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Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country

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by Bryson, Bill
It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in lo...
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Erebus: The Story of a Ship

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by Palin, Michael
In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Erebus.
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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

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by Perez, Caroline Criado
'A powerful, important and eye-opening analysis of the gender politics of knowledge and ignorance' Cordelia Fine 'Press this into the hands of everyone you know. It is utterly brilliant!' Helena Kennedy Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where e...
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Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe

by Bryson, Bill
Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backback, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he r...
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Notes from A Big Country: Journey into the American Dream

by Bryson, Bill
Bill Bryson has the rare knack of being out of his depth wherever he goes - even (perhaps especially) in the land of his birth. This became all too apparent when, after nearly two decades in England, the world's best-loved travel writer upped sticks with Mrs Bryson, little Jimmy et al. and returned to live in the country he had left as a youth. Of course there were things Bryson missed about Blighty but any...
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Notes from a Small Island

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by Bill Bryson
In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home.
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Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

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by Blakemore, Sarah-Jayne
Winner of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Prize 2018. Up to the minute brain science from a world class scientist. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains how the adolescent brain transforms as it develops and shapes the adults we become. 'Beautifully written with clarity, expertise and honesty about the most important subject for all of us. I couldn't put it down.' - Professor Robert Winston
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A Ladder to the Sky

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by Boyne, John
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Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts

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by Reinhart, Matthew
A 3D masterpiece celebrating Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from New York Times best-selling pop-up engineer Matthew Reinhart.
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Stephen Hawking: A Life Well Lived

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by Ferguson, Kitty
In 1963 Stephen Hawking was given two years to live. Defying all the odds, he died in March 2018 at age seventy-six as the most celebrated scientist in the world. This carefully researched, and now newly updated, up-to-the-minute biography and tribute gives a rich picture of Hawking's remarkable life - his childhood, the heart-rending beginning of his struggle with motor neurone disease, his ever-increasing...
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Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches, Meditations

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by Morrison, Toni
A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time `Word-work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference-the way in which we are like no other life. We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.' The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 1993...
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Into the Water

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by Hawkins, Paula
Just days before her sister plunged to her death, Jules ignored her call. Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules must return to her sister's house to care for her daughter, and to face the mystery of Nel's death. But Jules is afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of this small town that is drowning in secrecy . . . And of knowing that Nel would never have jumped. ...
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A Walk In The Woods: The World's Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike

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by Bryson, Bill
In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all...
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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America

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by Bryson, Bill
'I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to' And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn't hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England, he returned to the land of his youth, and drove almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of trim and sunny place where the films of his youth were set. Instead, his search led him to Anywhere,...
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Made in America: An Informal History of American English

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by Bryson, Bill
"Funny, wise, learned and compulsive." (GQ). Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Notes from a Big Country, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in America, Bryson tells the story of how America...
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The Running Hare: The Secret Life of Farmland

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by Lewis-Stempel, John
This is Sunday Times Bestseller from the winner of the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015. Traditional ploughland is disappearing. Seven cornfield flowers have become extinct in the last twenty years.
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Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World

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by Moore, Peter
An inventive biography of one of the most famous ships of all time - from the oak tree it was made from to its last voyage in the American War of Independence
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Turning for Home

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by Norris, Barney
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American By Day

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by Miller, Derek B.
______________________ 'Miller is a classy satirist of American mores. He's serious too, about racism and police brutality. A superb novel on all levels' The Times 'A subtle crime story peopled with beautifully drawn characters' Daily Mail 'Ingenious. Humorous. Wonderful' Lee Child _____________________ She knew it was a weird place. She'd heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now polic...
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The Snakes

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by Jones, Sadie
'I wonder if it hurts them to shed their skins,' she said. She didn't feel afraid standing in the darkness, imagining snakes, even with the smell of death in the air.
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