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    The Man Who Planted Trees (English, Hardback) Jean Giono, Harry Brockway

    In 1910, while hiking through the wild lavender in a wind-swept, desolate valley in Provence, a man comes across a shepherd called Elzeard Bouffier. Staying with him, he watches Elzeard sorting and then planting hundreds of acorns as he walks through the wilderness.

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    Animal Farm (Hardback) George Orwell

    Suitable for schoolchildren and politicians alike, this title tells the fable of steadfast horses Boxer and Clover, the opportunistic pigs Snowball and Napoleon, and the deafening choir of sheep.

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    The Sleeping Voice (English, Paperback) Dulce Chacon

    Presents a novel based on the testimonies of a number of women who survived the Spanish Civil War, and suffered imprisonment under the France regime, as well as on accounts of others who died fighting for freedom. This book is a bestseller in Spain, where it was voted 'Book of the year'.

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    Of Love and Desire (English, Hardback) Louis de Bernieres, Donald Sammut

    Poetry was Louis de Bernieres' first and greatest literary love, a passion evident in the musicality and emotion of his poems, which are full of stories and the truth of lived experience. This collection of love poems captures its many forms - from rapture, infatuation, urgency, to sorrow, heartache and disillusion.

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  • Ukraine
    Ukraine Diaries (English, Paperback) Andrey Kurkov

    Going beyond the headlines, this title gives an insight into what it's like to live through - and try to make sense of - times of intense political unrest.

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  • Nineteen
    Nineteen Eighty-Four (Hardback) George Orwell

    Marks the sixtieth anniversary of the last book of Orwell. This book includes an introduction by novelist Robert Harris.

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  • Shyness
    Shyness and Dignity (English, Paperback) Dag Solstad

    Familiar with his students' hostile attitude towards both his lectures and himself, a senior school teacher reaches a decision that forces an assessment of his choice of life, of his marriage and ultimately of his values and worth in modern society. This is a story of a man lost in a world that no longer recognises either him or his talent.

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    Priscilla (Hardback) Nicholas Shakespeare

    When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt he was completely unaware of where this discovery would take him. The Priscilla he remembered was very different from the glamorous, morally ambiguous young woman who emerged from the many love letters and journals.

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    Diaries (Hardback) George Orwell

    George Orwell was an inveterate keeper of diaries. Covering the period 1931-1949, this volume follows Orwell from his early years as a writer up to his last literary notebook.

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  • Ashes
    Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes (English, Paperback) Per Petterson

    Arvid Jansen is a young boy who lives on the outskirts of Oslo. It's the early sixties, his father works in a shoe factory and his Danish mother works as a cleaner. Arvid wets his bed at night and has nightmares about crocodiles, but slowly he is beginning to piece the world together.

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    The Gardener from Ochakov (Paperback) Andrey Kurkov

    Igor is confident his old Soviet policeman's uniform will be the best costume at the party. But he hasn't gone far before he realises something is wrong. The streets are unusually dark and empty, and the only person to emerge from the shadows runs away from him in terror.

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  • Life
    Life is a Dream (English, Hardback) Paul Durcan

    Throughout his long career, Paul Durcan has continued to make passionate and moving poetry out of his own and his country's misfortunes. He is by turns a surrealist, a mystic, an Irish comedian with perfect comic timing and an angry champion of the oppressed. This title presents his writings.

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    Flight (Paperback) Sherman Alexie

    As he's about to commit a massive act of violence, he finds himself shot back through time to resurface in the body of an FBI agent during the civil rights era, where he sees why 'Hell is Red River, Idaho, in the 1970s'. This book seeks an understanding of why human beings hate.

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    Disgrace (Hardback) J. M. Coetzee

    David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, is a scholar fallen into disgrace. After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, he has an impulsive affair with a student. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to an isolated smallholding.

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    The Wet and the Dry (Paperback) Lawrence Osborne

    Booze is mankind's premier drug of choice, the most popular mind-altering substance ever devised, and it plays a furtive, celebrated and subversive role in nearly every culture on earth. This title explores the culture of permission, particularly in the West, and the opposing culture of prohibition, notably in the Islamic East.

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    Little Aunt Crane (English, Paperback) Geling Yan

    In the last days of the World War II, the Japanese occupation of Manchuria has collapsed. As the Chinese move in, the elders of the Japanese settler village of Sakito decide to preserve their honour by killing all the villagers in an act of mass suicide. Only 16-year-old Tatsuru escapes. But Tatsuru's trials have just begun.

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    Imagining Alexandria (English, Hardback) Louis de Bernieres

    Introduces to Greek poetry while in Corfu in 1983. This title includes author's own poems about the distant past, the erotic and the philosophical owe much to the influence of the great Alexandrian poet.

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  • Happy
    Happy are the Happy (English, Hardback) Yasmina Reza

    Presents an exploration of dreams and disillusionment, love and infidelity from the creator of global theatre sensation Art and God of Carnage.

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  • Journals
    Journals 1987-1989 (Paperback) Anthony Powell

    Features journals that sees the writer in his house in Somerset, The Chantry, encountering old friends, journalists, publishers, relations. This title reveals the daily life of a writer.

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    The Zurau Aphorisms (Paperback) Franz Kafka

    The author spent eight months at his sister's house in Zurau between September 1917 and April 1918, enduring the onset of tuberculosis. Illness paradoxically set him free to write, in a series of philosophical fragments, his settling of accounts with life, marriage, his family, guilt and man's condition. This book tells his story.

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