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 Special priceMoments in Time: A Book of Australian Postcards

Moments in Time: A Book of Australian Postcards

Jim Davidson

Author Jim Davidson takes readers on a historical journey through an extraordinary range of postcards that provide fascinating insights to moments in time.

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 Special priceReporter: A Memoir

Reporter: A Memoir

Seymour Hersh

A memoir of renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh's life as a reporter --

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 Special priceAdam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters

Adam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters

Jesse Norman

Adam Smith is now widely regarded as 'the father of modern economics' and the most influential economist who ever lived. But what he really thought, and what the implications of his ideas are, remain fiercely contested. Was he an...

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 Special priceThe Museum of Broken Relationships: Modern Love in 203 Everyday Objects

The Museum of Broken Relationships: Modern Love in 203 Everyday Objects

Olinka Vistica, Drazen Grubisic

From the tiny museum that has become an international phenomenon comes a delightful, crowd-sourced gift book: a lively, poignant celebration of modern love

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Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers

Professor Stewart’s Incredible Numbers

Ian Stewart

Renowned mathematician Ian Stewart uses remarkable (and some unremarkable) numbers to introduce readers to the beauty of mathematics.

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 Special priceParis Echo

Paris Echo

Sebastian Faulks

The new novel from the bestselling author of Birdsong and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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 Special priceElizabeth David's Christmas

Elizabeth David’s Christmas

Elizabeth David

Contains 150 recipes, including such recipes as mince pies, stuffings and turkey, as well as simple first courses, party dishes and a range of desserts.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Waiter

The Waiter

Matias Faldbakken, Alice Menzies

Set in an Oslo restaurant and narrated with searing wit and irresistible charm by a neurotic waiter, this Norwegian literary sensation is to be published around the world.    

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Kate Atkinson

The magnificent new novel by the bestselling and award-winning Kate Atkinson, a major publishing event.

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 Special priceSeven Types of Atheism

Seven Types of Atheism

John Gray

A meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers.

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 Special priceFlorence Broadhurst

Florence Broadhurst

Helen O'Neill

This deluxe edition of Helen O'Neill's award-winning book is a must for lovers of design. With stunning full-page prints of Florence Broadhurst's distinctive fabric and wallpaper designs, together with gorgeous photographs of...

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 Special price Read reviewWarlight

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

A mesmerising new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient.

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 Special priceSummer on Fat Pig Farm

Summer on Fat Pig Farm

Matthew Evans

Welcome to Summer on Fat Pig Farm, where the garden prospers, the berries ripen and the aroma of fresh herbs lingers in the air. Summer is the season of surplus, a time when the sun is high and the cooking is easy. Dig in to...

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Roald Dahl's Matilda's How to be a Genius

Roald Dahl’s Matilda’s How to be a Genius

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

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Roald Dahl: George's Marvellous Experiments

Roald Dahl: George’s Marvellous Experiments

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 Special priceFigures in a Landscape: People and Places

Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

Paul Theroux

A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose.

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 Special priceFashion Climbing: A New York Life

Fashion Climbing: A New York Life

Bill Cunningham

'I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens...' Bill Cunningham's first love was fashion but the big city came a close second.

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 Special priceThe BFG's Gloriumptious Sticker Activity Book

The BFG’s Gloriumptious Sticker Activity Book

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A Paris Year

A Paris Year

Janice MacLeod

A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman's sojourn in the world's most beautiful city. Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best-selling book, Paris Letters, began a journal recording in...

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 Special priceHello World: Animals

Hello World: Animals

Nicola Edwards, L'Atelier Cartographik

Discover some of the most incredible creatures on Earth in this interactive atlas of world wildlife

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 Special priceAs We Grow

As We Grow

Libby Walden, Richard Jones

In this stunning picture book, Richard Jones' enchanting illustrations sensitively depict each stage of life and the journey of transformation that we undergo as we grow up.

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Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini's Colditz

Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini’s Colditz

Mark Felton

The little-known true story of one of World War Two's greatest escapes, brought exuberantly to life by acclaimed historian Mark Felton

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 Special priceWhat Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man

What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man

Art Garfunkel

Art Garfunkel writes about his life before, during, and after Simon and Garfunkel.

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Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)

David Sedaris

From bestselling author David Sedaris, for the first time in print: selections from the diaries that are the source of his remarkable autobiographical essays.

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 Special priceSo You've  Been Publicly Shamed

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

From the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a brilliant and hilarious new book exploring the consequences of public shaming

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 Special priceThe Rise of Athens

The Rise of Athens

Anthony Everitt

A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history's most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian

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 Special priceThe Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite

The Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite

Laura Freeman

A luminous memoir about recovery and how one woman discovered an appetite for food and life through reading

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The Pursuit of Power: Europe, 1815-1914

The Pursuit of Power: Europe, 1815-1914

Richard J. Evans

The Pursuit of Power is a book by a historian at the height of his powers and an essential book for anyone trying to understand Europe, then or now.

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Hitler's Art Thief

Hitler’s Art Thief

Susan Ronald

The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his Munich apartment. Susan Ronald reveals in this stranger-than-fiction-tale how...

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Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka

Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka

John Gimlette

A Spectator Book of the Year 2015. From Ceylon to the Tamil Tigers, the first in-depth account of Sri Lanka by an award-winning travel writer.

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Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

Sir David Attenborough

In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition for the BBC for a...

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Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews

Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews

Jonathan Cott

Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews features over two dozen of the most significant and revealing conversations with the singer, gathered in one definitive collection that spans his career from street poet to Nobel Laureate.

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 Special priceThe Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story

Christie Watson

An astonishing memoir about nursing and a call to arms for compassion and kindness

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The Inferno of Dante

The Inferno of Dante

Dante, Professor Robert Pinsky (Boston University), John Freccero (New York University), Michael Mazur

Robert Pinsky's acclaimed verse translation of the Inferno shows the contemporary reader why Dante is considered a poet of great power, intensity, and vision.

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 Special priceSwallowed by the Sea: The Story of Australia's Shipwrecks

Swallowed by the Sea: The Story of Australia’s Shipwrecks

Graeme Henderson

Swallowed by the Sea tells the stories of Australia's greatest and most tragic shipwrecks, lost in raging storms, on jagged reefs, under enemy fire, or through human error, treachery or incompetence.

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Libya: From Colony to Revolution

Libya: From Colony to Revolution

Ronald Bruce St. John

Fully updated: the new edition of this compelling history begins in ancient times, takes us through the Qaddafi era, the Arab Spring and features a new chapter on post-Qaddafi Libya

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The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

Matthew B Crawford

Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind by showing that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and certain assumptions at the root of Western culture are the...

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Collected Poems, 1948-84

Collected Poems, 1948-84

Derek Walcott

A collection of poems by contemporary poet, Derek Walcott, whose subject is the panorama of life, landscape, culture and politics of the West Indies.

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 Special priceThe Empire Must Die: Russia's Revolutionary Collapse, 1900-1917

The Empire Must Die: Russia’s Revolutionary Collapse, 1900-1917

Mikhail Zygar

On the centennial of the Russian Revolution comes a bold new interpretation of its origins, putting the intellectual and cultural masses--not just the Bolsheviks--on the frontlines of the revolt.

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 Special priceConfrontation: A Conversation with Aude Lancelin

Confrontation: A Conversation with Aude Lancelin

Alain Badiou, Alain Finkielkraut

Alain Badiou is probably the most widely read and influential philosopher in France today. Alain Finkielkraut is also a well-known public intellectual in France Both have attracted controversy in the past and they hold strongly...

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 Special priceLe Corbusier, Homme De Lettres

Le Corbusier, Homme De Lettres

M.Christine Boyer

On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as Homme de Lettres (Man of Letters). Celebrated for his architecture, which numbers fewer than sixty buildings, Le Corbusier also wrote more...

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Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilisation

Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilisation

James Stourton

The astonishing life of Kenneth Clark - the greatest British art historian of his time.   

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 Special priceThe Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

Wendy Moore

From the author of the No. 1 bestseller WEDLOCK, the story of two pioneering men of science, and a nation in thrall to mesmerism...

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 Special priceA Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World, 1830-1910

A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World, 1830-1910

Steven Hahn

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 Special price100 Years of Tattoos

100 Years of Tattoos

David McComb

From body art's early association with convicts, sailors and side-show acts to the adoption of tattoo culture amongst celebrities, via the tattoo renaissance of the 1970s, this book reveals the entire history.

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 Special priceBetween Eternities: and Other Writings

Between Eternities: and Other Writings

Javier Marias, Margaret Jull Costa

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 Special priceMy Salute to Five Bells

My Salute to Five Bells

John Olsen

My Salute to Five Bells by John Olsen charts the journey of one of Australia's greatest living artists at work on the biggest commission of his career. Member of the Order of Australia and Archibald-prize-winner John...

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 Special priceGod Save Texas: A Journey into the Future of America

God Save Texas: A Journey into the Future of America

Lawrence Wright

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 Special priceIn Search of a New Image of Thought

In Search of a New Image of Thought

Gregg Lambert

Gregg Lambert demonstrates that since the publication of Proust and Signs in 1964 Gilles Deleuze's search for a new means of philosophical expression became a central theme of all his oeuvre, including those written with...

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Atlas of Human Anatomy

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Medplus

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 Special priceThe Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

When Carrie Fisher discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved - plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naivete, and a...

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 Special priceHome and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Fredrik Ekelund, Don Bartlett, Sean Kinsella

The author is sitting at home in Skane with his wife, four small children and a dog. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays football on the beach. In this football book, two authors use football and the World Cup in...

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 Special priceUnearthed: The Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates

Unearthed: The Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates

Karen M'Closkey

Unearthed examines how one of America's most significant landscape architecture firms approaches the redesign of public places to meet a range of ecological and social needs. With more than one hundred and fifty color and...

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In Other Words

In Other Words

Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein

A series of reflections on the author's experiences learning a new language and living abroad, in a dual-language edition --

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Get Started in Greek with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide

Get Started in Greek with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide

Aristarhos Matsukas

Teach Yourself takes the pain out of picking up the Greek language. Get Started in Greek requires no prior experience in the language and gives you the opportunity to study at a reasonable, steady pace. This course makes the...

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 Special pricePocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy

Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy

Alain Badiou

A journey through twentieth-century philosophy with the titan of French thought

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Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Robert Pinsky

Contains a selection of poems from the poet's career.

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 Special priceRebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Mike Rapport

A brilliant historical narrative of London, Paris and New York in the Age of Revolution, just as they were transforming into the great global cities we know them to be today.

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The Sultan and the Queen: The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam

The Sultan and the Queen: The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam

Jerry Brotton

The fascinating story of Queen Elizabeth's secret outreach to the Muslim world, which set England on the path to empire, by The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps

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 Special priceFracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

Philipp Blom

A sweeping and vibrant history of Europe and America during the inter-war years, by the acclaimed author of The Vertigo Years.

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 Special priceAnd the Weak Suffer What They Must?

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

Yanis Varoufakis

The strong do as they can and the weak suffer what they must. -Thucydides The fate of the global economy hangs in the balance, and Europe is doing its utmost to undermine it, to destabilize America, and to spawn new forms of...

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Purity

Purity

Jonathan Franzen

A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom

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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

Hisham Matar

A memoir of a son's search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he'd see again. This is a personal tale of loss. It deals with history, politics and art. It's about what it is to be human.

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The White Road: Journey into an Obsession

The White Road: Journey into an Obsession

Edmund de Waal

An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted.

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 Special price Read reviewNo Way! Okay, Fine: A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings

No Way! Okay, Fine: A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings

Brodie Lancaster

No Way! Okay, Fine. is a memoir about pop culture, pop music, feminism and feelings from freelance journalist and editor Brodie Lancaster. Shortlisted for the Richell Prize 2015.

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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917

Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917

Helen Rappaport

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals...

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Little Failure

Little Failure

Gary Shteyngart

Tells the story of a Soviet family's trials and tribulations, and of their escape in 1979 to the consumerist promised land of the USA. This title offers an account of the author's transformation from asthmatic toddler in Leningrad...

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The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus

The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus

Jonathan Franzen, Karl Kraus

Franzen presents new translations and annotations of the work of early twentieth-century satirist Karl Kraus, who, via his self-published magazine Die Fackel, attacked the popular media's manipulation of reality, the dehumanizing...

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 Special price Read reviewLove Looks Not with the Eyes

Love Looks Not with the Eyes

Anne Deniau

Lee Alexander McQueen's shows have become legends not only of fashion but also of art. Deniau was the only photographer allowed backstage by McQueen for 13 years. Her book offers an inspiring homage, through the art of...

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 Special priceWOW: Experiential Design for a Changing World

WOW: Experiential Design for a Changing World

Oscar Riera Ojeda, Lyndon Neri

Through the selection of twelve hotel, restaurant and custom home projects located across five different countries, as well as one provocative architectural installation that was commissioned by the Singapore Institute of...

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 Special priceThe Lady with the Borzoi

The Lady with the Borzoi

Laura Claridge

The untold story of Blanche Knopf, the singular woman who helped define American literature.

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Screamin' Jay Hawkins' All-Time Greatest Hits

Screamin' Jay Hawkins' All-Time Greatest Hits

Mark Binelli

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 Special priceOrnaments

Ornaments

Natascha Kubisch, Pia Anna Seger

Since early 1990s there has been a revival in the popularity of interior decoration using historical ornamental forms. The Practical Decorator and ornamentist , published in 1892 by George A and Maurice A Audsley, was one of the...

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 Special priceAround the World

Around the World

Barbara Levine, Kirsten Jensen

With snapshots, passenger lists, itineraries, and postcards, and from Cairo to Burma and back again, authors Barbara Levine and Kirsten Jensen transport readers back to the dawn of world travel when the middle class toured the...

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Irene (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy)

Irene (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy)

Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne

Pierre Lemaitre is known for writing crime fiction with an alchemical mix of white-knuckle intensity, fearlessly unconventional plotting, and psychologically intricate character development. In Irene Lemaitre ingeniously uses five...

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Lenin on the Train

Lenin on the Train

Catherine Merridale

Published simultaneously in the UK by Allen Lane, London --Title page verso.

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

David Garrow

An account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States--the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped [a] leader and his rise --Amazon.com.

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 Special priceSailing with Cook: Inside the Private Journal of James Burney RN

Sailing with Cook: Inside the Private Journal of James Burney RN

Suzanne Rickard

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Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life

Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life

Jonathan Gould

A definitive biography of Otis Redding, the musical artist who was widely regarded as the quintessential soul singer of the 1960s, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Redding's iconic performance at the 1967 Monterey...

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 Special priceLauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield, Trudy Wilner Stack

A highly anticipated monograph from the internationally acclaimed documentary photographer and filmmaker

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 Special priceDreams to Remember

Dreams to Remember

Mark Ribowsky

A soul icon and the southern music he helped popularize come to life in this moving requiem.

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Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation

Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation

Rachel Cusk

In her most personal and relevant book to date, Cusk explores divorce's tremendous impact on the lives of women. This unflinching chronicle of Cusk's own recent separation and the upheaval that followed is also a vivid study of...

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Mozart's Starling

Mozart’s Starling

Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Explores the unlikely bond between the famous Austrian composer and his pet starling, providing an unexpected window into human-animal friendships, music, and the nature of creative inspiration.

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 Special priceExploring Architecture: Buildings, Meaning, and Making

Exploring Architecture: Buildings, Meaning, and Making

Eleanor Gawne, Michael Snodin

Architecture is an art, expressing most clearly the values of its age, as in the great cathedrals of the Middle Ages or the corporate headquarters of today. Buildings work directly on our emotions, filling us with awe or serenity;...

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 Special priceDream Treehouses: Extraordinary Designs from Concept to Completion

Dream Treehouses: Extraordinary Designs from Concept to Completion

Alain Laurens, Daniel Dufour, Ghislain Andre, La Cabane Perchee, Jacques Delacroix

French design company La Cabane Perchee presents 40 extraordinary treehouses designed and built by the acclaimed team.

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 Special priceEssential Turkish Cuisine

Essential Turkish Cuisine

Engin Akin

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Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953

Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953

Simon Ings

First published in 2016 in Great Britain by Faber & Faber Ltd. --Title page verso.

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 Special priceExperiments in Modern Realism

Experiments in Modern Realism

Alex Potts

Offers an understanding of the aethetics and politics of postwar European and American art. Questioning the widespread assumption that the most innovative practices were non-representational, this title shows how a powerful...

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 Special priceThe Big Green Tent

The Big Green Tent

Ludmila Ulitskaya, Polly Gannon, Bela Shayevich

The Big Green Tent is the kind of book for which the term Russian novel was invented. A sweeping saga, it tells the story of three school friends who meet in 1950s Moscow and go on to embody the heroism, folly, compromise, and...

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 Special priceLouise Nevelson: Art is Life

Louise Nevelson: Art is Life

Laurie Wilson

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was, with Calder, Noguchi and David Smith, one of the great American sculptors of the 20th century. She created extraordinary work, from room-size installations composed of boxes to gnarled and majestic...

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 Special priceBig Pig, Little Pig: A Tale of Two Pigs in France

Big Pig, Little Pig: A Tale of Two Pigs in France

Jacqueline Yallop

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 Special priceThe Twenty-First Century Art Book

The Twenty-First Century Art Book

David Trigg, Eliza Williams, Jonathan Griffin

An accessible A-Z guide to best contemporary art made since 2000

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 Special priceByron's Women

Byron’s Women

Alexander Larman

An iconoclastic exploration of the life of Lord Byron, viewed through the prism of the lives of nine women with whom he was intimately associated.

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Empire of Secrets

Empire of Secrets

Calder Walton

Against the backdrop of the Cold War and the looming specter of Soviet dominance in Britain's dwindling colonial possessions, the imperial intelligence service MI5 played a crucial but virtually unseen role in tipping the scales...

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 Special priceEquus (Mini)

Equus (Mini)

Tim Flach, Corita Kent

From the outset I felt quite strongly that I wanted to celebrate the horse in its own right. At the same time I wanted to show how man has determined the horse without necessarily showing the man. - Tim Flach  

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 Special priceThe Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature

The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature

Yunte Huang

A panoramic literary anthology that explores the inner story of China in the twentieth century.

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Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

Elizabeth P. Archibald

Chock-full of incredible advice that's stood the test of time and based on the popular blog, ASK THE PAST is the tongue-in-cheek compilation of hilarious and fascinating answers to everyone's questions, drawn from real antique...

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 Special priceInventions that Didn't Change the World

Inventions that Didn’t Change the World

Julie Halls

Offers a visual tour through some of the most bizarre inventions registered with the British authorities in the nineteenth century. This book introduces such gems as a ventilating top hat; an artificial leech; a design for an...

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 Special priceHenry and Banjo

Henry and Banjo

James Knight

The fascinating lives and turbulent times of Henry Lawson and Andrew 'Banjo' Paterson - the two men who wrote Australia's story.

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At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

Sarah Bakewell

From the best-selling author of How to Live, a spirited account of one of the twentieth century's major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it

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 Special priceTelevision: A Biography

Television: A Biography

David Thomson

A critical history of the first six decades of the television era traces television's evolution from an immobile piece of furniture with limited sponsored programming to a diverse, on-demand content provider.

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Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll

Peter Guralnick

How one man discovered B. B. King, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, and how his tiny label, Sun Records of Memphis, revolutionised the world.

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The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

Diane Ackerman

As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, our relationship with nature has changed...radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are...

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