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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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The Impossible Life of Mary Benson (by Rodney Bolt)

Atlantic Books (01 Jun, 2012)

The Impossible Life of Mary Benson The remarkable true story of the life of Mary Benson: wife of an archbishop, friend of Queen Victoria, mother of three 'unpermissably gifted' children and in love with dozens of women...

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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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Arthur & George (by Julian Barnes)

Vintage (07 Sep, 2006)

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century itain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh. George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age. while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins. they are ought together by a sequence of events that mad ...

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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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Chasing Chaos: My Decade in and Out of Humanitarian Aid (by Jessica Alexander)

Broadway Books (15 Oct, 2013)

Jessica Alexander arrived in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an idealistic intern, eager to contribute to the work of the international humanitarian aid community. But the world that she encountered in the field was dramatically different than anything she could have imagined. It was messy, chaotic, and difficult—but she was hooked. In this honest and irreverent memoir, she introduces ...

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