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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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The Praise Singer by Mary Renault - £8.99
In a masterful novel that vividly recreates the world of Ancient Greece, Mary Renault tells the story of Simonides, an ugly boy destined to create beauty through his extraordinary poetic talent. Combining the scholarship of a historian with the imagi ... 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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Between States by Simon Faulkner and David Reeb - £19.95
Between States addresses relationships between aesthetics and politics through the exploration of different locations and political conditions. The book focuses on the complex geography of Israel / Palestine, where borders and the nature of political ... more
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Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance by Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby - £16.99
Popular Protest in Palestine provides an overview and analysis of the role and significance of unarmed civil (popular) resistance in the Palestinian national movement. The main focus is on the contemporary popular resistance movement in the Occupied ... more
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Thirst by Kerry Hudson - £8.99
An unconventional, will-they-won’t-they love story, that takes us from London to Siberia, and from hope to heartbreak, and back again.   The beginning of a relationship is usually all about getting to know each other, sharing stories far into t ... more
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Lusaka Punk and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 by Various authors - £8.99
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 brings together the five shortlisted authors' stories along with 12 other stories from the best new writers. Insightful, arresting and entertaining - this collection reflects the richness and range of current ... more
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Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo by Anjan Sundaram - £8.99
Written with startling beauty and acuity, Stringer is an account of a year and a half that Anjan Sundaram spent in the Congo working on the bottom rung of the Associated Press.  It was an intense period that would take him deep into the shadowy city ... more
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Eureka! Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Ancient Greeks But Were Afraid to Ask by Peter Jones - £9.99
The ancient Greeks gave us our alphabet and much of our scientific, medical and cultural language; they invented democracy, atomic theory, and the rules of logic and geometry; laid the foundations of philosophy, history, tragedy and comedy; and debat ... more
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The Thrill of it All by Joseph O'Connor - £8.99
A captivating novel filled with music, friendship and teenage dreams, from the bestselling author of Ghost Light and Star of the Sea.  At college in 1980s Luton, Robbie Goulding, an Irish-born teenager, meets the elusive Fran Mulvey, an orpha ... more
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Good Morning, Mr Mandela by Zelda la Grange - £9.99
An inspiring international bestseller, Good Morning, Mr Mandela tells the story of Zelda la Grange's incredible friendship with Nelson Mandela.   Zelda la Grange grew up in South Africa as a white Afrikaner who supported the rules of segrega ... more
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Skylight by Jose Saramago - £8.99
In 1953, José Saramago submitted a novel to his publishers. Thirty-six years later, he heard back.  Called ‘the book lost and found in time’ by its author, Skylight is one of Saramago’s earliest novels. The manuscript was lost in the publishers ... more
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Warsaw Boy: A Memoir of a Wartime Childhood by Andrew Borowiec - £9.99
Warsaw Boy is the remarkable true story of a sixteen-year old boy soldier in war-torn Poland. "The best-ever account of what is was like to be young and fighting in the Warsaw Rising"(Neal Ascherson, Sunday Herald, Books of the Year) Poland ... more
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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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