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The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away: A Death That Brought The Gift Of Life

by Cole Moreton

‘Gripping … so powerfully emotional that at times I had to put it down to wipe my eyes'Mail on Sunday‘How do you say thank you to someone for giving you their heart? It is the greatest gift a person can ever give.' Marc is a ...

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The Breakthrough

immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer

by Charles Graeber

<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Charles Graeber tells the astonishing story of the group of scientists working on a code that can enable the human immune system to fight — and perhaps even cure — ...

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The Bughouse

The poetry, politics and madness of Ezra Pound

by Daniel Swift

<p><strong>‘An extraordinary book of real passionate research’ Edmund de Waal</strong></p> <p>In 1945, Ezra Pound was due to stand trial for treason for his broadcasts in Fascist Italy during the Second World War. But before the trial could ...

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The Comfort of Water

A River Pilgrimage

by Maya Ward

This is the joyful yet heartbreaking true story of four friends who walk a 21- day pilgrimage from the sea to the source of Melbournes Yarra River. There is no path for most of the way, but offers of campsites and boats, and free access to ...

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The Day the Nazis Came - The Astonishing True Story of a Childhood Journey from the Occupied Channel Islands to the Dark Heart of a German Prison Camp

by Stephen Matthews

<p>By the time he was six years old, Stephen had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. He had seen men die in front of him and ...

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The End of Asquith

The Downing Street Coup - December 1916

by Michael Byrne

<p>London, December 1916. In the middle of the world's most deadly war, a political coup grips Westminster. The carnage of the Somme, the failure of the Dardanelles campaign, and the Easter Rising in Dublin have all left Britain's coalition ...

ISBN: 9781911110118

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The Feather Thief

Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

by Kirk Wallace Johnson

<p><strong>'A tale of obsession ... vivid and arresting' - <em>The Times</em></strong></p> <p>One summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into the Natural History Museum at Tring, home to one of the largest ...

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The Grand Tour Guide to the World

by HarperCollins

<p>The world is a big place full of interesting things. And The Grand Tour has seen some of them. That’s why few people are better placed to lead you around this vast planet of ours than Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. As long as

ISBN: 9780008257842

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The History of the New World

Benzoni's Historia del Mondo Nuovo

by Girolamo Benzoni

<p><em>The History of the New World</em> is an abridged, unique English translation of sixteenth-century Italian merchant Girolamo Benzoni’s popular account of his adventures in the Americas and the Spanish colonies.</p> <p>First published in ...

ISBN: 9780271079233

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The Last Explorer

Hubert Wilkins, Australia's Unknown Hero

by Simon Nasht

<p><strong>‘A superb book – every Australian should read it.’ - Dick Smith</strong></p> <p><strong>The gripping story of one of the greatest explorers of the 20th Century.</strong></p> <p>Hubert Wilkins was truly the last - and one of the ...

ISBN: 9780733625848

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The Lost City of the Monkey God

by Douglas Preston

<p>Since the days of <strong>conquistador Hernán Cortés</strong>, rumours have circulated about a <strong>lost city</strong> of immense wealth hidden deep in the Honduran interior. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape ...

ISBN: 9781786694997

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The Malay Archipelago

by Alfred Russel Wallace

<p>Of all the extraordinary Victorian travelogues, <em>The Malay Archipelago</em> has a fair claim to be the greatest - both as a beautiful, alarming, vivid and gripping account of some eight years' travel across the entire Malay world - from ...

ISBN: 9780141394411

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The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine

by Thomas Morris

<p><strong>&quot;Delightfully horrifying.&quot;--<em>Popular Science</em></strong><br /> <strong>One of Mental Floss's Best Books of 2018</strong><br /> <strong>One of Science Friday's Best Science Books of 2018</strong></p> <p>· <strong>A ...

ISBN: 9780593080344

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The Native Conquistador

Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Account of the Conquest of New Spain

by Amber Brian, Bradley Benton & Pablo García Loaeza

<p>For many years, scholars of the conquest worked to shift focus away from the Spanish perspective and bring attention to the often-ignored voices and viewpoints of the Indians. But recent work that highlights the “Indian conquistadors” has ...

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The Pine Barrens

by John McPhee

<p>Most people think of the American state of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that sits just west of New York City. But in the centre of the state lies a vast wilderness – larger than most national parks – which has been known since

ISBN: 9781911547174

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The Trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover

by Sybille Bedford

<p>&quot;When Penguin released a new, unexpurgated edition of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover in 1960, they were charged with the crime of publishing obscene material and made to defend the book’s literary merit in court. Thus began one ...

ISBN: 9781907970986

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Thin White Line

by Andy Cave

<p>In 1997, Andy Cave returned from the Himalayas, having climbed the stupendous north face of Changabang but losing his friend and climbing partner in the process. Traumatized by the savage ordeal, he must examine his relationship with the ...

ISBN: 9781446410394

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Triumph and Tribulation

No ship should be without Tabasco sauce

by H.W. Tilman & Bob Comlay

<p><em><strong>‘Experience is said to be the name men give to their mistakes and of the experience I gained in Spitsbergen that may well be true.’</strong></em></p> <p>The circumnavigation of <strong>Spitsbergen</strong> is the first of three ...

ISBN: 9781909461437

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Two Sisters

by x Asne Seierstad

<p><strong>'A masterpiece and a masterclass in investigative journalism' Christina Lamb, <em>Sunday Times</em></strong></p> <p>On 17 October 2013, teenage sisters Ayan and Leila Juma left their family home near Oslo, seemingly as usual. Later ...

ISBN: 9780349009032

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Two Sisters

by Asne Seierstad

ISBN: 9780349009049

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