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  • A Sting in the Tale
    A Sting in the Tale (English, Paperback) Dave Goulson

    A Sunday Times bestsellerShortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson PrizeDave Goulson has always been obsessed with wildlife, from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets and dabbling in experimental taxidermy to his groundbreaking research into the mysterious ways of the bumblebee and his mission to protect our rarest bees.

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  • Treasure Islands
    Treasure Islands (English, Paperback) Nicholas Shaxson

    WITH NEW AND UPDATED MATERIALBillionaire Warren Buffet, currently the third wealthiest man in the world, paid the lowest rate of tax among his office staff, including his receptionist.

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  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
    The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England (English, Paperback) Ian Mortimer

    The past is a foreign country - this is your guide. Yet it produces some of the finest writing in the English language, some of the most magnificent architecture, and sees Elizabeth's subjects settle in America and circumnavigate the globe.

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  • Brave New World
    Brave New World (English, Paperback) Aldous Huxley

    Provoking, stimulating, shocking and dazzling' Observer'What Aldous Huxley presented as fiction with the human hatcheries of Brave New World has become fact.

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  • 1Q84: Books 1, 2 and 3
    1Q84: Books 1, 2 and 3 (English, Paperback) Haruki Murakami

    The year is 1Q84.This is the real world, there is no doubt about that. But in this world, there are two moons in the sky. In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both.

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  • The Handmaid's Tale
    The Handmaid's Tale (English, Paperback) Margaret Atwood

    NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIESThe Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

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  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (English, Paperback) Mark Haddon

    OVER TEN MILLION COPIES SOLDThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.

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  • Cutting For Stone
    Cutting For Stone (English, Paperback) Abraham Verghese

    My brother, Shiva, and I came into the world in the late afternoon of the twentieth of September in the year of grace 1954. We took our first breaths in the thick air of Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia. No surgeon can heal the would that divides two brothers. Where silk and steel fail, story must succeed. To begin at the beginning...

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  • Sputnik Sweetheart
    Sputnik Sweetheart (English, Paperback) Haruki Murakami $13.88 $17.75
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  • To Sir With Love
    To Sir With Love (English, Paperback) E. R. Braithwaite

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CARYL PHILLIPSIn 1945, Rick Braithwaite, a smart, highly educated ex-RAF pilot, looks for a job in British engineering. In desperation he turns to teaching, taking a job in a tough East End school, and left to govern a class of unruly teenagers.

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  • The Art of Fiction
    The Art of Fiction (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    In this entertaining and enlightening collection David Lodge considers the art of fiction under a wide range of headings, drawing on writers as diverse as Henry James, Martin Amis, Jane Austen and James Joyce.

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  • The Doors of Perception
    The Doors of Perception (English, Paperback) Aldous Huxley

    BALLARDIn 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. Still bristling with a sense of excitement and discovery, these illuminating and influential writings remain the most fascinating account of the visionary experience ever written.

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  • The Right Stuff
    The Right Stuff (English, Paperback) Tom Wolfe

    What is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan, or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse? It's the quality beyond bravery, beyond courage.

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  • Strangers On A Train
    Strangers On A Train (English, Paperback) Patricia Highsmith

    The psychologists would call it folie a deux...'Bruno slammed his palms together. I kill your wife and you kill my father! We meet on a train, see, and nobody knows we know each other! Catch?'' From this moment, almost against his conscious will, Guy Haines is trapped in a nightmare of shared guilt and an insidious merging of personalities.

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  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (English, Paperback) Haruki Murakami

    As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided (however obscurely) by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell.

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  • Kafka On The Shore
    Kafka On The Shore (English, Paperback) Haruki Murakami

    Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle.

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  • The Passion
    The Passion (English, Paperback) Jeanette Winterson

    inventive and brilliant' Guardian'As moving and funny as it is skilful, and reflects the author's formidable appetite for life' Sunday Times'A book of great imaginative audacity and assurance...brilliantly physical (and funny) detail" Times Literary Supplement'Its concentrated, beautifully detailed prose recalls the diction of fairy tales;

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  • On Chesil Beach
    On Chesil Beach (English, Paperback) Ian McEwan

    It is July 1962. Edward and Florence, young innocents married that morning, arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their private fears of the wedding night to come and, unbeknownst to them both, the events of the evening will haunt them for the rest of their lives.

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  • Cradle to Cradle
    Cradle to Cradle (English, Paperback) Michael Braungart, William McDonough

    Drawing on their experience in redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make an exciting and viable case for putting eco-effectiveness into practice, and show how anyone involved in making anything can begin to do so as well.

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  • Anil's Ghost
    Anil's Ghost (English, Paperback) Michael Ondaatje

    Anil's Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of a bloody civil war.

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