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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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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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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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Curated and edited by Adam Kay (author of multi-million bestseller This is Going to Hurt), Dear NHS features 100 household names telling their personal stories of the health service! Contributors include: Paul McCartney, Emilia Clarke, Peter Kay, Stephen Fry, Dawn French, Sir Trevor McDonald, Graham Norton, Sir Michael Palin, Naomie Harris, Ricky Gervais and many, many more. All profits from this book will go to NHS Charities Together to fund vital research and projects, and The Lullaby Trust which supports parents bereaved of babies and young children. Other writers include Chris O'Dowd, Johnny Vegas, Jack Whitehall, Chris Evans, Lorraine Kelly, Lee Mack, Jonathan Ross, Konnie Huq, Greg James, Frank Skinner, Louis Theroux, KT Tunstall, Sandi Toksvig and Kevin Bridges. Product Information: ISBN: 9781398701182 Author: Various Publisher: Trapeze Format: Hardback Pages: 416 Dimensions: 22.2 x 14 x 4cm

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Explore the joyous journey of Louis Theroux's life, from the anxiety-prone child to his unexpectedly successful career... Nervously accepting the BBC's offer of his own series, Louis has created an award-winning documentary style that has captured our lives as he immerses himself into the most weird and extraordinary worlds of how some humans live. From paranoid US militia, Nazi-supporters or secretive pro-wrestlers, dive into the different kind of lives Louis has experienced! Meeting celebrities like Max Clifford and Chris Eubank or tackling gang culture in San Quentin prison, Louis Theroux wonders whether his qualities that make him good at documenting might also make him bad at life. Filled with detailed observation and self-deprecating humour, enjoy Louis at his most insightful and honest best.  Product Information: ISBN: 9781509880362 Author: Louis Theroux Publisher: Macmillan  Format: Hardback Pages: 394 Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 4cm

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Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK’s most infamous prisons – first in young offenders’ institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe’s largest women-only prison in Europe, Bronzefield. From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests, and from violent attacks on prisoners to heartbreaking acts of self-harm, she has witnessed it all. In this eye-opening, inspirational memoir, Amanda reveals the stories, the patients and the cases that have shaped a career helping those most of us would rather forget. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780008311445• Author: Dr Amanda Brown• Publisher: Harper Collins• Format: Paperback• Pages: 263• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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The Secret Midwife reveals the highs and lows on the frontline of the maternity unit, from the mother who tries to give herself a DIY caesarean to the baby born into witness protection...And from surprise infants that arrive down toilets to ones that turn up in the lift. But there is a problem; the system which is supposed to support the midwives and the women they care for is starting to crumble. Short-staffed, over worked and underappreciated - these crippling conditions are taking their toll on the dedicated staff doing their utmost to uphold our National Health Service, and the consequences are very serious indeed. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781789462524• Author: Katy Weitz• Publisher: John Blake• Format: Hardback• Pages: 320• Dimensions: 14.5 x 3.5 x 22.2cm

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It was the Summer of 1940 and underground operative, Witold Pilecki, has accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people... But when discovering the terrifying Nazi plans, Witold is about to endure a battle over the next two and a half years as he smuggles evidence of Nazi atrocities out of Auschwitz. Shaping the Allies response to the Holocaust, his story has often been forgotten. ...Until now. The first account drawing on unpublished family papers, archival documents and exclusive interviews with resistance fighters, it is time to discover how this individual brought the fight to the Nazis at the heart of their evil designs. A truly enthralling story of resistance and heroism and one man's attempt to change the course of history. 'Gripping, revelatory, surreal' - Simon Sebag Montefiore. 'Remarkable' - Peter Frankopan. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780753558003• Author: Jack Fairweather• Publisher: W T Allen• Format: Hardback• Pages: 505• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm

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'Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak'. The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race... Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ANDWINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS NON-FICTION NARRATIVE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781408870587 • Author: Reni Eddo-Lodge • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 x 2.4cm

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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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Insights into the world of a Prison Doctor, this time taking us deeper into the walls of Bronzefield, the UK's biggest women's prison. From the drug addicts who call Amanda 'the mother I never had' to the women who've pushed back at domestic abuse, to women close to release in their 70s, who just want to stay in the place that they've always known, these are stories that are heartbreaking, harrowing and heart-warming. Amanda listens, prescribes, and does what she can. After all, she's their doctor. Product Information: ISBN: 9780008385736 Author: Amanda Brown Publisher: Harper Collins Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 x 1.9cm

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For the first time, legendary DEA operatives Steve Murphy and Javier F. Pena tell the true story of how they took down Pablo Escobar. Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's brutal Medellin Cartel was responsible for trafficking tonnes of cocaines to North America and Europe in the 1980s and '90s. Colombia became a war zone as his sicarios mercilessly murdered thousands of people - competitors, police and civilians - to ensure he remained Colombia's reigning kingpin. With billions in personal income, Escobar bought off politicians and lawmen and became a hero to poorer communities by building houses and sports centres. He was untouchable. From their rigorous physical training and early assignments in Miami and Austin, to the Colombian mission that would make their names, Manhuntersis the jaw-dropping true story of how the world's most infamous narcoterrorist was finally put out of business. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472268358 • Author: Stephen E Murphy • Publisher: Headline • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 3.2cm

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The anxiety and stress of a hectic, modern life can ruin our confidence and it is easy to keep our best selves hidden away... How can we find the brighter side? Delve into this handbook as Lorraine invites you to learn how to listen to your body and heart to take control of your life! Opening up about her own experiences and how she learned to shine again, learn that making tiny changes to daily routines will help you achieve bucket-list dreams! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781529124477• Author: Lorraine Kelly• Publisher: Century• Format: Hardback• Pages: 286• Dimensions: 21 x 18 x 2.5cm

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Twist and Shout as we present to you this shining celebration of the Beatles in all of their beauty with Brian Southall, so take a leap into each era of the Fab Four's existence!With many individuals having worked with the iconic group, including Ray Connolly, Barbara Dickson, Tristan Fry and much, much more, learn all about A Day In The Life of the Beatles!Including all specialists commenting on a variety of subjects, how they had Come Together to record songs as well as being released, received and reviewed. Take a trip down Abbey Road and reminisce like it was Yesterday.Product Information:• ISBN: 9781838610500• Author: Brain Southall• Publisher: SevenOaks• Format: Hardback• Pages: 304• Dimensions: 29 x 25 x 3cm

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With a number one album in multiple countries and over 53 million Instagram followers, Billie Eilish is a global star! She has collaborated with Justin Bieber and Khalid, headlined at Glastonbury and Coachella, and has appeared in Calvin Klein ad campaigns. In a short career she has become an icon to Generation Z. In 2020, she will embark on an already sold out tour spanning North and South America and Europe, which will raise her profile even further. Billie grew up in a close-knit family - her brother Finneas still writes and produces her songs - in Highland Park, a suburb of LA. Home-schooled and encouraged to express herself, she was a promising dancer until musical success came literally overnight in 2015. 'Ocean Eyes', a song uploaded to SoundCloud for her dance tutor, received a thousand plays in twenty-four hours. The thirteen-year-old's ethereal singing voice was intoxicating and the track went viral. This book follows her journey from singing in her bedroom to performing at massive arenas around the globe. It reveals the story behind the hits and explores what makes Billie Eilish the most extraordinary teenage star in the world. Product Information: ISBN: 9781782439998 Author: Adrian Besley Publisher: Michael O'Mara Format: Hardback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.3cm

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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: Paperback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3cm

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The beautiful game has taught me a lot, but I’ve had quite a life outside of football too. This book is full of my best stories – kickabouts with jumpers for goalposts with Bobby Moore, mine and Sandra’s disastrous honeymoon to Torquay in a dodgy car and my funniest ‘Mr Pastry’ moments – as well as my thoughts on the important things in life. I’m finally sharing what I’ve learned on and off the pitch: from growing up poor in Poplar to the heights of the Premiership and even lying in a coffin with a load of rats on national television. It’s everything I know about true team spirit, hard work, tough times, why family are so important and why everyone deserves respect no matter whether they’re royal or sleeping rough – and, of course, the real joy of a jam roly-poly. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781529104905• Author: Harry Redknapp• Publisher: Ebury Press• Format: Hardback• Pages: 256• Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.7 x 24 cm

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Life on the NHS front line, working within a maternity system at breaking point, is more extreme than you could ever imagine. Through her eyes, meet Eleanor, Crystal, Star and Pei Hsuan in this moving, compassionate and intensely candid love letter to new mothers. No sleep for twenty hours. No food for ten. And a ward full of soon-to-be mothers... Welcome to the life of an NHS midwife. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781786331601• Author: Leah Hazard• Publisher: Hutchinson London• Format: Hardback• Pages: 355• Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 3.5cm

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From his first job as a travelling sales rep selling Paddington Bears to his latest incarnation as gentleman farmer, Jeremy Clarkson's love of cars has seen him through some deeply trying times! And in a world so persistently infuriating there's sometimes nothing for it but to throw up your hands and ride full-throttle over the speed-bumps. But as Jeremy raced through there was plenty to ponder along the way, like why nothing good has ever been achieved in a meeting.From the side effects of muesli, how to navigate London when every single road is being dug up at onceor why we are forced to share the planet with people who read online reviews of dishwashers! It's testing stuff, but happily Jeremy's not quite reached the end of his tether yet. Fuelled by hi-octane enthusiasm and irrepressible curiosity, he's put his foot down again. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780241366776• Author: Jeremy Clarkson• Publisher: Michael Joseph • Pages: 576• Dimensions: 16.2 x 4.9 x 24 cm

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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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