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Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life by Alex Bellos - £9.99
The Brazilian football team is one of the wonders of the modern world and legendary names like Pelé, Garrincha and Ronaldo inspire awe in football-lovers everywhere. But in Latin America’s largest country, football also symbolises racial harmony, the ... more
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The Gamal by Ciarán Collins - £8.99
Charlie has a story to tell, about his best friends Sinéad and James and the bad things that happened. But he can’t tell it yet, at least not ’til he’s worked out where the beginning is. Because is the beginning long ago when Sinéad first spoke up fo ... more
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Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Colombia by Tom Feiling - £9.99
For decades, Colombia was the 'narcostate'. Now it's seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. Where does the truth lie? How did a land likened to paradise by the first conquistadores become a byword for hell on earth? And how is it rebu ... more
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The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland by Shlomo Sand, translated by Geremy Forman - £11.99
What is a homeland and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Inv ... more
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Yemen Proud: Past and Present by Gamiel Yafai and Abdulalem Alshamery - £14.95
An introduction to the rich history of Yemen and its strong relationship with Britain - from the first Yemeni sailors who immigrated to Britain in the 19th century, to the British Crown colony in Aden and right up to the integration of Yemeni communi ... more
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Mafia Republic: Italy's Criminal Curse. Cosa Nostra, 'Ndrangheta & Camorra from 1946 to the Present by John Dickie - £8.99
The author of the bestselling Cosa Nostra and Mafia Brotherhoods explores the terrifying consequences of the rise of the Italian mafias. In Mafia Republic, John Dickie, Professor of Italian Studies at University College, London and author of the int ... more
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In the Shadow of the Rising Dragon: Stories of Repression in the New China by Xu Youyu and Hua Ze (Editors) - £10.99
Over the last decade China has undergone a transformation. After the dark days of the Cultural Revolution, it has emerged as one of the twenty-first century’s most powerful economies, with millions of citizens now entering the middle class. Yet, desp ... more
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Red Love: The Story of an East German Family by Maxim Leo - £8.99
Winner of the European Book Prize  "The East isn't far away at all. It clings to me, it goes with me everywhere. It's like a big family that you can't shake off ..."   Growing up in East Berlin, Maxim Leo knew not to ask questions. All he knew w ... more
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Astragal by Albertine Sarrazin - £8.99
'My Albertine, how I adored her! Her luminous eyes led me through the darkness of my youth. She was my guide through the nights of one hundred sleeps. And now she is yours.'   At the age of twenty-one, a sad and hungry Patti Smith walked into ... more
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Throwing Sparks by Abdo Khal - £12.99
When an opulent palace is built on the Jeddah waterfront near his poverty-stricken neighbourhood, ambitious Tariq sees a way out of his life of petty crime. He stares longingly at the huge gates, dreaming of the luxuries beyond.   But dream qu ... more
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An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen - £10.99
From two of India's leading economists, Jean Drèze (Hunger and Public Action) and Nobel Prize-winner Amartya Sen (The Idea of Justice), An Uncertain Glory is a passionate, considered argument for the need for a greater understanding of inequalities i ... more
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Kill Anything That Moves by Nick Turse - £11.99
Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians.  The American Empire Project Winner of the Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction  Americans have long b ... more
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Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson - £7.99
'I will tell you a story, but it comes with a warning; when you hear it, you will become someone else.'  He calls himself Alif - few people know his real name - a young man born in a Middle Eastern city that straddles the ancient and modern wor ... more
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The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino - £8.99
In a place like no other, on an island in the shape of a tear drop, two sisters are born into a family of the oracle. Kamikuu, with creamy skin and almond eyes, is admired far and wide; Namima, small but headstrong, learns to live in her sister's sha ... more
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Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country by Patrick Tyler - £12.99
'Israel, six decades after its founding, remains a nation in thrall to an original martial impulse.'   Born of idealism, under David Ben Gurion and his protégés Dayan, Sharon and Peres, Israel came to prioritize security at all costs, and to ... more
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Tibet: A History by Sam van Schaik - £12.99
Situated north of the Himalayas, Tibet is famous for its unique culture and its controversial assimilation into modern China. Yet Tibet in the twenty-first century can only be properly understood in the context of its extraordinary history.   ... more
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A Fort of Nine Towers by Qais Akbar Omar - £8.99
With all the emotional power of The Kite Runner, this is the very first true life account of growing up in Afghanistan, by a writer who still lives in Kabul.  Qais Akbar Omar’s young life coincided with one of the most convulsive decades in Afghan h ... more
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The Fall of the Stone City by Ismail Kadare - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013.   In September 1943, Nazi troops advance on the ancient gates of Gjirokastër, Albania. The very next day, the Germans vanish without a trace. As the townsfolk wonder if they might have dre ... more
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Becoming Visible in Iran: Women in Contemporary Iranian Society by Mehri Honarbin-Holliday - £14.99
Becoming Visible in Iran disputes the widespread stereotypes about Muslim women prevalent in the West, providing a vivid account of young women in contemporary Iran. Beginning at home, women are infusing dramatic change by challenging the patriarchal ... more
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The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez - £7.99
No sooner does he get to know Ricardo Laverde in a seedy billiard hall in Bogotá than Antonio Yammara realises that the ex-pilot has a secret. Antonio's fascination with his new friend's life grows until the day Ricardo receives a mysterious, unmarke ... more
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Mongol by Uuganaa Ramsay - £8.99
Mongol [mong-gohl], noun, 1. a member of a pastoral people now living chiefly in Mongolia.
2. (offensive) a person affected with Down’s Syndrome.   Uuganaa is a Mongol in Britain, far from the world she grew up in: as a nomadic herder she liv ... more
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The Last Quarter of the Moon by Chi Zijian - £8.99
In this sweeping epic, full of love and loss, a woman from one of the last remote reindeer-herding tribes of northeastern China tells the story of her family and the last century of her country's history.  ‘A long-time confidante of the rain and sno ... more
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Warrior Princess: My Quest to Become the First Female Maasai Warrior by Mindy Budgor - £12.99
Warrior Princess is the hilarious and inspirational memoir of Mindy Budgor, a young entrepreneur tired of corporate life, who decides to make changes in her life. While waiting for her Business School applications to go through, she decides to volunt ... more
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All Dogs are Blue by Rodrigo de Souza Leão - £10.00
One of the most original and comic voices to come out of Brazil – Souza Leão orchestrates a carnival among the mad.   All Dogs are Blue is a fiery and scurrilously funny tale of life in a Rio de Janeiro insane asylum. Our narrator is upset by his ... more
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Writing Revolution: The Voices from Tunis to Damascus by Matthew Cassel, Layla Al-Zubaidi and Nemonie Craven Roderick (Editors) - £12.99
From Cairo to Damascus and from Tunisia to Bahrain, Layla Al-Zubaidi and Matthew Cassel have brought together some of the most exciting new writing born out of revolution in the Arab world. This is a remarkable collection of testimony, entirely compo ... more
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Black Sky, Black Sea by Izzet Celasin - £8.99
1977. Poised between the secular values of socialism and the conservatism of a tenuously balanced government, Istanbul is a fractured city haunted by demons of its own making.   Along with thousands of other left-wing activists, Oak’s interest ... more
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Snapper by Brian Kimberling - £7.99
With wry humour and real freshness, Snappercharts the disastrous love affair between career birdwatcher Nathan Lochmueller and the place that made him.   Set in a brilliantly observed rural Indiana, 'the bastard son of the Midwest', Snapper is ... more
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In Place of Fear II: A Socialist Programme for an Independent Scotland by Jim Sillar - £4.95
Jim Sillars argues convincingly that the referendum gives the Scottish people the power to create a better country, helps renew our belief in socialism as the answer to the economic and social crisis facing the country, and challenges the idea in the ... more
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The Little Book of Ireland by Ciara Boylan - £9.99
The Little Book of Ireland is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of fascinating, frivolous and fantastic information which no one will want to be without. Full of details about the country, past and present, this volume covers su ... more
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Best European Fiction 2014 by Drago Jancar (Preface) - £10.50
From Belarus to Wales! Translated from more than 25 languages and highlighting the future luminaries and revolutionaries of international literature. Fans of the series will find everything they’ve grown to love, while new readers will discover what ... more
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White Dog Fell From the Sky by Eleanor Morse - £8.99
Set in the aftermath of the death of Stephen Biko, in both Botswana and apartheid South Africa, Eleanor Morse's novel White Dog Fell From the Sky is a compelling portrait of Africa and of three people whose lives become intertwined in tragic and extr ... more
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Like a Straw Bird it Follows Me: And Other Poems by Ghassan Zaqtan; Translated by Fady Joudah - £9.99
In this inspired translation of Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, Ghassan Zaqtan's tenth and most recent poetry collection, along with selected earlier poems, Fady Joudah brings to English-language readers the best work by one of the most important an ... more
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I Am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Men and Women Who Went to Fight Fascism by David Boyd Haycock - £9.99
George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, John Dos Passos, Felicia Browne, John Cornford, Stephen Spender... These were just some of the talented, committed and adventure-hungry men and women who travelled to Spain to ... more
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Arabic Graffiti by Don Karl & Pascal Zoghbi - £24.99
Arabic Graffiti is an international success and remains the standard work on the topic. This new revised edition is extended by a new chapter about graffiti produced during the recent Arab uprisings and an update of graffiti in Bahrain.  Arab ... more
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Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra - £8.99
A young boy plays hide and seek in the suburbs of Santiago, unaware that his neighbours are becoming entangled in the brutality of Pinochet's regime.   Then one night a mysterious girl appears in his neighbourhood and makes a life-changing re ... more
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World Food Cafe: Quick and Easy Recipes from a Vegetarian Journey by Chris Caldicott and Carolyn Caldicott - £20.00
After twenty years of squeezing in trips abroad at the same time as running the World Food Café, Chris and Carolyn Caldicott decided to take a sabbatical so that they could go on some longer journeys in search of new recipes. This book brings togethe ... more
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The Assassin from Apricot City by Witold Szabłowski - £8.99
Turkey – a country torn between East and West, Islam and Islamophobia; permeated with both conservatism and post-modernity. As he travels across this fascinating and beautiful country, Szabłowski heads for the most remote villages and towns to m ... more
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Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart - £7.99
Solitary, nostalgic Liz Crane returns to her family’s now-deserted farmhouse to study the migratory habits of the Monarch butterfly.   A rich family history – all the anecdotes and blarney of successful Irish immigrants – is now tainted with s ... more
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The Raw Man by George Makana Clark - £8.99
A remarkable debut novel set in Southern Africa, where a man struggles to unravel his family's secrets and come to grips with his own ancestry, and his troubled past.  It begins with a journey. In a resurrected bungalow on the edge of the fledglin ... more
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Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets by Jessica A. Fox - £8.99
This is a book for anyone who has ever thought “What if?”   Jessica Fox is living in Hollywood, a 26-year-old filmmaker with a high-stress job at NASA. Working late one night, craving another life, she is seized by a moment of inspiration and ... more
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Kabbalah: An Introduction to the Esoteric Heart of Jewish Mysticism by Tim Dedopulos - £12.99
For centuries Kabbalah has been considered too sacred for the general public. Now it is becoming widely known and widely studied. Here, in one volume, is an introduction to its perennial wisdom and its practical application to your life.   Th ... more
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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond - £8.99
Over the past 500 years, the West achieved global dominance, but do Westerners necessarily have better ideas about how to raise children, care for the elderly, or simply live well?  In this epic journey into our past, Jared Diamond reveals th ... more
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There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe - £9.99
Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart, is a writer whose moral courage and storytelling gifts have left an enduring stamp on world literature. There Was a Country is his long-awaited account of coming of age during the defining experience of ... more
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The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy by Tim Pat Coogan - £9.99
During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the nineteenth century, fully a quarter of Ireland’s citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated in what came to be known as Gorta Mór, the Great Hunger. Waves of hungry peasants fled across th ... more
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Stoner by John Williams - £8.99
Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer – in 2013 translations of Stoner began appearing on bestseller lists across Europe. Forty-eight years after its first, quiet ... more
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The Dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa - £8.99
As The Dream of the Celt opens, it is the summer of 1916 and Roger Casement awaits the hangman in London's Pentonville Prison. Dublin lies in ruins after the disastrous Easter Rising led by his comrades of the Irish Volunteers. He has been caught aft ... more
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Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World by Shereen El Feki - £14.99
Longlisted for the Guardian first book award, this is a fascinating, groundbreaking look at sexual attitudes and behaviours in the Arab world, against the backdrop of this decade’s popular uprisings.   As political change sweeps the streets an ... more
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The Round House by Louise Erdrich - £7.99
Hailed in the US as a Native-American To Kill A Mockingbird, and winner of the US National Book Award, The Round House is Louise Erdrich's undeniable - and unmissable - masterpiece.   A mother is brutally raped by a man on their North Dakot ... more
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The Idle Traveller by Dan Kieran - £7.99
As we jet off on holiday, passing from airport lounge to hotel in our desperation to escape our everyday lives and find some better weather, we’d do well to ask ourselves what on earth we’re doing. Do we really travel any more, or do we just arrive? ... more
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Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao by Peter Culshaw - £12.99
A definitive biography of Manu Chao, the Che Guevara of world music.   A decade ago, Manu Chao's band, Mano Negra, toured Colombia by train, negotiating with government troops and rebels - an episode described at the time as'less like a rock'n'roll ... more
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The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair by Michael Deibert - £12.99
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been home to the deadliest conflicts of the postwar era and hosts the largest United Nations peacekeeping mission in the world. In this compelling book, acclaimed journalist Michael Deibert paints a picture of a n ... more
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