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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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Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue: The Story of an Accidental Family (by Lynn Knight)

Atlantic Books (01 Aug, 2011)

150 Station Road, Wheeldon Mill - a short stride across the Chesterfield Canal in the heart of Derbyshire - was home to the Nash family and their corner shop, which served a small mining community with everything from Brasso and Dolly Blue, to cheap dress rings and bright sugary sweets. But just as this was no ordinary home, theirs was no ordinary family. Lynn Knight tells the remarkable story of the three ...

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Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (by Walter Isaacson)

Little, Brown (24 Oct, 2011)

The life of Steve Jobs from his childhood, via Apple Computers, to his early death from cancer.

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Put Me Back On My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson (by William Fotheringham)

Yellow Jersey (07 Jun, 2007)

Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France. He died a tragic early death on the barren moonscape of the Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour. Forty years on, hundreds of fans still make the pilgrimage to the windswept memorial which marks the spot where he died. A man of contradictions, Simpson was one of the first cycli ...

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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 Genius in my Basement (by Alexander Masters)

Fourth Estate (01 Sep, 2011)

One of the greatest mathematical prodigies of the twentieth century stomps around the basement in semi-darkness, dodging between stalagmites of bus timetables and engorged plastic bags. He eats tinned kippers stirred into packets of Bombay Mix. Simon is exploring a theoretical puzzle so complex and critical to our understanding of the universe, that it is known as the Monster. It looks like a sudoku table â ...

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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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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Biography (Paladin Books) (by Margaret Forster)

Flamingo (26 Jul, 1993)

A biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning which draws a portrait of Victorian family life and gives an alternative view of the poet, suggesting a woman of strong and determined character.

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Just Another Kid: Each was a child no one could reach - until one amazing teacher embraced them all (by Torey Hayden)

Harper Element (05 Jun, 2006)

Features a narrative of an extraordinary teacher's determination. This work is an illustration of nurturing concern, not only for a few emotionally disturbed children, but for one woman facing a personal battle.

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