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A History of the World in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

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by Murray, Jenni
Jenni Murray gives the lie to Thomas Carlyle's infamous declaration that `the history of the world is but the biography of great men.' Women have played just as great a role in the story of humankind, only for their own tales to be marginalised, censored and forgotten. Their names should be shouted from the rooftops.
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Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers

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by Fiennes, Peter
Every journey has its stories. Beginning with Enid Blyton and childhood in the Isle of Purbeck, Peter Fiennes embarks on a unique exploration of Britain. He follows in the footsteps of some our greatest writers, tracing the paths recorded in their books, journals and diaries, and looks for the country they knew. How much has time changed us? And has it been for better, or worse? Are we trapped in the ...
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An American Marriage

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by Jones, Tayari
Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 'A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.' - Barack Obama Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. Until one day they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagin...
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The Woman at 1,000 Degrees

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by Helgason, Hallgrimur
"I live here alone in a garage, together with a laptop and an old hand grenade. It's pretty cosy." And...she's off. Eighty-year-old Herra Bjoernsson lies alone in her garage waiting to die. One of the most original narrators in literary history, she takes readers with her on a dazzling ride of a novel as she reflects - in a voice by turns darkly funny, bawdy, poignant, and always, always smart - on the m...
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The Fabulists: The World's New Rulers, Their Myths and the Struggle Against Them

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by Peel, Michael
What do Rodrigo Duterte, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Aung San Suu Kyi have in common? Politicians around the world are weaving their own heroic fictions - the strongmen, the apparently enlightened, apparently liberal reformers, the smiling kings and autocrats, the proud defenders of bygone empires. Used properly, these stories can act as a glue to bind us to one another as a community. But some ...
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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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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 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 Hidden

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by Chamberlain, Mary
Her heart died in the war - can she breathe new life to it? Dora Simon and Joe O'Cleary live in separate countries, accepting of their twilight years. But their monochrome worlds are abruptly upended by the arrival of Barbara Hummel, who is determined to identify the mysterious woman whose photograph she has found among her mother's possessions. Forced to confront a time they thought buried in the pas...
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A People's History of Heaven

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by Subramanian, Mathangi
A politically driven graffiti artist. A transgender Christian convert. A blind girl who loves to dance. A queer daughter of a hijabi union leader. These are some of the young women whom readers will come to love in the phenomenal novel, 'A People's History of Heaven'.
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Our Woman in Havana: Reporting Castro's Cuba

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by Rainsford, Sarah
It was only when I reread Our Man in Havana that I realised I shared a street with the hapless spy hero of Graham Greene’s novel. My office was just a short distance from the fictional vacuum cleaner store run by Jim Wormold… A piece of paper strapped to the swirling, rusted window bars announces that the lower floor flat is for sale. I wonder if the owner’s selling up to leave Lamparilla and the ‘ruins of ...
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Solovyov and Larionov

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by Vodolazkin, Eugene
A groundbreaking and gripping literary detective novel Larionov. A general of the Imperial Russian Army who mysteriously avoided execution by the Bolsheviks when they swept to power and went on to live a long life in Yalta, leaving behind a vast heritage of memoirs. Solovyov. The young history student who travels to Crimea, determined to find out how Larionov evaded capture after the 1917 revolution. ...
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The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living

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by Boyle, Mark
Imagine living for an entire year without money. Where do you live? What do you eat? How do you stay in touch with your friends and family?
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Orchid & the Wasp

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by Hughes, Caoilinn
Orchids are liars. They use pheromones to lure wasps in to become unwitting pollinators. In nature, such exploitative systems are rare. In society, they are everywhere. Gael Foess is a heroine of mythic proportions. Raised in Dublin by single-minded, careerist parents, she learns from an early age how ideals and ambitions can be compromised. When her father walks out during the 2008 crash, her family ...
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The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between British and American English

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by Murphy, Lynne
`The first and perhaps only book on the relative merits of American and British English that is dominated by facts and analysis rather than nationalistic prejudice. For all its scholarship, this is also a funny and rollicking read.'
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The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories

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by Pappe, Ilan
Shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2017 A powerful, groundbreaking history of the Occupied Territories from one of Israel's most influential historians From the author of the bestselling study of the 1948 War of Independence comes an incisive look at the Occupied Territories, picking up the story where 'The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine' left off. In this comprehensive exploration of one of ...
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In the Shadow of Wolves

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by Slepikas, Alvydas
Winner of the Georg Dehio Book Prize 2018 The Second World War is drawing to a close, but the world is far from safe. Left to fend for themselves, women and children are forced out of their homes in East Prussia to make way for the advancing victors. As the Russian soldiers arrive, the women know that they are still very much in danger, and that for them, the fight for survival is only just beginning. ...
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Manchester Happened

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by Makumbi, Jennifer Nansubuga
An ambitious and assured collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed author of 'Kintu' If there's one thing the characters in Jennifer Makumbi's stories know, it's how to field a question. "Let me buy you a cup of tea...what are you doing in England?" "Do these children of yours speak any Luganda?" "Did you know that man Idi Amin?" But perhaps the most difficult question of...
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Mrs Mohr Goes Missing

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by Szymiczkowa, Maryla
If Wes Anderson wrote feisty, female-led mysteries set in Poland, this is what he might write! Cracow, 1893. Desperate to relieve her boredom and improve her social standing, Zofia Turbotynska decides to organise a charity raffle. In a bid to recruit the patronage of elderly aristocratic ladies, she visits Helcel House, a retirement home run by nuns. But when two of the residents are found dead, Zofi...
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Damnation

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by Beck, Peter
Dead clients are bad for business, something that Tom Winter, head of security at a private Swiss bank, knows only too well. When a helicopter explosion kills a valuable client and a close colleague, Winter teams up with the mysterious Egyptian businesswoman Fatima Hakim to expose the truth behind their deaths.
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