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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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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece

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by Fry, Stephen
The Greek Myths retold . . . No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses. In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld. We shiver when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments and watch with joy a...
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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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The Salt Path

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by Winn, Raynor
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Travel Memoir of the Year A Sunday Times Bestseller. Shortlisted for The Wainwright Prize. "'The Salt Path' is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told." Jackie Morris. Just days after Ra...
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Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures

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by Fry, Stephen
There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling 'Mythos', Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard t...
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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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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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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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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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Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

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by Nancollas, Tom
'A thrilling celebration of lighthouses' i newspaper An enthralling history of Britain's rock lighthouses, and the people who built and inhabited them Lighthouses are enduring monuments to our relationship with the sea. They encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes amongst the waves, but their original purpose was much more noble, conceived as navigational gifts for the safety of all. Still tod...
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The Glass Woman

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by Lea, Caroline
'A fantastic, atmospheric debut' The Times A rich and captivating tale of superstition and salvation, love and fear, for fans of The Binding, The Miniaturist and The Silent Companions. 1686, Iceland. An isolated, windswept land haunted by witch trials and steeped in the ancient sagas . . . ____________ Betrothed unexpectedly to Jon Eiriksson, Rosa is sent to join her new husband in the remote village...
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Nine Perfect Strangers: From the bestselling author of 'Big Little Lies'

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by Moriarty, Liane
The Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller and Richard & Judy Spring Book Club Pick, from the author behind the award-winning TV sshow 'Big Little Lies'.
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Where the Wild Cooks Go: Recipes from My Travels in Food and Music

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by Matthews, Cerys
Cook your way around the world and enjoy the good times with BBC broadcaster Cerys Matthews Wherever Cerys Matthews travels she loves to eat where the locals eat, drink the local brew, enjoying great food, songs and company. And she always wants to bring back what she's learnt when she comes home. Now, out of a lifetime on the lookout for easy, tasty, flexible meals, Cerys dishes up her favourite tastes ...
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Jupiter's Travels

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by Ted Simon
In the late '70s Ted Simon rode 63,000 miles over four years through fifty-four countries in a journey that took him around the world. Through breakdowns, prison, war, revolutions, disasters and a Californian commune, he travelled into the depths of fear and reached the heights of euphoria.
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London: The Illustrated History

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by Ross Cathy and Clark John
London: The Illustrated History, a beautifully presented and vividly illustrated history of the capital published by Penguin in collaboration with the Museum of London. The authors, Cathy Ross and John Clark, and the numerous other contributors are all current or former members of the museum’s expert staff.
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Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere

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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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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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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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Faking Friends

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by Fallon, Jane
Your best friend stole your fiance. Do you run away and hide, or start planning your revenge? Find out in Sunday Times bestselling author Jane Fallon's BRAND NEW novel. A TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A deftly plotted, witty tale of revenge. It's a romcom with attitude - a perfect wicked pleasure to begin a NEW YEAR OF READING' The Mail on SundayBest friend, soulmate, confidante . . . backstabber. Amy thou...
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