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1. 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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2. Sheltered in His Arms - Correna F. Wilson Pickens, Farah Bazzrea

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Sheltered in His Arms is the authorized biography of Ms. Wilma Norris Knight, mother of Carlos (Chuck), Wieland, and Aaron Norris. Sheltered in His Arms begins with the personal struggles of Porter and Agnes Scarberry, maternal grandparents of Chuck, Aaron, and the late Wieland Norris, as they endeavor to raise their seven children during the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. For the first time, the daughter of migrant cotton pickers, Ms. Knight, personally shares childhood memories, reveals intimate details of her romance and roller coaster chaotic marriage with Ray Norris, and revels in the blissful years of her second marriage to George Knight with lifelong friend and author, Ms. Correna Wilson Pickens. We guarantee this inspirational Christian story of an authentic Oklahoma pioneer family living the American dream will make you laugh and move you to cry. Once and for all, you will feel as if you personally know the Norris family. They could be your neighbors. They are real. Ms. Wilma Scarberry Norris Knight holds nothing back. You will finally know the untold Chuck Norris story and what makes him tick.

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3. Shots (16pt Large Print Edition) - Don Walker

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This extraordinary memoir begins with Don Walker's early life in rural Australia and goes up to the late '80s. In mesmerising prose, Walker evokes childhood and youth, wild times in the '70s, life on the road and in Kings Cross, music-making and much more. Shots is a stunningly original book, a set of word pictures - ''shots'' - that conjure up the lowlife and backroads of Australia. Don Walker is one of Australia's leading songwriters - first with Cold Chisel and now as a solo performer and with Tex, Don Charlie. This is his first book.

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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. Good Days, Bad Days - M Winship

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From growing up in the 1950s, to nights down the Bigg Market in Newcastle in the 60s, Brenda recalls her happy years as a publican and dog lover and then her later life coping with the onset of MS and its many challenges.

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8. The Meaning of Luck Stories of Learning, Leadership and Love (16pt Large Print Edition) - Steve Waugh

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In The Meaning of Luck, former Australian cricket captain and 2004 Australian of the Year Steve Waugh explores the concept of luck, based on his experiences in the worlds of sport, business and charity. Steve begins by recalling the potentially devastating event that rocked his life in 2006, when his wife Lynette suffered a life - threatening brain bleed. Today, Lynette describes her illness as a 'stroke of luck', which she can do only because she fought so hard to regain her health and strength. She is lucky, but only because she chose to be. Lynette is the first of a number of characters in the book who have triumphed over adversity. Also featured are cricketers, coaches, business and community leaders, and some of the brave children Steve has come into contact with through his philanthropy in India and Australia. There are tales from Ashes Tests, World Cups and the Olympic Games. The stories in The Meaning of Luck carry messages about leadership, maximising potential and having fun. Together, they provide a guide for people seeking to progress not just in sport, but in whatever direction they choose for their lives

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9. Walking The Straight and Narrow Lessons in faith from the high wire (16pt Large Print Edition) - Tino WallendaBeverly Browning

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Tino shares 30 lessons in faith learned from his years of walking the high wire.Tino also shares the story of his life.

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10. In a Door, into a Fight, Out a Door, into a Chase: Moviemaking R - William Witney

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11. 80 Years of Pets Galore - A Pet Lover's Memoir - June Wiehe

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