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Large print nonfiction new titles

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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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Taste by Stanley Tucci

Taste

Stanley Tucci

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"Tucci grew up in an Italian family that put great import on food: the quality of ingredients, the careful preparation, the passing on of family recipes and cultural culinary traditions. He has written cookbooks, become involved in food-related charities,...

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The power of regret by Daniel H. Pink

The power of regret

Daniel H. Pink

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"'No regrets.' You've heard people proclaim it as a philosophy of life. That's nonsense, even dangerous, says Daniel H. Pink in his latest bold and inspiring work. Everybody has regrets. They're a fundamental part of our lives. And if we reckon with them...

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Rationality by Steven Pinker

Rationality

Steven Pinker

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"Can reading a book make you more rational? Can it explain why there seems to be so much irrationality in the world, including, let's be honest, in each of us? These are the goals of Steven Pinker's follow-up to Enlightenment Now (Bill Gates's "new f...

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The light of days by Judith Batalion

The light of days

Judith Batalion

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"One of the most important untold stories of World War II. The light of days is a soaring landmark history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who helped weaponize Poland's Jewish youth groups to resist the Na...

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Exercised by Daniel E. Lieberman

Exercised

Daniel E. Lieberman

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"This highly engaging landmark work, a natural history of exercise--by the author of the best seller The Story of the Human Body--seeks to answer a fundamental question: were you born to run or rest The first three parts of Exercised roughly follow t...

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Old men can't wait by Simon Gandolfi

Old men can't wait

Simon Gandolfi

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"A travelogue telling the story of octogenarian Simon Gandolfi's travels across South America by motorbike, crossing the highest passes, alone and on minimal funds with no expensive gear and no back up, making friends, having fun, staying young." -- ...

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Treasured by Christina Riggs

Treasured

Christina Riggs

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"When it was found in 1922, the 3300-year old tomb of Tutankhamun sent shockwaves around the world, turning the boy-king into a household name overnight and kickstarting an international media obsession that endures to this day. From culture and academia...

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Baggage by Alan Cumming

Baggage

Alan Cumming

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"'Baggage' chronicles the actor's life in Hollywood and the ways in which work has repeatedly whisked him away from personal calamities to sets and stages around the world. Taking us through the highs and lows of his career, his struggle with mental ...

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The Nazis knew my name by Magda Hellinger

The Nazis knew my name

Magda Hellinger

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"In March 1942, twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and nearly a thousand other young women were deported as some of the first Jews to be sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The SS soon discovered that by putting prisoners...

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The case of the murderous Dr. Cream by Dean Jobb

The case of the murderous Dr. Cream

Dean Jobb

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"Framed around one salacious trial in 1891 London, a fascinating and vividly told true-crime narrative about the hunt for one of the first known serial killers, whose poisoning spree in the US, Canada, and England coincided with the birth of forensic...

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One day in April by Jenni Hicks

One day in April

Jenni Hicks

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On Saturday 15th April 1989, Jenni Hicks, her husband Trevor, and their two daughters Sarah and Vicki went to watch a football match. It was to be their last day as a family. Sarah and Vicki didn't come home, and Jenni's world was changed forever. Since...

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Facts and other lies by Ed Coper

Facts and other lies

Ed Coper

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"From fringe conspiracy theories to 'alternative facts', a timely look at how we arrived in the 'fake news' era. Would your younger self believe the news of today? An entire city block blown up by a suicide bomber on Christmas Day because he believed...

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Travel your way by Nathan James Thomas

Travel your way

Nathan James Thomas

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"Travel is the opposite of prejudice; it is curiosity, openness and connection. When our world is in flux, travel matters more than ever. It is the only way to go beyond the narratives that are fed to us, and understand the world through your own exp...

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Missing by Tom Patterson

Missing

Tom Patterson

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"In 1972 Mark May is eighteen. He is bright, beautiful and has a scholarship to study law. Ten years later he descends alone into remote gorge country in north-western New South Wales. He lives in rough camps and stays for thirty-five years. Then, on...

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You can't stop the sun from shining by Sonny Bill Williams

You can't stop the sun from shining

Sonny Bill Williams

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"Sonny Bill Williams is a once in a generation athlete – a player with immense sporting talent in rugby league, rugby union and boxing. In his remarkable career, he has won World Cups with the All Blacks in 2011 and 2015 and helped the Kiwis reach the...

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Along came a spider by Neil H. Atkinson

Along came a spider

Neil H. Atkinson

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"In this confronting collection by victims of child sexual abuse, you will read not only of their horrific experiences as children, but also of their lifetime of living with the consequences and after-effects of that abuse. There has been silence for...

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Take the child and disappear by Nina Bassat

Take the child and disappear

Nina Bassat

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"'When five words uttered by a German soldier determine whether you live or die, you spend your life trying to unravel all the what-ifs. What if I had not been born in Poland in 1939? What if those five words had not been said? What if I had grown up...

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In the margins by Elena Ferrante

In the margins

Elena Ferrante

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"Here, in these four crisp essays, Ferrante offers a rare look at the origins of her literary powers. She writes about her influences, her struggles, and her formation as both a reader and a writer; she describes the perils of “bad language” and suggests...

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Sea state by Tabitha Lasley

Sea state

Tabitha Lasley

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"A stunning and brutally honest memoir that shines a light on what happens when female desire conflicts with a culture of masculinity in crisis. In her midthirties and newly free from a terrible relationship, Tabitha Lasley quit her job at a London m...

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The first survivors of Alzheimer's by Dale E. Bredesen

The first survivors of Alzheimer's

Dale E. Bredesen

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"It has been said that everyone knows a cancer survivor, but no one has met an Alzheimer's survivor – until now. In his first two books, Dr. Dale Bredesen outlined the revolutionary treatments that are changing what had previously seemed like the ine...

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The girls who stepped out of line by Mari K. Eder

The girls who stepped out of line

Mari K. Eder

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"The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII-in and out of uniform, for theirs is a ...

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Boy on fire by Mark Mordue

Boy on fire

Mark Mordue

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"A deeply beautiful, profound, profane and poetic biography of the formative years of the dark prince of rock 'n' roll, 'Boy on Fire' is Nick Cave's creation story, a portrait of the artist first as a boy, then as a young man. A deeply insightful work...

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The Queen Mother by Colin Campbell

The Queen Mother

Colin Campbell

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"Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother was called the 'most successful queen since Cleopatra' and the 'best queen consort ever'. Her personality was so captivating that even her arch-enemy the Duchess of Windsor wrote about 'her legendary charm' and when...

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Footnotes by Peter Fiennes

Footnotes

Peter Fiennes

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"Every journey has its stories. Beginning with Enid Blyton and childhood in the Isle of Purbeck, Peter Fiennes embarks on a unique exploration of Britain. He follows in the footsteps of some our greatest writers, tracing the paths recorded in their b...

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The end of craving by Mark Schatzker

The end of craving

Mark Schatzker

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"For the last fifty years, we have been fighting a losing war on food. We have cut fat, reduced carbs, eliminated sugar, and attempted every conceivable diet only to find that eighty-eight million American adults are prediabetic, more than a hundred ...

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Brothers and wives by Christopher P. Andersen

Brothers and wives

Christopher P. Andersen

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"Explores the last twenty years in the lives of Princes William and Harry and the evolution of their relationship as adults, with one brother the designated heir, and the other doomed to life as the spare. "Diana's Boys" revealed the iron-strong bond...

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Currowan by Bronwyn Adcock

Currowan

Bronwyn Adcock

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Ignited by a lightning strike in a remote forest, the Currowan fire was one of the most terrifying episodes of Australia's Black Summer. It burnt for seventy-four days, consuming nearly 5,000 square kilometres of land, destroying well over 500 homes,...

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Led Zeppelin by Bob Spitz

Led Zeppelin

Bob Spitz

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"Rock stars. Whatever those words mean to you, chances are, they owe a debt to Led Zeppelin. No one before or since has lived the dream quite like Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. In Led Zeppelin, Bob Spitz takes their full...

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Murder isn't easy by Carla Valentine

Murder isn't easy

Carla Valentine

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While other children were devouring the works of Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter, Carla Valentine was poring through the pages of Agatha Christie novels. It was this early fascination that led to her job as a pathology technician, trained in forensics...

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The book of hope by Jane Goodall

The book of hope

Jane Goodall

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"Looking at the headlines--the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval--it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed. In this urgent book, Jane Goodall, the world's...

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Fuzz by Mary Roach

Fuzz

Mary Roach

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"What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling...

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Steve Hansen by Gregor Paul

Steve Hansen

Gregor Paul

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"Between the years 2012 and 2019, Sir Steve Hansen oversaw an era of such remarkable success that it would be almost impossible to repeat. His 15-year career in the All Blacks coaching team is the heaviest footprint in rugby history. Of the 210 tests...

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What really happened in Wuhan by Sharri Markson

What really happened in Wuhan

Sharri Markson

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"The origins of Covid-19 are shrouded in mystery. Scientists and government officials insisted, for a year and a half, that the virus had a natural origin, ridiculing anyone who dared contradict this view. Tech giants swept the internet, censoring an...

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The voice of Anfield by George Sephton

The voice of Anfield

George Sephton

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"George Sephton's relationship with Liverpool Football Club began in 1971 when he wrote to the club secretary applying to be the stadium announcer. His first match also marked the debut of Kevin Keegan. For the past fifty years, Sephton has been at Anfield...

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The last survivor by Frank Krake

The last survivor

Frank Krake

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"The awe-inspiring and gripping true story of the young man who survived not one, but three concentration camps, only - in the final days of the war - to be bombed while aboard a Nazi prison boat, 'The Last Survivor' is a compelling, life-affirming read...

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Old man on a bike by Simon Gandolfi

Old man on a bike

Simon Gandolfi

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"Simon Gandolfi has never been one to grow old gracefully and following two heart attacks he decides not to rest up, as many might, but to ride the length of Hispanic America on a 125cc motorbike. And why not? His wife may have plenty of reasons why not,...

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How to be a rock star by Shaun Ryder

How to be a rock star

Shaun Ryder

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"As lead singer of Happy Mondays and Black Grape, Shaun Ryder was the Keith Richards and Mick Jagger of his generation. A true rebel, who formed and led not one but two seminal bands, he's had number-one albums, headlined Glastonbury, toured the world...

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Late cuts by Vic Marks

Late cuts

Vic Marks

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"From Somerset stalwart to acclaimed writer and broadcaster, Vic Marks has lived a life steeped in cricket. In 'Late Cuts' he takes us beyond the boundary rope, sharing the parts of the game fans don't get to see, from the food served at tea-time (then:...

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Dálvi by Laura Galloway

Dálvi

Laura Galloway

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"A DNA test suggesting she shared some genetics with the Sámi people, the indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic tundra, tapped into Laura Galloway's wanderlust. An affair with a Sámi reindeer herder led her to abandon her high-flying New York life for...

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Murder under the microscope by Jim Fraser

Murder under the microscope

Jim Fraser

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"How is murder investigated and what role does forensic science play in solving cases? In this book Jim Fraser gives a unique insight into forensic science and examines in detail some of the UK's most high-profile murder investigations in recent deca...

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The real Diana by Colin Campbell

The real Diana

Colin Campbell

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"Royal insider Lady Colin Campbell was the first to predict the Waleses' separation and divorce, in her international bestseller, 'Diana in Private'. 'The Real Diana' contains startling new revelations about Diana which Lady Colin Campbell has unearthed...

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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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Valentino Rossi by Stuart Barker

Valentino Rossi

Stuart Barker

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"Valentino Rossi is an icon: the most successful and most loved motorcycle racer of all time, he has transcended MotoGP to become a symbol of courage, risk and daring. To race for twenty-three years at the very highest level of the world's most dangerous...

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SAS great escapes by Damien Lewis

SAS great escapes

Damien Lewis

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"'SAS Great Escapes' tells the story of seven of the most dramatic and daring escapes executed during WWII by what is arguably the world's most famous military fighting force - the SAS. With each story comes a nail-biting, rollercoaster ride in classic...

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Elizabeth & Margaret by Andrew Morton

Elizabeth & Margaret

Andrew Morton

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

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Peaky Blinders by Carl Chinn

Peaky Blinders

Carl Chinn

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"As Britain emerges into the mid-twentieth century, change is afoot. Cities are beginning to shift from smog-filled industrial hubs to more efficient metropolitan centres of commerce and, despite the country once again being blighted by war, society ...

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Climbing the walls by Kieran Cunningham

Climbing the walls

Kieran Cunningham

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"After spending a decade restlessly globetrotting in search of a way of life that worked for him, six years ago journalist Kieran Cunningham alighted on Sondrio, a small town in Lombardy, Italy. A stone's throw from the Alps, there he found a lifestyle...

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Frostquake by Juliet Nicolson

Frostquake

Juliet Nicolson

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"On Boxing Day 1962, when Juliet Nicolson was eight years old, the snow began to fall. It did not stop for ten weeks. It was one of the coldest and harshest winters for 300 years. The drifts in East Sussex reached twenty-three feet. In London, milkmen...

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Shearwater by Roger Morgan-Grenville

Shearwater

Roger Morgan-Grenville

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"Ten weeks into its life, a Manx shearwater chick will emerge from its burrow and fly 8,000 miles from the west coast of the British Isles to the South Atlantic. It will be unlikely to touch land again for four years. Part memoir, part homage to wild...

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Gurkha brotherhood by Kailash Limbu

Gurkha brotherhood

Kailash Limbu

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"'Sometimes my mind reaches back beyond the fear and the arid landscapes of war, to memories of childhood that fill me with happiness and laughter.' So begins this searingly honest memoir by Kailash Limbu, a serving Gurkha soldier who undertook five tours...

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How to be a refugee by Simon (Simon Philip Walter) May

How to be a refugee

Simon (Simon Philip Walter) May

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"The most familiar fate of Jews living in Hitler's Germany is either emigration or deportation to concentration camps. But there was another, much rarer, side to Jewish life at that time: denial of your origin to the point where you manage to erase almost...

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We learnt about Hitler at the Mickey Mouse Club by Enid Elliott Linder

We learnt about Hitler at the Mickey Mouse Club

Enid Elliott Linder

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"Enid Elliot Linder was the daughter of a butler and a lady's maid in service in some of England's grandest country houses. Evoking the lost world of a childhood 'below stairs', Linder's touching memoir describes how her life changed as Britain headed...

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Between the devil and the deep blue sea by Colin Freeman

Between the devil and the deep blue sea

Colin Freeman

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"During the peak of the Somali piracy crisis, three ships - from Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan - were hijacked and then abandoned to their fate by their employers, who lacked the money to pay ransoms. All would still be there, were it not for Colonel...

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Making it by Jay Blades

Making it

Jay Blades

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"'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,...

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Will by Will Smith

Will

Will Smith

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"One of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life, in a brave and inspiring book that traces his learning curve to a place where outer success, inner happiness, and human connection are al...

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National identity by Simon Bridges

National identity

Simon Bridges

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"An open, honest and at times intensely personal memoir about race, fatherhood, marriage, masculinity, fitting in, and the things that shape our national character. Simon Bridges grew up as the son of a working-class Baptist preacher in Te Atatu, as ...

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The mirror book by Charlotte Grimshaw

The mirror book

Charlotte Grimshaw

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

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My mother and other secrets by Wendyl Nissen

My mother and other secrets

Wendyl Nissen

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

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The happiest man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

The happiest man on Earth

Eddie Jaku

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"Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed on 9 November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimag...

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A wilder life by Joan Louwrens

A wilder life

Joan Louwrens

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"Doctor Joan Louwrens has always been drawn to wild places, which are balm to her soul. When her husband died, leaving her alone with two small daughters to raise, she threw herself wholeheartedly into 'adventure medicine', seeking out the world's most...

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Once upon a time I lived on Mars by Kate Greene

Once upon a time I lived on Mars

Kate Greene

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"In 2013 Kate Greene moved to Mars. On NASA's first HI-SEAS simulated Mars mission in Hawaii, she lived for four months in an isolated geodesic dome with her crewmates, gaining incredible insight into human behaviour in tight quarters, as well as the...

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Five days by Wes Moore

Five days

Wes Moore

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"A kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through eight characters on the front lines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world. When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an 'illegal knife' in...

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The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project

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"The animating idea of The 1619 Project is that our national narrative is more accurately told if we begin not on July 4, 1776, but in late August of 1619, when a ship arrived in Jamestown bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa....

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Empire of pain by Patrick Radden Keefe

Empire of pain

Patrick Radden Keefe

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

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The Barbizon by Paulina Bren

The Barbizon

Paulina Bren

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"The Barbizon tells the story of New York's most glamorous women-only hotel, and the women-both famous and ordinary-who passed through its doors. World War I had liberated women from home and hearth, setting them on the path to political enfranchisement...

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