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The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country

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by Helen Russell
When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries.
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The 50 Greatest Castles and Palaces of the World

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by Pickup, Gilly
Castles and palaces around the world are structures of grandeur, might and beauty. From the flamboyance of Germany's fairy tale-Neuschwanstein Castle to the gothic, Dracula-inspiring Bran Castle, perched high in the craggy peaks of Romania's Carpathian Mountains; Tokyo's Imperial Palace, previously home to samurai warriors to Ireland's Blarney Castle, where `the gift of the gab' will be granted to any w...
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Hello, Shadowlands: Inside the Meth Fiefdoms, Rebel Hideouts and Bomb-Scarred Party Towns of Southeast Asia

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by Winn, Patrick
'Reads like a thriller you can't put down' - Megha Rajagopalan, China Bureau Chief, Buzzfeed News 'ensures you'll never think about Southeast Asia in the same way ever again.' - Geographical Magazine Essential to understanding Southeast Asia in the 21st century, Hello, Shadowlands reveals a booming underworld of organised crime across a region in flux- a $100 billion trade that deals in narcotics, ani...
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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

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by Hanson, Thor
Today, Dubai is a city of shimmering skyscrapers attracting thousands of tourists every year. Yet just sixty years ago Dubai's population scraped a living by picking dates, diving for pearls, or sailing in wooden dhows to trade with Iran and India.
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The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals

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by Dobson, Sue
Cathedrals and great churches are among the most iconic sights of the world’s towns and cities. Visible from miles around, the cathedrals of Canterbury, St Paul’s, Chartres and St Stephen’s in Vienna dominate their skylines. Others surprise by their statistics: Salisbury has Britain’s tallest spire, Wells the largest display of medieval sculptures in the world, while King’s College Chapel in Cambridge bo...
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The Other Exile: The Story of Fernao Lopes, St Helena and a Paradise Lost

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by Azzam, Abdul Rahman
The first known inhabitant of St Helena - long before Napoleon - was a 16th-century Portuguese renegade. In 1506 Fernao Lopes, a member of his country's minor nobility, travelled to Goa in search of honour and wealth. There he converted to Islam, married a Muslim, fought his former countrymen, and was eventually captured - his nose and hands publicly cut off for treachery. Eventually sailing for home, he...
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Hitler's British Traitors: The Secret History of Spies, Saboteurs and Fifth Columnists

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by Tate, Tim
Hitler's British Traitors is the first authoritative account of a well-kept secret: the British Fifth Column and its activities during the Second World War. Drawing on hundreds of declassified official files - many of them previously unpublished - Tim Tate uncovers the largely unknown history of more than 70 British traitors who were convicted, mostly in secret trials, of working to help Nazi Germany...
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The Dead Hand: Reagan, Gorbachev and the Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race

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by Hoffman, David E.
The Dead Hand is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative history of Reagan, Gorbachev and the final decade of the Cold War. Washington Post journalist David E. Hoffman draws on exclusive interviews in both Russia and the US, as well as classified documents from deep inside the Kremlin, piecing together the first full - and intensely dramatic - account of how the US/Soviet arms race came to a close, and revea...
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Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to Her Books

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by Spence, Annie
Have you ever wished you could tell your favourite books just what they mean to you? Or wanted to give a piece of your mind to the `must-read' book that you wish you hadn't? Librarian Annie Spence has done just that, writing letters to the books under her care, from love letters to Matilda and The Goldfinch, to snarky break-up notes to Fifty Shades of Grey and The Hobbit.
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Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

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by Fine, Cordelia
WINNER OF THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE What the judges said: 'Every man and woman should read this book on gender bias ... an important, yet wickedly witty, book.' 'Fine's entertaining and thoughtful book is a valuable addition to the discussion about gender.' Ian Critchley, Sunday Times 'In addition to being hopeful, Fine is also angry. We should all be angry. Testosterone...
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The 50 Greatest National Parks of the World

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by Millar, Aaron
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Places I Stopped on the Way Home: A Memoir of Chaos and Grace

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by Fee, Meg
A beautiful memoir from an exciting young writer, Meg Fee, on finding her way in New York City. Full of the dramas and quiet moments that make up a life, told with humour, heart, and hope.
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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

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by Hanson, Thor
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Turing and the Universal Machine (Icon Science): The Making of the Modern Computer

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by Agar, Jon
The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and with the life of one man, the brilliant but troubled Alan Turing.
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Rooms of One's Own: 50 Places That Made Literary History

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by Mourby, Adrian
Writers' relationships with their surroundings are seldom straightforward. While some, like Jane Austen and Thomas Mann, wrote novels set where they were staying (Lyme Regis and Venice respectively), Victor Hugo penned Les Miserables in an attic in Guernsey and Noel Coward wrote that most English of plays, Blithe Spirit, in the Welsh holiday village of Portmeirion. Award-winning BBC drama producer Adrian Mo...
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The French Exception: Emmanuel Macron - The Extraordinary Rise and Risk

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by Plowright, Adam
'Adam Plowright's excellent book captures the strangeness of Macron's life' Evening Standard THE FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF EMMANUEL MACRON IN ENGLISH From total unknown to one of Europe's most powerful men in just a few years, at 39, France's youngest leader since Napoleon is intent on conquering the world stage. But what lies beneath the facade of this youthful, ultra-confident and calculating president...
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The Unknown Unknown: Bookshops and the Delight of Not Getting What You Wanted

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by Forsyth, Mark
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS FOR INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS WEEK - 28TH JUNE-5TH JULY 2014 Mark Forsyth - author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller The Etymologicon - reveals in this essay, specially commissioned for Independent Booksellers Week, the most valuable thing about a really good bookshop. Along the way he considers the wisdom of Donald Rumsfeld, naughty French photographs, w...
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Sex, Botany and Empire (Icon Science): The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks

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by Fara, Patricia
When the imperial explorer James Cook returned from his first voyage to Australia, scandal writers mercilessly satirised the amorous exploits of his botanist Joseph Banks, whose trousers were reportedly stolen while he was inside the tent of Queen Oberea of Tahiti. Was the pursuit of scientific truth really what drove Enlightenment science?
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30-Second Maths: The 50 Most Mind-Expanding Theories in Mathematics, Each Explained in Half a Minute

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by Richard J. Brown
From Rubik's cubes to Godel's incompleteness theorem, everything mathematical explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute. Maths is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. So how can you avoid being the only dinner guest who has no idea who Fermat was, or what he proved? The more you know about Maths, the less of a science it becomes.
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How to Win a Roman Chariot Race: Lives, Legends and Treasures from the Ancient World

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by Hood, Jane C.
Who first thought of atoms? How much can you learn about archaeology from an oil lamp? Who came up with the theory of the 'wandering womb'? Oxford Classicist Jane Hood delves into the history, culture, literature, mythology and philosophy of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, using her expert eye to unearth unexpected gems, glittering fragments and quotable nuggets from a lost world. From ancient cosmetics to...
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