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Killing the killers by Bill O'Reilly

Killing the killers

Bill O'Reilly

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"As the World Trade Center buildings collapsed, the Pentagon burned, and a small group of passengers fought desperately to stop a third plane from completing its deadly flight plan, America went on war footing. Killing The Killers narrates America's ...

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Under a white sky by Elizabeth Kolbert

Under a white sky

Elizabeth Kolbert

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"That man should have dominion "over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth" is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it's said we live in a new geological epoch: ...

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Windswept and interesting by Billy Connolly

Windswept and interesting

Billy Connolly

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In his first full-length autobiography, comedy legend and national treasure Billy Connolly reveals the truth behind his windswept and interesting life. Born in a tenement flat in Glasgow in 1942, orphaned by the age of four, and a survivor of appalling...

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Queen of our times by Robert Hardman

Queen of our times

Robert Hardman

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"Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II has reigned through more seismic social change than any monarch since 1066. Yet she is not merely hanging on. She is a 21st century global phenomenon commanding unrivalled respect and affection. And now she is p...

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James Patterson by James Patterson by James Patterson

James Patterson by James Patterson

James Patterson

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"How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world? On the morning he was born, he nearly died. His dad grew up in the Pogey--the Newburgh, New York, poorhouse. He worked at a mental hospital in Massac...

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First principles by Thomas E. Ricks

First principles

Thomas E. Ricks

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"Examines how the educations of America's first four presidents, and in particular their scholarly devotion to ancient Greek and Roman classics, informed the beliefs and ideals that shaped the nation's constitution and government."--Publisher's descr...

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The knife's edge by Stephen Westaby

The knife's edge

Stephen Westaby

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"Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently associated...

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Come by the hills by Cameron McNeish

Come by the hills

Cameron McNeish

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"'Come by the Hills' follows Cameron McNeish's popular 2018 memoir, 'There's Always the Hills', and celebrates his life on the Scottish hills, his many friendships with hill-goers, writers, broadcasters and active people of all kinds."-- Back cover.

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Fairest by Meredith Talusan

Fairest

Meredith Talusan

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"A singular, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to Harvard to a gender transition and illuminates the illusions of race, disability, and gender. Fairest is a memoir...

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Marram by Leonie Charlton

Marram

Leonie Charlton

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"Seven years after her mother's death, Leonie Charlton is still gripped by memories of their fraught relationship. In May 2017, Leonie trekked through the Outer Hebrides in the company of a friend and their Highland Ponies in search of closure. When ...

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Survive. Drive. Win by Nick Fry

Survive. Drive. Win

Nick Fry

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"In the autumn of 2008, Honda pulled the plug on their under-performing F1 effort. The decision left hundreds of employees jobless, and the team's participation in the 2009 world championship looked unlikely. Rising from the ashes of the Honda team, Brawn...

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DAWGS by Diane Trull

DAWGS

Diane Trull

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"Elementary-school teacher Diane Trull's life-defining moment happened when her fourth-grade reading class saw a photo of a cardboard box overflowing with homeless puppies. Trull was no stranger to rescuing abandoned animals. She and her husband Mark...

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Kika & me by Amit Patel

Kika & me

Amit Patel

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"Amit Patel is working as a trauma doctor when a rare condition causes him to lose his sight within thirty-six hours. Totally dependent on others and terrified of stepping outside with a white cane after he's assaulted, he hits rock bottom. He refuses...

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Why we drive by Matthew B. Crawford

Why we drive

Matthew B. Crawford

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"Once we were drivers, the open road alive with autonomy and adventure. Today we are as likely to be in the back seat of an Uber as behind the wheel. As we hurtle toward a shiny, happy 'self-driving' future, are we destined to become passengers in our...

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Beneath the tamarind tree by Isha Sesay

Beneath the tamarind tree

Isha Sesay

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"In the early morning of April 14, 2014, the militant Islamic group Boko Haram violently burst into the small town of Chibok, Nigeria, and abducted 276 girls from their school dorm rooms. From poor families, these girls were determined to make better...

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Sealand by Dylan Taylor-Lehman

Sealand

Dylan Taylor-Lehman

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"In 1967, retired army major and self-made millionaire Paddy Roy Bates inaugurated himself ruler of the Principality of Sealand on a World War II Maunsell Sea Fort near Felixstowe - and began the peculiar story of the world's most stubborn micronation....

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The boy by Richard Williams

The boy

Richard Williams

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"Even in the midst of a global pandemic, the death of Stirling Moss on 12 April 2020 at the age of 90 made headlines, almost 60 years after he retired from Formula One. In 'The Boy', Richard Williams assesses what made him such an iconic figure. Told...

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A thing of beauty by Peter Fiennes

A thing of beauty

Peter Fiennes

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"It's now a golden age for these tales - they crop up in novels, films, and popular culture. But what's the modern relevance of Theseus, Hera, and Pandora? Were these stories ever meant for children? And what's to be seen now at the places where heroes...

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The year the world went mad by M. E. J. (Mark E. J.) Woolhouse

The year the world went mad

M. E. J. (Mark E. J.) Woolhouse

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"Mark Woolhouse recounts the history of the COVID-19 pandemic through the eyes of a scientist at the very centre of the action. He explores the failures and successes of the United Kingdom's, and the world's, response to the virus, shows how he briefed...

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Beginners by Tom Vanderbilt

Beginners

Tom Vanderbilt

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"For many of us, the last time we learned a new skill was during childhood. We live in an age which reveres expertise but looks down on the beginner. Upon entering adulthood and middle age, we begin to shy away from trying new things, instead preferring...

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My hero Theo by Gareth Greaves

My hero Theo

Gareth Greaves

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"PC Gareth Greaves first met Theo, a German Shepherd, when he was a nervous 14-month-old puppy. They were instantly inseparable and police dog Theo became the best partner Gareth's ever had. During six-and-a-half years of active service, police dog T...

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On fire by Ben Stokes

On fire

Ben Stokes

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"Early evening on Sunday 14th July 2019. Lord's Cricket Ground in London. Something had just happened in the sport of cricket that had never happened before: England had won the Cricket World Cup for the very first time since the tournament's inception...

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The Ardlamont mystery by Daniel Smith

The Ardlamont mystery

Daniel Smith

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"December 1893. Arthur Conan Doyle shocks his legions of fans by killing off the world's favourite fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Meanwhile, in Scotland, a sensational real-life murder trial is playing out. Alfred Monson, a scion of the aristocracy,...

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All that she carried by Tiya Miles

All that she carried

Tiya Miles

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"In 1850s South Carolina, an enslaved woman named Rose faced a crisis, the imminent sale of her daughter Ashley. Thinking quickly, she packed a cotton bag with a few precious items as a token of love and to try to ensure Ashley's survival. Soon after,...

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The bookseller at the end of the world by Ruth Shaw

The bookseller at the end of the world

Ruth Shaw

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"Ruth Shaw weaves together stories of the characters who visit her bookshops, musings about her favourite books, and bittersweet stories from her full and varied life before bookshops. She sailed through the Pacific for years, was held up by pirates,...

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In love by Amy Bloom

In love

Amy Bloom

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"Amy Bloom began to notice changes in her husband, Brian: He retired early from a new job he loved; he withdrew from close friendships; he talked mostly about the past. Suddenly, it seemed there was a glass wall between them, and their long walks and...

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Apparently there were complaints by Sharon Gless

Apparently there were complaints

Sharon Gless

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"Anyone who has seen Sharon Gless act in Cagney and Lacey, Queer as Folk, Burn Notice, and countless other shows and movies, knows that she's someone who gives every role her all. She holds nothing back in Apparently There Were Complaints, a hilarious,...

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Explorer by Benedict Allen

Explorer

Benedict Allen

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"'Explorer' is the story of what first led Benedict Allen to head for the farthest reaches of our planet - at a time when there were still valleys and ranges known only to the remote communities who inhabited them. It is also the story of why, thirty...

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Manhunt by Colin Sutton

Manhunt

Colin Sutton

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"Delroy Grant - dubbed the Night Stalker - was one of the nation's most wanted men, a shocking sex predator. During his seventeen-year reign of fear, he established a clear MO. Target an elderly woman, living alone. Visit them at night. Remove a window...

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The right sort of girl by Anita Rani

The right sort of girl

Anita Rani

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"Empowering and energetic, 'The Right Sort of Girl' is a coming-of-age story of identity. Trying to navigate her Indian world at home and the British world outside her front door, Anita Rani was a girl who didn't fit in anywhere. She shares with us the...

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Gone bush by Paul Kilgour

Gone bush

Paul Kilgour

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"The story of a wanderer, long-distance tramper and hut-bagging legend. Paul Kilgour was bitten by the tramping bug early. He began going on epic trips as a young boy, beyond the farm and along the coast. During these wanderings, he met old folk living...

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Finding calm by S. S. (Sarbjit S.) Johal

Finding calm

S. S. (Sarbjit S.) Johal

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"We live in a troubled world - so many changes, so many uncertainties. This book gives a range of practical skills to help anyone come to terms with feelings of anxiety and learn to thrive. How do you deal with your anxieties and fears when there is so...

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Dancing with The Machine by Jo Morgan

Dancing with The Machine

Jo Morgan

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"Mountaineer, adventurer, avid motorcyclist and constant traveller, Jo Morgan has lived an extraordinary life. The youngest of eight children, Jo was brought up largely by her mum after her father died when she was only one, and she has always had an...

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The unexpected patient by Himali McInnes

The unexpected patient

Himali McInnes

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"Stories of life, death and unforgettable clinical cases. A psychiatrist and a patient with supernatural connections. A family man's resilience as he recovers from a life-changing terrorist attack. A rural nurse specialist and his incredible roadside...

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Managing expectations by Minnie Driver

Managing expectations

Minnie Driver

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"In Managing Expectations, Minnie Driver's intimate, hilarious, and moving memoir-in-essays, the celebrated actor and captivating storyteller reflects on a surprising and remarkable life. Driver writes with disarming charm and candor about her upbrin...

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Family trusts by Martin Hawes

Family trusts

Martin Hawes

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"In 2021, The Trusts Act 2019 comes into force. This is the first major trust law reform in New Zealand in 70 years. Many of the key changes are aimed at making trust law more accessible to both lawyers and the public, strengthening the ability of...

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Impossible by Stan Walker

Impossible

Stan Walker

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"For the first time, Stan Walker speaks with startling honesty about abuse and addiction, hardship and excess, cancer and discrimination, and growing up in a family where love and violence were horribly entwined. From one of the finest singers to emerge...

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Born a crime by Trevor Noah

Born a crime

Trevor Noah

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"Trevor Noah is the host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah , where he gleefully provides America with its nightly dose of serrated satire. He is a light-footed but cutting observer of the relentless absurdities of politics, nationalism and race - and...

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Things that matter by David Galler

Things that matter

David Galler

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"Dr David Galler tells stories of life and death from his position as Intensive Care specialist at Middlemore Hospital. Written lyrically and warmly, these stories are based on real life events describing the everyday dilemmas and challenges that doctors...

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A bit mental by Jimi Hunt

A bit mental

Jimi Hunt

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"Jimi Hunt is a man who has spent most of his life doing ridiculous things for his own amusement. Things like building the country's biggest Slip 'n' Slide; playing golf through the streets of downtown Auckland; and holding an alternative Summer Olym...

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Conspiracy of silence by Timothy (Timothy David Reis) Bottoms

Conspiracy of silence

Timothy (Timothy David Reis) Bottom...

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"'This is an important, well researched book: challenging, compelling and controversial. It is a must read for anyone interested in Australian history.' - Henry Reynolds. The Queensland frontier was more violent than any other Australian colony. From...

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Taste by Stanley Tucci

Taste

Stanley Tucci

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"Tucci grew up in an Italian family that put great import on food: the quality of ingredients, the careful preparation, the passing on of family recipes and cultural culinary traditions. He has written cookbooks, become involved in food-related charities,...

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The power of regret by Daniel H. Pink

The power of regret

Daniel H. Pink

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"'No regrets.' You've heard people proclaim it as a philosophy of life. That's nonsense, even dangerous, says Daniel H. Pink in his latest bold and inspiring work. Everybody has regrets. They're a fundamental part of our lives. And if we reckon with them...

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Rationality by Steven Pinker

Rationality

Steven Pinker

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"Can reading a book make you more rational? Can it explain why there seems to be so much irrationality in the world, including, let's be honest, in each of us? These are the goals of Steven Pinker's follow-up to Enlightenment Now (Bill Gates's "new f...

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The light of days by Judith Batalion

The light of days

Judith Batalion

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"One of the most important untold stories of World War II. The light of days is a soaring landmark history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who helped weaponize Poland's Jewish youth groups to resist the Na...

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Exercised by Daniel E. Lieberman

Exercised

Daniel E. Lieberman

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"This highly engaging landmark work, a natural history of exercise--by the author of the best seller The Story of the Human Body--seeks to answer a fundamental question: were you born to run or rest The first three parts of Exercised roughly follow t...

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Old men can't wait by Simon Gandolfi

Old men can't wait

Simon Gandolfi

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"A travelogue telling the story of octogenarian Simon Gandolfi's travels across South America by motorbike, crossing the highest passes, alone and on minimal funds with no expensive gear and no back up, making friends, having fun, staying young." -- ...

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Treasured by Christina Riggs

Treasured

Christina Riggs

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"When it was found in 1922, the 3300-year old tomb of Tutankhamun sent shockwaves around the world, turning the boy-king into a household name overnight and kickstarting an international media obsession that endures to this day. From culture and academia...

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Baggage by Alan Cumming

Baggage

Alan Cumming

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"'Baggage' chronicles the actor's life in Hollywood and the ways in which work has repeatedly whisked him away from personal calamities to sets and stages around the world. Taking us through the highs and lows of his career, his struggle with mental ...

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The Nazis knew my name by Magda Hellinger

The Nazis knew my name

Magda Hellinger

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"In March 1942, twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and nearly a thousand other young women were deported as some of the first Jews to be sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The SS soon discovered that by putting prisoners...

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The case of the murderous Dr. Cream by Dean Jobb

The case of the murderous Dr. Cream

Dean Jobb

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"Framed around one salacious trial in 1891 London, a fascinating and vividly told true-crime narrative about the hunt for one of the first known serial killers, whose poisoning spree in the US, Canada, and England coincided with the birth of forensic...

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One day in April by Jenni Hicks

One day in April

Jenni Hicks

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On Saturday 15th April 1989, Jenni Hicks, her husband Trevor, and their two daughters Sarah and Vicki went to watch a football match. It was to be their last day as a family. Sarah and Vicki didn't come home, and Jenni's world was changed forever. Since...

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Facts and other lies by Ed Coper

Facts and other lies

Ed Coper

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"From fringe conspiracy theories to 'alternative facts', a timely look at how we arrived in the 'fake news' era. Would your younger self believe the news of today? An entire city block blown up by a suicide bomber on Christmas Day because he believed...

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Travel your way by Nathan James Thomas

Travel your way

Nathan James Thomas

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"Travel is the opposite of prejudice; it is curiosity, openness and connection. When our world is in flux, travel matters more than ever. It is the only way to go beyond the narratives that are fed to us, and understand the world through your own exp...

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Missing by Tom Patterson

Missing

Tom Patterson

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"In 1972 Mark May is eighteen. He is bright, beautiful and has a scholarship to study law. Ten years later he descends alone into remote gorge country in north-western New South Wales. He lives in rough camps and stays for thirty-five years. Then, on...

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You can't stop the sun from shining by Sonny Bill Williams

You can't stop the sun from shining

Sonny Bill Williams

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"Sonny Bill Williams is a once in a generation athlete – a player with immense sporting talent in rugby league, rugby union and boxing. In his remarkable career, he has won World Cups with the All Blacks in 2011 and 2015 and helped the Kiwis reach the...

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Along came a spider by Neil H. Atkinson

Along came a spider

Neil H. Atkinson

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"In this confronting collection by victims of child sexual abuse, you will read not only of their horrific experiences as children, but also of their lifetime of living with the consequences and after-effects of that abuse. There has been silence for...

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Take the child and disappear by Nina Bassat

Take the child and disappear

Nina Bassat

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"'When five words uttered by a German soldier determine whether you live or die, you spend your life trying to unravel all the what-ifs. What if I had not been born in Poland in 1939? What if those five words had not been said? What if I had grown up...

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In the margins by Elena Ferrante

In the margins

Elena Ferrante

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"Here, in these four crisp essays, Ferrante offers a rare look at the origins of her literary powers. She writes about her influences, her struggles, and her formation as both a reader and a writer; she describes the perils of “bad language” and suggests...

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Sea state by Tabitha Lasley

Sea state

Tabitha Lasley

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"A stunning and brutally honest memoir that shines a light on what happens when female desire conflicts with a culture of masculinity in crisis. In her midthirties and newly free from a terrible relationship, Tabitha Lasley quit her job at a London m...

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The first survivors of Alzheimer's by Dale E. Bredesen

The first survivors of Alzheimer's

Dale E. Bredesen

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"It has been said that everyone knows a cancer survivor, but no one has met an Alzheimer's survivor – until now. In his first two books, Dr. Dale Bredesen outlined the revolutionary treatments that are changing what had previously seemed like the ine...

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The girls who stepped out of line by Mari K. Eder

The girls who stepped out of line

Mari K. Eder

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"The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII-in and out of uniform, for theirs is a ...

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Boy on fire by Mark Mordue

Boy on fire

Mark Mordue

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"A deeply beautiful, profound, profane and poetic biography of the formative years of the dark prince of rock 'n' roll, 'Boy on Fire' is Nick Cave's creation story, a portrait of the artist first as a boy, then as a young man. A deeply insightful work...

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The Queen Mother by Colin Campbell

The Queen Mother

Colin Campbell

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"Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother was called the 'most successful queen since Cleopatra' and the 'best queen consort ever'. Her personality was so captivating that even her arch-enemy the Duchess of Windsor wrote about 'her legendary charm' and when...

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Footnotes by Peter Fiennes

Footnotes

Peter Fiennes

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"Every journey has its stories. Beginning with Enid Blyton and childhood in the Isle of Purbeck, Peter Fiennes embarks on a unique exploration of Britain. He follows in the footsteps of some our greatest writers, tracing the paths recorded in their b...

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The end of craving by Mark Schatzker

The end of craving

Mark Schatzker

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"For the last fifty years, we have been fighting a losing war on food. We have cut fat, reduced carbs, eliminated sugar, and attempted every conceivable diet only to find that eighty-eight million American adults are prediabetic, more than a hundred ...

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Brothers and wives by Christopher P. Andersen

Brothers and wives

Christopher P. Andersen

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"Explores the last twenty years in the lives of Princes William and Harry and the evolution of their relationship as adults, with one brother the designated heir, and the other doomed to life as the spare. "Diana's Boys" revealed the iron-strong bond...

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Currowan by Bronwyn Adcock

Currowan

Bronwyn Adcock

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Ignited by a lightning strike in a remote forest, the Currowan fire was one of the most terrifying episodes of Australia's Black Summer. It burnt for seventy-four days, consuming nearly 5,000 square kilometres of land, destroying well over 500 homes,...

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Led Zeppelin by Bob Spitz

Led Zeppelin

Bob Spitz

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"Rock stars. Whatever those words mean to you, chances are, they owe a debt to Led Zeppelin. No one before or since has lived the dream quite like Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. In Led Zeppelin, Bob Spitz takes their full...

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Murder isn't easy by Carla Valentine

Murder isn't easy

Carla Valentine

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While other children were devouring the works of Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter, Carla Valentine was poring through the pages of Agatha Christie novels. It was this early fascination that led to her job as a pathology technician, trained in forensics...

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The book of hope by Jane Goodall

The book of hope

Jane Goodall

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"Looking at the headlines--the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval--it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed. In this urgent book, Jane Goodall, the world's...

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Fuzz by Mary Roach

Fuzz

Mary Roach

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"What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling...

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Steve Hansen by Gregor Paul

Steve Hansen

Gregor Paul

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"Between the years 2012 and 2019, Sir Steve Hansen oversaw an era of such remarkable success that it would be almost impossible to repeat. His 15-year career in the All Blacks coaching team is the heaviest footprint in rugby history. Of the 210 tests...

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What really happened in Wuhan by Sharri Markson

What really happened in Wuhan

Sharri Markson

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"The origins of Covid-19 are shrouded in mystery. Scientists and government officials insisted, for a year and a half, that the virus had a natural origin, ridiculing anyone who dared contradict this view. Tech giants swept the internet, censoring an...

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