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In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to ... read more

A Stolen Life
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This is the lively and highly entertaining travel diary of a youthful Che Guevara, when as a medical student in 1951 he sets out from Argentina on an unreliable motorcycle with his buddy Alberto Granado to discover the continent of Latin America.

Motorcycle Diaries: A Latin American Journey
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29 May 2013 is the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. The allure of Everest remains undimmed, and the publication of this unique book celebrates this most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the photographic imagery and private archives of celebrated climber and pho... read more

The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
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This is the second part of Roald Dahl's remarkable life story, following on from "Boy", that tells of his time working in Africa and his wartime exploits. This edition has a great new cover with illustrations by Quentin Blake, and some new facts about Roald Dahl and his world.

Going Solo
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Series:Penguin Modern Classics

Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity - the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity... read more

Night
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As a barely literate yough of 13, Kidman ran away from home and worked as an odd-job boy in a grog shanty in outback Australia. He went on to become the greatest pastoral landholder in modern history. During his lifetime he acquired a legendary reputation both at home and abroad. This is the story of his life.

Kidman: The Forgotten King
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A powerful, heart-warming and inspiring memoir from the UK's most famous and beloved vet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick - star of the Channel 4 series The Supervet.
Growing up on the family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, Noel's childhood was spent ten... read more

Listening to the Animals: Becoming the Supervet, Listening to the Animals
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"The most magical book about the African bush since Born Free." Daily Mail A blonde, chic Parisienne, Françoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But when she fell in love... read more

An Elephant in My Kitchen: What the Herd Taught Me about Love, Courage and Survival
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Story of Cecile Yazbek; a Lebanese girl growing up in the fifties and sixties under the shadow of the new apartheid system in South Africa. Shattering events force Cecile to the conclusion that she must leave this society and she seeks refuge in the undulating hills surrounding Australia's Byron Bay.

Olive Trees Around My Table
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'Oliver Sacks-meets-When Breath Becomes Air ... Barbara Lipska's remarkable story illuminates the many mysteries of our fragile yet resilient brains.' LISA GENOVA, bestselling author of Still Alice and Every Note Played In Jan... read more

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: A Memoir of Madness and Recovery
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Mary Delahunty is a celebrity journalist elected to Parliament, sparkling in the breathless publicity of an ALP 'Star recruit'. In under a year the party wins the election Jeff Kennett couldn't lose and she is thrust, with her startled new colleagues, into government. Dubbed a team 'on training wheels... read more

Public Life, Private Grief
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A compelling true story of homicide and injustice in an outback town At first it looked like a swag, said the grader driver who found the body just off the road outside the outback town of Katherine. Police identify the dead man as Ray Nicefero, who'd recently appeared in court for ... read more

Mandatory Murder
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