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Buy Me the Sky: The Remarkable Truth of China's One-Child Generations

With journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. At a t..

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C. S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

The recent Narnia films have inspired a resurgence of interest in C. S. Lewis, the Oxford academic, popular theologian and, most famously, creator of the magical world of Narnia - and this authoritati..

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Cake and the Rain, The: A Memoir

Jimmy Webb's words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and Linda Ronstadt. He's the only artist ev..

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Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood summers eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. Determined to le..

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Can I Let You Go?: A Heartbreaking True Story of Love, Loss and Moving on

Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child. Faye is 24, pregnant, and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother's a..

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger

Before turning to her life of crime, running a one-woman forgery business out of a phone booth in a Greenwich Village bar, and dodging the FBI, Lee Israel had a legitimate, even celebrated, career as ..

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Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady: The True Story of Bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg

He was the gentleman bushranger . she was the woman who rode with him. This is the true story of Captain Thunderbolt and his lady. 'Bail up!' demanded Captain Thunderbolt before he shouted the ba..

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Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul

This is the first fully-illustrated biography of one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, famous for his pioneering exploration of dreams, the unconscious, and spirituality. Carl Jung continu..

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Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds: Princess Leia & Unsinkable Tammy in Hell

This hot, two-in-one biography examines the complicated co-dependencies of the greatest but most dysfunctional mother-daughter act in showbiz, Debbie Reynolds and her talented, often traumatized daugh..

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Carrington's Letters: Her Art, Her Loves, Her Friendships

'Your letters are a great pleasure. I lap them down with breakfast and they do me more good than tonics, blood capsules or iron jelloids' Lytton Strachey Dora Carrington was considered an outside..

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Catherine the Great

The extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most powerful women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by shee..

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Catherine the Great and Potemkin: The Imperial Love Affair

'One of the great love stories of history, in a league with Napoleon and Josephine, and Antony and Cleopatra ...Excellent, with dazzling mastery of detail and literary flair' Economist It was history..

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

The extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most powerful women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by shee..

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Challenge Accepted!

Funny woman, Instagram star and international comedy sensation, Celeste Barber's Challenge Accepted! is a hilarious and outspoken guide to life, unwanted gas and how to rock a sexy scar. It's real, li..

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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

Charles Darwin: the man who discovered evolution? The man who killed off God? Or a flawed man of his age, part genius, part ruthless careerist who would not acknowledge his debts to other thinkers?In ..

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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

Charles Darwin: the man who discovered evolution? The man who killed off God? Or a flawed man of his age, part genius, part ruthless careerist who would not acknowledge his debts to other thinkers?In ..

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Charles: The Heart of a King

The Sunday Times Top Ten Best-seller. "[The book that] made headlines around the world." (Independent). He has lived his whole life in the public eye, yet he remains an enigma. He was born to be king,..

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Charlotte Bronte: A Life

Raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors, watching five beloved siblings sicken and die, haunted by unrequited love: Charlotte Bronte's life has all the drama and tragedy of the great Gothic novels..

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Charmed Life: The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon

The story of a fascinating man who connected the great politicians, artists and thinkers at the height of British global power and influence. A famed aesthete and patron, Philip Sassoon's world was on..

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Chase the Rainbow

`A candid, warm, sad, surprisingly funny, raw, brave, bittersweet book.' - MATT HAIG `Chase the Rainbow is a game-changing book. Poorna Bell's moving account of the pressures on modern men cou..

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Chase the Rainbow

'A candid, warm, sad, surprisingly funny, raw, brave, bittersweet book.' - Matt Haig 'Chase the Rainbow is a game-changing book. Poorna Bell's moving account of the pressures on modern men could be a ..

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Che: A Graphic Biography

Since his murder 50 years ago in Bolivia, Ernesto "Che" Guevara has become a universally known revolutionary icon and political figure whose image is among the most recognizable in the world. This dra..

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Chief Engineer: The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

A New Statesman Book of the Year for 2017 His father conceived of the Brooklyn Bridge, but it was Washington Roebling who built this iconic feat of human engineering after his father's tragic dea..

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Child Called It, A

A harrowing, yet inspiring true story of a young boy's abusive childhood, from internationally bestselling author Dave Pelzer. Brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alc..

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Child that Books Built

What would you find if you went back and re-read your favourite books from childhood? In The Child That Books Built Francis Spufford revisits all those childhood obsessions: fairy tales; Where th..

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Choice

THE AWARDWINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Even in hell, hope can flower 'Eger's remarkable spirit shines through in every word' Stylist In 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent ..

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Choice, The

'The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leave you forever changed' DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize LaureateIn 1944, sixteen-year-ol..

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Chronology of Water, The

From the debris of her troubled early life, Lidia Yuknavitch weaves an astonishing tale of survival. A kind of memoir that is also a paean to the pursuit of beauty, self-expression, desire - for men a..

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Churchill

From the admiralty to the miner's strike, from the Battle of Britain to eventual victory over Nazi Germany, Churchill oversaw some of the most important events the world has ever seen. Winning the Nob..

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Churchill

There are few figures in British history more famous than Winston Churchill. Renowned for guiding Britain through the tumultuous Second World War, his speeches echo through history, and his wartime le..

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Churchill: The Life: An authorised pictorial biography

'Evocative pictures of Churchill pack this fascinating biography' - The Mail on SundayTogether with his unique selection of images, acclaimed historian Max Arthur's evocative and insightful narrativ..

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Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Winston Churchill dominates our view of the history of Britain in the twentieth century - the brash, brave and ambitious young aristocrat who sought out danger in late Victorian wars, the mercurial Fi..

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Cicely Saunders: A Life and Legacy

Born at the end of World War One into a prosperous London family, Cicely Saunders struggled at school before gaining entry to Oxford University to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. As World War..

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Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee

BOOK OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, EVENING STANDARD 'Easily the best single-volume, cradle-to-grave life of Clement Attlee yet written.' Andrew Roberts 'Fascinating ...He write..

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Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee: Winner of the Orwell Prize

**WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING****WINNER OF THE ELIZABETH LONGFORD PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY***Book of the year: The Times, Sunday Times, New Statesman, Spectator, Evening Sta..

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Cleo : How a Small Black Cat Helped Heal A Family

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Co-Op's Got Bananas, The: A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North

A poignant and very personal childhood memoir of growing up in Cumbria during the Second World War and into the 1950s, from columnist Hunter Davies Despite the struggle to make ends meet during ..

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Codename Suzette: An extraordinary story of resistance and rescue in Nazi Paris

'During the German occupation of France, Suzanne Spaak displayed almost super-human courage . . . Anne Nelson has written an extraordinary book that finally does justice to Spaak's story of heroism an..

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Coen Brothers

Brought completely up to date, this insightful biography remains "a must for any self-respecting Coen fan" ("Screentrade"). This fully updated edition of the first biography of the Coen Brothers inclu..

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Cold Vein

For the last three years [my daughter], has been slowly dying. Although she is sixteen, she weighs as much as an eight-year-old. Her hormone levels are those of a post-menopausal woman. We have tried ..

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Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum
Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane

Hans Sloane was the greatest collector of his time, and one of the greatest of all time. His name is familiar today through the London streets and squares named after him, but the man himself, and his..

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Colonial Naturalist, A: Henry Suter's Life of Discovery and Hardship on New Zealand

Henry Suter is one of the forgotten German-speaking naturalists who made it their life's work to discover and describe New Zealand's flora and fauna. Leaving behind a failed business in Switzerland, ..

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Colour Bar (Film Tie In): The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation

The true story of a love which defied family, Apartheid, and empire - the inspiration for the major new feature film A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike London, 1947. He was t..

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Common Ground

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016. Shortlisted for the 2015 Portico Prize for Non-Fiction. "Sensitive, thoughtful and poetic ...leading us into a whole new way of looking at the world". (Micha..

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Common Ground: A Political Life

Justin Trudeau's candid memoir reveals for the first time the experiences that have shaped him over the course of his life, revealing how his passion for politics took root. From his childhood at the ..

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Complete Books of Charles Fort

This scholarly exploration of the borderlands between science and fantasy features four complete works by the redoubtable Charle Fort (1874-1932): The Book of the Damned, Lo!, Wild Talents, and New La..

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Concussion

This is the story of one man's fight against a multibillion dollar colossus. A man who stood up for what was right, whatever the cost. The brilliant young forensic pathologist had no idea that the bod..

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Confessions of a Funeral Director: How Death Saved My Life

"I tremble to say there's good in death, because I've looked in the eyes of the grieving mother and I've seen the heartbreak of the stricken widow, but I've also seen something more in death, somethin..

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Confessions of an English Opium Eater

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Consequential President

Once a most unlikely candidate, Barack Obama's successful campaign for the White House made him a worldwide sensation and a transformative figure even before he was inaugurated. Elected as the Iraq Wa..

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