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The lady's handbook for her mysterious illness by Sarah Ramey

The lady's handbook for her mysterious illness

Sarah Ramey

Book

"The darkly funny memoir of Sarah Ramey’s years-long battle with a mysterious illness that doctors thought was all in her head—but wasn’t. A revelation and an inspiration for millions of women whose legitimate health complaints are ignored. In her ha...

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Killing Crazy Horse by Bill O'Reilly

Killing Crazy Horse

Bill O'Reilly

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"The bloody Battle of Tippecanoe was only the beginning. It’s 1811 and President James Madison has ordered the destruction of Shawnee warrior chief Tecumseh’s alliance of tribes in the Great Lakes region. But while General William Henry Harrison would...

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Vesper flights by Helen Macdonald

Vesper flights

Helen Macdonald

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From the internationally acclaimed author of H IS FOR HAWK comes VESPER FLIGHTS, a collection of Helen Macdonald's best loved pieces along with new essays, ranging from accounts of swan upping on the Thames to watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary...

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Forced out by Kevin Maxwell

Forced out

Kevin Maxwell

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"Kevin Maxwell was a dream candidate for the police force he had a long-held desire to serve his community, a strong moral compass and a clear aptitude for both the strategic and practical aspects of policing. And, as a gay black man from a working c...

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On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming

On Chapel Sands

Laura Cumming

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"In the autumn of 1929, a small child was kidnapped from a Lincolnshire beach. Five agonising days went by before she was found in a nearby village. The child remembered nothing of these events and nobody ever spoke of them. It was another 50 years before...

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Niki Lauda by Maurice Hamilton

Niki Lauda

Maurice Hamilton

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"The most comprehensive and detailed biography of Formula One legend Nick Lauda ever published, as told by Maurice Hamilton, who knew him for more than forty years. From the famous rivalry with James Hunt in the 1970s, as depicted in the film Rush, to...

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Not that I'd kiss a girl by Lil O'Brien

Not that I'd kiss a girl

Lil O'Brien

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"Lil O'Brien accidentally outed herself to her parents at the age of 19 when they overhead her talking to a friend about liking girls. Half an hour later she found herself on the side of the road, with instructions to come back and pick up her suitcase...

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Pull no punches by Judith Collins

Pull no punches

Judith Collins

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"The most anticipated political memoir of the year. A frank account from National MP Judith Collins of the highs and lows of a political life. From humble beginnings as the daughter of Labour-voting farming parents, Judith Collins has carved a path to...

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Fear & courage

Fear & courage

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"We have all felt fear, whether it’s the sweaty palms and racing heart as we make a speech or the profound, all-encompassing awareness of our own mortality as we await medical results. Of course, the flip-side of fear is courage. The person who learns...

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Being you by Maggie Eyre

Being you

Maggie Eyre

Large Print

"How do people like Oprah Winfrey and the Dalai Lama create massive audiences and globally recognizable brands? The key is authenticity - presenting a genuine version of yourself in person, on the stage, and across your entire online presence. But while...

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Battle on 42nd Street by Peter Monteath

Battle on 42nd Street

Peter Monteath

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"At what point does the will to survive on the battlefield give way to bloodlust? The battle for Crete was at once the most modern and the most ancient of wars. For a week Australian and New Zealand forces were relentlessly hammered from the skies by...

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Know your place by Golriz Ghahraman

Know your place

Golriz Ghahraman

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"When she was just nine, Golriz Ghahraman and her parents were forced to flee their home in Iran. After a terrifying and uncertain journey, they landed in Auckland where they were able to seek asylum and - ultimately - create a new life. In this open...

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Human kindness

Human kindness

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"Kindness comes in many forms and affects all of us. As Mark Twain said, 'Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.' And while a kind gesture can often simply make someone feel better about their day, sometimes - as the....

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Weed by James Borrowdale

Weed

James Borrowdale

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"In 'Weed, ' journalist James Borrowdale dives in deep to understand why, meeting a fascinating cross-section of New Zealand along the way, a nineteenth-century nun who allegedly grew pot, a bystander to the Mr. Asia syndicate, a convicted heroin dealer...

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Rust by Eliese Colette Goldbach

Rust

Eliese Colette Goldbach

Book

"A debut memoir of grit and tenacity, as one young woman returns to the conservative hometown she always longed to escape to earn a living in the steel mill that casts a shadow over Cleveland. Steel is the only thing that shines in the belly of the mill...

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Southern cross crime by Craig Sisterson

Southern cross crime

Craig Sisterson

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Australian and New Zealand crime and thriller writing is booming globally. Neighbours that are siblings in spirit but vastly different in landscape, antipodean authors offer readers a blend of exotic and familiar, seasoned by distinctive senses of pl...

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The natural health service by Isabel Hardman

The natural health service

Isabel Hardman

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In 2016, Isabel Hardman's mind "stopped working" as she fell prey to severe depression and anxiety. She took long-term sick leave and, despite several relapses, has returned to work with a much-improved ability to cope, having since become one of the...

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Tomorrow will be a good day by Tom Moore

Tomorrow will be a good day

Tom Moore

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At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, ninety-nine-year-old WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore began walking laps of his garden to raise £1000 for the NHS. By the time of his 100th birthday, he'd reached £32 million and captured the hearts of the nation....

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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 Grounds, London. Something unprecedented had just happened: England had won the Cricket World Cup for the very first time. At the epicentre of England's historic triumph was Ben Stokes, the all-...

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The pretty girl killer by Andrew Byrne

The pretty girl killer

Andrew Byrne

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"This is the story of Christopher Wilder: the surf-loving son of a decorated naval war hero born in the suburbs of Sydney, who became the most wanted man in America – a psychopathic serial killer who slaughtered more than sixteen young women in the USA...

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Bewildered by Laura Waters

Bewildered

Laura Waters

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"What would move you to ditch your life and take off into the wild for five months? For Laura Waters, it took the implosion of a toxic relationship and a crippling bout of anxiety. Armed with maps, a compass and her life in a bag on her back, she set...

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Stop surviving, start fighting by Jazz Thornton

Stop surviving, start fighting

Jazz Thornton

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"Jazz Thornton first attempted to take her own life at the age of 12. Multiple attempts followed and she spent time in psychiatric wards and under medical supervision as she rode the rollercoaster of depression and anxiety through her teenage years -...

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She I dare not name by Donna Ward

She I dare not name

Donna Ward

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"She I Dare Not Name is a compelling collection of fiercely intelligent, deeply intimate, lyrical reflections on the life of a woman who stands on the threshold between two millennia. Both manifesto and confession, this moving memoir explores the meaning...

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The divorce diaries by Sarah Quigley

The divorce diaries

Sarah Quigley

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"Funny, honest, confronting, wise, this is a compelling and bitter-sweet true story of breaking up and breaking through. 'I hear you're divorced?' a friend greets me. 'Congratulations!' The Divorce Diaries outlines the difficult and often heart-break...

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Wayfinding by M. R. O'Connor

Wayfinding

M. R. O'Connor

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"At once far flung and intimate, a fascinating look at how finding our way make us human. In this compelling narrative, O'Connor seeks out neuroscientists, anthropologists and master navigators to understand how navigation ultimately gave us our huma...

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Beneath the fig leaves by Olympia Panagiotopoulos

Beneath the fig leaves

Olympia Panagiotopoulos

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"In 1955, in a village in Greece that was marred by war and poverty, Giannoula and Fotios Panagiotopoulos dreamed of providing a better life for their children. Australia, it was rumoured, was a land of opportunity where hard work brought reward. Lea...

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The XX brain by Lisa Mosconi

The XX brain

Lisa Mosconi

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"Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and women are far more likely than men to suffer from anxiety, depression, migraines, brain injuries and strokes. The XX Brain reveals groundbreaking research showing that wo...

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Thinsanity by Graham Mackintosh

Thinsanity

Graham Mackintosh

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"We are becoming more and more obsessed with being thin ... as we get fatter and fatter! The craziest part is that most weight loss 'solutions' are actually part of the problem. Diet and exercise programs fail 97% of people in the long-term, resulting...

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Glide by Lisa Forrest

Glide

Lisa Forrest

Large Print

"Glide is the story of what happened when serial-achiever Lisa Forrest (Olympian, TV and radio broadcaster, author, actor, wife, mother) took time out to answer a question that had been bugging her for years: Why, no matter what she achieved, was she...

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The millionaire castaway by David Glasheen

The millionaire castaway

David Glasheen

Large Print

"Losing his fortune in the stock market crash of 1987 was the final straw for Dave Glasheen. After a series of catastrophes, he needed to take drastic measures to restore himself. Opting out of the rat race, he cast himself away to a deserted island off...

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My lucky stroke by Sarah Brooker

My lucky stroke

Sarah Brooker

Large Print

"Sarah Brooker was an ambitious young woman studying to be a neuroscientist. She had the world at her feet. On New Year's Eve, 2002, an unbelievable series of events occurred: a brain aneurysm, a devastating car accident, a body broken and a mind shattered....

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Listen to spirit by Kelvin Cruickshank

Listen to spirit

Kelvin Cruickshank

Large Print

"Kelvin Cruickshank shares incredible stories from his lifelong work listening to spirit. This all-new book draws on his most recent work, including how he has helped to solve high profile missing persons cases and murders, both in his native New Zealand...

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Husna's story by Farid (Christchurch writer) Ahmed

Husna's story

Farid (Christchurch writer) Ahmed

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"Husna's Story is written by Husna's husband Farid Ahmed. They were praying at El Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a gunman burst in and shot and killed 51 people and injured many others in a terrorist attack. This book tells Husna's story, describing...

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A diamond in the dust by Frauke Bolten-Boshammer

A diamond in the dust

Frauke Bolten-Boshammer

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"Within minutes of landing in Kununurra, Frauke Bolten had made up her mind to get on a plane back home to Germany. It was 1981 and the dusty frontier town was no place for a woman. However, Frauke stayed, determined to help her husband carve out a new...

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The innocent reader by Debra Adelaide

The innocent reader

Debra Adelaide

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"With immediate wit and intimacy, Adelaide explores what shapes us as readers, how books inform, console and broaden our senses of self, and the constant conversation of authors and readers with the rest of their libraries. Drawing from her experiences...

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Finding my voice by Nadiya Hussain

Finding my voice

Nadiya Hussain

Book

"In 'Finding My Voice,' Nadiya Hussain explores the many different roles assigned to her by her gender, culture, religion and society and how they have each shaped the woman she is today. Born to parents who emigrated from Bangladesh to Britain, Nadi...

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Crossroads by Mark Radcliffe

Crossroads

Mark Radcliffe

Book

"Standing at the crossroads - the Mississippi crossroads of Robert Johnson and the devil's infamous meeting - Mark Radcliffe found himself facing his own personal crunch point. Aged 60, he had just mourned the death of his father, only to be handed a...

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Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem

Mudlarking

Lara Maiklem

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MUDLARK: A PERSON WHO SCAVENGES FOR USABLE DEBRIS IN THE MUD OF A RIVER OR HARBOUR. Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over fifteen years in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins, m...

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The escape artist by Helen Fremont

The escape artist

Helen Fremont

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"Helen Fremont's bestselling memoir, After Long Silence, published in 1991 and still very much in print, vividly recounts her discovery in adulthood that her parents were not Catholics, as she thought (having herself been raised in that faith), but J...

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A bit of a stretch by Chris Atkins

A bit of a stretch

Chris Atkins

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The ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife

The ravenmaster

Christopher Skaife

Large Print

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Good husbandry by Kristin Kimball

Good husbandry

Kristin Kimball

Large Print

"From the celebrated author of the beloved bestseller The Dirty Life, a "beguiling memoir about the simple life" (Elle), Kristin Kimball describes the delicious highs and sometimes excruciating lows of life on Essex Farm--a 500-acre farm that produces...

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999 by Dan Farnworth

999

Dan Farnworth

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"Dan Farnworth brings vividly to life his astonishing experiences as a medic working on the frontline of the UK Ambulance Service. When the 999 call goes out, he has little idea what he will find - and how he will cope with the challenges he faces when...

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The elite by Ranulph Fiennes

The elite

Ranulph Fiennes

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"Inspired by the heroic war time escapades of his father, as well as drawing on his own experiences in the special forces, acclaimed adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes thrillingly explores the history of elite military units, from ancient Sparta to the War...

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Tall tales and wee stories by Billy Connolly

Tall tales and wee stories

Billy Connolly

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A farmer's diary by Sally Urwin

A farmer's diary

Sally Urwin

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Conversations with RBG by Jeffrey Rosen

Conversations with RBG

Jeffrey Rosen

Large Print

"This is a remarkable and unique book, an informal portrait of Justice Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her conversations with Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president...

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How to make your money last by Jane Bryant Quinn

How to make your money last

Jane Bryant Quinn

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"The challenge for everyone, at midlife and later, is finding ways of stretching your savings over a retirement that could last for 30 years or more. The new and updated edition of this popular book shows you how. You'll find answers to such critical...

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Rescue dogs by Pete Paxton

Rescue dogs

Pete Paxton

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"A fascinating look at rescue dogs--where they come from, why every dog lover should consider adopting one, and how to make them part of your family. America's leading undercover animal investigator, Pete Paxton, has, among other exploits, infiltrated...

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Tiny habits by B. J. Fogg

Tiny habits

B. J. Fogg

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This year forget big resolutions. For real change start small. Forget the latest exhausting fitness fad. Lose the guilt. Stop feeling bad. Improving your life is much easier than you think: Try any habit, make it tiny, find where it fits naturally in...

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Before and after by Judy Pace Christie

Before and after

Judy Pace Christie

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"From the 1920s to 1950, Georgia Tann ran a corrupt baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parents - hiding the fact that many weren't orphans at all,...

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Tombstone by Thomas Clavin

Tombstone

Thomas Clavin

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"On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, nine men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others. The fight sprang forth...

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Molly by Colin Butcher

Molly

Colin Butcher

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"Molly: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats tells the heartwarming story of the man-and-dog team behind the United Kingdom Pet Detective Agency, how Colin, in need of a new lease on life, rescues Molly the dog, and how Molly in turn rescues...

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Exposure by Robert Bilott

Exposure

Robert Bilott

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"In 1998, Robert Bilott was a 33-year-old Cincinnati lawyer on the verge of making partner when his career and life took an unforeseen turn. He was taken by surprise when he received a call from a man named Earl Tennant, a farmer from West Virginia with...

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Waiting for war by Barry Turner

Waiting for war

Barry Turner

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"At the outbreak of war in 1939, ordinary people were quickly forced to adapt to the realities of a nation under dire threat. But it soon became known as the Phoney War, a time when official incompetence reigned supreme. Theatres and cinemas were closed...

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Corrupt bodies by Peter Everett

Corrupt bodies

Peter Everett

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"In 1985, Peter Everett landed the job as Superintendent of Southwark Mortuary. In just six years he'd gone from lowly assistant to running the UK's busiest murder morgue. He couldn't believe his luck. What he didn't know was that Southwark, operating...

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The face behind the veil by Donna Gehrke-White

The face behind the veil

Donna Gehrke-White

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"For years, the image of the Muslim woman in America has been as mysterious as the face behind the veil. Is she garbed in the traditional hijab and chador? Is she subservient to a male-dominated culture and religion? Does she grocery shop, do her nails,...

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Hell and other destinations by Madeleine Korbel Albright

Hell and other destinations

Madeleine Korbel Albright

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"In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. 'I don't want to be remembered,' she answered. 'I am still here and have much more I intend to do....

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Joy at work by Marie Kondō

Joy at work

Marie Kondō

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"The workplace is a magnet for clutter and mess. Who hasn't felt drained by wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks? These are the modern-day hazards of working, and they can slowly drain the joy from work, limit...

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Russians among us by Gordon Corera

Russians among us

Gordon Corera

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"Spies have long been a source of great fascination in the world of fiction, but sometimes the best spy stories happen in real life. Russians Among Us tells the full story of Putin's escalating espionage campaign in the West, the Russian 'deep cover'...

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Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid

Highway of Tears

Jessica McDiarmid

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"An explosive examination of the missing and murdered Indigenous women of Highway 16, and a searing indictment of the society that failed them. For decades, women--overwhelmingly from Indigenous backgrounds--have gone missing or been found murdered along...

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The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini by Joe Posnanski

The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini

Joe Posnanski

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"Harry Houdini. Say his name and a number of things come to mind. Escapes. Illusions. Magic. Chains. Safes. Live burials. Close to a century after his death, nearly every person in America knows his name from a young age, capturing their imaginations...

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