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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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Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures

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by Fry, Stephen
Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . __________ 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 dramat...
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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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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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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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Nine Perfect Strangers: From the bestselling author of Big Little Lies

by Moriarty, Liane
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY SPRING BOOK CLUB PICK, FROM THE AUTHOR BEHIND AWARD WINNING TV SERIES BIG LITTLE LIES. Nine perfect strangers, each hiding an imperfect life. A luxury retreat cut off from the outside world. Ten days that promise to change your life. But some promises - like some lives - are perfect lies . . . __________ 'Fantastic' Times 'Original, suspenseful, downright...
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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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East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia

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by Perkins, Sue
A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the remote and snowy peaks of Tibet.
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Cities of the Classical World: An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilization

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by McEvedy, Colin
From Alexandria to York, this unique illustrated guide shows us the great centres of classical civilization afresh. The book's key feature is 120 specially-drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first time to appreciate visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London and Constantinople. ...
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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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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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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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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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Still Me: Discover the love story that captured a million hearts

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by Moyes, Jojo
THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 'A triumph' Heat ____________ Lou Clark knows too many things . . . She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to meet someone who's going to turn h...
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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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Us Against You: From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown

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by Backman, Fredrik
'I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown, and felt ripped apart by the events in the book' Jojo Moyes Can a broken town survive a second tragedy? By the time the last goal is scored, someone in Beartown will be dead . . . Us Against You is the story of two towns, two teams and what it means to believe in something bigger than yourself. It's about how people come together - sometimes in ange...
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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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