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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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The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea

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by Theriault, Denis
A moving story of friendship and the power of imagination, from the award-winning author of The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman The loss of a parent brought them together. Two boys united by grief. Set on the rugged north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, where the wind merges with the forest and the waves, where albatross whirl overhead and snow lies deep on the land, two lonely boys form ...
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A History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

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by Murray, Jenni
They were famous queens, unrecognised visionaries, great artists and trailblazing politicians. They all pushed back boundaries and revolutionised our world. Jenni Murray presents the history of Britain as you've never seen it before, through the lives of twenty-one women who refused to succumb to the established laws of society, whose lives embodied hope and change, and who still have the power to inspire u...
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Walking with Plato: A Philosophical Hike Through the British Isles

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by Hayden, Gary
“If one keeps on walking, everything will be alright.” So said Danish writer Søren Kierkegaard, and so thought philosophy buff Gary Hayden as he set off on Britain’s most challenging trek: to walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End. But it wasn’t all quaint country lanes, picture-postcard villages and cosy bed and breakfasts.
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Kompromat

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by Johnson, Stanley
2016. The world is on the brink of crisis. In Britain, the British Prime Minister is fighting a referendum he thought couldn't be lost. In the USA, brash showman, Ronald Craig is fighting a Presidential Election nobody thought he could win. In the USSR, Igor Popov, the Russian President, is using both events as part of his plan to destabilise the West. Three men who could change the course of th...
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The Baghdad Clock

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by Al Rawi, Shahad
SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION 2018 For fans of The Kite Runner comes this remarkable debut, the number one bestselling title in Iraq, Dubai and the UAE It's 1991 and the Gulf War is raging. Two girls, hiding in an air raid shelter, tell stories to keep the fear and the darkness at bay, and a deep friendship is born. And while the city collapses around them, the sanctions b...
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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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War and the Death of News: From Battlefield to Newsroom - My Fifty Years in Journalism

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by Bell, Martin
A smoke bomb went off. Then shots were fired from buildings overlooking the square... The camera had a BBC News sign on it. Someone cried out from the crowd: `You are the world, you are the world, you have to tell what they are doing to our people.'
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Bogota 39: New Voices from Latin America

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by Various
`This new generation of Latin American writers has exchanged history for memory, dictators for narcos and political engagement for gender and class consciousness.' El Pais
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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 Sellout

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by Beatty, Paul
A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game.
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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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Fluke: The Maths and Myths of Coincidences

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by Mazur, Joseph
What are the chances?! This exclamation greets the scarcely believable coincidence - you're picked up by the same taxi driver several years and thousands of miles apart or, in a second-hand bookshop far from home, you find your own childhood copy of Winnie-the-Pooh on the shelf. But the unlikely is more probable than you think. Against every fibre of common sense, the fact is that it's quite likely that som...
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The Temptation to Be Happy

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by Marone, Lorenzo
`Sad, funny, wise and unblinkingly honest, this is truly wonderful.' Daily Mail Cesare is a seventy-seven-year-old widower and cynical troublemaker. He has lived his whole life by his own rules and has no intention of changing now. Aside from an intermittent fling with a nurse called Rossana, he spends his days avoiding the old cat lady next door and screening calls from his children. But when the eni...
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Democracy and Its Crisis

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by Grayling, A. C.
The EU referendum in the UK and Trump's victory in the USA sent shockwaves through our democratic systems. In Democracy and Its Crisis A. C. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to hold up against forces they were designed to manage, and why it matters.
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A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

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by Park, Linda Sue
A gripping tale of conflict and survival that has inspired millions of young readers and adults alike It's 1985, and southern Sudan is ravaged by war. Eleven-year-old Salva is forced to flee on foot when his village is attacked. Braving every imaginable hardship - including killer lions and hungry crocodiles - Salva becomes one of the 'lost boys' of Sudan, travelling the African continent on foot in sear...
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Dictator Literature: A History of Despots Through Their Writing

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by Kalder, Daniel
Literacy, long upheld as a standard bearer for progress, is not always a force for good. Had Stalin's mother never sent him to the seminary he never would have learned to read and so never discovered the works of Marx or Lenin. Instead he probably would have ended up like his father - a cobbler by trade and a drunk by vocation.
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The Parentations

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by Mayfield, Kate
Eighteenth-century London - the lives of the sisters Fitzgerald, Constance and Verity, become entwined with the nearby Fowler household, charged with providing safe harbour to a mysterious baby from far away.
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The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao

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by Batalha, Martha
'A real gem of a book' Stylist A wickedly funny tale of two rebellious sisters in 1940s Rio de Janeiro ‘Why Euridice and Antenor married, no one knows for certain.’ Euridice is bright and ambitious. But this is Brazil in the 1940s, and society expects her to be a loving wife and mother. While Antenor is busy congratulating himself on his excellent catch, Euridice spends her spends her humdrum days ...
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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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