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Shadows on the Road: Life at the Heart of the Peloton, from US Postal to Team Sky (by Michael Barry)

Faber & Faber (01 May, 2014)

In 2012, veteran cyclist Michael Barry announced his retirement from the sport. Weeks later he testified against his former team mate Lance Armstrong, as part of the USADA investigation.In a stunning piece of writing, Barry explores the dreams and passion of a young, idealistic cycling fan from Toronto, what it was like to go on to ride as a teammate alongside such giants of the sport as Lance Armstrong, Ma ...

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The Steady Running of the Hour (by Justin Go)

William Heinemann Ltd (08 May, 2014)

Just after graduating college, Tristan Campbell receives a letter delivered by special courier to his apartment in San Francisco. It contains the phone number of a Mr. J.F. Prichard of Twyning & Hooper, Solicitors, in London - and news that could change Tristan's life forever. In 1924, Prichard explains, an English alpinist named Ashley Walsingham died attempting to summit Mt. Everest, leaving his fo ...

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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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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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St. Peter's Bones: How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found . . . and Then Lost and Foun (by Thomas J. Craughwell)

Image (14 Jan, 2014)

In this fascinating account of the search for the remains of the world's first pope, none other than Peter, the chief apostle of Jesus, Thomas J. Craughwell takes us on one of the most exciting archaeological finds of the twentieth century. In 1448 a team of architects and engineers brought Pope Nicholas V unhappy news: the 1,100-year-old Basilica of St. Peter suffered from so many structural defects ...

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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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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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An Englishman in Colombia (by David Wood)

Matador (28 Sep, 2013)

Murder, cocaine, street mugging, bombs and aggressive Amazonian Indians combined with exotic beach resorts and colourful characters make David Wood's book on Colombia an interesting and adventurous look at the most dangerous and alluring country in Latin America. David portrays the capital Bogota as a mixture of colourful street people merging with a vibrant culture. The author's travels in Colombia bring h ...

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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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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 Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder that Changed the World (by Greg King, Sue Woolmans)

Macmillan (26 Sep, 2013)

The tragic story behind 'the shot that rang round the world' - the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his beloved wife in Sarajevo in June 1914

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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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