Auckland Libraries: Large print nonfiction new titles

Large print nonfiction new titles

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

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Bunk by Kevin Young

Bunk

Kevin Young

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"Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon--the legacy of P.T. Barnum's 'humbug' culminating with the currency of Donald J. Trump's 'fake news'. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is...

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The newcomers by Helen Thorpe

The newcomers

Helen Thorpe

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From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" (The New Yorker) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans, in the care of a compassionate teacher. The Newcom...

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Who will take care of me when I'm old? by Joy Loverde

Who will take care of me when I'm old?

Joy Loverde

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Many people prepare for everything in life-- except how to handle the challenges of its later years. Loverde shows you how to be your own best caregiver, with practical advice for navigating these years on your own, even you have family ready to assist....

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Forest bathing by Qing (Medical doctor) Li

Forest bathing

Qing (Medical doctor) Li

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"The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society...

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Dollars and sense by Dan Ariely

Dollars and sense

Dan Ariely

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Shares anecdotal insight into the illogical influences behind poor financial decisions and how to outmaneuver them, covering topics ranging from credit-card debt and household budgeting to holiday spending and real estate sales. --Publisher

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Where there's hope by Elizabeth Smart

Where there's hope

Elizabeth Smart

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"In her fearless memoir, My Story, Elizabeth Smart related, for the first time, the horrific experiences she went through as a fourteen-year-old girl, when she was abducted from her home and held captive for nine months. Since then, she's travelled the...

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To the promised land by Michael K. Honey

To the promised land

Michael K. Honey

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Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world's most eloquent voices for human rights and justice. To the Promised Land goes beyond the iconic view of Martin Luther King Jr. as an advocate of racial harmony to explore his profound co...

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Braving the wilderness by Brené Brown

Braving the wilderness

Brené Brown

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Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives -- experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. Now Brown redefines what it means to truly...

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The stowaway by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The stowaway

Laurie Gwen Shapiro

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The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York's Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties' most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica. It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe...

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Ritz & Escoffier by Luke Barr

Ritz & Escoffier

Luke Barr

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In a tale replete with scandal and opulence, Luke Barr, author of the New York Times bestselling Provence, 1970, transports readers to turn-of-the-century London and Paris to discover how celebrated hotelier Cesar Ritz and famed chef Auguste Escoffier...

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Lady in red by Sheila Tate

Lady in red

Sheila Tate

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"Lady in Red is the long-awaited collection of behind-the-scenes stories and iconic images of one of the most influential First Lady in modern history -- Nancy Reagan. Lovingly compiled by long-time close confidante and aide, Sheila Tate, the book provides...

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Blue, a memoir by John (Police officer) author. Sutherland

Blue, a memoir

John (Police officer) author. Suthe...

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'Blue' is a memoir of crime and calamity, of adventure and achievement, of friendship and failure, of laughter and loss, of the best and the worst of humanity, of serious illness and slow recovery. With searing honesty, it offers an immensely moving ...

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Outskirts by John Grindrod

Outskirts

John Grindrod

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Coined by National Trust co-founder Octavia Hill, the phrase 'Green Belt' originally formed part of an impassioned plea to protect the countryside. Green Belts became part of the landscape and psyche of post-war Britain, but would lead to conflicts at...

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The sea takes no prisoners by Peter Clutterbuck

The sea takes no prisoners

Peter Clutterbuck

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This is a classic real-life story of derring do on the high seas, complete with extreme risk, last-minute ingenuity and many near-misses. Beginning in the 1960s, this book tells of the real life adventures of the author as a boy - a time of boarding ...

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I am, I am, I am by Maggie O'Farrell

I am, I am, I am

Maggie O'Farrell

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'I Am, I Am, I Am' is Sunday Times bestseller and Costa Novel-Award winner Maggie O'Farrell's electric and shocking memoir of the near death experiences that have punctuated her life. A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning...

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Tell me more by Kelly Corrigan

Tell me more

Kelly Corrigan

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"With Kelly's signature candor and good will, each chapter draws from her sometimes ridiculous, sometimes profound struggles with parenting and marriage, career and friendship, illness, aging and mortality. Each chapter is animated by poignant, hilar...

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How not to be a boy by Robert Webb

How not to be a boy

Robert Webb

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Don't cry; love sport; play rough; drink beer; don't talk about feelings. But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone? Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to dis...

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I found my tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice

I found my tribe

Ruth Fitzmaurice

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Ruth's tribe are her lively children and her film-maker husband, Simon, who has Motor Neurone Disease and can only communicate with his eyes. Ruth's other 'tribe' are the friends who gather at the cove in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and regularly throw ...

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Coming to my senses by Alice Waters

Coming to my senses

Alice Waters

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When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape--Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naivete...

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Jane & Dorothy by Marian Veevers

Jane & Dorothy

Marian Veevers

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Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in the 1770s, in a world torn between heady revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, and both were influenced by the Romantic ideals of Dorothy's brother, William Wordsworth, and...

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The Berlin airlift by Barry Turner

The Berlin airlift

Barry Turner

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Acclaimed historian Barry Turner presents a new history of the Cold War's defining episode. Berlin, 1948 - a divided city in a divided country in a divided Europe. The ruined German capital lay 120 miles inside Soviet-controlled eastern Germany. Stalin...

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Don't let my past be your future by Harry Leslie Smith

Don't let my past be your future

Harry Leslie Smith

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Harry Leslie Smith is a British stalwart; he is a survivor of the Great Depression, a World War Two RAF veteran and now, aged 92, he is a social activist for the poor and preservation of social democracy. Following the overwhelming success of 'Harry's...

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Gold dust woman by Stephen Davis

Gold dust woman

Stephen Davis

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"A classic rock biography about the defining face and voice of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, who at 68 is still one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known and a real rock 'n' roller"--

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King of spies by Blaine Harden

King of spies

Blaine Harden

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"The untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history sheds new light on the U.S. role in the Korean War"--

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What unites us by Dan Rather

What unites us

Dan Rather

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At a moment of crisis over our national identity, journalist Dan Rather reflects on what it means to be an American. He reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the...

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Franklin D. Roosevelt by Robert Dallek

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Robert Dallek

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In an era of great national divisiveness, there could not be a more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one focusing on his unparalleled ability as a uniter and consensus maker. Robert Dallek takes a fresh look at compelling questions...

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If only they could talk by James Herriot

If only they could talk

James Herriot

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They didn't say anything about this in the books, I thought, as the snow blew in through the gaping doorway and settled on my naked back. I lay face down on the cobbled floor in a pool of nameless muck, my arm deep inside the straining cow... 1937:.....

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It shouldn't happen to a vet by James Herriot

It shouldn't happen to a vet

James Herriot

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When taking a cow's temperature the old-fashioned way, never let go of the thermometer... James Herriot has settled happily into life as a Darrowby vet, tending to livestock and pets alike - not to mention dealing with his mercurial boss Siegfried and...

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Let sleeping vets lie by James Herriot

Let sleeping vets lie

James Herriot

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I have long held the notion that if a vet can't catch his patient there's nothing much to worry about... It's not all chasing livestock around fields, though - James Herriot is also kept busy judging the Family Pets contest at the Darrowby village sh...

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Vet in harness by James Herriot

Vet in harness

James Herriot

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With his wife Helen by his side, and a partner's plate on Skeldale House's railings, James Herriot thinks the Yorkshire Dales have never seemed more beautiful. Despite farmers who think nothing of calling him out to freezing fields at three o'clock in...

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This is going to hurt by Adam Kay

This is going to hurt

Adam Kay

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Welcome to ninety-seven-hour weeks. Welcome to life-and-death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships... Welcome to the life of...

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Dadland by Keggie Carew

Dadland

Keggie Carew

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Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she...

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Tara by Rosemary Forrester

Tara

Rosemary Forrester

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Robert arrives in Colombia with a surprise for his wife, Rosemary: Tara, a Jack Russell puppy. Join this adventurous couple - and their amazing, seafaring canine crew of one - as they cruise around the world on their yacht, Deusa. Their exciting and ...

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In the enemy's house by Howard Blum

In the enemy's house

Howard Blum

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In 1946, code breaker Meredith Gardner discovered that the KGB was running a network of spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate American intelligence and steal military and atomic secrets. Over the next decade, he and FBI supervisor...

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Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence

Dear Fahrenheit 451

Annie Spence

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In Dear Fahrenheit 451 , librarian Annie Spence has crafted love letters and breakup notes to the iconic and eclectic books she has encountered over the years. From breaking up with The Giving Tree (a dysfunctional relationship book if ever there was...

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The kings of Big Spring by Bryan Mealer

The kings of Big Spring

Bryan Mealer

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"In 1892, Bryan Mealer's great-grandfather leaves the Georgia mountains and heads west into Texas, looking for wealth and adventure in the raw and open country. But his luck soon runs out. Beset by drought, the family loses their farm just as the dead...

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Ikigai by Héctor García

Ikigai

Héctor García

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According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai--a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world's longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Ikigai reveals their secrets: how...

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Cuz by Danielle S. Allen

Cuz

Danielle S. Allen

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The author relates how her cousin was imprisoned at the age of fifteen for attempted carjacking and how she took him in upon his release, only to lose him to the deadly streets of South Central L.A.

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Something beautiful happened by Yvette Manessis Corporon

Something beautiful happened

Yvette Manessis Corporon

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"Seventy years after her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II, a woman sets out to track down their descendants--and discovers a new way to understand tragedy, forgiveness, and the power of kindness"--

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Swimming with elephants by Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

Swimming with elephants

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

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"After two decades in the study and practice of medicine, Sarah Seidelmann took a three month sabbatical to find a way to feel good again, undergoing a bewildering vocational shift from physician to shamanic healer. During that tumultuous period, Sarah...

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A life in questions by Jeremy Paxman

A life in questions

Jeremy Paxman

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The witty, incisive and frank memoirs of bestselling author of 'The Victorians', Jeremy Paxman, whose career at the BBC included 25 years as the uncompromising presenter of 'Newsnight'.

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Admissions by Henry Marsh

Admissions

Henry Marsh

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Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Prompted by his retirement from his full-time job in the NHS,...

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The story of the Great British Bake Off by Anita Singh

The story of the Great British Bake Off

Anita Singh

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When The Great British Bake Off made its debut in August 2010, it had the makings of a modest hit. But nobody - not the programme-makers and certainly not those first contestants - could have predicted what was to come. Here was a show in which the b...

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Fire and fury by Michael Wolff

Fire and fury

Michael Wolff

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"The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous -- and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile...

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Jackie, Janet & Lee by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Jackie, Janet & Lee

J. Randy Taraborrelli

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"'Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?' Janet Bouvier Auchincloss would ask her daughters Jackie and Lee during their tea time. 'Money and power,' she would say. If the Bouvier women personified beauty, style and fashion, it was their...

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Dare not linger by Nelson Mandela

Dare not linger

Nelson Mandela

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In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of a democratic South Africa, committed to serving only a single five-year term. During his presidency, he and his government ensured that all of South Africa's citizens became equal before the law, and...

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The best of us by Joyce Maynard

The best of us

Joyce Maynard

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"In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine,...

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Not your average nurse by Maggie Groff

Not your average nurse

Maggie Groff

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"'Over time, I nursed victims of war, the posh, the poor, the famous and the infamous ...Oh, the stories I tell!' To a young girl the life of a student nurse sounds exciting, but with long hours and short shrift it's never easy. So when Maggie Groff embarks...

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All-American murder by James Patterson

All-American murder

James Patterson

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Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. Yet he led a secret life, one that ended in a maximum security prison. All-American Murder is the first book to investigate Aaron H...

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Nomadland by Jessica. author. Bruder

Nomadland

Jessica. author. Bruder

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From the North Dakota beet fields to California's National Forest campgrounds to Amazon's Texas CamperForce program, employers have discovered a new low-cost labor pool: transient older Americans. With Social security coming up short, these invisible...

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Five minutes of amazing by Chris Graham

Five minutes of amazing

Chris Graham

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My journey through Dementia. At the age of thirty-eight, Chris Graham was diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease that had already killed his father in his forties and put his brother in a nursing home aged forty-three. A long-serving Briti...

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The real pet detective by Tom Watkins

The real pet detective

Tom Watkins

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Any pet owner knows the agonizing panic when their beloved furry family member suddenly goes missing. Fear no more: Tom Watkins, former policeman turned true-life pet detective, is on hand to reunite animal companions with families across the nation....

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The day that went missing by Richard Beard

The day that went missing

Richard Beard

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On a family summer holiday in Cornwall in 1978, Nicholas and his brother Richard are jumping in the waves. Suddenly, Nicholas is out of his depth, and drowns. Richard and his older brothers don't attend the funeral; incredibly, the family return immediately...

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Before you wake by Erick Erickson

Before you wake

Erick Erickson

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"Ten letters--featuring a wonderful mix of the practical, inspirational, and spiritual--about life's enduring values, based on a viral essay Erickson wrote for his children after he and his wife both faced grave medical situations."--

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A beautiful, terrible thing by Jen Waite

A beautiful, terrible thing

Jen Waite

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"After a disturbing email sparks Waite's suspicion that her husband is having an affair, she tries to uncover the truth and rebuild trust. Instead, she discovers that her husband fits the textbook definition of psychopath. Waite recounts each heartbr...

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Oak and ash and thorn by Peter Fiennes

Oak and ash and thorn

Peter Fiennes

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When the government announced plans to sell off up to 150,000 hectares of English forests and woodland in 2010, it ignited an immediate and impassioned fight against the proposal. Even today, the British people continue to have a deep love for their ...

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The diary of a bookseller by Shaun Bythell

The diary of a bookseller

Shaun Bythell

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Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A...

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Grief works by Julia Samuel

Grief works

Julia Samuel

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Death is the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood. So many of us feel awkward and uncertain around death, and shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. Grief Works is a compassionate guide that will inform...

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Ageless soul by Thomas Moore

Ageless soul

Thomas Moore

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In Ageless Soul, Thomas Moore reveals a fresh, optimistic, and rewarding path toward aging, one that need not be feared, but rather should be embraced and cherished. In Moore's view, aging is the process by which one becomes a more distinctive, compl...

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The spectrum of hope by Gayatri Devi

The spectrum of hope

Gayatri Devi

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By defining Alzheimer's Disease as a spectrum disorder---like autism, it affects different people differently---Dr. Gayatri Devi offers new hope for its millions of sufferers. A neurologist who's been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more...

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Walking with Peety by Eric O'Grey

Walking with Peety

Eric O'Grey

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Eric was 150 pounds overweight and depressed. After a lifetime of failed diets and the onset of type 2 diabetes, he went to a doctor who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that's when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog....

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Happiness is a choice you make by John Leland

Happiness is a choice you make

John Leland

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An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the "oldest old"--Those eighty-five and up. In 2015, when...

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Desert Anzacs by Neil Dearberg

Desert Anzacs

Neil Dearberg

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For 100 years, the astounding story of Anzac horsemen, cameleers, aviators, rough riders, medics, vets, light and armoured cars hasn't been told. Until now. Championed by Australia's Lieutenant General Sir Harry Chauvel they overcame early feeble Bri...

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Rebel by Nick Nolte

Rebel

Nick Nolte

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"Legendary actor Nick Nolte delivers his most revealing performance yet. This intimate memoir is a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, and the quest for personal enlightenment as intense and hypnotic as the man himself. In a career spanning ...

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Legacy by Gordon Tietjens

Legacy

Gordon Tietjens

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"'Gordon 'Titch' Tietjens, pioneer of the global sevens game, is one of New Zealand's greatest ever rugby coaches. His many accolades - including 12 IRB World Series, two IRB Rugby World Cups and four Commonwealth Games gold medals - easily place him...

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Down the dirt roads by Rachael Treasure

Down the dirt roads

Rachael Treasure

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"'For me, being in a paddock means anything is possible ...' Country girl and bestselling novelist Rachael Treasure had worked hard to build a long-dreamed-of lifestyle on her own patch of dirt in Tasmania's rugged and beautiful wilderness. But through...

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Going south by Colin Hogg

Going south

Colin Hogg

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"Author Colin Hogg returns to his native soil, the south of the South Island, on a sentimental journey of rediscovery - with a difference. Accompanying him is one of his oldest friends, a fellow Southlander, and now terminally ill fellow journalist. They...

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The high road by Colin Hogg

The high road

Colin Hogg

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"Unsettled by the stiff old rules at home and the unfair realities concerning his natural medicine of choice, writer Colin Hogg and his faithful sidekick Bruce hit the high road in America on an exploration of a wild new world, where cannabis is free...

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Escape artist by Peter Monteath

Escape artist

Peter Monteath

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"The never-before-told story of World War II escape artist extraordinaire, Johnny Peck. In August 1941, an eighteen-year-old Australian soldier made his first prison break - an audacious night-time escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp in Crete.....

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Wildboy by Brando Yelavich

Wildboy

Brando Yelavich

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"To the Edge and Back is an exhilarating, nail-biting account of the Brando’s solo exploration of the Deep South. An adventure tale of grit and determination, practical survival guide and inspirational story about chasing your dreams, it’s the perfect...

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Daughter of Gloriavale by Lilia Tarawa

Daughter of Gloriavale

Lilia Tarawa

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"One young woman's true story of growing up in Gloriavale Christian Community, the repressive cult led by her grandfather, the charismatic and controlling Hopeful Christian [né Neville Cooper]. In this personal account, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shock...

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Darkest hour by Anthony McCarten

Darkest hour

Anthony McCarten

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"May, 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one Western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming prime minister, Winston Churchill...

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The great Halifax explosion by John U. Bacon

The great Halifax explosion

John U. Bacon

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"After steaming out of New York City on December 1, 1917, laden with a staggering three thousand tons of TNT and other explosives, the munitions ship Mont-Blanc fought its way up the Atlantic coast, through waters prowled by enemy U-boats. As it approached...

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The women who shaped politics by Sophy Ridge

The women who shaped politics

Sophy Ridge

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Sophy Ridge, who spends every day in Westminster as political correspondent for Sky News, has uncovered the extraordinary stories of the women who have shaped British politics, providing gripping insight into historical and contemporary stories which...

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Hidden nature by Alys Fowler

Hidden nature

Alys Fowler

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Leaving her garden to the mercy of the slugs, award-winning writer Alys Fowler set out in an inflatable kayak to explore Birmingham's canal network, full of little-used waterways where huge pike skulk and kingfishers dart. Her book is about noticing the...

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Sound by Bella Bathurst

Sound

Bella Bathurst

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In 1997, Bella Bathurst began to go deaf. Within a few months, she had lost half her hearing, and the rest was slipping away. She wasn't just missing punchlines, she was missing most of the conversation - and all of the jokes. For the next twelve yea...

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The Bettencourt affair by Thomas (Thomas Alexander) Sancton

The Bettencourt affair

Thomas (Thomas Alexander) Sancton

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"Was the world's wealthiest woman--Liliane Bettencourt--heir to an estimated thirty-six-billion-dollar L'Oreal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind...

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The power of moments by Chip Heath

The power of moments

Chip Heath

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"While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. The authors explore ways to...

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The Vanity Fair diaries by Tina Brown

The Vanity Fair diaries

Tina Brown

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"Tina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair. Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and dash and power brokering of the Excessive Eighties in New York and Hollywood...

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The saboteur by Paul Kix

The saboteur

Paul Kix

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"A scion of one of the most storied families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucald was raised in magnificent chateaux and educated in Europe's finest schools. When the Nazis invaded and imprisoned his father, La Rochefoucald escaped to England and learned...

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Promise me, Dad by Joseph R. Biden

Promise me, Dad

Joseph R. Biden

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""Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging...

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Hidden figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden figures

Margot Lee Shetterly

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"Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talente...

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Bobby Kennedy by Christopher Matthews

Bobby Kennedy

Christopher Matthews

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"Bobby Kennedy was a personal hero to a multitude of Americans. As the train carrying his body headed to Washington, whites and blacks alike stood along the tracks, saluting him. They loved him as a fellow patriot who believed a great country could also...

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Marita by Marita Lorenz

Marita

Marita Lorenz

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"Few people can say they've seen some of the most significant moments of the twentieth century unravel before their eyes. Marita Lorenz is one of them. Born in Germany at the outbreak of WWII, Marita was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a...

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Snooze by Michael McGirr

Snooze

Michael McGirr

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In Snooze, McGirr delves into the mysterious world of sleep: its many benefits, its stubborn elusiveness and what our brains get up to while we're in bed. He takes readers on a tour through the odd sleep patterns of some of history's greatest figures...

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Uniquely human by George Hillier

Uniquely human

George Hillier

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"Hillier shares experiences that influenced his life using short stories, poetry, and characterizations to give glimpses into the wide spectrum of human emotions that we all share"--

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Tom Jones by Gwen Russell

Tom Jones

Gwen Russell

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The owner of one of the most recognizable faces - not to mention voices - in the entertainment business, Sir Tom Jones is the definition of a national treasure. It has been over fifty years since Jones's breakthrough single 'It's Not Unusual' reached...

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A book of untruths by Miranda Doyle

A book of untruths

Miranda Doyle

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'A book of untruths' is a family story told through a series of lies. Each short chapter features one of these lies, and each lie builds to form a picture of a life - Miranda Doyle's life, as she struggles to understand her complicated family and her...

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Horses, heifers and hairy pigs by Julian Norton

Horses, heifers and hairy pigs

Julian Norton

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The star of a television programme about his life as a Yorkshire vet, Julian Norton works at the relocated practice in Thirsk, made famous by James Herriot in his 'All creatures great and small' books. From his childhood love of animals, through his ...

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Koh-i-Noor by William Dalrymple

Koh-i-Noor

William Dalrymple

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On 29 March 1849, the ten-year-old maharaja of Punjab was compelled to hand over great riches to the British, including perhaps the single most valuable object on the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i-Noor diamond, the Mountain of Light. The history...

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