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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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Suffragette: My Own Story

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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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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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My Kind Of Girl

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by Bose, Buddhadeva
Four middle-aged men, strangers to one another, await a train in Tundla station, Uttar Pradesh. Struck by the bliss and obliviousness of a passing young couple, they while away the long December's night by telling of the secret loves of their own pasts. As night draws towards dawn, the station's waiting room forms the backdrop to an elegant and tender consideration of memory's lasting power. Now available ...
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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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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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Boyhood Days

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by Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore is famous for the school and university he founded in the Bengal countryside, but he spent much of his early childhood in Calcutta. Seen through the amused eyes of a precocious young boy, Tagore's memoir describes the joint family he grew up in, the city he played in, and the school he was sent to - much against his will. Boyhood Days is an exquisite portrait of both Tagore's childhood, ...
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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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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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Letters From America

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by Rupert Brooke
In May 1913, Rupert Brooke embarked on a year-long expedition of North America, visiting the United States, Canada and finally the South Seas. He sent his impressions home in a series of letters, written for publication in the "Westminster Gazette", describing all his various experiences and reflections: the beauty of arriving, by boat, at night, in New York; the novelties of a baseball match; the awesome g...
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Aller Retour New York

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by Henry Miller
In 1935, author Henry Miller set off from his adopted residence, Paris, to visit his home country - America. An inveterate letter-writer, he wrote a long and entertaining account of his trip to New York to his friend Alfred Perles. Filled with vivid impressions and scandalous reflections, and including an entertaining sketch of his journey, via steamer, back to France, this is a comic and exuberant portrait...
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Captains Courageous

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by Rudyard Kipling
When Harvey Cheyne, the precocious and arrogant son of an American railway tycoon, is rescused from drowning by a New England fishing boat, he is unable to convince the crew to take him to shore and is forced to take a job on board the schooner. With no other choice, he has to adapt quickly to existence at sea, learning to sail and to fish. Thrown into this unfamiliar environment, he comes to understand the...
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People of the Abyss

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by London, Jack
A profound and moving piece of investigative journalism, Jack London's study of the London underworld remains, a century after it was written, a timely tale of poverty and injustice. In 1902, Jack London purchased some second-hand clothes, rented a room in the East End, and set out to discover how the London poor lived. His research makes shocking reading. Moving through the slums as one of the poor; eatin...
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Journeys

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by Stefan Zweig , Will Stone
'When I am on a journey, all ties suddenly fall away. I feel myself quite unburdened, disconnected, free - There is something in it marvellously uplifting and invigorating. Whole past epochs suddenly return: nothing is lost, everything still full of inception, enticement.' Hesperus Press is delighted to present the first English translation of Zweig's writings on his travels in Europe. Representing a lifet...
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The Cruise of the Rolling Junk

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by F. Scott Fitzgerald
In an early series of journalistic pieces for an American magazine, Motor, F. Scott Fitzgerald described a journey he took with his wife Zelda from Connecticut to Alabama in a clapped out automobile which he called the 'Rolling Junk'. It is a piece of writing whose style, in free-ranging alternation of fact and fiction, has been compared to Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat.
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The Duel

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by Giacomo Casanova
One of the few works written in Casanova's native Italian, The Duel is an important example of the infamous lothario's vivid prose and inimitable style. Having escaped from the infamous Piombi Prison in Venice, Casanova became an exile, travelling through Western Europe and being given shelter on account of his fame. The story recounts the duel he fought with a Polish nobleman, Count Branicky, who had insul...
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