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Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey and the Fight for Equality

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Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey and the Fight for Equality

Ziauddin Yousafzai, Louise Carpenter

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Gender studies: women; Human rights

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In this intimate and extraordinary memoir, Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala, gives a moving account of fatherhood... [more]

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Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road

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Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road

Kate Harris

Autobiography: general; Memoirs; Geographical discovery & exploration; Road & motor vehicles: general interest; Travel & holiday; Travel & holiday guides

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Lands of Lost Borders is illuminating, heart-warming, and hopeful in its suggestion that we will explore not to conquer but... [more]

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The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory

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The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory

Corey White

Biography; Autobiography: general; Child abuse; Adoption & fostering

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Corey White was a golden child. He knew this because his father would hit his mother and his sisters but not him. And his... [more]

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Katharine Hepburn: A Remarkable Woman

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Katharine Hepburn: A Remarkable Woman

Anne Edwards

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

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Katharine Hepburn: grande dame of American actresses, fierce individualist, and living legend. Nominated for 12 Academy Awards... [more]

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Curious Recollections: Life in the Curiosity Show

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Curious Recollections: Life in the Curiosity Show

Rob Morrison

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Education; Media, information & communication industries; History of engineering & technology

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Every child who grew up in Australia in the 70s and 80s remembers Curiosity Show, the science show that encouraged kids to... [more]

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Sontag: Her Life

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Sontag: Her Life

Benjamin Moser

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Political activism

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Susan Sontag was our last great literary star. Her brilliant, serious mind combined with her striking image, her rigorous... [more]

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Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter

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Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter

Robert Hutton

Biography: historical, political & military; True war & combat stories; History; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism; Espionage & secret services

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Revealed for the first time, the astonishing story of the MI5 agent at the heart of Operation Fifth Column, the secret wartime... [more]

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Beyond A Boundary

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Beyond A Boundary

Cyril Lionel Robert James

Biography: general; Society & Social Sciences; Sports & outdoor recreation; Cricket

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'To say the best cricket book ever written is piffingly inadequate praise' Guardian'Great claims have been made for [Beyond... [more]

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Queen of the World

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Queen of the World

Robert Hardman

Biography; Biography: royalty; British & Irish history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

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It's also a glorious read' - William Shawcross, Spectator_____________________________Written by the renowned royal biographer,... [more]

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The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life

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The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life

Henry Hitchings

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; British & Irish history; Popular philosophy

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Part portrait of Britain's greatest man of letters, part guide to life, a witty and erudite re-evaluation of Dr Johnson's... [more]

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A Stolen Life: The Bruce Trevorrow Case

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A Stolen Life: The Bruce Trevorrow Case

Antonio Buti

Biography: general; History; Indigenous peoples; Criminal justice law

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On Christmas Day 1957, Joe Trevorrow walked through the blistering heat to seek help for his sick baby boy. When relatives... [more]

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No Spin

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No Spin

Shane Warne, Mark Nicholas

Autobiography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Cricket

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Everyone knows the story, or thinks they do. The leg-spinner who rewrote the record books. One of Wisden's five cricketers... [more]

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Nine Lives: Episodes in an Australian Foreign Service Career

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Nine Lives: Episodes in an Australian Foreign Service Career

Richard Gate

Biography; Biography: general

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In the decades following the Second World War Australia fostered close relations with many nations, most newly independent,... [more]

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Poison: a History: An Account of the Deadly Art and its Most Infamous Practitioners

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Poison: a History: An Account of the Deadly Art and its Most Infamous Practitioners...

Jenni Davis

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Medical profession

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Poison: A History lifts the lid on 30 notorious cases of poisoning - riveting accounts ranging from Roman poisoning epidemics... [more]

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One Hundred Miracles: A Memoir of Music and Survival

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One Hundred Miracles: A Memoir of Music and Survival

Zuzana Ruzickova, Wendy Holden

Music; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; The Holocaust

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The remarkable memoir of Zuzana Ruzickova, Holocaust survivor and world-famous... [more]

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The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

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The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance...

Adharanand Finn

Biography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Sports psychology; Marathon & cross-country running

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But is it an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness?<br... [more]

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Bruce Lee: A Life

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Bruce Lee: A Life

Matthew Polly

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

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The first authoritative biography of film star Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between... [more]

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Back on Track: How one man and his dogs are changing the lives of rural kids

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Back on Track: How one man and his dogs are changing the lives of rural...

Bernie Shakeshaft, James Knight

Biography; Autobiography: general; Memoirs; Homelessness; Social work

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A thought-provoking and heart-warming story of how one man (and his working dogs) is giving rural kids, on their last chance,... [more]

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Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

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Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander...

Tilar J. Mazzeo

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

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena's Children comes a vivid, compelling, and unputdownable new biography... [more]

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Hope, Never Fear: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas

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Hope, Never Fear: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas

Callie Shell

Photographs: collections; Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership

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Award-winning photographer Callie Shell presents an intimate and moving portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama and the presidency... [more]

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Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice

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Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice

Jessica White

Biography; Autobiography: general; Audiology & otology; Coping with disability

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Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice is a work of creative non-fiction that details the author's experiences of deafness after... [more]

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Critical: Science and stories from the brink of human life

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Critical: Science and stories from the brink of human life

Dr Matt Morgan

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Medicine; Intensive care medicine

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A moving medical memoir written by intensive care doctor Dr. Matt Morgan. [more]

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Existentialism and Excess: The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

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Existentialism and Excess: The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

Gary Cox

Biography; Biography: literary; Phenomenology & Existentialism

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Jean-Paul Sartre is an undisputed giant of twentieth-century philosophy. His intellectual writings popularizing existentialism... [more]

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Conde Nast: The Man and His Empire

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Conde Nast: The Man and His Empire

Susan Ronald

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Publishing industry

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The first biography in over thirty years of Conde Nast, the pioneering publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair and main rival to... [more]

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Mrs Gaskell and Me: Two Women, Two Love Stories, Two Centuries Apart

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Mrs Gaskell and Me: Two Women, Two Love Stories, Two Centuries Apart

Nell Stevens

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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From the author of the beloved Bleaker House, Mrs Gaskell and Me is the story of two very modern women and their two love... [more]

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