Autobiography and memoir

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This Much Is True by Miriam Margolyes review – a wickedly honest memoir
With her naughty stories and cutting remarks, the comic actor spares no blushes – but her account is poignant too

Hadley Freeman

22, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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We Don’t Know Ourselves by Fintan O’Toole review – sweeping account of Ireland’s evolutions
The veteran journalist and author delves behind the myths of change and boom to give a rich, nuanced picture of Irish life as he and others lived it

Colm Tóibín

20, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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In brief: Hot Stew; Hope Not Fear; The Earthspinner – review
Fiona Mozley’s bawdy Soho follow-up to Elmet, a Syrian refugee’s extraordinary memoir, and east meets west in Anuradha Roy’s latest

Ben East

19, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Always Red by Len McCluskey review – bluster of a righteous brother
Candour and insight play second fiddle to a romanticised history of the left in the former Unite leader’s memoir

John Harris

19, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Chief of Staff by Gavin Barwell review – Theresa May’s one true blue
The former prime minister’s right-hand man recalls her torrid time in Number 10 in a candid and insightful memoir steeped in Brexit, backstops and backstabbing

Andrew Rawnsley

19, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Nick Cave to publish book about the years after his son’s death
Faith, Hope and Carnage will reflect on the singer’s experience of grief and tragedy after Arthur, his child, died aged 15 six years ago

Lucy Knight

17, Sep, 2021 @8:54 AM

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Why are there so many Trump staff memoirs? The authors now need to whitewash their reputations | Arwa Mahdawi
Many of those who worked in the Trump White House switched allegiance as soon as this was expedient. Do they really need to foist their memories on the public?

Arwa Mahdawi

15, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ferdinand Mount: ‘You couldn’t not be frightened of Margaret Thatcher!’
The literary editor and novelist on his timely novel exploring the dark arts of the political class

Rachel Cooke

12, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Letters of TS Eliot Volume 9: 1939-1941 review – of poetry and purgatives
Culinary delights, bodily fluids and finding financial security in cats feature in a 1,000-page volume that inches just two years further into the poet’s correspondence

Peter Conrad

12, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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All In: An Autobiography by Billie Jean King review – a true gamechanger
The tennis superstar and first openly lesbian professional writes candidly about a career that led the way for women’s sports as we know them

Tim Adams

12, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Britain’s imperial legacy in spotlight of Baillie Gifford non-fiction prize
Longlist for 2021 prize includes Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera and Alex Renton’s Blood Legacy alongside 11 other titles

Alison Flood

09, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Misfits: A Personal Manifesto by Michaela Coel review – a remarkable talent
An outsider perspective on the TV industry exposes its sexism, racism and complacency

Fiona Sturges

08, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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