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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

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by Ung, Loung
Soon to be a major film, co-written and directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt Until the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open city markets, fried crickets, chicken fights and being cheeky to her parents. When Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into Phnom Penh in April 1975, Loung's family fled their ...
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100 Classic Coastal Walks in Scotland

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by Dempster, Andrew
Scotland and its islands encompass more than 10,000 miles of breathtaking coastline. The 100 routes outlined by Andrew Dempster take in the quaint fishing ports, long sun-bleached strands and vast golf links of the east coast; the grand Gothic cliffs, natural arches and storm-tossed seastacks that comprise much of the fractured edge of the Atlantic; the kaleidoscopic wildflower carpet of the Western Isles m...
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The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison

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by Fellows, Warren
Think about the most wretched day of your life. Maybe it was when someone you loved died, or when you were badly hurt in an accident, or a day when you were so terrified you could scarcely bear it. No imagine 4,000 of those days in one big chunk. In 1978, Warren Fellows was convicted in Thailand of heroin trafficking and was sentenced to life imprisonment. The Damage Done is his story of an unthinkable nig...
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A Day To Die For

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by Ratcliffe Graham
On the night of 10-11 May 1996, eight climbers perished in what remains the worst disaster in Everest's history. Following the tragedy, numerous accounts were published, with Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" becoming an international bestseller. But has the whole story been told? "A Day to Die For" reveals the full, startling facts that led to the tragedy. Graham Ratcliffe, the first British climber to reach ...
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The House By The Dvina

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by Fraser, Eugenie
The House by the Dvina is the riveting story of two families separated in culture and geography but bound together by a Russian-Scottish marriage. It includes episodes as romantic and dramatic as any in fiction: the purchase by the author's great-grandfather of a peasant girl with whom he had fallen in love; the desperate sledge journey in the depths of winter made by her grandmother to intercede with Tsar ...
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Town Below The Ground

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by Jan-Andrew Henderson
Below Scotland's capital, hidden for almost two centuries, is a metropolis whose very existence was all but forgotten. For almost 250 years, Edinburgh was surrounded by a giant defensive wall. Unable to expand the city's boundaries, the burgeoning population built over every inch of square space. And when there was no more room, they began to dig down ...Trapped in lives of poverty and crime, these subterra...
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Scottish Journey

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by Edwin Muir
First published in 1935, Scottish Journey is a perceptive, subtle and beautifully written account by one of Scotland's greatest modern writers of prose and poetry. Edwin Muir's journey took him from Edinburgh to the Lowlands, to Glasgow and the Highlands, and the book, while a masterpiece of travel writing, is also a quest for the real nature of Scottish identity. T.C. Smout writes in his introduction to th...
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Lancashire, Where Women Die Of Love

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by Charles Nevin
Enough! For far too long, Lancashire has languished under the grimy pall of smoke and muck and mills and mines, enveloped in outdated condescensions, smothered by the easy dismissals that put down the north of England as just 'up there' and 'grim'. Thank you very much George Orwell, Monty Python and every London cabbie. But Lancashire is not up there. Lancs is actually situated in the centre of the British ...
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The Last Man Across the Atlantic

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by Paul Heiney
In 1960, when Sir Francis Chichester first raced singlehanded across the Atlantic, it was widely regarded as an insane stunt. Nowadays, the Singlehanded Transatlantic Race is not only accorded the greatest of respect but is also recognised as a true test of stamina and seamanship. Almost half a century after Chichester's achievement, amateur sailor Paul Heiney entered the race to prove that the Corinthian s...
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The Grahams :A Guide to Scotland's 2000ft Mountains

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by Dempster, Andrew
This although, well-illustrated guidebook is the first to describe the ascent of Scottish mountains between 2,000 and 2,500 feet, collectively known as the Grahams. There are 224 such peaks scattered widely across the whole of the country, from Galloway to the far north, and seven are on islands, including Harris and South Uist. They range from the remote rocky outcrops challenging the serious, seasoned hil...
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Sons Of Thunder

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by Bradford Neil
'A fool couldn't ride the Vincent Black Shadow more than once, but a fool can ride a Ducati 900 many times, and it will always be a bloodcurdling kind of fun. That is the Curse of Speed which has plagued me all my life. I am a slave to it. On my tombstone they will carve, IT NEVER GOT FAST ENOUGH FOR ME.' - Hunter S. Thompson Sons of Thunder, Neil Bradford's exhilaratingly high-octane collection of motorcyc...
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Hostage

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by Chandler, Paul
On 23 October 2009, British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler were kidnapped from their sailing boat in the archipelago of the Seychelles. Their yacht, Lynn Rival, was recovered six days later by naval forces, abandoned off the central Somali coast. After the attack, Paul and Rachel were taken first onto a previously hijacked merchant ship and then to Somalia, where they were held for over a year, enduring th...
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Building London

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by Bruce Marshall
The City of London is still confined to a square-mile enclave, as it was when its residents crossed the river to see Shakespeare's newest plays in Southwark. At that time, up the river there was another city - Westminster, seat of the Royal Court, the Law Courts and Parliament - but within 200 years the two settlements had fused, making London the largest city on earth, the first to reach a population of on...
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Against a Tide of Evil

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by Kapila, Mukesh
In this no-holds-barred account, the former head of the United Nations in Sudan reveals for the first time the shocking depths of evil plumbed by those who designed and orchestrated 'the final solution' in Darfur. A veteran of humanitarian crisis and ethnic cleansing in Iraq, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, Dr Mukesh Kapila arrived in Sudan in March 2003 having made a promise to himself th...
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Liverpool: The Hurricane Port

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by Lees Andrew
Scousers believe they live in a special place, one that has more in common with Salvador da Bahia, New Orleans or Gdansk than anywhere in England, and the city has always punched above its weight. In less than a hundred years, however, Liverpool's image has declined from a major mercantile player known as the Second City of the Empire to what some social commentators have described as a cultural backwater r...
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Oman: The True-life Drama and Intrigue of an Arab State

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by Beasant, John
Oman is one of the world's most secretive countries,ruled with absolute authority by the Sultan. All information is strictly controlled by the State: British Prime Minister Edward Heath once said that the story of the 1970 Palace Coup and the events that followed would 'not be told in our lifetime'. Following ten years' residency in the country a senior member of Sultan Qaboos' Family suggested that John B...
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Bikie : A Love Affair With The Bicycle

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by Woods, Charlie
Bikie lays bare the true heart of cycling. Every grass-roots enthusiast, keen racing man and elite professional has one thing in common: he loves his bike and riding it. The author pinpoints the source of his love, tracing its development in the individual, how it draws people into a community and then a tradition - creating a whole worldwide culture to celebrate that deep affection for what is a technologi...
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The Munros And Tops: Record-Setting Walk

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by Chris Townsend
When Chris Townsend reached the summit of Ben Hope in Sutherland, he walked his way into the record books. After 118 days in which he had covered more than 1,700 miles and climber over 575,000 feet, he had completed the first single continuous journey of all 277 Munros and 240 Tops in the Scottish Highlands.This is the story of that remarkable walk from the start on Ben More on the Isle of Mull through to t...
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London's Waterside Walks

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by Brian Cookson
London exists because of the Thames. The city's history is inextricably bound to the river and its tribitaries, and to the man-made water channels created during the nineteeth century - the canals around the north of London and the Docks to the east.In LONDON'S WATERSIDE WALKS, one of the city's experienced Blue Badge Guides, Brian Cookson, describes 16 walks, selected to reflect the history and modern deve...
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