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A Year of Marvellous Ways

A Year of Marvellous Ways

Sarah Winman

Fiction & Literature

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The Other Side of the World

Stephanie Bishop...

Fiction & Literature

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A Cure for Suicide

Jesse Ball

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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Vera: My Story

Vera Wasowski

Biography

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Mrs Engels

Mrs Engels

Gavin McCrea

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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God's Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England

God's Traitors: Terror and Faith...

Jessie Childs

History

$19.99

A woman awakes in a prison cell. She has been on the run but the authorities have tracked her down and...[more]
The Mongol Empire: Genghis Khan, His Heirs and the Founding of Modern China

The Mongol Empire: Genghis Khan,...

John Man

History

$22.99

Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals: a leader of genius, driven by an inspiring vision for peaceful...[more]
Saladin: The Life, the Legend and the Islamic Empire

Saladin: The Life, the Legend...

John Man

Biography: historical, political & military

$32.99

Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age. As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam...[more]
The Rise and Fall of Australia: How a Great Nation Lost its Way

The Rise and Fall of Australia:...

Nick Bryant

History

$22.99

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The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China

Matthew Reilly

Fiction & Literature

$24.99

It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have found a species of...[more]
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden,...

Glenn Greenwald...

History

$24.99

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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman...

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

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Hand of God: Scott Manson #2...

Philip Kerr

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

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The Dying Season: Bruno #9

Martin Walker

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

The Dordogne village of St Denis is tearing itself apart. Can Bruno, chef de police, keep it together...[more]
The Dust That Falls from Dreams

The Dust That Falls from Dreams...

Louis de Bernieres...

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

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The Ends of the Earth: James Maxted #3

The Ends of the Earth: James...

Robert Goddard

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

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My Life in Ruins

My Life in Ruins

Adam Ford

Biography

$29.99

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Ophelia, Queen of Denmark

Ophelia, Queen of Denmark

Jackie French

Children's & Educational

$16.99

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Pretty Girls

Pretty Girls

Karin Slaughter...

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

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Blockbuster!: Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Blockbuster!: Fergus Hume and...

Lucy Sussex

Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

$32.99

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The English Spy: Gabriel Allon...

Daniel Silva

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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The Grey Raider

The Grey Raider

John Flanagan

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

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The First Fleet

The First Fleet

Rob Mundle

History

$29.99

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The Blood of Kings: Tintagel...

M K Hume

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend

Kevin Kwan

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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Kin: The Real Story of Who We are

Kin: The Real Story of Who We...

Nick Brodie

History

$29.95

When author and historian Nick Brodie traced his own family tree, he began to see the pattern of European...[more]
TED: How We'll Live on Mars

TED: How We'll Live on Mars

Stephen Petranek...

Social issues & processes

$16.99

Award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is not just plausible, but...[more]
Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural...

Richard H. Thaler...

Business & Economics

$45.00

Why are we more likely to forgo the opportunity to sell a GBP100 bottle of wine rather than actually taking...[more]
Spain: The Centre of the World 1519-1682

Spain: The Centre of the World...

Robert Goodwin

History

$50.00

The vibrant, colorful, and heretofore untold story of Spain's Golden Age.[more]
The Suppository of All Wisdom

The Suppository of All Wisdom...

Andrew Thompson...

Fiction & Literature

$24.99

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Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Late Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World

Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs,...

Noel Malcolm

History

$65.00

Through the life-stories of three generations of Brunis and Brutis, this book presents the world between...[more]
In the Quiet

In the Quiet

Eliza Henry-Jones...

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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Relativity

Relativity

Antonia Hayes

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

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The End of Plenty: The Race to...

Bourne Joel

Society & Social Sciences

$35.00

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London Rain: Josephine Tey #6...

Nicola Upson

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

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The Festival of Insignificance

The Festival of Insignificance...

Milan Kundera

Fiction & Literature

$24.99

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The Angel and the Cad: Love,...

Geraldine Roberts...

Biography: historical, political & military

$32.99

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Us

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David Nicholls

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

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The Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books That Inspired Them

The Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers...

Antonia Fraser

Literary studies: from c 1900 -

$19.99

A charming collection of essays from some of our best-loved writers about the pleasures of reading.[more]
The Girl with the Dogs

The Girl with the Dogs

Anna Funder

Fiction & Literature

$9.99

The Girl with the Dogs is a poignantly beautiful novella about what's really precious in life, from Miles...[more]
Dead in the Water: Campbell & Carter #4

Dead in the Water: Campbell &...

Ann Granger

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

It is the wettest winter on record and as Christmas approaches the rivers burst their banks and the farmers'...[more]
Brush Back: Warshawski #17

Brush Back: Warshawski #17

Sara Paretsky

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

The seventeenth V.I. Warshawski thriller from one of America's greatest female crime writers, combining...[more]
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The Silk Road: A New History...

Valerie Hansen

History

$26.95

The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was...[more]
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings

The Fellowship: The Literary...

Philip Zaleski

Biography: literary

$39.99

A stirring group biography of the lnklings, the Oxford writing club featuring J. R. R. Tolkien and C....[more]
A Life of Lies and Spies: Tale of a CIA Ops Polygraph Interrogator

A Life of Lies and Spies: Tale...

Alan B. Trabue

Memoirs

$34.99

A Life of Lies and Spies brings readers into the high-stakes world of covert operations and the quest...[more]
The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

The Story of Science: From the...

Susan Wise Bauer...

Mathematics & Sciences

$33.95

A guide to humanity's best science writing, which tells the centuries-long story of our striving to understand...[more]
Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia

Towards the Flame: Empire, War...

Dominic Lieven

History

$55.00

The Russian decision to mobilize in July 1914 may have been the single most catastrophic choice of the...[more]
Frank Lowy: A Second Life

Frank Lowy: A Second Life

Jill Margo

Biography

$49.99

The brand new second volume of the biography of one of Australia's richest, most active and most influential...[more]
Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee

Fiction & Literature

$45.00  $34.95

Go Set A Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill A Mockingbird...[more]
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