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Beyond the Call: The True Story of One World War II Pilot's Covert Mission to Rescue POWs on the Eastern Front

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Beyond the Call: The True Story of One World War II Pilot's Covert Mission...

Lee Trimble, Jeremy Dronfield

True war & combat stories; History

Paperback

The incredible account - recounted by the protagonist's son - of a secret POW rescue mission at the end of WW2 [more]

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Young Eliot: From St. Louis to the Waste Land

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Young Eliot: From St. Louis to the Waste Land

Professor Robert Crawford (CIBA-Geigy Pharmaceuticals Horsham UK)

Biography; Biography: literary

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<br />On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, the award-winning biographer Robert Crawford presents us... [more]

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A Nazi in the Family: The hidden story of an SS family in wartime Germany

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A Nazi in the Family: The hidden story of an SS family in wartime Germany...

Derek Niemann

Biography; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War

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Three years ago Derek Niemann made the chilling discovery that his grandfather Karl had been an officer in the SS. A Nazi... [more]

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In God's Name

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In God's Name

David A. Yallop

True crime; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

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The revised new edition of the searing investigation into the murder of Pope John Paul I that has sold over 6 million copies.... [more]

$30.95  $10.00

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Marjane Satrapi

Biography; Biography: general; Gender studies: women

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An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi--the daughter of radical Marxists and the great-granddaughter of Iran's last... [more]

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The Unknown Paul McCartney: McCartney and the Avant-garde

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The Unknown Paul McCartney: McCartney and the Avant-garde

Ian Peel

Music; Rock & Pop music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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For over three decades, Paul McCartney has initiated and participated in projects that have taken him far from the kind of... [more]

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Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game

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Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed...

Gemma Clarke

Biography: sport; Gender studies: women; Sports & outdoor recreation; Football (Soccer, Association football)

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Bold and inspiring profiles of the pioneers, champions and future heroines of women's soccer around the world. [more]

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The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un

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The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un

Anna Fifield

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership; Advocate - History

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The behind-the-scenes story of the rise and reign of the world's strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un, by the journalist... [more]

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

David M. Guss

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Prisoners of war

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The extraordinary story of Alastair Cram, the British soldier who escaped from prisoner-of-war camps not once but more than... [more]

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Robin

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Robin

Dave Itzkoff

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment

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From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one... [more]

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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

Michael Pollan

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Society & Social Sciences; Drug-induced states; Mental health services; Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation; Advocate - Economics & Business

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'It's as if we made entering gothic cathedrals illegal, or museums, or sunsets!' When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s,... [more]

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Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

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Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

Billy Connolly

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Advocate - Biography

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And, let me tell you, that question can take you all sorts of strange places...'In Made in Scotland, legendary comic and national... [more]

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Spies and Stars: MI5, Showbusiness and Me

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Spies and Stars: MI5, Showbusiness and Me

Charlotte Bingham

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; Espionage & secret services; Advocate - Biography

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The wickedly funny sequel to the MI5 and Me, described by Tatler as 'a stone cold comic classic', following the irrepressible... [more]

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Then It Fell Apart

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Then It Fell Apart

Moby

Music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs

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Suddenly he was hanging out with David Bowie and Lou Reed, Christina Ricci and Madonna, taking esctasy for breakfast (most... [more]

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Meditations

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Meditations

Marcus Aurelius

Biography: historical, political & military; Ethics & moral philosophy

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In Meditations, now available in a highly designed paperback with flaps, Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, who ruled from 161... [more]

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The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology

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The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology

Mark Boyle

Biography; Memoirs; Self-sufficiency

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It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever. [more]

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Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: Iceland, Freedom and the Gift of Female Friendship

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Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: Iceland, Freedom and the Gift of Female Friendship...

Tory Bilski

Memoirs; Riding, showjumping & horsemanship; Travel & holiday

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'Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us.'Virginia Woolf What if you could steal time out just for... [more]

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Outback Songman: My Life

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Outback Songman: My Life

Ted Egan

Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Advocate - Australian Biography

Paperback

They don't make them like Ted anymore. He's the quintessential bush storyteller; he has rubbed shoulders with some of the... [more]

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Split

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Split

Lee Kofman

Biography; Prose: non-fiction; Advocate - Australian Biography

Paperback

Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

$32.99

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Confessions: A New Translation

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Confessions: A New Translation

Augustine

Biography: religious & spiritual; History of religion; Christianity

Paperback

This translation of Confessions enlivens the beguiling world of late antiquity. [more]

$26.95

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Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s

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Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s

Tom Doyle

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

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The first book to trace Elton John's meteoric rise in the wild 1970s, to a global sensation with sales of 200 million albums... [more]

$22.99

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A Novel Idea

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A Novel Idea

Fiona McGregor

Biography; Memoirs

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A Novel Idea is a memoir in photoessay form that follows Fiona McGregor's life as she writes her award-winning novel Indelible... [more]

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The Dark Side of the Mind: True stories from the case files of a forensic psychologist

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The Dark Side of the Mind: True stories from the case files of a forensic...

Kerry Daynes

Biography; Memoirs; True crime; Criminal or forensic psychology; Popular psychology

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'For those of us who play by the rule book, few things are more fascinating and rankling than those who choose to tear it... [more]

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Calypso

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Calypso

David Sedaris

Biography; Humour; Advocate - Biography

Paperback

The long-awaited new collection of stories from David Sedaris, America's favourite humorist. [more]

$22.99

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I Spy: My Life in MI5

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I Spy: My Life in MI5

Tom Marcus

Biography; Memoirs; True war & combat stories; Espionage & secret services; Advocate - Biography

Paperback

The explosive true story of life in MI5 from the number one bestselling author of Soldier Spy, Tom Marcus. [more]

$32.99

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