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            The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz
             

            The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Larson, Erik

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              23 Mar 20

            The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a startlingly fresh portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz.

            ISBN 9780008274979
            Released NZ 23 Mar 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World - From Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai

            We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World - From Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Yousafzai, Malala

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            Five years on from the publication of her internationally bestselling memoir, WE ARE DISPLACED presents true stories of the refugee experience interwoven with Malala's own story of her displacement

            ISBN 9781474610049
            Released NZ 8 Jan 2019
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            All Secure: A Special Operations Soldier's Fight to Survive on the Battlefield and the Homefront

            All Secure: A Special Operations Soldier's Fight to Survive on the Battlefield and the Homefront (Hardback)

            By Jackson, Steve; Satterly, Tom

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            One of the most highly regarded Tier One Delta Force operators in American military history shares his war stories and personal battle with PTSD.

            ISBN 9781546076575
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            The Crew: The Story of a Lancaster Bomber Crew
             

            The Crew: The Story of a Lancaster Bomber Crew (Hardback)

            By Price, David

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            • Pub Date
              23 Mar 20

            The intimate telling of the life of an Avro Lancaster crew during World War Two, bringing together the story of this iconic RAF bomber and its service with the lives of those who flew her.

            ISBN 9781789542707
            Released NZ 23 Mar 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz - Costa Book of the Year 2019

            The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz - Costa Book of the Year 2019 (Paperback)

            By Fairweather, Jack

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            In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich.

            ISBN 9780753545188
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            Captain Cook
             

            Captain Cook (Paperback)

            By MacLean, Alistair

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            On the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's successful navigation to the coast of Australia, this is Alistair MacLean's absorbing story of one of Britain's great national heroes, from his obscure beginnings to his sudden and violent death at the age of fifty-one.

            ISBN 9780007371983
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook
             

            Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook (Hardback, Main)

            By Gray, Annie

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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            In a suburban house in 1977 an elderly lady burnt her memoirs. Her life, she felt, was not one people would want to read about. The life of a woman, born into the working class, brought up to go into service, who had married, had a daughter, and gone back to work after her husban...d died, was so like that of many others, that there could be little there worth saving. This is the story of a woman who was, indeed, like many other people: not a royal, not rich, not famous, simply someone who worked hard and enjoyed her life. Beginning in 1882, she ranged through life in the country, life in the town, life in her own house, and in that of others. She travelled, married, had children and a highly successful career. For while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments, and the life she lived, were anything but. She started her career as a nursemaid, and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history, a man to whom food was central, not only as a pleasure by itself, but as a diplomatic tool in a time when the world was embroiled in a worldwide war. Churchill's Cook is a culinary biography: a life lived through food ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York. Through one eager eater, and one skilled cook, Annie Gray tells the story of the way Victorian tastes changed and 20th century food developed, taking a look into the kitchens of the time complete with evolving technology and attitudes towards domestic service. Recipes include Georgina's German Kougelhof, Curried Brains, macaroons, Boodles Orange, Mousse de Maple and 'Chocolat Cake Good'
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            ISBN 9781788160445
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Is Today the Day?
             

            Is Today the Day? (Hardback)

            By Gabbard, Tulsi

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            From her years serving in the armed forces to becoming the first Hindu woman to be elected to Congress, Tulsi Gabbard reveals the lessons she's learned and the experience she's gained while living in service to her country.

            ISBN 9781455542314
            Released NZ 23 Feb 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend
             

            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dufty, David

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              28 Apr 20

            As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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            ISBN 9781760876654
            Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Attlee and Churchill: Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace
             

            Attlee and Churchill: Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace (Hardback, Main)

            By McKinstry, Leo

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            • Internationally sourced

            A groundbreaking and revealing portrait of two of the greatest British political leaders by a prize-winning historian.

            ISBN 9781848876606
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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