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A private spy by John Le Carré

A private spy

John Le Carré

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"An archive of letters written by the late John le Carré, giving readers access to the intimate thoughts of one of the greatest writers of our time The never-before-seen correspondance of John le Carré, one of the most important novelists of our generation,...

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Spare by Prince Harry

Spare

Prince Harry

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"It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother's coffin as the world watched in sorrow--and horror. As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes...

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Head trauma by Nick Smith

Head trauma

Nick Smith

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"A humorous yet honest look at the education system, from trainee teacher to headmaster across an extraordinary thirty-year career." -- Publisher.

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The last overland by Alex Bescoby

The last overland

Alex Bescoby

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"'The Last Overland' is the remarkable story of filmmaker and historian Alex Bescoby's journey to recreate the iconic First Overland expedition made in 1956 in the original 'Oxford' Land Rover and the story behind the All4 documentary series." -- Publisher.

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A child of the East End by Jean Fullerton

A child of the East End

Jean Fullerton

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"Welcome to the East End. Life in Cockney London was tough in the post-war years. The government's broken promises had led to a chronic housing shortage, rampant crime and families living in squalor. But one thing prevailed - the unbeatable spirit of the East...

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The escape artist by Jonathan Freedland

The escape artist

Jonathan Freedland

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"In April 1944 a teenager named Rudolf Vrba was planning a daring and unprecedented escape from Auschwitz. After hiding in a pile of timber planks for three days while 3,000 SS men and their bloodhounds searched for him, Vrba and his fellow escapee Fred...

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Dinners with Ruth by Nina Totenberg

Dinners with Ruth

Nina Totenberg

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"Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer,...

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Putin by Philip Short

Putin

Philip Short

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"The monumental biography of the most influential leader on the world stage in the last twenty years. Vladimir Putin is a pariah to the West. Alone among world leaders, he has the power to reduce the United States and Europe to ashes in a nuclear firestorm and...

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Resilient by John Eldredge

Resilient

John Eldredge

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"New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge gives readers who are drained from the madness of modern life the tools they need to follow Jesus' path of supernatural resilience so they can recover their joy, strengthen their hearts, and thrive through the...

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Straight up by Ruby Tui

Straight up

Ruby Tui

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"After a childhood filled with neglect Ruby yearned for another path. Determined not to let her upbringing limit her, she survived abuse, drugs and tragedy to become one of the most successful women's rugby players in the world. The explosion of women's rugby...

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How to be a bad Muslim and other essays by Mohamed Hassan

How to be a bad Muslim and other essays

Mohamed Hassan

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"Funny, elegiac and chilling, these essays from award-winning New Zealand writer Mohamed Hassan blend storytelling, memoir and non-fiction to map the experience of being Muslim in the C21st. This is the breakout non-fiction book from award-winning New Zealand...

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Learning to be French (and failing) by Anna Bibby

Learning to be French (and failing)

Anna Bibby

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"Anna Bibby owned a successful art gallery in New Zealand until one day, on holiday in France, she bought a falling-down house in a picturesque medieval village. So began the process of renovating her beautiful old house which, of course, wasn't without its...

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No excuses by Dave Letele

No excuses

Dave Letele

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"The amazing true story of Dave “the Brown Buttabean” Letele and how he turned his life around. Dave Letele’s incredible life has taken him from footy to failure, crime to community, fat to fit and riches to rags -- and back again. Today, he is an...

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Sons of a good keen man

Sons of a good keen man

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"Barry Crump was a titan of New Zealand writing, his semi-autobiographical novels about life as a rugged outdoorsman selling more than a million copies. In his time, he was held up as the quintessential Kiwi bloke. In our time, the situation is less sure, with...

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A fish in the swim of the world by Benjamin Brown

A fish in the swim of the world

Benjamin Brown

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"Gathered from the tobacco-green valleys of the Motueka River where he grew up during the 1960s and 1970s, Brown's memoir is rich with a sense of place, of family. The strands of his parents' lives reach from Outback Australia and the hardship years of the...

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Here for a good time by Chris (Comedian) Parker

Here for a good time

Chris (Comedian) Parker

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"Star of stand-up, winner of Celebrity Treasure Island and lockdown Instagram sensation, Chris Parker shares a series of short stories, essays and musings. Chris has made a name for himself as an outspoken, witty and charming personality who is consistently...

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Landlines by Raynor Winn

Landlines

Raynor Winn

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Raynor Winn knows that her husband Moth's health is declining, getting worse by the day. She knows of only one cure. It worked once before. But will he - CAN he - set out with her on another healing walk? The Cape Wrath Trail is over two hundred miles of...

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Deer Creek Drive by Beverly Lowry

Deer Creek Drive

Beverly Lowry

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"In 1948, in the most stubbornly Dixiefied corner of the Jim Crow south, society matron Idella Thompson was viciously murdered in her own home: stabbed some hundred and fifty times with pruning shears, she was left face-down in one of the bathrooms. Her...

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Undoctored by Adam Kay

Undoctored

Adam Kay

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Adam Kay's secret diary from his time as a junior doctor, THIS IS GOING TO HURT, was read by millions, translated into numerous languages, and adapted into a major BBC television series. But that was only part of the story. What happened when a physician...

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Friends, lovers, and the big terrible thing by Matthew Perry

Friends, lovers, and the big terrible thing

Matthew Perry

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"The beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence. In an extraordinary story that only he could tell,...

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Confidence man by Maggie Haberman

Confidence man

Maggie Haberman

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"From the Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter who has defined Donald J. Trump's presidency like no other journalist: a magnificent and disturbing reckoning that moves beyond simplistic caricature, chronicling his rise in New York City to his...

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The crane wife by CJ Hauser

The crane wife

CJ Hauser

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"Ten days after calling off her wedding, CJ Hauser went on an expedition to study the whooping crane. She realized she'd been trapped by her own narratives about love, ones that looked like other people's. But what if there were room for a different kind of...

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Mr Horniman's walrus by Clare Paterson

Mr Horniman's walrus

Clare Paterson

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"'Mr Horniman's Walrus' tells the story of the rise and fall of three generations of a remarkable and dysfunctional Victorian family - the Hornimans - exploring the lives and loves behind their extraordinary and varied legacies." -- Publisher.

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Jennifer Juniper by Jenny Boyd

Jennifer Juniper

Jenny Boyd

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"The incredible, compelling memoir of Sixties muse Jenny Boyd, the inspiration for Donovan's hit record 'Jennifer Juniper', friend to the Beatles, and twice-married to rockstar and founder of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood." -- Publisher.

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The bodyguard by Lee Sansum

The bodyguard

Lee Sansum

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"This is the story of 'the real' Bodyguard, Lee Sansum, ex-Royal Military Policeman, martial arts champion, private military contractor and expert in close protection. In being part of Mohamed and Dodi al-Fayed's protection team, Lee also had to protect the...

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The husband poisoner by Tanya Bretherton

The husband poisoner

Tanya Bretherton

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After World War II, Sydney experienced a chillingly calculated crime wave thanks to discontent mixed with despair, greed with callous disregard. Women who had lost their wartime freedoms headed back into the kitchen with sinister intent, and the household...

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Dead in the water by Matthew (Reporter) Campbell

Dead in the water

Matthew (Reporter) Campbell

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"In July 2011, the oil tanker Brillante Virtuoso was drifting through the treacherous Gulf of Aden when a crew of pirates attacked and set her ablaze in a devastating explosion. But when David Mockett, a maritime surveyor working for Lloyd's of London,...

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Incredible Kratu by Tess Eagle Swan

Incredible Kratu

Tess Eagle Swan

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"By the time she was in her twenties, Tess Swan had moved into a squat and become addicted to heroin. Unable to maintain social relationships, and suffering terrible mental and physical health, she gave birth to two children she couldn't care for. After later...

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What makes us stronger by Freya Lewis

What makes us stronger

Freya Lewis

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"Freya Lewis was just three metres away from the terrorist who detonated the bomb at the Manchester Arena on the night of 22nd May 2017. Her best friend Nell, who she'd been linking arms with at the time, was tragically killed, but Freya - thrown forward by...

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The puzzler by A. J. Jacobs

The puzzler

A. J. Jacobs

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"What makes puzzles--jigsaws, mazes, riddles, sudokus--so satisfying? Be it the formation of new cerebral pathways, their close link to insight and humor, or their community-building properties, they're among the fundamental elements that make us human....

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Tough outback by Mike Bellamy

Tough outback

Mike Bellamy

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"In 1989 Mike Bellamy set off for the remote town of Wiluna, on the edge of the Western Desert. Keen to make a buck from Australia's mining boom, the fledgling Kiwi soon realised he'd walked across a frontier into a roughshod world where anyone trying to last...

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Destination Buchenwald by Colin Burgess

Destination Buchenwald

Colin Burgess

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"The harrowing story of the Allied airmen who experienced the true horrors of Nazism firsthand. It was the summer of 1944 as liberating Allied forces surged towards Paris following the D-Day landings. For a large group of downed airmen being held in that...

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Tools for the top paddock by Kane Brisco

Tools for the top paddock

Kane Brisco

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"When Kane Brisco was at his lowest ebb, he could barely even look at his stock. He stood in the middle of a paddock, with water flowing over his boots, trying to comprehend how many days of rain he'd endured without a break ... Consumed by a myriad of...

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We never die by Matt Fraser

We never die

Matt Fraser

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"Psychic medium Matt Fraser, author of When Heaven Calls, is back to unpack the number one question folks ask him: What happens after death? Although we might expect a complicated answer, it's actually pretty simple: We never die! Drawing from thousands of...

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Yes, Minister by Christopher Finlayson

Yes, Minister

Christopher Finlayson

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"An insightful, revealing and entertaining glimpse into what really made the John Key government one of the most successful conservative governments in New Zealand. Christopher Finlayson is a lawyer and was a senior minister in the John Key-led National...

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Under a big sky by Tim Saunders

Under a big sky

Tim Saunders

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"The joys and challenges of day-to-day farming in extraordinary circumstances. Tim Saunders writes about his life and work on the farm that's been in his family for five generations. There's drought, farming during lockdown, illness, financial pressure and the...

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Sins of my father by Lily Dunn

Sins of my father

Lily Dunn

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"When Lily Dunn was just six years old, her father left the family home to follow his guru to India, trading domestic life for clothes dyed in oranges and reds and the promise of enlightenment with the cult of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Since then he has been a...

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The insect crisis by Oliver Milman

The insect crisis

Oliver Milman

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"When is the last time you were stung by a wasp? Or were followed by a cloud of midges? Or saw a butterfly? All these normal occurrences are becoming much rarer. A groundswell of research suggests insect numbers are in serious decline all over the world - in...

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Uncrowned queen by Nicola Tallis

Uncrowned queen

Nicola Tallis

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"During the bloody and uncertain days of the Wars of the Roses, Margaret Beaufort was married to the half brother of the Lancastrian King Henry VI. A year later she endured a traumatic birth that brought her and her son close to death. She was just 13 years...

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The shortest history of India by John Zubrzycki

The shortest history of India

John Zubrzycki

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"From the earliest humans and the Harappán civilisation to Muslim invaders, the great Mughals, British rule, the country's struggle for automony and present-day hopes and challenges, John Zubrzycki masterfully condenses five millennia of deities, mutinies,...

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The shortest history of the Soviet Union by Sheila Fitzpatrick

The shortest history of the Soviet Union

Sheila Fitzpatrick

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"Soviet Russia arrived in the world accidentally and departed unexpectedly. More than a hundred years after the Russian Revolution, the tumultuous history of the Soviet Union continues to fascinate us and influence global politics. Here is an irresistible...

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The dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlington

The dressmakers of Auschwitz

Lucy Adlington

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At the height of the Holocaust, twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp - mainly Jewish women and girls - were selected to design, cut, and sew beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women in a dedicated salon. It was work...

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