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Large print biographies new titles

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Browse our collection of the latest large print biographies. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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How to build a boat by Jonathan Gornall

How to build a boat

Jonathan Gornall

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"How to Build a Boat is the story of a thoroughly unskilled man who, inspired by his love of the sea and what it has taught him about life, sets out to build a traditional wooden boat as a gift for his new born daughter. He isn't even sure what type of...

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Reading behind bars by Jill A. Grunenwald

Reading behind bars

Jill A. Grunenwald

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"In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald graduated with her master's degree in library science, ready to start living her dream of becoming a librarian. But the economy had a different idea. As the Great Recession reared its ugly head, jobs...

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A boy without hope by Casey Watson

A boy without hope

Casey Watson

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"A boy without hope is the heart-breaking story of a boy who didn't know the meaning of love. A history of abuse and neglect has left Miller destined for life's scrap heap. But in this turbulent story of conflict and struggle, Casey Watson is determined...

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The lost properties of love by Sophie Ratcliffe

The lost properties of love

Sophie Ratcliffe

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"This is a book about journeys and paths through life – those we choose to take and those we don't. And the difficulties of taking those steps. It is set mostly on trains. Part memoir, part imagined history, in The Lost Properties of Love, Sophie Rat...

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The salt path by Raynor Winn

The salt path

Raynor Winn

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Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the s...

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The Guinea Pig Club by E. R. (Emily R.) author. Mayhew

The Guinea Pig Club

E. R. (Emily R.) author. Mayhew

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The history of the Guinea Pig Club, the band of airmen who were seriously burned in aeroplane fires, is a truly inspiring, spine-tingling tale. Plastic surgery was in its infancy before the Second World War, and the most rudimentary techniques were only...

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Blowing the bloody doors off by Michael Caine

Blowing the bloody doors off

Michael Caine

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Over the six decades of his remarkable career, film legend Michael Caine has starred in some of the biggest movies of all time - and made it look easy. In reality, it has been one huge learning curve, from his unlikely beginnings as the son of a Bill...

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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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Toil & trouble by Augusten Burroughs

Toil & trouble

Augusten Burroughs

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"From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes another stunning memoir that is tender, touching ... and just a little spooky. For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn't have known. He manifested things...

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No surrender by Chris (Christopher Waring) Edmonds

No surrender

Chris (Christopher Waring) Edmonds

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"Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis,...

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The ride of a lifetime by Robert Iger

The ride of a lifetime

Robert Iger

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"The CEO of The Walt Disney Company shares the ideas and values he has used to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world, and inspire the people who bring the magic to life."--Provided by publisher.

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Mother ship by Francesca Segal

Mother ship

Francesca Segal

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THEY ARE THE FURTHEST FROM ME, AND THE FURTHEST FROM ONE ANOTHER THAT THEY HAVE EVER BEEN. I DO NOT RECOGNISE THEM. THEY ARE OTHERWORLDLY IN THEIR STRANGENESS, AND OCEANIC IN THEIR BEAUTY... After her identical twin girls are born ten weeks premature...

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Irongran by Edwina Brocklesby

Irongran

Edwina Brocklesby

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

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The cut out girl by Bart Van Es

The cut out girl

Bart Van Es

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Although he'd left the Netherlands for England, one story from Bart van Es's childhood never left him: a young Jewish girl named Lientje had been taken in during the war by his relatives and hidden from the Nazis, then raised as one of their own. But...

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Notes from a young black chef by Kwame Onwuachi

Notes from a young black chef

Kwame Onwuachi

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"As a boy Onwuachi was sent from the Bronx to rural Nigeria by his mother to 'learn respect.' Through food, he broke out of a dangerous downward spiral and embarked on a new beginning at the bottom of the culinary food chain before going on to train in...

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From scratch by Tembi Locke

From scratch

Tembi Locke

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"It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro's traditional Sicilian family did not approve of him marrying a black American woman, an actress no less. However, the coupl...

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A dog named beautiful by Rob Kugler

A dog named beautiful

Rob Kugler

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"Rob Kugler adopted his chocolate Lab Bella as a puppy, a bundle of fun and love, who could keep his girlfriend company while he headed off to fulfil his duties in the military. When his life fell apart, it was Bella who was there to help heal the wounds,...

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Black klansman by Ron Stallworth

Black klansman

Ron Stallworth

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"When Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Sta...

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Mind that child by Simon Rowley

Mind that child

Simon Rowley

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"'There is always a baby for whom you can feel happy at what they have achieved, or sad when things go wrong. There are always parents to help through an incredible journey, and a junior staff member who is keen to learn and to whom you can pass on some...

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Straight from the pig's mouth by Big Al Lester

Straight from the pig's mouth

Big Al Lester

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"From his fledgling days as a junior policeman to being detective sergeant on high-profile cases, Christchurch cop Al Lester has many a story to tell as he reflects on a career on the thin blue line. Al's a man who took policing seriously, always doing...

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No limits by Joanne (Journalist) Black

No limits

Joanne (Journalist) Black

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"No Limits describes Craig Heatley's entrepreneurial life. It charts the good times and the bad, his philosophies, his approach to currency trading and the significance of becoming the first person from the southern hemisphere to be invited to join the...

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Bono by Helen Brown

Bono

Helen Brown

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"Having survived a brush with cancer, Helen Brown, happily married with three grown children, took stock of her comfortable suburban life and found it wanting. So when she was invited to visit New York, the city that never sleeps, she seized the day ...

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Many a muddy morning by Mark Warren

Many a muddy morning

Mark Warren

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"The off-roading, hill-seeking and muddy-morning adventures of farming legend Mark Warren. Mark Warren is a larger-than-life character of rural New Zealand. He grew up with an obsession with Landrovers, Mark 1 Zephyrs, council tip trucks, bulldozers,...

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Life, loss, love by Lorraine Downes

Life, loss, love

Lorraine Downes

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"As well as the Miss Universe fairy-tale and her busy career, Lorraine shares details of her first marriage to All Black Murray Mexted, her delight in her two children, her success in Dancing with the Stars and her blissful relationship with cricketing...

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That F word by Elizabeth Marvelly

That F word

Elizabeth Marvelly

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"A wake-up call and a battle-cry for all Kiwi women. Lizzie Marvelly tells the story of New Zealand's feminist roots, then traverses the modern landscape, tearing apart areas of gender imbalance and pervading attitudes to Kiwi women. In particular, L...

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My life, my fight by Steven Adams

My life, my fight

Steven Adams

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"For the first time Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams shares the story behind his meteoric rise to become one of the most exciting players in the NBA and New Zealand's highest paid sportsperson. From the streets of small town Rotorua in New Z...

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Godley by Terry Kinloch

Godley

Terry Kinloch

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"A comprehensive biography of General Sir Alexander Godley, presenting for the first time a fair and balanced look at his time as commander of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) and ANZAC Corps during World War I. While Godley is generally re...

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The language of kindness by Christie Watson

The language of kindness

Christie Watson

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

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Save me the plums by Ruth Reichl

Save me the plums

Ruth Reichl

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"When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America's oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone's boss. Yet Reichl had been reading Gourmet since she was eight; it had i...

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Becoming Dr. Seuss by Brian Jay Jones

Becoming Dr. Seuss

Brian Jay Jones

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"Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. The silly, simple rhymes are a bottomless well of magic; his illustrations timeless favorites because, quite s...

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IM by Isaac Mizrahi

IM

Isaac Mizrahi

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"Growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, Isaac Mizrahi had unique talents that drew him into fashion and later into celebrity circles that included Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep, and...

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Things my son needs to know about the world by Fredrik Backman

Things my son needs to know about the world

Fredrik Backman

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"In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share his own experience of fatherhood and how he navigates this glorious, unchartered territory. Part memoir, part manual, part love letter to his son, this book relays...

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Working with Winston by Cita Stelzer

Working with Winston

Cita Stelzer

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"To maintain the pace at which he worked as a parliamentarian, cabinet minister, war leader, writer and painter, Churchill required a vast female staff of secretaries, typists and others. For these women Churchill was an intimidating boss; he was a man...

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The murderer of Warren Street by Marc Mulholland

The murderer of Warren Street

Marc Mulholland

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"In December 1854, Emmanuel Barthelemy visited 73 Warren Street in the heart of radical London for the very last time. Within half an hour, two men were dead ... This is the true story of one of nineteenth-century London's most notorious murderers an...

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On being human by Jennifer Pastiloff

On being human

Jennifer Pastiloff

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"An inspirational memoir about how Jennifer Pastiloff's years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty, how deafness taught her to listen fiercely, how being vulnerable allowed her to find love, and how imperfections can lead to a life...

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If a wicked man by John (Author and screenwriter) Sealey

If a wicked man

John (Author and screenwriter) Seal...

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"The True Crime Biography of John Lawson, born in Scotland and raised in South Africa until the age of ten, where his policeman father locked him home alone and never returned. Rescued after four days without food, he was sent back to Scotland where rage...

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Going back by Munjed Al Muderis

Going back

Munjed Al Muderis

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"In Munjed Al Muderis's bestselling memoir Walking Free, he described his experience as a refugee fleeing Saddam Hussein's Iraq, his terrifying sea journey to Australia and the brutal mandatory detention he faced in the remote north of Western Australia....

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The sheep stell by Janet White

The sheep stell

Janet White

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

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A raid over Berlin by John Martin

A raid over Berlin

John Martin

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Trapped inside a burning Lancaster bomber 20,000 feet above Berlin, wireless operator John Martin consigned himself to his fate and turned his thoughts to his fiancee back home. In a miraculous turn of events, however, the twenty-one-year-old was thrown...

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Funny man by Patrick McGilligan

Funny man

Patrick McGilligan

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"A deeply textured and compelling biography of comedy giant Mel Brooks, covering his rags-to-riches life and triumphant career in television, films, and theater, from Patrick McGilligan, the acclaimed author of Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius...

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Love thy neighbor by Ayaz Virji

Love thy neighbor

Ayaz Virji

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"In 2013, Ayaz Virji left a comfortable job at an East Coast hospital and moved to a town of 1,400 in Minnesota, feeling called to address the shortage of doctors in rural America. But in 2016, this decision was tested when the reliably blue, working...

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The Kennedy heirs by J. Randy Taraborrelli

The Kennedy heirs

J. Randy Taraborrelli

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"A unique burden was inherited by the children of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his celebrated siblings Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. Raised in a world of enormous privilege against the backdrop of American history, this third generation of...

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D-Day girls by Sarah Rose

D-Day girls

Sarah Rose

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"In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was on the front lines. To “set Europe ablaze,” in the words of Winston Churchill, the Special Operations Executive (SOE) was forced to do something unprecede...

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The lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O'Meara

The lady from the Black Lagoon

Mallory O'Meara

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"The 1954 motion picture Creature from the Black Lagoon featured a monster designed by a woman, Milicent Patrick. But Patrick's contribution was claimed by a jealous male colleague, her career was cut short, and she soon after disappeared from film h...

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The honey bus by Meredith May

The honey bus

Meredith May

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"Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus...

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Pie and Mash down the Roman Road by Melanie McGrath

Pie and Mash down the Roman Road

Melanie McGrath

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"G. Kelly's Pie and Mash has been run by the same family in the Roman Road in Bow for nearly a hundred years; an East End institution and the still point of a turning world. Outside its windows the Roman Road has seen an extraordinary revolution - from...

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The king's war by Mark Logue

The king's war

Mark Logue

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"The extraordinary follow-up to the international bestseller The King's Speech. The broadcast that George VI made to the nation on the outbreak of war in September 1939 - which formed the climax of the multi Oscar-winning film The King's Speech - was...

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Wild horses of the summer sun by Tory Bilski

Wild horses of the summer sun

Tory Bilski

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"Each June, Tory Bilski meets up with fellow women travelers in Reykjavik where they head to northern Iceland, near the Greenland Sea. They escape their ordinary lives to live an extraordinary one at a horse farm perched at the edge of the world -- if...

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To subdue the beast by Raoul John Palu

To subdue the beast

Raoul John Palu

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"To subdue the beast is the true story of Raoul John Palu the son of an English mother and Tongan father who was born in New Zealand. It follows his descent into madness and his harrowing journey and ascent into wellness. From the halls of academia to...

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We were rich and we didn't know it by Tom Phelan

We were rich and we didn't know it

Tom Phelan

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"Tom Phelan, who was born and raised in County Laois in the Irish midlands, spent his formative years working with his wise and demanding father as he sought to wrest a livelihood from a farm that was often wet, muddy, and back-breaking. It was a time...

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The real Wallis Simpson by Anna Pasternak

The real Wallis Simpson

Anna Pasternak

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"Wallis Simpson is known as the woman at the center of the most scandalous love affair of the 20th century, but in this surprising new biography, bestselling author Anna Pasternak redeems a women wronged by history with new information revealed by those...

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The chronology of water by Lidia Yuknavitch

The chronology of water

Lidia Yuknavitch

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From the debris of her troubled early life, Lidia Yuknavitch weaves an astonishing tale of survival. A kind of memoir that is also a paean to the pursuit of beauty, self-expression, desire - for men and women - and the exhilaration of swimming, 'The ...

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The ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife

The ravenmaster

Christopher Skaife

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For centuries, the Tower of London has been home to a group of famous avian residents: the ravens. Legend has it that if they should ever leave, the Tower will crumble into dust, and great harm will befall the kingdom. One man is personally responsible...

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The life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah by Benjamin Zephaniah

The life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah

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A pioneer of performance poetry, Benjamin Zephaniah's talents as a lyricist and storyteller emerged at a young age, helping him to survive the racism he faced growing up in 1960s Birmingham. He now speaks candidly of his time living outside the law, and...

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Sea stories by William H. (William Harry) McRaven

Sea stories

William H. (William Harry) McRaven

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"Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama...

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Code name: Lise by Larry Loftis

Code name: Lise

Larry Loftis

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"The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father's footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally...

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Don't stop believin' by Olivia Newton-John

Don't stop believin'

Olivia Newton-John

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"My mantra is simple - Don't stop believin'! For more than five decades Olivia Newton-John has been one of our most successful and adored entertainers. A four-time Grammy Award winner, she is one of the world's best-selling recording artists of all time,...

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The pioneers by David G. McCullough

The pioneers

David G. McCullough

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As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of...

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A farmer's diary by Sally Urwin

A farmer's diary

Sally Urwin

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Sally Urwin and her husband Steve own High House Farm in Northumberland, which they share with Mavis the sheepdog, one very fat pony, and many, many sheep. Set in a beautiful, wild landscape and in use for generations, it's the perfect setting for Sally's...

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Only fools and stories by David Jason

Only fools and stories

David Jason

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

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The garden of the gods by Gerald Durrell

The garden of the gods

Gerald Durrell

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The enchanting island of Corfu was home to Gerald Durrell and his family for five years before the Second World War. For the passionate young zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect, watch and...

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Pig by Helen Browning

Pig

Helen Browning

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In a frosty field on the longest night of the year, eight piglets snuffle their first breath, and jostle close to their mother to feed. Over the six months that follow, Helen Browning and her partner Tim Finney follow their adventures to show how pigs...

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Insomnia by Marina Benjamin

Insomnia

Marina Benjamin

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Marina Benjamin's Insomnia is part memoir and part philosophical inquiry into a condition that is on the rise and that can grant us insights into the workings of our unconscious minds. An intense and lyrical personal narrative, it treats insomnia as ...

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Made in Scotland by Billy Connolly

Made in Scotland

Billy Connolly

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"All roads lead back home. Billy Connolly may be a citizen of the world, but in his heart he's never been far from his homeland. Made in Scotland is Billy's unique and intimate portrait of his native Scotland, a love letter to the places and people that...

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The escape artists by Neal Bascomb

The escape artists

Neal Bascomb

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The story of three downed British airmen who mastermind an elaborate, rollicking escape from a WWI German POW camp.

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The league of wives by Heath Hardage Lee

The league of wives

Heath Hardage Lee

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The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington and Hanoi to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On 12 February, 1973, one hundred and sixteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high flying Navy and Air Force...

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Mrs. Morhard and the boys by Ruth Hanford Morhard

Mrs. Morhard and the boys

Ruth Hanford Morhard

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"As the Great Depression brought America to the brink of disaster, a devoted single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, wrestled triumph out of adversity by creating a community activity that would inspire the nation. Josephine Morhard's daughter-in-law recounts...

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The man in the willows  by Matthew Dennison

The man in the willows

Matthew Dennison

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"A moving biography of Kenneth Grahame, author of the children's classic The Wind in the Willows, and of the vision of English pastoral life that inspired it"--

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My love story by Tina Turner

My love story

Tina Turner

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"Tina Turner is the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, a musical icon celebrating her 60th year in the industry. In this dramatic autobiography, she tells the story of a truly remarkable life in the spotlight. From her early years picking cotton in Nutbush, Tennessee...

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Maid by Stephanie Land

Maid

Stephanie Land

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"Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. While she...

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The matriarch by Susan Page

The matriarch

Susan Page

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"A vivid biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush, one of the most influential and under-appreciated women in American political history. Barbara Pierce Bush was one of the country's most popular and powerful figures, yet her full story has never been...

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The unwinding of the miracle by Julie Yip-Williams

The unwinding of the miracle

Julie Yip-Williams

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"Born blind in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to have to flee the political upheaval of the late 1970s with her family. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie...

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Best foot forward by Adam Hills

Best foot forward

Adam Hills

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Adam Hills always wanted to be a comedian. He also wanted to wear thongs, but we'll get to that. Growing up in Sydney, Australia, laughter was what brought the Hills family together. But it wasn't until Adam's nineteenth birthday that he decided to pursue...

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Rosie by Rose Tremain

Rosie

Rose Tremain

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Growing up in post-war London, Rosie and her sister Jo spend their days longing for their grandparents' farm, buried deep in the Hampshire countryside - a green paradise of feasts and freedom where they can roam and dream. But when Rosie is ten years...

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The life and times of a very British man by Kamal Ahmed

The life and times of a very British man

Kamal Ahmed

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Kamal Ahmed's childhood was very "British" in every way - except for the fact that he was brown. Half English, half Sudanese, he was raised in 1970s London at a time when being mixed-race meant being told to go home, even when you were born just down...

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Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

Inheritance

Dani Shapiro

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"The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden...

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Queen Victoria by Lucy Worsley

Queen Victoria

Lucy Worsley

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"Bestselling author and historian Lucy Worsley tracks a new course through Queen Victoria's life, examining how she transformed from dancing princess to the Widow of Windsor and became one of Britain's greatest monarchs along the way. Taking twenty-f...

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Hero dogs by Wilma Melville

Hero dogs

Wilma Melville

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"The incredible memoir of how Wilma Melville turned a band of shelter dogs into one of America's foremost disaster-response assets in catastrophes from 9/11 to Katrina. To most, these dogs were unadoptable. Unsalvageable. Irredeemable. To retired gym...

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Call me American by Abdi Nor Iftin

Call me American

Abdi Nor Iftin

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"The incredible true story of a boy living in war-torn Somalia who escapes to America--first by way of the movies; years later, through a miraculous green card."--

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Deep creek by Pam Houston

Deep creek

Pam Houston

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

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Invisible  by Stephen L. Carter

Invisible

Stephen L. Carter

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

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Let me finish  by Chris Christie

Let me finish

Chris Christie

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

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Step by step by Simon Reeve

Step by step

Simon Reeve

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

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There will be no miracles here by Casey Gerald

There will be no miracles here

Casey Gerald

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

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The race to save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport

The race to save the Romanovs

Helen Rappaport

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

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Gloucester Crescent by William Miller

Gloucester Crescent

William Miller

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

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Heavy by Kiese Laymon

Heavy

Kiese Laymon

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

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Wild Bill by Tom Clavin

Wild Bill

Tom Clavin

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

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The epic voyages of Maud Berridge by Sally Berridge

The epic voyages of Maud Berridge

Sally Berridge

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

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Birds, beasts and relatives by Gerald Durrell

Birds, beasts and relatives

Gerald Durrell

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

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A life in death by Richard Venables

A life in death

Richard Venables

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

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All you can ever know by Nicole Chung

All you can ever know

Nicole Chung

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

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Small fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Small fry

Lisa Brennan-Jobs

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

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Women of the blue & gray by Marianne Monson

Women of the blue & gray

Marianne Monson

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

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