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Power & the People: Five Lessons from the Birthplace of Democracy

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by Scott, Alev
Democracy was born in Athens. From its founding myths to its golden age and its chaotic downfall, it's rich with lessons for our own times.
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Countries of the World in Minutes

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by Field, Jacob F.
The Countries of the World in Minutes is the quickest way to understand the modern world and every country in it. For each of the 195 officially recognised countries of the world, a mini-essay clearly and concisely explains its key history, characteristics and social and political structures. Alongside, an outline map shows each country's global location, main geographic features and capital city, whilst...
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Sovietistan: A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

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by Fatland, Erika
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Lonely Planet Debut Travel Writer of the Year Erika Fatland takes the reader on a journey that is unknown to even the most seasoned globetrotter. The five former Soviet Republics' Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan all became independent when the Soviet Union fell apart in 1991. How have these co...
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Ottoman Odyssey: Travels through a Lost Empire: Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award

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by Scott, Alev
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Alev Scott's odyssey began when she looked beyond Turkey's borders for contemporary traces of the Ottoman Empire. Their 800-year rule ended a century ago - and yet, travelling through twelve countries from Kosovo to Greece to Palestine, she uncovers a legacy that's vital and relevant; ...
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The Flatshare

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by O'Leary, Beth
"The last book to completely emotionally absorb me in this way was 'Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine', and I think fans of that will adore this" Daisy Buchanan
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Science in Seconds: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

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by Hazel Muir
Simple and accessible, Science in Seconds is a visually led introduction to 200 key scientific ideas. Each concept is readily absorbed through an easy-to-understand picture and a concise explanation. Concepts span all of the key scientific disciplines including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Biotechnology, Anatomy and Physiology, Medicine, Earth Science, Energy Generation, Astronomy, Spaceflight and ...
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An Armenian Sketchbook

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by Grossman, Vasily
Few writers had to confront so many of the last century's mass tragedies as Vasily Grossman. He is likely to be remembered, above all, for the terrifying clarity with which he writes about the Shoah, the Battle of Stalingrad and the Terror Famine in the Ukraine. An Armenian Sketchbook, however, shows us a very different Grossman; it is notable for its warmth, its sense of fun and for the benign humility tha...
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Psychology in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

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by Weeks, Marcus
To what extent is memory based on mood? Why do we compare ourselves to others? Are there different types of intelligence? How do we change with age? This book answers all these questions and many more in 200 short and accessible essays. From Pavlov's dogs to experimental ethics and from the development of personality to cognitive behavioural therapy, this book will take you from the foundations of psycholog...
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World History in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

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by Tat Wood
What happened to the Roman Empire? Why was the Magna Carta so important? What led to the First World War? Why did the USSR collapse? World History in Minutes provides succinct answers to these questions - and many more - in 200 simple and accessible essays.
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Economics in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

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by Niall Kishtainy
Economics in Minutes condenses key economics concepts into 200 short and easily digested essays. Featuring not only fundamental ideas, such as the role of money and how the stock market works, but also subjects that are increasingly important to us today including unemployment, government debt and corporate tax avoidance. Key topics are succinctly described and accompanied by illustrations, making th...
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Maths in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

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by Glendinning, Paul
Both simple and accessible, Maths in Minutes is a visually led introduction to 200 key mathematical ideas. Each concept is quick and easy to remember, described by means of an easy-to-understand picture and a maximum 200-word explanation. Concepts span all of the key areas of mathematics, including Fundamentals of Mathematics, Sets and Numbers, Geometry, Equations, Limits, Functions and Calculus, Vectors an...
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Philosophy in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

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by Marcus Weeks
Philosophy in Minutes distils 200 of the most important philosophical ideas into easily digestible, bite-sized sections. The core information for every topic - including debates such as the role of philosophy in science and religion, key thinkers from Aristotle to Marx, and introductions to morality and ethics.
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Elephant Complex

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by John Gimlette
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month August 2016 Sri Lanka is a small island with a long, violent and enthralling history. Home to thousands of wild elephants, this is a place where natural beauty has endured, indifferent to human tragedy. Journeying through its regions - some haunted by war, many rarely seen by our eyes - award-winning travel writer John Gimlette interviews ex-presiden...
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A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible: A Heartwarming Tale of Love Amid War

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by Lefteri, Christy
A moving novel of love and war by the author of 'The Beekeeper of Aleppo' It is July 1974 and on a bright, sunny morning, the Turkish army has invaded the town of Kyrenia in Cyprus. For many people, this means an end to life as they know it. But for some, it is a chance to begin living again. Everyone has always talked about Koki. They never believed she was her father's daughter and her mother died t...
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The Capital

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by Menasse, Robert
The prize-winning satirical bestseller - more than 500,000 copies sold worldwide. "I enjoyed The Capital so much... A major book" New York Times "First-class satire" Guardian "A deliciously vicious and timely satire" Financial Times "Mischievous yet profound" Economist 'The Capital' is a brilliantly entertaining satire, a crime story, a comedy of manners... and a wild pig chase. This is the t...
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The Rock Blaster

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by Goulding, George
At 3 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon in 1911, Oskar Johansson is caught in a blast in an industrial accident. The local newspaper reports him dead, but they are mistaken.
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The Night Tiger: The Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

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by Choo, Yangsze
"The two main characters will captivate you as their paths are destined to cross... you won't be able to put this one down!" Reese Witherspoon
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A Silent Death: Pre-order the brand-new thriller from #1 bestseller Peter May!

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by May, Peter
**PRE-ORDER THE BRAND-NEW THRILLER FROM THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **'A TERRIFIC WRITER' MARK BILLINGHAM** **PETER MAY: OVER 4.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE** Set in Southern Spain, A Silent Death is the scorching new thriller from worldwide bestselling author of The Lewis Trilogy, Cast Iron and I'll Keep You Safe. A SILENT VOW Spain, 2020. When ex-pat fugitive Jack Cleland watches his girlfriend...
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Abigail

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by Szabo, Magda
A cult coming-of-age novel by the author of 'The Door' and 'Katalin Street'. Magda Szabo's 'Abigail' is the most widely read of all her novels in her native Hungary. Now, fifty years after its original publication, it appears in English for the first time. Gina, the only child of a widowed general, lives a cosseted and carefree existence in Budapest, even in the shadow of the Second World War. When th...
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Metropolis

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by Kerr, Philip
Berlin detective Bernie Gunther bows out at last in the 14th and final book of the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling series. With an introduction by Ian Rankin.
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