Auckland Libraries: Large print nonfiction new titles

Large print nonfiction new titles

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

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Fire in the sky by Gordon Dillow

Fire in the sky

Gordon Dillow

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"Combining history, popular science, and in-depth reporting, here is a fascinating account of asteroids and other space objects that hit Earth long ago and those streaming toward us even now--as well as a look at the preparations humanity is making a...

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What my mother and I don't talk about

What my mother and I don't talk about

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"As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. It took her more than a decade to realize what she was actually trying to write: how this affected her relationship with her mother. When it was fina...

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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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Critical by Matt Morgan

Critical

Matt Morgan

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"Critical is an intelligent, compelling and profoundly insightful journey into the world of intensive care medicine and the lives of people who have forever been changed by it. Being critically ill means one or more of your vital organs have failed -...

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Ask an ocean explorer by Jon Copley

Ask an ocean explorer

Jon Copley

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"Between these pages is everything you need to know about our oceans, explained in 25 questions. In 'Ask An Ocean Explorer' marine biologist of over 20 years and advisor for the BBC's 'Blue Planet II', Dr Jon Copley, explains the science and wonder of...

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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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Don't worry about the robots by Jo Cribb

Don't worry about the robots

Jo Cribb

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"Don't Worry About the Robots is a practical guide to managing the high-speed change ahead of us. It shows you how to 'disrupt yourself' in a positive way, outlining the key principles that will give you the best chance to survive and, even better, to...

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Word to the wise by Mark Broatch

Word to the wise

Mark Broatch

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"Even the best wordsmiths can trip over words that are commonly misused, mixed up or misspelled. This useful, playful reference clears up these language issues to help anyone get their word use straight. With clear examples of how to sharpen up text,...

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Is it bedtime yet? by author Emily (Blogger)

Is it bedtime yet?

author Emily (Blogger)

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"The experience of parenthood is different for everyone. And every day can be different too. Read a hilarious and moving collection of perspectives from the well-loved Emily Writes and her friends. Some of them are experienced writers, others have put...

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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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Big weather

Big weather

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"An anthology of 100 poems celebrating Wellington. Capturing the vivacity and diversity of the capital, this poetic portrait is a celebration of Wellington and the creative life it inspires."--Back cover.

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The big questions

The big questions

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"New Zealand is at a crossroads. People are increasingly concerned about where we are headed. Can we improve our appalling statistics on poverty and violence? What about work - will we all be replaced by robots? Will our children (let alone our grand...

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How we met by Michèle A'Court

How we met

Michèle A'Court

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"How we met is based on a collection of 'How We Met' stories - those lovely stories couples love to tell (and we all love to hear) about how they got together. The author's theory: that these stories of how couples meet - the romantic, absurd, serend...

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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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Running by Dominic Harvey

Running

Dominic Harvey

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"Dom Harvey is a popular radio DJ on top-rating station The Edge, where he has been hosting the breakfast show for sixteen years. When he is not busy causing mayhem by running his mouth, you will find him running marathons. So far he has been lucky enough...

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Brothers and sisters

Brothers and sisters

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"When a family member dies, often the response of children is overlooked or underestimated. This very important book makes tangible the range of emotions felt but not completely understood by children for the loss of a parent or sibling. It offers we...

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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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Trial of strength by Shona Riddell

Trial of strength

Shona Riddell

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"The Subantarctic Islands circle the lower part of the globe in the 'Roaring Forties' and 'Furious Fifties' latitudes. Trial of Strength tells the compelling stories of the men and women who have braved these unique islands and will leave you with an...

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Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence

Dear Fahrenheit 451

Annie Spence

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Have you ever wished you could tell your favourite books just what they mean to you? Or wanted to give a piece of your mind to the "must-read" book that you wish you hadn't? Librarian Annie Spence has done just that, writing fan-girl love letters to books...

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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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Sunny side up by Susan Calman

Sunny side up

Susan Calman

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SUNNY SIDE UP has a clear path: to persuade people to be kinder to each other and spread joy. These are extremely difficult and confusing times - people are cross and shouty. It's exhausting! But more than anything, people like Susan Calman, people who...

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Reflections by Kelvin Cruickshank

Reflections

Kelvin Cruickshank

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"Daily life is full of challenges, but with the power of a positive attitude it's amazing how much you can overcome and achieve. Psychic medium Kelvin Cruickshank shares 365 inspiring thoughts - one for every day of the year. There are words to motivate...

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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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Influenza by Jeremy Brown

Influenza

Jeremy Brown

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"On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such...

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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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The way home by Mark Boyle

The way home

Mark Boyle

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"It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever. No running water, no car, no electricity or any of the things it powers: the internet, phone, washing machine, radio or light bulb. Just...

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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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Birds by the shore by Jennifer Ackerman

Birds by the shore

Jennifer Ackerman

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"For three years, Jennifer Ackerman lived in the small coastal town of Lewes, Delaware, in the sort of blue-water, white-sand landscape that draws summer crowds up and down the eastern seaboard. Birds by the Shore is a book about discovering the natural...

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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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iPad for seniors for dummies by Dwight Spivey

iPad for seniors for dummies

Dwight Spivey

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"An iPad can be so many things: an entertainment hub, a way to stay in touch with the world, a productivity tool, and many other things. iPad For Seniors For Dummies focuses on helping iPad users who are experienced in life--but not in technology. In...

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Quitting plastic by Clara Williams Roldan

Quitting plastic

Clara Williams Roldan

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"Where do you start if you want to reduce the plastic in your life? Especially when most of us are wearing it, eating and drinking from it, sitting on it, walking on it, and probably even ingesting it. Anywhere you go, plastic is within easy reach - even...

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Diving for seahorses by Hilde Østby

Diving for seahorses

Hilde Østby

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"What makes us remember? Why do we forget? And what, exactly, is a memory? Diving for Seahorses answers these questions and more, offering an illuminating look at one of our most fascinating faculties: our memory. Sisters Hilde and Ylva Ostby one an ...

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On the brink of everything by Parker J. Palmer

On the brink of everything

Parker J. Palmer

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"From beloved and bestselling author Parker J. Palmer (Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy), comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to "the brink of everything." Drawing on e...

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How to get to the top of Google Search by Richard (Search engine specialist) Conway

How to get to the top of Google Search

Richard (Search engine specialist) ...

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"This practical guide cuts through the mis-information and sets the record straight on what actions you need to take, so searchers will find your product quickly and easily. It covers keywords, website content and structure, mobile search and optimis...

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Spiritual science by Steve Taylor

Spiritual science

Steve Taylor

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"Steve Taylor offers a new vision of the world that is compatible with both modern science and ancient spiritual teachings. Spiritual Science reveals Taylor's 'panspiritist' view of reality, one that transcends both conventional science and religion,...

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Living forever young by Skip Archimedes

Living forever young

Skip Archimedes

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"How often do you feel sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? This book will allow you to set yourself free in a body and mind that you can feel proud of again, and in which you can go on all kinds of amazing adventures. Learn to get out of your head...

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Instant tai chi by Ronnie Robinson

Instant tai chi

Ronnie Robinson

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A practical introduction to the ancient Chinese system of Tai Chi, its history and philosophy, with step-by-step guidance on its core postures and sequences, breathing techniques and the popular Hand Form. Tai Chi is an immensely effective exercise t...

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Positive psychology for overcoming depression by Miriam Akhtar

Positive psychology for overcoming depression

Miriam Akhtar

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"The stresses of modern life have led to an unprecedented rise in depression. But there is new hope, as psychologist Miriam Akhtar explains in this reassuring self-help manual extolling the benefits of Positive Psychology. Drawing upon inspiring real-life...

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Think small by Owain Service

Think small

Owain Service

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"We're often told to dream big, the sky's the limit and that nothing is impossible. While it is undoubtedly good advice to set yourself goals that have the potential to make you and those around you healthier and happier, how to reach those goals is often...

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Wild journeys by Bruce Ansley

Wild journeys

Bruce Ansley

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"Discover a world of wild, mysterious and audacious journeys. One of New Zealand's best writers retraces a diverse array of wild and fascinating journeys, including the mythical path to Erewhon; George Wilder's prison escape route through the volcanic...

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The secret network of nature by Peter Wohlleben

The secret network of nature

Peter Wohlleben

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Did you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth? That wolves can alter the course of a river? Or that earthworms control wild boar populations? The natural world is a web of intricate connections, many of which go unnoticed by humans....

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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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Getting real about getting older by Linda K. Stroh

Getting real about getting older

Linda K. Stroh

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"The first book to open up a real conversation about aging. What has the experience of getting older felt like for you? It seems that life's milestones pass by in a flash: graduating from school, landing your first job, getting married, having kids. ...

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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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Radical kindness by Angela C. Santomero

Radical kindness

Angela C. Santomero

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"The beloved creator of Blues Clues and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and protégé of Fred Rogers explores the importance of kindness and how it can change your life in this essential guide and tie-in to the PBS special, “The Power of Radical Kindness.”...

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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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An American summer by Alex Kotlowitz

An American summer

Alex Kotlowitz

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"From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here, a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago's most turbulent neighborhoods. The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been...

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I think you're wrong (but I'm listening) by Sarah Stewart Holland

I think you're wrong (but I'm listening)

Sarah Stewart Holland

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"Two friends on opposite sides of the aisle provide a practical guide to grace-filled political conversation while challenging readers to put relationship before policy and understanding before argument. More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict...

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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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Bad girls by Caitlin Davies

Bad girls

Caitlin Davies

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"In 2016, London's HM Prison Holloway - the largest women's prison in Western Europe - closed its doors. In its 160 years it had housed some of the most high-profile female prisoners of all time, including Emmeline Pankhurst, Diana Mitford, Ruth Ellis...

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The trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson

The trial of Lizzie Borden

Cara Robertson

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"The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology--the trial of Lizzie Borden--based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder...

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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 storm on our shores by Mark Obmascik

The storm on our shores

Mark Obmascik

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"From a bestselling author, the heartbreaking, redemptive story of two World War II soldiers whose fateful encounter in the Forgotten War of Alaska has fascinated Americans for decades. In researching his bestselling book The Big Year, Pulitzer Prize...

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One giant leap by Charles Fishman

One giant leap

Charles Fishman

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"The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon. President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should...

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Mama's last hug by F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.) Waal

Mama's last hug

F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.) Waal

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"A whirlwind tour of new ideas and findings about animal emotions, based on De Waal's renowned studies of the social and emotional lives of chimpanzees, bonobos, and other primates. De Waal discusses facial expressions, animal sentience and conscious...

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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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Journeys to the other side of the world by David Attenborough

Journeys to the other side of the world

David Attenborough

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Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, in the late 1950s onwards a young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Norther...

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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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Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis

Southern Lady Code

Helen Ellis

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A fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady.

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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 heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer

The heartbeat of Wounded Knee

David Treuer

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The received idea of Native American history has been that it essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing...

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Help me! by Marianne Power

Help me!

Marianne Power

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For years Power dipped in and out of self-help books when she needed them most. One day, she accepted that the life she hoped for and the life she was living were worlds apart-- and she set out to make some big changes. Did her elusive "perfect exist...

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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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Erebus by Michael Palin

Erebus

Michael Palin

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"Michael Palin brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus, from its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, to the part it played in Ross's Antarctic expedition of 1839-43, to its abandonment during Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition,...

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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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