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THE BESTSELLING BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE OSCAR AND BAFTA AWARD-WINNING FILM One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the 20th century - amazingly he was an almost unknown, and certainly unqualified, speech therapist called Lionel Logue.
Logue wasn't a British aristocrat or e... read more

The King's Speech
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'I've sometimes thought in the dead of night, "Look at your life, Bruce, rip out the writing, and with all these boiling frustrations and opinions what would you be?" I'd be in trouble, wouldn't I? Or I'd be in jail. Hard-talking, boisterous, frank and forthright, Bruce Robinson reveals to Alistair Ow... read more

Smoking in Bed: Conversations with Bruce Robinson
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Awards:Short listed for the Financial Times Business Book of the year Award 2012

From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has... read more

Steve Jobs
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Sir Alex announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League for the 13th time, and he is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football. Over the last quarter ... read more

Alex Ferguson: The Autobiography
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In 1997, Tony Blair won the biggest Labour victory in history to sweep the party to power and end eighteen years of Conservative government. He has been one of the most dynamic leaders of modern times; few British prime ministers have shaped the nation's course as profoundly as Blair during his ten ye... read more

A Journey
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On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, ... read more

The Wright Brothers: The Dramatic Story-Behind-the-Story
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'Sharp, moving memoir . . . Wamariya tells her own story with feeling, in vivid prose. She has remade herself, as she explains was necessary to do, on her own terms.' New York Times A riveting tale of dislocation, survival, and the power of stories to break or save us C... read more

The Girl Who Smiled Beads
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The Sound of Gravel is Ruth Wariner's unforgettable and deeply moving story of growing up in a polygamist Mormon doomsday community. The thirty-ninth of her father's forty-one children, Ruth is raised on a farm in the hills of Mexico, where polygamy is practiced without fear of legal persecution. Ther... read more

The Sound of Gravel
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Debbie Reynoldss first leading role in the classic film, Singin in the Rain, set her on a path to superstardom. But beneath the glitz and glamour, "Americas Sweetheart" was often miserable. In this tell-all memoir, Debbie recalls the highs and lows of her Hollywood experience. Sharing anecdotes that n... read more

Unsinkable
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"'I have shown myself that nothing is impossible. I'm just a girl from a small town in Australia, but I was always taught to believe in my dreams.' Alyssa Azar is unstoppable. When she was just eig... read more

The Girl Who Climbed Everest: The Inspirational Story of Alyssa Azar, Australia's Youngest Adventurer
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Leaving the small village of Fossa in Italy in 1939 to meet a father he barely remembered in a place that was far from everything he knew, fifteen-year-old Annibale Boccabella arrived in Australia determined to make a go of it. It was a time when everything was changing and anything seemed possible. L... read more

Joe's Fruit Shop and Milk Bar
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An Activist Life is the story of an apparently ordinary woman - a high-school teacher from Tasmania - who became a fiery environmental warrior and social justice advocate, pitted against the most powerful forces in the country. In this fascinating memoir, Christine Milne shares h... read more

An Activist Life
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