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Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

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by Elkin, Lauren
'Flaneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flaneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.' If the word flaneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia - then what exactly is a flaneuse? In this gloriously provocative and celebratory book, Lauren Elkin defines her as 'a determined resourceful woman keenl...
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Night of Fire

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by Colin Thubron
'It began with a spark.' A house is burning. Its six tenants include a failed priest, a naturalist, a neurosurgeon and an invalid dreaming of his anxious boyhood. Their landlord's relationship to them is both intimate and shadowy. At times he shares their preoccupations and memories. He will also share their fate.
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Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold

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by Tyler, Anne
'You can't get around Kate Battista as easily as all that'. Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work - her pre-school charges adore her, but the adults don't always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner. Dr Battista has other problems. After years...
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The Tunnel Through Time: A New Route for an Old London Journey

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by Gillian Tindall
Crossrail, the 'Elizabeth' line, with its spacious, light-filled stations, is simply the latest way of traversing a very old east-west route through what was once countryside to the old City core and out again. Visiting Stepney, Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road (alias St-Giles-in-the-Fields) and the route along Oxford Street (alias the Way to Oxford and also Tyburn) this richly descriptive...
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Shadow Of The Silk Road

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by Colin Thubron
The Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey by Colin Thubron along the greatest land route on Earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron travels from the Tomb of the Yellow Emperor (the Mythic progenitor of the Chinese people) to the ancient Mediterran...
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At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

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by Bakewell, Sarah
Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking. Pointing to his drink, he says, "You can make philosophy out of this cocktail!" From this moment of inspiration, Sartre will create his own extraordinary...
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The Middle Sea - A History of the Mediterranean

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by John Julius Norwich
The Middle Sea is John Julius Norwich’s best selling, comprehensive history of the Mediterranean; a work that begins with the Phoenicians and the Pharaohs and ends with the Treaty of Versailles, taking us through the Arab conquests, the Roman Empire, the Spanish Inquisition, Nelson and Napoleon, the Greek War of Independence, and the Italian Risorgimento…
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The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future

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by Moore, Peter
In 1865 a broken Admiral Robert FitzRoy locked himself in his dressing room and cut his throat. His grand meteorological project had failed. Yet only a decade later, FitzRoy's storm-warning system and 'forecasts' would return, the model for what we use today. In an age when a storm at sea was evidence of God's great wrath, nineteenth-century meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma...
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White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

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by Edmund De Waal
From the number one bestselling author of The Hare with Amber Eyes, acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a quest - a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Along the way, he meets the witnesses to its creation; ...
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Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food

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by Lawson, Nigella
'Part of the balance of life lies in understanding that different days require different ways of eating...' Whatever the occasion, food - in the making and the eating - should always be pleasurable. Simply Nigella taps into the rhythms of our cooking lives, with recipes that are uncomplicated, relaxed and yet always satisfying. From quick and calm suppers (Miso Salmon, Cauliflower & Cashew Nut Curry) to str...
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The Gap of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold

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by Jeanette Winterson
Jeanette Winterson's cover version of The Winter's Tale vibrates with echoes of the original but tells a contemporary story where Time itself is a player in a game of high stakes that will either end in tragedy or forgiveness. It shows us that however far we have been separated, whatever is lost shall be found.
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The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez

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by Cumming, Laura
In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velazquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history. When Laura Cumming stumbled on a startling trial involving John Snare, it sent her on a search of her own. At first she was pursuing the picture, and the life and wo...
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Shylock is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold

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by Jacobson, Howard
It is winner of the Booker Prize. "The funniest British novelist since Kingsley Amis or Tom Sharpe." (Mail on Sunday). As Seen on BBC Imagine. 'Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?' With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, h...
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The Children's Book

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by A.S. Byatt
Famous author Olive Wellwood writes a special private book, bound in different colours, for each of her children. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh they play in a story-book world - but their lives, and those of their rich cousins and their friends, the son and daughter of a curator at the new Victoria and Albert Museum, are already inscribed with mystery. Each family carries its own secrets. They g...
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Gorsky

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by Goldsworthy Vesna
Book at Bedtime on Radio 4. "Written with such narrative elegance that you're led irresistibly on, as with some exquisite dish, from one perfect melting mouthful to the next." (Michael Frayn). London dances to the tune of Gorsky's billions. The most enigmatic of oligarchs, Gorsky has been led to the city by his love for Natalia, whom he first knew in Russia. That she is now married to an Englishman is an in...
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John Aubrey: My Own Life

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by Scurr, Ruth
Shortlisted for the Costa Biography No.1: Telegraph Best Books for Christmas. "Light, ingenious, inspiring, a book to reread and cherish." (Hilary Mantel). "A delight...the book I would take with me to a desert island." (David Aaronovitch). I was born about sun rising in my maternal grandfather's bedchamber on 12th March 1626. St. Gregory's Day, very sickly, likely to die. John Aubrey loved England. From an...
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The Hare with the Amber Eyes: The Illustrated Edition

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by Edmund de Waal
This is a special illustrated edition of Edmund de Waal’s stunning memoir, now filled with new photography and full-colour images hand-picked by de Waal from his family archive.
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Kitchen

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by Lawson, Nigella
Compendious, informative and engaging, Kitchen offers feel-good food for cooks and eaters that is comforting but always seductive, nostalgic but with a modern twist - whether express-way easy-exotic recipes for the weekday rush, leisurely slow-cook dishes for weekends and special occasions, or irresistible cakes and cookies in true "domestic goddess" style. It answers everyday cooking quandaries - what to g...
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The English Ghost

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by Peter Ackroyd
The English Ghost is Peter Ackroyd’s study of spectres through time. Apparently the English see more ghosts than any other nation, with each region laying claim to its own particular spirits – from the Celtic ghosts of Cornwall to the dobies and boggarts of the north. Like all good ghost stories, the tales featured here are comical and scary, but all have something to say about the English psyche and its ye...
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Or the Bull Kills You

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by Jason Webster
Either you kill the bull, or the bull kills you - traditional proverb. Chief Inspector Max Camara hates bullfighting but one hot afternoon in Valencia he has to replace his boss, judging a festival corrida that stars Spain's most famous young matador. That night, he is summoned back to the bullring where the young matador's dead body now lies, naked and mutilated. As the city prepares for Fallas, the five d...
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