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A Listmania! list by eve poland "pierced-lily"
 
Cries Unheard: the Story of Mary Bell
1.  Cries Unheard: the Story of Mary Bell by Gitta Sereny
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  "this book becomes more relevant (horrid term) by the day - i had to read it in one go"
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The Executioner's Song
2.  The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
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  "sometimes hard going, but a fascinating story of how to end up in the electric chair"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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45
3.  45 by Bill Drummond
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  "ageing art terrorists have feelings too"
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If This Is a Man / The Truce
4.  If This Is a Man / The Truce by Primo Levi
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  "unbelievably grim story of back-stabbing concentration camp interns"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Happy Like Murderers
5.  Happy Like Murderers by Gordon Burn
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  "very very creepy - might make you watch your neighbours a bit more closely"
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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary
6.  The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
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  "if you like words, you'll love this book"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

I, Phoolan Devi: The Autobiography of India's Bandit Queen
7.  I, Phoolan Devi: The Autobiography of India's Bandit Queen by Phoolan Devi
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  "won't win any prizes for its writing, but the story is so compelling you won't care"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
8.  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
The list author says:
  "makes you incredibly appreciative of your easy western life"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (378 customer reviews)

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