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  • Boy Number 26 by Tommy Rhattigan
    Boy Number 26 (English, Paperback) Tommy Rhattigan

    When little Tommy Rhattigan was taken into care in 1963 aged just 7, he entered a closed off world of institutional sexual abuse. Moved between a care home in Manchester to a reform school in Liverpool, the state was supposed to pick up the duty of care that his parents had failed to give him. But instead, young Tommy was thrown to the wolves.

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  • A Raid Over Berlin by John Martin
    A Raid Over Berlin (English, Paperback) John Martin

    A miraculous true-life Second World War survival story that is being featured on the BBC's ONE SHOW (The show attracts on average a daily audience of 5 million viewers) with a ten minute dramatised documentary to be broadcast in early October 2018.

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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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  • A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes
    A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings (English, 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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  • 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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  • Tweak by Nic Sheff
    Tweak (English, Paperback) Nic Sheff

    Aheartbreaking and powerful memoir of a young man's plunge into the mental and physical depths of crystal meth addiction.

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  • The Stepney Doorstep Society by Kate Thompson
    The Stepney Doorstep Society (English, Paperback) Kate Thompson

    Minksy, Gladys, Beatty, Joan, Girl Walker. While the men were at war, these women ruled the streets of the East End. Brought up with firm hand in the steaming slums and teeming tenements, they struggled against poverty to survive, and fought for their community in our country's darkest hours....

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  • The White Darkness by David Grann
    The White Darkness (English, Hardback) David Grann

    By the Sunday Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with colour photographs

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  • There is No Map in Hell by Steve Birkinshaw
    There is No Map in Hell (English, 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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  • 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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  • Not a Proper Child by Nicky Nicholls
    Not a Proper Child (English, 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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  • Walking the Amazon by Ed Stafford
    Walking the Amazon (English, Paperback) Ed Stafford

    In April 2008, Ed Stafford began his attempt to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the River Amazon. Ed had unprecedented access to indigenous communities and witnessed the devastating effects of the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest first-hand.

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  • Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
    Beautiful Boy (English, Paperback) David Sheff

    A teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view - a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope.

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  • The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein
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  • Chase the Rainbow by Poorna Bell
    Chase the Rainbow (English, Paperback) Poorna Bell

    An honest and uplifting account of a woman's life affected (but not defined) by the suicide of her husband and the deadly paradox of modern-day masculinity

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  • Outrunning the Demons by Phil Hewitt
    Outrunning the Demons (English, Paperback) Phil Hewitt

    An exploration of the transformative power of running--and it can be the key to unlocking resilience we never knew we had. With a foreword by Dean Karnazes.

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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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  • The Prince Of Peace by Mark Prince
    The Prince Of Peace (English, Paperback) Mark Prince

    World title challenger Mark Prince suffered only one loss in the ring as a professional boxer. But it was the heartbreaking loss of his son that left him lying on the canvas and struggling to get back up. This is a story of pain and hope. A story of fighting to save young lives...

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  • The Devil At Home by Rachel Williams
    The Devil At Home (English, Paperback) Rachel Williams

    It was a gun - a sawn-off shotgun.'Featured on ITV's Lorraine with Michael Sheen and Rachel Williams. it wasn't long before they moved in together, and she fell pregnant with his child. Weakened and alone, Rachel was beaten and tormented by him for 18 years, until one day, Darren turned up at her place of work with a shotgun and left her for dead.

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  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
    Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (English, Paperback) Alfred Lansing

    Adventure, shipwreck, storms and survival on the high seas.

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