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  1. Reaching down the Rabbit Hole

    By Dr Allan H Ropper and Brian D Burrell. A neurologist revisits some unusual cases.

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  2. Different Every Time

    Marcus O'Dair's biography of English musician Robert Wyatt. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt.

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  3. Schubert's Winter Journey

    Tenor Ian Bostridge examines Schubert's enigmatic masterpiece Winterreise.

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  4. Stories in the Stars

    Susanna Hislop tells the stories behind the names and shapes of the constellations.

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  5. Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

    By Meryle Secrest. Biography of the Italian fashion designer, famed in the 1920s and 30s.

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  6. Discontent and Its Civilizations

    By Mohsin Hamid. Collected essays that encompass memoir, art and politics.

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  7. My Life in Houses

    Margaret Forster's journey through the houses she has lived in and loved.

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  8. Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir

    Alan Cumming reads his memoir about his relationship with his father and a family mystery.

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  9. Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

    Val McDermid explores the history and development of forensic science.

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  10. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

    Biography of America's great playwright by the acclaimed theatre critic John Lahr.

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  11. Please, Mr Postman

    The former home secretary Alan Johnson's memoir, read by the author.

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  12. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    Yuval Noah Harari's groundbreaking account of our history - from apes to world dominance.

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  13. Hopeful: The Autobiography

    Comedian and actor Omid Djalili reads from his colourful new memoir. Abridged by Lu Kemp.

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  14. Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love

    By James Booth. Moving biography of the renowned English poet.

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  15. On Silbury Hill

    Adam Thorpe explores the mystery of the 4,300-year-old man-made construction.

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  16. Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

    Who was the real Mona Lisa? And why did Leonardo paint her? Dianne Hales investigates.

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  17. In Montmartre

    Sue Roe's story of Pablo Picasso and other artists in the famous Paris quarter.

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  18. Cold Blood

    Richard Kerridge reflects on his lifelong relationship with reptiles and amphibians.

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  19. Deep

    American journalist James Nestor investigates the world of freediving.

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  20. Last Man Off

    By Matt Lewis. The fateful story of the fishing boat Sudur Havid

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  21. The Zhivago Affair

    By Peter Finn and Petra Couvee. Portrait of Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak

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  22. Last Days of the Bus Club

    By Chris Stewart. Tales from the Alpujarras region of Andalucia in Spain

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  23. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

    Laurie Lee's classic travel book, abridged by Katrin Williams. Read by Tobias Menzies

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  24. Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections

    Rebecca Front's anecdotes and yarns exploring all that is remarkable about everyday life

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  25. A Broken Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen's Secret Chord

    As Leonard Cohen turns 80, Liel Leibovitz explores his life, work and passion

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  26. Doubling Back

    By Linda Cracknell. Moving memoir in which the author walks in the footsteps of others

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  27. Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo

    Anjan Sundaram's mesmerising account of self-discovery in war-torn Congo

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  28. Gironimo! Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy

    Tim Moore retraces the route and tells the story of the 1914 Giro d'Italia bicycle race

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  29. Eleanor Marx: A Life

    By Rachel Holmes. Lively biography of Karl Marx's daughter

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  30. The Valley

    By Richard Benson. Story of the author's grandmother and her life in the South Yorkshire

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