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Girl In The Dark

Author: Anna Lyndsey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks (2016)

'Oh, what can I not do, in my dreams. In my dreams I travel on trains and climb mountains, I play concerts and swim rivers, I carry important documents on vital missions, I attend meetings which become song-and-dance routines. My body lies boxed in darkness, but beneath my closed eyelids there is colour, sound and movement, in glorious contrast to the day; mad movies projected nightly in the private theatre of my skull.' Anna Lyndsey was living a normal life. She enjoyed her job; she was ambitious; she was falling in love. Then the unthinkable happened. It began with a burning sensation on her face when she was exposed to computer screens and fluorescent lighting. Then the burning spread and the problematic light sources proliferated. Now her extreme sensitivity to light in all forms means she must spend much of her life in total darkness. During the best times, she can venture cautiously outside at dusk and dawn, avoiding high-strength streetlamps. During the worst, she must spend months in a darkened room, listening to audiobooks, inventing word-games and fighting to keep despair at bay.

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Girl On A Plane

Author: Miriam Moss

Publisher: Andersen Press (2015)

After a summer spent with her family, fifteen-year-old Anna is travelling back to her English boarding school alone. But her plane never makes it home. Anna’s flight is hijacked by Palestinian guerillas. They land the plane in the Jordanian desert, switch off the engines and issue their demands. If these are not met within three days, they will blow up the plane, killing all the hostages. The heat on board becomes unbearable; food and water supplies dwindle. Anna begins to face the possibility she may never see her family again. Time is running out . . .

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Give Me Ten Seconds

Author: John Sergeant

Publisher: Pan (2012)

John Sergeant's acclaimed memoir takes us from his somewhat eccentric childhood to his thirty years' service with the BBC. Memorably handbagged by Margaret Thatcher on the steps of the Paris Embassy as she lost the leadership contest, and the man to whom Ron Davis confessed his midnight perambulations on Clapham Common, Sergeant has been the man on the spot in most of the major news stories of the last twenty years. His mordant wit, keen sense of the absurd and acute powers of analysis pervade the book and his understanding of the labyrinthine workings of Westmister - and of the corridors of Broadcasting House - is second to none.

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God Bless America, Misadventures Of A Big Mouth Brit

Author: Piers Morgan

Publisher: Ebury Press (2009)

Piers Morgan never really got on with America. And America had never really got on with him. But flitting between British shores and the Land of the Free, he discovers his burgeoning celebrity as the 'nasty Brit' on a top-rated US TV series gives him unprecedented access to people, places and parties on both sides of the pond - from chinwags with Gordon Brown to a cigar-smoking session with Arnold Schwarzenegger; chatting with the Queen to going head to head with America's most popular redneck on "Celebrity Apprentice". Not to mention hilarious tete-a-tetes with Boris Johnson and frequently revealing, sometimes bizarre, encounters with the likes of everyone from Donald Trump to Paris Hilton,

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Going Off Alarming: The Autobiography Vol. 2

Author: Danny Baker

Publisher: W & N (2015)

Since my first book was published I have had countless friends and family members get in touch to say how come I hadn't included this story or that tale. Was I ashamed of being shot twice, once up the arse, in Jamaica Road? How long should a man live with such a secret? If by retrospectively dropping my trousers every few pages I can reveal a fuller picture of myself during these years, then so be it. Besides. Being shot up the arse. In front of your mates. What else did I forget?

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Going On The Turn

Author: Danny Baker

Publisher: W&N (2017)

Danny Baker's third volume of memoirs barrels along at the same cracking pace as its predecessors, the bestselling Going to Sea in a Sieve (the inspiration for the major TV series Cradle to Grave and subsequent nationwide tour) and Going off Alarming. With his trademark exuberance, he recalls the years which included six years' involvement in the massive TV hit TFI Friday ('piling it up with hellzapoppin' ideas') - during which time he stalked John Cleese in New York, entertained David Bowie and Paul McCartney, bizarrely reunites with Sir Michael Caine, gets befriended by Peter O'Toole and becomes a member of Led Zeppelin for 35 minutes. However, the tales are not reliant on celebrity alone, and the book comes packed with the usual quota of Baker family jewels, including Spud's attitude to doctors, Danny's trip to Amsterdam to get stoned for the first time (he fails), getting caught up in football rioting, and the now infamous 'kaboom' of an outburst following his despatch from BBC London. And then there's the cancer. Spoiler alert: this is the one in which he almost dies. Further spoiler alert: he doesn't. Going on the Turn is a rollicking read that fizzes with wit, warmth and enviable joie de vivre.

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Guide To The Bodhisattva's Way Of Life - How To Enjoy A Life Of Great Meaning And Altruism

Author: Shantideva

Publisher: Tharpa Publications (2002)

Originally translated and revised from Sanskrit into Tibetan by several translators, including Dharmashribhadra, Rinchen Sangpo, Shakyamati, Sumatikirti, and Loden Sherab. This present translation from Tibetan into English was rendered by Neil Elliott under the compassionate guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. First published in 2002 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means except for the quotation of brief passages for the purpose of private study, research, or review. Tharpa Publications Tharpa Publications Conishead Priory 47 Sweeney Road Ulverston P.O. Box 430 Cumbria LA12 9QQ, England Glen Spey, NY 12737, USA Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and New Kadampa Tradition 2002 Chapter illustrations by Mr. Chew Choon. Cover painting by Ms. Belinda Ho. Front-flap painting of the Bodhisattva Shantideva by the Tibetan artist Chating Jamyang Lama. Back-flap photo of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso by Kathia Rabelo. Cover design by Tharpa Publications. Library of Congress Control Number: 2002114543 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. ISBN 0948006 89 7 - papercase ISBN 0948006 88 9 - paperback Set by Tharpa Publications. Printed on Fineblade Extra and bound by Cromwell Press, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. Originally translated and revised from Sanskrit into Tibetan by several translators, including Dharmashribhadra, Rinchen Sangpo, Shakyamati, Sumatikirti, and Loden Sherab. This present translation from Tibetan into English was rendered by Neil Elliott under the compassionate guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a highly respected meditation master and scholar of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition founded by Je Tsongkhapa. Since arriving in the West in 1977, Geshe Kelsang has worked tirelessly to establish pure Buddhadharma through-out the world. Over this period he has given extensive teachings on the major scriptures of the Mahayana. These teachings are currently being published and provide a comprehensive presentation of the essential Sutra and Tantra practices of Mahayana Buddhism. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Resident in the West since 1977, he is the author of nineteen highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded many Buddhist Centres throughout the world. Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life was translated under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso by Neil Elliott.

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How Not To Be A Boy

Author: Robert Webb

Publisher: Canongate Books (2018)

Robert Webb tried to follow the rules for being a man: Don't cry Drink beer Play rough Don't talk about feelings Looking back over his life he asks whether these rules are actually any use. To anyone.

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How To Be A Footballer

Authors: Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce

Publisher: Ebury Press (2018)

Ever wanted to know what it is really like being a Premiership footballer? Here is the ultimate guide from the much loved everyman of English football, Peter Crouch. Towering at six feet seven inches, Crouch is prized for his self-deprecating humour, having famously answered the question “what would you be if you weren’t a footballer?” with the one liner “a virgin”. At the same time, he has had an incredible career, from World Cups to Champions League finals. He has scored more headed goals than anyone else in Premiership history and has a better goals-to-minute on the pitch ratio for England than even Michael Owen. A humble professional with a great sense of humour, Crouch is one of the few players that is liked by fans of all clubs. Of course, this is probably because he’s played for most of them. Now nearing the end of his stellar career, he shares everything he has learnt and tells it exactly like it is in "How to be a Footballer", from the most colourful aspects of the game to what really happens on and off the pitch. Honest, candid and great company, this is not your standard footballer autobiography but a true insider’s guide to our favourite sport. From a legend of English football, this is the most entertaining sports book of the year.

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How To Be A Woman

Author: Caitlin Moran

Publisher: Ebury Press (2012)

It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you're going to have a baby? Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking.

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