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The Crow Road

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by Banks, Iain
From its bravura opening onwards, THE CROW ROAD is justly regarded as an outstanding contemporary novel. 'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me back to Gallanach.' Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring S...
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The Wasp Factory

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by Banks, Iain
'Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different reasons than I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.' Enter - if you can bear it - the extraordinary private wor...
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The Goldfinch

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by Donna Tartt
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014. Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a...
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Infinite Jest

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by Wallace, David Foster
Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master copy of INFINITE JEST, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss ...'Wallace's exuberance and intellectual impishness are a del...
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Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation

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by Sagan, Carl
* Spacecraft missions to nearby planets * The Library of ancient Alexandria * The human brain * Egyptian hieroglyphics * The origin of life * The death of the sun * The evolution of galaxies * The origins of matter, suns and worlds The story of fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution transforming matter and life into consciousness, of how science and civilisation grew up together, and of the forces and in...
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Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925

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by Brittain, Vera
In 1914 Vera Brittain was eighteen and, as war was declared, she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that was unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived the period; how she lost the man she loved; how...
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On Writers and Writing

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by Atwood, Margaret
What is the role of the writer? Prophet? High Priest of Art? Court Jester? Or witness to the real world? Looking back on her own childhood and the development of her writing career, Margaret Atwood examines the metaphors which writers of fiction and poetry have used to explain - or excuse! - their activities, looking at what costumes they have seen fit to assume, what roles they have chosen to play. In her ...
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

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by Gladwell, Malcolm
In this brilliant and original book, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the 'tipping point', that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change.
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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

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by Sedaris, David
David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveller. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his new book David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming belo...
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The Undercover Economist

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by Harford, Tim
Who makes most money from the demand for cappuccinos early in the morning at Waterloo Station? Why is it impossible to get a foot on the property ladder? How does the Mafia make money from laundries when street gangs pushing drugs don't? Who really benefits from immigration? How can China, in just fifty years, go from the world's worst famine to one of the greatest economic revolutions of all time, lifting ...
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The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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by Alexander McCall Smith
The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith features wayward daughters, missing husbands, philandering partners and curious conmen. If you've got an apparently insoluble problem, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s finest - and only - female private detective. Her methods may be unconventional but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention her friend ...
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Tigers in Red Weather

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by Ruth Padel
When Ruth Padel saw an advert for a cheap break to India, she decided to visit what she had always wanted to see: tropical jungle and a wildlife sanctuary. Tigers in Red Weather recounts her impromptu trip was the start of a remarkable two-year journey in search of that most elusive and beautiful animal: the tiger.
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Kalahari Typing School for Men, The

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by Alexander McCall Smith
The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith places a new and unwelcome challenge in Mme Ramotswe’s - competition. ‘ Ex-CID. Ex-New York. Ex-cellent’ reads the sign outside the Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency. Cephas Buthelezi certainly talks the talk, Mma Ramotswe discovers, but would he have the wherewithal to deal with her current case - a man who has been attacked by ostrich rus...
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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

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by Alexander McCall Smith
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, by Alexander McCall Smith, Precious is now married to Mr J. L. B. Matekoni of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. Her No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is frantically busy, but Mma Ramotswe cannot ignore the pleas of a woman in particularly dire straits. Unfortunately, her attempts to help are interrupted by a spectacular disagreement between her assistant, Mma Makutsi, and one of th...
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This is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood

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by Hyok Kang
Hyok Kang was eighteen when he escaped from North Korea, a country locked away from the outside world. This personal, illustrated account of school days in a rigidly communist institution and everyday life with his family and community provides a rare glimpse of this secretive nation. His shocking and moving portrayal bears witness to this spirited young boy's resilience and survival in a society forced to ...
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44 Scotland Street

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by Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith’s Scotland Street occupies a busy, bohemian corner of Edinburgh’s New Town, where the old haute bourgeoisie finds itself rubbing shoulders with students, poets and portraitists. And number 44 in particular has more than its fair share of eccentrics and failures.
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Dreaming of Jupiter

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by Ted Simon
Ted Simon is the author of the classic travel book JUPITER'S TRAVELS. It documents his four-year journey round the world by motorbike, travelling through Europe, Africa, South and North America, and Asia. A number one bestseller in the late 1970s, it is still regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle books - indeed, one of the greatest travel books - ever written. In 2001, at the age of 69, Ted Simon decid...
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Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

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by Harford, Tim
Based on the series produced for the BBC World Service Who thought up paper money? How did the contraceptive pill change the face of the legal profession? Why was the horse collar as important for human progress as the steam engine? How did the humble spreadsheet turn the world of finance upside-down? The world economy defies comprehension. A continuously-changing system of immense complexity, it offers o...
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Last Friends

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by Gardam, Jane
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The Man In The Wooden Hat

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by Gardam, Jane
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