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With the world watching in horror as two planes hit the Twin Towers, Sophie Parry’s New York flight is re-routed to Newfoundland where she takes refuge with her Aunt Ellie and the secrets that may change her life forever…
The English Wife, Adrienne Chinn
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If every progressive idea was once considered radical and dangerous — the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage, marriage equality for homosexuals — what does 200,000 years of human history tell us about whether we’re wired for competition or cooperation? Rutger Bregman investigates.
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In this insightful exploration of what it’s like to be a person of colour living in 21st Century Britain, Reni Eddo-Lodge exposes the omission of black history from our classrooms, whitewashed feminism and the inherent links between class and race in a world of white dominance.
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Queen Victoria survived eight assination attempts: seven due to poor marksmanship and one resulting in the painful strike of a cane. But what effect did this have on public perception of the British monarchy? As Queen Victoria herself observed: “It is worth being shot at—to see how much one is loved.”
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In her mid-nineties and still ruling Britannia strong after a record-breaking sixty-seven years on the throne, what makes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II such an iconic and important figurehead? Karen Dolby uncovers and celebrates the attributes of Britain's longest-serving Regina.
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Excavating the complex genealogocial roots of slavery and discrimination in the Southern states using a diverse range of personal, playful and poetic tools, this collection seeks to uncover the hidden lyrical beauty of Virginia.
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In this insightful, intelligent and investigative study, Alain Stephen traces the origins of some of the most profound questions facing humanity and provides a fascinating history of philosophy — in a nutshell.
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When Prince Thabiso finally tracks down his missing betrothed — former foster kid, Naledi Smith — she mistakes him for a pauper. Enjoying this unexpected anonymity, the prince plays along as their flirtatious friendship quickly develops into passionate pleasure. But when the truth comes out, can Naledi be more than just a princess in theory?
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What happened when a large corporation encouraged small-town doctors to prescribe OxyContin in a market already saturated with painkillers? Did they mention its addictive properties?

In a country unwilling to provide basic healthcare for all, Beth Macy reveals how opioid drug abuse transcends both economic class and geographic boundaries in an America addicted to prescription drugs.
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Eight months ago, Richard was a professional pianist whose emotive resonance and impeccable technique earnt him standing ovations across the globe.

Now diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), paralysis creeps through his right arm: he knows the left is next. Facing a slow and inevitable lockdown inside his own body, his playing days are over as his ex-wife, a reluctant care-giver, returns.
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When a young black babysitter is accused of kidnapping her successful white employer’s toddler by an overzealous retail security guard, video footage of the event exposes a startling connection which threatens everything they know…
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Would you testify against your own blood? It’s 1968 in downtown Detroit when two sisters on an anti-war protest march are accosted by a bloodied teenager carrying news that mounted police are beating protestors. After Rosa and Esther intervene, there’s an injured officer and an arrest to be made. Told in epistolary form from multiple viewpoints, this novel explores the intricate complexities of family loyalty and divisive political decision-making.
Her Sister's Tattoo, Ellen Meeropol
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Self-help for successful women. New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multi-million dollar media company, Rachel Hollis, imparts her wisdom on dropping the excuses, adopting positive behaviours and believing in yourself. Girl, stop apologizing!
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In this delicious detective sequel to ‘Recipes For Love And Murder’, cookery writer-cum-crime fighter Tannie Maria investigates the poisoning of a local land-rights activist whilst seeking help with her own personal demons via the counselling services of ‘The Satanic Mechanic’.
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Viv’s husband, Andy, has made his bed and now he’s lying in it — with a frustratingly age-appropriate colleague who never puts on weight. With a seven-year-old child and a boss making constant demands on her time, Viv is left wondering if this is the end or just the beginning? When life gives you lemons, get out the gin!
When Life Gives You Lemons, Fiona Gibson
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Like two halves of a whole, Cass and Loll were inseparable university students who made a book of everything they wanted to achieve. Now approaching thirty, Loll receives a letter: Cass has cancer; her dying wish is to do everything they planned. And her six year old daughter is coming too…
The Book of Us, Andrea Michael
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Caring and considerate Reg returns callous and cruel from the Second World War. And a mysterious letter leads his long-suffering wife Dottie to discover that the dalliances of her demobbed dearest have resulted in a daughter...eight year-old Patsy.
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King Edward III’s Master Of War, Thomas Blackstone, fights to fortify his monarch’s claim to France. With only one surviving son, mounting enemies and a feud between French aristocrats to contend with, Blackstone is very much back in battle. Welcome to winter, 1362
Cross of Fire, David Gilman
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Bereaved and surrounded by snow, Henna is a haunted soul in an Alaskan village. Discovering a young woman’s corpse on the edge of the forest, Henna becomes immersed in a historic Arctic expedition, a gothic landscape of locked towers and shadowy nights of snow and ice. And someone is watching her…
The Snow Collectors, Tina May Hall
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Practical advice and sound self-help advice for any eventuality, be it a natural, terrorist or civil disaster. Secure your own personal safety, and that of your loved ones, with pragmatic survival tips for a full range of scenarios. Plus, learn how to keep your head in a crisis with proven treatment for shock and fear management techniques.
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