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Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North by Robert Ferguson - £8.99
The Scandinavians are regarded as Europe's most tolerant and peace-loving people. So how was it that one of the worst acts of political terror ever witnessed on this continent was committed by a Norwegian – against his fellow countrymen?  S ... more
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The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World by Marwan M. Kraidy - £15.95
Uprisings spread like wildfire across the Arab world from 2010 to 2012, fueled by a desire for popular sovereignty. In Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria, protesters flooded the streets and the media, voicing dissent through slogans, graffiti, puppetry, video ... more
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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean - £9.99
An explosive exposé of the man who devoted his career to shackling democracy — and succeeded.   Libertarian billionaires are using their wealth and power to drastically curtail the US democratic process, disempowering ordinary citizens whil ... more
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Paper Tiger: Inside the Real China by Xu Zhiyuan - £8.99
In Paper Tiger the Chinese journalist and intellectual Xu Zhiyuan paints a portrait of the world's second-largest economy via a thoughtful and wide-ranging series of mini essays on contemporary Chinese society.   Xu Zhiyuan describes the many ... more
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Sugar, Sugar: Bitter Sweet Tales of Indian Migrant Workers by Lainy Malkani - £9.99
A fascinating web of honey-coloured threads linking Indian migrant workers, who first left the Sub-Continent more than a hundred and fifty years ago, and their descendants now living in contemporary Britain.   Sugar Sugar: Bitter-sweet Tales ... more
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The Nomad's Path: Travels in the Sahel by Alistair Carr - £12.99
The Manga is one of Africa's most remote and wild regions: a hostile and unforgiving landscape inhabited by nomads like the hardy Tubu. Situated in south-eastern Niger, and in the shadow of the Old Salt Road, it has been mislaid by the modern world; ... more
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The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction (Fourth Edition) by Gregory Harms and Todd M. Ferry - £16.99
The Palestine-Israel conflict is the most notorious and ingrained conflict in living memory. Yet the way it is reported in the media is often confusing, leading many to falsely assume the hostilities stretch continuously back to an ancient period. ... more
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From Midnight to Glorious Morning? India Since Independence by Mihir Bose - £14.99
Mihir Bose was born in January 1947. Eight months later - and seventy years ago in August - India became a modern, free nation. The country he knew growing up in the 1960s has undergone vast and radical change. India today exports food, sends space p ... more
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The Origins of the Irish by J.P. Mallory - £9.99
Written as an engrossing detective story by the leading authority on the subject, this book deals with the core issues and multiple influences in the creation of the Irish people as well as exploring the controversial question of the Celts and the Ir ... more
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The Land of the Green Man: A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles by Carolyne Larrington - £10.99
Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: of wraith-like fog banks, druidic mistletoe and peculiar creatures that lurk, half-unseen, in th ... more
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The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect by Marwa al-Sabouni - £8.99
‘Everyone in Syria has lived his war. Every day people have fought for their lives, every day has brought a bid for survival, but it is not only bodies that suffer; souls, too, go through these battles, dying a thousand times in anticipation, only ... more
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Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India by Shashi Tharoor - £20.00
In the eighteenth century, India’s share of the world economy was as large as Europe’s. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed ... more
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Why Wales Never Was: The Failure of Welsh Nationalism by Simon Brooks - £16.99
Written as an act of protest in a Welsh-speaking community in north-west Wales, Why Wales Never Was combines a devastating analysis of the historical failure of Welsh nationalism with an apocalyptic vision of a non-Welsh future. It is the ‘progress ... more
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Best British Short Stories 2017 by Nicholas Royle (Editor) - £9.99
The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its seventh year.  Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This critically acclaimed series aims to reprint the ... more
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Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo - £8.99
When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows that it is time to leave. As he travels towards Lagos, he becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a better life.   Their arriva ... more
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The Timbuktu School for Nomads: Lessons from the People of the Desert by Nicholas Jubber - £10.99
An epic modern-day quest across the Sahara and a unique insight into the nomadic communities that surround the legendary city, by award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber.   The Sahara: a dream-like, far away landscape of Lawrence of Arabia ... more
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Rock in a Hard Place: Music and Mayhem in the Middle East by Orlando Crowcroft - £12.99
From Tehran to Riyadh, Cairo to Nazareth, this is the story of how a new generation of rockers and rappers are trying to change the Middle East.   A muggy night in Abu Dhabi, 2011. Under the stadium lights a 30,000-strong sea of Libyans, Pales ... more
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Darkness Over Germany: A Warning from History by E Amy Buller - £15.00
Darkness Over Germany delivers a stark warning from history of how a man with little political experience rose up as a voice of the people, a voice for the disenfranchised who were suffering the injustices of social inequality and unemployment. &nbs ... more
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Vegan Recipes from the Middle East by Parvin Razavi - £18.99
Enjoyment, hospitality, tradition, creativity, sustainability and joy of life ̶ these starting points were the inspiration for this book.   The cooking of vegetables is treated with reverence in the lands that make up the rich and varied ta ... more
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This Is Not a Border: Reportage & Reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature by Various writers - £16.99
The Palestine Festival of Literature was established in 2008. Bringing together writers from all corners of the globe, it aims to help Palestinians break the cultural siege imposed by the Israeli military occupation, to strengthen their artistic link ... more
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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day by Peter Ackroyd - £16.99
*** A Sunday Times Bestseller ***   In Queer London Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way – through the history and experiences of its gay population.   In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (‘wolf dens’ ... more
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Cry Mother Spain by Lydie Salvayre - £8.99
A powerful account of the early days of the Spanish Civil War, seen through the eyes of a young girl.  Aged fifteen, as Franco's forces begin their murderous purges and cities across Spain rise up against the old order, Montse has never heard ... more
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Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder by Kent Nerburn - £10.99
With an introduction by Robert Plant.   Against an unflinching backdrop of 90s reservation life in the western Dakotas, Neither Wolf Nor Dog tells the story of two men, one white and one Native American, connected by their own understandings o ... more
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What Has The EU Ever Done For Us? by David Charter - £9.99
The voters have decided. Now find out what Brexit really means for the British way of life. From the bestselling author of Europe: In or Out comes the essential guide to post-Brexit Britain.  For better or worse, many areas of daily life w ... more
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Upheaval: The Refugee Trek Through Europe by Navid Kermani - £12.99
By foot, in buses, prison vans and trains, a steady stream of refugees traveled from the Greek island of Lesbos into Europe. In the autumn of 2015, award-winning writer Navid Kermani decided to accompany them on the "Balkan route."  In this perc ... more
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Ways to See Great Britain: Curious Places and Surprising Perspectives by Alice Stevenson - £12.99
An inspiring visual adventure.  Driven by curiosity, restlessness and a desire to better understand her own country, artist Alice Stevenson spent two years exploring and drawing Great Britain.  With an eye for the odd and an antenna f ... more
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The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Freedom by Peter Popham - £9.99
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, is a symbol of supreme courage in the face of tyranny. Released from house arrest in 2010, she led her party to a dramatic victory in Burma’s first free general election in a generation.   Acclaime ... more
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Saffron Soul: Healthy, Vegetarian Heritage Recipes from India by Mira Manek - £20.00
Indian food is an internationally popular cuisine, yet, unfairly, it is often considered to be heavy, rich and indulgent. With more people than ever before turning to healthy home cooking there has never been a better time for a fresh and lighter tak ... more
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Ireland - The Autobiography: One Hundred Years of Irish Life, Told by Its People by John Bowman - £9.99
Ireland in its own words: a dazzling compendium.   Over the past hundred years, Ireland has undergone profound political, social and cultural changes. But one thing that has not changed is the Irish genius for observation and storytelling, inv ... more
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King of Kings: The Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia by Asfa-Wossen Asserate - £12.99
He was the scion of a dynasty that was reputed to descend from King Solomon, a pioneer of African unity and independence, a staunch confederate of the Allies in their fight against the fascist Axis powers and the messiah of the Jamaican Rastafarian m ... more
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Voices from the 'Jungle': Stories from the Calais Refugee Camp by Calais Writers - £14.99
Often called the ‘Jungle’, the refugee camp near Calais in Northern France epitomises for many the suffering, uncertainty and violence which characterises the situation of refugees in Europe today. But the media soundbites we hear ignore the voic ... more
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Until We Are Free: My Fight For Human Rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi - £8.99
In this powerful book, Dr Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, tells of her fight for reform inside Iran, and the devastating backlash she faced after winning the Nobel Peace Prize.   Having fought tirelessly for democracy, equa ... more
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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures by Charlie English - £20.00
Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world’s most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda ... more
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Welsh Folk Tales by Peter Stevenson - £12.99
This book, a selection of folk tales, true tales, tall tales, myths, gossip, legends and memories, celebrates and honours unique Welsh stories.  Some are well known, others from forgotten manuscripts or out-of-print volumes, and some are contemp ... more
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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville - £18.99
Award-winning author China Miéville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside down.   On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, China Miéville tells the extraordinary story of this pivotal moment in history.   In Februa ... more
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Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Adam Hochschild - £9.99
From the moment it began in 1936, the Spanish Civil War became the political question of the age. Hitler and Mussolini quickly sent aircraft, troops and supplies to the right-wing generals bent on overthrowing Spain's elected government. Millions of ... more
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Ten Myths About Israel by Ilan Pappe - £9.99
The myths — and reality — behind the state of Israel.  In this groundbreaking book, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Occupation, the outspoken and radical Israeli historian Ilan Pappe examines the most contested ideas concerning ... more
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The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine by Ben Ehrenreich - £9.99
This is a book about Palestine today. It is neither apologetic nor romanticized, but a powerful and brilliantly realized scream of a book, scorching and tender, from a journalist whose anger and empathy burn through every word.   Over the past thr ... more
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Where the Line is Drawn: Crossing Boundaries in Occupied Palestine by Raja Shehadeh - £14.99
As a young boy, Raja Shehadeh was entranced by a forbidden Israeli postage stamp in his uncle's album, intrigued by tales of a green land beyond the border. Impossible then to know what Israel would come to mean to him, or to foresee the future occup ... more
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Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left by Helena Sheehan - £16.99
Utterly corrupt corporate and government elites bankrupted Greece twice over. First, by profligate deficit spending benefitting only themselves; second, by agreeing to an IMF “bailout” of the Greek economy, devastating ordinary Greek citizens who ... more
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The Unchosen: The Lives of Israel's New Others by Mya Guarnieri Jaradat - £14.99
Drawing on a decade of courageous and pioneering reporting, Mya Guarnieri Jaradat brings us an unprecedented and compelling look at the lives of asylum seekers and migrant workers in Israel, who hail mainly from Africa and Asia.  From illegal ... more
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The Raqqa Diaries: Escape from Islamic State by Samer - £9.99
Since ISIS occupied Raqqa in eastern Syria, it has become one of the most isolated and fear-ridden cities on earth.  The sale of televisions has been banned, wearing trousers the wrong length is a punishable offence, and using a mobile phone ... more
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Messages from a Lost World: Europe on the Brink by Stefan Zweig - £9.99
'Darkness must fall before we are aware of the majesty of the stars above our heads. It was necessary for this dark hour to fall, perhaps the darkest in history, to make us realize that freedom is as vital to our soul as breathing to our body.' &nbs ... more
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The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi - £12.99
In 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-sung's totalitarian regime.  Smuggled out of North Korea and set for publication around the world in 20 ... more
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Where are the Unions? Workers and Social Movements in Latin America, the Middle East and Europe by Sian Lazar (Editor) - £19.99
The first fully comprehensive comparison of the Latin American ‘turn to the left’, the Middle East and North African ‘Arab Spring’ and the Occupy and anti-austerity movements of Europe and North America, with a focus on the apparent lack of u ... more
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The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty: The Husaynis 1700-1948 by Ilan Pappe - £12.99
The Husayni family of Jerusalem dominated Palestinian history for 250 years, from the Ottoman times through to the end of the British Mandate. At the height of the family’s political influence, positions in Jerusalem could only be obtained through ... more
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The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria by Janine di Giovanni - £9.99
Winner of the Hay Festival Award for Prose Winner of the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award Shortlisted for the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Excellence in Journalism Award   In May of 2012, Janine di Giovanni travelled to Syr ... more
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Cast Away: Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis by Charlotte McDonald-Gibson - £9.99
Riot police are shutting down borders, 800 lives are lost in a single shipwreck, a boy's body washes up on a beach: this is the European Union in summer 2015. But how did a bloc founded upon the values of human rights and dignity for all reach this p ... more
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The Kingdom of Women: Life, Love and Death in China's Hidden Mountains by Choo Waihong - £17.99
In a mist-shrouded valley on China's invisible border with Tibet is a place known as the 'Kingdom of Women', where a small tribe called the Mosuo lives in a cluster of villages that have changed little in centuries. This is one of the last matrilinea ... more
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Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland by Lavinia Greenlaw - £9.99
The Victorian artist and activist William Morris travelled to Iceland in search of an answer to the problem of how to live. His intimate journals, written for a friend, unconsciously explore questions of travel, noting his reaction to the idea of lea ... more
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The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same by Jeffery Webber - £16.99
In this penetrating volume, Jeffery Webber explains the political dynamics and conflicts underpinning the contradictory evolution of left-wing governments and social movements in Latin America in the last two decades.   Throughout the 2000s, L ... more
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