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'a wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role . . . full of delightful tales' Daily Express 'An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet' The Lady
Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, in the late 1... read more

Journeys to the Other Side of the World
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In spring 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire - youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters - invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshires' house in Ireland. This halcy... read more

In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning to be an actress; but when that ambition was thwarted ... read more

Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence
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My Life in His Paws is the story of the amazing dog who gave back someone's freedom and confidence. Wendy Hilling has a rare skin condition which means her skin is very delicate. Every moment is difficult and causes pain. It affects the bod... read more

My Life in His Paws: The Story of Ted and How He Saved Me
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Series:Extraordinary Lives, Extraordinary Stories Ser.

'Lively...in giving us the daily details of their lives in the women's own voices Dunlop does them and us a fine service' New Statesman 'Dunlop is engaging in her personal approach. Her obvious feminine empathy with the venerable ladies she spoke to gives her book an immediacy and intimacy.' Daily Mai... read more

Bletchley Girls: War, Secrecy, Love and Loss: the Women of Bletchley Park Tell Their Story
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'Because 100 Nasty Women is so easy to read and witty, I didn't expect it to be the life changing, important book that I'm discovering it to be' PHILIPPA PERRY
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100 Nasty Women of History
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On the coldest morning of the year, Vicki Myron found a tiny, bedraggled kitten almost frozen to death in the night drop box of the library where she worked, and her life -- and the town of Spencer, Iowa -- would never be the same. Vicki was a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm... read more

Dewey: The Small-town Library-cat Who Touched the World
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In this extraordinary book, Meera Atkinson explores the ways trauma reverberates over a lifetime, unearthing the traumatic roots of our social structures and our collective history. Using memoir as a touchstone, Atkinson contemplates the causes of trauma and the scars it leaves on modern s... read more

Traumata
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The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela's memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his ... read more

Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
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In this witty, engrossing and sometimes poignant memoir, a sequel to his best-selling The Justice Game, Australia?s inimitable Geoffrey Robertson charts his progress from pimply state schoolboy to top Old Bailey barrister and thence onwards and upwards to a leading role in the... read more

Rather His Own Man
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From the New York Times bestselling author of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES and THE INVENTION OF WINGS and her daughter comes a touching and perceptive memoir about mothers and daughters that will resonate with women of all ages. Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter Ann chronicle their travels together at a time ... read more

Travelling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey and France
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Awards:Long-listed for The Stella Prize 2018 (Australia).

Helen Garner is one of Australia's most important, and some would say, most admired living writers. That admiration is inspired by a sense that she is honest, authentic and fearless in the pursuit of her craft. But Garner also courts controversy, not least be... read more

A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work
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