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Wild Horses of the World

The decision to begin my world trip in Australia was an easy one.

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Burnt Sugar

I would be lying if I said my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure.

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Ghosts

On the day I was born, 3rd August 1986, ‘The Edge of Heaven’ by Wham! was number one.

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The Coast-to-Coast Murders

Where will you be when your life ends?

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Because of You

Try to imagine two more different couples than these. You can’t.

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A Life on Our Planet

Pripyat in the Ukraine is a place unlike anywhere else I have been. It is a place of utter despair.

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The Silence of Snow

There was no peace, even in the loo. Rory’s pager and phone were going simultaneously.

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A Deadly Education

I decided that Orion needed to die after the second time he saved my life.

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The Godmothers

By the time Eliza Maxine Olivia Miller was eleven, she had lived in eight different country towns.

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The Gift

In the spring of 1944, I was sixteen, living with my parents and two older sisters in Kassa, Hungary.

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More Than a Woman

I am in the spare room, which doubles as my office, and I have just finished my day’s work.

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The Kingdom

I heard him before I saw him.

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The Gifts of Imperfection

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.

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V2

On a Saturday morning in late November 1944, in a railway shed in the Dutch seaside resort of Scheveningen, three ballistic missiles, each nearly fifteen metres long...

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Breath

The place looked like something out of Amityville: all paint-chipped walls, dusty windows, and menacing shadows cast by moonlight.

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The Tally Stick

The car containing the four sleeping children left the earth.

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