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When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai stood up and spoke out. Fighting for her right to an education she refused to be silenced and was consequently shot in the head at point blank range while riding the school bus home. This is the incredible tale of her belief, her strength and her survival. Her miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey which saw her speak to the UN on her 16th birthday under a blanket of media coverage. Winner of the Best Memoir & Autobiography category in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2013, this remarkable and moving tale of a family uprooted in terrorism, Malala's fight for girls' education, and of her parents' fierce love and pride for her in a society prized on sons, is a truly inspirational read that will make you believe in the power that one single voice really can bring about change in the world.
For those stationed on the front line, death is an ever-present danger. Sian Price's If You're Reading This...Last Letters from the Front Line is a profoundly moving collection of farewell letters written by servicemen and women to their loved ones. It offers a remarkable insight into the hearts and minds of some of the soldiers, sailors and airmen who have served their country over the past 300 years. From the staunch and unsentimental to unrelenting optimism and sinking morale, every letter is an enduring snapshot of an impossible moment in time.
Stolen: Escape from Syria describes how, as one of the worst civil wars in Syria's history raged throughout the country, Louise Monaghan walked across a heavily guarded border to save her six-year-old child from the father who had so callously kidnapped her. She encountered captivity, beatings and cruelty beyond belief along the way, but miraculously both Louise and her little girl escaped. Their journey back, led by illegal people-smugglers, took them through bomb attacks and sniper fire and is actually a miracle in itself. This emotional read is a breathtaking true story about survival.
Author Ashley Jackson seeks to finally unravel the mysteries behind `the greatest Briton' in this fascinating biography - Churchill. Describing the former Prime Minister's remarkable life and political career, this is an engaging hardback - a fantastic gift for all history fanatics. Addressing many of the common criticisms and misconceptions that have been lobbied against the equally maligned and celebrated politician, this is an entertaining read that will shed new light on an intriguing past.