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 Special priceTheatre of the World: The Maps That Made History

Theatre of the World: The Maps That Made History

Thomas Reinertsen Berg, Alison McCullough

A beautifully presented, prize-winning book about how maps have changed the world.

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 Special priceThe Quest for Queen Mary

The Quest for Queen Mary

James Pope-Hennessy, Hugo Vickers

The highly acclaimed unexpurgated notes taken by James Pope-Hennessy for his official biography of Queen Mary, the present Queen's grandmother. Published in full for the first time and edited by much-admired royal biographer Hugo...

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 Special pricePrimate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

This is the road from climate change to primate change.

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 Special priceThe Neuroscience of Mindfulness

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

Stan Rodski

Explore the benefits of a mindful approach to life

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bill Bryson

What does history really consist of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. This...

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The Courage to Be Disliked

The Courage to Be Disliked

Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga

The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness.

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The Evolution of Type

The Evolution of Type

Tony Seddon, Stephen Coles

The history of letter design from woodcuts to computer fonts.

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 Special priceThe Innovators

The Innovators

Walter Isaacson

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution...

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 Special priceThe Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

Ken Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward

A comprehensive look at the Vietnam War --

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 Special priceChernobyl: History of a Tragedy

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

Serhii Plokhy

A dramatic, minute-by-minute account of one of the most shattering events of the Cold War, from an award-winning writer and historian.   

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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 priceThe Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses

Kevin Birmingham

SUNDAY TIMES 2014 LITERARY NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR! The extraordinary and exhilarating story of James Joyce's 15-year battle to publish his masterpiece, Ulysses.

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 Special price1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

James Mustich

The book to raise all books-a celebration of the reading life through an unexpected and compelling compendium of a thousand great books to get lost in.

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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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 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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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 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 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 priceWe Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim

We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim

Cynthia Young

This book traces the career of Chim, famed photojournalist and co-founder of Magnum Photos, who dedicated much of his life to documenting war and its aftermath.

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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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 Special priceThe Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee

The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee

Jared M. Diamond

From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel More than 98 % of human genes are shared with two species of chimpanzee.

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 Special priceRealm Divided: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

Realm Divided: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

Dan Jones

A vivid, in-the-round portrait of English society in the year of Magna Carta.

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 Special priceThe Sex Pistols - 1977: The Bollocks Diaries

The Sex Pistols - 1977: The Bollocks Diaries

Sex Pistols

The inside story of the year that changed everything - as told by the Sex Pistols.

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 Special priceFellini: The Sixties

Fellini: The Sixties

Anita Ekberg, Manoah Bowman

One of two books launching an exciting new publishing partnership with Turner Classic Movies, Fellini: Sixties is an awe-inspiring, photo-filled homage to the signature work of Italy's most celebrated filmmaker, Federico Fellini....

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Primo Levi's Resistance

Primo Levi’s Resistance

Sergio Luzzatto, Frederika Randall

A daring investigation of Primo Levi's brief career as a fighter with the Italian Resistance, and the grim secret that haunted his life

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 Special priceBoys in the Trees: A Memoir

Boys in the Trees: A Memoir

Carly Simon

A rhapsodic and beautifully composed memoir from American singer-songwriter legend, Carly Simon.

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Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited

Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited

Philip Eade

A scintillating new biography of the novelist Evelyn Waugh, by acclaimed biographer Philip Eade.

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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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Reality is Not What it Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Reality is Not What it Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli, Simon Carnell, Erica Segre

From Aristotle to Albert Einstein, Michael Faraday to the Higgs boson, Carlo Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey to show us that beyond our ever-changing idea of reality is a whole new world that has yet to be discovered.

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And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air

And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air

Bill Streever

A thrilling exploration of the science and history of wind from the bestselling author of Cold.

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 Special priceThe New Urban Crisis

The New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida

Cities are both the engines of innovation and the seedbeds of inequality - how can we keep what's good and break free of the bad?

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 Special priceAlone: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk

Alone: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk

Michael Korda

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of the Second World War and the great events that led to Dunkirk.

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

Will Friedwald

Surveys fifty-seven of the greatest twentieth-century jazz and pop albums, including Fred Astaire's The Astaire Story, Ella Fitzgerald's Lullabies of Birdland, and Della Reese's Della Della Cha Cha Cha.

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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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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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 Special priceBolder

Bolder

Carl Honore

Bestselling author of In Praise of Slow investigates one of the last taboos - ageing - and the 'age inappropriate' revolution that is taking place across the globe.

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 Special pricePlanting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens

Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens

Richard Aitken

Cottage to mansion, balcony to botanic garden, Planting Dreams will change the way you think about Australian gardens. Acclaimed garden historian Richard Aitken explores the fascinating environmental and social influences that...

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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 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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 Special priceMorrissey: Alone and Palely Loitering

Morrissey: Alone and Palely Loitering

Kevin Cummins

A photographic portrait of Morrissey at his peak, with many never-before-seen images

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The World Beyond Your Head

The World Beyond Your Head

Matthew B Crawford

Drawing on moral philosophy, cognitive science, the work lessons of craftsmen and his own life lessons as an academic and mechanic, Matthew Crawford shows how each of us can learn to live in the world around us.

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