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In Kill Zone by Neil Reynolds

In Kill Zone

Neil Reynolds

eBook

"When Neil Reynolds was first asked in 2003 whether he'd like to work in Iraq as a private military contractor, he didn't even know where it was on the map. But he would soon learn the ins and outs of working and surviving in one of the world's most ...

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Camgirl  by Isa Mazzei

Camgirl

Isa Mazzei

Book

At twenty-three, Isa Mazzei was just like any other college graduate: broke, lacking purpose, and searching for an identity. She was also a compulsive seductress with a reputation as a slut and heartbreaker. One day, while working a low-paying retail...

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Blowing my cover  by Lindsay Moran

Blowing my cover

Lindsay Moran

Book

Call me naïve, but when I was a girl-watching James Bond and devouring Harriet the Spy-all I wanted was to grow up to be a spy. Unlike most kids, I didn't lose my secret-agent aspirations. So as a bright-eyed, idealistic college grad, I sent my resume...

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The survivors  by Adam P. Frankel

The survivors

Adam P. Frankel

Book

A memoir of family, the Holocaust, trauma, and identity, in which Adam Frankel, a former Obama speechwriter, must come to terms with the legacy of his family's painful past and discover who he is in the wake of a life-changing revelation about his own...

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Heaven on Earth  by J. S. Fauber

Heaven on Earth

J. S. Fauber

Book

A vivid narrative that connects the lives of four great astronomers and the scientific discovery that ushered in the modern era. Before the invention of the telescope, people used nothing more than their naked eye to understand what took place in the...

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Van Gogh

Van Gogh

Book

From his first paintings to the colorful flower images of his later career, Vincent van Gogh (1853?1890) repeatedly painted still lifes. In this genre, he could try out various media and alternatives - from depicting space using light and shadow to e...

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Fly girls by Keith O'Brien

Fly girls

Keith O'Brien

Large Print

"Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully...

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James Tissot  by Melissa E. Buron

James Tissot

Melissa E. Buron

Book

James Tissot (French, 1836-1902) was one of the most intriguing artists of his era. Though invited by Edgar Degas to exhibit with the Impressionist circle, Tissot instead garnered exceptional critical and commerical success on his own in London and P...

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Riding with giants  by Peter Holmes à Court

Riding with giants

Peter Holmes à Court

Book

In 2011, international businessman Peter Holmes à Court left the executive world and found himself living deep in rural France with only his seven-year-old twin girls for company. Peter was struggling as a single father in a foreign country – unsettled...

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Thirty-life crisis  by Lisa Schwartz

Thirty-life crisis

Lisa Schwartz

Book

Lisa Schwartz's stories and musings are all about watching her friends adult like pros, while she tries to understand why she doesn't want or can't seem to find all the things they have for herself. Like a big sister who's already seen it all, Lisa will...

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Thirst  by Heather Anderson

Thirst

Heather Anderson

Book

By age 25, Heather Anderson had hiked what is known as the "Triple Crown" of backpacking: the Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Continental Divide Trail (CDT)a combined distance of 7,900 miles with a vertical gain of more than one...

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Outside in by Libby Davies

Outside in

Libby Davies

eBook

"For more than four decades, Libby Davies has worked steadfastly for social justice. She became a community organizer in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside at the age of nineteen, later became active in Vancouver municipal politics, and eventually worked her...

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Square haunting by Francesca Wade

Square haunting

Francesca Wade

eBook

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Hesse by Gunnar Decker

Hesse

Gunnar Decker

eBook

Hermann Hesse's stories inspired nonconformity and a yearning for universal values to supplant the political fanaticism tearing Europe apart. Initially, critics thought his work inaccessible to Americans, but the counterculture of the 1960s--and subs...

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Nazi wives by James Wyllie

Nazi wives

James Wyllie

eBook

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Antarctica's lost aviator by Jeff Maynard

Antarctica's lost aviator

Jeff Maynard

eAudiobook

By the 1930s, no one had yet crossed Antarctica, and its vast interior remained a mystery frozen in time. Hoping to write his name in the history books, wealthy American Lincoln Ellsworth announced he would fly across the unexplored continent, and to...

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On call in the Arctic by Thomas J. Sims

On call in the Arctic

Thomas J. Sims

eAudiobook

Imagine a young doctor, trained in the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, suddenly transported back to one of the world's most isolated and unforgiving environments--Nome, Alaska. That's what happen to Dr. Sims. His plans to become...

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Cristiano and Leo by Jimmy Burns

Cristiano and Leo

Jimmy Burns

eAudiobook

A Financial Times Sports book of the Year 2018 pick Who's better: Ronaldo or Messi? Ask any football fan and they'll have an opinion. For the best part of the last decade football has seen a personal rivalry unlike any seen before. Cristiano and Leo....

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Diary of a lone twin by David Loftus

Diary of a lone twin

David Loftus

eAudiobook

A heart-rending memoir of love, loss and the unique relationship twins share. More than thirty years ago, David Loftus's cherished identical twin, John, passed away. Ever since, a day hasn't passed without David feeling the loss. In 1987, after recovering...

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My life and rugby by Eddie Jones

My life and rugby

Eddie Jones

eAudiobook

A genuine super-coach', Stephen Jones, Sunday Times Brilliant, honest, combative - Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In My Life and Rugby he tells his story for the first time, including the ...

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An elephant in my kitchen by Katja Willemsen

An elephant in my kitchen

Katja Willemsen

eAudiobook

Françoise Malby-Anthony never expected to find herself responsible for a herd of elephants with a troubled past. A chic Parisienne, her life changed forever when she fell in love with South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony. Together they founded...

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Amateur by Thomas Page McBee

Amateur

Thomas Page McBee

eAudiobook

Through his experience of boxing - learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body - McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes...

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Out of sheer rage by Geoff Dyer

Out of sheer rage

Geoff Dyer

eAudiobook

Sitting down to write a book about his hero D.H. Lawrence, Geoff Dyer finds himself compelled to write about anything else. He is in fact compelled to do more or less anything else instead of write. In Sicily he is too preoccupied by his hatred of seafood...

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The chronology of water by Lidia Yuknavitch

The chronology of water

Lidia Yuknavitch

eAudiobook

From the debris of her troubled early life, Lidia Yuknavitch weaves an astonishing tale of survival. A kind of memoir that is also a peon to the pursuit of beauty, self-expression, desire - for men and women - and the exhilaration of swimming, The Ch...

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Father Bob by Sue Williams

Father Bob

Sue Williams

eAudiobook

This is the life story of Father Bob Maguire - a rare behind-the-scenes look at the much-loved 'people's priest'. The enigmatic champion of the down-and-out was shaped by a lonely childhood in poor circumstances, an early priesthood that collided with...

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A maze of grace  by Natalie Yule Yeoman

A maze of grace

Natalie Yule Yeoman

Book

In 2015 Natalie Yule Yeoman was diagnosed with breast cancer. A maze of grace is the story of her response to the illness over a year, through diary entries, correspondence, poems, medical reports and family writings. By cultivating her inner resourc...

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The boat that brought me  by Nick Bridge

The boat that brought me

Nick Bridge

Book

The only New Zealander to have been attacked by a library, former diplomat Nick Bridge writes of his liberation from English class constraints and an education at a Hampshire prep school to the opportunities of 1950s New Zealand and a co-ed state school...

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Mozart in Paris by Frantz Duchazeau

Mozart in Paris

Frantz Duchazeau

Graphic novel

"In 1778, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart leaves Salzburg for Paris. The French capital promises to liberate the 22-year-old from the suffocating grip of his father, and from a city that is unable to accommodate his genius. But there is no grand entrance for...

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Disgraceland  by Jake Brennan

Disgraceland

Jake Brennan

Book

You may know Jerry Lee Lewis married his thirteen-year-old cousin but did you know he shot his bass player in the chest with a shotgun or that a couple of his wives died under extremely mysterious circumstances? Or that Sam Cooke was shot dead in a seedy...

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Against my will  by Sophie Crockett

Against my will

Sophie Crockett

Book

Sophie Crockett spent most of her childhood suffering from crippling anxiety. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, she became a virtual prisoner in her own home, afraid to venture outside. After battling with depression, eating disorders and self-harm,...

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Life is magic  by Jon Dorenbos

Life is magic

Jon Dorenbos

Book

You might recognize him as an NFL All-Pro or as an elite magician who made the finals of America's Got Talent and regularly appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. But Jon Dorenbos says that what he does is not who he is. Who he is is someone forced, at...

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A woman makes a plan  by Maye Musk

A woman makes a plan

Maye Musk

Book

The international supermodel shares personal stories and lessons learned from a life of "living dangerously--carefully." Maye Musk at seventy-one is a fashionable, charming, jet-setting supermodel with a fascinating and tight-knit circle of family and...

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Metanoia  by Anna McGahan

Metanoia

Anna McGahan

Book

Perhaps we have done to our bodies what we have so long done to God? We have demanded they conform to the image we find the most desirable. We have treated them as rubbish bins, weapons and punching bags. We have muted their wills until their voices...

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Denali  by Ben Moon

Denali

Ben Moon

Book

Ben Moon had no intention of getting a dog until he met the soulful gaze of a husky-pit bull cross pup in a rescue shelter. Ben instantly felt a connection, and his friendship with the extraordinary Denali was born. The two friends set out on the road...

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My life and rugby  by Eddie Jones

My life and rugby

Eddie Jones

Book

Brilliant, honest, combative - Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In My Life in Rugby he tells his story for the first time, including the full inside story of England's 2019 World Cup campaign....

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A radical romance  by Alison Light

A radical romance

Alison Light

Book

Alison Light met the radical social historian, Raphael Samuel, in London in 1986. Twenty years her senior, Raphael was a charismatic figure on the British Left, utterly driven by his work and by a commitment to collective politics. Within a year they...

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A train of powder by Rebecca West

A train of powder

Rebecca West

eBook

"Written between 1946 and 1954, these accounts of four controversial trials explore the nature of crime and punishment, innocence and guilt, retribution and forgiveness. The centerpiece of the book is "Greenhouse with Cyclamens," a three-part essay on...

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Between heaven and hell by David Talbot

Between heaven and hell

David Talbot

eAudiobook

Acclaimed writer, bestselling author, and founder of Salon magazine, David Talbot has brought us masterful and explosive headline-breaking stories for over 25 years with books like the New York Times bestsellers Brothers, The Devil's Chessboard, and ...

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Some girls by Jillian Lauren

Some girls

Jillian Lauren

eBook

At eighteen, Jillian Lauren was an NYU theater school dropout with a tip about an upcoming audition. The "casting director" told her that a rich businessman in Singapore would pay pretty American girls $20,000 if they stayed for two weeks to spice up...

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Forgotten philanthropist  by Jenny author. Haworth

Forgotten philanthropist

Jenny author. Haworth

Book

‘Forgotten Philanthropist’ — these two words summarise this book. Robert McDougall was one of Christchurch’s most generous benefactors. His gift to Christchurch in autumn 1928 of the art gallery that bears his name is, in today’s monetary terms, the ...

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What the mind can see  by Graham Hannah

What the mind can see

Graham Hannah

Book

Graham Hannah was that rare diamond, a Waikato businessman more at home in a sarong than a suit. He shimmers in this gritty memoir which takes root in Yorkshire, the home of his childhood. He honed his sales skills selling Bon Brushes door to door and...

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Heart and soul  by Paul Gallen

Heart and soul

Paul Gallen

Book

Paul Gallen's career in rugby league is extraordinary. For his club, his state and his country he's given everything he's got, and then some. He's captained his club, The Cronulla Sharks, to their first every premiership, he's led the NSW Blues to a....

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A year without a name  by Cyrus Grace Dunham

A year without a name

Cyrus Grace Dunham

Book

For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations--lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman--until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable. Mo...

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King of the world  by Philip Mansel

King of the world

Philip Mansel

Book

Louis XIV wanted to conquer time and space - to push the borders of France which he inherited out into Flanders, Burgundy and Alsace, and beyond, to expand French dominion in the Americas and the East, to win what he called 'the exquisite praises of ...

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If  by Christopher E. G. Benfey

If

Christopher E. G. Benfey

Book

Rudyard Kipling once towered over not just English literature, but indeed the entire literary world. In 1907, at just forty-two, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming its youngest winner and the first in the English language. Today,...

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How to be an F1 driver  by Jenson Button

How to be an F1 driver

Jenson Button

Book

Join Jenson Button as he reveals how not to race a stupid big truck, why driving Le Mans is like having five shots of tequila before lunch, and what to do when you finally hang up your helmet-hat.

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Dad's maybe book  by Tim O'Brien

Dad's maybe book

Tim O'Brien

Book

The bestselling author of The Things They Carried and If I Die in a Combat Zone shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humour and rewards of raising two sons. When Tim O'Brien became an older father, he ...

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I hope we choose love  by Kai Cheng Thom

I hope we choose love

Kai Cheng Thom

Book

What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would it mean to pursue justice without violence? How can we love in the absence of faith? In a heartbreaking yet hopeful collection of pers...

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Maurice Blackburn  by David Day

Maurice Blackburn

David Day

Book

Maurice Blackburn brought into public life a rare character, complete indifference to personal consequences, an uncommon scholarship, great zeal for humanity, and a firm belief, which I am happy to share, that men are immeasurably more important than...

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A song for you  by Robyn Crawford

A song for you

Robyn Crawford

Book

Since Houston's death in 2012 Crawford has stayed out of the limelight and held the great joys, wild adventures, and hard truths of her life with the artist close to her heart. Crawford breaks her silence to share the moving and often complicated story...

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Rolling Stones 69  by Patrick Humphries

Rolling Stones 69

Patrick Humphries

Book

In what was a momentous year of social change, the Rolling Stones experienced the most significant twelve months of their career. At the start of 1969, they were a successful blues band returning to their rock'n'roll roots after a recent experiment w...

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The years of Lyndon Johnson. [Volume 1], The path to power  by Robert A. Caro

The years of Lyndon Johnson. [Volume 1], The path to power

Robert A. Caro

Book

Robert A. Caro's legendary, multi-award-winning biography of US President Lyndon Johnson is a uniquely riveting and revelatory account of power, political genius and the shaping of twentieth-century America. This first instalment tells of the rise to...

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She came to slay  by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

She came to slay

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Book

Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has inspired generations in the continuing struggle for civil rights. Now, National Book Award nominee...

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Medallion status  by John Hodgman

Medallion status

John Hodgman

Book

After spending most of his twenties pursuing a career as a literary agent, John Hodgman decided to try his own hand at writing. Following an appearance to promote one of his books on The Daily Show, he was invited to return as a contributor. This led...

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Our autistic lives

Our autistic lives

Book

This collection of narratives from autistic adults is structured around their decades of experience of life, covering 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60 and 70s+. These are varied and diverse, spanning different continents, genders, sexualities and ethnicities, yet...

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Uncrowned queen  by Nicola Tallis

Uncrowned queen

Nicola Tallis

Book

In 1485, Henry VII became the first Tudor king of England. His victory owed much to his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort. Over decades and across countries, Margaret had schemed to install her son on the throne and end the War of the Roses. Margaret's....

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Federer  by Iain Spragg

Federer

Iain Spragg

Book

This biography, filled with photographs from his sensational career, follows Roger Federer from his first steps in tennis in the junior tournaments right through to the main professional circuit. It is an illustrated biography of a man who has graced...

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Will  by Will Self

Will

Will Self

Book

Will Self writes an honest memoir about his drug addiction in the 1980s and his attempts to grapple with adult life as he left university for the professional world.

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Jay-Z  by Michael Eric Dyson

Jay-Z

Michael Eric Dyson

Book

JAY-Z: Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson's decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove. But as a rapper, he's sometimes not given...

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When the heavyweight title mattered  by John G. Robertson

When the heavyweight title mattered

John G. Robertson

Book

There was a time when the heavyweight champion of the world transcended the sport of boxing and was a globally famous celebrity. With the buildup and detailed action of every bout thoroughly chronicled, When the Heavyweight Title Meant Something takes...

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Listening to the animals by Noel Fitzpatrick

Listening to the animals

Noel Fitzpatrick

Book

"Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is a world-renowned neuro-orthopaedic veterinary surgeon, the founder of Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey, and the star of the hit television series The Supervet, now in its 11th series. Renowned for performing unique and.....

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Building a billion by Charlie Berridge

Building a billion

Charlie Berridge

eBook

'I have always been proactive in my management style and decisions in that I abhor having to say, "I told you so". This has lead me to first suggesting, then persuading and finally insisting on my requirements to ensure that things happened'. So wrote...

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Broken by Lisa Jones

Broken

Lisa Jones

eBook

Writer Lisa Jones went to Wyoming for a four-day magazine assignment. She was committed to a long-term relationship, building a career and searching for something she could not name. At a dusty corral on the Wind River Indian Reservation, she met Sta...

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Thirty something and over it by Kasey Edwards

Thirty something and over it

Kasey Edwards

eBook

This memoir will make you question our definition of the "perfect life", laugh at the absurdity of the modern workplace and be warmed by the story of a freindship. Kasey Edwards has everything she's always wanted: a successful career and the lifestyle...

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Oleander, Jacaranda by Penelope Lively

Oleander, Jacaranda

Penelope Lively

eBook

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No regrets by Carolyn Burke

No regrets

Carolyn Burke

eBook

In this mesmerising, definitive new biography Carolyn Burke gives us Piaf in her own time and place, illuminating through sympathetic readings of sources hitherto unavailable both the charm and the pathos of the 'Little Sparrow' who enchanted generations...

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Karma Redirected by Mike Morris

Karma Redirected

Mike Morris

eBook

Karma Redirected: How Did They Let You Become a Teacher is the mostly real memoirs of a mostly real character named Mo Mickus. Through a series of short stories - stories beginning at his birth - Mo's lack of understanding is revealed as he goes from...

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Paris and other disappointments by Adam Rozenbachs

Paris and other disappointments

Adam Rozenbachs

eBook

Sick of going overseas and enjoying himself, comedian Adam Rozenbachs decided he would take his father on the trip of a lifetime to Europe. For his dad, it was a chance to return to the place he hadn't seen since fleeing post-war Germany. For Adam, a...

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Jack Charles by Jack Charles

Jack Charles

Jack Charles

eBook

Stolen from his mother and placed into institutional care when he was only a few months old, Uncle Jack was raised under the government's White Australia Policy. The loneliness and isolation he experienced during those years had a devastating impact on...

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Dave Gahan by Trevor Baker

Dave Gahan

Trevor Baker

eBook

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About a girl by Rebekah Robertson

About a girl

Rebekah Robertson

eBook

Rebekah Robertson's extraordinary personal story of raising her transgender child, Georgie Stone, who has become a voice not just for other transgender kids - but for an emerging generation. In 2000, Rebekah gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry....

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My life and rugby by Eddie Jones

My life and rugby

Eddie Jones

eBook

Brilliant, honest, combative - Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In -- My Life in Rugby is the story of one of the most compelling and singular figures in rugby, told with unflinching honesty...

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Not child's play by Dave (Author of Not child's play) Muller

Not child's play

Dave (Author of Not child's play) M...

eBook

"In 1990, Dave Muller sails to Mozambique with his wife, Sandy, and two young children, to fulfil a boyhood dream of voyaging to the tropics on the yacht he's spent ten years building. The fantasy holiday comes to a shocking end when the yacht runs aground...

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Crazy man, crazy by Bill Haley

Crazy man, crazy

Bill Haley

eAudiobook

Bill Haley - the man who brought rock 'n' roll into the mainstream. His song "Crazy Man, Crazy" was the first rock 'n' roll song to break the Billboard Top 20 in 1953 and was followed by his evergreen "We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock " the first song...

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The other mother by Jen Brister

The other mother

Jen Brister

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. 'Hysterical, important, moving, wonderful' Sara PascoeI'm Jen Brister, stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent and, more recently, a mum. But not that mum - I'm the other one. Confused? Let's back up a bit. Two years ago,...

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The autobiography by Alastair Cook

The autobiography

Alastair Cook

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. Pre order and become one of the first to read Sir Alastair Cook's new book, the whole story behind an exceptional life and career . . . To understand England's greatest cricket player is to know what it takes to succeed. Al...

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Around the world on 50 bucks by Christopher Schacht

Around the world on 50 bucks

Christopher Schacht

eAudiobook

Christopher Schacht shares his incredible experiences, revealing what he has learned along the way about life, love, and God, describing touching and bizarre encounters and insights that aren't found in any travel guide. Christopher Schacht was only ...

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The impossible first by Colin O'Brady

The impossible first

Colin O'Brady

eAudiobook

Colin O'Brady's awe-inspiring memoir spans his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident to his gripping 932-mile solo crossing of Antarctica. Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support a...

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Race of aces by John R. Bruning

Race of aces

John R. Bruning

eAudiobook

The astonishing untold story of the WWII airmen who risked it all in the deadly race to become the greatest American fighter pilot. In 1942, America's deadliest fighter pilot, or "ace of aces"'the legendary Eddie Rickenbacker'offered a bottle of bourbon...

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They don't teach this by Eniola Aluko

They don't teach this

Eniola Aluko

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin.First class honors law degree. 102 appearances for England women's national football team. First female pundit on Match of the Day. UN Women UK ambassador. Guardian columnist. All of these achievements belong to Eni Aluko, who,...

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Dead lucky by Lincoln Hall

Dead lucky

Lincoln Hall

eBook

Outlines the dramatic 2006 survival story of a famed Australian mountain climber who was pronounced dead and abandoned by Sherpas during a climb of Mount Everest only to be discovered alive the next day.

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Be different by John Elder. Robison

Be different

John Elder. Robison

eBook

Vive la difference! Here are stories and advice to help Aspergians and ordinary geeks alike! The author of the New York Times bestselling Look Me In the Eye returns with endearing stories and actionable advice that will help Aspergians, and even ordi...

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If you lived here you'd be home by now by Chris Ingraham

If you lived here you'd be home by now

Chris Ingraham

eAudiobook

The hilarious, charming, and candid story of writer Christopher Ingraham's decision to uproot his life and move his family to Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, population 1,400-the community he made famous as "the worst place to live in America" in a story he...

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The beautiful ones by Prince

The beautiful ones

Prince

eBook

"The Beautiful Ones no es solo el tributo a un icono, también es una obra literaria poderosa y original por derecho propio, donde bullen las ideas de Prince, su manera de ver el mundo, su voz y su efigie, su ofrenda imperecedera al mundo. Esta es la...

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Against memoir by Michelle Tea

Against memoir

Michelle Tea

eBook

The razor-sharp but damaged Valerie Solanas, a doomed lesbian biker gang, and teenagers barely surviving at an ice creamery: these are some of the larger-than-life, yet all-too-human figures that populate Michelle Tea's excavation of America's fringes....

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Soulbbatical by Shelley Paxton

Soulbbatical

Shelley Paxton

eBook

"High-flying Harley-Davidson executive Shelley Paxton had an enviable life by most measures - money, travel, excitement. Yet the trappings of success hid a growing discontent, which spiraled into addiction, divorce and despair before a long-overdue b...

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Rising by Sharon A. Wood

Rising

Sharon A. Wood

eBook

"In 1986, as part of a Canadian team, Sharon Wood became the first woman from the Americas to summit Mount Everest--and the first woman in the world to do so via the West Ridge from Tibet and without Sherpa support. But it's how she got there that is...

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Fat, pretty, and soon to be old by Kimberly Dark

Fat, pretty, and soon to be old

Kimberly Dark

eBook

"Collection of personal essays about what it means to look a certain way. Or rather, certain ways. Navigating Kimberly Dark's experience of being fat since childhood--as well as queer, white-privileged, a gender-confirming 'girl with a pretty face,' ...

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Mi historia by Michelle Obama

Mi historia

Michelle Obama

eAudiobook

Escucha el íntimo, poderoso e inspirador libro de memorias de la exprimera dama de Estados Unidos Protagonista de una vida plena y exitosa, Michelle Obama se ha convertido en una de las mujeres más icónicas y cautivadoras de nuestra era. Como primera...

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Sidney Lumet  by Maura Spiegel

Sidney Lumet

Maura Spiegel

Book

Sidney Lumet: A Life is the first-ever biography of this seminal American director whose remarkable life traces a line through American entertainment history. His biography takes us from the world of Yiddish theater to Broadway spectacles, then inside...

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You'll never see daylight again  by Michaela McCollum

You'll never see daylight again

Michaela McCollum

Book

The gritty prison memoir of Michaella McCollum, one half of the infamous 'Peru Two', imprisoned in a Peruvian jail for attempting to smuggle 11kg of cocaine from Peru to Madrid in August 2013. She was just a regular girl, spending the summer working at...

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The vagabonds by Jeff Guinn

The vagabonds

Jeff Guinn

Large Print

"The fascinating story of two American giants--Henry Ford and Thomas Edison--whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life, even as their own relationship altered dramatically....

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The fall of Richard Nixon by Tom Brokaw

The fall of Richard Nixon

Tom Brokaw

Large Print

Tom Brokaw recounts the endgame of the Watergate scandal and the Nixon presidency in real time, from his perspective in the press corps as a young White House correspondent for NBC News. The last year of the Nixon presidency was filled with power pol...

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You are worth it  by Kyle Carpenter

You are worth it

Kyle Carpenter

Book

November 21, 2010. U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter was posted atop a building in violent Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when an enemy grenade skittered toward him and fellow Marine Nick Eufrazio. Without hesitation, Carpenter jumped on the ...

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Lives of the ancient Egyptians  by Toby A. H. Wilkinson

Lives of the ancient Egyptians

Toby A. H. Wilkinson

Book

The one hundred biographies included here give voice not only to ancient Egypt's rulers but also to the people who built the great monuments, staffed government offices, farmed, served in the temples, and fought to defend the country's borders. Spann...

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Miracles and other reasonable things  by Sarah Bessey

Miracles and other reasonable things

Sarah Bessey

Book

In her most personal book yet, popular speaker and bestselling author Sarah Bessey invites us into her long--and sometimes miraculous--road to recovery after a terrible accident and shares how it changed everything she believed about God.

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Why religion?  by Elaine H. Pagels

Why religion?

Elaine H. Pagels

Book

Dealing with unimaginable loss-- the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband-- Pages began to reflect on the persistence and nature of belief. Here she illuminates how, for better and worse, religious traditions...

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The years  by Annie Ernaux

The years

Annie Ernaux

Book

"Available in English for the first time, the latest astonishing, bestselling, and award-winning book by Annie Ernaux. The Years is a personal narrative of the period 1941 to 2006 told through the lens of memory, impressions past and present -- even....

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The interventionist by Joani Gammill

The interventionist

Joani Gammill

eBook

""Exuding the same passion and purpose as the author herself, Joani Gammill's The Interventionist is a heartfelt game changer and long overdue. You deserve to read it.""--Dr. Phil McGraw, host of CBS's nationally syndicated show Dr. Phil Inspiring stories...

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Left of tomorrow by Wendy J. Lyons

Left of tomorrow

Wendy J. Lyons

eBook

Each year in Australia, over sixty thousand people suffer from stroke. Within the first few weeks over one third of those affected die. For the survivors there is an uphill battle of physical and emotional rehabilitation: anger, confusion, grief, dep...

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Keynes by P. F. Clarke

Keynes

P. F. Clarke

Book

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No experience necessary by Norman Van Aken

No experience necessary

Norman Van Aken

eBook

No Experience Necessary is Chef Norman Van Aken's joyride of a memoir. In it he spans twenty-plus years and nearly as many jobs--including the fateful job advertisement in the local paper for a short-order cook with "no experience necessary. "Long considered...

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My usual table by Colman Andrews

My usual table

Colman Andrews

eBook

My Usual Table is a love letter to the great restaurants that have changed the way we eat--from Trader Vic's to Chez Panisse and Spago to elBulli--and a vivid memoir of a life lived in food, from a founding editor of Saveur and James Beard Award-winning...

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The search for Philip K. Dick by Anne R. Dick

The search for Philip K. Dick

Anne R. Dick

eBook

Offering an intimate perspective on the life of an important, prolific author, this revealing biography uncovers the inner workings of a cult figure through his tumultuous relationship with his third wife. Brilliant and charismatic, Philip K. Dick was...

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Fra Angelico and the rise of the Florentine Renaissance  by Carl Brandon Strehlke

Fra Angelico and the rise of the Florentine Renaissance

Carl Brandon Strehlke

Book

Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance investigates the beginnings of Florentine Renaissance art, with the friar painter Fra Angelico at the centre of the story. Fra Angelico is one of the great masters of Renaissance art and responsible...

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Edith Halpert  by Rebecca Shaykin

Edith Halpert

Rebecca Shaykin

Book

The question "What is American art?" might conjure the hyperrealism of Raphaelle Peale and William Harnett, the bold graphic style of Stuart Davis and Jacob Lawrence, or the Precisionist forms of Charles Sheeler. Little known, however, is that such notions...

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Super f**king lucky  by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Super f**king lucky

Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Book

As Lucien Pellat-Finet and his eponymous fashion label celebrate 25 years, he looks back on his life and career and how he became the King of Cashmere. A proponent of streetwear chic, he is reputed for his signature use of symbols such as the hemp leaf,...

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The art (and many other mistakes) of Eric Powell  by Eric Powell

The art (and many other mistakes) of Eric Powell

Eric Powell

Book

Celebrate an obscene number of years of low art and high art, failure and success, and the many other mistakes of multi-award winning writer and artist Eric Powell! In Nashville, Tennessee lives a man, a recluse, a curmudgeonly highfalutin cartoonist-type...

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Uncanny valley  by Anna Wiener

Uncanny valley

Anna Wiener

Book

In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener -- stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial -- left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York...

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Alexander McQueen, 1969-2010  by Judith Watt

Alexander McQueen, 1969-2010

Judith Watt

Book

Celebrating his work and vision, Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visonary traces the designer's ascent from student to graduate and on to becoming one of the world's most respected couturiers - a story marked by celebrity friendships, unrestrained creativ...

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The ride of a lifetime  by Robert Iger

The ride of a lifetime

Robert Iger

Book

The CEO of The Walt Disney Company shares the ideas and values he has used to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world, and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.

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King and emperor  by Janet L. (Janet Laughland) Nelson

King and emperor

Janet L. (Janet Laughland) Nelson

Book

A major new biography of one of the most extraordinary of all rulers, and the father of present-day Europe. Charles, king of the Franks, is one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super-state. That is why he is so often called by the...

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ABBA  by Andrew Loog. Oldham

ABBA

Andrew Loog. Oldham

Book

Once known for successful pop records and a wardrobe of polyester jump suits, this is a reassessment of a band now cemented in their position as one of the all time great pop acts. Abba were once reviled by most critics, but now bands like Bjorn Again...

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Spymistress  by William Stevenson

Spymistress

William Stevenson

Book

She was stunning. She was ruthless. She was brilliant and had a will of iron. Born Vera Maria Rosenberg in Bucharest, she became Vera Atkins. William Stphenson, the spymaster who would later be known as "Intrepid", recruited her when she was twenty-three....

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