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1 A Basketful of Snowflakes: One Mallorcan Spring [Secure eReader]
by Peter Kerr
  It's the peak of orange harvesting season at the Kerrs' little farm in the entrancing Tramuntana Mountains of Mallorca, and the family are trying to relax into their new life on the sunny Spanish island. But it's also crunch time and, after an eventful first year, hard facts have to be faced. Will all the work they've invested in restoring their finca provide them with a decent living, or will their dream turn into a nightmare? Will Peter's new-found aptitude for manananess delay their home impr... more info>>
Category: Travel/General Nonfiction

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2 Amazing True Stories of Execution Blunders [Secure eReader]
by Geoffrey Abbott
  The business of death can be seriously absurd, and nothing illustrates this better than these gruesome true tales. This gory compendium details the frankly ridiculous ways in which a number of ill-fated unfortunates met (or failed to meet) their maker at the hands of lamentably inept executioners. With black and white illustrations, this book brings together a mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests and classic one-liners from medieval times to the present day.
Category: History/General Nonfiction

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3 Baby Tips for Grandparents [Secure eReader]
by Simon Brett
  The nine months is up and the long-awaited baby is finally here. This time, though, you're not the one with bags under your eyes and the sound of desperation in your voice. Enjoy your grandchild secure in the knowledge that you can hand the puking, pooing little tyke back to its exhausted parents at the end of the day. Now it's their turn to experience all those sleepless nights and panic attacks that the miracle of a new baby brings. By the author of Baby Tips for Dads and Baby Tips for Mums, t... more info>>
Category: Humor/Family/Relationships

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4 Berserk in the Antarctic: Sailing to the World's Most Uninhabitable Continent [Secure eReader]
by David Mercy
  Three men in a boat--as never seen before ... "This is suicide!" Manuel screamed frantically. So begins David Mercy's amazing true story of his journey to Antarctica in a 27-foot sailing boat. After a year travelling through South America to Tierra del Fuego, the only continent he had never visited beckoned to him across treacherous waters. Ships booked for scientific expeditions wouldn't take him, and tourist cruises didn't appeal. Then he saw a little boat in the harbour, its name inscribed on... more info>>
Category: Travel/General Nonfiction
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5 Bonne Chance!--Building a Life in Rural France [Secure eReader]
by Richard Wiles
  Deep in the Limousin countryside, Richard Wiles bought his dream home. But little did he expect to be living full time in the dilapidated farmhouse while struggling to finish the conversion during the insect plagues of summer and the harsh blizzards of winter. Watched by his bemused neighbours, Richard also pursues his more unusual dreams of raising llamas, hot-air ballooning and marathon running whilst trying to keep the roof over his head. Told with unfailing humour and optimism, this is a uni... more info>>
Category: Travel/People

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6 Eve--Sex, Childbirth and Motherhood Through the Ages [Secure eReader]
by Petrina Brown
  To relieve sore breasts, drink mouse dung diluted with rainwater and ass's milk. In Eve, Petrina Brown explores the changing facets of sex and relationships; the influence of religion and folklore; the changing role of the midwife; and the development of medical intervention in the birthing process. A natural storyteller, she has researched customs and ceremonies from around the world, revealing extraordinary fertility, contraception and abortion practices both modern and ancient. Eve is an insi... more info>>
Category: Health/Fitness/History
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7 Flying Foam: One Man's Failed Quest to Build a Flying Car [Secure eReader]
by Colin Hilton
  Few people set out to design a flying car and fewer survive the process. Colin Hilton is one of them. Over the course of four years--at the cost of one separation, one career and bankruptcy--he shows the world it cannot be done. What he salvages is a blueprint for another form of transport altogether: a flat-pack flying machine made of foam. "It will take us" he says, "toward the flying car." Dream on. In a unique 'developer's diary' he describes how you can build a surface-skimmer of your own a... more info>>
Category: People/People

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8 Freewheeling through Ireland: Enfield Pedals the West Coast [Secure eReader]
by Edward Enfield
  'At one moment you seem to be in the Lake District; then you could be on the moon; then you are in a wilderness; and then beside a Norwegian fjord.' When Edward decided to cycle around Ireland, he was enchanted by prehistoric fortresses, rugged landscapes, and landladies who insisted on washing his shirts. He takes you with him on a gentle ride up the west coast, eating enormous breakfasts and fresh fish for supper along the way, and stopping to chat to peat-cutters, fishermen, eccentric tourist... more info>>
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9 From Paella To Porridge: A Farewell to Mallorca and a Scottish Adventure [Secure eReader]
by Peter Kerr
  The Kerr family say goodbye to their orange farm in Mallorca, and put it up for sale after three years of hard work. The Mallorcan experience comes to an end with a farewell fiesta for neighbours and friends, full of comic shenanigans but tinged with sadness. But now begins the return-to-Scotland adventure, and what a cultural shock is in store. Welcomed back by family, the Kerrs make plans to start a deer farm on a remote hillside, the beginning of a period of challenges and change, of buying a... more info>>
Category: Travel/General Nonfiction

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10 Gap Year Adventures: A Guide to Making it a Year to Remember [Secure eReader]
by Lucy York
  Your gap year stretches ahead of you, begging to be filled with sun-drenched beaches, treks through exotic landscapes and thrilling exploits. How can you plan the adventures to make the most of your time out? This essential guide is crammed with exciting ideas from around the world, from abseiling to zorbing, diving with sharks to learning yoga from the masters. Discover how to make your gap year truly unforgettable.
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11 Gap Year Volunteer: A Guide to Making it a Year to Remember [Secure eReader]
by Jenny Ng
  You want to see the world--but you also want to help make it a better place. With so many aid opportunities on every continent, how do you find the one that's right for you? Whether you want to care for tropical birds in Costa Rica, work with disadvantaged children in Morocco or raise money for research projects here in the UK, this handy book will answer all your volunteer questions. Including notes on costs and what you need to take with you, as well as inspiring ideas on what to do and where ... more info>>
Category: Travel/Travel

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12 Hints on Etiquette--And the Usages of Society [Secure eReader]
by Longman
  Well-bred people arrive as nearly at the appointed dinner hour as they can. It is a very vulgar assumption of importance purposely to arrive half an hour behind time; besides the folly of allowing eight or ten hungry people such a tempting opportunity of discussing your foibles. It may be a hundred and fifty years since this essential etiquette bible was first published, but within its pages is timeless advice on all manner of matters, from the dinner table to marriage, and from smoking to fashi... more info>>
Category: Humor/History
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13 Spectator In Hell - A British Soldier's Story of Imprisonment in Auschwitz [Secure eReader]
by Colin Rushton
  In 1942 the young soldier Arthur Dodd was taken prisoner by the German Army and transported to Oswiecim in Polish Upper Silesia. The German name for the place was 'Auschwitz': a name now synonymous with man's darkest hour. Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most infamous German death-camp of the Second World War, functioned for the incarceration and extermination of those that the third Reich deemed "undesirables": Jews, homosexuals, Communists. What is less known is that it was the fate of hundreds of Br... more info>>
Category: People/History

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14 Spectator In Hell: A British Soldier's Story of Imprisonment in Auschwitz [Secure eReader]
by Colin Rushton
  In 1942 the young soldier Arthur Dodd was taken prisoner by the German Army and transported to Oswiecim in Polish Upper Silesia. The German name for the place was 'Auschwitz': a name now synonymous with man's darkest hour. Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most infamous German death-camp of the Second World War, functioned for the incarceration and extermination of those that the third Reich deemed "undesirables": Jews, homosexuals, Communists. What is less known is that it was the fate of hundreds of Bri... more info>>
Category: History

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