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Hanns and Rudolf: The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz

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by Harding, Thomas
"A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history". (John Le Carre). Hanns Alexander was the son of a prosperous German family who fled Berlin for London in the 1930s. Rudolf Hoss was a farmer and soldier who became the Kommandant of Auschwitz Concentration Camp and oversaw the deaths of over a million men, women and children. In the aftermath of the Second World War, the first British War...
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Common Ground

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by Cowen, Rob
"Sensitive, thoughtful and poetic. Rob Cowen rakes over a scrap of land with forensic care, leading us into a whole new way of looking at the world." (Michael Palin). 'I am dreaming of the edge-land again' After moving from London to a new home in Yorkshire, Rob Cowen finds himself on unfamiliar territory, disoriented, hemmed in by winter and yearning for the nearest open space. So one night, he sets out to...
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The House at the Edge of Night

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by Banner, Catherine
On a tiny island off the coast of Italy, Amedeo Esposito, a foundling from Florence, thinks he has found a place where, finally, he can belong. Intrigued by a building the locals believe to be cursed, Amedeo restores the crumbling walls, replaces sagging doors and sweeps floors before proudly opening the bar he names the 'House at the Edge of Night'. Surrounded by the sound of the sea and the scent of bouga...
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Echoland

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by Petterson, Per
Petterson's debut novel, published in English for the first time Twelve-year-old Arvid and his family are on holiday, staying with his grandparents on the coast of Denmark. Dimly aware of the tension building between his mother and grandmother, Arvid is on the cusp of becoming a teenager: feeling awkward in his own skin, but adamant that he can take care of himself. As Arvid cycles down to the beach with ...
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Snowdrift and Other Stories (includes three new recently discovered short stories)

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by Heyer, Georgette (Author)
Previously titled Pistols for Two, this collection includes three of Heyer's earliest short stories, published together in book form for the very first time. A treat for all fans of Georgette Heyer, and for those who love stories full of romance and intrigue.
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Around the World in Cut-Outs

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by Paperboyo
Around the World in Cut Outs is a bright, fun and beautiful collection of the talents of the Instagram star, Rich McCor or Paperboyo as he is better known. Setting out one day to photograph the world around him a little differently, Rich's playful vignettes have taken the Internet by storm as he totally transforms familiar landmarks into works of art, simply by cutting out paper.
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The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography

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by Gordon, Edmund
WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator and Observer Angela Carter's life was as unconventional as anything in her fiction. Through her fearlessly original and inventive books, including The Bloody Chamber and Nights at the Circus, she became an icon to a generation and one of the most acclaimed Eng...
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How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest

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by Corbett, Sarah
How to Be a Craftivist is a manifesto for quiet activism: how to tackle issues not with shouting and aggression but with gentle protest, using the process of `making' to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect change.
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A Map of the Invisible: Journeys into Particle Physics

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by Butterworth, Jonathan
'A magnificent, compelling and insightful voyage to the frontier of knowledge from a great writer with a deep understanding.' Brian Cox What is the universe really made of? How do we know? Follow the map of the invisible to find out... Over the last sixty years, scientists around the world have worked together to explore the fundamental constituents of matter, and the forces that govern their behaviour. ...
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Night of Fire

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by Thubron, Colin
It began with a spark... A house is burning. Its six tenants include a failed priest, a naturalist, a neurosurgeon and a photographer. Their landlord's relationship to them is both intimate and shadowy. At times he shares their obsessions and memories. He will also share their fate. The passions of these individuals reach beyond the dying house that holds them. One recalls a lonely childhood, another the ...
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The Illogic of Kassel

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by Vila-Matas, Enrique
A puzzling phone call shatters a writer's routine. An enigmatic female voice extends an invitation to take part in Documenta, the legendary contemporary art exhibition held every five years in Kassel, Germany. The writer's mission will be to transform himself into a living art installation, by sitting down to write every morning in a Chinese restaurant on the outskirts of town. Once in Kassel, the writer is...
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Earthly Remains

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by Leon, Donna
Granted leave from the Questura, Commissario Guido Brunetti decides to finally take a well-earned break and visit Sant’Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the Venetian laguna.
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The Spy

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by Coelho, Paulo
When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city. A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences, as a confidante and courtesan she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men. But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari’s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917 she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees...
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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, 1917

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by Rappaport, Helen
Selected as a Book of the Year in the Telegraph and Evening Standard "[The] centenary will prompt a raft of books on the Russian Revolution. They will be hard pushed to better this highly original, exhaustively researched and superbly constructed account." (Saul David, Daily Telegraph). "A gripping, vivid, deeply researched chronicle of the Russian Revolution told through the eyes of a surprising, flamboyan...
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A Stain in the Blood: The Remarkable Voyage of Sir Kenelm Digby

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by Moshenska, Joe
"A thrilling account". (The Times). "As heroic as Digby himself, Moshenska has defied the tyranny of genre and made his own absorbing account". (Observer). "A master storyteller. Full of exquisite details, but with the grandest themes...this is a gripping adventure story". (Zia Haider Rahman). "A brilliant account of one of the seventeenth century's most dashing lives' Ruth Scurr 'Gripping and extraordinary...
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The Low Voices

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by Rivas, Manuel
Manuel is growing up in Franco's Spain. He adores his elder sister, María, and they are watched over by their mother, who enjoys reciting poetry, and their father, a construction worker with vertigo. Beyond the walls of the house, he encounters chatty hairdressers and priests, wolf hunters and monstrous carnival effigies.
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A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People's Institution

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by Elborough, Travis
"A fascinating, informative, revelatory book". (William Boyd, Guardian). Parks are such a familiar part of everyday life, you might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there. In fact, public parks are an invention. From their medieval inception as private hunting grounds through to their modern incarnation as public spaces of rest and relaxation, parks have been fought over by land-grabbing monar...
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Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World

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by Roberts, Dr. Alice
**'A masterpiece of evocative scientific storytelling.' BRIAN COX** **'The best popular book on broad-sweep history since Guns, Germs and Steel' Peter Forbes** The extraordinary story of the species that became our allies. For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter-gatherers, consummate foraging experts, taking the world as they f...
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Dictator

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by Harris, Robert
"Confirms Harris' undisputed place as our leading master of both the historical and contemporary thriller". (Daily Mail). There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero's life is in ruins. Cicero's comeback requires wit, skill and courage. And for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in R...
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Overview: Earth: A New Perspective of Earth

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by Grant, Benjamin
A stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram account. Inspired by the 'Overview Effect' - a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole - the breathtaking, high-definition satellite photographs in OVERVIEW offer a new way to look ...
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