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Islam Beyond the Jihadis: An Optimistic Muslim Speaks

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by Sardar, Ziauddin
The meaning and message of Islam has been corrupted and perverted by a particularly virulent strain of Islam. But behind the stories of atrocities, strife and turmoil, there is a number of different versions and visions of Islam struggling to survive and make sense of a rapidly changing world. Writer and critic Ziauddin Sardar tells the stories of different interpretations of Islam and argues for a critical...
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Grave Tidings: An Anthology of Famous Last Words

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by Berra, Paul
"You see! This is how you die." - Coco Chanel; "Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!" - Breaker Morant; "If any of you have a message for the devil, give it to me, for I am about to meet him!" - Lavinia Fisher; "I am dying. Please ...bring me a toothpick." - Alfred Jarry; Funny, reflective, scornful or delirious, we are fascinated by famous last words because, humanity in extremis, they se...
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London Rules

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by Jones, Dylan
"Comparison may be the thief of joy, and it might be invidious to square London off against New York, Milan or Paris - which is heavier, a ton of feathers or a ton of gold? - but right now there is no other city in the world like it. The closer the social historian, cultural bellwether or hack gets to their own times, the more difficult it is for them to be sure that they have grasped what is essential abou...
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Europe - in or Out?: Everything You Need to Know

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by Charter, David
Europe: vital for Britain's economy and global standing or a bureaucratic monster hell-bent on destroying our national sovereignty? And why is no one talking about what leaving Europe would actually mean?Addressing the real issues surrounding a potential exit from the EU - including jobs, travel, immigration, investment, sovereignty and justice - this book investigates the consequences both for the country ...
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Finding the Plot: 100 Graves to Visit Before You Die

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by Treneman, Ann
The Tibetans have the Book of the Dead. This is Ann Treneman's Book of the 'Dead Interesting'. The award-winning Times writer, best known for her incisive parliamentary sketches, has branched out - to graveyards.In this whirlwind tour of the 100 most fascinating graves in Britain, you'll meet the real War Horse, Byron and his dog Boatswain, Florence Nightingale and her pet baby owl Athena, prime ministers, ...
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Down with the Royals

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by Smith, Joan
When Prince George was just eight weeks old, the Evening Standard declared him to be 'the most influential person in London'. He couldn't even walk, let alone talk. Yet one day he could become head of state, whether we like it or not.Joan Smith argues that it has become nearly impossible to question the existence of the monarchy. Articulate republicans are drowned out while the supercharged PR and media mac...
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More London's Strangest Tales

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by Tom Quinn
Why did Winston Churchill ask to be lowered in a bucket to smoke a cigar in the sewers of London? How did the sale of human teeth become such a booming industry? Why is the name George so important to a certain London members' club?
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London Boroughs at 50

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by Travers, Tony
2015 sees the fiftieth anniversary of the London boroughs, the thirty-two subdivisions of Greater London laid out to facilitate public services. Professor Tony Travers provides some explanatory history as to why London's government is so fragmented, along with a section on each borough. London's Boroughs at 50 includes an analysis of how London has changed from 1965 to 2015, going from 'swinging' London to ...
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What Have the Immigrants Ever Done for Us?

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by MacKenzie, Kelvin
Kelvin MacKenzie on his transformation from the editor of a populist anti-immigrant newspaper to someone who now knows just how much migration has done for this country. He feels he is in a minority: a white man who supports migrants and takes on the increasingly hysterical anti-minority lobbies and communities. In this remarkable essay he reminds us of the economic, cultural and historical importance of im...
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An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?

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by Robertson, Geoffrey, QC
On 24th April 2015 people around the world commemorated the centenary of the death of over one million Armenians. In their eyes, and in those of many around the world, they will be remembering a genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire. Turkey has always explained the dead as simply victims of a vicious civil war, and continues to this day to refuse to acknowledge the events as constituting genocide.This ...
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1956: The Year That Changed Britain

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by Beckett, Francis
1956: a defining year that heralded the modern era.Britain and France occupied Suez, and the Soviet Union tanks rolled into Hungary. Nikita Khrushchev's'secret speech' exposed the crimes of Stalin, and the Royal Court Theatre unveiled John Osborne's Look Back in Anger. Rock 'n' roll music was replacing the gentle pop songs of Mum and Dad's generation, and it was the first full year of independent television...
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Why Vote UKIP

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by Evans, Suzanne
Will UKIP follow their European election success of 2014 and make unprecedented gains at the next general election? In this concise and accessible guide, UKIP's deputy chairman Suzanne Evans explains what the UK would look like under the leadership of Nigel Farage, and why a vote for UKIP is a vote for Britain. By exploring the party's key policies, agendas and commitments, Why Vote UKIP 2015 will prove i...
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Last Trains: Dr Beeching and the Death of Rural England

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by Loft, Charles
During the course of the 1950s England lost confidence in its rulers and convinced itself to modernise. The bankrupt steam-powered railway, run by a retired general, symbolised everything that was wrong with the country; the future lay in motorways and high speed electric - or even atomic - express trains. But plans for a gleaming new railway system ended in failure and on the roads traffic ground to a ...
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Why Vote Labour

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by Jarvis, Dan
With a foreword by Ed Miliband Will the 2015 general election herald the return of a Labour-dominated government? Could another coalition be on the cards with a rival party, or will the Labour Party be doomed to remain in opposition for another term? In this concise and authoritative guide, Dan Jarvis MP brings together a cast of Labour's brightest and best to explain how the Labour Party proposes to addr...
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How to Be An MP

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by Flynn, Paul
Not for everyone the title of Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary or other such hallowed callings; the vast majority of the House of Commons is made up of backbenchers - the power behind the constitutionally elected throne. Here is a guide for anyone and everyone fascinated by the quirks and foibles of Westminster Palace, covering all species of backbencher and providing every hardworking MP and political ...
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Shackleton's Heroes

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by McOrist, Wilson
Shackleton's Heroes is a genuine treasure of Antarctic history, and an almost unbelievable tale of real heroes who risked themselves for the lives of others. It tells the extraordinary story of how a small party of men, against almost insurmountable obstacles, put down vital food depots on the Great Ice Barrier for Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 - 1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Their efforts to he...
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Call Me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron

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by Ashcroft, Michael
After a decade as Conservative Party leader, David Cameron remains an enigma to those outside his tight-knit inner circle. This authoritative biography of Britain's youngest Prime Minister for nearly 200 years provides a fascinating insight into the man only those closest to him know. Based on hundreds of interviews, with everyone from Westminster insiders to intimate friends, this book reveals the real Dav...
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Why Vote Green

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by Ali, Shahrar
The recent groundswell of support for the Greens has made them something of a dark horse in British politics. Will the party build on Caroline Lucas's 2010 breakthrough and convince the electorate that they will govern for more than just the environment? Deputy leader Shahrar Ali recruits some of the Greens' leading thinkers and activists to explore how the party provides a credible left-wing alternative to...
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