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1. Praying Hyde Apostle of Prayer (Easyread Large Edition) - Captain E. G. Carre

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John Hyde's prayer life ranks in a league with the prayer lives of Andrew Murray, George Mueller, Charles Finney, Frank Bartleman, Rees Howells, Evan Roberts and other prayer warriors of church history. If you wish to learn to pray effectively, you can ha

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2. Life and Sayings of Elder Mettaous - Fr Ignatius el Souriany

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The late monk the very Rev Father Mettaous el Souriany was a great pillar of monasticism, both or the Sourian Monastery and across the monastic life in general. He came to the monastery at a young age of 22, and lived in the monastery for 60 years in moderate asceticism and true spirit of worship. He lived in a humble cell in the monastery, and when the opportunity arose, he built his own cell close to the eastern wall of the monastery's garden in the early 1960's and continued to live there until his departure. His spiritual exercises were very moderate, as he always said: "The middle pathway has delivered many people without many struggles." He cared deeply about the depth of spiritual virtues, and was not concerned with extreme fetes of asceticism. This book contains stories from his life and some of his sayings, praying that it will be a source of blessing to everyone who reads it.

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3. Billy T The Life and Times of Billy T James (Large Print 16pt) - Matt Elliott

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Billy T James was a larger-than-life comedian who gave us some of our best belly laughs, creating enduring characters as he poked the borax at race relations in New Zealand. His characters were Kiwi through and through and we loved him for it. When he died in his early forties, of complications following a heart transplant, we were shocked - first by his premature death, and then by one of the first highly publicised interracial body-snatching incidents. His widow, Lynn Matthews, and a number of Billy?s closest friends who have kept their silence until now, have cooperated with author Matt Elliott to tell the story behind the cheeky grin. What emerges is the shy, self-doubting man the public never saw, and the death threats and exploitation of his generous nature that placed intolerable strain on the man who only ever wanted to make us laugh. The result is perceptive, poignant, funny and endearing - just like Billy T.

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4. Taking a Punt A male dilemma (16pt Large Print Edition) - Peter Endersbee

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If you do nothing it will kill you!' thundered the surgeon. Peter Endersbee, musician, photographer, surfer and former football star, was diagnosed with prostate cancer and confronted that terrifying dilemma - proceed with surgery and face the prospect of impotence, or wait and see. In Taking a Punt, Peter Endersbee breaks the silence to share the story of a surgery that threatened his identity, providing a voice for men facing the dilemma - and for the baffled women in their lives. For, at its heart, Taking a Punt is a love story, and a celebration of the courage to remain a sexual being.

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5. ROLANDO MASFERRER EN EL PAÍS DE LOS MITOS - Roberto Escalona - Luque

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Roberto Luque Escalona was born in Holguin, Cuba, and studied in the UNAM (México) and University of Havana. A participant in the revolution against Batista and the opposition of Castro’s regime he is currently a journalist with several published books, among them: Yo, el mejor de todos (biography of Ernesto Guevara), and the novelas: Bonpland #8 and Lorenzo y el Cordero del Diablo.

The author explain his book: «Persons, events, objects, institutions: nothing has escaped the Cuban inclination towards myths. Rolando Masferrer, written up by many as a murderer, but without proof of any killings, was labeled a gangster and a member of a revolutionary group –without revolution. As a main character in a Republic that today is desired but which was in the past detested…no one better than he to be an involuntary emblem for that tendency which has been the greatest reason for the failure of the Cuban nation». In addition to the figure of Masferrer the book refers to other myths from the mambises, the pimp Yarini, Mella, Mañach, Guiteras, the trigger happy, Cayo Confites, Grau, Chibas, Quevedo of Bohemia, Pardo Llada and many others. A transgressor and controversial book.

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6. Madam Lash Gretel Pinnigers Scandalous Life of Sex, Art and Bondage (Large Print 16pt) - Sam Everingham

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Retel Pinniger' dominatrix' fetishist' artist' and courtesan to the rich and famous has been shocking and outraging Australia for decades. Never shy of publicity' this introverted daughter of a handsome war hero from the Melbourne establishment once wanted to become a nun. Instead' she threw her leather - clad body into a world of sex' drugs and riotous parties. She danced with Elton John' catered to Clyde Packer's more creative sexual fantasies and was supported by a fabulously wealthy patron' who bequeathed her a generous allowance so long as his name was never disclosed by her.Despite marrying and becoming a mother' there is nothing ordinary about the outlandish Gretel Pinniger. Join Sam Everingham as he takes you into the colourful reality of Australia's most misunderstood eccentric. This is a portrait as revealing' provocative and outrageous as Madam Lash herself.

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7. Freddie The Biography of Andrew Flintoff (Large Print 16pt) - Tim Ewbank

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Andrew Flintoff is the most exciting talent in world cricket today, the kind of player who comes along once in a generation. Named Man of the Series during the epic Ashes success of 2005, his powerful stroke play, aggressive fast bowling, brilliant slip - catching and enjoyment of the game made him a pivotal member of the winning team. This amazing book traces the progress of 'Freddie' from schoolboy prodigy to adult international star. As well as an outstanding sportsman, Freddie is revealed as intelligent man whose conscience would not have let him participate in the controversial tour of Zimbabwe, and a devoted father to his daughter Holly with his wife Rachael. As Flintoff said himself, 'To have been part of the team that brought the Ashes home is simply unbelievable.'

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8. Russell Crowe The Biography (Large Print 16pt) - Tim Ewbank, Stafford Hildred

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The Australian actor who burst on to the Hollywood scene with his roles in LA Confidential and The Insider, not to mention an explosive Oscar - nominated performance in Gladiator is given in - depth biographical treatment in this book. From a small role in daytime soap Neighbours to ''Sextest Man Alive'', Crowe is a different kind of Hollywood star, reminiscent of the golden age of Hollywood, he has the charisma, talent and rugged charm of Bogart and Brando. Unlike so many of his contemporaries, he seems unwilling to succumb to the modern marketing gloss and hype, instead grounding himself on his ranch in New South Wales and choosing roles that are enigmatic, raw, challenging and always highly acclaimed.

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9. Henry Cooper 1934-2011 The Authorised Biography (Large Print 16pt) - Robert Edwards

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Henry Cooper is best remembered for the night he nearly changed boxing history - 19 July 1963. Fighting an up - and - coming boxer by the name of Cassius Clay, later to become Muhammad Ali, his famous left hook (known as 'Henry's Hammer') sent Clay crashing onto the canvas. Arguably Britain's greatest ever heavyweight fighter, Cooper won 40 of his 55 professional bouts, beating most of the true boxing greats along the way. His story is littered with famous names - Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Sonny Liston, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, and, of course, Ali. But Cooper's retirement from the sport did not spell the end of his time in the public eye, as he embarked on a successful media career. Disaster struck in the 1990s, however, when his innocent involvement in a scandal surrounding insurance giants Lloyd's of London led to him having to sell his unique collection of three Lonsdale belts to pay his bills.He was knighted in the millennium New Year's honours list for his services to boxing, and his death in May 2011 sparked a huge outpouring of tributes from the sporting community.

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10. Joanna Lumley The Biography (Large Print 16pt) - Tim Ewbank

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This affectionate and immensely readable biography charts the remarkable life of Joanna Lumley, who has been an endlessly fascinating figure for over four decades, since becoming a top model in ''The Swinging Sixties''. Today, she is best known for her role as Patsy in ''Absolutely Fabulous'' and, most recently, her championing of the Gurkhas' cause, for which she is now regarded as a national treasure. An exotic cocktail of Home Counties and Hollywood, Joanna is revered as much for her tireless campaigning for animal rights and other causes, as for her repertory of characters on stage, screen and TV. Tim Ewbank and Stafford Hildred draw on their interviews with Joanna herself, her relatives, friends and co - stars to produce this meticulously researched and revealing portrait of one of Britain's most likeable star.

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