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Adults Good Reads

This page contains a selection good reading fiction and non fiction recommendations for adults.
Updated: 31/10/2014 11:18 a.m.

The list of good reads is arranged by category, fiction and non fiction.  Links in the Resources column on the right of this page will take you to the beginning of each category.

 

Fiction

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Summer at the Lake

by Erica James

Chick Lit

Lake Como - beautiful, enchanting, romantic. For Floriana, it is the place where the love of her life is getting married to another woman. And she's been invited to the wedding. For Esme, it is where, over 60 years ago, she fell in love for the first time. So often she's wondered what happened to the man who stole her heart and changed the course of her life. Adam is in danger of burying himself entirely in his work after his girlfriend left him. Could a trip to Lake Como be the distraction he needs? Now it's time for each of them to understand that the past is not only another country, it can also cast haunting shadows over everyone's lives.

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Distortion

by Terri Blackstock

Christian

When Juliet Cole's husband of fifteen years is murdered before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatised, she answers hours of questioning, then returns home to break the tragic news to her boys. But a threatening voicemail takes this from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack. Juliet realises that she and her children are in danger too, unless she meets the killers' demands. But as she and her sisters untangle the clues, her husband's dark secrets come to light. The more she learns, the more of her life is dismantled. Was her husband an innocent victim or a hardened criminal?

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The Taliban Cricket Club

by Timeri N Murari

General

If you want to find out what life is like for ordinary people living under the rule of the Taliban, then look no further than this compelling story of a determined young woman's plan to escape from Taliban-ruled Afghanistan (and a cruel commander who is determined to marry her) which depends on the outcome of an unusual cricket match. Inspired by the Taliban's actual and unprecedented promotion of cricket in 2000 in an attempt to gain acceptance in the global community, internationally bestselling author Murari weaves a riveting story of strength, hope, and soaring human triumph that proves no tyranny is ever absolute in the face of love.

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Restoration

by Rose Tremain

History

The bestselling and much-loved classic from Orange Prize-winning Rose Tremain, Restoration introduces us to the young Robert Merivel and his rise and fall through glittering seventeenth-century society. When a twist of fate delivers an ambitious young medical student to the court of King Charles II, he is suddenly thrust into a vibrant world of luxury and opulence. Blessed with a quick wit and sparkling charm, Merivel rises quickly, soon finding favour with the King, and privileged with a position as 'paper groom' to the youngest of the King's mistresses. But by falling in love with her, Merivel transgresses the one rule that will cast him out from his new-found paradise. Thus begins his journey to self-knowledge, which will take him down into the lowest depths of seventeenth-century society.

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The Facts of Life and Death

by Belinda Bauer

Mystery

Award winning author Belinda Bauer has produced another exceptional and inventive crime story. Lone women are terrorised and their helpless families forced to watch, in a sick game where only one player knows the rules. And when those rules change, the new game is Murder. Living with her parents in the dank beach community of Limeburn, ten-year-old Ruby Trick has her own fears. Bullies on the school bus, the forest crowding her house into the sea, and the threat of her parents’ divorce. Helping her Daddy to catch the killer might be the key to keeping him close. As long as the killer doesn't catch her first.

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Enemies at Home

by Lindsey Davis

Mystery

From renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco, comes the second novel in her all-new series set in Ancient Rome. Young, widowed and fiercely independent, Flavia Albia, Falco's feisty adopted daughter, lives alone on the Aventine Hill in Rome and makes a good living as a hired investigator. Even as the dust settles from her last case, Albia finds herself once again drawn into a web of lies and intrigue. A mysterious death at a local villa may be murder and, as the household slaves are implicated, Albia is once again forced to involve herself. Her fight is not just for truth and justice, however; this time, she's also battling for the very lives of people who can't fight for themselves. Lindsey Davis has won many prizes for her work, including the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.

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The King

by J R Ward

Paranormal Romance

The twelfth installment in J R Ward’s bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle with the help of his beloved mate. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet. But when she decides she wants a child, she's unprepared for Wrath's response or the distance it creates between them. Will true love win out or tortured legacy take over?

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The Chance

by Robyn Carr

Romance

Thunder Point is the perfect place for FBI agent Laine Carrington to recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future. The locals embrace Laine as one of their own after she risked her life to save a young girl from a dangerous cult. Knowing her wounds go beyond the physical, Laine hopes she'll fit in for a while and find her true self in a town that feels safe. She may even learn to open her heart to others, something an undercover agent has little time to indulge. Eric Gentry, a man with a dark past, is also new to Thunder Point. When Laine and Eric meet, their attraction is obvious to everyone. But while the law enforcement agent and the reformed criminal want to make things work, their differences may run too deep.

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A Divided Command

by David Donachie

Sea Stories

It’s 1794 and the Mediterranean is proving dangerous for John Pearce and his Pelicans. Having left his lover Emily, who is also the wife of his mortal enemy Ralph Barclay, Pearce is detained in Naples. When he unknowingly delivers a letter promoting the shady and incompetent Admiral Hotham, Pearce finds himself entangled in a political plot that soon puts those closest to him at peril. Emily decides that there is no future with Pearce and leaves on the merchant ship, the Sandown Castle, while Pearce conveys private letters to Horatio Nelson. Meanwhile Ralph Barclay has learned of his wife's desertion and is on his way to recapture her. High adventure on land and sea for armchair mariners keen on well-written history and exciting sea battles.

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An Officer and a Spy

by Robert Harris

Spy Stories

Welcome to 1890s Paris. Alfred Dreyfus has been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment on a far-off island, and publicly stripped of his rank. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, an ambitious military officer who believes in Dreyfus's guilt as staunchly as any member of the public. But when he is promoted to head of the French counter-espionage agency, Picquart finds evidence that a spy still remains at large in the military, which indicates that Dreyfus is innocent. As evidence of the most malignant deceit mounts and spirals inexorably toward the uppermost levels of government, Picquart is compelled to question not only the case against Dreyfus but also his most deeply held beliefs about his country, and about himself. Robert Harris is a master at the top of his game with this absorbing story based on fact.

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The Farm

by Tom Rob Smith

Thrillers

Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden, but with a single phone call, everything changes. His father tells him his mother’s not well, that she’s been imagining things, has had a psychotic breakdown and been committed to a mental hospital. Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden, his mother calls to tell him that everything his father told him is a lie, she’s not mad, she needs the police and wants him to meet her at Heathrow. Caught between his parents, and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, of lies, of a crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father.

 

Non-Fiction

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Kicking the Kremlin

Russia's new dissidents and the battle to topple Putin

by Marc Bennetts

Call No: 322.409 BEN

Politics
Journalist and long-time Moscow resident Marc Bennetts introduces a new generation of Russian dissidents, united by their hatred of Putin and his bid to silence all political adversaries. We meet a bustling cast of urban youth working to expose the injustices of the regime and a disjointed bunch of dissenters - from 'It Girl' hipsters to 21st-century socialists. Featuring rare interviews with everyone from Pussy Riot and top protest leaders to Kremlin insiders, Bennetts' compelling narrative is an astonishing journey through Russia's new protest movements.

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China's Second Continent

How a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa

by Howard W French

Call No: 325.251 FRE

Politics
A prizewinning foreign correspondent and former New York Times bureau chief in Shanghai and in West and Central Africa, Howard French is uniquely positioned to tell the story of China in Africa. Through meticulous on-the-ground reporting conducted in Mandarin, French, and Portuguese, among other languages, French engages not only with policy-shaping moguls and diplomats, but also with the ordinary men and women navigating the street-level realities of cooperation, prejudice, corruption, and opportunity forged by this seismic geopolitical development. With incisiveness and empathy, French reveals the human face of China's economic, political, and human presence across the African continent.

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Bertolt Brecht

A literary life

by Stephen Parker

Call No: 928 BRE PAR

Biography

Drawing on letters, diaries and unpublished material, Parker offers a rich and enthralling account of Brecht's life and work, viewed through the prism of the artist. Tracing his extraordinary life, from his formative years in Augsburg, through the First World War, his politicisation during the Weimar Republic and his years of exile, up to the Berliner Ensemble's dazzling productions in Paris and London, Parker shows how Brecht achieved his transformative effect upon world theatre and poetry.

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Cathedral of the Wild

An African journey home

by Boyd Varty

Call No: 920 VAR VAR

Biography

Founded more than eighty years ago as a hunting ground, Londolozi was transformed into a nature reserve beginning in 1973 by Varty's father and uncle, visionaries of the restoration movement. As well as a sanctuary for the animals, it was also a place for ravaged land to flourish again and for the human spirit to be restored. 'Cathedral of the Wild' is Varty's memoir of his life in this exquisite and vast refuge. It was there that young Boyd and his equally adventurous sister learned to track animals, raised leopard and lion cubs, followed their larger-than-life uncle on his many adventures filming wildlife, and became one with the land.

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HRC

State secrets and the rebirth of Hillary Clinton

by Jonathan Allen

Call No: 923.2 CLI ALL

Biography

This is a riveting biography which combines deep reporting and West Wing-esque storytelling to reveal the strategising, machinations and last minute decision-making that have accompanied one of the greatest political comebacks in history. Masterfully unfolded by two White House correspondents, HRC draws on over two hundred top-access interviews with Hillary's intimates, colleagues, supporters, and enemies, to portray a seasoned operator who negotiates political and diplomatic worlds with equal savvy.

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Lou Reed

The life

by Mick Wall

Call No: 782.421 REE WAL

Biography

Lou Reed wrote songs about drugs, squalor, transgressive sexuality, honourable prostitutes, visionary gutter queens and dollar-hustlers. He also wrote some of the most moving love songs of the era, from 'Pale Blue Eyes' to 'Perfect Day'. Always a generation ahead, he would never receive his due until later, when it was almost too late. The Velvet Underground, the group he led under the tutelage of Andy Warhol, were despised in their lifetime.He performed and collaborated with artistic greats such as David Bowie, Iggy Popp and Andy Warhol, and released 22 studio albums, 12 live albums, 15 compilation albums and 44 singles. A true icon of rock 'n' roll - his legacy will live on in this book.

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Face the Music

A life exposed

by Paul Stanley

Call No: 782.421 STA STA

Biography

Paul Stanley-the co-founder and famous 'Starchild' frontman of KISS-reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock's most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize. Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories that will surprise even the most steadfast member of the KISS Army. He takes us back to his childhood in the 1950s and '60s, a traumatic time made more painful thanks to a physical deformity. Stanley's memoir is a fully realized and unflinching portrait of a rock star, a chronicle of the stories behind the famous anthems, the many brawls and betrayals, and all the drama and pyrotechnics on and off the stage. Raw and confessional, Stanley offers candid insights into his personal relationships, and the turbulent dynamics with his bandmates over the past four decades.

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Hotel Florida

Love, truth and death in the Spanish Civil War

by Amanda Vaill

Call No: 920.02 VAI

Biography

In a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe - a conflict one writer will call "the decisive thing of the century" - six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage sour, hopes that this war will give him fresh material and new romance; Martha Gellhorn, an ambitious novice journalist hungry for love and experience, thinks she will find both with Hemingway in Spain. Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, idealistic young photographers based in Paris, want to capture history in the making and are inventing modern photojournalism in the process. And Arturo Barea, chief of Madrid's loyalist foreign press office, and Ilsa Kulcsar, his Austrian deputy, are struggling to balance truth-telling with loyalty to their sometimes compromised cause - a struggle that places both of them in peril. 'Hotel Florida' traces the tangled wartime destinies of these three couples against the backdrop of a critical moment in history.

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The Impossible Exile

Stefan Zweig at the end of the world

by George Prochnik

Call No: 928 ZWE PRO

Biography

This is the tragic story of Zweig's extraordinary rise and fall, leaving a behind a successful literary career in Vienna when, as a Jew, he was forced to flee by the rise of Nazi Germany. Zweig later committed suicide in Brazil and his story was the inspiration for the currently popular film "Grand Budapest Hotel". The Impossible Exile reveals how Zweig embodied, through his work, thoughts, and behaviour, the end of an era - he witnessed, and embodied, the implosion of Central Europe as an ideal of Western civilization.

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My Accidental Jihad

A love story

by Krista Bremer

Call No: 920 BRE BRE

Biography

Krista Bremer was a surfer and an aspiring journalist who dreamed of a comfortable American life of adventure, romance, and opportunity. Then, on a running trail in North Carolina, she met Ismail, sincere, passionate, kind, yet from a very different world. Raised a Muslim, one of eight siblings born in an impoverished fishing village in Libya, his faith informed his life. When she and Ismail made the decision to become a family, Krista embarked on a journey she never could have imagined, an accidental 'jihad' - a quest for spiritual and intellectual growth that would open her mind, and more important, her heart.

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Strange Glory

A life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

by Charles Marsh

Call No: 230.044 BON MAR

Biography

In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, "Strange Glory" offers a definitive account, by turns majestic and intimate, of this modern icon.
With a keen understanding of the multifaceted writings, often misunderstood, as well as the imperfect man behind the saintly image, here is a nuanced, exhilarating, and often heartrending portrait that lays bare Bonhoeffer's flaws and inner torment, as well as the friendships and the faith that sustained and finally redeemed him.

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Ava Gardner

The secret conversations

by Peter Evans

Call No: 927 GAR EVA

Biography

Ava Gardner was one of the most glamorous and famous stars in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. Her co-stars included Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, Charlton Heston, and Richard Burton.
In later life she suffered a stroke and from depression.
Her story could itself have been depressing except for her wit and wickedness, which are on full display in this book. This book is the autobiography begun with Evans in 1988 but never published because she thought it too frank. Now, posthumously, this book tells the story of her life as she wanted to tell it.

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A World Elsewhere

An American woman in wartime Germany

by Sigrid von Hoyningen-Huene MacRae

Call No: 920 HOY MAC

Biography

Sigrid MacRae's wonderful family memoir is set in the turbulent time of WII. Her mother, who, in 1927, married a
Baltic German baron, a penniless exile of the Russian revolution, then wound up a widow with six children after her husband was killed fighting for the Germans. After finding a long-unopened box of love letters between her parents, MacRae set out to discover the father she never knew, and in the process came to understand the extraordinary, bi-continental and multigenerational history of her family.

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Content Is Currency

Developing powerful content for web and mobile

by Jon Wuebben

Call No: 658.872 WUE

Business

Powerful content tells the story of your product or business, but it means nothing if it's not written well, optimized for search and social media, and properly marketed. In Content is Currency, content strategist Jon Wuebben explains the fine art of content development by utilizing the latest Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Social Media Marketing (SMM) techniques, and provides you with the tools and strategies you need to get your online content noticed.

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How to be Parisian Wherever You Are

Love, style and bad habits

by Anne Berest

Call No: 305.409 BER

Fashion

From four stunning and accomplished French women (at last) a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves.  In short, frisky sections these Parisian women give you their very original views on style, beauty, culture, attitude and men.

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Double Agent

The first hero of World War II and how the FBI outwitted and destroyed a Nazi spy ring

by Peter Duffy

Call No: 940.548673 DUF

History

As war began in Europe in 1939, William Sebold, a naturalized German-American was recruited by the Nazis to set up a radio transmitter and collect messages from spies active in the city to send back to Nazi spymasters in Hamburg. He then approached the FBI and became the first double agent in the Bureau's history, the center of a sixteen-month investigation that led to the arrest of a colorful cast of thirty-three enemy agents, among them a South African adventurer with an exotic accent and a monocle and a Jewish femme fatale, Lilly Stein, who escaped Nazi Vienna by offering to seduce US military men into whispering secrets into her ear. A riveting, meticulously researched, and fast-moving story, "Double Agent" details the largest and most important espionage bust in American history.

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Elephant Company

The inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II

by Vicki Croke

Call No: 940.542595 CRO

History

"Elephant Bill" Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, to a job as a "forest man" for a British teak company, developing a real rapport with the elephants he worked with.  When Imperial Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite Force 136, the British dirty tricks department, operating behind enemy lines. His war elephants would carry supplies, build bridges, and transport the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain. In a Hollywood-worthy climax, Elephant Company, cornered by the enemy, attempted a desperate escape: a risky trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow.

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Along Those Lines

The boundaries that create our world

by Peter Cashwell

Call No: 814.54 CAS

Literature

After years of crossing borders in search of new birds and new landscapes, Peter Cashwell's exploration of lines between states, between time zones, and between species led him to consider the lines that divide genders, seasons, musical genres, and just about every other aspect of human life. His conclusion: Most had something in common--they were largely imaginary. Nonetheless, "Along Those Lines," a tour of the tangled world of delineation, attempts to address how we distinguish right from wrong, life from death, Democrat from Republican--and how the lines between came to be.

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The Book of Odds

From lightning strikes to love at first sight, the odds of everyday life

by Amram R. Shapiro

Call No: 031.02 SHA

Miscellanea

From the popular Book of Odds website, this stylish and accessible reference book offers a fascinating peek at the probabilities that govern every aspect of human life. Did you know that your odds of dying from drowning are higher than the odds of meeting your mate on a blind date?  That nearly one in three adults believes in UFOs and nearly one in six has reported seeing one? Drawing from a rigorously researched trove of more than 400,000 statements of probability, based on the most accurate and current data available, The Book of Odds is a graphic reference source for stats on the everyday, the odd, and the outrageous. What emerges from this colorful and captivating volume is a rich portrait of who we are and how we live today.

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Getting to 50/50

How working parents can have it all

by Sharon Meers

Call No: 650.1 MEE

Parenting

Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are professionals, wives, and mothers with five young children between them who believe that everyone wins when men are full parents and women have full careers. They know that families thrive not in spite of working mothers but because of them. The key is tapping into your best resource and most powerful ally: your spouse. What's the starting point? An attitude shift that puts you and your partner on the road to 50/50. Here are real world solutions for parents who want to get ahead in their careers and still get to their children's football matches and school plays; strategies for working mothers facing gender bias in the workplace; advice to fathers new to the home front; and tips for finding 50/50 solutions to deal with issues of money, time and much more.

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Drama High

The incredible story of a brilliant teacher, a struggling town and the magic of theatre

by Michael Y. Sokolove

Call No: 370.92 VOL SOK

Performing Arts

Education
'Friday Night Lights' meets 'Glee' - the incredible and true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town. Broadway turns to Truman High when trying out controversial shows like 'Rent' and 'Spring Awakening' before they move on to high school theater programs across the nation. Volpe's students from this blue-collar town go on to become Emmy-winning producers, entertainment executives, newscasters and community-theatre founders.

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The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match

How today's strong women can find love and happiness without settling

by Sonya Rhodes

Call No: 306.7 RHO

Relationships

In the twenty-first century, women are outpacing men in education and career advancement. Yet amazingly, successful women are constantly being told that their professional achievements might doom their chances of marriage and family. on't believe the alarmist, negative hype, advises top relationship therapist Dr. Sonya Rhodes. Data show that today's Alpha women - ambitious, self-assured, and hardworking - are hardly fated to be spinsters. On the contrary, by rethinking outmoded gender roles, women can have better relationships than ever before by finding men who will appreciate and complement their strengths.

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Cycle of Lies

The fall of Lance Armstrong

by Juliet Macur

Call No: 796.6092 ARM MAC

Sports and Games

As Lance Armstrong's precipitous fall from grace continues, New York Times sports reporter Juliet Macur takes the reader behind the scenes to bring to life the astonishing twists and turns of the scandal that has rocked the world of cycling. With unprecedented access to the key players in the drama - from Armstrong's fellow cyclists and top cycling officials to doctors, trainers and wives - 'Cycle of Lies' reveals how Armstrong built a fortress of people around him to protect his image and upend the lives of anybody who stood in his way. Macur then widens the focus to expose corruption at all levels of the sport in a thrilling, page-turning work of contemporary narrative history.

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Hunting Daze

by Grant Bomb

Call No: 799.276 GRA

Sports and Games

The author of Hunting Forever-Forever Hunting and Dances with Boars is back with this new book. What makes a pig hunter? Bomb looks back to his early days at his introduction to the sport of pig hunting, with his family, recalling the early morning starts, the sound of the dogs on a bail, the excitement and adrenaline which made him a pig hunter. He then brings the story forward to hunts in more recent times and introduces a collection of other contemporary pig hunters who describe some of their hunts and motivation.

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A Journey Into Russia

by Jens Muhling

Call No: 914.7 MUH

Travel

Jens Muhling, was the editor of a German newspaper in Moscow between 2003 and 2005 and since then has been working for the Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel,   travelling through Russia in search of stories that appear too unbelievable to be true: a hermit from the Taiga who only recently found out that there was a world beyond the woods; a mathematician who sincerely believes a thousand years of Russian history to be a fairy tale; a priest who ventures into the exclusion zone around Chernobyl to preach to those that stubbornly remain there.

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Did She Kill Him?

A Victorian tale of deception, adultery and arsenic

by Kate Colquhoun

Call No: 364.152 COL

True Crime

In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick. 'The Maybrick Mystery' had all the makings of a sensation: a pretty, flirtatious young girl; resentful, gossiping servants; rumours of gambling and debt; and torrid mutual infidelity. The case cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability, shocking and exciting the public in equal measure as they clambered to read the latest revelations of Florence's past. Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an utterly absorbing tale of addiction, deception and adultery that keeps you asking to the very last page, did she kill him?

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Hack Attack

How the truth caught up with Rupert Murdoch

by Nicki Davies

Call No: 070.1092 DAV

True Crime

Award-winning journalist Nick Davies spent more than six years uncovering the truth about the crimes at the News of the World. Hack Attack is the definitive, inside story of the whole scandal. This book tells for the first time how Davies and a network of rebel lawyers, MPs and celebrities worked tirelessly to expose the facts: how they challenged Rupert Murdoch, what News International did to protect itself, how the police and the press regulator failed to uncover the truth, and challenged those who were trying to expose it. Drawing on dozens of exclusive interviews with private investigators, journalists, politicians, police officers and Murdoch executives, Hack Attack blows the lid off the world of Fleet Street, Scotland Yard and Downing Street.

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