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            Tree of Strangers
             

            Tree of Strangers (Hardback)

            By Sumner, Barbara

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A compelling memoir of adoption, loss and discovery

            ISBN 9780995135406
            Published NZ 10 Sep 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

            A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future (Hardback)

            By Attenborough, David

            • RRP: $45.00
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            It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.' All we need is the will do so.

            ISBN 9781529108279
            Released NZ 8 Oct 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller

            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller (Hardback)

            By Moore, Captain Tom

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            Pre-order the extraordinary, heartwarming autobiography of Captain Tom Moore, the man who captured the nation's heart in lockdown. Captain Tom Moore is an inspiration. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in early April this ninety-nine-year-old Second World War veteran came up... with a big idea: he'd walk laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Despite using a walking frame as well as recent treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he was determined to hit GBP1000 by his 100th birthday on 30th April. By the time the telegram from the Queen arrived, he'd raised over thirty million pounds. In this, his official autobiography, published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us of his long and dramatic life. How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma where victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat. How he fearlessly raced motorbikes competitively. How, in his nineties, he took off for the Himalayas and Everest, simply because he'd never been. And, finally, how this old soldier came to do his bit for the NHS, becoming the nation's hero in our darkest hour. A modest, decent, charming man with a can-do attitude and a twinkle in his eye, Captain Tom's story is that of a man whose insatiable curiosity and appetite for life have led him around so many unexpected corners - finding both adventure and joy. He only wanted to help other people - and yet he has inspired a nation to believe anything is possible by reminding us all it is never, ever too late.
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            ISBN 9780241486108
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child

            The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Martin, Heather

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            The definitive, authorised biography of Lee Child

            ISBN 9781472134240
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Just Ignore Him

            Just Ignore Him (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davies, Alan

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            A new memoir from the brilliant comedian, actor and broadcaster Alan Davies, star of QI and Jonathan Creek.

            ISBN 9781408713303
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Life's What You Make It
              

            Life's What You Make It (Hardback)

            By Schofield, Phillip

            • RRP: $64.99
            • $49.99
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            Pre-order the bravely honest and uplifting memoir from one of Britain's most cherished TV presenters, Phillip Schofield ____ For a long time, I felt that I couldn't write this book. At first, I didn't think I'd lived enough, then life got busy and filled with distractions. In mor...e recent years, there was always a very painful consideration - I knew where it would eventually have to go. I have recently decided that the truth is the only thing that can set me free. The truth has taken a long time to make itself clear to me, but now is the right time to share it, all of it. Television and broadcasting has been a part of my DNA for as long as I can remember. As a young boy I would make model TV sets out of cardboard boxes, while spending long summers at home, barefoot on Cornwall's golden beaches. Landing a job at the ice-cream kiosk, I would enviously look on as my presenting heroes took to the stage of Radio 1's Roadshow, an unforgettable event when it came to town. In Life's What You Make It I look back with nostalgic delight on my life, from being a young boy endlessly writing letters to the BBC in pursuit of a job in broadcasting, to making it on to the Broom Cupboard, with my infamous sidekick Gordon the Gopher, to being on Going Live and starring as the lead in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. It has taken four decades to get here but I feel lucky to have called the sets of Talking Telephone Numbers, The Cube, Dancing on Ice and of course, This Morning, home. I'm going to take you behind the scenes of my television home at ITV, into my career and my dangerously funny relationship with Holly Willoughby. I'm going to introduce you to my loving and remarkable family, and I hope most of all to tell you that life, it seems, is what you make it. Take it from someone who has sat on the very edge and looked over, it's all about the people that love you, and after that anything is possible. So, finally, here we go, this is the real
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            ISBN 9780241501177
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Chasing The Light: How I Fought My Way into Hollywood - From the 1960s to Platoon

            Chasing The Light: How I Fought My Way into Hollywood - From the 1960s to Platoon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stone, Oliver

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            A rare, controversial, and totally no holds barred memoir from one of Hollywood's greats.

            ISBN 9781913183547
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            Fourteen: My year of darkness, and the light that followed
             

            Fourteen: My year of darkness, and the light that followed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Molloy, Shannon

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            Fourteen is this generation's Holding the Man - a moving coming-of-age memoir about a young man's search for identity and acceptance in the most unforgiving and hostile of places: high school. This is a story about my fourteenth year of life as a gay kid at an all-boys rugby-mad ...Catholic school in regional Queensland. It was a year in which I started to discover who I was, and deeply hated what was revealed. It was a year in which I had my first crush and first devastating heartbreak. It was a year of torment, bullying and betrayal - not just at the hands of my peers, but by adults who were meant to protect me. And it was a year that almost ended tragically. I found solace in writing and my budding journalism; in a close-knit group of friends, all growing up too quickly together; and in the fierce protection of family and a mother's unconditional love. These were moments of light and hilarity that kept me going. As much as Fourteen is a chronicle of the enormous struggle and adversity I endured, and the shocking consequences of it all, it's also a tale of survival. Because I did survive. 'Teenagers should read this book, parents should read this book. Human beings, above all, should read this book.' Rick Morton bestselling author of One Hundred Years of Dirt 'I love this book ... a beautifully written account of a young man struggling with his sexuality, overcoming shocking abuse and finding his way to pride.' Peter FitzSimons, bestselling author 'Shannon is unflinching in recounting the horror, but he is also funny, empathetic and, above all, full of courage.' Bridie Jabour, author of The Way Things Should Be 'A slice of life as experienced quite recently in the lucky country .' The Hon Michael Kirby, AC CMG
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            ISBN 9781760851088
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            A Del of a Life
             

            A Del of a Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jason, David

            • RRP: $38.00
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            • Pub Date
              19 Nov 20

            PRE-ORDER NOW: the hilarious and heartfelt new autobiography from the national treasure Sir David Jason In celebration of Sir David Jason's 80th year, A Del of a Life: Lessons I've Learned relives Jason's extraordinary life and career from over 50 years in entertainment.

            ISBN 9781529125122
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics
             

            Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics (Hardback)

            By Parton, Dolly; Oermann, Robert K.

            • RRP: $69.99
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

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            ISBN 9781529349795
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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