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The world we knew  by Vonney Allan

The world we knew

Vonney Allan

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"The good thing about living in New Zealand in the 1930's to the 1960's was the relatively simple, safe, and reassuring attitudes of our people. We had no choice other than to be self-sufficient and creative because of our isolation, which continues to lead us...

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Downfall  by Paul Diamond

Downfall

Paul Diamond

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"1920 New Zealanders were shocked by the news that the brilliant, well-connected mayor of genteel Whanganui had shot a young gay poet, D'Arcy Cresswell, who he thought was blackmailing him. They were then riveted by the trial that followed. Mackay was...

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Do let's have another drink  by Gareth Russell

Do let's have another drink

Gareth Russell

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"This is a biography of the Queen Mother with all the dull bits stripped out. When told that Lady Mountbatten was being buried at sea, the Queen Mother replied cheerfully. ‘Dear old Edwina, she always did like to make a splash!’. During her lifetime, the Queen...

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Novelist as a vocation  by Haruki Murakami

Novelist as a vocation

Haruki Murakami

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"A charmingly idiosyncratic look at writing, creativity, and the author's own novels. Haruki Murakami's myriad fans will be delighted by this unique look into the mind of a master storyteller. In this engaging book, the internationally best-selling author and...

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A pocketful of happiness  by Richard E. Grant

A pocketful of happiness

Richard E. Grant

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"Richard E. Grant emigrated from Swaziland to London in 1982, with dreams of making it as an actor, when he unexpectedly met and fell in love with renowned dialect coach Joan Washington. Their relationship and marriage, navigating the highs and lows of...

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Bibi  by Binyamin Netanyahu

Bibi

Binyamin Netanyahu

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"From their earliest days, Bibi and his close-knit brothers, Yoni and Iddo, were instilled with purpose. Born in the wake of the Holocaust at the dawn of Israel's independence and raised in a family with a prominent Zionist history, they understood that the...

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Bad vibes only  by Nora McInerny

Bad vibes only

Nora McInerny

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"In a series of essays that span her childhood to present, Nora introduces us to her mind and her world while inviting us to more closely observe our own. This collection is a response to a society that tells us to live, laugh, and love. It reminds us that we...

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Yoga  by Emmanuel Carrère

Yoga

Emmanuel Carrère

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"A powerful reckoning with mental illness and a search for truth and healing through the discipline of yoga, from one of the world’s greatest living writers This is a book about yoga. Or at least, it was. January 2015. High on literary success and familial...

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Surrender  by 1960- author. Bono

Surrender

1960- author. Bono

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"Bono-artist, activist, and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2-has written a memoir: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, SURRENDER is the story of the remarkable life he's lived, the challenges he's faced, and the friends and family who have...

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The long alliance  by Gabriel Debenedetti

The long alliance

Gabriel Debenedetti

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"Delving far deeper than the simplistic "bromance" narrative that's long held the public eye, The Long Alliance reveals the past, present, and future of the unusual partnership, detailing its development, its twists and turns, its ruptures and reunions, and...

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Friends, lovers, and the big terrible thing  by Matthew Perry

Friends, lovers, and the big terrible thing

Matthew Perry

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"The beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence In an extraordinary story that only he could tell,...

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Crisis of command  by Stuart Scheller

Crisis of command

Stuart Scheller

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"A combat-decorated Marine officer, Scheller speaks out against the debacle of the Afghan pullout. As the culmination of a decades-long and still-ongoing betrayal of military members by top leadership, from generals to the commander in chief, came to light he...

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Hitler's girl  by Lauren Young

Hitler's girl

Lauren Young

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"This alternative history of 1930s Britain examines how fascist sympathizers in the aristocracy nearly helped authoritarianism take hold in Great Britain as it did in Italy and Germany, through secret organizations like the Right Club"--Publisher's...

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A beginner's guide to acting English  by Shappi Khorsandi

A beginner's guide to acting English

Shappi Khorsandi

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"It's 1977 and life in Iran is becoming unpredictable. The Shah will be overthrown and events are about to take place on the world stage. But for five-year-old Shappi Khorsandi all this means is that she must flee, leaving behind a mad extended Iran clan and...

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Agent Twister  by Philip Augar

Agent Twister

Philip Augar

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"He lived a double-life in the sixties. Faked his own death in the seventies. And retained his cover in the eighties. A period thriller with powerful political and espionage themes, Agent Twister is the remarkable story behind one of the greatest scandals of...

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Back in the day  by Melvyn Bragg

Back in the day

Melvyn Bragg

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"In this captivating memoir, Melvyn Bragg describes his life from childhood to adulthood in the Cumbrian market town of Wigton, from the early years alone with his mother while his father fought in the war to the moment he left for university. It is the tale...

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Explosive  by Cliff Todd

Explosive

Cliff Todd

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"This is life at the front line, or fractionally behind it, of an explosive expert who played a pivotal role in the investigation of the most significant bombings in mainland Britain and elsewhere during the course of three turbulent decades. For 15 years,...

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I wanna be yours  by John Cooper Clarke

I wanna be yours

John Cooper Clarke

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"This is a memoir as wry, funny, moving and vivid as its inimitable subject himself. This book will be a joy for both lifelong fans and for a whole new generation. John Cooper Clarke is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon, TV and radio...

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Under Her Skin by Sue Williams

Under Her Skin

Sue Williams

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My travels with Mrs. Kennedy by Clint Hill

My travels with Mrs. Kennedy

Clint Hill

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"Sparked by long-forgotten gifts and memorabilia discovered in an old trunk, the now ninety-year-old Hill reminisces about private moments, shared laughs, and crazy adventures with one of the world's most iconic women during her time as First Lady and the...

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Newsroom confidential by Margaret Sullivan

Newsroom confidential

Margaret Sullivan

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"Over her four decades of working in newsrooms big and small, Margaret Sullivan has become a trusted champion and critic of the American news media. In this bracing memoir, Sullivan traces her life in journalism and how trust in the mainstream press has...

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Control Freak by Cliff Bleszinski

Control Freak

Cliff Bleszinski

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Brutally beautiful  by Hazel (Runner) Harrison

Brutally beautiful

Hazel (Runner) Harrison

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"The legendary Marathon des Sables (MdS) has been billed as the toughest footrace on earth , back in the early days, it deserved the title. The first edition was in 1986 when events this gruelling were few and far between. Despite its name, it’s not a marathon...

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Uncultured  by Daniella Mestyanek Young

Uncultured

Daniella Mestyanek Young

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"In the vein of Educated and The Glass Castle, Daniella Mestyanek Young's Uncultured is more than a memoir about an exceptional upbringing, but about a woman who, no matter the lack of tools given to her, is determined to overcome. Behind the tall, foreboding...

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Stay true  by Hua Hsu

Stay true

Hua Hsu

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""From the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu, a gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art. In the eyes of 18-year-old Hua Hsu, the problem with Ken-with his passion for Dave Matthews, Abercrombie &...

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Saving Freud  by Andrew Nagorski

Saving Freud

Andrew Nagorski

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"March 1938: German soldiers are massing on the Austrian border, on the cusp of fulfilling Hitler's dream of absorbing the country into the Third Reich. Many Jews make frantic plans to flee to safety. But one of the most famous men in the world, unable to...

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Rising to the surface  by Lenny Henry

Rising to the surface

Lenny Henry

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"The rise and fall and triumphant rise from the ashes of Lenny Henry during the 80s and 90s. Rising to the Surface traces Lenny Henry's career through the 80s and 90s. The 16-year-old who won a talent competition, now has to navigate his way through the seas...

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Queens of the age of chivalry  by Alison Weir

Queens of the age of chivalry

Alison Weir

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"Medieval queens were seen as mere dynastic trophies, yet many of the Plantagenet queens of the High Middle Ages dramatically broke away from the restrictions imposed on their sex, as Alison Weir shows in this gripping group biography of England's...

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Look! We have come through!  by Lara Feigel

Look! We have come through!

Lara Feigel

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"Lara Feigel listens to birds outside her window -- their circling, strident calls -- and thinks of D. H. Lawrence. It is the spring of 2020 and, as the pandemic takes hold, she locks down in rural Oxfordshire with her partner, her two children, and that most...

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Confessions  by A. N. Wilson

Confessions

A. N. Wilson

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"Here at last is the story of one of the leading contemporary critics, literary and otherwise, who has become celebrated for his waspish and subversive writing. As a writer, Wilson is polymathic. As the literary editor of the Spectator and Evening Standard he...

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Exploring the world  by Alexander Maitland

Exploring the world

Alexander Maitland

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"Explorers and travellers have always been attracted by the lure of the unknown. By traversing and mapping our planet, they have played a vital role in mankind's development. For almost two hundred years, the Royal Geographical Society has recognised their...

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Start painting now  by Emily Powell

Start painting now

Emily Powell

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"Get in touch with your inner artist and nurture your creative mind with this playful and informative handbook. Start Painting Now is a practical, accessible guide to discovering your creative spirit, giving you brilliant new tools for relaxation and...

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Whatever next?  by Anne Glenconner

Whatever next?

Anne Glenconner

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"Anne Glenconner's glittering life hasn't always been golden. As she revealed in her astonishing memoir Lady in Waiting, it has been one of stark contrasts - from growing up in Holkham Hall to living in a tent in the island jungle of Mustique, from travelling...

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On agoraphobia  by Graham Caveney

On agoraphobia

Graham Caveney

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"'If we're talking agoraphobia, we're talking books. I slip between their covers, lose myself in the turn of one page, re-discover myself on the next. Reading is a game of hide-and-seek. Narrative and neurosis, uneasy bedfellows sleeping top to toe.' When...

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Call Me Mrs Brown  by Brendan O'Carroll

Call Me Mrs Brown

Brendan O'Carroll

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"National treasure, writer, producer, actor and comedian, the beloved entertainer Brendan O'Carroll writes candidly about his life in his very first autobiography Before he became the nation's favourite Mammy, Brendan O'Carroll was known, simply as Brendan....

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Lives of the novelists by John Sutherland

Lives of the novelists

John Sutherland

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No previous author has attempted a book such as this: a complete history of novels written in the English language, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day. In the spirit of Dr. Johnson's Lives of the Poets, acclaimed critic and scholar...

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The secret heart by Suleika Dawson

The secret heart

Suleika Dawson

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Great Australian Rascals, Rogues and Ratbags by Jim Haynes

Great Australian Rascals, Rogues and Ratbags

Jim Haynes

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The bold, the bad and the slightly mad. Criminality, some say, is part of Australia's national identity, and in Great Australian Rascals, Rogues and Ratbags Jim Haynes profiles 15 larger-than-life Aussie rogues. These stories uncover the truth and expose the...

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Marco Polo by Tony Armit

Marco Polo

Tony Armit

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In 1951, an 18-year-old Kiwi lad named Tony Armit decided to build a 28-foot wooden yacht. Three years later, he christened her Marco Polo, then with a former school rugby mate, Brian 'Tig' Loe, set sail from Auckland on an epic voyage... and whatever...

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Patting the shark by Tim Baker

Patting the shark

Tim Baker

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Tim Baker was living the dream. A best-selling and award-winning surf writer with a beautiful family, a lifetime of exotic travel and a home walking distance to quality waves. That all changed on July 7, 2015, when he was diagnosed, out of the blue, with stage...

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Daughters of the North by Jennifer Morag Henderson

Daughters of the North

Jennifer Morag Henderson

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Mary, Queen of Scots' marriage to the Earl of Bothwell is notorious. Less known is Bothwell's first wife, Jean Gordon, who extricated herself from their marriage and survived the intrigue of the Queen's court. Daughters of the North reframes this turbulent...

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A kind of magic by Anna Spargo-Ryan

A kind of magic

Anna Spargo-Ryan

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Where do mental illness stories begin? Anna's always had too many feelings. Or not enough feelings - she's never been quite sure. Debilitating panic. Extraordinary melancholy. Paranoia. Ambivalence. Fear. Despair. From anxious child to terrified parent, mental...

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Shakespeare  by Bill Bryson

Shakespeare

Bill Bryson

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This exquisitely illustrated edition of Bill Bryson's best-selling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling journey through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship. Bill Bryson's biography of William...

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What's your vibe?  by Craig David

What's your vibe?

Craig David

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"In this book, celebrated singer-songwriter Craig David takes us on a journey of connecting, disconnecting and reconnecting, weaving together stories of his life and music - starting with his early days in Southampton working with The Artful Dodger, to his...

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A month at the back of my brain  by Kevin Ireland

A month at the back of my brain

Kevin Ireland

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"Unlike Kevin Ireland's earlier memoirs (one of which won a national book award), this is not so much a chronicle of lasting interests and memorable occurrences as a rummage through 30 episodes - one a day, for a month - at the back of his brain. A process he...

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Every sign of life  by Nicholas Lyon Gresson

Every sign of life

Nicholas Lyon Gresson

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"Respectable families hold on to their myths, contain the violence, uphold the Establishment. There was always going to be a story. It couldn't be overlooked, and this one will set the skeletons rattling and the gin bottles clinking up and down the country....

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Skinning out  by Philip Saul

Skinning out

Philip Saul

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"A 'warts 'n all' memoir of a golden era in British merchant shipping, told from a lower-deck perspective with refreshing bluntness, humour and honesty. In the summer of 1964, 16-year-old Philip Saul fulfils his boyhood ambition of going to sea when he joins...

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Notes of a Russian sniper  by V. G. (Vasiliĭ Grigorʹevich) Zaĭt︠s︡ev

Notes of a Russian sniper

V. G. (Vasiliĭ Grigorʹevich) Zaĭt︠s...

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"When Vasili Zaitsev arrived in Stalingrad in October 1942 the average life expectancy of a Red Army soldier was only twenty four hours. This figure improved gradually during the battle, partly due to the success of a determined group of snipers, the greatest...

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The Duchess  by Amanda Foreman

The Duchess

Amanda Foreman

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"Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, was one of the most flamboyant and influential women of the eighteenth century. The great-great-great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, she was variously a compulsive gambler, a political savante and operator of the...

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The two of us  by Sheila Hancock

The two of us

Sheila Hancock

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"When actor John Thaw died from cancer in 2002, the nation lost one of its finest actors. In this double biography, Sheila Hancock chronicles their lives - personal and professional, together and apart"--Publisher's description.

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Say it again in a nice voice by Meg Mason

Say it again in a nice voice

Meg Mason

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At 24, Meg Mason was newly married to a man "essentially indistinguishable from a young Matt Damon" and had landed her dream job, writing for The Times in London. What could possibly go wrong?

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Her Majesty  by Christopher Warwick

Her Majesty

Christopher Warwick

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"Celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with this resplendent photographic story of her public and private life. Brimming with tradition, history, glamour, and culture, this book features international tours, state functions, royal weddings, and jubilees,...

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A father's story  by Lionel Dahmer

A father's story

Lionel Dahmer

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"In July 1991 the country was shocked by the unfathomable crimes of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. But no one was more shocked than his parents. In A Father's Story, the reader is witness to the incremental unraveling of a parent's image of their child, and the...

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Lieutenant Dangerous  by Jeff Danziger

Lieutenant Dangerous

Jeff Danziger

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"A conversation with a group of today's military age men and women about America's involvement in Vietnam inspired Jeff Danziger to write about his own wartime experiences: "War is interesting," he reveals, "if you can avoid getting killed, and don't mind loud...

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ABBA at 50  by Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA at 50

Carl Magnus Palm

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"Emerging victorious from Eurovision in 1974 with winning tune "Waterloo," ABBA catapulted to fame and captured hearts across the world with their melodic and ever-so catchy pop songs. Formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny...

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In love with the world  by Rinpoche Yongey Mingyur

In love with the world

Rinpoche Yongey Mingyur

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"At thirty-six years old, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was a rising star within his generation of Tibetan masters. One night, telling no one, he slipped out of his monastery in India with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat,...

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An accidental icon  by Norman Scott

An accidental icon

Norman Scott

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"The jaw-dropping and inspiring story of accidental queer icon Norman Scott (the hero of TV drama A Very English Scandal) and the part he played in one of the greatest political scandals of the 20th century. In October 1975 an assassin tried to murder Norman...

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Teller of the unexpected  by Matthew Dennison

Teller of the unexpected

Matthew Dennison

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"Roald Dahl was one of the world's greatest storytellers. He conceived his vocation as one as intrepid as that of any explorer and, in his writing for children, he was able to tap into a child's viewpoint throughout his life. He crafted tales that were exotic...

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Cressida Campbell

Cressida Campbell

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"Cressida Campbell celebrates the career of an exceptional Australian colourist who has worked between painting and printmaking for over forty years. Combining keen observation with formal design, Campbell uses an innovative technique to create woodblock...

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Scoops  by Sam McAlister

Scoops

Sam McAlister

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"She is the woman who clinched the 2019 interview with Prince Andrew, described as 'a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion'. She is many things beside: the first in her family to go to university; a trained...

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Terry Pratchett  by Rob Wilkins

Terry Pratchett

Rob Wilkins

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"The official biography of one of the world's best-loved and bestselling storytellers - Sir Terry Pratchett - told using Terry's own unpublished notes and the input of his family and dear friends, by the person who was, for over 20 years, his manager and close...

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The daughter of Auschwitz  by Tova Friedman

The daughter of Auschwitz

Tova Friedman

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"Holocaust survivor Friedman recalls her experiences in Auschwitz-Birkenau as a young child in this heartrending memoir. Born in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland, in 1938, Friedman's first memories were of life in the Jewish ghetto. Suffering starvation, disease,...

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Henrietta Maria  by Leanda De Lisle

Henrietta Maria

Leanda De Lisle

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"Henrietta Maria, Charles I's queen, is the most reviled consort to have worn the crown of Britain's three kingdoms. Condemned as that 'Popish brat of France', a 'notorious whore' and traitor, she remains in popular memory the wife who wore the breeches and...

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Don't ask me about my dad  by Tom Mitchelson

Don't ask me about my dad

Tom Mitchelson

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"Growing up with him was like being in my own war zone, living in perpetual fear of when the bombs would fall. I was terrified of becoming him, and in moments I could feel I might. He still lives within me grimly like some battered demon spright. And I'm...

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You got anything stronger?  by Gabrielle Union

You got anything stronger?

Gabrielle Union

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"In her previous book, Union revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault and spoke openly of her fertility journey. In this collection of essays, she continues her story: becoming a mom to two amazing girls; an expanded career that gives her the...

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I love my stupid life by Albert Cho

I love my stupid life

Albert Cho

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"Biting, pungent, salty and – yes – sweet, too, this is the true story of Albert Cho’s life in food and the paramount place of food in his life. Writer Albert Cho has lived through a lot already - from the bland suburban Kiwi racism and heady dairy lolly-bag...

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Like a Rolling Stone  by Jann Wenner

Like a Rolling Stone

Jann Wenner

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""Rolling Stone founder, editor, and publisher Jann Wenner offers a memoir from the heart of the rock and roll generation: from the triumphs of the Beatles and the Stones to Bono and the Boss, from Burning Man to the White House. Jann Wenner has been called by...

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Angelo Maria Rinolfi  by John Michael Hill

Angelo Maria Rinolfi

John Michael Hill

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"Angelo Maria Rinolfi was born of humble peasant stock and into a very pious hardworking household in the far north of Italy, close to the border with Switzerland. He was destined to become a Rosminian priest and to be sent after ordination on mission to the...

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Playing under the piano  by Hugh Bonneville

Playing under the piano

Hugh Bonneville

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"A moving, laugh-out-loud memoir from one of today's best-loved British actors, whose credits include Downton Abbey, Notting Hill, and Paddington. From getting his big break as Third Shepherd in the school nativity play, to navigating Highclere Castle's...

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The light we carry  by Michelle Obama

The light we carry

Michelle Obama

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"Mrs. Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper...

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The last days of Roger Federer  by Geoff Dyer

The last days of Roger Federer

Geoff Dyer

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"Much attention has been paid to so-called late style, but what about last style? When does last begin? How early is late? When does the end set in? In this endlessly stimulating investigation, Geoff Dyer sets his own encounter with late middle age against the...

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Hands  by Lauren Brown

Hands

Lauren Brown

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"Lauren Brown is anxious. And when she feels worried, she picks at her skin. Secretly, quietly, but increasingly compulsively, her skin-picking begins to affect her day-to-day life until she realizes she must unravel the reasons behind it. This sparkling...

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Happy people are annoying by Josh Peck

Happy people are annoying

Josh Peck

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A wonderfully candid memoir from one of the most recognizable faces of a generation, actor, writer, Youtuber, and television superstar, Josh Peck. In his warm and inspiring book, Josh reflects on the many stumbles and silver linings of his life and traces a...

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Blood and bone  by Russell Tregonning

Blood and bone

Russell Tregonning

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"Russell Tregonning finished his fifty-year career in medicine as one of New Zealand's leading orthopaedic surgeons and as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Otago School of Medicine. This memoir takes the reader through his journey from medical student to...

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The girl in the green dress  by Jeni Haynes

The girl in the green dress

Jeni Haynes

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"'I didn't know that you're only supposed to have one personality. I didn't realise that having lots of voices in your head was abnormal. But you are protecting yourself. You are protecting your soul, and that's what I did.' An intelligent, poised woman, Jeni...

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Undoctored  by Adam Kay

Undoctored

Adam Kay

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"Hilarious, heartbreaking (and sometimes horrifying) stories from a life on and off the wards by Adam Kay, multi-million copy bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt. Adam Kay's secret diary from his time as a junior doctor This is Going to Hurt was the...

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Running up that hill by Tom Doyle

Running up that hill

Tom Doyle

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'Probably the best Bush book to date.' - Record CollectorKate Bush: the subject of murmured legend and one of the most idiosyncratic musicians of the modern era. Comprising fifty chapters or 'visions', Running Up That Hill is a multi-faceted biography of this...

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It's a shame about Ray by Jonathan Seidler

It's a shame about Ray

Jonathan Seidler

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"IT'S A SHAME ABOUT RAY is an extraordinary and powerful memoir about family, love and the power of music. What tracks combine to make a family album? What do we carry from one generation to a next? What is the difference between leaning on and letting go? ...

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Camilla by Angela Levin

Camilla

Angela Levin

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Making a scene by Constance Wu

Making a scene

Constance Wu

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From influential and iconic star Constance Wu, a powerful and poignant memoir-in-essays full of funny and intimate observations that will resonate with readers everywhere.Growing up in the friendly suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, Constance Wu thought that girls...

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Pandamonium! by Simon Williams

Pandamonium!

Simon Williams

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"As a one-time NME journalist, former Xfm radio presenter, toilet-circuit promoter and the founder of enduring homespun British record label Fierce Panda, Simon Williams has been at the cutting, cutting, cutting edge of all things 'indie' for over thirty...

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Adrenaline by Zlatan Ibrahimović

Adrenaline

Zlatan Ibrahimović

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A year with Wendy Whiteley by Ashleigh Wilson

A year with Wendy Whiteley

Ashleigh Wilson

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We sit at the table, opposite each other, a tape recorder and a microphone between us, and I begin by saying that I don't want to start with Brett. 'That's a good idea.' Wendy looks at me and smiles. 'I didn't start with Brett.' These days Wendy Whiteley is a...

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My dream time by Ashleigh Barty

My dream time

Ashleigh Barty

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It's a tennis story. It's a family story. It's a teamwork story. It's the story of how I got to where and who I am today. I'm only in my mid-twenties, and some might think that's young to write a memoir. Who does that, right? But for me and my team it's always...

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Blood and bone by Russell Tregonning

Blood and bone

Russell Tregonning

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Russell Tregonning finished his fifty-year career in medicine as one of New Zealand's leading orthopaedic surgeons and as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Otago School of Medicine. This memoir takes the reader through his journey from medical student to...

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Sons of a good keen man

Sons of a good keen man

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'Barry was never a father to me, but he did become a friend.'--Martin Crump Barry Crump was a titan of New Zealand writing, his semi-autobiographical novels about life as a rugged outdoorsman selling millions of copies. In his time, he was held up as the...

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The dark cracks of Kemang by Jeremy Roberts

The dark cracks of Kemang

Jeremy Roberts

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"That old childhood saying 'pick what you want from the tree of life' simply not working anymore? Becoming a foreigner in Indonesia might be as good a stab at something new and rewarding, as anything..."Armed with a teaching contract, some poems, and a...

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Nothing bad ever happens here by Heather Rose

Nothing bad ever happens here

Heather Rose

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A deeply personal collection filled with reflections on love, death, creativity and healing, from the award-winning author of Bruny and The Museum of Modern Love. It occurred to me that nothing bad ever happens here. Every human life is perfect in its own way....

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I am not fine, thanks by Wil Anderson

I am not fine, thanks

Wil Anderson

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Good sense, good jokes, and good WIL - a book about enduring turbulent times with humour, community and just a dash of Apple Cider Vinegar. 'How are you?' How am I? How am I? How do you think I am? I know in the Before Times the tradition was to reply, 'I'm...

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Putting on a show by Rob Mills

Putting on a show

Rob Mills

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What's going on behind the bravado of the 'average Aussie bloke'? Rob Mills knows all about putting on a show. Since rising to fame on Australian Idol in 2003, Rob Mills has built a prolific career across television, film, stage and musicals, performing...

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It's a shame about Ray by Jonathan Seidler

It's a shame about Ray

Jonathan Seidler

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It's a Shame About Ray is an extraordinary and powerful memoir about family, love and the power of music. A young man coming to terms with bipolar disorder suddenly loses his father to suicide. This seismic event prompts an exploration of his family's...

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Crumpy's campfire companion. Vol. 4 by Barry Crump

Crumpy's campfire companion. Vol. 4

Barry Crump

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Crumpy's Campfire Companion is the entertaining third part of a trilogy on The Life and Times of a Good Keen Man. In this collection of yarns, the river, the road, the ridge and the rogue all come alive in Crump's unique humorous style. The yarns reveal his...

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In love by Amy Bloom

In love

Amy Bloom

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New York Times Bestseller A poignant love letter to Bloom's husband and a passionate outpouring of grief, In Love reaffirms the power and value of human relationships. In January 2020, Amy Bloom travelled with her husband Brian to Switzerland, where he was...

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Mr Horniman's walrus by Clare Paterson

Mr Horniman's walrus

Clare Paterson

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Mr Horniman's Walrus tells the story of the rise and fall of three generations of a remarkable and dysfunctional Victorian family - the Hornimans - exploring the lives and loves behind their extraordinary and varied legacies. Family patriarch John Horniman...

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The betrayal by Robert Mazur

The betrayal

Robert Mazur

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Three years after undercover agent Robert Mazur infiltrated Pablo Escobar's Medellín drug cartel, he re-emerged, a half-million-dollar bounty still on his head, with a new identity for a risky new sting. Deployed to Panama, he worked, travelled, partied and...

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British traitors by Gordon Kerr

British traitors

Gordon Kerr

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Capital punishment was abolished for murder in Great Britain in 1969, but remained as the punishment for high treason until as recently as 1998, demonstrating how seriously we take the crime of betraying your country. But even with the threat of the noose...

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Origins of the wheel of time by Michael Livingston

Origins of the wheel of time

Michael Livingston

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Explore never-before-seen insights into The Wheel of Time, including: - A brand-new, redrawn world map by Ellisa Mitchell using change requests discovered in Robert Jordan's unpublished notes - An alternate scene from an early draft of The Eye of the World...

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A heart that works  by Rob Delaney

A heart that works

Rob Delaney

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"In this memoir of loss, acclaimed writer and comedian, Rob Delaney, grapples with the fragile miracle of life, the mysteries of death, and the question of purpose for those left behind. When you're a parent and your child gets hurt or sick, you not only try...

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Incredible Kratu by Tess Eagle Swan

Incredible Kratu

Tess Eagle Swan

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"By the time she was in her twenties, Tess Swan had moved into a squat and become addicted to heroin. Unable to maintain social relationships, and suffering terrible mental and physical health, she gave birth to two children she couldn't care for. After later...

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What makes us stronger by Freya Lewis

What makes us stronger

Freya Lewis

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"Freya Lewis was just three metres away from the terrorist who detonated the bomb at the Manchester Arena on the night of 22nd May 2017. Her best friend Nell, who she'd been linking arms with at the time, was tragically killed, but Freya - thrown forward by...

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Brother. do. you. love. me.  by Emmanuel Coe

Brother. do. you. love. me.

Emmanuel Coe

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"Reuben, aged 38, was living in a home for adults with learning disabilities. He hadn't established an independent life in the care system and was still struggling to accept that he had Down's syndrome. Depressed and in a fog of anti-depressants, he hadn't...

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Garden gathered  by Helen Leighton

Garden gathered

Helen Leighton

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"Garden Gathered captures a year on a flower farm with floral designer Helen Leighton of Riverdale Farm, on the south coast of Western Australia. Brimming with stunning photography, the book features over 20 floral ensembles showcasing Helen's garden gathered...

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Dickens and Prince  by Nick Hornby

Dickens and Prince

Nick Hornby

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"Charles Dickens and Prince. Two wildly different artists who caught fire and lit up the world in ways no others could. Where did their magic come from? How did they work so hard and produce so much? How did they manage or give in to the restlessness and...

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Zarifa  by Zarifa Ghafari

Zarifa

Zarifa Ghafari

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"Zarifa Ghafari was three years old when the Taliban banned girls from schools, and she began her education in secret. She was six when American airstrikes began. She was twenty-four when she became mayor--one of the first female mayors in the country--and...

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Shogun  by A. L. (Arthur Lindsay) Sadler

Shogun

A. L. (Arthur Lindsay) Sadler

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"Uncover the true story of the man who unified medieval Japan. For 700 years, Japan was ruled by military commanders with absolute authority, while the emperor remained a figurehead. This book tells the fascinating story of Tokugawa Ieyasu-the greatest of all...

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Never will I die  by Toby Gutteridge

Never will I die

Toby Gutteridge

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"There's no pain, no theatrical agony. No screaming, no shouting. The kill shot is catastrophic and conclusive. I slump silently on to my knees and topple forward, head first, into the dirt. The lads have seen enough death to assume mine is instantaneous. The...

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认识印象派  by Véronique Bouruet-Aubertot

认识印象派

Véronique Bouruet-Aubertot

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卡地亚家族传  by Francesca Cartier Brickell

卡地亚家族传

Francesca Cartier Brickell

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Straight up  by Ruby Tui

Straight up

Ruby Tui

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"After a childhood filled with neglect Ruby yearned for another path. Determined not to let her upbringing limit her, she survived abuse, drugs and tragedy to become one of the most successful women's rugby players in the world. The explosion of women's rugby...

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The secret heart  by Suleika Dawson

The secret heart

Suleika Dawson

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"The astonishing portrait of the master of spy fiction, by the woman he kept secret for all of his life. Even after he left his former career as a British spy and agent runner during the height of the Cold War, John le Carre still pursued a secret life, not...

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Edda Mussolini  by Caroline Moorehead

Edda Mussolini

Caroline Moorehead

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"The bestselling author of A Train in Winter returns with the incredible story of Mussolini’s daughter, Edda, one of the most influential women in 1930s Italy, whose life had more twists and turns than a spy novel. Edda Mussolini was Benito's favourite...

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Chloé catwalk  by Lou Stoppard

Chloé catwalk

Lou Stoppard

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"The first comprehensive overview of Chloe's collections presented through catwalk photography, published in collaboration with Chloe to celebrate the house's 70th anniversary in 2022. Founded by Egyptian-born Gaby Aghion in 1952, Chloe pioneered luxury...

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Tutankhamun  by Joyce A Tyldesley

Tutankhamun

Joyce A Tyldesley

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"A hundred years ago, a team of archaeologists in the Valley of the Kings made a remarkable discovery: a near-complete royal burial, an ancient mummy, and golden riches beyond imagination. The lost tomb of Tutankhamun ignited a media frenzy, propelled into...

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The rebel and the kingdom  by Bradley Hope

The rebel and the kingdom

Bradley Hope

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"A gripping account of an Ivy League activist-turned-fugitive and his clandestine effort to subvert the North Korean regime, a heart-pounding tale of a self-taught operative and his high-stakes attempt to change the world. In the early 2000s, Adrian Hong was a...

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A good country  by Sofia Ali-Khan

A good country

Sofia Ali-Khan

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"A leading advocate for social justice excavates the history of forced migration in the twelve American towns she's called home, revealing how White supremacy has fundamentally shaped the nation"--Publisher's description.

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Freedom, only freedom  by Behrouz Boochani

Freedom, only freedom

Behrouz Boochani

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"Over six years of imprisonment in Australia's offshore migrant detention centre, the Kurdish-Iranian journalist and writer Behrouz Boochani bore personal witness to the suffering and degradation inflicted on him and his fellow refugees, culminating eventually...

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Camilla  by Angela Levin

Camilla

Angela Levin

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"A compelling new biography of Camilla, Queen Consort, that reveals how she transformed her role and established herself as one of the key members of the royal family. Angela Levin uncovers Camilla’s rocky journey to be accepted by the royal family and how she...

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Elegant people  by Curt Bianchi

Elegant people

Curt Bianchi

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"It's been said that Weather Report was the leader in a field of one, such was the band's preeminence in the jazz-rock genre. Founded in late 1970 by three stars of the jazz world - keyboardist Joe Zawinul, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and bassist Miroslav...

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The ballast seed  by Rosie Kinchen

The ballast seed

Rosie Kinchen

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"The surprise of a second pregnancy, so soon after the birth of her first son, plunged Rosie into a despair that spiralled into deep depression. Terrified at the prospect of adding another child into her already precariously balanced life, Rosie was compelled...

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Michael Jordan  by David H. (Sports writer) Lewis

Michael Jordan

David H. (Sports writer) Lewis

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"Michael Jordan defied gravity, exceeded expectations, and transcended the limits of age to become the world's greatest basketball player of all time. While record-breaking 60-point games and flying dunks brought him fame, his long and celebrated career relied...

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Where the children take us  by Zain E. (Zain Ejiofor) Asher

Where the children take us

Zain E. (Zain Ejiofor) Asher

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"In Where the Children Take Us, Obiajulu's daughter, Zain E. Asher, tells the story of her mother's harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. Drawing on tough-love parenting strategies, Obiajulu teaches her sons and...

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Old rage  by Sheila Hancock

Old rage

Sheila Hancock

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"Sheila Hancock looked like she was managing old age. She had weathered and even thrived in widowhood, taking on acting roles that would have been demanding for a woman half her age. She had energy, friends, a devoted family, a lovely home. She could still...

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The facemaker  by Lindsey Fitzharris

The facemaker

Lindsey Fitzharris

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"The poignant story of the visionary surgeon who rebuilt the faces of the First World War’s injured heroes, and in the process ushered in the modern era of plastic surgery. From the moment the first machine gun rang out over the Western Front, one thing was...

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Behind the seams  by Esme Young

Behind the seams

Esme Young

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"To any self-respecting sewing fan, Esme Young needs no introduction. The diminutive judge of The Great British Sewing Bee has a sharp eye for a wonky seam, and an even sharper eye for a good necklace. Her life, in many ways, is the story of post-war Britain....

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The diary of Anne Frank  by Anne Frank

The diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank

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"This special edition of Anne Frank's unique diary, describing her family's plight during the Nazi persecution, is accompanied by substantial background material, reflecting renewed and widespread interest in her story"--Publisher's description.

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