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True stories

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The Personals

The Personals

Author: Brian O'Connell Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Some people do Sudoku, others watch Netflix. Brian O'Connell trawls the classified ads, both online and what remains in print. This fascinating collection of stories shows how classified ads can help unlock a door into Irish society, and brings us extraordinary experiences from ordinary people. Why is a woman in rural Ireland selling high-tech eavesdropping equipment? Did someone really sell a pet monkey in the Evening Echo newspaper in Cork? Why was a wedding dress for sale 'never worn'? Classified ads are not just a few commercial lines of text - they can be a treasure trove of stories and human experience; stories of nostalgia, love, loss, loneliness, isolation and redemption. Brian uses online and newspaper ads as a way into people's lives, both past and present, funny and poignant.

For The Love Of Oscar

For The Love Of Oscar

Author: Sarah Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Unexplained Based on the 'world's spookiest podcast'

Unexplained Based on the 'world's spookiest podcast'

Author: Richard MacLean Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

'A grisly treat' Financial Times on the podcast Based on the 'world's spookiest podcast' of the same name comes Unexplained: a book of ten real-life mysteries which might be best left unexplained. . . ******************************* What can a case of demonic possession in 1970's Germany teach us about free will? What might we learn about how we construct reality from the case of a poltergeist in the Fens? And what can a supposed instance of reincarnation in Middlesbrough tell us about how we develop a concept of the self? Taking incidents once thought of as supernatural or paranormal and questioning whether radical ideas in science might provide a new but equally extraordinary explanation, Unexplained asks what real-life unexplained events can reveal of our unique human experience. 'These mysteries are all the creepier for being true' Tatler

The Boy Who Disappeared

The Boy Who Disappeared

Author: Valerie Nettles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

On 2 November 1996, sixteen-year-old Damien Nettles went out for the evening with friends in his home town of Cowes, Isle of Wight. CCTV recorded him in a chip shop at approximately 23:40 and then again on the High Street just after midnight. He hasn't been seen since. His mother Valerie has spent twenty-two years in anguish, trying to find out what happened to her son. An initial botched police investigation, the untimely death of a key suspect from a drug overdose and rumour and speculation about the island's drug culture have added to the difficulty in ascertaining the truth. Five men and a woman were arrested in 2011, and kept on bail over an eighteen-month period, but were released without charge. In 2016 BBC3 broadcast a documentary profiling the case, which helped put Damien's disappearance back in the spotlight but, despite years of research by journalists and a private investigator, Damien's vanishing remains a mystery. Now, for the first time in book form, Valerie Nettles tells the full, perplexing story of her son's disappearance. Someone must know what happened to Damien. Will the truth ever emerge from the shadows?

In My Father's House

In My Father's House

Author: Fox Butterfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

The Full Catastrophe Stories From When Life Was So Bad It Was Funny

The Full Catastrophe Stories From When Life Was So Bad It Was Funny

Author: Rebecca Huntley, Sarah Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

We've all had days when if we didn't laugh, we'd cry. Whether it's a domestic drama, career cockup or just a run-of-the-mill disaster, we've all been there - no matter who we are. In this hilarious and moving collection, well-known Australians from all walks of life share their stories as a kind of mass therapy; a feel-good tonic for when the proverbial sh*t hits the fan. From Annabel Crabb's tale of Russian interference in the birth of her first child to Kate McClymont on how to manage mobsters, or Frank Moorhouse on the worst possible Valentine's Day to Emma Alberici on moving to London with three small children, these entertaining tales of woe remind us that this too shall pass.

Hinterland Summer 2019

Hinterland Summer 2019

Author: Richard Beard, Richard Horne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

A Mother's Promise

A Mother's Promise

Author: Lee Barnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2019

The Full Catastrophe Stories From When Life Was So Bad It Was Funny

The Full Catastrophe Stories From When Life Was So Bad It Was Funny

Author: Rebecca Huntley, Sarah Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

We've all had days when if we didn't laugh, we'd cry. Whether it's a domestic drama, career cockup or just a run-of-the-mill disaster, we've all been there - no matter who we are. In this hilarious and moving collection, well-known Australians from all walks of life share their stories as a kind of mass therapy; a feel-good tonic for when the proverbial sh*t hits the fan. From Annabel Crabb's tale of Russian interference in the birth of her first child to Kate McClymont on how to manage mobsters, or Frank Moorhouse on the worst possible Valentine's Day to Emma Alberici on moving to London with three small children, these entertaining tales of woe remind us that this too shall pass.

On Chapel Sands My mother and other missing persons

On Chapel Sands My mother and other missing persons

Author: Laura Cumming Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/07/2019

*To be read on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week* Uncovering the mystery of her mother's disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story. In the autumn of 1929, a small child was kidnapped from a Lincolnshire beach. Five agonising days went by before she was found in a nearby village. The child remembered nothing of these events and nobody ever spoke of them at home. It was another fifty years before she even learned of the kidnap. The girl became an artist and had a daughter, art writer Laura Cumming. Cumming grew up enthralled by her mother's strange tales of life in a seaside hamlet of the 1930s, and of the secrets and lies perpetuated by a whole community. So many puzzles remained to be solved. Cumming began with a few criss-crossing lives in this fraction of English coast - the postman, the grocer, the elusive baker - but soon her search spread right out across the globe as she discovered just how many lives were affected by what happened that day on the beach - including her own. On Chapel Sands is a book of mystery and memoir. Two narratives run through it: the mother's childhood tale; and Cumming's own pursuit of the truth. Humble objects light up the story: a pie dish, a carved box, an old Vick's jar. Letters, tickets, recipe books, even the particular slant of a copperplate hand give vital clues. And pictures of all kinds, from paintings to photographs, open up like doors to the truth. Above all, Cumming discovers how to look more closely at the family album - with its curious gaps and missing persons - finding crucial answers, captured in plain sight at the click of a shutter.

Voices of the Soul The Forgotten Truth about Dementia

Voices of the Soul The Forgotten Truth about Dementia

Author: Hans Siepel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019