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 Special priceAll the King's Men

All the King’s Men

Robert Penn Warren

Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration.

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 Special priceAn Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions

An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions

Jean Dreze, Amartya Sen, FBA

Features a passionate, considered argument for the need for a greater understanding of inequalities in India, despite economic development. This book presents an analysis of India's deprivations and inequalities, and also of the...

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 Special priceAll That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster

All That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster

Danny Dorling

Housing was at the heart of the financial collapse, and our economy is now precariously reliant on the housing market. This book argues that housing is the defining issue of our times.

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The Body Economic: Eight Experiments in Economic Recovery, from Iceland to Greece

The Body Economic: Eight Experiments in Economic Recovery, from Iceland to Greece

Sanjay Basu, David Stuckler

Why, it asks, did Sweden experience a fall in suicides during its banking crisis? What triggered a mosquito-borne epidemic in California in 2007? What caused 10 million Russian men to 'disappear' in the 1990s? Why is Greece...

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 Special priceThe First Bohemians: Life and Art in London's Golden Age

The First Bohemians: Life and Art in London’s Golden Age

Vic Gatrell

The colourful, salacious and sumptuously illustrated story of Covent Garden - the creative heart of Georgian London - from Wolfson Prize-winning author Vic Gatrell.

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 Special priceFloating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York

Floating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York

Sudhir Venkatesh

Explores New York from high to low, tracing the invisible threads that bind a handful of ambitious urban hustlers, from a Harvard-educated socialite running a high-end escort service to a Harlem crack dealer adapting to changing...

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 Special priceDecoded: A Novel

Decoded: A Novel

Mai Jia

A semi-autistic mathematical genius, Rong Jinzhen is recruited to the cryptography department of China's secret services, Unit 701, where he is assigned the task of breaking the elusive 'Code Purple'. Jinzhen rises through the...

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 Special priceThe Map and the Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting

The Map and the Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting

Alan Greenspan

Like all of us, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. This title integrates the history of economic prediction, and the...

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 Special priceThe Compatibility Gene

The Compatibility Gene

Daniel M. Davis

Tells a scientific adventure story set in a field of genetic discovery - that of the crucial genes that define our relationships, our health and our individuality. This book shows how the compatibility gene is radically...

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 Special priceHothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Boris Kachka

Mad Men for the literary world. --Junot Diaz Farrar, Straus and Giroux is arguably the most influential publishing house of the modern era. Home to an unrivaled twenty-five Nobel Prize winners and generation-defining authors like...

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 Special priceOur Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry

Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry

Tom Burns

A lot is written about psychiatry and the things it deals with, but very little that describes psychiatry itself. Why should there be such a need? There isn't a raft of books explaining all the other branches of medicine. But for...

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 Special priceTime Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

Lee Smolin

Nothing seems more real than time passing. We experience life itself as a succession of moments. We identify certain truths as 'eternal' constants, from moral principles to the laws of mathematics and nature: these are laws that...

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 Special priceThe Universe within: A Scientific Adventure

The Universe within: A Scientific Adventure

Neil Shubin

During the past 13.7 billion years (or so) since the Big Bang, our universe has evolved, stars have formed and died and our planet congealed from the matter in space. In this title, the author reveals to us the extraordinary...

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 Special pricePermanent Present Tense: The Man with No Memory, and What He Taught the World

Permanent Present Tense: The Man with No Memory, and What He Taught the World

Suzanne Corkin

In 1953, at the age of twenty-seven, Molaison underwent an experimental psychosurgical procedure intended to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. This title tells the story of the amnesiac Henry Gustave Molaison - known only as H...

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 Special priceFrom the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia

From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia

Pankaj Mishra

Offers an account of how China, India and the Muslim World are remaking the world in their own image. This title tells the story of a remarkable group of men from across the continent who met the challenge of the West.

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 Special priceThe Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

Niall Ferguson

The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today, it seems: slowing growth, crushing debts, aging populations, anti-social behaviour. The author argues that our...

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 Special priceBoomerang: The Meltdown Tour

Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour

Michael Lewis

The cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not...

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 Special priceSuperfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Intends to uncover some of the hidden truths about our world, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. This title asks such questions as : what's a sure-fire way to catch a terrorist; are people hard-wired for...

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 Special pricePinocchio

Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E., Emma Chichester Clark

The perfect gift for all ages, Pinocchio as you've never seen him before: telling his own story through the master storyteller and award-winning author of WAR HORSE.

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 Special priceAngelina's Cinderella

Angelina’s Cinderella

Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig

Angelina is so excited. She's the lead in the Cinderella Dance Tour! Angelina and the company travel all over Mouseland, but as the final performance approaches, all the scenery is accidentally ruined! Will Angelina and her...

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Mythology

Mythology

Dugald A. Steer, Nick Harris, Nicki Palin, David Wyatt

For lovers of Greek myths and those just discovering their timeless power, this fascinating volume is faithfully reproduced from Lady Hestia Evanss 19th-century edition, with all its romantic ambiance, clever wit, and novelty...

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 Special priceThe Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

Michael Chabon, Jake Parker

Meet Awesome Man - a brand new superhero, who's out of this world! The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.

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 Special priceTreasure Island

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson, John Lawrence

A story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage. It stars such characters as: young Jim Hawkins, the terrifying Blind Pew, the wild man Ben Gunn, and one of literature's most dastardly villains, the charming, crafty, and...

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Now I am Big!

Now I am Big!

Stephen Krensky, Sara Gillingham

A boy celebrates all of the new things that he can do now that he is a little older. On board pages.

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I Can Do it Myself!

I Can Do it Myself!

Stephen Krensky, Sara Gillingham

Explores and celebrates the accomplishments and milestones reached as children grow older.

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Touchthinklearn

Touchthinklearn

Xavier Deneux

Learn basic concepts like colours and opposites with these graphic, tactile board books unlike anything in the market!

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A Field Guide to Fairies: Explore the Secret World of the Fairy Realm

A Field Guide to Fairies: Explore the Secret World of the Fairy Realm

Susannah Marriott

This enchanting picture book presents a series of lush full-color spreads, and each bewitching illustration is captioned with a description of a fairy's origins, legends in which the fairy appears, and its relationship to nature....

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Mind Benders: Brain-Boggling Tricks, Puzzles, and Illusions

Mind Benders: Brain-Boggling Tricks, Puzzles, and Illusions

DK Publishing

Featuring 60 mind-bending questions and challenges with bright, appealing graphics, this interactive book of brainteasers, optical illusions, word and number games, mazes, and more encourages children to get away from their...

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 Special priceHow Many Jelly Beans?

How Many Jelly Beans?

Yancey Labat

How many jelly beans are enough? How many are too many? Aiden and Emma can't decide. Is ten enough? How about one thousand? That's a lot of jelly beans. But eaten over a whole year, it's only two or three a day!

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 Special priceUnusual Creatures

Unusual Creatures

Michael Hearst, Jelmer Noordeman

Introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life forms -- P. [4] of cover.

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 Special pricePrincess in Training

Princess in Training

Tammi Sauer, Joe Berger

Princess Viola aims to trade her fiesty moves for frilly princess skills in this picture book that zip-zup-zooms!

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 Special priceTime to Eat

Time to Eat

Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

Which animals eat bamboo, can gulp down a whole deer, or swallow rocks to help them eat?

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 Special priceCurious George Curious about Learning Boxed Set

Curious George Curious about Learning Boxed Set

H A Rey

Curious kids will get learning fast with this Curious George educational kit jam-packed with everything four- to six-year-olds need to build their spelling, reading, and math skills. Includes storybook, CD, workbooks, flash cards,...

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 Special priceCurious George Magnetic Maze Book

Curious George Magnetic Maze Book

H. A. Rey

Curious George is exploring some of his favourite places - a town, a playground, a circus, a farm, and a campground - and he needs your help to reach his destination! With five mazes and six magnetic pieces, this book has many...

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 Special priceHealthy Kids

Healthy Kids

Maya Ajmera, Victoria Dunning, Cynthia Pon, Melinda Gates

In this new title from The Global Fund for Children, readers learn the different ways kids from around the world can stay healthy. Photographs showcase children from Afghanistan washing their hands, a team of boys from Australia...

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The Man from the Land of Fandango

The Man from the Land of Fandango

Margaret Mahy, Polly Dunbar

From the creators of Bubble Trouble, a whimsical, rhythmical rhymed romp that invites readers to meet a splendidly imaginary visitor.

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 Special price Read reviewBoyhood Island: My Struggle

Boyhood Island: My Struggle

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett

The third book of the My Struggle cycle is set in a world where children and adults live parallel lives, ones that never meet. With insight and honesty, Karl Ove Knausgaard writes of a child's growing self-awareness, of how events...

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 Special priceThe Valley of Amazement

The Valley of Amazement

Amy Tan

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of 'The Joy Luck Club'.

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The Ponder Heart

The Ponder Heart

Eudora Welty

Uncle Daniel Ponder, whose fortune is exceeded only by his desire to give it away, is the talk of Clay County and a constant source of vexation for his niece, Edna Earle, whose determined efforts to thwart his generosity prove...

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Delta Wedding

Delta Wedding

Welty Eudora

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The Lower River

The Lower River

Paul Theroux

A taut, tense, darkly suspenseful novel about a man who flees to Africa after his marriage falls apart, only to be caught up in a precarious situation in a seemingly benign village.

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 Special priceThis Incredible Need to Believe

This Incredible Need to Believe

Julia Kristeva, Beverley Bie Brahic

Unlike Freud, I do not claim that religion is just an illusion and a source of neurosis. The time has come to recognize, without being afraid of 'frightening' either the faithful or the agnostics, that the history of Christianity...

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 Special priceThe Lovemakers

The Lovemakers

Alan Wearne

Continues to explore the inner and outer tensions of families and society, and the rituals of home extensions, weddings and public- service career paths. Meanwhile, in the city, the demi-monde transforms itself into the drug...

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Care of Wooden Floors

Care of Wooden Floors

Will Wiles

Oskar is the composer of a piece called Variations on Tram Timetables. Currently he is in Los Angeles, having his marriage dismantled by lawyers. He has asked an old university friend to look after his cats, and take care of his...

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Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

Joyce Carol Oates (Princeton University)

The need for love--obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable--takes readers to forbidden places. In 10 razor-sharp stories, National Book Award winner Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home.

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The Club Dumas

The Club Dumas

Arturo Perez-Reverte

When a well-known bibliophile is found hanged, Lucas Corso is brought in to authenticate a fragment of a manuscript purported to be The Three Musketeers. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult...

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 Special priceManhattan: Letters from Prehistory

Manhattan: Letters from Prehistory

Helene Cixous, Beverley Bie Brahic

Tells the tale of a young French scholar who travels to the United States in 1965 on a Fulbright Fellowship to consult the manuscripts of beloved authors. In Yale University's Beinecke Library, tantalized by the conversational and...

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 Special priceExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jonathan Safran Foer

Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.

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West of Here

West of Here

Jonathan Evison

Set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, on Washington State's rugged Pacific coast, West of Here is propelled by a story that both re-creates and celebrates the American experience.

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Paul Torday

With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is the whimsical story of an unlikely hero who discovers true love, finds himself first a pawn and then a victim of political spin, and learns to believe...

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 Special priceAll the King's Men

All the King’s Men

Robert Penn Warren

Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration.

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The Caller

The Caller

Karin Fossum, K E Semmel

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in...

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Rodin's Debutante

Rodin’s Debutante

Ward Just

Lee Goodell's life decisions--to become a sculptor, to sojourn in the mean streets of the South Side, to marry into the haute-intellectual culture of Hyde Park--play out against the crude glamour of mid-century Chicago.

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Raised from the Ground

Raised from the Ground

Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

A multi-generational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of modern Portuguese political history

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