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Psycho-logical by Dean Burnett

Psycho-logical

Dean Burnett

eBook

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The chloroformist by Christine Ball

The chloroformist

Christine Ball

eBook

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Secret history of here by Alistair Moffat

Secret history of here

Alistair Moffat

eBook

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Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay

Bessie Smith

Jackie Kay

eBook

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The social instinct by Nichola Raihani

The social instinct

Nichola Raihani

eBook

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The power of giving away power by Matthew Winthrop Barzun

The power of giving away power

Matthew Winthrop Barzun

eBook

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All about Yves by Yves Rees

All about Yves

Yves Rees

eBook

A timely and thought-provoking memoir about the trans experience.

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Resolution by David Rutland

Resolution

David Rutland

eBook

The story of the contrasting fortunes of two aristocratic brothers in the age of the American Revolution offers a fascinating and finely etched portrait of Georgian England.

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The day the world stops shopping by J. B. (James Bernard) MacKinnon

The day the world stops shopping

J. B. (James Bernard) MacKinnon

eBook

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TRAITOR KING by ANDREW LOWNIE

TRAITOR KING

ANDREW LOWNIE

eBook

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Tranquillity and ruin by Danyl McLauchlan

Tranquillity and ruin

Danyl McLauchlan

eBook

Danyl McLauchlan wanted to get closer to the hidden truth of things. But it was starting to look like the hidden truth of things was that nothing was real, everything was suffering, and he didn't really exist. In these essays Danyl explores ideas and...

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Go big by Ed (Edward Samuel) Miliband

Go big

Ed (Edward Samuel) Miliband

eBook

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Hadrian's Wall by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

Hadrian's Wall

Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

eBook

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The Queens' English by Chloe O. Davis

The Queens' English

Chloe O. Davis

eBook

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Aquanaut  by Rick Stanton

Aquanaut

Rick Stanton

Book

"The enthralling inside story of the Thai cave rescue. They were utterly alone inside the mountain, isolated from the rest of the world. They might as well have been on another planet.... In July 2018, 12 boys and their football coach disappeared into...

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Doodle stitching one-hour embroidery  by Aimee Ray

Doodle stitching one-hour embroidery

Aimee Ray

Book

"A collection of 18 simple or small embroidery projects that can be made quickly and easily. Includes original embroidery designs, detailed stitch instructions, and bonus ideas for embroidering on premade items"--Publisher's description.

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Frisian whitework  by Yvette Stanton

Frisian whitework

Yvette Stanton

Book

"From Friesland in the Netherlands, this is a style of counted embroidery dating from the 1600s, traditionally used on men's shirt collars, on household linen, and on samplers. The style is known as Frisian whitework, but there can be touches of color,...

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Create dream catchers  by Young-Ran Lee

Create dream catchers

Young-Ran Lee

Book

"String together peaceful dream catchers with Korean artist Young-Ran Lee. Each of the 26 projects features a distinctive look and part of the fun is you can find your supplies and materials by just walking through nature. From the beach to the woods,...

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Strange natures  by Kent Hubbard Redford

Strange natures

Kent Hubbard Redford

Book

"The tools of synthetic biology have the power to reshape living organisms in unprecedented ways. Gene editing tools are already transforming the agriculture and biotechnology industries. Should they also be used in conservation to preserve rare spec...

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Korean eye 3

Korean eye 3

Book

"Founded by art historian Serenella Ciclitira in 2008, Korean Eye internationally promotes Korean contemporary art through a series of exhibitions. The catalog for the 2020 traveling exhibition presents works by emerging Korean artists and provides.....

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Always crashing in the same car  by Matthew Specktor

Always crashing in the same car

Matthew Specktor

Book

"Blending memoir and cultural criticism, Matthew Specktor explores family legacy, the lives of artists, and a city that embodies both dreams and disillusionment. In 2006, Matthew Specktor moved into a crumbling Los Angeles apartment opposite the one in...

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The Squire of Knotty Ash and his Lady  by Tony Nicholson

The Squire of Knotty Ash and his Lady

Tony Nicholson

Book

"This book, thanks to Ken's wife, Lady Dodd, gives the first ever in-depth account of his astonishing story, and unravels 'the other Ken Dodd' - the fascinating, kind and complicated private man with whom she spent her life. Sir Ken Dodd was a nation...

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Giannis  by Mirin Fader

Giannis

Mirin Fader

Book

"As the face of the NBA's new world order, Giannis Antetokounmpo has overcome unfathomable obstacles to become a symbol of hope for people all over the world, the personification of the American Dream. But his backstory remains largely untold, and Fa...

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Menopause  by Louise Newson

Menopause

Louise Newson

Book

"This new book takes a straightforward look at menopause. What is it? When does it occur? What can be expected? How can it be managed? Dr Louise Newson is a well-known specialist in menopause and saw the need for a fact-based manual for women and the...

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Aftershocks  by Colin Kahl

Aftershocks

Colin Kahl

Book

"The COVID-19 pandemic killed millions, infected hundreds of millions, and laid bare the deep vulnerabilities and inequalities of our interconnected world. The accompanying economic crash was the worst since the Great Depression, with the Internation...

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Closed on Mondays  by Dinah Casson

Closed on Mondays

Dinah Casson

Book

"The transformation of museums from the 'dreary, dusty places' they used to be to places that people want to be in, alongside objects they want to be near and ideas they want to understand and then share has been extraordinary. During the last twenty...

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Feast  by Miguel Maestre

Feast

Miguel Maestre

Book

"In Feast, Miguel shares his absolute favourite recipes to enjoy with family and friends. There are big, satisfying dinners as well as lots of smaller dishes to mix and match in classic share-plate style. Miguel's food is a loving nod to the dishes of...

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Foolproof flower embroidery  by Jennifer Clouston

Foolproof flower embroidery

Jennifer Clouston

Book

"This comprehensive guide to floral embroidery features instructions for more than 80 embroidery stitches and includes more than 400 stitch combinations to create beautiful flowers, stems, leaves, twigs, and more"--Publisher's description.

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Design, make, quilt modern  by Heather Black

Design, make, quilt modern

Heather Black

Book

"Advice from an award-winning modern quilt designer about how to tackle designing, planning, piecing, quilting, and finishing a quilt that is all yours. The book includes instructions for three of Heather's modern quilts"--Publisher's description.

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The science of hope  by Wiebke Finkler

The science of hope

Wiebke Finkler

Book

"A breathtaking visual journey exploring why certain animal species capture our attention, and showcasing hopeful conservation efforts around the world. From polar bears to mountain gorillas, penguins to sea otters, certain animals capture our imagin...

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Quilts for life 2  by Judy Newman

Quilts for life 2

Judy Newman

Book

"After the worldwide success of her first book, Judy Newman has designed a whole new series of elegant, bright and sophisticated traditional quilts! Her delightful fabric play brings colourful vintage and modern prints together, along with her love o...

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The family firm  by Emily Oster

The family firm

Emily Oster

Book

"In The Family Firm, Brown professor of economics and mom of two Emily Oster offers a classic business school framework for data-driven parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular a...

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Eco colour  by India Flint

Eco colour

India Flint

Book

"Various techniques for colouring cloth are discussed, including whole-dyed cloth, applied colour and interesting effects from plant prints and layered dye techniques. Recipes include a number of new processes developed by the author, as well as guidelines...

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Star Wars battles that changed the galaxy  by Jason Fry

Star Wars battles that changed the galaxy

Jason Fry

Book

"The conflicts of the Star Wars galaxy presented in the style of DK's military history encyclopedias. Explore the "Wars" in Star Wars as never before! Enter a galaxy ravaged by conflict and discover the complete story of the epic struggles that define...

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Ultimate Harley-Davidson  by Hugo Wilson

Ultimate Harley-Davidson

Hugo Wilson

Book

"For more than 100 years, Harley-Davidson has shaped the motorcycle world and been synonymous with the pursuit of adventure and a rebellious spirit. This motorcycle guide explores over 70 of the best Harleys ever built. Double-page gallery spreads sh...

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Birds  by Tim Flach

Birds

Tim Flach

Book

"Birds are a revelation. Radiating grace, intelligence and humour, they tantalise the human imagination. Working for years in his studio and in the field, internationally acclaimed photographer Tim Flach has portrayed nature's most alluring creatures...

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Safari style  by Guido Taroni

Safari style

Guido Taroni

Book

"Safari Style unveils Africa's new generation of camps and lodges in a lavish volume of spectacular photographs. The book captures the astonishing settings and design ingenuity of the 21st century safari destination - from the classic lodges of Kenya...

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The modern larder  by Michelle McKenzie

The modern larder

Michelle McKenzie

Book

"This book explores the unsung ingredients - oils, vinegars, sauces, syrups, spices, and preserves-that anoint almost every dish we make. While professional chefs employ pantries filled with exciting powders, preserves, and cured products-like agar agar,...

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Inside comedy  by David Steinberg

Inside comedy

David Steinberg

Book

"Steinberg, a comic instation himself, provide a personal history of comedy from the 1950s to the present. From the historic greats to the greats of right now, Steinberg makes clear why he loves comedy and the comedians who have been by his side in his...

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Palmistry  by Anna Comerford

Palmistry

Anna Comerford

Book

"Have you always wanted to be able to read palms with ease and flair? Whether for personal use, with friends, or for clients, this book will create a great foundation for palm readings. Learn about traditional aspects of palmistry along with modern t...

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Choose possibility  by Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Choose possibility

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Book

"Each one of us dreams of possibility – in our careers and in our personal lives. But our pursuit of possibility is hamstrung by a single myth that looms large over us time and time again. The Myth of the Single Choice has led us to believe that one ...

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What Britain did to Nigeria  by Max Siollun

What Britain did to Nigeria

Max Siollun

Book

"Most accounts of Nigeria's colonization were written by British officials, presenting it as a noble civilizing mission to rid Africans of barbaric superstition and corrupt tribal leadership. Thanks to this skewed writing of history, many Nigerians today...

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You are beautiful and you are alone  by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

You are beautiful and you are alone

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

Book

"A new, definitive biography of the iconic and mysterious singer, Warhol superstar, Velvet Underground collaborator: influential solo artist Nico. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU ARE ALONE is a new biography of Nico, the mysterious singer best known for her...

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Navigating loneliness  by Cheryl D. Rickman

Navigating loneliness

Cheryl D. Rickman

Book

"Solitude - being alone - is often a choice. Loneliness never is. The good news is that there is a way to live a life-less-lonely, one that is enriched with connection and fulfilment. Let this book be you companion as well as your guide, leading you ...

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How to get over being young  by Charlotte Bauer

How to get over being young

Charlotte Bauer

Book

"Award-winning journalist Charlotte Bauer's warm, witty and wise quest for the meaning of life after youth and how to navigate the menopausal years. A deliciously funny and sage guide to midlife - an unscientific, flaws-and-all account of one woman's...

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Camouflage  by Steve Parker

Camouflage

Steve Parker

Book

"Camouflage is essential to surviving in the wild. Both a built-in defence mechanism and a cunning tactic for attack, this biological advantage helps animals hide from dangerous predators and catch unsuspecting prey. It is used in many different ways...

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"How do I photograph a sunset?"  by Chris Gatcum

"How do I photograph a sunset?"

Chris Gatcum

Book

"How do we learn? We learn by asking questions. But what if we don't know what questions we should be asking? Thanks to the digital revolution, photography has never been so popular, and whether you shoot on a phone or a top-spec DSLR or CSC camera, the...

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Sidesplitter  by Phil Wang

Sidesplitter

Phil Wang

Book

"'But where are you REALLY from?' Phil Wang has been asked this question so many times he's finally written a book about it. In this mix of comic memoir and observational essay, one of the UK's most exciting stand-up comedians reflects on his experiences...

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Cricketing lives  by Richard (Richard H.) Thomas

Cricketing lives

Richard (Richard H.) Thomas

Book

"Humorous and deeply affectionate, Cricketing Lives tells the story of the world's greatest and most incomprehensible game through those who have shaped it, from the rustic contests of eighteenth-century England to the spectacle of the Indian Premier...

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Australia's natural disasters  by Richard Whitaker

Australia's natural disasters

Richard Whitaker

Book

"From the agonies of droughts and floods to the shocks of earthquakes and bush fires, Australia is a country famed as much for its ferocious natural hazards as for its rich environment. Australia's Natural Disasters is a fascinating chronicle of the ...

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Just one charm pack quilts  by Cheryl Brickey

Just one charm pack quilts

Cheryl Brickey

Book

"This book shows great ways (18 projects) to use a single charm pack with an additional fabric and a background fabric to make a quilt"--Publisher's description.

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Find your true voice  by Emmy Brunner

Find your true voice

Emmy Brunner

Book

"A practical guide for identifying, accepting and moving on from unresolved trauma. We're all carrying around past trauma, even if we're not aware of it. Trained psychotherapist, Emmy Brunner, has the ultimate 11-step programme to help you identify a...

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Shakespearean wig styling  by Brenda Leedham

Shakespearean wig styling

Brenda Leedham

Book

"The poetry and plays of William Shakespeare continue to provide inspiration for designers in all aspect of media. Shakespearean Wig Styling offers detailed historical guidance on the styles and fashions of the day, and guides you through twelve different...

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The ride of her life  by Elizabeth Letts

The ride of her life

Elizabeth Letts

Book

""The incredible true story of a woman who rode her horse across America in the 1950s, fulfilling her dying wish to see the Pacific Ocean. In 1954, Annie Wilkins, a sixty-three-year-old farmer from Maine, embarked on an impossible journey. She had no...

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The red prince  by Helen Carr

The red prince

Helen Carr

Book

"Gaunt was son of Edward III, brother to the Black Prince, father to Henry IV and the sire of all those Tudors. He's had a pretty bad press: supposed usurper of Richard II's crown and the focus of hatred in the Peasants' Revolt (they torched his home,...

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In the thick of it  by Alan Duncan

In the thick of it

Alan Duncan

Book

"As Minister of State at the Foreign Office, Alan Duncan was once described as Boris Johnson's 'pooper-scooper'. For two years, he deputised for the then Foreign Secretary, now Prime Minister. Few are more attuned to Boris's strengths and weaknesses as...

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Black and blue  by Parm Sandhu

Black and blue

Parm Sandhu

Book

"A controversial and inspirational true life story that details the appalling prejudice faced by the most senior BAME officer in the London Metropolitan police force. In an enthralling narrative, Parm Sandhu chronicles her journey from life in 1960s ...

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The breakup monologues  by Rosie Wilby

The breakup monologues

Rosie Wilby

Book

"Mixing humour, heartache and science, award-winning comedian, author and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby embarks on a quest to investigate, understand and conquer the psychology of heartbreak. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right? In 2011,...

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Zero fail  by Carol Leonnig

Zero fail

Carol Leonnig

Book

"Carol Leonnig has been covering the Secret Service for The Washington Post for most of the last decade, bringing to light the gaffes and scandals that plague the agency today--from a toxic work culture to outdated equipment and training to the deep ...

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Radical remedies  by Brittany Ducham

Radical remedies

Brittany Ducham

Book

"A modern, approachable holistic health guide that focuses on physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Radical Remedies urges readers to take an active concern for their overall health and well-being by reconnecting with nature and honoring their ...

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Nurturing your family with yoga  by Kiki Morriss

Nurturing your family with yoga

Kiki Morriss

Book

"An essential guide to the practice of yoga for families and children, demonstrating how yoga can be a real part of everyday family life and bring happiness and harmony to the home. Illustrated with beautiful, inspiring photographs of children and ad...

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Making felt bags  by Mandy Nash

Making felt bags

Mandy Nash

Book

"Feltmaking is a popular and exciting contemporary medium, expanding in many new directions. This practical book focuses on the specific requirements for making felt bags. It explains the principles of using a resist to create 3D forms, and looks at shapes...

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Lace identification  by Gilian Dye

Lace identification

Gilian Dye

Book

"What is that lace? How old is it? Has it been made by hand or machine? What would it have been used for? These are the types of questions that this practical guide sets out to answer. Lavishly illustrated, it shows you how to identify the sort of lace...

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Masters of scale  by Reid Hoffman

Masters of scale

Reid Hoffman

Book

"Business secrets from the heads of the world's most exciting and innovative companies, including Facebook, Google, Airbnb, Netflix, Spotify, Uber, Starbucks, Bumble and Instagram. On his podcast Masters of Scale, Silicon Valley legend Reid Hoffman (founder...

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Exponential  by Azeem Azhar

Exponential

Azeem Azhar

Book

"A revelatory take on where technology is taking us, from one of the worlds most-followed tech writers. We are entering the Exponential Age. Between faster computers, better software and bigger data, ours is the first era in human history in which te...

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Fuzz  by Mary Roach

Fuzz

Mary Roach

Book

"Join "America's funniest science writer" (Peter Carlson, Washington Post) Mary Roach on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet. What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A grizzly bear caught breaking...

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Living in data  by Jer Thorp

Living in data

Jer Thorp

Book

"A provocative, eye-opening, example-laden exploration of our current and future relationship with data. In the fall of 2009, the data artist Jer Thorp wrote a pair of algorithms to inscribe names on the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. The project involv...

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How to write a mystery

How to write a mystery

Book

"From some of the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries, from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers"--Publisher's description.

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The Edwardians and their houses  by Timothy Brittain-Catlin

The Edwardians and their houses

Timothy Brittain-Catlin

Book

"Edwardian domestic architecture was beautiful and varied in style, and was very often designed and built to an unprecedented level of sophistication. It was also astonishingly innovative, and provided new building types for weekends, sport and gardening,...

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Women street photographers

Women street photographers

Book

"Traditionally a male-dominated field, street photography is increasingly becoming the domain of women. This fantastic collection of images reflects that shift, showcasing 100 contemporary women street photographers working around the world today, ac...

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After birth  by Jessica Hatcher-Moore

After birth

Jessica Hatcher-Moore

Book

"While there is a wealth of advice for new mums on caring for their babies the same is not true for postpartum health. Fulfilling this vital need, After Birth is the ultimate postnatal primer for women facing changes to their bodies after having a ba...

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The 30-day heart tune-up  by Steven Masley

The 30-day heart tune-up

Steven Masley

Book

"Follow this step-by-step program to optimize your cardiovascular health, boost your energy, slim your waistline, and heat up your sex life - all while enjoying sixty delicious recipes! Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of Americans today. But,...

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Well hello  by Annabel Crabb

Well hello

Annabel Crabb

Book

"In 2014, two of Australia's most high-profile journalists sat at a kitchen table, hit record on a phone and started a rambling conversation that's still going on (and on). From books to TV, music to cooking, friendship to films, there's little cultu...

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The cult of We  by Eliot Brown

The cult of We

Eliot Brown

Book

"The riveting inside story of WeWork and the brash founder who briefly turned it into the country's most valuable startup before his own epic unraveling, from the Wall Street Journal reporters whose scoops hastened the company's downfall. In 2001, Adam...

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Start at the end  by Dan Bigham

Start at the end

Dan Bigham

Book

"In Start at the End, Dan uses his own story as a cycling champion as well as wider examples and case studies from the worlds of business, personal development and other sports to demonstrate how this approach can help you succeed in any walk of life....

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Finding the mother tree  by S. (Suzanne) Simard

Finding the mother tree

S. (Suzanne) Simard

Book

"The world-leading scientist of plant communication and intelligence reveals how she discovered the secrets of the forest. No one has done more to transform our understanding of trees than the world-renowned scientist Suzanne Simard. Now she shares the...

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Mary Quant  by Jenny (Museum curator) Lister

Mary Quant

Jenny (Museum curator) Lister

Book

"Mary Quant is a fashion icon. The first focussed study of her career, this book shows how she revolutionised fashion, harnessing youth, streetstyle and mass production to create a new look for everyone. The book surveys the development of her business...

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Demystifying disability  by Emily Ladau

Demystifying disability

Emily Ladau

Book

"An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more inclusive place. People with disabilities are the world's lar...

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Cosmic queries  by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmic queries

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Book

"In this groundbreaking book, world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the world's thorniest philosophical conundrums, armed with wit, wisdom, and cutting-edge science. Together with distinguished physicist James Trefil, Tyson presen...

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Broken  by Jenny Lawson

Broken

Jenny Lawson

Book

"As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken (in the best possible way), she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor: "People...

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Dinosaurs and other prehistoric life  by Hazel Richardson

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric life

Hazel Richardson

Book

"An extensive guide to 200 dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, with a detailed entry on each species featuring vivid artwork and concise text. A comprehensive pocket guide to dinosaurs and prehistoric animals and the world they inhabited millions of years...

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Wintering  by Katherine May

Wintering

Katherine May

Book

"Wintering is a season in the cold. It is a fallow period in life when you're cut off from the world, feeling rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress, or cast into the role of an outsider. However it arrives, wintering is usually involuntary, lonely...

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Accessing the healing power of the vagus nerve  by Stanley Rosenberg

Accessing the healing power of the vagus nerve

Stanley Rosenberg

Book

"This practical guide to understanding the cranial nerves as the key to our psychological and physical well-being builds on Stephen Porges'€™s polyvagal theory -€” one of the most important recent developments in human neurobiology. Drawing on more than...

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A guide to rational living  by Albert Ellis

A guide to rational living

Albert Ellis

Book

"A guide to rational living provides much sought-after answers for individuals with problems, and it can help everyone to feel better about themselves and to deal with their lives more effectively"--Publisher's description.

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Mindfulness  by Mark Williams

Mindfulness

Mark Williams

Book

"Everyday life is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams...

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