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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China

The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that 'One loved ..

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Biographic: Einstein: Great Lives in Graphic Form

Many people know that Albert Einstein was a brilliant theoretical physicist who revolutionised modern science. What they may not know is that he only learnt to speak at four years old; that he was ask..

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Biographic: Tesla: Great Lives in Graphic Form

Many people know that Tesla was a scientific genius, instrumental in developing modern electricity and communications. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he was born during a lightning storm; spok..

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Bit of a Stretch, A: The Diaries of a Prisoner

Where can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Which British education system struggles with 50% illiteracy? Where do teetotal Muslims attend AA meetings? Where is it easier to get 'spice' than parace..

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Blood on the Rosary

A heartfelt, brave and inspiring memoir about the power of speaking out. A brave nun. Her twin brother. The secrets and lies that would tear them apart. Twins share a special bond, a conne..

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Blue Nights

From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and d..

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Bono: The Rescue Cat who Helped Me Find My Way Home

In the tradition of Helen Brown's international bestseller Cleo and based on her popular Huffington Post blog, Bono is a funny, tender and insightful story about life, love and recovery - and a rock-s..

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Book of Gutsy Women, The

She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. "Go ahead, ask your question," her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, "You're my hero. Who's yours?" Many peop..

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Book of Gutsy Women, The

She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. "Go ahead, ask your question," her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, "You're my hero. Who's yours?" Many peop..

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Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

WINNER OF THE THURBER PRIZEThe compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.One of the..

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Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, The

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 History Title for the season Booklist's Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction titles for the year BookRiot's "50 Must-Read Poetry Collections" Most Anticipated Books of the Year--..

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Boy Behind the Curtain

'Being a copper's son, I've always got one eye out for trouble. I can't help it. But I don't go looking for it anymore.' In Tim Winton's fiction, chaos shapes the lives of his characters. So too Wint..

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Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LUCAS HEDGES, RUSSELL CROWE AND NICOLE KIDMAN, AND WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOEL EDGERTON `A necessary, beautiful book' Garth Greenwell, author of What B..

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Boy Who Felt Too Much, The

Kai is different. Kai, the doctors will eventually realise, is autistic. Of course, like everyone on the spectrum, Kai isn't just autistic - he's so much more than that. Kai is Kai. Doctors used..

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Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz, The

The boy is my greatest joy. We strengthen each other. We are one. Inseparable . . . If only we were free; but daily, hourly, death is before our eyes. In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholste..

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Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, 3rd Edition: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Los

What happens when a young child is traumatized? How does terror affect a child's mind-and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror:..

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Boys in the Boat

Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an ext..

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Brave, Not Perfect

The new Lean In, from the multi-award-winning Founder and CEO of national non-profit Girls Who Code and New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani. Everything from this past election cycl..

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Break Point: SAS: Who Dares Wins Host's Incredible True Story

Ollie Ollerton co-hosts SAS: Who Dares Wins alongside Ant Middleton, Jason Fox and Mark Billingham. This is his incredible true story. Where is your break point? Is it here? Facing the gruellin..

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Brian Eno: Oblique Music

On the back of his published diary Brian Eno describes himself variously as: a mammal, a father, an artist, a celebrity, a pragmatist, a computer-user, an interviewee, and a 'drifting clarifier'. To t..

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Brief History of Florence Nightingale: and Her Real Legacy, a Revolution in Public Health

Praise for Small's earlier work on Nightingale: 'Hugh Small, in a masterly piece of historical detective work, convincingly demonstrates what all previous historians and biographers have missed . . . ..

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Broken Greek

'Do you sometimes feel like the music you're hearing is explaining your life to you?' When Pete's parents moved from Cyprus to Birmingham in the 1960s in the hope of a better life, they had..

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Brother and Sister: A Memoir

When they were children in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the 1950s, Diane Keaton and her younger brother, Randy, were best friends and companions- they shared stories at night in their bunk beds; they..

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Buddhist on Death Row, The

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, an extraordinary story of redemption in the darkest of places. Jarvis Jay Masters's early life was a horror story whose outline we know too well. ..

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Bush School

There was a bed, a timber floor, thin tar paper on one side for privacy from the nearby road but nothing else. The flimsiest of 'walls', no pegs or nails to hang even a hat, no door, no rug for cold m..

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BWB Text: Playing for Both Sides: Love Across the Tasman BWB

For novelist Stephanie Johnson, her relationship with Australia and Australians has been an ambivalent one. She has lived there for periods in her life, and her first book, a collection of short stori..

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Byron In Love

Byron, more than any other poet, has come to personify the poet as rebel, imaginative and lawless, reaching beyond race, creed or frontier, his gigantic flaws redeemed by a magnetism and ultimately a ..

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Calypso

'Sedaris is the premier observer of our world and its weirdnesses' Adam Kay, author of THIS IS GOING TO HURT 'He's like an American Alan Bennett' Guardian A New York Times Notabl..

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Caroline's Dilemma: A colonial inheritance saga

Caroline Kearney faced a heart-breaking dilemma. Caroline was a 31-year-old mother of six when her husband died in Melbourne in 1865. Having no legal rights herself to the sheep station ..

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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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Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge

In her 2008 bestseller, Girls Like Us, Sheila Weller-with heart and a profound feel for the times-gave us a surprisingly intimate portrait of three icons: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. ..

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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. The extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most pow..

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Chanel's Riviera: Life, Love and the Struggle for Survival on the Cote d'Azur, 1930-1944

Far from worrying about the onset of war, in the spring of 1938 the burning question on the French Riviera was whether one should curtsey to the Duchess of Windsor. Few of those who had settled there ..

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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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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

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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Chronology of Water, The

From the debris of her troubled early life, Lidia Yuknavitch weaves an astonishing tale of survival. It is a life that navigates, and transcends, abuse, addiction, self-destruction and the crushing lo..

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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: Great Lives in Graphic Form

The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creative. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of ea..

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Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in twentieth-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world. The..

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Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures

Without Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission..

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Collected Schizophrenias, The: Essays

An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schiz..

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Collected Works

Anne Frank's collected works contains all three versions of her famous diary, the stories and essays that Anne Frank wrote while hidden away in the secret annexe as well as all of her known letters, h..

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Come: A Memoir

Two selves intertwine and it leaves you, in the dance room, making a decision that winged liner is just for work. Because you don't know which self you are looking at right now, which person you are. ..

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Confessions of a Bookseller

'Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?' Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the s..

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Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different

In this spellbinding blend of memoir and insight, bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk shares stories and generous advice on what makes writing powerful and what makes for powerful writing. W..

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Cost of Living, The

What does it mean to be free - as an artist, a woman, a mother or daughter? And what is the price of that freedom? In this dazzling memoir, Deborah Levy confronts the essential questions of moder..

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Country Nurse, A: From Wave Hill to Rural Queensland and Almost Everywhere in Between

Thea Hayes spent twenty years living and working on Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory. She arrived as a twenty-two-year-old nurse from Sydney, but when she left in 1979 she was married with ..

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Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found: The Costa Book of the Year 2018

The last time Lien saw her parents was in the Hague, where she was collected at the door by a stranger and taken away to be hidden from the Nazis. She was raised by her foster family as one of their o..

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Dalai Lama, The

'Alexander Norman knows the Dalai Lama probably better than any Englishman alive' Spectator AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE. The Dalai Lama's message of peace and compassion resonates with people of a..

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