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Monty Don is back with the enlightening new book, My Garden World -  the celebration of every living creature that we all share! This year has given us the enforced opportunity to learn more about the fascinating natural world around us... Whether you live in the countryside or the town, Monty's observations and insights are relevant to each and every one of us.  Join Monty Don's personal journey through the natural year, month by month, season by season, observed from the immediate world around him. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781473666559 • Author: Monty Don • Publisher: Two Roads • Format: Hardback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.4 x 4cm

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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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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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If you're reading this, then we have something in common .... Whether it's a love of getting crafty, meticulously organising or making fun-shaped snacks! I find it hard to sit still, but losing myself in a craft project or tidying a drawer is my form of meditation. It's a chance for me to forget about the things going on in the world around me for a minute. I hope this book helps you to lose yourself for a moment, too - and that you enjoy reading it and even, maybe, having a go at some of the bits inside. Lots of Love, to the moon and back Stacey x Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529109498 • Author: Stacey Solomon • Publisher: Ebury Press • Format: Hardback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 22.2 x 16.2 x 2.7 cm

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'One small soul like me won't make much difference' – Captain Tom. Captain Tom taught us many lessons, Be brave. Be flexible. Be hopeful. Most importantly, be kind. If Captain Tom's big heart and generosity of spirit helped see us through difficult days, this was his parting gift. Full of the wit, warmth and wisdom that made him so special, his reflections and guiding principles form a long life, well lived; Life Lessons will be a source of reassurance, hope, and encouragement for generations to come. And a reminder, whenever times are hard, that tomorrow will be a good day. 'A wonderful life story with lessons for us all . . . beautifully written' – Daily Telegraph 'Engaging . . . His upbeat nature shines through and reminds us how much worse this year would have been without him' – Evening Standard Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241504017 • Author: Captain Tom Moore • Publisher: Michael Joseph • Format: Hardback • Pages: 160 • Dimensions: 18.4 x 13.8 x 1.8 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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As an 18-year-old, black, broke, lonely, insecure, university drop-out, from a bankrupt family, I wrote in my diary that I wanted to be a 'Happy Sexy Millionaire' by the age of 25. By 25 I was a multi-millionaire having created a business worth over $300m dollars. Ironically, in achieving everything I set out to, I learnt that I was wrong about almost everything... The world had lied to me. It lied to me about how you attain fulfilment, love and success, why those things matter, and what those words actually mean. We are losing ourselves. We're chasing the wrong things, asking the wrong questions, and polluting our minds. It's time to stop, it's time to resist and it's time to rethink the fundamental social blueprint that our lives are built upon. In this book, I'll dismantle the most popular, unaddressed lies about happiness that we've been led to believe. I'll expose the source of these lies, examine the incentives that fuel them and replace them with a practical set of scientifically proven and unconventional ideas that will help you to live a truly fulfilled life, a life full of the love you seek and the success you deserve. Product Information: ISBN: 9781529301496 Author: Steven Bartlett Publisher: Yellow Kite Format: Hardback Pages: 272 Dimensions: 24.5 x 14.2 x 2.6cm

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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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Calling all David Attenborough fans... the legacy-defining book we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Join Attenborough as he reflects upon his life's work, the dramatic changes to the planet that he has witnessed and what we can do to it a make a brighter, better future. 'I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.' 'A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.' 'We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.' 'All we need is the will to do so.' A gripping and inspiring insight into a rather extraordinary life's account of what really is important to the universe - a must-have read for all Attenborough-lovers and those looking to start making change! Product Information: ISBN: 9781529108279 Author: David Attenborough Publisher: Ebury Press Format: Hardback Pages: 272 Dimensions: 16.3 x 24.1 x 3.1cm

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Sarah Harding is best known as the wild member of Girls Aloud, whose reputation for partying, drinking and dating made her a tabloid favourite. But where does the celebrity Sarah Harding end and the real Sarah begin? Faced with a devastating cancer diagnosis that turned her life upside down, Sarah has decided that now is the time to write her story. Her truth. 'I can't rewrite history; all I can do is be honest and wear my heart on my sleeve. It's really the only way I know. I want to show people the real me. Or perhaps remind them. Because, somewhere - amongst the nightclubs, the frocks and hairdos, the big chart hits, and the glamour of being a popstar - the other Sarah Harding got utterly lost. She's the one who's been forgotten. And all I want is for you to hear her out.' This is Sarah Harding in her own words. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529109740 • Author: Sarah Harding • Publisher: Ebury Press • Format: Hardback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.1 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: Paperback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm

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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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''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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Dr Philippa Kaye was 39 years old when she heard those dreaded words... The diagnosis of bowel cancer would change her life and mean crossing the divide from being a doctor to being a patient. She soon discovered that her years of training and experience had not prepared her for the realities of actually living with cancer. Doctors Get Cancer Too tells Dr Kaye’s moving story of being on both sides of the desk, and shares the insights she gained not only through the diagnosis and treatment but in surviving and thriving through cancer and beyond. Filled with practical advice, this book aims to make patients and their loved ones feel better understood, more prepared and less alone, and to provide solace for anyone navigating their way through hard times. Product Information: ISBN: 9781787838130 Author: Doctor Dr Philippa Kaye  Publisher: Vie Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 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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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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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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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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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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‘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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