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The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles by Françoise Hardy

The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles

Françoise Hardy

eBook

Françoise Hardy shares her iconic life and memories in this brutally honest memoir of love, loss, and wisdom.

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Coffin corner boys by Carole Engle Avriett

Coffin corner boys

Carole Engle Avriett

eBook

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Because by Joshua Mensch

Because

Joshua Mensch

eBook

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Ali by Nancy J. Hajeski

Ali

Nancy J. Hajeski

eBook

Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest champions of all time. His boxing skills were unparalleled, and his words have never been forgotten. From his birth in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky to his first Golden Gloves win to the Rumble in the Jungle and the...

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How Bernie won by Jeff Weaver

How Bernie won

Jeff Weaver

eBook

The brilliant manager of Bernie Sanders's 2016 presidential campaign shows how Bernie took on the entire establishment and changed modern American politics for good.When Jeff Weaver hopped in a car with Bernie Sanders in the summer of 1986, he had no...

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Pre by Tom Jordan

Pre

Tom Jordan

eBook

For five years, no American runner could beat him at any distance over a mile. But at the age of 24, with his best years still ahead, long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine finally lost. Driving alone at night after a party, Prefontaine crashed his sports...

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I'm still here by Austin Channing Brown

I'm still here

Austin Channing Brown

eBook

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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Kickflip boys by Neal Thompson

Kickflip boys

Neal Thompson

eBook

"With a dispassionate but tender eye, Thompson captures the ache, fizz, yearning and frustration of being the father of adolescent boys--and of adolescence itself, observed and remembered." --Michael Chabon. What makes a good father, and what makes one...

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Brothers of the gun by Marwan Hisham

Brothers of the gun

Marwan Hisham

eBook

"A bracingly immediate memoir by a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, Brothers of the Gun is an intimate lens on the century's bloodiest conflict and a profound meditation on kinship, home, and freedom." -- Amazon.com.

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Madame Claude by William Stadiem

Madame Claude

William Stadiem

eBook

Traces the remarkable life of the head of post-World War II Paris' most exclusive finishing school, tracing her origins as an impoverished Jewish girl from the city of Angers and discussing the controversies that made her one of the world's most wanted...

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I am, I am, I am by Maggie O'Farrell

I am, I am, I am

Maggie O'Farrell

eAudiobook

I Am, I Am, I Am is a memoir with a difference - the unputdownable story of an extraordinary woman's life in near-death experiences. Insightful, inspirational, intelligent, it is a book to be read at a sitting, a story you finish newly conscious of l...

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If the cap fits by Steve Halliwell

If the cap fits

Steve Halliwell

eAudiobook

Steve Halliwell is best known as the loveable patriarch Zak Dingle in the hit TV show Emmerdale, a part he has played since 1994. He is now one of the UK's most recognisable and treasured soap stars. Yet before his success, Halliwell spent many years...

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The First Nazi by Will Brownell

The First Nazi

Will Brownell

eBook

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David Livingstone by Stephen Tomkins

David Livingstone

Stephen Tomkins

eBook

"David Livingstone has gone down in history as a fearless explorer and missionary, hacking his way through the forests of Africa to bring light to the people - and also to free them from slavery. But who was he, and what was he actually like? "He was...

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Mauve by Simon Garfield

Mauve

Simon Garfield

eBook

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Indira Gandhi by Jairam Ramesh

Indira Gandhi

Jairam Ramesh

eBook

Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India for sixteen years, was as charismatic as she was controversial-at once admired and criticized for her political judgements and actions. Yet beyond such debate, what has not been fully understood is her life-long...

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Still Here by Ian Nielsen

Still Here

Ian Nielsen

eBook

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Riding the storm by Duncan Bannatyne

Riding the storm

Duncan Bannatyne

eBook

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P.D. James by Laurel Young

P.D. James

Laurel Young

eBook

British National Health Service employee Phyllis Dorothy James White (1920-2014) reinvented herself at age 38 as P.D. James, crime novelist. She then became long known as England's "Queen of Crime." Sixteen of her 20 novels feature one or both of her...

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Killer by author Joey

Killer

author Joey

eBook

New York Times Bestseller: This groundbreaking tell-all by a mob hit man is "chilling and compelling-a must-read" (Former FBI agent Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco). The Bronx-born son of a Jewish bootlegger, "Joey the Hit Man" was introduced to crime...

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Siren's call by Yvette Wroby

Siren's call

Yvette Wroby

eBook

Siren's Call is a tale of Yvette Wroby's two families: the family she was born into and the family that is the St Kilda Football Club. It's a story about the bond between Yvette and her mother Elfie, and a wider tale of how her mother's and father's ...

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Our stem of hope by Linda Curtis

Our stem of hope

Linda Curtis

eBook

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Among the Tibetans by Isabella Bird

Among the Tibetans

Isabella Bird

eBook

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A job for all seasons by Phyllida Barstow

A job for all seasons

Phyllida Barstow

eBook

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Being selfish by Sarah Marshank

Being selfish

Sarah Marshank

eBook

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A Raindrop in the Ocean by Michael Dobbs-Higginson

A Raindrop in the Ocean

Michael Dobbs-Higginson

eBook

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Fried & convicted by Fay Jacobs

Fried & convicted

Fay Jacobs

eBook

As the author of four humorous memoirs, activist and comedian Fay Jacobs returns with her newest tall tales, Fried & Convicted, Rehoboth Beach Uncorked. And, as you'd expect, It's chock-full of Fay's signature witty, wise, and often laugh-out-loud co...

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The many ways of seeing by Nick Gleeson

The many ways of seeing

Nick Gleeson

eBook

In desperation, I look up into mum's face. A small face - a loving face- And the lights go out. Her face is the last image I will ever see in my lifetime. Blind since the age of seven, Nick Gleeson has spent his life learning to 'see' without seeing....

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Up till now by William Shatner

Up till now

William Shatner

eBook

A touching and very funny autobiography. William Sharner reveals the man behind the worldwide star and experienced actor.

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The ride of my life by Michael Clayton

The ride of my life

Michael Clayton

eBook

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Burn, Judy, Burn by Bette Nunn

Burn, Judy, Burn

Bette Nunn

eBook

Graphic and Violent content - The morning started out like a morning of any other day for Terry Chasteen and her 3 small children, but it would be their last. Their murderer was a young man who was considered a dangerous boy at age 10, and a criminal...

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My animals (and other family) by Phyllida Barstow

My animals (and other family)

Phyllida Barstow

eBook

"Falling truly, madly, deeply in love with one animal after another was a recurrent theme of the author's childhood, actively encouraged by her beautiful, impetuous mother as she single-handedly held the family together during the war's darkest days....

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Fire woman by Josephine Reynolds

Fire woman

Josephine Reynolds

eBook

"Signing up to the Fire Brigade in 1981, Josephine Reynolds was Britain's first ever female firefighter. Her life of service saw her fight the fiercest forest fires in a generation, explosions at a petro-chemical plant and a chauvinistic, macho culture...

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Language of my choosing by Anne author. Pia

Language of my choosing

Anne author. Pia

eBook

Where do I truly belong? This is the question Anne Pia continually asked of herself growing up in the Italian-Scots community of post-World War Two Edinburgh. This candid, vibrant memoir shares her struggle to bridge the gap between a traditional immigrant...

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Jane & Dorothy by Marian Veevers

Jane & Dorothy

Marian Veevers

eBook

Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in the 1770s, in a world torn between heady revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism. Jane and Dorothy compares their upbringing and education, home lives and loves and, above all,...

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Columbia Road of blood and belonging by Linda Wilkinson

Columbia Road of blood and belonging

Linda Wilkinson

eBook

'Where I am going has little beauty. No landscape to take the breath away, no cultural highlights of note, just a street of Victorian shops and houses to which I now know I undoubtedly belong.' A compelling memoir of family secrets and personal disco...

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When Heaven and Earth changed places  by Le Ly Hayslip

When Heaven and Earth changed places

Le Ly Hayslip

Book

"In these pages, Le Ly Hayslip--just twelve years old when U.S. helicopters landed in her tiny village of Ky La--shows us the Vietnam War as she lived it. Initially pressed into service by the Vietcong, Le Ly was captured and imprisoned by government...

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The great economists  by Linda Y. (Linda Yi-Chuang) Yueh

The great economists

Linda Y. (Linda Yi-Chuang) Yueh

Book

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On Leopard Rock  by Wilbur A. Smith

On Leopard Rock

Wilbur A. Smith

Book

"The first ever memoir from the number one global bestselling adventure author. Wilbur Smith has lived an incredible life of adventure, and now he shares the extraordinary true stories that have inspired his fiction. From being attacked by lions to c...

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West winging it  by Pat Cunnane

West winging it

Pat Cunnane

Book

"The West Wing meets The Office in this fresh and funny exclusive look into President Barack Obama's years in the White House, directly from his Senior Writer and former Director of Messaging."--

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Dean Home  by Dean Home

Dean Home

Dean Home

Book

"Dean Home's works are a sensual delight to behold. The artist is a master colourist who brings together an array of influences to create sumptuous still lifes. Entering in the worlds that Home creates feels like stumbling into Coleridge's Xanadu, hi...

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Butterfly  by Yusra Mardini

Butterfly

Yusra Mardini

Book

"Traces the author's life-changing rescue of a boatload of fellow refugees and how it inspired her to compete on the 2016 Refugee Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro, tracing her subsequent advocacy on behalf of people who have been forced from their homes...

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St.Thomas Aquinas  by G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton

St.Thomas Aquinas

G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton

Book

" St. Thomas Aquinas is enriched by the author's unique ability to see the world through the saint's eyes, a fresh and animated view that shows us Aquinas as no other biography has. Acclaimed as the best book ever written on Aquinas by such outstandi...

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Super freak  by Peter Benjaminson

Super freak

Peter Benjaminson

Book

"Few American superstar stories are richer, wilder, or more excessive than Rick James's. He played in a band with Neil Young, spent years in jail, produced his first album (which was then picked up by Motown) with money from shadowy sources, crossed rock...

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The valley  by Richard Benson

The valley

Richard Benson

Book

The close-knit villages of the Dearne Valley were home to four generations of the Hollingworth family. Spanning Richard Benson's great-grandmother Winnie's ninety-two years in the valley, and drawing on years of historical research, interviews and an...

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Lunatic heroes  by C. Anthony Martignetti

Lunatic heroes

C. Anthony Martignetti

Book

Dark, comic, raw, disturbing, and often redemptive, these fifteen tales will take you from the 1950s to the present, along with a repeating cast of heroes and lunatics. The characters span the breadth and the depths of human qualities and capacities....

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North  by Scott Jurek

North

Scott Jurek

Book

"Scott Jurek is one of the greatest ultramarathon runners of all time and a living legend. North tells the story of his biggest challenge, undertaken at the end of a career full of glittering achievements: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian...

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My Canadian boyfriend, Justin Trudeau  by Carrie Parker

My Canadian boyfriend, Justin Trudeau

Carrie Parker

Book

There is no world leader as beloved (or loooved) as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Dynamic, smart, charismatic, compassionate, and sometimes sassy, he has quickly emerged as not only a dominant politician, but as a model-like role model to m...

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The despair of monkeys and other trifles  by Françoise Hardy

The despair of monkeys and other trifles

Françoise Hardy

Book

"Francoise Hardy is best known in Europe for originating the famed 'Ye-Ye' sound in pop music which began a cultural scene in the early 1960s. Her teenage success grew as she became a much-photographed fashion model and actress. Adored for her shy beauty...

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An American princess  by Annejet van der Zijl

An American princess

Annejet van der Zijl

Book

"Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown. At eighteen, she met Tod Hostetter at a local dance, having no idea that the mercurial charmer...

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The sober diaries  by Clare Pooley

The sober diaries

Clare Pooley

Book

"A bravely honest and brilliantly comic account of how one mother gave up drinking and started living; this is Bridget Jones Dries Out. Clare Pooley is a Cambridge graduate and was a Managing Partner at one of the world's biggest advertising agencies,...

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Ada Lovelace  by Christopher Hollings

Ada Lovelace

Christopher Hollings

Book

Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron and his highly educated wife, Anne Isabella, is sometimes called the world's first computer programmer and has become an icon for women in technology. But how did a young woman...

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The girl  by Michelle Morgan

The girl

Michelle Morgan

Book

When Marilyn Monroe stepped over a subway grating as The Girl in The Seven Year Itch and let a gust of wind catch the skirt of her pleated white dress, an icon was born. Before that, the actress was mainly known for a nude calendar and one-dimensional,...

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Plot 29  by Allan (Food writer) Jenkins

Plot 29

Allan (Food writer) Jenkins

Book

"As a young boy in 1960s Plymouth, Allan Jenkins and his brother, Christopher, were rescued from their care home and fostered by an elderly couple. There, the brothers started to grow flowers in their riverside cottage. They found a new life with their...

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Once a saint  by Ian Ogilvy

Once a saint

Ian Ogilvy

Book

"From a liberal upbringing in post-war Britain, boarding school escapades and life at RADA, Ogilvy enjoyed an acting career spanning more than fifty years, including TV show Upstairs, Downstairs and films Witchfinder General, No Sex Please: We're British...

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Diplomatic baggage  by Brigid Keenan

Diplomatic baggage

Brigid Keenan

Book

"Brigid Keenan was a glamorous, successful young London fashion journalist. But falling in love with a diplomat saw her leave behind the gift chairs of the Paris salons for a large chicken shed in the forests of Nepal. Thirty years later (at the farewell...

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One woman's war by Eileen Younghusband

One woman's war

Eileen Younghusband

eAudiobook

The Second World War is dominated by heroic tales of men defending their country against a formidable enemy, but what about the women who also played their part in fighting for freedom? Eileen Younghusband was just 18 when she joined the Women's Auxiliary...

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Quicksand by Henning Mankell

Quicksand

Henning Mankell

eAudiobook

In January 2014 I was informed that I had cancer. However, Quicksand is not a book about death and destruction, but about what it means to be human. I have undertaken a journey from my childhood to the man I am today, writing about the key events in my...

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Fire woman by Josephine (Fire fighter) Reynolds

Fire woman

Josephine (Fire fighter) Reynolds

eAudiobook

When seventeen-year-old Josephine Reynolds signed up to the Norfolk Fire Service in 1982, there was no such thing as a firefighter - only fireMEN. Nevertheless, she was determined to stick it out. From the gruelling fifteen months of training - wrest...

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The promise and the dream  by David. author. Margolick

The promise and the dream

David. author. Margolick

Book

No issue in America in the 1960s was more vital than civil rights, and no two public figures were more crucial in the drama of race relations in this era than Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Fifty years after they were both assassinated,...

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Me and my house  by Magdalena J. Zaborowska

Me and my house

Magdalena J. Zaborowska

Book

"The last sixteen years of James Baldwin's life (1971-87) unfolded in a village in the South of France, in a sprawling house nicknamed "Chez Baldwin." In this volume, the author employs Baldwin's home space as a lens through which to expand his biography...

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Bibi  by Anshel Pfeffer

Bibi

Anshel Pfeffer

Book

"A deeply reported biography of the controversial Israeli Prime Minister, showing that we cannot understand Israel today without first understanding the man who leads it. For many in Israel and elsewhere, Benjamin Netanyahu is anathema, an embarrassment,...

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The stranger on the bridge  by Jonny Benjamin

The stranger on the bridge

Jonny Benjamin

Book

"In 2008, twenty year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge, about to jump. A stranger saw his distress and stopped to talk with him - a decision that saved Jonny's life. Fast forward to 2014 and Jonny, together with Rethink Mental Illness launch...

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Black pasta  by Elena Harvey

Black pasta

Elena Harvey

Book

"Black Pasta is a riveting story of a beautiful, feisty young aristocrat, Elena Curtopassi, growing up under Mussolini. She endures the German occupation of Rome, witnesses Adolf Hitler's triumphant parade from the Colosseum and then experiences the ...

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Where there's hope by Elizabeth Smart

Where there's hope

Elizabeth Smart

Large Print

"In her fearless memoir, My Story, Elizabeth Smart related, for the first time, the horrific experiences she went through as a fourteen-year-old girl, when she was abducted from her home and held captive for nine months. Since then, she's travelled the...

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Farewell, my Subaru by Doug Fine

Farewell, my Subaru

Doug Fine

eBook

Like many Americans, Doug Fine enjoys his creature comforts, but he also knows full well they keep him addicted to oil. So he wonders: Is it possible to keep his Netflix and his car, his Wi-Fi and his subwoofers, and still reduce his carbon footprint?...

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Monica's story by Andrew Morton

Monica's story

Andrew Morton

eBook

In the summer of 1995 Monica Lewinsky, twenty-one years old and fresh from college, started work as an unpaid intern in the White House, a job that brought her into contact with the then President of the USA, Bill Clinton. What followed would come to...

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Witness by Whittaker Chambers

Witness

Whittaker Chambers

eBook

#1 New York Times bestseller for 13 consecutive weeks! First published in 1952, Witness is the true story of Soviet spies in America and the trial that captivated a nation. Part literary effort, part philosophical treatise, this intriguing autobiogra...

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My foreign cities by Elizabeth Scarboro

My foreign cities

Elizabeth Scarboro

eBook

When she was just seventeen, independent and ambitious Elizabeth Scarboro fell in love with irreverent and irresistible Stephen. She knew he had cystic fibrosis, that he was expected to live only until the age of thirty or so, and that soon she'd have...

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As green as grass by Emma Smith

As green as grass

Emma Smith

eBook

"After waving goodbye to the rocks, cliffs and sands of the north Cornish coast, Emma Smith (born Elspeth Hallsmith) and her family are uprooted to the Devonshire village of Crapstone, on the outskirts of Dartmoor. Emma's father, a decorated hero of the...

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Undone by Michele Cushatt

Undone

Michele Cushatt

eBook

An honest confession of a diagnosis of cancer and the joys and disappointments of motherhood and marriage, ripe with regret over what is and, yet, still hopeful for what could be. With enough humor to ease the rawness of the story, Cushatt takes the reader...

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The Garden of the Gods by Gerald author. Durrell

The Garden of the Gods

Gerald author. Durrell

eBook

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All-American murder by James Patterson

All-American murder

James Patterson

eBook

'The man behind the hugely popular Alex Cross series has interviewed those closest to Hernandez to get the full, winding story on the NFL star turned murderer.' Sun'Patterson unravels Hernandez's complicated and troubling story.' CBS News'This distur...

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Romantically challenged by Sami Lukis

Romantically challenged

Sami Lukis

eBook

Despite her best efforts (and the fact that she was once voted 'TV's most spankable personality'), Sami Lukis has always been romantically challenged. Aside from a handful of serious long-term relationships, she's been a serial dater for the better part...

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Ali on Ali by Hana Ali

Ali on Ali

Hana Ali

eBook

""Muhammad Ali was a champion, a poet, a prophet. Sports Illustrated called him "the greatest athlete of the twentieth century." And yet he was even more than all of that, "a whole greater than the sum of its parts . . . bigger, brighter, more original...

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Staying by Jessie Cole

Staying

Jessie Cole

eBook

As children, Jessie Cole and her brother Jake ran wild, free to roam their rainforest home as they pleased. They had each other, parents who adored them, and two mysterious, beautiful, clever half-sisters, Billie and Zoe, who came to visit every holidays....

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Daughter of the Cold War by GRACE KENNAN. WARNECKE

Daughter of the Cold War

GRACE KENNAN. WARNECKE

eBook

Grace Kennan Warnecke's memoir is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the scion of a newspaper dynasty and mother of the youngest owner of a major league baseball...

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Patrick White by Christos Tsiolkas

Patrick White

Christos Tsiolkas

eBook

'Patrick White, the un-Australian writer who did more than any other writer in the twentieth century to create an imaginative language that we can call Australian, who unshackled us from the demand that we write as the English do, who recognised, through...

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Growing up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing up Aboriginal in Australia

eBook

What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profi...

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Griezmann by L. (Luca) Caioli

Griezmann

L. (Luca) Caioli

eBook

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Harry & Meghan by Emily Herbert

Harry & Meghan

Emily Herbert

eBook

The definitive account of the love affair that has captured the nation - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.After much speculation in the national media, Prince Harry finally confirmed the rumours about his relationship with American actress Meghan Markle....

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Undone by Michele Cushatt

Undone

Michele Cushatt

eAudiobook

A look back makes Michele long for a do-over, the chance to make fewer mistakes and leave less of a mess to clean up. A look forward makes Michele wonder if all her attempts to control life have robbed her of the vibrancy of it. And, in the middle of...

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How to be a woman by Caitlin Moran

How to be a woman

Caitlin Moran

eAudiobook

It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why...

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Beauty in the broken places by Allison Pataki

Beauty in the broken places

Allison Pataki

eAudiobook

A deeply moving memoir about a couple whose lives were changed in the blink of an eye, and the love that helped them rewrite their future. Five months pregnant, on a flight to their "babymoon," Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his...

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The opposite of fate by Amy Tan

The opposite of fate

Amy Tan

eAudiobook

Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound empathy. With...

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Failure is an option by H. Jon Benjamin

Failure is an option

H. Jon Benjamin

eAudiobook

H. Jon Benjamin--the lead voice behind Archer and Bob's Burgers--helps us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure. Most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin a comedy show busi...

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Chasing hope by Richard M. Cohen

Chasing hope

Richard M. Cohen

eAudiobook

After more than four decades living with multiple sclerosis, New York Times bestselling author Richard M. Cohen finds a flicker of hope in a groundbreaking medical procedure.Richard Cohen struggles with failing limbs and is legally blind. He has survived...

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The times of my life and my life with the times by Max Frankel

The times of my life and my life with the times

Max Frankel

eAudiobook

Since 1949, when Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Max Frankel began to write for The New York Times, readers have looked to his work as a lens through which they could witness America's role in a rapidly changing world. In this vivid and unforgettable...

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Hunting El Chapo by Andrew (DEA agent) Hogan

Hunting El Chapo

Andrew (DEA agent) Hogan

eAudiobook

This is the untold story of the American federal agent who captured the world's most-wanted drug-lord. Every generation has its larger-than-life criminal legend living beyond the reach of the law: Billy the Kid, Al Capone, Ronnie Biggs, Pablo Escobar....

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Gimson's prime ministers  by Andrew Gimson

Gimson's prime ministers

Andrew Gimson

Book

"Gimson's Prime Ministers provides the perfect follow-up to Andrew Gimson's best-selling Gimson's Kings and Queens, providing an acerbic and illuminating meditation on the fifty-two men (and one woman) who have led our government for the last three c...

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On the road & off the record with Leonard Bernstein  by Charlie Harmon

On the road & off the record with Leonard Bernstein

Charlie Harmon

Book

"Leonard Bernstein reeked of cheap cologne and obviously hadn't showered, shaved, or slept in a while. Was he drunk to boot? He greeted his new assistant with, "What are you drinking?" Yes, he was drunk. Charlie Harmon was hired to manage the day-to-day...

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Joshua  by John Dennen

Joshua

John Dennen

Book

"Over the last 8 years Anthony Joshua has pounded his way to the top of the boxing world. In April 2017 he faces the notorious Ukrainian, Wladimir Klitschko, in the fight that commentators are labelling the fight of the century. The famous Wembley Stadium...

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Landwhale  by Jes Baker

Landwhale

Jes Baker

Book

"By the author of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and a heroine of the body positivity movement, an intimate, gutsy memoir about being a fat woman, Jes Baker burst onto the body positivity scene when she created her own ads mocking Abercrombie & Fitch...

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Harvey Milk  by Lillian Faderman

Harvey Milk

Lillian Faderman

Book

"Harvey Milk-charismatic, eloquent, and a smart-aleck-was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 but had served for less than one year when he was shot by a homophobic fellow Supervisor. Milk's assassination made him the most famous...

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Charlotte Lennox  by Susan Carlile

Charlotte Lennox

Susan Carlile

Book

"Charlotte Lennox (c. 1729-1804) was an eighteenth-century English novelist whose most celebrated work, The Female Quixote (1752), is just one of eighteen works spanning a forty-three year career. Susan Carlile's critical biography of Lennox focuses on...

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My patients like treats  by Duncan MacVean

My patients like treats

Duncan MacVean

Book

"Physicians used to make house calls. Today, a few veterinarians still do. Duncan MacVean, DVM, is one such vet. His patients range from cats and dogs to pigs and lizards--each of them a unique personality. Every animal and every home is different, but...

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To the promised land by Michael K. Honey

To the promised land

Michael K. Honey

Large Print

Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world's most eloquent voices for human rights and justice. To the Promised Land goes beyond the iconic view of Martin Luther King Jr. as an advocate of racial harmony to explore his profound co...

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A fortunate life  by A. B. (Albert Barnett) Facey

A fortunate life

A. B. (Albert Barnett) Facey

Book

"Albert Facey's story is the story of Australia. Born in 1894, and first sent to work at the age of nine, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a labourer and farmer and jackaroo, becoming lost and then rescued by Indigenous trackers, then gaining a...

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The stowaway by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The stowaway

Laurie Gwen Shapiro

Large Print

The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York's Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties' most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica. It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe...

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Lady in red by Sheila Tate

Lady in red

Sheila Tate

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"Lady in Red is the long-awaited collection of behind-the-scenes stories and iconic images of one of the most influential First Lady in modern history -- Nancy Reagan. Lovingly compiled by long-time close confidante and aide, Sheila Tate, the book provides...

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Conbody  by Coss Marte

Conbody

Coss Marte

Book

ConBody is a former Lower East Side drug dealer. Coss Marte's, bodyweight-only approach to fitness created in prison with only the space of his own cell and no equipment to work with. It's perfect for busy lifestyles on the go and can be done in hotel...

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Blood moon  by John Sedgwick

Blood moon

John Sedgwick

Book

[This] is the story of the century-old blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs from the early years of the United States through the infamous Trail of Tears and into the Civil War. The two men's mutual hatred, while little remembered today, shaped...

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Balfour in the dock  by Colin Andersen

Balfour in the dock

Colin Andersen

Book

"In 2017, in rsponse to a campaign seeking an apology for the Balfour Declarion, the British Government responde. "The Balfoutr Declaration is an historic statement for which HMG does not intend to apologise. We are proud of our role in creating the State...

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Chasing Hillary  by Amy Chozick

Chasing Hillary

Amy Chozick

Book

Hillary Clinton dominated Amy Chozick’s life for more than a decade. Here, she tells the inside story of Clinton’s pursuit of the US presidency in a campaign book like no other. Amy Chozick’s assignments, covering Clinton’s imploding 2008 campaign and...

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Let me be Frank  by Frank Bruno

Let me be Frank

Frank Bruno

Book

"Let Me Be Frank is the new book from one of the world's sporting greats. A deeply personal story, Bruno talks about his battle with mental illness, his time inside a mental facility, the impact his illness has had on his family and his career - and his...

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The tincture of time  by Elizabeth L. Silver

The tincture of time

Elizabeth L. Silver

Book

Growing up as the daughter of a dedicated surgeon, Elizabeth L. Silver felt an unquestioned faith in medicine. When her six-week-old daughter, Abby, was rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with sudden seizures, and scans revealed a serious brain...

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On Michael Jackson  by Margo Jefferson

On Michael Jackson

Margo Jefferson

Book

"Michael Jackson: provocateur, icon, enigma. Who was he really? And how does his spectacular rise, his catastrophic fall, reflect upon those who made him; those who broke him; and those who loved him? Almost ten years on from Jackson's untimely death,...

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The life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah  by Benjamin Zephaniah

The life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah

Book

"Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encompasses it all: the story of his life. In the early 1980s when punks and Rastas were on the streets protesting about unemployment,....

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Places I stopped on the way home  by Meg author. Fee

Places I stopped on the way home

Meg author. Fee

Book

"Sometimes I think of how I will describe New York to my children. I will tell them that the city was in so many ways, and for such a long time, the best and worst thing about my life. That it was a sort of perpetual question in pursuit of an answer....

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Caged bird  by Katy Morgan-Davies

Caged bird

Katy Morgan-Davies

Book

"From the day she was born until she escaped aged 30, Katy Morgan-Davies knew nothing but a life in captivity. Her father was the deluded and cruel leader of a cult based in South London who convinced himself that he was a god, and the immortal leader...

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Women who launch  by Marlene Wagman-Geller

Women who launch

Marlene Wagman-Geller

Book

Contains 37 biographical sketches of women who have changed the world.

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All in the Downs  by Shirley Collins

All in the Downs

Shirley Collins

Book

"In her new memoir, All in the Downs, Collins tells the story of that lifelong relationship with English folksong—a dedication to artistic integrity that has guided her through the triumphs and tragedies of her life. All in the Downs combines elements...

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