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  • Men Explain Things to Me
    Men Explain Things to Me (Hardback) Rebecca Solnit

    A collection of essays on feminism, from one of the most important and original public intellectuals writing today

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  • Stasiland
    Stasiland (English, Paperback) Anna Funder

    In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited and East Germany ceased to exist. In this book, Anna Funder tells extraordinary tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany, including the story of Miriam, who as a 16-year-old might have started World War III.

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  • Nothing to Envy
    Nothing to Envy (English, Paperback) Barbara Demick

    A groundbreaking view into the lives of six ordinary citizens in the world's most secretive country, by an award-winning foreign correspondent.

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  • The Book of Barely Imagined Beings
    The Book of Barely Imagined Beings (English, Paperback) Caspar Henderson, Golbanou Moghaddas

    An entrancing guide to the world's most far-fetched creatures - a unique blend of cutting-edge science and philosophical meditation on what we humans can learn from the extraordinary animals around us

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  • Estates
    Estates (Paperback) Lynsey Hanley

    Lynsey Hanley was born and raised just outside of Birmingham on what was then the largest council estate in Europe, and she has lived for years on an estate in London's East End. Writing with passion, humour and a sense of history, she recounts the rise of social housing a century ago, its adoption as a fundamental right by leaders of the social welfare state in the mid-century and its decline -...

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  • The Faraway Nearby
    The Faraway Nearby (English, Paperback) Rebecca Solnit

    An inspiring and heartbreaking memoir about family, empathy and the stories we tell about ourselves and others

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  • A Book of Silence
    A Book of Silence (Paperback) Sara Maitland

    After a noisy upbringing as one of six children, and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, the author began to crave silence. She has spent periods of silence in the Sinai desert, the Australian bush, and the Isle of Skye. This book interweaves these experiences with the history of silence through fairy-tale and myth.

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  • Severed
    Severed (English, Paperback) Frances Larson

    Our history is littered with heads. Over the centuries, they have decorated our churches, festooned our city walls and filled our museums; they have been props for artists and specimens for laboratory scientists, trophies for soldiers and items of barter. Today, as videos of decapitations circulate online and cryonicists promise that our heads may one day live on without our bodies, the severed...

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  • The Luminaries
    The Luminaries (English, Paperback) Eleanor Catton

    The astonishing and epic novel that won the 2013 Man Booker Prize. "An immense feat of structuring and plotting which means that this novel starts as a gentle stroll and ends with the exhilarating sense of running downhill ... Ambitious, intricate, spectacular." The Independent

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  • The Man Without a Face
    The Man Without a Face (English, Paperback) Masha Gessen

    A brave and revelatory account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative came to control the world's largest country and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making Russia once more a threat to her own people and to the world

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  • The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten
    The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten (Paperback) Julian Baggini

    Presents 100 thought experiments - short scenarios which pose a problem in a vivid and concrete way - and invites readers to think about possible answers for him/herself. This book includes experiments that cover identity, religion, art, ethics, language, knowledge and more.

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  • Imperium
    Imperium (Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Features a report on the life and death of the Soviet superpower, from the entrance of Soviet troops into the author's hometown in Poland in 1939, through his journey across Siberia and the republics of Central Asia, to his wanderings over the vast Soviet lands in the years of the USSR's decline and disintegration in 1991.

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  • Granta Book of the American Short Story
    Granta Book of the American Short Story (English, Paperback) Richard Ford

    Expands the author's original choice to include stories that he regretted overlooking first time around as well as many by a generation of writers, among them Sherman Alexie, Junot Diaz, Deborah Eisenberg, Nell Freudenberg, Matt Klam, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Z Z Packer.

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  • The Day Of The Owl
    The Day Of The Owl (Paperback) Leonardo Sciascia

    A crime has been committed in a public place. A dark-suited man was shot as he ran for a bus. The investigating officer of the crime soon finds that, in this small Mafia-run town, no one saw him fall...

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  • How to Read Lacan
    How to Read Lacan (Paperback) Slavoj Zizek

    Lacan reminds us that psychoanalysis is the only discourse in which you are allowed not to enjoy. Since for Lacan psychoanalysis itself is a procedure of reading, here, each chapter uses a passage from Lacan as a tool to interpret another text from philosophy, art or popular ideology.

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  • What I Saw
    What I Saw (Paperback) Joseph Roth

    One of the most fascinating and disturbing periods in German history, documented by one of the country's greatest writers

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  • The Sisters Brothers
    The Sisters Brothers (English, Paperback) Patrick deWitt

    Longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, deWitt's dazzlingly original second novel is a darkly funny, offbeat western about a reluctant assassin and his murderous brother.

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  • Deep Sea and Foreign Going
    Deep Sea and Foreign Going (English, Paperback) Rose George

    An award-winning investigation into the shady world of international shipping, the hidden industry upon which our world turns and our future depends

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  • Gossip from the Forest
    Gossip from the Forest (English, Paperback) Sara Maitland

    A magical exploration of the ancient landscape of forests and the ancient genre of fairytales, drawing fascinating and surprising connections between the two, by the author of the bestselling A Book Of Silence

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  • The Journalist And The Murderer
    The Journalist And The Murderer (Paperback) Janet Malcolm

    In 1970 Jeffrey MacDonald was accused of murdering his pregnant wife, and the journalist Joe McGinniss decided to write a book about it. Malcolm's celebrated book sheds a fascinating light on the conflict and controversy that followed, and asks whether all journalists are, ultimately, immoral.

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