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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Being a footballer is not just kicking a ball about with twenty-one other people on a big grass rectangle. Sometimes being a footballer is about accidentally becoming best mates with Mickey Rourke, or understanding why spitting is considered football's most heinous crime. In How to be a Footballer, Peter Crouch took us into a world of bad tattoos and even worse haircuts, a world where you're on the pitch one minute, spending too much money on a personalised number plate the next. In I, Robot, he lifts the lid even further on the beautiful game. We will learn about Gareth Bale's magic beans, the Golden Rhombus of Saturday night entertainment, and why Crouchy's dad walks his dog wearing an England tracksuit from 2005. 'Whether you're an armchair expert, or out in the stands every Saturday, crazy for five-a-side or haven't put on a pair of boots since school, this is the real inside story of how to be a footballer.' Product Information:• ISBN: 9781529104615• Author: Peter Crouch• Publisher: Ebury Press• Format: Hardback• Pages: 272• Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.8 x 24 cm

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Ever wondered how accurate Casualty, Holby City or E.R really are? Dr Nick Edwards is here to enlighten us on what it is really like to be working in Accident { Emergency! With shocking honesty, Dr Nick Edwards lifts the lid on governmental targets that lead to poor patient care, the level of alcohol-related injuries that bring service to a standstill and how bloody hard it is to look after people. But it isn't all miserable news and events... Edwards shares some very funny and bizarre 'accidents', foreign bodies inserted in unusual places and other peculiar things going on! Delve directly In Stitches for some frequently alarming, often hilarious and sometimes deeply moving drama.A truly unforgettable read. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781905548705• Author: Dr Nick Edwards• Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers• Format: Paperback• Pages: 294• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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