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Believe
Nicola Adams
 

Soft Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 16.78
Isbn: 9781444838503
Published: 01-09-2018

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At London 2012, Nicola Adams made history when she became the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again. Years of relentless training, fundraising and determination have seen Nicola battle through injury, prejudice and defeat to become one of Britain's best-loved athletes and an inspiration to all those who are chasing after a seemingly impossible dream. A trailblazer and a record-breaker, she has led the way for women's boxing. From a leisure centre in Leeds to the Olympic Stadium, Nicola has become the poster girl for women in sport.

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A Spoonful Of Sugar
Brenda Ashford
 

Soft Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9780753153253
Published: 01-03-2014

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Brenda Ashford is 91 years old and spent 62 years working as a Norland Nanny.Brenda began training at the Norland Institute in 1939 at the age of 18, shortly before war was declared. Even as a nervous young trainee, Brenda was determined to give the children in her care a wonderful childhood. She worked with evacuees from the East End, as well as in the nurseries of smart Kensington homes. She frequently put her life at risk, dashing to air raid shelters with her charges clutched to her chest. But the war was also a time when people pulled together like never before or since, and it called upon Brenda to make sacrifices she'd never imagined having to make...

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Tuppence For Paper And String
Brenda Ashford
 

Hard Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 18.76
Isbn: 9780753153741
Published: 01-05-2014

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It is 1945, and victory marches fill the streets of London. Brenda and her friends, happy that at long last the war is over, hope that they'll soon leave the days of rationing and worry behind. Before long Brenda's skills as a real life Mary Poppins are in demand again. Moving from house to house, Brenda never stays long, but just enough time to sprinkle a little magic. Word quickly spreads of this wonder nanny, who gets up to feed fretful babies in the middle of the night, who delivers quiet wisdom, and calmly restores order and happiness. Facing tragedy in her own life, Brenda never gives up on her quest to help the most troubled homes, changing hundred's of children's lives forever.

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Tuppence For Paper And String
Brenda Ashford
 

Soft Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9780753153758
Published: 01-04-2015

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It is 1945, and victory marches fill the streets of London. Brenda and her friends, happy that at long last the war is over, hope that they'll soon leave the days of rationing and worry behind. Before long Brenda's skills as a real life Mary Poppins are in demand again. Moving from house to house, Brenda never stays long, but just enough time to sprinkle a little magic. Word quickly spreads of this wonder nanny, who gets up to feed fretful babies in the middle of the night, who delivers quiet wisdom, and calmly restores order and happiness. Facing tragedy in her own life, Brenda never gives up on her quest to help the most troubled homes, changing hundred's of children's lives forever.

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Alone I Fly
Bill Bailey
 

Soft Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9780753195796
Published: 01-07-2011

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"I was reporting for duty to my squadron for the first time. Maybe I would be "dicing with death" very soon, but at that moment I was worried about the niceties of knocking on the door, or walking in." After several years at sea in the Navy, Bill Bailey joined the RAF and trained as a pilot. He arrived in Cairo in 1942 and within hours was sent on his first bombing mission in a 104 Squadron Wellington. The aircraft was hit by enemy gunfire and crashed, Bill the sole survivor. Near collapse he found an abandoned German reconnaissance truck. He was eventually rescued by a Long Range Desert Patrol and after recuperation rejoined his squadron, given a new crew with whom he completed his tour.

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Going To Sea In A Sieve
Danny Baker
 

Hard Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 20.89
Isbn: 9781444818000
Published: 01-01-2014

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Born in 1957 in Deptford, south London, Danny's first job after dropping out of school at the age of fifteen was in One Stop Records, a small record shop in London's West End, frequented by Elton John and Mick Jagger. His career in print journalism began in 1976 when he co-founded the fanzine SNIFFIN' GLUE, leading to an offer from the NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS, where his first job was as receptionist. Soon after, Baker was contributing regular, astute articles, reviews and later interviews to the publication. His career on the radio began in BBC GLR in 1989. This book charts some of the highs and lows of his career, including the accusation that he killed Bob Marley...

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I Leap Over The Wall
Monica Baldwin
 

Hard Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 18.76
Isbn: 9781785411328
Published: 01-01-2016

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At the age of twenty-one, Monica Baldwin, niece of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, entered one of the oldest and most strictly enclosed contemplative orders of the Roman Catholic Church. Twenty-eight years later, after a prolonged struggle with her vocation, she left the convent. But the world Monica had known in 1914 was very different to the world into which she emerged at the height of the Second World War. This is the account of one woman's two very different lives, with revealing descriptions of the world of a novice, the daily duties of a nun, and the spiritual aspects of convent life. Interwoven with these, as the author is confronted with fashions, politics and art totally unfamiliar to her, are the trials and tribulations of coping with a new and alien world.

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I Leap Over The Wall
Monica Baldwin
 

Soft Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9781785411380
Published: 01-01-2017

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At the age of twenty-one, Monica Baldwin, niece of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, entered one of the oldest and most strictly enclosed contemplative orders of the Roman Catholic Church. Twenty-eight years later, after a prolonged struggle with her vocation, she left the convent. But the world Monica had known in 1914 was very different to the world into which she emerged at the height of the Second World War. This is the account of one woman's two very different lives, with revealing descriptions of the world of a novice, the daily duties of a nun, and the spiritual aspects of convent life. Interwoven with these, as the author is confronted with fashions, politics and art totally unfamiliar to her, are the trials and tribulations of coping with a new and alien world.

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A Curious Career
Lynn Barber
 

Hard Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 18.76
Isbn: 9781445099668
Published: 01-03-2015

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A Curious Career takes us from Lynn's early years as a journalist at Penthouse to her later more eminent role interrogating a huge cross-section of celebrities. It is full of glorious anecdotes - the interview with Salvador Dali that ended up lasting four days, or the drinking session with Shane MacGowan. It also contains eye-opening transcripts, such as her infamous interview with the hilarious and spectacularly rude Marianne Faithfull. A wonderfully frank and funny memoir by Britain's greatest and most ferocious interviewer, A Curious Career is also a fascinating window into the lives of celebrities and the changing world of journalism.

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A Curious Career
Lynn Barber
 

Soft Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9781445099675
Published: 01-03-2016

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A Curious Career takes us from Lynn's early years as a journalist at Penthouse to her later more eminent role interrogating a huge cross-section of celebrities. It is full of glorious anecdotes - the interview with Salvador Dali that ended up lasting four days, or the drinking session with Shane MacGowan. It also contains eye-opening transcripts, such as her infamous interview with the hilarious and spectacularly rude Marianne Faithfull. A wonderfully frank and funny memoir by Britain's greatest and most ferocious interviewer, A Curious Career is also a fascinating window into the lives of celebrities and the changing world of journalism.

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About My Father's Business
Lillian Beckwith
 

Soft Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 9.19
Isbn: 9781842627556
Published: 01-03-2011

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Before the Second World War, Lillian Beckwith's father ran a small grocer's shop in a Cheshire town. It was typical of so many corner shops - the shops that are now more and more becoming just a memory, overwhelmed by the march of the supermarket. The corner shop where customers were known, often friends, not just faces at a checkout point, where shopping was gossipy, unhurried. A shop full of remembered smells of childhood: soft soap, aniseed balls, bacon and tea. A shop that is brought to life by the acute, affectionate memories of the little girl who grew up in it

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Pathfinder
Air Vice Marshal Donald Bennett
 

Soft Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9780753195871
Published: 01-01-2012

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"I was posted to 29 Squadron at North Weald in Essex and I was more than pleased to be a 'fighter boy', which for some unknown reason seemed and still seems to carry with it an aura of glamour - goodness knows why!" Air Vice-Marshal Don Bennett was one of the most outstanding figures of the second World War and the creator and leader of the legendary Pathfinder Force of 8 Group. This made him the obvious choice as leader of the Pathfinders - the elite force designed to carry out pioneering target-marking and precision-bombing of Nazi-occupied Europe. Bennett played a prominent part in deploying a Mosquito intruder force to harass Germany by night and in developing FIDO, the invaluable fog dispersal system.

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