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  • This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
    This is Going to Hurt (Paperback) Adam Kay

    The often hilarious, at times horrifying and occasionally heartbreaking diaries of a former junior doctor, and the story of why he decided to hang up his stethoscope.

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  • The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley
    The Sober Diaries (English, Hardback) Clare Pooley

    A bravely honest and brilliantly comic account of how one mother gave up drinking and started living. Think Bridget Jones Dries Out!

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  • Finding Ultra, Edition by Rich Roll
    Finding Ultra, Edition (English, Paperback) Rich Roll

    Finding Ultra is an incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever...

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  • A Song for Bridget by Phyllis Whitsell
    A Song for Bridget (Paperback) Phyllis Whitsell, Cathryn Kemp

    Based on the real life of Bridget Mary Larkin, aka Tipperary Mary. Set in 1950s Ireland, we follow the traumatic story of a young girl torn from the love of her life and beaten and raped by her own brother. When her daughter, Phyllis, is born she is forced to give her up. But will she reunite with her true love again...?

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  • Wine - A Way of Life by Steven Spurrier
    Wine - A Way of Life (Hardback) Steven Spurrier

    he bought a wine shop in Paris ("Your wine merchant speaks English"), and organised what became known as the Judgement of Paris, when, at a blind tasting, nine of the best tasters in France placed Californian wines, both white and red, above the greatest French wines, changing the wine world forever.

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  • A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes
    A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings (Hardback) Helen Jukes

    A fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper's year of keeping a colony of honeybees, which will appeal to readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun

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  • Finding Tipperary Mary by Phyllis Whitsell
    Finding Tipperary Mary (Paperback) Phyllis Whitsell

    The astonishing real story of a daughter's search for her own past and the desperate mother who gave her up. Phyllis Whitsell began the search for her birth mother as a young woman and although it was many years before she finally met her, their lives had crossed paths without their knowledge. When she met her the circumstances were extraordinary.

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  • French Children Don't Throw Food by Pamela Druckerman
    French Children Don't Throw Food (Paperback) Pamela Druckerman

    The book everyone is talking about: how the French manage to raise well-behaved children, and have a life! Who hasn't noticed how well-behaved French children are, compared to our own?*Why do French children happily eat what is put in front of them?*How can French mothers chat to their friends while their children play quietly?

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  • The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
    The Doors of Perception (English, Paperback) Aldous Huxley

    BALLARDIn 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. Still bristling with a sense of excitement and discovery, these illuminating and influential writings remain the most fascinating account of the visionary experience ever written.

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  • You'll Never Walk by Andy Grant
    You'll Never Walk (English, Hardback) Andy Grant $22.04
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  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
    Fun Home (Paperback) Alison Bechdel

    DISCOVER the BESTSELLING GRAPHIC MEMOIR behind the SENSATIONAL LONDON MUSICAL The award-winning musical adaptation that took America by storm now playing to five star reviews at the Young Vic | `A sapphic graphic treat' The TimesA moving and darkly humorous family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison Bechdel's gothic drawings.

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  • How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb
    How Not To Be a Boy (English, Paperback) Robert Webb

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - Robert Webb's part-memoir, part call-to-arms

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  • Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
    Do No Harm (English, Paperback) Henry Marsh

    An astonishingly candid insight into the life and work of a modern neurosurgeon - its triumphs and disasters. A SUNDAY TIMES bestseller, and shortlisted for the GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD and the COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD, as well as longlisted for the SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION.

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  • The Tao Of Wu by The RZA
    The Tao Of Wu (English, Paperback) The RZA

    The RZA, the Abbot of the Wu-Tang Clan and one of hip-hop culture's most dynamic figures, imparts the lessons he learned on the journey that took him from the Staten Island projects to international superstardom, all the while a devout student of knowledge in every form he's found it - on the streets, in religion, in martial arts, in chess or in popular culture. Part chronicle of an extraordinary...

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  • The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
    The Argonauts (Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    A genre-bending memoir that offers fierce and fresh reflections on motherhood, desire, identity and feminism. At the centre is a love-story, between Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is undergoing gender reassignment, while Nelson undergoes the transformations of pregnancy. Personal, honest and wide-ranging, Nelson explores the challenges and complexities that make up a modern family.

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  • Letters to the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
    Letters to the Midwife (Paperback) Jennifer Worth

    Jennifer Worth's bestselling books not only inspired the BBC's CALL THE MIDWIFE, but also a deluge of letters as readers shared their own stories. Also includes previously unpublished photos and journal entries by Jennifer, along with a foreword by Miranda Hart and an introduction by the Worth family.

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  • The Perfect Car by Nick Skeens
    The Perfect Car (Hardback) Nick Skeens

    John Barnard revolutionised Formula 1, and motorsport as a whole, through his unrelenting quest for perfection in racing car design. Written with Barnard's cooperation and with input from dozens of associates, drivers and rivals, this biography tells the entire story, both personal and professional, of a British design genius.

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  • A Girl Behind Dark Glasses by Jessica Taylor-Bearman
    A Girl Behind Dark Glasses (Paperback) Jessica Taylor-Bearman

    From a darkened world, bound by four walls, a young woman called Jessica tells the tale of her battle against the M.E Monster. From beneath her dark glasses, Jessica glimpses a world far different from the one she remembers as a teenage schoolgirl.

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  • There is No Map in Hell by Steve Birkinshaw
    There is No Map in Hell (Paperback) Steve Birkinshaw

    In 2014, Steve Birkinshaw attempted to set a new record for completing a continuous 300-mile circuit of all 214 Wainwright fells in the Lake District. With a foreword by Joss Naylor, There is no Map in Hell recounts Birkinshaw's preparation, training and experience, and the physiological aftermath of the feat.

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  • Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham
    Fingers in the Sparkle Jar (English, Paperback) Chris Packham

    Voted the UK's Favourite Nature BookThe memoir that inspired Chris Packham's BBC documentary, Asperger's and MeEvery minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist!

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