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Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
Indelible City: Dispossesion and Defiance in Hong Kong - by Louisa Lim - £12.99
The story of Hong Kong has long been obscured by competing myths: to Britain, a ‘barren rock’ with no appreciable history; to China, a part of Chinese soil from time immemorial that had at last returned to the ancestral fold. To its inhabitants, ... more

Mountain Tales: Love and Loss in the Municipality of Castaway Belongings - by Saumya Roy - £9.99
A city struggling with the cost of its appetites. A rubbish mountain eighteen stories high. And the people who call it home.  'If you read one book about India, read this one.' Geeta Anand, Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of The Cure  ... more

The Two Spoons Cookbook: More Than 100 French-Inspired Vegan Recipes - by Hannah Sunderani - £18.99
French-inspired vegan recipes worth sharing—and best served with two spoons!  While living in France, Hannah pursued her passion for vegan cooking. Inspired by the food, culture, and burgeoning plant-based scene, her blog, Two Spoons, was born. ... more

Borderland: Identity and Belonging at the Edge of England - by Phil Hubbard - £15.99
Over recent years, the issues of Brexit, COVID and the 'migrant crisis' put Kent in the headlines like never before. Images of asylum seekers on Kent beaches, lorries queued on motorways and the crumbling white cliffs of Dover all spoke to national a ... more

A Bookshop in Algiers - by Kaouther Adimi - £8.99
On a quiet backstreet in Algiers is an unremarkable building with a remarkable history...  'A beautiful little novel about books, history, ambition and the importance of literature.' Nick Hornby  'Truly potent ... Adimi confronts us w ... more

Ukraine: A Nation on the Borderland - by Karl Schloegel - £12.95
In Ukraine: A Nation on the Borderland, Karl Schloegel presents a picture of a country which lies on Europe's borderland and in Russia's shadow. In recent years, Ukraine has been faced, along with Western Europe, with the political conundrum resultin ... more

Dark Shadows: Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan - by Joanna Lillis - £12.99
Dark Shadows is a compelling portrait of Kazakhstan, a country that is little known in the West. Strategically located in the heart of Central Asia, sandwiched between Vladimir Putin's Russia, its former colonial ruler, and Xi Jinping's China, this v ... more

The Tribe: Portraits of Cuba - by Carlos Manuel Alvarez - £12.99
Teeming with life and compulsively readable, the pieces gathered together in The Tribe aggregate into an extraordinary mosaic of Cuba today. Carlos Manuel Álvarez, one of the most exciting young writers in Latin America, employs the crónica form ... more

We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops and Corruption in an American City - by Justin Fenton - £9.99
The astonishing true story of ‘one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation’ (New York Times)  Baltimore, 2015. Riots were erupting across the city. Drug and violent crime were surging, with homicides reaching thei ... more

The Penguin Book Of The Modern American Short Story - by John Freeman (Editor) - £12.99
A selection of the best and most representative contemporary American short fiction from 1970 to 2020, including such authors as Ursula K. LeGuin, Toni Cade Bambara, Jhumpa Lahiri, Sandra Cisneros, and Ted Chiang, hand-selected by celebrated editor a ... more

Lonely Planet Paris (13th edition) - by Jean-Bernard Carillet, Catherine Le Nevez, Christopher Pitts and Nicola Williams - £14.99
Lonely Planet's Paris is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll down monument-lined boulevards, lose yourself in the Louvre, and dine on French delicacies; all with ... more

The Invention of China - by Bill Hayton - £11.99
In this compelling and highly-readable account, Hayton shows how China’s present-day geopolitical problems—the fates of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and the South China Sea—were born in the struggle to create a modern nation-state. He br ... more

Causes in Common: Welsh Women and the Struggle for Social Democracy - by Daryl Leeworthy - £11.99
This book tells the compelling and revealing story of the women’s movement in modern Wales.  Its panoramic sweep takes the reader on a journey from the nineteenth-century campaigns in support of democracy and the right to vote, and in oppositi ... more

Dancing in the Mosque: An Afghan Mother's Letter to Her Son - by Homeira Qaderi - £9.99
An exquisite and inspiring memoir about one mother’s unimaginable choice in the face of oppression and abuse in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.   How far would you go to protect yourself? Your dignity? Your family?   In the days befor ... more

My Pen is the Wing of a Bird: New Fiction by Afghan Women - by Various authors - £12.00
“My pen is the wing of a bird; it will tell you those thoughts we are not allowed to think, those dreams we are not allowed to dream”   A woman’s fortitude saves her village from disaster. A teenager explores their identity in a moment of qu ... more

The Shortest History of the Soviet Union - by Sheila Fitzpatrick - £12.99
The story of the rise and fall of the U.S.S.R. by one of the world’s leading Soviet historians.  The U.S.S.R. A nation that arrived in the world accidentally, and departed unexpectedly. Over a century after the Russian Revolution, the tumul ... more

Africa Is Not A Country: Breaking Stereotypes of Modern Africa - by Dipo Faloyin - £16.99
Africa Is Not A Country is a bright portrait of modern Africa that pushes back against harmful stereotypes to tell a more comprehensive story.   You already know these stereotypes. So often Africa is depicted simplistically as an arid red land ... more

The Xinjiang Emergency: Exploring the Causes and Consequences of China's Mass Detention of Uyghurs - by Michael Clarke (Editor) - £20.00
The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is the site of the largest mass repression of an ethnic and/or religious minority in the world today. Researchers estimate that since 2016 one million people have been detained there without trial. In the detenti ... more

Welsh Witchcraft: A Guide to the Spirits, Lore, and Magic of Wales - by Mhara Starling - £15.99
A New Approach to Witchcraft Based on Welsh Traditions   Enter a world of sacred lakes, healing herbs, spectral hounds, and the mighty red dragon. Written by a Welsh practitioner, this inspiring book shares the magical traditions of Wales—in ... more

Hades, Argentina - by Daniel Loedel - £9.99
‘An astonishingly powerful novel about the complex nature of guilt’ Colm Tóibín  ‘Remarkable... It will stay with me for a very long time’ Kamila Shamsie   A decade after fleeing for his life, a man is pulled back to Argentin ... more

Becoming Kim Jong Un: Understanding North Korea's Young Dictator - by Jung H. Pak - £10.99
The first book from a former intelligence community insider.  "The young dictator comes under close scrutiny in this intelligent account"(Sunday Times) When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea in 2011, many expected his rule to ... more

Shadowlands: A Journey Through Lost Britain - by Matthew Green - £20.00
The untold story of the hidden places across Britain that have slipped through the fingers of history.  Drowned. Buried by sand. Decimated by plague. Plunged off a cliff.  This is the forgotten history of Britain’s lost cities, ghos ... more

The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle for Power in Pakistan - by Owen Bennett-Jones - £11.99
A major new investigation into the Bhutto family, examining their influence in Pakistan from the colonial era to the present day.   The Bhutto family has long been one of the most ambitious and powerful in Pakistan. But politics has cost the ... more

Welsh (Plural): Essays on the Future of Wales - by Darren Chetty, Hanan Issa, Grug Muse & Iestyn Tyne (Editors) - £12.99
In Welsh (Plural), some of the foremost Welsh writers consider the future of Wales and their place in it.  For many people, Wales brings to mind the same old collection of images – rugby, sheep and leeks, and the 3 Cs: castles, coal, and choirs ... more

Wanderess: The Unearth Women Guide to Traveling Smart, Safe and Solo - by Nikki Vargas and Elise Fitzsimmons - £12.99
Feminism meets travel in this interactive resource for women who love to travel the world, near and far—from the co-founders of Unearth Women, a print and digital women’s travel magazine that’s been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, and Go ... more

In the Camps: Life in China's High-Tech Penal Colony - by Darren Byler - £12.99
A revelatory account of what is really happening to China’s Uyghurs.   In China’s vast northwestern region, more than a million and a half Muslims have vanished into internment camps and associated factories. Based on hours of intervie ... more

Dear Bill Bryson: Footnotes from a Small Island - by Ben Aitken - £9.99
An irreverent homage to the '95 travel classic, from the author of The Gran Tour.  "It would be wrong to view this book as just a highly accomplished homage to a personal hero. Aitken's politics, as much as his humour, are firmly in the spotlight ... more

Dálvi: Six Years in the Arctic Tundra - by Laura Galloway - £9.99
An ancestry test suggesting she shared some DNA with the Sámi people, the indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic tundra, tapped into Laura Galloway’s wanderlust; an affair with a Sámi reindeer herder ultimately led her to leave New York for the tin ... more

China: An Epic Novel - by Edward Rutherfurd - £9.99
The internationally bestselling author portrays the great clash of East and West in his new epic: China, The Novel.  China in the nineteenth century: a proud and ancient empire forbidden to foreigners. The West desires Chinese tea above all o ... more

Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds - by Ian Wright - £12.99
Which nations have North Korean embassies? Which region has the highest number of death metal bands per capita? How many countries have bigger economies than California? Who drives on the 'wrong' side of the road? And where can you find lions in the ... more

The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War - by Giles Tremlett - £14.99
The first major history of the International Brigades: a tale of blood, ideals and tragedy in the fight against fascism.  The Spanish Civil War was the first armed battle in the fight against fascism, and a rallying cry for a generation. Over 3 ... more

The Border: A Journey Around Russia Through North Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan.... - by Erika Fatland - £12.99
Erika Fatland travels along the seemingly endless Russian border - from North Korea in the Far East through Russia's bordering states in Asia and the Caucasus, crossing the Caspian Ocean and the Black Sea along the way.   The Border is a book ... more

The History of Wales in Twelve Poems - by M. Wynn Thomas - £8.99
Down the centuries, poets have provided Wales with a window onto its own distinctive world.   This book gives a sense of the view seen through that special window in twelve illustrated poems, each bringing very different periods and aspects o ... more

The Condition of the Working Class in Turkey: Labour under Neoliberal Authoritarianism - by Cagatay Edgucan Sahin and Mehmet Erman Erol (Editors) - £19.99
Decades of neoliberal authoritarianism have propelled Turkey into crisis. Regime change, economic disaster and Erdogan's ambition to impose 'one-man rule' have shaken the foundations of Turkish political life, but what does this mean for workers?&nbs ... more

An Eye on the Hebrides: An Illustrated Journey - by Mairi Hedderwick - £12.99
Mairi Hedderwick embarks on a six-month-long journey to 40 islands from Arran to Lewis, recounting her pilgrimage around the archipelago of the Western Isles with which she has had a lifelong love affair.   Filled with wit and wisdom that is ... more

The Book of Reykjavik: A City in Short Fiction - by Becca Parkinson & Vera Juliusdottir (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring Friðgeir Einarsson, Kristín Eiríksdóttir, Þórarinn Eldjárn, Einar Már Guðmundsson, Björn Halldórsson, Fríða Ísberg, Auður Jónsdóttir, Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir, Andri Snær Magnason & Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson  Re ... more

The Shortest History of China - by Linda Jaivin - £12.99
China contains a multitude. Its unruly complexity is part of its grandeur.   Modern China is at once an economic powerhouse and authoritarian state, an increasingly assertive superpower and an icon of modernity. Chinese history is no less cont ... more

Myths & Legends of India, Egypt, China & Japan - by Rachel Storm - £9.99
In this magnificent reference book, the powerful and evocative mythologies of the East are revealed in all their glory.  An instantly accessible A to Z structure, fully cross-referenced throughout, details the pantheon of gods of the East. The b ... more

Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil - by Mark Leopold - £12.99
The first serious full-length biography of former Ugandan president Idi Amin, modern Africa's most famous dictator.  Idi Amin began his career in the British army in colonial Uganda, and worked his way up the ranks before seizing power in a B ... more

Treasured Islands: The explorer's guide to over 200 of the most beautiful and intriguing islands... - by Peter Naldrett - £18.99
Islands represent adventure, mystery, wilderness and escapism. Surrounded by water, they're somewhere to run away to, to be marooned on, to find a paradise... The British Isles includes some 194 inhabited islands (out of a total of over 6,000), ra ... more

Vegan JapanEasy: Classic & Modern Vegan Japanese Recipes to Cook at Home - by Tim Anderson - £22.00
Believe it or not, Japanese cuisine in general is actually quite vegan-friendly, and many dishes can be made vegan with just a simple substitution or two. You can enjoy the same big, bold, salty-sweet-spicy-rich-umami recipes of modern Japanese soul ... more

The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Divided Nation - by Declan Walsh - £9.99
The demise of Pakistan - a country with a reputation for volatility, brutality and radical Islam - is regularly predicted. But things rarely turn out as expected, as renowned journalist Declan Walsh knows well.   Over a decade covering the co ... more

Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature and Environment of Scotland - by Kathleen Jamie (Editor) - £10.99
Bringing together contemporary Scottish writing on nature and landscape, this inspiring collection takes us from walking to wild swimming, from red deer to pigeons and wasps, from remote islands to back gardens, through prose, poetry and photography. ... more

Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia - by Joshua Yaffa - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING  In this penetrating exploration of contemporary Russia, Joshua Yaffa meets a variety of Russians - from politicians and entrepreneurs to artists and historians - who have built their car ... more

The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: Travels Among the Collectors of Iceland - by Kendra Greene - £9.99
Welcome to Iceland, a very small nation with a very large number (two hundred and sixty five) of (mostly) very small museums. Founded in the backyards of houses, begun as jokes or bets or memorials to lost friends, these museums tell the story of an ... more

Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the World Retold - by Bolu Babalola - £9.99
Time was constructed with love in mind. Time and love are intertwined, they are both measures of life, two clocks. And, for love to operate as it should, it is imperative that the timing should be right. Just as it is in these stories.  Bolu Ba ... more

How Iceland Changed the World: The Big History of a Small Island - by Egill Bjarnason - £10.99
The untold story of how one tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic has shaped the world for centuries.  The history of Iceland began 1,200 years ago, when a frustrated Viking captain and his useless navigator ran aground in the middle of ... more

We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World - by Malala Yousafzai - £9.99
Nobel Peace Prize winner and bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the faces behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide.   Malala’s experiences visiting refu ... more

Unsilencing Gaza: Reflections on Resistance - by Sara Roy - £19.99
Gaza, the centre of Palestinian nationalism and resistance to the occupation, is the linchpin of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the key to its resolution. Since 2005, Israel has deepened the isolation of the territory, severing it almost comple ... more

Last Boat from Tangier - by James von Leyden - £8.99
Death stalks the streets of Tangier...  When Detective Karim Belkacem's best friend and colleague, Abdou, goes missing during an investigation into an illegal cartel, Karim is sent to Tangier to look for him. But the Tangier police have another p ... more

Midnight in Cairo: The Female Stars of Egypt's Roaring '20s - by Raphael Cormack - £20.00
1920s Cairo: singers were pressing hit records, dramatic troupes were springing up and cabarets were packed – a counterculture was on the rise. In bars, hash-dens and music halls, people of all backgrounds came together as a passionate group of art ... more

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