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Pachinko

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by Lee, Min Jin
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of ...
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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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The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

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by Jones, Dan
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The Making of Walnut Tree Farm

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by Deakin, Rufus
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Forget My Name

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by Monroe, J.S.
You are outside your front door. There are strangers in your house. Then you realise... You can't remember your name. She arrived at the train station after a difficult week at work. Her bag had been stolen, and with it, her identity. Her whole life was in there - passport, wallet, house key. When she tried to report the theft, she couldn't remember her own name. All she knew was her own address.
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The Fens: Discovering England's Ancient Depths

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by Pryor, Francis
A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. "Francis Pryor brings the magic of the Fens to life in a deeply personal and utterly enthralling way" Tony Robinson "Pryor feels the land rather than simply knowing it" Guardian Inland from the Wash, on England's eastern cost, crisscrossed by substantial rivers and punctuated by soaring church spires, are the low-lying, marshy and mysterious Fens. Formed by marine a...
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Girl 38: Finding a Friend

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by Jozefkowicz, Ewa
Past and present are woven into this novel set in contemporary times and WWII Poland. Based on a real life story about friendship and endurance in the darkest situation.
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The Secret Surfer

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by Gately, Iain
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Lonely Planet Adventure Travel Book of the Year Recovering from a hip replacement operation, and suffering from a mid-life crisis, Iain Gately sets out to catch a tube. This is no London underground train, but rather that evanescent space, beneath the lip of a breaking wave, that every surfer yearns to visit. In all his year...
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Estoril

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by Tiago-Stankovic, Dejan
Set in a luxurious grand hotel just outside Lisbon, at the height of the Second World War, Estoril is a delightful and poignant novel about exile, divided loyalties, fear and survival. The hotel's guests include spies, fallen kings, refugees from the Balkans, Nazis, American diplomats and stateless Jews. The Portuguese secret police broodingly observe the visitors, terrified that their country's neutrality ...
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Swimming with Seals

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by Whitworth, Victoria
This is a memoir of intense physical and personal experience, exploring how swimming with seals, gulls and orcas in the cold waters off Orkney provided Victoria Whitworth with an escape from a series of life crises and helped her to deal with intolerable loss. It is also a treasure chest of history and myth, local folklore and archaeological clues, giving us tantalising glimpses of Pictish and Viking men an...
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Nightingales and Roses: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen

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by Sinaiee, Maryam
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Travel Food & Drink Book of the Year Over 100 authentic, seasonal recipes from Persian cook and food blogger, Maryam Sinaiee. Nightingales and Roses offers you a true taste of Persian home cooking. Iranian food blogger and cook, Maryam Sinaiee, takes us through a full year in the Persian kitchen, explaining the stories a...
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Wild Women

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by Frostrup, Mariella
From Constantinople to Crimea, from Antarctica to the Andes, women throughout history have travelled across land and sea and recorded their adventures. This is a collection of more than 50 of the greatest escapades ever experienced and told by women.
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Found in Translation

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by Wynne, Frank
'Without translation, we would be living in provinces bordering on silence' George Steiner. It is impossible to overstate the influence world literatures have had in defining each other. No culture exists in isolation; all writers are part of the intertwining braid of literature. Found In Translation brings together one hundred glittering diamonds of world literature, celebrating not only the original...
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The Story of Crossrail

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by Wolmar, Christian
The story of an engineering marvel of the twenty-first century, from Britain's bestselling railway writer. In autumn 2019, Europe's biggest infrastructure project - a state-of-the-art cross-London railway - will finally come to fruition. From Reading and Heathrow in the west, the Elizabeth line will extend to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, including 42 kilometres of new tunnels dug under central Lo...
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The Wisdom of Trees: A Miscellany

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by Adams, Max
A passionate and informative celebration of trees and of man's ingenuity in exploiting their resources: the perfect gift for anyone who cares about the natural world.
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The Templars

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by Jones, Dan
THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a c...
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The Meaning of Birds

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by Barnes, Simon
One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live in. As well as exploring how birds achieve the miracle of flight; why birds sing; what they tell us about the seasons of the year and what their presence tells us about the places they inhabit, The Meaning of Birds muses on the uses of feathers, the drama...
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The Mystery of the Colour Thief

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by Jozefkowicz, Ewa
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The Boy at the Door

by Alex Dahl
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The World the Railways Made

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by Faith, Nicholas
Across American prairies, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas and deep into the heart of Africa, the modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was sudden and universal: railways carried empire, capitalism and industrialization to every corner of the planet.
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