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 Memoir

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*
An astonishing memoir about nursing and an urgent call for compassion and kindness 'It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated o... read more

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story
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A spiritual as well as a factual autobiography, this is a self-portrait of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a 20th-century icon and controversial victim of the U.S. justice system turned spokesperson for the wrongfully convicted. Exploring Carter's personal philosophy - born of the unimaginable duress of wro... read more

Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom
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Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's gre... read more

Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
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New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet always full of heart. Shane Dawson shared some of hi... read more

It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays
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The story of Mary Poppins, the quintessentially English and utterly magical children's nanny, is remarkable enough. But the story of Mary Poppins' creator, as this first biography reveals, is just as unexpected and remarkable. The fabulous English nanny was conceived by an Australian, Pamela Lyndon Tr... read more

Mary Poppins, She Wrote
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Heaven Is for Real is the true story of Colton Burpo, the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who, during emergency surgery, slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about be... read more

Heaven Is for Real Movie Edition
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The first full-length biography of George Ingle Finch - maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch. George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most famous men in the world. In 192... read more

Maverick Mountaineer
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In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealin... read more

The Stranger in the Woods
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Filmmaker Eva Orner takes us on a personal, gripping and compelling journey to show us how she came to make her documentary about Australia's asylum seeker policies. 'My work as a filmmaker has taken me to some wild, dangerous places ...It's been a crazy, nomadic kind of life, taking me ... read more

Chasing Asylum
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Kristina Olsson's mother lost her infant son, Peter, when he was snatched from her arms at a train station in the hot summer of 1950. She was young and frightened, trying to escape a brutal marriage, and in no way prepared for this final blow. Yvonne would not see her so... read more

Boy Lost A Family Memoir
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'Have you met Mrs Edith Coleman? If not you must - I am sure you will like her - she's just A1 and a splendid naturalist.'In 1922, a 48-year-old housewife from Blackburn delivered her first paper, on native Australian orchids, to the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria. Ove... read more

The Wasp and The Orchid
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The never-before-told story of World War II escape artist extraordinaire, Johnny Peck. In August 1941, an eighteen-year-old Australian soldier made his first prison break - an audacious night-time escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp in Crete. Astoundingly, this was only the f... read more

Escape Artist
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