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No lawyers in heaven by Henry Milner

No lawyers in heaven

Henry Milner

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"For over forty years, criminal defence solicitor Henry Milner has been the go-to lawyer for some of Britain's most notorious criminals including Kenneth Noye and the Brink's-Mat robbers, Freddie Foreman, John 'Goldfinger' Palmer and the gang behind ...

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The storyteller by David Grohl

The storyteller

David Grohl

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"Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ('It's a piece of cake! Just do four hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!'), I have decided to write these...

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British traitors by Gordon Kerr

British traitors

Gordon Kerr

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"People commit treason for many reasons - some seek adventure, some seek reward, some are motivated by political philosophy, while others are sucked into it by their own foolishness. 'British Traitors' provides a fascinating look at the lives and impulses...

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Freezing order by Bill Browder

Freezing order

Bill Browder

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"Following his explosive New York Times bestseller Red Notice, Bill Browder returns with another gripping thriller chronicling how he became Vladimir Putin's number one enemy by exposing Putin's campaign to steal and launder hundreds of billions of dollars...

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Lessons from the edge by Marie L. Yovanovitch

Lessons from the edge

Marie L. Yovanovitch

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"Marie Yovanovitch was at the height of her diplomatic career when she was targeted by a smear campaign. When Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled from her post and Ukraine's democratically elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, found himself set upon by...

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537 days of winter by David Knoff

537 days of winter

David Knoff

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"What would you do if you were stranded in the coldest place on Earth as the world you knew back home changed forever? David Knoff had embarked on the adventure of a lifetime as station leader of Davis research station in Antarctica when the COVID-19...

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Easy beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones

Easy beauty

Chloé Cooper Jones

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"From Chloé Cooper Jones--Pulitzer Prize finalist, philosophy professor, Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant recipient--a groundbreaking memoir about disability, motherhood, and a journey to far-flung places in search of a new way of seeing and being seen....

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Wah! by Cynthia Rogerson

Wah!

Cynthia Rogerson

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"Cynthia's mother is dying. Often. Each time she is called from Scotland to her mother's deathbed in San Rafael, Cynthia recalls hitchhiking to Mexico, living in a squat overseas, trainhopping with her brother, and all the other things she never told...

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And away by Bob Mortimer

And away

Bob Mortimer

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"Here is the long-awaited first autobiography by national treasure Bob Mortimer. Bob Mortimer's life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an...

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Traitor king by Andrew Lownie

Traitor king

Andrew Lownie

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"Here Andrea Lownie looks at the years following the abdication of Edward VIII when the former king was kept in exile, feuding with his family over status for his wife, Wallis Simpson, and denied any real job. Drawing on extensive research into hitherto...

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A gentle radical by Gareth Hughes

A gentle radical

Gareth Hughes

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"Jeanette Fitzsimons was a visionary, a pioneer and a radical. This is the story of someone who battled the patriarchy, the old boys' club in Parliament and had the courage to challenge political sacred cows. She was the co-leader of the Green Party ...

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The boy from Gorge River by Chris Long

The boy from Gorge River

Chris Long

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"From life growing up in New Zealand's remotest family to extreme, globe-trotting adventures. Chris Long grew up in New Zealand's remotest family, two days' hike from the nearest road. While the media decried Chris's parents for raising him outside of...

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After the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport

After the Romanovs

Helen Rappaport

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"From Helen Rappaport, the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters comes After the Romanovs, the story of the Russian aristocrats, artists, and intellectuals who sought freedom and refuge in the City of Light. Paris has always been a...

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Traitor king by Andrew Lownie

Traitor king

Andrew Lownie

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"December 11, 1936. The King of England, Edward VIII, has given up his crown for the love of Wallis Simpson, and American divorcée. Their courtship has been dogged by controversy and scandal, but with Edward's abdication, they can live happily every after....

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Heiresses by Laura Thompson

Heiresses

Laura Thompson

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"New York Times bestselling author Laura Thompson returns with Heiresses, a fascinating look at the lives of heiresses throughout history and the often tragic truth beneath the gilded surface. Heiresses: surely they are among the luckiest women on earth....

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Lost in the valley of death by Harley Rustad

Lost in the valley of death

Harley Rustad

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"In the vein of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, a riveting work of narrative nonfiction centering on the unsolved disappearance of an American backpacker in India--one of at least two dozen tourists who have met a similar fate in the remote and storied...

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Metaphysical animals by Clare Mac Cumhaill

Metaphysical animals

Clare Mac Cumhaill

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"A ground-breaking book that examines the place of women in twentieth-century philosophy and is a call to arms for the present day. 'Philosophy in a world of women. I reflected, talking with Mary, Pip and Elizabeth, how much I love them.' Two brilliant...

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Meghan and Harry by Colin Campbell

Meghan and Harry

Colin Campbell

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"Lady Colin knows her royal history and psychology, and as the first seven years of her adult life were spent in the USA she has a foot in both the American and British camps. With unique breadth of insight she goes behind the scenes, speaking to fri...

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An Indian love affair by Simon Gandolfi

An Indian love affair

Simon Gandolfi

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"In the early 1960s, travel-writer Simon Gandolfi drove a VW from England to Goa, where he rented a bungalow on the beach. There he met and fell in love with Vanessa, with whom he explored much of the subcontinent. The 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai...

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Invention by James Dyson

Invention

James Dyson

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"The definitive autobiography of James Dyson, the UK's most successful businessman, revealing the secrets of his success and the inspiration behind his inventions." -- Publisher.

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The dark queens by Shelley Puhak

The dark queens

Shelley Puhak

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"The remarkable, little-known story of two trailblazing women in the Early Middle Ages who wielded immense power, only to be vilified for daring to rule. Brunhild was a foreign princess, raised to be married off for the sake of alliance-building. Her...

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The beauty of dusk by Frank Bruni

The beauty of dusk

Frank Bruni

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"From New York Times columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni comes a wise and moving memoir about aging, affliction, and optimism after partially losing his eyesight. One morning in late 2017, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni woke up with st...

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How to raise an antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How to raise an antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

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"The tragedies and reckonings around racism that have rocked the country have created a specific crisis for parents and other caregivers: how do we talk to our children about it? How do we guide our children to avoid repeating our racist history? While...

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Outback teacher by Sally Gare

Outback teacher

Sally Gare

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"The year is 1956. Sally Gare is twenty. She's just out of teachers' college, and has been sent to work at a two-teacher school more than 3000 kilometres from Perth. With the head teacher away, she starts out alone with a class of forty-five Aborigin...

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Victory over death by Rex Butler

Victory over death

Rex Butler

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"Perhaps at the origin of all thinking about culture lies the question of the afterlife. The artist makes their work hoping that it will live on after their death. The critic reads or looks at the work wondering whether a future audience will engage with...

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Scrubbed by Nikki Stamp

Scrubbed

Nikki Stamp

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"From childhood Nikki Stamp wanted to be a doctor. It was a calling, not a career. Her love for her vocation only grew as a medical student, and as a young registrar going through training rotations she fell, totally and utterly, for the hugely deman...

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Bomb shelter by Mary Laura Philpott

Bomb shelter

Mary Laura Philpott

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"A lifelong worrier, Philpott always kept an eye out for danger, a habit that only intensified when she became a parent. But she looked on the bright side, too, believing that as long as she cared enough, she could keep her loved ones safe. Then, in the...

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From strength to strength by Arthur C. Brooks

From strength to strength

Arthur C. Brooks

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"The roadmap for finding purpose, meaning, and success as we age, from bestselling author, Harvard professor, and the Atlantic's happiness columnist Arthur Brooks. Many of us assume that the more successful we are, the less susceptible we become to the...

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Journeys to impossible places by Simon Reeve

Journeys to impossible places

Simon Reeve

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Bestselling author and presenter Simon Reeve reveals the inside story of his most astonishing adventures and experiences, both around the planet and close to home. JOURNEYS TO IMPOSSIBLE PLACES continues the story Simon started in STEP BY STEP, which...

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Killing the killers by Bill O'Reilly

Killing the killers

Bill O'Reilly

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"As the World Trade Center buildings collapsed, the Pentagon burned, and a small group of passengers fought desperately to stop a third plane from completing its deadly flight plan, America went on war footing. Killing The Killers narrates America's ...

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Under a white sky by Elizabeth Kolbert

Under a white sky

Elizabeth Kolbert

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"That man should have dominion "over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth" is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it's said we live in a new geological epoch: ...

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Windswept and interesting by Billy Connolly

Windswept and interesting

Billy Connolly

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In his first full-length autobiography, comedy legend and national treasure Billy Connolly reveals the truth behind his windswept and interesting life. Born in a tenement flat in Glasgow in 1942, orphaned by the age of four, and a survivor of appalling...

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Queen of our times by Robert Hardman

Queen of our times

Robert Hardman

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"Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II has reigned through more seismic social change than any monarch since 1066. Yet she is not merely hanging on. She is a 21st century global phenomenon commanding unrivalled respect and affection. And now she is p...

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James Patterson by James Patterson by James Patterson

James Patterson by James Patterson

James Patterson

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"How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world? On the morning he was born, he nearly died. His dad grew up in the Pogey--the Newburgh, New York, poorhouse. He worked at a mental hospital in Massac...

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First principles by Thomas E. Ricks

First principles

Thomas E. Ricks

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"Examines how the educations of America's first four presidents, and in particular their scholarly devotion to ancient Greek and Roman classics, informed the beliefs and ideals that shaped the nation's constitution and government."--Publisher's descr...

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The knife's edge by Stephen Westaby

The knife's edge

Stephen Westaby

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"Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently associated...

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Come by the hills by Cameron McNeish

Come by the hills

Cameron McNeish

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"'Come by the Hills' follows Cameron McNeish's popular 2018 memoir, 'There's Always the Hills', and celebrates his life on the Scottish hills, his many friendships with hill-goers, writers, broadcasters and active people of all kinds."-- Back cover.

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Fairest by Meredith Talusan

Fairest

Meredith Talusan

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"A singular, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to Harvard to a gender transition and illuminates the illusions of race, disability, and gender. Fairest is a memoir...

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Marram by Leonie Charlton

Marram

Leonie Charlton

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"Seven years after her mother's death, Leonie Charlton is still gripped by memories of their fraught relationship. In May 2017, Leonie trekked through the Outer Hebrides in the company of a friend and their Highland Ponies in search of closure. When ...

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Survive. Drive. Win by Nick Fry

Survive. Drive. Win

Nick Fry

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"In the autumn of 2008, Honda pulled the plug on their under-performing F1 effort. The decision left hundreds of employees jobless, and the team's participation in the 2009 world championship looked unlikely. Rising from the ashes of the Honda team, Brawn...

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DAWGS by Diane Trull

DAWGS

Diane Trull

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"Elementary-school teacher Diane Trull's life-defining moment happened when her fourth-grade reading class saw a photo of a cardboard box overflowing with homeless puppies. Trull was no stranger to rescuing abandoned animals. She and her husband Mark...

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Kika & me by Amit Patel

Kika & me

Amit Patel

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"Amit Patel is working as a trauma doctor when a rare condition causes him to lose his sight within thirty-six hours. Totally dependent on others and terrified of stepping outside with a white cane after he's assaulted, he hits rock bottom. He refuses...

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Why we drive by Matthew B. Crawford

Why we drive

Matthew B. Crawford

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"Once we were drivers, the open road alive with autonomy and adventure. Today we are as likely to be in the back seat of an Uber as behind the wheel. As we hurtle toward a shiny, happy 'self-driving' future, are we destined to become passengers in our...

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Beneath the tamarind tree by Isha Sesay

Beneath the tamarind tree

Isha Sesay

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"In the early morning of April 14, 2014, the militant Islamic group Boko Haram violently burst into the small town of Chibok, Nigeria, and abducted 276 girls from their school dorm rooms. From poor families, these girls were determined to make better...

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Sealand by Dylan Taylor-Lehman

Sealand

Dylan Taylor-Lehman

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"In 1967, retired army major and self-made millionaire Paddy Roy Bates inaugurated himself ruler of the Principality of Sealand on a World War II Maunsell Sea Fort near Felixstowe - and began the peculiar story of the world's most stubborn micronation....

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The boy by Richard Williams

The boy

Richard Williams

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"Even in the midst of a global pandemic, the death of Stirling Moss on 12 April 2020 at the age of 90 made headlines, almost 60 years after he retired from Formula One. In 'The Boy', Richard Williams assesses what made him such an iconic figure. Told...

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A thing of beauty by Peter Fiennes

A thing of beauty

Peter Fiennes

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"It's now a golden age for these tales - they crop up in novels, films, and popular culture. But what's the modern relevance of Theseus, Hera, and Pandora? Were these stories ever meant for children? And what's to be seen now at the places where heroes...

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The year the world went mad by M. E. J. (Mark E. J.) Woolhouse

The year the world went mad

M. E. J. (Mark E. J.) Woolhouse

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"Mark Woolhouse recounts the history of the COVID-19 pandemic through the eyes of a scientist at the very centre of the action. He explores the failures and successes of the United Kingdom's, and the world's, response to the virus, shows how he briefed...

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Beginners by Tom Vanderbilt

Beginners

Tom Vanderbilt

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"For many of us, the last time we learned a new skill was during childhood. We live in an age which reveres expertise but looks down on the beginner. Upon entering adulthood and middle age, we begin to shy away from trying new things, instead preferring...

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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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On fire by Ben Stokes

On fire

Ben Stokes

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"Early evening on Sunday 14th July 2019. Lord's Cricket Ground in London. Something had just happened in the sport of cricket that had never happened before: England had won the Cricket World Cup for the very first time since the tournament's inception...

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The Ardlamont mystery by Daniel Smith

The Ardlamont mystery

Daniel Smith

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"December 1893. Arthur Conan Doyle shocks his legions of fans by killing off the world's favourite fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Meanwhile, in Scotland, a sensational real-life murder trial is playing out. Alfred Monson, a scion of the aristocracy,...

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All that she carried by Tiya Miles

All that she carried

Tiya Miles

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"In 1850s South Carolina, an enslaved woman named Rose faced a crisis, the imminent sale of her daughter Ashley. Thinking quickly, she packed a cotton bag with a few precious items as a token of love and to try to ensure Ashley's survival. Soon after,...

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The bookseller at the end of the world by Ruth Shaw

The bookseller at the end of the world

Ruth Shaw

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"Ruth Shaw weaves together stories of the characters who visit her bookshops, musings about her favourite books, and bittersweet stories from her full and varied life before bookshops. She sailed through the Pacific for years, was held up by pirates,...

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In love by Amy Bloom

In love

Amy Bloom

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"Amy Bloom began to notice changes in her husband, Brian: He retired early from a new job he loved; he withdrew from close friendships; he talked mostly about the past. Suddenly, it seemed there was a glass wall between them, and their long walks and...

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Apparently there were complaints by Sharon Gless

Apparently there were complaints

Sharon Gless

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"Anyone who has seen Sharon Gless act in Cagney and Lacey, Queer as Folk, Burn Notice, and countless other shows and movies, knows that she's someone who gives every role her all. She holds nothing back in Apparently There Were Complaints, a hilarious,...

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Explorer by Benedict Allen

Explorer

Benedict Allen

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"'Explorer' is the story of what first led Benedict Allen to head for the farthest reaches of our planet - at a time when there were still valleys and ranges known only to the remote communities who inhabited them. It is also the story of why, thirty...

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Manhunt by Colin Sutton

Manhunt

Colin Sutton

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"Delroy Grant - dubbed the Night Stalker - was one of the nation's most wanted men, a shocking sex predator. During his seventeen-year reign of fear, he established a clear MO. Target an elderly woman, living alone. Visit them at night. Remove a window...

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The right sort of girl by Anita Rani

The right sort of girl

Anita Rani

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"Empowering and energetic, 'The Right Sort of Girl' is a coming-of-age story of identity. Trying to navigate her Indian world at home and the British world outside her front door, Anita Rani was a girl who didn't fit in anywhere. She shares with us the...

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Gone bush by Paul Kilgour

Gone bush

Paul Kilgour

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"The story of a wanderer, long-distance tramper and hut-bagging legend. Paul Kilgour was bitten by the tramping bug early. He began going on epic trips as a young boy, beyond the farm and along the coast. During these wanderings, he met old folk living...

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Finding calm by S. S. (Sarbjit S.) Johal

Finding calm

S. S. (Sarbjit S.) Johal

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"We live in a troubled world - so many changes, so many uncertainties. This book gives a range of practical skills to help anyone come to terms with feelings of anxiety and learn to thrive. How do you deal with your anxieties and fears when there is so...

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Dancing with The Machine by Jo Morgan

Dancing with The Machine

Jo Morgan

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"Mountaineer, adventurer, avid motorcyclist and constant traveller, Jo Morgan has lived an extraordinary life. The youngest of eight children, Jo was brought up largely by her mum after her father died when she was only one, and she has always had an...

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The unexpected patient by Himali McInnes

The unexpected patient

Himali McInnes

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"Stories of life, death and unforgettable clinical cases. A psychiatrist and a patient with supernatural connections. A family man's resilience as he recovers from a life-changing terrorist attack. A rural nurse specialist and his incredible roadside...

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Managing expectations by Minnie Driver

Managing expectations

Minnie Driver

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"In Managing Expectations, Minnie Driver's intimate, hilarious, and moving memoir-in-essays, the celebrated actor and captivating storyteller reflects on a surprising and remarkable life. Driver writes with disarming charm and candor about her upbrin...

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Family trusts by Martin Hawes

Family trusts

Martin Hawes

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"In 2021, The Trusts Act 2019 comes into force. This is the first major trust law reform in New Zealand in 70 years. Many of the key changes are aimed at making trust law more accessible to both lawyers and the public, strengthening the ability of...

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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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Born a crime by Trevor Noah

Born a crime

Trevor Noah

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"Trevor Noah is the host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah , where he gleefully provides America with its nightly dose of serrated satire. He is a light-footed but cutting observer of the relentless absurdities of politics, nationalism and race - and...

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Things that matter by David Galler

Things that matter

David Galler

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"Dr David Galler tells stories of life and death from his position as Intensive Care specialist at Middlemore Hospital. Written lyrically and warmly, these stories are based on real life events describing the everyday dilemmas and challenges that doctors...

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A bit mental by Jimi Hunt

A bit mental

Jimi Hunt

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"Jimi Hunt is a man who has spent most of his life doing ridiculous things for his own amusement. Things like building the country's biggest Slip 'n' Slide; playing golf through the streets of downtown Auckland; and holding an alternative Summer Olym...

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Conspiracy of silence by Timothy (Timothy David Reis) Bottoms

Conspiracy of silence

Timothy (Timothy David Reis) Bottom...

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"'This is an important, well researched book: challenging, compelling and controversial. It is a must read for anyone interested in Australian history.' - Henry Reynolds. The Queensland frontier was more violent than any other Australian colony. From...

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