Biographies & Memoirs
Make yourself a tea and enjoy a fascinating and inspiring memoir or biography of the famous personalities that inspired you the most. Learn about what lies at the core of their personal and professional development and let their experiences, hopes and dreams delight and captivate you. Read about Barack Obama’s belief in the power to change ourselves and change our world or about John Lennon’s much-chronicled life. See how these personalities discovered their way in business and life!
Book reviews coming soon!
Chanel and Her World by Edmonde Charles-Roux – A ravishing biography of an iconic fashion name
Here you have a great documentary on one of the greatest minds on Earth ever!
Leonardo da Vinci (BBC documentary)
Leonardo da Vinci is a three-part BBC documentary series telling the life story of Leonardo da Vinci who was not only a great artist, but also a great inventor, engineer and anatomist. The series reconstructs Leonardo da Vinci’s life from early childhood to death highlighting his work as an inventor, engineer, geologist and anatomist as well as an artist. Using Leonardo da Vinci’s original writings and expert analysis, the series builds and tests some of his designs such as a parachute, tank, diving suit, glider and robot. And also in the third episode the series investigates Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest masterpiece – the Mona Lisa.
Leonardo da Vinci: Episode 1 – The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything
This episode examines the first half of Leonardo da Vinci’s life, from his birth near Florence to his famous achievements in the great cities of the Italian Renaissance.
Leonardo da Vinci: Episode 2 – Dangerous Liaisons
This episode looks at the second half of Leonardo da Vinci’s life, especially his life in Venice. Leonardo da Vinci experiments with his inventions – a diving suit and glider.
Leonardo da Vinci: Episode 3 – The Secret Life of the Mona Lisa
Centred around Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest masterpiece – the Mona Lisa. How and why has it become so famous? This episode investigates the identity of the elusive woman.