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Life In The Garden

Author:

Penelope Lively

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Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successive Oxfordshire gardens of her own, and the smaller urban garden at the north London home she lives in today. It is also a wise, engaging and far-ranging exploration of gardens in literature, from PARADISE LOST to ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, and of writers and their gardens, from Virginia Woolf to Philip Larkin.

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416712

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01-03-2019

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Life In The Garden

Author:

Penelope Lively

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416774

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01-03-2020

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Animal Heroes

Author:

David Long

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The PDSA Dickin Medal (the animals' Victoria Cross) has been awarded to just 64 animals for their courage in times of crisis: There's Rip the trusty mongrel, who sniffed out survivors of the Blitz air-raids. G.I. Joe the pigeon, who flew 20 miles in 20 minutes to deliver a life-saving message in WWII. Simon the ship's cat, who caught rats and kept up crew morale, even when under fire. And there's Theo, a spaniel who served as a bomb-detection dog in Afghanistan... In this book, the true tales of heart-rending devotion and duty of every Dickin Medal recipient are told.

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Soft Cover

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192054

Published:

01-11-2014

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Girl In The Dark

Author:

Anna Lyndsey

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Anna Lyndsey was living a normal life. She enjoyed her job; she was ambitious; she was falling in love. Then the unthinkable happened. Whenever she used a computer screen, she felt a burning sensation on her face. Soon she started to react to other kinds of light, and the burning spread and intensified. Now she must spend most of her life in darkness because of her extreme sensitivity to light. During the best times, she can venture outside at dawn and dusk. During the worst, she must spend months in one blacked-out room. This is the story of how, through her determination to make her impossible life possible, and with the love of those around her, Anna has managed to find light in even the darkest of places.

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Hard Cover

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828184

Published:

01-05-2016

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The Gentle Art Of Swedish Death Cleaning

Author:

Margareta Magnusson

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DOSTADNING, or the art of death cleaning, is a Swedish phenomenon by which the elderly and their families set their affairs in order. Whether it's sorting the family heirlooms from the junk, downsizing to a smaller place, or setting up a system to help you stop misplacing your keys, death cleaning gives us the chance to make the later years of our lives as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whatever your age, Swedish death cleaning can be used to declutter your life, and take stock of what's important. It can also offer the chance to celebrate and reflect on all the tiny joys that make up a long life along the way.

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Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415814

Published:

01-08-2018

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The Gentle Art Of Swedish Death Cleaning

Author:

Margareta Magnusson

Synopsis:

DOSTADNING, or the art of death cleaning, is a Swedish phenomenon by which the elderly and their families set their affairs in order. Whether it's sorting the family heirlooms from the junk, downsizing to a smaller place, or setting up a system to help you stop misplacing your keys, death cleaning gives us the chance to make the later years of our lives as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whatever your age, Swedish death cleaning can be used to declutter your life, and take stock of what's important. It can also offer the chance to celebrate and reflect on all the tiny joys that make up a long life along the way.

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415876

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01-08-2019

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The Sisters Of Battle Road

Author:

J.M. Maloney

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In 1939, Annie Jarman and her six young daughters were evacuated from their south London home and sent to the Sussex countryside to wait out the war. Refusing to be parted, they faced the unknown together, never imagining just how much their lives would change. From the trials and tribulations of leaving London, the destructive horror of the Blitz and terrible family tragedy, to dances, romances and the triumph of making a new life in the country, THE SISTERS OF BATTLE ROAD is the true story of six ordinary girls in extraordinary circumstances.

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416323

Published:

01-12-2018

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The Sisters Of Battle Road

Author:

J.M. Maloney

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In 1939, Annie Jarman and her six young daughters were evacuated from their south London home and sent to the Sussex countryside to wait out the war. Refusing to be parted, they faced the unknown together, never imagining just how much their lives would change. From the trials and tribulations of leaving London, the destructive horror of the Blitz and terrible family tragedy, to dances, romances and the triumph of making a new life in the country, THE SISTERS OF BATTLE ROAD is the true story of six ordinary girls in extraordinary circumstances.

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416385

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01-12-2019

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The Old Man And The Knee

Author:

Christopher Matthew

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Although in his seventies, Christopher Matthew is convinced he is not old. He plays golf, he walks the dog, and no one ever stands up for him on crowded buses and Tubes. He has all his own teeth and hair, and does not require a hearing aid. He is, in short, enjoying late middle age. How, though, does one know when one is old? Does old age creep up slowly, or arrive out of the blue like an outsize pigeon dropping? Will one be able to summon up some half-decent last words, and what should they be? No one likes the idea of growing old, but this largely light-hearted guide to life in the last lane will persuade late middle-agers that they have more to look forward to than they might imagine.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444838084

Published:

01-09-2018

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Neither Nowt Nor Summat

Author:

Ian McMillan

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Ian McMillan has lived all his life in Darfield, a village near Barnsley. He counts himself a proud Yorkshireman and he knows that his affection for his home has shaped him in more ways than he understands. So Ian embarks on a journey in search of Yorkshire past, present and imaginary, to try to find out what lies at the heart. From Elsecar Old Colliery to York Minster, via Ilkley, Hull and Jesus Not Horsbury, Ian tries to answer important questions like: is Yorkshire the most competitive county? What is Yorkshire Time and how long is 'in a bit'?

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Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780750542777

Published:

01-09-2016

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Wherever You Are

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The Military Wives

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From the moment The Military Wives sang together on BBC Two's THE CHOIR, their lives changed forever. Their journey entranced the nation, and their story moved millions. Here, the wives tell their individual stories in full for the first time - true stories of heartbreak, hope, love and loss that speak to the heart of our country. From the loneliness and isolation of life on a military base, to the challenge of writing to men facing unimaginable horrors - and to the choir that gave them comfort, solace and friendship in the darkest of times - these are true, affecting and inspiring accounts straight from the wives themselves.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820249

Published:

01-07-2014

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Felix The Railway Cat

Author:

Kate Moore

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When Felix arrived at Huddersfield train station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as "senior pest controller", Felix is much more than just an employee of TransPennine Express. For Felix has changed the lives of her colleagues and the station's commuters in surprising ways. Felix seems to have a remarkable ability to save the day time and time again: from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell, to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. But it's a chance friendship with a commuter who she waits for on the platform every morning that finally gives Felix the recognition she deserves, catapulting her to international stardom...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415371

Published:

01-06-2018

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