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Limitless  by Tim Peake

Limitless

Tim Peake

Book

In fascinating and personal detail, and based on exclusive diaries and audio recordings from his mission, Tim Peake takes readers closer than ever before to experience what life in space is really like: the sacrifice that astronauts make in being apart...

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Above the clouds  by Kilian Jornet

Above the clouds

Kilian Jornet

Book

The most accomplished mountain runner of all time contemplates his record-breaking climb of Mount Everest in this profound and free-flowing memoir - an intellectual and spiritual journey that moves from the earth's highest peak to the soul's deepest ...

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Battle of brothers  by Robert Lacey

Battle of brothers

Robert Lacey

Book

The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men? From royal insider, biographer and historian Ro...

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Greenlights  by Matthew McConaughey

Greenlights

Matthew McConaughey

Book

I've been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and...

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Memorial Drive  by Natasha D. Trethewey

Memorial Drive

Natasha D. Trethewey

Book

At nineteen Trethewey's world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma. Here she explores the...

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A place for everything  by Anna Wilson

A place for everything

Anna Wilson

Book

A searing account of a mother's late-diagnosis of Aspergers - and its reaching effects on a whole family. Anna grew up in a house that was loving, even if her mum was 'a little eccentric'. They knew to keep things clean, to stay quiet, and to look the...

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Prince Philip revealed  by Ingrid Seward

Prince Philip revealed

Ingrid Seward

Book

Born into the Greek and Danish royal families in 1921, a descendant of Queen Victoria, Prince Philip's aristocratic credentials were second to none. But, only 18 months after his birth, the family had to be rescued by a British warship from the island...

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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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Confessions of a male nurse  by Michael (Nurse) Alexander

Confessions of a male nurse

Michael (Nurse) Alexander

Book

"From stampeding nudes to inebriated teenagers, Michael Alexander never knew what he was getting himself into. But now, sixteen years since he first launched into his nursing career - as the only man in a gynaecology ward - he's pretty much dealt wit...

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Leonard Cohen by Michael Posner

Leonard Cohen

Michael Posner

eBook

The extraordinary life of one of the world's greatest music and literary icons, in the words of those who knew him best. Poet, novelist, singer-songwriter, artist, prophet, icon'there has never been a figure like Leonard Cohen. He was a true giant in...

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The miracle typist by Leon Silver

The miracle typist

Leon Silver

eBook

In the tradition of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, a heartbreaking true story of love, loss and survival against all odds during the Second World war. Conscripted into the Polish army as Hitler's ground and air forces are bearing down on his country, Jew...

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The company I keep by Leonard A. Lauder

The company I keep

Leonard A. Lauder

eBook

"Former CEO of Estée Lauder, Leonard Lauder, shares the business and life lessons he learned while turning the company his mother founded into a multi-billion dollar enterprise"--

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The smallest lights in the universe by Sara Seager

The smallest lights in the universe

Sara Seager

eBook

In The Smallest Lights in the Universe, MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager interweaves the story of her search for meaning and solace after losing her first husband to cancer, her unflagging search for an Earth-like exoplanet and her unexpected discovery...

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Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki

Geisha of Gion

Mineko Iwasaki

eBook

In this autobiography, Mineko Iwasaki lifts the veil on geisha life to reveal a true story of abandonment, rape and overwhelming dedication to art. Mineko tells a tale of reconciling public and private identities, granting an insight into the mind and...

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This farming life by Tim Saunders

This farming life

Tim Saunders

eBook

The joys and the harsh realities of farm life, from a writer whose family has farmed the same piece of land for five generations. 'An unsentimental yet lyrical love letter to the land, and the humans and animals who inhabit it, this extraordinary mem...

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You shouldn't have joined... by Peter (Peter J.) Cosgrove

You shouldn't have joined...

Peter (Peter J.) Cosgrove

eBook

The warm, fascinating memoir of one of Australia's most popular and prominent public figures.

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Courage under fire by Daniel Keighran

Courage under fire

Daniel Keighran

eBook

'A man selfless in the face of threat. Courageous in the face of terror. Generous in the face of suffering. And humble in the face of an honour bestowed.' - Dame Quentin BryceOn 24 August 2010, in battle in Afghanistan, Corporal Daniel Keighran risked...

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Battle of brothers by Robert Lacey

Battle of brothers

Robert Lacey

eBook

The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men? From royal expert and bestselling author Robert...

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Humans by Brandon Stanton

Humans

Brandon Stanton

eBook

Brandon Stanton's Humans is a book that connects readers as global citizens at a time when erecting more borders is the order of the day. It shows us the entire world, one story at a time . . .Brandon Stanton's Humans - his most moving and compelling...

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The hungover games by Sophie Heawood

The hungover games

Sophie Heawood

eBook

Dolly AldertonI had no idea how to commit to another human being. I could barely commit to reading a magazine, and I wrote for magazines for a living. My specialist subject was celebrities, and my own relationships made their marriages look eternal. I'd...

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Kwanele, enough! by Andy Kawa

Kwanele, enough!

Andy Kawa

eBook

In December 2010, in Port Elizabeth, Andy Kawa was abducted, attacked and raped at King's Beach. Her attackers were never caught. She successfully sued the police for failing to properly investigate her attack. The police appealed, and won. Kawa would...

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Healing lives by Sue Williams

Healing lives

Sue Williams

eBook

Two incredible women, an unlikely friendship, and a united mission to save the lives of some of the world's poorest and most desperate women. Healing Lives reveals the untold tale of Mamitu Gashe, Dr Catherine Hamlin's protégée, and the inspiring al...

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The girl with the saddest secret by Angela (Foster carer) Hart

The girl with the saddest secret

Angela (Foster carer) Hart

eBook

Why has no one given Jasmine the safety and care she desperately needs? Foster carer Angela is determined to find a solution. Jasmine is a little girl with a difficult upbringing whose current foster carers have refused to keep her on as they can no ...

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Unshakeable by Shane Byrne

Unshakeable

Shane Byrne

eBook

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Bella by Annabel Langbein

Bella

Annabel Langbein

eBook

"For the first time, Annabel Langbein, New Zealand's most popular cookbook author, writes about her remarkable life and how food has shaped it, highlighting some of the recipes that have resonated most strongly with her over the years. From her child...

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The lost Tudor princess by Alison Weir

The lost Tudor princess

Alison Weir

eAudiobook

Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a queen, her father an earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal, not...

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A bigger picture by Malcolm Turnbull

A bigger picture

Malcolm Turnbull

eAudiobook

The definitive narrative of Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership.

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Fake Heiress by Chloe Moss

Fake Heiress

Chloe Moss

eAudiobook

The rise and fall of Anna Delvey: mixing drama with documentary to tell the incredible story of one of the most infamous impostors of our timeWealthy heiress Anna Delvey was one of the international jetset. Her Instagram account was a window on a gla...

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Other people's houses by Hilary McPhee

Other people's houses

Hilary McPhee

eAudiobook

Fleeing the aftermath of a failed marriage, Hilary McPhee embarks on a writing project in the Middle East for a member of the Hashemite royal family, a man she greatly respects. There she finds herself faced with different kinds of exile, new kinds o...

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Philosophers

Philosophers

eAudiobook

An illuminating celebration of more than 80 of the world's most important thinkers, this book explores the fascinating stories of their lives, their loves, and their pioneering ideas.Introduced with a featured philosopher, entries trace the ideas and...

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Saving justice  by James B. Comey

Saving justice

James B. Comey

Book

James Comey, former FBI Director and New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Loyalty, uses his long career in federal law enforcement to explore issues of justice and fairness in the US justice system. James Comey might best be known as the FBI...

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To be honest  by Michael Leviton

To be honest

Michael Leviton

Book

A memoir about an unusual upbringing in a family fanatically devoted to honesty, and what came next. If you're like most people, you probably lied today. It may have been a small one, some insignificant falsehood meant to protect someone's feelings or...

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The secret life of Dorothy Soames  by Justine Cowan

The secret life of Dorothy Soames

Justine Cowan

Book

A riveting family drama evocative of Angela's Ashes and The Glass Castle, about a woman who discovers the shocking secret at the center of her mother's life. Justine had always been told that her mother came from royal blood. The proof could be found...

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Aftershocks  by Nadia Owusu

Aftershocks

Nadia Owusu

Book

Nadia Owusu grew up all over the world--from Rome and London to Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala. When her mother abandoned her when she was two years old, the rejection caused Nadia to be confused about her identity. Even after her father died when she was...

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Raymond Briggs  by Nicolette Jones

Raymond Briggs

Nicolette Jones

Book

Encompassing sixty years of Raymond Briggs's work, from political picture books to children's classics, this study explores his themes of class, family and loss, and how he demonstrates both emotional power and great technical skill.

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Husna's story by Farid Ahmed

Husna's story

Farid Ahmed

eAudiobook

The couple had been praying when a gunman burst into the mosque. He shot and killed 51 people that day and injured many others. In this audiobook Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, tells Husna's story, including the day of the attack. Farid describes the....

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Codebreaker by Marc Mc Menamin

Codebreaker

Marc Mc Menamin

eAudiobook

When Richard Hayes, a gifted polymath and cryptographer, was drafted by Irish intelligence services to track the movements of a prolific Nazi spy, Hermann Görtz, it set in motion one of the most remarkable episodes in Irish history. What followed was...

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Eleanor  by David Michaelis

Eleanor

David Michaelis

Book

In the first single-volume cradle-to-grave portrait in six decades, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis delivers a stunning account of Eleanor Roosevelt's remarkable life of transformation. An orphaned niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, she converted...

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The storm within  by Cameron Smith

The storm within

Cameron Smith

Book

Cameron Smith AM is the most decorated rugby league player of all time. The recipient of numerous Dally M and Golden Boot awards, he has starred in the toughest league competition on the planet every season since he made his NRL debut in 2002. Captaining...

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This is me  by Mrs Hinch

This is me

Mrs Hinch

Book

Well guys, here we are! What an absolute whirlwind of a journey this has been so far. So much has happened in the last couple of life-changing years and I'm so excited to share it with you all- my Hinchers. You have been right by my side for every step...

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My life, my purpose  by Benjamin W. (Benjamin William) Mkapa

My life, my purpose

Benjamin W. (Benjamin William) Mkap...

Book

His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa was Tanzanianís third president, elected under the first multi-party general election in Tanzania. His memoirs range from his childhood, time as president, and his continuing post-retirement involvement on the international...

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For now  by Eileen Myles

For now

Eileen Myles

Book

This book is first a transcription of a talk, For Now, given at Yale in September 2019 as part of the Why I Write series, which is part of the Windham Campbell lecture/award series. The talk opens out into what becomes a three-part essay concerning t...

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His truth is marching on  by Jon Meacham

His truth is marching on

Jon Meacham

Book

John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, is a visionary and a man of faith. Using intimate interviews with Lewis and his family and deep research into the history of the civil rights movement, Me...

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The grit in the pearl  by Lyndsy Spence

The grit in the pearl

Lyndsy Spence

Book

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll (1912-1993) was an international celebrity in her youth, adored and observed by millions. But in 1963, the year of the Profumo Affair, the 11th Duke of Argyll shocked the country when he alleged that his adulterous wife had...

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Alone at dawn  by Dan Schilling

Alone at dawn

Dan Schilling

Book

"The astonishing true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms. In the predawn hours of...

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The gift  by Edith Eva Eger

The gift

Edith Eva Eger

Book

This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to release your self-limiting beliefs and embrace your potential. The prison is in your mind. The key is in your pocket. In the end, it's not what...

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The hungover games  by Sophie Heawood

The hungover games

Sophie Heawood

Book

This is the story of one woman's adventures in single motherhood. It's about what happens when Mr. Right isn't around so you have a baby with Mr. Wrong, a touring musician who tells you halfway through your pregnancy that he's met someone else, just ...

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Behind the sequins  by Shirley Ballas

Behind the sequins

Shirley Ballas

Book

In Behind the Sequins, Queen of Latin and Head Judge on Strictly Come Dancing, Shirley Ballas, leads us through her dramatic and determined life, from growing up on a rough estate on the Wirral and leaving home at 14 years old, to conquering the high...

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Ceramics masterclass  by Louisa Taylor

Ceramics masterclass

Louisa Taylor

Book

Ceramics Masterclass is an indispensable introduction to the rich history and practice of ceramics. It examines 100 of the inventive artworks by the world's greatest artist, exploring the way they were made, what they do well, and how and what we can...

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The letters of Dennis Glover

The letters of Dennis Glover

Book

"Oh Christ, a bloody 1/2 witted student, for purposes of an essay, has just come in to ask me what I and Baxter write verse for, and if we mean what we say, or is there something deeper; could we write better verse in England, or here; or do the critics...

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The hurt  by Dylan Hartley

The hurt

Dylan Hartley

Book

Rugby hurts. It demands mental resilience and resistance to pain. It explores character, beyond a capacity to endure punishment. Dylan Hartley, one of England's most successful captains, tells a story of hard men and harsh truths. From the sixteen-ye...

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Team of five  by Kate Andersen Brower

Team of five

Kate Andersen Brower

Book

After serving the highest office of American government, five men--Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama--became members of the world's most exclusive fraternity. In Team of five, Kate Andersen Brower...

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Unpresidented  by Martha Brockenbrough

Unpresidented

Martha Brockenbrough

Book

Discover the incredible true story of America's forty-fifth president: his questionable political and personal conduct and his unprecedented rise to power. Richly informed by original research, Unpresidented is a gripping and important read.

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Lioness  by Sue Brierley

Lioness

Sue Brierley

Book

A powerful and moving account of adopting the boy who inspired the motion picture LION. Saroo Brierley’s journey home to a small village in India with the help of Google Earth became an internationally bestselling book and inspired the major motion ...

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Anti-social  by Nick Pettigrew

Anti-social

Nick Pettigrew

Book

Anti-Social is the diary of a council worker whose job is to keep his community happy, or at least away from each other's throats. That's hard enough at the best of times but when government cuts mean that hospitals, social services and police are all...

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The consequences of love  by Gavanndra Hodge

The consequences of love

Gavanndra Hodge

Book

When Gavanndra Hodge was seven years old her world was a precarious place. Her father was a hairdresser and drug dealer to Chelsea's most decadent inhabitants; her mother an alcoholic ex-model. So, it was up to Gavanndra to keep her little sister Candy...

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The Kennedy curse  by James Patterson

The Kennedy curse

James Patterson

Book

The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: "To whom much is given, much is expected" and "Win at all costs." And they do--but at a price. Across decades and gen...

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The SS officer's armchair  by Daniel Lee

The SS officer's armchair

Daniel Lee

Book

It began with an armchair. It began with the surprise discovery of a stash of personal documents covered in swastikas that had been sewn into its cushion. The SS Officer's Armchair is the story of what happened next, as historian Daniel Lee follows the...

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Let me go  by Casey Watson

Let me go

Casey Watson

Book

Harley is a troubled 13-year-old girl who wants to end her own life and there's only one woman who can find out why. When Harley is sectioned after attempting suicide, she ends up in Casey's care under a 28-day care order. But before Casey can even get...

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Crazy brave  by Joy Harjo

Crazy brave

Joy Harjo

Book

A memoir from the Native American poet describes her youth with an abusive stepfather, becoming a single teen mom, and how she struggled to finally find inner peace and her creative voice.

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Too close to the Falls  by Catherine Gildiner

Too close to the Falls

Catherine Gildiner

Book

"Meet Cathy - she started full-time work at four to cure her hyperactivity. Her best friend is 30 years older and obsessed with gambling; her mother looks the part of a perfect 50s housewife but refuses to play it; while her workaholic father has been...

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Lucky man  by Michael J. Fox

Lucky man

Michael J. Fox

Book

The memoir of Michael J. Fox and his first ten years living with Parkinson's Disease.

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The promise by Jamie Zimmermann

The promise

Jamie Zimmermann

eBook

It was a blood oath between best friends. As Sergeant Brett Wood prepared for a third tour of Afghanistan, he made fellow Commando Jamie Zimmermann promise to take care of his wife and financial affairs should the worst unfold. When Brett was killed two...

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Look again by David Bailey

Look again

David Bailey

eBook

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Red notice by Bill Browder

Red notice

Bill Browder

eAudiobook

November 2009. Sergei Magnitsky, is led to an isolation cell in a Moscow prison, and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million of tax...

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Ghost in the wires  by Kevin D. (Kevin David) Mitnick

Ghost in the wires

Kevin D. (Kevin David) Mitnick

Book

Kevin Mitnick, the world's most wanted computer hacker, managed to hack into some of the country's most powerful - and seemingly impenetrable - agencies and companies. By conning employees into giving him private information and maneuvering through layers...

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If women rose rooted  by Sharon Blackie

If women rose rooted

Sharon Blackie

Book

If Women Rose Rooted is a rallying cry for women to reawaken their natural power - not just for the sake of their own wellbeing, but for love of this threatened earth.

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My life in red and white  by Arsène Wenger

My life in red and white

Arsène Wenger

Book

In this autobiography, the world-renowned revolutionary football manager discusses his life and career, sharing his leadership principles for success on and off the field and recalling vivid tales of guiding Arsenal to unprecedented success. One of the...

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The dreamer  by Cliff Richard

The dreamer

Cliff Richard

Book

Cliff Richard tells his story, in his own words, in his highly anticipated new autobiography. Achieving a hit in every decade since the 1950s, Cliff Richard stands alone in pop history. Coming of age in 1950s London, he began his music career at Soho...

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We keep the dead close  by Becky Cooper

We keep the dead close

Becky Cooper

Book

1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest; the winter that Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging with Radcliffe, its all-female sister school; and...

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Marie Curie  by Richard B. Gunderman

Marie Curie

Richard B. Gunderman

Book

This illustrated biography explores all of Marie Curie's accomplishments, from her discoveries of radioactivity, polonium, and radium to her Nobel Prize victory and her continuing influence today. Marie Curie coined the term radioactivity, and it is to...

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I'm still here  by Austin Channing Brown

I'm still here

Austin Channing Brown

Book

"The author's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when her parents told her they named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. She grew up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches,...

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To the end of the world  by Rupert Everett

To the end of the world

Rupert Everett

Book

They say that sometimes ghosts don't realise they're dead and wander around screaming because no one is paying them any attention. Well, in show business you may have been dead five years before you finally twig. You howl around the corridors of power...

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What we carry  by Maya Lang

What we carry

Maya Lang

Book

How much can you judge another woman's choices? What if that woman is your mother? Maya Lang grew up idolizing her brilliant mother, an accomplished psychologist who immigrated to the United States from India, completed her residency and earned an Am...

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Cross of snow  by Nicholas A. Basbanes

Cross of snow

Nicholas A. Basbanes

Book

A major literary biography of America's best-loved nineteenth-century poet, the first in more than fifty years, and a much-needed reassessment for the twenty-first century of a writer whose stature and celebrity were unparalleled in his time, whose work...

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When time stopped  by Ariana Neumann

When time stopped

Ariana Neumann

Book

In 1941, the first Neumann family member was taken by the Nazis, arrested in German-occupied Czechoslovakia for bathing in a stretch of river forbidden to Jews. He was transported to Auschwitz. Eighteen days later his prisoner number was entered into...

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House of Glass  by Hadley Freeman

House of Glass

Hadley Freeman

Book

After her grandmother died, Hadley Freeman travelled to her apartment to try and make sense of a woman she'd never really known. Sala Glass was a European expat in America - defiantly clinging to her French influences, famously reserved, fashionable to...

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單體女優  by 吉沢明步

單體女優

吉沢明步

Book

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紅心戀歌  by Elizabeth McGuire

紅心戀歌

Elizabeth McGuire

Book

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Jane Sherron. De Hart

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jane Sherron. De Hart

eBook

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Putco Mafani by Putco Mafani

Putco Mafani

Putco Mafani

eBook

Putco Mafani has become a household name. He overcame poverty, solitary confinement by a brutal government, tribalism, being doubted, a traumatic divorce, and unemployment. Putco, the former deputy principal, at Umhlobo Wenene FM anchored the biggest...

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Just a boy by Richard McCann

Just a boy

Richard McCann

eBook

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The art of losing it by Rosemary Keevil

The art of losing it

Rosemary Keevil

eBook

When her brother dies of AIDS and her husband dies of cancer in the same year, Rosemary is left on her own with two young daughters and antsy addiction demons dancing in her head. This is the nucleus of The Art of Losing It a young mother jerking fro...

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Moonlite by Garry Linnell

Moonlite

Garry Linnell

eAudiobook

Charismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott is unlike any other bushranger. Born into a privileged life in famine-wracked Ireland, Scott's family loses its fortune and is forced to flee to New Zealand. There, Scott joins the local militia and...

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Masters of the air by Donald L. Miller

Masters of the air

Donald L. Miller

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin.'Seconds after Brady's plane was hit, the Hundredth's entire formation was broken up and scattered by swarms of single-engine planes, and by rockets launched by twin-engine planes that flew parallel'Meet the Flying Fortresses...

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The prosecutor by Nazir Afzal

The prosecutor

Nazir Afzal

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. Meet the true face of British justice. Nazir Afzal knows a thing or two about justice. As a Chief Prosecutor, it was his job to make sure the most complex, violent and harrowing crimes made it to court, and that their perpe...

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Vida by Jacqueline Kent

Vida

Jacqueline Kent

eAudiobook

Vida Jane Mary Goldstein, feminist and suffragist, was born at Portland, Victoria. Her father was an anti-suffragist, but Jacob Goldstein supported his daughters to be economically and intellectually independent. Vida's with her mother collected signatures...

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She I dare not name by Donna Ward

She I dare not name

Donna Ward

eAudiobook

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The love that remains by Susan Francis

The love that remains

Susan Francis

eAudiobook

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Michael by Tina Hutchence

Michael

Tina Hutchence

eAudiobook

The life and death of the legendary lead singer of INXS, as remembered by his sister Tina. He died at only 37 but his fans are legion. INXS singer/songwriter Michael Hutchence was the celebrated frontman of a band that was the biggest in the world. M...

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Into the silence  by Wade Davis

Into the silence

Wade Davis

Book

If the quest for Mount Everest began as a grand imperial gesture, as redemption for an empire of explorers that had lost the race to the Poles, it ended as a mission of regeneration for a country and a people bled white by war. Of the twenty-six Brit...

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Leading America  by Sean Spicer

Leading America

Sean Spicer

Book

The former White House Press Secretary and Communications Director analyzes ... [the United States'] current political moment through the lens of politics and culture and argues that President Trump has put the country back on the right track and needs...

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The price of peace  by Zachary D. Carter

The price of peace

Zachary D. Carter

Book

In the spring of 1934, Virginia Woolf sketched an affectionate three-page "biographical fantasy" of her great friend, John Maynard Keynes, attempting to encompass no less than 25 themes, which she jotted down at its opening: "Politics. Art. Dancing. ...

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Big sister, little sister, red sister  by Jung Chang

Big sister, little sister, red sister

Jung Chang

Book

The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that 'One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country',...

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No shame  by Tom Allen

No shame

Tom Allen

Book

When I was 16 I dressed in Victorian clothing in a bid to distract people from the fact that I was gay. It was a flawed plan. This book is a very funny, candid and emotional ride of a memoir by one of our most beloved comedians. The working-class son...

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Life in the studio  by Frances (potter) Palmer

Life in the studio

Frances (potter) Palmer

Book

To step into potter Frances Palmer's world is to be surrounded by the trappings of a life that has been intentionally-and painstakingly-built to maximize creativity. A light-filled, airy studio in which to make her pottery, with a corner always at the...

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Eat a peach  by David Chang

Eat a peach

David Chang

Book

In 2004, David Chang opened a noodle restaurant named Momofuku in Manhattan's East Village, not expecting the business to survive its first year. In 2018, he was the owner and chef of his own restaurant empire, with 15 locations from New York to Australia,...

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Remain in love  by Chris Frantz

Remain in love

Chris Frantz

Book

Chris Frantz met David Byrne at the Rhode Island School of Art & Design in the early 1970s. Together - and soon with Frantz's future wife, Tina Weymouth - they formed Talking Heads and took up residence in the grimy environs of Manhattan's Lower East...

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Into the wild  by Jon Krakauer

Into the wild

Jon Krakauer

Book

The story of Chris McCandless, a young man who embarked on a solo journey into the wilds of Alaska and whose body was discovered four months later, explores the fascinating allure that the wilderness has for the American imagination.

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