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Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country

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by Bryson, Bill
It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in lo...
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Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe

by Bryson, Bill
Bill Bryson's first travel book, 'The Lost Continent', was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In 'Neither Here nor There' he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backback, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, ...
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Notes from a Small Island

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by Bill Bryson
In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home.
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Notes from A Big Country: Journey into the American Dream

by Bryson, Bill
Bill Bryson has the rare knack of being out of his depth wherever he goes - even (perhaps especially) in the land of his birth. This became all too apparent when, after nearly two decades in England, the world's best-loved travel writer upped sticks with Mrs Bryson, little Jimmy et al. and returned to live in the country he had left as a youth. Of course there were things Bryson missed about Blighty but any...
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The Testaments - Winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize

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by Atwood, Margaret
Joint Winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, 'The Handmaid’s Tale', is a modern classic. Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of 'The Handmaid’s Tale', the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginnin...
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Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel

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by Boland, Rosita
From her first life-changing solo trip to Australia as a young graduate, Rosita Boland was enthralled by travel. In the last thirty years she has visited some of the most remote parts of the globe carrying little more than a battered rucksack and a diary.
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Meet Me at the Museum

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by Youngson, Anne
Winner of the Paul Torday Memorial Prize Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award A beautiful novel about love and second chances. "Full of grace and humanity" Sunday Times When Tina Hopgood writes a letter of regret to a man she has never met, she doesn't expect a reply. When Anders Larsen, a lonely museum curator, answers it, neither does he. They're both searching for ...
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Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul

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by Khan, Taran
'Any reader of this book is sure to discover a Kabul so unlike what the media portrays. Taran’s love of her city comes across in her enchanting evocation of a city where so many tragedies echo from across Kabul’s decades of war' Raja Shehadeh, author of Palestinian Walks
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The Forest of Wool and Steel: Winner of the Japan Booksellers' Award

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by Miyashita, Natsu
"A mesmerising reading experience for all of us seeking a meaningful life"Japan Times What he experienced that day wasn’t life-changing... It was life-making. Tomura is startled by the hypnotic sound of a piano being tuned in his school. It seeps into his soul and transports him to the forests, dark and gleaming, that surround his beloved mountain village. From that moment, he is determined to discove...
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The January Man: A Year of Walking Britain

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by Somerville, Christopher
'The January Man' is the story of a year of walks that was inspired by a song, Dave Goulder’s ‘The January Man’. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher Somerville walks the British Isles, following routes that continually bring his father to mind. As he travels the country – from the winter floodlands of the River Severn to the lambing pastures of Nidderdale, the towering sea...
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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

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by Rubenhold, Hallie
____________________ READ THE REAL STORIES OF THE FIVE WOMEN KILLED BY JACK THE RIPPER - THE No. 5 Sunday Times BESTSELLER - A New York Times, Sunday Times, Daily Mail, GQ, Washington Post, Oprah Winfrey Magazine and Independent Summer read/History Book of the Year - LONGLISTED for the BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NONFICTION - SHORTLISTED for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction - SHO...
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Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World's Limits

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by Richard Davies
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Lonely Planet Debut Travel Writer of the Year In search of a fresh perspective on the modern economy, 'Extreme Economies' takes the reader off the beaten path, introducing people living at the world's margins. From disaster zones and displaced societies to failed states and hidden rainforest communities, the lives of people ...
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The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity

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by Cipolla, Carlo
The five laws that confirm our worst fears: stupid people can and do rule the world. Since time immemorial, a powerful dark force has hindered the growth of human welfare and happiness. It is more powerful than the Mafia or the military. It has global catastrophic effects and can be found anywhere from the world’s most powerful boardrooms to your local pub. This is the immensely powerful force of human s...
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A Walk In The Woods: The World's Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike

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by Bryson, Bill
In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all...
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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America

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by Bryson, Bill
'I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to' And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn't hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England, he returned to the land of his youth, and drove almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of trim and sunny place where the films of his youth were set. Instead, his search led him to Anywhere,...
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The Hedgerow Handbook: Recipes, Remedies and Rituals

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by Adele Nozedar
If there's one distinctive feature of the British countryside, it has to be the hedgerow. In fact, hedgerows are such an established part of our landscape that sometimes we take them for granted. But take a closer look, and the diversity and variety of plant species that form them is little short of wondrous. And it is not only plant life that thrives in abundance in the hedgerow - native wild animals, bird...
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Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

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by Anappara, Deepa
"Djinns aren't real, but if they were, they would only steal children because we have the most delicious souls" Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality cop shows, thinks he's smarter than his friend Pari (even though she always gets top marks) and considers himself to be a better boss than Faiz (even though Faiz is the one with a job). When a boy at school goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-so...
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Outgrowing God

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by Dawkins, Richard
Should we believe in God? In this new book, written for a new generation, the brilliant science writer and author of 'The God Delusion', explains why we shouldn’t.
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Once Upon a River

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by Setterfield, Diane
It was the longest night of the year when the strangest of things happened... On a dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child. Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it...
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The Secrets We Kept

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by Prescott, Lara
1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, 'Doctor Zhivago', which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it.
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