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The Boy Who Said Nothing

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by Solakovic, Mirsad
'IT TOOK ME LONGER TO FORGIVE MY DAD FOR NOT HELPING ME WHEN I WAS TORTURED, THAN TO FORGIVE THOSE SOLDIERS WHO TORTURED ME' Mirsad Solakovic survived a war in which some 300,000 people died, but was left with psychological damage. Mirsad lived through the ethnic cleansing of Bosnian civilians, until his family escaped to the UK. Following his experiences, he became difficult and untractable, and refu...
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Dinner At Buckingham Palace

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by Oliver, Charles
Have you ever wondered what Queen Victoria ate for breakfast? Or pondered over George V's preferences for pudding? Straight from the kitchens of Buckingham Palace, this fascinating collection offers an extraordinary insight into royal gastronomy, featuring exclusive photographs, recipes, anecdotes and menus that span three generations of royal dining.
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Great Canal Journeys

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by West, Timothy
For more than half a century, a shared love of canals and narrowboats has been inseparable from the marriage of Timothy West and Prunella Scales. The two iconic actors have spent many of the happiest days of their life together enjoying the calming pleasures of watching land and nature unfold before them at four miles an hour.In 2014, Tim and Pru took to the canals of Britain and beyond with a television cr...
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Wild Animals I Have Known

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by Seton, Ernest Thompson
Meet Old Lobo, a gigantic grey wolf whose death-defying predations on sheep and cattle herds are the scourge of farmers and ranchers in the Currumpaw region of northern New Mexico. This great wolf is just one of the animals whose true stories come to life in this engrossing collection of tales by the celebrated naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946). Combining scientific observations of animals in the...
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Park Life: The Memoirs of a Royal Parks Gamekeeper

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by Bartram, John
During a career spanning four decades John has been the behind-the-scenes mastermind ensuring the welfare and maintenance of Richmond Park's world-famous herd of deer - widely thought of as the finest herd in captivity. Working with these fabled creatures has demanded balancing their needs with the very real, and often fatal, dangers the park's visitors pose to his herd, and John pulls no punches when it co...
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The Black Book: What if Germany had won World War II - A Chilling Glimpse into the Nazi Plans for Great Britain

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by Trow, M. J.
In July 1940, Walter Schellenberg of the German Secret Service drew up a list of 2,694 people believed to be living in Britain, who were known enemies of the Reich. In that month, the Wehrmacht was poised across the Channel ready to hit Britain with blitzkrieg, the terrible and hugely successful tactic that had already overwhelmed Poland, Denmark, Norway, Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium and France. The names o...
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Life Cycles: A London Bike Courier Decided to Cycle Around the World

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by Julian Sayarer
Julian Sayarer grew up riding a bicycle and worked as a bike courier in London. When the world record for a circumnavigation by bike is broken - the biker riding in conjunction with banks and big business - Julian sets out to take it back. Life Cycles is his story of that record, riding 110 miles a day for six months, on only GBP7.82 daily, through jungles, snow and twenty different countries. He finds hims...
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The Great Sicilian Cat Rescue: One English Woman's Mission to Save an Island's Cats

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by Pulling, Jennifer
Numerous visitors to Mediterranean countries have found their holiday punctuated by trips to feed hungry feral cats. Some try to save injured and sick felines. Not many have gone to the lengths of Jenny Pulling with her one-woman campaign, Catsnip. Set against the beautiful and sinister backdrop of Sicily and its enigmatic people, the book charts Jenny's journey as passionate defender of the island's often ...
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Dimly Lit Meals for One: Heartbreaking Tales of Sad Food and Even Sadder Lives

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by Kennedy, Tom
Dimly Lit Meals for One is an anthology of despair for all the people out there who have ever seasoned a dish with the bitter salt of their own tears. Based on the popular tumblr this book features never-before-seen photographs of humanity at its lowest culinary ebb, accompanied by tragicomic stories that will either leave you crying with laughter, or just crying ('Dimly Lit Meals for One will make you lau...
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The Book of Shakespearian Useless Information

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by Montague, Bruce
'This book is loosely based on the lost journals that William Shakespeare never wrote, describing his life and times in chronological order and the subsequent Bardolatry that encompasses the civilized world ...' Sales of Shakespeare's works are second only to the Bible. In common with the Holy Book, little is known about the writer and the few facts that have emerged over the course of several hundred years...
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Bring Me the Horizon: Heavy Sounds from Steel City

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by Welch, Ben
Oli Sykes is not one to bite his tongue, and when it comes to music, Bring Me the Horizon take no prisoners. One of the most polarising and eclectic bands to emerge from the UK rock scene, Bring Me the Horizon have refused to sit still. Taking their sound from its brutal roots and bonecrunching riffs to ever more unexpected places, they have expanded the horizons of their own music whilst fighting their way...
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The Completely Useless Guide to London

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by Pullen, Martin
Did you know: - that, with more than 17,000 skeletons in its collection, the Museum of London has over three times the amount of dead bodies than a full-capacity audience at the Royal Albert Hall? - that 'Farting Lane' (Carting Lane, off the Strand) was so christened because it was illuminated at night by a street lamp run on the methane gas produced by guests staying at the nearby Savoy Hotel! - that Bur...
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Heights of Madness

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by Jonny Muir
Swapping the nine-to-five grind for the freedom of the great outdoors, Jonny Muir set off on a 5,000-mile cycling and walking odyssey. His mission? To visit the summit of the United Kingdom's 92 counties - in 92 days. Never mind unexploded shells in Yorkshire, biting bugs in the Cairngorms of the gruelling task of climbing the equivalent of 14 Everests, The Heights of Madness is a celebration of our homelan...
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The Really Bloody Dangerous book for Boys

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by Ickenson, Ben
Admit it - you've always wanted to know how to eat a scorpion, or catch a speeding arrow while blindfolded, or rip a phone directory in half in 10 seconds flat. And this is the book to show you how. The Bloke's Book of Bloody Terrifying Stuff offers a behind-the-scenes, no-holds-barred look at how you can emulate your favourite mentally unhinged stuntmen. Today's modern daredevils breathe fire, stuff rattle...
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Pirates of the 21st Century

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by Nigel Cawthorne
In November 2008, Somali pirates seized the Sirius Star, a supertanker carrying $100 million-worth of oil and demanded a $25 million ransom for its return. This story, following hot on the heels of the capture of the Ukrainian vessel MV Faina, brought piracy back to the front pages - but these were by no means isolated incidents. Over the past few years, piracy has once again become the scourage of the high...
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Stranded in Dangerous Places

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by Peters/8
You might be forgiven for thinking that, when radio presenter Cash Peters got the call asking him to front a reality-adventure travel programme, he had struck gold. The premise of the show was simple: take a man and dump him in an unfamiliar culture in a faraway land with no money and nowhere to stay, then leave him to survive using his own resources. There's just one drawback - Cash is not the adventurous...
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The Whale Road

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by DK McCutchen
"The Whale Road" is a creative non-fiction story based on a true tale told to an unborn child in which a sailor falls off a cliff, and turns into an albatross, and a pod of female sperm whales chases the setting sun. The journey begins on a research vessel, as her small crew follow the path of the Hwaelweg through the South Pacific, a hunting ground once so fertile that sailors' logs claim the whales formed...
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Crap Days Out

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by Rubin, Gareth
Rubbish tourism is a proud British tradition, and from Stonehenge to Madam Tussaud's, Shakespeare's birthplace to the Harry Potter Tour, and model villages to a museum dedicated entirely to pencils, Crap Days Out is the quintessential collection of places that will ruin a perfectly good bank holiday.
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The Great Cat Massacre: A History of Britain in 100 Mistakes

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by Rubin, Gareth
In 1914 a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. 'Ross-shire,' one called down, but the porter heard 'Russia'. And so began a rumour that led to Germany losing the First World War. Often the history we learn at school is only half the story. We hear of heroic deeds and visionary leaders, but we never hear about...
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A Vineyard In The Dordogne

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by Jeremy Josephs
A generation ago, the Ryman family arrived in the Dordogne to follow a dream. To live in France. To make excellent wine in a vineyard of their own. And to have an elegant chateau as a home. Is this not everyone's secret desire? It did not take them long to discover and fall in love with Chateau de la Jaubertie, a beautiful 400 year old country mansion, built from soft golden sandstone and set in the heart o...
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