Biography

KP: The Autobiography - Kevin Pietersen

The fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen, MBE, from his childhood in South Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket. Kevin was dropped from the England squad in Febr

Ezra Pound: Poet, the Epic Years by A David Moody, review: 'masterly'

In the second volume of the definitive Life of Pound, the prolific poet edits The Waste Land and pays court to Mussolini

The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me review eccentric, hedonistic glamour

Sofka Zinovieff tells the story of Berners as he composes and carouses with her grandfather, Robert Heber-Percy, in fashionable society between the warsStravinsky once described Lord Berners as the best British composer of his generation. That has never b

The Second Half - Roy Keane

Memoir by one of the greatest of modern footballers, and former captain of Manchester United and Ireland, Roy Keane - co-written with Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle.

Please, Mister Postman a charming sequel from Alan Johnson

The followup to the former home secretary's This Boy will do nothing to calm the Labour party's current bout of AJ feverThe publication of Alan Johnson's second volume of memoirs is timely: Labour is currently in the grip of AJ fever. At both the top and

Going off Alarming: Volume 2: The Autobiography - Danny Baker

The first volume of broadcaster Danny Baker's memoirs concludes with his initial move from radio into television and the first Six O' Clock Show in 1982 when he is 24 years old. It thus follows the pattern set by multi-volume autobiographies of an eventfu

Paul Merton: 'I couldn't have written about my father while he was alive'

No stranger to tragedy as well as comedy, Paul Merton tells Bryony Gordon how he only learnt of his parents' pride after their deaths.

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh review John Lahrs fascinating literary detective work

Lahr has uncovered a wealth of previously unpublished primary material for this compulsively readable biography of the great American playwrightJohn Lahrs lengthy and exhaustively thorough new biography of Tennessee Williams makes a fair claim to be the d

Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time review Penelope Livelys memoir is insightful and fascinating

The Booker prize-winning author explores her life through her memories, beloved objects and musings about ageThis excellent book is unquestionably an autobiography, but thats only the half of it. It covers the facts, from growing up in Egypt, then returni