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

    NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIESOffred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. 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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  • My Life, Our Times
    My Life, Our Times (Hardback) Gordon Brown

    Reflecting on the personal and ideological tensions within Labour and its achievements - the minimum wage, tax credits, Bank of England independence and the refinancing of the National Health Service - he describes how to meet the challenge of pursuing a radical agenda within a credible party of government.

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  • Hyperbole and a Half
    Hyperbole and a Half (English, Paperback) Alexandra Brosh

    Hilarious stories about life's mishaps from the creator of the immensely popular blog 'Hyperbole and a Half'. She tells fantastically funny, wise stories about the mishaps of her everyday life, with titles like 'Why Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving' and 'The God of Cake'.

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  • The Mechanic
    The Mechanic (Hardback) Marc 'Elvis' Priestley

    In the high octane atmosphere of the Formula One pit lane, the spotlight is most often on the superstar drivers.Join McLaren's former Number One mechanic, Marc 'Elvis' Priestley as he tours the world, revealing some of Formula One's most outrageous secrets and the fiercest rivalries, all fuelled by the determination to win.

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  • In Praise Of Shadows
    In Praise Of Shadows (Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.

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  • Trullo
    Trullo (English, Hardback) Tim Siadatan

    Selected as a Book of the Year 2017 in The Times'This is the book I've been waiting for' - Nigel SlaterA British take on Italian cooking by one of London's brightest chefs. From creative antipasti and knockout feasts to the bold pasta dishes that inspired Trullo's sister restaurant Padella, this is food that brings people together.

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  • Alfie's Christmas
    Alfie's Christmas (English, Hardback) Shirley Hughes

    Join Alfie and Annie Rose for Christmas! Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents. He sings carols and decorates the tree. And he writes a special letter to Father Christmas... But what will Father Christmas bring on Christmas Day? It's going to be such an exciting day! The perfect stocking-filler for Alfie fans everywhere.

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  • The Gulag Archipelago
    The Gulag Archipelago (Paperback) Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn's masterwork, a vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators and also of heroism, a Stalinist anti-world at the heart of the Soviet Union where the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair.

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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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  • How To Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again)
    How To Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again) (Paperback) Nick Clegg

    In this indispensable handbook, Nick Clegg categorically debunks the various myths that have been used to force Brexit on Britain, not by `the people' but by a small, extremely rich, self-serving elite, and explains precisely how this historic mistake can be reversed - and what you can do to make sure that it is.

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  • Red Rebels
    Red Rebels (English, Paperback) John-Paul O'Neill

    In response, one group of supporters took a drastic step: rather than meekly fall into line and - through rocketing ticket prices - help fund the Glazers' aims of cashing in on Manchester United's history and traditions, they took the plunge and formed a new club that started life in the tenth tier of English football.

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  • Black Country
    Black Country (English, Paperback) Liz Berry

    WINNER OF THE FORWARD PRIZE BEST FIRST COLLECTION 2014*PBS Recommendation 2014*`When I became a bird, Lord, nothing could not stop me...'In Black Country, Liz Berry takes flight: to Wrens Nest, Gosty Hill, Tipton-on-Cut;

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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 Sorrow Of War
    The Sorrow Of War (Paperback) Bao Ninh

    Kien's job is to search the Jungle of Screaming Souls for corpses. Based on true experiences of Bao Ninh and banned by the communist party, this novel is revered as the `All Quiet on the Western Front for our era'.

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  • Stoner
    Stoner (English, Paperback) John Williams

    Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer - in 2013 translations of Stoner began appearing on bestseller lists across Europe.

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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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  • Independent People
    Independent People (Paperback) Halldor Laxness

    First published in 1946, this humane epic novel is set in rural Iceland in the early twentieth century. Bjartus is a sheep farmer determined to eke a living from a blighted patch of land. As she grows up, keen to make her own way in the world, Bjartus' obstinacy threatens to estrange them forever.

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

    A beautiful gift edition of this classic fable about one man's quest to create a forest, with a new introduction by Richard Mabey. Elzeard's solitary, silent work continues and the narrator returns year after year to see the miracle he is gradually creating: a verdant, green landscape that is a testament to one man's creative instinct.

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  • Eminent Hipsters
    Eminent Hipsters (Paperback) Donald Fagen

    Presents an autobiographical portrait that touches on everything from the cultural figures that mattered the most to him as a teenager, to author's years in the late 1960s at Bard College, to an account of a recent tour he made with Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald.

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  • The Woman In Black
    The Woman In Black (Paperback) Susan Hill

    The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose.

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