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Undisputed truth by Mike Tyson

Undisputed truth

Mike Tyson

eBook

A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world--and a legend both in and out of the ring.

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Paperboy by Christopher Fowler

Paperboy

Christopher Fowler

eBook

Christopher Fowler's memoir captures life in suburban London as it has rarely been seen: through the eyes of a lonely boy who spends his days between the library and the cinema, devouring novels, comics, cereal packets - anything that might reveal a ...

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Untethered by Hayley Katzen

Untethered

Hayley Katzen

eBook

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Damned if I do by Philip Nitschke

Damned if I do

Philip Nitschke

eBook

This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotl...

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Fighting evil  by Macer Gifford

Fighting evil

Macer Gifford

Book

A visceral, riveting, no-holds-barred military memoir told from the front line of the war against ISIS with a foreword by Andy McNab. In the summer of 2014 the world watched in horror as the black flag of ISIS swept all before it. Mosul, the second l...

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A world of art & design  by Peter Hall

A world of art & design

Peter Hall

Book

"The book features 135 of Howick-based artist Peter Hall's most outstanding designs and paintings. Peter is an internationally recognised fabric designer and award-winning New Zealand artist. The text and portfolio of his work combine to illustrate the...

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An Alice girl  by Tanya Heaslip

An Alice girl

Tanya Heaslip

Book

Whether working the mobs of cattle with the stockmen, playing cattleduffing on horseback or singing and doing lessons at their School of the Air desks, Tanya Heaslip and her siblings led a childhood unimaginable to many Australians. Growing up on a vast...

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Running hot by Lisa Tamati

Running hot

Lisa Tamati

eBook

The first Australasian woman to take on Badwater - the world's toughest race through Death Valley - Lisa Tamati's incredible journey of ultra-running endurance, heartbreak and resilience is an astounding read for athletes as well as the armchair-incl...

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Ngaio Marsh by Joanne Drayton

Ngaio Marsh

Joanne Drayton

eBook

While Ngaio Marsh had a larger-than-life public persona, she was fiercely protective of her private life. This fasinating biography of Ngaio Marsh pieces together both the public and private Marsh in a way that is as riveting as a crime novel. Through...

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Paris match  by John von Sothen

Paris match

John von Sothen

Book

In Brooklyn, John von Sothen fell in love with Anaïs, a French waitress. And then, one night in Paris, on the Pont Neuf, she agreed to marry him ("Bah, we can always get divorced!"). A couple of decades in, the two have become quatre, living in their...

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Mackenzie's Mission  by Rachael Casella

Mackenzie's Mission

Rachael Casella

Book

Rachael and Jonathan were thrilled to welcome their baby Mackenzie into the world and to start their new lives as parents. Little did they know that in a few months they would be tested to endurance and beyond. Like many other couples starting a fami...

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Diary of a young naturalist  by Dara McAnulty

Diary of a young naturalist

Dara McAnulty

Book

Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of 15-year-old Dara McAnulty's world. From spring and through a year in his home patch in Northern Ireland, Dara spent the seasons writing. These vivid, evocative and moving diary entries about his c...

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Fairest  by Meredith Talusan

Fairest

Meredith Talusan

Book

A singular, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to Harvard to a gender transition and illuminates the illusions of race, disability, and gender. Fairest is a memoir about...

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Van Eyck

Van Eyck

Book

Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck (c. 1390-1441) towered above his contemporaries. With his unprecedented technique, scientific knowledge and unparalleled powers of observation, Van Eyck lifted oil painting to previously unseen heights and helped determine...

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Tour de force  by Roman Quaedvlieg

Tour de force

Roman Quaedvlieg

Book

From his first day in uniform as a policeman during the dying days of 'the Moonlight State' on the mean streets of Fortitude Valley, to undercover with bikies and gangs; working alongside colleagues solid and dubious until he reached the nation's corridors...

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Unnatural causes by Richard (Forensic pathologist) Shepherd

Unnatural causes

Richard (Forensic pathologist) Shep...

Large Print

"Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK's foremost forensic pathologist, his job to understand the deaths which may have no natural cause. From crime scene to court room, his findings are crucial to the pursuit of justice. His work has seen killers put behind...

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Close to where the heart gives out by Malcolm Alexander

Close to where the heart gives out

Malcolm Alexander

Large Print

"In his forties, Malcolm gave up his job in suburban Glasgow when a persistent seed that had been growing inside him started to bloom, disrupting the foundations of his life. When he saw the job advert, 'urgent: island doctor needed', he applied imme...

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Liverpool Miss by Helen Forrester

Liverpool Miss

Helen Forrester

eBook

The Forrester family are slowly winning their fight for survival. But life remains extremely tough for fourteen-year-old Helen. Along with caring for her younger siblings and suffering terrible hardships she is also battling with her parents to persuade...

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Lime Street at two by Helen Forrester

Lime Street at two

Helen Forrester

eBook

In 1940 Helen, now twenty, is working long hours at a welfare centre in Bootle, five miles from home. Her wages are pitifully low and her mother claims the whole of them for housekeeping but she is still thrilled to be working and gaining some indepe...

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谈话录  by 王安忆

谈话录

王安忆

Book

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命定的见证  by Hans J. Massaquoi

命定的见证

Hans J. Massaquoi

Book

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The watermill by Arnold Zable

The watermill

Arnold Zable

eBook

This quartet of true stories -- of displacement, of survival and of resistance -- spans the globe and reflects the universal spirit of humanity. A miller in rural China sits silently with the thrum of his waterwheel. A survivor of Pol Pot's killing f...

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Friends & rivals by Brenda Niall

Friends & rivals

Brenda Niall

eBook

Four Australian women writing in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries -- a time when stories of bush heroism and mateship abounded, a time when a writing career might be an elusive thing for a woman. Friends and Rivals is a vivid and eng...

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I, robot by Peter Crouch

I, robot

Peter Crouch

eBook

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Ted Templeman by Ted Templeman

Ted Templeman

Ted Templeman

eAudiobook

Crafting smash hits with Van Halen, The Doobie Brothers, Nicolette Larson, and Van Morrison, legendary music producer Ted Templeman changed the course of rock history This autobiography (as told to Greg Renoff) recounts Templeman's remarkable life from...

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For all who hunger by Emily M. D. Scott

For all who hunger

Emily M. D. Scott

eAudiobook

Emily Scott never planned on becoming a pastor. But when she started a church for misfits that met over dinner in Brooklyn, she discovered an unlikely calling--and an antidote to modern loneliness. "I absolutely devoured this exquisitely written...

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Enemy of all mankind by Steven Johnson

Enemy of all mankind

Steven Johnson

eAudiobook

The New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Map and How We Got to Now returns with the story of a pirate who changed the world Most confrontations, viewed from the wide angle of history, are minor disputes, sparks that quickly die out. But every now...

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My four seasons in France by Janine Marsh

My four seasons in France

Janine Marsh

eAudiobook

A little over ten years ago, Janine Marsh and her husband gave up their careers in London to chase the good life in the countryside of northern France. Having overcome the obstacles of starting to renovate her dream home-an ancient, dilapidated barn-...

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How to be Australian  by Ashley Kalagian Blunt

How to be Australian

Ashley Kalagian Blunt

Book

After spending her twenties working abroad and travelling solo, Canadian Ashley convinces her career-oriented boyfriend Steve to relocate to sunny, carefree, no worries Australia for a year. Can learning how to be Australian teach Ashleigh about herself...

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The gospel of the eels  by Patrik Svensson

The gospel of the eels

Patrik Svensson

Book

I can't recall us ever talking about anything other than eels and how to best catch them, down there by the stream. Actually, I can't remember us speaking at all. Maybe because we never did.' The European eel, Anguilla anguilla, is one of the strange...

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I know this to be true

I know this to be true

Book

'I Know This to Be True' is a global five-year project founded on original interviews to inspire a new generation of leaders. Truth, wisdom, inspiration and what really matters for the most inspiring leaders of our time. Politician, feminist and champion...

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Ripiro Beach  by Barron Caroline

Ripiro Beach

Barron Caroline

Book

Does DNA write our destinies? Or do the hands that nurture triumph over nature? What is it that determines who we really are? Caroline Barron's father never found his birth mother. After he dies suddenly on her twentieth birthday, Caroline develops a...

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The big o  by Patrick Skene

The big o

Patrick Skene

Book

The Big O by Patrick Skene is the story of Olsen Filipaina, a New Zealand Hall of Fame rugby league legend who was a pathfinder for the Maori and Pasifika players who today dominate the Australian National Rugby League. In a career that saw him play 29...

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Head over heels in France by Samantha Brick

Head over heels in France

Samantha Brick

eBook

I'd never consider a Frenchman - would I? When Samantha Brick's life started to unravel - her company in liquidation, homeless, penniless and friendless, and on max-strength anti-depressants - it seemed that everything was going wrong. But a chance week...

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Ken Done by Ken Done

Ken Done

Ken Done

eBook

An impressionistic and exuberant memoir by Australia's best-loved artist. Ken Done has an extraordinary place in the hearts of Australians - we've all worn or decorated our homes with his artwork. His vivid, optimistic images are part of our collecti...

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From the horse's mouth by Mike Dillon

From the horse's mouth

Mike Dillon

eBook

From the moment he embarked on a wisecracking career as a barber, through the halcyon days when he not only enthralled the nation's turf fans with his masterly race calling but owned a speedster called McGinty (an icon in its own right) to being in hot...

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Recovering by Richie Sadlier

Recovering

Richie Sadlier

eAudiobook

When a career-ending injury saw former Ireland and Millwall striker Richie Sadlier retire from football at age 24, his life spiralled out of control. Without structure or a sense of purpose, fuelled by a dependency on alcohol, he spent years running from...

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One bright moon by Andrew Kwong

One bright moon

Andrew Kwong

eAudiobook

Andrew Kwong was only seven when he witnessed his first execution. The grim scene left him sleepless, anxious and doubtful about his fervour as a revolutionary in Mao's New China. Yet he knew if he devoted himself to the Party and its Chairman he would...

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Velocity by Mandy Sayer

Velocity

Mandy Sayer

eAudiobook

Velocity tells the moving, painful but often hilarious story of Mandy Sayer's childhood and adolescence, a life lived on the edges - of society, of poverty, of certainty, of love. Filled with beautifully realised descriptions of life seen through a c...

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Relentless  by Lisa Tamati

Relentless

Lisa Tamati

Book

When extreme endurance athlete, Lisa Tamati was confronted with the hardest challenge of her life, she fought with everything she had. Her beloved mother, Isobel, had suffered a brain aneurysm and a stroke, resulting in massive brain damage; she was like...

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Miss Aluminum  by Susanna Moore

Miss Aluminum

Susanna Moore

Book

In 1963 after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Susanna Moore leaves her home in Hawai’i with no money, no belongings, and no prospects to live with her Irish grandmother in Philadelphia. She soon receives four trunks of expensive clothes from...

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The woman who cracked the anxiety code  by Judith Hoare

The woman who cracked the anxiety code

Judith Hoare

Book

The true story of the little-known mental-health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era- anxiety. Panic, depression, sorrow, guilt, disgrace, obsession, sleeplessness, low confidence, loneliness, agoraphobia. The intern...

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Exonerated  by Dan Bongino

Exonerated

Dan Bongino

Book

An explosive, whistle-blowing expose, Exonerated: The Failed Takedown of Donald Trump by the Swamp reveals how Deep State actors relied on a cynical plug-and-play template to manufacture the now-discredited Russiagate scandal. With the cutting analysis...

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Dark mirror  by Barton Gellman

Dark mirror

Barton Gellman

Book

Barton Gellman’s informant called himself ‘Verax’ – the truth-teller. It was only later that Verax unmasked himself as Edward Snowden. But Gellman's primary role in bringing Snowden’s revelations to light, for which he shared the Pulitzer prize, is only...

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The Tigress of Forli by Elizabeth Lev

The Tigress of Forli

Elizabeth Lev

eBook

Wife, mother, leader, warrior. Caterina Riario Sforza was one of the most prominent women in Renaissance Italy--and one of the most vilified. In this glittering biography, Elizabeth Lev reexamines her extraordinary life and accomplishments. Raised in...

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Jennifer Saunders by Jacky Hyams

Jennifer Saunders

Jacky Hyams

eBook

Jennifer Saunders is Britain's best-loved comedienne, screenwriter, and actress. For the first time, author Jacky Hyams reveals the story behind Jennifer's rise to fame, her successful career as the Queen of Comedy, and the highs and lows of her rema...

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Hugh Jackman by Anthony Bunko

Hugh Jackman

Anthony Bunko

eBook

One of Hollywood's hottest properties, Hugh Jackman has become an international superstar as Wolverine in the X-Men series, and is loved by fans worldwide thanks to his extremely varied career as an actor and producer in film, television, and musical...

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Dancing in the darkness by Frankie Poullain

Dancing in the darkness

Frankie Poullain

eBook

This is one man's guide to begging for sex, smuggling drugs, and pretending to be rock 'n' roll?just take up what you are worst at, hold on tight, and enjoy the ride! In this offbeat, hilarious, harebrained manual on fame, fortune, and the universe, ...

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Bruce by Jules Stenson

Bruce

Jules Stenson

eBook

Sir Bruce Forsyth, know more affectionately as Brucie, is one of Britain's best-loved stars and a true national treasure. From hosting game shows, such as The Price is Right and You Bet!, to presenting talent competitions and variety shows, he has lit...

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Behind closed doors by Colin Burgess

Behind closed doors

Colin Burgess

eBook

She was described as the most dangerous woman in Europe by Adolf Hitler; Noel Coward said people who spent any time with her were always reduced to 'gibbering worshippers'; she adored Margaret Thatcher and disliked Germans; she found the French comical...

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Trafficked by Sophie Hayes

Trafficked

Sophie Hayes

eBook

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The girl from Station X by Elisa Segrave

The girl from Station X

Elisa Segrave

eBook

"When Elisa Segrave uncovered a cache of wartime diaries written by her mother, she had no idea that she would be brought face to face with a character utterly different from the troubled woman who had become so reliant on her. Over the decades, she had...

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永久档案  by Edward J. Snowden

永久档案

Edward J. Snowden

Book

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她们仨  by 陈思梵

她们仨

陈思梵

Book

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大人物的世界史  by Simon Sebag Montefiore

大人物的世界史

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Book

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Under the covers  by Jenny (Jennifer Ann) Lynch

Under the covers

Jenny (Jennifer Ann) Lynch

Book

"Former editor Jenny Lynch takes the wraps off the unreported side of life in print, explodes myths, unearths secrets and shows that even on seemingly conservative publications such as the New Zealand Woman's Weekly things were seldom exactly as they...

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Artemisia Gentileschi  by Jonathan Jones

Artemisia Gentileschi

Jonathan Jones

Book

Artemisia Gentileschi was the greatest female artist of the Baroque age and one of the most brilliant followers of the great Caravaggio. As a young woman she was raped by her tutor, and then had to endure a seven-month-long trial during which she was...

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One bright moon  by Andrew Kwong

One bright moon

Andrew Kwong

Book

Andrew Kwong was only seven when he witnessed his first execution. The grim scene left him sleepless, anxious and doubtful about his fervour as a revolutionary in Mao's New China. Yet he knew if he devoted himself to the Party and its Chairman he would...

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Bill Birch  by Brad Tattersfield

Bill Birch

Brad Tattersfield

Book

"Bill Birch was the quiet achiever of New Zealand politics. A trusted lieutenant to Prime Ministers Muldoon, Bolger and Shipley, Birch was at the heart of the action across a turbulent quarter-century of political and social change. From 'Think Big' and...

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Titian by Sheila Hale

Titian

Sheila Hale

eBook

RENAISSANCE ART. The first biography since 1877 of Venice's greatest artist - a towering work which captures the genius of Titian, beautifully illustrated throughout with full colour plates. Devoted father and loyal friend, Titian was notorious for.....

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This is a call by Paul Brannigan

This is a call

Paul Brannigan

eBook

The epic story of a singular career that includes Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures. Based on ten years of original, exclusive interviews with the man himself and conversations with a legion of musical associates...

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By the waters of Liverpool by Helen Forrester

By the waters of Liverpool

Helen Forrester

eBook

Helen has managed to achieve a small measure of independence. At seventeen, she has fought and won two bitter battles with her parents, the first for the right to educate herself at evening classes, the second for the right to go out to work. Though ...

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Bath times and nursery rhymes by Pam Weaver

Bath times and nursery rhymes

Pam Weaver

eBook

A heart-warming memoir about life as a nursery nurse and nanny in the 1960s, for fans of Call the Midwife. In 1961, sixteen year-old Pam Weaver began her training as a nursery nurse. Drawn to this profession by her caring nature and a desire to earn her...

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Tales of the gypsy dressmaker by Thelma Madine

Tales of the gypsy dressmaker

Thelma Madine

eBook

Tales of the Gypsy Dressmaker is the much-anticipated memoir from Thelma Madine, the dressmaker and breakaway star from Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, the hottest show on TV right now. From 200 ft trains to 20 stone skirts, hundreds of LED lights to thousands...

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No one left to lie to by Christopher Hitchens

No one left to lie to

Christopher Hitchens

eBook

Hitchens boldly puts the pieces of the Clinton puzzle together -- and isn't afraid to describe the result....In No One Left to Lie To, Hitchens profiles the rise and decline of some prominent Clintonoids, from George Stephanopoulos to the First Lady....

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Dances with death  by Tuma Hazou

Dances with death

Tuma Hazou

Book

"A remarkable insight into Middle East affairs and events through the eyes of an accomplished journalist with 40 years experience in the media. Author Tuma Hazou attributes the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East to the 1917 Balfour Declaration commit...

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Black widow  by Leslie Gray Streeter

Black widow

Leslie Gray Streeter

Book

Leslie Gray Streeter is not cut out for widowhood. She's not ready for hushed rooms and pitying looks. She is not ready to stand graveside, dabbing her eyes in a classy black hat. If she had her way she'd wear her favorite curve-hugging leopard print...

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One girl, one dream by Laura Dekker

One girl, one dream

Laura Dekker

eBook

"The amazing autobiographical account of the youngest ever solo circumnavigation of the Earth. Aged just 14, New Zealand-born Laura Dekker defied the authorities and braved the open oceans to realise her dream of becoming the youngest ever sailor to....

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Being Berlusconi by Michael Day

Being Berlusconi

Michael Day

eBook

"People the world over are appalled and fascinated in equal measure by the stratospheric political career of the tycoon and three-time Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi ... Michael Day examines the life and crimes of the shameless media mogul....

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A traveller's life by Eric Newby

A traveller's life

Eric Newby

eBook

A chronicle of travels, some homely some exotic, from the man who can make a schoolboy holiday in Swanage as colourful as a walk in the Hindu Kush. Eric Newby's life of travel began in 1919, on pram-ride adventures with his mother into the dark streets...

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A merry dance around the world by Eric Newby

A merry dance around the world

Eric Newby

eBook

A collection of writing from eleven books by Britain's best-loved travel writer, A Merry Dance around the World is the culmination of a lifetime's adventures, from the birth of Eric Newby in 1919 at the 'ghastly hour' of 3.45am, to Herculean cycling ...

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Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die by Willie; Friedman Nelson

Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

Willie; Friedman Nelson

eBook

You won't see no sad and teary eyes When I get my wings, and it's my time to flyJust call my friends and tell themThere's a party, come on bySo just roll me up and smoke me when I dieIn Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Willie Nelson muses about his...

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Redemption song by Chris Salewicz

Redemption song

Chris Salewicz

eBook

The Clash was--and still is--one of the most important groups of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Indebted to rockabilly, reggae, Memphis soul, cowboy justice, and '60s protest, the overtly political band railed against war, racism, and a dead-end economy,...

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My old man by John Roy Major

My old man

John Roy Major

eBook

Shortlisted for the Theatre Book Prize; former prime minister John Major takes a remarkable journey into his own unconventional family past to tell the richly colourful story of the British music hall. Music hall was one of the glories of Victorian E...

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My friend Michael by Frank Cascio

My friend Michael

Frank Cascio

eBook

The music legend's close friend for more than twenty-five years offers a personal behind-the-scenes look at Michael Jackson, setting the record straight on Jackson's misunderstood Peter Pan reality and his complex lifestyle.

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Michael Morpurgo by Maggie Fergusson

Michael Morpurgo

Maggie Fergusson

eBook

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Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard

Lunch in Paris

Elizabeth Bard

eBook

Part love story, part cookbook, Lunch in Paris is a forthright and funny story of falling in love with a Frenchman and moving to the world's most romantic city. From gutting her first fish to discovering the French version of Death by Chocolate, Eliz...

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Luck or Something Like It by Kenny Rogers

Luck or Something Like It

Kenny Rogers

eBook

A remarkable story of a boy who couldn't stop singing, and a man who knew how to hold 'em For more than half a century, Kenny Rogers has been recording some of the most revered and beloved music in America and around the world. In that time, he has become...

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Kicking & dreaming by Ann Wilson

Kicking & dreaming

Ann Wilson

eBook

Heart, fronted by Ann and Nancy Wilson, has given fans classic, raw, and pure badass rock and roll for more than three decades. As the only sisters in rock who write their own music and play their own instruments, Ann and Nancy have always stood apart....

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Three brothers by Yan Lianke

Three brothers

Yan Lianke

eBook

A powerful and intimate memoir about childhood, family and politics during the Cultural Revolution, from one of China's most important contemporary voices. With his quick wit and gift for metaphor, Yan Lianke brings the reader into his home of the 1960s...

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Blueberries by Ellena Savage

Blueberries

Ellena Savage

eBook

Blueberries could be described as a collection of essays, the closest term available for a book that resists classification; a blend of personal essay, polemic, prose poetry, true-crime journalism and confession that considers a fragmented life, reflecting...

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Atomic spy by Nancy Thorndike Greenspan

Atomic spy

Nancy Thorndike Greenspan

eAudiobook

"Nancy Greenspan dives into the mysteries of the Klaus Fuchs espionage case and emerges with a classic Cold War biography of intrigue and torn loyalties. Atomic Spy is a mesmerizing morality tale, told with fresh sources and empathy."--Kai Bird, author...

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You're not special by Meghan Rienks

You're not special

Meghan Rienks

eAudiobook

In her first-ever (sort of) memoir, the beloved actor and YouTube sensation gets personal about everything from mental health to drunken debaucheries. As an only child raised in a town of less than 8,000 people and without a Starbucks in sight, Meghan...

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24 by Willie Mays

24

Willie Mays

eAudiobook

The legendary Willie Mays shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding him on and off the field in this reflective and inspirational memoir. "Even if, like me, you thought you had pretty much read and heard all there was to read and...

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Recollections of my non-existence by Rebecca Solnit

Recollections of my non-existence

Rebecca Solnit

eAudiobook

In 1981, Rebecca Solnit rented a studio apartment in San Francisco that would be her home for the next twenty-five years. There, she began to come to terms with the epidemic of violence against women around her, the street harassment that unsettled her,...

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Galileo by Mario Livio

Galileo

Mario Livio

eAudiobook

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history's greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. "We really need this story now, because we're living...

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Norma Jean by Fred Lawrence Guiles

Norma Jean

Fred Lawrence Guiles

eAudiobook

What you may have known about Marilyn Monroe before was only the tip of the iceberg. For twenty years, the men and women who knew Marilyn best saw what they knew suppressed because certain important people were still living and the tenor of the times...

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The heart and flow of motherhood  by Angelena Davies

The heart and flow of motherhood

Angelena Davies

Book

"Autobiography; motherhood, children, intuition, authenticity, relationships, personal growth, spirituality, New Zealand"--Publisher information.

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One minute crying time  by Barbara Ewing

One minute crying time

Barbara Ewing

Book

This vivid memoir by well-known New Zealand actor and novelist Barbara Ewing covers her tumultuous childhood, adolescence and young-adulthood in Wellington and Auckland in the 1950s and early 1960s — a very different time — and ends in 1962, when she...

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Jacinda Ardern  by Madeleine Chapman

Jacinda Ardern

Madeleine Chapman

Book

"New Zealand's prime minister has been hailed as a leader for a new generation, tired of inaction in the face of issues such as climate change and far-right terrorism. Her grace and compassion following the Christchurch mosque shooting captured the w...

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Lady Lorene by Tom Dawkins

Lady Lorene

Tom Dawkins

eBook

The story of Lorene Whittam, a wife and mother who has earned a reputation as an icon of the bush and a legend of the livestock transport industry. Lorene was born and raised in Mount Compass, south of Adelaide. While working at the local milk factory...

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Casanova's women by Judith Summers

Casanova's women

Judith Summers

eBook

The eighteenth-century Venetian adventurer Giacomo Casanova used his charisma to talk his way into the beds of more than two hundred women and turned his name into a synonym for seduction. Charming, brilliant and devastatingly attractive, the compuls...

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The lucky ones

The lucky ones

eBook

"What a lucky girl!" Everybody who has adopted a daughter from China has heard that one. And every parent has said, or thought, in reply: "No, we're the lucky ones." This anthology sets out to explain why people who have adopted children from China feel...

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Coma  by Pierre Guyotat

Coma

Pierre Guyotat

Book

Long ago, in childhood, when Summer reverberates and feels and throbs all over, it begins to circumscribe my body along with my self, and my body gives it shape in turn: the joy of living, of experiencing, of already foreseeing dismembers it, this ...

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