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Uncommon Type: Some Stories

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by Hanks, Tom
A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A hectic, funny sexual affair between two best friends. A World War II veteran dealing with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket. A small-town newspaper columnist wit...
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Munich

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by Harris, Robert
MUNICH, SEPTEMBER 1938 Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. They will meet in a city which forever afterwards will be notorious for what is about to take place. As Chamberlain’s plane judders over the channel and the Fuhrer’s train steams south, two young men travel with their leaders. Former friends from a more peaceful time, they are now on opposing...
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Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

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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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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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Hippie

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by Coelho, Paulo
In HIPPIE, his most autobiographical novel to date, Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to re-live the dream of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order - authoritarian politics, conservative modes of behavior, excessive consumerism, and an unbalanced concentration of wealth and power.
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Paris Echo

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by Faulks, Sebastian
Superb . . . weaves winningly between the present and the second world war, between Tangiers and Paris. - Observer Here is Paris as you have never seen it before – a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible t...
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Fatal Sunset

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by Webster, Jason
In the hills above Valencia is a notorious nightclub called Sunset. When its larger-than-life owner, Jose Luis, dies suddenly, everyone assumes it was a heart attack.
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Four Feet Under: Thirty untold stories of homelessness in London

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by Courtenay, Tamsen
`Touching, insightful and human - this book demands a social and, above all, a political response' Jon Snow Tamsen Courtenay spent two months speaking to people who live on London's streets, the homeless and the destitute - people who feel they are invisible. With a camera and a cheap audio recorder, she listened as they chronicled their extraordinary lives, now being lived four feet below most Londoners, ...
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The Overstory

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by Powers, Richard
'It's not possible for Powers to write an uninteresting book.' Margaret Atwood A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most 'prodigiously talented' (The New York Times Book Review) novelists. The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. An Air Force lo...
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Birdcage Walk

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by Dunmore, Helen
Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in Radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer who is heavily invested in Bristol’s housing boom, and he has everything to lose from social upheaval and the prospect of war. Soon his plans for a magnificent terrace built above the two-hundred-foot drop of the G...
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Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves and the Will to Swim

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by Heminsley, Alexandra
Readers as well as listeners can now embark on a journey through the cycling year with The Cycling Podcast, which has been entertaining and informing fans since 2013.
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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 *** Have you got what it takes to be an astronaut? Part puzzle book, part guide, The Astronaut Selection Test Book: Do You Have What it Takes? invites readers of all ages to attempt the European Space Agency's rigorous astronaut selection and training program. The book comprises 100 real astronaut tests and training exercises for readers to try at home, and outlines the f...
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Educated: The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir

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by Westover, Tara
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A memoir to stand alongside the classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage ... compelling and ultimately joyous' Sunday Times ________________________ Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn't exist. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd ...
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Macbeth

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by Nesbo, Jo
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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

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by Ackroyd, Peter
*** A Sunday Times Bestseller *** 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. Ackroyd takes us right into the hidden history of the city; from the notorious N...
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The End of Eddy

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by Louis, Edouard
`A brilliant novel... courageous, necessary and deeply touching' Guardian Edouard Louis grew up in a village in northern France where many live below the poverty line. His bestselling debut novel about life there, The End of Eddy, has sparked debate on social inequality, sexuality and violence. It is an extraordinary portrait of escaping from an unbearable childhood, inspired by the author's own. Written ...
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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 Torrents of Spring: A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race

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by Hemingway, Ernest
Spring is coming to the small town of Michigan, but the snow still covers the land when Scripps O'Neil sets off for Chicago, decides to stop a while in Petoskey, and meets up with Yogi Johnson. Subtitled A Romantic Novel in Honour of the Passing of a Great Race, this work parodies the themes and styles of the 'great race' of writers.
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Fatherland

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by Harris, Robert
Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very to...
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World

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by Murakami, Haruki
A narrative particle-accelerator that zooms between Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim. Science fiction, detective story and post-modern manifesto all rolled into one rip-roaring novel, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is the tour de force that expanded Haruki Murakami's international following. Tracking one man's descent int...
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