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Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

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by Tom Nancollas
Lighthouses are striking totems of our relationship to the sea. For many, they encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes amongst the waves, but their original purpose was much more utilitarian than that. Today we still depend upon their guiding lights for the safe passage of ships. Nowhere is this truer than in the rock lighthouses of Great Britain and Ireland which form a ring of twenty towers built ...
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How to Argue with a Cat: A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion

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by Heinrichs, Jay
Cats are masters in the art of persuasion. They get humans to do what they want, when they want. So if you could learn to make a cat to do your bidding, then surely any human - colleague, friend, boss, partner - would bow to your magic?
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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece

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by Fry, Stephen
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The Penguin Lessons

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by Tom Michell
Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. What he doesn't need is a pet. What he really doesn't need is a pet penguin.
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Bear Town

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by Backman, Fredrik
The Scandal is published in America as BEARTOWN . . . AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Scandal tells of a terrible crime that fractures a town and all of the people in it. When a bad thing happens, who will have the courage to stand against everyone else? 'As popular Swedish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson.' The New York Times Book Review 'Late one evening towards...
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The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk and Going Beyond Limits

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by Caldwell, Tommy
'A real page-turner . . . captivating and deeply moving' Climb magazine In 2015 freeclimber Tommy Caldwell spent 19 days summiting Yosemite's vertical, 3000-foot Dawn Wall - the hardest climb in history. It was the culmination of seven years planning and a lifetime's determination. Here, he recounts how he got there, the falls and set backs (being held hostage, losing his index finger, the break-up of...
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The Break

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by Keyes, Marian
Pre order Marian Keyes' new novel The Break in paperback NOW . . . 'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.' 'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?' If only. Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in south-east Asia. And there is nothing Amy...
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Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere

by Klein, Zach
'Addictive ...a charter for wistfulness' Observer 'An enchanting rabbit hole of handmade houses' The New York Times 'The Bible of pared back, natural living' Der Spiegel 'Take a deep breath and let the inspiration sink in' GQ Cabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousand...
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Germany: The Memories of a Nation

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by Neil MacGregor
For the past 140 years, Germany has been the central power in continental Europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people now understand themselves?
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Start Where You are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

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by Patel, Meera Lee
Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder: that by taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams. Featuring vibrant hand-lettering and images that have attra...
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Connemara

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by Tim Robinson
The second volume in Tim Robinson's phenomenal "Connemara" Trilogy. The first volume of Tim Robinson's "Connemara" trilogy, "Listening to the Wind", covered Robinson's home territory of Roundstone and environs. "The Last Pool of Darkness" moves into wilder territory: the fjords, cliffs, hills and islands of north-west Connemara, a place that Wittgenstein, who lived on his own in a cottage there for a time, ...
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London: A Travel Guide Through Time

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by Green, Matthew
Step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of London through the ages in this enthralling journey into the capital's rich, teeming and occasionally hazardous past. 'London: A Travel Guide Through Time is easily the most engaging social history of the capital since the books of Liza Picard a decade ago.' - Londonist Let time traveller Dr Matthew Green be your guide to six extraordinary pe...
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Doctor Who: Dr. Seventh (Roger Hargreaves)

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by Hargreaves, Adam
The greatest mash-up in the Whoniverse continues in this adventure starring the Seventh Doctor!Dr. Seventh and his trusty companion Ace are on the prowl as they stumble upon a pack of fiendish feline foes. Doctor Who meets Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men in this series of fun and charming stories, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
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Sea Survival

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by UNKNOWN
**The Air Ministry's emergency survival series makes the perfect gift for those who think they'd survive the world's most hostile environments - or at least imagine they could do!**First issued to airmen in the 1950s, the Air Ministry's Sea Survival guide includes original and authentic emergency advice to crew operating over the ocean. With original illustrations and text, these survival guides provide an ...
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Wreck This Journal: Now in Colour

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by Smith, Keri
Now in spectacular full colour throughout, a special 10th anniversary edition of the internationally bestselling journal that started it all--with more than 7 million copies sold!Perhaps you're a seasoned Wreck-er, having made your way through one or more copies of Wreck This Journal. Or maybe you're new to the phenomenon (little do you know, this experience might just change your life). Whatever the case, ...
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Trans-Europe Express: Tours of a Lost Continent

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by Hatherley, Owen
'A scathing, lively and timely look at the "European city", from one of our most provocative voices on culture and architecture today' Owen Jones
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The Darkness: If you like Saga Noren from The Bridge, then you'll love Hulda Hermannsdottir

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by Jonasson, Ragnar
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The Chalk Man: 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' STEPHEN KING

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by Tudor, C. J.
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Follow This Thread: A Maze Book to Get Lost In

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by Eliot, Henry
'Uniquely magical, each page offers new delights. Many books are described as 'journeys' but Follow This Thread really is one' Alan Connor Take an immersive journey into the labyrinthine world of mazes Labyrinths are as old as humanity, the proving grounds of heroes, the paths of pilgrims, symbols of spiritual rebirth and pleasure gardens for pure entertainment. Henry Eliot, co-author of the acclaimed...
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Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens

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by Izzard, Eddie
"Don't get somewhere as fast as possible. Get somewhere as good as possible" Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Marathon runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how he broke through. His relentless optimism has led him to always do things his own way, even if it didn't work first time, and his incredible sel...
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