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Autobiography/Biography/Memoir

  • Chrysalis

    Mike Musgrave

    Chrysalis begins with life in the exciting happy times of the early seventies in regional Australia. Then, the edge of a cyclone hits Toowoomba in early 1974, threatening local businesses and homes. Errol Cosgrove and his housemates soon have an organised army of volunteers, including off-duty police, to help the city's citizens. In the aftermath of the cyclonic storm, Errol is targ

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  • Dodgy Mike

    Michael Yiannoudes

    This is the story of Michael. Dodgy Mike features real, witty, comical stories about family, friends, rebellious youth, teenage pranks, travels and adulthood. The anecdotes are reminiscent of a John Hughes classic filled with a little nostalgia for those 1980s' kids. They are tales you can relate to but also the types of stories you can never imagine happening to you. They are laced with mir

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  • Don't Drop it Nurse!

    Anne Bolam

    Anne Bolam takes us on a journey down memory lane recalling her life as a nurse in the 1960s. Initially training in Edinburgh, she was present at the first ever kidney transplant. She then joined the Royal Airforce Nursing Service and continued her career in Aden, Yemen, treating injured soldiers and prisoners of war. This book takes us from Edinburgh to Berkshire via Aden,with a number of anecdotal tales o

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  • Growing Up With Foreigners

    Peter Frank

    The story is a mixture of adventure, fact, fear, fiction and fun about a German-Polish-Catholic woman from Upper Silesia and an Austrian-Jewish-Protestant man born in Vienna. Before arriving in England in 1939, they enjoyed comfortable lives. The man escaped Nazi tyranny and the Holocaust but his parents didn't. The woman came to England to study. Her parents fled before the advancing Russian army to

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  • Adventures in Aviation

    Wg Cdr Roy Gamblin AFC

    A fascinating glimpse into the life and career of a military and civil pilot. In a career spanning forty years, Wing Commander Roy Gamblin's work as a military pilot in the 1960s took him to fly fighter/ground attack Hunters in the Far East. He went onto operations in both piston and jet ground attack and light transport aircraft for the Sultan of Oman's Air Force during the little-known

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  • How Lucky Can You Get

    Ray Saunders

    This book tells of life during a unique period of British social history. Brought up during the great depression of the 1930s, Ray Saunders tells how he worked his way out of his impoverished ‘Dickensian' surroundings to a life filled with many opportunistic adventures. Living in Kent in ‘bomb alley' and working on the railway during the blitz and VI rocket attacks, he later

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  • A Third of a Pond

    Valerie Helps

    After years of cruising along the French waterways in their canal boat, de Villehardouin, Valerie Helps and her husband Geoffrey, decide to put down roots on terra firma. In the Loiret region of central France they discover a pond, a dilapidated farmhouse and a neglected garden which tick all their boxes. What follows is a great deal of backbreaking work and commitment, but the love the two have

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  • Salt Water and Spear Tips

    Thor F. Jensen

    A Danish filmmaker, under the apprenticeship of three Papua New Guinean master sailors, set off from Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, on the 30th of August 2016 on a world-record circumnavigation of the island of New Guinea in a traditional sailing canoe called the Tawali Pasana. Over the course of 13 months and 21 days - and some 6300 km of high adventure - what became known as ‘the fellowship of

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  • Under the Rope

    Clive Venables

    "A sideways look at fifty years of farming." Seen through the cloudy and cracked mirror of retrospection, our lives are more journeying through relationships than places, through happenings not histories, more what took place on the train than the destination. More poetry than prose. My journey through late twentieth century farming, from suburban austerity dominated Nottingham, throu

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  • A Life Post - 1939 Autobiography Part I

    Rajinder Sharma

    Rajinder Sharma takes the reader on an incredible journey of his life, revealing some quite heart breaking moments in his life, describing some of the most extraordinary achievements and detailing some wonderful sights he has had the privilege to witness over his lifetime.  Rajinder's story highlights his determination and the extent of his amazing experiences, from his mountaineering ex

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  • Memories and Reflections

    Ute Müller

    Ute Müller is a strong and driven woman who emigrated from Germany to Tasmania quite late in life. There she had some huge changes to face, and had to re-craft her life on her own, and learn to farm as well. Her interesting tale takes us from the beginning of WWII in what became East Germany after the war and starts in the town of Erfurt in the Thuringia region of Germany, where she was born

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  • Where Are They All Now?

    Elizabeth Ellen

    You go through life wondering where it will take you and if you're making the right decisions.   This account of my early life, my most memorable days at work based on tongue-in-cheek experiences, through to retirement, captures my journey along the way.   Being involved in setting up a new company from scratch with one employee right through to seeing it becom

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