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Dictator Literature

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by Daniel Kalder
A Book of the Year for The Times and the Sunday Times ‘The writer is the engineer of the human soul,’ claimed Stalin. Although one wonders how many found nourishment in Turkmenbashi’s Book of the Soul (once required reading for driving tests in Turkmenistan), not to mention Stalin’s own poetry. Certainly, to be considered great, a dictator must write, and write a lot. Mao had his Little Red Book, Mussoli...
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An American Marriage

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by Jones, Tayari
Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 'A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.' - Barack Obama Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. Until one day they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagin...
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Posh Boys: How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain

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by Verkaik, Robert
"The latest in the series of powerful books on the divisions in modern Britain, and will take its place on many bookshelves beside Reni Eddo-Lodge's 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' and Owen Jones's 'Chavs'." Andrew Marr, Sunday Times
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Our Woman in Havana: Reporting Castro's Cuba

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by Rainsford, Sarah
It was only when I reread Our Man in Havana that I realised I shared a street with the hapless spy hero of Graham Greene’s novel. My office was just a short distance from the fictional vacuum cleaner store run by Jim Wormold… A piece of paper strapped to the swirling, rusted window bars announces that the lower floor flat is for sale. I wonder if the owner’s selling up to leave Lamparilla and the ‘ruins of ...
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Sweet Bean Paste

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by Sukegawa, Durian
Sentaro has failed: he has a criminal record, drinks too much, and hasn't managed to fulfil his dream of becoming a writer. Instead, he works in a tiny confectionery shop selling dorayaki, a type of pancake filled with sweet bean paste. With only the blossoming of the cherry trees to mark the passing of time, he spends his days listlessly filling the pastries. Until one day an elderly, handicapped woman ent...
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The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

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by Andersson, Per J.
Winner of the Marco Polo Outstanding General Travel Themed Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2018 The story begins in a public square in New Delhi. On a cold December evening a young European woman of noble descent appears before an Indian street artist known locally as PK and asks him to paint her portrait - it is an encounter that will change their lives irrevocably. PK w...
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Umami

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by Jufresa, Laia
It started with a drowning. Deep in the heart of Mexico City, where five houses cluster around a sun-drenched courtyard, lives Ana, a precocious twelve-year-old still coming to terms with the mysterious death of her little sister years earlier. Over the rainy, smoggy summer she decides to plant a vegetable garden in the courtyard, and as she digs the ground and plants her seeds, her neighbours in turn delve...
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Japan: A Short History

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by Hane, Mikiso
What is a shogun? Who were the samurai and what is the warrior code? What lies behind the Japanese work ethic? From the ancient tea ceremony to the boom and subsequent downturn of its economic prosperity, this uniquely concise introduction to Japan and its history surveys nearly 10,000 years of society, culture, economics and politics. Balancing economic and political information with new insights into the ...
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Fight Like A Girl

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by Ford, Clementine
An incendiary debut taking the world by storm, Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be. Online sensation and fearless feminist heroine, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of women and girls. In the wake of Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo campaign, Ford uses a mixture of memoir, opinion and investigative journalism to expose just how ...
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Solovyov and Larionov

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by Vodolazkin, Eugene
A groundbreaking and gripping literary detective novel Larionov. A general of the Imperial Russian Army who mysteriously avoided execution by the Bolsheviks when they swept to power and went on to live a long life in Yalta, leaving behind a vast heritage of memoirs. Solovyov. The young history student who travels to Crimea, determined to find out how Larionov evaded capture after the 1917 revolution. ...
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In the Shadow of Wolves

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by Slepikas, Alvydas
Winner of the Georg Dehio Book Prize 2018 The Second World War is drawing to a close, but the world is far from safe. Left to fend for themselves, women and children are forced out of their homes in East Prussia to make way for the advancing victors. As the Russian soldiers arrive, the women know that they are still very much in danger, and that for them, the fight for survival is only just beginning. ...
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Manchester Happened

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by Makumbi, Jennifer Nansubuga
AN AMBITIOUS AND ASSURED COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF KINTU If there's one thing the characters in Jennifer Makumbi's stories know, it's how to field a question. 'Let me buy you a cup of tea...what are you doing in England?' 'Do these children of yours speak any Luganda?' 'Did you know that man Idi Amin?' But perhaps the most difficult question of a...
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The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living

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by Boyle, Mark
Imagine living for an entire year without money. Where do you live? What do you eat? How do you stay in touch with your friends and family?
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How We Disappeared

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by Lee, Jing-Jing
The heart-rending story of survival and endurance in Japanese-occupied Singapore Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only three survivors, one of them a tiny child. In a neighbouring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is bundled into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel. After sixty years of ...
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Orchid & the Wasp

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by Hughes, Caoilinn
Orchids are liars. They use pheromones to lure wasps in to become unwitting pollinators. In nature, such exploitative systems are rare. In society, they are everywhere. Gael Foess is a heroine of mythic proportions. Raised in Dublin by single-minded, careerist parents, she learns from an early age how ideals and ambitions can be compromised. When her father walks out during the 2008 crash, her family ...
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The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between British and American English

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by Murphy, Lynne
`The first and perhaps only book on the relative merits of American and British English that is dominated by facts and analysis rather than nationalistic prejudice. For all its scholarship, this is also a funny and rollicking read.'
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The Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City

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by Sinclair, Iain
A New Statesman Book of the Year London. A city apart. Inimitable. Or so it once seemed. Spiralling from the outer limits of the Overground to the pinnacle of the Shard, Iain Sinclair encounters a metropolis stretched beyond recognition. The vestiges of secret tunnels, the ghosts of saints and lost poets lie buried by developments, the cycling revolution and Brexit. An electrifying final odyssey, The ...
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Oak and Ash and Thorn: The Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain

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by Fiennes, Peter
A Guardian Best Nature Book of the Year The magic and mystery of the woods are embedded in culture, from ancient folklore to modern literature. They offer us refuge: a place to play, a place to think. They are the generous providers of timber and energy. They let us dream of other ways of living. Yet we now face a future where taking a walk in the woods is consigned to the tales we tell our children. ...
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Dark Pines: A Tuva Moodyson Mystery 1

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by Dean, Will
`Will Dean's atmospheric crime thriller marks him out as a talent to watch. Dark Pines is stylish, compelling and as chilling as a Swedish winter.' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
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The Day I Found You

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by Freitas, Pedro Chagas
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