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Setting the World on Fire
Shelley Emling
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The first modern, secular biography of St. Catherine of Siena, Italy's answer to Joan of Arc, which casts a 21st-century eye over her Short, dramatic life. In Setting the World on Fire, Shelley Emling gives an intimate portrayal of this fascinating and revolutionary woman.


In search of Sir Thomas Browne
Hugh Aldersley-Williams
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Sir Thomas Browne (1605 1682) was an English writer, physician, and philosopher whose work has inspired everyone from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Jorge Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf to Stephen Jay Gould. In an intellectual adventure like Sarah Bakewell's book about Montaigne, How to Live, Hugh Aldersey-Williams ...


Fighting for the Empire: An Irish Doctor's Adventures Through Imperial Campaigns and Two World Wars
David Worsfold
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The story of a remarkable Irishman who served the British Empire for almost fifty years. His extraordinary military career took in countless conflicts, two World Wars, acts of heroism and encounters with royalty. Containing Kelly's personal photographs this is a fascinating look at individual bravery and the closing years of the British Empire.


I am Soldier of Fortune: Dancing with Devils
Lt. Col. Robert Brown USAR (Ret.)
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Robert K. Brown, former Green Beret, after a bizarre military career that succeeded in getting him kicked out of Special Forces not once but twice, and completing the Command and General Staff College without a security clearance, while meantime being wounded in Nam, finally found his true calling as a publisher.


Dark Man: Australia'S First Serial Killer
Jason Foster
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The Dark Man is the amazing true story of one of Australia's first serial killers, who kept the colony of New South Wales in the grip of fear as the police ruthlessly hunted their man.


The Charles Family's War: A Gripping Story of Twin Brothers During World War II
Alan Fewster
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Edwin Llewellyn Charles was a slim, handsome youth, but Terence John, his brother, was beautiful and he knew it. Technically, the boys were twins, but their personalities could not have been more different.

So begins this sweeping true story of a fractured but close-knit Australian family during World ...


To Reach the Clouds: The Walk film tie in
Philippe Petit
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One night in 1974, Philippe Petit secretly - and illegally - rigged a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. At daybreak, he gave the high-wire performance of all time, making eight crossings over the course of an hour. This memoir tells the story of how he conspired, connived, improvised, and insisted his way to this coup.


An Impatient Life: A Memoir
Daniel Bensaid
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The turbulent story of the radical Left in the eloquent words of one of its foremost leaders


Florence Nightingale: A Very Brief History
Lynn McDonald
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Concise historical introduction to Florence Nightingale and her continuing influence on the world and how we see it.


Lessons from My Child: Parents Experience of Life with a Disabled Child
Cindy Dowling, Neil Nicoll, Bernadette Thomas
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A Voyage to War: An Englishman's Account of Hong Kong from 1936 - 41
Hugh Dulley
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A unique firsthand account of pre-war life in Hong Kong.The book provides an analysis of the war in Europe, the Chinese and Japanese conflict in the 1930s and the United States position in the Far East and argues that the invasion should never have taken place.


Common Ground: A Political Life
Justin Trudeau
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Wellington's Dearest Georgy: The Life and Loves of Lady Georgiana Lennox
Alice Marie Crossland
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The first book to look in detail at the story of Wellington's 'Georgy'.


Episodes: A Memorybook
Michael Baxandall
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A remarkable account of his early life and intellectual formation left unpublished at his death in 2008 by Michael Baxandall, one of the world's greatest cultural historians.


A Hope More Powerful than the Sea
Melissa Fleming
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A young refugee's story of terror, love and survival


Defiance: The Life and Choices of Lady Anne Barnard
Stephen Taylor
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Her curious ways attracted gossip right into her final years when she raised a mysterious dark-skinned child at her home in Berkeley Square.

Anne Barnard's verse was celebrated by Walter Scott but she was also a brilliant and indefatigable diarist.


Man with His Head in the Clouds: James Sadler: the First Englishman to Fly
Richard O. Smith
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Witty and engaging biography of James Sadler, the first Englishman to fly - in 1784, he rose approximately 3,600 feet over Oxford in a self-built balloon powered by hydrogen


Robin Darwin: Visonary Educator and Painter
Henrietta Goodden
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The story of Robin Darwin A key player in shaping the artistic and design landscape we know today.


Singing Softly to the Light: The Biography of Mary Louise Coulouris
Gordon Wallace
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A brilliantly written biography of one of Britain's most under-valued female artists of the late 20th Century.

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