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Chanel  by Justine Picardie

Chanel

Justine Picardie

Book

Justine Picardie's acclaimed illustrated biography of Coco Chanel (1883-1971), one of the twentieth century's most captivating personalities and a defining figure in fashion history. Whoever attempts to understand Chanel's life is confronted by count...

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The Ratline  by Philippe Sands

The Ratline

Philippe Sands

Book

As Governor of Galicia, SS Brigadeführer Otto Freiherr von Wächter presided over an authority on whose territory hundreds of thousands of Jews and Poles were killed, including the family of the author's grandfather. By the time the war ended in May 1945,...

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Not that I'd kiss a girl  by Lil O'Brien

Not that I'd kiss a girl

Lil O'Brien

Book

Lil O'Brien accidentally outed herself to her parents at the age of 19 when they overhead her talking to a friend about liking girls. Half an hour later she found herself on the side of the road, with instructions to come back and pick up her suitcase...

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The Royal Family  by Robert Jobson

The Royal Family

Robert Jobson

Book

A complete examination of the British Royal Family, looking behind the scenes at the Windsors' bloodline, family tree, personalities, residences, military connections, charity work, cars, pets and much more.

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Enemy of all mankind  by Steven Johnson

Enemy of all mankind

Steven Johnson

Book

Henry Every was the seventeenth century’s most notorious pirate. The press published wildly popular—and wildly inaccurate—reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead....

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Have a cigar!  by Bryan Morrison

Have a cigar!

Bryan Morrison

Book

When the music impresario Bryan Morrison died aged 66 in 2008, after two years in a coma following a polo accident, he left behind his unpublished memoir. As a music publisher, manager and agent, Morrison had represented the Pretty Things, Pink Floyd,...

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Searching for Spiderman  by Ally Chumley

Searching for Spiderman

Ally Chumley

Book

Three-year-old William Tyrrell made headlines across Australia in 2014 after he disappeared while playing outside his foster grandmother’s house in Kendall on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Writer and researcher Ally Chumley, who has lived a...

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The house of Kennedy  by James Patterson

The house of Kennedy

James Patterson

Book

The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: "To whom much is given, much is expected" and "Win at all costs." And they do--but at a price. Across decades and gen...

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Pull no punches  by Judith Collins

Pull no punches

Judith Collins

Book

"The most anticipated political memoir of the year. A frank account from National MP Judith Collins of the highs and lows of a political life. From humble beginnings as the daughter of Labour-voting farming parents, Judith Collins has carved a path to...

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The hungover games  by Sophie Heawood

The hungover games

Sophie Heawood

Book

This is the story of one woman's adventures in single motherhood. It's about what happens when Mr. Right isn't around so you have a baby with Mr. Wrong, a touring musician who tells you halfway through your pregnancy that he's met someone else, just ...

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The inner sanctum  by Damon Kitney

The inner sanctum

Damon Kitney

Book

In modern journalism there is an insatiable desire to be first with the news online and to uncover scandal. But the patient fisherman simply seeking to tell a story can still be rewarded. The Inner Sanctum is a sample of Damon Kitney's finest catch over...

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Jeremy Bamber  by S. C. Lomax

Jeremy Bamber

S. C. Lomax

Book

In October 1986 Jeremy Bamber was convicted of the murders of five members of his family at their home in Essex. It was alleged he had killed his relatives before staging the scene so that it appeared his sister, Sheila Caffell, had committed four acts...

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The heart  by Marc Petitjean

The heart

Marc Petitjean

Book

This intimate account offers a new, unexpected understanding of the artist's work and of the vibrant Surrealist art scene in the 1930s. In 1939, devastated after the revelation that her husband had had an affair with her sister, Frida Kahlo left her home...

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Anonymous is a woman  by Nina Ansary

Anonymous is a woman

Nina Ansary

Book

Women's rights advocate Dr. Nina Ansary takes readers on a 4,000-year historical journey to expose the repercussions of centuries of gender inequality. The book’s biographical profiles of fifty forgotten innovators—brought to life by international il...

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The prosecutor  by Nazir Afzal

The prosecutor

Nazir Afzal

Book

Meet the true face of British justice. Nazir Afzal knows a thing or two about justice. As a Chief Prosecutor, it was his job to make sure the most complex, violent and harrowing crimes made it to court and that their perpetrators were convicted. From...

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This is big  by Marisa Meltzer

This is big

Marisa Meltzer

Book

Marisa Meltzer began her first diet at the age of five. Growing up an indoors-loving child in Northern California, she learned from an early age that weight was the one part of her life she could neither change nor even really understand. Fast forward...

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The consequences of love  by Gavanndra Hodge

The consequences of love

Gavanndra Hodge

Book

When Gavanndra Hodge was seven years old her world was a precarious place. Her father was a hairdresser and drug dealer to Chelsea's most decadent inhabitants; her mother an alcoholic ex-model. So, it was up to Gavanndra to keep her little sister Candy...

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Girl decoded  by Rana El Kaliouby

Girl decoded

Rana El Kaliouby

Book

In a captivating memoir, an Egyptian American visionary and scientist provides an intimate view of her personal transformWe are entering an empathy crisis. So much of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of...

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Remembering Leningrad  by Mary McAuley

Remembering Leningrad

Mary McAuley

Book

Englishwoman Mary McAuley first arrived in Leningrad in the early 1960s, eager to study labor relations for her thesis. Staying at a hostel, she met a number of Soviet students, many born under the rule of Joseph Stalin. Over the half-century that fo...

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Hidden Valley Road  by Robert Kolker

Hidden Valley Road

Robert Kolker

Book

Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those...

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Untamed  by Glennon Doyle

Untamed

Glennon Doyle

Book

There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck,.....

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Galileo and the science deniers  by Mario Livio

Galileo and the science deniers

Mario Livio

Book

A biography of the great astronomer and scientist, and an examination of the faith vs. science question, then and now, written by a noted astrophysicist and author.

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What have I done?  by Laura Dockrill

What have I done?

Laura Dockrill

Book

Laura couldn't wait to meet her new baby. But as she went into labour things began to go wrong and Laura started to struggle. A traumatic birth, anxiety about the baby, sleep deprivation, a slow recovery - all these things piled up until Laura (like any...

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The Kennedy curse  by James Patterson

The Kennedy curse

James Patterson

Book

The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: "To whom much is given, much is expected" and "Win at all costs." And they do--but at a price. Across decades and gen...

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My wife said you may want to marry me  by Jason Rosenthal

My wife said you may want to marry me

Jason Rosenthal

Book

On March 3, 2017, Amy Krouse Rosenthal penned an op-ed piece for the New York Times' Modern Love column You May Want to Marry My Husband. It appeared ten days before her death from ovarian cancer. A heartbreaking, wry, brutally honest, and creative play...

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Sing backwards and weep  by Mark Lanegan

Sing backwards and weep

Mark Lanegan

Book

From the back of the van to the front of the bar, from the hotel room to the emergency room, onstage, backstage, and everywhere in between, Sing Backwards and Weep reveals the abrasive reality beneath one of the most romanticized decades in rock history-from...

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Bad  by Dylan Howard

Bad

Dylan Howard

Book

He was the King of Pop, a superstar without equal, the idol of millions of young people around the world. But was Michael Jackson also a sexual predator without equal, someone who preyed on the very fans who adored him? Bad is the revelatory untold true...

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Demagogue  by Larry Tye

Demagogue

Larry Tye

Book

The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on first-ever review of his personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed-door Congressional hearings...

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Ask me his name  by Elle Wright

Ask me his name

Elle Wright

Book

Dear Reader, When I found myself experiencing a motherhood that I never expected, one that I was terrified of living, I didn't know how I would carry on being 'normal'. I didn't know how much I would long for people to say my son Teddy's name, to not...

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The quick and the dead  by Cynric Temple-Camp

The quick and the dead

Cynric Temple-Camp

Book

"A dead body without a trace of trauma; alien parasites; worms of the brain; crocodile attacks; bizarre eating disorders and surgical puzzles. Pathologist, former medical officer and self-confessed death-aficionado Cynric Temple-Camp's compelling stories...

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Brother & sister  by Diane Keaton

Brother & sister

Diane Keaton

Book

When they were children in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the 1950s, Diane Keaton and her younger brother, Randy, were best friends and companions: they shared stories at night in their bunk beds; they swam, laughed, dressed up for Halloween. Their mo...

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A-ha  by Barry Page

A-ha

Barry Page

Book

Against all the odds, a-ha scored a huge hit in 1985 with "Take on Me." Seemingly overnight, the Norwegian band were topping charts all over the world; a success propelled in part by an innovative video that captured the imagination of an MTV-loving....

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Niki Lauda  by Maurice Hamilton

Niki Lauda

Maurice Hamilton

Book

The most comprehensive and detailed biography of Formula One legend Nick Lauda ever published, as told by Maurice Hamilton, who knew him for more than forty years. From the famous rivalry with James Hunt in the 1970s, as depicted in the film Rush, to...

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Black tulip  by Erik Schmidt

Black tulip

Erik Schmidt

Book

Black Tulip is the dramatic story of history's top fighter ace, Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann. It's also the story of how his service under Hitler was simplified and elevated to Western mythology during the Cold War. Over 1,404 wartime missions, Har...

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This is what America looks like  by Ilhan Omar

This is what America looks like

Ilhan Omar

Book

An intimate and rousing memoir by progressive trailblazer Ilhan Omar-the first African refugee, the first Somali-American, and one of the first Muslim women, elected to Congress. Ilhan Omar was only eight years old when war broke out in Somalia. The ...

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A girl's story  by Annie Ernaux

A girl's story

Annie Ernaux

Book

In Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman, Annie Ernaux revisits the night 50 years earlier when she found herself submerged and controlled by another person's desire and willpower. It is the summer of 1958, the year she turned 18. And then the man she...

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Buy yourself the f*cking lilies  by Tara Schuster

Buy yourself the f*cking lilies

Tara Schuster

Book

By the time she was in her late twenties, Tara Schuster was a rising TV executive who had worked for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and helped launch Key & Peele to viral superstardom. By all appearances, she had mastered being a grown-up. But beneath...

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William Holmes  by Geoffrey Travers

William Holmes

Geoffrey Travers

Book

The road that first leads people from Kingston Smith Airport in Sydney is named General Holmes Drive, but nowadays few Australians know anything about General Holmes. William Holmes could be remembered for his lifelong public service in developing Sy...

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Braiding sweetgrass  by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Book

"A a botanist, Robion Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. [Here], Kimmerer brings these lenses...

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Pelosi  by Molly Ball

Pelosi

Molly Ball

Book

She's the iconic leader who puts Donald Trump in his place, the woman with the toughness to take on a lawless president and defend American democracy. Ever since the Democrats took back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, Nancy Pelosi has led th...

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Will the circle be unbroken  by Sean Dietrich

Will the circle be unbroken

Sean Dietrich

Book

From storyteller "Sean of the South" comes an unforgettable memoir of love, loss, the friction of family memories, and the unlikely hope that you're gonna be alright. Sean Dietrich was twelve years old when he scattered his father's ashes from the mo...

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Nothing general about it  by Maurice Benard

Nothing general about it

Maurice Benard

Book

The Emmy Award-winning star of General Hospital chronicles his astonishing and emotional life journey in this powerful memoir--an inspiring story of success, show business, and family, and his struggle with mental illness.Maurice Benard has been blessed...

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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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Acid for the children  by Flea (Musician) author

Acid for the children

Flea (Musician) author

Book

The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star. In Acid for the Children, Flea...

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Growing goats and girls  by Rosanne Hodin

Growing goats and girls

Rosanne Hodin

Book

Ever dream of packing up and escaping to a simpler life on the land, just the Cornish landscape and a few cows and goats rising up to greet you each day? When Rosanne and her husband left city life for the Cornwall idyll they knew little of farming, ...

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Alcuin  by Douglas Dales

Alcuin

Douglas Dales

Book

Scholar, ecclesiastic, teacher and poet of the eighth century, Alcuin was a person of deep Christian faith, tenacious in his loyalty to orthodox Catholic theology. He had a seminal influence upon his own generation and those that came after him. This...

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The noyse from the musicians celebrating the sesquicentenary of the Auckland Grammar School  by Robert L. (Robert Lucas) Hunt

The noyse from the musicians celebrating the sesquicentenary of the Auckland Grammar School

Robert L. (Robert Lucas) Hunt

Book

The book includes the history of music at the school, 79 full biographies of prominent musicians who made music in the country and overseas, and a full list of all boys who were connected with music at the school from 1869.

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Pay packets & stone walls  by Elizabeth Welch Orr

Pay packets & stone walls

Elizabeth Welch Orr

Book

A pioneering feminist's candid memoir. Elizabeth Orr has made a long and distinguished contribution to the campaign for equal pay and pay equity for women in New Zealand.

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Faulty caskets  by Craig Payne

Faulty caskets

Craig Payne

Book

Craig Payne is a former Funeral Director and Embalmer who offers you this very personal perspective and insight into the world of Funeral Directing and Embalming in a unique and original autobiographical style.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on equality, determination and service  by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on equality, determination and service

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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. The inimitable Ruth Bader Ginsburg,...

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Nelson Mandela  by Sello Hatang

Nelson Mandela

Sello Hatang

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. Revolutionary anti-apartheid l...

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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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Guest house for young widows  by Azadeh Moaveni

Guest house for young widows

Azadeh Moaveni

Book

Among the many books trying to understand the terrifying rise of ISIS, none has given voice to the women in the organization; but women were essential to the establishment of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's caliphate. Responding to promises of female empowerment...

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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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The five  by Hallie Rubenhold

The five

Hallie Rubenhold

Book

Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they ...

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A bite of the apple  by Lennie Goodings

A bite of the apple

Lennie Goodings

Book

A Bite of the Apple' is part-memoir, part history of Virago, and part thoughts on over forty years of feminist publishing. This is the story of how the authors and staff who, driven by passion, conviction and excitement, have made Virago Press one of...

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The sword and the shield  by Peniel E. Joseph

The sword and the shield

Peniel E. Joseph

Book

The Sword and the Shield is a dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King that transforms our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders. Peniel E. Joseph reveals a nuanced portrait of two men who, despite ma...

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Running free  by Robin Knox-Johnston

Running free

Robin Knox-Johnston

Book

"Sir Robin Knox-Johnston burst to fame when he became the first man ever to complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world. Now, 50 years on from that famous voyage, he reveals the true, extraordinary story of his life."--Provided b...

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You have a lot to lose  by C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

You have a lot to lose

C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

Book

"New Zealand's most extraordinary literary everyman - poet, novelist, critic, activist - C. K. Stead told the story of his first twenty-three years in South-West of Eden. In this second volume of his memoirs, Stead takes us from the moment he left New...

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The room where it happened  by John R. Bolton

The room where it happened

John R. Bolton

Book

John Bolton served as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump for 519 days. A seasoned public servant who had previously worked for Presidents Reagan, Bush #41, and Bush #43, Bolton brought to the administration thirty years of experience...

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Colin McCahon. Vol. 2 1960–1987, Is this the promised land?  by Peter Simpson

Colin McCahon. Vol. 2 1960–1987, Is this the promised land?

Peter Simpson

Book

"Colin McCahon (1919-1987) was New Zealand's greatest twentieth-century artist. Through landscapes, biblical paintings and abstraction, the introduction of words and Maori motifs, McCahon's work came to define a distinctly New Zealand modernist idiom...

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Know your place  by Golriz Ghahraman

Know your place

Golriz Ghahraman

Book

"When she was just nine, Golriz Ghahraman and her parents were forced to flee their home in Iran. After a terrifying and uncertain journey, they landed in Auckland where they were able to seek asylum and - ultimately - create a new life. In this open...

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The rat people  by Patrick Saint-Paul

The rat people

Patrick Saint-Paul

Book

A shocking exploration of Beijing's notorious underground where over 1 million residents live: a sobering reminder of the human cost of capitalism. In a relatively short amount of time, China has become the second largest economy in the world and is ...

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Nelson Mandela  by Sello author. Hatang

Nelson Mandela

Sello author. Hatang

Book

A unique insight into the qualities, routines and disciplines of Nelson Mandela, revolutionary anti-apartheid leader and first president of a democratic South Africa (1994-99). Revolutionary anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela devoted his life to en...

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Fleeing polio on wings  by Barbara author. Ker-Mann

Fleeing polio on wings

Barbara author. Ker-Mann

Book

"Life has thrown some hard balls at Barbara Ker-Mann. At age three, she was smitten with infantile paralysis, causing inflammation of her central nervous system resulting in the lifelong loss of leg function. It was a terrible time in her development...

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Roland 我, 和我以外的  by 1992- author. Roland

Roland 我, 和我以外的

1992- author. Roland

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Odetta  by Ian Zack

Odetta

Ian Zack

Book

The untold story of the woman whose music and afro inspired a generation, whose voice provided a soundtrack for the unfolding civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s.

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Kings of Shanghai  by Jonathan Kaufman

Kings of Shanghai

Jonathan Kaufman

Book

An epic, multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Shanghai, 1936. The Cathay Hotel, located on the city's...

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Life and times of pioneering women of the Chatham Islands

Life and times of pioneering women of the Chatham Islands

Book

"The Chatham Islands lie some 860 km east of Christchurch, surrounded by the South Pacific Ocean. There could rarely be a more isolated place, in the 19th and early 20th century, for young women to travel to as the wives of early settlers or governme...

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Alive and going home  by Nick Jennings

Alive and going home

Nick Jennings

Book

"Alive and Going Home begins with the author's arrival in New Zealand and ends as a tribute to the country's mountains where he played and sometimes worked. In between, it takes us to places few of us get to journey to - actual places and metaphysica...

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A memoir in honour of Tanuvasa Saofa'imatumua Tanuvasa Tofaeono  by Tofilau Fritz Filisi

A memoir in honour of Tanuvasa Saofa'imatumua Tanuvasa Tofaeono

Tofilau Fritz Filisi

Book

"This book is written with the blessings of my aiga. It is a collection of stories of my late grandfather Tanuvasa Saofa'imatumua Tanuvasa Tofaeono. The stories are the record of his genealogy, adventures and most of all, his tautua to our aiga, vill...

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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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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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谈话录  by 王安忆

谈话录

王安忆

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命定的见证  by Hans J. Massaquoi

命定的见证

Hans J. Massaquoi

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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 Caroline Barron

Ripiro Beach

Caroline Barron

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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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

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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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