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Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2019

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by Benson, Tim
A hilarious companion to the year’s political turmoil, featuring the work of Martin Rowson, Steve Bell, Peter Brookes, Nicola Jennings and many more . . .
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North Korea Journal

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by Palin, Michael
A glimpse of life inside the world’s most secretive country, as told by Britain’s best-loved travel writer. In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin spent two weeks in the notoriously secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a cut-off land without internet or phone signal, where the countryside has barely moved beyond a centuries-old peasant economy but wh...
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Erebus: The Story of a Ship

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by Palin, Michael
In the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time. On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she vanished with her 129-strong crew in the wastes of the Canadian Arctic. Her fate remained a mystery for over 160 years. Then, in 2014, she was found. This is her story.
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Cruickshank's London: A Portrait of a City in 20 Walks

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by Cruickshank, Dan
An idiosyncratic and beautifully illustrated guide to walking the city, by the nation's favourite architectural historian Cobbled medieval alleyways and ornate Georgian boulevards. Decadent marble mansions and sprawling Victorian slums. Heaths, churches, squares and railways that, between them, hold two thousand years of secrets: London's history is written into the very fabric of its streets. In 'Cru...
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The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue Russia's Imperial Family

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by Rappaport, Helen
A work of investigative history that will completely change the way in which we see the Romanov story. Finally, here is the truth about the secret plans to rescue Russia's last imperial family.
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Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

by Garcia, Hector
Bring meaning and joy to your every day with the internationally bestselling guide to ikigai. The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai – a reason for being; the thing that gets you out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa – the world’s longest-living people – finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life. Inspiring and comfor...
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The Marches

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by Stewart, Rory
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2017 `This is travel writing at its best.' Katherine Norbury, Observer An Observer Book of the Year His father Brian taught Rory Stewart how to walk, and walked with him on journeys from Iran to Malaysia. Now they have chosen to do their final walk together along `the Marches' - the frontier that divides their two countries, Scotland and England. Brian, a ninety-yea...
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The Old Man and the Sea

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by Hemingway, Ernest
Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. It was The Old Man and the Sea that won for Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here, in a perfectly crafted story, is a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man's challenge to the elements in which he lives. Not a single word is superflous in this wi...
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The Astronaut Selection Test Book: Do You Have What it Takes for Space?

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by Peake, Tim
_________________________ *The* puzzle book of 2018, as featured in the Times, Daily Telegraph, BBC Radio 4, and BBC Breakfast, and a Guardian Book of the Year pick. Have YOU got what it takes to be an astronaut? This book will help readers of all ages find out. Featuring 100 real astronaut tests and exercises from the European Space Agency's rigorous selection process, ranging from easy to fiendishly...
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Serotonin

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by Houellebecq, Michel
"The Most Important French Book of the Year" "One cannot be said to be keeping abreast of contemporary literature without reading Houellebecq's work." Karl Ove Knausgaard, New York Times Dissatisfied and discontent, Florent-Claude Labrouste begrudgingly works as an engineer for the Ministry of Agriculture, and is in a self-imposed dysfunctional relationship with a younger woman. When he discovers her ...
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Hippie

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by Coelho, Paulo
A journey to the past. A map for the future. After hitchhiking from Brazil to nearly halfway around the world, Paulo stumbles across Karla, a young Dutch woman and like-minded soul, in Amsterdam's famous Dam Square. Together they decide to take the fabled hippie trail across Europe to Nepal, aboard the Magic Bus, in search of self-discovery. So begins a life-defining love story that will set the course for ...
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Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram

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by Banks, Iain
As a native of Scotland, bestselling author Iain Banks decided to undertake a tour of the distilleries of his homeland in a bid to uncover the unique spirit of the single malt. Visiting some of the world's most famous distilleries and also some of its smallest and most obscure ones, Banks embarked on a journey of discovery which educated him about the places, people and products surrounding the centuries-ol...
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The French Revolution and What Went Wrong

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by Clarke, Stephen
An entertaining and eye-opening look at the French Revolution, by Stephen Clarke, author of '1000 Years of Annoying the French' and 'A Year in the Merde'.
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Derelict London

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by Talling, Paul
The London that tourists don't see Look beyond Big Ben and past the skyscrapers of the Square Mile, and you will find another London. This is the land of long-forgotten tube stations, burnt-out mansions and gently decaying factories. Welcome to 'Derelict London': a realm whose secrets are all around us, visible to anyone who cares to look... Paul Talling - our best-loved investigator of London's und...
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The Daydreamer

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by McEwan, Ian
Peter Fortune is a daydreamer. He's a quiet ten year old who can't help himself from dropping out of reality and into the amazing world of his vivid imagination. His daydreams are fantastic and fascinating - only in the bizarre and disturbing world of dreams can he swap bodies with the family cat and his baby cousin, Kenneth, or wipe out his entire family with vanishing cream.
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The Sentence is Death

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by Horowitz, Anthony
_________________________ Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide: the second novel in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne. _________________________ `You shouldn't be here. It's too late...' These were Richard Pryce's last words, overheard moments before the celeb divorce lawyer was bludgeoned to death with a GBP3,000 bottle of wine. Strange circumstan...
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A Gentleman in Moscow

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by Towles, Amor
On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol.
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Idaho

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by Ruskovich, Emily
Description: One hot August day a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. Jenny, the mother, is in charge of lopping any small limbs off the logs with a hatchet. Wade, the father, does the stacking. The two daughters, June and May, aged nine and six, drink lemonade, swat away horseflies, bicker, sing snatches of songs as they while away the time. But then something unimaginably shocking ...
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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

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by Ackroyd, Peter
In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria ('wolf dens' or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure.
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The Word Is Murder

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by Horowitz, Anthony
She planned her own funeral. But did she arrange her own murder? Buried secrets, murder and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new detective series. A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can't control. What do th...
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