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Hardback:Managing expectations:2022 Hardback
Author: Driver, Minnie
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Manilla
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Managing Expectations' is a collection of delicately crafted, hilarious and heartfelt essays, described as a 'tell-most', in which Minnie Driver uses her formidable storytelling skills to examine and understand her less-than-ordinary life. Suffused with warmth and humour, Minnie shares poignant.
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Hardback:Finding me:2022 Hardback
Author: Davis, Viola
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Coronet
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Finding Me' is Viola Davis' story, in her own words, and spans her incredible, inspiring life, from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her present day. Hers is a story of overcoming, a true hero's journey. Deeply personal, brutally honest, and riveting, 'Finding Me' is a timeless and spellbinding memoir that will capture hearts and minds around the world.
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Hardback:Original sins, a memoir:2022 Hardback
Author: Hill, Matt Rowland
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Matt Rowland Hill grew up the son of a minister in an evangelical Christian church in south Wales and then south-east England. It was a childhood fraught with bitter family conflict, the ever-present threat of hell and damnation, and a burgeoning cycle of temptation, sin and shame. After a devastating loss of faith in his late teens, Matt began his search for salvation elsewhere.
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Hardback:Without warning and only sometimes, scenes from an unpredictable childhood:2022 Hardback
Author: De Waal, Kit
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Tinder Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Kit de Waal grew up in a household of opposites and extremes. Her haphazard mother rarely cooked, forbade Christmas and birthdays, worked as a cleaner, nurse and childminder sometimes all at once and believed the world would end in 1975.
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Hardback:Sins of my father, a daughter, a cult, a wild unravelling:2022 Hardback
Author: Dunn, Lily
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Lily Dunn was just six years old, her father left the family home to follow his guru to India, trading domestic life for clothes dyed in oranges and reds and the promise of enlightenment with the cult of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Since then he has been a mystery to her. She grew up enthralled by the image of him; effervescent, ambitious and elusive. a writer, publisher and entrepreneur.
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Hardback:A pocketful of happiness:2022 Hardback
Author: Grant, Richard E.
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Gallery UK
Resource type: Physical
Note: Born in Swaziland in 1957, Richard E. Grant moved to the UK to pursue his acting career, and has been a fixture on our screens since his breakout role in 'Withnail and I' in 1987. When his beloved wife Joan died in 2021 after almost forty years together, she set him a challenge: to find a pocketful of happiness in every day.
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Hardback:Madly, deeply, the Alan Rickman diaries:2022 Hardback
Author: Rickman, Alan
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: Alan Rickman remains one of the most beloved actors of all time across almost every genre, from his breakout role as Die Hard's villainous Hans Gruber to his heart-wrenching run as Professor Severus Snape, and beyond. His air of dignity, his sonorous voice and the knowing wit he brought to each role continue to captivate new audiences today.
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Hardback:The light we carry, overcoming in uncertain times:2022 Hardback
Author: Obama, Michelle
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Viking
Resource type: Physical
Note: In 'The Light We Carry', former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today's highly uncertain world. She considers the questions many of us wrestle with: How do we build enduring and honest relationships? How can we discover strength and community inside our differences?
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