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  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
    The Prince (English, Paperback) Niccolo Machiavelli

    Classic, Renaissance-era guide to acquiring and maintaining political power. Today, nearly 500 years after it was written, this calculating prescription for autocratic rule continues to be much read and studied.

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  • Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
    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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  • The Flavor Bible by Karen Page
    The Flavor Bible (English, Hardback) Karen Page, Andrew Dornenburg

    Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe--it's knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs' combined experience, the authors present the definitive guide to creating "deliciousness" in any dish.

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  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    We Should All Be Feminists (Paperback) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.

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  • Tree and Leaf by J. R. R. Tolkien
    Tree and Leaf (Paperback) J. R. R. Tolkien

    Repackaged to feature Tolkien's own painting of the Tree of Amalion, this collection includes his famous essay, `On Fairy-stories' and the story that exemplifies this, `Leaf by Niggle', together with the poem `Mythopoeia' and the verse drama, `The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth', which tells of the events following the disastrous Battle of Maldon.

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  • The Gifts of Reading by Robert Macfarlane
    The Gifts of Reading (Paperback) Robert Macfarlane

    From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book...

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  • All The Devils Are Here by David Seabrook
    All The Devils Are Here (Paperback) David Seabrook

    Twenty years ago, in a series of mysterious, incandescent writings, David Seabrook told of the places he knew best: the declining resort towns of the Kent coast. The pieces were no advert for the local tourist board. Here, the ghosts of murderers and mad artists crawl the streets. Septuagenarian rent boys recall the good old days and Carry On stars go to seed. Clandestine fascist networks emerge....

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  • Politics and the English Language by George Orwell
    Politics and the English Language (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Includes all issues such as political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. This title offers an essay on style.

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  • The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
    The Road to Wigan Pier (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Deals with the working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, the Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time. This title includes descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, and more.

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  • The Monsters and the Critics by J. R. R. Tolkien
    The Monsters and the Critics (English, Paperback) J. R. R. Tolkien

    Complete collection of Tolkien's essays, including two on Beowulf, which span three decades beginning six years before The Hobbit to five years after The Lord of the Rings.

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  • Things I Don't Want to Know by Deborah Levy
    Things I Don't Want to Know (English, Paperback) Deborah Levy

    Presents a response to George Orwell's 'Why I Write'. Taking Orwell's famous list of motives for writing as the jumping-off point for a sequence of reflections on the writing life, this is a companion not just to Orwell's essay, but also to the author's own, essential oeuvre.

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  • The Nobel Lecture by Bob Dylan
    The Nobel Lecture (Hardback) Bob Dylan

    Published for the first time in book form, the lecture delivered by the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan.

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  • Against Interpretation and Other Essays by Susan Sontag
    Against Interpretation and Other Essays (Paperback) Susan Sontag

    Argues that modern cultural conditions have given way to a critical approach to aesthetics.

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  • The Tain by Louis Le Brocquy
    The Tain (English, Paperback) Louis Le Brocquy

    "The T 'ain B 'o Cuailnge", centre-piece of the 8th century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's greatest epic. This translation is based on the partial texts in two medieval manuscripts, with elements from other versions, and adds a group of related stories which prepare for the T 'ain.

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  • The White Album by Joan Didion
    The White Album (English, Paperback) Joan Didion

    First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era?including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and the shopping mall?through the lens of her own spiritual confusion, Joan Didion helped to define mass culture as we now understand it. Written with a commanding sureness of tone and linguistic...

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  • Sister Outsider by Professor Audre Lorde
    Sister Outsider (English, Paperback) Professor Audre Lorde

    Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. ...

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  • The Mabinogion by Sioned Davies
    The Mabinogion (English, Paperback) Sioned Davies

    The 11 tales of the Mabinogion combine Celtic mythology and Arthurian romance. This new translation recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance.

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  • Life Lessons from Remarkable Women by Stylist Magazine
    Life Lessons from Remarkable Women (Hardback) Stylist Magazine

    If you could share one lesson from your life with every woman, what would it be?...

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  • First, Catch by Thom Eagle
    First, Catch (Hardback) Thom Eagle

    Food writing at its absolute best: a careful construction and celebration of the perfect early spring meal.

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  • Too Much and Not the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose
    Too Much and Not the Mood (English, Paperback) Durga Chew-Bose

    Named a best book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, Slate, NYLON and The Globe and Mail (Canada) ...

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