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Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

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by Usher, Shaun
Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of th...
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A Boy Called Christmas

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by Matt Haig
If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. (Because this book is FULL of impossible things.)
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The Hoarder

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by Kidd, Jess
Maud Drennan - underpaid carer and unintentional psychic - is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood. Yet despite her best efforts, Maud is drawn into the mysteries concealed in his filthy, once-grand home. She realises that something is changing: Cathal, and the junk-filled rooms, are opening up to her.With only her agoraphobic landlady and a troop of sarcastic gh...
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Ocean Sea

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by Baricco, Alessandro
A handful of disparate lives converge at a remote seaside inn: a lovelorn professor, a renowned painter, an inscrutable seductress - and a beautiful young girl, fatally ill, brought to the sea by a desperate father's last hope. An intricate web of destinies and associations begins to reveal itself, but it is not until the arrival of a mysterious sailor called Adams that the truth in all its dreamlike beauty...
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Dragon's Green: Worldquake Book One

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by Thomas, Scarlett
IF YOU HAD SECRET MAGICAL POWERS, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW?After the Worldquake, Effie knows about magic - time in her grandfather's library has made sure of that. But there's still much she has to learn. About the Otherworld. And about the Diberi, a secret organisation with plans to destroy the entire universe.Effie and her school-friends are the only ones who can stop them . . . and time is running out.
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To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface

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by Laing, Olivia
Over sixty years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the River Ouse, Olivia Laing set out one midsummer morning to walk its banks, from source to sea. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature, mythology and folklore.
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Spark's Satire: Aiding and Abetting: The Abbess of Crewe: Robinson

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by Spark, Muriel
From a fraudulent psychiatrist grappling with two equally fraudulent clients in Aiding and Abetting, to the dirty dealings of The Abbess of Crewe's band of corrupt nuns, to the three plane crash survivors of Robinson eking out an existence on an Atlantic island after its resident mystic disappears, these three satires probe the recesses of human fallibility with formidable precision. Spanning five decades, ...
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Capital: The Eruption of Delhi

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by Dasgupta, Rana
"A terrific portrait of Delhi right now." (Salman Rushdie). "An astonishing tour de force by a major writer at the peak of his powers." (William Dalrymple). When Rana Dasgupta arrived in Delhi at the turn of the twenty-first century, he had no intention of staying for long, but the city beguiled him - he 'fell in love and in hate with it' - and fifteen years later, Delhi is still his home. Over these fiftee...
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Trout Fishing in America

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by Brautigan, Richard
Richard Brautigan's wonderfully zany, hilarious episodic novel set amongst the rural waterways of America. Here's a journey that begins at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin statue in San Francisco's Washington Square, wanders through the wonders of America's rural waterways and ends, inevitably, with mayonnaise. With pure inventiveness and free-wheeling energy, the counterpoint to all those angry Beatniks, ...
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Stargazing

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by Peter Hill
When Peter Hill, a student at Dundee College of Art, answered an advert in The Scotsman seeking lighthouse keepers, little did he imagine that within a month he would be living with three men he didn't know in a lighthouse on Pladda, a small remote island off the west coast of Scotland. Hill was nineteen, it was 1973 and, with his head fed by Vietnam, Zappa, Kerouac, Vonnegut, Watergate and Coronation Stree...
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Black Lamb & Grey Falcon

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by Rebecca West
“Black Lamb and Grey Falcon” was first published in 1942 and is Rebecca West's epic masterpiece, widely regarded as the most illuminating book to have been written on the former state of Yugoslavia.
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Solar Bones

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by McCormack, Mike
Marcus Conway has come a long way to stand in the kitchen of his home and remember the rhythms and routines of his life. Considering with his engineer's mind how things are constructed - bridges, banking systems, marriages - and how they may come apart. Mike McCormack captures with tenderness and feeling, in continuous, flowing prose, a whole life, suspended in a single hour.
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Hamlet: Globe to Globe: Taking Shakespeare to Every Country in the World

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by Dromgoole, Dominic
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The Dark Flood Rises

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by Drabble, Margaret
Fran may be old but she's not going without a fight. So she dyes her hair, enjoys every glass of red wine, drives restlessly around the country and lives in an insalubrious tower block that her loved ones disapprove of. And as each of them - her pampered ex Claude, old friend Jo, flamboyant son Christopher and earnest daughter Poppet - seeks happiness in their own way, what will the last reckoning be? Will ...
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The Howling Miller

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by Paasilinna, Arto
When Gunnar Huttunen turns up in a small village to restore its run-down mill, its inhabitants are wary. Gunnar is big. He's a bit odd. And, strangest of all, he howls wildly at night. If Gunnar is different, then he must be mad, the villagers decide. Hounded from his home, he must find a way to survive the wilds of nature and the greater savagery of civilization. 'The Howling Miller' is a dark fairytale of...
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Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw - Excursions in the Great Weird North

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by Will Ferguson
Will Ferguson spent three years criss-crossing Canada: in a helicopter above the barren-lands of the sub-arctic; in a canoe with his four-year old son; on seaplanes; and on the Underground Railroad. Ferguson's travels have taken him from Cape Spear on the coast of Newfoundland to the sun-dappled streets of Olde Victoria. Delving into Canada's history and landscape along the way, Ferguson's discoveries are ...
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My Year of Meats

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by Ozeki, Ruth L.
In a single eye-opening year, two women, worlds apart, experience parallel awakenings. In New York, Jane Takagi-Little has landed a job producing Japanese docu-soap My American Wife! But as she researches the consumption of meat in the American home, she begins to realize that her ruthless search for a story is deeply compromising her morals. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, housewife Akiko Ueno diligently prepares the...
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Dear Olivia

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by Mary Contini
In this fascinating follow-up to the highly successful "Dear Francesca", Mary Contini writes to her other daughter, Olivia, to tell the story of her great-grandparents, the humble Italian shepherds who emigrated to Edinburgh and then helped to transform Britain's food culture. Sharing some of the recipes that they brought over - the tomatoes, the garlic, the sausage, the wine - this is a mouthwatering memoi...
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Binu and the Great Wall

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by Su Tong
This book tells a magical tale of love and hardship in ancient China, set against the backdrop of the Great Wall.In Peach Village, crying is forbidden. But as a child, Binu never learnt to hide her tears. Shunned by the villagers, she faced a bleak future, until she met Qiliang, an orphan who offered her his hand in marriage.Then one day Qiliang disappears. Binu learns that he has been transported hundreds ...
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A Golden Age

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by Anam Tahmima
Spring, 1971, East Pakistan. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for her beloved children, Sohail and Maya. Her young family is growing up fast, and Rehana wants to remember this day forever. But out on the hot city streets, something violent is brewing. As the civil war develops, a war which will eventually see the birth of Bangladesh, Rehana struggles to keep her children safe and finds herself facing a hear...
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