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Clough: The Autobiography

Authors: Brian Clough, John Sadler

Publisher: Corgi (1995)

At last he has decided to tell his full story: from terraced council house in Middlesbrough, to luxurious mansion in an exclusive suburb of Derby; from fitter to socialist millionaire. He speaks of the influence of his strong, proud mother, his courtship and marriage to his glamorous wife Barbara, his children, particularly his goal-scoring son Nigel, and his health, which has been the subject of press speculation and concern. This is an extraordinary life, told by an extraordinary man.

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Coming To England

Author: Floella Benjamin

Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books (2016)

When Floella Benjamin first came to England from Trinidad in the early sixties, she hadn't seen her parents for fifteen months. At first, her joy at being reunited with her mother overcomes the shock at her new surroundings in cold, noisy London but when she starts school she is upset by the taunting and rejection she faces. Determined to survive, Floella realizes that the only way is to be twice as good as everyone else.

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Committed

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Publisher: Bloomsbury (2010)

At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe - a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also (both survivors of difficult divorces. Enough said) swore never, ever, to get married. But providence intervened one day in the form of the U.S. government, which gave the couple a choice: either they get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. Having been effectively sentenced to wed, gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving completely into this topic, trying with all her might to discover what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. The result is Committed - a witty and intelligent contemplation of marriage that debunks myths, unthreads fears and suggests that sometimes even the most romantic of souls must trade in her amorous fantasies for the humbling responsibility of adulthood. Committed is ultimately a clear-eyed celebration of love, with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the earl world, actually entails.

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Confidence - The Secret

Author: Katie Piper

Publisher: Quercus (2016)

With her warm and honest voice that has captivated us all, Katie Piper shares her experiences of becoming happier and braver than ever - and shows how you can achieve the confidence you never thought possible.

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Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story Of The Man Who Dared To See

Author: Robert Kurson

Publisher: Random House (2008)

Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could restore May's vision. It would allow him to drive, to read, to see his children's faces. But the procedure was filled with gambles, some of them deadly, others beyond May's wildest dreams. Beautifully written and thrillingly told, Crashing Through is a journey of suspense, daring, romance, and insight into the mysteries of vision and the brain. Robert Kurson gives us a fascinating account of one man's choice to explore what it means to see-and to truly live.

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Creative Successful Dyslexic

Author: Margaret Rooke

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2015)

Well-known people with dyslexia from the arts, sport and business worlds share their stories and their advice in this empowering collection. They describe the difficulties they faced in childhood and the strength required to overcome them, and reveal how dyslexia enabled them to see things differently, develop resourcefulness and use their unique creativity in exceptional ways.

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Crimelord: The Licensee: The True Story Of Tam Mcgraw

Author: David Leslie

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing (2007)

Crimelord is the gripping life story of elusive multimillionaire gangster Tam McGraw. A notorious criminal kingpin, McGraw has risen from extreme poverty in the East End of Glasgow to become one of Scotland's wealthiest men.

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Crossing The Line

Authors: Luis Suarez, Peter Jenson, Sid Lowe

Publisher: Headline (2015)

Luis Suárez was a young boy already in love with football by the time his family moved from the countryside to Uruguay's capital, Montevideo. The guile and trickery of the street kid made an impact with the country's biggest club, Nacional, before he was spotted by Dutch scouts who brought him to Europe. Suárez was lured from Ajax to Merseyside by another iconic number 7, Kenny Dalglish. From that moment, he terrorised Premier League defences, driving a resurgent Liverpool towards their most exciting top-flight season in 24 years. But there is another side to Luis Suárez: the naturally fiery temperament which drives his competitiveness on the pitch. In "Crossing the Line", Luis Suárez talks from the heart about his intriguing career, his personal journey from scrapping street kid to performer on football's biggest stage, and the never-say-die attitude that sometimes causes him to overstep the mark.

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Dadland: A Journey Into Uncharted Territory

Author: Keggie Carew

Publisher: Chatto & Windus (2016)

Dadland is a manhunt. Keggie takes us on a spellbinding journey, in peace and war, into surprising and shady corners of history, her rackety English childhood, the poignant breakdown of her family, the corridors of dementia and beyond. As Keggie pieces Tom – and herself – back together again, she celebrates the technicolour life of an impossible, irresistible, unstoppable man.

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Darkness Visible

Author: Nicholas Tucker

Publisher: Icon Books (2017)

Pullman’s award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials has been appreciated by readers of all ages. It is now set to welcome new fans as it is adapted for television by the BBC in 2018, and the first part of his new trilogy, The Book of Dust, at last sees publication. Nicholas Tucker, a leading authority on children’s literature, writes about the man he knows as a friend. Unpacking and examining Pullman’s life and the sources he drew on for his masterpiece, he explores the world of science, theology, imagination and adventure that Pullman has created. Including a personal interview with Pullman himself, Darkness Visible offers a unique exploration of the author’s work – and its controversies.

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