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  • The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein
    The Trauma Cleaner (Paperback) Sarah Krasnostein $14.79 $18.38
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  • A Major Adjustment by Andy Merriman
    A Major Adjustment (Paperback) Andy Merriman

    A father's account of his daughter, who has Down's Syndrome, growing up into a young adult and taking her place in the world. Published in association with the Down's Syndrome Association, to tie in with World Down's Syndrome Day, 21 March 2018.

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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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  • Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey
    Because We Are Bad (Paperback) Lily Bailey $10.09 $11.31
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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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  • The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
    The Salt Path (Hardback) Raynor Winn

    The uplifting true tale of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey of salvation across the windswept South West coastline. Now a Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller...

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  • Battleship Yamato by Jan Morris
    Battleship Yamato (Hardback) Jan Morris

    The battleship Yamato, of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was the most powerful warship of World War II and represented the climax, as it were, of the Japanese warrior traditions of the samurai - the ideals of honour, discipline, and self-sacrifice that had immemorially ennobled the Japanese national consciousness.

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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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  • Too Few Too Far by George Thomsen
    Too Few Too Far (English, Paperback) George Thomsen, Malcolm Angel

    British Commando George Thomsen's action-filled account of combat during the Falklands War.

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  • Titanic by Nicola Pierce
    Titanic (Hardback) Nicola Pierce

    This book commemorates the enduring legacy of the world's most famous ship - TITANIC. Her story is one of all those bound together on that fateful voyage. On board were: writers, artists, honeymooners, sportsmen, priests, reverends, fashion designers, aristocrats, millionaires, children, crew and emigrants looking for a better life.

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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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  • Groomed by Casey Watson
    Groomed (Paperback) Casey Watson

    It's late on Friday night when Casey's mobile starts to ring. She is expecting it to be her daughter Riley. But it isn't Riley. It's a woman from the Emergency Duty Team. So begins Casey and Mike's latest fostering challenge - a fifteen-year-old girl called Keeley who's run away from her long-term foster home 25 miles away.

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  • The Boy in 7 Billion by Callie Blackwell
    The Boy in 7 Billion (Paperback) Callie Blackwell, Karen Hockney

    The powerful and moving true story of a remarkable relationship and a tenacious fight for survival. Callie reveals her son's struggle through the physical and mental torment of battling cancer against impossible odds, and the truth behind her son's 'miraculous recovery' that she has held secret for years.

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  • Catching Thunder by Eskil Engdal
    Catching Thunder (English, Paperback) Eskil Engdal, Kjetil Saeter

    Poachers, kingpins and the longest chase in maritime history: A desperate race to save our planet's oceans.

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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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  • The Travels by Marco Polo
    The Travels (English, Hardback) Marco Polo

    Marco Polo voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. This translation gives an account of his travels and offers a glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions, customs and societies; the spices and silks of the East; and wild beasts of faraway.

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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 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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  • 50 Queers Who Changed the World by Dan Jones
    50 Queers Who Changed the World (English, Hardback) Dan Jones

    A stylish celebration of queer icons

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  • The Worst Journey In The World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    The Worst Journey In The World (Paperback) Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    Despite the horrors that Scott and his men eventually faced, Cherry-Garrard's account is filled with details of scientific discovery and anecdotes of human resilience in a harsh environment, supported by diary excerpts and accounts from other explorers.

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