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Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut - £8.99
In 1912, the SS Birmingham approaches India. On board is Morgan Forster, novelist and man of letters, who is embarking on a journey of discovery. As Morgan stands on deck, the promise of a strange new future begins to take shape before his eyes. The ... more
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The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and its Arabs by Andrew Hussey - £10.99
Beyond the affluent centre of Paris and other French cities, in the deprived banlieues, a war is going on. This is the French Intifada, a guerrilla war between the French state and the former subjects of its Empire, for whom the mantra of 'liberty, e ... more
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South Sudan: A Slow Liberation by Edward Thomas - £18.99
In 2011, South Sudan became independent following a long war of liberation, that gradually became marked by looting, raids and massacres pitting ethnic communities against each other. In this remarkably comprehensive work, Edward Thomas provides a mu ... more
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Remapping 'Crisis': A Guide to Athens by Myrto Tsilimpounidi and Aylwyn Walsh - £15.99
In periods of intense crisis the pressing need to take sides comes to the surface and trumps neutrality. The claim to objectivity, always a little problematic, can no longer be sustained, and becomes itself a ground of confrontation as the conflicts ... more
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The Yezidis: The History of a Community, Culture and Religion by Birgul Acikyildiz - £14.99
Yezidism is a fascinating part of the rich cultural mosaic of the Middle East. The Yezidi faith emerged for the first time in the twelfth century in the Kurdish mountains of northern Iraq. The religion, which has become notorious for its associations ... more
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Sworn Virgin by Elvira Dones - £10.00
"Elvira Dones is among the best of Albania’s writers and her publication in English is excellent news."(Ismail Kadare) Hana Doda is an ambitious literature student in cosmopolitan Tirana. Mark Doda is a raki-drinking, chain-smoking shepherd, livin ... more
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Turkish Awakening: A Personal Discovery of Modern Turkey by Alev Scott - £14.99
Born in London to a Turkish mother and British father, Alev Scott moved to Istanbul to discover what it means to be Turkish in a country going through rapid political and social change, with an extraordinary past still linked to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk ... more
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Love Wins: Palestinian Perseverance Behind Walls by Afzal Huda (Photography), conceived by Waleed Abu-Ghazeleh - £14.99
A STUNNING SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS MORE POWERFUL THAN WORDS  During the summer of 2011, armed with a camera and a map, award-winning Canadian filmmaker and photographer Afzal Huda set out to chronicle the Separation Wall in Palestine. His aim w ... more
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Scotland: The Autobiography: 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw it Happen by Rosemary Goring (Editor) - £12.99
A vivid, wide-ranging and engrossing account of Scotland's history, composed of eye-witness accounts by those who experienced it first-hand.   Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livin ... more
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Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher - £14.99
After the 1949 revolution in China, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that 'women hold up half the sky.' In the early years of the People’s Republic, the Communist Party sought to transform gender relations with expansive initiatives. Yet those gains ... more
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Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed by Ahdaf Soueif - £8.99
Ahdaf Soueif was born and brought up in Cairo. When the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 erupted on January 25th, she, along with thousands of others, called Tahrir Square home for eighteen days. She reported for the world's media and did, like everyone e ... more
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Of Africa by Wole Soyinka - £9.99
A member of the unique generation of African writers and intellectuals who came of age in the last days of colonialism, Wole Soyinka has witnessed the promise of independence and lived through postcolonial failure. He deeply comprehends the pressing ... more
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Night Boat by Alan Spence - £9.99
On the side of a mountain, in eighteenth century Japan, sits a man in perfect stillness as the summit erupts, spitting fire and molten rock onto the land around him. The man is Hakuin. He will become the world's most famous teacher of zen. This is no ... more
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Between Friends by Amos Oz - £8.99
In eight interlinked family dramas, master storyteller Amos Oz reveals the secrets and frustrations of the human heart.  ‘On the kibbutz it’s hard to know. We’re all supposed to be friends but very few really are’   Ariella, unhappy in l ... more
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Liberation Diaries: Reflections on 20 Years of Democracy by Busani Ngcaweni (Editor) - £18.95
Liberation Diaries is a compilation of 38 essays written by South Africans reflecting on the journey of 20 years of democracy, against expectations, aspirations and outcomes.  Contributors were asked to reflect on what freedom means to them in t ... more
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The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura - £12.99
Cuban writer Iván Cárdenas Maturell meets a mysterious foreigner on a Havana beach who is always in the company of two Russian wolfhounds. Ivan quickly names him “the man who loved dogs”. The man eventually confesses that he is actually Ramón Mercade ... more
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Ukraine Diaries by Andrey Kurkov - £9.99
-16°C, sunlight, silence. I drove the children to school, then went to see the revolution. I walked between the tents. Talked with rev­olutionaries. They were weary today. The air was thick with the smell of old campfires.   Ukraine Diaries is acc ... more
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Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews & Arabs & the Ghosts of Catastrophe by Jo Roberts - £16.99
NONFICTION RUNNER UP Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2014   1948: As Jewish refugees, survivors of the Holocaust, struggle toward the new State of Israel, Arab refugees are fleeing, many under duress. Sixty years later, the memory of trauma has sh ... more
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Best European Fiction 2015 by Various authors, with a Preface by Enrique Vila-Matas - £11.95
For the past five years, this anthology has provoked reactions across the globe, exciting readers, critics, and publishers alike. Best European Fiction brings new names and new work to an international audience, at a time when the United States and B ... more
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A People's History of the French Revolution by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach - £20.00
A bold new history of the French Revolution from the standpoint of the peasants, workers, women and sans culottes.  The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the a ... more
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The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran by Hooman Majd - £9.99
In The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay, Hooman Majd introduces us to the delights and challenges of life in the so-called axis of evil.   His funny, wry account of daily life in Iran is a mixture of extreme driving, intense sociab ... more
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The Case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall - £9.99
The wonderful fourth outing for Delhi detective Vish Puri ('the Indian Hercule Poirot' Financial Times).   When India’s Love Commandos rescue a young woman from a high-caste family who has been forbidden from marrying an untouchable, she looks ... more
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The Love Object: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien by Edna O'Brien - £10.99
Collected here together for the first time in one beautiful volume are the stories of an expert practitioner of the shorter form. Spanning five decades of writing, The Love Object takes the most memorable and successful stories from collections like ... more
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Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup Against Salvador Allende, 11 September 1973 by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera - £12.99
On 11 September 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile, Latin America's first democratically elected Marxist president, was deposed in a violent coup d'etat. Early that morning the phone lines to Allende's office were cut, army officers loyal to t ... more
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Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez - £9.99
In Living to Tell the Tale Gabriel García Márquez – winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude – recounts his personal experience of returning to the house in which he grew up and the memories that this ... more
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The Guts by Roddy Doyle - £7.99
Jimmy Rabbitte returns in a wonderful new novel by the author of The Commitments – now a major West End Musical.  Jimmy Rabbitte is back.  The man who invented the Commitments back in the eighties is now forty-seven, with a loving wife, four kids ... more
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Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende - £8.99
The author of The House of the Spirits returns with a gritty yet transcendent tale of teenage addiction.   Abandoned by her parents as a baby, Maya has been brought up by her tough grandmother Nini and her gentle grandfather Popo. But at school, th ... more
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In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen - £8.99
In Paradise tells the story of a group of men and women who come together for a weeklong meditation retreat at the site of a World War II concentration camp, and the grief, rage and upsetting revelations that surface during their time together. Even ... more
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Dubliners 100: Fifteen New Stories Inspired by the Original by Thomas Morris (Editor) - £17.00
Thomas Morris’s Dubliners 100 invites new and established Irish writers to create ‘cover versions’ of their favourite stories from James Joyce’s Dubliners.   Dubliners 100 is a timely conversation with Joyce’s classic short story collection one hun ... more
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Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World by Anya Schiffrin (Editor) - £19.95
Selected by today’s leading journalists, the gems of muckraking journalism from Britain to Burma.  “The foreign correspondent is frequently the only means of getting an important story told, or of drawing the world’s attention to disasters in ... more
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Under an African Sky: A Journey to Africa's Climate Frontline by Peter Hudson - £8.99
This is travel writing that goes beyond appearances and gives a sensitive account of what life is really like in the Sahel region of Africa. Hudson writes about the complexities of culture in Mauritania, and shows how economics and geopolitical force ... more
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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine.... by Héctor Tobar - £20.00
A dramatic account of the 33 miners of the San Jose mine in Chile by novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hector Tobar, in official collaboration with 'The 33' and with the full cooperation of the Chilean authorities behind the daring rescu ... more
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How I Stopped Being a Jew by Shlomo Sand - £9.99
An autobiographical essay on Jewish identity from the acclaimed author of The Invention of the Jewish People.  Shlomo Sand was born in 1946, in a displaced person’s camp in Austria, to Jewish parents; the family later migrated to Palestine. As ... more
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Best of Enemies: A History of US and Middle East Relations: 1953-1984 by Jean-Pierre Filiu, illustrated by David B. - £14.99
The second volume of the history of US-Middle East relations takes us from Eisenhower's presidency of the 50s to the Lebanese War of 1982, covering such world-changing events as the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. & ... more
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A Civil War: A History of the Italian Resistance by Claudio Pavone, translated by Peter Levy - £20.00
A Civil War is a history of the wartime Italian Resistance, recounted by a historian who, as a young man, took part in the struggle against Mussolini’s fascist Republic. Since its publication in Italy, Claudio Pavone’s masterwork has become indispens ... more
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The Underground Girls of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys by Jenny Nordberg - £14.99
Uncovers the hidden true story of the age-old tradition of 'Bacha Posh' - girls masquerading as boys - in a society that does not value females.  An Afghan woman's life expectancy is just 44 years, and her life cycle often begins and ends in di ... more
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Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar by Robert Lebling and Tahir Shah - £12.99
According to Islamic tradition, Allah created three types of beings: angels, made of light; humans, made of earth; and jinn, made of smokeless fire. Supernatural, shape-shifting, intelligent and blessed with free will and remarkable powers, jinn have ... more
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Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor - £8.99
A star falls from the sky. A woman rises from the sea.  The world will never be the same.  Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troubled ... more
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The Little Book of Wales by Mark Lawson-Jones - £9.99
The Little Book of Wales is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and history in Wales.  Here we find out about the country’s most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and ... more
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Burmese Days by George Orwell - £8.99
Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, Burmese Days describes both indigenous corruption and Imperial bigotry, when 'after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally only a "subject" people, an inferior p ... more
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The Blue Hour by Alonso Cueto - £8.99
Adrián Ormache, a high-flying lawyer with a beautiful wife and two daughters, leads a privileged and glamorous life in one of Lima’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. But when his mother dies, he discovers a letter amongst her possessions making shocking cl ... more
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A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture by Alexander Cockburn - £12.99
A roller coaster ride through the ruins of modern America from the most influential journalist of his Generation.  Whether ruthlessly exposing Beltway hypocrisy, pricking the pomposity of those in power, or tirelessly defending the rights of ... more
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Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Struggle for Democracy by Dave Zirin - £11.99
As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games approach, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why.  In a rollicking read that travels from ... more
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Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now by Henry Chalfant and Sacha Jenkins - £12.95
The story of the birth of the subway graffiti movement in New York in the words of twelve infamous writers, capturing all the raw, explosive creativity of that era.   Here are authentic first-person accounts from the graffiti writers and artis ... more
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Butterfly Wings: An Egyptian Novel by Mohamed Salmawy, translated by Raphael Cohen - £10.99
The prescient Egyptian novel that described the January 2011 Revolution before it happened.   A chance encounter on a plane throws together Doha, a fashion designer unhappily married to a leading figure in the Mubarak regime, and Ashraf, an a ... more
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The Gringo Trail: A Darkly Comic Road Trip Through South America by Mark Mann - £9.99
...there I was in the middle of Bogotá, coked up to my eyeballs, in a hallwayholding two machetes, while some drunk Colombians argued about whetheror not to blow up a bar with a live hand grenade...   Asia has the hippie trail. South America has th ... more
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Occupation Diaries by Raja Shehadeh - £8.99
Life in Palestine today - what it is really like - day to day, now shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2013   It is often the smallest details of daily life that tell us the most. And so it is under occupation in Palestine. What most of us take f ... more
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Destination Cambodia by Walter Mason - £8.99
Join intrepid traveller Walter Mason - author of Destination Saigon - on a colourful adventure to one of the world's hottest new destinations. Meet taxi drivers, writers, hip -hop stars and monks as he traverses this extraordarily beautiful country.& ... more
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A Year in Photography by Magnum Archive - £19.99
Now available again in an attractive new compact format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists of today and yesterday.  Founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos ... more
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Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov - £12.00
A haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War.   Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons. As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour’s daughter and one evening, to ... more
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The Kama Sutra Diaries: Intimate Journeys Through Modern India by Sally Howard - £9.99
Sally Howard, a self-confessed child of the Western Sexual Revolution, sets out on a 'sexploration' through modern India, travelling by train, plane and auto-rickshaw.  From the heat of anti-rape protest on the streets of New Delhi to the coo ... more
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