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Rezso Kasztner

by Ladislaus Lob

Two months after his eleventh birthday, on 9 July 1944, the gates of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp closed behind Ladislaus Löb. Five months later, with the Second World War still raging, he crossed the border...


Climb from the Cellar: How One Michigan Kid, Born in a Basement, Found His Way Up to the American Dream

by Wayne Lobdell

Wayne Lobdell views himself as a very lucky guy. He was born in a basement apartment, grew up in the humble environment of a little farm and survived a move to the hood when his father became ill. The inspiring...


Moscow Mule

by James Young

A marvellously funny and sharply observed account of a journey to Russia by one of Britain's most talented young writers. Moscow - a labyrinth where the humans try to keep one step ahead of the roaches. Everyone...


Who Ate All The Pies? The Life and Times of Mick Quinn

by Mick Quinn & Oliver Harvey

Mick Quinn, the boy from a Liverpool council estate dubbed 'Little Beirut', always loved his birds, booze and betting. They said Mick had a sixth sense for great accuracy in his playing days - he could find...


Paradise Lust

by Kit McCann

Everywhere you look, for heaven's sake, there are ladies. Never mind for heaven's sake, this is heaven. It is the Garden of Eden, where you are allowed to eat all the apples you want. The air itself is sexy....


The View from Alger's Window: A Son's Memoir

by Tony Hiss

The View from Alger's Window is Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts: his father. Tony Hiss was seven years old when Whittaker...


Headspace

by Amber Marks

Crime detection has gone to the dogs and squirrels are being busted for espionage. If you've never wondered about the new direction of 'intelligence-led policing' in our society, now is the time to start.

It...


The Only Girl in the Car

by Kathy Dobie

The Only Girl in the Car

Bookworm and dreamer, Kathy was a young girl with a tender heart, an adventurer’s spirit, and a child’s terrible confusion about her proper place in the world. As the oldest daughter...


Lady Trevelyan and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

by John Batchelor

An entertaining account of an extraordinary cultural and historical event: - the establishment by one highly intelligent woman of a salon of the arts in a beautiful country house in Northumberland. Wallington...


Risotto With Nettles

by Anna Del Conte

Born in Milan, Anna del Conte grew up in Italy in a gentler time. When war came to Italy everything changed: her family had to abandon their apartment and the city for the countryside, where the peasants still...


It Doesn't Take a Hero: The Autobiography of General Norman Schwarzkopf

by Norman Schwarzkopf

He set his star by a simple motto: duty, honor,  country. Only rarely does history grant a single  individual the ability, personal charisma, moral  force, and intelligence to command the respect,  admiration,...


Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths

by George Best

'We were the first generation to have to deal with the modern stardom of football. Some handled it better than others' George Best

Written in the months before he died, Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths is George's...


Bonnie Prince Charlie

by Frank McLynn

In this highly acclaimed study Frank McLynn brings vividly before us the man Charles Edward Stuart who became known to legend as Bonnie Prince Charlie and whose unsuccessful challenge to the Hanoverian throne...


A Lucid Dreamer

by Dr Neil Roberts & Peter Redgrove

The work of the poet Peter Redgrove is one of the great unexplored treasures of late twentieth century literature. His prolific output presents an intriguing variety of personae: magician, scientist, lover,...


A Nurse and Mother

by Evelyn Prentis

'Matron smiled. It was the smile that one woman gives to another and not the chilly facial movement from Matrons of old. "Do you think you would be able to work 9 to 3.30?" For a moment I couldn't think at all....


The Locked Ward

by Dennis O'Donnell

Dennis O’Donnell started work as an orderly in the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit of a large hospital in Scotland in 2000. In his daily life he encountered fear, violence and despair but also a considerable...


Fritz Reiner, Maestro and Martinet

by Kenneth Morgan

This award-winning book, now available in paperback, is the first solid appraisal of the legendary career of the eminent Hungarian-born conductor Fritz Reiner (1888-1963). Personally enigmatic and often described...


The Nightinghouls of Paris

by Sanford J. Smoller

The Nightinghouls of Paris is a thinly fictionalized memoir of the darker side of expatriate life in Paris. Beginning in 1928, the story follows the changes undergone by Canadian youths John Glassco and his...


The Happy Depressive: In Pursuit of Personal and Political Happiness

by Alastair Campbell

Are you happy? Does it matter?

Increasingly, governments seem to think so. As the UK government conducts its first happiness survey, Alastair Campbell looks at happiness as a political as well as a personal issue;...


From Zero to Mastectomy: What I Learned and You Need to Know about Stage 0 Breast Cancer

by Jackie Fox

FROM ZERO TO MASTECTOMY: WHAT I LEARNED AND YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAGE 0 BREAST CANCER, chronicles Jackie Fox's journey through the unique challenges of stage 0 DCIS breast cancer. Although not life-threatening,...