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  • The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon
    The Lonely Londoners (English, Paperback) Sam Selvon

    At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes.

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  • An Inspector Calls and Other Plays by J. B. Priestley
    An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (English, Paperback) J. B. Priestley

    Includes plays "An Inspector Calls", "Time and the Conways", "I Have Been Here Before", and "The Linden Tree".

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  • The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
    The Wretched of the Earth (English, Paperback) Frantz Fanon

    Provides inspiration for anti-colonial movements ever since, analysing the role of class, race, national culture and violence in the struggle for freedom. In this book, the author makes clear the economic and psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism.

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  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
    Silent Spring (English, Paperback) Rachel Carson

    Exposes the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. This book aims to creates public awareness of the environment.

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  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
    The Fire Next Time (Paperback) James Baldwin

    Sounds a clarion warning to the world.

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  • Orientalism by Edward W. Said
    Orientalism (English, Paperback) Edward W. Said

    Surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs.

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  • 100 Artists' Manifestos by Alex Danchev
    100 Artists' Manifestos (English, Paperback) Alex Danchev

    A collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Destructivism, and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. It gathers together an international array of artists of every stripe, including Kandinsky, Gilbert and George.

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  • Design as Art by Bruno Munari
    Design as Art (English, Paperback) Bruno Munari

    Sets out the author's ideas about visual, graphic and industrial design and the role it plays in the objects we use everyday.

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  • In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
    In Search of Lost Time (English, Paperback) Marcel Proust

    A work of Proust that is translated from French original into English.

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  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
    Atlas Shrugged (English, Paperback) Ayn Rand

    Tells the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. This title presents the mystery about the murder - and rebirth - of man's spirit.

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  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
    In Cold Blood (English, Paperback) Truman Capote

    Reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. In this title, the author's study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved.

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  • The Psychedelic Experience by Timothy Leary
    The Psychedelic Experience (Paperback) Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner

    Suitable for all subsequent mind-expanding inquiries, this title provides an interpretation of an ancient sacred manuscript, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, from a psychedelic perspective. It describes their discoveries in broadening spiritual consciousness through a combination of Tibetan mediation techniques and psychotropic substances.

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  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
    Animal Farm (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control.

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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    Nineteen Eighty-Four (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party.

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  • Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
    Snow Country (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    Shimamura is tired of the bustling city. He takes the train through the snow to the mountains of the west coast of Japan, to meet with a geisha he believes he loves.

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  • Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector
    Hour of the Star (English, Paperback) Clarice Lispector

    Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabea loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly and unloved.

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  • Frank Sinatra Has a Cold by Gay Talese
    Frank Sinatra Has a Cold (English, Paperback) Gay Talese

    A selection of writings including a description of a meeting between two legends, Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali; a dissection of the offices of Vogue magazine; an account of travelling to Ireland with hellraiser Peter O'Toole; and, a profile of fading baseball star Joe DiMaggio, which turns into a immaculately-crafted meditation on celebrity.

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  • The Outsider by Albert Camus
    The Outsider (English, Paperback) Albert Camus

    Meursault, his anti-hero, will not lie. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the expectations of others. And when he commits a random act of violence on a sun-drenched beach near Algiers, his lack of remorse compounds his guilt in the eyes of society and the law. Yet he is as much a victim as a criminal.

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  • All My Sons by Arthur Miller
    All My Sons (Paperback) Arthur Miller

    In Joe and Kate Keller's family garden, an apple tree - a memorial to their son Larry, lost in the Second World War - has been torn down by a storm. But his loss is not the only part of the family's past they can't put behind them.

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  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    Lolita (English, Paperback) Vladimir Nabokov

    Poet and pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by twelve-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally and then artistically, out of love, 'to fix once for all the perilous magic of nymphets'. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? Or is he all of these?

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