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    Eames (English, Hardback) Gloria Koenig, Peter Gossel

    Charles and Ray Eames (1907-78 and 1912-88, respectively) were forerunners in the fields of architecture, furniture, industrial design, photography, and film. This book covers all the aspects of their illustrious career, from the earliest furniture experiments and molded plywood designs to the Case Study Houses to their work for Herman Miller.

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    The Durrells of Corfu (Paperback) Michael Haag

    The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its ITV adaptation, The Durrells. But what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first place - and what happened to them after they left? The real story of the Durrells is as surprising and fascinating as anything in Gerry's books, and Michael Haag, with his first hand knowledge of the...

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    Wonder Women (English, Hardback) Sam Maggs

    Short, fun, and thoroughly-researched profiles of amazing women who followed their passions in science, medicine, engineering, espionage, and exploration

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    Royal Love Stories (Hardback) Gill Paul

    Historically, many royal marriages have represented the unions of dynasties, with true engagements of the heart notable for their rarity. This book is full of surprises, from the undying love that the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, felt for his Tsarina, to the unlikely love that flourished between Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

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    Torch Kept Lit (English, Hardback) William F. Buckley, James Rosen

    A unique collection of eulogies of the twentieth century's greatest figures, written by conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. and compiled by National Review and Fox News White House correspondent James Rosen In a half-century on the national stage, William F. Buckley Jr. achieved unique stature as a polemicist and the undisputed godfather of modern American conservatism. He knew everybody,...

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    Running the Smoke (English, Paperback) Michael McEwan

    26 First-Hand Accounts of Tackling the London Marathon

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    Enlightened Princesses (English, Hardback) Joanna Marschner

    Caroline of Ansbach (1683–1737), Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1719–1772), and Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz (1744–1818) were three German princesses who became Queens Consort—or, in the case of Augusta, Queen in Waiting, Regent, and Princess Dowager—of Great Britain, and were linked by their early years at European princely courts, their curiosity, aspirations, and an investment in...

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    I Loved Her in the Movies (English, Hardback) Robert Wagner, Scott Eyman

    Film and television actor and New York Times bestselling author Robert Wagner’s memoir of the great women movie stars he has known.   In a career that has spanned more than sixty years Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming a beloved star in both media. During that time he became acquainted, both professionally and socially,...

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    Liberty's Dawn (English, Paperback) Emma Griffin

    Looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class. This book shows how it raised incomes, improved literacy and offered exciting opportunities for political action.

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    Two Prospectors (English, Paperback) Sam Shepard, Johnny Dark

    Sam Shepard is arguably America’s finest working dramatist, as well as an accomplished screenwriter, actor, and director. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, he has written more than forty-five plays, including True West, Fool for Love, and Buried Child. Shepard has also appeared in more than fifty films, beginning with Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his...

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    A Year Right Here (English, Hardback) Jess Thomson

    Armed with ?The Here List? and a Type-A personality, Seattle-based writer and cookbook author Jess Thomson sets out to spend a year exploring the food of the Pacific Northwest with her family. Planning to revel in the culinary riches of the region and hoping to break her son, Graham, of his childhood pickiness, the adventures into the great nearby include building a backyard chicken coop, truffle...

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    Army Wives (English, Paperback) Midge Gillies

    Following the lives of the women behind the men in uniform, Army Wives examines what it really means to be part of the 'army family'.

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    Opposing the Money Lenders (Paperback) Kerry Bolton

    An overview of the leading figures in the 20th Century who opposed the Central Banking System, and sought to separate "interest slavery" from the nations money and its supply.

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    The Men Who Served Jammu & Kashmir (Paperback) S. Sudhir Bloeria

    This book is about the individual achievements of a handful of officers of the state of Jammu & Kashmir (India). It is a saga of blood, sweat and tears.

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    Creative, Successful, Dyslexic (English, Paperback) Margaret Rooke

    Life with dyslexia can be challenging, but it can also fuel your creativity and drive. Filled with first-person stories contributed by well-known people, from Eddie Izzard to Darcey Bussell CBE, this inspiring book proves that dyslexia doesn't have to be a barrier to success.

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    Champagne Supernovas (English, Paperback) Maureen Callahan

    A glittering history of fashion in the 1990s, told through the lives of Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen.

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    Smiling Men with Bad Reputations (Paperback) Paul Norbury

    Biography: Music, rock group

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    Dead Feminists (English, Hardback)

    Providing a new and illuminating look at 27 women who have changed the world, Dead Feminists ties these historical women and the challenges they faced into the most important issues of today.

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    The Creative Journal (English, Paperback) Lucia Capacchione

    Originally released in 1980, Lucia Capacchione’s The Creative Journal has become a classic in the fields of art therapy, memoir and creative writing, art journaling, and creativity development. Using more than fifty prompts and vibrantly illustrated examples, Capacchione guides readers through drawing and writing exercises to release feelings, explore dreams, and solve problems creatively. Topics...

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