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The most popular True stories books currently available. Updated weekly.
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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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Salt Path: The Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award & The Wainwright Prize
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Inside Broadmoor: Up close and personal with Britain's most dangerous criminals
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Lost Child: The True Story of a Girl who Couldn't Ask for Help
From the million-copy bestselling author comes the true story of a neglected little girl whose cries for attention have been met in all the wrong ways, until now.
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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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Exposure
The remarkable David-against-Goliath story of the lawyer who took on industrial conglomerate DuPont in a huge class action - and won. Soon to be a major motion picture.
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Boy Who Disappeared
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Gangs of Britain - The Gripping True Stories Behind Britain's Organised Crime
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Three Women: THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
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Choice
THE AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERby Edith Eger, as seen on BBC Breakfast Even in hell, hope can flower'I'll be forever changed by her story' - Oprah Winfrey 'One of those rare and eternal stories you don't want to end' - Desmond Tutu'A masterpiece of holocaust literature.
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Tales of Amazing Animal Heroes: With an introduction from Michael Morpurgo
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Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
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Last Stone: A Masterclass in Criminal Interrogation
From the bestselling author of Killing Pablo, a haunting and gripping account of the true-life search for the perpetrator of a hideous crime-the abduction and likely murder of two young girls in 1975-and the skilful work of the cold case team that finally brought their kidnapper to justice.
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Hunting Killers
I've been in the presence of people who have killed; I've been in rooms where people have been killed. Through tireless research and perseverance, Mark takes us on a journey of discovery gathering and pursuing new evidence, earning the trust of silent witnesses and sharing the personal toll this extraordinary job takes on him.
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Please Don't Take My Sisters: The heartbreaking true story of a young boy terrified of losing the only family he has left
The heartbreaking story of three vulnerable, damaged siblings, and the big brother fighting to keep together the only family he has left.
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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
The shocking true story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a gripping cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley.
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Billion Dollar Whale: the man who fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the world
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Kursk: Film tie-in
But above all, he tells the nail-bitingly poignant human story of the families waiting ashore, of the desperate efforts of British, Norwegian and Russian rescuers, and of the Kursk sailors, trapped in the aft compartnemt, waiting for rescue, as a horrified world followed their battle to stay alive .
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On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER****Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction****BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK** 'A modern masterpiece' GuardianUncovering the mystery of her mother's disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story.
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Fatal Passion of Alma Rattenbury
Adultery, alcoholism, drugs and murder on the suburban streets of Bournemouth.
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Killing in the Consulate: Investigating the Life and Death of Jamal Khashoggi
The horrific true story of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate: how it happened, why it happened and what happened next
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Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties
In those two dark nights in Los Angeles, O'Neill finds the story of California in the sixties: when charlatans mixed with prodigies, free love was as possible as brainwashing, and utopia-or dystopia-was just an acid trip away.
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Stronghold: One man's quest to save the world's wild salmon - before it's too late
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Love as Always, Mum xxx: The true and terrible story of surviving a childhood with Fred and Rose West
The true story of an abused childhood, of shocking brutality and life as the daughter of notorious serial killer, and master manipulator, Rose West.
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City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir
A spellbinding and dramatic account of Shanghai's lawless 1930s and two of its most notorious criminals, by the author of the prize winning Midnight in Peking
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Innocent: The True Story of Siblings Struggling to Survive
Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries.
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Touching The Void
A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that that Joe was dead. What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted when Simon was forced into the appalling decision to cut the rope, makes not only an epic of survival but a compelling testament of friendship.
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In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin
The gripping life story of the great war correspondent Marie Colvin told by one of her closest friendsWinner of the James Tait Black AwardMarie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life.
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In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin
** BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK **`It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis, pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars.' Marie Colvin, 2001Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life.
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Unexplained: Based on the 'world's spookiest podcast'
Maybe some things are better left unexplained...
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Killer's Confession: The Untold Story Behind ITV's 'A Confession'
A mother's story behind one of the most dramatic true crime cases in recent history
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Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
A searing and unforgettable story of friendship in battle, this title brings to life the intensity and raw emotion of those sixteen months, showing how the fight reshaped the lives of author and his men and how the love and faith they found in one another ultimately kept them alive.
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I Spy: My Life in MI5
The explosive true story of life in MI5 from the number one bestselling author of Soldier Spy, Tom Marcus.
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Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl
Fifteen years ago, Jeannie's relationship with a close friend ended in rape. With the rise of the #MeToo movement, recurring nightmares have returned and to process her conflicted feelings of betrayal she resolves to face her trauma head-on.
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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
A special updated anniversary edition of the classic account of the Apollo 11 trip to the moon.
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Smoky the Brave
The World's Smallest Dog with the World's Biggest Heart
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Cults: The World's Most Notorious Cults
The inside story of the world's most notorious cults.
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Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer-America's Deadliest Serial Murderer
America's master of true crime presents her biggest book yet: the long-awaited story of the terrifying Green River killings, with more than 48 young women victims, and a murderer who hid his horrific addiction for two decades. of photos.
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Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami
Hollywood royalty, rock stars, and models flocked to the hotel's club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites.
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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
A teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view - a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope.
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Last Sanctuary in Aleppo: A remarkable true story of courage, hope and survival
The remarkable true story of a Syrian ambulance driver, who built a cat sanctuary in war-torn Aleppo
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Remembered Forever: Our family's devastating story of domestic abuse and murder
A devastating story of coercive control and domestic homicide. Why would an 'ordinary' father murder his family?
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Kingdom of Lies: Unnerving adventures in the world of cybercrime
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Judas: How a Sister's Testimony Brought Down a Criminal Mastermind
'One remarkable woman' The TimesIn 2013, Astrid Holleeder decided to testify against one of the world's highest-profile gangsters: her brother Willem.
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21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram: A compelling story of courage and endurance in the Second World War
The extraordinary - and never before told - story of Alastair Cram, the British soldier who escaped from prisoner-of-war camps not once but more than twenty times.
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Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer
The inspirational story of a female pilot who led the way for women in space, written by an award-winning British journalist.
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Solitary Fitness
Charlie Bronson has spent decades in solitary confinement, and yet has stayed as fit as a fiddle, gaining several world strength and fitness records in the process. This book, a guide to getting fit and staying fit, reveals just how he's done it. It shows you the best way to burn those calories, tone your abs, and build your stamina.
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Baby Thief: The True Story of the Woman Who Sold Over Five Thousand Neglected, Abused and Stolen Babies in the 1950s.
For almost three decades, Georgia Tann was nationally lauded for her work at her children's home. In reality she was selling many of her charges - often neglected abused, and stolen from their birth parents - to wealthy clients nationwide.
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Hospital: How I survived the secret child experiments at Aston Hall
"Barbara O'Hare was just 12 when she was admitted to the psychiatric hospital, Aston Hall, in 1971. From a troubled home, she'd hoped she would find sanctuary there. But within hours, Barbara was tied down, drugged with sodium amytal--a truth-telling drug--and then abused by its head physician, Dr Kenneth Milner"--Back cover.
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Operation Jihadi Bride: My Covert Mission to Rescue Young Women from ISIS - The Incredible True Story
A thrilling and highly newsworthy military adventure in the burning rubble of Islamic State.