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  • Not From Here

    Leah Lax

    "Leah Lax understands that everyone has a story and a secret. To experience this ourselves, we have only to read her utterly irresistible Not from Here." --GLORIA STEINEM "A masterwork! Brilliant, profound, heart-shattering, hopeful - I couldn't breathe! Not From Here is full of stories of people who hang onto hope, people who will not give up struggling for what could be, and i

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  • Sweating On My Chitty Box

    Jack Freeman

    During a rather misspent youth in the RAF, the author was based for two years during the Cold War on an RAF base in Libya. This was an isolated and very eccentric community. Most of the usual behaviour and discipline associated with the military were dispensed with as being rather superfluous and this is in no way a typical military memoir. In retrospect, this led to many amusing incidents illustrated by cartoon s

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  • Someday this could be Ordinary...

    Nell Carpenter

    Bringing home an eight year old and a three year old with their own little personalities having come from a lifetime of trauma, chaos and disruption and trying to merge as a brand new family has been the most terrifying yet best thing that has ever happened to me. Join me on our journey as I share the reality of the adoption process, including the highs and lows, the grim and the beautiful and the magic of forming

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  • The Lockdown Diaries

    Margrit Dahm

    The Lockdown Diaries was started with the start of the first lockdown in March 2020, and continued throughout the Covid crisis. It covers every aspect of the many tribulations this country and the rest of the world were exposed to. It also describes the many feats of courage and compassion among England's population during that crucial time, when our very way of life was undermined. It concludes

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  • Memoirs of a Harrow childhood

    Judith Davies

    Memoirs of a Harrow Childhood is about my past life growing up in Harrow-on-the-Hill between 1943 and 1961 and my life as a daughter of a housemaster at Harrow School, a world-renowned boys' public school founded in 1572 and which now has satellite schools in such countries as Japan. At the time I never questioned the privilege that came with the boarding school environment we grew up in, as for us at t

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  • Ranger Heart: A Naturalist Learns How to Love After Loss

    B.A. Woodland

    ‘Ranger Heart: A Naturalist Learns How to Love After Loss’ explores what it takes for a park ranger to get grounded after grief in a profession that encourages rootlessness. After losing her father at a young age and growing up in New York, she craved wide-open spaces and the healing embrace of nature. With determined courage and good humor, Woodland takes the reader on outdoor adventures with her colo

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  • A Table For Three Please - The Rainbow Years

    Jeremy Lawley Fell

    How did life for a young student differ between the 1960s and the mid-2000s? The author of this book weaves in memories and observations from his own upbringing and London university education with a chronology of his daughter's experience going to Loughborough University in 2005. Changes in expectations, social conventions, language, transport, and of course technology make these contrasting experiences: some

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  • Billy in the Wars SIGNED (Hardback)

    Bill Wyman

    Billy in the Wars is the illustrated memoir of ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, recalling his experiences as a young boy growing up in wartime Britain. Bill brings history to life through the personal lens of his childhood memories, where grim anecdotes of war are punctuated by moving moments of childhood innocence and joy. Three-year-old William George Perks (now Bill Wyman) was living with his parents and brother in

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  • Billy in the Wars (Paperback)

    Bill Wyman

    Billy in the Wars is the illustrated memoir of ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, recalling his experiences as a young boy growing up in wartime Britain. Bill brings history to life through the personal lens of his childhood memories, where grim anecdotes of war are punctuated by moving moments of childhood innocence and joy. Three-year-old William George Perks (now Bill Wyman) was living with his parents and brother in

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  • CHASING A DREAM Journey to Europe and the United Nations

    James Santigie Kanu

    From his childhood in a small village in Sierra Leone in the last days of British colonial rule to his work with the United Nations in South Africa, Croatia and Bosnia, James Kanu shares his experiences and thoughts about his life. The themes of education and poverty are ever-present in his narrative as he tells of the small boy born poor who became an Oxford-educated graduate who would travel the world.

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  • A MOD'S TALE

    RD Baron

    Way back in 1960s Great Britain there were two distinct groups of young people, leather clad, rock and roll loving, motorbike riding rockers and their sworn enemy, the sharply dressed mods, who rode their gleaming Italian scooters and loved the music of new bands such as The Who and The Small Faces. On the occasions the two disparate gangs came together the outcome was often violent. Our hero Paul was a Lam

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  • If Only for Beth

    Rita Southam

    Rita Southam tells her life story with good humour. Her story will draw you in as she recounts a life infused with a fierce love of family and determination to be positive even during critical times. She has a wonderful tale to tell and, because of her experiences, many lessons to share. Have a box or two of tissues at the ready as you laugh and cry with Rita and, afterwards, you will feel as though you are one of

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