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Irongran

Author:

Edwina Brocklesby

Synopsis:

At the age of fifty, Eddie Brocklesby decided to run her first half-marathon. Until that point, her exercise regime had consisted of little more than chauffeuring her children to their own sports clubs. The race was the first of what was to become a hugely impressive trajectory of sporting accolades and successes. Soon afterward, she completed a marathon. Now seventy-five years old, the past twenty years have seen Eddie take part in marathons, triathlons and Ironman races across the globe, collecting many medals and awards along the way. In IRONGRAN, Eddie looks back on her life and explains just how she's managed to develop the energy to match the enthusiasm she's always had for an active lifestyle, and offers guidance about how to remain full of life in your later years.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416194

Published:

01-11-2018

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Great British Railway Journeys

Author:

Charlie Bunce

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Over nine well-known railway lines, Charlie Bunce and Michael Portillo discover the incredible impact the railways had on Victorian Britain and are struck by their lasting legacy today. The railway has played a crucial part in shaping the course of British history. It turned sleepy fishing villages into bustling seaside resorts, brought post, beer and chocolate to the masses, evacuated thousands of children during the Second World War, inspired feats of engineering and launched Britain into an industrial revolution that dramatically transformed the nation's future. Great British Railway Journeys offers a unique look at the history of Britain, all from the seat of a train.

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Hard Cover

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780753152935

Published:

01-01-2012

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Great British Railway Journeys

Author:

Charlie Bunce

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Over nine well-known railway lines, Charlie Bunce and Michael Portillo discover the incredible impact the railways had on Victorian Britain and are struck by their lasting legacy today. The railway has played a crucial part in shaping the course of British history. It turned sleepy fishing villages into bustling seaside resorts, brought post, beer and chocolate to the masses, evacuated thousands of children during the Second World War, inspired feats of engineering and launched Britain into an industrial revolution that dramatically transformed the nation's future. Great British Railway Journeys offers a unique look at the history of Britain, all from the seat of a train.

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Soft Cover

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780753152942

Published:

01-11-2012

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Sunny Side Up

Author:

Susan Calman

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SUNNY SIDE UP has a clear path: to persuade people to be kinder to each other and spread joy. These are extremely difficult and confusing times - people are cross and shouty. It's exhausting! But more than anything, people like Susan Calman, people who don't hate other people, are apologising for the way they think. Susan wants to make sure that they don't. She wants them to know that it's ok to love people, that kindness and community are wonderful and brilliant, and to bring on the joy in the little things in life to help defeat the hate and fear. The mission is simple: to get us to join her in not being negative. Susan is a one-woman army of hope and happiness, and she's ready to lead the nation in a different direction.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444842494

Published:

01-10-2019

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60 Postcards

Author:

Rachael Chadwick

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When Rachael lost her mother to cancer, her world was shattered. Deciding to leave notes all over a city in memory of her mum, to mark what would have been her sixtieth birthday, she hand-wrote sixty postcards, each with her email address at the bottom asking the finders to get in touch with their own stories. But one question remained: where should she go? Knowing how much her mum had longed to visit Paris, Rachael set off to France with a group of friends to scatter her memories. Then, after her return home, the emails started flowing in...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832617

Published:

01-05-2017

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Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother

Author:

Amy Chua

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Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful; they had perfect school marks and exceptional abilities. The Chinese parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when a screaming child, who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano, confronts you? BATTLE HYMN OF THE TIGER MOTHER is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444810462

Published:

01-04-2012

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The Wolf Pit

Author:

Will Cohu

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In 1966, two years after he was born, author Will Cohu's grandparents moved to Bramble Carr, a remote cottage on the Yorkshire moors. To a child spending his summers and winters there, the moors were full of freedom; only later would Will become aware of the price the adults had paid for life in this most romantic of settings. THE WOLF PIT depicts a rural Britain that is passionate, funny and frightening, where the idyll is sometimes shot through with drink, disappointment and the black dog of self-destruction...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817836

Published:

01-12-2013

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Constance Street

Author:

Charlie Connelly

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'Joan's got something to show you.' She rummaged in a drawer for a moment, pulled out a piece of paper and handed it to me. 'Constance Street,' she said. 'As I remember it.' And as my great-aunt showed me the hand-drawn plan of Constance Street in the 1930s, so began the stories of one street and the true-life tales of my family, a tight knit group of working-class women in Silvertown in the East End of London, all set against a backdrop of hardship, struggle and war.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780750542937

Published:

01-07-2016

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Private View

Author:

Alexandra Connor

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Behind universally admired works of art - THE LAUGHING CAVALIER by Hals, THE BIRTH OF VENUS by Botticelli, THE THINKER by Rodin, and many more - are the artists themselves, whose lesser-known eccentricities are revealed in PRIVATE VIEW. Here is Fra Filippo Lippi, a friar who had to be locked in a room by the Pope in order to keep him at the easel and away from the bedroom. William Blake, who talked to the dead - and Theodore Gericault, who brought the dead home with him to use as unpaid models. Here is Rembrandt, who not only owned a monkey himself, but once painted a similar creature into a patron's family portrait. And of course the swaggering Michelangelo, who as a child recommended his 'perfect' services 'in all humility' to the Duke of Milan...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829563

Published:

01-09-2016

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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

Genre:

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

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413162

Published:

01-02-2017

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Confessions Of A Ghostwriter

Author:

Andrew Crofts

Synopsis:

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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