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    A Mother's War: One Woman's Fight For The Truth Behind Her Son's Death At Deepcut
    Yvonne Collinson Heath - Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
    Yvonne Collinson Heath will never forget the telephone call that changed her life for ever. On 23 March 2002, her elder son, James - a private with the Royal Logistic Corps - was found dead in mysterious circumstances at the notorious Deepcut barracks. He had a single gunshot wound to the head. It was a tragedy that to this day raises questions. 'A Mother's War' recounts Yvonne's anguish at losing her son, a boy who dreamed of serving his country but died before he had even reached his 18th birthday.
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    Once Upon A Time: The Lives Of Bob Dylan
    Ian Bell - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    This text draws together the tangled strands of the many lives of Bob Dylan in all their contradictory brilliance. For the first time, the laureate of modern America is set in his entire context: musical, historical, literary, political and personal.
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    The Sinatra Club: My Life Inside The New York Mafia
    Salvatore Polisi - Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
    Born into one of the New York Mob's feared Five Families, Polisi ran an illegal after-hours gambling den, The Sinatra Club, that was a hangout for up-and-coming mobsters like John Gotti and the three wiseguys immortalised in Goodfellas: Henry Hill, Jimmy Burke and Tommy DeSimone. Yet for Polisi, the glory days spent robbing banks and pulling heists were fleeting. When he was busted, and already sickened by the bloodbath that had engulfed the Mob as it teetered towards extinction, he flipped and became one of a breed he had loathed all his life: a rat. Here, Polisi tells his story of life inside the New York Mob.
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    Tomorrow You Die: The Astonishing Survival Story Of A Second World War Prisoner Of The Japanese
    Andy Coogan - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    Andy Coogan was born in Glasgow in 1917, the oldest child of poor Irish immigrants. He was tipped for Olympic glory, but a promising running career was interrupted by war service. His capture during the fall of Singapore marked the beginning of a three-and-a-half-year nightmare of starvation, torture and disease. This is his story.
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    The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life Of John Lorne Campbell Of Canna
    Ray Perman - Paperback - Birlinn
    This is the story of a remarkable man and his triumph over adversity, bank managers and bureaucrats to fulfil his dream. Even after he gave it to the National Trust for Scotland he still had to fight to secure his legacy.
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    1814, Year Of Waverley: The Life And Times Of Walter Scott
    Christopher Harvie - Paperback - Argyll
    Chris Harvie guides you through Sir Walter Scott's life and exciting times, including Scott's career in Edinburgh and the Borders, as invalid, as schoolboy, lawyer, translator and writer.
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    A Passion Play: The Story Of Ian Anderson And Jethro Tull
    Brian Rabey - Paperback - Soundcheck Books
    With the help of fascinating new interviews, Brian Rabey traces the history of a band which started life as the Blades, briefly included Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and went on to become Prog Rock royalty. The band constantly re-invented itself with new personnel and styles from blues, to folk to heavy rock and more. Full of quotes from contemporaries to put the band in context and photographs from the band's private collection, this is a must for fans.
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    The Cocaine Diaries: A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare
    Paul Keany - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    When Paul Keany proceeded through Caracas airport in Venezuela with six kilos of cocaine hidden in his suitcase, he was expecting a holiday in the sun with a pay packet of 10,000 Euros: enough to pay off a bank loan and a few small debts. But Paul quickly realised he was in serious trouble.
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    The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story Of A Child Raised By Monkeys
    Marina Chapman - Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
    In 1954, a young girl was abducted and then abandoned in the Colombian rainforest. So begins the incredible story of Marina Chapman, who went on to spend five years in the jungle, her only family being a troop of capuchin monkeys. Using instinct to guide her, she copied everything they did and soon learned to fend for herself. At around ten years old, a feral Marina was returned to civilisation by hunters, who sold her to a brothel. Beaten daily and groomed to be a prostitute, she escaped and lived as a street kid. However, Marina's life as a wild child wasn't over - in some ways, it had only just begun.
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    Party Time
    Shaun Attwood - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    Shaun Attwood arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, a penniless business graduate from a small industrial town in England. Within a decade, he became a stock-market millionaire. But he was leading a double life. After taking his first Ecstasy pill at a rave in Manchester as a shy student, Shaun became intoxicated by the party lifestyle that would change his fortune. Years later in the Arizona desert, Shaun became submerged in a criminal underworld, throwing parties for thousands of ravers and running an Ecstasy ring in competition with the Mafia mass murderer 'Sammy the Bull' Gravano. This is his story.

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