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Large print biographies new titles

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House of sticks by Ly Tran

House of sticks

Ly Tran

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"An intimate, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir recounting a young girl's journey from war-torn Vietnam to Ridgewood, Queens, and her struggle to find her voice amid clashing cultural expectations. Ly Tran is just a toddler in 1993 when she and...

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She is not your rehab by Matt (Mataio Faafetai Malietoa) Brown

She is not your rehab

Matt (Mataio Faafetai Malietoa) Bro...

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"Mataio (Matt) Faafetai Malietoa Brown offers the men in his barbershop a haircut with a difference: a safe space to be seen and heard without judgement. As the creator of My Fathers Barbers, Matt has inspired a new generation of New Zealand men to break...

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138 dates by Rebekah Campbell

138 dates

Rebekah Campbell

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"What will it take to follow your dream? On the outside, Rebekah Campbell has an enviable life. At thirty-five, she is founder of hot Sydney start-up Posse.com, she writes one of Australia's most popular blogs and she gives inspirational talks at con...

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The dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlington

The dressmakers of Auschwitz

Lucy Adlington

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"At the height of the Holocaust twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, mainly Jewish women and girls, were selected to design, cut, and sew beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women in a dedicated salon. It was...

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Alpha by David Philipps

Alpha

David Philipps

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"A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter uncovers the story of the shocking rise and fall of a decorated Navy SEAL accused of war crimes, the fellow SEALs who turned him in, and the court martial that captivated the nation. After nearly twenty years of mil...

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All in by Billie Jean King

All in

Billie Jean King

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"An intimate self-portrait encompassing the life, times, and career of one of the most transformative individuals -- let alone athletes -- of recent times. Journeying from a blue-collar childhood to shatter tennis's exclusive country-club culture, Billie...

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Labour saving by M. J. (Michael John) Cullen

Labour saving

M. J. (Michael John) Cullen

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"In this ... memoir, Hon. Sir Michael Cullen describes his lengthy political career, including his major economic policies. Among the many highlights are the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, also known as the Cullen Fund; KiwiSaver; and the Working f...

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Searching for Charlotte by Kate Forsyth

Searching for Charlotte

Kate Forsyth

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In 1841, Australia's first children's book was published, the anonymous writer known only as 'a lady long resident in New South Wales'. The identity of the author was one of the most puzzling literary mysteries until 1981, when she was finally given a...

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Killing the mob by Bill O'Reilly

Killing the mob

Bill O'Reilly

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"O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th century organised crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers and especially, mob family bosses. C...

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Come fly the world by Julia Cooke

Come fly the world

Julia Cooke

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"Required to have a college education, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5′3" and 5′9", between 105 and 140 pounds, and...

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Elizabeth & Margaret by Andrew Morton

Elizabeth & Margaret

Andrew Morton

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"They were the closest of sisters and the best of friends. But when, in a quixotic twist of fate, their uncle Edward VIII decided to abdicate the throne, the dynamic between Elizabeth and Margaret was dramatically altered. Forever more, Margaret would...

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When Harry met Minnie by Martha Teichner

When Harry met Minnie

Martha Teichner

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"A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together, from CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent and multi-Emmy-Award-winning Martha Teichner. There are true fairy...

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A life on our planet by David Attenborough

A life on our planet

David Attenborough

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"See the world. Then make it better. I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The...

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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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Where the light enters by Jill Biden

Where the light enters

Jill Biden

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"This is the story of how Jill built a family of her own: from seeking small moments of joy, to balancing the family's needs with her personal and professional goals, to forming traditions that helped carry them through tragedy - all with the support...

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Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu

Aftershocks

Nadia Owusu

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"Nadia Owusu grew up all over the world--from Rome and London to Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala. When her mother abandoned her when she was two years old, the rejection caused Nadia to be confused about her identity. Even after her father died when she was...

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Everything is fine by Vince Granata

Everything is fine

Vince Granata

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"Vince Granata remembers standing in front of his suburban home in Connecticut the day his mother and father returned from the hospital with his three new siblings in tow. He had just finished scrawling their names in orange chalk on the driveway: Ch...

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Between two worlds by Emma Outteridge

Between two worlds

Emma Outteridge

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"Emma Outteridge was born into the America's Cup world and spent her twenties running Louis Vuitton's international sailing hospitality program. While rubbing shoulders with celebrity athletes and billionaire sponsors had its charms, over time Emma c...

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From the centre by Patricia Grace

From the centre

Patricia Grace

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"With photographs and quotes from her many, hugely loved books, Patricia Grace begins with her grandparents and parents and takes us through her childhood, her education, marriage and up to the present day in this touching and self-deprecating story of...

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Icebound by Andrea Pitzer

Icebound

Andrea Pitzer

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"The human story has always been one of perseverance-often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Eu...

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The day the Nazis came by Stephen R. Matthews

The day the Nazis came

Stephen R. Matthews

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"By the time he was six, Stephen had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. He had seen men die in front of him, walked with Jews straight...

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The beauty of living twice by Sharon Stone

The beauty of living twice

Sharon Stone

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"She was one of the most renowned actresses in the world-until a massive stroke cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Sharon Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life, and...

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Women in white coats by Olivia M. Campbell

Women in white coats

Olivia M. Campbell

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"In the early 1800s, women were dying in large numbers from treatable diseases because they avoided receiving medical care. Examinations performed by male doctors were often demeaning and even painful. In addition, women faced stigma from illness – a...

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Wintering by Katherine May

Wintering

Katherine May

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"Wintering is a season in the cold. It is a fallow period in life when you're cut off from the world, feeling rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress, or cast into the role of an outsider. However it arrives, wintering is usually involuntary, lonely...

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Empire of pain by Patrick Radden Keefe

Empire of pain

Patrick Radden Keefe

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"The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions – Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art – Oxford – the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations in the arts and the sciences. The source...

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The misadventures of Polly Gillespie by Polly Gillespie

The misadventures of Polly Gillespie

Polly Gillespie

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"Polly Gillespie walks the reader through some of the ups and downs of life, with advice and warnings. She has been on radio and in magazines continuously since 1991. With empathy, self-deprecation and experience, she hopes to make you feel better about...

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Grief on the run by Julie Zarifeh

Grief on the run

Julie Zarifeh

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"Julie Zarifeh shares her tragic story of the double whammy of her 27-year-old son Sam dying in a whitewater rafting accident just 16 days after her 60-year-old husband, Paul, died of pancreatic cancer. The loss of her beloved husband and son threw Julie...

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The mirror book by Charlotte Grimshaw

The mirror book

Charlotte Grimshaw

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"Brave, explosive, and thought-provoking, this is a powerful memoir. 'It's material, make a story out of it,' was the mantra Charlotte Grimshaw grew up with in her literary family. But when her life suddenly turned upside-down, she needed to re-examine...

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My mother and other secrets by Wendyl Nissen

My mother and other secrets

Wendyl Nissen

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"Wendyl's mother suffered from Alzheimer's, and during her last days she told Wendyl the most amazing stories of her life. It was as if her failing memory was delving back into the past in one final desperate attempt for it to be remembered. Being adopted...

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The doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Nimura

The doctors Blackwell

Janice P. Nimura

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"The vivid biography of two pioneering sisters who, together, became America's first female doctors and transformed New York's medical establishment by creating a hospital by and for women. Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was ...

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Zen heart by Mark Vette

Zen heart

Mark Vette

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"The famous animal behaviourist and trainer who captured global attention with 'Dogs Who Drive Cars' and 'Dogs Who Fly Planes' is not just an animal maestro. He's a longtime Buddhist, who brings to his relationships with animals a true emotional bond,...

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The dark is light enough by Vincent O'Sullivan

The dark is light enough

Vincent O'Sullivan

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"Ralph Hotere (Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa; 1931-2013) was one of Aotearoa's most significant modern artists. Hotere invited the poet, novelist and biographer Vincent O'Sullivan to write his life story in 2005. Now, this book - the result of years of research...

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Jacinda Ardern by Madeleine Chapman

Jacinda Ardern

Madeleine Chapman

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"New Zealand's prime minister has been hailed as a leader for a new generation, tired of inaction in the face of issues such as climate change and far-right terrorism. Her grace and compassion following the Christchurch mosque shooting captured the w...

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Speed kings by John (John Arthur Charles) Smailes

Speed kings

John (John Arthur Charles) Smailes

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"Winning the Indianapolis 500, the greatest spectacle in motorsport, has been a quest for Australians and New Zealanders since the first race in 1911. Seventeen have tried and two have succeeded: Scott Dixon in 2008 and Will Power in 2018. Rupert Jef...

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The 52 week project by Lauren Keenan

The 52 week project

Lauren Keenan

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"It was winter. Lauren Keenan was separated from her husband, lonely, and miserable. Then came the Night of 27 Rejections of Doom: asking 27 people to hang out one Friday night, and every single person saying no. Her attempts to console herself by going...

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The quick and the dead by Cynric Temple-Camp

The quick and the dead

Cynric Temple-Camp

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"A dead body without a trace of trauma; alien parasites; worms of the brain; crocodile attacks; bizarre eating disorders and surgical puzzles. Pathologist, former medical officer and self-confessed death-aficionado Cynric Temple-Camp's compelling stories...

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Tough country by Mike Bellamy

Tough country

Mike Bellamy

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"Tall tales of New Zealand bushmen, tradies and back-country rogues. Mike Bellamy's father Barry is as tough as they come. Widely credited as the inspiration for Barry Crump's back-country character Sam Cash, Barry was a roving worker in rural North ...

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I'm in a United State by Paul Henry

I'm in a United State

Paul Henry

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"Despite his best intentions, Paul Henry has written his third book. It's a charming and eccentric ramble through the United States and back to New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are two weddings, an election, a new TV show and his love ...

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Guiding lights by Shona Riddell

Guiding lights

Shona Riddell

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"Discover the stories of remarkable lighthouse women through the ages, and the myths and legends that surround them. Women have a long history of keeping the lights burning, from tending ancient altar flames or bonfires to modern-day lighthouse keeping....

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Taking the punches by Mike (Boxing promoter) Edwards

Taking the punches

Mike (Boxing promoter) Edwards

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"A story of the cut-throat world of promoting in New Zealand boxing, from the 1960s to the modern era, as told by legendary trainer and promoter Mike Edwards. 'Who would want to be a boxing promoter? It's like being on a treadmill you can't get off, as...

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Billy T by Matt Elliott

Billy T

Matt Elliott

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"Billy T James was a larger-than-life comedian who gave us some of our best belly laughs, creating enduring characters as he poked the borax at race relations in New Zealand. His characters were Kiwi through and through and we loved him for it. When he...

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With my little eye by Sandra Hogan

With my little eye

Sandra Hogan

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"Growing up in the 1950s, the three Doherty children were trained by their parents to memorise car number plates, to spot unusual behaviour on the street, and most important of all, to avoid drawing attention to themselves. The children became unwitting...

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Kamala's way by Dan Morain

Kamala's way

Dan Morain

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"There's very little that's conventional about Kamala Harris, yet her personal story also represents the best of America. Morain introduces us to the fast-rising prosecutor, who became the first Black female attorney general in California history. He...

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The dead are arising by Les Payne

The dead are arising

Les Payne

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"An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly...

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Where I come from by Rick Bragg

Where I come from

Rick Bragg

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"A collection of wide-ranging and endearingly personal columns by the celebrated author, newspaper columnist, and Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg, culled from his best-loved pieces in Southern Living and Garden & Gun. From his love of Tupperware ("My...

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Blood and treasure by Bob Drury

Blood and treasure

Bob Drury

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"The explosive true saga of the legendary figure, Daniel Boone, and the bloody struggle for America's frontier by two bestselling authors at the height of their writing power--Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. It is the mid-eighteenth century, and in the 13 ...

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The princess spy by Larry Loftis

The princess spy

Larry Loftis

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"When Aline Griffith was born in a quiet suburban New York hamlet, no one had any idea that she would go on to live a life of glamour and danger that Ingrid Bergman only played at in Notorious. As the US enters the Second World War, the young college...

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Prince Philip revealed by Ingrid Seward

Prince Philip revealed

Ingrid Seward

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"For over 70 years, Prince Philip has been the Queen's constant companion and support, but his vital role in the monarchy has too often gone largely unnoticed. Now, in Ingrid Seward's superb biography of the Duke of Edinburgh, we get the chance to read...

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Watermarks by Lenka Janiurek

Watermarks

Lenka Janiurek

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Janiurek won the prestigious Young Writer's Competition at the Royal Court Theatre in London when she was just seventeen, and then went on to produce five plays before moving away from writing and London, with her young family. She went on to teach, and...

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The soul of a woman by Isabel Allende

The soul of a woman

Isabel Allende

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"The wise, warm, defiant new book from literary legend Isabel Allende – a meditation on power, feminism and what it means to be a woman. "When I say that I was a feminist in kindergarten, I am not exaggerating." As a child, Isabel Allende watched her...

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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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Charles Dickens was a superb public performer, a great orator and one of the most famous of the Eminent Victorians. Slight of build, with a frenzied, hyper-energetic personality, Dickens looked much older than his fifty-eight years when he died an oc...

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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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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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