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Doctor in Africa

Including a preface by HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne. The Australian doctor saving the lives and dignity of thousands of women in Africa, one surgery at a time. From Ethiopia to Sier..

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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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Duchess Countess

'Outrageously scandalous, soaked in sex and money, aristocracy, adventure and grandeur... Catherine Ostler, accomplished storyteller, is the perfect writer to restore the Duchess Countess to life' Sim..

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Duchess of Cambridge: A Decade of Modern Royal Style, The

Since she was first thrust into the global spotlight, Kate has become the Duchess of Cambridge, a future Queen and a mother of three, she has worn more than 500 outfits, spanning high street to haute ..

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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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Edison

Edison was arguably the most famous man in the world when he died in 1931, so revered for his perfection of the incandescent light bulb that President Hoover proposed darkening the entire United State..

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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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Eggshell Skull

'Scorching, self-scouring: a young woman finds her steel and learns to wield it' - Helen Garner 'Brutal, brave and utterly compelling . . . I can't remember a book I devoured with such intensity,..

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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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Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters

They were the closest of sisters and the best of friends. But when, in a quixotic twist of fate, their uncle Edward VIII decided to abdicate the throne, the dynamic between Elizabeth and Margaret was ..

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Emotional Female

Yumiko Kadota was every Asian parent's dream- model student, top of her class in medical school and on track to becoming a surgeon. A self-confessed workaholic, she regularly put 'knife before life', ..

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End of Your Life Book Club

Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she's reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so t..

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Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape and Home

In 2017, acclaimed journalist Alexander Wolff moved to Berlin to take up a long-deferred task: learning his family's history. His grandfather Kurt Wolff set up his own publishing firm in 1910 at the a..

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English Pastoral: An Inheritance

As a boy, James Rebanks's grandfather taught him to work the land the old way. Their family farm in the Lake District hills was part of an ancient landscape- a patchwork of crops and meadows, of pastu..

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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
Everything I Know About Love

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage,..

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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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Faber & Faber: The Untold Story

Faber and Faber is one of the world's greatest independent publishers. Literary superstars like T.S.Eliot, William Golding, Ted Hughes, and Sylvia Plath are synonymous with the name 'Faber', as are th..

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Faith of Queen Elizabeth: The Poise, Grace, and Quiet Strength Behind the Crown

Discover the inspiring spiritual legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history. Sharing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of this notoriously private monarch, T..

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Fall of the House of Byron: Scandal and Seduction in Georgian England

THE SUNDAY TIMES LITERATURE BOOKS OF THE YEAR MAIL ON SUNDAY BOOK OF THE YEAR BBC HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR THE RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'Delectable ... a ra..

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Far and Away: The Essential A.A. Gill

A.A. Gill was an exceptional writer. Savage and compassionate in equal measure, he was always opinionated, always original, often surprising, and his writing illuminated from the page. Thi..

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Farm for Life

The awesomely inspiring true story of how Tangaroa Walker turned his life around through farming - and how what he learned can help anyone succeed. Tangaroa Walker's early years weren't easy. Bor..

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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 of Lions: How One Man Defied Isis and Saved Mosul Zoo

This is a story of human decency in the midst of barbarism - how the zookeeper of Mosul Zoo saved the animals during the Isis rule of the city between 2014 and 2017. 'This is an unexpectedly f..

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Fleet Street Girls,The: The women who broke down the doors of the gentlemen's club

The Fleet Street Girls is the inspiring and evocative story of the female journalists who broke down barriers in the 1970s and 1980s as women moved up the ranks in Fleet Street for the first time. ..

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Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma

Ada Lovelace. Frederick Douglass. Vladimir Lenin. Marie Curie. Frieda Kahlo. Carl Jung. Tupac Shakur. All geniuses who changed the world in ways that still influence our lives today. And all men and w..

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Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historian's Journey from Shetland to the Channel

'This is the book that has been wanting to be written for decades: the ragged fringe of Britain as a laboratory for the human spirit' Adam Nicolson Over the course of a year, leading historian ..

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Freedom Circus: One family's death-defying act to escape the Nazis and start a new life in Australia, the

Written by award-winning author and journalist Sue Smethurst, whose husband is Mindla and Michael's grandson, The Freedom Circus is an epic story of courage, hope, humanity, survival and, ultimately, ..

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Freyberg

In this fresh account of one of the 20th-century's great New Zealanders, Matthew Wright approaches Bernard Freyberg the man rather than the more widely known figure of a military leader. What took a h..

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From a Mountain In Tibet: A Monk's Journey

Lama Yeshe didn't see a car until he was 15-years-old.In his quiet village, he and other children ran in fields with yaks and mastiffs. The rhythm of life was anchored by the pastoral cycles. Food was..

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Fury

A roadmap of recovery and transformation, this is the story of becoming heroic in a culture which doesn't see heroism in the shape of a girl. At the age of twenty, after a traumatic sexual assaul..

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Gentleman Jack: A biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist

The extraordinary life of history's first modern lesbian who inspired the television series Gentleman Jack. Anne Lister's journals were so shocking that the first person to crack their secret cod..

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Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life (new edition)

This is without question the best book ever written on O'Keeffe' New Yorker Born on a wheat farm in Wisconsin in 1887, the second of seven children, Georgia O'Keeffe had her eyes wide open to the..

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Ghost In The Throat

A true original. In this stunningly unusual prose debut, Doireann Ni Ghriofa sculpts essay and autofiction to explore inner life and the deep connection felt between two writers centuries apart. In th..

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Giving Up The Ghost

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Globalist: Peter Sutherland - His Life and Legacy, The

Peter Sutherland is probably the most influential Irish person ever and a key figure in world history over the past 25 years. Peter Sutherland was once described as having the best CV in the wo..

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Good Hand:  Memoir of Work, Brotherhood and Transformation in an American Boomtown

'Thrillingly and wrenchingly funny ... like Educated and Hillbilly Elegy, The Good Hand is one of those brilliant close-ups that suddenly flips to become a wide shot of the American moment. An engross..

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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television

In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore's TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, h..

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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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Grassling, The

A lyrical exploration of identity, place, belonging and loss Spurred on by her father's declining health and inspired by the history he once wrote of his small Devon village, Elizabeth-Jane Burne..

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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 Stink of London, The

In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage generated by a popu..

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Greatest Beer Run Ever, The

An incredible true story of how, in 1967 - having seen students protesting against the Vietnam war - Chickie Donohue and his New York City bar friends decided that someone should go to Vietnam and tak..

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Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life

The refreshingly original debut memoir of a guarded, over-achieving, self-lacerating young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to get psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete stranger..

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Guiding Lights: The Extraordinary Lives of Lighthouse Women

Women have a long history of keeping the lights burning, from tending ancient altar flames or bonfires to modern-day lighthouse keeping. Yet most of their stories are little-known. Guiding Lights incl..

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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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Haben

"This autobiography by a millennial Helen Keller teems with grace and grit." -- O, The Oprah Magazine "A profoundly important memoir." -- The Times ** As featured in The Wall Str..

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