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1. The Perfect Stranger (Large Print Edition) - P. J. Kavanagh

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The early years of poet P.J. Kavanagh’s life – which took him from a Butlin’s Holiday Camp to Switzerland and Paris, to a battlefield in Korea, to Oxford and Barcelona, and finally to Java – made little sense to him, until ‘something extraordinary happened’: his meeting with Sally, ‘the perfect stranger’.

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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. The Perfect Stranger - P. J. Kavanagh

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The early years of poet P.J. Kavanagh’s life – which took him from a Butlin’s Holiday Camp to Switzerland and Paris, to a battlefield in Korea, to Oxford and Barcelona, and finally to Java – made little sense to him, until ‘something extraordinary happened’: his meeting with Sally, ‘the perfect stranger’.

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4. 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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5. Duel in the Dark: A Fighter Pilot's Story of the Blitz - Peter Townsend

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6. Head Over Heels in the Dales - Gervase Phinn

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Could you tell me how to spell "sex" please?'

Gervase Phinn thinks he's heard just about everything in his two years as a school inspector, but a surprising enquiry from an angelic six-year-old reminds him never to take children for granted.

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7. In Your Prime: Older, Wiser, Happier - India Knight

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Part guide, part memoir, part manual, India Knight seeks to provide proper, weighty answers to the questions women are asking themselves now. Covering a wide range of subjects from clothes and cosmetics, being a parent to older children, having older parents and what that entails and of course, the menopause, In Your Prime is the definitive, much-needed guide to approaching middle age with confidence and panache.

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8. Tales from Our Cornish Island - Evelyn E Atkins

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9. We Bought An Island - Evelyn E Atkins

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Evelyn Atkins and her sister Babs were two middle-aged sisters who lived in suburban Surrey and led the humdrum life of so many commuters. Like others, Evelyn dreamed of owning an island. And Evelyn was a very determined daydreamer...Then Evelyn broke her leg and it meant an early retirement from her demanding job. The two sisters scraped together the money for a dilapidated cottage in Cornwall. From the cliffs they could see tiny Looe Island glimmering tantalisingly in the sunshine. Then came the momentous day when the island came up for sale. Needless to say, Evelyn and Babs were soon the proud - though somewhat bemused - owners. Life on an island certainly seemed to raise a lot of problems. But, while the locals looked on with scepticism, the two sisters, nothing daunted, rallied to meet the biggest adventure of their lives.

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10. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo (16pt Large Print Edition) - Luke Ryan

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A year - long regimen of chemotherapy and radiotherapy wasn't quite what Luke Ryan had in mind when he turned 22. Especially having been through the same rigmarole when he was 11. Luke's is a life marked by cancer, not defined by it. These are tales of growing up, getting sick, getting better, getting sick again, dating while bald, keeping your semen in the freezer and living life to the full.

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11. A Journey into Matisse's South of France (16pt Large Print Edition) - Laura McPhee

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This beautiful and fascinating volume follows Henri Matisse on his journeys into the South of France, where he discovered the light and color that saturate his work. Part biography, part travel guide, it explores the painter's private life, artistic evolution, and relationships with the places that inspired him. The book begins in Paris and then moves to the fashionable St. Tropez, the fishing village of Collioure, chic Nice, the medieval refuge of Vence, and luxurious Cimiez. In each location, the author visits the villas and studios where Matisse lived and worked, and explains how his art responded to the palette and ambiance of the local landscape.

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12. A Life in Letters Ann Landers' Letters to Her Only Child - Margo Howard

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The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Born on the Bayou," and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years.

FORTUNATE SON takes readers from Fogerty's Northern California roots, through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.

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13. 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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14. A Personal Record (Large Print) - Joseph Conrad

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind

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15. A Simple Memoir of My Early Years - Gertrud Jackle

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To the best of my recollection, this is the story of my early years. Like me, it is simple and direct. It was inspired by my daughter Erika, who worked hard to gather the details, and later prepared for publication by my son, Rodney. Many of the essential stories were contributed by my brother Julian, whose memories and experiences were broader than my own. Without them, this memoir could not have been written.

I never intended this project to be a history lesson—just a collection of memories, feelings, challenges, circumstances, and inspirations that led me to Canada, where the family life we all share together began.

Remember This:

I want to pass a message along to my children, grandchildren, and hopefully great-grandchildren:

• Value others on their potential, not their history.

• Never give up. Always hold on to hope. Things will always get better if you do. Always.

• Despite the challenges of my life, I believe I was, and still am, very lucky. I have always felt this—that a guardian angel was watching over me every moment.

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16. 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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17. 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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18. After Sixty, Going Home - Gertrude Story

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As ever, with Story's work, the reader of this sparkling collection is at once guided and confronted by narrators who make surprising, often humorous discoveries about themselves.

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19. Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda - Morten Storm

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Filled with hair-raising close calls, coded messages and chilling duplicity, Agent Storm is a captivating real-life thriller.

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20. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate - Al Franken

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From Senator Al Franken comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

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