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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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Elizabeth of York (by Alison Weir)

Jonathan Cape (07 Nov, 2013)

Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. The eldest daughter of Edward IV, at seventeen she was relegated from pampered princess to bastard fugitive, but the probable murders of her brothers, the Princes in the Tower, left Elizabeth heiress to the royal House of York, and in 1486, Henry VII, first sovereign of the House of Tudor, married her, thus uniting the re ...

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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 Shadows of Elisa Lynch: How a Nineteenth-century Irish Courtesan Became the Most Powerful Woman (by Sian Rees)

Headline Review (05 Jan, 2004)

In 1854, an ambitious Irish courtesan met a South American General in Paris and returned with him to Paraguay. When he became President, she became his de facto first lady and together they changed the course of the country's history. Consumed by desire for Napoleonic glory, General President López took Paraguay into a disastrous war against her neighbours. Elisa Lynch went with him on campaign, turning co ...

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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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Mrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady (by Kate Summerscale)

Bloomsbury Paperbacks (14 Mar, 2013)

When the married Isabella Robinson was introduced to the dashing Edward Lane at a party in 1850, she was utterly enchanted. He was ‘fascinating’, she told her diary, before chastising herself for being so susceptible to a man’s charms. But a wish had taken hold of her, and she was to find it hard to shake... In one of the most notorious divorce cases of the nineteenth century, Isabella Robinson ...

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The Death of Marco Pantani: A Biography (by Matt Rendell)

Phoenix (06 Jun, 2007)

At 9:30 pm on 14 February 2004, former Tour de France winner Marco Pantani was found dead in Rimini. It emerged that he had been addicted to cocaine since Autumn 1999, weeks after being expelled from the Tour of Italy for blood doping. Conspiracy theories abounded - that he was injected in his sleep by a business rival, that the Olympic Committee had framed him, that Italian Industrialists had engineere ...

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Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz: The Extraordinary Story of the Lilliput Troupe (by Yehuda Koren, Eilat Negev)

The Robson Press (12 Feb, 2013)

Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz is a moving and inspirational story of survival, of a troupe of seven dwarf siblings, whose story starts like a fairy tale, before moving into the darkest moments of their history; the darkest moments of modern history. At a time when the phrase survival of the fittest was paramount, the Ovitz family, seven of whose ten members were dwarfs, less than three feet tall, defied t ...

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