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Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo

Reading with Patrick

Michelle Kuo

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As a young English teacher keen to make a difference in the world, Michelle Kuo took a job at a tough school in the Mississippi Delta, sharing books and poetry with a young African-American teenager named Patrick and his classmates. For the first time,...

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Unmasked by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Unmasked

Andrew Lloyd Webber

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One of the most successful and distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. The winner of numerous awards, including multiple Tonys and an Oscar, Lloyd Webber has enchanted...

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Grant by Ron Chernow

Grant

Ron Chernow

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Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing...

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The last castle by Denise Kiernan

The last castle

Denise Kiernan

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Documents the story of the Gilded Age mansion Biltmore, tracing George Vanderbilt's construction of his European-style estate and the efforts of his bride, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, to become its protector in the face of changing fortunes and times.

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The Duchess by Penny Junor

The Duchess

Penny Junor

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"In the first in-depth biography of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall--the infamous other woman who made the marriage of Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana 'a bit crowded'--royal biographer Penny Junor tells the story of a woman reviled as a pariah...

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Where there's hope by Elizabeth Smart

Where there's hope

Elizabeth Smart

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

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To the promised land by Michael K. Honey

To the promised land

Michael K. Honey

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

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The stowaway by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The stowaway

Laurie Gwen Shapiro

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

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Lady in red by Sheila Tate

Lady in red

Sheila Tate

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

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Blue, a memoir by John (Police officer) author. Sutherland

Blue, a memoir

John (Police officer) author. Suthe...

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'Blue' is a memoir of crime and calamity, of adventure and achievement, of friendship and failure, of laughter and loss, of the best and the worst of humanity, of serious illness and slow recovery. With searing honesty, it offers an immensely moving ...

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Outskirts by John Grindrod

Outskirts

John Grindrod

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Coined by National Trust co-founder Octavia Hill, the phrase 'Green Belt' originally formed part of an impassioned plea to protect the countryside. Green Belts became part of the landscape and psyche of post-war Britain, but would lead to conflicts at...

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The sea takes no prisoners by Peter Clutterbuck

The sea takes no prisoners

Peter Clutterbuck

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This is a classic real-life story of derring do on the high seas, complete with extreme risk, last-minute ingenuity and many near-misses. Beginning in the 1960s, this book tells of the real life adventures of the author as a boy - a time of boarding ...

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

I am, I am, I am

Maggie O'Farrell

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'I Am, I Am, I Am' is Sunday Times bestseller and Costa Novel-Award winner Maggie O'Farrell's electric and shocking memoir of the near death experiences that have punctuated her life. A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning...

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Tell me more by Kelly Corrigan

Tell me more

Kelly Corrigan

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"With Kelly's signature candor and good will, each chapter draws from her sometimes ridiculous, sometimes profound struggles with parenting and marriage, career and friendship, illness, aging and mortality. Each chapter is animated by poignant, hilar...

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How not to be a boy by Robert Webb

How not to be a boy

Robert Webb

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Don't cry; love sport; play rough; drink beer; don't talk about feelings. But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone? Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to dis...

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I found my tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice

I found my tribe

Ruth Fitzmaurice

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Ruth's tribe are her lively children and her film-maker husband, Simon, who has Motor Neurone Disease and can only communicate with his eyes. Ruth's other 'tribe' are the friends who gather at the cove in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and regularly throw ...

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Coming to my senses by Alice Waters

Coming to my senses

Alice Waters

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When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape--Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naivete...

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Jane & Dorothy by Marian Veevers

Jane & Dorothy

Marian Veevers

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Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in the 1770s, in a world torn between heady revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, and both were influenced by the Romantic ideals of Dorothy's brother, William Wordsworth, and...

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Gold dust woman by Stephen Davis

Gold dust woman

Stephen Davis

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"A classic rock biography about the defining face and voice of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, who at 68 is still one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known and a real rock 'n' roller"--

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King of spies by Blaine Harden

King of spies

Blaine Harden

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"The untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history sheds new light on the U.S. role in the Korean War"--

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Franklin D. Roosevelt by Robert Dallek

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Robert Dallek

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In an era of great national divisiveness, there could not be a more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one focusing on his unparalleled ability as a uniter and consensus maker. Robert Dallek takes a fresh look at compelling questions...

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If only they could talk by James Herriot

If only they could talk

James Herriot

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They didn't say anything about this in the books, I thought, as the snow blew in through the gaping doorway and settled on my naked back. I lay face down on the cobbled floor in a pool of nameless muck, my arm deep inside the straining cow... 1937:.....

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It shouldn't happen to a vet by James Herriot

It shouldn't happen to a vet

James Herriot

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When taking a cow's temperature the old-fashioned way, never let go of the thermometer... James Herriot has settled happily into life as a Darrowby vet, tending to livestock and pets alike - not to mention dealing with his mercurial boss Siegfried and...

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Let sleeping vets lie by James Herriot

Let sleeping vets lie

James Herriot

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I have long held the notion that if a vet can't catch his patient there's nothing much to worry about... It's not all chasing livestock around fields, though - James Herriot is also kept busy judging the Family Pets contest at the Darrowby village sh...

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Vet in harness by James Herriot

Vet in harness

James Herriot

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With his wife Helen by his side, and a partner's plate on Skeldale House's railings, James Herriot thinks the Yorkshire Dales have never seemed more beautiful. Despite farmers who think nothing of calling him out to freezing fields at three o'clock in...

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Dadland by Keggie Carew

Dadland

Keggie Carew

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Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she...

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Tara by Rosemary Forrester

Tara

Rosemary Forrester

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Robert arrives in Colombia with a surprise for his wife, Rosemary: Tara, a Jack Russell puppy. Join this adventurous couple - and their amazing, seafaring canine crew of one - as they cruise around the world on their yacht, Deusa. Their exciting and ...

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In the enemy's house by Howard Blum

In the enemy's house

Howard Blum

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In 1946, code breaker Meredith Gardner discovered that the KGB was running a network of spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate American intelligence and steal military and atomic secrets. Over the next decade, he and FBI supervisor...

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The kings of Big Spring by Bryan Mealer

The kings of Big Spring

Bryan Mealer

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"In 1892, Bryan Mealer's great-grandfather leaves the Georgia mountains and heads west into Texas, looking for wealth and adventure in the raw and open country. But his luck soon runs out. Beset by drought, the family loses their farm just as the dead...

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Cuz by Danielle S. Allen

Cuz

Danielle S. Allen

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The author relates how her cousin was imprisoned at the age of fifteen for attempted carjacking and how she took him in upon his release, only to lose him to the deadly streets of South Central L.A.

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Swimming with elephants by Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

Swimming with elephants

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

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"After two decades in the study and practice of medicine, Sarah Seidelmann took a three month sabbatical to find a way to feel good again, undergoing a bewildering vocational shift from physician to shamanic healer. During that tumultuous period, Sarah...

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A life in questions by Jeremy Paxman

A life in questions

Jeremy Paxman

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The witty, incisive and frank memoirs of bestselling author of 'The Victorians', Jeremy Paxman, whose career at the BBC included 25 years as the uncompromising presenter of 'Newsnight'.

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Admissions by Henry Marsh

Admissions

Henry Marsh

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Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Prompted by his retirement from his full-time job in the NHS,...

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Jackie, Janet & Lee by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Jackie, Janet & Lee

J. Randy Taraborrelli

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"'Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?' Janet Bouvier Auchincloss would ask her daughters Jackie and Lee during their tea time. 'Money and power,' she would say. If the Bouvier women personified beauty, style and fashion, it was their...

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Dare not linger by Nelson Mandela

Dare not linger

Nelson Mandela

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In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of a democratic South Africa, committed to serving only a single five-year term. During his presidency, he and his government ensured that all of South Africa's citizens became equal before the law, and...

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The best of us by Joyce Maynard

The best of us

Joyce Maynard

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"In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine,...

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Not your average nurse by Maggie Groff

Not your average nurse

Maggie Groff

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"'Over time, I nursed victims of war, the posh, the poor, the famous and the infamous ...Oh, the stories I tell!' To a young girl the life of a student nurse sounds exciting, but with long hours and short shrift it's never easy. So when Maggie Groff embarks...

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All-American murder by James Patterson

All-American murder

James Patterson

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Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. Yet he led a secret life, one that ended in a maximum security prison. All-American Murder is the first book to investigate Aaron H...

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Five minutes of amazing by Chris Graham

Five minutes of amazing

Chris Graham

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My journey through Dementia. At the age of thirty-eight, Chris Graham was diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease that had already killed his father in his forties and put his brother in a nursing home aged forty-three. A long-serving Briti...

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The day that went missing by Richard Beard

The day that went missing

Richard Beard

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On a family summer holiday in Cornwall in 1978, Nicholas and his brother Richard are jumping in the waves. Suddenly, Nicholas is out of his depth, and drowns. Richard and his older brothers don't attend the funeral; incredibly, the family return immediately...

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A beautiful, terrible thing by Jen Waite

A beautiful, terrible thing

Jen Waite

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"After a disturbing email sparks Waite's suspicion that her husband is having an affair, she tries to uncover the truth and rebuild trust. Instead, she discovers that her husband fits the textbook definition of psychopath. Waite recounts each heartbr...

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The diary of a bookseller by Shaun Bythell

The diary of a bookseller

Shaun Bythell

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Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A...

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Walking with Peety by Eric O'Grey

Walking with Peety

Eric O'Grey

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Eric was 150 pounds overweight and depressed. After a lifetime of failed diets and the onset of type 2 diabetes, he went to a doctor who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that's when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog....

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Rebel by Nick Nolte

Rebel

Nick Nolte

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"Legendary actor Nick Nolte delivers his most revealing performance yet. This intimate memoir is a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, and the quest for personal enlightenment as intense and hypnotic as the man himself. In a career spanning ...

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Legacy by Gordon Tietjens

Legacy

Gordon Tietjens

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"'Gordon 'Titch' Tietjens, pioneer of the global sevens game, is one of New Zealand's greatest ever rugby coaches. His many accolades - including 12 IRB World Series, two IRB Rugby World Cups and four Commonwealth Games gold medals - easily place him...

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Down the dirt roads by Rachael Treasure

Down the dirt roads

Rachael Treasure

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"'For me, being in a paddock means anything is possible ...' Country girl and bestselling novelist Rachael Treasure had worked hard to build a long-dreamed-of lifestyle on her own patch of dirt in Tasmania's rugged and beautiful wilderness. But through...

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Going south by Colin Hogg

Going south

Colin Hogg

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"Author Colin Hogg returns to his native soil, the south of the South Island, on a sentimental journey of rediscovery - with a difference. Accompanying him is one of his oldest friends, a fellow Southlander, and now terminally ill fellow journalist. They...

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Escape artist by Peter Monteath

Escape artist

Peter Monteath

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"The never-before-told story of World War II escape artist extraordinaire, Johnny Peck. In August 1941, an eighteen-year-old Australian soldier made his first prison break - an audacious night-time escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp in Crete.....

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Daughter of Gloriavale by Lilia Tarawa

Daughter of Gloriavale

Lilia Tarawa

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"One young woman's true story of growing up in Gloriavale Christian Community, the repressive cult led by her grandfather, the charismatic and controlling Hopeful Christian [né Neville Cooper]. In this personal account, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shock...

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Darkest hour by Anthony McCarten

Darkest hour

Anthony McCarten

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"May, 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one Western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming prime minister, Winston Churchill...

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Sound by Bella Bathurst

Sound

Bella Bathurst

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In 1997, Bella Bathurst began to go deaf. Within a few months, she had lost half her hearing, and the rest was slipping away. She wasn't just missing punchlines, she was missing most of the conversation - and all of the jokes. For the next twelve yea...

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The Bettencourt affair by Thomas (Thomas Alexander) Sancton

The Bettencourt affair

Thomas (Thomas Alexander) Sancton

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"Was the world's wealthiest woman--Liliane Bettencourt--heir to an estimated thirty-six-billion-dollar L'Oreal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind...

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The Vanity Fair diaries by Tina Brown

The Vanity Fair diaries

Tina Brown

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"Tina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair. Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and dash and power brokering of the Excessive Eighties in New York and Hollywood...

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The saboteur by Paul Kix

The saboteur

Paul Kix

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"A scion of one of the most storied families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucald was raised in magnificent chateaux and educated in Europe's finest schools. When the Nazis invaded and imprisoned his father, La Rochefoucald escaped to England and learned...

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Promise me, Dad by Joseph R. Biden

Promise me, Dad

Joseph R. Biden

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""Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging...

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Hidden figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden figures

Margot Lee Shetterly

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"Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talente...

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Bobby Kennedy by Christopher Matthews

Bobby Kennedy

Christopher Matthews

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"Bobby Kennedy was a personal hero to a multitude of Americans. As the train carrying his body headed to Washington, whites and blacks alike stood along the tracks, saluting him. They loved him as a fellow patriot who believed a great country could also...

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Marita by Marita Lorenz

Marita

Marita Lorenz

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"Few people can say they've seen some of the most significant moments of the twentieth century unravel before their eyes. Marita Lorenz is one of them. Born in Germany at the outbreak of WWII, Marita was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a...

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Uniquely human by George Hillier

Uniquely human

George Hillier

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"Hillier shares experiences that influenced his life using short stories, poetry, and characterizations to give glimpses into the wide spectrum of human emotions that we all share"--

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Tom Jones by Gwen Russell

Tom Jones

Gwen Russell

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The owner of one of the most recognizable faces - not to mention voices - in the entertainment business, Sir Tom Jones is the definition of a national treasure. It has been over fifty years since Jones's breakthrough single 'It's Not Unusual' reached...

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A book of untruths by Miranda Doyle

A book of untruths

Miranda Doyle

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'A book of untruths' is a family story told through a series of lies. Each short chapter features one of these lies, and each lie builds to form a picture of a life - Miranda Doyle's life, as she struggles to understand her complicated family and her...

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Horses, heifers and hairy pigs by Julian Norton

Horses, heifers and hairy pigs

Julian Norton

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The star of a television programme about his life as a Yorkshire vet, Julian Norton works at the relocated practice in Thirsk, made famous by James Herriot in his 'All creatures great and small' books. From his childhood love of animals, through his ...

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Morningstar by Ann Hood

Morningstar

Ann Hood

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"Growing up in a Rhode Island mill town in a household that didn't foster a love of literature, Ann Hood discovered nontheless that transformative power of books. In Morningstar, Hood recollects how The Bell Jar, Marjorie Morningstar, The Harrad Expe...

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Never caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Never caught

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

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"The story of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation's capital and reach freedom"--

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Black to blue by Jamie (Police officer) author. Rooney

Black to blue

Jamie (Police officer) author. Roon...

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"A police officer currently serving as the Resource and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Officer in York, Maine, candidly relates her story of her childhood poverty, abuse, and dysfunctional families that motivated her to make something positive...

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Paul Hollywood by A. S. Dagnell

Paul Hollywood

A. S. Dagnell

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Paul Hollywood is the man of the moment in British baking. His luxurious dough recipes have been single-handedly responsible for the mass ignition of ovens across the UK since the advent of 'The Great British Bake Off'. Admired for his straight-talking...

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When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi

When breath becomes air

Paul Kalanithi

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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. This is the...

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Four mums in a boat by Janette Benaddi

Four mums in a boat

Janette Benaddi

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The incredible true story of four ordinary working mums from Yorkshire who took on an extraordinary challenge and broke a world record along the way, proving it's never too late to go on a life-changing adventure, experience the beauty and power of t...

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A crime in the family by Sacha Batthyány

A crime in the family

Sacha Batthyány

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A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of the Second World War.

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An American family by Khizr Khan

An American family

Khizr Khan

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Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. When he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of ...

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It's all relative by A. J. Jacobs

It's all relative

A. J. Jacobs

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Traces the author's three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.

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The way it was by Eliot Weisman

The way it was

Eliot Weisman

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"In the bestselling tradition of Henry Bushkin's Johnny Carson comes THE WAY IT WAS: My Life with Frank Sinatra, a candid and eye-opening inside look at the final decades of Sinatra's life, told by his long-time manager and friend, Eliot Weisman. Eliot...

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Hank & Jim by Scott Eyman

Hank & Jim

Scott Eyman

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"Henry Fonda and James Stewart were two of the biggest stars in Hollywood for forty years. They became friends and then roommates as stage actors in New York, and when they began making films in Hollywood, they roomed together again. Between them they...

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Is there life outside the box? by Peter Davison

Is there life outside the box?

Peter Davison

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Peter Davison became a national treasure for having his arm up a cow in his role as Tristan Farnon in 'All Creatures Great And Small'. Then in 1981 he secured his place in science fiction history by becoming the fifth Doctor Who. The 'Time Lord' conn...

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Odd girl out by Laura E. James

Odd girl out

Laura E. James

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From childhood, Laura James knew she was different, struggling to cope in a world that often made no sense. It wasn't until she reached her forties that she found out why. She learned, quite by chance, that she was one of the 700,000 people in the UK...

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Lou Reed by Anthony DeCurtis

Lou Reed

Anthony DeCurtis

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"The essential biography of one of music's most influential icons: Lou Reed As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once a source of transcendent beauty an...

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Make your bed by William H. (William Harry) McRaven

Make your bed

William H. (William Harry) McRaven

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In 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven gave a commencement speech at the University of Texas, Austin, and shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges throughout his life. The speech went viral. This...

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Caught in the revolution by Helen Rappaport

Caught in the revolution

Helen Rappaport

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'Caught in the Revolution' is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bol...

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The owl at the window by Carl Gorham

The owl at the window

Carl Gorham

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Part love story, part widower's diary, part tales of single parenting, this book tells of Carl Gorham's wife's cancer, her premature death and his attempts to rebuild his life afterwards with his six-year old daughter.

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Dear world by Bana Al Abed

Dear world

Bana Al Abed

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When seven-year-old Bana Alabed took to Twitter to describe the horrors she and her family were experiencing in war-torn Syria, her heartrending messages touched the world and gave a voice to millions of innocent children. Bana's happy childhood was ...

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The fact of a body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

The fact of a body

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

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Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted...

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The bright hour by Nina Riggs

The bright hour

Nina Riggs

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Riggs provides a memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' after her terminal cancer diagnosis.

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Poetry will save your life by Jill Bialosky

Poetry will save your life

Jill Bialosky

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An unconventional and inventive coming-of-age memoir organized around forty-three remarkable poems by poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens and Sylvia Plath, from a critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and poet....

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The comfort food diaries by Emily Nunn

The comfort food diaries

Emily Nunn

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One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother's sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiancé and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security. After...

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What happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What happened

Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience ...

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My good life in France by Janine Marsh

My good life in France

Janine Marsh

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Janine Marsh takes a day trip to France to pick up some cheap wine. A few hours later, she returns to England, having put in an offer on a rickety old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas-de-Calais. Giving up her job in London, she moves to France...

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Reading allowed by Chris Paling

Reading allowed

Chris Paling

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When novelist Chris Paling went for a job at his local library, he anticipated a quiet life - but soon discovered that the reality was somewhat different. He found that at times the library is an extension of A&E, while at other times it's a hostel for...

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Shepherd of another flock by David Wilbourne

Shepherd of another flock

David Wilbourne

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As the newly appointed vicar of Helmsley, David is looking forward to working in this picturesque market town in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Admittedly, the vicarage - which dates back to the twelfth century - is extremely cold and damp. And...

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Diana by Andrew Morton

Diana

Andrew Morton

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Twenty-five years after Diana: Her True Story was published, biographer Andrew Morton has revisited the secret tapes he made with the late princess to reveal startling new insights into her life and mind. This fully revised edition of his groundbreak...

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Miss D & me by Kathryn Sermak

Miss D & me

Kathryn Sermak

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The legendary actress's personal assistant recounts their time together, discussing the renaissance of Davis's career in her later years and the public betrayal that nearly killed her.

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Swimming with seals by V. M. (Victoria M.) Whitworth

Swimming with seals

V. M. (Victoria M.) Whitworth

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This is a book about intense physical and personal experience, narrating how Victoria Whitworth began swimming in the cold waters of Orkney as a means of escaping a failing marriage.

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Arthur and Sherlock by Michael Sims

Arthur and Sherlock

Michael Sims

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As a young medical student at the University of Edinburgh, Arthur Conan Doyle studied under the vigilant eye of Dr Joseph Bell. He observed as Dr Bell identified a patient's occupation, hometown and ailments both imagined and genuine from the smallest...

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A secret well kept by Constance Kell

A secret well kept

Constance Kell

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The United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, most commonly know as MI5, was founded in 1909 by Sir Vernon Kell KBE. Kell ('K' within the agency) not only founded MI5 but was also its Director for 31 years, the longest tenure...

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Mockingbird songs by Wayne Flynt

Mockingbird songs

Wayne Flynt

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"A memoir of Wayne Flynt's friendship with Harper Lee, centered on a collection of letters between Harper Lee, her sisters, ... Wayne Flynt, and his wife"--

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Muhammad Ali by Michael Parkinson

Muhammad Ali

Michael Parkinson

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Prepare for a ringside seat to witness the four occasions when Michael Parkinson interviewed Muhammad Ali... The World Champion was God's gift to the interviewer: funny, articulate and outspoken, with a fascinating life story and unparalleled talent....

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Fire woman by Josephine (Fire fighter) Reynolds

Fire woman

Josephine (Fire fighter) Reynolds

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

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Ayesha's gift by Martin Sixsmith

Ayesha's gift

Martin Sixsmith

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From the author of the bestselling 'Philomena', made into the award-winning film starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench, comes the story of a young woman, born in Pakistan, living in Britain, whose life is thrown into desperate turmoil by the violent death...

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My life in his paws by Wendy Hilling

My life in his paws

Wendy Hilling

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Wendy Hilling has a rare skin condition which means her skin is very delicate. Every moment is difficult and causes pain. It affects the body inside and out: her throat is very narrow and she can stop breathing at any time. But 8 years ago Wendy's life...

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Talking to strangers by Michael P. Harding

Talking to strangers

Michael P. Harding

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'It's always a bad idea to go online and book a flight when you've had too much wine. You never know where you might end up'. This was how Michael Harding found himself in a strange flat in Bucharest in January 2015, which set the tone for the rest of...

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Churchill and Orwell by Thomas E. Ricks

Churchill and Orwell

Thomas E. Ricks

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Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's -- Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them....

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