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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Tour De France: The History, the Legend, the Riders. Updated to Include the 2015 Race

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by Fife, Graeme
In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2015 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, which stretches back to July 1903. Named one of the top 5 sports books of the year by both the Times and the Independent, this meticulously researched guide has a pacy narrative which paints an irresistible portrait of this extraordinary competition and a colourful...
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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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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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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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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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Granite and Green:Above North East Scotland.

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by Angus Macdonald
In this captivating sequel to their highly-successful Above Edinburgh and South-East Scotland, Angus and Patricia Macdonald turn their attention to the North-East of the country, from the Tay to the northern isles. As in the previous volume, a highly informative and thought-provoking text accompanied by superb aerial photographs show us the wide range of beautiful landscapes which make up the area.
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Classic Mountain Scrambles in Scotland.

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by Andrew Dempster
Scrambling, the middle ground between hill-walking and rock-climbing, is rapidly becoming a highly popular pursuit, both for hill-walkers, seeking a greater challenge and for general mountaineers interested in the classic routes on Scotland's finest mountains. Scrambling often offers both the untrammelled freedom of the hill-walker and the more immediate excitment of the rock climber, but normally without t...
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One Hundred Hill Walks From Liverpool

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by JIM GRINDLE
The latest addition to this highly popular series takes advantage of Liverpool's proximity to some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in England and Wales. Each of the one hundred walks features: a specially drawn map, notes on features of historical and geographical interest, a detailed route description, full directions from Liverpool city centre, information on distances and amounts of climbing and...
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Clinging To The Edge :Journals From An Orkney Island

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by Jim Hewitson
Most people will admit to a passion for islands. For some it's the romance of a Swiss Family Robinson adventure, for others simply the discovery of a hideaway where a genuine sense of place and community can still be found. There can be no doubt, however, that this 'islomania', as Lawrence Durrell once described it, does exist. Intriguingly, for many of Scotland's remote islands, plagued in the twenty-first...
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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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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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