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Dive into the compelling lives of historical figures and modern-day heroes with Smeikalbooks' collection of biographies and true stories. Be inspired by their journeys. And remember you can create your bundle, add 5 books to your cart, and you will receive an extra 15% discount. Buy 10 books, and you will get 30% off!

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    Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell

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    An incredible tale of one man's adversity and defiance, for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Horace Greasley escaped over 200 times from a n...

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    Henry Cole: A Biker's Life - Misadventures On (& off) To Wheels

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    I can't think of anywhere I'd less like to be than in a car. When you're driving a car, you're not taking part, you're a spectator. You're in a can...

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    Legends of the Firm

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    In this ground-breaking book, the men behind the mobs come together to reveal their experiences as key figures in the most notorious terrace fights...

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    Kafka: Letters to Milena

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    Kafka first made the acquaintance of Milena Jesenska in 1920 when she was translating his early short prose into Czech, and their relationship quic...

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    Please, Let Me Go

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    From the age of 14, Caitlin was completely controlled, repeatedly raped, provided with alcohol, given drugs, sold and passed on to new gangs over a...

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    Johnny Cash - Unearthed Box Set [VINYL]

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    Introducing the extraordinary Johnny Cash Unearthed Box Set [VINYL], a musical masterpiece that captures the raw essence of one of the greatest leg...

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    Long Walk

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    Slavomir Rawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 19th November 1939 he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation he was sen...

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    Billie Eilish: The Official Book

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    Product Description Legendary recording artist Billie Eilish shares an intimate inside look at her life - both on and off the stage - in this stu...

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    Paris Fury- Love & Fury

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    Gypsy Queen to the Gypsy King, Tyson Fury's wife Paris reveals the magical highs and epic lows of life with the Heavyweight Boxing World Champion, ...

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    Everybody Died, So I Got a Dog

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    'I loved this book so much. It's hard to overpraise. So funny and so sad and so hopeful' Neil Gaiman 'A wonderful and very special book' Adam Kay...

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    Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India

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    In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decrea...

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    Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol

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    _____________________ Foreword by Chrissie Hynde Without the Sex Pistols there would be no Punk. And without Steve Jones there would be no Sex Pis...

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    The Little Princesses: The extraordinary story of the Queen’s childhood by her Nanny

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    he touching and ground-breaking account of the Queen and Princess Margaret's childhood by their nanny, with a foreword by former BBC Royal Correspo...

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    Bob Marley: The Untold Story

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    What was it about Bob Marley that made him so popular in a world dominated by rock'n'roll? How is that he has not only remained the single most suc...

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    Marching Powder

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    San Pedro is Bolivia's most notorious prison. Small-time drug smuggler Thomas McFadden found himself on the inside. Marching Powder is the story of...

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    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: The international Classic and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller (Virago Modern Classics)

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    Now the basis of a major Radio 4 drama, Maya Angelou's debut memoir paints a portrait of 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomena...

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    Being Elvis- A Lonely Life

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    What was it like to be Elvis Presley? What did it feel like when impossible fame made him its prisoner? As the world's first rock star there was no...

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    Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits

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    Spanning Tom Waits' extraordinary 40-year career, from "Closing Time" to "Orphans", "Lowside of the Road" is Barney Hoskyns' unique take on one of ...

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    Escobar: The Inside Story of Pablo Escobar, the World's Most Powerful Criminal

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    Murderer, philanthropist, drug dealer, politician, devil, saint: many words have been used to describe Pablo Escobar, but one is irrefutable - lege...

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    Ian Wright: Life in Football- My Autobiography

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    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Wrighty's characteristic honesty means his book is far more engrossing than most bland football memoirs' Sunday Times...

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    Sing Backwards and Weep: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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    Product Description THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER"Mark Lanegan-primitive, brutal, and apocalyptic. What's not to love?" NICK CAVE"A stoned cold cla...

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    John Lydon: Anger Is An Energy

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    This is the definitive autobiography of John Lydon, one of the most recognizable icons in the annals of music history. As Johnny Rotten, he was the...

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    White Boots & Miniskirts

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    The place is London, and the year is 1966. It's a time when anything seems possible, especially if you are a young, free-spirited, mini-skirted gir...

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    The Lazarus Strategy

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    About the Author Dr Norman Lazarus is a Professor at the Centre for Human and Applied Physiological Sciences, King's College London. He was ed...

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