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Empire of pain by Patrick Radden Keefe

Empire of pain

Patrick Radden Keefe

Large Print

"The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions – Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art – Oxford – the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations in the arts and the sciences. The source...

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Guiding lights by Shona Riddell

Guiding lights

Shona Riddell

eAudiobook

Women have a long history of keeping the lights burning, from tending ancient altar flames or bonfires to modern-day lighthouse keeping. Yet most of their stories are little-known. Guiding Lights includes true stories from around the world, chronicling...

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Dasher by Michael C. Madden

Dasher

Michael C. Madden

eAudiobook

Kevin 'Dasher' Wheatley VC is one of the most extraordinary characters in Australian history. Dasher was a husband, father, champion footballer and one of the finest soldiers this country has ever produced. The story of his sacrifice is used by the ADF...

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Correspondence of the Russian grand duchesses  by George Hawkins

Correspondence of the Russian grand duchesses

George Hawkins

Book

"The four daughters of Nicholas II and Alexandra, the last Emperor and Empress of Russia, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, often collectively called OTMA, continue to capture the imagination of people more than a century after their...

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伊藤博文  by 瀧井一博

伊藤博文

瀧井一博

Book

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李小龙  by Matthew Polly

李小龙

Matthew Polly

Book

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毛姆文学课  by W. Somerset (William Somerset) Maugham

毛姆文学课

W. Somerset (William Somerset) Maug...

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Let that be a lesson by Ryan Wilson

Let that be a lesson

Ryan Wilson

Large Print

From the age of eight, Ryan Wilson dreamt of being a teacher. This is the inside story of his time at the chalkface, from fresh-faced trainee with grand ideals to exhausted assistant head battling ever-changing government demands. It is a tribute to ...

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In the shadow of the E by Nancy Goldstone

In the shadow of the E

Nancy Goldstone

Book

"Out of the thrilling and tempestuous eighteenth century comes the sweeping family saga of beautiful Maria Theresa, a sovereign of extraordinary strength and vision, the only woman ever to inherit and rule the vast Habsburg empire in her own name, and...

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Windswept  by Annabel Abbs

Windswept

Annabel Abbs

Book

"For centuries, the wilds have been male territory, while women sat safely confined at home. But not all women did as they were told, despite the dangers; history is littered with women for whom rural walking became inspiration, consolation and liberation....

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All things must pass away  by Kenneth Womack

All things must pass away

Kenneth Womack

Book

"Ken Womack and Jason Kruppa explore Harrison and Clapton's musical and personal collaboration, friendship, and rivalry George Harrison and Eric Clapton embarked upon a singular personal and creative friendship that impacted rock's unfolding future i...

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Full out!  by Monica Aldama

Full out!

Monica Aldama

Book

"From a woman known as "the Bill Belichick of cheerleading" (The Cut)-the breakout star of the Netflix series, CHEER-a motivational and inspiring guide to becoming a champion in all areas of your life. In FULL OUT, the breakout star of Netflix's CHEER,...

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Praying to the West  by Omar Mouallem

Praying to the West

Omar Mouallem

Book

"Omar Mouallem grew up in a Muslim household, but always questioned the role of Islam in his life. As an adult, he used his voice to criticize what he saw as the harms of organized religion. But none of that changed the way others saw him. Now, as a father,...

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The big cheat  by David Cay Johnston

The big cheat

David Cay Johnston

Book

"Pulitzer Prize­-winning reporter and dean of Trumpologists David Cay Johnston reveals years of eye-popping financial misdeeds by Donald Trump and his family. While the world watched Donald Trump's presidency in horror or delight, few noticed that his...

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Unprotected  by Billy Porter

Unprotected

Billy Porter

Book

"It's easy to be yourself when who and what you are is in vogue. But growing up Black and gay in America has never been easy. Before Billy Porter was slaying red carpets and giving an iconic performance in the celebrated TV show Pose; before he was the...

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George III  by Andrew Roberts

George III

Andrew Roberts

Book

"One of Britain’s premier historians overturns received wisdom on a much-maligned king George III, Britain’s longest-reigning king, has gone down in history as ‘the cruellest tyrant of this age’ (Thomas Paine, eighteenth century), ‘a sovereign who in...

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Speak, silence  by Carole Angier

Speak, silence

Carole Angier

Book

"W. G. Sebald was one of the most extraordinary and influential writers of the twentieth century. Through books including 'The Emigrants', 'Austerlitz' and 'The Rings of Saturn', he pursued an original literary vision that combined fiction, history,....

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Stolen  by Elizabeth Gilpin

Stolen

Elizabeth Gilpin

Book

"An actress and producer who suffered from crippling, undiagnosed depression in her teens recounts her harrowing experience of psychological manipulation and abuse at a "therapeutic" boarding school where every moment was a test of survival, and shares...

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Prince Philip 1921-2021  by Deborah (Curator) Clarke

Prince Philip 1921-2021

Deborah (Curator) Clarke

Book

"On the occasion of his 100th birthday, we celebrate the life and achievements of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. This highly illustrated souvenir guide depicts the major events in his life, from his boyhood in Corfu and his naval...

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Coconut  by Florence Olajide

Coconut

Florence Olajide

Book

"'Why am I not white like everybody else?' Nan came and sat on the edge of my bed. 'What do you mean?' A tender finger brushed against my cheek. 'Well, everyone in this house is white. Why am I Black?' A generation of Nigerian children were born in Britain...

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Tales from the farm  by Amanda (Shepherd) Owen

Tales from the farm

Amanda (Shepherd) Owen

Book

"For everyone who loves watching Amanda Owen and her family on Our Yorkshire Farm, or enjoys reading her bestselling books, comes this delightful and uplifting collection of her monthly Dalesman columns. In Tales From the Farm by the Yorkshire Shephe...

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Permanent damage  by Mercy Fontenot

Permanent damage

Mercy Fontenot

Book

"Mercy Fontenot grew up in the San Francisco Haight Ashbury scene, and left San Francisco for the climes of Los Angeles in 1967 when the Haight 'lost its magic.' Her work in the GTOs, the Frank Zappa-produced all-female band, launched her into the pages...

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A year on our farm  by Matt Baker

A year on our farm

Matt Baker

Book

"Away from the bright lights of hosting our favourite television programmes, Countryfile, The One Show, Blue Peter and many more, he is often in the company of his family, dogs, array of sheep, Mediterranean miniature donkeys and a whole host of wildlife...

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刃上人生  by 盐野米松

刃上人生

盐野米松

Book

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Supreme actresses  by Marcellas Reynolds

Supreme actresses

Marcellas Reynolds

Book

"From the author of Supreme Models comes the first-ever art book dedicated to celebrating Black actresses and exploring their experiences in acting. Through stunning photographs, personal interviews, short biographies, and career milestones, Supreme ...

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Dead men don't tell tales  by Guy Martin

Dead men don't tell tales

Guy Martin

Book

"Guy Martin can't sit still. He has to keep pushing - both himself and whatever machine he is piloting - to the extreme. He's a doer, not a talker.That applies whether Guy's competing in a self-supported 750-mile mountain bike race across Arizona, or...

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My child and other mistakes  by Ellie Taylor

My child and other mistakes

Ellie Taylor

Book

"My child and other mistakes is the honest lowdown on Motherhood and all its grisly delights, asking the questions no one wants to admit to asking themselves do I want a child? Do I have a favourite? Do I wish I hadn't had one and spent the money on a...

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Drama queen  by Sara Gibbs

Drama queen

Sara Gibbs

Book

"Growing up Sara Gibbs was labelled a lot of things a cry baby, a scaredy cat, a spoiled brat, a weirdo, a show off but more often than not, it was 'drama queen'. No one understood her behaviour her meltdowns and her intense emotions while Sara herself...

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William Morris

William Morris

Book

"William Morris (1834-1896) was a pioneer of the Arts and Crafts Movement and is one of the most influential designers in British history. With his emphasis on originality, artistry and craftsmanship, Morris helped revolutionize the late Victorian in...

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Bright stars  by Kate Bryan

Bright stars

Kate Bryan

Book

"In Bright Stars, Kate Bryan examines the short lives and long legacies of artists who died before their time. In this personal, persuasive and evocative book, Kate introduces some of the most inspiring people in art and examines the myriad ways that...

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Roger Federer  by René Stauffer

Roger Federer

René Stauffer

Book

"Roger Federer is an icon. One of the greatest tennis players of all time, he is also one of the most highly regarded and best-loved figures in the sporting world. Veteran tennis writer René Stauffer has been closely covering Federer's career for nea...

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Live your life  by Amanda Kloots

Live your life

Amanda Kloots

Book

"In March 2020, Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero was hospitalized for what he and his wife, Amanda Kloots, believed to be a severe case of pneumonia. An eventual diagnosis of COVID-19 led to Nick's being placed on a ventilator, and Amanda took to docu...

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Crying in H Mart  by Michelle Zauner

Crying in H Mart

Michelle Zauner

Book

"From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In...

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Girl, interrupted  by Susanna Kaysen

Girl, interrupted

Susanna Kaysen

Book

"In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put into a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital to be treated for depression. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in...

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Spider woman by Brenda Hale

Spider woman

Brenda Hale

eBook

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The man from the future by Ananyo Bhattacharya

The man from the future

Ananyo Bhattacharya

eBook

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No protocol for me  by Maurice Harvey

No protocol for me

Maurice Harvey

Book

"Maurice Harvey is probably the most widely travelled photojournalist from New Zealand, having been to 160 countries and territories. His travels began in Africa in 1960 where for seven years he lived in Central and West Africa, then in later years, ...

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Man Ray  by Arthur Lubow

Man Ray

Arthur Lubow

Book

"Man Ray (1890-1976), a founding father of Dada and a key player in French Surrealism, is one of the central artists of the twentieth century. He is also one of the most elusive. In this new biography, journalist and critic Arthur Lubow uses Man Ray's...

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Why be happy when you could be normal?  by Jeanette Winterson

Why be happy when you could be normal?

Jeanette Winterson

Book

"The shocking, heart-breaking - and often very funny - true story behind Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit. In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, was published. It tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal...

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Killing Juanita  by Peter Rees

Killing Juanita

Peter Rees

Book

"On the morning of 4 July 1975, Juanita Nielsen, a wealthy heiress, Sydney newspaper publisher and anti-development campaigner went to an appointment at a Kings Cross Nightclub and simply disappeared. For over a quarter of a century, the Juanita Nielsen...

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A history of the world with the women put back in  by Kerstin Lücker

A history of the world with the women put back in

Kerstin Lücker

Book

"Once upon a time, history was written by men, for men and about men. Women were deemed less important, their letters destroyed, their stories ignored. Not any more. This is the story of women who went to war, women who stopped war and women who stayed...

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Consumed  by Arifa Akbar

Consumed

Arifa Akbar

Book

"Consumed is a story of sisterhood, grief, the redemptive power of art and the strange mythologies that surround tuberculosis. It takes us from Keats's deathbed and the tubercular women of opera to the resurgence of TB in modern Britain today. Arifa travels...

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Norma Kamali  by Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali

Book

"In her first book, fashion legend Norma Kamali offers readers a stylish, inspiring, and heartfelt handbook for gliding boldly through each of life's decades with purpose and power. Manifesto, memoir, and essential guide, its pages are informed by 50...

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A funny life  by Michael McIntyre

A funny life

Michael McIntyre

Book

"Michael's first book ended with his big break at the 2006 Royal Variety Performance. Waking up the next morning in the tiny rented flat he shared with his wife Kitty and their one-year-old son, he was beyond excited about the new glamorous world of ...

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Chihuly and architecture

Chihuly and architecture

Book

"Forty years of Dale Chihuly's spectacular site-specific glass installations are captured in this large-format publication examining architectural commissions, temporary art installations, and museum exhibitions around the world. Chihuly's installations...

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Odd boy out by Gyles Daubeney Brandreth

Odd boy out

Gyles Daubeney Brandreth

eBook

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Blood, sweat and steel by Curtis McGrath

Blood, sweat and steel

Curtis McGrath

eAudiobook

In 2012, combat engineer Curtis McGrath was serving in the Australian army in Afghanistan when, in the line of duty, he stepped on a mine. Seriously injured but still conscious and aware he'd bleed out and die within minutes, Curtis, as the unit's ch...

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Silk by Shaun Burgoyne

Silk

Shaun Burgoyne

eAudiobook

The man they call 'Silk' was the ultimate team player - versatile, highly skilled and hard at the contest, with an enviable reputation for being able to stand up in big moments. Burgoyne is a proud Indigenous man, with a football pedigree that is a story...

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Caught in the act  by Shane Jenek

Caught in the act

Shane Jenek

Book

"As Courtney Act, Shane Jenek has built a career as a drag queen, spokesperson, advocate, singer and all around performer with a strong (and beautiful) voice and advocate for change. Courtney uses her dazzling commercial profile to open up positive.....

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Release the beast  by Bimini Bon Boulash

Release the beast

Bimini Bon Boulash

Book

"A hilarious and inspiring guide to transforming your life through drag, from the UK's favourite drag queen and star of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Bimini Bon Boulash. Bimini Bon Boulash is the nation's sweetheart, capturing hearts and minds as the gag-in...

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The early life of Walt Disney  by Andrew Stanley Kiste

The early life of Walt Disney

Andrew Stanley Kiste

Book

"Most biographies of Walt Disney portray him as a creative genius who revolutionised the entertainment industry during the first half of the twentieth century. While he did transform the medium of animation, quickly becoming a household name during his...

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Red roulette  by Desmond Shum

Red roulette

Desmond Shum

Book

"After the Communist Revolution, Desmond Shum's grandfather was marked as belonging to a "black category" that included former landlords and rich peasants--meaning the Shums would be stigmatized and impoverished. As Desmond was growing up, he vowed his...

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Panic as man burns crumpets  by Roger Lytollis

Panic as man burns crumpets

Roger Lytollis

Book

"You dreamed of being a journalist and the dream has come true. You love working for your local paper . . . although not everything is as you imagined. You embarrass yourself with a range of celebrities, from John Hurt to Jordan. Your best story is 'The...

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Jeffrey Smart  by Deborah Hart

Jeffrey Smart

Deborah Hart

Book

"The year 2021 marks the centenary of the birth of Australian artist Jeffrey Smart, an artist with a distinctive vision whose work enables us to see the world around us afresh. This publication celebrates and commemorates this significant anniversary....

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Sex cult nun  by Faith (Lawyer) Jones

Sex cult nun

Faith (Lawyer) Jones

Book

"Growing up on an isolated farm in Macau, Jones was raised to be part a religious army preparing for the End Times. Thousands of members strong, the cult followers of the Children of God looked to her grandfather as their guiding light. Over decades ...

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Lifelines  by Leana Wen

Lifelines

Leana Wen

Book

"Public health expert Leana Wen gives an insider's account of public health and its crucial role-from opioid addiction to global pandemic-and tells an inspiring story of her journey from homeless immigrant to being named one of Time's 100 Most Influe...

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Woman made  by Jane (Writer on architecture) Hall

Woman made

Jane (Writer on architecture) Hall

Book

"This visual celebration of the most incredible and impactful design ever produced by female designers flips the script on what is historically considered a man's world. Featuring more than 200 designers from more than 50 countries, it records and il...

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Windswept & interesting  by Billy Connolly

Windswept & interesting

Billy Connolly

Book

"In his first full-length autobiography, comedy legend and national treasure Billy Connolly reveals the truth behind his windswept and interesting life. Born in a tenement flat in Glasgow in 1942, orphaned by the age of 4, and a survivor of appalling...

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The opposite of butterfly hunting  by Evanna Lynch

The opposite of butterfly hunting

Evanna Lynch

Book

"Evanna Lynch has long been viewed as a role model for people recovering from anorexia and the story of her casting as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films has reached almost mythic proportions. Here, in her memoir, Evanna confronts all the complexities...

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My body  by Emily Ratajkowski

My body

Emily Ratajkowski

Book

"Emily Ratajkowski is an acclaimed model and actress, an engaged political progressive, a formidable entrepreneur, a global social media phenomenon, and now, a writer. Rocketing to world fame at age twenty-one, Ratajkowski sparked both praise and furor...

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Skin in the game  by Jane Wurwand

Skin in the game

Jane Wurwand

Book

"Uncover the unique qualities within YOU that will lead you to find your true purpose, a meaningful career, and show you how to live your biggest life. I know I have a bigger purpose, but how can I find it? Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand shows you how...

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The house of Gucci  by Sara Gay Forden

The house of Gucci

Sara Gay Forden

Book

"On March 27, 1995, Maurizio Gucci, heir to the fabulous fashion dynasty, was slain by an unknown gunman as he approached his Milan office. In 1998, his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani Martinelli--nicknamed "The Black Widow" by the press--was sentenced to 29...

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Dancing for Stalin  by Christina Ezrahi

Dancing for Stalin

Christina Ezrahi

Book

"Nina Anisimova was born in 1909 in imperial St Petersburg. One of the most renowned character dancers of the Stalinist period, she won her way into the hearts of her audience over many decades. Yet few knew that her exemplary career was a fragile co...

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Murphy's law  by Jack Murphy

Murphy's law

Jack Murphy

Book

"A heart-pounding military memoir from a former Army Ranger sniper and Special Operations weapon sergeant-turned-journalist about the incredible highs and devastating lows of his career. Growing up in small New York towns, Jack Murphy knew he wanted to...

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Mozart in motion  by Patrick Mackie

Mozart in motion

Patrick Mackie

Book

"Mozart holds a central, unwavering place in our culture, and his works are widely loved and listened to, often as much-loved favourites, or as background music. But how much do we really hear and understand the music that is played, and what can it reveal...

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Lucky  by Ed Jackson

Lucky

Ed Jackson

Book

"At just 28 years old, Ed Jackson was told he would never walk again. After a miscalculated dive into a pool, he suffered multiple cardiac arrests, a broken neck and a partially severed spinal cord. Lying paralysed in intensive care, the former rugby...

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Dad, how do I?  by Rob Kenney

Dad, how do I?

Rob Kenney

Book

"From organizing your bills and starting a conversation, to how to read the Bible or make Christmas cookies, Kenney addresses a range of practical topics. His own father left his family-- Kenney was thirteen, and had seven siblings-- and he vowed that...

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My brother the killer  by Alix Sharkey

My brother the killer

Alix Sharkey

Book

"At 8.00am on Monday 18th June 2001, Danielle Jones left home dressed in her schoolgirl uniform - and promptly vanished. The 15-year old's body was never recovered, but Danielle's parents soon learned that her 'Uncle Stuart', a close family friend, h...

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Yoke  by Jessamyn Stanley

Yoke

Jessamyn Stanley

Book

"Remember Jessamyn Stanley? How could you not? She's the proudly fat, Black, queer yoga teacher and charismatic author of Every Body Yoga, who drops a lot more f-bombs than namastes and refuses to pray at the church of Lululemon. Now she's back, here...

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The improbable adventures of Miss Emily Soldene by Helen Batten

The improbable adventures of Miss Emily Soldene

Helen Batten

eAudiobook

Emily Soldene's life spanned the entire Victorian era. As both leading lady and a formidable impresario with her own opera company, she was a darling of Londons music halls and theatre land, later reinventing herself as a journalist and writer. From ...

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Putin's people  by Catherine Belton

Putin's people

Catherine Belton

Book

"A chilling and revelatory expose of the KGB's renaissance, Putin's rise to power, and how Russian black cash is subverting the world. In Putin's People, former Moscow correspondent and investigative journalist Catherine Belton reveals the untold story...

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Harry Styles  by Sean Smith

Harry Styles

Sean Smith

Book

"Harry was just 16 years old when he auditioned for the UK's X Factor, launching into fame through the renowned boy band One Direction. It wasn't long before the five young hopefuls were signed to Simon Cowell's label, Syco, taking the world by storm....

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Francis Benali  by Francis Benali

Francis Benali

Francis Benali

Book

"Francis 'Franny' Benali played football for 20 years for Southampton FC in nearly 400 games, almost his entire career. His utter dedication to the club caused him to be a hero to Saints fans around the world. Written with the acclaimed Daily Mail sp...

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Both/and  by Huma Abedin

Both/and

Huma Abedin

Book

"Abedin launched full steam into a college internship in the office of the First Lady in 1996, never imagining that her work at the White House would blossom into a career in public service, nor that her career would become an all-consuming way of life....

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Soldiers

Soldiers

Book

"It illustrates, mostly through people's own words, what it's been like to fight in wars, to live and die as a warrior, from Greek and Roman times through to today's Iraq and Afghanistan. The characters include the Black Prince and Cromwell, Wellington...

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Proof of life  by Daniel (Lawyer) Levin

Proof of life

Daniel (Lawyer) Levin

Book

"Daniel Levin was at his office when he got a call from an acquaintance with an urgent, cryptic request to meet in Paris. A young man had gone missing in Syria. No government, embassy, or intelligence agency would help. Could he? Would he? So begins ...

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Hollywood to the Himalayas  by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Hollywood to the Himalayas

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Book

"Hollywood to the Himalayas is an enlightening memoir of a reluctant spiritual seeker who finds her true self and lifelong calling when she travels to India. As a Stanford grad, in the midst of getting her PhD in psychology, Sadhvi Sarawati was comfo...

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The troubles with us  by Alix O'Neill

The troubles with us

Alix O'Neill

Book

"Growing up on the Falls Road in 1990s Belfast, Alix O'Neill has seen it all - burnt-out buses blocking the route to school, the police mistaking her father for a leading terrorist. Not that she or her friends are up to speed with the goings-on of th...

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The colour of God  by Ayesha S. Chaudhry

The colour of God

Ayesha S. Chaudhry

Book

"This is the story of a child raised in Canada by parents who embraced a puritanical version of Islam to shield them from racism. The author explores the joys and sorrows of growing up in a fundamentalist Muslim household, wedding grand historical na...

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This much is true  by Miriam Margolyes

This much is true

Miriam Margolyes

Book

"BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury's Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, MIRIAM MARGOLYES, OBE, is the nation's favourite (and naughtiest) treasure....

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Lighting the fuse  by Lucy Lewis

Lighting the fuse

Lucy Lewis

Book

"In this extraordinary memoir, Lucy Lewis reveals the hidden world of bomb disposal training and how she came to be the UK's first female bomb disposal expert. From joining Sandhurst to rushing to her first bomb disposal call-out, Lucy's story is full...

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Thin places  by Kerri Ní Dochartaigh

Thin places

Kerri Ní Dochartaigh

Book

"Kerri ni Dochartaigh was born in Derry, on the border of the North and South of Ireland, at the very height of the Troubles. She was brought up on a council estate on the wrong side of town. But for her family, and many others, there was no right side....

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Carl Jung  by Claire Dunne

Carl Jung

Claire Dunne

Book

"A spiritual biography of one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, a man whose ideas revolutionized modern psychology. Through over 150 ... illustrations, including rare photographs and never-before-seen artwork by Jung himself, his...

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The dreamer by Cliff Richard

The dreamer

Cliff Richard

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. 'Before Cliff Richard and the Shadows, there was nothing worth listening to in British music.' - John Lennon. Cliff Richard tells his story, in his own words, in his highly anticipated new autobiography. Achieving a hit in ...

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The wild track by Margaret Reynolds

The wild track

Margaret Reynolds

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. How to find an outlet for a love that demands expression? Single, in her mid-forties and having experienced a sudden early menopause, the realisation comes to Peggy quietly, and clearly; she decides to adopt a child. But th...

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Regrets, none by Dolly Thakore

Regrets, none

Dolly Thakore

eAudiobook

Written with wit, humour and candour, Regrets, None is a rare memoir that is unafraid to bare it all. It follows veteran theatre personality Dolly Thakore's life and career -- growing up in Delhi and an assortment of Air Force stations, getting her start...

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The story of a clinical neuropsychologist by Barbara A. Wilson

The story of a clinical neuropsychologist

Barbara A. Wilson

eAudiobook

From a disadvantaged childhood to becoming one of our best-loved clinical neuropsychologists, this exceptional book tells the life story of Barbara A. Wilson, who has changed the way we think about brain injury rehabilitation. Barbara's story shows how...

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The Duchess who dared  by Charles Castle

The Duchess who dared

Charles Castle

Book

"The extraordinary story behind A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany. Margaret was debutante of the year, the beautiful fairy-tale heiress immortalised in Cole Porter's 'You're The Tops' - who ended up penniless and ostracised...

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The dealmaker  by Guy Hands

The dealmaker

Guy Hands

Book

"Private equity - which buys, invests in and then sells on companies - is a powerful force in the business world today, worth many billions of dollars. Yet despite the muscle it flexes, it's a sector that is largely closed off to outsiders, operating...

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Rise  by Siya Kolisi

Rise

Siya Kolisi

Book

"Born on the last day of apartheid in the impoverished Zwide township, Siya had no option to grow up fast. Amid the casual violence and hunger felt during his childhood, sport had always provided an outlet, as it offered everything his home life at the...

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Patient 1  by Charlotte Raven

Patient 1

Charlotte Raven

Book

"An extraordinary memoir of illness, survival, defiance, and Huntington's Disease. Honest, intelligent and unsentimental, Patient 1 is a startling self-portrait written with wit and vulnerability, and a unique testament to the power of hope in the face...

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The secret of life  by Howard Markel

The secret of life

Howard Markel

Book

"A definitive history of the race to unravel DNA's structure, by one of our most prominent medical historians. Biologist James Watson and physicist Francis Crick's 1953 revelation about the double helix structure of DNA is the foundation of virtually...

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Hero of two worlds  by Mike Duncan

Hero of two worlds

Mike Duncan

Book

"Few in history can match the breadth and depth of the revolutionary career of the Marquis de Lafayette. Over fifty incredible years at the heart of the Age of Revolution, he fought as one with righteous revolutionaries on both sides of the Atlantic....

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The edge of every day  by Marin Sardy

The edge of every day

Marin Sardy

Book

"Marin Sardy's memoir traces the path of the schizophrenia that runs in her family. Against the starkly beautiful backdrop of Anchorage, Alaska, where the author grew up, Marin Sardy weaves a fearless account of the shapeless thief--the schizophrenia...

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Sunshine and laughter  by Louis Barfe

Sunshine and laughter

Louis Barfe

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"The unique story of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise – British television's most iconic double act. The Morecambe and Wise Show was the creme de la creme of TV light entertainment from the late 1960s until the early 1980s. The hardy perennial comedy duo...

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Appetite  by Edward Balls

Appetite

Edward Balls

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"Ed Balls was just three weeks old when he tried his first meal: pureed roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. While perhaps ill-advised by modern weaning standards, it worked for him in 1967, and from that moment on he was hooked on food. Appetite is a memoir...

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The shoemaker and his daughter  by Conor O'Clery

The shoemaker and his daughter

Conor O'Clery

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"The Soviet Union, 1962. Shoemaker Stanislav Suvorov is imprisoned for five years. His crime? Selling his car for a profit, contravening the Kremlin's strict laws of speculation. Laws which, thirty years later, his daughter Zhanna helps to unravel. In...

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Winter pasture  by Juan Li

Winter pasture

Juan Li

Book

"Li Juan and her mother own a small convenience store in the Altai Mountains in Northwestern China, where she writes about her life among grasslands and snowy peaks. To her neighbors' surprise, Li decides to join a family of Kazakh herders as they take...

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And away...  by Bob Mortimer

And away...

Bob Mortimer

Book

"The long-awaited first autobiography by national treasure Bob Mortimer. Bob Mortimer's life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming...

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The accidental influencer  by Bella Younger

The accidental influencer

Bella Younger

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"'I thought I could have lots of followers, without needing followers. I thought I could monetise my account without selling out. I thought that I was different, that I wasn't like other girls. But I was, and that's why I had to stop.' When Bella You...

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The Churchill girls  by Rachel Trethewey

The Churchill girls

Rachel Trethewey

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"Bright, attractive and well-connected, in any other family the Churchill girls - Diana, Sarah, Marigold and Mary - would have shone. But they were not in any other family, they were Churchills and neither they nor anyone else could ever forget it. From...

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