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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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Conundrum

The writer Jan Morris has led an extraordinary life. Perhaps her most remarkable work is this honest account of her ten-year transition from man to woman - its pains and joys, its frustrations and dis..

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Cooked Seed

In 1994, Anchee Min published Red Azalea, a memoir of growing up during the violent trauma of the Cultural Revolution. It became an international bestseller. Twenty years later, Min returns to give us..

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Corfu Trilogy, The

Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - "My Family and Other Animals", "Birds, Beasts and Relatives" and "The Garden of the Gods" by Gerald Durrell, are available in a single edition ..

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Cow Book: A Story of Life on an Irish Family Farm

'This is an important slice of living, breathing agricultural history written with absolute honesty by an insider who has the rare quality of being able to see it from the outside too.' - Rosamund You..

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Cretan Runner: His Story of the German Occupation

George Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd from the village of Asi Gonia when the battle of Crete began: It was in May 1941 that, all of a sudden, high in the sky, we heard the drone of m..

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Crime in the Family, A

A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of the Second World War In the spring of 1945, at Rechnitz on ..

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Crofter and the Laird: Life on an Hebridean Island
Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child's life

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mothe..

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Cruellest Miles, The: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic

It is 1925. The goldrush town of Nome sits two degrees below the Arctic Circle, and there are few more forbidding places on earth. When signs of diptheria broke out, Dr. Curtis Welch knew it was the b..

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Crying for Help: The Shocking True Story of a Damaged Girl with a Dark Past

Two weeks after saying farewell to her first foster child, Casey is asked to look after Sophia, a troubled 12-year-old with a sad past. Sophia's actions are disturbing and provocative and, before long..

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Currency of Love: A Courageous Journey to Finding the Love Within

In this "page-turning memoir of decadence and faith" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Jill Dodd writes movingly and evocatively about her journey from Paris model to Saudi billionaire's harem wife..

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Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory

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 fi..

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Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory

Winner of the Costa Biography Award. Keggie Carew grew up under the spell of an unorthodox, enigmatic father. An undercover guerrilla agent during the Second World War, in peacetime he lived on his wi..

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Daisy's Gift: The remarkable cancer-detecting dog who saved my life

Claire Guest was walking her dogs when Daisy, a fox red Labrador, nudged her breast insistently and stared up into her face with her big brown eyes. Sensing something was wrong, Claire visited her GP ..

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Dangerous Book of Heroes

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Dangerous Woman, A: The Life of Florence Gould

Born in turn-of-the-century San Francisco to French parents, Florence moved to Paris, aged eleven. Believing that only money brought respectability and happiness, she became the third wife of Frank Ja..

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Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years

`I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that s..

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Daring to Drive: A gripping account of one woman's home-grown courage that will speak to the fighter in all of us

THE STORY OF THE WOMAN WHO INSPIRED CHANGE WITH HER CALL FOR GREATER FREEDOMS FOR WOMEN. THE GUARDIAN: 'MANAL AL-SHARIF BECAME A GLOBAL FIGUREHEAD OF A CAUSE THAT DREW THE ATTENTION OF GLOBAL LEA..

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Daring to Drive: The Young Saudi Woman Who Stood Up to a Kingdom of Men

A visceral coming-of-age tale from the young woman who dared to stand up to a kingdom of men. Best known for her campaign work for women's rights, including the Women2Drive campaign, this is Manal al-..

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Darling Days

I was born, September 1985, in the vortex of the Lower East Side of New York: there were few rules of life and zero constraints on behaviour. If you were not eccentric, you were weird. iO - lower cas..

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Darling Pol: Letters of Mary Wesley and Eric Siepmann 1944-1967

Before her death in 2002, Mary Wesley told her biographer Patrick Marnham- 'after I met Eric I never looked at anyone else again. We lived our ups and downs but life was never boring'. Eric Siepmann w..

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Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Handsome, spirited and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and one the greatest travel writers of his generation. He was also a spectacularly gifted friend. The letters in this collection spa..

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Daughter of Empire: Life as a Mountbatten

A source of inspiration for the film Viceroy's House Pamela Mountbatten was born at the end of the 1920s into one of Britain's grandest families. The daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his glamor..

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Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution
De Profundis

Oscar Wilde wrote "I don't defend my conduct, I explain it, " when he was imprisoned in Reading Gaol in 1895 for his violation of England's stringent laws against homosexuality. Wilde's notorious liai..

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Dear Lindy: A Nation Responds to the Loss of Azaria

'This book shows just how far, wide, and deep the story has gone' - Lindy Chamberlain-CreightonAs Lindy mourned the death of her baby daughter Azaria, taken by a dingo from a campsite at Uluru i..

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Dear World: A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace

'I'm very afraid I will die tonight' - Bana Alabed, Twitter, 2 October 2016'Stop killing us.' - Bana Alabed, Twitter, 6 October 2016'I just want to live without fear.' - Bana Alabed, Twitter, 12 Octo..

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Defiance: The Life and Choices of Lady Anne Barnard

Poet and musician, artist and hostess, Lady Anne Barnard lived at the heart of Georgian society. High-born yet egalitarian, she travelled to France to observe the Revolution, rejected numerous suitors..

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Defiance: The Life and Choices of Lady Anne Barnard

"An eccentric life, wonderfully told. Lady Anne Barnard was a brave traveller, artist and observer. Stephen Taylor brings her brilliantly out of the shadows." (Stella Tillyard). Lady Anne Barnard live..

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Denial: A Memoir

Hailed by critics and readers alike, Jessica Stern's riveting memoir examines the horrors of trauma and denial as she investigates her own unsolved adolescent sexual assault at the hands of a seri..

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Denied a Mummy: The heartbreaking story of three little children searching for someone to love them.

When Maggie's latest placement arrives on her doorstep, it is clear that Sean, Dougie and their big sister Mary have been through unspeakable traumas in their short?lives. Violent and malnouris..

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Despair Of Monkeys And Other Trifles: A Memoir by Francoise Hardy

Francoise Hardy is best known in Europe for originating the famed "Ye-Ye" sound in pop music which began a cultural scene in the early 1960s. Her teenage success grew as she became a much-photographed..

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Devil That Danced On Water   A Daughter's Memoir

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Devotion

From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic-its source a mystery, its impact unexpect..

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Diana Chronicles

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Tina Brown's definitive behind-the-scenes insight into the life of Diana Princess of Wales with a brand new introduction by Andrew Marr.Twenty years after her death, Pr..

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Diaries of Franz Kafka 1910 - 1923

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Diaries, 1942 - 1954 (Volume 1)

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Diaries, 1984 - 1997 (Vol 3)

Despite advancing years, James Lees-Milne's descriptions of the people he meets, the houses he visits and country life on the Duke of Beaufort's Badminton estate are sharper than ever. He continues to..

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Diary of a Bookseller

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..

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Diary of a Mad Diva

You know what she said out loud. Can you imagine what she wrote in her diary? Celebrate the hilarious wit of the great diva Joan Rivers; even her funeral was as glamorous as her. Following up the phen..

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