The White Witch of Wimbledon is the story of a very special Cockney lady who overcame a life-long physical handicap, pain, abuse and separation and neglect from her parents. She pulled herself up by her own bootstraps. She raised three children as a ... show more
Frank O'Connor's acclaimed autobiography, now in one volumeWhen Frank O'Connor was born, his parents—Minnie O'Connor, a former maid raised in an orphanage, and Michael O'Donovan, a veteran of the Boer War and the drummer in a local brass-and-reed band—... show more
What makes a fifty-year-old man quit a highly successful career in charity work to take on the low-paid, dangerous job of being a police officer? When Mark Johnson left the United Way to become the oldest rookie in the Mobile, Alabama, police departmen... show more
Laura was ten, crouched outside her parents’ bedroom, when she overheard that her father had made her oldest sister pregnant. For the next eight years, she and her four sisters struggled to survive the nightmare of sexual and emotional abuse.
Peter Kunstadt took his chance in 1968 when Soviet Bloc forces occupied his homeland, Czechoslovakia ─ he and his fiancée Susan were on holiday in Romania, and made a dash for the West with little more than their beach clothes. This is the story that ... show more
We all wonder if we would do the right thing if called upon ... even if it meant risking our own lives and sense of self. In The Bone Bridge: A Brother's Story, author Yarrott Benz is forced to deal with extraordinary self-sacrifice. This is the harrow... show more
For thirty years, Brian Brett shared his office and his life with Tuco, a remarkable parrot given to asking such questions as Whaddya know?” and announcing Party time!” when guests showed up at Brett’s farm. Although Brett bought Tuco on a whim as a ... show more
First published as a collection of blogs raising concerns about police reforms, The Rest Is Silenc led to J.J. Patrick's two year fight against the Metropolitan Police Service and one of the most extraordinary examples of whistleblowing in the history ... show more