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In the world of New Zealand children's books, the name Joy Cowley engenders enormous respect and affection. She has published dozens and dozens of children's trade books of all kinds, such as the Mrs Wishy Washy series, the award-winning Shadrach trilogy and Hunter. And... read more

Navigation: A Memoir
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Dame Alison Holst holds more titles than her damehood suggests: she's been invariably described as 'Mother of the Nation', 'Queen of the Kitchen' and 'a groundbreaker in the culinary world'. In the sixties, Dame Alison singlehandedly changed th... read more

A Home-grown Cook: The Dame Alison Holst Story
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An extraordinary collection of reportage that tells the story of some of the most important world events of the past 16 years, from one of the most talented and intrepid female journalists at work today.Since leaving England aged 21 with ... read more

Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands
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A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
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Awards:Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Tesco Biography of the Year Award 2008 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults 2009 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults 2008.

The number one bestselling, no holds barred autobiography of one of the nations best-loved cookswhose lifehas led her from wealth and privilege to alcoholism, bankruptcy and eventually fame in Two Fat Ladies

Spilling the Beans
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Reading Level:very good

In 1962 a young New Zealander left home for a one year trip to Europe. He returned some 20 years later with a wife, four children and the internationally renowned tour company - Contiki Holidays.Written by the founder of Contiki, Only Two Seats... read more

Only Two Seats Left : The Incredible Contiki Story
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Country houses were reliant on an intricate hierarchy of servants, each of whom provided an essential skill. Up and Down Stairs brings to life this hierarchy and shows how large numbers of people lived together under strict segregation and how sometimes this segregation was... read more

Up and Down Stairs
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Keith Richards' once-in-a-generation memoir recounts one of the most eventful, influential and closely watched lives of modern times. No other major rock band has been creating music and magic together so continuously. They recorded some of the most enduring songs of our times includi... read more

Life
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Over the years Julie Andrews has been much interviewed in the press and on television, but she has never before revealed the true story of her childhood and upbringing. In HOME she vividly recreates the years before the movies. An idyllic early childhood in ... read more

Home: A Memoir of My Early Years
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The third and final book in the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE series, soon to be a major BBC TV series.
This final book in Jennifer Worth's memories of her time as a midwife in London's East end brings her story full circle. As always there are heartbreaking stories such as the family devastated ... read more

Farewell to the East End (Call the Midwife #3)
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Reading Level:General Adult

'A triumph' - Time Out Transformer is the only complete and comprehensive telling of the Lou Reed story. Legendary songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed passed away on the 27th October 2013, but his musical influence is assured. Now discover the true story of the Velvet Underground pioneer in this update ... read more

Transformer - The Complete Lou Reed Story
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Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achie... read more

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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