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Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

'All my life my Stradivarius had been waiting for me, as I had been waiting for her ...' At 7 years old Min Kym was a prodigy, the youngest ever pupil at the Purcell School of Music. At 11 she won he..

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Good Bohemian: The Letters of Ida John

'It is right that, after more than one hundred years, she should have her say' John Carey, Sunday Times Twelve days before her twenty-fourth birthday, on the foggy morning of Saturday 12 January ..

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Good Morning Mr Sarra : Memoir

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Good Wives

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Goodbye Christopher Robin: A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh

Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh is drawn from Ann Thwaite's acclaimed biography of A. A. Milne, one of the most successful English writers ever, and the creator..

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Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival

May, 1992. Hana is twelve years old when she is put on one of the last UN evacuation buses fleeing the besieged city of Sarajevo. Her twenty-one-year-old sister, Atka, staying behind to look after the..

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Goodbye to All That

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Gorbachev: His Life and Times

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and his Era 'William Taubman's Gorbachev, like his Khrushchev, is an extraordinary achievement, full of new information, filled with shre..

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Gordon: The Career of Gordon of Khartoum

A great British soldier This is the biography of one of the most famous soldiers of the Victorian age-Major-General Charles Gordon. Certainly he is now known as Gordon of Khartoum, but highly regarde..

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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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Granite Mountain

The true story behind the events that inspired the major motion picture Only the Brave. A "unique and bracing" (Booklist) first-person account by the sole survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnel..

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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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Grant & I

The Go-Betweens, one of Australia's most talented and influential bands, very nearly wasn't. Grant McLennan didn't want to be in a group, and couldn't even play an instrument. That didn't stop the sin..

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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 Meadow: A Memoir

First published in 1992, Great Meadow is volume five of Bogarde's best-selling memoirs Employing both the language and lucidity of the young boy that he evokes, the actor turned author, Dirk Boga..

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Great Pioneer Women of the Outback

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Great Second Acts: In Praise of Older Women

Empowering biographies of older women in history A feminist and motivational collection of stories: Antony said of Cleopatra, "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/Her infinite variety."..

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Greenpeace Captain: My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet

Action-packed and full of danger, Captain Peter Willcox's memoir reads like a real-life thriller. Peter Willcox would never call himself a hero, but as the senior captain for Greenpeace International ..

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Groomed: Danger lies closer than you think

It's late on Friday night when Casey's mobile starts to ring. She is expecting it to be her daughter Riley. But it isn't Riley. It's a woman from the Emergency Duty Team. So begins Casey and Mike's la..

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Gulpilil

'David is a gateway to a history that we've so far denied and not embraced. In this country, he's more important than Ned Kelly.' It's been almost fifty years since a teenage David Gulpilil illu..

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Guy Burgess: The Spy Who Knew Everyone

Cambridge spy Guy Burgess was a supreme networker, with a contacts book that included everyone from statesmen to socialites, high-ranking government officials to the famous actors and literary figures..

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Gweilo: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood

Martin Booth died in February 2004, shortly after finishing the book that would be his epitaph - this wonderfully remembered, beautifully told memoir of a childhood lived to the full in a far-flung ou..

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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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H. P. Lovecraft:Against the World, Against Life: "Against the World, Against Life"

Part biographical sketch, part pronouncement on existence and literature, the French best-selling novelist Michel Houellebecq's H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life was published in France..

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Half a Walnut Tree

In ancient folklore the walnut tree was believed to help us in times of transition. The fruit of the walnut has the shape of the human brain and half a walnut is said to represent loss; 'tree' represe..

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Handbags to Homesteads

From her Grey Lynn apartment to one of New Zealand's most historic homesteads and horse studs, this is an inspirational journey from a corporate life working with Louis Vuitton back to the golden hill..

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Hard Choices: A Memoir

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUT..

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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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Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance : Illustrated Hardcover

This is the definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller with gorgeous new photography of the celebrated netsuke collection, and sumptuous full-colour images hand-picked by Edmund de..

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Harry & Meghan: A Royal Engagement

A ROYAL ENGAGEMENT IS ANNOUNCED. At 10am on 27th November 2017, Clarence House announced the exciting news that Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, with a wedding planned for spring 2018. T..

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Harry : A Biography

Prince Harry is arguably one of the most recognised faces in the world today, and over the years has attracted both criticism and praise. In his 29 years he has served on the frontline in Afghanistan ..

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Harry M Miller: Confessions of a not-so-secret agent
Hawking

Hawking explores the life and work, explaining the breakthroughs at the cutting edge of cosmology, from the Big Bang to black holes, and the ups and downs of Stephen Hawking's extraordinary and often ..

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Hayden Paddon: Driven

Hayden Paddon was just a boy growing up in Geraldine - in love with racing and dreaming big. Starting with nothing, and wholly determined to beat the odds, he set out on a remarkable 20-year pathway t..

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Heart Berries: A Memoir

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Selected by Emma Watson as an Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick 'I loved it' Kate Tempest 'Astounding' Roxane Gay 'A sledgehammer' New York Times Heart Berrie..

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Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs

"Imagine the hundred things you enjoy doing most in the world. Reading Heating & Cooling is more fun than 95 of them." Richard Russo The 52 micro-memoirs in the genre-defying Heating & Coolin..

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Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World

I'm not on my own because I've been sitting crying into a handkerchief or apron over a lack of interested men. I've been made every offer imaginable over the years. Men offer themselves, their sons.....

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Helen Oxenbury: A Life in Illustration

A fascinating, beautiful and definitive account of the life of esteemed artist Helen Oxenbury. Filled with insights that span Helen Oxenbury's life, from her early childhood through a unique care..

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Hemingway: Great Lives in Graphic Form

Most people know that Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was a towering figure of American literature, a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner and author of novels including The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and..

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Henrik Ibsen: A New Biography

First published in 1996, Robert Ferguson's controversial "Henrik Ibsen: A New Biography" is perhaps the most irreverent and critical of all the Ibsen biographies. Ferguson provides insight into Ibsen'..

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Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep

Her Again is an intimate look at the artistic coming of age of the greatest actress of her generation, from the homecoming float at her suburban New Jersey high school to her star-making roles in The ..

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Her Kind of Luck: Violin Prodigy, A Guinness-World Record Holder, A Suspected Spy, A Grandmother

In her mid-twenties, rudderless and unsure, Michelle moved into her step- great-grandmother Shan-Yi's Sydney apartment just after her passing. Shan-Yi had been part of Michelle's family since long bef..

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Here and Now!: The Autobiography of Pat Martino

By age 16, Pat Martino was already working as a member of R and B star Lloyd Price's touring musical revue. By age 18, Martino moved to Harlem, where he quickly earned a reputation as a hard-bopping s..

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Here Is Real Magic: A Magician's Search for Wonder in the Modern World

"A vivid, deeply compelling, startlingly personal account of life on the far side of the illusion." --Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians trilogy Nate Staniforth has..

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Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Golden Globe-winner Taraji P. Henson and Academy Award-winners Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civi..

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Higher Loyalty, A

The sensational Sunday Times #1 Bestseller about taking on the mafia, the Clintons and Trump. 'An urgent clarion call.' The Financial Times In his massive Number One bestselling memoir, f..

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Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American governmen..

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Hillary

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE 'The political book of the year' Sunday Times 'You will not read a more important book about America this year' Economist Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal..

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

'You will not read a more important book about America this year' Economist 'The memoir gripping America...Vividly articulates the despair and disillusionment of blue-collar America' Sunday Times Now ..

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan: Tenth Anniversary Edition

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeIn this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year..

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