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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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Richard Stratton was the unlikeliest of drug kingpins. He was a clean-cut college student who fell in love with the adrenaline high of cross-border... read more

Smuggler: A True Story of Marijuana, the Hippie Mafia and One of America's Most Wanted International Drug Traffickers
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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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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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Awards:Shortlisted for Ondaatje Prize 2016.

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERSome people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family ha... read more

Shepherd's Life - A Tale of the Lake District
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Filmmaker Eva Orner takes us on a personal, gripping and compelling journey to show us how she came to make her documentary about Australia's asylum seeker policies. 'My work as a filmmaker has taken me to some wild, dangerous plac... read more

Chasing Asylum
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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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The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, RUTHLESS tells the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told t... read more

Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me
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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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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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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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Steve Hely, writer for 30 Rock, The Office and American Dad!, and recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, presents a travel book about his journey through Central and South Ame... read more

The Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World
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Awards:Winner of Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2011 and Ondaatje Prize 2011 and Costa Biography Award 2010 and Galaxy National Book Awards: National Book Tokens New Writer of the Year 2010.

This is the definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller with gorgeous new photography of the celebrated netsuke collection, and sumptuous full-colour images hand-picked by E... read more

Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance: Illustrated Edition
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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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Arriving in Naples as a naive young intern at the American Consulate, Katherine is set up on a blind date - at least that's what she's expecting. Instead, Salvatore brings her home t... read more

Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from my Italian Mother-in-Law
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