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Colonial Naturalist, A: Henry Suter's Life of Discovery and Hardship on New Zealand

Henry Suter is one of the forgotten German-speaking naturalists who made it their life's work to discover and describe New Zealand's flora and fauna. Leaving behind a failed business in Switzerland, ..

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Colour Bar (Film Tie In): The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation

The true story of a love which defied family, Apartheid, and empire - the inspiration for the major new feature film A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike London, 1947. He was t..

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Common Ground

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016. Shortlisted for the 2015 Portico Prize for Non-Fiction. "Sensitive, thoughtful and poetic ...leading us into a whole new way of looking at the world". (Micha..

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Common Ground: A Political Life

Justin Trudeau's candid memoir reveals for the first time the experiences that have shaped him over the course of his life, revealing how his passion for politics took root. From his childhood at the ..

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Concussion

This is the story of one man's fight against a multibillion dollar colossus. A man who stood up for what was right, whatever the cost. The brilliant young forensic pathologist had no idea that the bod..

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Conde Nast: The Man and His Empire - a Biography

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 Bad Mother - The Teenage Years

When you're pregnant you think: 'I'm having a baby', not a person who will eventually catch trains by themselves, share a fridge with ten strangers, go to a festival in Croatia without succumbing to a..

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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 an English Opium Eater

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Consequential President

Once a most unlikely candidate, Barack Obama's successful campaign for the White House made him a worldwide sensation and a transformative figure even before he was inaugurated. Elected as the Iraq Wa..

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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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Corfu Trilogy, The

Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - "My Family and Other Animals", "Birds, Beasts and Relatives" and "The Garden of the Gods" by Gerald Durrell, are available in a single edition ..

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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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Cow Book: A Story of Life on an Irish Family Farm

'This is an important slice of living, breathing agricultural history written with absolute honesty by an insider who has the rare quality of being able to see it from the outside too.' - Rosamund You..

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Crash Test Girl: Life's a Science Experiment. Crash Your Way Through It.

Kari Byron-former host of the wildly popular, iconic cult classic MythBusters-shows how to crash test your way through life, no lab coat required. Kari Byron's story hasn't been a straight line...

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Cretan Runner: His Story of the German Occupation

George Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd from the village of Asi Gonia when the battle of Crete began: It was in May 1941 that, all of a sudden, high in the sky, we heard the drone of m..

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Crime in the Family, A

A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of the Second World War In the spring of 1945, at Rechnitz on ..

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Crofter and the Laird: Life on an Hebridean Island
Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child's life

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mothe..

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Cruellest Miles, The: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic

It is 1925. The goldrush town of Nome sits two degrees below the Arctic Circle, and there are few more forbidding places on earth. When signs of diptheria broke out, Dr. Curtis Welch knew it was the b..

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Crying for Help: The Shocking True Story of a Damaged Girl with a Dark Past

Two weeks after saying farewell to her first foster child, Casey is asked to look after Sophia, a troubled 12-year-old with a sad past. Sophia's actions are disturbing and provocative and, before long..

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Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater, The

The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting. People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They k..

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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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Daddy's Little Soldier: When home is a war zone, who can little Tom trust?

Quiet and polite, obsessively neat, clean and tidy, eight-year-old Tom is unlike any child Maggie has ever fostered before. Tom has been taken into care following concerns that his dad is struggling..

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Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory

Winner of the Costa Biography Award. Keggie Carew grew up under the spell of an unorthodox, enigmatic father. An undercover guerrilla agent during the Second World War, in peacetime he lived on his wi..

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Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory

Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story, and soon fi..

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Daisy's Gift: The remarkable cancer-detecting dog who saved my life

Claire Guest was walking her dogs when Daisy, a fox red Labrador, nudged her breast insistently and stared up into her face with her big brown eyes. Sensing something was wrong, Claire visited her GP ..

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Dancing on the Tundra

Dancing on the Tundra, the sequel to Walking on Ice and Nesting on the Nushagak, is the final book in a trilogy of memoirs by Emma Stevens recounting her adventures of life and love in the Alaskan wil..

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Dangerous Book of Heroes

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Dangerous Woman: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator - The Life of Florence Gould

Born in turn-of-the-century San Francisco to French parents, Florence moved to Paris, aged eleven. Believing that only money brought respectability and happiness, she became the third wife of Frank Ja..

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Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years

`I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that s..

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Daring to Drive: A gripping account of one woman's home-grown courage that will speak to the fighter in all of us

THE STORY OF THE WOMAN WHO INSPIRED CHANGE WITH HER CALL FOR GREATER FREEDOMS FOR WOMEN. THE GUARDIAN: 'MANAL AL-SHARIF BECAME A GLOBAL FIGUREHEAD OF A CAUSE THAT DREW THE ATTENTION OF GLOBAL LEA..

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Daring to Drive: The Young Saudi Woman Who Stood Up to a Kingdom of Men

A visceral coming-of-age tale from the young woman who dared to stand up to a kingdom of men. Best known for her campaign work for women's rights, including the Women2Drive campaign, this is Manal al-..

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Dark Secret, A

Just when Casey thinks her foster care duties are done, she's asked to look after Sam, a troubled nine-year-old with a violent streak who drove his previous guardians to release him of their care. It ..

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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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Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Handsome, spirited and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and one the greatest travel writers of his generation. He was also a spectacularly gifted friend. The letters in this collection spa..

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Daughter of Empire: Life as a Mountbatten

A source of inspiration for the film Viceroy's House Pamela Mountbatten was born at the end of the 1920s into one of Britain's grandest families. The daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his glamor..

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Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution
Days in the Caucasus

We all know families that are poor but 'respectable'. Mine, in contrast, was extremely rich but not 'respectable' at all... Banine's family were peasants who became millionaires overnight when oi..

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De Profundis

Oscar Wilde wrote "I don't defend my conduct, I explain it, " when he was imprisoned in Reading Gaol in 1895 for his violation of England's stringent laws against homosexuality. Wilde's notorious liai..

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Dead to Me

When Ruby and Verity met as girls they came from different worlds. Verity was privately educated, living in a beautiful Hampstead home, while Ruby was being raised in extreme poverty. Nevertheless, th..

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Dear Lindy: A Nation Responds to the Loss of Azaria

'This book shows just how far, wide, and deep the story has gone' - Lindy Chamberlain-CreightonAs Lindy mourned the death of her baby daughter Azaria, taken by a dingo from a campsite at Uluru i..

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Dear World: A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace

'I'm very afraid I will die tonight' - Bana Alabed, Twitter, 2 October 2016'Stop killing us.' - Bana Alabed, Twitter, 6 October 2016'I just want to live without fear.' - Bana Alabed, Twitter, 12 Octo..

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Defiance: The Life and Choices of Lady Anne Barnard

"An eccentric life, wonderfully told. Lady Anne Barnard was a brave traveller, artist and observer. Stephen Taylor brings her brilliantly out of the shadows." (Stella Tillyard). Lady Anne Barnard live..

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Denied a Mummy: The heartbreaking story of three little children searching for someone to love them.

When Maggie's latest placement arrives on her doorstep, it is clear that Sean, Dougie and their big sister Mary have been through unspeakable traumas in their short?lives. Violent and malnouris..

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Despair Of Monkeys And Other Trifles: A Memoir by Francoise Hardy

Francoise Hardy is best known in Europe for originating the famed "Ye-Ye" sound in pop music which began a cultural scene in the early 1960s. Her teenage success grew as she became a much-photographed..

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Deviation

'Sometimes when you go astray and touch bottom, you finally come out on the other side.' Lucie was brought up by bourgeois parents as a passionate young fascist. At the age of eighteen, the heads..

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Devil That Danced On Water   A Daughter's Memoir

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Devotion

From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic-its source a mystery, its impact unexpect..

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Diana Chronicles

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Tina Brown's definitive behind-the-scenes insight into the life of Diana Princess of Wales with a brand new introduction by Andrew Marr.Twenty years after her death, Pr..

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Diaries of Franz Kafka 1910 - 1923

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