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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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Twilight Children: Three Voices No One Heard - Until Someone Listened (by Torey Hayden)

Harper Element (02 Jan, 2007)

While working in the children’s psychiatric ward of a large hospital, Torey was introduced to seven-year-old Cassandra, a child who had been kidnapped by her father and was found dirty, starving and picking though rubbish bins to survive. She refused to speak, so Torey could only imagine what she’d been through. Drake, by contrast, was a charismatic four-year-old who managed to participate fully in his ...

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Ghost Girl: The true story of a child in desperate peril - and a teacher who saved her (by Torey Hayden)

Harper Element (06 Mar, 2006)

A stunning and poignant account of an extraordinary teacher's determination from the author of the #1 Sunday Times bestsellers The Tiger's Child and One Child. Jadie never spoke, never laughed, never cried. She spent every waking hour locked in her own private world of shadows. But nothing in Torey Hayden's experience had prepared her for the nightmare Jadie revealed to her when finally persuaded to ...

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Nowhere to Run: Where do you go when there's nowhere left to hide? (by Judy Westwater)

Harper Element (02 Apr, 2010)

How can you forget your past when it keeps coming back to haunt you? Judy Westwater, the Sunday Times bestselling author of Street Kid, was determined to turn her back on her cruel and violent childhood. She didn't stand a chance. All too soon hope turned to fear and she knew she'd have to run again. Judy was only 11 years old when she was forced to live on the streets. Beaten, half-starved and horrifically ...

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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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The Queen of Whale Cay (by Kate Summerscale)

Harper Perennial (01 Apr, 2008)

A fascinating biography of the woman champion motorboat racer of the 1920s who in the '30s bought and became 'ruler' of an island in the British West Indies. 'Joe' Carstairs was born in London in 1900, the daughter of a Scottish colonel and an American heiress. Educated in Connecticut, she returned to Europe in 1916 and drove ambulances for the Women's Legion in France. She deserted her husband at the churc ...

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Stuart: A Life Backwards (by Alexander Masters)

Harper Perennial (01 Feb, 2006)

‘Stuart does not like the manuscript. He’s after a bestseller, “like what Tom Clancy writes”. “But you are not an assassin trying to frazzle the president with anthrax bombs,” I point out. You are an ex-homeless, ex-junkie psychopath, I do not add.’ This is the story of a remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer (‘a middle-class scum ponce, if you want to be honest about it, A ...

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Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger (by Nigel Slater)

Harper Perennial (16 Apr, 2004)

TOAST is Nigel Slater's truly extraordinary story of a childhood remembered through food. Whether relating his mother's ritual burning of the toast, his father's dreaded Boxing Day stew or such culinary highlights of the day as Arctic Roll and Grilled Grapefruit (then considered somehting of a status symbol in Wolverhampton) this remarkable memoir vividly recreates daily life in sixties surburban England. H ...

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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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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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Bombs on Aunt Dainty (by Judith Kerr)

HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (28 Jun, 2012)

Partly autobiographical, this is the second title in Judith Kerr’s internationally acclaimed trilogy of books following the life of Anna through war-torn Germany, to London during the Blitz and her return to Berlin to discover the past… It is hard enough being a teenager in London during the Blitz, finding yourself in love and wondering every night whether you will survive the bombs. But it is even h ...

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A Small Person Far Away (by Judith Kerr)

HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (09 Sep, 2011)

Berlin is where Anna lived before Hitler, when she was still a German child; before she spoke a word of English, before her family had all become refugees. Long before her happy new existence in London. But Mama is there, dangerously ill. Anna is forced to go back, to deal with questions of life and death, to face old fears, and to discover the past which she has so long shut away.

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