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A Chip Shop in Poznan: My Unlikely Year in Poland

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by Aitken, Ben
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The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals of Great Britain

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by Dobson, Sue
Britain is well-known for its churches and cathedrals; buildings of great architecture and religious grandeur that form many of our recognisable skylines. But these grand structures are also full of facts, histories and stories that you may not have been aware of.
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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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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 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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Apollo 11: The Inside Story

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by Whitehouse, David
Fifty years ago, in July 1969, Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the Moon, and Neil Armstrong the first man to step on to its surface. He and his crewmates were the latest men to risk their lives in this extraordinary scientific, engineering and human venture that would come to define the era.
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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

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by Hanson, Thor
Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds.
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The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (And What We Can Do About Them)

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by Jones, Dr Lucy
When the forces that give our planet life exceed our ability to withstand them, they become disasters. Together they have shaped our cities and architecture, elevated leaders and toppled governments, influenced the way we think, feel, fight, unite and pray. The history of natural disasters is a history of ourselves.
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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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Ghost Riders: Operation Cowboy, the World War Two Mission to Save the World's Finest Horses

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by Felton, Mark
April 1945. As Allied bombs rain down on Europe, a 400-year-old institution looks set to be wiped off the face of the Earth. The famous white Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, unique and precious animals representing centuries of careful breeding, are scattered across rural Austria and Czechoslovakia in areas soon to be swallowed up by Soviet forces - there, doubtless, to become r...
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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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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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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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30-Second Psychology: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Psychology Theories, Each Explained in Half a Minute

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by Christian Jarrett
The key ideas in Psychology explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute. Pavlov's Dogs, Psychoanalysis, Milgram's Obedience Study, and Beck's Cognitive Therapy? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you've certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about these psychology theories to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge?
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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 Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

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by Forsyth, Mark
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Witty and erudite ...stuffed with the kind of arcane information that nobody strictly needs to know, but which is a pleasure to learn nonetheless.' Nick Duerden, Independent 'Particularly good ...Forsyth takes words and draws us into their, and our, murky history' William Leith, Evening Standard The Etymologicon is an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerring...
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The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

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by Forsyth, Mark
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lines as 'To be or not to be' and 'Bond. James Bond.' In his inimitably entertaining and witty style, he takes apart famous quotations and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde or John Lennon. ...
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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 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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