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Large print nonfiction new titles

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Leadership in turbulent times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Leadership in turbulent times

Doris Kearns Goodwin

"Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin focuses on the four presidents she has studied most closely - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights) - in this illuminating exploration of the em...

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The secret life of the mind by Mariano Sigman

The secret life of the mind

Mariano Sigman

"In the last twenty years, Mariano Sigman has journeyed to the core of the brain, an organ formed by nearly an infinity of neurons that manufacture how we perceive, reason, feel, dream, and communicate. After more than two decades of research, he has...

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Meghan by Andrew Morton


Andrew Morton

"When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date in July 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead to their engagement in November 2017 and marriage in May 2018. Since then, our fasc...

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The infinite monkey cage. Part 1, How to build a universe by Brian Cox

The infinite monkey cage. Part 1, How to build a universe

Brian Cox

"The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness...

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Trooper by F. B. Johnson


F. B. Johnson

"One summer day in 1987, middle-aged desert tour guide Johnson went on his daily walk into the Mojave. Finding a small bobcat kitten, injured, orphaned, and desperately in need of help, he took it home for the night. For the next nineteen years Trooper...

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Once upon a farm by Rory Lee Feek

Once upon a farm

Rory Lee Feek

"Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey's passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he's making now to lead his family into the fut...

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In search of Mary Shelley by Fiona Sampson

In search of Mary Shelley

Fiona Sampson

"Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged 16, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain and Europe,...

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Bluebird, bluebird by Attica Locke

Bluebird, bluebird

Attica Locke

"Southern fables usually go the other way around. A white woman is killed or harmed in some way, real or imagined, and then, like the moon follows the sun, a black man ends up dead. But when it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules...

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The dragonfly by Kate Dunn

The dragonfly

Kate Dunn

"When Colin discovers his son is on a murder charge in France, he trails his small boat, 'The Dragonfly', across the channel to stay in Paris to try and help him. There he meets his grand-daughter - the irrepressible Delphine - for the first time. They...

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The binding song by Elodie Harper

The binding song

Elodie Harper

"The Binding Song takes you on a trip to Halvergate Prison. If you're lucky, you'll get to leave... Dr Janet Palmer has just been appointed as lead psychologist at HMP Halvergate in a remote, bleak area of Norfolk. It is a promotion, but not a comfortable...

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Unleashed by Peter (Journalist) Laws


Peter (Journalist) Laws

"Fifteen years ago, 29 Barley Street in Menham, South London, became notorious as the scene of alleged poltergeist activity and then as a crime scene when young Holly Wasson hanged herself. The shadow cast by the unhuman figure that tormented Holly has...

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The red-haired woman by Orhan Pamuk

The red-haired woman

Orhan Pamuk

"On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating meter by meter, the two will develop a filial bond neither...

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Islander by Patrick Barkham


Patrick Barkham

"The British Isles are an archipelago made up of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones. Some, like the Isle of Man, resemble miniature nations, with their own language and tax laws; others, like Ray Island in Essex, are abandoned and mysterious pl...

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SAS ghost patrol by Damien Lewis

SAS ghost patrol

Damien Lewis

"The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers The Most Daring Mission Ever Undertaken SAS Ghost Patrol is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpetrate the most audacious and daring mission of the...

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In love and war by Liz Trenow

In love and war

Liz Trenow

"July, 1919. The First World War is over. The war-torn area of Flanders near Ypres is no longer home to trenches or troops, but groups of tourists. Controversial battlefield tourism now drives bus-loads of people to witness first-hand where loved ones...

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The outcasts of time by Ian Mortimer

The outcasts of time

Ian Mortimer

"December 1348. What if you had just six days to save your soul? With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and suffer in the afterlife. But as the end draws near, they are given an une...

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The pharmacist's wife by Vanessa Tait

The pharmacist's wife

Vanessa Tait

"Love. Desire. Vengeance. A deadly alchemy. When Rebecca Palmer's new husband opens a pharmacy in Victorian Edinburgh, she expects to live the life of a well-heeled gentlewoman. But her ideal is turned to ashes when she discovers her husband is not what...

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The heavenly Italian ice cream shop by Abby Clements

The heavenly Italian ice cream shop

Abby Clements

"Anna and her partner Matteo are ready to embark on a delicious Italian adventure. After a year and a half running their ice cream shop on Brighton beach and raising their baby Isabella, Matteo is starting to miss Italy. A shared passion for ices means...

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Should you ask me by Marianne Morgan Kavanagh

Should you ask me

Marianne Morgan Kavanagh

"Just before D-Day in 1944, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, an elderly woman walks into a police station. She has information, she says, about human remains recently discovered nearby. The bodies could have stayed buried for ever - like the love and...

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A devious death by Alyssa Maxwell

A devious death

Alyssa Maxwell

"Phoebe and her sister Julia are eager for a summer getaway at High Head Lodge, the newly purchased estate of their cousin Regina. But they are not the only houseguests. Regina's odd friend, Olive, is far from friendly, and Regina's mother and brother...

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On a beautiful day by Lucy Diamond

On a beautiful day

Lucy Diamond

"It's a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them. For Laura, it's a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her bio...

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Murder beyond the grave by James Patterson

Murder beyond the grave

James Patterson

"Murder beyond the grave: "Stephen Small has it all -- a Ferrari, fancy house, loving wife, and three sons. But the only thing he needs right now is enough air to breathe. Kidnapped, buried in a box, and held for ransom, Stephen has forty-eight hours...

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Liars, leakers, and liberals by Jeanine Pirro

Liars, leakers, and liberals

Jeanine Pirro

"At this point in American history, we are the victims of a liberal sabotage of the presidency unlike anything we've ever witnessed. Nevertheless President Trump continues to fight every day to keep his promise to Make America Great Again. Today that...

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The rock, the road, and the rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford

The rock, the road, and the rabbi

Kathie Lee Gifford

"As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God's Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn't until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek - along...

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A future of faith  by Pope Francis

A future of faith

Pope Francis

"Pope Francis met with French reporter and sociologist Dominique Wolton for an unprecedented series of twelve fascinating and timely conversations, open dialogues revolving around the political, cultural, and religious issues dominating communication...

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Tip of the iceberg by Mark Adams

Tip of the iceberg

Mark Adams

"In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including...

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The seasons of my mother by Marcia Gay Harden

The seasons of my mother

Marcia Gay Harden

"In this lyrical and deeply moving memoir, one of America's most revered actresses weaves stories of her adventures and travels with her mother, while reflecting on the beautiful spirit that persists even in the face of her mother's struggle with Alz...

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Home sweet murder by James Patterson

Home sweet murder

James Patterson

Home Sweet Murder: Lawyer Leo Fisher and his wife are enjoying a quiet Sunday dinner at home, until a man in a suit rings their doorbell claiming to be an SEC agent. By the end of the evening, two people will be shot, stabbed, and tortured. And two others...

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The last girl by Nadia Murad

The last girl

Nadia Murad

"Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own b...

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Bono by Helen Brown


Helen Brown

"After a brush with cancer, Helen Brown, happily married for 22 years and with three grown children, takes stock of her comfortable suburban life and finds it wanting. Seizing the day, she heads to New York, the city that never sleeps, where she is talked...

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Jell-O girls by Allie Rowbottom

Jell-O girls

Allie Rowbottom

"In 1899, the author's uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for $450. The sale would be one of the most profitable business deals in American history, and the generation that followed enjoyed privilege--but were also haunted by suicides,...

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Happily ever Esther by Steve Jenkins

Happily ever Esther

Steve Jenkins

"Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther--the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 600 pounds--as they describe in their best...

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The space barons by Christian Davenport

The space barons

Christian Davenport

"Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the founders of some of the biggest brands in the world - Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, and PayPal - are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space...

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The language of kindness by Christie Watson

The language of kindness

Christie Watson

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....

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The outlaw and the hitman by Caesar Campbell

The outlaw and the hitman

Caesar Campbell

"Caesar's back ... and this time Death rides with him. It's 2015. Legendary enforcer Caesar Campbell has been shot again. As the original Bandido wavers between life and death, he uses what may be his last gasps to reflect on four extraordinary decades...

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Mosquito down! by Frank Dell

Mosquito down!

Frank Dell

Frank Dell's experience as a Second World War pilot with the Royal Air Force's Light Night Striking Force takes an even more dramatic turn when his Mosquito is shot down over Germany in October 1944. Frank recounts his escape from the disintegrating ...

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If the cap fits by Steve Halliwell

If the cap fits

Steve Halliwell

Steve Halliwell is best known as the loveable patriarch Zak Dingle in the hit TV show Emmerdale, a part he has played since 1994. He is now one of the UK's most recognisable and treasured soap stars. Yet before his success, Halliwell spent many years...

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Pollyanne by Sarah Oliver


Sarah Oliver

John McLaren has dedicated his life to rescuing mistreated donkeys. When he finds Pollyanne at a livestock auction - unloved and horribly frail - he knows that if he doesn't take her home to the sanctuary, she stands little chance of surviving. Despite...

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Believe by Nicola Adams


Nicola Adams

At London 2012, Nicola Adams made history when she became the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again. Years of relentless training, fundraising and determination...

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The sheep stell by Janet White

The sheep stell

Janet White

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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Robin by Dave Itzkoff


Dave Itzkoff

"From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapidfire stand up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork...

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The best cook in the world by Rick Bragg

The best cook in the world

Rick Bragg

"Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in "dabs" and "smidgens" and "tads" and "you know, hon, just some. Her notion of farm-to-table is a flatbed truck. Many of her recipes, recorded here for the first time, pre-date the Civil ...

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The line becomes a river by Francisco (Essayist) Cantú

The line becomes a river

Francisco (Essayist) Cantú

"Francisco Cantú's mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Haunted by that landscape, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. In remote regions, he and his partners track people in blistering sun...

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The feather thief by Kirk W. Johnson

The feather thief

Kirk W. Johnson

"In June 2009, after performing at London's Royal Academy of Music, American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. The Tring museum housed rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were...

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English by Ben Fogle


Ben Fogle

Beginning at the top of a muddy Gloucestershire slope at the Cooper's Hill cheese-rolling contest and traversing a landscape of lawns and queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, Ben Fogle takes us on a journey through the peculiarly English: a country...

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The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning by Margareta (Artist) Magnusson

The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning

Margareta (Artist) Magnusson

Dostadning, or the art of death cleaning, is a Swedish phenomenon by which the elderly and their families set their affairs in order. Whether it's sorting the family heirlooms from the junk, downsizing to a smaller place, or setting up a system to help...

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Faith by Jimmy Carter


Jimmy Carter

"President Jimmy Carter has always been a courageous exemplar of faith. Now he shares the lessons he learned. He writes, "The issue of faith arises in almost every area of human existence, so it is important to understand its multiple meanings." Exam...

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I'll be gone in the dark by Michelle McNamara

I'll be gone in the dark

Michelle McNamara

For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of...

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My girls by Todd Fisher

My girls

Todd Fisher

In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, occurring less than 24 hours apart. Debbie's only remaining child, Todd Fisher, somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the...

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There are no grown-ups by Pamela Druckerman

There are no grown-ups

Pamela Druckerman

Pamela Druckerman investigates life in her forties, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face.

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Calypso by David Sedaris


David Sedaris

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, David Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic...

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From here to eternity by Caitlin Doughty

From here to eternity

Caitlin Doughty

Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for the dead. In rural Indonesia, she watches a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body, which has resided in the family...

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Unmedicated by Madisyn Taylor


Madisyn Taylor

"The cofounder of the holistic lifestyle website DailyOM presents a gentle and accessible step-by-step guide to moving from excessive reliance on medications to fundamentally healing yourself through four pillars of natural wellness"--

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Searching for stars on an island in Maine by Alan P. Lightman

Searching for stars on an island in Maine

Alan P. Lightman

A meditation on religion and science that explores the tension between our yearning for permanence and certainty, and the modern scientific discoveries that demonstrate the impermanent and uncertain nature of the world.

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The traitors by Josh Ireland

The traitors

Josh Ireland

September 1939. For years now Britain has been rudderless, divided and grievously unequal. Successive governments have floundered as they struggled to cope with economic misery at home and machinations abroad. When war breaks out the imperiled nation...

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The dark net by Jamie Bartlett

The dark net

Jamie Bartlett

The online world we inhabit represents only a small fraction of the Internet. Beyond Google and commercial web browsers lies a parallel universe: a 'deep web' twenty-five times larger than the surface web we know; a world of private chat rooms, second...

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Get me the urgent biscuits by Sweetpea Slight

Get me the urgent biscuits

Sweetpea Slight

At 18, after moving to London with dreams of becoming an actress, an impressionable girl who paints freckles on her face begins work experience in a West End theatre company. In between mail-outs and making cups of coffee she meets the formidable pro...

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Operation Relentless by Damien Lewis

Operation Relentless

Damien Lewis

By 2007 Viktor Bout had become the world's foremost arms dealer. Known as the 'Merchant of Death' he was both 'Public Enemy No. 1' to the global intelligence agencies and a ruthless criminal worth around six billion dollars. For years Bout had eluded...

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Dunkirk by Joshua Levine


Joshua Levine

In 1940, at the French port of Dunkirk, more than 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation. The true history of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civ...

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Reflections by Kelvin Cruickshank


Kelvin Cruickshank

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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Heating & cooling by Beth Ann Fennelly

Heating & cooling

Beth Ann Fennelly

The 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book. Ranging from childhood recollections...

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Back of beyond by Jenny Old

Back of beyond

Jenny Old

"At twenty-two, Jenny fell in love with Rick Old and went to live and work with him on his property, McAllister, in the Gulf of Carpentaria. There, she faced incredible hardship, living in a hut with not even basic necessities. Her only contact with ...

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You'll be sorry!  by Ann Howard

You'll be sorry!

Ann Howard

History of the Australian Women's Army Serivce and the largely unknown part that over 24,000 women played in the Australian Army during WW2.

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A Yorkshire vet through the seasons by Julian Norton

A Yorkshire vet through the seasons

Julian Norton

Julian Norton has been a vet for over twenty years, and in that time he has treated animals of every kind - snakes and lizards, fish and fowl, sheep, goats, alpacas, cows, horses - you name it, Julian has seen it and, most likely, made it better. In ...

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Only fools and stories by David Jason

Only fools and stories

David Jason

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...

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Rocket men by Robert Kurson

Rocket men

Robert Kurson

The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, this is a v...

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I've been thinking- by Maria Shriver

I've been thinking-

Maria Shriver

Presents a book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life.

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New power by Jeremy Heimans

New power

Jeremy Heimans

From two influential and visionary thinkers comes a big idea that is changing the way movements catch fire and ideas spread in our highly connected world. For the vast majority of human history, power has been held by the few. "Old power" is closed,....

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Life after darkness by Michelle Knight

Life after darkness

Michelle Knight

"Michelle Knight-now known as Lily Rose Lee-captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. But many people...

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Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmieri

Dear Madam President

Jennifer Palmieri

Women are rising to incredible heights of leadership-in their communities, in their careers, and in public office. One of them will become America's first woman president. This book is for them and for all women seeking to cast off a man's version of...

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Hundreds of interlaced fingers by Vanessa Grubbs

Hundreds of interlaced fingers

Vanessa Grubbs

"A physician, wife, and mother describes her marriage to a husband with end-stage kidney disease, her decision to donate one of her kidneys to him, and the journey that led to her becoming a kidney specialist"--

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Libertarians on the prairie by Christine Woodside

Libertarians on the prairie

Christine Woodside

"Drawing on original manuscripts and letters, Woodside shows how Rose reshaped her mother's story into a series of heroic tales that rebutted the policies of the New Deal. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement. This fasc...

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Keeping my sisters' secrets by Beezy Marsh

Keeping my sisters' secrets

Beezy Marsh

Eva, Peggy and Kathleen were sisters born into a close-knit working class family. As they grew up between the wars, they dreamed of escaping their violent father and the crime-ridden slums of Waterloo. Peggy was so appalled by conditions in the factories...

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Train to nowhere by Anita Leslie

Train to nowhere

Anita Leslie

'Train to Nowhere' is a war memoir seen through the sardonic eyes of Anita Leslie, a funny and vivacious young woman who reports on her experiences with a dry humour, finding the absurd alongside the tragic.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin by Ann Thwaite

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Ann Thwaite

Goodbye Christopher Robin' is drawn from Ann Thwaite's acclaimed biography of A.A. Milne, one of the most successful English writers ever, and the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, and of Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Christopher Robin. But the fictional Chri...

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Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard

Finding Gobi

Dion Leonard

In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 150 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for...

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The panther in my kitchen by Brian Blessed

The panther in my kitchen

Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed has a lifelong love of animals and over the years has rescued cats and dogs, horses and ponies, and even a very ungrateful fighting cock. All were characters in their own right, such as Jessie, a dog left languishing for a year at the l...

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The restless wave by John McCain

The restless wave

John McCain

"A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.

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Run the storm by George Foy

Run the storm

George Foy

On October 1, 2015, the SS El Faro, a massive American cargo ship that made regular runs between Jacksonville, Florida and Puerto Rico, disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin, a category 4 storm. The ship, its hundreds of shipping containers, and its entire...

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Beauty in the broken places by Allison Pataki

Beauty in the broken places

Allison Pataki

"Five months pregnant, on a flight to their 'babymoon,' Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange, and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave--a healthy thirty-...

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