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  • Not a Proper Child by Nicky Nicholls
    Not a Proper Child (Paperback) Nicky Nicholls, Elizabeth Sheppard

    This dark and exceptional true story begins with Nicky's encounter with Moors Murderer, Myra Hindley, in Risley remand centre in 1965. This brief meeting resonates through a life ravaged by homelessness, systematic abuse and alcoholism, but leads to hope and worldwide recognition through art.

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  • Part-Time Working Mummy by Rachaele Hambleton
    Part-Time Working Mummy (English, Hardback) Rachaele Hambleton

    Blogging star Part-Time Working Mummy reveals her life in all its brilliantly chaotic glory - the screw-ups, surprises and downright hilarious moments in a mad patchwork family.

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  • The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein
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  • The Soldier Who Came Back by Steve Foster
    The Soldier Who Came Back (English, Paperback) Steve Foster, Alan Clark

    In Northern Poland in 1940, at the Nazi war camp Stalag XX-A, two men struck up an unlikely friendship that was to lead to one of the most daring and remarkable wartime escape stories ever told.

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  • Love as Always, Mum xxx by Mae West
    Love as Always, Mum xxx (Hardback) Mae West

    The true story of an abused childhood, of shocking brutality and life as the daughter of notorious serial killer, and master manipulator, Rose West.

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  • The Long Night by Ernst Israel Bornstein
    The Long Night (English, Paperback) Ernst Israel Bornstein

    The Night lasted five years and eight days.Before the Night began, Ernst Bornstein was a precocious eighteen-year-old¬ who had an ordinary family with three siblings, two parents, and a large circle of friends and relatives. But in the autumn of 1939, decades of anti-Semitic propaganda turned into full-fledged violence. Bornstein's family was subsequently sent to Auschwitz where his parents and...

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  • The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby
    The Last Grain Race (Paperback) Eric Newby

    An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last `grain race' of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby.

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  • The Regiment by Rusty Firmin
    The Regiment (English, Paperback) Rusty Firmin

    The true story of an SAS veteran who led a team during the 1980 assault on the Iranian Embassy and served in the Falklands, Northern Ireland, and elsewhere over his career with the Regiment.

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  • Sold To Be A Wife by Maggie Hartley
    Sold To Be A Wife (English, Paperback) Maggie Hartley

    Only foster carer Maggie Hartley stands in the way of a young girl and the family determined to make her a child bride. A moving and inspirational true story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of TOO YOUNG TO BE A MUM and WHO WILL LOVE ME NOW?

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  • Endal by Allen Parton
    Endal (Paperback) Allen Parton, Sandra Parton

    The remarkable story of Endal, voted `Dog of the Millennium', and how, through his remarkable skills, companionship and unstinting devotion, he gave Allen Parton a reason to live again.

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  • Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey
    Because We Are Bad (Paperback) Lily Bailey $11.66
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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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  • The Choice by Philly McMahon
    The Choice (English, Paperback) Philly McMahon, Niall Kelly

    Raw, vivid and intensely moving, Philly McMahon's inspirational memoir is many things - an epic story of triumph in the face of adversity and loss, a family saga, a tribute to the redemptive power of sport - but above all it's a stirring meditation on the roles compassion and resilience can play in shaping our lives for the better.

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  • The Desert and the Sea by Michael Scott Moore
    The Desert and the Sea (English, Hardback) Michael Scott Moore

    Chronicles the author's three years of captivity by Somali pirates, offering an exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival in the process.

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  • The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
    The Girl with Seven Names (English, Paperback) Hyeonseo Lee, David John

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.

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  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
    Into the Wild (English, Paperback) Jon Krakauer

    What would possess a gifted young man recently graduated from college to literally walk away from his life?

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  • Nightscape: No Limits by Nightscape
    Nightscape: No Limits (English, Hardback) Nightscape

    One of the UK's most exciting online creators wants to change your life by showing you the world from a different angle.

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  • Touching The Void by Joe Simpson
    Touching The Void (English, Paperback) Joe Simpson

    A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that that Joe was dead. What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted when Simon was forced into the appalling decision to cut the rope, makes not only an epic of survival but a compelling testament of friendship.

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  • The Forgotten Dead by Ken Small
    The Forgotten Dead (English, Paperback) Ken Small, Mark Rogerson

    Bestselling true story of the fiasco of the D-Day landings exercise in Devon in 1944 in which over 1,000 soldiers were killed

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  • Out of Egypt by Andre Aciman
    Out of Egypt (English, Paperback) Andre Aciman

    Set in Alexandria, this memoir chronicles the exploits of the author's colourful Sephardic Jewish family, from its arrival in Egypt at the turn of the century to its forced departure three generations later. It tells a story of childhood innocence, of intricate family life, and the pain of exile from a place one loves.

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