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1. Among the Hoods: My Years With a Teenage Gang - Harriet Sergeant

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The extraordinary true story of one woman's friendship with a South London gang.

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2. Restaurant Babylon - Imogen Edwards-Jones

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The saucy secrets of the world’s finest kitchens.

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3. The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue - Piu Marie Eatwell

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1897: An elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, made a strange request of the London Ecclesiastical Court: it was for the exhumation of the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce. Behind her application lay a sensational claim: that Druce had been none other than the eccentric and massively wealthy 5th Duke of Portland, and that the - now dead - Duke had faked the death of his alter ego. When opened, Anna Maria contended, Druce's coffin would be found to be empty. The legal case that followed would last for ten years. Its eventual outcome revealed a dark underbelly of lies lurking beneath the genteel facade of late Victorian England.

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4. 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi - Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team

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The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi.

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5. A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction - Patrick J. Kennedy, Stephen Fried

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On May 5, 2006, the "New York Times" ran two stories, Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier and then, several hours later, Patrick Kennedy Says He'll Seek Help for Addiction. This is his story.

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6. A Game as Old as Empire The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption (Large Print 16pt) - Steven Hiatt

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John Perkins links his experiences to new revelations that expose the drive for empire that lies behind the rhetoric of globalization....Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign ''aid'' organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.

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7. A Million Bullets - James Fergusson

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British Army Book of the Year 2009.

The story of the war in Afghanistan - told by the people who were there...

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8. A Place in My Country - Ian Walthew

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9. A Sangre Fria - Truman Capote

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10. Abandoned The Sad Death of Dianne Brimble: The Sad Death of Dianne Brimble (Large Print 16pt) - Geesche Jacobsen

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On 24 September, 2002, Queensland mother Dianne Brimble was found dead on the floor of a cabin on the cruise ship Pacific Sky, less than 24 hours into what was to be the holiday of a lifetime. The cabin belonged to four men from Adelaide who were part of a group of eight colourful characters, whom the media would later describe as the most hated men in Australia. Within hours of Dianne Brimble's death it emerged that she had been showered and dressed before medical help was called. Soon there were rumours of drug use and group sex, which grew into allegations of rape and murder. P+O personnel failed to secure the cabin, allowing the men back in to collect their belongings thus making the truth even more difficult to determine. A police investigation, a high-profile inquest, a grieving family and a criminal trial probed what went on in those few crucial early morning hours ending in her death. This extraordinary case, which captivated Australia, highlights the lines between criminal and moral responsibility and how easily things can get out of hand when care is abandoned.

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11. Ayesha's Gift - Martin Sixsmith

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Ayesha's life is thrown into desperate turmoil by the violent death of her father. The Pakistani authorities talk of suicide, but why would Ayesha's happy, gentle father, kill himself? Ayesha's quest to find the truth takes her away from her safe London existence to Pakistan to confront his killers. She is warned that her life is in danger; powerful men have reasons to want her silenced. But there are things she needs to know that compel her to search for the truth. The denouement of the journey is extraordinarily moving, with unforeseen repercussions for all involved.

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12. Belle: The True Story of Dido Belle - Paula Byrne

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Dido Belle was the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy captain and a slave woman, adopted by the Earl of Mansfield. As Lord Chief Justice of England he would preside over the notorious Zong case – the drowning of 142 slaves by an unscrupulous shipping company. His ruling provided the legal underpinning to the abolition of slavery in Britain.

The inspiration behind the powerful film starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson.

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13. Bringing Adam Home - Les Standiford

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14. Brotherhoods (Large Print 16pt) - Art Veno

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Now in paperback, this is the definitive account of Australia's outlaw motorcycle clubs, written by the country's foremost expert on bikie culture.

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15. Chris & Nancy The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide & Pro Wrestling's Cocktail of Death (Large Print 16pt) - Irvin Muchnick

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The Benoit murder - suicide in 2007 was one of the most shocking stories of the year, and a seminal event in the history of wrestling. It laid bare the devastating prevalence of steroids and its effects on users.
In order to tackle the whole story, dig up the facts, and connect the dots, Irvin Muchnick gives the most sensational scandal in pro wrestling history the full true - crime treatment in Chris & Nancy.
Muchnick - the author of Wrestling Babylon and a co - author of Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror That Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport - has parsed public records and interviewed dozens of witnesses, inside and outside wrestling, to put together the first thorough and authoritative events of the gruesome June 2007 weekend in Fayette County, Georgia, during which World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Chris Benoit murdered his wife Nancy and their seven - year - old son Daniel, before proceeding to kill himself.
But this book goes beyond the crime itself to answer some of the most important questions behind it. The biography of Benoit, a wrestler's wrestler, makes it clear that his tragedy was a microcosm of the culture of drugs and death behind the scenes of one of North America's most popular brand of sports entertainment. The author probes the story of the massive supplies of steroids and human growth hormone found in his home - all prescribed by a ''doctor to the stars'' who got indicted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and all dismissed by a WWE ''wellness policy'' that promoted everything except its talent's wellness. The Benoit case led to unprecedented scrutiny of wrestling's overall health and safety standards, by Congressional investigators and others, and this book is the primary source of what they found and what they should continue to look for.

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16. Death's Shadow True Tales of Homicide (Large Print 16pt) - Jon Wells

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Bare light bulbs shone against walls painted with graffiti and dried blood, the rooms reeking of a sweet pungent odour like burnt plastic...? So writes award - winning Hamilton Spectator journalist and author Jon Wells in one of four harrowing murder stories in Death's Shadow. Wells take readers up close into multiple homicide investigations, the agony of victims and their loved ones, and the chilling dance of death between cold - blooded killers and the hard - boiled investigators hunting them. His research draws upon jailhouse interviews with three of the killers as well as with homicide and forensic detectives, and the stories are augmented by crime - scene photographs and portrait photography of all the players. Wells writes of victims and survivors, angels and demons, travelling winding roads to imperfect justice in intimate glimpses of horrific crimes.

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17. Dog Medicine - Julie Barton

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In this moving debut autobiography, a chronically depressed short story writer tells how her relationship with her dog saved her life.

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18. Dune Is a Four-Letter Word (Large Print 16pt) - Griselda Sprigg, Rod MacLean

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Dune is a four - letter word', said Griselda Sprigg on the first day of her family's attempt to make the first motorised crossing of the forbidding Simpson Desert. 'And so is bloody spinifex.'
Dune is a Four - letter Word tells the story of Griselda and Reg Sprigg's pioneering desert adventures - not only in the Simpson Desert but all over the vast Australian outback. Griselda's story is also the story of Arkaroola Sanctuary, how she, with her husband, Reg, turned a drought - stricken sheep station into the magnificent flora and fauna reserve and tourist mecca it is today.
The late Rod Maclean was an author, journalist and television reporter and the late Griselda Sprigg was the first white woman to cross the Simpson Desert.
'I came to realise that Griselda Sprigg is a great Australian. Now, in the pages of this book, readers the wide world over can make the same discovery.' - Dick Smith

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19. Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir - Various with introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert

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In the ten years since its electrifying debut, Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat Pray Love" has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering millions of readers to set out on paths they never thought possible, in search of their own best selves. Here, in this candid and captivating collection, nearly fifty of those readers--people as diverse in their experiences as they are in age and background--share their stories. The journeys they recount are transformative--sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, but always deeply inspiring.

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20. Evidence for Murder How Physics Convicted a Killer (Large Print 16pt) - Rod Cross

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When Australian model Caroline Byrne's crumpled body was discovered at the base of a cliff known as the Gap - a famous Sydney landmark and popular suicide spot - it was easy for both the public and police to assume her death was suicide. With no official crime scene established, no measurements or photographs taken into evidence, and no police logbooks recording the recovery of her body, Byrne's then-boyfriend Gordon Wood very nearly got away with murder - until forensic science conclusively proved that Caroline could not possibly have jumped. This gripping narrative provides a detailed account of the investigation from the forensic scientist who produced the crucial evidence that led to Wood's conviction.

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