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In December 2018, after fifty years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from live stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career. When he first started out in the late sixties, Billy played the banjo in the folk clubs of Scotland. Between songs, he would improvise a bit, telling anecdotes from the Clyde shipyard where he'd worked. In the process, he made all kinds of discoveries about what audiences found funny, from his own brilliant mimes to the power of speaking irreverently about politics or explicitly about sex. He began to understand the craft of great storytelling. Soon the songs became shorter and the monologues longer, and Billy quickly became recognised as one of the most exciting comedians of his generation. Tall Tales and Wee Stories brings together the very best of Billy's storytelling for the first time. With an introduction and original illustrations by Billy throughout, it is an inspirational, energetic and riotously funny read, and a fitting celebration of our greatest ever comedian. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529361360 • Author: Billy Connolly • Publisher: Two Roads • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 2.22 cm

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The Nazis spared their lives because they were twins. In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz. Within thirty minutes, they were separated. Her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, while Eva and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man who became known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. They were 10 years old. While twins at Auschwitz were granted the 'privileges' of keeping their own clothes and hair, they were also subjected to Mengele's sadistic medical experiments and were forced to fight daily for their own survival. In a narrative told simply, with emotion and astonishing restraint, The Twins of Auschwitz shares the inspirational story of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913183578 • Author: Eva Mozes Kor, Lisa Rojany Buccieri • Publisher: Monoray • Format: Paperback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.6 x 2 cm

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Familar to millions, Fearne Cotton's voice is her career, her livelihood and her communication to everyone - whether it's through the television, radio or her 'Happy Place' podcast. So, when Fearne's doctor told her she was at risk of needing a throat operation followed by two weeks of being unable to speak, she found herself facing a period of unexpected contemplation. Fearne began to think about other times her voice had gone unheard as a young woman, as 'just the talent', as the foil to louder, more dominant figures. At what point do we internalise this message, and start silencing ourselves? When do we swallow down our authentic words to become pleasers and compromisers at the cost of our own happiness or wellbeing?  Speak Your Truth dives into all the ways we learn to stay quiet for the wrong reasons, and explores how to find your voice, assert yourself and speak out with confidence! Brave, vulnerable and deeply personal, Speak Your Truth shares Fearne's compelling story and helps you to shape your own. Product Information: ISBN: 9781409183174 Author: Fearne Cotton Publisher: Orion Spring Format: Hardback Pages: 256 Dimensions: 23.8 x 15.8 x 3cm

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''So lithe,' they say. 'So spry and sparkling. So uncannily youthful. How on earth do you do it?' Well, what can I tell you? An hour of tai chi first thing in the morning, an HIIT work-out with my personal trainer, a bowl of steamed kale and a handful of almonds for lunch, and then two hours of yoga in the afternoon followed by an ice bath - this is a routine which I'm sure would work miracles for anyone of any age, although I can't be entirely sure because I haven't myself adopted any aspect of it at any point. Fortunately, during my life and career I have been given all sorts of advice and learned huge amounts from some great and enormously talented people. I've been blessed to play characters such as Derek Trotter, Granville, Pop Larkin and Frost, who have changed my life in all sorts of ways, and taught me lessons that go far beyond the television set. And I've worked a few things out for myself as well, about friendship, ambition, rejection, success, failure, adversity and fortune. With any luck, some of these thoughts and observations will chime with episodes and challenges you have faced, or are facing, in your own life. And if they don't... well, hopefully, at the very least you'll get to have a good old laugh at my expense. So lean back, pour yourself a glass, and try not to fall through the bar flap...' Delve into the hilariously funny but deeply heartfelt autobiography of the national treasure that is David Jason - a must-have read for all those who truly adore Del boy. Product Information: ISBN: 9781529125115 Author: David Jason Publisher: Century Format: Hardback Pages: 336 Dimensions: 24 x 15.6 x 3cm 

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The phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller by Kevin Keegan, one of the greatest players in English football history, famed for his style on the pitch, his relentless ambition and passion for the game. In My Life in Football Keegan tells the story of his remarkable rise through the sport, from the Peglers Brass Works reserve team in Doncaster to winning a Bundesliga title with Hamburg and captaining England.  Fifty years since making his professional debut, Keegan tells the full story of the exhilarating highs and excruciating lows. From that epic battle with Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United in the 1995-6 season, as well as the pain of managing England and, finally, the shattering truth about his unhappy return to Newcastle in the controversial Mike Ashley era. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781509877232 • Author: Kevin Keegan • Publisher: Macmillan  • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352   • Dimensions: 19.05 x 13.34 x 2.54 cm

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From one of Britain's most-loved national treasures comes a much-needed Bible of straight-talking honesty and sharp observational humour. Fresh from months of staying at home, Freddie is ready to impart his effortless charm and wisdom on a wild array of topics. From the significant: climate change - maybe it's our time to go? To the vital: I'm only doing things I like doing now, not the things I should. From time-worn questions: what even is political correctness and has the world really gone mad? To our new reality: what are the politics of zoom and is it okay to keep pretending my computer has crashed? Right, Said Fred is exactly the tonic you need after experiencing all of the highs and many, many lows of a helluva year. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788701983 • Author: Andrew Flintoff • Publisher: Blink Publishing • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 2.9 cm

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‘For a long time, I felt that I couldn't write this book. At first, I didn't think I'd lived enough, then life got busy and filled with distractions…’ ‘I have recently decided that the truth is the only thing that can set me free. The truth has taken a long time to make itself clear to me, but now is the right time to share it, all of it.’ With television and broadcasting within his DNA, Philip Schofield spent long summers at home as a young boy, managing to land himself a job at the ice-cream kiosk nearby. Join Schofield in Life's What You Make It as he takes a look back with nostalgic delight on his life, from being a young boy endlessly writing letters to the BBC in pursuit of a job in broadcasting, to making it on to the Broom Cupboard, with his infamous sidekick Gordon the Gopher, to being on Going Live and starring as the lead in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat! ‘It has taken four decades to get here but I feel lucky to have called the sets of Talking Telephone Numbers, The Cube, Dancing on Ice and of course, This Morning, home.’ ‘Take it from someone who has sat on the very edge and looked over, it's all about the people that love you, and after that anything is possible. So, finally, here we go, this is the real me.’ Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241501177 • Author: Phillip Schofield • Publisher: Michael Joseph • Format: Hardback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.7cm

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Thirty years ago, Noel Fitzpatrick graduated as a veterinary surgeon, unaware that he was about to become one of the leading veterinary surgeons in the world... Treating thousands of animals, many of whom were thought to be beyond help, Noel has had a rather extraordinary journey, learning how animals have changed his life, and the lives of those around them, for the better. Join Noel as he shares his rather moving and often funny tales about the animals he's treated and the unique 'animal people' he has met along the way! Reflecting on valuable lessons of Integrity, Care, Love and Hope, discover how these factors have sustained him through the unbelievable highs and crushing lows of a profession where lives are quite literally at stake. As Noel explores what makes us connect with animals so deeply, we meet Peanut, the world's first cat with two front bionic limbs!  From eight-year-old therapy dachschund Olive to the gorgeous five-year-old Dobermann Odin, embark on some of Noel's most challenging cases - and of course meet his beloved companions Ricochet, the Maine Coon, and Keira, the scruffy Border terrier who is always by his side. Product Information: ISBN: 9781409183792 Author: Professor Noel Fitzpatrick  Publisher: Trapeze Format: Hardback Pages: 448 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4.2cm

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Michelle Clark has loved animals all her life, filling her home with stray cats and dogs. But when her work leads to a chance meeting with a desperate man, and a quest to find a missing Staffie named Poppy, she has no idea that her life will be transformed forever. Poppy is unlike any other dog that Michelle has ever met, with her unwavering loyalty, gentle nature and wise, kind eyes. Soon, Poppy finds her way not just into Michelle's heart, but into her home too. Inspired Poppy's extraordinary love and devotion, Michelle finds herself at the start of a journey to bring hope and help to the hundreds of other precious dogs who call the city streets their home. An inspiring, heartwarming true story about the incredible bond that exists between humans and animals, and how, in rescuing them, we can also rescue ourselves. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409195436 • Author: Michelle Clark • Publisher: Seven Dials • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 1.6 cm

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In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk in the Vedic tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. The lessons monks learn are profound but often abstract. Shetty transforms them into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve focus, improve relationships, identify our hidden abilities, increase self-discipline and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can and should think like a monk. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008386429 • Author: Jay Shetty • Publisher: Thorsons • Format: Hardcover • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 24 x 15.9 x 3.6 cm

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'As a player and pundit I've seen and experienced plenty of the good, the bad and the ugly. And let's get face facts - there is still plenty of the bad and ugly. Our game can be so much better, and in this book I'll tell you just how.' Join Chris as sets his sights on 25 aspects of the modern game that need fixing told and discover which managers Sutton slams for giving bland post-match interviews, which clubs are fleecing their fans and why he believes Messi and Ronaldo aren't as good as Best and Maradona.   In his trademark tell-it-like-it-is style, delve into Chris' views on ridiculous rules and feckless agents to dreaded VAR and abusive fans - no subject is out of bounds! Now observing from the commentator's perch, his perspective is shot through with experience, passion and occasionally a little anger. Sutton is a man on a mission and he is determined to get under the skin of the game he loves and to call out exactly what's going wrong.  Product Information: ISBN: 9781913183257 Author: Chris Sutton Publisher: Monoray Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.2 x 2.6cm

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Join our favourite domestic godess in this fabulous insight into the real life of Mrs Hinch - like you've never seen her before! 'Well guys, here we are! What an absolute whirlwind of a journey this has been so far.' 'It's often felt like a fairy tale but it hasn't always been easy, and I'm going to let you in on the highs and the lows as well as my biggest fears and my darkest challenges. Because this book right here, is me. This is me: Soph - the wife, the mother and the person behind Mrs Hinch. So let's do this! Put your Hinch Lists to one side, get comfy and join me on the sofa with a cuppa. Welcome to my world. This is my story.' The must-have read for all Hinchers and those who have fallen in love with the stunning lifestyle she has created for all of us! 'We're mad about Mrs Hinch' - Vogue. 'My new cleaning goddess' - Daily Telegraph. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241454305 Author: Mrs Hinch Publisher: Michael Joseph Format: Hardback Pages: 336 Dimensions: 22 x 15.9 x 2.4cm

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From the President who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy, delve into this deeply riveting and personal account of history in-the-making with Barack Obama. Join the inspirational Obama as he tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency - a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Dive into a compelling journey as he reflects upon the presidency, offering a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. A Promised Land is the extraordinarily intimate and introspective story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage! Balancing the act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of "hope and change," and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making, Barack Obama is here to detail the is and outs about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters. Unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment, he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible. This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama's conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding that is built together, day by day. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241491515 Author: Barack Obama Publisher: Viking Format: Hardback Pages: 768 Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.2 x 5cm

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Join Jason Fox in this powerful and inspiring new book and learn how to manage stress, harness fear and even develop the mind-set to thrive under pressure! Having experienced the Special Forces, rowing oceans or investigating some of the world’s most notorious drug cartels, Jason Fox has had his fair share of emotional and psychological battles… Drawing on the practices of the British military and the techniques developed during his career, delve into Fox’s practices on how anyone can build the strength of mind and the resilience of an elite soldier! Explore the tools Jason Fox has used to overcome the extreme and hostile environments that have tested his resolve, and learn to build the grit and inner strength needed to conquer whatever challenge life puts in front of you. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787633193 • Author: Jason Fox • Publisher: Bantam Press • Format: Hardback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.5 x 3cm

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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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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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Discover Jamie Redknapp in his inspirational story into the deeply moving and personal account of growing up as Harry Redknapp's second son and how his life transformed into an enchanting love letter to football 'I'm Jamie Redknapp. Chances are my surname rings a bell. I want to introduce you to a colourful cast of characters from my formative years.' 'This book is the story of my childhood and adolescence. Like many others, I guess it's a pretty typical mix of caravans and lollies, sweaty T-shirts and paper rounds, cheese sandwiches and Glacier Mints, The A Team, E.T. and Chinese takeaways. But this is also the story of a journey through an extraordinary childhood obsession with football. One minute it was all about Shoot! magazine, endless keepy-ups and countless impromptu kickabouts... The next, I'm playing for Bournemouth Reserves against terrifying, fully-grown men. Writing Me, Family and the Making of a Footballer has helped me discover so much about myself This book is my way of explaining who and what have made me... well, me.' 'One of the best books I've ever read about what it takes to become a pro.' - Frank Lampard. Product Information: ISBN: 9781472271938 Author: Jamie Redknapp Publisher: Headline  Format: Hardback Pages: 336 Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.8 x 3.4cm

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Barack Obama's political vision for the future of America, written two years before he became president; the New York Times bestseller Product information: ISBN: 9781847670830 Author: Barack Obama Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd Format: Paperback Pages: 384

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