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As Good as God, as Clever as the Devil

Rodney Bolt

2012    (Windsor)

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Biography
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As You Do

Richard Hammond

2010    352 Pages    (Ulverscroft Large Print Books)

This title presents the wry, honest and often hilarious chronicles of TV presenter Richard Hammond. Moving quickly on from the devastating crash that nearly killed him, he ranges widely over his life, from the stunts and other perils that come his way to a visit to Africa where he falls in love with and repatriates a stray car.

This title presents the wry, honest and often hilarious chronicles of TV presenter Richard Hammond. Moving quickly on from the devastating crash that nearly killed him, he ranges widely over his life, from the stunts and other perils that come his way to a visit to Africa where he falls in love with and repatriates a stray car. [less]

Entertainment
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Bad Blood (Large Print)

2002    (W F Howes (Clipper Large Print))

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Beginner's Guide to Acting English, A

Shappi Khorsandi

2011    448 Pages    (Ulverscroft Large Print Books)

When you're young just growing up seems hard enough. But if you've been shipped to a new country, away from all your beloved aunts and uncles, where you can't understand anyone it's even harder. And if the Ayatollah wants you and your family dead, then that's when it gets really tricky.

When you're young just growing up seems hard enough. But if you've been shipped to a new country, away from all your beloved aunts and uncles, where you can't understand anyone it's even harder. And if the Ayatollah wants you and your family dead, then that's when it gets really tricky. [less]

Biography
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Biscuit Girls, The

Hunter Davies

2015    320 Pages    (Magna Large Print Books)

Ivy, Dulcie, Barbara, Ann, Dorothy and Jean all had different reasons for applying for work at Carr's of Carlisle, but once they had put on their overalls and walked through the factory gates they discovered a community where they worked hard, gossiped, got into scrapes and made lifelong friends. Beginning in the 1940s, this is the true story of the 'Home of Biscuits', based on the vivid recollections of six of the women who helped send Carr's biscuits around the world.

Ivy, Dulcie, Barbara, Ann, Dorothy and Jean all had different reasons for applying for work at Carr's of Carlisle, but once they had put on their overalls and walked through the factory gates they discovered a community where they worked hard, gossiped, got into scrapes and made lifelong friends. Beginning in the 1940s, this is the true story of the 'Home of Biscuits', based on the vivid recollections of six of the women who helped send Carr's biscuits around the world. [less]

Work and Money
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Bobby On The Beat

Bob Dixon

2016    256 Pages    (Ulverscroft)

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True Crime
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Boy Who Loved Books (Ulverscroft), The

John Sutherland

2009    (Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd)

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Biography
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Burning ambition: the inspiring story of one man's quest to cure the world of smoking

Allen Carr

In this book, the anti-smoking guru Allen Carr tells the story of how he overcame his 100-a-day habit and quit smoking for good

In this book, the anti-smoking guru Allen Carr tells the story of how he overcame his 100-a-day habit and quit smoking for good [less]

Family and Health
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Coping Successfully with Joint Replacement

Tom Smith

2003    144 Pages    (ISIS Large Print Books)

Every year hundreds of thousands of people have an operation to replace a hip or knee joint. If you're on the waiting list, facing an operation or if you've had a joint replacement, this book is for you. It explains clearly why these operations are done, what happens during surgery and all the terms the doctor and medical team might use. It also provides vital information about how you can help yourself--what you can do to make life easier while you're waiting for treatment, and what you can do [...]

Every year hundreds of thousands of people have an operation to replace a hip or knee joint. If you're on the waiting list, facing an operation or if you've had a joint replacement, this book is for you. It explains clearly why these operations are done, what happens during surgery and all the terms the doctor and medical team might use. It also provides vital information about how you can help yourself--what you can do to make life easier while you're waiting for treatment, and what you can do afterwards to get mobile as quickly as possible after the operation. [less]

Family and Health
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Crotal and White

Finlay J. Macdonald

1999    (Chivers Press)

Following on from Crowdie and Cream, the aut hor''s impressions of a Hebridean childhood continue into ado lescence. His description of a way of life long gone is not only highly amusing but also a valuable social document. '

Following on from Crowdie and Cream, the aut hor''s impressions of a Hebridean childhood continue into ado lescence. His description of a way of life long gone is not only highly amusing but also a valuable social document. ' [less]

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Day We Went to War, The

Terry Charman

2012    512 Pages    (Magna Large Print Books)

11:15am, 3rd September, 1939. The nation gathers round their radios to hear Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain make the announcement that has been feared for months: Britain will now be at war with Germany. 70 years on from that historic day, this book revisits the build-up, outbreak, and first few months of World War Two.

11:15am, 3rd September, 1939. The nation gathers round their radios to hear Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain make the announcement that has been feared for months: Britain will now be at war with Germany. 70 years on from that historic day, this book revisits the build-up, outbreak, and first few months of World War Two. [less]

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Dog's Life, A

Martin Clunes

2009    (AudioGo)

Martin Clunes is happy to admit that with Mary, it was love at first sight; her soft, brown eyes, her perfect figure and that unstoppable wagging tail. As cocker spaniels go, she was perfect. Mary was soon joined in the Clunes' household by Tina, another cocker, and Arthur, a black Labrador. Reminiscent of "Marley & Me," the dynamics between the three dogs makes hilarious reading--puppy classes, Scrufts, and the competition for top dog status (and even Martin has to fight for this), which [...]

Martin Clunes is happy to admit that with Mary, it was love at first sight; her soft, brown eyes, her perfect figure and that unstoppable wagging tail. As cocker spaniels go, she was perfect. Mary was soon joined in the Clunes' household by Tina, another cocker, and Arthur, a black Labrador. Reminiscent of "Marley & Me," the dynamics between the three dogs makes hilarious reading--puppy classes, Scrufts, and the competition for top dog status (and even Martin has to fight for this), which leads to visits from a dog psychologist. His passion for dogs inspired Martin to embark on a journey of discovery about their ancestors, both wild--the painted dogs of Tanzania--and extremely tame--the members of the Beverley Hills Mutt Club. With his trademark warmth and humor, Martin describes meeting a worldwide cast of doggie characters, and how humans have shaped the dog world as we know it today. One thing is certain--he will never see Mary, Tina, and Arthur in quite the same way again. [less]

Nature and Animals
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Education, An

Lynn Barber

2010    (AudioGo)

When Lynn Barber was 16, she was picked up at a bus-stop by an older man & her life was almost wrecked. A bright confident girl, on course to go to Oxford, she began a relationship which took her into the semi-criminal world of west London.

When Lynn Barber was 16, she was picked up at a bus-stop by an older man & her life was almost wrecked. A bright confident girl, on course to go to Oxford, she began a relationship which took her into the semi-criminal world of west London. [less]

Biography
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Englishman's Home, An

Tom Hart Dyke

2008    360 Pages    (Ulverscroft Large Print Books)

'An Englishman's Home' is the true story of Tom Hart Dyke's attempts to build the world garden at Lullingstone Castle in Kent.

'An Englishman's Home' is the true story of Tom Hart Dyke's attempts to build the world garden at Lullingstone Castle in Kent. [less]

Home and Garden
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Freewood Years, The

Mary Denyer

1999    128 Pages    (ISIS Large Print Books)

Whilst World War 2 raged around them, mother and son, Mary and John Denyer immersed themselves in the wildlife of Suffolk around their cottage. Freewood Years is a memoir of that time with contemporary illustrations drawn by John Denyer.

Whilst World War 2 raged around them, mother and son, Mary and John Denyer immersed themselves in the wildlife of Suffolk around their cottage. Freewood Years is a memoir of that time with contemporary illustrations drawn by John Denyer. [less]

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Girl in the Painted Caravan, The

Eva Petulengro

2012    296 Pages    (Ulverscroft Large Print Books)

'The Girl in the Painted Caravan' vividly captures a way of life that has now, sadly, all but disappeared. The book tells the story of Romany gypsy, Eva Petulengro.

'The Girl in the Painted Caravan' vividly captures a way of life that has now, sadly, all but disappeared. The book tells the story of Romany gypsy, Eva Petulengro. [less]

Biography
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Great Tales from English History

Robert Lacey

2006    (AudioGo)

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It's Only a Movie

Charlotte Chandler

2006    448 Pages    (Ulverscroft Large Print Books)

From the author of the biography of Billy Wilder, 'Nobody's Perfect', comes a personal biography of Britain's greatest film director. Drawn from years of interviews with her subject, his friends and the actors who worked with him, Charlotte Chandler has created an affectionate and honest picture of the man and his milieu.

From the author of the biography of Billy Wilder, 'Nobody's Perfect', comes a personal biography of Britain's greatest film director. Drawn from years of interviews with her subject, his friends and the actors who worked with him, Charlotte Chandler has created an affectionate and honest picture of the man and his milieu. [less]

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Julie and Julia

Julie Powell

2010    416 Pages    (W. F. Howes Limited)

Pushing 30, living in a rundown apartment and working at a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell is, in a word, stuck. In her desperate search for an escape, she comes up instead with a deranged assignment - to take Julia Child's 1961 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' and cook all 524 recipes - in a year

Pushing 30, living in a rundown apartment and working at a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell is, in a word, stuck. In her desperate search for an escape, she comes up instead with a deranged assignment - to take Julia Child's 1961 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' and cook all 524 recipes - in a year [less]

Food and Drink
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Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, The

Bill Bryson

2007    384 Pages    (Ulverscroft Large Print Books)

Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineness. In his funny memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was.

Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineness. In his funny memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was. [less]

Biography
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Maidens' Trip

Emma Smith

2011    (AudioGo)

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Science and Technology
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Making the Cat Laugh

Lynne Truss

2007    (AudioGo)

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No Time to Wave Goodbye

Ben Wicks

2011    416 Pages    (Magna Large Print Books)

This work follows the untold tales of some of the 3.5 million evacuees whose lives were suddenly and unforgettably shaken by the upheaval of war. Wicks weaves together the adult memories of children who went to school as normal only to end their day in the homes of complete strangers, within the alien landscape of the English countryside.

This work follows the untold tales of some of the 3.5 million evacuees whose lives were suddenly and unforgettably shaken by the upheaval of war. Wicks weaves together the adult memories of children who went to school as normal only to end their day in the homes of complete strangers, within the alien landscape of the English countryside. [less]

War
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No Voice from the Hall

John Harris

1998    240 Pages    (ISIS Large Print Books)

This work recounts an odyssey through country houses in the years following the last war. Most had been requisitioned by the armed forces and, when de-requisitioned, were left standing empty. It was then that Harris first discovered them.

This work recounts an odyssey through country houses in the years following the last war. Most had been requisitioned by the armed forces and, when de-requisitioned, were left standing empty. It was then that Harris first discovered them. [less]

History
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Place of Reeds

Caitlin Davies

2006    616 Pages    (Ulverscroft Large Print Books)

Caitlin Davies was studying in America when she met and fell in love with Ron. When Ron returned to his native Botswana, Caitlin followed. This is Caitlin's story about clash of cultures, about the inflexibility of belief and traditions - but also about one woman's courage, survival and redemption.

Caitlin Davies was studying in America when she met and fell in love with Ron. When Ron returned to his native Botswana, Caitlin followed. This is Caitlin's story about clash of cultures, about the inflexibility of belief and traditions - but also about one woman's courage, survival and redemption. [less]

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Precious Lives

Margaret Forster

2000    344 Pages    (Windsor Publications)

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Pullet on the Midden

Rachel Knappett

2000    272 Pages    (Ulverscroft Large Print Books)

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History
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Romany in the Fields, A

G. Bramwell Evens

2007    232 Pages    (ISIS Large Print Books)

Preferring to "loiter in green meadows" discussing the balance of nature with John the Gamekeeper and learning tricks from Jerry the Poacher, Romany dons his brown tweed suit and sets off on a journey through the seasons of the countryside. Along the way, we learn about the bravery of mother hares and how moles store worms, and watch lambs have their first taste of milk.

Preferring to "loiter in green meadows" discussing the balance of nature with John the Gamekeeper and learning tricks from Jerry the Poacher, Romany dons his brown tweed suit and sets off on a journey through the seasons of the countryside. Along the way, we learn about the bravery of mother hares and how moles store worms, and watch lambs have their first taste of milk. [less]

Biography
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Sweethearts, The

Lynn Russell, Neil Hanson

2014    400 Pages    (Magna Large Print Books)

Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire

Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire [less]

Society
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These Wonderful Rumours!

May Smith

2013    512 Pages    (Ulverscroft Large Print Books)

'These Wonderful Rumours ' gives a unique and surprising insight into life on the Home Front. We gain a new understanding of how the people of Britain coped with the uncertainty, the heartbreak and the black comedy of life during wartime.

'These Wonderful Rumours ' gives a unique and surprising insight into life on the Home Front. We gain a new understanding of how the people of Britain coped with the uncertainty, the heartbreak and the black comedy of life during wartime. [less]

War
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Thomas Hardy

Claire Tomalin

2007    (AudioGo)

This biography covers Hardy's illegitimate birth, his rural upbringing, his escape to London in the 1860s, his marriages, his status as a bestselling novelist, and in later life, his supreme achievements as a poet.

This biography covers Hardy's illegitimate birth, his rural upbringing, his escape to London in the 1860s, his marriages, his status as a bestselling novelist, and in later life, his supreme achievements as a poet. [less]

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Violinist's Thumb, The

Sam Kean

2013    480 Pages    (W. F. Howes Limited)

Did the human race almost go extinct? How does DNA cause people to have no fingerprints or be born with tails? And how did the right combination of genes create the exceptionally flexible fingers and thumbs of a truly singular violinist? Unravelling the genetic code hasn't always been easy - from its earliest days, genetics has been rife with infighting, backstabbing and controversial theories - but scientists can now finally read the astounding stories inscribed in our DNA. With a masterful [...]

Did the human race almost go extinct? How does DNA cause people to have no fingerprints or be born with tails? And how did the right combination of genes create the exceptionally flexible fingers and thumbs of a truly singular violinist? Unravelling the genetic code hasn't always been easy - from its earliest days, genetics has been rife with infighting, backstabbing and controversial theories - but scientists can now finally read the astounding stories inscribed in our DNA. With a masterful combination of science, history and culture, in The Violinist's Thumb Sam Kean untangles the secrets of our genetic code. [less]

Nature and Animals
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Weight off My Mind, A

Bernice Weston

1994    432 Pages    (Ulverscroft Large Print Books)

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Winter Fens, The

Edward Storey

2000    (ISIS Large Print Books)

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History
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World War One

Norman Stone

2009    208 Pages    (ISIS Large Print Books)

The First World War was the overwhelming disaster from which everything else in the 20th century stemmed. In this text, Norman Stone presents a short history of the conflict.

The First World War was the overwhelming disaster from which everything else in the 20th century stemmed. In this text, Norman Stone presents a short history of the conflict. [less]

War
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You Can't Take it with You

Jane Tomlinson, Mike Tomlinson

2007    454 Pages    (Magna Large Print Books)

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