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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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    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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    Aftershock: The Quake on Everest and One Man's Quest 2017 (English, Paperback)

    Jules Mountain is a survivor. The odds of surviving his type of cancer were one in five. The odds of dying on Everest are one in 60, but these are severely shortened when factoring in an avalanche triggered by the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Jules lived to tell both tales, which he does in a way that conveys the agony and euphoria that extreme adventurers face, even when things go according to plan....

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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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    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 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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    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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    Into Thin Air (Paperback) Jon Krakauer

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

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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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    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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    Chase the Rainbow (Hardback) Poorna Bell

    A heartrending and candid, yet uplifting, account of one woman's life affected - but not defined - by the suicide of her husband. Executive Editor of "The Huffington Post UK", this is Poorna Bell's story as she attempts to find out more about the man she loved and unravel the stigma surrounding mental illness, particularly in men.

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    Life After Life (Paperback) Paddy Armstrong, Mary-Elaine Tynan

    Today, Paddy Armstrong is a husband and father, and it has been over twenty-seven years since his conviction was quashed. But the memory of his experiences lives on. For the first time and with unflinching candour, he lays bare the experiences of those years and their aftermath.

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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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    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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  • The Boy in 7 Billion (Hardback) Callie Blackwell

    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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    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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  • Forgiveness
    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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    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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  • Emergency
    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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