True Stories

79 Products

Find a range of moving and inspiring True Stories from a variety of authors. Buy True Stories books online at The Works, all True Stories books are available to buy at The Works.

View

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

4.9 ({1})
£4.00 RRP £8.99 Save £4.99 (56% Off RRP)

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

5 ({1})
£10.00 RRP £20.00 Save £10.00 (50% Off RRP)

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

4.5 ({1})
£3.00 RRP £7.99 Save £4.99 (62% Off RRP)

Dennis Nilsen murdered at least 15 people before his arrest in 1983... Discover this groundbreaking criminal study, as seen on new TV Series 'Des', with Nilsen's full cooperation, resulting in a fascinating - and horrifying - portrait of the man who worshipped death. In February 1983, residents of Muswell Hill had been plagued by blocked drains. When a plumber was called to investigate, he discovered a large blockage of biological material. To his horror, it appeared to be formed of human flesh and bones. The next day, local resident Dennis Nilsen was arrested. 'Are we talking about one body or two?' a detective asked. Nilsen replied 'Fifteen or sixteen, since 1978. I'll tell you everything.' 'You really have to read this extraordinary book to get a full flavour of the weirdness of Nilsen and his crimes' - Sunday Times. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787466258 • Author: Brian Masters • Publisher: Arrow • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2cm

3.3 ({1})
£4.00 RRP £8.99 Save £4.99 (56% Off RRP)

Is the world as we know it a lie? Could the truth be something far different to what we're told it is? Whether it's the 1969 Moon landing, Shakespeare's true identity or the secrets of the Illuminate, Conspiracy Theories has something to capture the curiosity and imagination of every reader. As well as well-known myteries such as the Loch Ness monster, this book considers the resurfacing of old beliefs suh as a flat Earth, current affairs including Donald Trump, not to mention the out-and-out bizarre. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786708717 • Author: Igloo Books Ltd • Publisher: Igloo Books Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 176 • Dimensions: 39.5 x 22.8 x 1.9cm

4.1 ({1})
£5.00 RRP £12.99 Save £7.99 (62% Off RRP)

Heinz Knocke was one of the outstanding German fighter pilots of World War II and this vivid first-hand record of his experiences has become a classic among aviation memoirs, a best-selling counter-balance to the numerous accounts written by Allied pilots. Knoke joined the Luftwaffe on the outbreak of war, and eventually became commanding officer of a fighter wing. An outstandingly brave and skilful fighter, he had flown over four hundred operational missions before being crippled by wounds in an astonishing 'last stand' towards the end of the war. In a text that reveals his intense patriotism and discipline, he describes being brought up in the strict Prussian tradition, the rise of the Nazi regime, and his own wartime career set against a fascinating study of everyday life in the Luftwaffe, and of the high morale of the force until its disintegration. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781784386023 • Author: Heinz Knoke • Publisher: Greenhill Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 208 • Dimensions: 21.59 x 13.97 x 2.54 cm

3.1 ({1})
£4.00 RRP £12.99 Save £8.99 (69% Off RRP)

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

5 ({1})
£3.00 RRP £7.99 Save £4.99 (62% Off RRP)

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

3.5 ({1})
£3.00 RRP £8.99 Save £5.99 (67% Off RRP)

A natural subject for the UK's bestselling true-crime author: a study of people who randomly kill large numbers of others, or who set out to do so in specific places or situations! Because of the ease of obtaining firearms in the USA, many of these, inevitably, are American, but there have been other recent examples in New Zealand and Norway, while three major mass shootings took place in the UK at Hungerford in 1987 (17 dead, including the killer), Dunblane in 1996 (18, including the killer), and in Cumbria in 2010 (13, including the killer). As such killings become more frequent, it is easy to blame them on the ready availability of firearms and weak or non-existent background checks, even though many countries, including the UK, have extremely robust firearms legislation. Christopher Berry-Dee offers case studies in some of the most infamous mass killings of the past fifty years, from school massacres to workplace killings, hate crimes to familicides. Product Information: ISBN: 9781789464214 Author: Christopher Berry-Dee Publisher: John Blake Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.2cm

4.5 ({1})
£5.00 RRP £14.99 Save £9.99 (67% Off RRP)

This official book charts the evolution of the Manchester United's matchday publication from a simple team sheet to today's glossy magazine... A vital part of the Old Trafford matchday experience! With stunning front covers, fascinating long-reads, columns from Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson and more. Product Information: ISBN: 9781911613831 Author: Manchester United  Publisher: Reach Sport Format: Hardback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 19.6 x 25.3 x 2.7cm

4.3 ({1})
£10.00 Was £15.00 RRP £20.00 Save £10.00 (50% Off RRP)

From weighing twenty-eight stone and fighting a deep depression, to his amazing return to heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson shares his inspiring advice on diet, exercise regime, and his incredible journey back to a healthier body and mind. Frank, accessible and inspiring, The Furious Method is a feel-good and motivating tonic, full of inspirational advice for readers on how we can all improve our physical and mental health. And how we can all create a champion mind-set. Whatever your starting point or past set-backs, Tyson will show you how you can make your own comeback and start living your life to the fullest - fighting fit, mentally restored, and stronger than ever. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529125917 • Author: Tyson Fury • Publisher: Century • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 24.2 x 16 x 2.7 cm

3.1 ({1})
£10.00 RRP £20.00 Save £10.00 (50% Off RRP)

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing is the world's most comprehensive illustrated work of boxing reference... Featuring biographies of every historic champion across each weight class, from all-time greats such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis and Mike Tyson, to modern legends including Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Floyd Mayweather, it's an indispensable compendium of boxing facts, statistics, history and culture. Covering all aspects of the sport, from its beginnings in the days of illegal challenge matches to the multi-million-dollar televised extravaganza it is today! This encyclopedia includes details of the careers of the world's greatest boxers, descriptions of many of the most iconic fights, and considers the prominent figures behind the scenes such as promoters, trainers and managers. Product Information: ISBN: 9781787395961 Author: Harry Mullan Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 256 Dimensions: 28.5 x 23.5 x 1.9cm

5 ({1})
£5.00 Was £8.00 RRP £25.00 Save £20.00 (80% Off RRP)

Which comic books have helped define Marvel Comics and make them the pop-culture phenomenon they are today? Find out in Marvel Greatest Comics, a compelling showcase of some of the most trailblazing and inspiring comic books ever created. From the groundbreaking original Human Torch and his aquatic adversary Namor, the Sub-Mariner in 1939 to the game-changing 1960s Super Hero icons such as Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Fantastic Four, to smart modern makeovers in the 21st century like Guardians of the Galaxy and Squirrel Girl, Marvel have set the pace. This book's specially curated and expertly appraised selection is a stunningly illustrated and insightful assessment of Marvel Comics and its legacy through the comics that made the company great. These are the comics that changed the face of an industry. These are Marvel's greatest comics. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241410059 Author: Melanie Scott Publisher: DK Format: Hardback Pages: 256 Dimensions: 28.8 x 24.2 x 2.1cm

5 ({1})
£10.00 RRP £25.00 Save £15.00 (60% Off RRP)

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

5 ({1})
£10.00 RRP £16.99 Save £6.99 (41% Off RRP)

As a reporter and then spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Michelle was a frequent visitor to Huntsville's Walls Unit, where she recorded the final moments of death row inmates' lives before they were put to death by the state. Michelle witnessed some of the most notorious criminals, including serial killers, child murderers and rapists, speak their last words on earth, while a cocktail of lethal drugs surged through their veins. Misgivings began to set in as the execution numbers mounted. She came to know and like some of the condemned people she saw die, and began to query the seemingly arbitrary nature of the death penalty. Product Information: ISBN: 9781788701495 Author: Michelle Lyons Publisher: Blink Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 296 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

5 ({1})
£3.00 RRP £8.99 Save £5.99 (67% Off RRP)

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

4.3 ({1})
£10.00 Was £12.00 RRP £20.00 Save £10.00 (50% Off RRP)

Murders that defy detection. Discover the stories behind some of the most infamous unsolved murders of the last century, including the Black Dahlia, the Zodiac Killer and the JonBenét Ramsey case. Detailing essential evidence. Profiling key suspects. Tracking police investigations. Sorting facts from speculation. Ideal for True Crime fans looking for a new case to take a stab at, get ready for an unforgettable read. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241424568 • Author: Amber Hunt, Emily G. Thompson • Publisher: DK • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5 cm

3.5 ({1})
£3.00 RRP £8.99 Save £5.99 (67% Off RRP)

A first-team squad brimming with new heroes and world-class players in every position on the pitch. A mythical stadium and a passionate fan base the envy of the world. And the bar of footballing brilliance raised ever higher all in a dramatic top-flight season that will go down as the most unique in history since World War Two. This is Liverpool FC in 2020. The country's most successful club, back on top of English football with a record-breaking triumph to crown a glittering era for Jürgen Klopp's mighty Reds. This official commemorative book tells the sensational story of a side which just kept winning, and winning, and winning. UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup. This beautifully illustrated story of a historic season is packed with breath taking images, exclusive interviews and revealing insight from Klopp and his Kop stars. Written by the editorial team behind the LFC match day programme and monthly magazine and produced by the club's official publishing partners, Reach Sport, this is the ultimate souvenir for any Liverpool fan, telling the remarkable story as it unfolded day by day. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781911613756 • Author: Liverpool Football Club • Publisher: Reach Sport • Format: Hardcover • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 25.3 x 20.2 x 3.1 cm

4.9 ({1})
£10.00 Was £15.00 RRP £20.00 Save £10.00 (50% Off RRP)

A teenage boy lies on the pavement, bleeding from a stab wound; a distraught mum watches, in mute shock, as her daughter suffers a terrifying fatal asthma attack; a young girl is gang-raped and her stricken boyfriend takes an overdose; a disturbed young man flings himself in front of a speeding train at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Few people can imagine living in a world where such situations are part of everyday life. Yet for veteran paramedic Lysa Walder, these and thousands of other emergency call outs are part of a day's work: scenes of tragedy, heroism loss and horror - but also stories of triumph and humour. Lysa has been a paramedic for over twenty years, working for the London Ambulance service - the world's biggest and busiest free service - for much of that time.  Here, she reveals what it's really like to work in a job that brings paramedic teams face-to-face with death - and destiny - every day. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789462043 • Author: Lysa Walder  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.3cm

5 ({1})
£3.00 RRP £8.99 Save £5.99 (67% Off RRP)

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

5 ({1})
£4.00 RRP £8.99 Save £4.99 (56% Off RRP)