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All's Fair In Love And Law

Author:

Alan Hammond

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Dufty Dufty Popple & Dunn is a traditional solicitors' firm in the small Midlands town of Hockam (pronounced "Hokum", as the local residents are at pains to point out). This heart-warming collection of stories revolves around the lives, people of Hockam and of the lawyers they look for help. We meet the lonely dentist and his noisy neighbours, the TV celebrity chef and his complex family, the policeman and his beloved budgies. These and many others bring their problems to Dufty Dufty Popple & Dunn, to the well-meaning members of the firm including Bernard, the hapless trainee, and Hugo Dufty, the nominal senior partner.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Biography

ISBN:

9780753153116

Published:

01-05-2013

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Our Queen

Author:

Robert Hardman

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She has travelled further and lived longer than any of her predecessors. She has known more historic figures than anyone alive - from Churchill to Mandela, de Gaulle to Obama. Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most popular public figures on Earth. In Robert Hardman's portrayal of our Queen he travels around the world with her and meets her family, as she marks sixty years on the throne. Elizabeth II has reigned through Britain's transformation from an imperial power to a multicultural, multimedia nation. Our Queen sits at the head of an ancient institution, which remains - simultaneously - popular, regal, inclusive and relevant. This is purely down to the shrewd judgement of a thoroughly modern monarch with no small assistance from the longest-serving consort in history.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Biography

ISBN:

9781444811278

Published:

01-06-2012

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A Woven Silence

Author:

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

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How do we know that what we remember is the truth? Inspired by the story of her relative Marion Stokes, one of three women who raised the tricolour over Enniscorthy in Easter Week 1916, Felicity Hayes-McCoy explores the consequences for all of us when memories are manipulated or obliterated, intentionally or by chance. In the power struggle after the Easter Rising, involving, among others, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera, the ideals for which Marion and her companions fought were eroded. As she maps her own family stories onto the history of the state, Felicity's story moves from Washerwoman's Hill in Dublin, to London, and back again; spans two world wars, a revolution, a civil war and the development of a republic; and culminates in Ireland's 2015 same-sex marriage referendum.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Biography

ISBN:

9781785412462

Published:

01-08-2016

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A Woven Silence

Author:

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Synopsis:

How do we know that what we remember is the truth? Inspired by the story of her relative Marion Stokes, one of three women who raised the tricolour over Enniscorthy in Easter Week 1916, Felicity Hayes-McCoy explores the consequences for all of us when memories are manipulated or obliterated, intentionally or by chance. In the power struggle after the Easter Rising, involving, among others, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera, the ideals for which Marion and her companions fought were eroded. As she maps her own family stories onto the history of the state, Felicity's story moves from Washerwoman's Hill in Dublin, to London, and back again; spans two world wars, a revolution, a civil war and the development of a republic; and culminates in Ireland's 2015 same-sex marriage referendum.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Biography

ISBN:

9781785412523

Published:

01-08-2017

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The Secret Of Kit Cavenaugh

Author:

Anne Holland

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Christian 'Kit' Cavenaugh, born in 1667 in Dublin, grew up on a Leixlip farm. A dragoon in the Marlborough Wars, Kit led an adventurous life, courting women, fighting duels and arguing a paternity suit before the truth became known: Kit was a woman. After her husband and father of her three children was press-ganged into the English army to fight in the European wars of the early eighteenth century, Kit disguised herself as a man and enlisted to find him. When she finally came face to face with him in 1704, she was enraged to find him in the arms of a Dutch woman. Kit's adventures did not end there...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Biography

ISBN:

9781444822557

Published:

01-01-2015

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Christmas At The Ragdoll Orphanage

Author:

Suzanne Lambert

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Two-week-old Suzanne was left at the door of Nazareth House orphanage - abandoned by the very people who should have given her the love, protection and care she desperately needed. So when Nancy - the orphanage nanny - held Suzanne in her arms and looked into her eyes, feeling a magical bond, it seemed that a guardian angel had brought them both together. Yet their future looked uncertain. Would Nancy ever be allowed to adopt tiny Suzanne? And would their love endure all that the years ahead were to send them?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Biography

ISBN:

9780750539586

Published:

01-09-2014

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A Spy Among Friends

Author:

Ben Macintyre

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Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Biography

ISBN:

9781445099361

Published:

01-10-2014

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A Spy Among Friends

Author:

Ben Macintyre

Synopsis:

Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Biography

ISBN:

9781445099378

Published:

01-09-2015

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Tragic Country Queen

Author:

Jimmy McDonough

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Tammy Wynette - The Biography Tammy, born Wynette Pugh in Mississippi, bundled her three children into her car and, abandoning both a troubled marriage and a beauty shop job, roared off to make her name in the capital of country music, Nashville. An overnight success, Wynette took the persona of the tortured housewife and turned it into hit records. Yet Tammy never found the idealised love she desperately yearned for, and her soap-opera life included five husbands, four kids, thirty-plus operations and even a bizarre kidnapping attempt. Her life grew increasingly out of control until her tragic death at the age of fifty-five.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Biography

ISBN:

9780750530330

Published:

01-07-2011

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The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away

Author:

Cole Moreton

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In Scotland, fifteen-year-old Marc is a promising young footballer. A few hundred miles away in England, fun loving sixteen-year-old Martin is going about his life. The boys are enjoying their summers when they are suddenly struck down by debilitating illness. Within days, both are close to death. Although their paths have never crossed, their fortunes are about to be bound up together in the most extraordinary, intimate way. One of them will die - and, in doing so, save the other's life. For one boy's heart will end up beating in the chest of the other...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Biography

ISBN:

9781444835533

Published:

01-01-2018

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Dancing In The Street

Author:

Sheila Newberry

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The Homecoming, 1942. We paused by the harmonium in the hall. David and I longed to pull out all the stops. 'Not tonight children,' Molly sighed. The last time we slept in our house was between our parents on a mattress on the kitchen floor; Jim had arrived home unexpectedly that night. We listened to the thunder of the ack-ack guns and drone of enemy planes overhead. Tonight we would be in our own beds. Molly turned the light low. She kissed us goodnight. 'Nice to be home, isn't it...' I was a Big Girl now.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Biography

ISBN:

9781842628591

Published:

01-11-2011

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In Search Of Mary

Author:

Bee Rowlatt

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Toddler in tow, Bee Rowlatt embarks upon an extraordinary journey in search of the life and legacy of the first celebrity feminist: Mary Wollstonecraft. From the wild coasts of Norway to a naked re-birthing in California, via the blood-soaked streets of revolutionary Paris, Bee learns what drove her hero on, and what's been won and lost over the centuries in the battle for equality. On this biographical treasure hunt she finds herself consulting a witch, a porn star, a quiet Norwegian archivist and the tenants of a blighted council estate in Leeds - getting much more than she bargained for. In her quest to find a new balance between careers and babies, Bee also discovers the importance of celebrating the radiant power of love in all our lives.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Biography

ISBN:

9781785412721

Published:

01-10-2016

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