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1. A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien The Unauthorized Guide to the Author of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (Large Print 16pt) - Nigel Cawthorne

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 This title offers a very readable overview of Tolkien and his work, incorporating a brief biography, an examination of the books and a look at the process of filming his work, including ''''The Hobbit'''' and ''''The Lord of the Rings saga''''. It explores how Tolkien's background as a medievalist and linguist informed the languages of Middle - earth, the influence of his Catholicism and Tolkien's legacy in fantasy. This is a timely book to coincide with the first of Peter Jackson's two keenly awaited Hobbit films.

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2. A Certain Risk Living Your Faith at the Edge - Paul Richardson

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In his memoir, A Certain Risk, author Paul Richardson reminds you that the Creator designed you to engage the complexities of your world with creative solutions. Rather than offering a series of how-to steps, Richardson offers you a refreshing vision of what a Spirit-fueled life looks like-a vision that sees Christianity as a fluid, innovative call to love. Many of us lead frenzied lives-but feel we are going nowhere. Every day you may be asking yourself: "How can I become a voice of hope when the problems are so great? How can I envision my circumstances through God's eyes and respond to others with the passions of his heart when the dry details of the day take over? How do I begin to live a deeper, richer faith that unleashes God's transforming work in and through me?" Drawing on stories from his life as a change specialist in the world's largest Muslim country, Richardson explores what causes you to be pinned down under life's fluctuating circumstances, personal apathy, and disappointment, and he helps you seek the Spirit-fueled life that can set you free. You will come away with a deeper awareness of your dreams, a renewed passion for faith in action, and a richer understanding of how God created you to live ... straight from the heart of the Creator

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3. A Life in Letters Ann Landers' Letters to Her Only Child - Margo Howard

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There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.
In The Tipping Point Gladwell changed the way we understand the world. In Blink he changed the way we think about thinking. In OUTLIERS he transforms the way we understand success.

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4. A Life in Time and Space The Biography of David Tennant (Large Print 16pt) - Nigel Goodall

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he astounding life and career of David Tennant, acclaimed classical actor and television's 10th dramatic and eccentric ''''Doctor Who - - ''''now revised and updated Energetic and charismatic, David Tennant achieved international acclaim for his riveting portrayal of the 10th Time Lord in cult science - fiction television drama ''''Doctor Who ''''and has built a reputation as a respected classical actor. This biography traces the events that have shaped David's career and transformed him into both a hugely influential artist and, for a time, the coolest character on television. It provides details about his relationships with an impressive range of leading ladies - - from Sophia Myles to Kylie Minogue and most recently, Peter Davison's daughter, Georgia Moffett - - and it covers his on - and off - screen relationship with costar Billie Piper. Never before published behind - the - scenes stories and information from the sets of ''''Doctor Who,'''' ''''The Last September,'''' ''''Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,'''' and ''''The Quatermass Experiment'''' are also included, as are appendices that include a filmography of television, film, stage, radio, and audio books, plus awards and nominations and a ''''Doctor Who'''' episode guide.

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5. A Life Worth Riding (Large Print 16pt) - Sandi Simons

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A Life Worth Riding is the memoir of Sandi Simons, a woman who overcame an abusive childhood and a rough start as a teenage mum to a self - confessed 'people whisperer' who helps woman revuild their self confidence through horses and horse riding.

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6. A Personal Record (Large Print) - Joseph Conrad

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind

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7. A Premier's State (Large Print 16pt) - Steve Bracks

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'In May 1994, while I was going through pre - selection for the seat of Williamstown, I sat down at my desk at home and I wrote a note. I was thirty - nine years old and in that note I mapped out what I hoped would happen in my life.' By the time he was forty - eight, Steve Bracks had achieved the goal he'd set himself nine years earlier. He was premier of Victoria. In A Premier's State he reflects on his ambition to make a difference, and how he reached his goal. He talks about his early childhood growing up in a conservative but impassioned family that supported the Democratic Labor Party, and about his gradual evolution from left - wing university radical to pragmatic centre - left premier. He reveals for the first time the background to his decision to take the party's leadership from his friend John Brumby in 1999 - then to hand it back to John in 2007 when he sensationally resigned from office. He gives insights into how to run a successful government and how to manage the factions, and talks about everything from the impact of public life on his family, to forming minority government with independents.

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8. A Season of Loss, a Lifetime of Forgiveness The Dan Snyder and Dany Heatley Story (Large Print 16pt) - John Manasso

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Dan Snyder narrowly escaped being cut from his junior hockey team for two years in a row. That's hardly the stuff that nhl careers are made of. But Snyder earned his spot on the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers roster through sheer force of will and strength of character, even though scouts thought the odds were against him. Those who knew Snyder describe him as the kind of person others naturally gravitated towards. One of those people was Dany Heatley, college star, All - Star, and marked one of the nhl's next great players. On September 29, 2003, while driving down a treacherous Atlanta road with Snyder, Heatley lost control of his car. Snyder was injured, and died in hospital six days later. The lives of his family, friends, and teammates changed forever, as they searched for meaning and healing. Meanwhile, authorities in Atlanta charged Heatley with vehicular homicide. Snyder's family, however, took a path of forgiveness and reconciliation - a path that is ingrained in the Mennonite tradition from which they hail. While some might lash out against an easy target, the Snyders invited Heatley and his parents into their lives in an effort to make peace with their grief. This paperback edition contains an afterword by the Snyder family.

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9. A Simple Memoir of My Early Years - Gertrud Jackle

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To the best of my recollection, this is the story of my early years. Like me, it is simple and direct. It was inspired by my daughter Erika, who worked hard to gather the details, and later prepared for publication by my son, Rodney. Many of the essential stories were contributed by my brother Julian, whose memories and experiences were broader than my own. Without them, this memoir could not have been written.

I never intended this project to be a history lesson—just a collection of memories, feelings, challenges, circumstances, and inspirations that led me to Canada, where the family life we all share together began.

Remember This:

I want to pass a message along to my children, grandchildren, and hopefully great-grandchildren:

• Value others on their potential, not their history.

• Never give up. Always hold on to hope. Things will always get better if you do. Always.

• Despite the challenges of my life, I believe I was, and still am, very lucky. I have always felt this—that a guardian angel was watching over me every moment.

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10. Adventures of Alf Wilson A Member of the Mitchel Railroad Raiders - John A. Wilson

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Adventures of Alf Wilson-Large Print Edition

††††††††††† In April of 1862 a group of men to undertake one of the most daring raids of the American Civil War. The Adventures of Alf Wilson is the personal account of the raid by one of its members, reproduced here as it was originally published in 1897.

††††††††††† †Twenty-four Union soldiers, by order of Gen. Ormsby Mitchell, disguise themselves as southerners and make their way to Marietta Georgia. There, within earshot of a confederate encampment, the men steal the locomotive The General. Their orders are to sever the Western & Atlantic Railroad. If the men succeed, they will cripple enemy troop movement. If caught, they will surely be hanged as spies.

††††††††††† This story is about that mission the capture of the entire raiding party, trials, hanging's, escapes and eventual successes of the participants.

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11. Adventures of Alf Wilson A Member of the Mitchel Railroad Raiders - John A Wilson

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Adventures of Alf Wilson-Large Print Edition

††††††††††† In April of 1862 a group of men to undertake one of the most daring raids of the American Civil War. The Adventures of Alf Wilson is the personal account of the raid by one of its members, reproduced here as it was originally published in 1897.

††††††††††† †Twenty-four Union soldiers, by order of Gen. Ormsby Mitchell, disguise themselves as southerners and make their way to Marietta Georgia. There, within earshot of a confederate encampment, the men steal the locomotive The General. Their orders are to sever the Western & Atlantic Railroad. If the men succeed, they will cripple enemy troop movement. If caught, they will surely be hanged as spies.

††††††††††† This story is about that mission the capture of the entire raiding party, trials, hanging's, escapes and eventual successes of the participants.

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12. After Sixty, Going Home - Gertrude Story

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As ever, with Story's work, the reader of this sparkling collection is at once guided and confronted by narrators who make surprising, often humorous discoveries about themselves.

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13. Against All Hope A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag (Large Print 16pt), Volume 2 - Armando Valladares

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Against All Hope is Armando Valladares' account of over twenty years in Fidel Castro's tropical gulag. Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Valladares was not released until 1982, by which time he had become one of the world's most celebrated ''prisoners of conscience.'' Interned all those years at the infamous Isla de Pinos prison (from whose windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion), Valladares suffered endless days of violence, putrid food and squalid living conditions, while listening to Castro's firing squads eliminating ''counter revolutionaries'' in the courtyard below his cell. Valladares survived by prayer and by writing poetry whose publication in Europe brought his case to the attention of international figures such as French President Francois Mitterand and to human rights organizations whose constant pressure on the Castro regime finally led to his release. When Against All Hope first appeared, it was immediately compared to Darkness at Noon and other classic prison narratives about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of totalitarianism. Now, with a new introduction by the author, which tells of his life since prison and brings the story of Cuban dissidence up to the case of Elian Gonzalez, Against All Hope is more relevant than ever. This edition is in two volumes. The first volume ISBN is 9781458726230.

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14. Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda - Morten Storm

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Filled with hair-raising close calls, coded messages and chilling duplicity, Agent Storm is a captivating real-life thriller.

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15. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate - Al Franken

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From Senator Al Franken comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

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16. Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (Large Print 16pt) - Leon Logothetis

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Tired of his diconnected life and uninspiring job, Leon Logothetis leaves it all behind - job, money, home, even his cell phone - and hits the road with nothing but the clothes on his back and five dollars in his pocket, relying on the kindness of strangers and the serendipity of the open road for his daily keep.

Along the way, Leon offers up the intriguing and charming tales gathered along his one - of - a - kind journey riding in trains and buses and big rigs and classic cars; sleeping on streets and couches and firehouses; meeting pimps and preachers, astronauts and single moms, celebrities and homeless families, veterans and communists. Each day of his journey, we catch sight of the invisible spiritual underpinning of society in these stories of companionship - and sheer adventure - that prove that the kind, good soul of mankind has not been lost.

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17. An American Demon A Memoir (Large Print 16pt) - Jack Grisham

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An American Demon is Jack Grisham's story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. While Grisham is best known as the raucous and provocative front man of the pioneer hardcore punk band TSOL (True Sounds of Liberty), his writing and true life experiences are physically and psychologically more complex, unsettling, and violent than those of Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk.
Eloquently disregarding the prefabricated formulas of the drunk - to - sober, bad - to - good tale, this is an entirely new kind of life lesson: summoned through both God and demons, while settling within eighties hardcore punk culture and its radical - to - the - core (and most assuredly non - evangelical) parables, Grisham leads us, cleverly, gorgeously, between temporal violence and bigger - picture spirituality toward something very much like a path to salvation and enlightenment. An American Demon flourishes on both extremes, as a scary hardcore punk memoir and as a valuable message to souls navigating through an overly materialistic and woefully self - absorbed ''me first'' modern society.
An American Demon conveys anger and truth within the perfect setting, using a youth rebellion that changed the world to open doors for this level of brash destruction. Told from the point of view of a seminal member of the American Punk movement - doused in violence, rebellion, alcoholism, drug abuse, and ending with beautiful lessons of sobriety and absolution - this book is as harrowing and life - affirming as anything you're ever going to read.

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18. An Inland Voyage - Robert Louis Stevenson

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19. An Inland Voyage (Large Print) - Robert Louis Stevenson

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind

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20. An Unqualified Success The extraordinary life of Allan Percy Fleming (Large Print 16pt) - Peter Golding, Joan Druett

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The career of Allan Percy Fleming (1912- 2001) teacher, soldier,journalist, trade commissioner, senior bureaucrat, librarian, counter terrorist was characterised by the lack of 'appropriate' training.'I was a demonstration , he once remarked,'of the art of how to do things when unqualified .

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