.00 £32.55

Life of Sir Edward Grey, redoubtable Foreign Secretary during the approach to WWI Life of Sir Edward Grey, redoubtable Foreign Secretary during the approach to WWI.

To the End of the World: Travels with Oscar Wilde

Rupert Everett

£20.00 £18.60

Third volume of memoirs: the actor’s ten year quest to make a film on Oscar Wilde.

Friends and Enemies: A Memoir

Barbara Amiel

£25.00 £23.25

The journalist, socialite & wife of Conrad Black spills the beans.

The Windsor Diaries: A childhood with the Princesses

Alathea Fitzalan Howard

£25.00 £23.25

Affectionate portrait of Royal wartime life with the two teenage Princesses.

Boris Johnson: The Gambler

Tom Bower

£20.00 £18.60

Detailed study of the past five years to garner an insight into the man & politician.

Red Comet

Heather Clark

£30.00 £27.90

Balanced reappraisal of the life & poetry of Sylvia Plath using a wealth of new material.

85 Not Out

CBE Dexter Ted

£20.00 £18.60

From Test match cricket to an active life in retirement.

Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths

Natalie Haynes

£20.00 £18.60

Nuanced examination of the women of Ancient Greek mythology: from Athena to Hera.

Mozart: The Reign of Love

Jan Swafford

£30.00 £27.90

The man & the musician: the truth behind the myriad myths revealed.

Tom Stoppard: A Life

Professor Dame Hermione Lee

£30.00 £27.90

Authorised portrait of a playwright who still has much to offer.

The SS Officer's Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life

Daniel Lee

£20.00 £18.60

An insignificant cog in the Nazi machine who exemplified the manipulation of the masses.

The Glamour Boys: The Secret Story of the Rebels who Fought for Britain to Defeat Hitler

Chris Bryant

£25.00 £23.25

Bravery of the homosexual MPs who tried to warn Chamberlain about Hitler.

Kings of Shanghai

Jonathan Kaufman

£20.00 £18.60

How two Jewish families, the Sassoons & the Kadoories, opened up China to the World.

Hitler and Stalin: The Tyrants and the Second World War

Laurence Rees

£25.00 £23.25

Bitter opponents yet both tyrants determined to create utopias of their own divising.

Sybille Bedford: An Appetite for Life

Selina Hastings

£25.00 £23.25

First full length biography of the novelist, travel writer & bon viveur.