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1. Letters of Anton Chekhov - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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2. Lewis Hamilton The Biography (16pt Large Print Edition) - Frank Worrall

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Lewis Hamilton is the record - breaking young British hero of Formula 1. His phenomenal debut season was nothing short of a revelation, coming through against all the odds to dominate and revolutionise the world of motor racing. It was an outcome no one could have predicted: thrown in at the deep end 'on a mighty whim' by McLaren team owner Ron Dennis, not only did Lewis have to combat his own nerves and fears, he had to overcome a dissenter within his own camp. With behind - the - scenes insight into the intense rivalry between Hamilton and his teammate Fernando Alonso which threatened to derail the young Briton's dream, and the low - down on the 'spy - gate' scandal, this biography describes how Lewis handled the intensity of the media scrum around his relationship with Nicole Scherzinger and kept his dignity to emerge triumphant as he racked up sensational wins around the world. Now he has even joined iconic speedsters Damon Hill and Bradly Wiggins as a BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner. From his momentous clinching of the 2014 World Championship in Abu Dhabi to the bitter rivalry with former friend Nico Rosberg - which culminated in the German engineering a deliberate high - speed crash - bestselling sports author Frank Worrall traces the slipstream of Hamilton's incredible career as the fastest driver on the planet. This is the ultimate story of the driver whom Sir Jackie Stewart says 'has re - written the rookie rule book'. But he is a rookie no more. Lewis Hamilton has accelerated into pole position to be called Britain's greatest ever race driver.

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3. 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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4. Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything - Barbara Ehrenreich

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From the bestselling author of "Nickel and Dimed" comes a brave, frank, and exquisitely written memoir that will change the way you see the world.

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5. Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir - Christopher Buckley

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6. Lucie Aubrac: The French Resistance Heroine Who Defied the Gestapo - Sian Rees

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In May 1943, a young pregnant Frenchwoman called Lucie Aubrac engineered the escape of her husband Raymond from the clutches of Klaus Barbie, the feared Gestapo chief. She later ambushed the prison vans in which members of the Resistance were being driven to an almost certain death. Spirited out of France by the RAF at the end of 1943, nine months pregnant, she arrived in London a heroine. Who was Lucie Aubrac? What did she really do in 1943? And was she really the spirit of la vraie France, or a woman who could not resist casting herself as a heroine, whatever the cost to the truth?

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7. Legacy of My Life A Journal for the Jewish Memoir Writer - Chaim Mazo

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LEGACY OF MY LIFE: A Journal For The Jewish Memoir Writer is a workbook for a person to create a memoir of their life. Pages are headed by topics for the writer fill in the pages. Upon completion, a family keepsake will have been created. Special Jewish topic pages are included.

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8. Love Among the Ruins: A Memoir of Life and Love in Hamburg, 1945 - Harry Leslie Smith

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At 22, the war is over for RAF serviceman Harry Leslie Smith - the now 92-year-old activist and author of the acclaimed Harry's Last Stand - but the battle for love and hope rages on. Stationed in occupied Hamburg, a city physically and emotionally ripped apart by Allied bombing, and determined to escape the grinding poverty of his Yorkshire youth, Harry unexpectedly finds a reason to stay: a young German woman by the name of Friede. As their love develops, they must face both German suspicion and British disapproval of relations with 'the enemy.' Harry's ardent, straight-from-the-heart memoir brings to life a city reduced to rubble.

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