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Girl with Seven Names: Escape from North Korea

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her fam..

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Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Amy Schumer. Frank, fearless and so freaking funny. Her story. In her own words. 'I've only had one one-night stand in my life. Yes, one. I know, I'm so sorry to disappoint anyone who thinks I walk a..

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Girl without a Voice: The True Story of a Terrified Child Whose Silence Spoke Volumes

Bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson tells the shocking and deeply moving true story of a young girl with severe behavioural problems. This is the first of several stories about 'difficult..

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Girls at the Piano

Virginia Lloyd spent much of her childhood and adolescence learning and playing the piano and thought she would make a career as a pianist. When that didn't happen, she spent a long time wondering abo..

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Giving Up The Ghost

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Gladstone

Winner of the Whitbread Biography of the Year. William Gladstone was, with Tennyson, Newman, Dickens, Carlyle, and Darwin, one of the stars of nineteenth-century British life. He spent sixty-thre..

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Glass Castle

This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrat..

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Glass Castle, The

This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrat..

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

Gloucester Crescent is a curving, leafy street hidden between Camden Town and Primrose Hill, unremarkable in many ways, unless you notice the lady in the van parked outside one house, and the famous-l..

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Goebbels

As a young man, Joseph Goebbels was a budding narcissist with a constant need for approval. He became increasingly politically involved, finding personal affirmation within the ranks of the German Nat..

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Gold Rush: How I Made, Lost and Made a Fortune

"Jim Richards has done it all: dived for diamonds in the piranha-infested rivers of South America; discovered a fabulously rich goldmine in the Australian outback; got caught up in the world's biggest..

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Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed

On a bleak winter night in 1997, a British Columbia timber scout named Grant Hadwin committed an act of shocking violence- he destroyed the legendary Golden Spruce of the Queen Charlotte Islands. With..

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Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

'All my life my Stradivarius had been waiting for me, as I had been waiting for her ...' At 7 years old Min Kym was a prodigy, the youngest ever pupil at the Purcell School of Music. At 11 she won he..

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Good Bohemian: The Letters of Ida John

'It is right that, after more than one hundred years, she should have her say' John Carey, Sunday Times Twelve days before her twenty-fourth birthday, on the foggy morning of Saturday 12 January ..

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Good Morning Mr Sarra : Memoir

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Good Mourning

In this funny, insightful memoir, a young socialite risks social suicide when she takes a job at a legendary funeral chapel on New York City's Upper East Side. "Good Mourning" offers a behind-the-scen..

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Good Wives

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Goodbye Christopher Robin: A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh

Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh is drawn from Ann Thwaite's acclaimed biography of A. A. Milne, one of the most successful English writers ever, and the creator..

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Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival

May, 1992. Hana is twelve years old when she is put on one of the last UN evacuation buses fleeing the besieged city of Sarajevo. Her twenty-one-year-old sister, Atka, staying behind to look after the..

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Goodbye to All That

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Gorbachev: His Life and Times

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and his Era 'William Taubman's Gorbachev, like his Khrushchev, is an extraordinary achievement, full of new information, filled with shre..

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Gorbachev: The Man and His Era

SHORTLISTED FOR THE PUSHKIN HOUSE BOOK PRIZE 2018 From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and his Era 'A phenomenally researched life of the man who did more than any ..

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Gordon: The Career of Gordon of Khartoum

A great British soldier This is the biography of one of the most famous soldiers of the Victorian age-Major-General Charles Gordon. Certainly he is now known as Gordon of Khartoum, but highly regarde..

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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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Grant & I

The Go-Betweens, one of Australia's most talented and influential bands, very nearly wasn't. Grant McLennan didn't want to be in a group, and couldn't even play an instrument. That didn't stop the sin..

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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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Greenpeace Captain: My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet

Action-packed and full of danger, Captain Peter Willcox's memoir reads like a real-life thriller. Peter Willcox would never call himself a hero, but as the senior captain for Greenpeace International ..

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Groomed: Danger lies closer than you think

It's late on Friday night when Casey's mobile starts to ring. She is expecting it to be her daughter Riley. But it isn't Riley. It's a woman from the Emergency Duty Team. So begins Casey and Mike's la..

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Gross Anatomy

"I cannot tell you the number of times I've wondered, especially after a spicy meal, why evolution wasn't smart enough to build us with buttholes made out of something more durable? Titanium, perhaps?..

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Guy Burgess: The Spy Who Knew Everyone

Cambridge spy Guy Burgess was a supreme networker, with a contacts book that included everyone from statesmen to socialites, high-ranking government officials to the famous actors and literary figures..

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Gweilo: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood

Martin Booth died in February 2004, shortly after finishing the book that would be his epitaph - this wonderfully remembered, beautifully told memoir of a childhood lived to the full in a far-flung ou..

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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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Half a Walnut Tree

In ancient folklore the walnut tree was believed to help us in times of transition. The fruit of the walnut has the shape of the human brain and half a walnut is said to represent loss; 'tree' represe..

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Handbags to Homesteads

From her Grey Lynn apartment to one of New Zealand's most historic homesteads and horse studs, this is an inspirational journey from a corporate life working with Louis Vuitton back to the golden hill..

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Happiness Project

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany. One rainy afternoon on a city bus, she realised that she wasn't as happy as she could be. In danger of wasting her days - always yearning for something more, waiting fo..

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Hard Choices: A Memoir

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUT..

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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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Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance : Illustrated Hardcover

This is the definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller with gorgeous new photography of the celebrated netsuke collection, and sumptuous full-colour images hand-picked by Edmund de..

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Harry & Meghan: A Royal Engagement

A ROYAL ENGAGEMENT IS ANNOUNCED. At 10am on 27th November 2017, Clarence House announced the exciting news that Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, with a wedding planned for spring 2018. T..

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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
Hate Race, The

'Against anything I had ever been told was possible, I was turning white. On the surface of my skin, a miracle was quietly brewing ...' Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three bedroom blonde-brick...

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Heart Berries: A Memoir

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Selected by Emma Watson as an Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick 'I loved it' Kate Tempest 'Astounding' Roxane Gay 'A sledgehammer' New York Times Heart Berrie..

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Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs

"Imagine the hundred things you enjoy doing most in the world. Reading Heating & Cooling is more fun than 95 of them." Richard Russo The 52 micro-memoirs in the genre-defying Heating & Coolin..

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Helen Oxenbury: A Life in Illustration

A fascinating, beautiful and definitive account of the life of esteemed artist Helen Oxenbury. Filled with insights that span Helen Oxenbury's life, from her early childhood through a unique care..

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Hemingway in Love: His Own Story

In June of 1961, A.E. Hotchner visited an old friend in the psychiatric ward of St. Mary's Hospital. It would be the last time they spoke--a few weeks later, Ernest Hemingway was released home, where ..

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Henrik Ibsen: A New Biography

First published in 1996, Robert Ferguson's controversial "Henrik Ibsen: A New Biography" is perhaps the most irreverent and critical of all the Ibsen biographies. Ferguson provides insight into Ibsen'..

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Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep

Her Again is an intimate look at the artistic coming of age of the greatest actress of her generation, from the homecoming float at her suburban New Jersey high school to her star-making roles in The ..

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Here and Now!: The Autobiography of Pat Martino

By age 16, Pat Martino was already working as a member of R and B star Lloyd Price's touring musical revue. By age 18, Martino moved to Harlem, where he quickly earned a reputation as a hard-bopping s..

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Hero Maker: A Biography of Paul Brickhill

The Dam Busters, The Great Escape and Reach for the Sky were all written by Paul Brickhill, an Australian hero of WWII. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 25th anniversary of his de..

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