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            Worse Things Happen At Sea
             

            Worse Things Happen At Sea (Paperback)

            By McCrystal, John

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Bear witness to some of the worst nautical disasters from New Zealand and around the world in these fascinating, and endlessly engrossing accounts inspired by John McCrystal's radio series Shipwreck Tales. From heart-wrenching tales of survival against all odds to gob-smacking ac...ts of foolish hubris.
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            ISBN 9781988538761
            Published NZ 11 Oct 2021
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Kika & Me: How One Extraordinary Guide Dog Changed My World
             

            Kika & Me: How One Extraordinary Guide Dog Changed My World (Paperback)

            By Patel, Amit

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            The moving true story of Dr Amit Patel, who lost his sight in just thirty-six hours, and Kika, the guide dog who changed his world.

            ISBN 9781529021233
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story
             

            Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story (Paperback, Main)

            By DePrince, Michaela; DePrince, Elaine

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            Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, the author witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, she is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. This book tells her story....
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            ISBN 9780571314478
            Released NZ 29 Jul 2015
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Nazis Knew My Name: A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz

            The Nazis Knew My Name: A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hellinger, Magda; Lee, Maya; With Brewster, David

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            The extraordinarily moving memoir by Australian Slovakian Holocaust survivor Magda Hellinger, who saved an untold number of lives at Auschwitz through everyday acts of courage, kindness and ingenuity. In March 1942, twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and ne...arly a thousand other young Slovakian women were deported to Poland on the second transportation of Jewish people sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The women were told they'd be working at a shoe factory. At Auschwitz the SS soon discovered that by putting Jewish prisoners in charge of the day-to-day running of the accommodation blocks, camp administration and workforces, they could both reduce the number of guards required and deflect the distrust of the prisoner population away from themselves. Magda was one such prisoner selected for leadership and over three years served in many prisoner leader roles, from room leader, to block leader - at one time in charge of the notorious Experimental Block 10 where reproductive experiments were performed on hundreds of women - and eventually camp leader, responsible for 30,000 women. She found herself constantly walking a dangerously fine line: using every possible opportunity to save lives while avoiding suspicion by the SS, and risking torture or execution. Through her bold intelligence, sheer audacity, inner strength and shrewd survival instincts, she was able to rise above the horror and cruelty of the camps and build pivotal relationships with the women under her watch, and even some of Auschwitz's most notorious Nazi senior officers including the Commandant, Josef Kramer. Based on Magda's personal account and completed by her daughter Maya's extensive research, including testimonies from fellow Auschwitz survivors, this awe-inspiring tale offers us incredible insight into human nature, the power of resilience, and the goodness that can shine through even in the most horrific of conditions.
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            ISBN 9781760859299
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tunnel 29: Love, Espionage and Betrayal: the True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall

            Tunnel 29: Love, Espionage and Betrayal: the True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Read by Merriman, Helena

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            The true story of the most remarkable escape tunnel under the Berlin Wall.

            ISBN 9781529333961
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Last Survivor
             

            The Last Survivor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Krake, Frank

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            • Pub Date
              28 Oct 21

            The international bestselling and inspirational story of the man who survived not one, but three Holocaust concentration camps and one of the biggest maritime disasters in World War 2

            ISBN 9781841885278
            Released NZ 28 Oct 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            An Innocent Baby: Why Would Anyone Abandon Little Darcy-May?

            An Innocent Baby: Why Would Anyone Abandon Little Darcy-May? (Paperback)

            By Glass, Cathy

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            When foster carer, Cathy Glass, is asked to foster Darcy-May, a two-day old baby, she is very concerned.

            ISBN 9780008466480
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Lily's Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live

            Lily's Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ebert, Lily; With Forman, Dov

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            The incredibly moving and powerful memoir by an Auschwitz survivor who made headlines round the world in 2020

            ISBN 9781529073416
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            A Week in September: A story of enduring love from the Burma Railway

            A Week in September: A story of enduring love from the Burma Railway (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rees, Peter; With Langford, Sue

            • RRP: $36.99
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            Through a precious cache of WWII letters, a story of war is revealed. But also, most movingly, a story of love, resilience and survival, from award-winning and bestselling writer, Peter Rees. Doug Heywood was a grown man when he discovered, in a shoe box hidden in a wardrobe, a t...ime capsule of sorts - hundreds of letters, all written by his father, Scott Heywood, to his mother, Margery. Scott, a POW on the infamous Burma Railway, wrote letters almost daily to his young wife, on scraps of paper that had to be hidden from guards. These letters tell us of an enduring love - and also, intriguingly, they tell us how Scott managed to make it through the most brutally testing circumstances. Scott's story bears an uncanny resemblance to another story, coincidentally happening 7000 kilometres away. Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, was rounded up with his family and sent to Auschwitz in September 1942. Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, Frankl wrote, the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. Scott Heywood and Viktor Frankl, on opposite sides of the world, had seen the accepted structures and certainties of their worlds turned upside down. Each faced his own psychological challenge; each responded to the life force of survival. Frankl's story has been told, not so that of Scott Heywood and his journey on the Burma Railroad. This is the singular story of one man, one relatively ordinary man, and his war. But much, much more than that, it's a book about how Scott Heywood is a shining example of how love, optimism and determination can get you through even the very worst, most physically and mentally challenging times.
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            ISBN 9781460759899
            Published NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Shackleton
             

            Shackleton (Hardback)

            By Fiennes, Ranulph

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            • Pub Date
              19 Oct 21

            *PREORDER YOUR COPY TODAY* An authoritative biography of Sir Ernest Shackleton from polar adventurer Ranulph Fiennes.

            ISBN 9780241356715
            Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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