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Autobiography/Biography/Memoir

  • 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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  • Tales of the Moon

    Wynn Johnson

    Wynn Johnson takes us on a journey of discovery through his fascinating life starting with his childhood in rural Kentucky in the mid-1950s through to the early 1990s in Columbus. His childhood alongside his large family is adventurous but filled with the simple pleasures of a rural village life. His neighbourhood is bursting with interesting and quirky characters, with lots of tales to tell. How

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  • Life in Police Custody: Thoughts and Images

    Michael John

    There are some things that we do in life Sometimes to earn a living Sometimes for pleasure  But in doing so we often feel or witness pain We remain humble in order to provide for our families Our compliance merely to prevent feelings of disdain This is not intended to offend, shock or offer abuse Just an honest set of opinions

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  • Jump Rocky Jump

    Rocky Taylor

    Jump, Rocky, Jump tells the remarkable story of Britain's most famous stuntman, Rocky Taylor, who fell into stunt work and landed on his feet.   Whether downstairs or up gantries, burning like stubble or as a stunt double for Hollywood royalty, Rocky Taylor has been falling ever since.   But he hits the ground running every time, screen-punching f

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  • Bitch! A Hilarious Story of Addiction, Betrayal, and Triumph

    Harry Fellows

    Dear Reader,   For many years my life, to all outward appearances, looked very good indeed: good job, big house, surgically enhanced wife, two kids, two dogs, but it turned into a story of alcoholism, mental breakdown, psychiatric hospital, death, adultery, divorce and financial ruin.   You don't know me, so why would you want to read my story?  

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  • Our Last Day Out

    Natalie Dunn

    The Innocent Daughter, and author of this work, is humble, honest and long-suffering, with aspirations of becoming a Jedi Knight. Sadly, her hopes have been brutally curtailed as a result of being associated with her family members - details of whom are vividly outlined within. The hapless author carries us with her on her last day out with the Parents. Ostensibly, a simple trip to a church flowe

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  • The Voyages of de Villehardouin - Cruising French Waterways

    Valerie Helps

    Not many in late middle age realise their dream of living on a canal boat and exploring the waterways of France. Even fewer anticipate the problems that might confront them on their adventure into ‘the unknown'. Valerie and Geoffrey buy their boat which they christen "de Villehardouin" and set off on the Canal du Midi, drawing and writing about their journey as they meander along the

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