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Large print biographies new titles

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Robin by Dave Itzkoff


Dave Itzkoff

"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

"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

"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

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

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

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

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


Joshua Levine

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

'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

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

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

"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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Beauty in the broken places by Allison Pataki

Beauty in the broken places

Allison Pataki

"Five months pregnant, on a flight to their 'babymoon,' Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange, and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave--a healthy thirty-...

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The future is history by Masha Gessen

The future is history

Masha Gessen

Journalist Masha Gessen follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each...

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The cookie cure by Susan. author. Stachler

The cookie cure

Susan. author. Stachler

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

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

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


Andrew Lloyd Webber

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


Ron Chernow

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

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...

'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


John Grindrod

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

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

'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

"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

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

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


Keggie Carew

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


Rosemary Forrester

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

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

"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


Danielle S. Allen

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

"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

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


Henry Marsh

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

"'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

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

"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

"'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

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

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

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

"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

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

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


Nick Nolte

"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


Gordon Tietjens

"'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

"'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

"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

"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

"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

"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


Bella Bathurst

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

"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

"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

"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

""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

"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

"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 Lorenz

"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

"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

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

'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

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


Ann Hood

"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

"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...

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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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