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Emergency

Every day across Australia, specialist emergency physicians do extraordinary things under immense pressure. The stakes are high; everyone gets pushed to the limit. Lives are saved, patients die. Some ..

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Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide s..

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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Story of Huguette Clark and the Loss of One of the World's Greatest Fortunes

"Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of nineteenth-century America with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart ..

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Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

From the Nasa astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly's fascinating world and ..

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Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Guley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman
Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge: The Seafaring Diaries of a Victorian Lady

Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of a Master Mariner, and she travelled with him on at least five occasions (1869, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1886), sailing to Melbourne with emigrants and cargo. The fir..

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Equal Justice

Rabia Siddique is a woman with an extraordinary perspective. Growing up as a Muslim in the conservative and monocultural landscape of 1970s suburban Perth, she knew what it was like to be different. I..

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Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts From a Life

For many, Ernest Hemingway remains more a compilation of myths than a person: soldier, sportsman, lover, expat and, of course, writer. But the actual life beneath these various legends remains ..

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Erratics, The

The family secrets are only just beginning to unravel... When her elderly mother is hospitalised unexpectedly, Vicki travels to her parents' isolated ranch home in Alberta, Canada, to help her father..

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Escape

The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children. When she was eighteen years old,..

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Escape from Camp 14 : One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Twenty-six years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. Located about 55 miles north of Pyongyang, the labor camp is a 'c..

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Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

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Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific

A captivating true-life romance between two young American reporters who fell in love and embarked on a harrowing journey after the fall of Manila, traveling from island to island with the Japanese in..

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Evelyn Waugh's Oxford

Oxford held a special place in Evelyn Waugh's imagination. So formative were his Oxford years that the city never left him, appearing again and again in his novels in various forms. This book explores..

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Ever the Diplomat : Confessions of a Foreign Office Mandarin

In this entertaining and engaging memoir, former ambassador Sherard Cowper-Coles lifts the lid on embassy life throughout the world. In 1977 fresh-faced Oxford graduate Sherard Cowper-Coles entered th..

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Every Day Is Extra

Every Day Is Extra is John Kerry's personal story. The title comes from a saying he and his buddies had in Vietnam. A child of privilege, Kerry went to private schools and Yale, then enlisted in the U..

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Every Third Thought: On Life, Death, and the Endgame

As read on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 'Thoughtful, subtle, elegantly clever and oddly joyous, Every Third Thought is beautiful' - Kate Mosse In 1995, at the age of forty-two, Robert McCru..

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Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal

An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thirty years of frien..

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Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

`The small translucent bottle of shampoo outlived him. It was the kind you take home from hotels in distant places. For over a year it had sat on the shower shelf where he had left it. I looked at it ..

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Everyone Makes Mistakes: Living with My Daddy in Jail

Take a heartwarming journey with 10-year-old author, Madison Strempek, as she candidly depicts her life experience of living with her father in jail. Through her eyes, you will live the heartbreak of ..

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Everything I Know About Love: The Sunday Times Top 5 Bestseller

'A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her' Julie Burchill 'If Nora Ephron is the cool aunt you wish you'd had, Dolly Alderton is your fav..

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Excellent Choice

When British journalist, memoirist, and New York-transplant Emma Brockes decides to become pregnant, she quickly realises that, being single, 37, and in the early stages of a same-sex relationship, sh..

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Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom

A spiritual as well as a factual autobiography, this is a self-portrait of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a 20th-century icon and controversial victim of the U.S. justice system turned spokesperson for the..

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F Word, The

If there's one piece of invaluable advice for women and girls of all ages, it is that there is nothing more important than creating and maintaining strong, positive and happy friendships with other wo..

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Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee, The

A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else-Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill-from the authors of Furious Love. ..

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Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Murder

'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants said they understood she was he..

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Facts And Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

Clapper traces his career through five decades of national intelligence operations, the growing threat of cyberattacks, his relationships with Presidents and Congress, and the truth about Russia's rol..

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Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World's Most Notorious Atheist

At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most notorious atheist in the world. And yet, all was not as it seemed. "Nobody is not a divided self, of course," he once told an interviewer,..

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Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

'Emer O'Sullivan has made an indispensable contribution to Wildean literature ...Compelling, informative and fascinating' Stephen Fry Oscar Wilde's father - scientist, surgeon, archaeologist, writer -..

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Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

Oscar Wilde owed his most outstanding characteristics - his precocious intellectualism, his flamboyance, his hedonism, his recklessness, his pride, his sense of superiority, his liberal sexual values ..

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Family Romance

In this acclaimed memoir from the award-winning author of "Fragrant Harbour", John Lanchester pieces together his family's past and uncovers their extraordinary secrets - from his grandparents' life i..

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Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

Unlock the secrets in your DNA! Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA tes..

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Farewell to the Father

"Tim Elliott's story - on his father and love against the odds - will split your heart open." Benjamin Law Towards the end of his first serious suicide attempts, my father said the strangest thing to..

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Fashion Climbing: A New York Life

'I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens...? Bill Cunningham?s first love was fashion but the big city came a close second. He left for New York aged nineteen, losing his fami..

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Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail

Part adventure, part love story, part inquiry into the mystery of connection between humans and dogs, Fast into the Night is an exquisitely written memoir of a woman, her dogs, and what can happen whe..

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Fasten Your Seat Belts: The Passionate Life of Bette Davis

The illuminating, comprehensive biography of Bette Davis, one of the most electrifying Hollywood stars ever to grace the silver screen With a career spanning six decades and more than eighty film..

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Fat Dad, Fat Kid

A father-son weight-loss memoir from YouTube star and entrepreneur Shay Carl and his son, Gavin Butler, to be published by Keywords Press, a brand-new imprint under Simon & Schuster dedicated to today..

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Father & Son: Oxford World's Classics

'This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs.' Father and Son stands as one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it Edmund Go..

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Father and Son

At birth, Edmund Gosse was dedicated to 'the Service of the Lord'. His parents were Plymouth Brethren. After his mother's death, Gosse was brought up in stifling isolation by his father, a marine biol..

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Father Bob: The Larrikin Priest

This is the life story of Father Bob Maguire - a rare behind-the-scenes look at the much-loved 'people's priest'. The enigmatic champion of the down-and-out was shaped by a lonely childhood in poor c..

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Fear

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fea..

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Fellowship

In The Fellowship, Philip and Carol Zaleski offer the first complete rendering of the Inklings' lives and works. Lewis maps the medieval mind, accepts Christ while riding in the sidecar of his brother..

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Fierce Attachments

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Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World

Feminism is a hot topic. The battle for gender equality is being fought by everybody from politicians to indie social media campaigners, celebrities to school girls. But how did we get here and who pa..

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Finch in My Brain: How I forgot how to read but found how to live

'Raw, brave, heart-lifting.' STEF PENNY, author of UNDER THE POLE STAR 'Whenever I see Martino I am reminded of how little I know about life and death compared to him. How we don't know what is w..

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Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman

From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman 'Anne Aly's ... influence will be felt for years to come ... It sinks in how significant she may be to public life.' - The Go..

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Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography

50 years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin Founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's u..

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Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

The story behind the major motion picture from Disney-starring Chris Pine, Eric Bana, and Casey Affleck-written by a recognized master of the genre-"a blockbuster account of tragedy at sea". It's the ..

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First Iron Lady: A Life of Caroline of Ansbach

'A brilliant study of a brilliant woman' LUCY WORSLEY History has forgotten Caroline of Ansbach, yet in her lifetime she was compared frequently to Elizabeth I and considered by some as `the clev..

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First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill

Without Churchill's inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister...

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First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill

'My Beloved, I send this token, but how little can it express my gratitude to you for making my life and any work I have done possible, and for giving me so much happiness in a world of accident and s..

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