Autobiography and memoir

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Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen: ‘The only spa I know about is a Spar shop’
The star of hit TV show Our Yorkshire Farm on raising nine children and being a bestselling author despite flunking English

Tim Lewis

05, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The best books of 2021, chosen by our guest authors
From piercing studies of colonialism to powerful domestic sagas and all points in between, our panel of writers share their favourite titles of 2021

05, Dec, 2021 @9:29 AM

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Best biographies and memoirs of 2021
Brian Cox is punchy, David Harewood candid and Miriam Margolyes is raucously indiscreet

Fiona Sturges

04, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Alice Sebold’s publisher pulls memoir after overturned rape conviction
Scribner has responded to the news that Anthony Broadwater has been cleared of the crime at the centre of Lucky by ceasing to distribute the book

Alison Flood

01, Dec, 2021 @10:52 AM

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All About Me! by Mel Brooks review – constant corpsing
The comedian and film-maker seems oblivious to his best material in an uneven life story in need of a punchline or two

Jonathan Romney

30, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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In the Eye of the Wild by Nastassja Martin review – life after being ‘kissed’ by a bear
A close escape from the jaws of a bear leads to an exploration of trauma and survival in the French anthropologist’s funny and horrifying memoir

John Self

30, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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In brief: 1922: Scenes from a Turbulent Year; The Retreat; Greenlights – reviews
A breakneck account of events a century past, a thriller set in an artists’ retreat, and actor Matthew McConaughey’s winning memoir

Alexander Larman

28, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Author Preti Taneja on realising she had taught the Fishmongers’ Hall attacker: ‘We were all unsafe’
It was the day after the London Bridge atrocity that the writer discovered she knew the man responsible. Two years later, she reflects on that time and the fallout that followed

Helen Pidd

27, Nov, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Both/And by Huma Abedin review – an innocent at the heart of power
Hillary Clinton’s right-hand woman details the shock and humiliation of the scandal that sank her marriage, and a presidential campaign

Gaby Hinsliff

27, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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In brief: Allegorizings; Chouette; Invisible Ink – reviews
Jan Morris conjures a remarkable life in her posthumous essay collection, Claire Oshetsky explores an unusual maternal love, and Patrick Modiano unravels a tantalising mystery

Hephzibah Anderson

21, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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My Body by Emily Ratajkowski review – beauty and abuse
The model’s otherwise self-aware study of the exploitation of women’s bodies neglects to properly explore her own elaborate image-creation

Becca Rothfeld

18, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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There Is Nothing for You Here by Fiona Hill review – more than a White House memoir
Trump’s former Russia adviser charts her journey from County Durham to DC, showing how populism thrives when communities are abandoned

Julian Borger

17, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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