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Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body

New York Times bestseller. They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years. In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. Fir..

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Ghost In The Garden: in search of Darwin's lost garden, The

The forgotten garden which inspired Charles Darwin becomes the modern-day setting for an exploration of memory, family, and the legacy of genius. The forgotten garden which inspired Charles Darwi..

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Girl with the Saddest Secret, The

Why has no one given Jasmine the safety and care she desperately needs? Foster carer Angela is determined to find a solution. Jasmine is a little girl with a difficult upbringing whose current fo..

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Girls in the Wild Fig Tree: How One  Girl Fought to Save Herself, Her Sister and Thousands of Girls Worldwide

An inspirational story of one girl who changed the minds of her elders, reformed traditions from the inside, and is creating a better future for girls and women throughout Africa Born in a ..

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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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God, Human, Animal, Machine: Technology, Metaphor, and the Search for Meaning

A strikingly original exploration of what it might mean to be authentically human in the age of artificial intelligence, from the author of the critically-acclaimed Interior States. "Meghan O'Gi..

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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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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 Demon Kings: A Memoir of Poetry, Sex, Art, Death, and Enlightenment

A rollicking, sexy memoir of a young poet making his way in 1960s New York City When he graduated from Columbia in 1958, John Giorno was handsome, charismatic, ambitious, and eager to soak up as ..

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Greatest Beer Run Ever

*** 'You will laugh and cry, but you will not be sorry that you read this rollicking story.' - Malachy McCourt 'An unforgettable wild right from start to finish.' - John Bruning,..

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Greatest Feeling in the World

Tim and Rod grew up a few suburbs from each other in Newcastle, NSW. They were gay but their worlds were not. Before they found each other they were alone and miserable, marooned in a sea of impossibl..

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Greenlights: Your Journal, Your Journey

Greenlights: Your Journal, Your Journey is a guided companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Greenlights, filled with prompts, pithy quotes, adages, outlaw wisdom, and advice on how to li..

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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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Happiest Man on Earth

Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you. Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in Novemb..

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Happiest Man on Earth: Illustrated Edition

Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you. During the Holocaust, Eddie Jaku faced unimaginable horrors every day, first in Buchenwald, then in Auschwitz, then on a Nazi deat..

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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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Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story, The

A PICK OF THE AUTUMN IN THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND THE GUARDIAN 'A page-turner with the authority of history' PHILIPPA GREGORY 'As gripping as a novel. An engaging, unsettling, deep..

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He.

An elusive, elliptical, often beautiful thread of recollections and observations, He. is not autobiography, or even memoir, but an almost anonymous portrait of a figure passing through time and circum..

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Henry 'Chips' Channon: The Diaries (Volume 1): 1918-38

A new edition of one of the most famous diaries of the twentieth century The Sunday Times bestselling edition of Chips Channon's remarkable diaries. Born in Chicago in 1897, 'Chips' Channon ..

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Henry 'Chips' Channon: The Diaries (Volume 2): 1938-43

'The greatest British diarist of the 20th century . . . finally, we are getting the full text, in all its bitchy, scintillating detail' Ben Macintyre The second volume of the remarkable, Sunday T..

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Hitler: Volume II: Downfall 1939-45

The long-awaited second volume of Volker Ullrich's acclaimed biography of the F hrer, taking us through the war years - from the early triumphs of the Blitzkrieg to Hitler's suicide in his Berlin bunk..

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Hollywood Park

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** 'Astonishing... precisely crafted, emotionally-sucker-punching prose.' Daily Telegraph 'Dangerous, immediate and lyrical from the jump.'..

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Hope, Never Fear

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House Fires

The New York Times bestselling author of A Work in Progress and Note to Self moves fully into adulthood with his illuminating, soulful, bleeding collection of narrative, poetry, and original film phot..

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House of Glass:  story and secrets of a twentieth-century Jewish family

The Sunday Times bestseller 'An utterly engrossing book' Nigella Lawson 'Remarkable and gripping' Edmund de Waal 'A near-perfect study of Jewish identity in the 20th century ... I don't..

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House of Kwa

Wild Swans meets Educated in this riveting true story spanning four generations 'Revelatory and remarkable' - TRENT DALTON 'Memorable and vivid' -RICHARD GLOVER 'Lands with a thump in y..

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How Do You Want Me?

With a brand new introduction for 2020. How Do You Want Me? is critically acclaimed as brutally honest, vivid and gripping. Ruby Wax's unflinching revelation of a childhood poisoned, and a..

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How I Learned to Understand the World: BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK

This is a book that contains very few numbers. Instead, it is about meeting people who have opened my eyes. It was facts that helped him explain how the world works. But it was curiosity an..

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How Not To Be a Boy

Robert Webb tried to follow the rules for being a man: Don't cry Drink beer Play rough Don't talk about feelings Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to ..

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How to be a Woman

It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain...Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Shou..

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How to Survive Family Holidays

No one family has more experience of travelling together than the Whitehalls. Indeed they've been allowing us a window to their escapades for the past 4 years in the hit Netflix show 'Travels with my ..

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How We Love: Notes on a life

There is love in this place, just like there is love everywhere we care to look for it. There is beauty and there is hope and there is a boy and there is a mother and there is the past and there is th..

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Humans

Brandon Stanton's Humans is a book that connects readers as global citizens at a time when erecting more borders is the order of the day. It shows us the entire world, one story at a time . . . B..

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I Am A Girl From Africa

'Traveling with Nyamayaro - from Tblisi to Montevideo - is both inspiring and maddening, seeing all that has been accomplished and all that's left to do. Somehow, through it all, she manages to mainta..

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I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

The Times Biography of the Year Longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 'A strikingly original portrait of Nietzsche and beautifully written.' Antony Beevor 'Outstanding.' The Sun..

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I Am Somebody: Why Jesse Jackson Matters

There are few figures and leaders of recent American history of greater social and political consequence than Jesse Jackson, and few more relevant for America's current political climate. In the 1960s..

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I Know I Am Rude: Prince Philip on Himself, the Queen and Others

At the age of twenty-one, the future Prince Philip wrote to a relative: 'I know you will never think much of me. I am rude and unmannerly.' This affectionate compendium, brings together many known and..

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known d..

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I Wanna Be Yours

This is a memoir as wry, funny, moving and vivid as only the inimitable John Cooper Clarke could deliver. His book will be a joy for both lifelong fans and for a whole new generation. John Cooper..

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Illustrated Letters of the Brontes: The letters, diaries and writings of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte, The

The Illustrated Letters of the Brontes is the story both of the real world of the Brontes at Haworth Parsonage, their home on the edge of the lonely Yorkshire moors, and of the imaginary worlds they s..

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Illustrated Provence Letters of Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh's letters are an exceptionally vivid and moving testimony to the artist's struggle to survive and work. They have always been widely read but this book's combination of letters and il..

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In My Mother's Footsteps: A Palestinian Refugee Returns Home

'Utterly heart-breaking, absorbing, and tender...will stay with you long after you finish the last page.' Christy Lefteri, bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo 'Refugees are like ..

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In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World

A voyage of discovery, nature and untold histories - in the vein of Clare Wright, Edmund de Waal and Helen Macdonald. When the first woman to circumnavigate the world completed her journey in 17..

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Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Kidnapped and sold into slavery at the age of ten, Olaudah Equiano's memoir caused a sensation when it was first published in 1789. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano is the true..

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Inventory of a Life Mislaid:  Unreliable Memoir

A luminous memoir of post-war childhood, adventure and loss on the banks of the Nile. 'Wonderful - a brave, inventive, touching distillation of memory and imagination' JENNY UGLOW Inve..

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Invisible Walls: A Journalist in Search of Her Life
It Takes Two: A History of the Couples Who Dared to be Different

'Sometimes, 1+1 = changing the world. Cathy Newman's witty, warm history on the power of determined couples will make you look at your relationship and wonder, "Could we be doing more this weekend tha..

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James Cook: The story behind the man who mapped the world

The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated. But who was the real Ja..

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