Autobiography and memoir

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All in My Head by Jessica Morris review – a candid and defiant memoir about cancer
Morris resolves to fight her aggressor in this extraordinary account of her five-year struggle with a terminal brain tumour

Nicci Gerrard

27, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Living on a Thin Line by Dave Davies review – a Kink in his armour
This powerful tell-all from the Kinks guitarist puts the spotlight on his own bad behaviour, dalliances with the occult and his recovery from a stroke

Kitty Empire

27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Cocaine, class and me: everyone in this town takes drugs, all the time – they’re part of the civic culture
When I moved out of London, my plan was to write a book. Instead, I ended up working in a chicken shop, watching drugs tear through a working-class town – and my own life

Tabitha Lasley

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Cancelling Kate Clanchy has blocked publication of our kids’ poems | Letter
Letter: So, Tory MPs, you hate cancel culture – why aren’t you sticking up for her, asks Sushila Burgess


24, Jun, 2022 @5:06 PM

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A Likely Lad by Peter Doherty – an appetite for self-destruction
Squalor, Kate Moss, prison, class A drugs… the indie frontman and tabloid fixture’s memoir is lucid, candid and, ultimately, hopeful

Declan Ryan

21, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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I Heard What You Said by Jeffrey Boakye review – a lesson in everyday racism
The teacher relates his experiences in the education system – many of them shocking – with insight, intelligence and wit


19, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Birdwatcher Mya-Rose Craig: ‘The nature sector is decades behind in terms of diversity’
The birder and activist on increasing access to nature, why it’s important to be an optimist, and the joys of Cambridge University’s Taylor Swift society

Tim Lewis

19, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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If We Break review: Hunter Biden as horror husband and political problem
Kathleen Buhle’s memoir in answer to a similar confessional from the president’s son makes uncomfortable reading

Lloyd Green

19, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The book that tore publishing apart: ‘Harm has been done, and now everyone’s afraid’
Kate Clanchy’s memoir about teaching won the Orwell prize. Then, a year later, it became the centre of a storm that would engulf the lives of the author, her critics and dozens of people in the book trade. So what happened?

Gaby Hinsliff

18, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Swimming Home by Judy Cotton review – a mosaic memoir of a creative life
The Australian artist and journalist has written her first book at 80 – and the result is a confident and lean autobiography, recalling a mother who was ‘determined to be unhappy’

Susan Wyndham

16, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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In brief: How to Be a Writer; The Saint of Lost Things; Widowland – review
Hilariously candid confessions of a journalist; a psychological drama in Donegal; and a ‘what if’ tale of a feminist ghetto in Nazi Britain

Alexander Larman

12, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The Islander by Chris Blackwell review – maverick who brought Bob Marley to the masses
This compelling autobiography charts the rise of the Island Records founder who became as much of a legend as the acts he championed

Neil Spencer

12, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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