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Unscathed beauty  by Kelly Humphries

Unscathed beauty

Kelly Humphries

Book

"Have you ever felt trapped - like part of you is missing? Maybe you've had your voice stolen, or perhaps nobody will listen... maybe you screamed for freedom from the chains, but instead found yourself drowning in a lonely sea of shame. Have you been...

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I'm only in it for the parking  by Lee Ridley

I'm only in it for the parking

Lee Ridley

Book

What's the worst thing about being disabled? Is it the shameless staring? Is it that people assume you're a bit thick because you can't speak? Or is it that your friends always take you to theme parks just so they can jump the queues? In fact, it's the...

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Anne Boleyn  by Hayley Nolan

Anne Boleyn

Hayley Nolan

Book

Anne Boleyn has been sold to us as a dark figure, a scheming seductress who bewitched Henry VIII into divorcing his queen and his church in an unprecedented display of passion. Quite the tragic love story, right? Wrong. In this expose, Hayley Nolan e...

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Confessions of a prairie bitch  by Alison Arngrim

Confessions of a prairie bitch

Alison Arngrim

Book

The actress who played the villain Nellie Oleson on the television show "Little House on the Prairie" shares her experiences on the show and discusses her life, from her bohemian childhood in West Hollywood to her recent charity work involving abused...

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Dream wheeler  by Deb Hunt

Dream wheeler

Deb Hunt

Book

A heart-warming true story that proves it's never to late to follow your dreams and you're never too old to look for love. At sixty-four, Jane Lambert swapped her ex-council flat in London for a derelict cottage in north western France. Being in a wh...

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Reef life  by Callum Roberts

Reef life

Callum Roberts

Book

A hugely affecting memoir by the world's leading coral reef scientist, revealing the thrill of diving and the vital science and story of these majestic reefs. How did one of the world's preeminent marine conservation scientists fall in love with coral...

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Messi  by L. (Luca) Caioli

Messi

L. (Luca) Caioli

Book

Prolific, cool-headed and unerringly consistent, Lionel Messi is one of the most revered footballers in history. But did you know that his transfer to Barcelona was first agreed on a paper napkin? Or that an x-ray of his hand was to thank for identifying...

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If you don't laugh you'll cry  by Angie Kent

If you don't laugh you'll cry

Angie Kent

Book

Angie Kent won hearts and friends when she partnered with best friend Yvie Jones to commentate from the couch as we watched them watching TV on GOGGLEBOX. Then Angie proved a stalwart on the 2019 season of I'M A CELEBRITY ... GET ME OUT OF HERE! And THEN...

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Handprints on Hubble  by Kathy Sullivan

Handprints on Hubble

Kathy Sullivan

Book

The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. It has,...

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The queen next door  by Linda Solomon

The queen next door

Linda Solomon

Book

Reflections on the life of Aretha Franklin captured in exclusive photographs by her friend, photojournalist Linda Solomon.

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Marie-Antoinette  by John Hardman

Marie-Antoinette

John Hardman

Book

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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Einstein on the run  by Andrew Robinson

Einstein on the run

Andrew Robinson

Book

The first account of the role Britain played in Einstein's life-first by inspiring his teenage passion for physics, then by providing refuge from the Nazis. In autumn 1933, Albert Einstein found himself living alone in an isolated holiday hut in rural...

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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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Billion dollar whale  by Tom (Wall Street Journal reporter) Wright

Billion dollar whale

Tom (Wall Street Journal reporter) ...

Book

An epic true-tale of hubris and greed from two Pulitzer-finalist Wall Street Journal reporters, Billion dollar whale reveals how a young social climber pulled off one of the biggest financial heists in history--right under the nose of the global fina...

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King of thieves  by Adam Shand

King of thieves

Adam Shand

Book

The story of the most spectacularly successful shoplifting gang in history, who plundered stores in England and Europe in the 1960s and 1970s - the Kangaroo Gang, led by a master thief 'King' Arthur Delaney.

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Bronwyn Oliver  by Hannah Fink

Bronwyn Oliver

Hannah Fink

Book

This is the first book about the major Australian sculptor Bronwyn Oliver, released to coincide with The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver at the TarraWarra Museum of Art. "I wanted to write an old fashioned art book, one that tells the story of the artist's...

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The life and loves of E. Nesbit  by Eleanor Fitzsimons

The life and loves of E. Nesbit

Eleanor Fitzsimons

Book

Award-winning biographer Fitzsimons uncovers the little-known details of Nesbit's life, introducing readers to the Fabian Society cofounder and fabulous socialite who hosted legendary parties and had admirers by the dozen, including George Bernard Sh...

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Looking in and finding out  by Sarah Monares

Looking in and finding out

Sarah Monares

Book

Many people believe we are a product of our environment. That the things we go through shape and mold who we become. Sarah Monares' compelling memoir shows us that while our past certainly impacts who we are, each of us have what it takes within ourselves...

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"I haven't had a stretch all day!"  by Robert D. McKibbin

"I haven't had a stretch all day!"

Robert D. McKibbin

Book

"What was it like being a Liverpool policeman in the sixties and early seventies armed only with a truncheon and a whistle? This anecdotal story folows the life and times of Edward KLsaika who struggles with his naiveté as a raw recruit. He quickly loses...

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Adrian  by Leonard Stanley

Adrian

Leonard Stanley

Book

This book is a bright and vivacious look at the fashion, art and homes of one of the most celebrated fashion designers of the twentieth century. Adrian (1903-1959) designed costumes for over 150 Hollywood productions, including fabulous gowns worn by...

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Mbappé  by L. (Luca) Caioli

Mbappé

L. (Luca) Caioli

Book

The youngest player to score in the World Cup final since Pele, for the tournament-winning team, in his brief career to date Kylian Mbappe is breaking records at a rate matched by only the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and is fast becoming...

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The enigma of Clarence Thomas  by Corey Robin

The enigma of Clarence Thomas

Corey Robin

Book

Most people can tell you two things about Clarence Thomas: Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, and he almost never speaks from the bench. Here are some things they don’t know: Thomas is a black nationalist. In college he memorized the speeches...

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A lion in the bedroom  by Pat Cavendish O'Neill

A lion in the bedroom

Pat Cavendish O'Neill

Book

Pat Cavendish O'Neil was born into a world of enormous riches, eccentricity and intrigue. Her mother, Enid Lindeman of the Australian wine family, was a famous beauty who married four times. Two husbands were millionaires, two had titles and none lived...

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Rough ideas  by Stephen Hough

Rough ideas

Stephen Hough

Book

Stephen Hough is indisputably one of the world's leading pianists, winning global acclaim and numerous awards, both for his concerts and recordings. He is also a writer, composer and painter. As an international performer he spends much of his life a...

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The Beatles from A to Zed  by Peter Asher

The Beatles from A to Zed

Peter Asher

Book

A legendary record producer and performer takes readers on an alphabetical journey of insights into the music of the Beatles and individual reminiscences of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Peter Asher met the Beatles in the spring of 1963, the start of...

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The great successor  by Anna Fifield

The great successor

Anna Fifield

Book

Skeptical yet insightful, Fifield creates a captivating portrait of the oddest and most secretive political regime in the world--one that is isolated yet internationally relevant, bankrupt yet in possession of nuclear weapons--and its ruler, the...

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Home  by Julie Andrews

Home

Julie Andrews

Book

Since her first appearance on screen in Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable roles that have endeared her to generations. But she has never told the story of her life before fame. Until now.

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Yuli  by Carlos Acosta

Yuli

Carlos Acosta

Book

A ballet star traces his childhood in the impoverished suburbs of Havana, his adolescent participation in break-dancing and delinquency that prompted his enrollment in ballet school, and his performances throughout Cuba, the United States, and Europe...

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The journalist of Castro Street  by Andrew E. Stoner

The journalist of Castro Street

Andrew E. Stoner

Book

As the acclaimed author of And the Band Played On, Randy Shil ts (1951-1994) became the country's most recognized voice on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. His success emerged from a relentless work ethic and strong belief in the power of journalism to help ma...

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Barefoot in the bindis  by Angela Wales

Barefoot in the bindis

Angela Wales

Book

In 1953, after doctors prescribed fresh country air for his health, Scottish-born Robert Wales uprooted his young family from the city life of Sydney and set out to establish a sheep farm in the bush. What he lacked in experience and expertise, he made...

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Queen Meryl  by Erin Carlson

Queen Meryl

Erin Carlson

Book

This is the story of how an awkward, ambitious suburban teen from humble beginnings transformed herself into a high school homecoming queen, and later, the most celebrated actress of our time. Meryl Streep came of age during the women's movement of t...

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Little weirds  by Jenny Slate

Little weirds

Jenny Slate

Book

To see the world through Jenny Slate's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility. As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates around a bigger ball made up of lights and gases that ...

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Barty  by Ron Reed

Barty

Ron Reed

Book

For a variety of reasons, Australian sport needed an uplifting, inspirational, feel-good story in 2019. The year was only little more than half over before one had well and truly arrived - one of the best ever, in fact. Tennis star Ashleigh Barty captured...

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Innocent  by Cathy Glass

Innocent

Cathy Glass

Book

Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries. Aneta and Filip, the children's parents, are distraught when their c...

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Olive Cotton  by Helen Ennis

Olive Cotton

Helen Ennis

Book

A landmark biography of a singular and important Australian photographer, Olive Cotton, by an award-winning writer - beautifully written and deeply moving. Olive Cotton was one of Australia's pioneering modernist photographers, whose significant talent...

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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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Erdogan's empire  by Soner Çaǧaptay

Erdogan's empire

Soner Çaǧaptay

Book

Gradually since 2003, Turkey's autocratic leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sought to make Turkey a great power -- in the tradition of past Turkish leaders from the late Ottoman sultans to Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. Here the leading authority...

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The gift of adoption  by Anne Hutchison

The gift of adoption

Anne Hutchison

Book

The desire to be a parent can be a powerful emotion. It drove Anne and Alan to keep going after the death of their first child, and the miscarriages and unsuccessful IVF attempts that followed. Their dream was eventually realised through inter-countr...

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Alexander the Great  by Anthony Everitt

Alexander the Great

Anthony Everitt

Book

What can we learn from the stunning rise and mysterious death of the ancient world's greatest conqueror? An acclaimed biographer reconstructs the life of Alexander the Great in this magisterial portrait. More than two millennia have passed, but Alexander...

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Inga  by Scott Farris

Inga

Scott Farris

Book

She was the great love of President John F. Kennedy's life, but also Adolf Hitler's special guest at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. She was an actress, a journalist, an explorer, an MGM screenwriter, and also a suspected Nazi spy. Inga Arvad lived where g...

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No friend but the mountains  by Behrouz Boochani

No friend but the mountains

Behrouz Boochani

Book

Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains. In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island. He has been there ever since. People would...

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Marilyn in Manhattan  by Elizabeth Winder

Marilyn in Manhattan

Elizabeth Winder

Book

A city, a movie star, and one magical year. In November of 1954 a young woman dressed plainly in a white oxford, dark sunglasses and a black pageboy wig boards a midnight flight from Los Angeles to New York. As the plane's engines rev she breathes a sigh...

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Angels of divine light  by Aidan Storey

Angels of divine light

Aidan Storey

Book

As the author recalls the sexual and mental abuse he suffered at the hands of two teachers in his Christian Brothers primary school, and the desperate, dark days of depression and isolation which followed, he tells of how the angels helped him to claw...

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My story  by Schapelle Corby

My story

Schapelle Corby

Book

"When I flew to Bali on 8 October 2004, I imagined my biggest problem was going to be deciding which sarong to wear with which bikini... " It was meant to be a holiday. A fun-filled break to a tropical paradise to celebrate a sister's birthday. But ...

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Wide awake and dreaming  by Julie Flygare

Wide awake and dreaming

Julie Flygare

Book

Julie Flygare was on an ambitious path to success, entering law school at age 22, when narcolepsy destroyed the neurological boundaries between dreaming and reality in her brain. She faced terrifying hallucinations, paralysis and excruciating sleepin...

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99% true  by Paul McGowan

99% true

Paul McGowan

Book

Paul McGowan tells all (and then some) in this riotous tale of misbegotten success that's 99% true in all the best ways. From his not-so-innocent youth growing up in the shadow of Disneyland and summer evenings in the innocent 1950s, to his dope-smok...

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Audience of one  by James Poniewozik

Audience of one

James Poniewozik

Book

A generational work that, using television, reframes America's identity through the rattled mind of a septuagenarian, insomniac, cable-news-junkie president. In the tradition of great cultural figures like Marshall McLuhan and Neil Postman, New York ...

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Michelangelo, God's Architect  by William E. Wallace

Michelangelo, God's Architect

William E. Wallace

Book

As he entered his seventies, the great Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo despaired that his productive years were past. Anguished by the death of friends and discouraged by the loss of commissions to younger artists, this supreme painter and sc...

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Home work  by Julie Andrews

Home work

Julie Andrews

Book

In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Home, the enchanting Julie Andrews picks up her story with her arrival in Hollywood, sharing the career highlights, personal experiences and reflections behind her astonishing caree...

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Behind the lens  by David Suchet

Behind the lens

David Suchet

Book

David Suchet has been a stalwart of British stage and screen for fifty years. From Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, Freud to Poirot, Edward Teller to Doctor Who, Harold Pinter to Terence Rattigan, Questions of Faith to Decline and Fall, right up to 2019's...

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Under pressure  by Richard Humphreys

Under pressure

Richard Humphreys

Book

A candid, visceral, and incredibly entertaining account of what it's like to live in one of the most extreme man-made environments in the world. Imagine a world without natural light, where you can barely stand up straight for fear of knocking your head,...

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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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Life isn't everything  by Ash (Editor) Carter

Life isn't everything

Ash (Editor) Carter

Book

The work of Mike Nichols pervades American cultural consciousness-from The Graduate and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to Angels in America, The Birdcage, Working Girl, and Primary Colors, not to mention the hit plays, Barefoot in the Park and The Odd...

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Thirty-life crisis  by Lisa Schwartz

Thirty-life crisis

Lisa Schwartz

Book

Lisa Schwartz's stories and musings are all about watching her friends adult like pros, while she tries to understand why she doesn't want or can't seem to find all the things they have for herself. Like a big sister who's already seen it all, Lisa will...

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Two riders were approaching  by Mick Wall

Two riders were approaching

Mick Wall

Book

Jimmy was a down-at-heel guitarist in New York, relying on his latest lovers to support him while he tried to emulate his hero Bob Dylan. A black guy playing white rock music, he wanted to be all things to all people. But when Jimmy arrived in England...

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Consent  by Donna Freitas

Consent

Donna Freitas

Book

Donna Freitas has lived two lives. In one life, she is a well-published author and respected scholar who has traveled around the country speaking about Title IX, consent, religion, and sex on college campuses. In the other, she is a victim, a woman w...

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A state at any cost  by Tom Segev

A state at any cost

Tom Segev

Book

As the founder of Israel, David Ben-Gurion long ago secured his reputation as a leading figure of the twentieth century. Determined from an early age to create a Jewish state, he took control of the Zionist movement, declared Israel's independence, a...

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The man who solved the market  by Gregory Zuckerman

The man who solved the market

Gregory Zuckerman

Book

Jim Simons is the greatest moneymaker in modern financial history. His record bests those of legendary investors, including Warren Buffett, George Soros and Ray Dalio. Yet Simons and his strategies are shrouded in mystery. The financial industry has ...

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The ride of a lifetime  by Robert Iger

The ride of a lifetime

Robert Iger

Book

The CEO of The Walt Disney Company shares the ideas and values he has used to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world, and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.

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禁食与盛宴  by Adam Federman

禁食与盛宴

Adam Federman

Book

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Radical  by Kate Pickert

Radical

Kate Pickert

Book

Kate Pickert worked as a health-care journalist and knew medical treatment well, but it all changed when she was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer at age 35. Pickert used her journalistic skills to identify the cultural, scientific, ...

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I'll show you  by Derrick Rose

I'll show you

Derrick Rose

Book

After growing up in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Rose achieved an improbable childhood dream: being selected first overall in the NBA draft by his hometown Chicago Bulls. In 2011, he became the youngest MVP in league history. Six years and four ...

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More than likely  by Dick Clement

More than likely

Dick Clement

Book

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais are the creators of some of British television's most beloved comedies. Essex-born Clement teamed up with Geordie insurance salesman La Frenais in the early 1960s and scripted a series about two young pals from Newcastle,...

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Paris or die  by Jayne Tuttle

Paris or die

Jayne Tuttle

Book

Paris. The beauty. The grime. The colours and thoughts and songs and sounds and children and dogs. The taste of strawberries, the sky, first metro, last metro, the bells, the dreams... The city of light, it seems, has its own plans for Jayne. Drawn there...

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Making a life  by Melanie Falick

Making a life

Melanie Falick

Book

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling...

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Jet girl  by Caroline (Former Navy pilot) Johnson

Jet girl

Caroline (Former Navy pilot) Johnso...

Book

Caroline Johnson was an unlikely aviation candidate. A tall blonde debutante from Colorado, she could have just as easily gone into fashion or filmmaking, and yet she went on to become an F/A-18 Super Hornet Weapons System Officer. She was one of the...

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Conversations with RBG  by Jeffrey Rosen

Conversations with RBG

Jeffrey Rosen

Book

This is a remarkable and unique book, an informal portrait of Justice Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her conversations with Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president...

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Tell me a story  by Cassandra King

Tell me a story

Cassandra King

Book

Bestselling author Cassandra King Conroy considers her life and the man she shared it with, paying tribute to her husband, Pat Conroy, the legendary figure of modern Southern literature. Cassandra King was leading a quiet life as a professor, divorced...

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The hidden Nazi  by Dean Reuter

The hidden Nazi

Dean Reuter

Book

He's the worst Nazi war criminal you've never heard of. Sidekick to SS Chief Heinrich Himmler and supervisor of Nazi rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, General Hans Kammler was responsible for the construction of Hitler's slave labor sites and conce...

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Blues from Laurel Canyon  by John Mayall

Blues from Laurel Canyon

John Mayall

Book

John Mayall's story is like no other in the annals of rock and blues. Born in the UK in 1933, he laid the foundations of British blues, nurtured a generation of future superstars and then took the music back to the land of its birth. This extraordina...

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My name is why  by Lemn Sissay

My name is why

Lemn Sissay

Book

At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in an adopted family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth certificate. He learned that his real name was not Norman. It was Lemn Sissay. He was British and Ethiopian. And...

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Guts 'n gunships  by Mark (Mark V.) Garrison

Guts 'n gunships

Mark (Mark V.) Garrison

Book

Mark Garrison recounts his experiences from being on the short list for the draft during the Vietnam War, to signing up to be a helicopter pilot, and his tour of duty with the Crocodiles and Alligators of the 119th Assault Helicopter Company.

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Soulman  by Rocky Johnson

Soulman

Rocky Johnson

Book

At 14, Rocky Johnson left home to seek fortune and make professional wrestling his career. An incredibly agile and talented wrestler for a man his size, he soon became a featured main-eventer in every territory he worked -- from Los Angeles to New York,...

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The prince  by David Marr

The prince

David Marr

Book

David Marr’s explosive bestseller, now expanded and fully updated. Cardinal George Pell is behind bars. In August 2019, his appeal failed. Australia’s most senior Catholic, the man once in charge of the Vatican’s finances, remains in prison for sexua...

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Rocking toward a free world  by Andrās Simonyi

Rocking toward a free world

Andrās Simonyi

Book

From renowned diplomat and musician Andrās Simonyi -- whom Stephen Colbert calls "the only ambassador I know who can shred a mean guitar!" -- comes a timely and revealing memoir about growing up behind the Iron Curtain and longing for freedom while chasing...

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The targeter  by Nada Bakos

The targeter

Nada Bakos

Book

A high-profile CIA agent shares the story of her career in intelligence, describing her role on the frontlines of America's war on terror and the hunt to find and stop al-Qaida mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

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We are displaced  by Malala Yousafzai

We are displaced

Malala Yousafzai

Book

"Malala presents true stories of the refugee experience interwoven with her own story of her displacement in this incredibly moving follow up to her internationally bestselling memoir. Nobel Peace Prize winner and bestselling author Malala Yousafzai ...

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Party time  by Shaun Attwood

Party time

Shaun Attwood

Book

Shaun Attwood arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, a penniless business graduate from a small industrial town in England. Within a decade, he became a stock-market millionaire. But he was leading a double life. After taking his first Ecstasy pill at a rave i...

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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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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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Lady in Waiting  by Anne Glenconner

Lady in Waiting

Anne Glenconner

Book

Anne Glenconner has been close to the Royal Family since childhood. Eldest child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, she was, as a daughter, described as 'the greatest disappointment' by her family as she was unable to inherit. Her childhood home Holkham Hall...

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The beautiful ones  by author Prince

The beautiful ones

author Prince

Book

The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words--featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic...

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Plagued by fire  by Paul Hendrickson

Plagued by fire

Paul Hendrickson

Book

From the award-winning and best-selling author of Hemingway's Boat – a ground-breaking biography that illuminates the life, mind and work of one of the icons of twentieth-century America. Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as both a supreme artist...

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Expeditions unpacked  by Ed Stafford

Expeditions unpacked

Ed Stafford

Book

In this unique and enthralling book, explorer and survivalist Ed Stafford curates 25 great expeditions through the lens of the kit these remarkable explorers took with them. In an environment where lack of preparation could mean certain death, the eq...

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And on guitar ...  by Jim Cregan

And on guitar ...

Jim Cregan

Book

JIM CREGAN’s career as a rock guitarist, songwriter and producer has spanned over fifty years, touring and recording albums with stars such as Elton John, Cat Stevens, Family, Willie Nelson, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Joe Cocker, The Gypsy Kings,...

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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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Women warriors  by Pamela D. Toler

Women warriors

Pamela D. Toler

Book

Who says women don't go to war? From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor. The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly--Joan...

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Maybe you should talk to someone  by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe you should talk to someone

Lori Gottlieb

Book

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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My secret sister  by Helen Edwards

My secret sister

Helen Edwards

Book

Helen grew up in a pit village in Tyneside in the post-war years, with her gran, aunties and uncles living nearby. She felt safe with them, but they could not protect her from her neglectful mother and violent father. Behind closed doors, she suffered...

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Anzac & aviator  by Michael Molkentin

Anzac & aviator

Michael Molkentin

Book

The story of extraordinary Australian, Ross Smith, who rode to war at Gallipoli on horseback and by the end of the war, was one of the most highly awarded fighter pilots. In the smouldering aftermath of the First World War a young Australian pilot and...

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Perfect stranger  by Kay Schubach

Perfect stranger

Kay Schubach

Book

How far would you go for love? Kay Schubach almost has it all – a great job, a beautiful apartment, a life of champagne and mixing it with Sydney's A-list, and a steady relationship. By chance she meets handsome and charismatic Simon. He sweeps her off...

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Overcoming  by Vicky Phelan

Overcoming

Vicky Phelan

Book

When Vicky Phelan delivered an emotionally charged statement from the steps of the Four Courts in April 2018 - having refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement in the settlement of her action against the HSE - she unearthed the medical and political...

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Fallen  by Lucie Morris-Marr

Fallen

Lucie Morris-Marr

Book

There was an eerie silence in the packed courtroom as everyone looked towards the foreman of the jury. 'Guilty' he pronounced five times. The third most senior Catholic cleric in the world had been found guilty of sex crimes against children. It seem...

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Dear girls  by Ali Wong

Dear girls

Ali Wong

Book

In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so heavily that she became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and...

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High school  by Sara Quin

High school

Sara Quin

Book

From iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a nostalgic memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their origin story. HIGH SCHOOL is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan...

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I, robot  by Peter Crouch

I, robot

Peter Crouch

Book

Peter Crouch lifts the lid even further on the beautiful game. We will learn about Gareth Bale's magic beans, the Golden Rhombus of Saturday night entertainment, and why Crouchy's dad walks his dog wearing an England tracksuit from 2005

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Karl Marx  by Shlomo Avineri

Karl Marx

Shlomo Avineri

Book

Karl Marx (1818-1883) -- philosopher, historian, sociologist, economist, current affairs journalist, and editor -- was one of the most influential and revolutionary thinkers of modern history, but he is rarely thought of as a Jewish thinker, and his ...

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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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Queen of the desert  by Georgina Howell

Queen of the desert

Georgina Howell

Book

Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming...

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