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 True Stories

'Sharp, moving memoir . . . Wamariya tells her own story with feeling, in vivid prose. She has remade herself, as she explains was necessary to do, on her own terms.' New York Times A riveting tale of dislocation, survival, and the power of stories to break or save us C... read more

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: 9781786331472
: penguin random house
: Hutchinson
: 216mm X 135mm
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: Clemantine Wamariya; Elizabeth Weil
: Paperback
: 618
: 967.57104/31 B
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The Girl Who Smiled Beads
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200 women from around the world, famous and unknown, answer the same five questions, such as “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?” The answers are inspiring, moving, sometimes funny, sometimes painful, but always pow... read more

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: 9781988516400
: Upstart Press Ltd
: Upstart Press Ltd
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: Ruth Hobday, Geoff Blackwell, Kieran Scott
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200 Women
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In late August 1939, as war loomed over Europe, curators at the Louvre nestled the world's most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. Thus began the bi... read more

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: 9781785784453
: Icon Books, Limited
: Icon Books, Limited
: 2.9 Centimeters X 15.3 Centimeters X 23.4 Centimeters
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: Gerri Chanel
: Paperback
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Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and Its Treasures During World War II
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A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail - leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370 - and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer. In The Crash Detectives, vetera... read more

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: 9781782396437
: Atlantic Books, Limited
: Atlantic Books
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: Christine Negroni
: Paperback
: 387
: 288
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The Crash Detectives : Investigating the World's Most Mysterious Air Disasters
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The First New Zealand Himalayan Expedition, in 1951, was initiated by Earle Riddiford, who with Ed Cotter and Pasang Dawa Lama made the first ascent of Mukut Parbat, their target peak in the Garhwal Himalaya. Accompanying them on that expedition, though not to that summit, we... read more

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: 9781927322406
: Otago University Press
: Otago University Press
: 240mm X 170mm
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: Lyn McKinnon
: Paperback
: 320
: colour & b/w illus
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Only Two for Everest: How a first ascent by Riddiford and Cotter shaped climbing history
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 True Stories

It was one of the greatest prison breaks of all time, during one of the worst totalitarian tragedies of the 20th Century. Xu Hongci was an ordinary medical student when he was incarcerated under Mao's regime and forced to spend years of his youth in some of China's most brutal la... read more

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: 9781846044977
: Ebury Publishing
: Rider & Co
: 234mm X 153mm
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: Xu Hongci
: Paperback
: 217
: 365.45092
: 336
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No Wall Too High
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From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning history The Dead Hand comes the riveting story of a spy who cracked open the Soviet military research establishment and a penetrating portrait of the CIA's Moscow station, an outpo... read more

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: 9781785783524
: Icon Books, Limited
: Icon Books, Limited
: ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
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: David E. Hoffman
: Paperback
: 327.12092 B
: 400
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The Billion Dollar Spy - A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
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From ancient heroes to modern-day rebels, Stand Up, Stand Out! is the ultimate guide to inspiring tales of human passion and courage.

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: 9781760524104
: Murdoch Books Pty Limited
: Pier 9
: ---length:- '24.6'width:- '18.9'units:- Centimeters
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: Kay Woodward
: Hardback
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Stand Up, Stand Out! Real-life Stories of 25 Rebel Heroes who Stood Up for What They Believed In
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