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Deeply touching, humble and filled with wisdom, Stories of Hope is the non-fiction debut from the author of the internationally bestselling novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Now, in this essential companion, Heather Morris presents an inspiring manual for life, with a series of tales of the remarkable people she has met, the incredible stories they have shared with her, and the lessons they hold for us all. In Stories of Hope, explores Heather’s extraordinary talents as a listener - a skill she employed when she first met Lale Sokolov, the tattooist at Auschwitz-Birkenau and the inspiration for her bestselling novel. Heather shares the story behind her inspirational writing journey and the defining experiences of her life, including her profound friendship with Lale, and explores how she learned to really listen to the stories people told her - skills she believes we can all learn. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786580474 • Author: Heather Morris • Publisher: Manilla Press • Format: Hardcover • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.4 x 3.1 cm

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True stories of love and loss during WWII, from the tough Northern women who kept the foundry fires burning. When war broke out, the young women of Sheffield had their carefree lives turned upside down. With their sweethearts being sent away to fight, they had no choice but to step into the men's shoes and become the backbone of the city's steel industry. Through hard toil and companionship, they vowed to keep the foundry fires burning and ensured that soldiers had the weapons, planes and ships needed to secure victory over Hitler. When the men returned from the front in 1945, many of these women tragically found themselves discarded 'like yesterday's fish and chip wrappers'. But decades later, a grassroots campaign spearheaded by the elderly Women of Steel finally brought their remarkable story to light. Product Information: ISBN: 9781472267368 Author: Michelle Rawlins Publisher: Headline  Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.6cm

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They knew their survival depended on each other. They had to live for each other. It is 1940 and the Final Solution is about to begin. The Nazis have occupied The Netherlands but two Jewish sisters - Janny and Lien Brilleslijper - are risking their lives to save those being hunted, through their secret safehouse 'The High Nest'. But when the house and its occupants are betrayed, the most terrifying time of the sisters' lives begins. The Brilleslijper family are put on the last train to Auschwitz, along with Anne Frank and her family. What comes next challenges the sisters beyond human imagination as they are stripped of everything but their courage, resilience and love for each other. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781841883755 • Author: Roxane van Iperen • Publisher: Seven Dials • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3 cm

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Codenamed Operation HUSKY, the Allied assault on Sicily on 10 July 1943 remains the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted in world history, landing more men in a single day than at any other time. The subsequent thirty-eight-day Battle for Sicily was one of the most dramatic of the entire Second World War, involving daring raids by special forces, deals with the Mafia, attacks across mosquito-infested plains and perilous assaults up almost sheer faces of rock and scree. It was a brutal campaign - signalling the beginning of the end of the War in the West. From here on, Italy ceased to participate in the war, the noose began to close around the neck of Nazi Germany, and the coalition between the United States and Britain came of age. Based on his own battlefield studies in Sicily and on much new research over the past thirty years, James Holland's SICILY '43 offers a vital new perspective on a major turning point in World War II. It is a timely, powerful and dramatic account by a master military historian and will fill a major gap in the narrative history of the Second World War. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787632936 • Author: James Holland • Publisher: Bantam Press • Format: Hardback • Pages: 640 • Dimensions: 24.3 x 16.1 x 4 cm

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Eddy de Wind, a Dutch doctor and psychiatrist, was shipped to Auschwitz with his wife Friedel, whom he had met and married at the Westerbork labour camp in the Netherlands. At Auschwitz, they made it through the brutal selection process and were put to work. Each day, each hour became a battle for survival. For Eddy, this meant negotiating with the volatile guards in the medical barracks. For Friedel, it meant avoiding the Nazis' barbaric medical experiments. As the end of the war approached and the Russian Army drew closer, the last Nazis fled, taking many prisoners with them, including Friedel. Eddy hid under a pile of old clothes and stayed behind. Finding a notebook and pencil, he began to write with furious energy about his experiences. Last Stop Auschwitz is an extraordinary account of life as a prisoner, a near real-time record of the daily struggle to survive but also of the flickering moments of joy Eddy and Friedel found in each other. Documenting the best and the worst of humanity, it is a unique and timeless story that reminds us of what we as humans are capable of, but that there is hope, even in Hell. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780857528797 • Author: Eddy de Wind • Publisher: Black Swan • Format: Hardback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2 cm

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The Supermarine Spitfire was developed by R.J. Mitchell and his team for just one reason: to intercept and shoot down enemy bombers from British skies. It was during the Battle of Britain in 1940 that the Spitfire became an enduring legend and a symbol of the British fighting spirit, partnering with the Hawker Hurricane to defeat the might of Hitler’s Luftwaffe and prevent invasion. From 1942-3 onwards, it would range and fight around the world, from Malta and North Africa to Soviet Russia and Burma, often taking on new roles like ground attack and bomber escort for which it had never been designed.  Profusely illustrated with historic photographs, Spitfire The History of a Legend includes all the significant coverage of the Spitfire’s operational service, explaining how the aircraft evolved to meet the war’s changing requirements and overcome the threat of new generations of Luftwaffe fighters. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781912918256 • Author: Mike Lepine • Publisher: Sona Books • Format: Hardback • Pages: 144 • Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.32 x 1.52 cm

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Two months before the outbreak of WWII, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . . Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum, many never return. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241987841 • Author: Geoffrey Wellum • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3 cm

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By the time he was six years old, Stephen Matthews had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. He had seen men die in front of him and walked with Jews straight off the cattle-trucks from Bergen-Belsen. He had nearly drowned, menaced by Alsatian guard dogs, been beaten by a member of the SS, stranded in a minefield and had his hand broken by a German guard for attempting to feed Russian prisoners. The Day the Nazis Came Here is an utterly unique memoir, depicting the world of Nazi prison camps through the eyes of a child - a world in which the real dangers often seemed trivial and every day was a new adventure. Above all, it pays tribute to the preciousness of hope, and shows that human kindness may flower in the unlikeliest of places. Product Information: ISBN: 9781789462074 Author: Stephen Matthews Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 x 2.3cm

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1941. The Battle of the Atlantic is a disaster. Thousands of supply ships carrying vital food and fuel from North America to Britain are being torpedoed by German U-boats. Britain is only weeks away from starvation and crushing defeat. In the first week of 1942 a group of unlikely heroes - a retired naval captain and a clutch of brilliant young women - gather to form a secret strategy unit.  The Western Approaches Tactical Unit spends days and nights designing and playing war games in an effort to crack the U-boat tactics. As the U-boat wolfpacks continue to prey upon the supply ships, it is race against time to save Britain. With novelistic flair, investigative journalist Simon Parkin shines a light on this riveting true story of war at sea. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529353211 • Author: Simon Parkin • Publisher: Sceptre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm

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The new SAS epic from bestselling military historian Damien Lewis We share the triumphs and tragedies of a group of elite soldier trailblazers as they commit daring raids behind enemy lines in 1944, manage an against the odds escape to victory, and then seek post-war retribution for the terrible murder of their captured comrades. SAS BAND OF BROTHERS is replete with action, peppered with great characters, and features two of the most daring escapes of WWII. It ends with the hunted becoming the hunters - a group of men intent on seeking out the Nazis responsible for their brethren's deaths, on an ultra-deniable SAS mission to avenge a war crime. This is the new bestseller from Damien Lewis. It bears all his hallmarks - an epic, page-turning special forces narrative based on hitherto unavailable personal testimony and private family archives. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787475250 • Author: Damien Lewis • Publisher: Quercus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 3.4 cm

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Spitfire Pilot was written in 1940 in the heat of battle when the RAF stood alone against the might of Hitlers Third Reich. It is a tremendous personal account of one of the fiercest and most idealised air conflicts the Battle of Britain seen through the eyes of a pilot of the famous 609 Squadron, which shot down over 100 planes in that epic contest. Often hopelessly outnumbered, in their state of the art Spitfires, Crook and his colleagues committed acts of unimaginable bravery against the Messerschmidts and Junkers. Many did not make it and the author describes the absence they leave in the squadron with great poignancy. Spitfire Pilot is justly regarded as one of the classics of WWII and this new paperback edition, 66 years on, includes an introduction by the historian Richard Overy. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781906502041 • Author: David Crook • Publisher: Grub Street Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 208  • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 1.9 cm

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Having endured seven weeks of training with the 2/5th battalion, the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, Horace Greasley was just twenty-years-old when war was declared. Dive into the magificent and true story of the man who escaped the notorious German concentration camp over 200 times to see his love. Horace found himself facing the might of the German Army in a mucky and gloomy field south of Cherbourg, Northern France. But his war didn't last long... on May 1940, Horace was taken to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland where he fought for survival in a ten-week march to the camp. Left exhausted and broken, all chances of escaping seemed impossible. When Horace met Rosa, the daughter of one of his captors, his whole story changed... Fate had thrown him a lifeline and now he was to risk everything to steal out the camp to see his love and bring back supplies for his fellow prisoners. A powerful true story of love and survival. Product Information: ISBN: 9781789461619 Author: Horace Greasley Publisher: John Blake Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 313 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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The Spitfire is probably Britain's best loved and admired aeroplane. It is also revered around the world. This book looks at the later marques that were modified for various special tasks and differed to a large degree from Supermarine's first early versions that saw action in the early days of World War II. New and more powerful Rolls-Royce engines replaced the well-tried Merlin, but increased the aircrafts performance in terms of speed and operational altitude. Subtle changes to wing design also increased the manoeuvrability and capability of these spectacular models that survived in the operational role until superseded by the introduction of jet-powered flight. Ultimate Spitfires explains the design details, development and flight testing of twelve models as well as their operational roles and history. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781526782298 • Author: Peter Caygill • Publisher: Pen & Sword Aviation • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 23.11 x 15.49 x 2.03 cm

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Read in an afternoon. Remember for a lifetime. In his acclaimed new bestseller, now in paperback, James Hawes tells the story of Europe's most admired and feared country, from Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel. With more than 100 maps and images, this is a fresh, concise and entertaining attempt to answer the question: are the Germans really us, or them? Product Information: ISBN: 9781910400739 Author: James Hawes Publisher: Old Street Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 228 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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In September, 1944, the SS march into a remote Italian castle, arrest a mother and seize her two sons, aged just two and three. If Hitler has his way she will never see them again.  For Fey Pirzio-Biroli is the daughter of Ulrich von Hassell, executed days before after the failed assassination of the Fuhre. Mercilessly cast into the Nazi death machine, Fey must cling to the hope that one day she will escape and rescue her lost children . . . An extraordinary story of resistance at the heart of the Second World War, Fey's War is an illuminating and devastating true account of great personal sacrifice, of loss and, above all, of defiance. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241989449 • Author: Catherine Bailey • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 480 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.9 cm

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Discover unrelenting spirit and strength in the extraordinary true story of Franci: a woman who survived the holocaust against all of the odds. In 1942 Franci Epstein, a young Jewish woman, was imprisoned in Terezin, a concentration camp close to her home in Prague. Few could expect anything other than death. But for Franci it was the start of a journey that would take her into the very heart of Nazi genocide. Through a combination of guile, ingenuity, endurance and sheer bloody mindedness, Franci survived not one but five death camps, including Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. In this astonishing memoir, unpublished for 50 years, Franci lays bare the appalling sacrifices she and other women had to make to survive. It is a story of hope in the face of suffering; of one woman's determination to live. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241441060 • Author: Franci Rabinek Epstein • Publisher: Michael Joseph • Format: Paperback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.7 cm

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