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This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War by Samanth Subramanian - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015  In the summer of 2009, the leader of the dreaded Tamil Tiger guerrillas was killed, bringing to a bloody end the stubborn and complicated civil war in Sri Lanka. For nearly thirty years, the wa ... more
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The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel - £16.99
Lost in Portugal. Lost to grief. With nothing but a chimpanzee.   The extraordinary new novel from the author of Life of Pi.   In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the location of an extraord ... more
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The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920 by Eugene Rogan - £10.99
SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER   The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from bestselling historian Eugene Rogan   For some four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of the most ... more
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Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora by Yasir Suleiman - £16.99
"These thoughtful, poignant reflections bring forth vividly some of the human dimensions of one of the great tragedies of current history, the forced dispossession of Palestinians from their homeland."(Noam Chomsky) "This handsome collection speak ... more
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Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War by Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami - £14.99
In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a warzone where foreign journalists find it almost impossible to report on life in this devastated lan ... more
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Fardwor, Russia! A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin by Oleg Kashin - £9.99
When a scientist experimenting on a humans in a sanatorium near Moscow gives growth serum to a dwarf oil mogul, the newly heightened businessman runs off with the experimenter’s wife, and a series of mysterious deaths and crimes begins. Fantastical a ... more
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1956, The World in Revolt by Simon Hall - £20.00
Vibrantly and sympathetically told, this is the story of one remarkable year - a capsule history of exhilarating triumphs and shattering defeats around the world.   1956 was one of the most remarkable years of the twentieth century. All across ... more
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A Nation and Not a Rabble: The Irish Revolution 1913-23 by Diarmaid Ferriter - £12.99
Packed with violence, political drama and social and cultural upheaval, the years 1913-1923 saw the emergence in Ireland of the Ulster Volunteer Force to resist Irish home rule and in response, the Irish Volunteers, who would later evolve into the IR ... more
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The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George - £8.99
The international bestseller The Little Paris Bookshop is a delightful, bittersweet tale about the distance one man will travel for the sake of love and friendship.   On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; ... more
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Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia by Peter Pomerantsev - £8.99
A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sect ... more
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The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers by Sinéad Gleeson (Editor) - £14.99
The Long Gaze Back, edited by Sinéad Gleeson, is an exhilarating anthology of thirty short stories by some of the most gifted women writers this island has ever produced.   Niamh Boyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Maeve Brennan, Mary Costello, June Caldw ... more
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The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country by Helen Russell - £8.99
When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by forei ... more
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Maori Patterns by Mitch Manuel - £7.99
Immerse yourself in designs that draw on a rich resource of Maori decorative technique.  Use the elements of line, shape and space found in this imaginative collection to fill in the shapes and develop artworks of your own creation. ... more
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Project Fear: How an Unlikely Alliance Left a Kingdom United But a Country Divided by Joe Pike - £12.99
It was a unique and bizarre moment in British political history: the three main Westminster parties working together to prevent the break-up of the United Kingdom. Yet despite sustaining a defeat that caused the resignation of Scotland’s longest-serv ... more
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Lingo: A Language Spotter's Guide to Europe by Gaston Dorren - £8.99
Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects.   Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European ... more
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Life from Elsewhere: Journeys Through World Literature by Various authors - £7.99
Writers in Translation, established in 2005 and supported by Bloomberg and Arts Council England, champions the best literature from around the world.  To mark the programme's tenth anniversary, ten leading writers from around the world, many of ... more
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The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende - £16.99
From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War.  ... more
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I Never Knew That About the Scottish by Christopher Winn - £8.99
In this captivating book bestselling author Christopher Winn turns his attention to the Scottish people, taking us on an eye-opening journey around their homeland, discovering en route the intriguing and surprising ways the places and their history c ... more
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The Best British Poetry 2015 by Edited by Emily Berry - £9.99
“Your indispensable guide to the poetry of these islands, now in its fifth year”   The Best British Poetry presents the finest and most engaging poems found in literary magazines and webzines over the past year. The material gathered represent ... more
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Calm (Mini Edition): Secrets to Serenity from the Cultures of the World by Lonely Planet - £4.99
All around the world people find ways to contend with the stresses of daily life. Here are fifty of these calming cultural secrets as well as methods for applying them at home.  When you need to keep your cool...  Learn to laugh down your ... more
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Happy (Mini Edition): Secrets to Happiness from the Cultures of the World by Lonely Planet - £4.99
HAPPINESS. One word, nine letters, roughly seven billion definitions, one for each person on the planet.  Share in the planet's lessons on youth, old age, love, death, work and family. This Lonely Planet title features fascinating insights into ... more
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The Writing on the Wall: A Visual History of Northern Ireland's Troubles by Stuart Borthwick - £19.99
The Writing on the Wall is a stunning chronological history of Northern Ireland as told through its wall murals, the iconic images depicting the Troubles, conflicts and struggles of its people across religious and political divides. Beginning with re ... more
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Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America by Kristian Williams - £17.50
Freddie Gray. Walter Scott. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Akai Gurley. Azelle Rodney. Rekia Boyd. Mark Duggan. Ian Tomlinson. Oscar Grant. Jean Charles de Menezes. Dannette Daniels. Blair Peach. Harry Stanley. Kevin Gately. This heart-wrenc ... more
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People, Places and Passions: "Pain and Pleasure": A Social History of Wales and the Welsh, 1870-1945 by Russell Davies - £19.99
The first of two volumes on the social history of Wales in the period 1870–1948, People, Places and Passions concentrates on the social events and changes which created and forged Wales into the mid-twentieth century.   This volume considers ... more
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All the Countries the Americans Have Ever Invaded: Making Friends and Influencing People? by Stuart Laycock and Christopher Kelly - £12.99
Since its creation, the United States seems to have pushed the accelerator in the invasion category. This book sets out to find the facts. How many countries has America been militarily involved with, and what’s it been doing in all these countries? ... more
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To Defend the Revolution is to Defend Culture: The Cultural Policy of the Cuban Revolution by Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt - £17.99
Grounded in painstaking research, To Defend the Revolution Is to Defend Culture revisits the circumstances which led to the arts being embraced at the heart of the Cuban Revolution. Introducing the main protagonists to the debate, this previously unt ... more
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Peoples Apart: The Different Faces of Apartheid: Israel and South Africa by Ilan Pappe - £14.99
Any time that a politician or commentator compares the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to South Africa under apartheid, the response is swift denunciation. Yet many prominent, respected academics and politicians--including Jimmy Carter--have drawn such ... more
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Surviving Ireland by Colm Tobin - £9.99
It’s exhausting, being Irish. The constant self-flagellation is enough to put anybody off their breakfast.  Why are we so hard on ourselves? Is it the post-colonial overhang following centuries of oppression at the hands of a litany of foreign ... more
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Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York by John Freeman (Editor) - £11.99
Thirty major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided New York   In a city where the top one percent earns more than a half-million dollars per year while twenty-five thousand children are homeless, public discourse about our ent ... more
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The Aboriginal Art Colouring Book by Penny Brown - £6.99
Take a much deserved break from the stresses of modern day life with a hobby that is nostalgic, creative and therapeutic all at the same time.   The Aboriginal Art Colouring Book provides beautiful designs inspired by Aboriginal art to colour ... more
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Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin McGuirk - £11.99
What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city?   In Radical Cities, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these ... more
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Traces of Survival: Drawings of Refugees in Iraq - Selected by Ai Weiwei by Tamara Chalabi and Philippe Van Cauteren (Editors) - £17.99
This compelling book is the result of a project intended to visually communicate the hardships endured by Iraqi communities. Utilizing art materials donated to camps by the Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq, these 350 drawings were cre ... more
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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - £13.99
2015 Recipient of the American Book Award 2015 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature   The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples.  Today in the United States, there are mo ... more
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Erased from Space and Consciousness: Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948 by Noga Kadman - £21.99
Hundreds of Palestinian villages were left empty across Israel when their residents became refugees after the 1948 war, their lands and property confiscated. Most of the villages were razed by the new State of Israel, but in dozens of others, communi ... more
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The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland and How They Got it by Andy Wightman - £14.99
Who owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back?   In The Poor Had No Lawyers, Andy Wightman, author of Who Owns Scotla ... more
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Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance by Robert Gildea - £20.00
The story of the French Resistance is central to French identity, but it is a story built on myths. 'La Résistance française' was not simply a national effort to free the country from German occupation, but a wider struggle, filled with conflicts and ... more
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Set in Stone: The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland by Alan McKirdy - £9.99
The land that was to become Scotland has travelled across the globe over the last 3,000 million years – from close to the South Pole to its current position. During these travels, there were many continental collisions, creating mountain belts as hig ... more
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A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert by Gertrude Bell - £9.99
The writings of one of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century - the 'female Lawrence of Arabia' - and the subject of a new film starring Nicole Kidman.   In the last century, few people lived more astounding - or influential - li ... more
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Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth by Kevin Ovenden - £12.99
The world’s eyes are on Greece. Elected in January 2015 under the leadership of Alexis Tsipras, the radical Syriza party sought to challenge the European economic status-quo and secure a better future for the Greek people. The fierce confrontation wi ... more
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Lonely Planet: China Phrasebook & Dictionary by Lonely Planet - £5.99
Lonely Planet's China Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs.  Get more from your multi-country trip with easy-to-find phras ... more
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Ruins by Peter Kuper - £19.99
“A story of love, adventure and politics - and two lives changed forever by Mexico”  Samantha and George are a couple heading towards a sabbatical year in the quaint Mexican town of Oaxaca. For Samantha, it is the opportunity to revisit her p ... more
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Human: A Portrait of Our World by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, with text by Ron Suskind - £19.95
Yann Arthus-Bertrand set out to have a conversation with the world   Together with the GoodPlanet Foundation, he conducted more than 2,000 interviews in seventy countries with people of every stripe, and took hundreds of portraits and aerial p ... more
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Lost Japan by Alex Kerr - £9.99
An enchanting and fascinating insight into Japanese landscape, culture, history and future.   Originally written in Japanese, this passionate, vividly personal book draws on the author's experiences in Japan over thirty years. Alex Kerr brings ... more
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Lost Lanes: Wales 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Wales and the Borders by Jack Thurston - £14.99
The book contains 36 specially selected rides, including the best for:   • Weekends Away and Wild Camping • Gourmets and Pubs • Ups and Downs and Natural Wonders • History, Arts and Culture • Families • Wild Swimming   With downloadable dire ... more
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Dixie be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South by Neal Shirley and Saralee Stafford - £16.00
In 1891, when coal companies in eastern Tennessee brought in cheap convict labour to take over their jobs, workers responded by storming the stockades, freeing the prisoners, and loading them onto freight trains. Over the next year, tactics escalated ... more
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The Kurds of Syria: Political Parties and Identity in the Middle East by Harriet Allsopp - £14.99
In September 2014, the Kurdish Syrian city of Kobane was subjected to a massive attack by fighters of the movement Islamic State (IS). As a result, the plight of the Kurds of Syria became known around the world. Less well-known, however, is their str ... more
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The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China by David Eimer - £8.99
Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shanghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage 'the mountains are high and the Empero ... more
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Desert Songs of the Night: 1500 Years of Arabic Literature by Various authors - £12.99
A unique and extraordinary collection, Desert Songs of the Night presents some of the finest poetry and prose by Arab writers, from the Arab East to Andalusia, over the last 1,500 years.  From the mystical imagery of the Qur'an and the colour ... more
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Operation Ajax: The Story of the CIA Coup That Remade the Middle East by Mike de Seve, illustrated by Daniel Burwen - £14.99
Graphic true-life spy thriller about the CIA mission that overthrew Iran’s democracy.  The year is 1953. As the value of oil skyrockets, global power brokers begin to take interest in the political regimes of the Middle East. British agents hav ... more
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A Lebanese Feast of Vegetables, Pulses, Herbs and Spices by Mona Hamadeh - £16.99
A feast of healthy, simple and flavoursome recipes from Lebanon using vegetables and pulses cooked in the traditional way.  This cornucopia of delicious vegetable recipes has been assembled by the author of Everyday Lebanese Cooking. It focuses ... more
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Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead - £9.99
A SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014   From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands who were pursued by ... more
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