Veuve Clicquot champagne epitomizes glamour and style, with tribute paid everywhere from Lord Byron to Casablanca. But who was this young widow - the 'Veuve' - Clicquot, whose champagne sparkled at the courts of Fran... read more

Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled it
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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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 Biography/Memoir

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Shortlisted for Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize - Non-Fiction 2002.

For eight groundbreaking years, Xinran presented a radio programme in China during which she invited women to call in and talk about themselves. This book presents the story of how Xinran negotiated the minefield of restrictions imposed on Chinese journalists to reach out to women across the country.

The Good Women of China : Hidden Voices
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With its rich golden hue, art deco-inspired bottle, and timeless, musky scent, Chanel Number 5 is the world's bestselling perfume. Reverently known among industry insiders as "le monstre" - the monster - it i... read more

The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume
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 Biography/Memoir

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Short listed for the Financial Times Business Book of the year Award 2012

From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented... read more

Steve Jobs
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 Biography/Memoir

Reading Level:Near Fine

Fleur Sullivan is a South Island legend, the culinary maven responsible for not one but two iconic local restaurants - Olivers in Clyde and the eponymous Fleurs Place in Moeraki. Now, at the age of 72, she's running a third... read more

Fleur: The Life and Times of Pioneering Restaurateur Fleur Sullivan
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"A century of remembering-- the random recollections of a group of over-90 year olds, who were drawn to Rotorua at varying stages of their lives."

Remembering : a mosaic of memories
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An utterly gripping non-fiction adventure narrative, Lost in Shangri-La is an untold true story of war, anthropology, survival, discovery, heroism and a near-impossible rescue mission. Three months before the end of World War II, a U... read more

Lost in Shangri-La: Escape From A Hidden World - A True Story
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 Biography/Memoir

Awards:Winner of Galaxy National Book Awards: National Book Tokens New Writer of the Year 2010 and Costa Biography Book Award 2010 and Ondaatje Prize 2011

"264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox- potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his great uncle Iggie. Later, when Edmund inherited the netsuke, they unlocked... read more

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
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 Biography/Memoir

Six incredible true stories of canine bravery in wartime. For as long as dogs have lived alongside man, they have saved their lives in wartime with their bravery, loyalty and companionship. From the WWII dog that was adopted by the Royal Navy as a mascot, torped... read more

The Dog That Saved My Life
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