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Romeo and Juliet in Palestine: Teaching Under Occupation by Tom Sperlinger - £9.99
Is 'Romeo and Juliet' really a love story, or is it a play about young people living in dangerous circumstances? How might life under occupation produce a new reading of 'Julius Caesar'? What choices must a group of Palestinian students make, when pu ... more
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The Secret of Evil by Roberto Bolano - £9.99
Roberto Bolaño confirmed his place as a giant of Latin American literature with his novels The Savage Detectives and 2666. Included in this one-of-a-kind collection is everything he was working on just before his death in 2003.   A North Ameri ... more
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I Never Knew That About Wales by Christopher Winn - £8.99
The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is a spellbinding journey around Wales by bestselling author Christopher Winn. Packed full of legends, firsts, birthplaces, inventions and adventures, I Never Knew That About Wales v ... more
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Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee - £18.99
Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later.  Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to ... more
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The Essence of Chinese Brush Painting: Birds, Blossoms, Butterflies by Stephen Cassettari - £8.95
Chinese brush painting is a art both in form and thought, which incorporates spontaneous and disciplined techniques.  This book is a guide to this classic artform, outlining techniques with detailed instructions for painting exotic birds, flower ... more
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City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran by Ramita Navai - £8.99
Lying in Tehran is about survival.   Welcome to Tehran, a city where survival depends on a network of subterfuge. Here is a place where mullahs visit prostitutes, drug kingpins run crystal meth kitchens, surgeons restore girls' virginity and h ... more
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The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism by Marwan Muasher - £10.99
This important book is not about immediate events or policies or responses to the Arab Spring. Instead, it takes a long, judicious view of political change in the Arab world, beginning with the first Awakening in the nineteenth century and extending ... more
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Aliyyah by Chris Dolan - £8.95
Captain Robert Haldane wakes up in a strange room, in an old house, surrounded by a beautiful but ramshackle orchard, miles from anywhere. The last thing he can remember is his helicopter being shot down over enemy territory. It appears he is in a sa ... more
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A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes by Sam Miller - £10.99
From Thomas the Apostle to Slumdog Millionaire: how we imagine India, from the author of Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity.  A Strange Kind of Paradise is an exploration of India’s past and present, from the perspective of a foreigner who has lived in ... more
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The 13th Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis by Yannis Palaiologos - £9.99
Since the revelation of its massive hidden deficit in late 2009, Greece has been at the centre of the world's attention. Observers around the globe have watched with morbid fascination as the country has repeatedly flirted with political and financia ... more
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Landscapes of Communism: A History Through Buildings by Owen Hatherley - £25.00
"In the craven world of architectural criticism Hatherley is that rarest of things: a brave, incisive, elegant and erudite writer, whose books dissect the contemporary built environment to reveal the political fantasies and social realities it embodi ... more
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Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski - £9.99
Legendary barfly Charles Bukowski's fourth novel, first published in 1982, is probably the most autobiographical and moving of all his books, dealing in particular with his difficult relationship with his father and his early childhood in LA.   ... more
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Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories by Ahron Bregman - £9.99
Cursed Victory tells the story of Israel's troubled presence in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula since its sweeping victory in the 1967 Six Day War. Drawing on countless high-level interviews, never-before-seen let ... more
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A World of Work: Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs by Ilana Gershon (Editor) - £12.50
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a street magician in Paris? A fish farmer in Norway? A costume designer in Bollywood? This playful and accessible look at different types of work around the world delivers a wealth of information and advice a ... more
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The Calligraphy of Dreams by Juan Marsé - £8.99
Young minds meet adult passions in a Spanish counterpart to L.P. Hartley's The Go-Between - by the winner of the Cervantes Prize  When Señora Mir lays her body across the abandoned tracks for a tram that will never arrive, she presents Ringo Ki ... more
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The Underground Girls of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys by Jenny Nordberg - £8.99
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 disappo ... more
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China's Forgotten People: Xinjiang, Terror and the Chinese State by Nick Holdstock - £14.99
One of the few Western commentators to have lived in the region, journalist Nick Holdstock travels into the heart of the province reveals the Uyghur story as one of repression and hardship. With Islamic terrorism in China likely to increase over the ... more
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Japanese Patterns: Creative Colouring for Grown-Ups by Various authors - £9.99
Inspired by the traditions and seasonal festivals of Japan, the beautiful patterns in this book are sure to spark your inner creative.  With its stunning, elegant and simple designs, Japanese style comes from a rich cultural background and is in ... more
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Whispering Hope: The Heart-Breaking True Story of the Magdalene Women by Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold - £14.99
The harrowing account of five women who were confined in Magdalene Laundries in Ireland. "At the conclusion of my discussions with one group of the Magdalene Women one of those present sang 'Whispering Hope'. A line from that song stays in my mind ... more
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Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World by James Thomas, Robert Shapard and Christopher Merriill (Editors) - £9.99
What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a micro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on ... more
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Mexico 20: New Voices, Old Traditions by Various authors - £7.99
To celebrate the Year of Mexico in the UK and the Year of the UK in Mexico in 2015, Hay Festival, the British Council and Conaculta have joined forces to bring twenty young Mexican writers under the age of forty, paired with twenty British translator ... more
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See You Tomorrow by Tore Renberg, translated by Seán Kinsella - £8.99
Pål has a shameful secret that has dragged him into huge debt, much bigger than he can ever hope to repay on his modest civil servant salary. He desperately doesn't want anybody to find out – especially not his teenage daughters or his ex-wife. It's ... more
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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin - £7.99
The little book with the big heart - the New York Times bestseller that has won passionate fans around the world.  Originally published as The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry.  "Who the hell are you?" A.J. asks the baby. For no appare ... more
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Return: A Palestinian Memoir by Ghada Karmi - £16.99
An extraordinary memoir of exile and the impossibility of finding home, from the author of In Search of Fatima.  “The journey filled me with bitterness and grief. I remember looking down on a nighttime Tel Aviv from the windows of a place taking me ... more
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On Palestine by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé - £6.00
On Palestine is Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé's indispensable update on a suffering region.   Operation Protective Edge, Israel's most recent assault on Gaza, left thousands of Palestinians dead and cleared the way for another Israeli land gra ... more
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What Was Never Said by Emma Craigie - £7.99
15-year-old Zahra has lived in England most of her life, but she is haunted by memories of her early childhood in Africa: the warm sun, the loud gunfire, and happy days playing with her older sister before "the visitors" came. It is hard for Zahra to ... more
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Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine by Anna Reid - £10.99
A classic and vivid history of Ukraine, fully updated to cover the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014 and ongoing crisis in the Donbass.   Centre of the first great Slav civilisation in the tenth century, then divided between warring neighbours for ... more
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Listen, Yankee! Why Cuba Matters by Tom Hayden - £17.99
Based on unprecedented access to both Cuban and American officials, a book that offers fresh insight into one of history's most enigmatic relationships between nation-states—from one of America's best-known voices of political and social activism.&nb ... more
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The Incarnations by Susan Barker - £8.99
Beijing, 2008, the Olympics are coming, but as taxi driver Wang circles the city’s congested streets, he feels barely alive. His daily grind is suddenly interrupted when he finds a letter in the sunshade of his cab. Someone is watching him. Someone w ... more
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The Good Son by Paul McVeigh - £8.99
Mickey Donnelly is smart, which isn’t a good thing in his part of town.  Despite having a dog called Killer and being in love with the girl next door, everyone calls him ‘gay’. It doesn’t help that his best friend is his little sister, Wee Maggi ... more
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Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation by Vijay Prashad (Editor) - £8.99
Impassioned and intimate writing to Palestinians from celebrated American writers.   Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s seven-week bombing campaign and ground invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014, resulted in half a million displaced Gazans ... more
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The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak - £8.99
When Jahan travels to 16th-century Istanbul as a stowaway carrying the gift of a white elephant for the sultan, little does he know the journey on which he is about to embark.   As he settles into life in Istanbul, Jahan's fortunes are shaped ... more
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The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit - £8.99
Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London and Chicago – and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship in the desolate military town where every ... more
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Tiger Milk by Stefanie de Velasco - £7.99
'We need to practise for later on, for real life. We need to know everything so nobody can ever mess with us.'   Nini and Jameelah are best friends forever. This summer they're going to grow up. Together. On their terms. But things don't alway ... more
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Turkish Awakening: A Personal Discovery of Modern Turkey by Alev Scott - £9.99
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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Burma's Spring: Real Lives in Turbulent Times by Rosalind Russell - £9.95
Burma’s Spring documents the struggles of ordinary people made extraordinary by circumstance. Rosalind Russell, a British journalist who came to live in Burma with her family, witnessed a time of unprecedented change in a secretive country that had b ... more
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The Drone Eats with Me: Diaries from a City Under Fire by Atef Abu Saif, with a Foreword by Noam Chomsky - £9.99
On 7 July 2014, in an apparent response to the murder of three teenagers, Israel launched a major offensive against the Gaza Strip, lasting 51 days, killing 2145 Palestinians (578 of them children), injuring over 11,000, and demolishing 17,200 homes. ... more
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Munich Airport by Greg Baxter - £8.99
An American expat in London takes a phone call. The caller is a German policewoman, and the news she has to convey to him is almost incomprehensible: his sister, Miriam, has been found dead in her Berlin flat, of starvation.   Three weeks late ... more
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The Dream Shall Never Die: 100 Days That Changed Scotland Forever by Alex Salmond - £12.99
Alex Salmond has been a passionate supporter of Scottish independence his whole life. In September 2014, he came close to realising that dream.   In a riveting daily diary, written with his trademark wit and charm, Salmond takes us into the he ... more
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The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman - £8.99
Meet Ice Cream Star: the spirited fifteen-year-old heroine of this mind-poppingly inventive post-apocalyptic adventure story and parable of modern America.  My name be Ice Cream Fifteen Star and this be the tale of how I bring the cure to all t ... more
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My Traitor's Heart by Rian Malan - £9.99
A great masterpiece of South African writing – Rian Malan’s gripping and harrowing exploration of South Africa’s apartheid.  WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR   In '70s' South Africa, Rian Malan – descendant of the architects of apar ... more
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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air by Darragh McKeon - £8.99
Moscow, 1986. In a run-down apartment block, a piano prodigy practices silently to avoid disturbing the neighbours. In a factory, his aunt makes car parts, hiding her dissident past. In the hospital, a talented surgeon buries himself in his work. And ... more
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Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross - £16.99
Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune for the twenty-first century.   Kristin Ross’s new work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has fou ... more
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The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak - £8.99
Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love.  So when Ella reads ... more
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Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin by Karl Whitney - £9.99
Dublin is a city much visited and deeply mythologized. In Hidden City, Karl Whitney - who has been described by Gorse as 'Dublin's best psychogeographer since James Joyce' - explores the places the city's denizens and tourists easily overlook.   ... more
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Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising by Jonathan Littell, translated by Charlotte Mandell - £12.99
A blistering firsthand account of the conflict in Homs by the internationally acclaimed author of The Kindly Ones.  “We fight for our religion, for our women, for our land, and lastly to save our skin. As for them, they’re only fighting to save ... more
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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue - £7.99
Frog Music is the new novel by Emma Donoghue, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller Room, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Lenny Abrahamson.  San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the C ... more
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When the Hills Ask for Your Blood: A Personal Story of Genocide and Rwanda by David Belton - £8.99
Into the heart of a genocide that left a million people dead.  6 April 1994: In the skies above Rwanda the president’s plane is shot down in flames.   Near Kigali, Jean-Pierre holds his family close, fearing for their lives as the violence esca ... more
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Academy Street by Mary Costello - £8.99
AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME   WINNER OF THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2014   SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2014   Tess Lohan appears to be a quiet child. But within lies a heart of fire. A fire ... more
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A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar - £8.99
The next novel from Lavie Tidhar, the award-winning author of The Violent Century.  Deep in the heart of history's most infamous concentration camp, a man lies dreaming. His name is Shomer, and before the war he was a pulp fiction author. Now, ... more
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The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis - £8.99
Katerina inherits a scented, wooden spice box after her grandmother Mariam dies. It contains letters and a diary, written in Armenian. As she pieces together her family story, Katerina learns that Mariam's childhood was shattered by the Armenian trag ... more
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