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A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople - From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

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by Patrick Leigh Fermor
In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the reader with him as far as Hungary. It is a book of compelling glimpses - not only of the events which were curdling Europe at that time, but also of its resplendent domes and monasteri...
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Crete: The Battle and the Resistance

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by Beevor, Antony
The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 - a unique event in the history of warfare - to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. They had no idea that the British, using Ultra intercepts, knew their plans and had laid a carefully-planned trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle round. Nor did the conflict end th...
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The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science

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by Andrea Wulf
Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon.
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Along the Enchanted Way

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by William Blacker
Change is now coming to rural Romania, and William Blacker's adventures will soon be part of its history. From his early carefree days tramping the hills of Transylvania, to the book's poignant ending, Along the Enchanted Way transports us back to a magical country world most of us thought had vanished long ago.
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Time To Keep Silence

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by Patrick Leigh Fermor
From the French Abbey of St Wandrille to the abandoned and awesome Rock Monasteries of Cappadocia in Turkey, the celebrated travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor studies the rigorous contemplative lives of the monks and the timeless beauty of their monastic surroundings. In his occasional retreats, the peaceful solitude and the calm enchantment of the monasteries was passed on as a kind of 'supernatural windfa...
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The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia

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by Peter Hopkirk
Peter Hopkirk's "The Great Game" tells the history of the decades-long struggle for Central Asia in the 1800’s. For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth - Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia - fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it "The Great Game", a phrase immortalized in Kipling’s "Kim".
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Short Stories in Norwegian for Beginners

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by Richards, Olly
'Short Stories in Norwegian for Beginners' has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment!
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Short Stories in Swedish for Beginners

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by Richards, Olly
'Short Stories in Swedish for Beginners' has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment!
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Short Stories in Icelandic for Beginners

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by Richards, Olly
'Short Stories in Icelandic for Beginners' has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment!
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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

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by Glenconner, Anne
The Times Memoir of the Year 2019 "Discretion and honour emerge as the hallmarks of Glenconner's career as a royal servant, culminating in this book which manages to be both candid and kind" Guardian "I couldn't put it down. Funny and touching - like looking through a keyhole at a lost world." Rupert Everett The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour a...
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Dominicana: A Novel

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by Cruz, Angie
"A thrilling, necessary, and unforgettable portrait of what it means to be an immigrant" Patricia Engel "'Dominicana' is beautiful, engaging, and cuts right to the heart of what it is to be a dutiful young female from a poor country who is bright in every sense of the word, full of love and hope" Mary Gaitskill Fifteen-year-old Ana Canción never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew...
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Caging Skies

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by Leunens, Christine
This extraordinary novel is seen through the eyes of Johannes, an avid member of the Hitler Youth in the 1940s. After he is severely injured in a raid, he discovers his parents are hiding a Jewish girl called Elsa behind a false wall in their large house in Vienna.
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The Last Whalers: The Life of an Endangered Tribe in a Land Left Behind

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by Clark, Doug Bock
"I absolutely loved this magnificent book" Sebastian Junger "[An] immersive, densely reported and altogether remarkable first book... 'The Last Whalers' has the texture and colouring of a first-rate novel" New York Times At a time when global change has eradicated thousands of unique cultures, 'The Last Whalers' tells the stunning inside story of the Lamalerans, an ancient tribe of 1,500 hunter-gather...
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Short Stories in Spanish for Intermediate Learners: Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Spanish the fun way!

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by Richards, Olly
An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young adult and adult intermediate learners of Spanish. Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work - and you will too! - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Min...
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The Book of Science and Antiquities

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by Keneally, Thomas
In a novel of breathtaking reach and inspired imagination, one of Australia's greatest writers tells the stories of two men who have much in common. What separates them is 42,000 years.
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Nobber

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by Fagan, Oisin
"Oisin Fagan announces himself as the best new young writer in Ireland" Colin Barrett "A writer out to do whatever the hell he wants... a grisly, gross-out slice of medieval life and death, it's vigorously, writhingly itself, spilling out of any box you put it in" Observer An ambitious noble and his three serving men travel through the Irish countryside in the stifling summer of 1348, using the advant...
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The Drop & The List

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by Herron, Mick
Two Slough House Novellas **THE DROP** 'It is time Mick Herron was recognised in his own right as the best thriller writer in Britain today' Sunday Express Old spooks carry the memory of tradecraft in their bones, and when Solomon Dortmund sees an envelope being passed from one pair of hands to another in a Marylebone cafe, he knows he's witnessed more than an innocent encounter. But in relaying his susp...
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Eight Feet in the Andes

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by Dervla Murphy
The eight feet belong to Dervla Murphy, her nine-year-old daughter Rachel, and Juana, an elegant mule, who together clambered the length of Peru, from Cajamarca near the border with Ecuador, to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital, over 1300 miles to the south. With only the most basic necessities to sustain them and spending most of their time above 10,000 feet, their journey was marked by extreme discomfort, o...
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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

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by Artemis Cooper
Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was a war hero whose exploits in Crete are legendary, and above all he is widely acclaimed as the greatest travel writer of our times, notably for his books about his walk across pre-war Europe, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water; he was a self-educated polymath, a lover of Greece and the best company in the world.
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Mister Pip

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by Lloyd Jones
*Shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize* Lloyd Jones' Mister Pip is an unforgettable tale of survival by story; a superb piece of writing that will both captivate and inspire. Bougainville. 1991. A small village on a lush tropical island in the South Pacific. Eighty-six days have passed since Matilda's last day of school as, quietly, war is encroaching from the other end of the island. When the village...
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