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Countries of the World in Minutes

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by Field, Jacob F.
The Countries of the World in Minutes is the quickest way to understand the modern world and every country in it. For each of the 195 officially recognised countries of the world, a mini-essay clearly and concisely explains its key history, characteristics and social and political structures. Alongside, an outline map shows each country's global location, main geographic features and capital city, whilst...
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Firefly: The must-read thriller ripped from today's headlines

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by Porter, Henry
The boy could help them bring down a deadly ISIS terror cell. They just have to find him before the other side does. 'A welcome return ... Firefly is both timely and terrific' Mick Herron 'An espionage master' Charles Cumming 'British espionage fiction is the best in the world, and Porter is part of the reason why' Lee Child From the refugee camps of Greece to the mountains of Macedonia, a thirteen ye...
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A Girl Called Justice

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by Griffiths, Elly
Missing maids, suspicious teachers and a snow storm to die for... For a fearless girl called Justice Jones, super-smart super-sleuth, it's just the start of a spine-tingling first term at Highbury House Boarding School for the Daughters of Gentlefolk. For fans of Robin Stevens, Katherine Woodfine and Enid Blyton.
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The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

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by Mytting, Lars
By Norway's bestselling novelist and the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD, a family story of epic scale. "An intricate story about war, family, secrets and, yes, wood ... An engaging, satisfying read" The Times "So cleverly plotted, and it builds up such effortless dramatic momentum as it zeroes in on its conclusion" Scotsman Edvard grows up on a remote mountain farmstead in Norway with his taciturn grand...
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Vernon Subutex One

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by Despentes, Virginie
Who is Vernon Subutex? An urban legend. A fall from grace. The mirror who reflects us all. Vernon Subutex was once the proprietor of Revolver, an infamous music shop in Bastille. His legend spread throughout Paris. But by the 2000s his shop is struggling. With his savings gone, his unemployment benefit cut, and the friend who had been covering his rent suddenly dead, Vernon Subutex finds himself...
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Elephant Complex

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by John Gimlette
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month August 2016 Sri Lanka is a small island with a long, violent and enthralling history. Home to thousands of wild elephants, this is a place where natural beauty has endured, indifferent to human tragedy. Journeying through its regions - some haunted by war, many rarely seen by our eyes - award-winning travel writer John Gimlette interviews ex-presiden...
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Science in Seconds: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

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by Hazel Muir
Simple and accessible, Science in Seconds is a visually led introduction to 200 key scientific ideas. Each concept is readily absorbed through an easy-to-understand picture and a concise explanation. Concepts span all of the key scientific disciplines including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Biotechnology, Anatomy and Physiology, Medicine, Earth Science, Energy Generation, Astronomy, Spaceflight and ...
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Psychology in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

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by Weeks, Marcus
To what extent is memory based on mood? Why do we compare ourselves to others? Are there different types of intelligence? How do we change with age? This book answers all these questions and many more in 200 short and accessible essays. From Pavlov's dogs to experimental ethics and from the development of personality to cognitive behavioural therapy, this book will take you from the foundations of psycholog...
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Out of Thin Air: A True Story Of Impossible Murder In Iceland

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by Adeane, Anthony
THE SENSATIONAL TRUE CRIME STORY THAT SHOOK ICELAND - AS SEEN ON NETFLIX. It is the most shocking miscarriage of justice in European history. And now - in the most stunning true crime narrative you will read this year - OUT OF THIN AIR spotlights Iceland's strangest ever murder case. Iceland, 1974. In two separate incidents, two men vanished into thin air. Then, out of it, came 6 murder confessions and 6 ...
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On Sheep: Diary of a Swedish Shepherd

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by Linden, Axel
'Axel Linden is a shepherd-philosopher with James Herriot's knack for mishap and an almost Chekhovian deadpan humour.' Observer 'Endearing and liberating.' Idler Magazine 'A sublime little book.' Cotswold Life _______ Why do we keep sheep? Alex Linden ruminates as he watches his sheep ruminating. Naive and inexperienced, he has ditched his doctoral studies in order to move to a fully working farm in ...
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The Consolation of Maps

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by Bourke, Thomas
Arresting and beautiful, The Consolation of Maps tells a story of ill-fated passion. Theodora Appel runs a company that is more like a family. When young Kenji Tanabe moves from Tokyo to Washington, he's initiated into her rarefied world of antiquarian cartography. But Theodora - brilliantly successful, beguilingly secretive - has another obsession. It is in Florence, where past clashes with present and eve...
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The Office of Gardens and Ponds

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by Decoin, Didier
A mesmerising fable with a difference, set in Japan over 1000 years ago For readers of Patrick Suskind's 'Perfume' and Takashi Hiraide's 'The Guest Cat'. The village of Shimae is thrown into turmoil when master carp-catcher Katsuro suddenly drowns in the murky waters of the Kusagawa river. Who now will carry the precious cargo of carp to the Imperial Palace and preserve the crucial patronage that ever...
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War Gardens: A Journey Through Conflict in Search of Calm

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by Snow, Lalage
A journey through the most unlikely of gardens: the oases of peace people create in the midst of war In this millennium, we have become war weary. From Afghanistan to Iraq, from Ukraine to South Sudan and Syria, from Kashmir to the West Bank, conflict is as contagious and poisonous as Japanese knotweed. Living through it are people just like us with ordinary jobs, ordinary pressures and ordinary lives. Aga...
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The Tour According to G: My Journey to the Yellow Jersey

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by Thomas, Geraint
The inspirational inside story from the 2018 Tour de France and Sports Personality of the Year winner "This year G was the strongest rider, and he finally had Lady Luck on his side. An unstoppable combination" Chris Froome "I understood what Geraint's win meant: for him, for me, for the team, and for Wales, too" Dave Brailsford "Wow!" Arsene Wenger For years Geraint Thomas appeared blessed with extraord...
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The Shape of the Ruins

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by Vasquez, Juan Gabriel
"Like Don DeLillo's JFK-themed Libra, the novel is an intoxicating blend of fact and fiction" Glasgow Herald "A masterful writer" Nicole Krauss "A highly sophisticated, fast-moving political thriller set in Colombia and an excellent read" Alan Furst "A dazzlingly choreographed network of echoes and mirrorings" T.L.S. It takes the form of personal and formal investigations into two political assa...
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The Lizard Strategy

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by Varesi, Valerio
Italy's Maigret returns in another smouldering noir from a master of the police procedural "A master storyteller" Barry Forshaw, Independent Parma is blanketed in snow, but this pristine, white veneer cannot mask the stench of corruption. Its officials are no longer working for its people - only for themselves - crime is out of control and resentment festers in every district. Commissario Soneri remain...
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Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa

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by Farrell, Joseph
Shortlised for the Saltire Society Non Fiction Book of the Year Award Almost every adult and child is familiar with his Treasure Island, but few know that Robert Louis Stevenson lived out his last years on an equally remote island, which was squabbled over by colonial powers much as Captain Flint's treasure was contested by the mongrel crew of the Hispaniola. In 1890 Stevenson settled in Upolu, an isl...
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Europe United: 1 football fan. 1 crazy season. 55 UEFA nations

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by Walker, Matt
'Europe United' follows Matt Walker's unprecedented challenge to experience top-division football in all 55 UEFA countries in a single season.
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The Capital

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by Menasse, Robert
"The Capital is a mischievous yet profound story about storytelling . . . [An] unexpectedly delightful book about Brussels" Economist Brussels. A hive of tragic heroes, manipulative losers, involuntary accomplices. No wonder the European Commission is keen to improve its image. The fiftieth anniversary of the European Commission approaches, and the Directorate-General for Culture is tasked with organising...
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Soldiers of Salamis

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by Cercas, Javier (Author)
The International Bestseller of the Spanish Civil War - Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, fifty prominent Nationalist prisoners are executed by firing squad. Among them is the writer and fascist Rafael Sanchez Mazas. As the guns fire, he escapes into the forest, and can hear a search party and their dogs hunting him down. The branches move and ...
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