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Hell And High Water

Author:

Sean Conway

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In 2013, Sean Conway embarked on his bid to be the first person to swim the length of Britain, raising money for the charity War Child. Accompanied by three support crew on a tiny, leaky yacht, he set out from Land's End, aiming to hit John O'Groats in two months. From swimming alongside a dolphin and amidst stunning night-time phosphorescence, to tackling treacherous tides and growing a huge beard to protect himself from jellyfish stings, this is a story of immense courage and determination over an incredible 900-mile journey.

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Soft Cover

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829389

Published:

01-08-2016

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Confessions Of A Ghostwriter

Author:

Andrew Crofts

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He's written more than eighty books and sold millions of copies across the world. He is the man behind a dozen SUNDAY TIMES top 10 hits. But you probably have never heard of him... Andrew Crofts is a ghostwriter, an author for hire, employed to write other people's stories - everyone from film stars to footballers, hitmen to hookers, world leaders to abused children. Ghostwriters are confidants to the most famous people on earth, and they help to give a voice to some of the most vulnerable and inspiring. In this book, Andrew confesses the truth about ghosting - how it feels to be an invisible author; to be given first-class tickets to travel anywhere and permission to ask whatever questions you like - giving an unrivalled peek into private worlds to which few others gain admission.

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Hard Cover

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413162

Published:

01-02-2017

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Confessions Of A Ghostwriter

Author:

Andrew Crofts

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He's written more than eighty books and sold millions of copies across the world. He is the man behind a dozen SUNDAY TIMES top 10 hits. But you probably have never heard of him... Andrew Crofts is a ghostwriter, an author for hire, employed to write other people's stories - everyone from film stars to footballers, hitmen to hookers, world leaders to abused children. Ghostwriters are confidants to the most famous people on earth, and they help to give a voice to some of the most vulnerable and inspiring. In this book, Andrew confesses the truth about ghosting - how it feels to be an invisible author; to be given first-class tickets to travel anywhere and permission to ask whatever questions you like - giving an unrivalled peek into private worlds to which few others gain admission.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413223

Published:

01-02-2018

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Author:

Caitlin Doughty

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Most people go to great lengths to avoid thinking about death, but when Caitlin Doughty - a young woman with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre - took a job at Westwind Cremation & Burial, her morbid curiosity turned into her life's work. Leading us behind the black curtain of her profession, Caitlin takes us into a world of vivid characters (both living and deceased) and bizarre details (exactly how a flaming skull looks) - and explores the funeral practices of historic and contemporary cultures, calling for better ways of dealing with death and our dead.

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826883

Published:

01-01-2016

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The Cheese And I

Author:

Matt Feroze

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Accountant Matt Feroze had a dream - to hang up his suit and immerse himself in the highly competitive French cheese industry. Taking a career break, he packed his bags and set off to France - saying goodbye to family, friends and a reliable salary, and BONJOUR to milking boisterous goats halfway up a mountain; nurturing cheeses to their maturity; and attempting to convince the local population that here indeed was an Englishman capable of telling his Cheddar from his Camembert. Then, for this self-described 'curd nerd', the months of hard work invested in following his dream paid off - Matt was soon being crowned CHAMPION DE FRANCE DES FROMAGERS...

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Soft Cover

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829044

Published:

01-07-2016

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An Act Of Love

Author:

Marie Fleming/Sue Leonard

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Described by the High Court President as one of the most remarkable witnesses to ever come before the courts, Marie Fleming, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her mid-thirties, became a household name with her trailblazing campaign and legal challenge for the right to die with dignity. Here, she tells the personal story behind the public face - from her young years growing up in Donegal, as she struggled to keep her family together after her mother left, to her battle as a teenager to hold on to her baby daughter, and her later quest for education and self-betterment against the odds.

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Soft Cover

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827989

Published:

01-04-2016

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English

Author:

Ben Fogle

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Beginning at the top of a muddy Gloucestershire slope at the Cooper's Hill cheese-rolling contest and traversing a landscape of lawns and queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, Ben Fogle takes us on a journey through the peculiarly English: a country of wax jackets, cricket, boat races and jellied eels, by way of national treasures such as the shipping forecast, fish and chips and the Wellington boot, not to mention the Dunkirk spirit of relentless optimism in the face of adversity. The archetypal Englishman - lover of Labradors and Land Rovers, yet holder of two passports - Ben applauds all things quintessentially English while also paying tribute to the history, culture and ideas adopted with such gusto that they have become part of the fabric of the country.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837711

Published:

01-08-2018

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Tsunami Kids

Author:

Paul Forkan/Rob Forkan

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Siblings Rob, Paul, Mattie and Rosie were orphaned in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. They subsequently made a harrowing 200km trek across the devastated country of Sri Lanka, trying to discover the fate of their parents. The bravery and ingenuity they displayed was a direct result of their unique upbringing. Taken out of school at a young age, they had received an unconventional global education, learning independence and emotional resilience... Almost a decade after the disaster, the eldest brothers, Rob and Paul, created the multinational brand Gandys, and established the charitable foundation Orphans for Orphans. This is the story of their journey from survival to success.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826135

Published:

01-11-2015

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Tara

Author:

Rosemary Forrester/Robert Forrester

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Robert arrives in Colombia with a surprise for his wife, Rosemary: Tara, a Jack Russell puppy. Join this adventurous couple - and their amazing, seafaring canine crew of one - as they cruise around the world on their yacht, Deusa. Their exciting and sometimes hair-raising adventures on land and sea include tales of tsunamis, modern-day pirates, corrupt customs officials, several instances of 'DOG OVERBOARD!', many new friends - and near disaster off the Australian coast...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836479

Published:

01-04-2018

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When The War Is Over

Author:

Barbara Fox

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Gwenda and Douglas Brady were among the millions of British children sent - for their own safety - to live with new families during the Second World War, leaving behind parents, friends and all that felt familiar and safe. Evacuation could be a scary experience, but five-year-old Gwenda and her brother were housed with a kindly schoolmaster and his wife in an idyllic Lake District village. The realities of war soon felt very far away. This is the poignant story of finding a second family and a loving home...and how the war touched the lives of everyone. Would life ever be the same when the war was over?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544146

Published:

01-06-2017

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The Vet

Author:

Luke Gamble

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"I love being a vet. I knew I wanted to become one from about the age of ten and never looked back or doubted my choice of career. It's a privilege to look after people's pets, to earn the trust of the animals - and there is a huge satisfaction in championing those without a voice. I wrote this book because it shows how my career was shaped, the beginnings of a journey that has and will continue to take me all over the world, working with dedicated individuals who have shaped, influenced and inspired me along the way."

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780750536189

Published:

01-12-2012

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An Officer And A Gentlewoman

Author:

Heloise Goodley

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When Heloise Goodley ditched her City job and decided to attend officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, she had no prior military experience. On her arrival she was a complete novice: she'd never fired a rifle; she couldn't march; she couldn't make her bed; she couldn't even shine her shoes. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEWOMAN charts Goodley's absorbing journey through Sandhurst and on to Afghanistan, and gives an insight into the array of bizarre military behaviours and customs at this esoteric and hidden institution. With wit and sensitivity, Goodley details her experiences as a cadet and the painful transition from civilian to soldier. Moreover, she rejects lazy preconceptions and sheds new light on what has hitherto been a bastion of maleness - the British Army.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822359

Published:

01-01-2015

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