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Confessions Of A GP

Author:

Dr. Benjamin Daniels

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Just who are the people sitting alongside you in the doctor's waiting room? Could they be the sort of patients Dr. Benjamin Daniels has to see every day? The middle-aged woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones. An adulterous husband who wants the doctor to secretly administer antibiotics to his wife, as he thinks he might have given her chlamydia after an office affair. The woman with a botched boob job wanting it fixed on the NHS. A schoolboy with 'tummy aches' that don't really exist. An eighty-year-old man who can't remember why he's come to see the doctor in the first place. The flirtatious transvestite. And that's without mentioning the home visits. The life of a family doctor is funny and moving in equal measure.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444809039

Published:

01-12-2011

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Behind The Scenes At The Museum Of Baked Beans

Author:

Hunter Davies

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Driven by his own passion for collecting, Hunter Davies packed his notepad and set off in search of Britain's maddest museums. He explores these hidden gems and soon discovers that they are everywhere and that they celebrate just about everything, from lawnmowers in Southport to pencils in Kewick. But as Hunter travels up and down the country he comes to realise that it isn't only the collections that are fascinating, it's also the people who put them together. Whether they're a man who loves Heinz so much he's changed his name to Captain Beany or a kleptomaniac Vintage Radio buff, these eccentric collectors are Britain's finest. Once you discover these museums Great Britain won't look quite the same again...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780753152799

Published:

01-04-2011

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Behind The Scenes At The Museum Of Baked Beans

Author:

Hunter Davies

Synopsis:

Driven by his own passion for collecting, Hunter Davies packed his notepad and set off in search of Britain's maddest museums. He explores these hidden gems and soon discovers that they are everywhere and that they celebrate just about everything, from lawnmowers in Southport to pencils in Keswick. But as Hunter travels up and down the country he comes to realise that it isn't only the collections that are fascinating, it's also the people who put them together. Whether they're a man who loves Heinz so much he's changed his name to Captain Beany or a kleptomaniac Vintage Radio buff, these eccentric collectors are Britain's finest. Once you discover these museums Great Britain won't look quite the same again...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780753152805

Published:

01-02-2012

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Daffodil Girls

Author:

Kitty Dimbleby

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For every brave soldier risking their life for Queen and country, there is the subtle heroism of the women back at base in Britain. DAFFODIL GIRLS is the story of the women behind the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh. Kitty Dimbleby describes the lot of a soldier's wife: a long-distance relationship with someone who, daily, is in danger. When he's away, having to deal with everyday family life. Then having to readjust to your partner's return; perhaps come to terms with the horrors they have encountered. And how do you cope if he doesn't come back at all? Kitty Dimbleby follows these women through the cycle of a regiment's tour of duty: the preparation for departure, the six months of action and the emotional reunion.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444809381

Published:

01-01-2012

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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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Soft Cover

Genre:

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

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829044

Published:

01-07-2016

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Born Wild

Author:

Tony Fitzjohn

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Tony Fitzjohn is not your typical Brit. For a start, his best friends are lions. He talks to them, loves them, protects them and, occasionally, gets mauled by them Born Wild is a story of passion, adventure and skulduggery on the frontline of African conservation. Following Tony's dramatic personal journey from London bad boy to African wildlife warrior, the heart of the story is a series of love affairs with the world's most beautiful and endangered creatures. Tony tells of his twenty-year apprenticeship in Kenya with George Adamson of Born Free fame - a time of discovery, isolation and frequent danger living far from civilisation. And when he was prevented from re-introducing any more animals into the wild Tony had to start anew in Tanzania where, at Mkomazi, he has created a new National Park.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780753152959

Published:

01-03-2012

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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

Genre:

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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Extremes

Author:

Dr Kevin Fong

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Through gripping accounts of extraordinary events and pioneering medicine, Dr Kevin Fong explores how our body responds when tested by the extremes of heat and cold, vacuum and altitude, age and disease. He shows how science, technology and medicine have taken what was once lethal in the world and made it survivable. This is not only a book about medicine, but also about exploration in its broadest sense - about how, by probing the limits of our biology, we may achieve a better appreciation of how our bodies work and what it means to be human.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780753153406

Published:

01-12-2013

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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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