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A Spot of Folly: Ten and a Quarter New Tales of Murder and Mayhem

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by Rendell, Ruth
New and uncollected tales of murder, mischief, magic and madness. Ruth Rendell was an acknowledged master of psychological suspense: these are ten (and a quarter) of her most chillingly compelling short stories, collected here together for the first time. In these tales, a businessman boasts about cheating on his wife, only to find the tables turned. A beautiful country rectory reverberates to the ...
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A Spot of Folly: Ten and a Quarter New Tales of Murder and Mayhem

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by Rendell, Ruth
New and uncollected tales of murder, mischief, magic and madness. Ruth Rendell was an acknowledged master of psychological suspense: these are ten (and a quarter) of her most chillingly compelling short stories, collected here together for the first time. In these tales, a businessman boasts about cheating on his wife, only to find the tables turned. A beautiful country rectory reverberates to the echo...
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Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang

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by Decharne, Max
Slang is the language of pop culture, low culture, street culture, underground movements and secret societies; depending on your point of view, it is a badge of honour, a sign of identity or a dangerous assault on the values of polite society.
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The World Goes On

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by Krasznahorkai, Laszlo
Long-listed for The Man Booker International Prize 2018 A Hungarian interpreter obsessed with waterfalls, at the edge of the abyss in his own mind, wanders the chaotic streets of Shanghai. A traveller, reeling from the sights and sounds of Varanasi, encounters a giant of a man on the banks of the Ganges ranting on the nature of a single drop of water. A child labourer in a Portuguese marble quarry wanders ...
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The Beekeeper of Sinjar

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by Mikhail, Dunya
In The Beekeeper of Sinjar, the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail tells the harrowing stories of women from across Iraq who have managed to escape the clutches of ISIS. Since 2014, ISIS has been persecuting the Yazidi people, killing or enslaving those who won't convert to Islam. These women have lost their families and loved ones, along with everything they've ever known. Dunya Mikhail weaves tog...
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The Man Who Plants Trees

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by Robbins, Jim
This is an extraordinary book about trees. It's an account by a veteran science journalist that ranges to the limits of scientific understanding: how trees produce aerosols for protection and 'warnings'; the curative effects of 'forest bathing' in Japan; or the impact of trees in fertilizing ocean plankton. There is even science to show that trees are connected to the stars. Trees and forests are far more...
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Gloucester Crescent: Me, My Dad and Other Grown-Ups

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by Miller, William
Gloucester Crescent is a curving, leafy street, tucked between Camden Town and Primrose Hill, filled with the sound of clacking typewriters and children playing. It's unremarkable in many ways, unless you notice the lady in the van outside one house, and the familiar-looking residents crossing the road ...
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Darwin's Most Wonderful Plants: Darwin's Botany Today

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by Thompson, Ken
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Melmoth

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by Perry, Sarah
FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ESSEX SERPENT 'A beautiful, devastating, brilliant book' Marian Keyes 'Astonishingly dark, rich storytelling, exquisitely balanced between gothic shocks and emotional truth' Francis Spufford 'Mythic, ominous and sensitively human, Melmoth is haunting in all the best ways' Frances Hardinge Twenty years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herse...
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Living with Buildings: And Walking with Ghosts - On Health and Architecture

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by Sinclair, Iain
'A remarkable book; surprisingly gripping and often very moving ... stories weave and unweave over the book's course, patterning thought into a complex built environment, at once disorientating and illuminating.' Robert Macfarlane
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Africa's Future

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by Clarke, Duncan
One of the world's leading strategists on global oil exploration puts forward a unique reformulation of Africa's economic past, present and future. Many seek to "fix" Africa - economists, experts, politicians, gurus, cognoscenti and glitterati. But the continent conceals multiple secrets, including the Holy Grail: explanations of its saga over the previous centuries. "Africa's Future" tells the tale of Afri...
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Man In The Picture

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by Hill Susan
This is the chilling tale of a painting so terrifying, its secrets will haunt those who see it...It is a ghost story by the author of "The Woman in Black". A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold winter's night, i eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of...
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Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital

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by Bradley, Lloyd
Acclaimed writer Lloyd Bradley explores the influence of immigrant cultures on the capital's music scene. For as long as people have been migrating to London, so has their music. An essential link to home, music also has the power to shape communities in surprising ways. Black music has been part of London's landscape since the First World War, when the Southern Syncopated Orchestra brought jazz to the capi...
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The Elimination

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by Panh Rithy
This is an eye witness account of one of the darkest episodes of the late twentieth century, the era of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. From 1975 to 1979 'Comrade' Duch was in charge of S 21, the security prison at the heart of Pnomh Penh where 12,380 people were tortured and executed, having confessed to imaginary betrayals of the regime. After his film "S21", which brought survivors and executioners from the...
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Going Dutch In Beijing

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by Mark McCrum
In China your host will lose face if he does not pick up the tab. In Tokyo, 'Chin-Chin' is slang for 'small penis'. In Sardinia a raised thumb means 'sit on this!' - try that in a traffic jam in Cagliari. The world is not, in fact, flat; and as travel becomes ever easier, understanding the way things are done in other societies becomes ever more crucial. "Going Dutch in Beijing" aims to help its readers avo...
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The Tomb of Agamemnon

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by Cathy Gere
In a remote corner of Greece stand the ruins of Mycenae, the fabled city of Homer's King Agamemnon, revered in antiquity and today as the most tangible connection to Homer's age of heroes. Cathy Gere tells its story 'with a sophistication and elan that rivals the gold of Mycenae itself' - Bettany Hughes, author of "Helen of Troy." From Homer to Himmler, from Thucydides to Freud, Mycenae has occupied a singu...
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Moscow 1941: A City and its People at War

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by Braithwaite, Sir Rodric
Based on huge research and scores of interviews, this book offers an unforgettable and richly illustrated narrative of the military action that took place in Moscow during 1941; telling portraits of Stalin and his generals, some apparatchiks, some great commanders. It also traces the stories of individuals, soldiers, politicians and intellectuals, writers and artists and dancers, workers, schoolchildren and...
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To Travel Hopefully

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by Christopher Rush
When Christopher Rush's wife died suddenly of cancer, leaving him with two young children, his world fell apart. He not only stopped writing, he also lost faith in everything that had informed his existence: literature, the arts, his role as teacher, his love of nature, the society of friends. Nothing could cure his almost suicidal depression. At last he decided to try to reclaim his sanity in the least exp...
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The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking

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by Mikael Krogerus
Most of us face the same questions every day: What do I want? And how can I get it? How can I live more happily and work more efficiently? A worldwide bestseller, The Decision Book distils into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models used on MBA courses and elsewhere that will help you tackle these important questions.
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The Lost Gods

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by Simon, Francesca
In The Sleeping Army, Freya went to Hel and back. She fought dragons, fled fire and outwitted giants - all to restore eternal youth to the Norse Gods. But now they're back, does anyone care? The Gods' popularity on earth is waning, and without regular worship, their powers are fading fast and their ancient enemies, the Frost Giants, are stirring. So the Gods hatch a plan - they'll come back down to earth,...
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