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Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer

As a student in Melbourne, Elizabeth Kleinhenz heard frequent talk of this almost mythical figure, Germaine Greer. Urged on by her mother, a first wave feminist, she read The Female Eunuch, a clarion ..

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

This is the mass market edition of the popular book by Dr. Ben Carson whose inspiring story tells of a frustrated inner-city kid whose faith in God helped him become director of pediatric neurosurgery..

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Ginger Kid: Mostly True Tales from a Former Nerd

In Ginger Kid, popular comedian Steve Hofstetter grapples with life after seventh grade . . . when his world fell apart. Formatted as a series of personal essays, Steve walks his readers through awkwa..

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Giordano Bruno: Philosopher Heretic

Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) is one of the great figures of early modern Europe, and one of the least understood. Ingrid D. Rowland's biography establishes him once and for all as a peer of Erasmus, Sha..

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Girl with the Suitcase, The: A Girl Without a Home and the Foster Carer Who Changes her Life Forever

Why will nobody give little Grace a home? Foster carer Angela is determined to find the answer. Shunned by her mother, ten-year-old Grace has spent most of her childhood in care, moving from one ..

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Girl's Story, A

In Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman, Annie Ernaux revisits the night 50 years earlier when she found herself submerged and controlled by another person's desire and willpower. It is the summer ..

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Giving Up The Ghost

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Gloucester Crescent: Me, My Dad and Other Grown-Ups

Gloucester Crescent is a curving, leafy street, tucked between Camden Town and Primrose Hill. It's unremarkable in many ways, unless you notice the lady in the van, and the familiar-looking residents ..

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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television

In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore's TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, h..

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Graham Greene: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Granite Mountain

The true story behind the events that inspired the major motion picture Only the Brave. A "unique and bracing" (Booklist) first-person account by the sole survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnel..

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Grant

A portrait of one of America's most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant, by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow. A dramatic portrait of one of America's most compelling generals and..

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Gratitude

Oliver Sacks died in August 2015 at his home in Greenwich Village, surrounded by his close friends and family. He was 82. He spent his final days doing what he loved: playing the piano, swimming, enjo..

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Great Second Acts: In Praise of Older Women

Empowering biographies of older women in history A feminist and motivational collection of stories: Antony said of Cleopatra, "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/Her infinite variety."..

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Greatest Beer Run Ever, The

An incredible true story of how, in 1967 - having seen students protesting against the Vietnam war - Chickie Donohue and his New York City bar friends decided that someone should go to Vietnam and tak..

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Groomed to be a Bride

Maggie faces one of the most challenging cases of her career when Halima, a young, orphaned Iraqi girl comes to live with her. Barely able to communicate without a shared language, Maggie must battle ..

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H is for Hawk

This book is Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014. It was shortlisted for the the Costa Biography Award 2014. As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learni..

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H. P. Lovecraft:Against the World, Against Life: "Against the World, Against Life"

Part biographical sketch, part pronouncement on existence and literature, the French best-selling novelist Michel Houellebecq's H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life was published in France..

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Happiest Man on Earth

Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you. Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in Novemb..

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Hare with Amber Eyes : A Hidden Inheritance

264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his great uncle Iggie. Later, w..

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Harry : A Biography

Prince Harry is arguably one of the most recognised faces in the world today, and over the years has attracted both criticism and praise. In his 29 years he has served on the frontline in Afghanistan ..

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Harry M Miller: Confessions of a not-so-secret agent
Hayden Paddon: Driven

Hayden Paddon was just a boy growing up in Geraldine - in love with racing and dreaming big. Starting with nothing, and wholly determined to beat the odds, he set out on a remarkable 20-year pathway t..

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Heavy

'So beautifully written, so insightful, so thoughtful, so honest, so vulnerable, so intimate ... A gift' JESMYN WARD 'Wow. Just wow' ROXANE GAY 'Unflinchingly honest' RENI EDDO-LODGE 'An act of ..

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Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World

'HEIDA IS A FORCE OF NATURE . . . EXACTLY THE RIGHT SORT OF MODERN ROLE MODEL' SUNDAY TIMES The inspiring story of Icelandic sheep farmer, former model and feminist heroine Heida Asgeirsdot..

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Hemingway: Great Lives in Graphic Form

Most people know that Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was a towering figure of American literature, a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner and author of novels including The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and..

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Her Kind of Luck: Violin Prodigy, A Guinness-World Record Holder, A Suspected Spy, A Grandmother

In her mid-twenties, rudderless and unsure, Michelle moved into her step- great-grandmother Shan-Yi's Sydney apartment just after her passing. Shan-Yi had been part of Michelle's family since long bef..

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Hidden Valley Road

"Hidden Valley Road contains everything: scientific intrigue, meticulous reporting, startling revelations, and, most of all, a profound sense of humanity. It is that rare book that can be read again a..

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Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.

The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Eve Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photog..

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Homage to Catalonia

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Home: A Memoir

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Honey Bus, The

An extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather and one of nature's most mysterious and beguiling creatures: the honeybee. Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. S..

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Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings, A

'This book has found a special place in my heart. It's as strange, beautiful and unexpected, as precise and exquisite in its movings, as bees in a hive. I loved it' HELEN MACDONALD, author of H IS FOR..

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Hope, Never Fear

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House of Glass: The story and secrets of a twentieth-century Jewish family

The Sunday Times bestseller 'An utterly engrossing book' Nigella Lawson 'Remarkable and gripping' Edmund de Waal 'A near-perfect study of Jewish identity in the 20th century ... I don..

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House of Yan: A Family at the Heart of a Century in Chinese History, The

Through the sweeping cultural and historical transformations of China, entrepreneur Lan Yan traces her family's history through early 20th Century to present day. The history of the Yan fam..

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How Do You Want Me?

With a brand new introduction for 2020. How Do You Want Me? is critically acclaimed as brutally honest, vivid and gripping. Ruby Wax's unflinching revelation of a childhood poisoned, and a..

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How Not To Be a Boy

Robert Webb tried to follow the rules for being a man: Don't cry Drink beer Play rough Don't talk about feelings Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to ..

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How to be a Woman

It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain...Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Shou..

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How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir

WINNER OF THE 2019 KIRKUS PRIZE IN NONFICTION WINNER OF THE 2020 STONEWALL BOOK AWARD-ISRAEL FISHMAN NONFICTION AWARD ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES'S 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 One of th..

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Hungover Games, The

'The Hungover Games deftly explores expectations of modern womanhood through a beautiful, wild, painfully honest, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking story. Full of adventure and awe, Sophie Heawood..

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I Am An Island

'The memoir of the year' - Vogue 'Completely astonishing...the fragility of life transcended and restored by the triumphant pull of a determination to survive' - Juliet Nicolson When Tamsin ..

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I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

The Times Biography of the Year Longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 'A strikingly original portrait of Nietzsche and beautifully written.' Antony Beevor 'Outstanding.' The Sun..

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I Choose Elena

Aged fifteen and on track to be an Olympic gymnast, Lucia Osborne-Crowley was violently raped in Sydney on a night out, sparking a series of events that left her devastatingly ill for more than ten ye..

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known d..

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I Love the Bones of You: My Father And The Making Of Me

`My father was an "ordinary man", which of course means he was extraordinary. I aim to capture him and his impact on my life and career.' - Christopher Eccleston Drawing on his memories, Chris ..

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I Want You to Know We're Still Here: My family, the Holocaust and my search for truth

A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'Esther Safran Foer has written of her family in a way that is both uniquely and heartbreakingly her story and a deeply important testament for Ashkenazi Jews. Her..

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Ice Diaries: An Antartic Memoir

Drawn to understand what we might lose in a world without ice, acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Jean McNeil spent four months on the world's most enigmatic continent - Antarctica. In the spir..

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Illustrated Letters of Oscar Wilde, The: A Life in Letters, Writings and Wit

"I don't regret for a single moment having lived for pleasure. I did it to the full, as one should do anything one does. I lived on honeycomb." Oscar Wilde Although it is over 120 years since h..

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In Her Footsteps

Discover the lives and locations of trailblazing women who changed the course of history as you journey to the heart of women's activism, history and creativity through the ages. From the temp..

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