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Unknown Kimi Raikkonen
The authorised biography of cult hero Finnish Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkoenen - the closest thing we'll ever get to his autobiography.
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Face It: A Memoir
'I was saying things in songs that female singers didn't really say back then. I wasn't submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. My Blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, provocative, aggressive side. I was playing it up, yet I was very serious.'
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Elephant in My Kitchen: What the herd taught me about love, courage and survival
A powerful, moving sequel to the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer that tells the story of one woman's fight to protect a herd of elephants.
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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television
A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, who takes us on a weird and wonderful journey through his life and two decades of groundbreaking television.
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Wham! George & Me
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Book of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories of Courage and Resilience
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them-women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.
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Autobiography: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
100 new bedtime stories, each inspired by the life and adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyonce. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography in a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero.
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Becoming
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241334140 Author: Michelle Obama Publisher: Penguin Format: Hardback Pages: 426 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm
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Hitler: Only the World Was Enough
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Little Book of Chanel
A monograph on Coco Chanel that chronicles the life and legacy of one of history's most influential couturiers. It includes detailed photographs and sketches of her designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, that pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it.
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking
The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest questions in science.
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Hitch in Time
Living on his wits, sleeping rough and accepting lifts that get him into bizarre and often dangerous situations, Andy's six years spent on the road stand as a unique record of life as it was in the late 1970s and early 80s. In this hilarious memoir, they are juxtaposed with a host of earlier memories, resulting in dazzling and funny stories.
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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life
*The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller*Rose Tremain (or Rosie as she was then) grew up in post-war London - a city still partly in ruins, where both food and affection were fiercely rationed.
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Fear Bubble: Harness Fear and Live without Limits
The brilliant, inspirational next book by the author of the incredible No. 1 bestseller FIRST MAN IN.
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Jo Malone: My Story
The autobiography of Jo Malone, one of the world's most successful businesswomen and entrepreneurs.
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Headlines and Hedgerows: A Memoir
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Claxton Diary: Further Field Notes from a Small Planet
Here are unwedded queen ants pouring out of the pavement cracks for their nuptial flights, or a garden cross spider spraying a bumblebee with jets of silk that are, gram for gram, stronger than tensile steel.
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Breed Apart: My Adventures with Britain's Rare Breeds
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Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders ... until he meets Donald Shimoda - former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar...
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Robin
From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.
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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing: Life, Death and the Thrill of the Catch
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Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs
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Ian McKellen: The Biography
The intimate and definitive biography of Ian McKellen, theatrical knight and a national treasure.
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For the Record
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Every Day Is Extra
John Kerry tells the story of his extraordinary life of public service, from decorated Vietnam veteran to five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and Secretary of State for four years: a personal and candid memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history, including the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accords.
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We Need to Weaken the Mixture
The million-copy selling truck fitter returns***Featured on Channel 4***'I can't stop biting off more than I can chew. If it's running too rich, I don't stop what I'm doing, just weaken the mixture and carry on.'Since we last heard from him, Guy Martin has restored a 1983 Williams F1 car then raced Jenson Button in it;
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My Life in Football: The Autobiography
The autobiography of the iconic, hugely influential and well-loved former English football player and manager.
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Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world.' - J.K. RowlingWritten by Malala in collaboration with critically acclaimed author, Patricia McCormick, this children's edition tells the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world - and did.
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Skripal Files: Putin, Poison and the New Spy War
From the heart of the cold war to the current hostilities between Russia and the West, this is the definitive account of the events that led to the Skripal poisoning.
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My Thoughts Exactly: The No.1 Bestseller
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Klopp: Bring the Noise
The definitive insight into the man behind Liverpool's Champions League 2019 victoryJurgen Klopp was confirmed as manager of Liverpool FC in October 2015 to a rapturous reception.
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Boy: Tales of Childhood
As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop. There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's. This is Roald Dahl's autobiography.
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Reboot: My Life, My Time
Legendary striker Michael Owen's career divides opinion among fans and his honest new autobiography will see him set the record straight once and for all. It promises to make for an explosive read and will be one of the most talked about football books of the year.
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You Know it Makes Sense: Lessons from the Derek Trotter School of Business (and life)
It's a rocky road full of potholes, speed cameras, people who don't indicate, mouthy cyclists, and all sorts of obstacles designed to get on your tits. You Know It Makes Sense is the definitive business guide, designed pacifically to help steer you in the right direction.
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Dramatic Exchanges: Letters of the National Theatre
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Persepolis I & II
CHOSEN BY EMMA WATSON FOR 'OUR SHARED SHELF' FEMINIST BOOK CLUBThe Story of a Childhood and The Story of a ReturnThe intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.
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I Carried a Watermelon: Dirty Dancing and Me
'Massively enjoyable.' Dawn French
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Madonna: An Intimate Biography of an Icon at Sixty
Madonna. Always provocative. Always talented. Always controversial . . . And now, in this book, finally understood.
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By Order of the Peaky Blinders: The Official Companion to the Hit TV Series
The official companion to the hit TV series, Peaky Blinders. Packed full of unseen images, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with the cast and creators of the show, this is the only book for fans preparing for the highly anticipated fifth season.
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Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons in Creative Leadership from the CEO of the Walt Disney Company
The CEO of Disney, one of Time's most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
'The definitive book of the year in our house, for both parents and offspring' Maggie O'Farrell, Guardian Books of the Year<br> <br> 'Absolutely beautiful - get one for yourself and one to inspire a woman in your life' Stylist*Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller**Blackwell's Book of the Year**Foyles Children's Book of the Year**Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year*<br> <br> What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.
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Pianist of Yarmouk
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Queen Unseen - My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century: Revised and with Added Material
In an intimate and eye-opening story, roundly praised as the best available insight on Queen, Peter Hince recounts twelve years on the road with Freddie Mercury, Brian May and co. This truly is the definitive book on the 20th century's most iconic rock band.
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Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me
"Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege and cohost of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxiety to reach that elusive next level of success"--
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Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes.
The reality of war laid bare in this funny, furious and moving account of one man's tour of Helmand.
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Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture Official Secrets
INSPIRATION FOR THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE OFFICIAL SECRETS FEATURING A NEW INTRODUCTION
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How Not to Be a Professional Racing Driver
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Complete MAUS
Tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. In this title, Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father.