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Nancy Tucker suffered from anorexia and bulimia for nearly a decade. Written in an original blend of styles, her eating disorder memoir is wrenching but utterly absorbing.

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In It’s What I Do, photojournalist Lynsey Addario remembers a decade on the frontline of conflicts in the Middle East and Africa and strives for balance in her work and personal life.

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Since the huge success of The Old Ways in 2012, itself the eagerly anticipated final instalment in a "loose trilogy about landscape and the human heart", Robert Macfarlane has been feted as leading a renaissance in nature and travel writing.

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A remarkable book looking at a community rocked by a homicide epidemic. Based on extensive research into the workings of the homicide units of the LAPD this report gives an eye-opening analysis of the streets, the homes and the lives of the LA community. It looks in particular at t

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As someone whose office base is in the grounds of a psychiatric hospital, and who suffers from depression herself, I found Reasons to Stay Alive's chapters to be daily Band Aids.

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Alexandra Fuller’s candid memoir Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight told of her turbulent childhood in Africa. That book ended with her wedding to Charlie Ross and Leaving Before the Rains Come is the tale of their marriage.

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For most people there are two sorts of mathematics: there is the practical arithmetic they use in their everyday lives, adding up receipts and calculating their share of bills; and there is the maths of abstract concepts and models which they tend to leave to professional mathematicians and eco

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In her first book, The Fish Ladder, Katharine Norbury travels to find the sources of rivers which she interweaves with the story of how she rediscovered her birth family and her health. Each chapter of this evocative memoir is named after a meaningful place,

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In 2011 Ann Morgan looked up at her bookshelves and, after toting up the number of UK and US authors whose books she owned, came to a terrible conclusion: “I was a literary xenophobe.” Thus began a year-long project of “reading the world” - finding something to read from every single country on

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I was so, so thrilled when I first glimpsed the bacon-adorned cover of Man Food. Despite the gendered title raising my feminist hackles, I was quite able to forgive Billy Law once I’d checked out his recipes.

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I am not usually a cocktail drinker and stick to red wine and not much of it (except if it's free), but every time I go out for an after-work tipple I am greeted by the cocktail menu.

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