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Christmas Around The Village Green

Author:

Dot May Dunn

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Derbyshire, 1940s: Christmas is different for little Dot May Dunn and her fellow villagers these days. The paper garlands are red, white and blue, though Father Christmas still comes, carols are sung, and families are relieved to be together. As the seasons change and war still rages, Dot must adjust to holidays, village fetes and school life under its shadow. She understands very little of the terrible events in the adult world; but as the village comes face to face with their effects, the real impact bears heavily on this close-knit mining community.

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Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785412653

Published:

01-09-2017

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Call The Midlife

Author:

Chris Evans

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During his run-up to turning fifty, Chris Evans is on a mission to take stock of where he is and where he's at, in order to figure out how best to get the most out of what he believes are the best years yet to come. His typically positive and upbeat journey involves one hundred days of contemplation, research, focus, frustration and decision-making, while secretly training for the London marathon and bringing back his cult '90s TV show TFI FRIDAY. Then there's the small matter of suddenly being asked to take over TOP GEAR. Health, love, marriage, sex, death and even religion all come under his witty microscope as he poses the conundrum - midlife: crisis or opportunity? There can only be one winner...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444830668

Published:

01-12-2016

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It's Not Yet Dark

Author:

Simon Fitzmaurice

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In 2008, Simon Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and given four years to live. In 2010, in a state of lung-function collapse, he knew with crystal clarity that now was not his time to die. Against all prevailing medical opinion, he chose to ventilate in order to stay alive... Here, the young filmmaker, a husband and father of five small children, draws us deeply into his inner world. Written using an eye-gaze computer, this is a journey into a life which, though brutally compromised, is lived more fully and in the moment than most, revealing at its core the power of love at its most potent.

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Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444831573

Published:

01-02-2017

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After All These Years

Author:

Foster & Allen

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Foster and Allen have been delighting millions with their music since they first joined forces in 1975. In After All These Years, we follow their remarkable journey from the rural heartlands of Ireland to the bright lights of Top of the Pops, the iconic stage of the Sydney Opera House, and far, far beyond. Full of nostalgic details of 1950s Ireland, relive with Mick and Tony the days of horse-drawn ploughs, tiny village schools, thatched roofs and candlelit cottages - and, of course the craic of ceilidh dances and fleadhs, and that traditional music that forever charms, enlivens and delights.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750539456

Published:

01-07-2014

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Always Looking Up

Author:

Michael J. Fox

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"For everything Parkinson's has taken, something with greater value has been given - sometimes just a marker that points me in a new direction that I might not otherwise have travelled. So sure, it may be one step forward and two steps back, but after a time with this disease, I've learned that what is important is making that one step count - always looking up." Struck with Parkinson's - a debilitating, degenerative disease - at the height of his fame, Michael J. Fox has taken what some might consider cause for depression and turned it into a beacon of hope for millions. He writes with warmth, humour and incredible honesty about the journey he has undertaken since he came to terms with his condition.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780753195758

Published:

01-04-2011

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Leaving Before The Rains Come

Author:

Alexandra Fuller

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A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of her own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. From her unusual courtship in Zambia - elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day - to the mountains of Wyoming, Fuller attempts to understand her younger self as she charts twenty years of her tempestuous marriage to the love of her life.

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Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785413049

Published:

01-01-2017

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Leaving Before The Rains Come

Author:

Alexandra Fuller

Synopsis:

A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of her own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. From her unusual courtship in Zambia - elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day - to the mountains of Wyoming, Fuller attempts to understand her younger self as she charts twenty years of her tempestuous marriage to the love of her life.

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Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785413100

Published:

01-01-2018

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All Because Of Henry

Author:

Nuala Gardner/Beth McDonough

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ALL BECAUSE OF HENRY continues the story of the international bestseller, A FRIEND LIKE HENRY, which traced the journey of the Gardner family and their amazing golden retriever - a dog who helped Dale, a boy with classic autism, to communicate with the world. Now Dale is a young man facing a challenging and uncertain future. He is ready for the world - but is the world ready for him and for his peers? We also catch up with the rest of the family, including Dale's sister Amy, also on the autistic spectrum, and find out how the challenges that they've faced have affected their lives. Their story did not end with Henry...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444823837

Published:

01-07-2015

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Mad Girl

Author:

Bryony Gordon

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Bryony Gordon is a bestselling author, successful columnist, and happily married mother. She also has OCD. It's the snake in her brain that has told her, ever since she was a teenager, that her world is about to come crashing down: that her family might die if she doesn't repeat a phrase five times, or that she might have murdered someone and forgotten about it. It's caused alopecia, bulimia, and drug dependency. And Bryony is sick of it. Keeping silent about her condition has given it a cachet it simply does not deserve: it's time for her to speak out...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444833348

Published:

01-07-2017

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Five Minutes Of Amazing

Author:

Chris Graham & Wendy Holden

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My journey through Dementia At the age of thirty-eight, Chris Graham was diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease that had already killed his father in his forties and put his brother in a nursing home aged forty-three. A long-serving British soldier, he'd recently discovered that his girlfriend Vicky was pregnant. He was faced with dismissal from the army on medical grounds and the terrible decision of whether to keep their unborn child, who had a 50 per cent chance of inheriting the dementia gene. After their son's birth, Chris embarked on a 10,000-mile solo cycle around North America raising money and awareness for Alzheimer's research.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750545549

Published:

01-03-2018

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If The Cap Fits

Author:

Steve Halliwell

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Steve Halliwell is best known as the loveable patriarch Zak Dingle in the hit TV show EMMERDALE, a part he has played since 1994. He is now one of the UK's most recognisable and treasured soap stars. Yet before his success, Halliwell spent many years desperately seeking work, and even spent time on the streets. This warts-and-all story of his rise to fame is an inspiration. It explores the wider class history that permeated the country in the sixties and seventies and still lingers today. Above all, it is an honest tale of rejection and redemption and will appeal to all who have the ambition to better themselves.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444838480

Published:

01-09-2018

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Another Time, Another Place

Author:

Rose Handleigh-Adams

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A child of the Blitz, Rose's youngest days are shaped by iconic experiences of wartime and post-war Britain - evacuation, grinding poverty and seemingly endless years of rationing. But she also faces other, more unconventional challenges in the form of her eccentric and unpredictable family. As Rose enters her teenage years, there are other, even darker clouds on the horizon. Her blossoming body and good looks attract the attention of older men, and she is prematurely drawn into a painful world of sexual betrayal, heartache and bureaucratic cruelty. As her father is constantly reminding her, 'no good' will ever come of her.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750538596

Published:

01-04-2014

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