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Books for the confident, warm-hearted leaders born 23 July – 22 August.

Bright, generous and charismatic, you’re not afraid of the limelight and bring fresh energy to any task. And while you don’t like taking things too seriously, when it’s your time to speak you require undivided attention. You are the queen or king of the jungle, after all. Here are some books for those born to rule.

  • Accompanying a new BBC series, legendary comic and national treasure Billy Connolly returns to his roots, reflecting on his life, his homeland and what it means – then and now – to be Scottish.

  • A moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds, celebrating the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope.

  • Research professor and TED talk phenomenon Dr Brené Brown reveals how to choose courage over comfort, so we can step up, make a difference and dare to lead.

  • A groundbreaking view of happiness, on how to seek joy from our surroundings, by the founder of the blog The Aesthetics of Joy and the former Design Director of the global innovation firm IDEO New York.

  • An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

  • The great American novel, now in Penguin Black Classics.

  • A thrilling story told in the form of an extended oral history, Daisy Jones and the Six transports the reader to the world of '70's rock 'n roll; creative chaos, musical alchemy and an iconic sound.

  • On the day that became known as Black Saturday, one man deliberately lit two fires near the small town of Churchill, Gippsland, then sat on the roof of his house and watched the flames. The Arsonist, by the acclaimed author of The Tall Man, is the story of that man, the fire he lit, and the people who were killed.

  • Ex-cop Ted Conkaffey is slowly rebuilding his life in Crimson Lake, and getting to know his three-year-old daughter, Lillian. But when he and his PI partner Amanda take on the case of a boy who seems to have literally disappeared into thin air, his job once again threatens everything . . .

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