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My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past (by Jennifer Teege, Nikola Sellmair)

Hodder & Stoughton (24 Sep, 2015)

When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf, she had no idea that her life would be irrevocably altered. Recognising photos of her mother and grandmother in the book, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant chillingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List - a man known and reviled the world over. ...

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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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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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A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road (by Christopher Aslan Alexander)

Icon Books Ltd (01 Jul, 2010)

This is a unique, beautiful and moving account of seven years living in the remote Uzbek desert. "The Silk Road" conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there. Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the heart of the glittering madrassahs, mosques and minarets of the walled city of Khiva - a remote desert oasis i ...

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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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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (by Jeanette Winterson)

Jonathan Cape (27 Oct, 2011)

The shocking, heart-breaking - and often very funny - true story behind Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (by Chris Hadfield)

Macmillan (29 Oct, 2013)

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in ...

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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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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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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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A Field Full of Butterflies: Memories of a Romany Childhood (by Rosemary Penfold)

Orion (14 Apr, 2011)

Rosemary Penfold was born in 1938 in a traditional Gypsy wagon, and grew up in the fields of the English countryside. In this beautiful and evocative memoir, she recounts her life within a loving extended family and small but close-knit community. From early memories of her father bringing home oranges during the war, to the simple beauty of a field full of butterflies on a hot summer's day, Rosemary's stun ...

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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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