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South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into spa... read more

Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping Our Future
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On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. 'Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,' the letter... read more

The Voyeur's Motel
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. What matters most in life? How do you build a happy life when terrible things happen? What is left behind when you lose the person you love the most? One night last winter, Antoine Leiris was at... read more

You Will Not Have My Hate
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An inspiring tale of modern migration, overcoming adversity and escaping the hell of war, from a girl struggling to walk for the very first time in her life. Nujeen Mustafa has cerebr... read more

Nujeen: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair
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'We spoke to each other in endearments. My darling, my love, mon amour, ma cherie, poussin, mouton, bebe ...People we knew, I think, made fun of us. What they didn't know was that we couldn't say each other's na... read more

When in French: Love in a Second Language
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When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he w... read more

Lion: A Long Way Home FTI
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Ethel Livesey was quite a gal.An attractive young woman from a respectable middle-class family in Manchester, she had over 40 aliases, eight official marriages, four children and fiv... read more

Amazing Mrs Livesey: The Remarkable Story of Australia's Greatest Imposter
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Biographer and novelist A. N. Wilson, whose most recent work on the life of Queen Victoria was an enormous critical and commercial success, turns his clear eye to our own Queen, Elizabeth II, as she turns 90. In this unusual and vibrant... read more

The Queen
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'Dearest Lumpy, I hope you are plump and well. Your mother bashed her car yesterday and chooses to believe it was not her fault...' Roger Mortimer's witty dressing-downs and affectionate advice were not only... read more

Dear Lumpy: Letters to a Disobedient Daughter
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" Who gave you permission to speak to anybody?' Rabbi Telsner, the leader of the Yeshivah Centre, thundered during his regular weekly sermon. It was a question directed to Manny... read more

Who Gave You Permission? A Memoir of a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Who Fought Back
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Awards:Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Biography) 2014 and William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2013.

Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe an... read more

The Boys in the Boat
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Baba Schwartz's story began fifteen years before the Holocaust could have been imagined. It is the story of a spirited girl in a warm and loving Jewish family, living a normal life in a small town in eastern Hung... read more

The May Beetles - My First Twenty Years
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In August 2014, Farida Khalaf was just a normal Yazidi girl, living in a village high in the mountains of northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked and swiftly taken by ISIS fighters, and her whole world changed. The... read more

The Girl Who Beat Isis: My Story
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A prelude to fame, Just Kids recounts the friendship of two young artists--Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - whose passion fueled their lifelong pursuit ... read more

Just Kids
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How could it be wrong to save the children by starting an orphanage? Oh, in so many ways ...Tara Winkler first arrived in Cambodia to join a tour group in 2005 and was taken to visit a small orphanage in Battambang. The ... read more

How (Not) to Start an Orphanage
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The author of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open returns with a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant one the donor and one the recipient begin a quest for acceptance, au... read more

Nophoto
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An entirely new kind of biography, "Oscar's Books" explores the personality of Oscar Wilde through his reading. For Wilde, as for many people, reading could be as powerful and transformative an expe... read more

Oscar's Books: A Journey Through the Library of Oscar Wilde
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Once considered a respectable rare-map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley made millions and was highly esteemed for his knowledge; until he was arrested for slipping maps... read more

Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
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This is a hilarious, eye-opening tour of the new romantic landscape, from one of America's sharpest comic voices and one of its leading sociologists. In the old days, most people would find a decent person who lived i... read more

Modern Romance : An Investigation
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'This is, simply, a fantastic story, one that has been beautifully told by Josh Hammer, who knows and loves Mali like some farmers know their back forty. At a time ... read more

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
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