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Ukraine Diaries by Andrey Kurkov - £9.99
-16°C, sunlight, silence. I drove the children to school, then went to see the revolution. I walked between the tents. Talked with rev­olutionaries. They were weary today. The air was thick with the smell of old campfires.   Ukraine Diaries is acc ... more
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Best European Fiction 2015 by Various authors, with a Preface by Enrique Vila-Matas - £11.95
For the past five years, this anthology has provoked reactions across the globe, exciting readers, critics, and publishers alike. Best European Fiction brings new names and new work to an international audience, at a time when the United States and B ... more
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A People's History of the French Revolution by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach - £20.00
A bold new history of the French Revolution from the standpoint of the peasants, workers, women and sans culottes.  The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the a ... more
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The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran by Hooman Majd - £9.99
In The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay, Hooman Majd introduces us to the delights and challenges of life in the so-called axis of evil.   His funny, wry account of daily life in Iran is a mixture of extreme driving, intense sociab ... more
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The Case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall - £9.99
The wonderful fourth outing for Delhi detective Vish Puri ('the Indian Hercule Poirot' Financial Times).   When India’s Love Commandos rescue a young woman from a high-caste family who has been forbidden from marrying an untouchable, she looks ... more
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The Love Object: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien by Edna O'Brien - £10.99
Collected here together for the first time in one beautiful volume are the stories of an expert practitioner of the shorter form. Spanning five decades of writing, The Love Object takes the most memorable and successful stories from collections like ... more
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Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup Against Salvador Allende, 11 September 1973 by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera - £12.99
On 11 September 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile, Latin America's first democratically elected Marxist president, was deposed in a violent coup d'etat. Early that morning the phone lines to Allende's office were cut, army officers loyal to t ... more
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Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez - £9.99
In Living to Tell the Tale Gabriel García Márquez – winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude – recounts his personal experience of returning to the house in which he grew up and the memories that this ... more
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The Guts by Roddy Doyle - £7.99
Jimmy Rabbitte returns in a wonderful new novel by the author of The Commitments – now a major West End Musical.  Jimmy Rabbitte is back.  The man who invented the Commitments back in the eighties is now forty-seven, with a loving wife, four kids ... more
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Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende - £8.99
The author of The House of the Spirits returns with a gritty yet transcendent tale of teenage addiction.   Abandoned by her parents as a baby, Maya has been brought up by her tough grandmother Nini and her gentle grandfather Popo. But at school, th ... more
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In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen - £8.99
In Paradise tells the story of a group of men and women who come together for a weeklong meditation retreat at the site of a World War II concentration camp, and the grief, rage and upsetting revelations that surface during their time together. Even ... more
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Dubliners 100: Fifteen New Stories Inspired by the Original by Thomas Morris (Editor) - £17.00
Thomas Morris’s Dubliners 100 invites new and established Irish writers to create ‘cover versions’ of their favourite stories from James Joyce’s Dubliners.   Dubliners 100 is a timely conversation with Joyce’s classic short story collection one hun ... more
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Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World by Anya Schiffrin (Editor) - £19.95
Selected by today’s leading journalists, the gems of muckraking journalism from Britain to Burma.  “The foreign correspondent is frequently the only means of getting an important story told, or of drawing the world’s attention to disasters in ... more
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Under an African Sky: A Journey to Africa's Climate Frontline by Peter Hudson - £8.99
This is travel writing that goes beyond appearances and gives a sensitive account of what life is really like in the Sahel region of Africa. Hudson writes about the complexities of culture in Mauritania, and shows how economics and geopolitical force ... more
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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine.... by Héctor Tobar - £20.00
A dramatic account of the 33 miners of the San Jose mine in Chile by novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hector Tobar, in official collaboration with 'The 33' and with the full cooperation of the Chilean authorities behind the daring rescu ... more
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How I Stopped Being a Jew by Shlomo Sand - £9.99
An autobiographical essay on Jewish identity from the acclaimed author of The Invention of the Jewish People.  Shlomo Sand was born in 1946, in a displaced person’s camp in Austria, to Jewish parents; the family later migrated to Palestine. As ... more
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Best of Enemies: A History of US and Middle East Relations: 1953-1984 by Jean-Pierre Filiu, illustrated by David B. - £14.99
The second volume of the history of US-Middle East relations takes us from Eisenhower's presidency of the 50s to the Lebanese War of 1982, covering such world-changing events as the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. & ... more
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A Civil War: A History of the Italian Resistance by Claudio Pavone, translated by Peter Levy - £20.00
A Civil War is a history of the wartime Italian Resistance, recounted by a historian who, as a young man, took part in the struggle against Mussolini’s fascist Republic. Since its publication in Italy, Claudio Pavone’s masterwork has become indispens ... more
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The Underground Girls of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys by Jenny Nordberg - £14.99
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 di ... more
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Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar by Robert Lebling and Tahir Shah - £12.99
According to Islamic tradition, Allah created three types of beings: angels, made of light; humans, made of earth; and jinn, made of smokeless fire. Supernatural, shape-shifting, intelligent and blessed with free will and remarkable powers, jinn have ... more
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Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor - £8.99
A star falls from the sky. A woman rises from the sea.  The world will never be the same.  Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troubled ... more
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The Little Book of Wales by Mark Lawson-Jones - £9.99
The Little Book of Wales is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and history in Wales.  Here we find out about the country’s most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and ... more
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Burmese Days by George Orwell - £8.99
Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, Burmese Days describes both indigenous corruption and Imperial bigotry, when 'after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally only a "subject" people, an inferior p ... more
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The Blue Hour by Alonso Cueto - £8.99
Adrián Ormache, a high-flying lawyer with a beautiful wife and two daughters, leads a privileged and glamorous life in one of Lima’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. But when his mother dies, he discovers a letter amongst her possessions making shocking cl ... more
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A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture by Alexander Cockburn - £12.99
A roller coaster ride through the ruins of modern America from the most influential journalist of his Generation.  Whether ruthlessly exposing Beltway hypocrisy, pricking the pomposity of those in power, or tirelessly defending the rights of ... more
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Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Struggle for Democracy by Dave Zirin - £11.99
As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games approach, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why.  In a rollicking read that travels from ... more
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Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now by Henry Chalfant and Sacha Jenkins - £12.95
The story of the birth of the subway graffiti movement in New York in the words of twelve infamous writers, capturing all the raw, explosive creativity of that era.   Here are authentic first-person accounts from the graffiti writers and artis ... more
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Butterfly Wings: An Egyptian Novel by Mohamed Salmawy, translated by Raphael Cohen - £10.99
The prescient Egyptian novel that described the January 2011 Revolution before it happened.   A chance encounter on a plane throws together Doha, a fashion designer unhappily married to a leading figure in the Mubarak regime, and Ashraf, an a ... more
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The Gringo Trail: A Darkly Comic Road Trip Through South America by Mark Mann - £9.99
...there I was in the middle of Bogotá, coked up to my eyeballs, in a hallwayholding two machetes, while some drunk Colombians argued about whetheror not to blow up a bar with a live hand grenade...   Asia has the hippie trail. South America has th ... more
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Occupation Diaries by Raja Shehadeh - £8.99
Life in Palestine today - what it is really like - day to day, now shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2013   It is often the smallest details of daily life that tell us the most. And so it is under occupation in Palestine. What most of us take f ... more
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Destination Cambodia by Walter Mason - £8.99
Join intrepid traveller Walter Mason - author of Destination Saigon - on a colourful adventure to one of the world's hottest new destinations. Meet taxi drivers, writers, hip -hop stars and monks as he traverses this extraordarily beautiful country.& ... more
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A Year in Photography by Magnum Archive - £19.99
Now available again in an attractive new compact format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists of today and yesterday.  Founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos ... more
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Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov - £12.00
A haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War.   Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons. As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour’s daughter and one evening, to ... more
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The Kama Sutra Diaries: Intimate Journeys Through Modern India by Sally Howard - £9.99
Sally Howard, a self-confessed child of the Western Sexual Revolution, sets out on a 'sexploration' through modern India, travelling by train, plane and auto-rickshaw.  From the heat of anti-rape protest on the streets of New Delhi to the coo ... more
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The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory by Jesse Walker - £16.99
Jesse Walker’s The United States of Paranoia presents a comprehensive history of conspiracy theories in American culture and politics, from the colonial era to the War on Terror.  The fear of intrigue and subversion doesn’t exist only on the fr ... more
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The Sky Wept Fire: My Life as a Chechen Freedom Fighter by Mikail Eldin, translated by Anna Gunin - £14.99
On the eve of the first Chechen war in the 1990s, Mikail Eldin was a young and naïve arts journalist. By the end of the second war, he had become a battle-hardened war reporter and mountain partisan who had endured torture and imprisonment in a conce ... more
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The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco by Richard Hamilton - £12.99
Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco's ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences ... more
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The Teardrop Island: Following Victorian Footsteps Across Sri Lanka by Cherry Briggs - £8.99
Mr Fernando led me into a dark room that was lined with book-cases and smelled of leather and damp. The polished, concrete floor of the library was covered with white jasmine flowers that had blown through the windows during the storm. He began to se ... more
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The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest by Nick Thorpe - £12.99
The magnificent Danube both cuts across and connects central Europe, flowing through and alongside ten countries: Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. Travelling its full length from east to w ... more
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The Son by Philipp Meyer - £7.99
Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambi ... more
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The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers - £7.99
Salley Vickers, the top ten bestselling author of Miss Garnet's Angel and Dancing Backwards, returns with The Cleaner of Chartres, a perfect book club book, for readers who loved Joanne Harris's Chocolat.   There is something special about the ... more
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Faces of Latin America (4th Revised edition) by Duncan Green and Sue Branford - £13.99
Faces of Latin America has sold more than 50,000 copies since it first appeared in 1991, and is widely considered to be the best available introduction in English to the economies, politics, demography, social structures, environment and cultures of ... more
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The Incorrigible Optimists Club by Jean-Michel Guenassia - £16.99
Paris, 1959. As dusk settles over the immigrant quarter, 12-year-old Michel Marini - amateur photographer and compulsive reader - is drawn to the hum of the local bistro. From his usual position at the football table, he has a vantage point on a grow ... more
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A Bird is Not a Stone: An Anthology of Contemporary Palestinian Poetry by Henry Bell and Sarah Irving (Editors) - £9.99
A rare opportunity to discover the range and variety of extraordinary voices in contemporary Palestinian poetry translated by Scotland’s most acclaimed poets.   A major collection of contemporary Palestinian poetry translated by 25 of Scotland ... more
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India: Political Ideas and the Making of a Democratic Discourse by Gurpreet Mahajan - £19.99
In this groundbreaking work, Gurpreet Mahajan tackles the predisposition of political theory to be limited by the Western canon. Bringing into focus how concepts central to the modern democratic political imaginary are interpreted in India, this book ... more
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Woes of the True Policeman by Roberto Bolano - £8.99
Crushed by a devastating scandal, university professor Óscar Amalfitano flees Barcelona for Santa Teresa – a Mexican city close to the US border.  In this sprawling town, where women are being killed in staggering numbers, Amalfitano begins an a ... more
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The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail by Óscar Martínez - £9.99
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Economist & The Financial Times  One day a few years ago, 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote desert towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. A local priest got 120 released, many ... more
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The Fields by Kevin Maher - £7.99
The launch of a major new literary voice in Irish/British fiction: set in 1980s Dublin and London, The Fields tells the vividly evocative story of Jim Finnegan's unfairly interrupted adolescence.  We'd never seen anything like that around our p ... more
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The Book of Gaza: A City in Short Fiction by Atef Abu Saif (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Atef Abu Saif, Abdallah Tayeh, Talal Abu Shawish, Mona Abu Sharekh, Najlaa Ataallah, Ghareeb Asqalani, Nayrouz Qarmout, Yusra al Khatib, Asmaa al Ghul & Zaki al 'Ela   Under the Israeli occupation of the '70s and '80s, writers in Gaza had ... more
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The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Lion Sleeps Tonight - £9.99
Since its original publication twenty years ago, Rian Malan’s classic work of narrative nonfiction, My Traitor’s Heart, has earned its author comparisons to masters of literary nonfiction like Michael Herr and Ryszard Kapu´sci´nski, and he has been c ... more
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American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light by Iain Sinclair - £9.99
Iain Sinclair looks to the open road and the Beat Generation in American Smoke.   Iain Sinclair breaks for the border with American Smoke, his first full engagement with the memory- filled landscapes of the American Beats and their fellow tra ... more
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