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The Gifts of Reading

by Robert Macfarlane
In this luminous essay, Robert Macfarlane reflects on the unique emotional resonance of books given and received- and how such gifts have shaped his own life.
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Tide: The Science and Lore of the Greatest Force on Earth

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by Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
From Cnut to D-Day: the history and science of the unceasing tide explored for the first time. Half of the world's population lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. Yet how little most of us know about the tide. Our ability to predict and understand the tide depends on centuries of science, from the observations of Aristotle and the theories of Newton to today's supercomputer calculations. This ...
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Estuary: Out from London to the Sea

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by Lichtenstein, Rachel
An immersive, intimate journey into the world of the Thames Estuary and the people who spend their lives there The Thames Estuary is one of the world's great deltas, providing passage in and out of London for millennia. It is silted up with the memories and artefacts of past voyages. It is the habitat for an astonishing range of wildlife. And for the people who live and work on the estuary, it is a way of ...
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The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

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by John Le Carre
From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion, to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carre has always written from the heart of modern times.
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A Room of One's Own

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by Woolf, Virginia
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped ...
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The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit

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by Helena Attlee
Shortlisted for the 2015 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year. This is a delightful book about Italy's unexpected history, told through its citrus fruits. The story of citrus runs through the history of Italy like a golden thread, and by combining travel writing with history, recipes, horticulture and art, Helena Attlee takes the reader on a unique and rich journey through Italy's cultural, moral, cu...
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How to be a Brit: The Classic Bestselling Guide

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by George Mikes
The indispensable manual for everyone who longs to attain True Britishness. George Mikes's perceptive best-seller provides a complete guide to the British Way of Life.
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We Go to the Gallery: A Dung Beetle Learning Guide

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by Elia, Miriam
John sees the painting. “I could paint that,” says John. “But you didn’t,” says Mummy. Have you taken your children to a gallery recently? Did you struggle to explain the work to them in plain, simple English? The jolly colourful illustrations will enable your child to smoothly internalise all of the debilitating middle class self-hatred contained in each artwork. This book will drag families in t...
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Landmarks

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by Macfarlane, Robert
This title was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2015. Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of...
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Why I Write

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by George Orwell
Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.
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Nineteen Eighty Four

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by George Orwell
Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith be...
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The London Mapguide

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by Michael Middleditch
Michael Middleditch has revised and updated his hugely successful London MapGuide - first published in 1983 and now in its seventh edition - to include all the Olympic sites in time for the 2012 Games.
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Here I am

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by Safran Foer, Jonathan
A monumental new novel about modern family lives from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close God asked Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac, and Abraham replied obediently, 'Here I am'. This is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. Over the course of three weeks in present-day Washington DC, three sons watch their parents' marria...
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As I Walked out One Midsummer Morning

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by Laurie Lee
The author of Cider with Rosie brings us an autobiographical tale that takes him away from home to new unfamiliar places. 'The stooping figure of my mother, waist-deep in the grass and caught there like a piece of sheep's wool, was the last I saw of my country home as I left it to discover the world.' Abandoning the Cotswolds village that raised him, the young Laurie Lee walks to London. There he mak...
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Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads

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by Paul Theroux
For the past fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the far corners of the earth; to China, India, Africa, the Pacific Islands, South America, Russia, and has brought them to life in his cool, exacting prose.
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The Rough Guide to Croatia

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by Rough Guides
The Rough Guide to Croatia is the ultimate travel guide to one of Mediterranean Europe's most beautiful and unspoiled countries. With over a thousand islands, clear blue waters, inland waterfalls, stylish cities, Roman remains and medieval towns, Croatia packs a punch far above its size. With The Rough Guide to Croatia, you'll discover the best of the country's inventive local food scene, off-the-beaten tra...
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Bella Younger's Deliciously Stella

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by Younger, Bella
Deliciously Stella is the world's latest Instafoodie to take the chia seed-eating yoga-pant-wearing health world by storm. Here she tells all on how to get that elusive glow without breaking sweat and shares the #cleaneating life hacks she swears by to achieve a #strongnotskinny look and a #blessed outlook on life. Deliciously Stella is not your average superfoodie; she would rather turn her pictures upsid...
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In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

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by Park, Yeonmi
'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.' Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation, or disease, or even execution. This book is the story o...
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Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Colombia

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by Tom Feiling
For decades, Colombia was the 'narcostate'. Now it's seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. Where does the truth lie? How did a land likened to paradise by the first conquistadores become a byword for hell on earth? And how is it rebuilding itself after decades of violence?
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Peppa Pig: Around the World

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An exciting picture book based on the Peppa Pig special episode, Around the World! In this story, Peppa visits friends located across the globe in her very own aeroplane. With journeys to the South Pole, snowy mountain tops, the jungle and the desert, this is a colourful and action-packed Peppa adventure.
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