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The Trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover

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The Trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover

Sybille Bedford

True stories; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Ethical issues: pornography & obscenity; Entertainment & media law

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The first full-scale literary trial in Britain's history - re-counted by the ever-charming and inimitable Sybille Bedford.... [more]

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Constantine: Pocket Giants

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Constantine: Pocket Giants

Werner de Saeger

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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Why is Constantine a giant? Because he gave Christians freedom of religion. Yet also because he radically and thoroughly changed... [more]

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Road No Good

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Road No Good

Bridget Isichei

Biography; Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Sociology

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Bridget Isichei wanted to make a difference in the world; she wanted to help people. However, she didn't know what she was... [more]

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George & Martha Washington: A Revolutionary Marriage

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George & Martha Washington: A Revolutionary Marriage

Flora Fraser

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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George and Martha Washington, of Mount Vernon, Virginia, were America's original first couple. From the 1750s, when young... [more]

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Beethoven's Skull: Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of Classical Music and Beyond

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Beethoven's Skull: Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of...

Tim Rayborn

Music; Western "classical" music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Beethoven's Skull is an unusual and often humorous survey of the many strange happenings in the history of Western classical... [more]

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Sex Pistols: Poison in the Machine

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Sex Pistols: Poison in the Machine

John Scanlan

Music; Rock & Pop music; Punk, New Wave & Indie; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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John Scanlan considers the Sex Pistols as the first successful art project of their manager, Malcolm McLaren, a vision born... [more]

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Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor

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Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor

Yong Kim

Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; History; Political oppression & persecution

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<div> Kim Yong shares his harrowing account of life in a labor camp - a singularly despairing form of torture carried out... [more]

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Ayesha's Gift: A Daughter's Search for the Truth About Her Father

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Ayesha's Gift: A Daughter's Search for the Truth About Her Father

Martin Sixsmith

Biography; Biography: general; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

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From the author of the bestselling Philomena, Ayesha's Gift is the story of a young British woman, born in Pakistan, whose... [more]

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The Brilliant Outsider

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The Brilliant Outsider

Robert Wainwright

Biography; Biography: general; First World War; Second World War; Inventions & inventors; Climbing & mountaineering

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George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most... [more]

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The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition

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The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition

Claire Brock

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods

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The story of Britain's first female professional scientist, Caroline Herschel [more]

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We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama

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We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama

E. J. Dionne Jr, Joy-Ann Reid

Biography: historical, political & military; Anthologies (non-poetry); History; Political leaders & leadership

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We Are the Change We Seek is a collection of Barack Obama's 26 greatest addresses: beginning with his 2002 speech opposing... [more]

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You're Not Rob Snarski: Crumbs from the Cake

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You're Not Rob Snarski: Crumbs from the Cake

Rob Snarski

Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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From Perth to Europe and all points in between, Rob Snarski shares his observations and insights from the music world he has... [more]

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Yarn Spinners

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Yarn Spinners

Marilla North

Biography; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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Dymphna Cusack, Miles Franklin and Florence James come alive on these pages through their friendships, their aspirations,... [more]

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Martin Sharp: His Life and Times

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Martin Sharp: His Life and Times

Joyce Morgan

Art & design styles: Pop art; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Martin wore tight pants that were striped red, white and blue, like a Union Jack, and an embroidered Afghan vest. In front... [more]

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The Lovers

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The Lovers

Rod Nordland

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Refugees & political asylum

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A story of forbidden love. Zakia and Mohammad Ali are a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Two young Afghan lovers - he a Shia,... [more]

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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea

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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea

Melissa Fleming

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Refugees & political asylum

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A young refugee's story of terror, love and survival [more]

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A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

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A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My...

Ayelet Waldman

Biography; Autobiography: general; Popular psychology

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A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to... [more]

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No Wall Too High: One Man's Extraordinary Escape from Mao's Infamous Labour Camps

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No Wall Too High: One Man's Extraordinary Escape from Mao's Infamous Labour...

Xu Hongci

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Penology & punishment

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Xu Hongci was an ordinary medical student when he was incarcerated under Mao's regime and forced to spend years of his youth... [more]

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Yassmin's Story

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Yassmin's Story

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Biography; Autobiography: general; Feminism & feminist theory

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At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only... [more]

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Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up

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Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up

Xiaolu Guo

Biography; Memoirs; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

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The author meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her. When she is born her... [more]

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Quicksand

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Quicksand

Henning Mankell

Memoirs; Prose: non-fiction

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In January 2014 the author was informed that he had cancer. This book is not about death, but about what it means to be human.... [more]

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My Family and Other Animals

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My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell

Memoirs; Wildlife: general interest; Children's & Educational

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Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and... [more]

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Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking into a Multibillion-Dollar Business

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Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking...

Loretta Napoleoni

Biography; Social issues & processes; Refugees & political asylum; Terrorism, armed struggle

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The compelling and highly-informed account of one of the world's darkest and most lucrative new businesses - human trafficking.<br... [more]

$29.99

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The First Prince of Wales?

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The First Prince of Wales?

Sean Davies

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Medieval history

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This is the first book to explain how Wales was transformed from a kingdom to a principality as the Norman Conquest forged... [more]

$48.95

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You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

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You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

Phoebe Robinson

Biography; Humour

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Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comic, which means that comedic fodder runs through her everyday life. And as a black woman... [more]

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