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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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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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Carry on, Warrior: The Real Truth About Being a Woman

Be inspired and empowered by Carry on, Warrior by Glennon Melton. Here's my hunch: nobody's secure, and nobody feels like she completely belongs. Those insecurities are just job hazards of being human..

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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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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: 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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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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Coming Undone: A Memoir

To everyone else, Terri White appeared to be living the dream, named one of Folio's Top Women in US Media and accruing further awards for the magazines she was editing. In reality, she was rapidly ski..

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Conde Nast

Conde Nast's life and career was as high profile and glamourous as his magazines. Moving to New York in the early twentieth century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid exe..

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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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Confessions of a Bookseller: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Irreverently funny ... kept me giggling all week.' - Scotland on Sunday "Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?" Shaun Bythell ..

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Conversations with Rbg: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more than twenty years of conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump er..

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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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Creating Anna Karenina: Tolstoy and the Birth of Literature's Most Enigmatic Heroine

The story behind the origins of Anna Karenina and the turbulent life and times of Leo Tolstoy. Anna Karenina is one of the most nuanced characters in world literature and we return to her, and th..

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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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Darling Winston: Forty Years of Letters Between Winston Churchill and His Mother

The first ever collection of the letters between Churchill and his mother sheds revelatory light on the future wartime premier. The first ever collection of the letters between Churchill and h..

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Day the Nazis Came, The : My childhood journey from Britain to a German concentration camp

By the time he was six years old, Stephen Matthews had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of Adolf Hitler's Third..

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Days in the Caucasus

We all know families that are poor but 'respectable'. Mine, in contrast, was extremely rich but not 'respectable' at all... This is the extraordinary memoir of an 'odd, rich, exotic' childhood - ..

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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life

In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly that she even became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered tho..

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Dear Life

'What a remarkable book this is; tender, funny, brave, heartfelt, radiant with love and life. It brought me often to laughter and - several times - to tears. It sings with joy and kindness' Robert Mac..

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Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss

It takes courage to love the things of this world when all of them, without fail, are fleeting, fading, no more than a spark against the darkness of deep time. Yet when everything you have been and do..

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Del of a Life, A

PRE-ORDER NOW- the hilarious and heartfelt new autobiography from the national treasure Sir David Jason''So lithe,' they say. 'So spry and sparkling. So uncannily youthful. How on earth do you do it?'..

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Delayed Life, A

The powerful, heart-breaking memoir of Dita Kraus, the real-life Librarian of Auschwitz Born in Prague to a Jewish family in 1929, Dita Kraus has lived through the most turbulent decades of the t..

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Diana:  People's Princess

On 31 August 1997, the world was stunned by the tragic death of the most popular and photographed woman of the modern age: Diana, Princess of Wales. The outpouring of public grief at this tragically e..

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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 Young Girl, The (70th Anniversary Edition)

The definitive 70th anniversary edition of "The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank and edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler, the world's most famous diary and 'one of the greatest books of th..

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Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut

'Today I woke up on Earth. And I will fall asleep in space'In space the sun rises and sets 16 times a day. You fly over every sea, every mountain and desert, every city and every port. The most ordina..

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Dickens: Great Lives in Graphic Form

Most people know that Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian era, whose works include David Copperfield and Great Expectations. What, perhaps, they don't know i..

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Dining with the Durrells: Stories and Recipes from the Cookery Archive of Mrs Louisa Durrell

'We lolled in the sea until it was time to return for tea, another of Mother's gastronomic triumphs. Tottering mounds of hot scones; crisp paper-thin biscuits; cakes like snowdrifts, oozing jam; cakes..

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Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. B..

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Don't Hold My Head Down

I want to have slow sex, work out what to do with a penis, and experience the fourteen different types of female orgasm. In her mid-thirties, Lucy-Anne Holmes still felt like a novice when it cam..

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Patterns, Proteins and Peace: A Life in Science

*Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award* The definitive biography of chemist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, the only British woman to win a Nobel prize in the sciences to ..

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Down and Out in Paris and London

'Orwell was the great moral force of his age' SpectatorYou can live on a shilling a day in Paris if you know how. But it is a complicated business.When he was a struggling writer in his twenties, Geor..

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Dreams From My Father : A Story of Race & Inheritance

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New Y..

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Drugs, Guns & Lies: My Life as an Undercover Cop

'Banks has told his story in a raw and honest autobiography. It is the best true crime book published in Australia in a decade.' -John Silvester, Crime Reporter for The Age Undercover was like g..

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Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town

For centuries, Tibet was known as a hermit kingdom. Its charms were hidden by the natural barrier of the Himalayas to its west and by a reclusive theocratic government ruled by a succession of Dalai L..

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Eat Your Heart Out: Love Stories from around the World

In a world of hate, let's serve up some love . . . Peta Mathias has encountered many a lovelorn tale on her gastronomic travels around the world. Searching further, she has unearthed more storie..

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Educated

'One of my favourite parts of summer is deciding what to read when things slow down just a bit, whether it?s on a vacation with family or just a quiet afternoon ... Tara Westover?s Educated is a remar..

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Education of an Idealist, The

`One of our foremost thinkers on foreign policy.' Barack Obama What can one person do? At a time of division and upheaval, Samantha Power offers an urgent response to this question - and c..

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Eleanor

Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America's longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplo..

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Elisabeth's Lists: A Life Between the Lines

Many years after the death of her grandmother, Lulah Ellender inherited a curious object - a book of handwritten lists. On the face of it, Elisabeth's lists seemed rather ordinary - shopping list..

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Elizabeth: A Celebration in Photographs of the Queen's Life and Reign

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-serving monarch in British history. She has been a towering presence in British national life and throughout the world for almost 70 years and it is this extraordinar..

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Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History

At the time of his death at the age of 95, Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) was the most famous historian in the world. His books were translated into more than fifty languages and he was as well known in Br..

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Escaping the Ordinary; How a Founder of the SAS Blazed a Trail at the End of Empire
EVA Gore-Booth: An Image of Such Politics

This is the first dedicated biography of the extraordinary Irish woman, Eva Gore-Booth. Gore-Booth rejected her aristocratic heritage choosing to live and work amongst the poorest classes in industria..

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Everything in its Place

From the bestselling author of Gratitude and On the Move, a final volume of essays that showcase Sacks's broad range of interests - from his passion for ferns, swimming, and horsetails, to his final c..

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Everything is Under Control: A Memoir with Recipes

'What a beautiful, rich, poetic memoir this is. Phyllis writes of longing, suffering, family, and food with such delicate power. Like the best chefs, she knows how to make a masterpiece from a few sim..

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