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How to Win the World Series of Poker - Or Not by Pat Walsh.

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The fantasy of poker playing. Lots of comedy Texas Hold'em Lots of lies.

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Here's my review,   I stayed here for 19 night over christmas and new year(my fourth stay with Dave) I was in room 4A and it was spacious and had everything you needed in it! There was a small probl

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Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography by Mike Tyson.

 

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One of the most talked about and bestselling books of last year, this is the no holds-barred autobiography of a sporting legend driven to the brink of self destruction

 

The bestseller that has everyone talking.

In this, his first, autobiography, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson pulls no punches and lays bare the story of his remarkable life and career.

Co-written with Larry Sloman, author of Anthony Keidis’s best-selling memoir ‘Scar Tissue’, this is a visceral, and unputdownable story of a man born and raised to brutality, who reached the heights of stardom before falling to crime, substance abuse and infamy.

Full of all the controversy and complexity that you would expect from a man who delighted as much as he shocked, this is a book that will surprise and reveals a fascinating character beneath the exterior of violence.

If you think you know all about Mike Tyson, read this book and think again.

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Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography by Mike Tyson.

 

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One of the most talked about and bestselling books of last year, this is the no holds-barred autobiography of a sporting legend driven to the brink of self destruction

 

The bestseller that has everyone talking.

In this, his first, autobiography, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson pulls no punches and lays bare the story of his remarkable life and career.

Co-written with Larry Sloman, author of Anthony Keidis’s best-selling memoir ‘Scar Tissue’, this is a visceral, and unputdownable story of a man born and raised to brutality, who reached the heights of stardom before falling to crime, substance abuse and infamy.

Full of all the controversy and complexity that you would expect from a man who delighted as much as he shocked, this is a book that will surprise and reveals a fascinating character beneath the exterior of violence.

If you think you know all about Mike Tyson, read this book and think again.

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Great Failures of the Extremely Successful by Steve Young.

 

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Failure: The Best Thing that Ever Happened to You.

Heartfelt and inspirational stories, anecdotes and historical facts from the well-respected and well-known to the successful Everyman and Everywoman, each of whom recall the heartbreaks, wrong moves, flops botched opportunities and rejections that ultimately led to triumph.

Personal Stories By: Erin Brockovich, John Wooden, Jane Goodall, Johnny Unitas, Sam Donaldson, Teddy Pendergrass, Ann Richards, Bill Walton, Steve Allen, Billy Idol, Dr. Audrey Manley, Jimmy Breslin, Michael Medved, Al Franken, Stephen Cannell, Larry Gelbart, Nanette Fabray, Grand Master Hsing Yun, Betty White, Clive Cussler, Pat Boone, Robert Pinsky, Tony Curtis, Norm Pattiz, Robert Townsend, Garry Marshall and many more.

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Star Trek Memories by William Shatner & Chris Kreski.

 

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Contains Captain Kirk's (William Shatner's) reminiscences about his years with the show Star Trek and his experiences making the films, and also provides the plot summaries of all 79 episodes and the six films. Chris Kreski is the co-author of Growing Up Brady.

In our Science fiction section @ Canterbury Tales Bookshop.

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Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough.

 

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A sweeping epic of ancient Rome from the #1 bestselling author of "The Thorn Birds"In this breathtaking follow-up to "The October Horse," Colleen McCullough turns her attention to the legendary romance of Antony and Cleopatra, and in this timeless tale of love, politics, and power, proves once again that she is the best historical novelist of our time.

 

Caesar is dead, and Rome is, again, divided. Lepidus has retreated to Africa, while Antony RULES the opulent East, and Octavian claims the West, the heart of Rome, as his domain.

Though this tense truce holds civil war at bay, Rome seems ripe for an emperor, a true Julian heir to lay claim to Caesar's legacy.

With the bearing of a hero, and the riches of the East at his disposal, Antony seems poised to take the prize.

Like a true warrior king, he is a seasoned general whose Lust for power burns alongside a passion for women, feasts, and Chian wine. His rival, Octavian, seems a less convincing candidate: the slight, golden haired boy is as controlled as Antony is indulgent and as cool headed and clear eyed as Antony is impulsive.

Indeed, the two are well matched only in ambition.

 

And though politics and war are decidedly the provinces of men in ancient Rome, women are adept at using their wits and charms to gain influence outside their traditional sphere.

Cleopatra, the ruthless, golden eyed Queen, welcomes Antony to her court and her bed but keeps her heart well guarded.

A ruler first and a woman second, Cleopatra has but one desire: to place her child on his father, Julius Caesar's, vacant throne. Octavian, too, has a strong woman by his side: his exquisite wife, raven-haired Livia Drusilla, who learns to wield quiet power to help her husband in his quest for ascendancy.

As the plot races toward its inevitable conclusion, with battles on land and sea, conspiracy and murder, love and politics become irrevocably entwined.

 

McCullough's knowledge of Roman history is detailed and extensive.

Her masterful and meticulously researched narrative is filled with a cast of historical characters whose motives, passions, flaws, and insecurities are vividly imagined and expertly drawn.

The grandeur of ancient Rome comes to life as a timeless human drama plays out against the dramatic backdrop of the Republic's final days.

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Seven Ways to Die: by William Diehl,

 

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From the Nez Perce Indian reservation in Idaho to New York’s Central Park is a straight line right through Bill Diehl’s last and most intriguing lead character, Micah Cody.

 

There are seven basic ways to die.

In 1969 Dr. John C. Cavanaugh catalogued them all in his Primer of Forensic Pathology Case Studies for the Novice M.E.

 

Micah Cody is a 30-something NYPD captain of homicide, who’s founded a special unit known as TAZ with city wide license to take over any investigation at all, with special focus on serial killers.

Now its ultimate challenge is on the loose in Manhattan, with three victims already whose causes of death seem like intentional defiance of TAZ’s existence and four to go in four deadly days leading up to Halloween.

Chronicling it all with great amusement is the Capote like award-winning crime writer Ward Hamilton who, egged on by his sexually voracious socialite bedmate, is determined to bring TAZ to its knees journalistically.

Captain Micah Cody's Nez Perce name is “Youngest Wolf” from his ability to communicate with the animals and read nature's signs.

As all hell is breaking loose in Manhattan, the wolves in Central Park howl, the peregrine falcons shriek their warnings and Micah is listening.

 

Seven Ways to Die is a non-stop, sexy read with Diehl doing to the end what he did best throughout his bestselling career.

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Freedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire, by John Pilger.
 
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World renowned journalist John Pilger looks at five nations (Palestine, Diego Garcia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Africa) that have undergone long and painful struggles for freedom, yet are still waiting for its realization.

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The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy.

 

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First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order.

Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er do well studying at Trinity College in Dublin.

Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable and he satisfies it with endless charm.

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On the Road by Jack Kerouac.

 

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Five decades after it was first published, Jack Kerouac's seminal Beat novel On the Road finally finds its way to the big screen, in a production from award-winning director Walter Salles (Motorcycle Diaries) starring Sam Riley (Control, Brighton Rock), Garret Hedlund (Friday Night Lights), Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams and Viggo Mortensen.

 

Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young innocent, joins his hero Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat, on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States.

Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American dream.

A brilliant blend of fiction and autobiography, Jack Kerouac's exhilarating novel swings to the rhythms of 1950's underground America, racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion.

One of the most influential and important novels of the 20th century, On the Road is the book that launched the Beat Generation and remains the bible of that literary movement.

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Dying to Live (Dying to Live #1) by Kim Paffenroth.
 
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Jonah Caine, a lone survivor in a zombie infested world, struggles to understand the apocalypse in which he lives.
Unable to find a moral or sane reason for the horror that surrounds him, he is overwhelmed by violence and insignificance.
 
After wandering for months, Jonah's lonely existence dramatically changes when he discovers a group of survivors.
Living in a museum-turned-compound, they are led jointly by Jack, an ever practical and efficient military man, and Milton, a mysterious, quizzical prophet who holds a strange power over the dead.
Both leaders share Jonah's anguish over the brutality of their world, as well as his hope for its beauty.
Together with others, they build a community that reestablishes an island of order and humanity surrounded by relentless ghouls.
 
But this newfound peace is short-lived, as Jonah and his band of refugees clash with another group of survivors who remind them that the undead are not the only nor the most grotesque horrors they must face.

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Start the Car: The World According to Bumble by David Lloyd.
 
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Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of "Bumble", the legendary Sky Sports cricket commentator who's one ball short of an over and delivers madcap moments galore in this ebullient, endearing and hilarious new book.
 
David "Bumble" Lloyd is a legend in our living rooms, a genuine "good bloke" all cricket fans feel they know inside out because of his infectious, larger than life personality and that distinctive Lancashire burr.
 
Bumble has become the one constant for passionate English fans in cricket's rapidly changing landscape. He has earned cult status as a commentator and pundit, with viewers loving his unerring dedication to the game's great fables.
 
The World According to Bumble: Start the Car revels in the quirkier and humorous side of cricket, while offering behind-the-scenes action of Lloyd's years spent following cricket around the globe, from Accrington to Lahore.
 
Bumble waxes lyrical on everything from the genius of Shane Warne to the merits of Lancashire’s premier pies … and the delights of finishing the day with a couple of pints and a curry.
 
Enjoy the camaraderie that exists among the SkySports team - including former England captains Sir Ian Botham, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and David Gower - and laugh out loud at the stories and anecdotes which have forged Bumble's character.
 
Whether he is holding up play to retrieve lost balls from the top of sight-screens, or enacting mock pitch reports from car parks, Bumble is capable of stealing the limelight at all times.

 

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The Absence of Guilt by Mark Gimenez.

 

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An ISIS attack on America is narrowly averted when the FBI uncovers a plot to detonate a weapon of mass destruction in Dallas, Texas during the Super Bowl.

 

A federal grand jury indicts twenty-four co-conspirators, including Omar al Mustafa, a notorious and charismatic Muslim cleric known for his incendiary anti-American diatribes on YouTube and Fox News.

His arrest is greeted with cheers around the world and relief at home. The President goes on national television and proclaims: 'We won!'

 

There is only one problem: there is no evidence against Mustafa. That problem falls to the presiding judge, newly appointed U.S. District Judge A. Scott Fenney.

 

If Mustafa is innocent, Scott must set the most dangerous man in Dallas free, with no idea who is really guilty.

 

And all with just three weeks to go before the attack is due .

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Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben.
 
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If your husband was murdered
And you were a witness
How do you explain it when he appears on your nanny cam?
You thought you trusted him.
Now you can't even trust yourself.
 
Dark Secrets and a terrifying hunt for the truth lie at the heart of this gripping new thriller by the 'master of the double twist', Harlan Coben.

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hotel Honolulu by Paul Theroux.

 

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Newly married and having recently taken over the management of a hotel in Honolulu, a former writer is drawn into the chaotic lives of his guests and into the distinctive customs and rhythms of the distant island.

As witness to the many contrasting, and often ribald, chronicles of the hotel's characters, he ultimately finds personal salvation through returning to writing once again.

The result is this novel in eighty distinct episodes, a Chaucerian sequence of strange pilgrims and just as strange islanders confronting each other, and their fate, in the rooms of the seedy hotel.

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Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada.
 
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"The greatest book ever written about German resistance to the Nazis."
This never before translated masterpiece by a heroic best selling writer who saw his life crumble when he wouldn't join the Nazi Party is based on a true story.
 
It presents a richly detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis and tells the sweeping saga of one working class couple who decides to take a stand when their only son is killed at the front. With nothing but their grief and each other against the awesome power of the Reich, they launch a simple, clandestine resistance campaign that soon has an enraged Gestapo on their trail, and a world of terrified neighbors and cynical snitches ready to turn them in.
 
In the end, it's more than an edge of your seat thriller, more than a moving romance, even more than literature of the highest order it's a deeply stirring story of two people standing up for what's right, and each other.
 
Hans Fallada was one of Germany's best-selling authors ranking with Thomas Mann and Hermann Hesse prior to the rise of the Nazis.
But while those writers fled Germany, Fallada stayed. Refusing to join the Nazi Party, he suffered numerous difficulties, including incarceration in an insane asylum.
After the war, he wrote Every Man Dies Alone based on an actual Gestapo file.
He died just before its publication in 1947.

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I Am Death by Chris Carter.

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AN EVIL MIND was Chris Carter's most acclaimed novel to date, described by the Daily mail as: 
A chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffery Deaver class.' 
It spent three weeks in the Top ten and received brilliant reviews and sales.

This terrifying new standalone thriller reunites Hunter and Garcia in their most explosive case to date.

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Rain on the Dead by Jack Higgins.

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A storm is coming for Sean Dillon & company in the mesmerizing new thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the bestselling author.

It begins with the attempted assassination of the ex President of the United States.

Only the presence of Sean Dillon and the fellow members of the ‘Prime Minister’s Private Army’ prevents it becoming a bloodbath. Soon they are on the trail of the perpetrators, confident they will catch them.

What Dillon & Co don’t realize is that they have just sprung a trap that will lead them to almost certain death.

For there is a new Master pulling the strings for al Qaeda in London, and this time he’s going to make sure the hated enemy is destroyed once and for all.

A storm is coming for Sean Dillon…

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Intervention by Robin Cook.

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It's been more than thirty years since New York City medical examiner Jack Stapleton's college graduation and almost as long since he's been in Touch with former classmates Shawn Daughtry and James O'Rourke. 
A post mortem on a young college student who had recently been treated by a chiropractor leads Jack to investigate alternative medicine.
What makes some people step outside the medical establishment to seek care from practitioners of Eastern philosophies and even faith healers?

Jack's classmate Shawn Daughtry is now a renowned archaeologist and biblical scholar. 
He has recently obtained permission for a final dig beneath Saint Peter's in Rome, despite a long standing grudge against the Catholic Church and has made a startling discovery with huge ecclesiastical and medical implications.

When James O'Rourke, now Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York, gets wind of Shawn's findings, he's desperate to keep them from the public. 
James has strong political ambitions within the church, but his association with Shawn threatens to undermine them. 
James turns to his old friend Jack to help protect an explosive secret, one with power to change lives forever.

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Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada.

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"The greatest book ever written about German resistance to the Nazis." 
This never before translated masterpiece by a heroic best selling writer who saw his life crumble when he wouldn't join the Nazi Party is based on a true story.

It presents a richly detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis and tells the sweeping saga of one working class couple who decides to take a stand when their only son is killed at the front. With nothing but their grief and each other against the awesome power of the Reich, they launch a simple, clandestine resistance campaign that soon has an enraged Gestapo on their trail, and a world of terrified neighbors and cynical snitches ready to turn them in.

In the end, it's more than an edge of your seat thriller, more than a moving romance, even more than literature of the highest order it's a deeply stirring story of two people standing up for what's right, and each other.

Hans Fallada was one of Germany's best-selling authors ranking with Thomas Mann and Hermann Hesse prior to the rise of the Nazis. 
But while those writers fled Germany, Fallada stayed. Refusing to join the Nazi Party, he suffered numerous difficulties, including incarceration in an insane asylum. 
After the war, he wrote Every Man Dies Alone based on an actual Gestapo file. 
He died just before its publication in 1947.

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Frazzled by Ruby Wax.

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"500 years ago no-one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. 
We might have evolved to be able to miraculously balance on seven inch heels, but as far as our emotional development is concerned we're still swimming with the pond scum. 
If we don't advance our more human qualities then we're doomed evolution wise to become cyborgs, with an imprint of an 'Apple' where our hearts used to be. 
Ruby Wax shows us a scientific solution to these modern problems: mindfulness.

I know what you're thinking, what if I don't want to stare at a butterfly wing or hear the single ting of a wind chime? My definition of mindfulness isn't about sitting erect on a hillock, legs in a knot, humming a mantra that's probably the phone book sung backwards, it's something that can help us all: learning to notice your thoughts and feelings so you can truly experience life.

Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. 
With mindfulness advice for relationships, for parents, for children and for teenagers, and a six-week course based on her studies of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Mark Williams at Oxford University, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled is the only guide you need for a healthier, happier life."

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The Conjuror on the Kwai by Peter Fyans.

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The Conjuror on the Kwai is the incredibly moving story of Gus Anckorn, a British soldier who was captured by the Japanese and held for over three and a half years. 
Before the war, Gus was a magician and throughout the war, entertained both fellow soldiers and Japanese guards with his tricks. Gus has a brilliant sense of humour and a 'tell it as it is' attitude which got him into a number of scrapes with both the Japanese and his own side. 
He has a remarkable humility to his character and is extremely endearing, both in the book and face to face guaranteeing massive media attention. 
Gus experienced terrible ordeals that no one should have to face. He should have been killed on four or five occasions, but remarkably survived due to quick thinking and good luck. 
Gus also reveals the heartache of leaving his fiancee behind and not knowing if he would ever see her again. 
This is an incredibly moving book and will surely be considered as one of the classic Far East POW stories. 
Gus is still alive and active today, very publicity focused and well connected. 
He still holds the unique claim of being the youngest ever member of the Magic Circle and is now currently their oldest ever member. He is also a member of the Masons. 
Gus has appeared on TV when they arranged for him to meet a Japanese POW camp guard on the bridge at Kwai.

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Murder Spree by Damon Wilson, Rowan Wilson.

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Twenty four fascinating real life cases, grippingly recounted by Damon and Rowan Wilson. 
Among many others the collection includes the stories of:
Alfred Arthur Rouse, burned a homeless man to death in his car, to fake his own death, in an attempt to escape his complicated life.

George Joseph Smith, drowned three of his brides in their baths by grabbing their ankles and dragging them suddenly under water, thereby forcing water up their noses.

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