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A brilliant life by Rachelle Unreich

A brilliant life

Rachelle Unreich

"Over seventy years had passed since Mira Unreich was freed from a concentration camp in Germany. On that spring day in 1945, she found herself alive, against all odds. In the decades that followed, she never explained the mystery underpinning her survival....

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The very hungry coeliac by Melanie Persson

The very hungry coeliac

Melanie Persson

"Coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance used to mean that favourite foods like delicate pastries, springy noodles and fluffy cakes were off the menu. Now Melanie Persson, Instagram foodie and the first coeliac contestant on MasterChef Australia, is bringing...

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On call by Ineke Meredith

On call

Ineke Meredith

"It's all in a mad day's work: the good, the bad and the crazy. From a man who swallowed fishhooks to patients playing pranks, emergency operations in the wee hours, constantly being mistaken for a nurse, and holding hands through silent goodbyes, this is a...

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The missing piece by Julie Legg

The missing piece

Julie Legg

"When Julie Legg was diagnosed with ADHD at age 52, suddenly her life made sense. Bringing together her own experience along with research studies and personal stories from other Kiwi women with ADHD, this book is a go-to reference no matter where you are in...

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Beyond hope by Bariz Shah

Beyond hope

Bariz Shah

"At age 18, Bariz Shah ended up in an Auckland prison. As an Afghan migrant who was deeply affected by 9/11, Bariz spiralled from schoolyard fights into crime and drugs - until prison made him rethink the story of his life. Years later, in Christchurch, Bariz...

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One life by Barbara Winton

One life

Barbara Winton

"Sir Nicholas Winton rescued 669 Jewish children from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia at the brink of World War II. Most never saw their parents again. This is his story. In 1938, 29-year-old 'Nicky' cancelled a ski holiday and instead spent 9 months...

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The hard road will take you home by Anthony Stazicker

The hard road will take you home

Anthony Stazicker

"Anthony 'Staz' Stazicker served an impressive 13 years of distinguished and decorated military service, ten within the Special Forces, before founding the multi-million pound technical clothing company ThruDark. Throughout his career in the Special Forces -...

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Bibliotherapy by Bijal Shah

Bibliotherapy

Bijal Shah

"In 'Bibliotherapy', bibliotherapist and counsellor Bijal Shah draws on her personal experience, work with clients and research to explore the healing power of reading. From the history of how therapeutic reading evolved - and the important role played by...

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Great-uncle Harry by Michael Palin

Great-uncle Harry

Michael Palin

In the 1970s, Michael Palin came across an old family photograph of a young man in military uniform. Learning that this was his grandfather's brother Harry, killed in the First World War, his curiosity was piqued. But his career was hitting new heights, and...

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The menopause brain by Lisa Mosconi

The menopause brain

Lisa Mosconi

"Menopause and perimenopause are still a black box to most doctors, leaving patients exasperated as they grapple with symptoms ranging from hot flashes to insomnia to brain fog. As a leading neuroscientist and women's brain health specialist, Dr. Mosconi...

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Knife by Salman Rushdie

Knife

Salman Rushdie

"On the morning of 12 August 2022, Salman Rushdie was standing onstage at the Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York, preparing to give a lecture on the importance of keeping writers safe from harm, when a man in black – black clothes, black mask – rushed...

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Second chance by Diana Thurgood

Second chance

Diana Thurgood

"A life-affirming true story of kindness, courage and one horse's extraordinary journey from a derelict paddock to the esteemed stables of the Mounted Police. On a hot summer's day in Northern New South Wales, Mounted Police officer Tiffany Williams spotted an...

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Going infinite by Michael (Michael M.) Lewis

Going infinite

Michael (Michael M.) Lewis

"When Michael Lewis first met him, Sam Bankman-Fried was the world's youngest billionaire and crypto's Gatsby. CEOs, celebrities, and leaders of small countries all vied for his time and cash after he catapulted, practically overnight, onto the Forbes...

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F1 racing confidential by Giles Richards

F1 racing confidential

Giles Richards

"Guardian journalist Giles Richards speaks to the men and women inside Formula One to reveal the inner workings of the world's most glamorous motorsport. Featuring exclusive interviews with experts at every level - from drivers and team principals to engineers...

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Young Elizabeth by Nicola Tallis

Young Elizabeth

Nicola Tallis

"Before she was three years old Elizabeth had been both a princess and then a bastard following the brutal execution of her mother, Anne Boleyn. After losing several stepmothers and then her father, the teenage Elizabeth was confronted with the predatory...

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Searching for Juliet by Sophie Duncan

Searching for Juliet

Sophie Duncan

"Juliet Capulet is the heartbeat of the world's most famous love story. She is an enduring romantic icon. And she is a captivating, brilliant, passionate teenage girl who is read and interpreted afresh by each new generation. 'Searching for Juliet' takes us...

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Unruly by David 1974- author. Mitchell

Unruly

David 1974- author. Mitchell

David Mitchell explores how England's monarchs, while acting as rulers firmly guiding their subjects' destinies, were in reality a bunch of lucky sods who were mostly as silly in real life as they appear today in their portraits. Taking us back to King Arthur...

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The woman in me by Britney Spears

The woman in me

Britney Spears

"The Woman in Me is a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope. In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court. The impact of sharing her voice--her truth--was...

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The habit revolution by Gina Cleo

The habit revolution

Gina Cleo

"Packed with practical insights, inspiring stories and surprisingly simple activities to try today, The Habit Revolution is your guide to a life magnificently remastered through the incredible power of habits."--Back cover.

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Mad on meth by Benedict Collins

Mad on meth

Benedict Collins

"Only 50 years ago, pure methamphetamine was legally prescribed in New Zealand to anyone looking for a boost. But it wasn't long before P was rebranded as the most dangerous and destructive drug in the world - and New Zealanders cemented as among its biggest...

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Excommunicated by Craig Hoyle

Excommunicated

Craig Hoyle

"A heart-wrenching multigenerational family memoir by an excommunicated member of the Exclusive Brethren After coming out as gay, Craig Hoyle was excommunicated from the New Zealand Exclusive Brethren and forced to say goodbye to his family forever. The...

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Toxic by Sarah Ditum

Toxic

Sarah Ditum

"Told through the careers and life stories of some of the most high profile women of the decade - including Britney Spears, Jennifer Aniston, Janet Jackson and Paris Hilton - this title will explore how the media, empowered through the tools of the early...

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Loosely based on a made-up story by James Blunt

Loosely based on a made-up story

James Blunt

"While James Blunt's crimes against music are well-documented, he also has some stories that are not. In' Loosely Based On A Made-Up Story', James reveals his most riotous anecdotes to date for your amusement - and his parents' horror - in this non-memoir....

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Mistress of life and death by Susan J. Eischeid

Mistress of life and death

Susan J. Eischeid

"By the time of her execution at thirty-six, Maria Mandl had achieved the highest rank possible for a woman in the Third Reich. As Head Overseer of the women's camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, she was personally responsible for the murders of thousands, and for the...

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George Harrison by Philip Norman

George Harrison

Philip Norman

"Despite being hailed as one of the best guitarists of his era, George Harrison, particularly in his early decades, battled feelings of inferiority. He was often the butt of jokes from his bandmates owing to his lower-class background and, typically, was...

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A memoir of my former self by Hilary Mantel

A memoir of my former self

Hilary Mantel

"In addition to her celebrated career as a novelist, Hilary Mantel contributed for years to newspapers and journals, unspooling stories from her own life and illuminating the world as she found it. "Ink is a generative fluid," she explains. "If you don't mean...

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How to say Babylon by Safiya Sinclair

How to say Babylon

Safiya Sinclair

"Throughout her childhood, Safiya Sinclair's father, a volatile reggae musician and militant adherent to a strict sect of Rastafari, became obsessed with her purity, in particular, with the threat of what Rastas call Babylon, the immoral and corrupting...

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Worthy by Jada Pinkett Smith

Worthy

Jada Pinkett Smith

"Jada Pinkett Smith was living what many would view as a fairy-tale. But appearances can be deceiving, and as she felt more and more separated from her sense of self, emotional turmoil took hold. A rollercoaster from the depths of suicidal depression to the...

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Be useful by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Be useful

Arnold Schwarzenegger

"The seven rules to follow to realize your true purpose in life-distilled by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his own journey of ceaseless reinvention and extraordinary achievement, and available for absolutely anyone. The world's greatest bodybuilder. The world's...

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The laughter effect by Ros Ben-Moshe

The laughter effect

Ros Ben-Moshe

"The laughter effect is a powerful philosophy that enhances wellbeing and provides you with a road map to tap into the lighter side of life and awaken both your inner and outer smiles. Drawing on research, practice and laughter therapy, along with positive...

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The power of trees by Peter Wohlleben

The power of trees

Peter Wohlleben

"The follow-up to the international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, offering compelling insights into the lungs of our planet and the fragility of our intertwined futures. Trees can survive without humans, but we can't live without trees. Even if...

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The house that joy built by Holly Ringland

The house that joy built

Holly Ringland

"From bestselling author Holly Ringland, The House That Joy Built is about the transformative power of finding joy through creativity, and offers a jump-start for anyone whose desire to create is flattened by fear. Fear of feeling vulnerable, of criticism and...

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Gangster's paradise by Jared Savage

Gangster's paradise

Jared Savage

"Gangster's Paradise is about drugs, guns and money. Lots of money. As new gangs like the Mongols and Comancheros challenge the dominance of the established gangs like the Head Hunters and Mongrel Mob, New Zealand is witnessing a wave of gang activity the...

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Meet you at the Main Divide by Justine Ross

Meet you at the Main Divide

Justine Ross

"An inspirational memoir from the authors of Every Bastard Says No about the peaks and troughs of a life in the high country. In 2017 the Ross family left behind their inner-city lives in Auckland and their successful vodka business, 42 Below, to follow their...

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Woman up by Carrie Dunn

Woman up

Carrie Dunn

"With the triumph of England's Lionesses at Euro 2022, the women's game has been in the spotlight like never before, enjoying unprecedented media attention. But this is the result of decades of struggle to get women's football - banned by the English FA for...

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Nellie by Robert Wainwright

Nellie

Robert Wainwright

"Nellie Melba is remembered as a squarish, late middle-aged woman dressed in furs and large hats, an imperious Dame whose voice ruled the world for three decades and inspired a peach and raspberry dessert. But to succeed, she had to battle social expectations...

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Forever in the sunshine by Gary Morecambe

Forever in the sunshine

Gary Morecambe

"Morecambe and Wise - the most famous and best-loved British comedy double-act of all time. In this book, Eric Morecambe's son Gary sheds new light on the comic geniuses who became the nation's best friends. Gary reveals what it was like behind the scenes,...

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Wandering through life by Donna Leon

Wandering through life

Donna Leon

"The internationally bestselling author of the Guido Brunetti mysteries tells her own adventurous life story as she enters her eighties In a series of vignettes full of affection, irony, and good humor, Donna Leon narrates a remarkable life she feels has...

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I don't by Clementine Ford

I don't

Clementine Ford

"I want this book to end marriages. But more importantly, I want it to prevent marriages. Women are allowed to aspire to more than what we've been told we should want in order to be happy. Let yourself have a bigger dream than becoming the supporting role in...

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Lies my mirror told me by Wendy Harmer

Lies my mirror told me

Wendy Harmer

"Wendy Harmer has had an extraordinary life. From being born with a severe facial deformity, to performing as a stand-up comedian, a national television host and then the highest paid woman in the cut-throat world of Sydney FM radio ... Wendy's tale of...

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Doppelganger by Naomi Klein

Doppelganger

Naomi Klein

"What if you woke up one morning and found you'd acquired another self--a double who was almost you and yet not you at all? What if that double shared many of your preoccupations but, in a twisted, upside-down way, furthered the very causes you'd devoted your...

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When life sucks by Jo Prendergast

When life sucks

Jo Prendergast

"An essential guide to supporting your teen's mental health. As a parent and psychiatrist, Dr Jo knows how hard it can be - especially if a teen communicates only in eye rolls and grunts! Covering everything from anxiety, depression, trauma and eating...

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Went to London, took the dog by Nina Stibbe

Went to London, took the dog

Nina Stibbe

Twenty years after leaving London, Nina Stibbe is back in town with her dog, Peggy. Together they take up lodging in the house of writer Debby Moggach in Camden for a year-long sabbatical. It's a break from married life back in Cornwall, or even perhaps a...

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Ultra-processed people by Chris van Tulleken

Ultra-processed people

Chris van Tulleken

We have entered a new age of eating where most of our calories come from an entirely novel set of substances called Ultra-Processed Food: food which is industrially processed, and designed and marketed to be addictive. But do we really know what it's doing to...

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A pocketful of happiness by Richard E. Grant

A pocketful of happiness

Richard E. Grant

"Born in Swaziland in 1957, Richard E. Grant moved to the UK to pursue his acting career, and has been a fixture on screens since his breakout role in 'Withnail and I' in 1987. When his beloved wife Joan died in 2021 after almost forty years together, she set...

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Uprooting by Marchelle Farrell

Uprooting

Marchelle Farrell

"Years ago, like so many of the Black diaspora, Marchelle Farrell left behind the pristine beaches and emerald hills of Trinidad. Now she moves again for the verdant, peaceful surroundings of the English countryside. These relocations at first appear as...

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Plastics by Alicia Chrysostomou

Plastics

Alicia Chrysostomou

"A decade to save the planet. That's the current call to arms. Targets are set, governments vow to do their bit and on a societal level we are encouraged to do ours by choosing to forego all things plastic. The question is whether this is the right decision or...

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Making it by Jay Blades

Making it

Jay Blades

"'Making It' is an inspirational memoir about beating the odds and turning things around even when it all seems hopeless. In this book, Jay shares the details of his life, from his childhood growing up sheltered and innocent on a council estate in Hackney, to...

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