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 Special priceThe Art Museum

The Art Museum

Phaidon

An ideal museum of the finest examples of human creativity.

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Who Owns the Future?

Who Owns the Future?

Jaron Lanier

Lanier is the bestselling author of You Are Not a Gadget, the father of virtual reality, and one of the most influential thinkers of our time. Now, Lanier asserts that the rise of digital networks led the economy into recession,...

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What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs

What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs

Cat Warren

A firsthand exploration of the fascinating world of working dogs - who seek out missing persons, sniff for explosives in war zones, and locate long-dead remains - through the experiences of a journalist and her canine companion,...

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 Special priceUnderstanding Troubled Minds: A Guide to Mental Illness and its Treatment (Updated Edition)

Understanding Troubled Minds: A Guide to Mental Illness and its Treatment (Updated Edition)

Sidney Bloch

Many of us take our mental health for granted, so when we are confronted by mental illness in friends or family members, or in ourselves, we can be overwhelmed.Understanding Troubled Minds is a calm and...

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 Special priceThe Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects

Richard Kurin

A literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a new perspective on the history of the United States, including Lincoln's hat, Dorothy's ruby red slippers, and Harriet Tubman's...

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Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More

Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More

Matt Parker

A book from the stand-up mathematician that makes math fun again

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The News: A User's Manual

The News: A User’s Manual

Alain de Botton

Explores our relationship with 'the news'. Mixing current affairs with philosophical reflections, this title offers a guide to the precautions we should take before venturing anywhere near the news and the 'noise' it generates.

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 Special priceThe Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography

The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography

Edmund Gordon

Since her death in 1992, at the age of just fifty-one, Angela Carter has been widely acknowledged as one of the most important English writers of the last century. The author uncovers a wealth of new details about the life of this...

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 Read reviewThe Hunger Angel

The Hunger Angel

Herta Muller, Philip Boehm, Herta M Ller

In her new novel, Nobel laureate Muller calls upon her unique combination of poetic intensity and dispassionate precision to conjure the distorted world of the Gulag in all its physical and moral absurdity.

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The Gods of Olympus: A History

The Gods of Olympus: A History

Barbara Graziosi

An elegant and entertaining account of the transformations of the Greek gods across the ages, from antiquity to the Renaissance and the present day

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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Michio Kaku

The New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future and Hyperspace tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Festival of Insignificance

The Festival of Insignificance

Milan Kundera

The first new novel in over twelve years from International literary heavyweight, Milan Kundera. The Festival of Insignificance follows four middle-aged men in modern-day Paris over the course of a couple of weeks during...

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The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914-1940

The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914-1940

Professor Frederick Brown

From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, Frederick Brown, comes a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led to France's embrace of Fascism and anti-Semitism.

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 Special priceThe Drowned Detective

The Drowned Detective

Neil Jordan

The chilling new novel from the Oscar-winning film director and writer blends crime and romance in a haunting love story.

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 Special priceSuperlegumes

Superlegumes

Chrissy Freer

With over 90 recipes and packed with information on nutrition and cooking tips, Superlegumes dispels the myth that beans and legumes make for stodgy, hippy, vegetarian food.

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 Special priceSimple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

Linda Ronstadt

In this memoir, iconic singer Linda Ronstadt weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and '70s.

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 Special priceRussell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale

Lou Klepac

This definitive work on Russell Drysdale, in print for 26 years, has been redesigned to make the paintings come alive for a new generation. More than 160 colour plates illustrate the work of this significant Australian artist....

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 Special priceRussell Brand's Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Russell Brand, Chris Riddell

The inimitable Russell Brand brings his trademark humour to the classic children's tale, in this beautiful edition fully illustrated by the award-winning Children's Laureate Chris Riddell

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