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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 (Hardback) 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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  • 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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  • An Inconvenient Death by Miles Goslett
    An Inconvenient Death (Hardback) Miles Goslett

    The examination of the most mysterious episode in recent British political history, by a renowned investigative journalist.

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  • The Foundling by Paul Joseph Fronczak
    The Foundling (English, Hardback) Paul Joseph Fronczak, Alex Tresniowski

    The -true story of Paul Fronczak, a man who recently discovered via a DNA test that he was not who he thought he was, and set out to solve two fifty-year-old mysteries at once. Along the way he upturned the genealogy industry, unearthed his family's deepest secrets, and broke open the second longest cold-case in US history, all in a desperate bid to find out who he really is---Amazon.com.

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  • My Name is Bridget by Alison O'Reilly
    My Name is Bridget (English, Paperback) Alison O'Reilly

    In 2017, the remains of 796 babies were found in a septic tank on the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home, a home run by nuns which took in orphans and unmarried mothers until it closed in 1961. Bridget Dolan gave birth to two boys there. Her daughter Anna puts on the record the life of Bridget and all the forgotten women and children of the home

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  • Golf's Strangest Rounds by Andrew Ward
    Golf's Strangest Rounds (English, Paperback) Andrew Ward

    A quirky collection of true stories from the stranger side of golf, including irrational finishes, record rounds and famous freak shots.

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  • Charlie One by Sean Hartnett
    Charlie One (English, Paperback) Sean Hartnett

    Seán Hartnett grew up in Cork in the 1970s where he observed the worst of the northern Troubles with fascination. Despite his family's strong republican ties and his own attempt to join the IRA, Hartnett shocked family and friends when he changed allegiance and joined the British Armed Forces. In 2001 Hartnett returns to his native Ireland, but this time as a member of the British Army's most...

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  • Citadel by Jordan Wylie
    Citadel (Paperback) Jordan Wylie, Alan Clark

    Following injury and the horrors of the Iraq war, Jordan Wylie, a young soldier from the backstreets of Blackpool, joins a security team on a tanker in Yemen, seduced by the James Bond lifestyle. But a dark price is paid in this true account of isolation and the ever-present threat of death on the perilous waters of `Pirate Alley'.

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  • Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger
    Hollywood Babylon (English, Paperback) Kenneth Anger

    Recalls the tragic fates of many movie stars who believed in the dream factory called Hollywood

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  • Chase the Rainbow by Poorna Bell
    Chase the Rainbow (Hardback) Poorna Bell

    An honest yet 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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  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
    Into Thin Air (Paperback) Jon Krakauer

    Jon Krakauer's acclaimed account of a disastrous expedition on Mt Everest

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  • Papillon by Henri Charriere
    Papillon (English, Paperback) Henri Charriere

    An immediate sensation upon its publication in 1969, Papillon is a vivid memoir of brutal penal colonies, daring prison breaks and heroic adventure on shark-infested seas.

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

    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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  • Set Free by Emma Slade
    Set Free (Paperback) Emma Slade

    In 1997, Emma Slade was taken hostage in a hotel room on a business trip to Jakarta. Over the ensuing months the trauma following the event took hold. Realising her view on life had profoundly changed she embarked upon a journey, discovering the healing power of yoga and, in Bhutan, opening her eyes to a kinder, more peaceful way of living.

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  • The Prince Of Peace by Mark Prince
    The Prince Of Peace (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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  • Slave by Anna
    Slave (Paperback) Anna, Jason Johnson

    `They took me because I would not be missed'This is the shocking true story of how an ordinary young girl was kidnapped off the street as she walked home and turned into a slave - before fighting for her freedom and finding the courage to help the police in one of the UK's most shocking modern-day slavery trials.

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  • The Shetland Bus by David J. Howarth
    The Shetland Bus (English, Paperback) David J. Howarth

    During World War II, the "Shetland Bus" would go across the North Sea to occupied Norway, to take supplies and saboteurs into the fjords under the noses of the Germans, and to take refugees to safety on the return journey. This is the story of those secret wartime missions.

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  • The Day the Nazis Came Here by Stephen Matthews
    The Day the Nazis Came Here (English, Paperback) Stephen Matthews

    "The astonishing true story of a childhood journey from the occupied Channel Islands to the dark heart of a German prison camp."

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