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As autism is a condition associated with a lack of communication and interpersonal skills, the thoughts and behaviour of those on the autism spectrum will often seem impenetrable to their family and friends.

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Torre DeRoche isn’t unfamiliar with risk. It was a big risk to take off from her home country of Australia and move to America, where she knew no one. It was a risk to move in with complete strangers while she found her feet.

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Suzanne Harrington's The Liberty Tree was written for her children. Those two children no longer have a living father, but by writing this book she has made sure that they will always know him - and her.

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In this latest volume of memoirs from the bestselling author of Keeping Mum and Clever Girl, A Corner of Paradise is funny, sad, and very moving.

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While not a UK household name like many of the celebrity chefs who constantly fill our television schedules, Marcus Samuelsson’s autobiography, Yes, Chef, should certainly help to rectify that.

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Everyone has a secret ambition they wished they’d pursued, but for most people these remain unfulfilled. Not Viv Groskop.

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In writing such a compelling, intriguing biography of one of the most iconic people of the 20th century, Melissa Muller has managed to shine new light through old windows, and in doing so highlights areas not just of Anne, but of her family and friends that may not ha

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Jazz-Age New York dazzles in this tour through F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s lives and the inspirations behind The Great Gatsby.

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Deer Island, a hybrid of nature writing, travelogue and memoir, starts from time in Neil Ansell's life when he worked in London for a charity, The Simon Community, dedicated to helping the homeless by finding them safe spaces where they could live on their own terms.

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The Rowing Gold at the 1936 Olympics was won by an American varsity team: tall athletic young men from the new world who rowed their way to a magnificent victory.

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Lily Koppel interviewed many of the surviving Astronaut Wives and presents their stories in this entertaining book. The ‘Astrowives’ became instant celebrities in 1959 when NASA threw a press conference to announce the names of the Mercury Seven astronauts – but nobody warned the wives.

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Amy Leach's writing always embraces the captivating, the quirky and the awesome aspects of the natural world, but perhaps not until now have her poetic, almost other-worldly talents for depicting them been truly exposed.

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