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Large print nonfiction new titles

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Icebound by Andrea Pitzer

Icebound

Andrea Pitzer

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"The human story has always been one of perseverance-often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Eu...

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A year at the chateau by Dick Strawbridge

A year at the chateau

Dick Strawbridge

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Like many couples, Dick and Angel had long dreamed of living in France. But where others might settle for a modest bolthole in the French countryside, the Strawbridges fell in love with a 19th-century fairytale chateau, complete with 45 rooms, 7 outb...

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The day the Nazis came by Stephen R. Matthews

The day the Nazis came

Stephen R. Matthews

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"By the time he was six, Stephen had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. He had seen men die in front of him, walked with Jews straight...

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The beauty of living twice by Sharon Stone

The beauty of living twice

Sharon Stone

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"She was one of the most renowned actresses in the world-until a massive stroke cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Sharon Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life, and...

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Stampede by Brian Castner

Stampede

Brian Castner

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"In 1897, the United States was mired in the worst economic depression that the country had yet endured. So when all the newspapers announced gold was to be found in wildly enriching quantities at the Klondike River region of the Yukon, a mob of econ...

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Women in white coats by Olivia M. Campbell

Women in white coats

Olivia M. Campbell

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"In the early 1800s, women were dying in large numbers from treatable diseases because they avoided receiving medical care. Examinations performed by male doctors were often demeaning and even painful. In addition, women faced stigma from illness – a...

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The secret life of groceries by Benjamin Lorr

The secret life of groceries

Benjamin Lorr

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"In this page-turning exposé, author Benjamin Lorr pulls back the curtain on this highly secretive industry. Combining deep sourcing, immersive reporting, and sharp, often laugh-out-loud prose, Lorr leads a wild investigation, asking what does it take...

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Wintering by Katherine May

Wintering

Katherine May

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"Wintering is a season in the cold. It is a fallow period in life when you're cut off from the world, feeling rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress, or cast into the role of an outsider. However it arrives, wintering is usually involuntary, lonely...

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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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Bletchley Park's secret source by Peter Hore

Bletchley Park's secret source

Peter Hore

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The World War II codebreaking station at Bletchley is well known and its activities documented in detail. Its decryption capabilities were vital to the war effort, significantly aiding the Allied victory. But where did the messages being deciphered come...

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The comfort book by Matt Haig

The comfort book

Matt Haig

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THE COMFORT BOOK is a collection of little islands of hope. It gathers consolations and stories that give new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig's mix of philosophy, memoir and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and s...

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The misadventures of Polly Gillespie by Polly Gillespie

The misadventures of Polly Gillespie

Polly Gillespie

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"Polly Gillespie walks the reader through some of the ups and downs of life, with advice and warnings. She has been on radio and in magazines continuously since 1991. With empathy, self-deprecation and experience, she hopes to make you feel better about...

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Grief on the run by Julie Zarifeh

Grief on the run

Julie Zarifeh

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"Julie Zarifeh shares her tragic story of the double whammy of her 27-year-old son Sam dying in a whitewater rafting accident just 16 days after her 60-year-old husband, Paul, died of pancreatic cancer. The loss of her beloved husband and son threw Julie...

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Her say

Her say

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"In 2012, Jackie Clark launched The Aunties, a grassroots charity helping women to rebuild their lives after a period of trauma. She quit her job, turning her back on her comfortable life, to focus on The Aunties full-time, becoming Aunty in Charge a...

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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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Gangland by Jared Savage

Gangland

Jared Savage

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"Inside New Zealand's underworld of organised crime. New Zealand is now one of the most lucrative illicit drug markets in the world. Organised crime is about making money. It's a business. But over the past 20 years, the dealers have graduated from m...

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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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Labours of love by Madeleine Bunting

Labours of love

Madeleine Bunting

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"An authoritative and deeply reflective investigation into the crisis of care in the UK, with a clarion call for change, from the award-winning author and journalist. We're facing a crisis in care likely to affect every one of us over the course of our...

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Wings over water by Jonathan Glancey

Wings over water

Jonathan Glancey

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"Announced in 1912, the Schneider Trophy was a series of glamorous air contests, popularly known as races, that captivated both sides of the Atlantic. While there were many other aviation competitions, the Schneider proved to be, after a rocky start,...

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The doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Nimura

The doctors Blackwell

Janice P. Nimura

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"The vivid biography of two pioneering sisters who, together, became America's first female doctors and transformed New York's medical establishment by creating a hospital by and for women. Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was ...

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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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Black hands by Martin Van Beynen

Black hands

Martin Van Beynen

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"This is the story of a mass-murder that divided a nation. It began in a rickety old house on a cold June morning in 1994, where five members of a seemingly ordinary New Zealand family were gunned down.There were two suspects. One lay dead from a single...

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Zen heart by Mark Vette

Zen heart

Mark Vette

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"The famous animal behaviourist and trainer who captured global attention with 'Dogs Who Drive Cars' and 'Dogs Who Fly Planes' is not just an animal maestro. He's a longtime Buddhist, who brings to his relationships with animals a true emotional bond,...

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Aroha by Hinemoa Elder

Aroha

Hinemoa Elder

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"Through 52 whakatauki - traditional Māori life lessons - Māori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder shares the power of Aroha and explores how it could help us all every day ... The 52 life lessons are arranged into 4 chapters that introduce the different,...

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The dark is light enough by Vincent O'Sullivan

The dark is light enough

Vincent O'Sullivan

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"Ralph Hotere (Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa; 1931-2013) was one of Aotearoa's most significant modern artists. Hotere invited the poet, novelist and biographer Vincent O'Sullivan to write his life story in 2005. Now, this book - the result of years of research...

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Jacinda Ardern by Madeleine Chapman

Jacinda Ardern

Madeleine Chapman

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"New Zealand's prime minister has been hailed as a leader for a new generation, tired of inaction in the face of issues such as climate change and far-right terrorism. Her grace and compassion following the Christchurch mosque shooting captured the w...

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Speed kings by John (John Arthur Charles) Smailes

Speed kings

John (John Arthur Charles) Smailes

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"Winning the Indianapolis 500, the greatest spectacle in motorsport, has been a quest for Australians and New Zealanders since the first race in 1911. Seventeen have tried and two have succeeded: Scott Dixon in 2008 and Will Power in 2018. Rupert Jef...

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The 52 week project by Lauren Keenan

The 52 week project

Lauren Keenan

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"It was winter. Lauren Keenan was separated from her husband, lonely, and miserable. Then came the Night of 27 Rejections of Doom: asking 27 people to hang out one Friday night, and every single person saying no. Her attempts to console herself by going...

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Down South by Bruce Ansley

Down South

Bruce Ansley

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"In Down South, writer Bruce Ansley goes on a journey of rediscovery, back to his beloved South Island. From Curio Bay in Southland to Totaranui in Golden Bay, this is both a provocative history and a vast expedition across the land once known as Mid...

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The Covid chronicles by Paul Little

The Covid chronicles

Paul Little

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"The dramatic story of New Zealand's response to a global pandemic. For the first time in history, on 15 March 2020 the New Zealand government closed the country's borders. What followed was a story unprecedented in almost every way imaginable. Featu...

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The quick and the dead by Cynric Temple-Camp

The quick and the dead

Cynric Temple-Camp

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"A dead body without a trace of trauma; alien parasites; worms of the brain; crocodile attacks; bizarre eating disorders and surgical puzzles. Pathologist, former medical officer and self-confessed death-aficionado Cynric Temple-Camp's compelling stories...

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Tough country by Mike Bellamy

Tough country

Mike Bellamy

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"Tall tales of New Zealand bushmen, tradies and back-country rogues. Mike Bellamy's father Barry is as tough as they come. Widely credited as the inspiration for Barry Crump's back-country character Sam Cash, Barry was a roving worker in rural North ...

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I'm in a United State by Paul Henry

I'm in a United State

Paul Henry

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"Despite his best intentions, Paul Henry has written his third book. It's a charming and eccentric ramble through the United States and back to New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are two weddings, an election, a new TV show and his love ...

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Guiding lights by Shona Riddell

Guiding lights

Shona Riddell

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"Discover the stories of remarkable lighthouse women through the ages, and the myths and legends that surround them. Women have a long history of keeping the lights burning, from tending ancient altar flames or bonfires to modern-day lighthouse keeping....

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Taking the punches by Mike (Boxing promoter) Edwards

Taking the punches

Mike (Boxing promoter) Edwards

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"A story of the cut-throat world of promoting in New Zealand boxing, from the 1960s to the modern era, as told by legendary trainer and promoter Mike Edwards. 'Who would want to be a boxing promoter? It's like being on a treadmill you can't get off, as...

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Billy T by Matt Elliott

Billy T

Matt Elliott

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"Billy T James was a larger-than-life comedian who gave us some of our best belly laughs, creating enduring characters as he poked the borax at race relations in New Zealand. His characters were Kiwi through and through and we loved him for it. When he...

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With my little eye by Sandra Hogan

With my little eye

Sandra Hogan

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"Growing up in the 1950s, the three Doherty children were trained by their parents to memorise car number plates, to spot unusual behaviour on the street, and most important of all, to avoid drawing attention to themselves. The children became unwitting...

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Sleep easy by Bernice Tuffery

Sleep easy

Bernice Tuffery

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"Bad sleep sucks. Sleep deficiency defies our biology and sabotages our days. Yet more than a third of us struggle to get to sleep or stay asleep at night. We can shake off the odd sleepless night, but when sleep difficulties persist, things start to...

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Kamala's way by Dan Morain

Kamala's way

Dan Morain

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"There's very little that's conventional about Kamala Harris, yet her personal story also represents the best of America. Morain introduces us to the fast-rising prosecutor, who became the first Black female attorney general in California history. He...

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The dead are arising by Les Payne

The dead are arising

Les Payne

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"An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly...

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Where I come from by Rick Bragg

Where I come from

Rick Bragg

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"A collection of wide-ranging and endearingly personal columns by the celebrated author, newspaper columnist, and Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg, culled from his best-loved pieces in Southern Living and Garden & Gun. From his love of Tupperware ("My...

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Singular sensation by Michael (Theater critic) Riedel

Singular sensation

Michael (Theater critic) Riedel

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"At the dawn of the nineties, the British invasion of Broadway was in full swing. Musical spectacles dominated the box office. As American musical comedy made its grand return, plays, always an endangered species on Broadway, staged a powerful comeback....

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Blood and treasure by Bob Drury

Blood and treasure

Bob Drury

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"The explosive true saga of the legendary figure, Daniel Boone, and the bloody struggle for America's frontier by two bestselling authors at the height of their writing power--Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. It is the mid-eighteenth century, and in the 13 ...

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The princess spy by Larry Loftis

The princess spy

Larry Loftis

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"When Aline Griffith was born in a quiet suburban New York hamlet, no one had any idea that she would go on to live a life of glamour and danger that Ingrid Bergman only played at in Notorious. As the US enters the Second World War, the young college...

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The well gardened mind by Sue Stuart-Smith

The well gardened mind

Sue Stuart-Smith

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"How can getting outdoors help us to look after our mental health? In a powerful combination of contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis and brilliant storytelling, The Well Gardened Mind investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for yea...

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Between light and storm by Esther Woolfson

Between light and storm

Esther Woolfson

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"Beginning with the very origins of life on Earth, Woolfson considers pre-historic human-animal interaction and traces the millennia-long evolution of conceptions of the soul and conscience in relation to the animal kingdom, and the consequences of our...

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Prince Philip revealed by Ingrid Seward

Prince Philip revealed

Ingrid Seward

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"For over 70 years, Prince Philip has been the Queen's constant companion and support, but his vital role in the monarchy has too often gone largely unnoticed. Now, in Ingrid Seward's superb biography of the Duke of Edinburgh, we get the chance to read...

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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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Ageless by Andrew Steele

Ageless

Andrew Steele

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"A startling chronicle by a brilliant young scientist takes us onto the frontiers of the science of aging, and reveals how close we are to an astonishing extension of our life spans and a vastly improved quality of life in our later years. Aging--not...

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Watermarks by Lenka Janiurek

Watermarks

Lenka Janiurek

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Janiurek won the prestigious Young Writer's Competition at the Royal Court Theatre in London when she was just seventeen, and then went on to produce five plays before moving away from writing and London, with her young family. She went on to teach, and...

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If then by Jill Lepore

If then

Jill Lepore

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"A brilliant, revelatory account of the Cold War origins of the data-mad, algorithmic twenty-first century, from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller, These Truths. The Simulmatics Corporation, founded in 1959, mined data, targeted vo...

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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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The soul of a woman by Isabel Allende

The soul of a woman

Isabel Allende

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"The wise, warm, defiant new book from literary legend Isabel Allende – a meditation on power, feminism and what it means to be a woman. "When I say that I was a feminist in kindergarten, I am not exaggerating." As a child, Isabel Allende watched her...

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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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The mystery of Charles Dickens by A. N. Wilson

The mystery of Charles Dickens

A. N. Wilson

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Charles Dickens was a superb public performer, a great orator and one of the most famous of the Eminent Victorians. Slight of build, with a frenzied, hyper-energetic personality, Dickens looked much older than his fifty-eight years when he died an oc...

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Prince Philip revealed by Ingrid Seward

Prince Philip revealed

Ingrid Seward

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"The son of Greek and Danish royalty, consort to the queen, and the grandfather of Princes Harry and William, Prince Philip has been at the heart of the royal family for decades--yet he remains an enigma to many. From his early childhood in Paris amo...

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Group by Christie Tate

Group

Christie Tate

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"Christie Tate had just been named the top student in her law school class and finally had her eating disorder under control. Why then was she fantasizing about her own death? Why was she envisioning putting an end to the isolation and sadness that s...

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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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Walk in my combat boots by James Patterson

Walk in my combat boots

James Patterson

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"Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines speak in their own words about real life in today's armed forces. These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who've fought overseas...

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Think again by Adam M. Grant

Think again

Adam M. Grant

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"The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your beliefs and to know what you don't know, which can position you for success at work and happiness at home. The difficulty of ret...

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Pull no punches by Judith Collins

Pull no punches

Judith Collins

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"The most anticipated political memoir of the year. A frank account from National MP Judith Collins of the highs and lows of a political life. From humble beginnings as the daughter of Labour-voting farming parents, Judith Collins has carved a path to...

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Know your place by Golriz Ghahraman

Know your place

Golriz Ghahraman

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"When she was just nine, Golriz Ghahraman and her parents were forced to flee their home in Iran. After a terrifying and uncertain journey, they landed in Auckland where they were able to seek asylum and - ultimately - create a new life. In this open...

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The book of overthinking by Gwendoline Smith

The book of overthinking

Gwendoline Smith

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"Overthinking is also known as worrying or ruminating and it's a form of anxiety that many people suffer from. Psychologist and bestselling author Gwendoline Smith explains in clear and simple language the concepts of positive and negative overthinking,...

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The barefoot investor by Scott Pape

The barefoot investor

Scott Pape

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"This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? Well, you won't be overwhelmed with a bunch of 'tips' or a strict budget (that you...

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The diggers of Colditz by Jack Champ

The diggers of Colditz

Jack Champ

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"Colditz Castle was Nazi Germany's infamous 'escape-proof' wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners...

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Extraordinary old dogs by Laura Greaves

Extraordinary old dogs

Laura Greaves

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"Elderly dogs are doing extraordinary things. Puppies are wonderful, but there is something truly special about an old dog. It’s the grey muzzle and salt-and-pepper eyebrows; the face that says ‘been there, sniffed that’. More than anything, it’s the...

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With the wind behind us by Matt Elliott

With the wind behind us

Matt Elliott

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"Stretching back to the great migrations from Polynesia to the world-beating success of Team New Zealand; from Johnny Wray's Ngataki to Harry Highet's humble P-class dinghy; from red socks to kauri yachts: With the Wind Behind Us is a celebration of ...

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New Zealanders by Thomas Sainsbury

New Zealanders

Thomas Sainsbury

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"A guide to the weird and wonderful inhabitants of New Zealand, and the places you'll find them. After years of mimicking celebrities and Kiwi stereotypes on social media, comedian Tom Sainsbury has compiled all his favourite character types into a book....

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The captain's run by Gregor Paul

The captain's run

Gregor Paul

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"How the captains of the last 50 years have gone about leading the world's most successful rugby team. The job of All Blacks captain comes with a scrutiny that puts it alongside the prime minister in terms of profile and public expectation. It takes a...

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Tupaia by Joan Druett

Tupaia

Joan Druett

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"Tupaia sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific and was the ship's translator. Lauded by Europeans as "an extraordinary genius", Tupaia was also a master navigator, a brilliant orator and a most devious pol...

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Farm for life by Tangaroa Walker

Farm for life

Tangaroa Walker

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"How farming helped Tangaroa Walker to stand up, stand out and realize his own dreams. The awesomely inspiring true story of how Tangaroa Walker turned his life around through farming - and how what he learned can help anyone succeed. Tangaroa Walker’s...

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Let us dream by Pope Francis

Let us dream

Pope Francis

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"The leader of the Catholic Church discusses what the COVID-19 crisis revealed about the cruelty and inequality of society, what it can teach about handling upheaval, and how to make the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people."--Publisher'...

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This time next year we'll be laughing by Jacqueline Winspear

This time next year we'll be laughing

Jacqueline Winspear

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"After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her memoir tackles such difficult, poignant, and fascinating...

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