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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister: Vol. 1: I Know My Own Heart: The Inspiration for Gentleman Jack
The diary of a remarkable woman who lived life on her terms in Regency Yorkshire. Anne Lister was a wealthy landowner, industrialist - and lesbian. The new 8-part BBC/ HBO series, Gentleman Jack, is based on Lister's life.
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Putin: A Man's Manual of Manliness
A hilarious spoof gift book featuring everyone's favourite Russian premier, with inspirational quotes, life advice and portraits of the main himself.
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Churchill: Walking with Destiny
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Harry: (Houdini)
Another addition to our hot new series of illustrated biographies for children - get on first name terms with the greatest people in history and living today.
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Daughter's Choice: A True Story of Hardship, Heartache and Hope
A heartwarming, moving true story of a young girl escaping hardship and coming of age in the Second World War.
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Attlee and Churchill: Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace
A groundbreaking and revealing portrait of two of the greatest British political leaders by a prize-winning historian.
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Permanent Record
Permanent Record is the essential and courageous memoir of Edward Snowden - the man who risked everything to expose the shocking mass surveillance used by governments across the world to spy on their own citizens.
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Dangerous Hero: Corbyn'S Ruthless Plot for Power
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Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister The Official Companion to the BBC Series
The real Anne Lister, and the official companion to the hit BBC series created by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones.In Gentleman Jack, historian and series consultant Anne Choma draws from the explosive diaries of Anne Lister to recreate the life and times of one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century.
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Grit in the Pearl: The Scandalous Life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll
The first biography of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, the socialite whose scandalous divorce shocked the country
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Churchill's Bestiary: His Life Through Animals
The cavalcade of beasts in this charming biography shed light on the life of Winston Churchill by reference to the animals that played such a significant part in it, whether by association or in his work by pen or tongue.
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Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
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Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb: Founder of Save the Children
Presents the adventures and tribulations of Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children.
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Relentless
The incredible, inspirational story of Dean Stott: the SBS soldier turned endurance hero and record breaker
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Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future
'The best American political biography since Obama's Dreams from My Father' GuardianNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.
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Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America
In Great Again, Donald J. Trump outlines how he will restore a broken America to greatness.
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Restoration Heart: A Memoir
Restoration Heart is William Cash's 'restore-a-wreck' memoir of house and heart.
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Upstairs & Downstairs: My Life In Service as a Lady's Maid
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Pianist of Yarmouk
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Confessions of a Maverick MP
Bursting with revealing and often hilarious anecdotes, these are the political memoirs of a true parliamentary rebel. Strong broadcast and print media interest, serialisation under negotiation. Previous title Revenge of the Rich (ISBN: 9781785902819) Biteback Publishing 2017.
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Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries
A riveting double biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women test pilots - Hitler's personal Valkyries.
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Circle of Sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter and Louisa Baldwin
The Macdonald sisters - Alice, Georgiana, Agnes and Louisa - started life among the ranks of the lower-middle classes. But as wives and mothers they made a single family of the poet Rudyard Kipling, the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones, Edward Poynter, and the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin. This title presents Macdonald sisters' story.
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Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
"A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.
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Priests de la Resistance!: The loose canons who fought Fascism in the twentieth century
Who says you can't fight fascism in a cassock?
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Two Lives of Charlemagne
A chronicle of one of the most powerful and dynamic of all medieval rulers, Charlemagne. It describes his personal life, details his achievements in reviving learning and the arts, recounts his military successes and depicts one of the defining moments in European history: Charlemagne's coronation as emperor in Rome on Christmas Day 800 AD.
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Barack Obama Quotes to Live By
Barack Obama: Quotes to Live By is a life-affirming collection of over 170 quotes from one of the world's most admired and respected public figures.
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Gentleman Jack: A biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist
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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.
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Queen Victoria
A new edition of the classic 1964 biography of Queen Victoria, reissued for the 200th anniversary of her birth.
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Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets and Lies in the Golden Age of Crime
The enthralling true story of the curious life and career of Maud West, one of Britain's first and best-known female detectives.
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Nine Lives of John Ogilby: Britain's Master Map Maker and His Secrets
In this enlightening book, Alan Ereira brings a fascinating hidden history to light, and reveals that Ogilby's celebrated Britannia is far more than a harmless road atlas: it is, rather, filled with secrets designed to serve a conspiracy of kings and England's undoing. The Nine Lives of John Ogilby is the story of a remarkable man, and of a covert
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Henry VIII: The Decline and Fall of a Tyrant
A vivid and shocking account of the last years of terror at the court of the tyrant King Henry VIII.
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History of the World in 21 Women: A Personal Selection
The inimitable Jenni Murray celebrates great women from around the world - rescuing some from obscurity and shining a new light on familiar names
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Jacob's Ladder
The first political biography of one of the most significant politicians of today.
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Trump: The Art of the Deal
TrumpHere is Trump in action - how he runs his business and how he runs his life - as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the New York City skyline. And throughout, Trump talks - really talks - about how he does it.
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Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found: The Costa Book of the Year 2018
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Victorians: Twelve Titans who Forged Britain
But in this bold and provocative book, Jacob Rees-Mogg -- leading Tory MP and prominent Brexit advocate -- takes up the story of twelve landmark figures to paint a very different picture of the age: one of bright ambition, bold self-belief and determined industriousness.
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Harry: Conversations with the Prince - INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE ACCESS & INTERVIEWS WITH PRINCE HARRY