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 Special priceThe Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life

The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life

Richard Dawkins, Yan Wong

A fully updated edition of one of the most original accounts of evolution ever written

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 Special priceColette's France: The lives and loves of the Belle Epoque writer

Colette’s France: The lives and loves of the Belle Epoque writer

Jane Gilmour

French author Colette has a special place in French literary history, her life and writing novels Cheri, Gigli and the Claudine series spanned the renowned artistic period of Belle Epoque Paris, the art scene in the South of...

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 Special priceA Mind of Its Own

A Mind of Its Own

Cordelia Fine

Shows the science behind the amazing ways your brain tricks you in everyday life. This work features stories and revealing psychology. It also includes chapters such as: The Immoral Brain, and The Weak-Willed Brain.

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 Special priceThirst for Love

Thirst for Love

Yukio Mishima

After the early death of her philandering husband, Etsuko moves into her father-in-law's house, where she numbly submits to the old man's advances. But soon she finds herself in love with the young servant Saburo. Tormented by his...

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 Special priceA Short History of the Middle East

A Short History of the Middle East

Gordon Kerr

Situated at the crossroads of three continents, the Middle East has confounded the ambition of conquerors and peacemakers alike. Christianity, Judaism and Islam all had their genesis in the region but with them came not just...

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 Special priceThe Country Cooking of Italy

The Country Cooking of Italy

Colman Andrews, Hirsheimer & Hamilton

Offers a look at the regional foods of Italy. This book features more than 100 full-colour photographs and more than 200 recipes from various regions of Italy.

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 Special priceThe Selected Works of Virginia Woolf

The Selected Works of Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

The delicate artistry and lyrical prose of Virginia Woolf's novels have established her as a writer of sensitivity and profound talent. This title collects selected works of Woolf, including: To the Lighthouse , Orlando , The...

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Even Dogs in the Wild

Even Dogs in the Wild

Ian Rankin

Even Dogs in the Wild reunites crime fiction legend Ian Rankin's greatest characters in an explosive story exploring the darkest corners of our desires.   

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Einstein

Einstein

Walter Isaacson

A narrative portrait based on the complete body of Einstein's papers offers insight into how the iconic thinker's mind worked as well as his contributions to science, in an account that describes his two marriages, his receipt of...

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Castle: How It Works

Castle: How It Works

David Macaulay, Sheila Keenan

What David Macaulay can draw--churches, cities, pyramids--he does better than any pen-and-ink illustrator in the world. Castle once again goes through a brick-by-brick assembly, employing cross-hatches and thin black lines to...

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Rules Of Civility

Rules Of Civility

Amor Towles

With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

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How the World Works

How the World Works

Noam Chomsky

With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. Divided into four sections, originally published in the US only as individual short...

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The Collected Poems of Eugenio Montale: 1925-1977

The Collected Poems of Eugenio Montale: 1925-1977

Eugenio Montale, William Arrowsmith, Rosanna Warren

A majestic translation of one of the Nobel Prize-winning masters of twentieth-century poetry.

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Paul McCartney: The Life

Paul McCartney: The Life

Philip Norman

The definitive Paul McCartney biography, written with his approval by bestselling biographer Philip Norman.Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the...

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 Special priceA Traveller's Year: 365 Days of Travel Writing in Diaries, Journals and Letters

A Traveller’s Year: 365 Days of Travel Writing in Diaries, Journals and Letters

Travis Elborough, Nick Rennison

A Traveller's Year is an anthology of extracts from diaries, journals and letters, two or three for each day of the year, on the subject of travel and exploration.

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 Special priceBelonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900

Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900

Simon Schama

Here is a passionate history of a world unfolding across many continents and five centuries by one of our greatest and internationally bestselling historians.

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 Special priceParis

Paris

Janelle McCulloch

It's hard not to be smitten by Paris. The city of love and light is one of the most enchanting in the world, but it also has a tendency to keep its best spots well hidden.

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 Special priceAustralian Predators of the Sky

Australian Predators of the Sky

Penny Olsen

Our relationship with the birds of prey has always been conflicted. Raptors are admired for their strength and independence, but despised for their depredations on livestock and favourite garden birds, while the owls are at once...

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