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Doctor! Doctor!
Hugh & Alice Alport
 

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Autobiography
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Isbn: 9780753195291
Published: 01-03-2010

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"I learned very quickly that rural General Practice is the real sharp end of Medicine and not for the faint-hearted, even when you've managed to find your way to where you're needed in the pitch dark with the rain coming down faster than the wipers can cope with it." Thus, almost by chance, Doctor Hugh Alport and his GP wife Alice came to serve the rural folk of Ulster. Their experiences over the decades range from the hilarious to the horrific, and include the reclusive woman who shared her home with a flatulent horse, working by torchlight in small farms, poteen poisoning and the elderly inhabitant of the Witches' Cottage.

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Out Of Iraq
Lewis Alsamari
 

Hard Cover
Autobiography
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Isbn: 9781847825711
Published: 01-03-2009

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Conscripted into the Iraqi army, eighteen-year-old Lewis Alsamari was selected for Saddam's elite, top-secret intelligence service - an offer he couldn't refuse. Desperate to avoid this, his only option was to flee from his native land and leave his family behind... His escape wasn't easy: going under the wire of the army compound, he was shot in the leg, then faced a gruelling trek across the desert to Jordan's border, eventually gaining asylum in the UK. With Lewis' mother, brother and sister thrown into jail following his escape, he planned a rescue. Lewis fraudulently transferred ?37,000 into his own bank account from the accounts of his employers, William Hill, and wired it to Baghdad in order to pay the necessary bribes. But, of course, it wasn't quite that simple...

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A Spoonful Of Sugar
Brenda Ashford
 

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Autobiography
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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
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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
 

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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
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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
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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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Miracles Of Life
J.G. Ballard
 

Hard Cover
Autobiography
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Isbn: 9780753195246
Published: 01-02-2009

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For almost half a century, J. G. Ballard has been one of this country's most important writers. In this revelatory autobiography, he charts the course of his remarkable life. Beginning with his early childhood, spent exploring the vibrant surroundings of Shanghai, Miracles of Life takes us from the deprivations and unexpected freedoms of Lunghua Camp, the setting for his novel Empire of the Sun, to his arrival in a Britain physically and psychologically crippled by war. He recounts his first attempts at fiction whilst stationed in a frozen airbase in Canada, his part in the social and artisitc revolutions of the 60s and his life as a single father after the premature death of his wife.

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Miracles Of Life
J.G. Ballard
 

Soft Cover
Autobiography
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9780753195253
Published: 01-12-2009

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For almost half a century, J. G. Ballard has been one of this country's most important writers. In this revelatory autobiography, he charts the course of his remarkable life. Beginning with his early childhood, spent exploring the vibrant surroundings of Shanghai, Miracles of Life takes us from the deprivations and unexpected freedoms of Lunghua Camp, the setting for his novel Empire of the Sun, to his arrival in a Britain physically and psychologically crippled by war. He recounts his first attempts at fiction whilst stationed in a frozen airbase in Canada, his part in the social and artisitc revolutions of the 60s and his life as a single father after the premature death of his wife.

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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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