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Suffragette: My Own Story

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The Road to En-dor: A True Story of Cunning Wartime Escape

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by Jones, E.H.
Captured during the First World War, Lieutenant E.H. Jones (a Welsh officer in the Indian Army) and Lieutenant C.W. Hill (an Australian serving in the R.A.F.) were prisoners of war at the Yozgad prison camp in Turkey. To while away the time, the prisoners hit upon the idea of playing with a make-shift Ouija board to help keep themselves entertained. As it turned out, E.H. Jones had a knack for manipulation ...
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The Mad Toy

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by Arlt Roberto
First published in 1920, The Mad Toy is set in Buenos Aires in the early twentieth century. Feeling the alienation of youth, Silvio Astier's gang tours neighbourhoods, inflicting waves of petty crime, stealing from homes and shops until the police are forced to intervene. Drifting then from one career and subsequent crime to another, Silvio's main difficulty is his own intelligence, with which he grapples. ...
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Black Noise

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by Hiltunen, Pekka
This sequel to the prize-winning Cold Courage, published by Hesperus in 2013, presents the second instalment in the Studio series by Pekka Hiltunen, celebrated Finnish crime author.Lia and Mari live unusual lives. Both independent Finnish women living in London, they spend their spare time investigating difficult cases the police have failed to solve. Mari runs the mysterious 'Studio', a private crime fight...
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Cold Courage

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by Hiltunen Pekka
When Lia witnesses a disturbing scene on the way to work, she, like the rest of the city of London, is captivated and horrified. As details unfurl in the media the brutal truth transpires - a Latvian prostitute has been killed, her body run over by a bulldozer and then placed in the trunk of a car to be found. As the weeks pass and no leads are found, the story quickly disintegrates but Lia can't easily ...
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The Wayward Genius of Henry Mayhew

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by Karl Sabbagh Ed.
The 200th anniversary of Henry Mayhew's birth is overshadowed by that of his friend and collaborator Charles Dickens. But in fact Mayhew was a pioneering investigative journalist whose writings and descriptions may have inspired some of Dickens' characters. In some respects, Mayhew was his own worst enemy. He was disorganised - one of his books ended in mid-sentence - and cantankerous, and perhaps as a...
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The Devil's Disciple

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by Shiro Hamao
'Prosecutor Tsuchida, I am being held here as a murderer. But the truth is that I am probably not that murderer. That's right. Probably.' While Shimaura Eizo sits in jail awaiting trial for the murder of a beautiful young woman, his erstwhile lover and initiator into a sinister, restless existence has risen in the ranks of the legal profession and is now the prosecutor on the case. Spinning a complex web o...
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Farewell Song

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by Rabindranath Tagore
A landmark in Bengali literature, Farewell Song has been described as Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's masterpiece. Amit Ray, an Oxford-educated intellectual who aims to overthrow the old order of Indian literature, is on holiday in the Shillong hills when his car hits that of Labanya, a scholarly local governess. Unharmed, he immediately succumbs to her charms, and they embark on an erudite and passio...
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The Story of an African Farm

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by Schreiner, Olive
This stunning evocation of nineteenth-century South Africa spans the childhood and burgeoning adulthood of three young people. Set on a farm in the Karoo region, this book is a coming-of-age classic of South African fiction and an early feminist and modernist novel. Lyndall is a feisty young girl with an independent spirit who is frustrated by the limited options open to her as a girl in South African socie...
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On the Wild West

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by Mark Twain
The latest in Hesperus's 'On' series comes from master travel writer Mark Twain and concentrates on his journey through America's Wild West, tapping into the perennial interest in this period in history.From 1861 to 1867, a young Mark Twain travelled through the Wild West. Following an abortive foray into a career as a Confederate Cavalry man he opted instead to head off on a stagecoach road trip with his b...
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Breaking Ground: Classic Travel Writing from Pioneering Women

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Discover an astonishing collection of extraordinary characters in this brand new compilation of women's travel writing. Spanning three centuries, this assortment of writings reveals a rich treasure trove of anecdotes and adventures from incredible women worth celebrating and remembering.
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The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea

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by Theriault, Denis
The first novel by the author of The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman is a beautifully touching story of friendship, hope and despair - richly imaginative and stunningly lyrical.It is a sense of remoteness and abandon that first draws the two boys together. Each having lost a parent, they are trying to come to terms with their places in the world and find a sense of hope once more.As they struggle to under...
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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

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by Baum, L. Frank
From the creator of the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz comes the hilarious and entertaining festive tale for the whole family, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Starring the Santa Claus whom we all know and love, L. Frank Baum's story takes us back to the fantastical origins of so many of our Christmas traditions as well as the humble origins of Santa Claus himself. Not many people know that, as a baby, S...
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Mapp and Lucia

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by Benson, E. F.
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The Time of Man

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by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Set at the turn of the century, The Time of Man tells the moving story of Ellen Chesser, a young woman with a mind of her own. She and her family travel from one small community to another in rural Kentucky, eking out a living as itinerant farmworkers. Initially she feels isolated and lonely, resenting the hardship of her life and longing to be with her childhood friends. Yet slowly she learns what it means...
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O Pioneers

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by Willa Cather
O Pioneers is a Pulitzer-prize winning novel by American literary legend Willa Cather. It is a tale of murder, love and money, as people struggle to carve out a life in the wilderness while battling ever-duplicitous human nature. Alexandra Bergson's father, John, is dying. He entrusts his farmstead on a desolate stretch of plain to her rather than to her brothers. Faced with the rigours of frontier living, ...
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The Sea-Wolf

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by London, Jack
A classic tale of adventure at sea from Jack London, author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang. The Sea-Wolf is a dramatic tale of mutiny and shipwreck, but at its heart is the story of a love that flourishes in the unlikeliest of places. Naive young Humphrey van Weyden finds himself shipwrecked amidst a terrible storm before being rescued by the mysterious Captain Wolf Larsen of the ship Ghost. Wolf L...
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Hotel Savoy

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by Joseph Roth
After the end of the First World War, Gabriel Dan is released from a POW camp in Russia and begins making his way home to Austria. He comes to an industrial town in Poland, and checks in the ramshackle Hotel Savoy while awaiting financial aid from his family. Here he meets a kaleidoscope of characters, a microcosm of society in which rich and poor, itinerants, dissidents and malcontents live lives of hope, ...
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Dog's Heart

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by Bulgakov Mikhai
Through his surreal, often grotesque humour, Bulgakov creates in this book - a new translation of one of the most popular satires on the Russian Revolution and on Soviet society - an ingenious new twist to the 'Frankenstein' parable. Having been scalded by boiling water earlier that day, and with little chance to survive the severe winter night, a stray dog is left for dead on the streets. Lamenting his fa...
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My Discovery of America

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by Vladimir Mayakovsky
First complete translation of one of the most fascinating accounts of the leading poet of the Russian Revolutionary period; Touring the United States, by way of an enforced sojourn in Mexico, Russian poet and indefatigable traveller, Vladimir Mayakovsky was able to observe first hand what he considered to be the model for Soviet development. Although ideologically at odds with much of American culture, and ...
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