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  • First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
    First Light (Paperback) Geoffrey Wellum

    Two months before the outbreak of WWII, 17-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat immediately, Wellum finds himself caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

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  • Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius
    Ghost Boy (Paperback) Martin Pistorius

    Compelling memoir of a young man who emerged from the darkness of being locked into his body after doctors had given up on him

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  • The Reason I Jump: one boy's voice from the silence of autism by Naoki Higashida
    The Reason I Jump: one boy's voice from the silence of autism (English, Paperback) Naoki Higashida

    The No. 1 Sunday Times and internationally bestselling account of life as an autistic child. 'Brilliant . . . both moving and strangely optimistic' (Daily Telegraph).

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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X (English, Paperback) Malcolm X

    The Black leader discusses his political philosophy and reveals details of his life, shedding light on the ideas that enabled him to gain the allegiance of a still growing percentage of the Black population

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  • Mental by Jermaine Pennant
    Mental (English, Hardback) Jermaine Pennant, John Cross

    Raised by a mother who faked her own death to abandon her black baby, and a father who kept guns and Class A drugs in the house meant that life's options for a young Jermaine were limited. Yet he saw professional football as his way out, and took his change, emerging to be one of England's most gifted young footballers. A true prodigy, Jermaine climbed to the pinnacle of his sport to rub shoulders...

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  • The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell
    The Corfu Trilogy (Paperback) Gerald Durrell

    Suitable for adults and children alike, this title includes three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - "My Family and Other Animals", "Birds, Beasts and Relatives" and "The Garden of the Gods".

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  • The Jewel Garden by Monty Don
    The Jewel Garden (Paperback) Monty Don, Sarah Don

    The face of British gardening Monty Don and his wife Sarah tell the magical story of the garden they built at Longmeadow

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  • Those Wild Wyndhams by Claudia Renton
    Those Wild Wyndhams (Paperback) Claudia Renton

    Winner of the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize 2014 A rich historical biography of `those wild Wyndhams' - three cultured aristocratic sisters born into great privilege in late Victorian Britain.

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  • Sevens Heaven by Ben Ryan
    Sevens Heaven (Hardback) Ben Ryan

    The uplifting, feel-good autobiography of Ben Ryan, the coach of the Olympic gold-medal winning Fijian rugby team

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  • Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
    Kitchen Confidential (Paperback) Anthony Bourdain

    After twenty-five years of 'sex, drugs, bad behaviour and haute cuisine', chef and novelist Anthony Bourdain decided to tell all. From his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown; from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop the Rockefeller Center to drug dealers in the East Village, from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York...

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  • Built for Speed by John McGuinness
    Built for Speed (English, Paperback) John McGuinness

    He tells of what it takes to be a champion in such an exacting sport, and to keep winning even though all logic tells you to stop - and when so many of your fellow racers are paying the ultimate price for doing it.

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  • Dancing with Elephants by Jarem Sawatsky
    Dancing with Elephants (Paperback) Jarem Sawatsky $14.01 $16.95
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  • Let Me Be Frank by Frank Bruno
    Let Me Be Frank (Paperback) Frank Bruno, Nick Owens

    Frank Bruno's deeply personal story about his battle with bipolar disorder, his time inside a mental facility, the impact on his family and career and his long road back to stability. "Depression comes from nowhere. From the shadows. How can you defend yourself from a punch you can't see?" - Frank Bruno

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  • There's No Bones in Ice Cream by Sylvain Sylvain
    There's No Bones in Ice Cream (Paperback) Sylvain Sylvain, Dave Thompson

    Taking in his early life in New York, the rise, fall and rise again of the New York Dolls, and all his misadventures between, There's No Bones in Ice Cream is the true story of one of rock's greatest, told in his own authentic voice.

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  • Kaiser by Rob Smyth
    Kaiser (Paperback) Rob Smyth

    He's the most loveable of rogues with the most common of dreams: to become a professional footballer.In one of the most remarkable football stories ever told, Kaiser graduates from abandoned slumdog to star striker, dressing-room fixer, superstar party host and inexhaustible lover. He's not just the king... he's the Kaiser.

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  • Failure Is Not an Option by Gene Kranz
    Failure Is Not an Option (English, Paperback) Gene Kranz

    This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director....

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  • Frida Kahlo by Claire Wilcox
    Frida Kahlo (English, Hardback) Claire Wilcox

    Frida Kahlo's Wardrobe presents a fresh view of Kahlo's compelling life story. The book expands upon the narrative of discovery, presenting highlights from Kahlo's collection alongside her self-portraits. This pairing is unprecedented, and it will be enriched by specially commissioned photography of her belongings.

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  • Life With Picasso by Francoise Gilot
    Life With Picasso (English, Paperback) Francoise Gilot, Carlton Lake

    The young painter Francoise Gilot met Picasso in a Parisian cafe when he was 62. During the next ten years they were lovers, worked together and had two children, Claude and Paloma. In an account filled with intimate revelations, the author paints a portrait of her turbulent life with Picasso.

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  • My Diarrhe by Miranda Sings
    My Diarrhe (Hardback) Miranda Sings

    The `leaked' diary of YouTube comedic personality Miranda Sings

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  • The Queen's Marriage by Lady Colin Campbell
    The Queen's Marriage (Hardback) Lady Colin Campbell

    The inside story of The Queen's Marriage from renowned royal author Lady Colin Campbell contains previously undisclosed revelations.

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