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            Snow Widows: Scott'S Fatal Antarctic Expedition Through the Eyes of the Women They Left Behind
              

            Snow Widows: Scott'S Fatal Antarctic Expedition Through the Eyes of the Women They Left Behind (Hardback)

            By MacInnes, Katherine

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            In the middle of a moonless night in 1913, the Terra Nova steams silently into Oamaru harbour in New Zealand. The men aboard have a desperate mission - they must reach the relatives of Scott's South Pole expedition before the morning papers break the news that the whole party hav...e perished.
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            ISBN 9780008394653
            Released NZ 4 Jul 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Uncaged Sky: My 804 days in an Iranian prison

            The Uncaged Sky: My 804 days in an Iranian prison (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moore-Gilbert, Kylie

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            'The sky above our heads was uncaged and unlike us, free.' The extraordinary true story of Kylie Moore-Gilbert's fight to survive 804 days imprisoned in Iran. On September 12, 2018 British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert was arrested at Tehran Airport by Iran's feared Isl...amic Revolutionary Guards. Convicted of espionage in a shadowy trial presided over by Iran's most notorious judge, Dr Moore-Gilbert was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Incarcerated in Tehran's Evin and Qarchak prisons for 804 days, this is the full and gripping account of her harrowing ordeal. Held in a filthy solitary confinement cell for months, and subjected to relentless interrogation, Kylie was pushed to the limits of her endurance by extreme physical and psychological deprivation. Kylie's only lifeline was the covert friendships she made with other prisoners inside the Revolutionary Guards' maximum-security compound where she had been 'disappeared', communicating in great danger through the air vents between cells, and by hiding secret letters in hava khori, the narrow outdoor balcony where she was led, blindfolded, for a solitary hour each day. Cut off from the outside world, Kylie realised she alone had the power to change the dynamics of her incarceration. To survive, she began to fight back, adopting a strategy of resistance with her captors. Multiple hunger strikes, letters smuggled to the media, co-ordinated protests with other prisoners and a daring escape attempt led to her transfer to the isolated desert prison, Qarchak, to live among convicted criminals. On November 25, 2020, after more than two years of struggle, Kylie was finally released in a high stakes three-nation prisoner swap deal orchestrated by the Australian government, laying bare the complex game of global politics in which she had become a valuable pawn. Written with extraordinary insight and vivid immediacy, The Uncaged Sky is Kylie Moore-Gilbert's remarkable story of courage and resilience, and a powerful med
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            ISBN 9781761150401
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2022
            Publisher Misc - HarperCollins New Zeala
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            Rebel: My escape from Saudi Arabia to freedom

            Rebel: My escape from Saudi Arabia to freedom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mohammed, Rahaf

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            In January 2019, then 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed escaped from her family while holidaying in Kuwait. She was fleeing systematic abuse of her human rights as a woman growing up in Saudi Arabia and, specifically, her family's threats to kill her because she desired the ...freedoms Western women take for granted. She boarded a plane bound for Bangkok, en route to Australia where she intended to seek asylum. But on her arrival the Thai authorities, acting on the instructions of Saudi officials, detained Rahaf with the aim of returning her to her family. Knowing this would mean her death, Rahaf barricaded herself in an airport hotel room and appealed for help through social media, creating a Twitter storm and capturing the attention of government leaders, human rights advocates and media around the world. Rahaf was eventually taken under the protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and granted refugee status. When Australian authorities failed to respond with the urgency the situation required, she was granted asylum in Canada. Seven days after her ordeal began, she arrived in Toronto to begin a new life. Rebel is a passionate story by a woman who refused to allow a system to define who she was and what she could be. It shines a light on the rampant and dangerous inequalities that persist in Saudi society, and inspires women everywhere to dream of a better future for themselves, and their daughters. Praise for Rebel: 'Rebel makes it clear that the cultural honour/shame dynamic and the male guardianship system continue to weigh heavily on the daily lives of Saudi women ... Rahaf ultimately fled the Kingdom, under cover of darkness by the skin of her teeth, in order to spread her wings.' - Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of Infidel 'The astonishing story of how one incredibly courageous teenager took on Saudi Arabia's archaic male guardianship system and won! An inspiring read that will leave you shaking with fury, and then cheering in solidarity.'
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            ISBN 9781760984984
            Published NZ 15 Mar 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Life, Death and Biscuits
              

            Life, Death and Biscuits (Hardback)

            By Allen, Anthea

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            • Pub Date
              12 Aug 22

            An extraordinarily powerful book based on the diaries of Anthea Allen, an intensive care nurse who worked on the front line at one of the biggest hospitals in Europe during the peak of the Covid crisis.

            ISBN 9780008506452
            Released NZ 12 Aug 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor
             

            The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor (Paperback)

            By Jaku, Eddie

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            The moving and inspiring story of an Auschwitz survivor who shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

            ISBN 9781529066364
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World

            The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Freedland, Jonathan

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            The astonishing, forgotten story of the hero who escaped from Auschwitz to reveal the truth of the Holocaust.

            ISBN 9781529369052
            Released NZ 14 Jun 2022
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            The Prison Doctor: The Final Sentence

            The Prison Doctor: The Final Sentence (Paperback)

            By Brown, Dr Amanda

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            From the Sunday Times Bestselling author Dr Amanda Brown Revisit the wold of The Prison Doctor, as she describes stories of her time spent with foreign national prisoners.

            ISBN 9780008448011
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
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            A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the 'Forgotten Holocaust'
             

            A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the 'Forgotten Holocaust' (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rosenberg, Otto

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              9 Aug 22

            A unique and deeply affecting memoir of a child's survival in the Roma and Sinti holocaust

            ISBN 9781800961104
            Released NZ 9 Aug 2022
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Wonder Dogs: Inspirational True Stories of Real-Life Dog Heroes That Will Melt Your Heart

            Wonder Dogs: Inspirational True Stories of Real-Life Dog Heroes That Will Melt Your Heart (Paperback)

            By Holt, Ben

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            It's a truth universally acknowledged that dogs are pretty great. Whether they're saving humans from dangerous people or situations or just following their instincts to do good, the true stories featured in this collection prove that dogs aren't only man's best friend - they're a...lso inspirational, courageous and selfless companions to us all.
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            ISBN 9781800071803
            Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            Mala's Cat: The moving and unforgettable true story of one girl's survival during the Holocaust
             

            Mala's Cat: The moving and unforgettable true story of one girl's survival during the Holocaust (Hardback)

            By Kacenberg, Mala

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            Growing up in the Polish village of Tarnogrod on the fringes of a deep pine forest, gives Mala the happiest childhood she could have hoped for. But, as the German invasion begins, her beloved village becomes a ghetto and her family and friends reduced to starvation. She takes mat...ters into her own hands, and bravely removes her yellow star, risking sneaking out to the surrounding villages to barter for food. It is on her way back that she sees her loved ones rounded up for deportation, and receives a smuggled letter from her sister warning her to stay away. With only her cat, Malach, and the strength of the stories taught by her family, she walks away from everything she holds dear. Malach becomes her family, her only respite from painful loneliness, a guide and reminder to stay hopeful even when faced with unfathomable darkness. With her guardian angel by her side, Mala finds a way to navigate the dangerous forests, outwit German soldiers and hostile villagers, and survive, against all odds.
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            ISBN 9780241503652
            Released NZ 18 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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