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Delve into the epic story from the pair who stole the hearts of TV viewers everywhere, as Ant & Dec take us on a journey through never-before-seen photography and the very best tales from their 30 years on television! From their modest beginnings in Byker Grove through to their "unique" time as pop stars and an award-laden TV career, those three decades have flown by in the blink of an eye. With an incredible cast of supporting characters, like their first scriptwriter (an unknown comedian called David Walliams), Saturday night games with Hollywood A-listers, the celebrities they work with in the jungle and much more! Told through the lens of every TV show they've made, as well as everything they've learnt along the way, this is the hilarious and funny journey of two ordinary lads from Newcastle who went on to achieve extraordinary things. Ant: As the old Chinese proverb says, 'Good things come in pairs'. Dec: And as another Chinese proverb says, 'If you've been in a double act with your best mate for thirty years, why not write a book about all your most memorable moments in three decades of showbusiness?' Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751580976 • Author: Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly  • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.2cm

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We all know and love the charming elderly man that stole the nation's hearts whilst doing his bit in a time of crisis... but who is Captain Sir Tom Moore? Discover who this inspiring man really is in his new exclusive Autobiography. Where did he come from?  From a childhood in the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales, Tom Moore grew up in a loving family, which wasn't without its share of tragedy. With the storms of the Second World War being threatened, Tom Moore raised his hand and joined the fight.  This war would take him from a country he had never left to the heart of India, and the Far East, to which he would return many years later to view the sight he had missed first time around: the distant peak of Everest. Explore the story we have all been waiting for. This is the story of the past hundred years here in Britain. A time that has seen a lot of change... 'Gloriously enthralling' - Daily Mail. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241486108 • Author: Captain Tom Moore • Publisher: Michael Joseph  • Format: Hardback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.6cm

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Ex-Special Forces soldier Ollie Ollerton knows more than his fair share about keeping going. As a recruit he survived the infamously tough SAS selection process on a busted ankle with the Directing Staff pleading with him to give up. But it's in Ollie's personal life that he really had to dig deep. At his lowest he was battling a failed relationship, substance abuse, depression and a reckless disregard for his own life. In his new book Ollie tells the story of how he turned his life around and passes on the lessons he has learned. In Battle Ready Ollie shares the step-by-step plan that changed his life. From finding purpose and visualising an outcome, to breaking bad habits and establishing positive new routines, his advice will help readers to overcome their own obstacles - to become ready for any battle. Product Information: ISBN: 9781788703369 Author: Ollie Ollerton Publisher: Blink Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3cm

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Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth and after walking 630 miles homeless along The Salt Path, the windswept and wild English coastline now feels like their home. Despite Moth's terminal diagnosis, against all medical odds, he seems revitalized in nature - outside, they discover that anything is possible. Now, life beyond The Salt Path awaits.  As they return to four walls, the sense of home is illusive and returning to normality is proving difficult - until an incredible gesture by someone who reads their story changes everything: A chance to breathe life back into a beautiful but neglected farmhouse nestled deep in the Cornish hills; rewilding the land and returning nature to its hedgerows becomes their new path. Along the way, Raynor and Moth learn more about the land that envelopes them, find friends both new and old, and, of course, embark on another windswept adventure when the opportunity arises. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241401460 • Author: Raynor Winn • Publisher: Michael Joseph • Format: Hardback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.4 x 2.8cm

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Join Fearne Cotton as she details her struggle and journey towards finding inner happiness... Determined to break loose from the taboo of mental health, Fearne opens up about her own fight with depression, how she managed to keep it at bay and how she continues to improve herself. With expert advice from the Mind, along with ideas and exercises, delve into the journey of happiness as Fearne invites you to try it out for yourself! If you desire to begin 'Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect', then this book is the ideal companion for you. The Sunday Times Bestseller! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781409175070• Author: Fearne Cotton• Publisher: Orion Spring• Format: Paperback• Pages: 272• Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2cm

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'I was twelve when the coat was made. Nathan, our tailor and dear friend, cut it for Grandfather in the first week of March 1938. It was the last week of freedom for Warsaw and for us...' Even in the most difficult of lives, there is hope. When Mika's grandfather dies in the Warsaw ghetto, he inherits not only his great coat, but its treasure trove of secrets. In one remote pocket, he finds a papier mache head, a scrap of cloth... a puppet prince. And what better way to cheer the cousin who has lost her father, the little boy who is ill, the neighbours living in one cramped room, than a puppet show? Soon the whole ghetto is talking about the puppet boy - until the day when Mika is stopped by a German officer and is forced into a secret life... This is a story about survival. It is an epic journey, spanning continents and generations, from Warsaw to the gulags of Siberia, and two lives that intertwine amid the chaos of war. Because even in wartime, there is hope... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781474617147 • Author: Eva Weaver • Publisher: W&N  • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.6cm

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The full story behind Liverpool's 30-year wait for a top-flight title and guide to them winning a first Premier League crown. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913578206 • Author: Mark Platt • Publisher: Grange Communications • Format: Hardback • Pages: 96 • Dimensions: 17.7 x 24.7 x 1.4cm 

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After fifty-years of belly laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly has announced his retirement from live stand-up comedy. Starting in the late sixties and beginning to understand the craft of great storytelling, Billy quickly became recognised as one of the most exciting comedians of his generation. Never writing scripts and and always keeping his comedy fresh on stage, Billy brought a beautiful sense of the absurd to his shows as he rifled on family, hecklers, swimming in the North Sea to naked bungee jumping! Bring together the best of Billy's storytelling in this inspirational, energetic celebration of our greatest ever comedian. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781529361339• Author: Billy Connolly• Publisher: Two Roads• Format: Hardback• Pages: 330• Dimensions: 24 x 16.5 x 3.5cm

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Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey. The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241506608 • Author: Raynor Winn • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.8cm

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With seventeen years as an F1 driver, Jenson Button has picked up a couple of things about how to do the job properly... Willing to pass on a few tricks of the trade, learn everything you need to know on the real rules for making it to the top! Discover the difference between a hat and a 'helmet-hat', how to practise spraying champagne over crowds or why you should never ever buy a yacht. Delve into the life of an F1 champion and the poeple, the places, the weird rituals, the motor-homes, the media, the cars, the perks and the downfalls of a lifestyle like Jenson's. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788702614• Author: Jenson Button• Publisher: Blink Publishing• Format: Hardback• Pages: 341• Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 4cm

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Her beauty saved her life... and condemned her. In 1942, Cilka Klein was sixteen-years-old when she was taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Noticing her beautiful long hair, Commandment Schwarzhuber forced her to separate from the other women prisoners. Cilka was then charged as a collaborator by the Russians and sent to Vorkuta, a prison camp in Siberia. Once again, Cilka faced a familiar and horrifying battle for survival. Befriending a woman doctor, Cilka learnt to nurse the ill in the camp... eventually tending to a man named Alexandr. The story of Cilka's discovery that there is room in your heart for love, despite all unimaginable circumstances. A powerful testament to the triumph of human will, based on what is known of Cilka Klein's experiences. The sequel to the No.1 Bestseller - The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785769047• Author: Heather Morris• Publisher: Zaffre• Format: Hardback• Pages: 401• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm

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'When I first started writing this book I weighed 28 stone, was drinking heavily, hated boxing and was battling a deep depression.' Join Tyson Luke Fury as he takes us on a journey through the highs and lows of his career and life. 'My name is Tyson Luke Fury and, like everyone else in this world, I'm a flawed character.' From his mental health issues to being the number one heavyweight boxer in world, Fury opens up like he never has before.An insightful and unfliching autobiography from one of Britain's true icons - The Gyspy King.'Tyson Fury has become Britain’s most unlikely inspirational figure' - The Times. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781529124866• Author: Tyson Fury• Publisher: Century• Format: Hardback• Pages: 296• Dimensions: 24 x 16.5 x 4cm

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Welcome to the world of the forensic psychologist, where the people you meet are wildly unpredictable and often frightening. The job: to delve into the psyche of convicted men and women to try to understand what lies behind their often brutal actions. Follow in the footsteps of Kerry Daynes, one of the most sought-after forensic psychologists in the business and consultant on major police investigations. Kerry's job has taken her to the cells of maximum-security prisons, police interview rooms, the wards of secure hospitals and the witness box of the court room. Her work has helped solve a cold case, convict the guilty and prevent a vicious attack. Kerry's frank memoir gives an unforgettable insight into the personal and professional dangers in store for a female psychologist working with some of the most disturbing men and women. Product Information: ISBN: 9781788402170 Author: Kerry Daynes Publisher: Endeavour Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 3 cm

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Sir Trevor McDonald is an extraordinary man - and he has led an improbable life. Now in his 80th year, he is known and loved by people the world over for his humility, charm and natural ease. As a natural storyteller and communicator, he has few equals. In An Improbable Life, Sir Trevor recounts his personal experience of world events and interviews with globally famous - or notorious - figures. He has witnessed war and death and risked his own life to meet and talk with despots and liberators. We read about his first trip to South Africa, and obtaining the first British television interview with Nelson Mandela; his reflections on the Windrush generation; and experiencing Barack Obama's momentous inauguration as President of the USA. Engaging, intimate and moving, this is the life story of an exceptional journalist and broadcaster who over decades has expertly revealed to us history in the making. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781474614757 • Author: Trevor McDonald • Publisher: W&N • Format: Hardback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 23.8 x 16.2 x 3.4cm

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In the early hours of 19 June 2004, 16-year-old Liam Kelly was lured to a location in Liverpool and shot dead. The following year, another Liverpudlian, 22-year-old mother of three, Lucy Hargreaves, was shot dead in her own home. Her partner and their 2-year-old daughter escaped after the house was set alight by leaping from a first-floor bedroom window. For more than fifteen years, six-foot six-inch, broadly built, ginger-haired Kevin Parle has been wanted by the police for both murders. How could he have evaded national and international crime investigators for so long? Who is harbouring him? Author and former Scotland Yard detective and undercover cop, Peter Bleksley, is determined to find the answers. He has immersed himself again in the world of serious and organised crime, this time armed only with a pen, a notebook and a mobile phone. He has vowed not to rest until Parle is found. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789474572 • Author: Peter Bleksley • Publisher: Ad Lib Publishers  • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2cm

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Be prepared to explore the final chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy in this essential guide to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker...Delve into the world of Episode IX in detail like you've never seen before! With five intricate cross-section artworks of the fearsome Knights of Ren, Sith troopers and the orbak rides of Kef Bir... You will not be disappointed to discover everything there is to know on the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. Dive into the mysteries of the Unknown Regions or the Secrets of the Sith Eternal, and much MUCH more! Product Information:• ISBN: 9780241357699• Author: Pablo Hidalgo• Publisher: DK• Format: Hardback• Pages: 200• Dimensions: 31 x 26 x 2cm

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It was July 1985 at Wembley Stadium when Queen proved to their doubters that they were, in fact, they best live band in the world! The iconic performance is still voted 'The World's Greatest Rock Gig' in the music industry polls! There really is no other band with the sheer power, emotion, showmanship, charisma and magnetism that the classic line-up of Mercury, May, Taylor and Deacon performing live on stage. They really are the champions. Celebrate their 50 year legacy, from 1970-2020, with this stunning portrayal of the beauty of the rock legends. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781912332557• Author: Danann Publishing• Publisher: Danann Publishing• Format: Hardback• Pages: 109• Dimensions: 28 x 28 x 1.5cm

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In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history.While also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780241334140• Author: Michelle Obama• Publisher: Penguin• Format: Hardback• Pages: 426• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm

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Professor David Wilson has spent his professional life working with violent men - especially men who have committed murder. Aged twenty-nine he became, at that time, the UK's youngest ever prison Governor in charge of a jail and his career since then has seen him sat across a table with all sorts of killers: sometimes in a tense interview; sometimes sharing a cup of tea (or something a little stronger); sometimes looking them in the eye to tell them that they are a psychopath. Some of these men became David's friends; others would still love to kill him. My Life with Murderers tells the story of David's journey from idealistic prison governor to expert criminologist and professor. With experience unlike any other, David's story is a fascinating and compelling study of human nature. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751574135 • Author: David Wilson • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.2cm

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A memoir of the chaos, intensity and occasional beauty of life as a paramedic. A young man has stopped breathing in a supermarket toilet. A pedestrian with a nasty head injury won’t let the crew near him on a busy road. A newborn baby is worryingly silent. An addict urinates on the ambulance floor when denied a fix. This is the life of an NHS ambulance paramedic. Jake Jones has worked in the UK ambulance service for ten years: every day, he sees a dozen of the scenes we hope to see only once in a lifetime. Can You Hear Me? – the first thing he says when he arrives on the scene – is a memoir of the chaos, intensity and occasional beauty of life on the front-lines of medicine in the UK. As well as a look into dozens of extraordinary scenes – the hoarder who won’t move his collection to let his ailing father leave the house, the blood-soaked man who tries to escape from the ambulance, the life saved by a lucky crew who had been called to see someone else entirely – Can You Hear Me? is an honest examination of the strains and challenges of one of the most demanding and important jobs anyone can do. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529404241 • Author: Jake Jones • Publisher: Quercus Publishing • Format: Hardback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 32 x 22 x 1.4cm

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