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Real Life

Author:

Melissa Kite

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Do you write to-do lists that include items such as 're-mortgage house, get pregnant, climb Kilimanjaro'? Does an exciting weekend for you mean scrubbing all the grouting in your bathroom? Have you ever felt the urge to kidnap the TV repairman and tie him to the bed like Kathy Bates in MISERY because you are terrified it will stop working once he's gone? Welcome to Melissa Kite's life. If you answered 'yes' to one or more of these questions, clearly you too are a single woman trying to survive in modern Britain. If not, you will have a good laugh reading this book.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818598

Published:

01-02-2014

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The Swordfish And The Star

Author:

Gavin Knight

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The Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall is where the land ends. This is the story of a whole community, especially those still working the last frontier on the edge of the sea: the Cornish fishermen, dreamers and fighters who prepare daily for battle with the vast grey Atlantic. Gavin Knight brings Cornwall and its seas to life, mixing drink and drugs and sea spray, moonlit beaches and shattering storms. The result is a tapestry of the precarious reality of life in Cornwall today, emerging from behind idyllic holiday snaps and picture postcards. Even the quaint fishermen's pubs on the quay at Newlyn, including the Swordfish and its neighbour the Star, turn out to be places where squalls can blow up - and down again - in an instant, on the most dangerous stretch of the Cornish coast.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413308

Published:

01-03-2017

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The Swordfish And The Star

Author:

Gavin Knight

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The Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall is where the land ends. This is the story of a whole community, especially those still working the last frontier on the edge of the sea: the Cornish fishermen, dreamers and fighters who prepare daily for battle with the vast grey Atlantic. Gavin Knight brings Cornwall and its seas to life, mixing drink and drugs and sea spray, moonlit beaches and shattering storms. The result is a tapestry of the precarious reality of life in Cornwall today, emerging from behind idyllic holiday snaps and picture postcards. Even the quaint fishermen's pubs on the quay at Newlyn, including the Swordfish and its neighbour the Star, turn out to be places where squalls can blow up - and down again - in an instant, on the most dangerous stretch of the Cornish coast.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413360

Published:

01-03-2018

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Reading With Patrick

Author:

Michelle Kuo

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As a young English teacher keen to make a difference in the world, Michelle Kuo took a job at a tough school in the Mississippi Delta, sharing books and poetry with a young African-American teenager named Patrick and his classmates. For the first time, these kids began to engage with ideas and dreams beyond their small town, and to gain an insight into themselves that they had never had before. Two years later, Michelle left to go to law school; but Patrick began to lose his way, ending up jailed for murder. And that's when Michelle decided that her work was not done, and began to visit Patrick once a week, and soon every day, to read with him again...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837087

Published:

01-06-2018

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The Book Of Joy

Author:

Dalai Lama/Desmond Tutu

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Nobel Peace Prize laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile, violence and oppression. Despite their hardships - or, as they would say, because of them - they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create this book as a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: how do we find happiness in the face of life's inevitable suffering? By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, they had stared into the despair of our times, and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414176

Published:

01-08-2017

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The Book Of Joy

Author:

Dalai Lama/Desmond Tutu

Synopsis:

Nobel Peace Prize laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile, violence and oppression. Despite their hardships - or, as they would say, because of them - they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create this book as a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: how do we find happiness in the face of life's inevitable suffering? By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, they had stared into the despair of our times, and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414237

Published:

01-08-2018

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Doctor, Doctor

Author:

Dr Rosemary Leonard

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'Hello, this is the emergency services. Do you require fire, police or ambulance?' asked the female switchboard operator with brisk professionalism. I thought fast. 'I actually need all three,' I answered... It's not every day that a home visit turns out to be an eco-protestor with appendicitis stuck up a tree. But as BBC BREAKFAST's Dr Rosemary Leonard shares in this book, it's all part of a day's work for a London GP. From an octogenarian nymphomaniac to a teenager in labour with a baby she didn't know about, when Dr Rosemary opens her surgery door she doesn't know who's going to walk in...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816990

Published:

01-10-2013

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Arthur

Author:

Mikael Lindnord

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When you are racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon. When they left, the dog followed. Try as they might, they couldn't lose him - and soon Mikael realised he didn't want to. Crossing rivers, battling illness and injury, and struggling through some of the toughest terrain on the planet, the team and the dog walked together towards the finish line, where Mikael decided he would save Arthur and bring him back to his family in Sweden, whatever it took.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835373

Published:

01-01-2018

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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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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416712

Published:

01-03-2019

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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

Genre:

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

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828184

Published:

01-05-2016

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Holiday SOS

Author:

Ben Macfarlane

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Meet Doctor Ben MacFarlane. His job is to bring people back to Britain after holiday disasters, gap year crises, embarrassing incidents on business trips and all the other things that can go wrong when we head off overseas. HOLIDAY SOS is his story - a year in the life of a very busy British flying doctor. Follow Ben as he grabs his medical bag and flies to glamorous locations - helping to pick up the pieces after another holiday emergency. Dramatic, hilarious or wildly unexpected, for flying doctors, emergency medicine doesn't just take place in intensive care wards - it can happen just across the aisle on your next flight.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805048

Published:

01-01-2011

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