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Large print biographies new titles

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My hero Theo by Gareth Greaves

My hero Theo

Gareth Greaves

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"PC Gareth Greaves first met Theo, a German Shepherd, when he was a nervous 14-month-old puppy. They were instantly inseparable and police dog Theo became the best partner Gareth's ever had. During six-and-a-half years of active service, police dog T...

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The mystery of Charles Dickens by A. N. Wilson

The mystery of Charles Dickens

A. N. Wilson

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"PC Gareth Greaves first met Theo, a German Shepherd, when he was a nervous 14-month-old puppy. They were instantly inseparable and police dog Theo became the best partner Gareth's ever had. During six-and-a-half years of active service, police dog T...

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Prince Philip revealed by Ingrid Seward

Prince Philip revealed

Ingrid Seward

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"The son of Greek and Danish royalty, consort to the queen, and the grandfather of Princes Harry and William, Prince Philip has been at the heart of the royal family for decades--yet he remains an enigma to many. From his early childhood in Paris amo...

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Group by Christie Tate

Group

Christie Tate

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"Christie Tate had just been named the top student in her law school class and finally had her eating disorder under control. Why then was she fantasizing about her own death? Why was she envisioning putting an end to the isolation and sadness that s...

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Impossible by Stan Walker

Impossible

Stan Walker

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"For the first time, Stan Walker speaks with startling honesty about abuse and addiction, hardship and excess, cancer and discrimination, and growing up in a family where love and violence were horribly entwined. From one of the finest singers to emerge...

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Walk in my combat boots by James Patterson

Walk in my combat boots

James Patterson

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"Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines speak in their own words about real life in today's armed forces. These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who've fought overseas...

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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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The diggers of Colditz by Jack Champ

The diggers of Colditz

Jack Champ

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"Colditz Castle was Nazi Germany's infamous 'escape-proof' wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners...

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Tupaia by Joan Druett

Tupaia

Joan Druett

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"Tupaia sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific and was the ship's translator. Lauded by Europeans as "an extraordinary genius", Tupaia was also a master navigator, a brilliant orator and a most devious pol...

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Farm for life by Tangaroa Walker

Farm for life

Tangaroa Walker

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"How farming helped Tangaroa Walker to stand up, stand out and realize his own dreams. The awesomely inspiring true story of how Tangaroa Walker turned his life around through farming - and how what he learned can help anyone succeed. Tangaroa Walker’s...

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This time next year we'll be laughing by Jacqueline Winspear

This time next year we'll be laughing

Jacqueline Winspear

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"After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her memoir tackles such difficult, poignant, and fascinating...

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Endell Street by Wendy Moore

Endell Street

Wendy Moore

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"When the First World War broke out, the suffragettes suspended their campaigning and joined the war effort. For pioneering suffragette doctors (and life partners) Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson that meant moving to France, where they set up...

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Sleepless by Anders Bortne

Sleepless

Anders Bortne

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"Anders Bortne enjoys a good life in Oslo. Happily married with two delightful children, he works as a speechwriter and has a cartoon strip in the newspaper. But Anders has been sleepless for 16 years and it's taking a toll. No remedy has gone untested;...

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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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Undaunted by John O. Brennan

Undaunted

John O. Brennan

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"A powerful and revelatory memoir from former CIA director John Brennan, spanning his more than 30 years in government. Friday, January 6, 2017: On that day, as always, John Brennan’s alarm clock was set to go off at 4:15 a.m. But nothing else about that...

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The courage to care by Christie Watson

The courage to care

Christie Watson

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In THE COURAGE TO CARE, Christie Watson reveals the remarkable extent of nurses' work. A community mental-health nurse choreographs support for a man suffering from severe depression. A teen with stab wounds is treated by the critical-care team. A pr...

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Maybe you should talk to someone by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe you should talk to someone

Lori Gottlieb

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"As a therapist, Lori knows a lot about pain, about the ways in which pain is tied to loss, and how change and loss travel together. She knows how affirming it feels to blame the outside world for her frustrations, to deny ownership of whatever role she...

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When the ship hits the fan by Rob Anderson

When the ship hits the fan

Rob Anderson

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"Rob Anderson was a magnet for trouble long before he went to sea at 15. But when he became Captain Rob Anderson, one of the youngest Australian masters ever, it was suddenly his responsibility to keep everything afloat - no easy feat when the seas w...

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Wild at heart by Miriam Lancewood

Wild at heart

Miriam Lancewood

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"Miriam Lancewood's first book Woman in the Wilderness told how she and her husband, Peter, lived for six years in the wilderness of New Zealand, hunting and gathering, and roaming the mountains like nomads. A year later they left New Zealand to explore...

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The happiest man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

The happiest man on Earth

Eddie Jaku

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"Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed on 9 November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimag...

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Lady Death by Liudmyla Mykhailivna Pavlychenko

Lady Death

Liudmyla Mykhailivna Pavlychenko

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"Pavlichenko was World War II's best-scoring sniper and had a varied wartime career that included trips to England and America. In June 1941, when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, she left her university studies, ignored the offer of a position as...

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The girl from Revolution Road by Ghazaleh Golbakhsh

The girl from Revolution Road

Ghazaleh Golbakhsh

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"The Girl From Revolution Road is based on the author's experiences growing up in New Zealand as an immigrant from Iran. It is part memoir and part story told with humour and drama while exploring the idea of living in-between. The stories range from...

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Fake by Stephanie Wood

Fake

Stephanie Wood

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"Women the world over are brought up to hope, even expect, to find the man of their dreams, marry and live happily ever after. When Stephanie Woods meets a sweet, sophisticated man who owns land and businesses, she embarks on an exhilarating romance with...

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She come by it natural by Sarah Smarsh

She come by it natural

Sarah Smarsh

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"Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane factories, Sarah Smarsh witnessed firsthand the particular vulnerabilities – and strengths – of women in working poverty. Meanwhile, country songs by female artists played in the background, telling p...

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Dressed for war by Julie Summers

Dressed for war

Julie Summers

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"Dressed For War: The Story of Audrey Withers, Vogue editor extraordinaire from the Blitz to the Swinging Sixties is the untold story of our most iconic fashion magazine in its most formative years, in the Second World War. It was an era when wartime...

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The infiltrators by Norman Ohler

The infiltrators

Norman Ohler

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"Summertime, 1935. On a lake near Berlin, a young man is out sailing when he glimpses a woman reclining in the prow of a passing boat. Their eyes meet - and one of history's greatest conspiracies is born. Harro Schulze-Boysen had already shed blood in...

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Under pressure by Richard Humphreys

Under pressure

Richard Humphreys

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"A candid, visceral, and incredibly entertaining account of what it's like to live in one of the most extreme man-made environments in the world. Imagine a world without natural light, where you can barely stand up straight for fear of knocking your ...

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Olive the Lionheart by Brad Ricca

Olive the Lionheart

Brad Ricca

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"In 1910, Olive MacLeod, a thirty-year-old redheaded Scottish aristocrat, received word that her fiancé, the famous naturalist Boyd Alexander, was missing in Africa. So, she went to find him. Olive the Lionheart is the thrilling true story of her ast...

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Cary Grant by Scott Eyman

Cary Grant

Scott Eyman

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"Born Archibald Leach in 1904, he came to America as a teenaged acrobat to find fame and fortune, but he was always haunted by his past. His father was a feckless alcoholic and his mother was committed to an asylum when Archie was 11 years old. He believed...

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Meghan and Harry by Colin Campbell

Meghan and Harry

Colin Campbell

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"A balanced account of game changes, conflicts and ambitions. The fall from popular grace of the previously adulated brother of the heir to the British throne as a consequence of his marriage to a beautiful and dynamic Hollywood starlet of colour makes...

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No time like the future by Michael J. Fox

No time like the future

Michael J. Fox

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"The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such...

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His very best by Jonathan Alter

His very best

Jonathan Alter

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"Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Re...

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More than love by Natasha Gregson Wagner

More than love

Natasha Gregson Wagner

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"Beginning with the night Natalie Wood went sailing on the family boat with her husband Robert Wagner off the coast of Catalina and never returned, we meet the young Natasha at the age of 11, hearing the news of her mother’s disappearance on the radio...

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Max the miracle dog by Kerry Irving

Max the miracle dog

Kerry Irving

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"In 2006, a traumatic car accident changed Kerry Irving's life forever. Suffering from severe neck and back injuries, Kerry was unemployed and housebound, struggling with depression and even thoughts of suicide. He went from cycling over 600 miles a month...

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The hidden horticulturists by Fiona Davison

The hidden horticulturists

Fiona Davison

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"In 2012, whilst working at the Royal Horticultural Society's library, Fiona Davison unearthed a collection of handwritten letters that dated back to 1822. The letters, each carefully set out in neat copperplate writing, had been written by young gardeners...

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The last days of John Lennon by James Patterson

The last days of John Lennon

James Patterson

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"John Lennon was one of the world's most influential people. Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible. By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade -- a decade John Lennon had spent in search of his true identity: singer, s...

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Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Untamed

Glennon Doyle

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

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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 h...

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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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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 Captain 1920- author. Moore

Tomorrow will be a good day

Tom Captain 1920- author. 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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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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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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