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1. Barefoot at the Lake A Memoir of Summer People and Water Creatures (Large Print Edition) - Bruce Fogle

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Teeming with wonderful characters, Barefoot at the Lake is the story of a boy discovering his place in the world and realising his deep connection with nature. It is a memoir that will utterly transport you – you’ll feel the sun on your face, the pebbles of the lake under foot and catch the scent of the pine on the wind.

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2. Barefoot at the Lake A Memoir of Summer People and Water Creatures (Large Print Edition) - Bruce Fogle

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Teeming with wonderful characters, Barefoot at the Lake is the story of a boy discovering his place in the world and realising his deep connection with nature. It is a memoir that will utterly transport you – you’ll feel the sun on your face, the pebbles of the lake under foot and catch the scent of the pine on the wind.

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3. Behind the Mask from a Child Abuse Survivor - CJ Love

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4. Bettyville - George Hodgman

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When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself in a head-on collision with his ageing mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? He can't bring himself to force her from her home - the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot reveal her heart, has never accepted that her son is gay. An indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son's return.

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5. Blindness and the Visionary: The Life and Work of John Wilson: T - Sir John Coles

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A man of action and unflagging energy, with exceptional determination, imagination and compassion, John Wilson changed millions of people's lives for the better by developing systems and techniques for preventing and curing blindness. This work tale of how one remarkable man travelled the world and transformed countless lives.

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6. Born Survivors - Wendy Holden

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Among millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel and Anka each passed through its gates with a secret - they were all newly pregnant. Alone, scared and with so many loved ones already lost, these young women were privately determined to hold on to all they had left; their lives and those of their unborn babies. Born Survivors follows the mothers' incredible journey - first to Auschwitz, then to a German slave labour camp and finally, their hellish 17-day train journey to the Mauthausen death camp in Austria. Sixty-five years later, the three 'miracle babies' met for the first time at Mauthausen for the anniversary of the liberation that saved them.

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7. Born with Teeth A Memoir - Kate Mulgrew

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Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil," Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred. Determined to pursue her own no matter the cost, at 18 she left her small Midwestern town for New York, where, studying with the legendary Stella Adler, she learned the lesson that would define her as an actress: "Use it," Adler told her. Whatever disappointment, pain, or anger life throws in your path, channel it into the work.

It was a lesson she would need. At twenty-two, just as her career was taking off, she became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter. Having already signed the adoption papers, she was allowed only a fleeting glimpse of her child. As her star continued to rise, her life became increasingly demanding and fulfilling, a whirlwind of passionate love affairs, life-saving friendships, and bone-crunching work. Through it all, Mulgrew remained haunted by the loss of her daughter, until, two decades later, she found the courage to face the past and step into the most challenging role of her life, both on and off screen.

We know Kate Mulgrew for the strong women she's played--Captain Janeway on Star Trek; the tough-as-nails "Red" on Orange is the New Black. Now, we meet the most inspiring and memorable character of all: herself. By turns irreverent and soulful, laugh-out-loud funny and heart-piercingly sad, BORN WITH TEETH is the breathtaking memoir of a woman who dares to live life to the fullest, on her own terms.

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8. Bossypants - Tina Fey

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Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.
She has seen both these dreams come true.
At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon -- from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.
Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.
(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!)

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9. Brim Full of Passion Large Print - Alan Wilkinson, Wasim Khan

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Adult, sports autobiography, printed in Large Print. Brim Full of Passion follows the story of Wasim Khan's journey to becoming the first British born Asian to play professional cricket. Eight-year-old Wasim Khan yanks a board out of the garden fence, nicks his Mum's only decent knife, and starts whittling. A month later he's putting his first bat to good use: sending the school's tennis balls high onto the roof so that he can sneak back over the gate at night and liberate them. Brim Full of Passion follows this son of Kashmiri immigrants from the grimy streets of Small Heath to leafy Edgbaston, where he breaks in through the fence to watch England play Pakistan. A year later he's there legitimately, batting for the under-13s. The dream is simple: Warwickshire, England, the world. After four gruelling years as an apprentice pro he makes the all-conquering Bears team of 1995, and is on the brink of the England 'A' squad. But a loss of form, a dodgy selection policy, and one of the first British-born Asians to make the country grade loses his confidence. A move to Sussex is a disaster: he falls out with captain Chris Adams, can't get a game, and winds up playing for Derbyshire for nothing. At 30 it's all over and he's embarking on a new career as a coach. Anything to stay in the game he loves.

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10. Brothers - Perry Burrows

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11. Bruce Lee A Biography - Zofia Stone

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Bruce Lee was a revered martial artist, actor and filmmaker known for movies like 'Fists of Fury' and 'Enter the Dragon,' and the technique Jeet Kune Do. This book gives an account of his life, career in Martial Arts, Filmography and Death. A must read for any Bruce Lee Fan.

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12. Blue: a memoir - John Sutherland

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A Sunday Times top-five bestseller

A searingly honest memoir of life, policing and falling apart

'Every contact leaves a trace'

John Sutherland joined the Met in 1992, having dreamed of being a police officer since his teens. Rising quickly through the ranks, and compelled by the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives, he worked across the capital, experiencing first-hand the enormous satisfaction as well as the endless trauma that a life in blue can bring.

There were remarkable, career-defining moments: commanding armed sieges, saving lives and helping to take dangerous people off the streets. But for every case with a happy ending, there were others that ended in desperate sadness.

In early 2013, John suffered a major breakdown and consequent battle with crippling depression. After a career spent racing to be the first at the scene of crimes and catastrophes, he found himself in pieces, unable to put one foot in front of the other.

Blue is a memoir of crime and calamity, of adventure and achievement, of friendship and failure, of laughter and loss, of the best and the worst of humanity, of serious illness and slow recovery. With searing honesty, it offers an immensely moving and personal insight into what it is to be a police officer in Britain today.

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13. Bonkers: My Life in Laughs - Jennifer Saunders

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The hilarious, touching life story of the iconic comedian and national treasure.

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14. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood - Trevor Noah

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Trevor Noah was born a crime, son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. A collection of eighteen personal stories, Born a Crime tells the story of a mischievous young boy growing into a restless young man as he struggles to find his place in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is equally the story of that young man's fearless mother, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence and abuse that ultimately threatens her own life, as well as his.

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