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The Philosophy of a Mad Man (by Steven Colborne)

SilverWood Books (17 Jun, 2012)

Steven Colborne was born in 1982 in Cambridge, England. He grew up in Abingdon near Oxford and moved to London to study in 2000. He is a graduate of the University of Westminster, and has undertaken postgraduate studies at the University of London. Steven's career began in the music industry, but more recently he has worked for a number of national charities. He currently lives in South London, not far from ...

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The Final Curtsey (by Margaret Rhodes)

Umbria Press (30 Nov, -0001)

This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy, into a now almost vanished world of privilege. Royalty often came to stay and her house was run in the style of Downton Abbey. In the Second World War years she 'lodged' at Buckingham Palace while she ...

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Monsoon Diary: Reveries and Recipes from South India (by Shoba Narayan)

Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) (02 Aug, 2004)

MONSOON DIARY weaves a fascinating food narrative that combines authentic vegetarian recipes from South India with tales from Shoba Narayan's life, stories of her delightfully eccentric family, and reflections on Indian culture. Shoba recounts her childhood in South India, a portrait of small-town life richly populated by characters like the flower woman who brings jasmine for the gods, the milkman who name ...

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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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Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s (by Jennifer Worth)

Phoenix (05 Jan, 2012)

Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understandin ...

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May I Have Your Attention Please? (by James Corden)

Century (29 Sep, 2011)

As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you cry, shout, scream or giggle uncontrollably; whether it's entertaining the congregation at his baby sister's christening at the age of four, clowning around in class, or snogging Sue Barker in front of thousands of people at Sports Relief. But it wasn't that easy getting the ...

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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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Over Hill and Dale (by Gervase Phinn)

Penguin (24 Sep, 2009)

Gervase Phinn begins his second year as a schools inspector in Yorkshire. Gervase's colleagues rag him unmercifully about his faraway look whenever the name of Christine Bentley of WinneryNook Nursery and Primary School is mentioned, and he realises it is time to take action - but how to put the question?

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Bilbury Village (by Vernon Coleman)

Chilton Designs Publishers (31 Jan, 2008)

Bilbury is the village everyone dreams of living in - people speak to strangers, doors are left open, neighbours share each other's dramas.

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The Tiger's Child: The story of a gifted, troubled child and the teacher who refused to give up on h (by Torey Hayden)

Harper Element (17 May, 2005)

Torey Hayden returns with this deeply-moving sequel to her first book, One Child (the Sunday Times bestseller). After seven years, Torey is reunited with Sheila, the disturbed 6-year-old she tried to rescue.

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Street Kid: One Child's Desperate Fight for Survival (by Judy Westwater)

Harper Collins (16 Oct, 2006)

John Peel first brought Judy's moving childhood story to light on 'Home Truths'. Abducted by her psychotic spiritualist father and kept like a dog in the backyard, she went on to suffer at the brutal hands of nuns in a Manchester orphanage, before living wild on the streets. An incredible, heart-wrenching story of a child who refused to give up.

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The Harem within (by Fatima Mernissi)

Bantam Books (07 Sep, 1995)

As a little girl, Fatima Mernissi was often puzzled by the idea of the harem. Even if you accepted that men and women needed to be kept apart, she asked, why couldn't it be the woman who walked freely in the streets, while men stayed locked behind the harem gates? In this story, she tells of her childhood in a Fez harem in the 1940s, a period of social transition in Morocco. Yasmina, Fatima's grandmother, w ...

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