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When news of the budding romance between a beloved English prince and an American actress broke, it captured the world’s attention and sparked an international media frenzy! But while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continued to make headlines... From their engagement, wedding, and birth of their son Archie to their unprecedented decision to step back from their royal lives – few know the true story of Harry and Meghan. With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, this is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward- thinking couple. A couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008424107 • Author: Omid Scobie • Publisher: Harper Collins • Format: Hardback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.7cm

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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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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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Explore the joyous journey of Louis Theroux's life, from the anxiety-prone child to his unexpectedly successful career... Nervously accepting the BBC's offer of his own series, Louis has created an award-winning documentary style that has captured our lives as he immerses himself into the most weird and extraordinary worlds of how some humans live. From paranoid US militia, Nazi-supporters or secretive pro-wrestlers, dive into the different kind of lives Louis has experienced! Meeting celebrities like Max Clifford and Chris Eubank or tackling gang culture in San Quentin prison, Louis Theroux wonders whether his qualities that make him good at documenting might also make him bad at life. Filled with detailed observation and self-deprecating humour, enjoy Louis at his most insightful and honest best.  Product Information: ISBN: 9781509880362 Author: Louis Theroux Publisher: Macmillan  Format: Hardback Pages: 394 Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 4cm

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Fighting Back is the story of a different kind of boxing superstar - a hero for winning his battles outside as well as inside the ring. When he outpointed Wladimir Klitschko, on one of the greatest nights in British boxing history, Tyson Fury sat on top of the world.  But 'The Gypsy King' soon discovered that being heavyweight champion wasn't all he had imagined. His own demons would prove harder to conquer than Klitschko.  In the following months, Tyson drank and ate to excess, took drugs and contemplated suicide. He seemed destined for an early grave. But, with the help of his family, Fury dealt with his issues and launched a boxing comeback - after shedding an incredible ten stones in weight! Fury eased back with a couple of straightforward wins.  Then, in what appeared a foolhardy, if very brave, move, he challenged unbeaten KO specialist Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight championship in Los Angeles. Having followed Fury s career from his first amateur bout, author Matt Bozeat has spent time with Fury and his family trying to get to know and fathom out this most remarkable of fighters and people.  The result is the humour-laden, heart-wrenching, inspirational story of a boxer who conquered the world, lost everything - and then got it back. Product Information: ISBN: 9781785315527 Author: Matt Bozeat Publisher: Pitch Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 24 x 16.5 x 2.3cm

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Curated and edited by Adam Kay (author of multi-million bestseller This is Going to Hurt), Dear NHS features 100 household names telling their personal stories of the health service! Contributors include: Paul McCartney, Emilia Clarke, Peter Kay, Stephen Fry, Dawn French, Sir Trevor McDonald, Graham Norton, Sir Michael Palin, Naomie Harris, Ricky Gervais and many, many more. All profits from this book will go to NHS Charities Together to fund vital research and projects, and The Lullaby Trust which supports parents bereaved of babies and young children. Other writers include Chris O'Dowd, Johnny Vegas, Jack Whitehall, Chris Evans, Lorraine Kelly, Lee Mack, Jonathan Ross, Konnie Huq, Greg James, Frank Skinner, Louis Theroux, KT Tunstall, Sandi Toksvig and Kevin Bridges. Product Information: ISBN: 9781398701182 Author: Various Publisher: Trapeze Format: Hardback Pages: 416 Dimensions: 22.2 x 14 x 4cm

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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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The anxiety and stress of a hectic, modern life can ruin our confidence and it is easy to keep our best selves hidden away... How can we find the brighter side? Delve into this handbook as Lorraine invites you to learn how to listen to your body and heart to take control of your life! Opening up about her own experiences and how she learned to shine again, learn that making tiny changes to daily routines will help you achieve bucket-list dreams! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781529124477• Author: Lorraine Kelly• Publisher: Century• Format: Hardback• Pages: 286• Dimensions: 21 x 18 x 2.5cm

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For the first time, legendary DEA operatives Steve Murphy and Javier F. Pena tell the true story of how they took down Pablo Escobar. Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's brutal Medellin Cartel was responsible for trafficking tonnes of cocaines to North America and Europe in the 1980s and '90s. Colombia became a war zone as his sicarios mercilessly murdered thousands of people - competitors, police and civilians - to ensure he remained Colombia's reigning kingpin. With billions in personal income, Escobar bought off politicians and lawmen and became a hero to poorer communities by building houses and sports centres. He was untouchable. From their rigorous physical training and early assignments in Miami and Austin, to the Colombian mission that would make their names, Manhuntersis the jaw-dropping true story of how the world's most infamous narcoterrorist was finally put out of business. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472268358 • Author: Stephen E Murphy • Publisher: Headline • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 3.2cm

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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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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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'Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak'. The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race... Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ANDWINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS NON-FICTION NARRATIVE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781408870587 • Author: Reni Eddo-Lodge • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 x 2.4cm

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This is Britain as you've never read it. This is Britain as it has never been told. From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope... Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241984994 • Author: Bernardine Evaristo • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions:19.8 x 12.9 x 2.8cm

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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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Twist and Shout as we present to you this shining celebration of the Beatles in all of their beauty with Brian Southall, so take a leap into each era of the Fab Four's existence!With many individuals having worked with the iconic group, including Ray Connolly, Barbara Dickson, Tristan Fry and much, much more, learn all about A Day In The Life of the Beatles!Including all specialists commenting on a variety of subjects, how they had Come Together to record songs as well as being released, received and reviewed. Take a trip down Abbey Road and reminisce like it was Yesterday.Product Information:• ISBN: 9781838610500• Author: Brain Southall• Publisher: SevenOaks• Format: Hardback• Pages: 304• Dimensions: 29 x 25 x 3cm

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Born Vera Welch on 20 March, 1917 in the East End of London, Dame Vera Lynn s career was set from an early age - along with her father, who also did a turn , she sang in Working Men's Clubs from just seven years old. She had a successful radio career with Joe Loss and Charlie Kunz in the 1920s and 30s, but it was with World War II that she became the iconic figure that captured the imagination of the national public. Her spirit and verve, along with her ability to connect with the men fighting for their country and those left behind praying for their loved ones, made her the Forces sweetheart. Performing the songs that she will always be associated with, such as We ll Meet Again and Yours , Vera toured Egypt, India and Burma to entertain the troops and bring them a sense of back home . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780007318919 • Author: Dame Vera Lynn • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12 x 2.3cm

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Ex-Special Forces soldier Ollie Ollerton knows more than his fair share about keeping going. As a recruit he survived the infamously tough SAS selection process on a busted ankle with the Directing Staff pleading with him to give up. But it's in Ollie's personal life that he really had to dig deep. At his lowest he was battling a failed relationship, substance abuse, depression and a reckless disregard for his own life. In his new book Ollie tells the story of how he turned his life around and passes on the lessons he has learned. In Battle Ready Ollie shares the step-by-step plan that changed his life. From finding purpose and visualising an outcome, to breaking bad habits and establishing positive new routines, his advice will help readers to overcome their own obstacles - to become ready for any battle. Product Information: ISBN: 9781788703369 Author: Ollie Ollerton Publisher: Blink Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3cm

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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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With a number one album in multiple countries and over 53 million Instagram followers, Billie Eilish is a global star! She has collaborated with Justin Bieber and Khalid, headlined at Glastonbury and Coachella, and has appeared in Calvin Klein ad campaigns. In a short career she has become an icon to Generation Z. In 2020, she will embark on an already sold out tour spanning North and South America and Europe, which will raise her profile even further. Billie grew up in a close-knit family - her brother Finneas still writes and produces her songs - in Highland Park, a suburb of LA. Home-schooled and encouraged to express herself, she was a promising dancer until musical success came literally overnight in 2015. 'Ocean Eyes', a song uploaded to SoundCloud for her dance tutor, received a thousand plays in twenty-four hours. The thirteen-year-old's ethereal singing voice was intoxicating and the track went viral. This book follows her journey from singing in her bedroom to performing at massive arenas around the globe. It reveals the story behind the hits and explores what makes Billie Eilish the most extraordinary teenage star in the world. Product Information: ISBN: 9781782439998 Author: Adrian Besley Publisher: Michael O'Mara Format: Hardback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.3cm

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