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A Year In The Life Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Author:

Amanda Owen

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More tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm Amanda Owen shares with husband Clive, eight children and 900 sheep. She describes the constant challenges the family face, as they tend their sheep on some of the country's highest, wildest moors. Writing with warmth and humour, Amanda tells how nine-year-old Miles gets his first flock, Reuben takes up the flugelhorn and she gives birth to a new baby girl. She also gives a new home to an ageing and neglected horse, while Clive is almost arrested on a midnight stakeout to catch a sheep-rustling dog. A delight for anyone who has dreamed of living close to nature.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750544115

Published:

01-05-2017

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A Likely Tale, Lad

Author:

Mike Pannett

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For a young Mike Pannett, growing up in North Yorkshire in the late 1960s and early '70s was a dream come true. They really were the good old days. The summer holidays lasted forever and the sun always seemed to shine. Given a fishing rod, a bottle of pop and a jam sandwich, a lad could wander as far as his bike would take him, and the countryside was one big adventure playground. Like many a boy, however, Mike learns things the hard way. A bike ride lands him in A&E and a fishing trip almost ends with a shipwreck. Mike's a likely lad and these are his tales.

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Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750543729

Published:

01-03-2017

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Where Does It Hurt?

Author:

Max Pemberton

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Into his second year of medicine, Max is out of the wards and onto the streets, working for the Phoenix Outreach Project. Fuelled by tea and more enthusiasm than experience, he attempts to treat a wide and colourful range of patients that somehow his first year on the wards didn't prepare him for - from Molly the 80-year-old drugs mule and God in a Tesco car park, to middle-class mums addicted to appearances and pain killers in equal measure. Funny, touching, uplifting and wise, Max goes from innocence to experience via dustbin-shopping-trips without ever losing his humanity.

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Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750533119

Published:

01-02-2011

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The Girl In The Painted Caravan

Author:

Eva Petulengro

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Born into a Romany gypsy family in 1939, Eva Petulengro's childhood seemed idyllic. They travelled the country in their painted caravan, spending their evenings singing and telling stories by the fire. She didn't go to school. When she was unwell her family would gather wild herbs to make remedies. They would hunt game and rabbits for food, and to make a living, the men tended horses while the women would read palms. But in the post-war era, her perfect world was turned upside down... Eva describes the characters in her family, including her grandfather 'Naughty' Petulengro and her five beautiful aunts who entranced everyone they met. THE GIRL IN THE PAINTED CARAVAN vividly captures a way of life that has now, sadly, all but disappeared.

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Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444809787

Published:

01-02-2012

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Before I Forget

Author:

Fiona Phillips

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In August 2008, television presenter Fiona Phillips quit the job she loved, after twelve years in GMTV, interviewing the most famous and influential people on the planet. She was going to devote more time to her father, Phil, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's - a year after her mother had died of the same disease. BEFORE I FORGET is an account of growing up in the 1960s and '70s within a complex family. Fiona reveals her parents' pride when she landed the job at GMTV. She describes watching them fade away as both parents succumb to Alzheimer's: one moment interviewing George Clooney, the next taking a call from Pembrokeshire Social Services to say that there was trouble at her parents' house, hundreds of miles away.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444808728

Published:

01-11-2011

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Mum's Army

Author:

Winifred Phillips with Shannon Kyle

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During the Second World War, young trainee nurse Winifred Phillips confided to her RAF boyfriend George Wheeler that she rather liked the idea of joining the Army herself... Enlisting in the ATS in 1948, she embarked upon twenty-two years' service in that and the WRAC, travelling the globe and reaching the rank of Warrant Officer Class Two. From dodging NCOs whilst eating illicit fish and chips, to dispatching invading snakes - and ultimately becoming one of the first two women to be admitted to the Royal Hospital as Chelsea Pensioners - this is Philly's story.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444824377

Published:

01-06-2015

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Smile Though Your Heart Is Breaking

Author:

Pauline Prescott

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A warm and humorous autobiography. Pauline Prescott's life story reads like a novel. From the death of her father to her brother's life-threatening illness, little 'Tilly' Tilston experienced much sadness in her teenage years. Then, at sixteen, she found herself pregnant. Pauline gave birth to a son, Paul, and three years later she finally made the difficult decision to give him up for adoption, but with characteristic optimism and verve she hoped for a brighter future, never imagining that one day she'd be married to the Deputy Prime Minister. On their wedding day John promised Pauline that she'd never be bored - and he was right.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750534529

Published:

01-09-2011

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Call The Ambulance!

Author:

Les Pringle

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Having survived the rites of passage as a probationer, Les Pringle now has to face up to the reality of life as an ambulance man in 1970s Britain. He does this with humour and fortitude - two qualities which are essential if he is to cope with cases ranging from the absurd to the heart-rending. From attending murder scenes to delivering babies...it's quite a life for Les, and one that he and his shift mates tread with warmth and humour in equal measure.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750535717

Published:

01-05-2012

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Step By Step

Author:

Simon Reeve

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TV adventurer Simon Reeve has journeyed across epic landscapes, dodged bullets on frontlines, walked through minefields, and been detained for spying by the KGB. His travels have taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. In this revelatory account of his life, Simon gives the full story behind some of his favourite expeditions - including navigating a minefield on the Armenian border, playing polo with the corpse of a headless goat, and ceremonially naming a Kazakh baby. He traces his own inspiring personal journey back to leaving school without qualifications, teetering on a bridge, and then overcoming his challenges by climbing to a "Lost Valley" and changing his life...step by step.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785417191

Published:

01-05-2019

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Fire Woman

Author:

Josephine Reynolds

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When seventeen-year-old Josephine Reynolds signed up to the Norfolk Fire Service in 1982, there was no such thing as a firefighter - only fireMEN. Nevertheless, she was determined to stick it out. From the gruelling fifteen months of training - wrestling 25-metre thrashing, water-spurting hoses, and manoeuvring through pitch-dark, smoke-filled rooms - to her years on the job as a fully-fledged firefighter - tackling forest fires, escaped zoo animals and unexploded bombs - she tells the story of the exhaustion and exhilaration, the grief and camaraderie, of her career with Britain's Fire Service.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444834451

Published:

01-10-2017

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On The Milk

Author:

Willie Robertson

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Fourteen-year-old Willie lied about his age to get a job delivering milk from the back step of the Fletcher's Dairy truck. He had guessed that a more mature person would have an advantage; and he was right. Soon Willie was putting his intensive training into practice. He could drop from a moving lorry while loaded up with milk bottles, and squeeze a penny or two more of tips from his customers, using a library of carefully crafted throwaway comments. Set against the backdrop of an industrial town in decline, this is a fabulous story of boys growing up in sixties Britain.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750533195

Published:

01-03-2011

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My Life

Author:

Brendan Sheerin

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Brendan Sheerin is best known as the lovable tour guide on Channel 4's hit teatime travel programme Coach Trip. Born in Yorkshire to a host of Irish relatives, Brendan is one of life's charmers. Written entirely in his own words his autobiography is packed full of laugh-out-loud tales from behind the scenes on Coach Trip, as well as from his personal life.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750536462

Published:

01-10-2012

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