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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
Shortlisted the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's APA Publications Travel Memoir of the Year 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 loo...
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The Truth About Fat: Why Obesity is Not that Simple

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by Warner, Anthony
Most people try out diets just to see if they work. One friend cuts out sugar, a second cuts out fat. Another mumbles something about gut microbes. Even scientists still seem to be arguing about what causes obesity, so what hope is there for the rest of us?
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Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules

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by Scott, Jeremy
Victoria Woodhull, Mary Wollstonecraft, Aimee Semple McPherson, Edwina Mountbatten, Margaret Argyll and Chanel were all women who dared. They had no time for what society said they could and couldn't do and would see the world bend before they did.
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The Vacuum in the Dark

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by Beagin, Jen
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction Twenty-six-year-old cleaner Mona has just had a bad break up with a boyfriend named Mr Disgusting (don't ask...) But her plans for a fresh start go awry when she meets a new man, this one called Dark. He's probably not ideal boyfriend material: a little bit arrogant and a little bit conceited. Oh, and a little bit m...
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Posh Boys: How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain

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by Verkaik, Robert
"The latest in the series of powerful books on the divisions in modern Britain, and will take its place on many bookshelves beside Reni Eddo-Lodge's 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' and Owen Jones's 'Chavs'." Andrew Marr, Sunday Times
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Things that Fall from the Sky

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by Ahava, Selja
One quirk of fate can send life spiralling in the most unexpected direction... A young girl loses her mother when a block of ice falls from the sky. A woman wins the jackpot twice. A man is struck by lightning four times. Coincidence? Or something more? Things That Fall from the Sky is the tale of three lives that are changed forever by random events. But it is also a meditation on the endurance of lo...
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The Power Game: The Monsarrat Series

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by Meg and Thomas Keneally
Murder often comes with an easy scapegoat... When a boatman is murdered on a remote island off Van Diemen's Land, the authorities want to blame a famous, and very inconvenient, political prisoner. Hugh Llewelyn Monsarrat and his trusty housekeeper, Mrs Mulrooney, are sent to remote Maria Island to solve the murder of corrupt tradesman Bart Harefield. They soon realise their job is to tie Irish revo...
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How We Disappeared 02/2020

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by Lee, Jing-Jing
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Kintu

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by Makumbi, Jennifer Nansubuga
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award for Fiction, with a Sense of Place The breathtaking debut from the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018 'A soaring and sublime epic. One of those great stories that was just waiting to be told.' (Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven...
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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 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 Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City

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by Sinclair, Iain
A New Statesman Book of the Year London. A city apart. Inimitable. Or so it once seemed. Spiralling from the outer limits of the Overground to the pinnacle of the Shard, Iain Sinclair encounters a metropolis stretched beyond recognition. The vestiges of secret tunnels, the ghosts of saints and lost poets lie buried by developments, the cycling revolution and Brexit. An electrifying final odyssey, The ...
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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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A Brief History of Seven Killings - Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize

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by Marlon James
1976 Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley's house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but the gunmen are never caught. From the acclaimed author of 'The Book of Night Women' comes a dazzling display of masterful storytelling exploring this near-mythic event. Spanning three decades and crossing continents, 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable char...
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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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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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The Day I Found You

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by Freitas, Pedro Chagas
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City of Jasmine

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by Grjasnowa, Olga
Syria - a country at war Amal, Hammoudi and Youssef are young and ambitious, the face of modern Syria. But when civil war tears through their homeland, they are left with a horrifying choice: risk death by staying in the country they love, or flee in search of a new life elsewhere? From one of Germany's most talented literary voices comes this intricately woven story of brutality, loss, and how hope c...
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