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North Korea Journal

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by Palin, Michael
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's APA Publications Travel Memoir of the Year Winner of the 2017 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing A glimpse of life inside the world’s most secretive country, as told by Britain’s best-loved travel writer. In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intre...
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Erebus: The Story of a Ship

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by Palin, Michael
Winner of the 2017 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing In the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time. On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she vanished with her 129-strong crew in the wastes of the Canadian Arctic. Her...
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Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

by Garcia, Hector
Bring meaning and joy to your every day with the internationally bestselling guide to ikigai. The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai – a reason for being; the thing that gets you out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa – the world’s longest-living people – finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life. Inspiring and comfor...
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The Marches

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by Stewart, Rory
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2017 `This is travel writing at its best.' Katherine Norbury, Observer An Observer Book of the Year His father Brian taught Rory Stewart how to walk, and walked with him on journeys from Iran to Malaysia. Now they have chosen to do their final walk together along `the Marches' - the frontier that divides their two countries, Scotland and England. Brian, a ninety-yea...
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A Gentleman in Moscow

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by Towles, Amor
On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol.
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The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue Russia's Imperial Family

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by Rappaport, Helen
A work of investigative history that will completely change the way in which we see the Romanov story. Finally, here is the truth about the secret plans to rescue Russia's last imperial family.
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Cruickshank's London: A Portrait of a City in 20 Walks

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by Cruickshank, Dan
An idiosyncratic and beautifully illustrated guide to walking the city, by the nation's favourite architectural historian Cobbled medieval alleyways and ornate Georgian boulevards. Decadent marble mansions and sprawling Victorian slums. Heaths, churches, squares and railways that, between them, hold two thousand years of secrets: London's history is written into the very fabric of its streets. In 'Cru...
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Daisy Jones and The Six

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by Jenkins Reid, Taylor
"I love it... I can't remember the last time I read a book that was so fun" Dolly Alderton They were the new icons of rock and roll, fated to burn bright and not fade away. But on 12 July 1979, it all came crashing down. There was Daisy, rock and roll force of nature, brilliant songwriter and unapologetic drug addict, the half-feral child who rose to superstardom. There was Camila, the frontman’...
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The Family Upstairs

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by Jewell, Lisa
"Creepy, intricate and utterly immersive: an excellent holiday read." Guardian "A twisty and engrossing story of betrayal and redemption." Ian Rankin From the bestselling author of 'Then She Was Gone' In a large house in London's fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses...
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Long Bright River

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by Moore, Liz
Kensington Ave., Philadelphia The first place you go for sex and drugs. The last place you want to look for your sister. Mickey Fitzpatrick has been patrolling the 24th District for years. She knows most of the working women by name. She knows what desperation looks like and what people will do when they need a fix. She's become used to finding overdose victims: their numbers are growing every year...
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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

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by Ackroyd, Peter
In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria ('wolf dens' or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure.
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The Old Man and the Sea

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by Hemingway, Ernest
Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. It was The Old Man and the Sea that won for Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here, in a perfectly crafted story, is a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man's challenge to the elements in which he lives. Not a single word is superflous in this wi...
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The Prophet

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by Gibran, Kahlil
.The Prophet, an international besteller and translated into over fifty languages, is the best-known and best-loved of Kahil Gibran's many spiritual and religious writings. Inspired largely by the beauty and timelessness of nature, The Prophet, arrayed as twentysix prose poetry essays, speaks of love and marriage, joy and sorrow, reason and passion, beauty and death, and conveys the yearning for a Unity of ...
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Right Ho, Jeeves

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by Wodehouse, P. G.
"P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century" Sebastian Faulks "Jeeves, I'm engaged." "I hope you will be very happy, sir." "Don't be an ass. I'm engaged to Miss Bassett." Bertie is feeling most put out when he finds that his friend Gussie is seeking relationship advice from Jeeves. Meanwhile Aunt Dahlia has asked Bertie to present awards at a school prize-giving ceremony. ...
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Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram

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by Banks, Iain
As a native of Scotland, bestselling author Iain Banks decided to undertake a tour of the distilleries of his homeland in a bid to uncover the unique spirit of the single malt. Visiting some of the world's most famous distilleries and also some of its smallest and most obscure ones, Banks embarked on a journey of discovery which educated him about the places, people and products surrounding the centuries-ol...
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Derelict London

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by Talling, Paul
The London that tourists don't see Look beyond Big Ben and past the skyscrapers of the Square Mile, and you will find another London. This is the land of long-forgotten tube stations, burnt-out mansions and gently decaying factories. Welcome to 'Derelict London': a realm whose secrets are all around us, visible to anyone who cares to look... Paul Talling - our best-loved investigator of London's und...
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Hippie

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by Coelho, Paulo
A journey to the past. A map for the future. After hitchhiking from Brazil to nearly halfway around the world, Paulo stumbles across Karla, a young Dutch woman and like-minded soul, in Amsterdam's famous Dam Square. Together they decide to take the fabled hippie trail across Europe to Nepal, aboard the Magic Bus, in search of self-discovery. So begins a life-defining love story that will set the course for ...
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On the Red Hill: Where Four Lives Fell Into Place

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by Parker, Mike
A multi-layered memoir of love, acceptance, finding home and the redemptive power of nature. In early 2006, Mike Parker and his partner Peredur were witnesses at the first civil partnership ceremony in the small Welsh town of Machynlleth. The celebrants were their friends Reg and George, who had moved to deepest rural Wales in 1972, not long after the decriminalisation of homosexuality. When Reg and Geor...
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How to be Famous

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by Moran, Caitlin
Life is always better backstage, isn't it? The Sunday Times Number One bestseller about a young woman making it in a world where men hold all the power. I’m Johanna Morrigan, and I live in London in 1995, at the epicentre of Britpop. I might only be nineteen, but I’m wise enough to know that everyone around me is handling fame very, very badly. My unrequited love, John Kite, has scored an unexpect...
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The French Revolution and What Went Wrong

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by Clarke, Stephen
An entertaining and eye-opening look at the French Revolution, by Stephen Clarke, author of '1000 Years of Annoying the French' and 'A Year in the Merde'.
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