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In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241334140 Author: Michelle Obama Publisher: Penguin Format: Hardback Pages: 426 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen HawkingBrief Answers to the Big Questions: the final…
The final book from Professor Stephen HawkingProfessor Stephen Hawking was a brilliant theoretical physicist, an influential author and thinker, and a great popular communicator. Throughout his career he was asked questions by business leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, academics and the general public on a broad range of subjects, from the origins of the universe to the future of the planet.Brief Answers to the Big Questions brings together his thinking on the most timeless and the most-timely questions in science:Where did we come from?What is inside a black hole?Is there other intelligent life in the universe?How will we survive on earth?How can we colonise space?Will we ever be able to go beyond the Solar System?For both the scientific and the intellectually curious, this book celebrates the mind, humour, and achievements of one of the most inspiring figures in recent history.The book will include an afterword from Lucy Hawking and a percentage of all royalties will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation.Publisher: Hodder & StoughtonISBN: 9781473695986
from Hawking, Stephen, ISBN: 9781473695986
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Listening to the Animals: Becoming The SupervetListening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Growing up on the family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, Noel's childhood was spent tending to the cattle and sheep, the hay and silage, the tractors and land, his beloved sheepdog Pirate providing solace from the bullies that plagued him at school. It was this bond with Pirate, and a fateful night spent desperately trying to save a newborn lamb, that inspired Noel to enter the world of veterinary science - and set him on the path to becoming The Supervet. Now, in this long-awaited memoir, Noel recounts this often-surprising journey that sees him leaving behind a farm animal practice in rural Ireland to set up Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey, one of the most advanced small animal specialist centres in the world. We meet the animals that paved the way, from calving cows and corralling bullocks to talkative parrots and bionic cats and dogs. Product Information: ISBN: 9781409183747 Author: Noel Fitzpatrick Publisher: Trapeze Format: Hardback Pages: 375 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3.5cm
from Fitzpatrick, Professor Noel, ISBN: 9781409183747
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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior DoctorThis is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a…
from Kay, Adam, ISBN: 9781509858637
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The Tour According to G: My Journey to the Yellow JerseyThe Tour According to G: My Journey to the…
The inspirational inside story of the 2018 Tour de France from Geraint Thomas, the first Welshman and third Brit ever to win the Tour
from Thomas, Geraint, ISBN: 9781787479036
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The Astronaut Selection Test Book: Do You Have What it Takes for Space?The Astronaut Selection Test Book: Do You Have…
from Peake, Tim, ISBN: 9781780899183
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Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2019 (Annuals 2019)Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2019…
from Maloney, Alison, ISBN: 9781785942969
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First Man In: Leading from the FrontFirst Man In: Leading from the Front
No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life's challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he's learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.To survive the gruelling selection process to become a member of the elite you need toughness, aggression, meticulous attention to detail and unrelenting self-discipline, all traits that make for the best leaders.Product Information:• ISBN: 9780008245719• Author: Ant Middleton• Publisher: Harper Collins• Format: Hardback• Pages: 320• Dimensions: 21 x 15 x 2.5cm
from Middleton, Ant, ISBN: 9780008245719
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How to Be a FootballerHow to Be a Footballer
You become a footballer because you love football. And then you are a footballer, and you're suddenly in the strangest, most baffling world of all. A world where one team-mate comes to training in a bright red suit with matching top-hat, cane and glasses, without any actual glass in them, and another has so many sports cars they forget they have left a Porsche at the train station. Even when their surname is incorporated in the registration plate. So walk with me into the dressing-room, to find out which players refuse to touch a football before a game, to discover why a load of millionaires never have any shower-gel, and to hear what Cristiano Ronaldo says when he looks at himself in the mirror. Product Information: ISBN: 9781785039768 Author: Peter Crouch Publisher: Ebury Press Format: Hardback Pages: 293 Dimensions: 24 x 16.5 x 3cm
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Explore Porto with the smartest and most insightful guidebook on the market. Written with Rough Guides' trademark mix of honesty, wit and practical advice, this fully updated, stunningly illustrated pocket guide brings you comprehensive coverage of all the city's unmissable experiences. Our expert authors have visited every corner of this fascinating city, and whether you're tasting port at the famous port lodges, cruising on the Douro river or eating a pastel de nata in the UNESCO World Heritage historic centre, this brand new Pocket Rough Guide to Porto will show you the best places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and party along the way, with options to suit every budget., The guide is packed with colour-coded maps and easy-to-follow transport advice to help navigate your way across the city and beyond, to the best day-trip destinations. Make the most of your trip with The Pocket Rough Guide to Porto.
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We're The F2 and this is our World of Football. Inside we give away the biggest secrets of the greatest footballers on the planet. Want tricks like Neymar? Or to hit free-kicks like Ronaldo? Or to dribble like Messi? We show you how. We've been travelling the world, meeting the biggest stars, like Gareth Bale, Ronaldinho, Mesut Özil, Pelé and Stevie G, and now we give you the lowdown on what they're really like, and how they got their edge. We'll also let you in on our journey from aspiring pros to YouTube superstars with over 10 million followers. Want to know how to become a social media star? That's inside too. There's a free app to download that will make these pages come to life with exclusive videos, tricks and games. So, what are you waiting for? Open, read, learn, download and get out on the pitch and practice. Perfect for budding football stars! This paperback book has 208 pages and measures: 25 x 19.5 x 1.5cm approx.
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Growing up on the family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, Noel's childhood was spent tending to the cattle and sheep, the hay and silage, the tractors and land, his beloved sheepdog Pirate providing solace from the bullies that plagued him at school. It was this bond with Pirate, and a fateful night spent desperately trying to save a newborn lamb, that inspired Noel to enter the world of veterinary science - and set him on the path to becoming The Supervet. Now, in this long-awaited memoir, Noel recounts this often-surprising journey that sees him leaving behind a farm animal practice in rural Ireland to set up Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey, one of the most advanced small animal specialist centres in the world. We meet the animals that paved the way, from calving cows and corralling bullocks to talkative parrots and bionic cats and dogs. Product Information: ISBN: 9781409183747 Author: Noel Fitzpatrick Publisher: Trapeze Format: Hardback Pages: 375 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3.5cm
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A Better Me: The Official AutobiographyA Better Me: The Official Autobiography
Gary Barlow is one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, but fifteen years ago, as he himself admits, he hit rock bottom - he was out of shape, out of work and depressed. Faced with an underperforming solo career, tireless media taunts and the other cruel twists of fate, Gary turned to food. For nine years, he struggled with his weight and went on every diet imaginable before eventually asking a doctor what the 'cure' for obesity was. That was when he realised that he would have to change his life dramatically. So how did he go from an obese, out-of-work pop star to becoming a hugely successful superstar of music and TV, as well an accomplished musical songwriter and producer who is full of vitality, fitter, happier and more successful than ever before? Product Information: ISBN: 9781911600978 Author: Gary Barlow Publisher: Blink Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 324 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3cm
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Bohemian Rhapsody: The Definitive Biography of Freddie MercuryBohemian Rhapsody: The Definitive Biography of…
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Gary Barlow is one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, but fifteen years ago, as he himself admits, he hit rock bottom - he was out of shape, out of work and depressed. Faced with an underperforming solo career, tireless media taunts and the other cruel twists of fate, Gary turned to food. For nine years, he struggled with his weight and went on every diet imaginable before eventually asking a doctor what the 'cure' for obesity was. That was when he realised that he would have to change his life dramatically. So how did he go from an obese, out-of-work pop star to becoming a hugely successful superstar of music and TV, as well an accomplished musical songwriter and producer who is full of vitality, fitter, happier and more successful than ever before? Product Information: ISBN: 9781911600978 Author: Gary Barlow Publisher: Blink Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 324 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3cm
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No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life's challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he's learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.To survive the gruelling selection process to become a member of the elite you need toughness, aggression, meticulous attention to detail and unrelenting self-discipline, all traits that make for the best leaders.Product Information:• ISBN: 9780008245719• Author: Ant Middleton• Publisher: Harper Collins• Format: Hardback• Pages: 320• Dimensions: 21 x 15 x 2.5cm
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Reasons to Stay AliveReasons to Stay Alive
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR NON-FICTIONWHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again.A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir., It is a book about making the most of your time on earth."I wrote this book because the oldest cliches remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view., The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . ., Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."
from Haig, Matt, ISBN: 9781782116820
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from Ranganathan, Romesh, ISBN: 9780593078259
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A Million Little Pieces: A shocking exploration of addictionA Million Little Pieces: A shocking exploration…
Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may sometimes be different to the one shown.Amazon Review:When he entered a residential treatment centre at the age of twenty-three, James Frey had destroyed his body and his mind almost beyond repair. He faced a stark choice: accept that he wasn’t going to see twenty-four or step into the fallout of his smoking wreck of a life and take drastic action. Surrounded by patients as troubled as he, Frey had to fight to find his own way to confront the consequences of the life he had lived so far, and to determine what future, if any, he has. A Million Little Pieces is an uncommon account of a life destroyed and a life reconstructed.
from Frey, James, ISBN: 9780719561023
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Where Memories Go: Why dementia changes everything - as heard on BBC R4 Book of the WeekWhere Memories Go: Why dementia changes…
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Girl, InterruptedGirl, Interrupted
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Women

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In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241334140 Author: Michelle Obama Publisher: Penguin Format: Hardback Pages: 426 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm
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from Favilli, Elena, ISBN: 9780120420476
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