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The Cabin in the Mountains: A Norwegian Odyssey

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by Ferguson, Robert
Turf-roofed and wooden-built, offering fresh clean air, peace, isolation and the promise of a day's wood-chopping, hiking or snow-clearing amid amid landscapes of great beauty, the hytte - or wooden cabin home - is a crucial part of the national identity of every Norwegian. In 2016, Robert Ferguson and his wife bought a piece of land high up in the Hardangervidda, the plateau that dominates south-central No...
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Love In No Man's Land

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by Duo Ji Zhuo Ga
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 Gongzha and his family who live, as their ancestors have done for centuries, by herding and hunting. But it is 1967 and the Cul...
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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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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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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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Of Gods And Men

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by Dunn, Daisy
Daisy Dunn offers a deeply researched collection of stories reflecting the eclectic richness and depth of the classical literary canon. Striking a balance between the 'classic classic' (such as Dryden's translation of the 'Aeneid') and the less familiar or expected, 'Of Gods and Men' ranges from the epic poetry of Homer to the histories of Arrian and Diodorus Siculus and the sprawling Theogony of Hesiod;...
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That Sense of Wonder: How to Capture the Miracles of Everyday Life

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by Dimitri, Francesco
How to reclaim wonder in our lives and achieve the good life. All of us experience a sense of wonder at some point in our lives. Perhaps you felt it when you experienced your first kiss; when you grasped the perfectly balanced beauty of an equation; or when you first saw the rose windows of Chartres Cathedral? Whatever the circumstances that triggered the feeling, you were left speechless by this extraordin...
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Ultra: The Underworld of Italian Football

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by Jones, Tobias
Ultras are often compared to punks, Hell's Angels, hooligans or the South American Barras Bravas. But in truth, they are a thoroughly Italian phenomenon... From the author of 'The Dark Heart of Italy', 'Blood on the Altar' and 'A Place of Refuge'.
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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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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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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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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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The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

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by Jones, Dan
'The Colour of Time' spans more than a hundred years of world history from the reign of Queen Victoria and the US Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and beginning of the Space Age. It charts the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industry and the arts, the tragedies of war and the politics of peace, and the lives of men and women who made history.
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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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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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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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Girl. Boy. Sea.

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by Vick, Chris
'A thrilling and a magical book' Sally Gardner. Storm, shipwreck, survival. Chris Vick's novel delves deep into the might and majesty of the unpredictable ocean, the strength of an unlikely friendship between a British boy and a Berber girl and their will to survive against all the odds.
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A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion

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by Segev, Tom
As the founder of Israel, David Ben-Gurion long ago secured his reputation as a leading figure of the twentieth century. Determined from an early age to create a Jewish state, he took control of the Zionist movement, declared Israel's independence, and navigated his country through wars, controversies and remarkable achievements.
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Rome: Eternal City

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by Addis, Ferdinand
The sweeping story of the city of Rome, told through twenty-two moments that shaped its history. "Vivid, pacey... Superb" The Times. "Grand narrative underpinned by serious reading" Guardian. From Romulus and Remus to the films of Fellini, Rome has always exerted a hold on the world's imagination. Now Ferdinand Addis brings the city of Rome to life by concentrating on vivid episodes from its long a...
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The Railway Navvies: A History of the Men who Made the Railways

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by Coleman, Terry
This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England.
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