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Georgia in the Mountains of Poetry

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by Nasmyth, Peter
Peter Nasmyth has lived in and travelled extensively throughout Georgia for twenty years. Georgia in the Mountains of Poetry is his fascinating account of this intriguing country, based on his travels and hundreds of wide-ranging interviews. Reprinted numerous times, it remains the only comprehensive book on Georgia's history and culture written for the general reader, now substantially revised and expanded...
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Floating: A Life Regained

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by Joe Minihane
"Water has always had the magical power to cure..." writes Roger Deakin in his bestseller Waterlog. This reasoning served as the inspiration for Minihane to take his new obsession with wild swimming to greater heights, with the goal of swimming in every river, lake, lido and bay which Deakin visited on his own trip in the mid-1990s. But beyond his plans to use the journey as a means to see and experience th...
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The Bonjour Effect

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by Barlow, Julie
Why do the French enjoy starting a conversation with an argument? Why do they love talking about the decline of their country? Why do they claim to hate their jobs even when they don't, and fall silent if anyone so much as mentions money?
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One Kiss or Two?: In Search of The Perfect Greeting

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by Scott, Andy
Every encounter between two people begins with a greeting. Be it a quick `Hello!' or the somewhat longer and gracious `Sula manchwanta galunga omugobe!', shaking hands or shaking, well, rather more private parts of our anatomy, we have been doing it many times daily for thousands of years. It should really be the most straightforward thing in the world, but this apparently simple act is fraught with complic...
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We Were the Future

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by Neeman, Yael
The kibbutzim are collective settlements in Israel which have been written about extensively over the years, and are praised as the only example in world history of entire communities attempting, voluntarily, to live in total equality. Conceived as a socialist utopia by its early pioneers, the kibbutz was a radical experiment in communal living, gender equality, economic egalitarianism, and the reorganisati...
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Canary Islands: A Cultural History

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by Cruz Ruiz, Juan
Over 13 million visitors travel to the Canary Islands every year - more than 4.5m of them from Britain - to see their famous black and white sand beaches and enjoy attractions like the Carnival. Traditional tour guides give straightforward advice on what to do and where to go, but in this remarkable cultural history, the celebrated journalist and Canary Islands native Juan Cruz Ruiz offers something much mo...
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Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us

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by Neiwert, David
The orca is one of Earth's most intelligent animals. Remarkably sophisticated, they have languages and cultures and even long-term memories. Their capacity for echolocation is nothing short of a sixth sense. Despite their label as `killer whales' they are often benign and gentle, which makes the story of the captive-orca industry and the endangerment of their population around the world that much more tragi...
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The War is in the Mountains: Violence in the World's High Places

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by Matloff, Judith
Mountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world's population yet host a strikingly disproportionate share of the world's conflicts. Mountains provide a natural refuge for those who want to elude authority, and their remoteness has allowed archaic practices to persist well into our globalized era. As Judith Matloff shows, the result is a combustible mix those in the lowlands cannot afford to ig...
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Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader

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by Qvortrup, Matt
Angela Merkel has transformed German and European politics. Her achievements at home and abroad have seen her top Forbes' most powerful women list ten times and she is still going strong after over ten years in office-yet she may also be the least understood ruler in the world. Her government's hard approach to the crisis in Greece has seen her receive mass criticism worldwide and could well determine the f...
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A Wood of One's Own

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by Pavey, Ruth
After years of living in London's urban jungle, Ruth Pavey dreamt of reconnecting with the British countryside. In pursuit of a haven from the unrest of city life, she embarked on a journey to find the perfect plot of land on which to plant a wood. But creating this would-be sanctuary proved more daunting than she expected. In this inspiring memoir, Pavey shares her story of finding peace by sowing her lega...
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Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula

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by Asmundsson, Valdimar
Powers of Darkness is an incredible literary discovery: In 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Asmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker's world famous 1897 novel Dracula. Called Makt Myrkranna (literally, "Powers of Darkness"), this Icelandic edition included an original preface written by Stoker himself. Makt Myrkranna was published in Iceland in 1901 but remained undiscovered outside of the c...
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Arcadian Nights

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by Spurling, John
The vibrant retelling of the central Greek myths by acclaimed novelist John Spurling, author of The Ten Thousand Things, winner of the 2015 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. The classical Greek intellectual tradition pervades nearly every aspect of our modern Western civilization. Our logic and science, our philosophy, politics, literature, architecture, and art are all indebted to the ancient inha...
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The Book of English Folk Tales

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by Marshall, Sybil
A master storyteller, social historian and folklorist, Sybil Marshall scoured English history to bring together a fascinating collection of folk tales in one glorious edition. Out-of-print for over thirty years, Duckworth is re-issuing this bewitching book to enchant a new audience. From the great mass of folk tales that exists, Sybil Marshall has chosen a wide variety of stories, retelling them with wit an...
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The Nine Lives of John Ogilby: Britain's Master Mapmaker and His Secrets

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by Ereira, Alan
'A spectacular book with a wide range of insights to the 17th century' Terry Jones Four hundred years ago, every barrister had to dance - because dancing put them in harmony with the universe. John Ogilby's first job, in 1612, was to teach them. By the 1670s, he was Charles II's Royal Cosmographer, creating beautiful measured drawings that placed roads on maps for the first time. During the intervening yea...
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Dead Men

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by Pierce Richard
The discovery of Captain Scott's body in the Antarctic in November 1912 started a global obsession with him as a man and an explorer. But one mystery remains - why did he and his companions spend their last ten days in a tent only 11 miles from the safety of a depot that promised food and shelter? Birdie Bowers, a notoriously secretive painter, is a woman with a dead man's name. Her parents were fascinate...
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Traversa

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by Fran Sandham
Fran Sandham’s "Traversa" is a part travelogue, part history and entirely awe-inspiring account of one man’s grit, determination and sheer obsession with the continent of Africa.
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Ma Gastronomie

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by Fernand Point
Since its first publication in France in 1969, Fernand Point's "Ma Gastronomie" has taken its place among the true classics of French gastronomy, alongside works of Careme, Lucien Tendret, and Escoffier. This essential volume is as celebrated for Point's wise, witty, and provocative views on food as for his remarkable, inventive recipes-over 200 of them-carefully compiled from his handwritten notes. An undi...
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Hitler's Piano Player

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by Peter Conradi
Ernst Hanfstaengl was court jester, pianist, and foreign press chief for Hitler, he even claimed to have devised the chant of Sieg Heil, but when the two men fell out he fled to Britain, where he was interned and transferred to America. There he worked as the star of Roosevelt's 'S-Project,' informing on 400 leading Nazis and creating a detailed psychological portrait of Hitler. Through newly declassified d...
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Cleopatra's Wedding Present

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by Robert Tewdwr Moss
Cleopatra's Wedding Present is the rare book that captivates its reader from the very first page. Tewdwr Moss, a brilliant young writer who was murdered in London the day he finished the book, left this lyrical gem as his legacy. He adeptly captures an essence of the Middle East that is foreign to most of us, but which becomes real with his astute observations of the region's culture and explosive politics....
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Inside Central Asia

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by Dilip Hiro
Dilip Hiro's "Inside Central Asia" is a thoroughly comprehensive and accessible history of a region that is beginning to play a key role in the 21st Century.
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