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  • Reporter Who Knew Too Much (English, Hardback) Mark Shaw

    On November 8, 1965, millions of fans of What’s My Line? CBS television star, Pulitzer Prize-nominated columnist and crack investigative reporter Dorothy Kilgallen were shocked when she was found dead in her NYC townhouse. The autopsy report concluded she accidently died of an “Acute Ethanol and Barbiturate Intoxication: Circumstances Undetermined.” Despite an apparently staged death...

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  • 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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  • Felix the Railway Cat (Hardback) Kate Moore

    Full of funny and heartwarming stories, Felix The Railway Cat is the remarkable tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat. When Felix arrived at Huddersfield Railway Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as 'Senior Pest Controller', Felix is much more than...

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  • Freedom (Hardback) Jaycee Dugard

    In her new book, Jaycee Dugard will tell the story of her first experiences after years in captivity.

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  • No Picnic on Mount Kenya (Paperback) Felice Benuzzi

    A classic tale of derring-do: The Great Escape meets Touching the Void

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  • Dead Mountain (English, Paperback) Donnie Eichar

    An accessible PB edition carrying forward the momentum of this gripping readable true life mystery/tragedy, compellingly solved by the author.

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  • Eating the Elephant (Hardback) Alice Wells

    Alice, mother of two children, bravely tells the story of her marriage to a man hiding a terrible secret - one that he has drawn their 4-year-old daughter, Grace, into. A compelling first person account of a mother whose marriage is shattered by revelations of pornography addiction, paedophilia and deceit. *name is pseudonym.

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  • 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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  • Escape from Camp 14 (English, Paperback) Blaine Harden

    Introducing the incredible story of Shin Dong-hyuk - the only person born in a North Korean gulag ever to escape ...

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  • Into Thin Air (Paperback) Jon Krakauer

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

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  • On the Toss of a Coin (Paperback) Michael Wise

    One otherwise regular January morning in 2009, Michael Wise's world was thrown into turmoil. He was at the peak of his career as an internationally renowned specialist dental surgeon when he was struck by an exceptionally rare, near-fatal, streptococcal blood infection.

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  • 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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  • Twelve Years a Slave (Paperback) Solomon Northup

    The shocking first-hand account of one man's remarkable fight for freedom; now an award-winning motion picture.

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  • Forgiveness Project (English, Paperback) Marina Cantacuzino

    Powerful real-life stories from survivors and perpetrators of crime and violence worldwide are told here, revealing the very real impact of forgiveness on their lives. They raise the possibility of alternatives to resentment, retaliation and revenge and prompt the question 'how can we define forgiveness?'

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  • My Mad Fat Diary (English, Paperback) Rae Earl

    If Adrian Mole had a sister ... Hysterically funny, touching real-life teenage diary from 1989, now a major new E4 drama. .

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  • Secret Slave (English, Paperback) Anna Ruston

    You're not going home. You're not going anywhere. You're mine now. Growing up in a deeply troubled family, 15-year-old Anna felt lost and alone in the world. So when a friendly taxi driver befriended her, Anna welcomed the attention, and agreed to go home with him to meet his family. She wouldn't escape for over a decade. Held captive by a sadistic paedophile, Anna was subjected to despicable...

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  • Dogs in Heaven: and Other Animals (Paperback) Jacky Newcomb

    Our pets are our family. They love us, comfort us and make us laugh - so it's no wonder that letting them go is so hard. But amazing and inspirational true stories from Jacky Newcomb show that we will be reunited with them again.

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  • Emergency Sex (and Other Desperate Measures) (Paperback) Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait

    Aiming to be brutal and moving in equal measure, this book explores pressing global issues, while not losing a sense of the personal. Critical of the West's indifference to developing countries, and the UN's repeated failure to intervene decisively, it provokes controversy.

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  • Unbroken (English, Paperback) Laura Hillenbrand

    The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie.

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  • Buried in the Sky (English, Paperback) Peter Zuckerman, Amanda Padoan

    "Gripping, intense... Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air]."-Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe

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