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An Evil Cradling (by Brian Keenan)

Vintage (15 Apr, 1993)

Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a change of scene from his native Belfast. He became headline news when he was kidnapped by fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen and held in the suburbs of Beirut for the next four and a half years. For much of that time he was shut off from all news and contact with anyone other than his jailers and, later, his fellow hostages, amongst them John McCarthy.

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The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism (by Naoki Higashida)

Sceptre (01 Jul, 2013)

'Composed by a writer still with one foot in childhood, and whose autism was at least as challenging and life-defining as our son's, THE REASON I JUMP was a revelatory godsend. Reading it felt as if, for the first time, our own son was talking to us about what was happening inside his head.' Written by Naoki Higishida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book explains the often baffling behaviour of a ...

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The Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story (by Graeme Obree)

Birlinn Ltd (01 Sep, 2004)

Graeme Obree's story begins with a tough upbringing in the Ayrshire valleys, where he found his escape by taking to the roads on his bike. He would emerge from total obscurity to smash Francesco Moser's World Hour Record, controversy hard at his heels for his unique riding style and pioneering construction techniques - famously using parts from a washing machine to build his bike, 'Old Faithful'. But amidst ...

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Vets Might Fly (by James Herriot)

Pan (07 Apr, 2006)

The fifth volume in James Herriot's beselling memoirs about the trials and tribulations of being a rural vet

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A Hundred And One Days: A Baghdad Journal (by Asne Seierstad)

Virago (02 Dec, 2004)

In January 2003 Åsne Seierstad entered Baghdad on a ten-day visa. She was to stay for over three months, reporting on the war and its aftermath. A Hundred and One Days is her compelling account of a city under siege, and a fascinating insight into the life of a foreign correspondent. An award-winning writer, Seierstad brilliantly details the frustrations and dangers journalists faced trying to uncov ...

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David Mitchell: Back Story (by David Mitchell)

HarperCollins (11 Oct, 2012)

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

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Head Over Heels in the Dales (by Gervase Phinn)

Penguin (24 Sep, 2009)

'Could you tell me how to spell "sex" please?' Gervase Phinn thinks he's heard just about everything in his two years as a school inspector, but a surprising enquiry from an angelic six-year-old reminds him never to take children for granted. This year Gervase has lots of important things on his mind - his impending marriage to Christine Bentley (the prettiest headteacher for miles around), finding s ...

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Camp David (by David Walliams)

Michael Joseph (11 Oct, 2012)

David Walliams is a comedian, actor and writer, best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the hugely successfully BBC sketch comedy Little Britain. He is an active fundraiser, memorably swimming both the English Channel and the Thames, as well as broadcasting continuously for 24 hours. His love life has been the focus of much media attention, and in 2011 he tied the knot with Dutch model Lara Stone. ...

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Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt (by Jean Naggar)

AmazonEncore (03 Jan, 2012)

Born into a prominent, sophisticated Jewish family who spend time in Europe and live in the Middle East, author Jean Naggar’s coming of age memoir tells the story of her protected youth in an exotic multicultural milieu. To Naggar her childhood seemed a magical time that would never come to an end. But in 1956, Egyptian President Nasser’s nationalizing of the Suez Canal set in motion events that would c ...

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The Midwife's Here!: The Enchanting True Story of One of Britain's Longest Serving Midwives (by Linda Fairley)

Harper Element (10 May, 2012)

‘Delivering my first baby is a memory that will stay with me forever. Just feeling the warmth of a newborn head in your hands, that new life, there’s honestly nothing like it… I’ve since brought more than 2,200 babies into the world, and I still tingle with excitement every time.’ It’s the summer of 1968 and St Mary’s Maternity Hospital in Manchester is a place from a bygone age. It is fill ...

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On Rue Tatin: The Simple Pleasures of Life in a Small French Town (by Susan Loomis)

HarperCollins (05 Jun, 2002)

For an expat chef to live on a French street named after a recipe is almost beyond belief. Yet On rue Tatin is so inviting the that the book's recipes are only incidental to Susan Loomis's stories about living in France. Setting up house in a foreign country is a genre that draws any reader who relishes the struggles from arm's length. It would be a shame, though, to limit Loomis's audience to Francophiles ...

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The Midwife Trilogy: Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse, Farewell to the East End (by Jennifer Worth)

Orion (21 Jan, 2010)

The bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE series, together in an omnibus edition for the first time.

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