Genre: Biography

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Jim Henson: The Biography

As a Muppet fan I’ve long been drawn to the wholesomeness and creativity of Henson, tweaked by his Bohemian streak. So this biography was a wonderful chance to get a fuller picture of the...

A Long Stride – The Story of the World’s No. 1 Scotch Whisky 0

A Long Stride – The Story of the World’s No. 1 Scotch Whisky

You’d think that a history of a 200 year old company could be a yawn-inducing affair, echoing the tedium of digging through endless ledgers that the author inevitably had to do to look for...

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Nat’s What I Reckon – UnCook Yourself

Tricky to know how to describe this book… and I daresay it doesn’t really matter. It’s like a transcription of a really long Nat’s What I Reckon video, in which he tells his life...

eyE Marty 0

eyE Marty

An autobiography posthumously discovered in an attic, of one of the British comedy scene’s most distinctive enigmas. Though he died incredibly early at 48 his life was packed with more living than most people...

Tall Tales and Wee Stories 0

Tall Tales and Wee Stories

For the first time, comedy LEGEND Billy Connolly has put “pen to paper” to record some of his dizzying array of stories collected over the years and meted out to audiences in packed houses...

The Founder’s Tale: A Good Idea and a Glass of Malt 0

The Founder’s Tale: A Good Idea and a Glass of Malt

A collection of autobiographical stories by the founder of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society which falls just short of being interesting – I’d sort of hoped for more depth on the founding of the...

Robert Plant: A Life 0

Robert Plant: A Life

Generously written biography of the singer from Kidderminster who caught the eye of Jimmy Page, who would go on to become a golden god of the rock firmament. There’s so much more to the...

Soupy Twists! 0

Soupy Twists!

Following his Blackadder biography, Jem Roberts dips into detail on obvious heroes of his – Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie – in this examination of their comic partnership leading up to and focusing on...

Rather His Own Man: In Court With Tyrants, Tarts and Troublemakers 0

Rather His Own Man: In Court With Tyrants, Tarts and Troublemakers

The trouble with trying to be objective about Geoffrey Robertson is that I can’t do it. The man’s an absolute legend and hero. This autobiography covers his entire life to date, from growing up...