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Dead in the water by Matthew (Reporter) Campbell

Dead in the water

Matthew (Reporter) Campbell

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"In July 2011, the oil tanker Brillante Virtuoso was drifting through the treacherous Gulf of Aden when a crew of pirates attacked and set her ablaze in a devastating explosion. But when David Mockett, a maritime surveyor working for Lloyd's of London,...

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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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The puzzler by A. J. Jacobs

The puzzler

A. J. Jacobs

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"What makes puzzles--jigsaws, mazes, riddles, sudokus--so satisfying? Be it the formation of new cerebral pathways, their close link to insight and humor, or their community-building properties, they're among the fundamental elements that make us human....

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Tough outback by Mike Bellamy

Tough outback

Mike Bellamy

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"In 1989 Mike Bellamy set off for the remote town of Wiluna, on the edge of the Western Desert. Keen to make a buck from Australia's mining boom, the fledgling Kiwi soon realised he'd walked across a frontier into a roughshod world where anyone trying to last...

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Destination Buchenwald by Colin Burgess

Destination Buchenwald

Colin Burgess

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"The harrowing story of the Allied airmen who experienced the true horrors of Nazism firsthand. It was the summer of 1944 as liberating Allied forces surged towards Paris following the D-Day landings. For a large group of downed airmen being held in that...

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Tools for the top paddock by Kane Brisco

Tools for the top paddock

Kane Brisco

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"When Kane Brisco was at his lowest ebb, he could barely even look at his stock. He stood in the middle of a paddock, with water flowing over his boots, trying to comprehend how many days of rain he'd endured without a break ... Consumed by a myriad of...

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We never die by Matt Fraser

We never die

Matt Fraser

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"Psychic medium Matt Fraser, author of When Heaven Calls, is back to unpack the number one question folks ask him: What happens after death? Although we might expect a complicated answer, it's actually pretty simple: We never die! Drawing from thousands of...

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Yes, Minister by Christopher Finlayson

Yes, Minister

Christopher Finlayson

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"An insightful, revealing and entertaining glimpse into what really made the John Key government one of the most successful conservative governments in New Zealand. Christopher Finlayson is a lawyer and was a senior minister in the John Key-led National...

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Under a big sky by Tim Saunders

Under a big sky

Tim Saunders

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"The joys and challenges of day-to-day farming in extraordinary circumstances. Tim Saunders writes about his life and work on the farm that's been in his family for five generations. There's drought, farming during lockdown, illness, financial pressure and the...

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Sins of my father by Lily Dunn

Sins of my father

Lily Dunn

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"When Lily Dunn was just six years old, her father left the family home to follow his guru to India, trading domestic life for clothes dyed in oranges and reds and the promise of enlightenment with the cult of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Since then he has been a...

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The insect crisis by Oliver Milman

The insect crisis

Oliver Milman

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"When is the last time you were stung by a wasp? Or were followed by a cloud of midges? Or saw a butterfly? All these normal occurrences are becoming much rarer. A groundswell of research suggests insect numbers are in serious decline all over the world - in...

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Uncrowned queen by Nicola Tallis

Uncrowned queen

Nicola Tallis

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"During the bloody and uncertain days of the Wars of the Roses, Margaret Beaufort was married to the half brother of the Lancastrian King Henry VI. A year later she endured a traumatic birth that brought her and her son close to death. She was just 13 years...

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The shortest history of India by John Zubrzycki

The shortest history of India

John Zubrzycki

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"From the earliest humans and the Harappán civilisation to Muslim invaders, the great Mughals, British rule, the country's struggle for automony and present-day hopes and challenges, John Zubrzycki masterfully condenses five millennia of deities, mutinies,...

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The shortest history of the Soviet Union by Sheila Fitzpatrick

The shortest history of the Soviet Union

Sheila Fitzpatrick

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"Soviet Russia arrived in the world accidentally and departed unexpectedly. More than a hundred years after the Russian Revolution, the tumultuous history of the Soviet Union continues to fascinate us and influence global politics. Here is an irresistible...

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The dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlington

The dressmakers of Auschwitz

Lucy Adlington

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At the height of the Holocaust, twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp - mainly Jewish women and girls - were selected to design, cut, and sew beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women in a dedicated salon. It was work...

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No lawyers in heaven by Henry Milner

No lawyers in heaven

Henry Milner

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"For over forty years, criminal defence solicitor Henry Milner has been the go-to lawyer for some of Britain's most notorious criminals including Kenneth Noye and the Brink's-Mat robbers, Freddie Foreman, John 'Goldfinger' Palmer and the gang behind the...

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The storyteller by David Grohl

The storyteller

David Grohl

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"Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ('It's a piece of cake! Just do four hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!'), I have decided to write these stories...

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British traitors by Gordon Kerr

British traitors

Gordon Kerr

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"People commit treason for many reasons - some seek adventure, some seek reward, some are motivated by political philosophy, while others are sucked into it by their own foolishness. 'British Traitors' provides a fascinating look at the lives and impulses of...

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Freezing order by Bill Browder

Freezing order

Bill Browder

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"Following his explosive New York Times bestseller Red Notice, Bill Browder returns with another gripping thriller chronicling how he became Vladimir Putin's number one enemy by exposing Putin's campaign to steal and launder hundreds of billions of dollars and...

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Lessons from the edge by Marie L. Yovanovitch

Lessons from the edge

Marie L. Yovanovitch

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"Marie Yovanovitch was at the height of her diplomatic career when she was targeted by a smear campaign. When Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled from her post and Ukraine's democratically elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, found himself set upon by Donald...

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537 days of winter by David Knoff

537 days of winter

David Knoff

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"What would you do if you were stranded in the coldest place on Earth as the world you knew back home changed forever? David Knoff had embarked on the adventure of a lifetime as station leader of Davis research station in Antarctica when the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Easy beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones

Easy beauty

Chloé Cooper Jones

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"From Chloé Cooper Jones--Pulitzer Prize finalist, philosophy professor, Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant recipient--a groundbreaking memoir about disability, motherhood, and a journey to far-flung places in search of a new way of seeing and being seen. "I am...

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Wah! by Cynthia Rogerson

Wah!

Cynthia Rogerson

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"Cynthia's mother is dying. Often. Each time she is called from Scotland to her mother's deathbed in San Rafael, Cynthia recalls hitchhiking to Mexico, living in a squat overseas, trainhopping with her brother, and all the other things she never told her...

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And away by Bob Mortimer

And away

Bob Mortimer

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"Here is the long-awaited first autobiography by national treasure Bob Mortimer. Bob Mortimer's life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming...

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Traitor king by Andrew Lownie

Traitor king

Andrew Lownie

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"Here Andrea Lownie looks at the years following the abdication of Edward VIII when the former king was kept in exile, feuding with his family over status for his wife, Wallis Simpson, and denied any real job. Drawing on extensive research into hitherto unused...

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A gentle radical by Gareth Hughes

A gentle radical

Gareth Hughes

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"Jeanette Fitzsimons was a visionary, a pioneer and a radical. This is the story of someone who battled the patriarchy, the old boys' club in Parliament and had the courage to challenge political sacred cows. She was the co-leader of the Green Party of...

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The boy from Gorge River by Chris Long

The boy from Gorge River

Chris Long

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"From life growing up in New Zealand's remotest family to extreme, globe-trotting adventures. Chris Long grew up in New Zealand's remotest family, two days' hike from the nearest road. While the media decried Chris's parents for raising him outside of society,...

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After the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport

After the Romanovs

Helen Rappaport

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"From Helen Rappaport, the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters comes After the Romanovs, the story of the Russian aristocrats, artists, and intellectuals who sought freedom and refuge in the City of Light. Paris has always been a city of...

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Traitor king by Andrew Lownie

Traitor king

Andrew Lownie

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"December 11, 1936. The King of England, Edward VIII, has given up his crown for the love of Wallis Simpson, and American divorcée. Their courtship has been dogged by controversy and scandal, but with Edward's abdication, they can live happily every after. But...

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Heiresses by Laura Thompson

Heiresses

Laura Thompson

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"New York Times bestselling author Laura Thompson returns with Heiresses, a fascinating look at the lives of heiresses throughout history and the often tragic truth beneath the gilded surface. Heiresses: surely they are among the luckiest women on earth. Are...

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Lost in the valley of death by Harley Rustad

Lost in the valley of death

Harley Rustad

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"In the vein of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, a riveting work of narrative nonfiction centering on the unsolved disappearance of an American backpacker in India--one of at least two dozen tourists who have met a similar fate in the remote and storied Parvati...

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Metaphysical animals by Clare Mac Cumhaill

Metaphysical animals

Clare Mac Cumhaill

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"A ground-breaking book that examines the place of women in twentieth-century philosophy and is a call to arms for the present day. 'Philosophy in a world of women. I reflected, talking with Mary, Pip and Elizabeth, how much I love them.' Two brilliant young...

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Meghan and Harry by Colin Campbell

Meghan and Harry

Colin Campbell

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"Lady Colin knows her royal history and psychology, and as the first seven years of her adult life were spent in the USA she has a foot in both the American and British camps. With unique breadth of insight she goes behind the scenes, speaking to friends,...

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An Indian love affair by Simon Gandolfi

An Indian love affair

Simon Gandolfi

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"In the early 1960s, travel-writer Simon Gandolfi drove a VW from England to Goa, where he rented a bungalow on the beach. There he met and fell in love with Vanessa, with whom he explored much of the subcontinent. The 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai prompted...

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Invention by James Dyson

Invention

James Dyson

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"The definitive autobiography of James Dyson, the UK's most successful businessman, revealing the secrets of his success and the inspiration behind his inventions." -- Publisher.

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The dark queens by Shelley Puhak

The dark queens

Shelley Puhak

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"The remarkable, little-known story of two trailblazing women in the Early Middle Ages who wielded immense power, only to be vilified for daring to rule. Brunhild was a foreign princess, raised to be married off for the sake of alliance-building. Her...

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The beauty of dusk by Frank Bruni

The beauty of dusk

Frank Bruni

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"From New York Times columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni comes a wise and moving memoir about aging, affliction, and optimism after partially losing his eyesight. One morning in late 2017, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni woke up with strangely...

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How to raise an antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How to raise an antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

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"The tragedies and reckonings around racism that have rocked the country have created a specific crisis for parents and other caregivers: how do we talk to our children about it? How do we guide our children to avoid repeating our racist history? While we work...

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Outback teacher by Sally Gare

Outback teacher

Sally Gare

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"The year is 1956. Sally Gare is twenty. She's just out of teachers' college, and has been sent to work at a two-teacher school more than 3000 kilometres from Perth. With the head teacher away, she starts out alone with a class of forty-five Aboriginal...

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Victory over death by Rex Butler

Victory over death

Rex Butler

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"Perhaps at the origin of all thinking about culture lies the question of the afterlife. The artist makes their work hoping that it will live on after their death. The critic reads or looks at the work wondering whether a future audience will engage with it....

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Scrubbed by Nikki Stamp

Scrubbed

Nikki Stamp

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"From childhood Nikki Stamp wanted to be a doctor. It was a calling, not a career. Her love for her vocation only grew as a medical student, and as a young registrar going through training rotations she fell, totally and utterly, for the hugely demanding...

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Bomb shelter by Mary Laura Philpott

Bomb shelter

Mary Laura Philpott

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"A lifelong worrier, Philpott always kept an eye out for danger, a habit that only intensified when she became a parent. But she looked on the bright side, too, believing that as long as she cared enough, she could keep her loved ones safe. Then, in the dark...

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From strength to strength by Arthur C. Brooks

From strength to strength

Arthur C. Brooks

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"The roadmap for finding purpose, meaning, and success as we age, from bestselling author, Harvard professor, and the Atlantic's happiness columnist Arthur Brooks. Many of us assume that the more successful we are, the less susceptible we become to the sense...

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