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Aftershock: The Quake on Everest and One Man's Quest: 2017
Jules Mountain
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Jules Mountain has reached Everest Base Camp, within reach of fulfilling his life's ambition, when the 2015 Nepal earthquake sets off the avalanche. Something sets him apart from the other surviving climbers: is it that he has already cheated death by surviving cancer? Does his gung-ho attitude show him to be brave, fatalistic or irresponsible?


Jog On: How Running Saved My Life
Bella Mackie
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER


'Bella's brilliant love letter to running turns into an extraordinarily brave and frank account of her battle with anxiety. A compassionate and important book' Joe Lycett


'Perfect for resetting ...


A Page from My Life: A Selection of Stories from Ray D'Arcy Show Listeners
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'We asked listeners to be honest, creative, funny, engaging and evocative in their writing ... to try to make us laugh, cry and think. We never imagined we would get the quantity and quality of entries that we did for A Page from My Life.' - Ray D'Arcy


Just Another Mountain: A Memoir
Sarah Jane Douglas
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An uplifting memoir from a strong female voice that shows the redemptive power of mountain walking


The Easternmost House
Juliet Blaxland
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The Easternmost House is a memoir which describes a year of life on a crumbling cliff at the easternmost edge of England, all year round and in all weathers. It is a meditation on nature, on coastal erosion, and on the changing seasons.


Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer
Sue Nelson
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First book to cover the true story of female pilot Wally Funk, who led the way for women in space, written by award-winning British journalist.


Country Girl
Edna O'Brien
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Tell Me the Truth About Loss: A Psychologist's Personal Story of Loss, Grief and Finding Hope
Niamh Fitzpatrick
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A psychologist's personal story of loss, grief and finding hope that will comfort anyone who is struggling with life not turning out as they had expected it to.


Wild Woman Swimming: A Journal of West Country Waters
Lynne Roper
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Longlisted for The Wainwright Prize 2019. The late Lynne Roper's wild swimming diaries celebrate Dartmoor, the Devon coast, and the deep friendships that grow from shared time in nature. By turns quietly lyrical and frankly comic, this is a book for outdoor swimmers, walkers, and all who prize the wild and free.


Walking Through Shadows: A Journey of Loss and Renewal
Mike Cawthorne
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Walking Through Shadows describes a winter walk in memory of the author's friend, Clive Dennier, a popular Inverness journalist, who died in Knoydart in March 2013 but whose body was found only some weeks later. The journey begins at Whiten Head on the north Sutherland coast and ends at Kinloch Hourn ...


A Guarded Life: My story of the dark side of An Garda Siochana
Majella Moynihan
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A GARDA, A FORCED ADOPTION, A FIGHT FOR JUSTICE


The Yorkshire Forager: A Wild Food Survival Journey
Alysia Vasey
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A rich and fascinating lifestory filled with forgotten plant-lore that has been passed through generations of one extraordinary family.


Serena: A graphic biography of the greatest tennis champion
Mark Hodgkinson
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A 23-times Grand Slam Champion and ranked #1 over ten consecutive years - Serena Williams is the ultimate champion. This innovative illustrated biography explores her tennis like never before.


A.L. Rowse And Cornwall: Paradoxical Patriot
Philip Payton
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This gripping biographical study, published here for the first time in paperback, explores the immensely complicated relationship that existed between A.L. Rowse and his native Cornwall.


Found and Lost
Alison Leslie Gold
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In this haunting memoir, Alison gives a luminous account of key moments in her life that brought her to be the writer she is: her early activism; her descent into alcoholism; her recovery; her discovery of the power of writing to give a shape and meaning to a life. Found and Lost is both a tender memorial to the extraordinary people in her life.


The Road to Apocalypse: The Extraordinary Journey of Lewis Way
Stanley Price, Munro Price
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In the winter of 1811 Lewis Way had an epiphany on the road to Exmouth. From that moment the eccentric millionaire devoted himself and his fortune to only one goal - the return of the Jews to the Holy Land. To achieve this mission he undertook extraordinary journeys as far as Moscow and Mount Lebanon. ...


Humiliation
Wayne Koestenbaum
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The lives of people both famous and obscure are filled with moments when their dirty laundry sees daylight. At such times we witness the reversibility of success, of prominence, but also come to terms viscerally with our own most vulnerable selves. We cannot stop watching the scene of shame, identifying ...


Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland
Lavinia Greenlaw
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Lavinia Greenlaw's selection from Morris's Icelandic Journal ('the best book of travel written by an English poet', and the least known) is interposed with her own 'questions of travel', which follow the footprints of Morris's prose, responding to its surfaces and undercurrents, extending its horizons. ...


Wandering Jew: The Search for Joseph Roth
Dennis Marks
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A journey through the past and present of Europe's eastern borderlands in search of one of Austria's most seductive and disturbing 20th Century writers. Traveller, prophet, perpetual displaced person and compulsive liar, Joseph Roth's fiction and journalism embody a world twice destroyed but still strangely ...


Brief Encounters: Notes from a Philosopher's Diary
Anthony Kenny
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In these brilliantly vivid vignettes Kenny offers telling and often unexpected insights into the achievements, flaws and foibles of sixty public figures - past and present - each of whom has contributed in decisive ways to our political, spiritual and cultural heritage.

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