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Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India

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by Gidla, Sujatha
My stories, my family's stories, were not stories in India. They were just life. When I left and made new friends in a new country, only then did the things that happened to my family, the things we had done, become stories. Stories worth telling, stories worth writing down. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. Her mother and uncles were born in the last days of Brit...
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The Solace of Open Spaces

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by Ehrlich, Gretel
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Happiness, As Such

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by Ginzburg, Natalia
"Dear Michele, she wrote, I'm writing principally to tell you that your father is sick. Go visit him. He says he hasn t seen you for days."
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Puligny-Montrachet: Journal of a Village in Burgundy

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by Loftus, Simon
"Not just one of the best books on wine, it's one of the best books on France." Michael Palin "Puligny is quiet except for the barking of dogs behind the closed gates of stone houses and the gentle susurration of fermenting wine, audible only in the imagination." For more than two hundred and fifty years wine lovers have claimed that the stony vineyard of Le Montrachet, which straddles the boundary be...
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Family Lexicon

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by Ginzburg, Natalia
Natalia Ginzburg wrote her masterful, Strega Prize winning novel 'Family Lexicon' while living in London in the 1960s. Homesick for her big, noisy Italian family, she summoned them in this novel, which is a celebration of the routines and rituals, in-jokes and insults and, above all, the repeated sayings that make up every family.
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A Cat, A Man, And Two Women

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by Tanizaki, Jun'ichiro
'A really great writer . . . Tanizaki has got this warm, ticklishness to his strangeness.' (David Mitchell) 'One of the finest pieces of literature concerning cats ever written.'(Choice) Shinako has been ousted from her marriage by her husband Shozo and his younger lover Fukuko. She's lost everything: her home, status, and respectability. Yet the only thing she longs for is Lily, the elegant tortoises...
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Christmas with Dull People

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by Saki
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Tomorrow

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by Taylor, Elisabeth Russell
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At the Pond: Swimming at the Hampstead Ladies' Pond

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by Various
"This book of essays is something to hold on to and re-read when we cannot be there in person. Pure joy." Financial Times Tucked away along a shady path towards the north-east edge of Hampstead Heath is a sign: Women Only. This is the Kenwood Ladies' Bathing Pond. Floating in the Pond's silky waters, hidden by a canopy of trees, it's easy to forget that you are in the middle of London. On a hot day, t...
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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

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by Rooney, Kathleen
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In the Distance

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by Diaz, Hernan
Håkan Söderström is a man who has become a legend. Giant in size, rumoured to be bloodthirsty and fearless, he is known simply as the Hawk .
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The Gastronomical Me

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by Fisher, M. F. K.
In 1929, a newly married M.F.K. Fisher said goodbye to a milquetoast American culinary upbringing and sailed with her husband to Dijon, where she tasted real French cooking for the first time. "The Gastronomical Me" is a chronicle of her passionate embrace of a whole new way of eating, drinking, and celebrating the senses. As she recounts memorable meals shared with an assortment of eccentric and fascinatin...
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Map of Another Town

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by Fisher, M.F.K.
M F K Fisher moved to Aix-en-Provence with her daughters after the Second World War. In 'Map of Another Town', she traces the history of this ancient and famous town, known for its tree-lined avenues, pretty fountains and ornate facades. Beyond the tourist sights, Fisher introduces us to its inhabitants: the waiters and landladies, down-and-outs and local characters - all recovering from the affects o...
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The Pine Barrens

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by McPhee, John
The Pine Barrens are so close to New York that on a very clear night a bright light in the pines would be visible from the Empire State Building.
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Oranges

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by John McPhee
"A classic of American reportage... a meeting point of zest, pith, colour, fruit, sweetness and acid." Julian Barnes Inspired by the glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice he bought every day on his morning commute, Pulitzer-Prize-winner John McPhee takes us on a remarkable journey in search of the world's most popular fruit. With his trademark style and enchanting wit, he unravels the rich history an...
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Dark at the Crossing

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by Ackerman, Elliot
Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Iraqi who received US citizenship in exchange for translating during the war, he and his sister relocate to Michigan. His sister graduates university and becomes engaged, while Haris works menial jobs and grows increasingly restless. Instead of attending his sister's wedding, he flies to Gaziantep to join the Free Army's fight against Bashar al-Assad.
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One Point Two Billion

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Ways to Disappear

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by Novey, Idra
In a crumbling park in the crumbling back end of Copacabana, a woman stopped under an almond tree with a suitcase and a cigar. That was the last time anyone saw the famous Brazilian novelist Beatriz Yagoda. Upon hearing the news of her disappearance, her American translator Emma flies immediately to Brazil. There, in the sticky, sugary heat of Rio, Emma and Beatriz's two grown children conspire to sol...
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Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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by Conan Doyle, Arthur
Found at the corner of Goodge Street, a goose and a black felt hat. Mr Henry Baker can have the same by applying at 6.30 this evening at 221B, Baker Street.
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The London Scene

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by Woolf, Virginia
Take a stroll through London with Virginia Woolf as your guide in this beautifully illustrated book. From the docklands of the East End to the Houses of Parliament; from the bustle of Oxford Street to peaceful moments on Hampstead Heath - Virginia Woolf explores the city's hidden places and draws a remarkable portrait of the daily lives of Londoners. Capturing the London of the 1930s, but also the eterna...
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