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This is the story of a happy marriage by Ann Patchett

This is the story of a happy marriage

Ann Patchett

eBook

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is an irresistible blend of literature and memoir revealing the big experiences and little moments that shaped Ann Patchett as a daughter, wife, friend and writer. Here, Ann Patchett shares entertaining and moving...

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On the trail of Genghis Khan by Tim Cope

On the trail of Genghis Khan

Tim Cope

eBook

For young Australian adventurer Tim Cope, this was the journey of a lifetime - travelling 10,000kms alone on horseback across the Eurasian steppe through Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and Hungary. From the former Mongol capital Karakorum to the...

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Brief lives by Chris Price

Brief lives

Chris Price

eBook

Brief Lives is an eccentric collection of biographical anecdotes and fictional vignettes in which famous figures such as Goethe, Petrarch and Antonin Artaud rub shoulders with impecunious aristocrats, actors and art historians as well as a range of f...

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Breast support by Gwendoline Smith

Breast support

Gwendoline Smith

Book

'Breast Support' describes not just the physical and medical experience of breast cancer, through diagnosis, surgery, recovery and rehabilitation, but the emotional and psychological experience too. There are many messages in this book for husbands a...

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Alone in Antarctica by Felicity Aston

Alone in Antarctica

Felicity Aston

eBook

What would it feel like to be out there alone in that empty vastness? Just before midnight on 24 November 2011, Felicity is left completely alone on the coast of Antarctica. The isolation is instant and devastating. Only three people in the world have...

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Breakfast, school run, chemo by Julia Watson

Breakfast, school run, chemo

Julia Watson

eBook

I have cancer, but it's not who I am. Mother of four girls Julia Watson thought her world was falling apart when she found out she had terminal cancer. But with humour and courage, Julia faces the greatest challenge of her life - and in the process becomes...

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Botany Bay by Alan Frost

Botany Bay

Alan Frost

eBook

For the first time in two hundred years, here is a full and authentic account of the beginnings of modern Australia. We all know the conventional story. Established as a dumping ground for Britain's criminals, Australia owes its existence simply to.....

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Eat - the little book of fast food by Nigel Slater

Eat - the little book of fast food

Nigel Slater

eBook

From the star of BBC One's 'Nigel and Adam's Farm Kitchen' this beautiful and easy-to-use follow-up to 'The Kitchen Diaries II' contains over 600 recipe ideas and is your essential go-to for what to cook every day. Returning to the territory of Nigel...

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Blood year by David Kilcullen

Blood year

David Kilcullen

Book

Last year was a "blood year" in the Middle East - massacres and beheadings, fallen cities, collapsed and collapsing states, the unravelling of a decade of Western strategy. We saw the rise of ISIS, the splintering of government in Iraq, and foreign fighters...

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Billy by Pamela Stephenson

Billy

Pamela Stephenson

eBook

"A favorite of American audiences, Billy Connolly, who now lives in Los Angeles, is the outrageous comedian whose unsurpassed comedic talent has won him countless fans. Billy , the revelatory, poignant, and wildly entertaining biography is written by...

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David Sedaris [electronic resource]  by David Sedaris

David Sedaris [electronic resource]

David Sedaris

eAudiobook

If you are driving, pull over. If you are at work, close your door-unless you don't mind your colleagues seeing you doubled over, in tears, on your office floor. With these two CDs, taped before delirious sold-out audiences, you are there as David Se...

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Gotti's rules by George Anastasia

Gotti's rules

George Anastasia

eBook

In Gotti's Rules, George Anastasia, a prize-winning reporter who spent over thirty years covering crime, offers a shocking and very rare glimpse into the Gotti family, witnessed up-close from former family insider John Alite, John Gotti Jr.'s longtime...

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Being Gay, being Christian by Stuart Edser

Being Gay, being Christian

Stuart Edser

eBook

The primary aim of this book is to explain to gay or same-sex attracted people that they can be both gay and Christian - that the two are not mutually exclusive. Author Stuart Edser threads his own extraordinary story throughout the text, using this and...

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Building a storybrand by Donald Miller

Building a storybrand

Donald Miller

eAudiobook

Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.

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Bald Is better with earrings by Andrea Hutton

Bald Is better with earrings

Andrea Hutton

eBook

The breast cancer guide every woman needs for herself, her best friend, and her sister—a warm, practical, relatable handbook, that dispels the terror, taking you step-by-step through the process, from diagnosis to post-treatment. When Andrea Hutton ...

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Backwards to forwards by Kevin Ireland

Backwards to forwards

Kevin Ireland

eBook

A lyrically written memoir showing the growth of a writer and his unique perceptions of the 1950s, 60s and beyond. Echoing the erratic shape of remembrance, Kevin Ireland's second volume of memoirs is 'derived from impressions, conversations, anecdotes...

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Australia's most notorious convicts by Barbara Malpass. Edwards

Australia's most notorious convicts

Barbara Malpass. Edwards

eBook

Thousands of convicts were transported to Australia. This Little Red Book shows what became of the most dangerous and desperate of those incarcerated in Australia, and records their deeds both foul and fascinating. Some arrived here with serious crim...

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1913 by Florian Illies

1913

Florian Illies

eBook

A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched documentary traces and biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate cultural portrait of a world that is about to change forever. The stuffy conventions of the nineteenth century are receding into the...

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Ashley's war by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Ashley's war

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

eBook

In 2010, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command created Cultural Support Teams, a pilot program to put women on the battlefield alongside Green Berets, Army Rangers and Navy SEALs on sensitive missions in Afghanistan. The idea was that women could ...

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Blessed life by Kim Fields

Blessed life

Kim Fields

eAudiobook

From "Facts of Life" to "Living Single" to "Dancing with the Stars" to wife and mom, here's the blessed life of Kim Fields, veteran actress, TV personality, and starKim Fields has lived most of her life with people thinking they know her, which is...

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Arthur Lydiard by Garth Gilmour

Arthur Lydiard

Garth Gilmour

eBook

Arthur Lydiard was the most successful and influential running coach of the last fifty years. He burst into prominence at the Rome Olympics in 1960 when two of his protégés, Peter Snell and Murray Halberg, won Olympic gold medals on the same day. His...

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The art of memoir by Mary Karr

The art of memoir

Mary Karr

eBook

Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr's The Liars' Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well. For thirty...

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Any colour, so long as it's black by J. L. Duncan

Any colour, so long as it's black

J. L. Duncan

Book

Henry Ford's design of the Model T between 1906 and 1908 was an extraordinary achievement. At that time, the automobile industry was still in an experimental phase, yet Mr Ford's groundbreaking design lasted without major change for nearly two decades....

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Animal magic by Carolyn Press-McKenzie

Animal magic

Carolyn Press-McKenzie

Book

Heart-warming and funny, Animal Magic tells the moving and inspirational story of one woman's work with animals. Carolyn's organisation HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) is a thriving network that rehabilitates and rehomes domestic and farm animals and...

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The granny square book by Margaret Hubert

The granny square book

Margaret Hubert

eBook

"Techniques for crocheting granny squares with basic instructions, now with 100 motifs and 25 all new projects!"

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The 1000 most important questions you will ever ask yourself by Alyss Thomas

The 1000 most important questions you will ever ask yourself

Alyss Thomas

eBook

This is the book that helps you to help yourself. It contains the essence of most self-help programs in a condensed format to enable you to grasp the real issues involved in personal development. By working through the straightforward question-and-an...

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White like her by Gail Lukasik

White like her

Gail Lukasik

eAudiobook

In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother's decision to pass, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for choosing whiteness. Haunted by her mother's fear and shame, Gail embarks on a quest...

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A wolf at the table by Augusten Burroughs

A wolf at the table

Augusten Burroughs

eAudiobook

The author of "Running with Scissors" delves into new territory with his most personal and unexpected memoir yet. "A Wolf at the Table" is the story of Burroughs' relationship with his father, his stunning psychological cruelty, and the redemptive power...

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Beijing tai tai by Tania McCartney

Beijing tai tai

Tania McCartney

eBook

Intensely personal, at times a little controversial, 'Beijing Tai Tai' is a rollercoaster ride of honesty and openness as a wife ('tai tai') and mother juggles suburban family life in urban Beijing. Presented in a series of love/hate column-like snippets...

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Under a bomber's moon by Stephen Harris

Under a bomber's moon

Stephen Harris

eBook

They were the best of enemies - dedicated, skilled and deadly. In the night skies above wartime Germany an RAF navigator-air bomber from New Zealand and a Luftwaffe pilot seek out their targets, testing the gap between success and their own destruction...

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The four by Scott Galloway

The four

Scott Galloway

eAudiobook

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that's been written about the Four over the last two decades, no...

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The dictionary of dreams

The dictionary of dreams

eBook

Dreams can be fun and adventurous, but also frightening and distorted, and still again, they can be an endless combination of both. From spitting teeth out (a sign of aging), to creepy, crawly spiders (a sign that one feels like an outsider), dreams can...

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Caste  by Isabel Wilkerson

Caste

Isabel Wilkerson

Book

"As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--w...

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Infidelity by Julia Hartley Moore

Infidelity

Julia Hartley Moore

eBook

Written from a professionally neutral position, Julia Moore deals with the practicalities of conducting an affair and detecting one and most importantly, dealing with the consequences of an unfaithful spouse or lover, in a way that empowers and assists...

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Getting to yes with yourself by William Ury

Getting to yes with yourself

William Ury

eBook

"William Ury, coauthor of the international bestseller Getting to Yes, returns with another groundbreaking book, this time asking: how can we expect to get to yes with others if we haven't first gotten to yes with ourselves? Renowned negotiation expert...

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Getting over OCD by Jonathan S. Abramowitz

Getting over OCD

Jonathan S. Abramowitz

eBook

Presents strategies and tools for understanding obsessive-compulsive disorder and taking gradual steps to overcome compulsive urges and reduce associated anxiety.

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Get Sponsored by Jeff Blumenfeld

Get Sponsored

Jeff Blumenfeld

eBook

Christopher Columbus needed a sponsor for a dangerous expedition, but the king of Portugal wasn't interested. He repackaged his proposal for the queen of Spain. She put Columbus on retainer, and the rest is history. Columbus may not have been the first...

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Gelato, ice creams & sorbets by Linda Tubby

Gelato, ice creams & sorbets

Linda Tubby

eBook

Gelato, sorbets and ice creams is jam packed full of your classic Italian ice cream recipes. These heart melting favourites will leave you feeling refreshed all year round, as ice cream is not just for the summer. You will not believe how it all began...

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Te torotoro i te Pūnaha Solar, me tua atu i roto i by Nam Nguyen

Te torotoro i te Pūnaha Solar, me tua atu i roto i

Nam Nguyen

eBook

'Te torotoro i te Pūnaha Solar me te whāinga a tua atu, ko ki te whakaki i to koutou ngakau ki te tīmatanga upoko ki te iteraa i te whanaketanga o te pūtaiao planetary i roto i te Age Space hou ki tenei eBook. Ko te ngāwari ki te whakamahi, whakahauora...

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From Reindeer Lake to Eskimo Point by Peter Kazaks

From Reindeer Lake to Eskimo Point

Peter Kazaks

eBook

Canoe across large lakes, up and down rivers and rapids; labour over portages and through a miasma of blackflies; bask in the golden evenings of the Subarctic. In this account of an 800-mile canoe trip -- which begins at Reindeer Lake on the...

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Frida Kahlo by Keely Bautista

Frida Kahlo

Keely Bautista

eBook

It is impossible to separate Frida Kahlo's work from her life. This most autobiographical of artists created a virtual timeline in her paintings that spanned her entire career as an artist. From the time she began painting while recovering from a bru...

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Shaggy muses by Maureen B. Adams

Shaggy muses

Maureen B. Adams

eAudiobook

Five intimate biographies of five famous female authors from an entirely new angle. Maureen Adams presents the never-before-told stories of the relationship between these beloved writers and their dogs, relationships somehow overlooked by numerous bi...

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Sacred contracts by Caroline M. Myss

Sacred contracts

Caroline M. Myss

eAudiobook

What is the sacred purpose of your life? According to Caroline Myss, there is no question more important in our lives than this one. Now you have a "compass" to help you find your divine destiny, with Sacred Contracts, an audio workshop developed by ...

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Fra Angelico by Stephan Beissel

Fra Angelico

Stephan Beissel

eBook

Secluded within cloister walls, a painter and a monk, and brother of the order of the Dominicans, Angelico devoted his life to religious paintings. Little is known of his early life except that he was born at Vicchio, in the broad fertile valley of t...

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Rescue

Rescue

eAudiobook

"Rescue: stories of survival from land and sea" offers stories about what happens when things go terribly wrong in some of the world's most perilous places: Himalayan peaks, African plains, vast oceans, remote Arctic wilderness. But mostly, Rescue is...

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For God and Kaiser by Richard (Historian) Bassett

For God and Kaiser

Richard (Historian) Bassett

eBook

The definitive history of Austria's multinational army and its immense role during three centuries of European military history Among the finest examples of deeply researched and colorfully written military history, Richard Bassett's For God and Kaiser...

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The five love languages by Gary D. Chapman

The five love languages

Gary D. Chapman

eBook

Chapman adapts the powerful message from his bestseller "The Five Love Languages" to the unique needs of single adults. Whether it's parents, coworkers, siblings, dating partners, or friends, this guide provides tools to give and receive love most ef...

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First footsteps in East Africa by Richard F. Burton

First footsteps in East Africa

Richard F. Burton

eBook

One of the great adventure classics. Victorian scholar-adventurer's firsthand epic account of daring 1854 expedition to forbidden East African capital city. A treasury of detailed information on Muslim beliefs, manners and morals; plus pleasures and perils...

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Fighting the Cold War by John R. Galvin

Fighting the Cold War

John R. Galvin

eBook

When four-star general John Rogers Galvin retired from the US Army after forty-four years of distinguished service in 1992, the Washington Post hailed him as a man "without peer among living generals." In Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir, th...

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Fierce patriot by Robert L O'Connell

Fierce patriot

Robert L O'Connell

eBook

William Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsized impact on the American landscape'and the American character. America's...

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Fidel's last days by Roland Merullo

Fidel's last days

Roland Merullo

eBook

An ex-CIA agent is involved in a clandestine plot to assassinate Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

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Everyday food

Everyday food

eBook

A must-have for busy home cooks who want to make flavorful, healthful meals morning, noon and night. All are made with easy-to-find ingredients in a short amount of time.

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Endurance   by Dermot Somers

Endurance

Dermot Somers

eBook

Kidnap, jailbreak, power, faith, murder, betrayal, scholarship, survival and above all, sheer endurance -- all are themes in Dermot Somers' stories of heroic and historic travels from the mythic legends of prehistory to the dawn of modern Ireland. With...

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Encyclopedia of the Incas

Encyclopedia of the Incas

eBook

The Inca Empire existed for fewer than 100 years, yet ruled more subjects than either the Aztecs or the Maya and occupied a territory stretching nearly 3000 miles. The Incas left no system of writing; what we know of them has been gleaned from the...

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Eliminate chaos by Laura Leist

Eliminate chaos

Laura Leist

eBook

"Eliminate Chaos" is a user-friendly system for organizing each room of the house, including the kitchen and pantry, closet, garage, home office, and childrens' rooms. The author' s ten-step system is presented in an easy-to-use, workbook-style layou...

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Egon Schiele by Esther Selsdon

Egon Schiele

Esther Selsdon

eBook

Egon Schiele's work is so distinctive that it resists categorisation. Admitted to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts at just sixteen, he was an extraordinarily precocious artist, whose consummate skill in the manipulation of line, above all, lent a taut...

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Edward Hopper by Gerry Souter

Edward Hopper

Gerry Souter

eBook

"In his works, Hopper poetically expressed the solitude of man confronted to the American way of life as it developed in the 1920s. Inspired by the movies and particularly by the various camera angles and attitudes of characters, his paintings expose...

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The 10 best-ever anxiety management techniques by Margaret Wehrenberg

The 10 best-ever anxiety management techniques

Margaret Wehrenberg

eBook

Dr. Wehrenberg draws on fresh insights into the anatomy of the anxious brain to get to the bottom of the problem and offer readers practical, effective tips to manage their anxiety on a day-to-day basis. From diaphragmatic breathing and self-talk, to...

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The 10 best-ever anxiety management techniques workbook by Margaret Wehrenberg

The 10 best-ever anxiety management techniques workbook

Margaret Wehrenberg

eBook

"The newly updated workbook companion for putting the top anxiety management techniques into practice. Brimming with exercises, worksheets, tips, and tools, this complete how-to workbook companion expands on the top 10 anxiety-busting techniques Mar...

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The convict valley by Mark Dunn

The convict valley

Mark Dunn

eBook

The story of the second British penal settlement in Australia, where a notoriously brutal convict regime became the template for penal stations in other states. Mark Dunn explores relations between the white settlers and the local Aboriginal landholders,...

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Intentional integrity by Robert Chesnut

Intentional integrity

Robert Chesnut

eBook

Silicon Valley expert Robert Chesnut shows that companies that do not think seriously about a crucial element of corporate culture--integrity--are destined to fail."Show of hands--who in this group has integrity?"It's with this direct and often uncom...

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The Great Thermo Meal Prep Cookbook by Tracey Pattison

The Great Thermo Meal Prep Cookbook

Tracey Pattison

eBook

The bumper must-have meal prep cookbook for thermo lovers with recipes suitable for any brand device.

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The Bird Way by Jennifer Ackerman

The Bird Way

Jennifer Ackerman

eBook

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Summer's lease by Thom Eagle

Summer's lease

Thom Eagle

eBook

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The joy journal by Laura Brand

The joy journal

Laura Brand

eBook

Foreword by Fearne Cotton.The Joy Journal for Magical Everyday Play by Laura Brand showcases fifty engaging activities for creative, everyday playtime to encourage a connection to nature, sense of joy and bonding with your kids, while nurturing your own...

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An Alice girl by Tanya Heaslip

An Alice girl

Tanya Heaslip

eBook

From the bestselling author of Alice to Prague, for fans of Toni Tapp Coutts' A Sunburnt Childhood and Mary Groves' An Outback Life, comes Tanya Heaslip's extraordinary story of growing up with her sister and brothers in the late 1960s and early 70s on...

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Mackenzie's Mission by Rachael Casella

Mackenzie's Mission

Rachael Casella

eBook

A story of triumph over adversity, the strength that can be found in love and kindness, and the power of one couple to effect positive change in the world.

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Outdoor survival handbook by Raymond Mears

Outdoor survival handbook

Raymond Mears

eBook

Ray Mears' guide explains, both to groups and individuals, the everyday skills required to live in, and enjoy, the natural world without violating it. It covers natural shelters, fire making, orienteering and food and medicinal herb medicines.

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How to talk about climate change by Rebecca Huntley

How to talk about climate change

Rebecca Huntley

eBook

A toolkit for understanding our emotional responses to climate change and how we can have meaningful conversations across dividing lines.

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