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    Hard Choices (Hardback)

    Hillary Rodham Clinton

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    After running for president in 2008, Hillary Clinton expected to return to represent New York in the United States Senate. But to her surprise, President Barack Obama asked her to serve in his Democratic administration as Secretary of State.

    Hard Choices is a memoir that finds Clinton looking back at the challenges she faced in her four years in this role. From forming a successful working relationship with Obama to winding down two wars and addressing a global financial crisis, the decisions Clinton helped make would affect the entire world.

    With a truly global perspective of the trends affecting the landscape of the 21st century, this book finds Clinton drawing on her conversations with numerous world leaders and experts to give her views on how the US can continue to compete and thrive in modern society. She also gives a personal and passionate plea for human rights, particularly those affecting girls, LGBT people and the youth of today.

    Endlessly fascinating, this book not only provides a glimpse into life in Washington, but also an insight into Clinton's mind and a masterclass in international relations.
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    Guy Martin: My Autobiography (Hardback)

    Guy Martin

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    Guy Martin, the UK's top motorcycle racer, star of the Isle of Man TT, mechanic and TV presenter, spends his life surrounded by danger and in My Autobiography, he reveals the secrets that have made him such a speed freak.

    Living on the edge, constantly riding at death-defying speeds, the revealing book takes readers behind the scenes of modern road racing and into the pits with Guy's mechanics, bosses, machines and fellow racers. He also gives a glimpse into his personal life - and how watching his father build superbikes inspired his lifelong passion...

    Guy also talks about his motivations, strengths and weaknesses in candid detail. A fine read for anyone who is intrigued by motorsport, Guy is a world-renowned figure whose passion, determination and hard work have taken him to the top of his sporting field. This book reveals how.
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    Harry's Last Stand (Hardback)

    Harry Leslie Smith

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    A breath of fresh air to the world of current affairs, Harry Leslie Smith introduces a new perspective on modern life through the eyes of a man who has seen it all in Harry's Last Stand.

    Claiming not to be a historian - but being living history himself - Harry brings a unique perspective on the issues that affect our everyday lives including NHS cutbacks, benefits policy, political corruption, food, poverty, education and much, much more...

    Following on from where his sensational Guardian article 'This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time' left off, the book delves into Harry's experience of seeing a great civilisation rising from the rubble, the fears of how easily this greatness can be eroded and what he thinks we can do as a nation to change that!
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    Jessica Ennis: Unbelievable (Hardback)

    Jessica Ennis

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    On 4 August 2012, Jessica Ennis kicked off possibly the greatest night in British sporting history when she won the heptathlon gold medal during an incredible night at the Olympic Stadium. After being hailed as Team GB's poster girl for the Games, the pride, excitement and relief on her face was clear for all to see.

    Unbelievable is her refreshingly candid account of how she managed to achieve her childhood dream of becoming the world's greatest all-round female athlete. With a girl-next-door reputation, Jessica reveals how behind all the smiles and politeness, her career has been a roller-coaster ride.

    From thinking her career might be over when she was injured just before the Beijing Olympics to rebuilding her career and technique to reign victorious at London 2012, this is an inspiring tale of following your dreams, no matter what life throws at you.
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    QVIC

    Between the Lines: My Autobiography (Hardback)

    Victoria Pendleton

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    An honest and emotional autobiography from the Golden Girl of British Cycling, Victoria Pendleton reveals all in Between the Lines.

    Co-written by Donald McRae, the book provides a fascinating insight into the life of an elite athlete and just what happens when they fall out of love with a sport that has become all-consuming.

    A hugely successful cyclist with Gold medal wins in the World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Olympics, Victoria was on top of the world, but then it all started to go wrong and the cracks and strains of the extreme pressure she put herself under started to show...

    In candid detail, Victoria explains why she almost turned her back on cycling before rediscovering her Championship-winning form.
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    The Wisdom of Compassion (Hardback)

    His Holiness The Dalai Lama

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    Get a rare insight into the life of the Dalai Lama with this inspirational book. Through captivating anecdotes, The Wisdom of Compassion reveals how the Dalai Lama has learned lessons from his meetings with remarkable people from all walks of life and used these to become a better and more rounded individual. Approaching the world with humour, dignity and optimism, the book covers how the Dalai Lama not only empathised with those who are suffering, but also demonstrated the benefits of practising forgiveness and compassion. Drawing on some of unique friendships formed over seven decades of practice, this captivating book, written by the Dalai Lama with Victor Chan, shows how when you open your heart and mind to others, you can not only overcome adversity, but also find happiness and fulfilment.
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    ROON

    My Decade In The Premier League (Hardback)

    Wayne Rooney

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    A footballing genius, Wayne Rooney: My Decade in the Premier League is the Manchester United striker's incredible story, told in his own words.

    In the book, he looks back over the last ten years he has spent playing at the highest level in English football - all the way from making his debut as a 16-year-old for Everton at Goodison Park, with a stunning goal that ended Arsenal's phenomenal unbeaten run, right through to his move to Old Trafford (where he scored a hat trick on his debut!) and the various emotional highs and lows that have followed since.

    Rooney gives a real insight into what it must feel like to be one of the most famous footballers on the planet as he lifts the lid on each of his Premier League seasons and the trophies, successes, accolades and disappointments each have brung. The book also features a foreword from Sir Alex Ferguson.
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    Lou Reed - The Life (Hardback)

    Mick Wall

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    When Lou Reed died in October 2013, the legendary rock musician received acclaim and plaudits from all corners of the music industry. After following his role in The Velvet Underground with a solo career that brought the world the likes of Perfect Day, Walk on the Wild Side and Satellite of Love, not to mention the iconic albums Transformer and Berlin, his influence shines through to this day. Living a colourful and varied life, Reed poured his emotions and experiences into his lyrics and this book, written by lifelong fan Mick Wall, examines the often misunderstood genius of the man behind the music. From the ECT treatment that scarred him at 17 to his three marriages, his experimental private life and his cultural influences, this is a book that shows how Lou Reed's darkly honest approach changed the ideals of rock music forever.
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    Churchill: The Power of Words (Hardback)

    Sir Winston S. Churchill

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    Edited by his official biographer Martin Gilbert, Churchill: The Power of Words contains 200 extracts from Winston Churchill's own personal books, articles and speeches that reflect his life story, career and philosophy. The hardback book features everything from intimate memories of Churchill's childhood through to his debates on social policy, war and political causes. Fascinating reading for anyone interested in politics, the book is an illuminating, fascinating and compelling portrait of both the public and the private Churchill, told in the legendary prime minister's very own words.
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    OWLW

    The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar (Hardback)

    Martin Windrow

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    Fans of A Street Cat Named Bob and When Fraser Met Billy will enjoy this moving and personal memoir about the deep bond that exists between man and animal. When author and historian Martin Windrow first met Mumble, it was love at first sight. Raising her from a fledgling owlet through to her development into a fully grown owl, first in secret in a south London tower block and then in a Sussex village, The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar is an intriguing and eccentric story that will appeal to anyone who loves pets. The book also gives an insight into the ornithology of owls and is told in a beautifully quirky and charming style, all complemented by personal photographs of Mumble herself.
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    BILLY

    When Fraser Met Billy (Hardback)

    Louise Booth

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    Rescued from an abandoned house, Billy the cat transformed young autistic Fraser's life when the two first met at a cat protection shelter, and now the pair are inseparable. This is Billy's mother Louise Booth's account of the bond between one boy and his pet. Watching her son evolve from being an anxious and emotional little one prone to tantrums through to a less stressed and altogether more stable child with a brighter future. A book that will appeal to fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, When Fraser Met Billy is a poignant, touching and heart-warming read.
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    Teenage Tommy (Hardback)

    Richard Van Emden

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    At just 16 years old, Benjamin Clouting embarked with the British Expeditionary force for France in August 1914. Following this, he served on the Western front during every major engagement of the First World War except Loos, being wounded twice and having his horse shot from under him during a cavalry charge. Always wanting to be a soldier, he signed up for the force in 1913, meaning his training had barely completed by the time war broke out. Even though the Regiment tried to stop him going to France as he was under age, Ben flatly refused and went to serve under some of Britain's greatest war officers, including Major Tom Bridges and Captain Hornby. These memoirs, edited by Richard Van Emden, offer a detailed account of life during the war, covering everything from the desperate fighting to hold back the German onslaught at 2nd Ypres to the camaraderie and bonds built between those situated in the trenches.
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    This audio CD collection gives sports fans the chance to hear five sporting legends talk about their lives and careers in their own words. The nostalgic BBC collection has captured some of the greatest moments in sports broadcasting history.

    There is a rare archive interview with Man Utd legend George Best, an extraordinarily frank interview with boxer Muhammad Ali, unique and entertaining conversations with the late, great football manager Brian Clough and tennis superstar Fred Perry, as well as an enlightening collection of memories from former racing driver Sir Stirling Moss. The perfect present for anyone passionate about sport.
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    SMMK

    Secrets My Mother Kept (Hardback)

    Kath Hardy

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    An inspirational and moving true story, Kath Hardy's Secrets My Mother Kept is extremely powerful and shows how truth and lies can keep families together and also destroy them. Kath grew up on a vast council estate in 50s London and the two most important people in her life were her manipulative mother Flo and her sister Aunty. But following her mother's death years later, Kath discovers a secret bundle of letters that shows the sisters were keeping secrets, one of which would cast a harrowing shadow over Kath and her sibling's lives...
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    David Long's The Animals' VC: For Gallantry and Devotion tells how there have been just 63 recipients of the Animals' Victoria Cross award.

    Awarded for 'Conspicuous gallantry or devotion to duty while serving in military conflict', this book reveals all about the heroic, touching and stirring stories. True tales of heart-rending devotion and duty are told from first-hand accounts and from the citations themselves.

    There's Rip the terrier who is credited with saving upwards of 100 lives after sniffing out survivors buried after bombing raids during WWII, Judy the pointer, who was the hero of a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp and Simon the ship's cat who, though injured, continued to stay with his crew under fire.

    The book has been written in a spirit of celebration, and is intended to provide a lasting memorial to the remarkable animals and the men and women who came to rely on them.
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    Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER (Hardback)

    Brian Gordon Lett

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    A thrilling operation that involved Ian Fleming and surely inspired him to create James Bond, this book provides details of a daring and successful SOE Operation during the Second World War. Written by Brian Gordon Lett, an experienced criminal QC, the book uses recently released top secret archive material to discuss the true story of a force of 'licensed to kill' secret agents who, in a daring mission, sailed a ship to West Africa and stole three enemy ships from a neutral Spanish port on the volcanic island of Fernando Po.
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    Gardens of Stone (Hardback)

    Stephen Grady

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    Written by Stephen Grady OBE, a man recruited by the French Resistance when he was just 16, Gardens of Stone is an extraordinary wartime memoir. Covering Stephen's extraordinary life, the book combines an adventure story with a poignant coming-of-age tale. Arrested aged 14 for the crime of sabotage and threatened with deportation or the firing squad, Stephen is eventually released two years later. Under the threat of imminent betrayal, he learns the arts of clandestine warfare and - in a shocking moment that his haunted him throughout his life - how to kill. Stephen made such an impact with his work for the French Resistance that he was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the American Medal of Freedom and this book offers an insight into his staggering life story.
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    On the Road (Hardback)

    Richard Hammond

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    Richard Hammond, Top Gear host and all-round petrolhead, reveals all about eight of the most significant road journeys he has ever undertaken in On the Road. Telling the story of his early life through driving episodes, the Hamster remembers seaside trips in the back seat of his dad's car, the first time he rode his red bicycle and his first journey on a motor cycle. He also recalls his job as a furniture delivery man, driving in and around Ripon. Emotionally written but with a strong dose of his balanced and self-deprecating humour, Richard evokes strong memories as he remembers back to - and shares with us - how much these journeys have impacted on his life.

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