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About your father and other celebrities I have known by Peggy Rowe

About your father and other celebrities I have known

Peggy Rowe

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"Since the day they said, "I do," Peggy's previous "doting" lifestyle met with her husband John's minimalist ways and became the backdrop for years of adventure and a quirky sense of humor because of their differences. From thoughts of wearing headlamps...

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The luckiest man by Mark Salter

The luckiest man

Mark Salter

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"A deeply personal and candid remembrance of the late Senator John McCain from one of his closest and most trusted confidants, friends, and political advisors. More so than almost anyone outside of McCain's immediate family, Mark Salter had unparalleled...

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Good boy by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Good boy

Jennifer Finney Boylan

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"This is a book about dogs: the love we have for them, and the way that love helps us understand the people we have been. It's in the love of dogs, and my love for them, that I can best now take the measure of the child I once was, and the bottomless...

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I'll be seeing you by Elizabeth Berg

I'll be seeing you

Elizabeth Berg

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"For as long as Elizabeth can remember, she has watched her father trail after her mother, kissing her multiple times a day and holding her hand. She watched her mother smooth the lines in her father's face and pay attention to his every move, even when...

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A promised land by Barack Obama

A promised land

Barack Obama

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"A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy. In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his i...

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Is this anything? by Jerry Seinfeld

Is this anything?

Jerry Seinfeld

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"Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub "Catch a Rising Star", as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. "Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether...

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Kiss of death by Jean Ritchie

Kiss of death

Jean Ritchie

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"Death at the hands of a partner or ex-partner is the most common form of murder for women. Obsessional sexual desire is the common thread through the stories in this book, tragic examples of how death can come at the hands of a once trusted and loved...

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Can you hear me? by Jake Jones

Can you hear me?

Jake Jones

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"A young man has stopped breathing in a supermarket toilet. A pedestrian with a nasty head injury won't let the crew near him on a busy road. A newborn baby is worryingly silent. An addict urinates on the ambulance floor when denied a fix. This is the...

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Everything that makes us human by Jay Jayamohan

Everything that makes us human

Jay Jayamohan

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"'There are two ways to open a child's head. The pretty way and the quick way. Usually I shave the hair, use a scalpel to nick the skin then apply an electro-cautery device to burn down to bone level. It's a slow, precise method and it leaves almost ...

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Stories of hope by Heather Morris

Stories of hope

Heather Morris

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Heather Morris's extraordinary talents as a listener led Lale Sokolov to entrust her with his story - which she told as the bestselling novel THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ and its follow-up, CILKA'S JOURNEY. Now she shares her inspiring voyage through w...

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The wild silence by Raynor Winn

The wild silence

Raynor Winn

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Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth. After walking 630 homeless miles along The Salt Path, living on the windswept and wild English coastline, the cliffs, the sky and the chalky earth now feel like their home. Moth has a terminal...

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The best of me by David Sedaris

The best of me

David Sedaris

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"For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd...

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Growing old by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Growing old

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

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"Written with wit and compassion, this book is an expansive and deeply personal paean to the beauty and the brevity of life that offers understanding for everyone, regardless of age. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural...

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Rake's progress by Rachel Johnson

Rake's progress

Rachel Johnson

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Rachel Johnson was always keen to avoid the family business and plough her own furrow. But, after the 2016 EU referendum, she felt the heavy hand of fate. When an insurgent centre party burst onto the scene in 2019, she felt compelled to stand for so...

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This farming life by Tim Saunders

This farming life

Tim Saunders

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"Tim Saunders is a farmer and a writer. He describes the seasons: Summer, with shearing, slaughter, crop harvest and conservation; Autumn and its floods, trading stock, drenching and dogging; Winter, the maize harvest and lambing; and Spring, with docking,...

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The Jamestown brides by Jennifer Potter

The Jamestown brides

Jennifer Potter

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"The extraordinary story of the British women who made the perilous journey to Jamestown, Virginia, to become wives for tobacco planters in the New Colony. In 1621, fifty-seven women undertook a three-month journey to Jamestown after responding to an...

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A Yorkshire vet by Julian Norton

A Yorkshire vet

Julian Norton

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"The Yorkshire Vet embarks on this newest adventure treating the animals and their assorted owners across the Yorkshire Dales. A Yorkshire Vet: The Next Chapter follows Julian's veterinary stories and amusing anecdotes through his work as a mixed practice...

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The lady's handbook for her mysterious illness by Sarah Ramey

The lady's handbook for her mysterious illness

Sarah Ramey

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"The darkly funny memoir of Sarah Ramey’s years-long battle with a mysterious illness that doctors thought was all in her head—but wasn’t. A revelation and an inspiration for millions of women whose legitimate health complaints are ignored. In her ha...

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Forced out by Kevin Maxwell

Forced out

Kevin Maxwell

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"Kevin Maxwell was a dream candidate for the police force he had a long-held desire to serve his community, a strong moral compass and a clear aptitude for both the strategic and practical aspects of policing. And, as a gay black man from a working c...

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On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming

On Chapel Sands

Laura Cumming

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"In the autumn of 1929, a small child was kidnapped from a Lincolnshire beach. Five agonising days went by before she was found in a nearby village. The child remembered nothing of these events and nobody ever spoke of them. It was another 50 years before...

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Niki Lauda by Maurice Hamilton

Niki Lauda

Maurice Hamilton

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

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

Not that I'd kiss a girl

Lil O'Brien

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

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Pull no punches by Judith Collins

Pull no punches

Judith Collins

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

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Know your place by Golriz Ghahraman

Know your place

Golriz Ghahraman

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

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Rust by Eliese Colette Goldbach

Rust

Eliese Colette Goldbach

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"A debut memoir of grit and tenacity, as one young woman returns to the conservative hometown she always longed to escape to earn a living in the steel mill that casts a shadow over Cleveland. Steel is the only thing that shines in the belly of the mill...

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Tomorrow will be a good day by Tom Moore

Tomorrow will be a good day

Tom Moore

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At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, ninety-nine-year-old WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore began walking laps of his garden to raise £1000 for the NHS. By the time of his 100th birthday, he'd reached £32 million and captured the hearts of the nation....

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On fire by Ben Stokes

On fire

Ben Stokes

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"Early evening on Sunday 14th July 2019. Lord's Cricket Grounds, London. Something unprecedented had just happened: England had won the Cricket World Cup for the very first time. At the epicentre of England's historic triumph was Ben Stokes, the all-...

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The pretty girl killer by Andrew Byrne

The pretty girl killer

Andrew Byrne

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"This is the story of Christopher Wilder: the surf-loving son of a decorated naval war hero born in the suburbs of Sydney, who became the most wanted man in America – a psychopathic serial killer who slaughtered more than sixteen young women in the USA...

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Stop surviving, start fighting by Jazz Thornton

Stop surviving, start fighting

Jazz Thornton

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"Jazz Thornton first attempted to take her own life at the age of 12. Multiple attempts followed and she spent time in psychiatric wards and under medical supervision as she rode the rollercoaster of depression and anxiety through her teenage years -...

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She I dare not name by Donna Ward

She I dare not name

Donna Ward

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"She I Dare Not Name is a compelling collection of fiercely intelligent, deeply intimate, lyrical reflections on the life of a woman who stands on the threshold between two millennia. Both manifesto and confession, this moving memoir explores the meaning...

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The divorce diaries by Sarah Quigley

The divorce diaries

Sarah Quigley

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"Funny, honest, confronting, wise, this is a compelling and bitter-sweet true story of breaking up and breaking through. 'I hear you're divorced?' a friend greets me. 'Congratulations!' The Divorce Diaries outlines the difficult and often heart-break...

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Beneath the fig leaves by Olympia Panagiotopoulos

Beneath the fig leaves

Olympia Panagiotopoulos

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"In 1955, in a village in Greece that was marred by war and poverty, Giannoula and Fotios Panagiotopoulos dreamed of providing a better life for their children. Australia, it was rumoured, was a land of opportunity where hard work brought reward. Lea...

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The millionaire castaway by David Glasheen

The millionaire castaway

David Glasheen

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"Losing his fortune in the stock market crash of 1987 was the final straw for Dave Glasheen. After a series of catastrophes, he needed to take drastic measures to restore himself. Opting out of the rat race, he cast himself away to a deserted island off...

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My lucky stroke by Sarah Brooker

My lucky stroke

Sarah Brooker

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"Sarah Brooker was an ambitious young woman studying to be a neuroscientist. She had the world at her feet. On New Year's Eve, 2002, an unbelievable series of events occurred: a brain aneurysm, a devastating car accident, a body broken and a mind shattered....

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Husna's story by Farid (Christchurch writer) Ahmed

Husna's story

Farid (Christchurch writer) Ahmed

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"Husna's Story is written by Husna's husband Farid Ahmed. They were praying at El Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a gunman burst in and shot and killed 51 people and injured many others in a terrorist attack. This book tells Husna's story, describing...

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A diamond in the dust by Frauke Bolten-Boshammer

A diamond in the dust

Frauke Bolten-Boshammer

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"Within minutes of landing in Kununurra, Frauke Bolten had made up her mind to get on a plane back home to Germany. It was 1981 and the dusty frontier town was no place for a woman. However, Frauke stayed, determined to help her husband carve out a new...

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Finding my voice by Nadiya Hussain

Finding my voice

Nadiya Hussain

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"In 'Finding My Voice,' Nadiya Hussain explores the many different roles assigned to her by her gender, culture, religion and society and how they have each shaped the woman she is today. Born to parents who emigrated from Bangladesh to Britain, Nadi...

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The escape artist by Helen Fremont

The escape artist

Helen Fremont

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"Helen Fremont's bestselling memoir, After Long Silence, published in 1991 and still very much in print, vividly recounts her discovery in adulthood that her parents were not Catholics, as she thought (having herself been raised in that faith), but J...

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A bit of a stretch by Chris Atkins

A bit of a stretch

Chris Atkins

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The ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife

The ravenmaster

Christopher Skaife

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Good husbandry by Kristin Kimball

Good husbandry

Kristin Kimball

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"From the celebrated author of the beloved bestseller The Dirty Life, a "beguiling memoir about the simple life" (Elle), Kristin Kimball describes the delicious highs and sometimes excruciating lows of life on Essex Farm--a 500-acre farm that produces...

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999 by Dan Farnworth

999

Dan Farnworth

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"Dan Farnworth brings vividly to life his astonishing experiences as a medic working on the frontline of the UK Ambulance Service. When the 999 call goes out, he has little idea what he will find - and how he will cope with the challenges he faces when...

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Tall tales and wee stories by Billy Connolly

Tall tales and wee stories

Billy Connolly

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A farmer's diary by Sally Urwin

A farmer's diary

Sally Urwin

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Conversations with RBG by Jeffrey Rosen

Conversations with RBG

Jeffrey Rosen

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

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Tombstone by Thomas Clavin

Tombstone

Thomas Clavin

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"On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, nine men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others. The fight sprang forth...

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Molly by Colin Butcher

Molly

Colin Butcher

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"Molly: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats tells the heartwarming story of the man-and-dog team behind the United Kingdom Pet Detective Agency, how Colin, in need of a new lease on life, rescues Molly the dog, and how Molly in turn rescues...

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Exposure by Robert Bilott

Exposure

Robert Bilott

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"In 1998, Robert Bilott was a 33-year-old Cincinnati lawyer on the verge of making partner when his career and life took an unforeseen turn. He was taken by surprise when he received a call from a man named Earl Tennant, a farmer from West Virginia with...

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Corrupt bodies by Peter Everett

Corrupt bodies

Peter Everett

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"In 1985, Peter Everett landed the job as Superintendent of Southwark Mortuary. In just six years he'd gone from lowly assistant to running the UK's busiest murder morgue. He couldn't believe his luck. What he didn't know was that Southwark, operating...

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The face behind the veil by Donna Gehrke-White

The face behind the veil

Donna Gehrke-White

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"For years, the image of the Muslim woman in America has been as mysterious as the face behind the veil. Is she garbed in the traditional hijab and chador? Is she subservient to a male-dominated culture and religion? Does she grocery shop, do her nails,...

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Hell and other destinations by Madeleine Korbel Albright

Hell and other destinations

Madeleine Korbel Albright

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"In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. 'I don't want to be remembered,' she answered. 'I am still here and have much more I intend to do....

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The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini by Joe Posnanski

The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini

Joe Posnanski

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"Harry Houdini. Say his name and a number of things come to mind. Escapes. Illusions. Magic. Chains. Safes. Live burials. Close to a century after his death, nearly every person in America knows his name from a young age, capturing their imaginations...

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

My wife said you may want to marry me

Jason Rosenthal

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"An inspiring memoir of life, love, loss, and new beginnings by the widower of bestselling author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal, whose last act of love before her death was setting the stage for her husband's life without her in a Modern Love column...

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The boy who felt too much by Lorenz Wagner

The boy who felt too much

Lorenz Wagner

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"An international bestseller, the story behind Henry Markram's breakthrough theory about autism, and how a family's unconditional love led to a scientific paradigm shift. Henry Markram is the Elon Musk of neuroscience, the man behind the billion-dollar...

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Bill and Horrie by Roland Perry

Bill and Horrie

Roland Perry

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"Bill the Bastard: Bill the Bastard is a remarkable tale of the bond between a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount during the Light Horse campaigns against the Ottoman Empire in the Great War. They fought together. They depended on...

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Tea and scotch with Bradman by Roland Perry

Tea and scotch with Bradman

Roland Perry

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"The Don bounced upstairs, past alcoves displaying trophies and his favourite portrait of himself executing a cover drive, and into the inner sanctum, the small Bradman study. In 1995, journalist and author Roland Perry wrote to Sir Donald Bradman requesting...

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The note through the wire by Doug Gold

The note through the wire

Doug Gold

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"In the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe, two people meet fleetingly in a chance encounter. One is an underground resistance fighter; the other a prisoner of war. A crumpled note passes between these two strangers and sets them on a course that will change...

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For small creatures such as we by Sasha (Alexandra Rachel Druyan) Sagan

For small creatures such as we

Sasha (Alexandra Rachel Druyan) Sag...

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"Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan--a luminous exploration of Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed. Sasha Sagan...

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Eat like a fish by Bren Smith

Eat like a fish

Bren Smith

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"In Eat Like a Fish Bren Smith - a former commercial fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer - shares a bold new vision for the future of food: seaweed. Part memoir, part manifesto, through tales that span from his childhood in Newfoundland to his years...

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I miss you when I blink by Mary Laura Philpott

I miss you when I blink

Mary Laura Philpott

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"Mary Laura Philpott thought she'd cracked the code: Always be right, and you'll always be happy. But once she'd completed her life's to-do list (job, spouse, house, babies--check!), she found that instead of feeling content and successful, she felt ...

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The love that remains by Susan Francis

The love that remains

Susan Francis

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"After twenty years spent searching for her biological parents, 52 year old Susan Hull unexpectedly meets the great love of her life - a gold miner named Wayne Francis. He is a gentle giant of a man, who promises Susan the world. Two years later they...

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Ten rogues by Peter Grose

Ten rogues

Peter Grose

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"From the grim docks of nineteenth-century London to the even grimmer shores of the brutal penal colony of Norfolk Island, this is a roller-coaster tale. It has everything: defiance of authority, treachery, piracy and mutiny, escape from the hangman's...

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The longest day by Matt Calman

The longest day

Matt Calman

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"Matt Calman's most consistent tool for dealing with problems throughout his life was alcohol. But it got to the stage where he was no longer willing to put up with the dark side of his drinking. So he quit. But the problems that had been simmering away...

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Buckley's chance by Garry Linnell

Buckley's chance

Garry Linnell

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"He fought Napoleon's army and survived. He was sent to the gallows and escaped the noose. Now he is in chains and on his way to the other side of the world. What happens next will become one of the most remarkable survival stories in history. The 19th...

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Unnatural causes by Richard (Forensic pathologist) Shepherd

Unnatural causes

Richard (Forensic pathologist) Shep...

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"Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK's foremost forensic pathologist, his job to understand the deaths which may have no natural cause. From crime scene to court room, his findings are crucial to the pursuit of justice. His work has seen killers put behind...

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Close to where the heart gives out by Malcolm Alexander

Close to where the heart gives out

Malcolm Alexander

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"In his forties, Malcolm gave up his job in suburban Glasgow when a persistent seed that had been growing inside him started to bloom, disrupting the foundations of his life. When he saw the job advert, 'urgent: island doctor needed', he applied imme...

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The ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott

The ghosts of Eden Park

Karen Abbott

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"In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him "King of the.....

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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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Breaking and mending by Joanna (Psychiatrist) author. Cannon

Breaking and mending

Joanna (Psychiatrist) author. Canno...

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In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her story as a junior doctor in visceral, heart-rending snapshots. We walk with her through the wards, facing extraordinary and daunting moments: from attending her first post-mortem and sitting with a pat...

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My mother the psychopath by Olivia Rayne

My mother the psychopath

Olivia Rayne

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"Olivia has been afraid ever since she can remember. Out of sight, she was subjected to cruelty and humiliation at the hands of the one person who should have loved and protected her at all times--her mother, Josephine. While appearing completely normal...

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The Hockneys by John Hockney

The Hockneys

John Hockney

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"The Hockneys is a never before seen insight into the lives of one of the world's most famous artists and his family by youngest brother John, from growing up in the Second World War in Bradford through to their diverse lives across three continents....

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A bookshop in Berlin by Francoise Frenkel

A bookshop in Berlin

Francoise Frenkel

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"In 1921, Françoise Frenkel--a Jewish woman from Poland--fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin's first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Na...

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Janis by Holly George-Warren

Janis

Holly George-Warren

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"This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Janis Joplin's first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an...

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Mobituaries by Mo Rocca

Mobituaries

Mo Rocca

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"Newspaper obituaries commemorate remarkable lives: leaders, captains of industry, inventors, artists, and entertainers. But what about the remarkable lives we forgot to remember? That's the question that drives journalist, humorist, and history buff...

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Travel light, move fast by Alexandra Fuller

Travel light, move fast

Alexandra Fuller

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"When her father becomes gravely ill on holiday in Budapest, Alexandra Fuller rushes to join her mother at his bedside where they see out his last days together. As they carry his ashes home to their family farm in Zambia and begin to grieve together,...

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The American story by David M. Rubenstein

The American story

David M. Rubenstein

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"Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians. In these lively dialogues, ...

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A house in the mountains by Caroline Moorehead

A house in the mountains

Caroline Moorehead

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"In the late summer of 1943, when Italy changed sides in the War and the Germans - now their enemies - occupied the north of the country, an Italian Resistance was born. Ada, Frida, Silvia and Bianca were four young Piedmontese women who joined the R...

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The queens of animation by Nathalia Holt

The queens of animation

Nathalia Holt

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"From Snow White to Moana, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an incredibly influential group of women who fought for respect in an often ruth...

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Full hearts and empty bellies by Winifred Foley

Full hearts and empty bellies

Winifred Foley

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Winifred Foley grew up in the 1920s - a bright, determined miner's daughter - in a world of unspoilt beauty and desperate hardship. Living hand to mouth in a tumbledown cottage in the Forest of Dean, Foley - "our Poll" - had a loving family and the woods...

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Happy old me by Hunter Davies

Happy old me

Hunter Davies

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On 8 February 2016, Margaret Forster lost her life to cancer of the spine. For her husband, Hunter Davies, the days that followed were carried out on autopilot: arrangements to be made, family and friends to be contacted. But how do you cope after you...

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Casting into the light by Janet Messineo

Casting into the light

Janet Messineo

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"Tales of a champion surfcaster: the education of a young woman hell-bent on following her dream and learning the mysterious and profound sport, and art, of surfcasting, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Janet Messineo knew from the get-go that she...

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The Bourbon King by Bob Batchelor

The Bourbon King

Bob Batchelor

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"On the 100th anniversary of The Volstead Act comes the epic, definitive story of the man who cracked the Prohibition system, became one of the world's richest criminal masterminds, and helped inspire The Great Gatsby."--Provided by publisher.

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How death becomes life by Joshua D. Mezrich

How death becomes life

Joshua D. Mezrich

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"A gifted surgeon illuminates one of the most awe-inspiring achievements of modern-day medicine: the movement of organs between bodies. At the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Joshua Mezrich creates life from loss,...

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For Freddie by Rachael Bland

For Freddie

Rachael Bland

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"Having been told that she only had a matter of months left to live and writing this in what was sadly her final days, Rachael brings her warmth, courage and humour to the page in this heart-warming and heart-breaking story. Part memoir, part advice,...

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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 and the cherished relatives she ...

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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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Quicksand tales by Keggie Carew

Quicksand tales

Keggie Carew

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Ever been talked into buying a camel? Or become a burglar by mistake? Or accidentally drugged a friend on a blind date? Keggie Carew has an unerring instinct for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, of putting her foot in it, and making a hash...

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Brother & sister by Diane Keaton

Brother & sister

Diane Keaton

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"From the beloved film star and best-selling author of Then Again: a heartfelt memoir about her relationship with her younger brother, and a poignant exploration of the divergent paths siblings' lives can take. When they were children in the suburbs of...

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The ungrateful refugee by Dina Nayeri

The ungrateful refugee

Dina Nayeri

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"What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question few in the West give much thought, and yet to be a refugee - or an immigrant - is to grapple with your place in the world, attempting to reconcile the life you have known with the unfamiliar. With this...

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A marvelous life by Danny Fingeroth

A marvelous life

Danny Fingeroth

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"The definitive biography of the beloved-often controversial-co-creator of many legendary superheroes, A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee presents the origin of "Stan the Man," who spun a storytelling web of comic book heroic adventures into...

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The art of resistance by Justus Rosenberg

The art of resistance

Justus Rosenberg

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"In 1937, as the Nazis gained control and anti-Semitism spread in the Free City of Danzig, a majority German city on the Baltic Sea, sixteen-year-old Justus Rosenberg was sent to Paris to finish his education in safety. Three years later, France fell...

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Me by Elton John

Me

Elton John

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"In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the smash-hit film Rocketman. The result is Me - the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most...

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Night fishing by Vicki Hastrich

Night fishing

Vicki Hastrich

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"Vicki Hastrich takes the reader on a stunning voyage through her writer's life and across her chosen patch: the private byways of Brisbane Water, north of Sydney, where she has spent much of her life. Hastrich fuses her intimate, loving knowledge of...

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Jacinda Ardern by Michelle Duff

Jacinda Ardern

Michelle Duff

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"Michelle Duff delves into Ardern's beginnings in small-town New Zealand, discovering a nose-ringed teen fighting for equality and her own identity in a devout Mormon family. Duff tracks Ardern's political career from being dismissed as a 'show pony'...

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A sharp left turn by Mike Chunn

A sharp left turn

Mike Chunn

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"A rollicking yarn about the early days of ground-breaking band Split Enz, but also the powerful story of how Mike Chunn dealt with a crippling mental health issue and went on to become one of our most influential music identities. This is a gripping...

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Brothers in black by Jamie Wall

Brothers in black

Jamie Wall

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"The All Blacks have had a brilliant run of brothers in the last decade, with the Barretts, Whitelocks, Saveas and Franks, but there have also been many more standouts throughout New Zealand rugby history like the Meads, Whettons, Gears, Bachops and ...

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Voyage of the Southern Sun by Michael Smith

Voyage of the Southern Sun

Michael Smith

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"British-Australian university dropout Michael Smith built a multimillion-dollar business fitting out movie theatres around the world, before restoring Melbourne's Sun Theatre and becoming one of the last independent cinema operators. After a business...

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Many a close run thing by Tom Enright

Many a close run thing

Tom Enright

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"A New Zealand squadron leader, flying-boat captain and airliner pilot on a life of aerial adventure. Though rarely seen above the small sheep farming town called Ranfurly in Central Otago in the 1940s, Tom Enright developed a fascination with planes...

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Backyard to backpack by Evie Farrell

Backyard to backpack

Evie Farrell

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"What if you followed your heart to a life that made you truly happy? When her daughter Emmie was 6 years old, Evie Farrell left her corporate career, sold or donated almost everything she owned, rented out her house and, hand-in-hand with Emmie, began...

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High adventure by Mike Allsop

High adventure

Mike Allsop

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"Airline pilot, Everest mountaineer, adventurer and extreme marathon competitor Mike Allsop is an ordinary family man proving that anybody can accomplish extraordinary things. Mike Allsop grew up in a single parent home in Auckland. Life wasn't always...

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