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Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang

Harriet Sergeant's three year friendship with a teenage gang, and in particular the gang leader, Tuggy Tug began when she ...

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Mom & Me & Mom

Anyone who's read the classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, knows Maya Angelou was raised by her paternal ...

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Night of Triumph

On VE night, 1945, the then teenage princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret, were allowed to leave the palace incognito and join ...

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The Examined Life

We are all storytellers - we make stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to ...

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Calories and Corsets: A History of Dieting Over 2,000 Years

Today we are urged from all sides to slim down and shape up, to shed a few pounds or lose ...

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The Truth

Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to ...

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