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Image for 21: Bringing Down the House: How Six Students Took Vegas for Millions [used book]

21: Bringing Down the House: How Six Students Took Vegas for Millions [used book]

By: Ben Mezrich

Price: $5.95

Publisher: UK, Arrow: 2008

Seller ID: 001678


Real-life all too rarely offers stories that are quite as satisfying as fiction. "Bringing Down the House" is one of the exceptions. Cheating in casinos is illegal; and card-counting - making a record of what cards have so far been dealt to enable the player to make some prediction of what cards remain in the deck - is not. But casinos understandably dislike the practice and make every effort to keep card-counters out of their premises. "Bringing Down the House" tells th... View more info

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Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found # Movie Tie-In

By: Cheryl Strayed

Price: $14.90

Publisher: UK, Atlantic PBS: 2014

Seller ID: 000625


At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing mo... View more info

Image for Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything [used book]

Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything [used book]

By: Elizabeth Gilbert

Price: $5.95

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2007

Seller ID: 001697


It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed ide... View more info

Image for Love You to Bits and Pieces: True Story of David Helfgott and the Movie "Shine" [used book]

Love You to Bits and Pieces: True Story of David Helfgott and the Movie "Shine" [used book]

By: Gillian Helfgott and Alissa Tanskaya

Price: $5.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin Books Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: 001164


The biography of David Helfgott, a gifted young Australian pianist who suffered a severe mental breakdown and was institutionalized. Although brilliant and charismatic, he was insecure and reliant on anti-psychotic medication, but eventually overcame his illness to achieve artistic greatness. This story was written by his wife Gillian, who tells of the powerful bond between them and of sharing her life with a man who came through the darkness of his past. View more info

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Farewell to the East End #3 Call the Midwife TV Tie-In

By: Jennifer Worth

Price: $14.90

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2013

Seller ID: 002934


The third and final book in the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE series, now a major BBC TV series. This final book in Jennifer Worth's memories of her time as a midwife in London's East End brings her story full circle. As always there are heartbreaking stories such as the family devastated by tuberculosis and a ship's woman who 'serviced' the entire crew, as well as plenty of humour and warmth, such as the tale of two women who shared the same husband! Other stories cove... View more info

Image for Call The Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s #1 Call the Midwife TV Tie-In

Call The Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s #1 Call the Midwife TV Tie-In

By: Jennifer Worth

Price: $14.90

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2012

Seller ID: 002921


Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London, now a major BBC TV series. Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kind... View more info

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Parky's People: The Interviews - 100 of the Best [used book]

By: Michael Parkinson

Price: $5.95

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 2012

Seller ID: 003940


Michael Parkinson occupies a unique place in the public consciousness. Through his perceptive onscreen interviews over the past five decades, he has introduced millions of people to the personalities of major international figures in sport, showbiz, politics, the arts and journalism. In Parky's People, Parkinson sets down on record the highlights of his interviews which provide an intimate insight into the private lives and personal characters of great celebrities from a... View more info