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      A Drake at the Door.

      Originally written in the early 60s, the third title in the Minack Chronicles, tells the story of how Derek and his wife Jeannie left London to establish a flower farm on the coast of Cornwall. This is a gentle look at some of the animals who shared the...

      Was: $19.99
      Now: $9.95
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      A Hundred and One Days.

      The author of the bestselling Bookseller of Kabul spent 101 days as a reporter in Baghdad. It was a heartrending time and she has recorded what she experienced. As she searched for stories less obvious than the American military invasion she tells...

      Was: $19.95
      Now: $7.95
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      A Monk Swimming.

      The author is the younger brother of Frank, who wrote Angela's Ashes. This is the story of his (Malachy's) hell-raising days in New York when he was seeking fame and fortune. Light-hearted, very funny it is 'the story of a life lived uproariously'. ...

      Was: $19.95
      Now: $5.00
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      A Promise to Nadia.

      Zana's first book Sold tells of her life as a slave which she escaped. This continues the story. Zana had made a promise to her sister Nadia that she would help her and her children obtain their freedom. Lots of things went very wrong but Zana refused to...

      Was: $19.95
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      A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of Francois Mitterrand.

      In 1981 he became France's first socialist president. He led his country for 14 years. ÔPassionate and withdrawn, by turns reckless and prudent, Mitterand mirrored France in all its imperfections and glories.' He pushed Europe towards political union, a...

      Was: $69.95
      Now: $19.95
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      An Englishman Amoureux: Love in Deepest France.

      Publisher Description Love in deepest France ...After the romantic encounter in the Loire Valley bathroom at the end of AN ENGLISHMAN A LA CAMPAGNE Sadler dumps the University of Swindon and returns to France intent on winning the heart of Lou Charpin,...

      Was: $30.00
      Now: $9.95
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      Bits of Me are Falling Apart: Dark Thoughts from the Middle Years.

      Publisher Description One morning in August 2007, William Leith wakes up and realises that something is wrong. He is not in a bed, but on an old mattress on the floor. He is not in a house. He is in his office. He is alone. He no longer lives with his...

      Was: $32.95
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      Bringing in the Sheaves: Wheat and Chaff from My Years as a Priest.

      A look inside the life and thoughts of a gay Anglo-Catholic priest come radio presenter where he offers a pot-pourri of gossipy stories and anecdotes, mixed together with quite deep reflection and information about parish life loosely woven around the...

      Was: $55.00
      Now: $14.95
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      Charlotte au Chocolat: Memories of a Restaurant Childhood.

      She grew up at her mother's restaurant 'Upstairs at the Pudding' located above the Hasty Pudding Club in Harvard Square. Her dinners were fois gras and a Dover Sole, always served with a Shirley Temple. But the restaurant was always on the brink of...

      Was: $24.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Committed: The Adventures of PETA's Rebel Campaigner.

      An offbeat memoir by the irreverent force behind People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which is one of the most effective and enduring pressure groups in the world. 'Aided by humour, luck and friends like Pamela Anderson and Morrissey, he...

      Was: $21.95
      Now: $5.00
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      Country Girl.

      Her memoir is beautifully written, 'of unfathomable depth and honesty'. She was born in Ireland in 1930. Her first novel, The Country Girls was banned there in 1960. Her life varied between high drama and contemplation, and along the way she met literary...

      Was: $45.00
      Now: $19.95
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      Crackers at Christmas: The Festive Trials of a Yorkshire Housewife.

      She kept diaries from age 14 to 82 and many have been published. She says that the best present anyone can be given is a diary! These extracts are from Christmases 1949-96. They shows that this is a time not just for good will, mistletoe and bulging...

      Was: $36.95
      Now: $12.95
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      Dad or Alive: Confessions of an Unexpected Stay-at-Home Dad.

      The hilarious and brutally honest story of his journey to fatherhood including assembling the cot, learning how to 'accessorise' his daughter, flying with a baby for the first time, booze-free baby showers, locking himself out of a childproof toilet and...

      Was: $22.95
      Now: $3.95
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      Daughter of the Ganges: A Memoir.

      Publisher Description "A moving and emotional story about one girl's adoption"While growing up in an Indian orphanage, Asha Miro dreamed of someday being adopted. Her wish finally came true, but only at the misfortune of another. When Asha was six, a...

      Was: $48.95
      Now: $12.95
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      Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer.

      Antonia and her husband decide to leave their lives in the US and sail a boat to the antipodes. A few years and two small kids later they find themselves signing up for a year of house-sitting animals on a small holding in rural New Zealand. Gradually...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $5.00
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      Early Bird.

      Publisher Description Everyone says they would like to retire early, but Rodney Rothman actually did it-forty years early. Burnt out, he decides at the age of twenty-eight to get an early start on his golden years. He travels to Boca Raton, Florida,...

      Was: $26.00
      Now: $7.95
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      Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love.

      Far ahead of his time, the gay socialist writer was an advocate of free love, recycling, women's suffrage, prison reform and many other causes. This biography examines the man and his life in the context of the social, aesthetic and intellectual...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $12.95