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Fire woman: the extraordinary story of Britain's first female firefighter

By Reynolds, Josephine (Fire fighter), author
Large print. English.
Published Leicester: Ulverscroft, 2017
When Josephine Reynolds signed up with the Norfolk Fire Service in July 1982 at just seventeen years old, there was no such thing as a firefighter - only...

Leap in: a woman, some waves and the will to swim

By Heminsley, Alexandra, 1976- author
Large print. English.
Published Leicester: Ulverscroft, 2017
Alexandra Heminsley thought she could swim. She really did. It may have been because she could run. It may have been because she wanted to swim; or perhaps...

Mad girl

By Gordon, Bryony, author
Large print. English.
Published Leicester: Ulverscroft, 2017
On the surface it seems that Bryony Gordon has the perfect life. One of the UK's most successful journalists she is married to a man she loves with a...

Sophie: dog overboard: the incredible true adventures of the castaway dog

By Pearse, Emma, author
Large print. English.
Published Leicester: Ulverscroft, 2017
As Jan and Dave Griffith motored out of Mackay Marina on their boat it was just another day in paradise. A weekend's sailing around the islands with Sophie...

Once we were sisters

By Kohler, Sheila, author
Large print. English.
Published Leicester: Ulverscroft, 2017
'Once We Were Sisters' is the story of Maxine and Sheila Kohler. Growing up in the suffocating gentility of 1950s South Africa, the girls plan grand lives...

A century of wisdom: lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor

By Stoessinger, Caroline, author
Large print. English.
Published Leicester: Ulverscroft, 2017
This title provides an inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism - the life lessons and wisdom of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest...

Full marks for trying: an unlikely journey from the Raj to the rag trade

By Keenan, Brigid, 1939- author
Large print. English.
Published Leicester: Charnwood, 2017
Brigid Keenan was never destined to lead a normal life. When she was 10, she overheard her mother describe her as 'desperately plain', and it was from...

Queen bees: six brilliant and extraordinary society hostesses between the wars

By Evans, Siân (Historian), author
Large print. English.
Published Rearsby: Lamplight Large Print Books, 2017
'Queen Bees' looks at the lives of six remarkable women who made careers out of being society hostesses, including Lady Astor, who went on to become the...

It's not yet dark

By Fitzmaurice, Simon, author
Large print. English.
Published Leicester: Ulverscroft, 2017
In 2008, Simon Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and was given four years to live. In 2010, in a state of lung-function collapse, Simon...

We'll always have Paris: trying and failing to be French

By Beddington, Emma, 1974- author
Large print. English.
Published Leicester: Charnwood, 2017
As a bored, moody teenager, Emma Beddington came across a copy of French ELLE in the library of her austere Yorkshire school. As she turned the pages,...
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