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Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa

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by Kenyon, Paul
The dictator who grew so rich on his country's cocoa crop that he built a 35-storey-high basilica in the jungles of the Ivory Coast. The austere, incorruptible leader who has shut Eritrea off from the world in a permanent state of war and conscripted every adult into the armed forces. In Equatorial Guinea, the paranoid despot who thought Hitler was the saviour of Africa and waged a relentless campaign of te...
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Love In No Man's Land

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by Duo Ji Zhuo Ga
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award for Cicerone Fiction, with a Sense of Place An epic saga from Tibet's bestselling author. Perfect for anyone who loved 'The Kite Runner' and 'Wild Swans'. The Changthang Plateau lies in the centre of Tibet. A vast, rolling grassland stippled with azure-blue lakes and ringed by snow peaks, it is home to seven-year-old Gongz...
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Wild Women

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by edited by Mariella Frostrup
The best travel writing by women. From Constantinople to Crimea; from Antarctica to the Andes. Throughout history adventurous women have made epic, record-breaking journeys under perilous circumstances. Whether escaping constricted societies back home or propelled by a desire for independence, footloose females have ventured to the four corners of the earth and recorded their exploits for posterity. F...
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Prayer for the Living

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by Okri, Ben
Topical and timely, Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri's new collection of short stories blur parallel realities and walk the line between darkness and magic. Is what you see all there is? Look again.
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Pachinko: The New York Times Bestseller

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by Lee, Min Jin
Shortlisted for the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award for Fiction With a Sense of Place "This is a captivating book ... Min Jin Lee's novel takes us through four generations and each character's search for identity and success. It's a powerful story about resilience and compassion" Barack Obama Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a clu...
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The Freedom Artist

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by Okri, Ben
"Where fiction's master of enchantments stares down a real horror, and without blinking or flinching, produces a work of beauty, grace and uncommon power" Marlon James, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015.
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Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain

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by O'Toole, Fintan
'A wildly entertaining but uncomfortable read ... Pitilessly brilliant' JONATHAN COE. 'There will not be much political writing in this or any other year that is carried off with such style' The Times.
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The Bee Bible: 50 Ways to Keep Bees Buzzing

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by Coulthard, Sally
We need bees. We rely on them not only to pollinate our planet but to sweeten our lives with the fruits of their labours - honey, beeswax, Royal Jelly. These tiny, hardworking insects have transformed our lives with their quiet diligence; fertilising much of our food, most of the wild plants we rely on, and giving us thousands of years of sugary pleasure, candlelight and beauty treatments.
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Trees of Life

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by Adams, Max
A captivatingly informative and visually beautiful survey of the tree species - from all over the world - that human cultures have found most useful.
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The Hedgehog Handbook

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by Coulthard, Sally
Hedgehogs, with their quiet determination and bristling, bumbling ways, are seen by many of one of life's most enduring symbols of the countryside and town gardens. This shy, snuffling, enigmatic animal has captured the imagination of children and adults for centuries - from Beatrix Potter's Mrs Tiggywinkle to Sonic the Hedgehog.
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Working With Winston

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by Stelzer, Cita
To maintain the pace at which he worked as a parliamentarian, cabinet minister, war leader, writer and painter, Churchill required a vast female staff of secretaries, typists and others. For these women Churchill was an intimidating boss; he was a man of prodigious energy, who imposed unusual and demanding schedules on those around him, and who combined a callous-seeming disregard with sincere solicitude fo...
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Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World

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by Harman, Oren
"Daring, learned and humane... A revelatory restoration of wonder" Stephen Greenblatt. We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from an egg, or, like the Maori, that it came from the tearing-apart of a love embrace. The Greeks told of a tempestuous Hera and a cunning Zeus, but we now use genes and natural selection to explain fear and desire, and physics to demystify ...
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Snowflake, AZ

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by Sedgwick, Marcus
A timely, contemporary novel challenging ideas around health - our own and our planet's - and the stigma that persists around illness, by Printz Medallist and internationally bestselling novelist, Marcus Sedgwick.
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The Star Factory

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by Carson, Ciaran
One of Ireland's most celebrated writers, musicians, and poets, Ciaran Carson was born in Belfast and has spent his life there. In 'The Star Factory', he makes himself the cartographer of his home city's spaces, symbolic and literal, the scribe of its byways and avenues, from Abbey Road to Zetland Street.
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Trains, Planes, Ships and Cars

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by Hamilton-Paterson, James
A lavishly illustrated celebration of the golden age of aircraft, cars, ships and locomotives from 1900 to 1941 by the author of the bestselling 'Empire of the Clouds'.
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The Boy with Blue Trousers

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by Jones, Carol
On the goldfields of 19th-century Australia, two very different girls are trying to escape their past. 1856, China. In the mulberry groves of the Pearl River Delta, eighteen-year-old Little Cat carries a terrible secret. And so, in disguise as a boy in blue trousers, she makes the long and difficult passage to Australia, a faraway land of untold riches where it is said the rivers run with gold. ...
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Father of Lions: How One Man Defied Isis and Saved Mosul Zoo

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by Callaghan, Louise
"This is an unexpectedly funny and moving book. You might not expect to laugh when reading about ISIS-held Mosul, but through the story of a man who loves both lions and life, Louise Callaghan shows how humour and defiance can counter cruelty, and why both humans and animals crave freedom" Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor, Channel 4 News and author of 'In Extremis': the life of war correspondent Marie C...
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Orcadia: Land, Sea and Stone in Neolithic Orkney

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by Edmonds, Mark
The Orcadian archipelago is a museum of archaeological wonders. Its largest island, Mainland, is home to some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe, the most famous of which are the passage grave of Maeshowe, the megaliths of Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar and the village of Skara Brae - evidence of a dynamic society with connections binding Orkney to Ireland, to southern Britain and t...
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Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands

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by Jones, Dan
Dan Jones, best-selling chronicler of the Middle Ages, turns his attention to the history of the Crusades the sequence of religious wars fought between the late eleventh century and late medieval periods, in which armies from European Christian states attempted to wrest the Holy Land from Islamic rule, and which have left an enduring imprint on relations between the Muslim world and the West.
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The Animal Gazer

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by Franzosini, P.
Rembrandt Bugatti was the brother of the famous builder of luxury sports cars, Ettore. He made stunningly beautiful bronzes of wild animals that he spent days and weeks observing in the Paris and Antwerp Zoos. Sometimes he took the animals to live in his Paris apartment while he worked on his pieces.
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