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This is Going to Hurt
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Arnhem
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Arnhem
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The Secret Barrister
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
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Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions
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Everything I Know About Love
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Adventures of a Young Naturalist
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Recovery
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Jane Austen at Home
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Natives
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The Girl Who Smiled Beads
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On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures
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Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor
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Sharp
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My Country
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People Like Us
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Eat, Drink, Run.
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Becoming
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The Human Kind
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Tell Me the Planets
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Skybound
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First Man In
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Between Them
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Dear Cancer, Love Victoria
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Believe Me
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Ascent
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Life in the Garden
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Harry
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My Husband and I
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Ma'am Darling
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Harry & Meghan: A Royal Engagement
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How to be a Princess
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Diana: The People's Princess
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Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month

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There’s a mutual code of silence that keeps help from those who need it most.

Adam Kay’s brutally honest, often funny, sometimes shocking account of his days as a junior doctor, This is Going to Hurt, charts his descent from youthful enthusiasm to overwhelmed defeat. Kay’s ability to find humour in even the most desperate of moments salves the sadness and fatigue, but the message of a system that is fundamentally broken still rings clear.

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The Century Girls
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Rise Up Women!
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Deeds Not Words
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Votes For Women!
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A Lab of One's Own
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Hearts And Minds
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The Suffragettes
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Suffragettes
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My Own Story
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How Not To Be a Boy
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Jane Austen at Home
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On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures
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Uncommon People
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What Does This Button Do?
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Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
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Dare to Tri
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Cordially Invited
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To Throw Away Unopened
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Born A Crime
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Coal Black Mornings
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Nigel
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Frida Kahlo
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Unmasked
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Patrick Melrose Volume 1
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Jane Austen at Home
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The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah
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When I Hit You
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Rosie
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The Cost of Living
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A Life in the Day
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
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Patrick Melrose Volume 2
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The Pigeon Tunnel
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Keeping On Keeping On
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Figures in a Landscape
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Down and Out in Paris and London
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On Writing
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White Girls
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Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
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The Year of Magical Thinking
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The Winning Formula
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Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket
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Knowing the Score
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Dare to Tri
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Jenson Button: Life to the Limit
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A Clear Blue Sky
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Quiet Genius
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Over and Out
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Trials and Error
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There's Always the Hills
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Tiger Woods
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Graeme Souness - Football: My Life, My Passion
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Ronaldo
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Sir Matt Busby: The Definitive Biography
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No Nonsense
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The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee
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The Girl on the Dancing Horse
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Klopp: Bring the Noise
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Why Spy? The Enigma of Donald Maclean

Author Roland Philipps reveals the research that inspired A Spy Named Orphan.

Adam Kay on Taking This is Going to Hurt on Tour

The author of our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for May, This is Going to Hurt, discusses croissant accidents, awkward stories and taking his book on tour.

Skybound: A Journey in Photographs

A photographic journey through some of the incredible journeys chronicled in Skybound, a memoir of hope and self-discovery.