Nothing But the Truth
By Vicky Pattison
NEW AND UPDATED EDITION, WITH ALL THE JUNGLE GOSSIPVicky Pattison was once best known as the outspoken, fiery star of the notorious reality show Geordie Shore. It took the challenging conditions and terrifying trials of the I'm a Celebrity jungle for the nation to see Vicky's true colours: brave, kind, a team-player and loyal friend - and mistress of the wicked one-liner! Millions of viewers fell in love with Vicky and it was no surprise when they crowned her their Queen of the Jungle in a landslide victory.Now, in her number one bestselling autobiography, Vicky takes us back to where it all began: to the loving family who have always had her back; to the showbiz daydreams of an ambitious little girl and to the outrageous adventures of an outgoing young women making her way in the world. With courageous honesty, Vicky reveals how she experienced the highs and lows of fame on Geordie Shore, how she hit rock bottom when a turbulent relationship fell apart and how she dug deep to turn her life around and come out fighting.And for the first time Queen Vicky shares her exclusive behind-the-scenes I'm a Celeb gossip and reveals all her exciting plans for the future.Think you know Vicky Pattison? It's time to read the truth, the whole truth and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.
By Clara Bensen
One Dress, Three Weeks, Eight Countries,Zero Baggage Newly recovered from a quarter-life meltdown, Clara Bensen decided to test her comeback by signing up for an online dating account. She never expected to meet Jeff, a wildly energetic university professor with a reputation for bucking convention. They barely know each other's last names when they agree to set out on a risky travel experiment spanning eight countries and three weeks. The catch? No hotel reservations, no plans, and best of all, no baggage. Clara's story will resonate with adventurers and homebodies alike,it's at once a romance, a travelogue, and a bright modern take on the age-old questions: How do you find the courage to explore beyond your comfort zone? Can you love someone without the need for labels and commitment? Is it possible to truly leave your baggage behind?
No Better Time
By Molly Knight Raskin
No Better Time tells of a young, driven mathematical genius who wrote a set of algorithms that would create a faster, better Internet. It's the story of a beautiful friendship between a loud, irreverent student and his soft-spoken MIT professor, of a husband and father who spent years struggling to make ends meet only to become a billionaire almost overnight with the success of Akamai Technologies, the Internet content delivery network he cofounded with his mentor.Danny Lewin's brilliant but brief life is largely unknown because, until now, those closest to him have guarded their memories and quietly mourned their loss. For Lewin was almost certainly the first victim of 9/11, stabbed to death at age 31 while trying to overpower the terrorists who would eventually fly American Flight 11 into the World Trade centre. But ironically it was 9/11 that proved the ultimate test for Lewin's vision- while phone communication failed and web traffic surged as never before, the critical news and government sites that relied on Akamai- and the technology pioneered by Danny Lewin- remained up and running.
No Ordinary Life
By Charles Kenney
A member in the Society of the Sacred Heart for nearly thirty years president of Manhattanville College in New York recipient of a doctorate in philosophy philanthropic advisor to the Rockefeller family beloved wife of Jerome I. Aron pivotal board member of some of the most generous foundations in the world, including Atlantic Philanthropies and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Today, Elizabeth McCormack is regarded by many as the very soul of philanthropy. Her unstinting practical advice and compassion have helped to inform the distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars to worthy causes around the world.
Ned Kelly: A Short Life
By Ian Jones
Every nation has a lovable bandit/rebel/folk hero in the mould of Robin Hood and Rob Roy. But Ned Kelly is an uncomfortable hero - he killed policemen, robbed banks, stole horses from squatters...But he became a champion of the rural underclass and an enemy of arrogant officialdom. Ned Kelly was of Irish stock - to some, he embodied the splendid rebel spirit of the Irish, to others he was the awful example of what the Irish Australian was capable of in opposition to British law. Ned Kelly became increasingly prominent in Australia's artistic life - in paintings, literature, poetry, drama, music and film - and the Kelly legend lives on.
No Man's River
By Farley Mowat
With No Man's River, Farley Mowat has penned his best Arctic tale in years. This book chronicles his life among Metis trappers and native people as they struggle to eke out a living in a brutal environment. In the spring of 1947, putting the death and devastation of WWII behind him, Mowat joined a scientific expedition. In the remote reaches of Manitoba, he witnessed an Eskimo population ravaged by starvation and disease brought about by the white man. In his efforts to provide the natives with some of the assistance that the government failed to provide, Mowat set out on an arduous journey that collided with one of nature's most arresting phenomena,the migration of the Arctic's caribou herds. Mowat was based at Windy Post with a Metis trapper and two Ihalmiut children. A young girl, known as Rita, is painted with special vividness,checking the trap lines with the men, riding atop a sled, smoking a tiny pipe. Farley returns to the North two decades later and discovers the tragic fate that befell her. Combining his exquisite portraits with awe-inspiring passages on the power of nature, No Man's River is another riveting memoir from one of North America's most beloved writers.
Napoleon Bonaparte: England's Prisoner
By Frank Giles
On 13 July 1815, after Waterloo, Napoleon dictated his famous letter to the Prince Regent. Avoiding any hint of surrender, still less responsibility for the defeat, he said he came 'like Themistocles to throw myself upon the hospitality of the British people.' But his idea of living peacefully in the English countryside was a pipedream: the island of St Helena was desolate and unappealing. The Governor, Sir Hudson Lowe, has been reviled by historians, but Giles gives a fresh perspective on Lowe, as on other aspects of the Emperor's exile.
Napoleon and Hitler
By Desmond Seward
A study of the lives of two of history's greatest dictators, Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler, which examines the parallels between their roles and shows how Carl von Clausewitz's treatise ON WAR, an analysis of the Napoleonic campaigns, linked the two men. First published in 1992.
By Christopher Hibbert
In this coloful, absorbing tale of Nelson's life on and off the high seas, Hibbert illuminates the admiral's personality, his personal and political friendships, his relationship with Sir William Hamilton, and his passionate love affair with Hamilton's wife, the beautiful Lady Emma, daughter of a blacksmith and once a London prostitute. Whether quarreling with royalty, wooing beautiful women around the world, or winning history's most famous sea battles, Hibbert's irascible Nelson is a character for all times.