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1. Piano Lessons (16pt Large Print Edition) - Anna Goldsworthy

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In this remarkable memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps towards a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local jazz muso to international success as a concert pianist. As she discovers passion and ambition, and confronts doubt and disappointment, she learns about much more than tone and technique. This is a story of the getting of wisdom, tender and bittersweet. With wit and affection, Goldsworthy captures the hopes and uncertainties of youth, the fear and exhilaration of performing, and the complex bonds between teacher and student. An unforgettable cast of characters joins her: her family; her friends and rivals; and her teacher, Mrs Sivan, who inspires and challenges her in equal measure, and who transforms what seems an impossible dream into something real and sustaining.

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2. Heroes of Faith, Volume 2 - Doug Greengard

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3. Henrik Ibsen (Large Print) - Edmund Gosse

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4. Father and Son (Large Print) - Edmund Gosse

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5. The Life of Charlotte Bronte - Volume 1 - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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6. The Life of Charlotte Bronte - Volume 2 - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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7. Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell ? He Escaped over 200 times from a Notorious German Prison Camp to see the Girl he Loved. This is the Incredible Story of Horace Greasley. (16pt Large Print Edition) - Horace Greasley

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 Horace 'Jim' Greasley was twenty years of age in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and latterly Poland. There had been whispers and murmurs of discontent from certain quarters and the British government began to prepare for the inevitable war. After seven weeks training with the 2nd/5th Battalion Leicester, he found himself facing the might of the German army in a muddy field south of Cherbourg, in Northern France, with just thirty rounds of ammunition in his weapon pouch. Horace's war didn't last long. He was taken prisoner on 25th May 1940 and forced to endure a ten week march across France and Belgium en - route to Holland. Horace survived...barely...food was scarce; he took nourishment from dandelion leaves, small insects and occasionally a secret food package from a sympathetic villager, and drank rain water from ditches. Many of his fellow comrades were not so fortunate. Falling by the side of the road through sheer exhaustion and malnourishment meant a bullet through the back of the head and the corpse left to rot. After a three day train journey without food and water, Horace found himself incarcerated in a prison camp in Poland. It was there he embarked on an incredible love affair with a German girl interpreting for his captors. He experienced the sweet taste of freedom each time he escaped to see her, yet incredibly he made his way back into the camp each time, sometimes two, three times every week. Horace broke out of the camp then crept back in again under the cover of darkness after his natural urges were fulfilled. He brought food back to his fellow prisoners to supplement their meagre rations. He broke out of the camp over two hundred times and towards the end of the war even managed to bring radio parts back in. The BBC news would be delivered daily to over 3,000 prisoners. This is an incredible tale of one man's adversity and defiance of the German nation.

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8. Wheel of Things - Mollie Gillian, Mollie Gillen

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9. Three Journeys to Patagonia - Nick Green

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Three Journeys to Patagonia asks why so many travellers have experienced the same overwhelming emotions and been mesmerised by Patagonia's enduring sense of isolation, the notion of space and the rugged beauty of a landscape uncorrupted by man. Stories and historical accounts are pulled from different sources and presented to the reader as evidence that serves to prove the self-perpetuating nature of the enduring Patagonian mystique; from Bruce Chatwin's Mylodon skin to Butch Cassidy's log cabin. The author's candid and sometimes hilarious diaries from 1991, 1998 and 2009 reveal a changing Patagonian and South American scene through the eyes of a boy becoming a man. Nick Green is the author of Boathouse to Botswana, Yellow Dress and Warriors. www.blackcrakebooks.com www.readmelikeabook.com

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10. A Life in Time and Space The Biography of David Tennant (16pt Large Print Edition) - 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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11. Ned and Katina (16pt Large Print Edition) - Patricia Grace

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A TRUE STORY OF LOVE IN WARTIME AND IN PEACE.In Crete during the Second World War a wounded Maori Battalion soldier and a young Cretan woman fall in love when the young infantryman is sheltered by her family.After marrying in Crete, Ned and Katina come back to live in New Zealand, settling in the Far North. They live a long, rich and happy life together, raising a family and involving themselves in community affairs there and in the Wellington region. Ned dies in 1987, Katina in 1996.Years later, the whanau of Ned and Katina approached writer Patricia Grace to compile their parents' story. Ned & Katina is the result. This warm, beautifully written true story is impossible to put down.

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12. Pete Duel: A Biography - Paul Green

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Actor Pete Duel, most widely known for his starring role as outlaw Hannibal Heyes in television's "Alias Smith and Jones", led an unpredictable and often tumultuous life. This biography reveals the personal aspects of his life, including his political involvement and environmental activism.

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13. Six and a Half Years on a Dunghill Life in Specialist Disability Accommodation - Peter Gibilisco

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Peter Gibilisco's aim in this book is to affirm vital principles that must be better understood and implemented if the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is going to be of benefit and fulfill its mandate; so that care doesn't become careless. He wants to encourage people to keep on pushing the case for disability justice! His book is aimed at those providing a service to people with disabilities with high support needs. He wants to address all who are involved in disability care: professionals, social workers and especially those managing facilities that look after communities and groups of people. Peter is giving himself a wide focus in this book, and his aim is not to win a fight, but to present a case.

Professional Reviews:
"Peter Gibilisco writes of his experience living with a disability and fighting for his rights. It is a remarkable insight into the frustrations of dealing with bureaucracies for those with disabilities. Peter describes his experiences and his views on how the lives of those with a disability can be improved by changing processes and removing barriers."
- Prof. Martin Delatycki, Med. Dir., Victorian Clinical Genetics Services, Dir. Friedreich Ataxia Clinic, Monash Medical Centre, Co-Dir., Murdoch Children's Research Institute

"This book will strike a chord with people who have disabilities everywhere, especially those with severe physical disabilities living in shared supported accommodation facilities. With great intelligence and integrity it describes the mental torture associated with a disintegration of control and individuality worsened by factors as fundamental as a lack of empathy and continuity in the caring relationship. It gives voice to serious shortcomings in a system that is failing many in the provision of truly individualised care."
- Jenny Williams, BA BSW MSW, Social Worker, Friedreich Ataxia Clinic, Monash Medical Centre

"This book is another significant contribution from Dr Peter Gibilisco to the ongoing struggle for social, political and economic justice in the context of people with disability. Mobilising a sociological worldview, Peter Gibilisco draws on his personal experiences, as well as the experiences and insights of others, to highlight profound policy and structural challenges and constraints in the disability sector, and in society more broadly, that impact negatively on people with disability. At the same time, he provides important insights into pathways forward, based on a strong conception of the need to create an inclusive society. In particular, he highlights the importance of action around synergy, altruism, passion, empathy and pragmatism as providing a means of moving towards a more socially just and inclusive society. I recommend this important book authored by Dr Peter Gibilisco to all people interested in the struggle to create a socially, politically and economically just society."
- Prof. Tim Marjoribanks, Assoc. Dean (Research and Technology) Faculty of Business and Law Swinburne University of Technology

"Written with clarity and first-hand insight, this book tackles some incredibly important challenges for people living with disability.
- Adam Vogel, Assoc. Prof., Centre for Neuroscience of Speech, The Univ. of Melbourne

About the Author:
Dr. Peter Gibilisco, BA B Bus, MA (Mon'h), PhD (Melb) is 56 years old, has Friedreich's Ataxia, a progressive condition that left him confined to a wheelchair, with slurred speech, to name a few inherent challenges. Despite this he has shown a command of different abilities, succeeding in a PhD at the University of Melbourne, where he researches as an (Honorary) Fellow.

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14. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Volume 2/2 Large Print Edition - Ulysses S. Grant

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Born in 1822, Grant was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point rather against his will and graduated in the middle of his class. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was appointed by the governor to command an unruly volunteer regiment, quickly rising to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers. In February 1862, he took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander asked for terms, Grant replied, “No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.” The Confederates surrendered, and President Lincoln promoted Grant to major general of volunteers. At Shiloh in April, Grant fought one of the bloodiest battles in the West and came out less well. Lincoln fended off demands for his removal by saying, “I can’t spare this man—he fights.” For his next major objective, Grant then maneuvered and fought skillfully to win Vicksburg, the key city on the Mississippi, cutting the Confederacy in two. ISBN for Volume 1 is 9781582188577

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15. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Volume 1/2 Large Print Edition - Ulysses S. Grant

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Born in 1822, Grant was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point rather against his will and graduated in the middle of his class. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was appointed by the governor to command an unruly volunteer regiment, quickly rising to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers. In February 1862, he took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander asked for terms, Grant replied, “No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.” The Confederates surrendered, and President Lincoln promoted Grant to major general of volunteers. At Shiloh in April, Grant fought one of the bloodiest battles in the West and came out less well. Lincoln fended off demands for his removal by saying, “I can’t spare this man—he fights.” For his next major objective, Grant then maneuvered and fought skillfully to win Vicksburg, the key city on the Mississippi, cutting the Confederacy in two. ISBN for Volume 2is 9781582188584

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16. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Volume 1/2 Large Print Edition - Ulysses S. Grant

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Born in 1822, Grant was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point rather against his will and graduated in the middle of his class. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was appointed by the governor to command an unruly volunteer regiment, quickly rising to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers. In February 1862, he took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander asked for terms, Grant replied, “No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.” The Confederates surrendered, and President Lincoln promoted Grant to major general of volunteers. At Shiloh in April, Grant fought one of the bloodiest battles in the West and came out less well. Lincoln fended off demands for his removal by saying, “I can’t spare this man—he fights.” For his next major objective, Grant then maneuvered and fought skillfully to win Vicksburg, the key city on the Mississippi, cutting the Confederacy in two. ISBN for Volume 2is 9781582188942

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17. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant Volume 2/2 Large Print Edition - Ulysses S. Grant

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Born in 1822, Grant was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point rather against his will and graduated in the middle of his class. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was appointed by the governor to command an unruly volunteer regiment, quickly rising to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers. In February 1862, he took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander asked for terms, Grant replied, “No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.” The Confederates surrendered, and President Lincoln promoted Grant to major general of volunteers. At Shiloh in April, Grant fought one of the bloodiest battles in the West and came out less well. Lincoln fended off demands for his removal by saying, “I can’t spare this man—he fights.” For his next major objective, Grant then maneuvered and fought skillfully to win Vicksburg, the key city on the Mississippi, cutting the Confederacy in two. ISBN for Volume 1 is 9781582188935

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