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Deep creek by Pam Houston

Deep creek

Pam Houston

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"How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us. On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds...

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Invisible  by Stephen L. Carter

Invisible

Stephen L. Carter

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She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most...

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Let me finish  by Chris Christie

Let me finish

Chris Christie

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"After dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, Chris Christie stunned the political world by becoming the first major official to endorse Donald Trump. A friend of Trump's for fifteen years, the two-term New Jersey governor understood the future ...

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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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Step by step by Simon Reeve

Step by step

Simon Reeve

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TV adventurer Simon Reeve has journeyed across epic landscapes, dodged bullets on frontlines, walked through minefields, and been detained for spying by the KGB. His travels have taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of...

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There will be no miracles here by Casey Gerald

There will be no miracles here

Casey Gerald

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"Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his gran...

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The race to save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport

The race to save the Romanovs

Helen Rappaport

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"IOn 17th July 1918, the whole of the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. There were no miraculous escapes. The former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their children were all tragically gunned down in a blaze of bullets. On the 100-year-anniversary...

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Gloucester Crescent by William Miller

Gloucester Crescent

William Miller

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"Written through the eyes of a growing child, this is the story of a very particular family and their circle of brilliant, idealistic and intellectual friends in London in the 60s, 70s and 802. We follow William through the ups and downs of childhood,...

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Heavy by Kiese Laymon

Heavy

Kiese Laymon

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"With charged intellect and piercing candor, provocative essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon shares his experiences of growing up with racial prejudice and violence both within his own family and in the culture at large. Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer....

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Wild Bill by Tom Clavin

Wild Bill

Tom Clavin

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"James Butler Hickok was known across the frontier as a soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. But in July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, Missouri - the first quick-draw duel on...

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The epic voyages of Maud Berridge by Sally Berridge

The epic voyages of Maud Berridge

Sally Berridge

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"Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of a Master Mariner, and she travelled with him on at least five occasions, sailing to Melbourne with emigrants and cargo. The first occasion was 1869 just after they were married, when Henry was Captain of the...

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Shiny pennies and grubby pinafores by Winifred Foley

Shiny pennies and grubby pinafores

Winifred Foley

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After her years in domestic service, Winifred Foley married and started a family. But, while scraping a living as a charwoman in a rundown north London tenement, she continued to long for her home in the Forest of Dean. Determined to give their children...

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Birds, beasts and relatives by Gerald Durrell

Birds, beasts and relatives

Gerald Durrell

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The Durrell family returns to the island of Corfu. Already an ardent naturalist at the age of ten, the young Gerald lives in an unconventional and disordered household with his mother, sister, and two brothers. Convivial and open, the family plays host...

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A life in death by Richard Venables

A life in death

Richard Venables

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Detective Inspector Richard Venables QPM (Rtd.) has helped identify thousands of bodies all over the world, piecing together fragments from tsunamis, transport and other disasters to return the victims to their loved ones. A world-renowned expert in ...

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All you can ever know by Nicole Chung

All you can ever know

Nicole Chung

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"Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. She was told her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life,...

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Small fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Small fry

Lisa Brennan-Jobs

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"A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley....

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Women of the blue & gray by Marianne Monson

Women of the blue & gray

Marianne Monson

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"Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes--women. North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant--the women in these micro-drama biographies...

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Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

Heartland

Sarah Smarsh

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"During Sarah Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh...

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The widower's notebook by Jonathan Santlofer

The widower's notebook

Jonathan Santlofer

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"On a summer day in New York Jonathan Santlofer discovers his wife, Joy, gasping for breath on their living room couch. After a frenzied 911 call, an ambulance race across Manhattan, and hours pacing in a hospital waiting room, a doctor finally delivers...

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Somebody I used to know by Wendy (Wendy P.) Mitchell

Somebody I used to know

Wendy (Wendy P.) Mitchell

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What do you lose when your memories begin to disappear? What do you value when this reframes how you've lived, and how you will live in the future? How do you conceive of love when you can no longer recognise those who are supposed to mean the most to...

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Life in the garden by Penelope Lively

Life in the garden

Penelope Lively

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Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successi...

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My family and other animals by Gerald Durrell

My family and other animals

Gerald Durrell

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1935: The Durrells pack their bags and flee the gloom of England like a flock of migrating swallows. Their destination is the Greek island of Corfu, where the eccentric family takes up residence in a series of villas. Budding naturalist Gerald, the youngest...

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The Ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife

The Ravenmaster

Christopher Skaife

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"A narrative by the Tower of London's official Ravenmaster about what it's like to live among the ravens at England's most famous national monument, woven together with insight from folklore, history, and contemporary behavioral science about this un...

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Slowhand by Phillip Norman

Slowhand

Phillip Norman

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"For half a century Eric Clapton has been acknowledged to be one of music's greatest virtuosos, the unrivalled master of an indispensable tool, the solid-body electric guitar. His career has spanned the history of rock, and often shaped it via the se...

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Some sunny day by Madge Lambert

Some sunny day

Madge Lambert

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"It was July 1944 when Madge stepped onto a troopship that was to carry her thousands of miles away from home. Only twenty years old and not long qualified as a nurse, she had signed up to serve in the Burma Campaign. She would be based on the Indian...

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Live long and ... by William Shatner

Live long and ...

William Shatner

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"'I have always felt,' William Shatner says early in his newest memoir, that 'like the great comedian George Burns, who lived to 100, I couldn't die as long as I was booked.' And Shatner is always booked. Still, a brief health scare in 2016 forced him...

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Being David Archer by Tim Bentinck

Being David Archer

Tim Bentinck

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Tim Bentinck has played the part of David Archer in BBC Radio 4's 'The Archers' since 1982. He is also the Earl of Portland - without an estate or riches - and the voice of 'Mind the Gap' on the Piccadilly Line. Timothy takes the reader behind the scenes...

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A history of Britain in 21 women by Jenni Murray

A history of Britain in 21 women

Jenni Murray

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"Britain has been defined by its conflicts, its conquests, its men and its monarchs. To say that it's high time that it was defined by its women falls some way short of an understatement. Jenni Murray, the long-time presenter of Woman's Hour on BBC Radio...

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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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Look what you made me do by Helen Walmsley-Johnson

Look what you made me do

Helen Walmsley-Johnson

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Helen Walmsley-Johnson's first husband controlled her life, from the people she saw to what was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends and family and even their three daughters. Eventually he threw her out, and she painfully began to rebuild...

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Implosion by Elizabeth W. Garber

Implosion

Elizabeth W. Garber

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"What could be cooler, thinks teen Elizabeth Garber in 1965, than to live in a glass house designed by her architect dad? When Elizabeth Garber, her visionary architect father, and the rest of their family move into Woodie Garber's modern masterpiece,...

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Blowing the bloody doors off by Michael Caine

Blowing the bloody doors off

Michael Caine

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"With over 100 movies to his credit over 5 decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-l...

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming

Michelle Obama

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"In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in ...

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The sisters of Battle Road by Jim Maloney

The sisters of Battle Road

Jim Maloney

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In 1939, Annie Jarman and her six young daughters were evacuated from their south London home and sent to the Sussex countryside to wait out the war. Refusing to be parted, they faced the unknown together, never imagining just how much their lives wo...

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Elisabeth's lists by Lulah Ellender

Elisabeth's lists

Lulah Ellender

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"Many years after the death of her grandmother Elisabeth, Lulah Ellender inherited a curious object - a book of handwritten lists. They seemed rather ordinary - shopping lists, items to be packed for a foreign trip, a tally of the eggs laid by Elisa...

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Lonely courage by Rick Stroud

Lonely courage

Rick Stroud

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"The Special Operations Executive (SOE), set up by Winston Churchill in 1941, saw its role in France as helping the Resistance by recruiting and training guerrilla fighters. 39 femaile agents were trained alongside the men, learning how to disappear into...

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Wallis in love by Andrew Morton

Wallis in love

Andrew Morton

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"In his new book, Andrew Morton reveals new information and sources that totally transform our perception of Wallis Simpson. It was described as the most poignant royal love story of the century, a man and a woman equally united by a love that divided...

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Fly girls by Keith O'Brien

Fly girls

Keith O'Brien

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"Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully...

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In pieces by Sally Field

In pieces

Sally Field

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"One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl...

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George and Barbara Bush by Ellie LeBlond Sosa

George and Barbara Bush

Ellie LeBlond Sosa

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"To begin with I was in love and I am in love so that's not hard." Ellie LeBlond Sosa had asked her grandmother how her lifelong love affair with President George H.W. Bush had withstood World War II, the West Texas oil fields, the painful loss of a child,...

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The fabulous Bouvier sisters by Sam Kashner

The fabulous Bouvier sisters

Sam Kashner

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"Kashner and Schoenberger draw on candid interviews with Jackie Kennedy Onassis' sister, Lee, to share insights into the close relationship the two shared. One became the most iconic woman of her time, while the other lived in her shadow. In discussing...

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Handcrafted by Clint Harp

Handcrafted

Clint Harp

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"The author shares his experiences of becoming a professional woodworker, from his early experiences with woodwork, to his leap of quitting his sales job to become a carpenter, and the chance encounter with Chip Gaines that changed his life."

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Eliza Hamilton by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Eliza Hamilton

Tilar J. Mazzeo

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"Tilar J. Mazzeo's comprehensive and riveting biography describes the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in America's early days. Eliza was a strong pioneer woman,...

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Life in the garden by Penelope Lively

Life in the garden

Penelope Lively

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"Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two success...

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The good neighbor by Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins) King

The good neighbor

Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins) Ki...

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"Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood , he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindn...

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Irongran by Edwina Brocklesby

Irongran

Edwina Brocklesby

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At the age of fifty, Eddie Brocklesby decided to run her first half-marathon. Until that point, her exercise regime had consisted of little more than chauffeuring her children to their own sports clubs. The race was the first of what was to become a ...

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Give your heart to the hawks by Winfred Blevins

Give your heart to the hawks

Winfred Blevins

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"For more than thirty years, mountain men explored the Great American West, opening the gates of the mountains for the wagon trains of pioneers that followed. Win Blevins' poetic tribute to their incredible adventures includes, among many, the stories...

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Every day is extra by John Kerry

Every day is extra

John Kerry

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"John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life -- from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the U.S....

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Reporter by Seymour M. Hersh

Reporter

Seymour M. Hersh

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"Seymour Hersh's fearless reporting has earned him fame, front-page bylines in virtually every major newspaper in the free world, honors galore, and no small amount of controversy. Now he describes what drove him and how he worked as an independent o...

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Meghan by Andrew Morton

Meghan

Andrew Morton

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"When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date in July 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead to their engagement in November 2017 and marriage in May 2018. Since then, our fasc...

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Once upon a farm by Rory Lee Feek

Once upon a farm

Rory Lee Feek

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"Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey's passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he's making now to lead his family into the fut...

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In search of Mary Shelley by Fiona Sampson

In search of Mary Shelley

Fiona Sampson

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"Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged 16, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain and Europe,...

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The seasons of my mother by Marcia Gay Harden

The seasons of my mother

Marcia Gay Harden

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"In this lyrical and deeply moving memoir, one of America's most revered actresses weaves stories of her adventures and travels with her mother, while reflecting on the beautiful spirit that persists even in the face of her mother's struggle with Alz...

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The last girl by Nadia Murad

The last girl

Nadia Murad

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"Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own b...

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Bono by Helen Brown

Bono

Helen Brown

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"After a brush with cancer, Helen Brown, happily married for 22 years and with three grown children, takes stock of her comfortable suburban life and finds it wanting. Seizing the day, she heads to New York, the city that never sleeps, where she is talked...

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Jell-O girls by Allie Rowbottom

Jell-O girls

Allie Rowbottom

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"In 1899, the author's uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for $450. The sale would be one of the most profitable business deals in American history, and the generation that followed enjoyed privilege--but were also haunted by suicides,...

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The space barons by Christian Davenport

The space barons

Christian Davenport

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"Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the founders of some of the biggest brands in the world - Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, and PayPal - are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space...

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The language of kindness by Christie Watson

The language of kindness

Christie Watson

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Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. From birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, 'The language of kindness' is an account of a profession defined by acts of care and compassion. We watch Christie as she nurses a premature baby who has....

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The outlaw and the hitman by Caesar Campbell

The outlaw and the hitman

Caesar Campbell

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"Caesar's back ... and this time Death rides with him. It's 2015. Legendary enforcer Caesar Campbell has been shot again. As the original Bandido wavers between life and death, he uses what may be his last gasps to reflect on four extraordinary decades...

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Mosquito down! by Frank Dell

Mosquito down!

Frank Dell

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Frank Dell's experience as a Second World War pilot with the Royal Air Force's Light Night Striking Force takes an even more dramatic turn when his Mosquito is shot down over Germany in October 1944. Frank recounts his escape from the disintegrating ...

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If the cap fits by Steve Halliwell

If the cap fits

Steve Halliwell

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Steve Halliwell is best known as the loveable patriarch Zak Dingle in the hit TV show Emmerdale, a part he has played since 1994. He is now one of the UK's most recognisable and treasured soap stars. Yet before his success, Halliwell spent many years...

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Pollyanne by Sarah Oliver

Pollyanne

Sarah Oliver

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John McLaren has dedicated his life to rescuing mistreated donkeys. When he finds Pollyanne at a livestock auction - unloved and horribly frail - he knows that if he doesn't take her home to the sanctuary, she stands little chance of surviving. Despite...

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Believe by Nicola Adams

Believe

Nicola Adams

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At London 2012, Nicola Adams made history when she became the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again. Years of relentless training, fundraising and determination...

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The sheep stell by Janet White

The sheep stell

Janet White

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As a child in wartime England, Janet White decided that she wanted to live somewhere wild and supremely beautiful, to inhabit and work the landscape. She imagined searching the whole world for a place, high and remote as a sheep stell, quiet as a monastery...

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Robin by Dave Itzkoff

Robin

Dave Itzkoff

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"From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapidfire stand up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork...

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The best cook in the world by Rick Bragg

The best cook in the world

Rick Bragg

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"Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in "dabs" and "smidgens" and "tads" and "you know, hon, just some. Her notion of farm-to-table is a flatbed truck. Many of her recipes, recorded here for the first time, pre-date the Civil ...

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The line becomes a river by Francisco (Essayist) Cantú

The line becomes a river

Francisco (Essayist) Cantú

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"Francisco Cantú's mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Haunted by that landscape, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. In remote regions, he and his partners track people in blistering sun...

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My girls by Todd Fisher

My girls

Todd Fisher

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In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, occurring less than 24 hours apart. Debbie's only remaining child, Todd Fisher, somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the...

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There are no grown-ups by Pamela Druckerman

There are no grown-ups

Pamela Druckerman

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Pamela Druckerman investigates life in her forties, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face.

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The traitors by Josh Ireland

The traitors

Josh Ireland

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September 1939. For years now Britain has been rudderless, divided and grievously unequal. Successive governments have floundered as they struggled to cope with economic misery at home and machinations abroad. When war breaks out the imperiled nation...

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Get me the urgent biscuits by Sweetpea Slight

Get me the urgent biscuits

Sweetpea Slight

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At 18, after moving to London with dreams of becoming an actress, an impressionable girl who paints freckles on her face begins work experience in a West End theatre company. In between mail-outs and making cups of coffee she meets the formidable pro...

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Dunkirk by Joshua Levine

Dunkirk

Joshua Levine

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In 1940, at the French port of Dunkirk, more than 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation. The true history of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civ...

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Heating & cooling by Beth Ann Fennelly

Heating & cooling

Beth Ann Fennelly

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The 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book. Ranging from childhood recollections...

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Back of beyond by Jenny Old

Back of beyond

Jenny Old

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"At twenty-two, Jenny fell in love with Rick Old and went to live and work with him on his property, McAllister, in the Gulf of Carpentaria. There, she faced incredible hardship, living in a hut with not even basic necessities. Her only contact with ...

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A Yorkshire vet through the seasons by Julian Norton

A Yorkshire vet through the seasons

Julian Norton

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Julian Norton has been a vet for over twenty years, and in that time he has treated animals of every kind - snakes and lizards, fish and fowl, sheep, goats, alpacas, cows, horses - you name it, Julian has seen it and, most likely, made it better. In ...

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Only fools and stories by David Jason

Only fools and stories

David Jason

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One of the most legendary television actors of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, David Jason's career has ranged from theatre work in the West End to providing voices for Mr. Toad in "The wind in the willows", "Danger mouse", and "The BFG"; and...

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Life after darkness by Michelle Knight

Life after darkness

Michelle Knight

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"Michelle Knight-now known as Lily Rose Lee-captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. But many people...

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Hundreds of interlaced fingers by Vanessa Grubbs

Hundreds of interlaced fingers

Vanessa Grubbs

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"A physician, wife, and mother describes her marriage to a husband with end-stage kidney disease, her decision to donate one of her kidneys to him, and the journey that led to her becoming a kidney specialist"--

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Libertarians on the prairie by Christine Woodside

Libertarians on the prairie

Christine Woodside

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"Drawing on original manuscripts and letters, Woodside shows how Rose reshaped her mother's story into a series of heroic tales that rebutted the policies of the New Deal. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement. This fasc...

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Keeping my sisters' secrets by Beezy Marsh

Keeping my sisters' secrets

Beezy Marsh

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Eva, Peggy and Kathleen were sisters born into a close-knit working class family. As they grew up between the wars, they dreamed of escaping their violent father and the crime-ridden slums of Waterloo. Peggy was so appalled by conditions in the factories...

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Train to nowhere by Anita Leslie

Train to nowhere

Anita Leslie

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'Train to Nowhere' is a war memoir seen through the sardonic eyes of Anita Leslie, a funny and vivacious young woman who reports on her experiences with a dry humour, finding the absurd alongside the tragic.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin by Ann Thwaite

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Ann Thwaite

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Goodbye Christopher Robin' is drawn from Ann Thwaite's acclaimed biography of A.A. Milne, one of the most successful English writers ever, and the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, and of Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Christopher Robin. But the fictional Chri...

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The panther in my kitchen by Brian Blessed

The panther in my kitchen

Brian Blessed

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Brian Blessed has a lifelong love of animals and over the years has rescued cats and dogs, horses and ponies, and even a very ungrateful fighting cock. All were characters in their own right, such as Jessie, a dog left languishing for a year at the l...

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The restless wave by John McCain

The restless wave

John McCain

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"A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.

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The cookie cure by Susan. author. Stachler

The cookie cure

Susan. author. Stachler

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At twenty-two, Susan Stachler was diagnosed with cancer. Her mother, Laura, was devastated: the same illness that took her sister's life was threatening her daughter's. Heartbroken but steadfast, Laura pledged to help Susan through the worst of her t...

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Furnishing eternity by David Giffels

Furnishing eternity

David Giffels

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From the acclaimed author of The Hard Way on Purpose comes a vibrant, heartfelt memoir about confronting mortality, surviving loss, finding resilience in one's roots and seeking a father's wisdom through an unusual woodworking project -- constructing...

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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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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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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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