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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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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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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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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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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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Nobody Leaves: Impressions of Poland

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by Kapuscinski, Ryszard
'A peculiar genius with no modern equivalent, except possibly Kafka' - Jonathan Miller. Regarded as a central part of Kapuscinski's work, these vivid portraits of life in the depths of Poland embody the young writer's mastery of literary reportage. When the great Ryszard Kapuscinski was a young journalist in the early 1960s, he was sent to the farthest reaches of his native Poland between foreign assi...
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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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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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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 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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The Worm and the Bird

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by Bickford-Smith, Coralie
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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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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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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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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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Jupiter's Travels

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by Ted Simon
"Jupiter's Travels" - Ted Simon's astonishing 4 year motorbike journey around the world. It is the book that inspired Ewan McGregor's "Long Way Round". In the late 1970s Ted Simon set off on a Triumph and 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 i...
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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 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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