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Bunny Mellon by Meryl Gordon

Bunny Mellon

Meryl Gordon

eAudiobook

A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy,...

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Radical women  by Alicia Foster

Radical women

Alicia Foster

Book

Radical Women' tells an original story of British modernism from the perspective of Jessica Dismorr's career, along with the women artists - some famous, some lesser-known - she worked and exhibited with. The work of Jessica Dismorr (1885-1939) has b...

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Maybe you should talk to someone by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe you should talk to someone

Lori Gottlieb

Large Print

"As a therapist, Lori knows a lot about pain, about the ways in which pain is tied to loss, and how change and loss travel together. She knows how affirming it feels to blame the outside world for her frustrations, to deny ownership of whatever role she...

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Toil & trouble by Augusten Burroughs

Toil & trouble

Augusten Burroughs

Large Print

"From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes another stunning memoir that is tender, touching ... and just a little spooky. For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn't have known. He manifested things...

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Tea and scotch with Bradman  by Roland Perry

Tea and scotch with Bradman

Roland Perry

Book

The Don bounced upstairs, past alcoves displaying trophies and his favourite portrait of himself executing a cover drive, and into the inner sanctum, the small Bradman study. In 1995, journalist and author Roland Perry wrote to Sir Donald Bradman requesting...

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Breaking & mending  by Joanna (Psychiatrist) Cannon

Breaking & mending

Joanna (Psychiatrist) Cannon

Book

"A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn't eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I sat in a cubicle, behind paper-thin curtains and I...

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The United States of Trump  by Bill O’Reilly

The United States of Trump

Bill O’Reilly

Book

A rare, insider's look at the life of Donald Trump from the bestselling author of the Killing series, based on exclusive interview material and deep research. Readers around the world have been enthralled by journalist and New York Times bestselling ...

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The writing on the wall  by Juliet Rieden

The writing on the wall

Juliet Rieden

Book

In 1939, as Hitler's troops march on Prague, a Jewish couple makes a heartbreaking decision that will save their eight-year-old son's life but change their family forever. Australian journalist Juliet Rieden grew up in England in the 1960s and 70s al...

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Inside out  by Demi Moore

Inside out

Demi Moore

Book

Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir. For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never...

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The girls  by Chloe Higgins

The girls

Chloe Higgins

Book

In 2005, Chloe Higgins was seventeen years old. She and her mother, Rhonda, stayed home so that she could revise for her exams while her two younger sisters Carlie and Lisa went skiing with their father. On the way back from their trip, their car veered...

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I'm telling the truth, but i'm lying  by Bassey Ikpi

I'm telling the truth, but i'm lying

Bassey Ikpi

Book

In I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying Bassey Bassey Ikpi explores her life--as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist--through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety....

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Me  by Elton John

Me

Elton John

Book

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the smash-hit film Rocketman. The result is Me - the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most ...

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The surgeon of Crowthorne  by Simon Winchester

The surgeon of Crowthorne

Simon Winchester

Book

W.C. Minor was one of the keenest volunteers involved in the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. What the OED's editor, James Murray, didn't realise was that he was also a millionaire American Civil War surgeon turned lunatic, imprisoned in Broa...

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Einstein's wife by Allen Esterson

Einstein's wife

Allen Esterson

eBook

Was Einstein's first wife his uncredited coauthor, unpaid assistant, or his unacknowledged helpmeet The real "Mileva Story." Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva Einstein-Maric, was forgotten for decades. When a trove of correspondence between them b...

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Jet girl by Caroline Johnson

Jet girl

Caroline Johnson

eBook

"Caroline Johnson is a F-18 Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) in the US Navy. During her deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bush, she flew missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. She was the first woman to fly in combat in Iraq since 2011 and was...

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Life among the savages by Shirley Jackson

Life among the savages

Shirley Jackson

eBook

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Henry VIII  by Robert Hutchinson

Henry VIII

Robert Hutchinson

Book

The Tudors retained only a precarious grip on the crown of England, founded on a title that was both tenuous and legally flimsy. This left them preoccupied by two major obsessions: the necessity for a crop of lusty male heirs to continue their bloodline,...

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Diaries of the Chinese martyrs

Diaries of the Chinese martyrs

Book

With tens of millions killed and thousands of Catholics incarcerated because of rigged trials, China under Mao's dictatorship was the Asian version of the Nazi concentration camps and the Soviet Gulag. It's one of the darkest moments in Church history...

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In the dream house  by Carmen Maria Machado

In the dream house

Carmen Maria Machado

Book

The author's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but vol...

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Finding Chika  by Mitch Albom

Finding Chika

Mitch Albom

Book

Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Hait...

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Your own kind of girl  by Clare Bowditch

Your own kind of girl

Clare Bowditch

Book

This is the story I promised myself, aged twenty-one, that I would one day be brave enough - and well enough - to write. Clare Bowditch has always had a knack for telling stories. Through her music and performing, this beloved Australian artist has t...

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Know my name  by Chanel Miller

Know my name

Chanel Miller

Book

She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted...

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Gauguin  by Belinda Thomson

Gauguin

Belinda Thomson

Book

Paul Gauguin achieved a high public profile during his lifetime, and was one of the first artists of his generation to achieve international recognition. But his prominence has always had as much to do with the dramatic events of his life - his self-...

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Wild Wild Guru  by Subhuti Anand Waight

Wild Wild Guru

Subhuti Anand Waight

Book

This is the story of an Englishman who gave up a job in journalism to spend fourteen years with the controversial Indian mystic Osho, also known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and frequently referred to as 'the sex guru'. His guru was always controversial...

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Haben  by Haben Girma

Haben

Haben Girma

Book

Haben grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an abiding strength as she absorbed her parents' harrowing....

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Stoned  by Jo (Josephine) Wood

Stoned

Jo (Josephine) Wood

Book

Take a look inside rock 'n' roll history with over 500 never-before-seen photographs, notes, artworks, diary entries and mementoes from life behind the scenes of the Rolling Stones. Married to legendary Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood for 30 years, Jo Wood...

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The beautiful no  by Sheri Salata

The beautiful no

Sheri Salata

Book

The former executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show and co-host of the popular podcast series This Is Fifty with Sheri + Nancy shares candid insights and transformational wisdom from her storybook career and her dramatic middle of life reinventio...

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Napoleon  by Adam Zamoyski

Napoleon

Adam Zamoyski

Book

"The first writer in English to go back to the original European sources, Adam Zamoyski's portrait of Napoleon is historical biography at its finest. Napoleon inspires passionately held and often conflicting visions. Was he a god-like genius, Romantic...

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Terrified  by Angela Hart

Terrified

Angela Hart

Book

The emotionally devastating but ultimately uplifting story of Vicky, a little girl who arrives on Angela's doorstep unwanted and unloved after suffering years of emotional abuse at the hands of her mother. Desperate never to return home, Vicky is haunted...

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Gypsy boy on the run  by Mikey Walsh

Gypsy boy on the run

Mikey Walsh

Book

This sequel picks up from where Gypsy Boy left off, and tells the gripping, page-turning story of Mikey's battle to escape the Romany gypsy camp he grew up on. After centuries of persecution, gypsies are wary of outsiders and if you choose to leave, you...

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Where there's smoke, there's dinner by Regi Carpenter

Where there's smoke, there's dinner

Regi Carpenter

eBook

These honest tales - some hilarious, some heartbreaking - celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the St. Lawrence River in Clayton, New York.

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Not afraid by Anthony Bozza

Not afraid

Anthony Bozza

eBook

-- Not Afraid In this revelatory book, which follows on directly from the bestselling Whatever You Say I Am Capturing Eminem's toughest years in his own words, Not Afraid is a uniquely intimate portrait of an incredibly private man known by many to be...

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Global mom by Melissa Dalton-Bradford

Global mom

Melissa Dalton-Bradford

eBook

After more that twenty years living internationally, writer Melissa Dalton-Bradford shares her journey of motherhood that will inspire any family.--Adapted from publisher's website.

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I am C-3PO by Anthony Daniels

I am C-3PO

Anthony Daniels

eBook

For the very first time, Daniels will tell C-3PO's story in its entirety, from seeing the first concept images to the early stages of the final film in the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: Episode IX, and in the process, will also tell his own.

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What it takes by Stephen A. Schwarzman

What it takes

Stephen A. Schwarzman

eBook

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Skint estate by Cash Carraway

Skint estate

Cash Carraway

eBook

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Do you mind if I cancel?  by Gary Janetti

Do you mind if I cancel?

Gary Janetti

Book

Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey... meet your new friend Gary Janetti. Gary Janetti, the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all time, and creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts...

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A castle in wartime  by Catherine Bailey

A castle in wartime

Catherine Bailey

Book

An enthralling story of one family's extraordinary courage and resistance amidst the horrors of war from the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Rooms. As war swept across Europe in 1940, the idyllic life of Fey von Hassell seemed a world...

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The billionaire murders  by Kevin Donovan

The billionaire murders

Kevin Donovan

Book

A crack journalist crosses the yellow tape to uncover new details about this shocking crime in high society. Billionaires, philanthropists, pharmaceutical giants, socialites...victims. Barry and Honey Sherman seemed to lead a charmed life, but the world...

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One more croissant for the road  by Felicity Cloake

One more croissant for the road

Felicity Cloake

Book

The nation's 'taster in chief' cycles 3,500km across France in search of the definitive versions of classic French dishes. One of the chief pleasures of cycling, apart from the thrill of freedom it gives you, is stopping for lunch, so ravenous you inhale...

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Looking for Darwin  by Lloyd Spencer Davis

Looking for Darwin

Lloyd Spencer Davis

Book

While in Antarctica Lloyd Spencer Davis asks the question, 'What the hell am I doing here?' This question sets Davis on a quest for insight and meaning in a world that still pitches theories of evolution against belief in a creator; the science of na...

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You are worth it by Kyle Carpenter

You are worth it

Kyle Carpenter

eBook

From the youngest living recipient of the Medal of Honor comes an extraordinary inspirational memoir that will change the life of every reader. Moving and unforgettable, You Are Worth It is an astonishing memoir from an extraordinary young leader.

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Free Cyntoia by Cyntoia Brown

Free Cyntoia

Cyntoia Brown

eBook

"In her own words, Cyntoia Brown shares the riveting and redemptive story of how she changed her life for the better while in prison, finding hope through faith after a traumatic adolescence of drug addiction, rape, and sex trafficking led to a murde...

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Long way home by Cameron Douglas

Long way home

Cameron Douglas

eBook

Douglas is born into wealth, privilege, and comfort. His father a superstar, his mother a beautiful socialite, his grandfather a legend. But by the age of 32 he had become a drug addict, an armed robber, and-- after a DEA drug bust-- a convicted drug...

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Exactly as you are by Shea Tuttle

Exactly as you are

Shea Tuttle

eBook

"In Search of Mister Rogers pursues a rich understanding of this good, kind, sometimes strange, deeply influential, holy man: the neighborhood he came from, the neighborhood he built, and the kind of neighbor he, by his example, calls all of us to be...

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The contender by William J. Mann

The contender

William J. Mann

eBook

"Based on new and revelatory material from Brando's own private archives, an award-winning film biographer presents a deeply-textured, ambitious, and definitive portrait of the greatest movie actor of the twentieth century, the elusive Marlon Brando,...

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Escalante's dream by David Roberts

Escalante's dream

David Roberts

eBook

In July 1776 a pair of Franciscan friars, Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, were charged by the governor of New Mexico with discovering a route across the unknown Southwest to the new Spanish colony in California. They had...

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A wild and precious life by Edie Windsor

A wild and precious life

Edie Windsor

eBook

"A lively, intimate memoir from an icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism which opened the door for marriage equality. Edie Windsor became internationally famous when she sued the...

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Making a life by Melanie Falick

Making a life

Melanie Falick

eBook

By profiling 30 creatives, the author explores how making by hand is the key to discovering one's passion--whether that means spinning natural fibers, carving a wooden bowl, or creating elaborate papercuts.

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One day by Gene Weingarten

One day

Gene Weingarten

eBook

"Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten explores the events of a random day in U.S. history, offering a diorama of American life that illuminates all that has changed--and all that hasn't--in the past three decades. On New Year's Day 2013, tw...

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Return to the Reich by Eric Lichtblau

Return to the Reich

Eric Lichtblau

eBook

"The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines. Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen,...

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Into the planet by Jill Heinerth

Into the planet

Jill Heinerth

eBook

"From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet. More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mo...

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Time is tight by 1944- author. Booker T

Time is tight

1944- author. Booker T

eAudiobook

The long-awaited memoir of Booker T. Jones, leader of the famed Stax Records house band, architect of the Memphis soul sound, and one of the most legendary figures in music. From Booker T. Jones's earliest years in segregated Memphis, music was the d...

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From Chernobyl with love  by Katya Cengel

From Chernobyl with love

Katya Cengel

Book

In the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the late twentieth century was a time of unprecedented hope for democracy and freedom in Eastern Europe. The collapse of the Soviet Union left in its wake a number of independent countries where the Scorpions’...

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The nature of life and death  by Patricia Wiltshire

The nature of life and death

Patricia Wiltshire

Book

From mud tracks on a quiet country road to dirt specks on the soles of walking boots, forensic ecologist Patricia Wiltshire uses her decades of scientific expertise to find often-overlooked clues left behind by criminal activity. She detects evidence...

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Becoming Beauvoir  by Kate Kirkpatrick

Becoming Beauvoir

Kate Kirkpatrick

Book

“One is not born a woman, but becomes one”, Simone de Beauvoir. A symbol of liberated womanhood, Simone de Beauvoir's unconventional relationships inspired and scandalised her generation. A philosopher, writer, and feminist icon, she won prestigious ...

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Not afraid  by Anthony Bozza

Not afraid

Anthony Bozza

Book

The sequel to the New York Times bestseller Whatever You Say I Am, chronicling the last 20 years of rapper Eminem's life, based on exclusive interviews with the artist, his friends, and associates. In 1999, a former dishwasher from Detroit named Marshall...

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Blue  by Steve Aoki

Blue

Steve Aoki

Book

DJ/producer Steve Aoki tells his life story. He recounts the epic highs of music festivals, clubs and pool parties around the world, as well as the lows of friendships lost to drugs and alcohol, and his relationship with his flamboyant father. Illustrated...

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The artist's garden  by Jackie Bennett

The artist's garden

Jackie Bennett

Book

The Artist's Garden will feature up to 20 gardens that have inspired and been home to some of the greatest painters of history. These gardens not only supplied the inspiration for creative works but also illuminate the professional motivation and private...

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Andy Warhol  by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Book

It is difficult to overstate the influence that American artist and provocateur Andy Warhol (1928–87) has had on art and culture worldwide since he first premiered the 32 Campbell’s Soup Cans in 1962 at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. As part of a ...

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Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley

Book

In 1994, an artist named Jeff Buckley released 'Grace', his debut album. Hailed immediately by the likes of Bono, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant, as a singer, guitarist, and writer of a generation. Throughout his life, Buckley obsessively kept journals...

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Making futures  by Sangu Delle

Making futures

Sangu Delle

Book

Making Futures brings together 18 young entrepreneurs from 14 countries doing incredible work across the continent. Their stories are both inspirational and aspirational; providing a template for readers who might be interested in embarking on their ...

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Elton John  by Chris Roberts

Elton John

Chris Roberts

Book

A celebratory retrospective of one of popular music's most enduring and beloved stars, as he tours the world one last time. One of the most prolific and commercially successful, and beloved, musical artists of all time, Elton John has won six Grammy Awards...

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Down and out in paradise  by Luke (Journalist) Williams

Down and out in paradise

Luke (Journalist) Williams

Book

Journalist Luke Williams travels to Asia to escape hard drugs, high rents and cold nights - he finds adventure, temples, and for the first time - people actually weirder than him: Westerners in Asia. Or are they? Extreme Asia is about Westerners who go...

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On being human  by Jennifer Pastiloff

On being human

Jennifer Pastiloff

Book

An inspirational memoir about how Jennifer Pastiloff's years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty, how deafness taught her to listen fiercely, how being vulnerable allowed her to find love, and how imperfections can lead to a life full...

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The Weil conjectures  by Karen Olsson

The Weil conjectures

Karen Olsson

Book

Simone Weil: famous French philosopher, writer, political activist, mystic – and sister to André, one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century. For Karen Olsson, who studied mathematics at Harvard only to turn to writing as a v...

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Shortest way home  by Pete Buttigieg

Shortest way home

Pete Buttigieg

Book

Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown...

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Still writing  by Dani Shapiro

Still writing

Dani Shapiro

Book

Examines the process of creative writing and storytelling through the author's personal stories and experiences of living a writer's life and offers lessons and insights to aspiring authors.

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Toast  by Nigel Slater

Toast

Nigel Slater

Book

This is food writer Nigel Slater's eat-and-tell autobiography. Detailing all the food, recipes and cooking that have marked his passage from greedy schoolboy to great food writer.

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Jacinda Ardern by Michelle Duff

Jacinda Ardern

Michelle Duff

eBook

Michelle Duff delves into Ardern's beginnings in small-town New Zealand, discovering a nose-ringed teen fighting for equality and her own identity in a devout Mormon family. Duff tracks Ardern's political career from being dismissed as a 'show pony' to...

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The prettiest horse in the glue factory by Corey J. White

The prettiest horse in the glue factory

Corey J. White

eBook

Corey White had an unimaginably harrowing childhood. Born to a heroin-addicted mother and a violent criminal father, White was in and out of abusive foster homes until a scholarship to a prestigious Brisbane boarding school lifted him out of the cycle...

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Gangster's girl by Tara O'Shaughnessey

Gangster's girl

Tara O'Shaughnessey

eBook

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In the envelope of memory by Ilana Haley

In the envelope of memory

Ilana Haley

eBook

There is a river of metaphor running in the unconscious mind of each of us that holds all the insight into our life's meaning we will ever need. This collection of slightly fictionalized vignettes, these clippings stored in the envelope of Ilana Hale...

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Your own kind of girl by Clare Bowditch

Your own kind of girl

Clare Bowditch

eBook

This is the story I promised myself, aged twenty-one, that I would one day be brave enough - and well enough - to write. Clare Bowditch has always had a knack for telling stories. Through her music and performing, this beloved Australian artist has t...

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Quitters never win by Michael Bisping

Quitters never win

Michael Bisping

eBook

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

King and emperor

Janet L. (Janet Laughland) Nelson

eBook

'A remarkable book: the dramatic story of a truly extraordinary man ... brilliant' Helen Castor, author of She-WolvesA major new biography of one of the most extraordinary of all rulers, and the father of present-day EuropeCharles, king of the Franks,...

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Kindness and wonder by Gavin Edwards

Kindness and wonder

Gavin Edwards

eBook

A pop culture celebration of Fred Rogers and the enduring legacy of his beloved, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood that offers essential wisdom to help us in our troubled times. Won't you be my neighbor?For more than thirty years, Fred...

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A sceptic's search for meaning by Michael Willesee

A sceptic's search for meaning

Michael Willesee

eBook

Perfect for fans of Proof of Heaven, this part memoir, part investigation is a spellbinding spiritual quest around the world and deep into the heart of life's ultimate riddle. Is there life after death? Does God exist? How do you explain miracles? In...

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Blood by Allison Moorer

Blood

Allison Moorer

eAudiobook

The Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter's haunting, lyrical memoir, sharing the story of an unthinkable act of violence and ultimate healing through art1986, Mobile, Alabama. A fourteen-year-old girl is awakened by the unmistakable...

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Kindness and wonder by Gavin Edwards

Kindness and wonder

Gavin Edwards

eAudiobook

A pop culture celebration of Fred Rogers and the enduring legacy of his beloved, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood that offers essential wisdom to help us in our troubled times. Won't you be my neighbor' For more than thirty years, Fred...

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The billionaire murders by Kevin Donovan

The billionaire murders

Kevin Donovan

eAudiobook

A top journalist crosses the yellow tape to investigate a shocking high-society crime.Billionaires, philanthropists, socialites . . . victims. Barry and Honey Sherman appeared to lead charmed lives. But the world was shocked in late 2017 when their bodies...

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Work in progress by Leanne Ford

Work in progress

Leanne Ford

eAudiobook

How did a couple of quirky siblings from suburban Pittsburgh end up as the king and queen of eclectic-design chic with their own HGTV show' They never let fear get in the way of a great idea. Leanne and Steve Ford share their secrets for how to turn ...

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Marie-Antoinette by John Hardman

Marie-Antoinette

John Hardman

eAudiobook

A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously "out of touch" queen Who was the real Marie-Antoinette? She was mistrusted and reviled in her own time, and today she is portrayed as a lightweight incapable of understanding...

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Now accepting roses by Amanda Stanton

Now accepting roses

Amanda Stanton

eAudiobook

When Amanda found out her mother had sent in an application to ABC's The Bachelor on her behalf, she wasn't upset . . . but she was hesitant. As a divorced single mom on a long dating hiatus, she didn't think there was any way she could measure up against...

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Skint Estate by Cash Carraway

Skint Estate

Cash Carraway

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. "Everyone has their price. It's just not always monetary. Mine is though. 20 quid." Single mum. 'Stain on society'. Caught in a poverty trap. It's a luxury to afford morals and if you're Cash Carraway, you do what you can t...

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A day like today  by John Humphrys

A day like today

John Humphrys

Book

For more than three decades, millions of Britons have woken to the sound of John Humphrys' voice. As presenter of Radio 4's Today, the nation's most popular news programme, he is famed for his tough interviewing, his deep misgivings about authority in...

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Between living and dying  by Ruth Scott

Between living and dying

Ruth Scott

Book

Busy and deeply absorbed in all the complexity of life, Ruth Scott's packed diary suddenly had to be cleared when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. She said, ̀Discovering that life might be shorter than expected or hoped for concentrates...

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No surrender  by Chris (Christopher Waring) Edmonds

No surrender

Chris (Christopher Waring) Edmonds

Book

Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is theinspiring truestory of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis,...

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All the president's women  by Barry Levine

All the president's women

Barry Levine

Book

Based on groundbreaking original reporting, an extensive new look at Donald Trump's relationships with women, revealing new accusations of sexual misconduct, exploring the roots of his alleged predatory behavior, and illustrating how Trump's presidency...

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One hundred miracles  by Zuzana Růžičková

One hundred miracles

Zuzana Růžičková

Book

Zuzana Ružicková grew up in 1930s Czechoslovakia dreaming of two things: Johann Sebastian Bach and the piano. But her peaceful, melodic childhood was torn apart when, in 1939, the Nazis invaded. Uprooted from her home, transported from Auschwitz to Hamburg...

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Walking towards thunder  by Peter Fox

Walking towards thunder

Peter Fox

Book

Former Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox is a hero in many people's eyes. A police officer with 36 years' service in the Hunter region, he rose to national prominence in 2012 for his major role in speaking out for the victims of abuse within the church....

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Breaking ground  by Jane Hall

Breaking ground

Jane Hall

Book

Asking "Would you still call me a diva if I were a man?", Zaha Hadid challenges more than 100 years of stereotypes about female architects. A century in which women were refused entry to architecture schools, were denied degrees when they had complet...

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De Valera  by David McCullagh

De Valera

David McCullagh

Book

"From the host of RTE's Primetime and author of The Reluctant Taoiseach, the widely acclaimed biography of John A. Costello, Rise 1882-1932 is the first volume of a major two-part reassessment of the man who shaped modern Ireland. Eamon de Valera is the...

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Hard way by Mark Billingham

Hard way

Mark Billingham

eBook

Billy is inspirational and always humble. A giant of a man!' - -- Parachute Regimentawarded the MBEAngelina Jolie, Sir Michael Caine Billy is a highly-decorated veteran; with a reputation for excellence, honesty and integrity not only supporting his ...

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Relentless  by Dean Stott

Relentless

Dean Stott

Book

Everybody has heard the SAS motto that who dares wins, but special forces warrior Dean Stott also lives his life by another powerful mantra that of the relentless pursuit of excellence. In 16 years of service, Dean rose to the top of Britain's fighting...

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Wild game  by Adrienne Brodeur

Wild game

Adrienne Brodeur

Book

A daughter's tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity.

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Renia's diary  by Renia Spiegel

Renia's diary

Renia Spiegel

Book

July 15, 1942, Wednesday. Remember this day; remember it well. You will tell generations to come. Since 8 o'clock today we have been shut away in the ghetto. I live here now. The world is separated from me and I'm separated from the world. Renia is a...

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Childhood  by Tove Irma Margit Ditlevsen

Childhood

Tove Irma Margit Ditlevsen

Book

Tove knows she is a misfit, whose childhood is made for a completely different girl. In her working-class neighbourhood in Copenhagen, she is enthralled by her wild, red-headed friend Ruth, who initiates her into adult secrets. But Tove cannot reveal...

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Jacob's ladder  by Michael Ashcroft

Jacob's ladder

Michael Ashcroft

Book

Jacob Rees-Mogg is one of the most prominent and controversial figures in contemporary British politics. He is a man who divides opinion in his own party, in Parliament and across the country. An arch-Brexiteer with significant business interests and...

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No surrender by Chris (Christopher Waring) Edmonds

No surrender

Chris (Christopher Waring) Edmonds

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"Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis,...

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The lives of Lucian Freud. [Volume I], The restless years, 1922-1968  by William Feaver

The lives of Lucian Freud. [Volume I], The restless years, 1922-1968

William Feaver

Book

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is one of the most influential figurative painters of the 20th century. His paintings are in every major museum and many private collections here and abroad. William Feaver's daily calls from 1973 until Freud died in 2011, as...

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The Golden era  by Rod Laver

The Golden era

Rod Laver

Book

From the 1950s to the 1970s, Australia was the world's tennis superpower, producing players who dominated amateur grand slam tournaments, the Davis Cup and the professional circuit, and none was more successful, famous or influential than Rod Laver, whose...

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The Kowloon kid  by Phil Brown

The Kowloon kid

Phil Brown

Book

Phil Brown's life begins in small town Australia — Maitland, NSW to be precise — but in 1963 his father Ted hankers to return to the Hong Kong of his childhood and to cash in on a construction boom in the burgeoning colony. Then under British rule, the...

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High school  by Tegan Quin

High school

Tegan Quin

Book

High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, who grew up at the height of grunge and rave culture in the nineties, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global...

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Before we was we  by Mike Barson

Before we was we

Mike Barson

Book

In Before We Was We, their first official book, Madness tell us how they became them. A story of seven originals, whose collective graft, energy and talent took them from the sweaty depths of the Hope & Anchor's basement to the Top of the Pops studio....

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Big sister, little sister, red sister  by Jung Chang

Big sister, little sister, red sister

Jung Chang

Book

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

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Constellations  by Sinéad Gleeson

Constellations

Sinéad Gleeson

Book

I have come to think of all the metal in my body as artificial stars, glistening beneath the skin, a constellation of old and new metal. A map, a tracing of connections and a guide to looking at things from different angles. How do you tell the story...

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Always looking up  by Michael J. Fox

Always looking up

Michael J. Fox

Book

Always looking up is a memoir of this last decade, told through the critical themes of Michael's life: work, politics, faith, and family. The book is a journey of selfdiscovery and reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him from...

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