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    National treasure Charlotte Green recalls her time on the news.

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    The second volume of rip-roaring and hilarious recollections from Stanley Johnson.

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    Bringing together some of the very best literary interviews from Herbert Kretzmer's illustrious career.

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    An utterly unique portrait of one man and his Blenheim plane, a must read.

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    In this timely book, Luuk van Middelaar draws on his long experience working behind the scenes in European politics to explain the complexities of cooperation in Europe. By assessing the past he illuminates the present state of European unification and offers insights into what the future holds.

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    The extraordinary rags-to-riches story of one of Britain’s most successful businessmen.

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    A riveting account of the crimes of Dr William Palmer, the Victorian “Prince of Poisoners”, one of the most notorious, yet lesser-known, mass-murderers in British history.

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    The definitive biography of musical legend, Dusty Springfield.

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    Once one of Man's greatest inventions, Felix Martin makes the argument that we have become money's slave. Taking us to the heart of society's economic misunderstandings, Martin creates a compelling read on the history, and future, of world economics.

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    Combining family memoir, social history and cultural observation, Paul Morley's The North creates a fascinating attempt to define what it means to be a northerner in this unique portrayal of Northern England.

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    A collection of over half a century's worth of love letters from the novelist Vladimir Nabokov to his beloved wife, Véra, revealing a new side to one of the 20th century's best-loved authors.

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    A heart-clenching account of the violence and abuse women have struggled through to change the world.

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    An honest and enlightening critique that addresses issues crucial to Japan's future.

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    The modern oil industry is an amazingly shady meeting ground of fixers, gangsters, dictators, competing governments, and multinational corporations, and until now, no book has set out to tell the story of this largely hidden world.

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    Published to celebrate the centenary of Lee's birth, this extraordinary volume reveals private pains and passions that have previously been unexplored.

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    The Butterfly Defect shows the mitigating uncertainty and systemic risk in an interconnected world is an essential task for our future.

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    A brilliant and varied consideration of one of Britain's best-loved poets, Dylan Thomas.

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    The thrilling account of Britain's most ingenious spy.

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    A thoughtful and insightful analysis from Goldin, exploring the contexts, costs and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic, social and environmental systems.

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    In the modern media age politicians are never far away from scandal, it seems. This powerful book tells the story from the politician’s point-of-view.

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    On Anarchism is an essential introduction to the Noam Chomsky's political theory, shedding light on the foundations of Chomsky's thought, specifically his constant questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power.

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    The extraordinary story of one of Britain's best-loved authors, now in paperback.

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    Puffs of smoke from a chimney, stacks of bread in a bakery window, even knitted woollen jumpers were all used to convey secret messages decipherable only by well-trained eyes. Melanie King retells the astonishing story of these and many other tricks of the espionage trade, now long forgotten, through the memoirs of eight spies.

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    A whole new take on the social phenomena of East meets West. Hendrie creates a personal and insightful account of the connections between the West and other cultures, unearthing hidden truths about the global village

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    A triumphant story of a remarkable young woman's journey through the darkness of the 1994 genocide of Rwanda.

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    Thama Lobel's lively, thoughtful book will reframe your view of how our minds work and how we become who we are

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    This compelling biography examines the lives of Tsar Nicholas II's four daughters up until their brutal murder.

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    Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an absorbing tale of addiction, lies and infidelity that asks the all-important question, did she kill him?

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    Inspiring survivor Pam Warren gives an insight into life before and after The Paddington Rail Crash.

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    Recounting his extraordinary life, national treasure Andrew Sachs shines in this autobiography.

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    Signed by Andrew Sachs

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    The untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood.

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    Written with humour, wisdom and compassion, this radical, inspiring, agenda-setting critique that shows how economics invades our most intimate decisions, and what the real alternatives might be.

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    A book that gets straight to the heart of the reality of climate change

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    Published on the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, BBC Newsnight producer David Belton, one of the first journalists into Rwanda, tells of the horrors he experienced at first-hand and he revisits a country still marked with blood, in search of those who survived and the legacy of those who did not.

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    Former US Vice President Al Gore, explores the political, social and economic forces that are shaping what America and the world will become in ensuing decades

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    A fascinating and terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of the worldwide food production industry.

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    The first ever biography of the famed Wyndham sisters.

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    The incredible story of the lone female Jewish MP who stood up to apartheid.

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    On 19 December 1601, John Croke, then Speaker of the House of Commons, addressed his colleagues: “If a question should be asked, What is the first and chief thing in a Commonwealth to be rega...

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    A vivid and revealing exploration of the way in which myth, power and religion interact to produce the love-hate relationship between the Russian people and Vladimir Putin.

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    An insightful and in-depth analysis of the challenges communities will meet in adapting to climate change.

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    Evolution and the Victorians tells the story of the origins of the theory of evolution, from beyond the Victoria era to the First World War.

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    This fascinating work is the only book to set out in full what Scottish independence has meant in literature.

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    A pocket guide to everything that is wrong, funny or downright insane about the green movement.

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    An entertaining, thought-provoking guide that will teach you to think truly, independently and creatively.

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    Ideal accounts for the enthusiastic historian.

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    A regal gift for the traditionalists.

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    Celebrate another year of exceptional sporting stories.

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    Science and Islam - the Arabic edition.

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    An invaluable guide to what is happening at the cutting edge of welfare research, giving the reader an unrivalled overview of debates surrounding the welfare state.

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    Clive Aslet's War Memorial: The Story of One Village's Sacrifice from 1914 to 2003, is a powerful story of those who died in war.

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    The birth of America's Progressive Era told through the close friendship between two Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and his handpicked successor William Howard Taft.

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    Terrorised by Stalin. Beseiged by Hitler. Immortalised by Shostakovich.

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    Acclaimed historian unravels the myths, and presents the facts, about one of history's most enigmatic figures, Helen of Troy.

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    Veteran political reporter Colin Brown - a true expert in spin - travels to the places where history was made to unearth what makes Britain great.

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    Marking the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, this compelling biography examines what really happened between Jack and Jackie in their last year together.

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    The Everything Store is the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.

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    The very best of Private Eye’s unique blend of wit and humour edited by Ian Hislop.

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    Ten years later, Crap Towns is back.

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    This book is signed by Ann Treneman

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    The Times writer explores the 100 most interesting graves in Britain in this entertaining guide.

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    Mullainathan and Shafir's examination of scarcity will alter the way you think about every day tasks, as well as bigger issues of global urgency.

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    Fifty years since first publication, E. P. Thompson's revolutionary account of working-class culture and ideals is published in Penguin Modern Classics, with a new introduction by historian Michael Kenny.

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    The rich really are different ...

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    With a compelling emphasis on human history, Michael Fry looks at Scottish crises through history and the legacy it has left behind.

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    A History of Western Thought is a masterly distillation of two-and-a-half millennia of intellectual history, and a readable and entertaining crash course in Western philosophy.

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    A manifesto for modern womanhood and for anyone interested in the world we are making for the next generation

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    On 11 September 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile, Latin America’s first democratically elected Marxist president, was deposed in a violent coup d’état. Why Allende seemed such a threat in the political and economic context of the time and how the coup was engineered is the story Oscar Guardiola-Rivera tells.

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    A straightforward guide to the most pressing ethical questions of the day, in 50 accessible, bite-sized chapters

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    Hannah is seventeen. She likes a drink. Powerful and passionate, this is the story of Hannah's addiction as seen by the people around her.

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    Hunter Killers tells the incredible, true inside story of the Cold War beneath the waves.

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    The Romans left a long-lasting legacy and their influence can still be seen all around us - from our calendar and coins, to our language and laws - but how much do we really know about them? Help is at hand in the form of Veni, Vidi, Vici, which tells the remarkable, and often surprising, story of the Romans and the most enduring empire in history.

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    The Last Viking is the life of a visionary and a showman, who brought the era of Shackleton to an end, put the newly independent Norway on the map and was the twentieth century’s brightest trailblazing explorer.

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    In the aftermath of the Second World War, the first British War Crimes Investigation Team is assembled to hunt down the senior Nazi officials responsible for the greatest atrocities the world has ever seen. Lieutenant Hanns Alexander is one of the lead investigators, Rudolf Höss his most elusive target.

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    A unique celebration of Scottish history and achievement, with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith.

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    This entertaining, yet thoroughly researched book is both a story of decisive conflict in the history of Middle East politics and also of the great changes that the discovery of oil brought to this otherwise desolate land.

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    The startling new book from the author of the international bestseller The Secret History of the World.

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    An accessible discussion of the economic shape of the contemporary world by Channel 4's Economics Editor Faisal Islam

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    Felicity Lawrence's Sunday Times bestseller Not on the Label, updated with extraordinary new material on the horsemeat scandal.

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    A definitive analysis drawing on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond.

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    Based on his reporting experience and knowledge of the area, BBC Bureau Chief Paul Danahar lays bare the forces that are shaping the new Middle East.

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    An intimate look into HRH Prince William, the man who will someday be king.

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    Cohen argues it is naive and reckless to take the view that we are now living in a world of freedom.

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    A marvellous romp through a hundred years of Victorian tourism on the continent.

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    A spectacular life brought to life by tales of history, war and intrigue

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    Wickham traces the evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt from its founding in 1928 to the fall of Mubarak and the watershed elections of 2011-2012. Further, she compares the Brotherhood's trajectory with those of mainstream Islamist groups in Jordan, Kuwait, and Morocco, revealing a wider pattern of change.

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    1913 was a pivotal year when the world was on the brink of catastrophic change. Florian Ilies will and charm you with his wit and move you with this riveting narrative.

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    In 1509 the young Henry VIII renewed his father's Treaty of Perpetual Peace with Scotland. Yet by 1511 he was already planning an invasion of France, Scotland's traditional ally. Over the next two years, the King of Scots, James IV, resisted both the threats of Henry VIII and the blandishments of Louis XII of France. But in 1513 he was forced to choose.

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    Since making his journalistic debut breaking into Piers Morgan's office, Nick reveals how he has rattled Donald Rumsfield, slept through 9/11, had tea with President Karzai, struggled into fireproof underwear, and got a free lunch out of the Tamil Tigers.

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    A wide-ranging examination of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control climate on Earth.

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    Before May 2011 the top demographics experts of the United Nations had suggested that world population would peak at 9.1 billion in 2100, and then fall to 8.5 billion people by 2150. In contrast, t...

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    A light, entertaining and slightly irreverent romp through the history of cocaine.

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    It sounds like the stuff of a fiction thriller: two revolutions, a massacre of unarmed civilians, a civil war, a drug-smuggling highway, brazen corruption schemes, contract hits, and larger-than-life characters who may be villains...or heroes...or possibly both. Yet this book is not a work of fiction.

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    Not enough has been written about women’s cricket. Skirting the Boundary fills the yawning gap in cricket literature.

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    Demonstrating how political bubbles helped create the real estate-generated financial bubble and the 2008 financial crisis, this book argues that similar government oversights in the aftermath of the crisis undermined Washington's response to the "popped" financial bubble, and shows how such patterns have occurred repeatedly throughout US history.

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    Change They Can't Believe In offers an alternative argument--that the Tea Party is driven by the reemergence of a reactionary movement in American politics which is fueled by a fear that America has changed for the worse.

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    In this thoughtful and engaging book, Feargal Cochrane looks at Northern Ireland's "Troubles" from the late 1960s to the present day. He explains why, a decade and a half after the peace process ended in political agreement in 1998, sectarian attitudes and violence continue to plague Northern Ireland today.

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    In this thought-provoking study of democratization, Joshua Kurlantzick proposes that the spate of retreating democracies, one after another over the past two decades, is not just a series of exceptions. Instead, it reflects a new and disturbing trend: democracy in worldwide decline.

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    This is the first handbook to provide a global policy perspective on energy, bringing together a diverse range of international energy issues in one volume.

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    Forever in the shadow of the war which followed, 1913 is usually seen as little more than the antechamber to apocalypse. Our perspectives narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features.

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    Undercover journalist Hsaio-Hung Pai reveals the terrible reality of the British sex trade industry.

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    The urban state of the nation—from Olympic dreams to broken Britain.

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    From Kaliningrad on the Baltic to the Russian Far East, journalist Ben Judah has travelled throughout Russia and the former Soviet republics, conducting extensive interviews with President Vladimir Putin’s friends, foes and colleagues, government officials, business tycoons, mobsters and ordinary Russian citizens.

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    "The Untold History" builds a meticulously documented and shocking picture of the American empire, showing how it has determined the course of world events for the interests of the few across the twentieth century and beyond.

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    The riveting true story of a Jewish kid from the Bronx who became a mafia insider and physician to top NY Mafia dons such as John Gotti, Carlo Gambino, Paul Castellano and Joe Bonanno.

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    In this wide-ranging yet succinct history, David Scott challenges some of our longest held beliefs in how Britain achieved its constitutional might. Where other histories have concentrated on a narrow chronology, 'Leviathan: The Rise of Britain as a World Power' encompasses a broad spectrum, tracing the connections made across time as never before.

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    All American presidents, past and present, have cared deeply about power--acquiring, protecting, and expanding it. Thinking about the Presidency explores presidents' preoccupation with power.

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    In 2007-2008 the world was plunged into a financial and economic crash. This book explores the multiple entwined roots of the crash, including the build-up of global economic imbalances, the explosion in the use of novel financial instruments, the mismanagement of risk, and the specific roles played by housing and debt.

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    Having been in the centre of world's consciousness as the UK welcomed millions of visitors to its shores for the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, this is a book that offers insight into the psyche of Britain; a nation's obsessions, prejudices, values and idiosyncrasies.

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    Sex and Punishment tells the story of the struggle throughout millennia to regulate the most powerful engine of human behaviour: sex.

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    Beyond WikiLeaks opens a space to reflect on the broader implications across political and media fields, and on the transformations that result from new forms of leak journalism and transparency activism.

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    In this riveting anatomy of the new face of authoritarianism, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the battle between modern dictators and those who challenge their rule. It’s not easy being a dictator these days.

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    In this timely book, Luuk van Middelaar draws on his long experience working behind the scenes in European politics to explain the complexities of cooperation in Europe. By assessing the past he illuminates the present state of European unification and offers insights into what the future holds.

    £25.00

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    In an engaging and wide-ranging argument, Mulgan digs into the history of capitalism across the world to show its animating ideas, its utopias and dystopias, as well as its contradictions and possibilities.

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    In this deeply informed and accessible book, Lin Noueihed and Alex Warren draw on years of experience in the Middle East and North Africa to explain how the events of the Arab Spring spread so widely and with such staggering speed. What suddenly drove ordinary Arab people to rise up against their long-entrenched rulers?

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    Former Secretary General of the Commonwealth reveals what went on behind the scenes in this compelling account of running an international organisation in a complex world

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    For Downton Abbey fans, this is the revered butler’s guide to running your home gracefully; it could be the source material for the beloved Downton Abbey characters Carson and Bates.

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    Witness the never-before-told account and terrible irony of the Ovitz family's fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them to endure the Holocaust.

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    The Meat Fix charts one man’s journey to the top of the food chain, uncovering in the process an alternate universe of research condemning everything we think we know about healthy eating

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    Founder of The Big Issue, John Bird, identifies what needs to be done to end poverty

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    For years Iain Dale was the unrivalled father of the blogosphere, bringing his readers all the gossip from the Westminster Village with Iain Dale’s Diary. The Blogfather brings together some of Iain Dale's most memorable blogs, showcasing his trademark gossip, humour, and acid tongue.

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    The Mossad is universally recognized today as the greatest and most secretive intelligence service in the world. Here, for the first time the veil is lifted by two Israeli authors.

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    Quotes from the Nobel Laureates, grouped by such themes as achievement, truth and falsehood, war and conflict, technology

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    The cream of Philip Howard’s highly acclaimed weekly column in The Times

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    A collection of the often unbelievable verbal blunders, indiscretions, regrettable promises, about-turns, deceptions and lies that politicians speak

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    The riveting true story of the Saville Inquiry and the search for truth, the hope of reconciliation and the people who still stand in its way.

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    An uproarious journey through the Essex tundra, chronicling the history, the present and the legend of Essex

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    On 15 September 2003 Baha Mousa, a hotel receptionist, was killed by British Army troops in Iraq. He had been arrested the previous day in Basra and was taken to a military base for questioning. Fo...

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    A look at the rise and fall of the body beautiful craze, with each chapter focussing on a particular strong man; the pop stars of their day

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    On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, in a vacant lot in Tombstone, Arizona, a confrontation between eight armed men erupted in a deadly shootout. The gunfight at the O.K. Corral shaped how future generations came to view the old West. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons became the stuff of legends, but the truth is even better.

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    The Big Government way of doing things, argues Douglas Carswell, is coming to an end, but it is about to give way to something vastly better.

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    Twenty-eight years after his death, the nation still mourns and misses the ‘one with the glasses’. In Lost and Found Eric’s son, Gary Morecambe, gives the British public the opportunity to view a host of these hidden interview transcriptions and photos firsthand, and a rare insight into the man behind the legend.

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    Violinist Viktoria Mullova's life is one of striking contrasts and huge challenges. An amazing true story of adventure, fear, love and music.

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    A miscellany of fascinating animal facts and figures: the weird, the wonderful and the downright unbelievable.

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    This is an indispensable guide for Jews and Gentiles alike. When it comes to cursing someone who sorely needs it, may you never be at a loss for words again!

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    Whether for entertaining with style, cooking for the family or providing the traditional dishes for the Jewish festivals, this book will prove indispensible... and you don’t have to be Jewish to use and enjoy it!

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    Octopus is a real-life thriller that tells the inside story of a £300 million hedge fund fraud and the wild-goose chase through Europe by its drug-fuelled manager for a lucrative “secret market” be...

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    Straw Dogs is a radical work of philosophy that sets out to challenge our most cherished assumptions about what it means to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietz...

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    Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map - the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles. The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British in...

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    Eva Figes and her family fled the horror of Nazi Germany when Eva was only six, forced to leave behind them friends, relatives and their housemaid, Edith. Ten years later, Edith suddenly re-enters ...

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