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Amazing real-life stories to escape into this summer

Spend your holiday with someone extraordinary by picking up one of our great new memoirs


Nothing puts you in another person's shoes like a good book, and summer is the perfect time to try some on for size - whether it's revolutionaries, athletes or ordinary people surviving extraordinary circumstances. Here's our pick of the best real life stories for 2019, from the hilarious to the ridiculous via several jaw-dropping detours. Who will you be spending your summer with?

Penguin pick: Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

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