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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macintyre, Ben

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            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Mrs Burton, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408513
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Pull of the Stars

            The Pull of the Stars (Hardback)

            By Donoghue, Emma

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            Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and Room.

            ISBN 9781529046151
            Released AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Haunting of Alma Fielding: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2020

            The Haunting of Alma Fielding: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Summerscale, Kate

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            London, 1938. In the suburbs of the city, an ordinary young housewife has become the eye in a storm of chaos. In Alma Fielding's modest home, china flies off the shelves, eggs fly through the air; stolen jewellery appears on her fingers, white mice crawl out of her handbag, beetl...es appear from under her gloves; in the middle of a car journey, a terrapin materialises on her lap. Nandor Fodor - a Jewish-Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical Research - reads of the case, and hastens to the scene of the haunting. But when Fodor starts his scrupulous investigation, he discovers that the case is even stranger than it seems. By unravelling Alma's peculiar history, he finds a different and darker type of haunting: trauma, alienation, loss - and the foreshadowing of a nation's worst fears. As the spectre of Fascism lengthens over Europe, and as Fodor's obsession with the case deepens, Alma becomes ever more disturbed. With rigour, daring and insight, the award-winning pioneer of non-fiction writing Kate Summerscale shadows Fodor's enquiry, delving into long-hidden archives to find the human story behind a very modern haunting.
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            ISBN 9781408895443
            Released AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Mob Girl: The Explosive True Story of the Woman Who Took on the Mafia
             

            Mob Girl: The Explosive True Story of the Woman Who Took on the Mafia (Paperback)

            By Carpenter, Teresa

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            Arlyne Weiss grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the daughter of a Jewish mobster who ran an auto sales business as a front.

            ISBN 9780008398699
            Released AU 9 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            These Are Not Gentle People: As heard on BBC R4 as BLOOD LANDS

            These Are Not Gentle People: As heard on BBC R4 as BLOOD LANDS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harding, Andrew

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            Fast-paced South African true crime - the case that has defined a nation - by BBC Africa Correspondent.

            ISBN 9781529405590
            Released AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Kika & Me: How One Extraordinary Guide Dog Changed My World
             

            Kika & Me: How One Extraordinary Guide Dog Changed My World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patel, Amit

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            The moving true story of Dr Amit Patel, who lost his sight in just thirty-six hours, and Kika, the guide dog who changed his world.

            ISBN 9781529021202
            Released AU 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Killer Across the Table: Inside the Minds of Psychopaths and Predators
             

            The Killer Across the Table: Inside the Minds of Psychopaths and Predators (Paperback)

            By Douglas, John E.; Olshaker, Mark

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            'John Douglas is the FBI's pioneer and master of investigative profiling' Patricia Cornwell

            ISBN 9780008338152
            Released AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
               

            JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglass, James W.; Douglass, James

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            Historian James Douglass proves not only that there was a conspiracy to assassinate JFK, but more importantly (for the first time) explains WHY.

            ISBN 9781439193884
            Released AU 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures: For little learners who love exciting journeys and incredible discoveries
             

            My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures: For little learners who love exciting journeys and incredible discoveries (Hardback)

            By DK

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              3 Nov 20

            An exciting introduction to the awesome adventures of the eager explorers, dynamic daredevils, imaginative inventors, and other pioneers who shaped the world. Take a dive into the great unknown and go on a daring journey across land, sea and sky - exploring everywhere from the hi...ghest mountains to the deepest ocean. In addition, visit the workshops, labs, and studios of history's most important minds and meet inventors, explorers, pirates, daredevils, and more. Read about the pioneers who dared to go where nobody had been before, archaeologists who made startling discoveries, and all of the exciting adventures they had along the way. Packed with fun facts and colourful illustrations My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures that will feed your imagination and quench your thirst for knowledge.
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            ISBN 9780241427811
            Released AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Monster of Florence
             

            The Monster of Florence (Paperback)

            By Preston, Douglas; Spezi, Mario

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            After settling in Italy in 2000, Douglas Preston discovered that the olive grove in front of his family's new home had been the scene of one of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer who had never been found and was known only as the Mon...ster of Florence.
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            ISBN 9780753517048
            Released AU 28 Jul 2009
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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