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The Last British Dambuster

Author:

George 'Johnny' Johnson

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On 16 May 1943, Johnny Johnson, alongside 132 specially selected comrades, took off from Scampton airbase in Lincolnshire. For six weeks they had been trained to fulfil one mission that was near impossible: to destroy three dams deep within Germany's Ruhr Valley. It was a daring task but, against the odds, Johnny and his crew survived. Sadly, 53 comrades did not. For the first time, Johnny relives every moment of that fatal night - and the devastating aftermath. He recalls with unique wit and insight the difficult training conducted in secrecy, the race against time to release the bombs, and the sheer strength and bravery shown by a small unit faced with great adversity and uncertainty. Embodying a whole squadron, and leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come, Johnny's story is like no other.

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Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785410338

Published:

01-04-2016

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I Left My Tent In San Francisco

Author:

Emma Kennedy

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It's 1989, and Emma and her best friend Dee head to the USA to make their fortune. But completely inept and virtually unemployable, they discover they can't even get a job in McDonald's. Forced to travel from California to New York with only pennies in their pockets, they bounce from scrape to scrape, surviving on their wits and kindness of strangers. Bad luck and misfortune throw everything their way - snakes, earthquakes, black magic and incontinent dogs. They even get kidnapped by a sex-crazed midget in a Ferrari.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750536387

Published:

01-11-2012

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A Beginner's Guide To Acting English

Author:

Shappi Khorsandi

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Born in Tehran, Shappi is the young, precocious darling of the Khorsandi family - a warm-hearted, eccentric Iranian clan. But when her father takes a job in London, Shappi, her mother and her brother Peyvand follow him there. Then the Islamic revolution erupts and her father becomes a wanted man. So this is the story of growing up a stranger in a strange land where everyone smells of milk. It's about learning kiss chase and how to eat fish fingers. But it is also the story of a close-knit family tested by the threat of everything they cherish being taken away.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444806199

Published:

01-04-2011

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£20.89

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The Hairy Bikers Blood, Sweat And Tyres

Author:

Si King/Dave Myers

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Si King and Dave Myers, AKA the Hairy Bikers have travelled an interesting road. Born in the north of England, both had their childhood challenges. Si was bullied as the fat kid in class while Dave was a childhood carer for his mother. But through the challenges of their early years came a love of really good food. And it was food that brought Si and Dave together when they met on the set of a Catherine Cookson drama. From deserts to desserts, potholes to pot roasts, the nation's favourite cooking duo take you on the ride of their lives!

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750543552

Published:

01-10-2016

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Once We Were Sisters

Author:

Sheila Kohler

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When Sheila Kohler is thirty-seven, she receives the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, has been killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg. Stunned by the news, she immediately flies back to South Africa, the country of her birth, determined to find answers. There, Sheila is forced to reckon with her brother-in-law's history of violence, and the lingering effects of her and Maxine's most unusual childhood - one marked by death, and the misguided love of their mother.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444832990

Published:

01-06-2017

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Murder On The Home Front

Author:

Molly Lefebure

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At 12 o'clock on a Spring day in a London Coroner's Court, famed forensic pathologist Dr Keith Simpson asks young journalist Molly Lefebure if she might like to become his secretary. Recalling the "horror of secretarial work and secretarial young ladies", she turns him down, resolving to stick to twelve-hour days covering "everything from Boy Scout meetings to the blitz". By 3 o'clock that afternoon, curious about exactly what goes on behind a mortuary door, Molly has changed her mind. It is the beginning of an extraordinary adventure. "Miss Molly" becomes Dr Simpson's right-hand woman, following him to crime scenes, courtrooms and mortuaries, taking notes, collecting evidence and witnessing the most shocking of sights.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780753153468

Published:

01-03-2014

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Murder On The Home Front

Author:

Molly Lefebure

Synopsis:

At 12 o'clock on a Spring day in a London Coroner's Court, famed forensic pathologist Dr Keith Simpson asks young journalist Molly Lefebure if she might like to become his secretary. Recalling the "horror of secretarial work and secretarial young ladies", she turns him down, resolving to stick to twelve-hour days covering "everything from Boy Scout meetings to the blitz". By 3 o'clock that afternoon, curious about exactly what goes on behind a mortuary door, Molly has changed her mind. It is the beginning of an extraordinary adventure. "Miss Molly" becomes Dr Simpson's right-hand woman, following him to crime scenes, courtrooms and mortuaries, taking notes, collecting evidence and witnessing the most shocking of sights.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780753153475

Published:

01-02-2015

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Destiny Unknown

Author:

Derek Leinster

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At 18 Derek fulfilled his dreams to go to England and meet his destiny. This book follows his fight to establish a life for himself in a new country. Despite his disadvantages - his lack of social skills because of his upbringing, his lack of confidence, his lack of education - he manages to carry out a decent life as a working man and, ultimately, as a married man with a family. It tells us about his working life and also his phenomenal boxing career. Derek's fight for justice continues alongside his search to find out more about his past.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750534390

Published:

01-10-2011

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Hannah's Shame

Author:

Derek Leinster

Synopsis:

Derek Leinster is a survivor. Hannah's Shame is the inspirational story of one boy's Irish childhood spent in poverty because of the neglect of the Church of Ireland, of his lifelong search for who he is and of his fight for justice. Abandoned by his birth mother in a Children's Home where illness, hunger and neglect were commonplace, fostered by an inordinately poor family and then living in poverty but ignored by the well-to-do community in which he was brought up, this is a story that will touch your heart. It is a story of shame.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750534383

Published:

01-09-2011

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The Outrun

Author:

Amy Liptrot

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When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Now she finds herself standing at the cliff edge, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in England. Spending early mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, days tracking Orkney's wildlife - puffins nesting on sea stacks, arctic terns swooping close enough to feel their wings - and nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, she slowly makes the journey towards recovery from addiction.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444830842

Published:

01-12-2016

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Ammonites And Leaping Fish: A Life In Time

Author:

Penelope Lively

Synopsis:

"This is not quite a memoir. Rather, it is the view from old age. And a view of old age itself, this place at which we arrive with a certain surprise - ambushed, or so it can seem. One of the few advantages of age is that you can report on it with a certain authority; you are a native now, and know what goes on here." Taking in old age, the context of ones life and times, memory, reading and writing, and the identifying cargo of possessions - two ammonites, a cat, a pair of American ducks and a leaping fish sherd, amongst others - this is an elegant, moving and deeply enjoyable memoir by one of our most loved writers.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781445099507

Published:

01-11-2014

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Ammonites And Leaping Fish: A Life In Time

Author:

Penelope Lively

Synopsis:

"This is not quite a memoir. Rather, it is the view from old age. And a view of old age itself, this place at which we arrive with a certain surprise - ambushed, or so it can seem. One of the few advantages of age is that you can report on it with a certain authority; you are a native now, and know what goes on here." Taking in old age, the context of ones life and times, memory, reading and writing, and the identifying cargo of possessions - two ammonites, a cat, a pair of American ducks and a leaping fish sherd, amongst others - this is an elegant, moving and deeply enjoyable memoir by one of our most loved writers.

Media Format:

Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781445099514

Published:

01-10-2015

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