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The Cruel Mother: A family ghost laid to rest (by Siân Busby)

Short Books (07 Mar, 2013)

In 1919 Siân Busby’s great-grandmother, Beth, gave birth to triplets. One of the babies died at birth and eleven days later she drowned the surviving twins in a bath of cold water. She was sentenced to an indefinite term of imprisonment at Broadmoor. The murder, and the deep sense of shame it generated, resounded through the lives of Beth’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In Siân’s case, ill- ...

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My Life in Houses (by Margaret Forster)

Vintage Digital (06 Nov, 2014)

‘I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl.’ So begins Margaret Forster’s journey through the houses she’s lived in, from that sparkling new council house, built as part of a utopian vision by Carlisle City Council, to her beloved London house of today, via Oxford, Hampstead, the Lake District ...

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Mrs Griffin Sends Her Love: and other writings (by Miss Read)

Orion (24 Oct, 2013)

From organising the school summer fete... 'Because of our inability to recognise our climatic shortcomings from the outset, arrangements for outdoor jollities get completely out of hand'. ...to the sometimes rather odd passions of childhood: 'I collect stones with holes in them'. Miss Read captures the essence of rural life, and in particular of village schools, as only she can. This collection ...

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Swim, Bike, Run: Our Triathlon Story (by Alistair Brownlee, Jonathan Brownlee)

Viking (06 Jun, 2013)

Swim, Bike, Run is the ultimate triathlon book, from Olympic heroes the Brownlee brothers The Olympic Triathlon, Hyde Park, London August 7th 2012 'We jogged to our positions on the pontoon: two brothers, side by side, the world and everyone we ever cared about looking on. Eighteen years of training, culminating in this single race. Noise from the crowd impossible to imagine. Hearts thumping. Swim- ...

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Before the Year Dot (by June Brown)

Simon & Schuster UK (24 Oct, 2013)

At sixteen I was very interested in palmistry. The fate line on my right palm had a distinct break at the age of thirty. It broke into two parts that ran for a quarter of an inch on parallel tracks. I used to look at it and wonder, 'What will happen to me when I am thirty that will change my life?' Of course, it was Johnny's death. But, in fact, my life was changed twice by death. June Brown is an instituti ...

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Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life & Career of Warwick Davis (by Warwick Davis)

Aurum Press Ltd (01 Oct, 2011)

Published to coincide with his highly anticipated new sitcom – a mockumentary follow-up to Extras from the pens of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant – Size Matters Not is the surprising and hilarious story of the world’s biggest little actor. When Nana Davis heard an advert on the radio seeking small people for the third Star Wars movie little did she know it was a moment that would transform her ...

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Tell Me Who I am: Sometimes it's Safer Not to Know (by Alex And Marcus Lewis)

Hodder Paperbacks (16 Jan, 2014)

Imagine waking up one day to discover that you have forgotten everything about your life. Your only link with the past, your only hope for the future, is your identical twin. Now imagine, years later, discovering that your twin had not told you the whole truth about your childhood, your family, and the forces that had shaped you. Why the secrets? Why the silences? You have no choice but to begin again. ...

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Secrets My Mother Kept: What If Everything You Knew About Yourself Was a Lie? (by Kath Hardy)

Hodder Paperbacks (10 Oct, 2013)

A bundle of letters and a daughter's incredible discovery A powerful story of truth and lies Kath Hardy grew up on a council estate in Dagenham in the 1950s and 60s, the second youngest of ten children. She was a teacher for more than 30 years, before becoming an education advisor. She now lives in Suffolk with her husband, and has two grown-up children.

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Len Goodmans Lost London (by Len Goodman)

Trinity Mirror Media (02 Sep, 2013)

I was almost born within the sound of Bow Bells, nearly born in Wales, but ended up being born in Kent. But never mind all that, I'm a Londoner, through and through. I spent my early childhood in Bethnal Green and even when we moved to live across the other side of the Thames I spent as much time as I could in the East End. I worked on the docks in London, played football all over London and once I took up ...

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George Cole: The World was My Lobster (by George Cole, Brian Hawkins)

John Blake Publishing Ltd (07 Oct, 2013)

After more than seven decades in the acting profession, George Cole, OBE remains one of Britain's most recognizable faces. His first walk-on part at the age of 14 in a stage musical, and his subsequent coaching by well-loved actor Alastair Sim, led to more than 60 stage plays, 60 film titles and close to 300 episodes of more than 80 television shows. Brian Hawkins recently retired after 40 years as a medica ...

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David Jason: My Life (by David Jason)

Century (10 Oct, 2013)

Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing. Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician, he turned his attention to acting and soon, through a natural talent for making people laugh, found himself working with the leading lights of British comedy in the 1960s and '70s: Eric ...

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My Secret Sister: Jenny Lucas and Helen Edwards' family story (by Jenny Lee Smith, Helen Edwards)

Pan (14 Mar, 2013)

My Secret Sister The powerful story of two sisters separated at birth, one abused and one loved, and their search to understand their past.

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