Unbeaten

Author: Kim Woodburn

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 1444718355

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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For Kim Woodburn finding fame in her 60s in the smash hit television series How Clean is Your House? with fellow dust-buster Aggie Mackenzie is like living a fairytale. Often she has simply wished that she had never been born, for Kim has overcome horrific emotional and physical abuse both at the hands of her alcoholic mother and her philandering, sexually abusive father. In her brave and revealing story Kim's memories of growing up are not of love and cuddles, but of beatings and random cruelty. Shuttled between the brutal houses of her warring parents, a succession of miserable children's homes and a grim convent - Kim's past has cast a long shadow over her life. But just before her sixteenth birthday she finally made her escape. It has taken decades of hard work, and a wonderfully happy marriage to conquer depression but now she has emerged unbowed and unbeaten as Britain's Queen of Clean.
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Unbeaten

Author: Kim Woodburn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444718355

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7695

For Kim Woodburn finding fame in her 60s in the smash hit television series How Clean is Your House? with fellow dust-buster Aggie Mackenzie is like living a fairytale. Often she has simply wished that she had never been born, for Kim has overcome horrific emotional and physical abuse both at the hands of her alcoholic mother and her philandering, sexually abusive father. In her brave and revealing story Kim's memories of growing up are not of love and cuddles, but of beatings and random cruelty. Shuttled between the brutal houses of her warring parents, a succession of miserable children's homes and a grim convent - Kim's past has cast a long shadow over her life. But just before her sixteenth birthday she finally made her escape. It has taken decades of hard work, and a wonderfully happy marriage to conquer depression but now she has emerged unbowed and unbeaten as Britain's Queen of Clean.
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Too Posh to Wash

Author: Kim Woodburn,Aggie MacKenzie

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: 9780718147693

Category: Beauty, Personal

Page: 191

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Kim and Aggie are on a new mission ... and this time it's personal... Armed with their decontamination suits, loofahs and ever-trusty bicarbonate of soda, it's time to delve beyond the sofa and take on the whiffy world of underpants and bathroom habits. Meet the slobby student who has never done his own laundry, discover what's lurking under most teenage beds and see stinky sloths transformed into bathing beauties. Packed with fascinating facts and useful tips, even the most dedicated of slobs will scrub up and clean up their act ... or else!
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Ask Aggie

For All Your Cleaning Solutions

Author: Aggie MacKenzie

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141926503

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 5492

Hundreds of solutions to all your housekeeping needs! Banish those stains and transform your home into a palace of sparkling surfaces, clutter-free cupboards and carpets to be proud of. From ovens to fridges to bathrooms, red wine rings, and foul smelling microwaves - Aggie has all the answers to any cleaning question you can think of. From top to bottom, inside and outside, you'll find oodles of nifty ideas to take the drudgery out of cleaning. Erase each and every one of your domestic nightmares - after all, nobody knows housekeeping quite like Aggie!
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Just a Mo

My Story

Author: Laila Morse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144813384X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5534

The reigning queen of Albert Square, Laila Morse shares her incredible story for the first time. This is a book that will shock, humble and inspire.
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Baggage: My Childhood

Author: Janet Street-Porter

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 0755361253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1082

Brilliant, brave, controversial, combative, intellectual - just how do you become Janet Street-Porter? In this mesmerising account of growing up in post-war London there is poignancy, mystery - and a trademark black humour. BAGGAGE will touch readers at many levels; it is as edgy and fearless as Janet Street-Porter herself.
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The True Story Book

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849671720

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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The conception of "The True Story Book" by Mr. Andrew Lang, was an admirable one, for no more fascinating stories of adventure could possibly be devised than some which have been enacted in this work-a-day world. This volume takes the place of Mr. Lang's annual fairy book, and relates strange episodes from the lives of Prince Charlie, Grace Darling, Benvenuto Cellini, Cervantes, Baron Trenck, Cesare Borgia, Cortes, and many another scapegrace and hero.
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This Child Will Be Great

Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President

Author: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061868086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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“The first thing to be said about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s This Child Will Be Great is that it is exceptionally well written, a true story that seems as much a thriller as the remembrances of an ambitious and brave woman. . . . This timely book, essential for anyone who hopes to understand West Africa in general and Liberia in particular, is a lesson in courage and perseverance.” —Washington Post From Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—Africa’s first elected female president—comes an inspirational memoir about her improbable rise to international prominence, her fight for political freedom, and her unwavering determination to rebuild Liberia in the wake of civil war.
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Unbeaten

Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World

Author: Mike Stanton

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627799206

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary heavyweight champions like Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson: He never lost a professional fight. His record was a perfect 49-0. Unbeaten is the story of this remarkable champion who overcame injury, doubt, and the schemes of corrupt promoters to win the title in a bloody and epic battle with Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952. Rocky packed a devastating punch with an innocent nickname, “Suzie Q,” against which there was no defense. As the champ, he came to know presidents and movie stars – and the organized crime figures who dominated the sport, much to his growing disgust. He may have “stood out in boxing like a rose in a garbage dump,” as one sportswriter said, but he also fought his own private demons. In the hands of the award-winning journalist and biographer Mike Stanton, Unbeaten is more than just a boxing story. It’s a classic American tale of immigrant dreams, exceptional talent wedded to exceptional ambitions, compromises in the service of a greater good, astounding success, disillusionment, and a quest to discover what it all meant. Like Suzie Q, it will knock you off your feet.
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Before the Year Dot

Author: June Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471101851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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'At sixteen I was very interested in palmistry. The fate line on my right palm had a distinct break at the age of thirty. It broke into two parts that ran for a quarter of an inch on parallel tracks. I used to look at it and wonder, 'What will happen to me when I am thirty that will change my life?' Of course, it was Johnny's death. But, in fact, my life was changed twice by death.' June Brown is an institution - a classically trained actress and showbiz veteran, who has undoubtedly lived a full and fascinating life. One of the few national treasures left not to have told her story, she is much-loved for her role as the chain-smoking Dot Branning in the long-running BBC soap, EastEnders, a character she has played with dedication and skill for over 25 years. Before the Year Dottraces her colourful childhood in Ipswich with her beloved sisters, through the war with the WRENS, to her days as a gifted stage actress trained by the likes of Laurence Olivier, Michel Saint-Denis and Glen Byam-Shaw. Her legendary tours of the Young and Old Vic Schools saw her play some of her most memorable parts and cement her acting credentials. In this hugely anticipated memoir, June recounts an enthralling early life. But it is also a life marked by two deaths that changed June forever - once when she lost her beloved sister, Marise, and a second time with the loss of her adored husband, Johnny. June Brown tells her colourful story with candour and skill, and in her own words.
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Wasted

Author: Mark Johnson

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0748114033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Mark Johnson's father had 'LOVE' tattooed across his left hand, but that didn't stop the beatings. The Johnson children would turn up to school with broken fingers and chipped teeth, but no one ever thought of investigating their home life. Mark just slipped through the cracks, and kept on falling. For years. Constantly in trouble at school, Mark began stealing at the age of seven, was drinking by the age of eight, and took his first hit of heroin aged eleven. A sensitive, intelligent boy, he could never stay on the right path, and though Art College beckoned, he ended up in Portland prison instead. With searing honesty, WASTED documents Mark's descent into the depths of addiction and criminality. Homeless, hooked on heroin and crack, no one - least of all Mark - believed he would survive. And yet - astonishingly - he somehow pulled himself through, and now runs his own thriving tree surgery business, employing and helping other recovering addicts. His story is at once shocking and inspiring - a compelling account of his struggle to save himself, and help save others in the process.
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From the Heart

Author: Kym Marsh

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 1848949707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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KYM MARSH is one of our most-loved stars, but her life has been a rollercoaster ride through love, laughter and tears. Now Kym's ready to tell her full story for the first time, describing her difficult childhood growing up on a council estate in Wigan, and struggling at school with bullying and an eating disorder. She describes falling in love at 17 and finding herself pregnant while still a teenager. By the time she was 21, she was a single mum with two very young children, David and Emily, and it was a real struggle to make ends meet. But Kym had always dreamt of performing and even though the odds were stacked against her, she was determined to make her dream a reality. One day she auditioned for a new TV show called Popstars and her life changed forever. Kym now stars in the nation's favourite soap, Coronation Street. But her life off-screen hasn't been easy. She reflects on her marriage to Jack Ryder and how hard she tried to make it work. Kym found new love with Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas and after tragically losing their first baby Archie in 2009, the couple were over the moon to welcome little Polly Lomas into the world earlier this year. Entertaining, funny and incredibly honest, From the Heart is a fantastic read all about how sometimes the best things happen in life when you refuse to give up hope.
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The Cleaning Bible

Kim and Aggie's Complete Guide to Modern Household Management

Author: Kim Woodburn,Aggie MacKenzie,Jerry Foulkes

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: 9780141027005

Category: Reference

Page: 447

View: 1635

You watched the TV programme and you bought the book but is your house still a bit dull round the edges? This work helps you with various tasks of a domestic nature. It features tips and tricks and uses natural products where possible.
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Fall Out

Author: Janet Street-Porter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755361237

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8526

Friends. Everyone needs them. Especially when relations between you and your family are less than perfect. And for the talented and ambitious Janet Street-Porter, her friends became her family. is the story of these vibrant characters – some famous, some infamous, all extraordinary – and their often volatile relationships with her. Above all, it is a portrait of an exciting and creative era, by someone who lived it to the full.
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Lorraine

Author: Lorraine Kelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 075531896X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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National treasure Lorraine Kelly has been great company for years: a sunny, vivacious and loveable presence in your home. Now it's possible to get to know her even better as, for the first time, she opens up about her eventful life and tells her story in her own words. From her working-class childhood growing up in one of the toughest areas of Glasgow, to her early career in journalism during which she covered heartbreaking tragedies such as Dunblane and Lockerbie, and her gradual emergence as the undisputed Queen of Morning TV, Lorraine reveals a life like no other with characteristic warmth and charm. Entertaining, funny and a little bit mischievous, her anecdotes are garnered from a lifetime of meeting, greeting and interrogating the famous and infamous. Full of gossip, glamour and Lorraines inimitable good sense, LORRAINE: BETWEEN YOU AND ME is a book to settle on the sofa with.
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I Did Tell, I Did

Author: Cassie Harte

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007355432

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Cassie was just a little girl who wanted to be loved. Betrayed by her mother in the most horrific manner, and abused by her ‘uncle’, she had to fight to survive the demons of her past.
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How Clean is Your House?

Author: Kim Woodburn,Aggie MacKenzie

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

ISBN: 9780141018805

Category: House cleaning

Page: 192

View: 9373

Hundreds of handy tips to make your home sparkle from the stars of the hit show How Clean is Your House? Kim and Aggie have taken the nation by storm, watched by over 4 million viewers every week as they transform filthy holes into gleaming palaces. Here, their fabulous tips for every cleaning situation imaginable are compiled, sweeping through a house from top to bottom, fluffy marigolds, big hair and lots of white vinegar at the ready. Filled with advice, fun and 'Kimmisms' - Scrub dear don't tickle - it's the perfect present for any home.
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Recipe for Life

Author: Nicky Pellegrino

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1409111946

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Escape to Italy with this sumptuous story of secrets and friendships under Mediterranean skies. A recipe for life should be a simple thing: love and happiness, family, friends and a little food. But life is rarely straightforward... Alice wants to make the most of life - after all, she knows how fragile it can be - and knows she never feels more alive than when she's cooking. Babetta has spent a lifetime tending the garden of her tiny house on the Italian coast, supplying food to feed a family now grown and gone. One summer these two women are brought together in a crumbling Mediterranean villa, with the shared language of food. There, under the heat of the Italian sun, or the shade of the pomegranate tree, secrets will be spoken, fears and hopes shared. But life's lessons are not learnt easily.
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3,096 Days in Captivity

The True Story of My Abduction, Eight Years of Enslavement,and Escape

Author: Natascha Kampusch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5406

On March 2, 1998, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was kidnapped, and found herself locked in a house that would be her home for the next eight years. She was starved, beaten, treated as a slave, and forced to work for her deranged captor. But she never forgot who she was-and she never gave up hope of returning to the world. This is her story.
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Run, Mummy, Run

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007436645

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2178

From the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged, the gripping story of a woman caught in a horrific cycle of abuse - and the desperate lengths she must go to, to escape.
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