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Everywoman

Author:

Jess Phillips

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If you're thinking, "Jess, who?" then I'm glad that there was something about "Everywoman" and "truth" that caught your eye. Or you might know me as that gobby MP who has a tendency to shout about stuff I care about. I have been called a feminazi witch and a murderer, and been threatened with rape. So, speaking the truth isn't always easy, but I believe it's worth it. And I want you to believe it too. The truth can be empowering, the truth can lead to greater equality, and the world would be incredibly boring if we let all of those people who allegedly know everything, say everything. By demanding to be heard, by being doers not sayers, and by daring to believe that we can make a difference - we can.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414367

Published:

01-10-2017

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Everywoman

Author:

Jess Phillips

Synopsis:

If you're thinking, "Jess, who?" then I'm glad that there was something about "Everywoman" and "truth" that caught your eye. Or you might know me as that gobby MP who has a tendency to shout about stuff I care about. I have been called a feminazi witch and a murderer, and been threatened with rape. So, speaking the truth isn't always easy, but I believe it's worth it. And I want you to believe it too. The truth can be empowering, the truth can lead to greater equality, and the world would be incredibly boring if we let all of those people who allegedly know everything, say everything. By demanding to be heard, by being doers not sayers, and by daring to believe that we can make a difference - we can.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414428

Published:

01-10-2018

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And On That Bombshell

Author:

Richard Porter

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For 13 years, 22 series and 175 shows, Richard Porter was script editor of TOP GEAR, from the first faltering pilot episode in 2002 until the very last show presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in 2015. Along the way, they destroyed cars, sparked diplomatic incidents, set fire to caravans, almost killed one of the presenters, and somehow transformed TOP GEAR from a shabby BBC Two motoring show into an Emmy-winning, record-breaking, planet-straddling behemoth. From driving monkeys to flying cars, Richard Porter provides a unique insight into how the programmes were made, revealing behind-the-scenes disasters more comical than anything seen on screen, and explaining what it was really like to work inside the self-professed 'poky motoring show' that accidentally became a global phenomenon.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831054

Published:

01-01-2017

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Long Lost Family

Author:

Humphrey Price

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Mothers reunited with their sons and daughters; children finally meeting their fathers; siblings brought together for the first time - LONG LOST FAMILY tells the stories of families brought together after years apart. There's Jennifer, who knew she had a twin sister, but had never seen her - unaware that she lived just a few miles away. Then there's Karen, who discovered her older sister was actually her birth mother, and her search for the father she'd never known. This companion to ITV's TV show reveals the determination to fill the gap in people's lives caused by a decision taken years before...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816440

Published:

01-08-2013

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Love's Last Gift

Author:

Bebhinn Ramsay

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In May 2007, while on a family holiday, BEBHINN Ramsay's husband Alastair woke in the middle of the night with a fever. Just over forty-eight hours later, he died in a San Francisco hospital from a rare complication to a common infection. At the age of thirty-one, BEBHINN had not only lost her soulmate and the father of her two young sons, but also her faith in life. From walking the Camino del Santiago with her two sons, to spiritual retreats and self-reflection, we discover how BEBHINN eventually finds peace, happiness and acceptance by opening her mind, and her heart.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818963

Published:

01-03-2014

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Hoping For A Home

Author:

Janie Ritson

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A lovesick macaw, a sheep who thinks she's a dog, an abused Doberman whose heroism moves all to tears: Janie Ritson's life at the RSPCA has been anything but boring. This heart-warming collection of stories takes us on a journey across rolling hills and through the whirlwind of emotion that any animal lover would feel when faced with re-homing creatures they have nursed back to health. Laugh and cry with Janie as she saves animals from the neglect of their owners, helps untamed creatures survive in the wild, and looks after her own riotous collection of pets and children.

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Soft Cover

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General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817522

Published:

01-11-2013

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In The Family Way

Author:

Jane Robinson

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Only a generation or two ago, illegitimacy was one of the most shameful things that could happen in a family. Today, babies' parents are as likely to be unmarried as married. This revolution in public opinion makes it easy to forget what it was like to give birth, or be born, out of wedlock in the years between the First World War and the dawn of the permissive age. IN THE FAMILY WAY tells secrets kept for entire lifetimes; in it we hear long-silent voices from the workhouse, the Magdalene Laundry, and the distant mother-and-baby home. Anonymous childhoods are recalled, spent in the care of Dr Barnardo or a child migration scheme halfway across the world. There are sorrowful stories - but also stories of hope, of triumph and the everyday strength of the human spirit.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827088

Published:

01-02-2016

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Wish You Were Here

Author:

Lynn Russell/Neil Hanson

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'Wish You Were Here' tells the stories of seven girls who worked as redcoats in Butlin's Golden Age from the 1950s to the 1970s. From pranks and feuds to falling in love and forging lifelong friendships, Knobbly Knees winners and beauty queens alike can now discover the touching and gloriously funny highs, lows, secrets and scandals of those at the very heart of the world's most famous holiday camp. Forget 'Hi-de-Hi!', this is what it was really like. Times have changed, but the friendships and bonds formed between those redcoats, and those who also worked or holidayed at Butlin's in those sunlit days, will endure forever.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780750540544

Published:

01-03-2015

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The End Of Your Life Book Club

Author:

Will Schwalbe

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In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later, she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a 'book club' that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading, Will and Mary Anne carry on wide-ranging, deeply personal conversations, discussing questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss and a joyful celebration of life: Will's love letter to his mother, and theirs to the printed page.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818826

Published:

01-03-2014

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Paths Not Taken

Author:

John Scott

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Returning home to York from his National Service, John Scott embarks upon a career as reporter for THE YORKSHIRE POST. Painting a vivid picture of the sleepy cathedral city and its post-war rejuvenation, his memoir recounts the rich variety of a pressman's life: from covering local council meetings to shadowing a British Army patrol in Belfast, addressing a village WI to riding in a royal bridal procession. But John's more exciting escapades have whetted his appetite for Fleet Street journalism, leading to a personal battle between ambition and contentment...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822946

Published:

01-02-2015

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University At Last!

Author:

John Scott

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In his sixties John took early retirement, gave up journalism and decided it was time to fulfil a life-long ambition to get himself an education. He had already taken A-levels at night school, for fun, and found to his surprise that he had enough qualifications to become a full-time undergraduate at his home university - York. John describes the reactions of his wife, and the interactions of his fellow scholars, when instead of becoming an old age pensioner he became a student.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9781444812480

Published:

01-09-2012

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Green Men & White Swans

Author:

Jacqueline Simpson

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From the KING & TINKER, named after a traditional tale in which a disguised monarch surprises a local craftsman, to the EAGLE & CHILD, commemorating 'the Lathom legend', many British pub names and signs are steeped in local traditions and ancient beliefs. In GREEN MEN & WHITE SWANS, Jacqueline Simpson, one of the UK's leading folklorists, explores the fascinating stories behind the names, showing where they originated and tracing how they evolved over the years.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Non-Fiction

ISBN:

9780750534581

Published:

01-10-2011

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