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  • The Concise 48 Laws Of Power
    The Concise 48 Laws Of Power (English, Paperback) Robert Greene, Joost Elffers

    Suitable for those with an interest in conquest, self-defense, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, this book teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.

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  • The Concise Mastery
    The Concise Mastery (English, Paperback) Robert Greene

    Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. This title builds on the strategies outlined in The 48 Laws of Power to provide a practical guide to greatness. It helps you learn how to start living by your own rules.

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  • The Checklist Manifesto
    The Checklist Manifesto (English, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    One of the top ten greatest doctors in the world looks at the lowly checklist, and how this simple idea - which is free to reproduce - will revolutionise the way we approach problems, and help save lives. Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people.

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  • Pocket World in Figures 2018
    Pocket World in Figures 2018 (English, Hardback) The Economist

    For more than 25 years, Pocket World in Figures has been informing and entertaining readers around the world with its blend of the serious, the quirky and the downright surprising. ...

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  • You Talkin' To Me?
    You Talkin' To Me? (English, Paperback) Sam Leith

    Rhetoric is what gives words power. It's nothing to be afraid of. It isn't the exclusive preserve of politicians: it's everywhere, from your argument with the insurance company to your plea to the waitress for a table near the window. This book examines how people have taught, practiced and thought about rhetoric from its Attic origins onwards.

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  • The 48 Laws Of Power
    The 48 Laws Of Power (English, Paperback) Robert Greene, Joost Ellfers

    Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this guide helps readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way.

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  • Howards End is on the Landing
    Howards End is on the Landing (English, Paperback) Susan Hill

    Charts the journey of the author as she revisits the conversations, libraries and bookshelves of the past.

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  • Open Veins of Latin America
    Open Veins of Latin America (English, Paperback) Eduardo Galeano

    Covers the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation.

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  • The Art Of Seduction
    The Art Of Seduction (English, Paperback) Robert Greene

    Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once. This book unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. It provides instruction on how to identify victims by type.

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  • Confronting the Classics
    Confronting the Classics (English, Paperback) Mary Beard

    Explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of history, such as Alexander the Great, and Nero. The author invites you into the places where Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and reveals the often hidden world of slaves.

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  • The 22 Immutable Laws Of Marketing
    The 22 Immutable Laws Of Marketing (English, Paperback) Al Ries, Jack Trout

    Identifies the definitive rules that govern the world of marketing. This book examines marketing campaigns that have succeeded and others that have failed, and why good ideas didn't live up to expectations. It contains real-life examples and commonsense suggestions.

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  • The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
    The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives (English, Paperback) Lola Shoneyin

    To the dismay of her ambitious mother, Bolanle marries into a polygamous family, where she is the fourth wife of a rich, rotund patriarch, Baba Segi. She is a graduate and therefore a great prize, but even graduates must produce children and her husband's persistent bellyache is a sign that things are not as they should be.

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  • How Bad Are Bananas?
    How Bad Are Bananas? (English, Paperback) Mike Berners-Lee

    Packed full of information yet always entertaining. From text messages and plastic bags to wars and volcanoes, How Bad Are Bananas? has the carbon answers we need.

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  • Anquetil, Alone
    Anquetil, Alone (Hardback) Paul Fournel

    There are things he does alone, and things that he alone does....

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  • A Natural History of the Hedgerow
    A Natural History of the Hedgerow (English, Paperback) John Wright

    It is difficult to think of a more quintessential symbol of the British countryside than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and home to oak and ash, field mice and butterflies. But as much as we might dream about foraging for mushrooms or collecting wayside nettles for soup, most of us are unaware of quite how profoundly hedgerows have shaped the history of our...

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  • A Voyage For Madmen
    A Voyage For Madmen (English, Paperback) Peter Nichols

    In 1968, nine men - six Englishmen, two Frenchmen and an Italian - set out to try, a race born of coincidence of their timing. One didn't even know how to sail. This is a true story of the inaugural 1968 Golden Globe sailing race: the first single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the world.

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  • Beer in the Snooker Club
    Beer in the Snooker Club (English, Paperback) Waguih Ghali

    Behind the bar at Jameel's in Cairo hang two mugs engraved with the names of Ram and Font. During their years together in London, they drank many a pint of Bass from these mugs. But there is no Bass in Nasser's Egypt, so Ram and Font have to make do with a heady mixture of beer, vodka and whisky.

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  • The Concise 33 Strategies of War
    The Concise 33 Strategies of War (English, Paperback) Robert Greene

    A guide to the strategies of war. Spanning world civilisations, and synthesising dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts, it features the subtle social game of everyday life. It contains examples of the genius and folly of those from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher and Hannibal to Ulysses S Grant.

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  • The Book of Disquiet
    The Book of Disquiet (English, Paperback) Fernando Pessoa

    Sitting at his desk, Bernardo Soares imagined himself free forever of Rua dos Douradores, of his boss Vasques, of Moreira the book-keeper, of all the other employees, the errand boy, the post boy, even the cat. But if he left them all tomorrow and discarded the suit of clothes he wears, what else would he do? Because he would have to do something.

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  • The Long and the Short of It (International edition)
    The Long and the Short of It (International edition) (English, Paperback) John Kay

    This book provides a guide to the complexities of modern finance. It describes the basics of investment and the sophisticated innovations of the modern financial system. It explains how the follies of finance have threatened the stability of the world economy, and describes an environment that is complex and sophisticated, but greedy, cynical and self-interested. This book explains how to put your...

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