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Initial post: 22 Aug 2011, 22:20:36 BST
Hello, i'm getting a kindle for my husbands grandmother and am about to order some books for her to read. I'm a little stuck as to what to get. She loves biographies and memoirs, she recently read sir david attenboroughs' and thoroughly enjoyed it. She loved the adventure in it as she was a bit of a traveller herself. So far i have rudyard kipling biography. Any suggestions would be welcomed.

Posted on 23 Aug 2011, 18:32:14 BST
A. Shin says:
try engage by paul kimamge

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2011, 11:17:00 BST
If you love dogs and have a sense of fun you cannot go far wrong with Ted Wright's memoirs of his time as a Police Dog Handler (28 years) His books have an engaging and unusual style as he recounts his life with two very special dogs. "One Dog and Her Man-The life of Police Dog Bess" followed by "Bomb Dog Mitch-Another Box of Dogs".

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Oct 2011, 14:49:07 BST
E. S. Aharon says:
Hi, I recommend Edward Beauclerk Maurice's The Last Gentleman Adventurer. It's about Maurice's own experiences in remote areas in Canada and Alaska during the 1930's.

Posted on 7 Oct 2011, 09:10:19 BST
maz says:
Try She Won't Get Far Her Bag's Too Heavy.Armchair reading for walkers,climbers,dog lovers and anyone in need of a laugh now that the weather has turned.Please shut your eyes when reading the swear words.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Oct 2011, 02:00:12 BST
Melancholiac says:
I suspect the lady may find the explorer Ranulph Fiennes' autobiography especially inrteresting.

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: The Autobiography

Posted on 9 Oct 2011, 20:47:14 BST
Mark II says:
The Divine Sarah by Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale, the life of Sarah Bernhardt.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2011, 10:08:39 BST
Rikki Wilson says:
Hello Mrs Sedgwick,
"Inside Out" (You can take the boy out of Peckham...) by Rick Atkinson. This is a Biography centred about my life growing up and living in Peckham South East London during the 1970's, 80's. 90's right up to 2002, and then on to present day. Here is a quick bio from the back page : This is a glimpse into my life, including growing up in a rough area of South East London as a child in the 70's, through to the 80's, 90's, and up to the present day. You will join me on a journey that at times will take you on a roller-coaster ride to hell and back, as I try to navigate my way through the dark world of drugs and criminal activity. You will follow me to underworld places that most people wouldn't care or even dare to frequent, from seedy gambling clubs hidden within the labyrinth type back streets of Soho, to the blood stained world of old school gangster activity, and then to the depths of despair whilst locked away within the murky spine-chilling walls of her majesty's prisons. When you Buy the book, and immerse yourself into this adventure, you'll find there are moments when you will laugh with me, and laugh at me, as I share some of the many fun and sexy times I had whilst going through my teens and early 20's. This story is packed full of sleazy one night stands, punch-ups, burglary,murderers and the odd attempted murder. When reading Inside Out, you will find yourself turning the pages with anticipation right to the last page in eagerness to discover what happened next. My Journey through life has moulded me into the person I am today: A wise, loving, caring, responsible, knowledgeable father of two wonderful children. I am no Celebrity, just a 42 year old man with a story to tell about a very active, adventurous, often perilous past. "Inside Out" has had some great reviews, to read them simply log on to facebook...then search for 'Inside Out' by Rick Atkinson. When you arrive on the page click on "Discussions" (middle left of page) and you will be able to read a long list of reviews and feed back. To read exerpts from the book click on "Notes" .. it would also be great if you were to "Like the page :) If you don't have facebook you can read a hand full of reviews on amazon buy clicking this link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/INS...

Posted on 19 Oct 2011, 08:50:15 BST
dunkelblau says:
A newcomer is the Hollywood star Richard Romanus, who published two books this year: CHRYSALIS and ACT III
While "Chrysalis" is a novel which narrates a bewitching love story, "Act III" is a memoir.
"Act III" narrates Romanus' move to Skiathos, a small Greek island. It's funny, yet enlightening, since the author moves from Hollywood to a Mediterranean island and rediscovers the true meaning of friendship and a balanced life, with more time.
I found it very entertaining and think that no matter what age you are, you will relax reading it and have a good laugh!

Posted on 23 Oct 2011, 09:05:41 BST
andy evans says:
Andy and Vesna's beautiful look at the ravages of a country and the impact of history on one family; harrowing yes, but remarkably researched and sparingly described, this is a story that will make you count your blessings

Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 10:42:40 GMT
Hi, Maybe you could try my memoir

One Little Speck: The Remarkable Story of One Woman's Journey from Rock Bottom to Recovery

5.0 out of 5 stars Brave and Honest, 20 Nov 2011
By A. Rose (Devon & Menorca) - See all my reviews
(VINE VOICE) (TOP 100 REVIEWER) (REAL NAME) This review is from: One Little Speck: The Remarkable Story of One Woman's Journey From Rock Bottom to Recovery (Paperback)
This is one hell of a story, more so because it is a true account of a very brave lady.

Gaynor's story starts with her birth in 1963 following her twin sister into the world. Little does that innocent baby know that she has been born to a dysfunctional, alcoholic and violent family. From a very early age Gaynor saw and heard things which no child should ever have to experience and these things scarred and stayed with her for the rest of her life. Some people manage to get on with life without too much baggage sticking to them and others are sensitive and mentally affected by all they have been subjected to. After repeatedly being told by her mother that she is thick, that was exactly what she thought she was and did badly at school. After seeing how alcohol devastated her parents' lives she hated the stuff with a vengeance but after one weak moment when she was a young teenager she became immediately hooked. The journey through her twenties and thirties was a haze of alcohol, escort agencies and one bad relationship after the other. She was taken advantage of by so many people and turned to drink time after time. Gaynor's upbringing gave her a huge inferiority complex which coupled with alcohol lasted for three or four decades of her life. A life wasted until she had the strength and belief that she could turn her back on drink, start a career and live a `normal' life.

Gaynor has written this book with passion, raw emotion and more truth than I would like to reveal about myself to give the reader a terrific roller coaster of a ride of life. Well worth reading.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2012, 20:58:46 GMT
S. Dawson says:
Try Guttersnipe by my late father Ronnie Rainbow.
It tells his life at the age of thirteen living in London
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