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This is the most gorgeous tale of an American city girl falling in love with rural France. On holiday with her French husband in Provence they stumble across the home of a French resistance hero.

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Tracey Thorn enjoyed huge success with her band “Everything but the Girl” but shocked many fans by deciding to retire from performing live. She citied the demands of her young family but in reality she had finally succumbed to stage fright.

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Following the popular and rather brilliant The Humans, Matt Haig continues his exploration of depression and humanity in his autobiographical Reasons to Stay Alive.

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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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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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