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 Literature

Awards:Long-listed for Baillie Gifford Prize 2017.

Edward Lear's poems follow and break the rules. They abide by the logic of syntax, the linking of rhyme and the dance of rhythm, and these 'nonsenses' are full of joy - yet set against darkness. Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures ... read more

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: 9780571269549
: Faber & Faber
: Faber & Faber
: 234mm X 156mm
: United Kingdom
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: Jenny Uglow
: Hardback
: Main
: English
: 821.8
: 608
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Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZESelected as a Book of the Year 2017 by the Daily Telegraph, Mail on Sundayand Observer 'A glittering gemstone of a book' The TimesThe Jewish story is a history that is about, and for, all of us. And in our own time ... read more

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: 9781847922816
: penguin random house
: Jonathan Cape
: 234mm X 153mm
: United Kingdom
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: Simon Schama
: Paperback
: 1
: English
: 909.04924
: 800
: 3 plate sections
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Belonging : The Story of the Jews, 1492 - 1900
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Category:

 History

Awards:Short-listed for Costa Biography Award 2018 (UK).

Praise for A Train in Winter: "A story of stunning courage, generosity and hope...In Moorehead's expert hands it is a triumphant one." (Mail on Sunday). Praise for Village of Secrets: "An uplifting tale of courage and morality.... read more

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: 9780701188740
: Vintage Publishing
: Chatto & Windus
: 234mm X 153mm
: United Kingdom
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: Caroline Moorehead
: Paperback
: 617
: English
: 900
: 448
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Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini
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Category:

 Medicine

Awards:Winner of Green Carnation Prize 2017. Long-listed for Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2017.

One of The New York Times "100 Notable Books of 2016" KOBO "Best of the Year" From the creator of the seminal documentary of the same name, an Oscar finalist, the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AI... read more

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: 9781509839407
: Pan Macmillan
: Picador
: 197mm X 130mm
: United Kingdom
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: David France
: Paperback
: Main Market Ed.
: English
: 362.1969792
: 640
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How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS
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For her whole life, Souad Mekhennet, a reporter for the Washington Post who was born and educated in Germany, has had to balance the two sides of her upbringing-Muslim and Western. She has also sought to provide a mediating voice between t... read more

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: 9780349008387
: Little, Brown Book Group
: Virago Press Ltd
: 234mm X 153mm
: United Kingdom
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: Souad Mekhennet
: Paperback
: 1
: en
: 305.697
: 368
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I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad
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A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain, by award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in Br... read more

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: 9781408870563
: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
: 216mm X 135mm
: United Kingdom
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: Reni Eddo-Lodge
: Paperback
: Export/Airside ed
: English
: 305
: 272
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
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The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain. In 1932-33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. It is one of the most devastating episodes in the history of ... read more

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: 9780241003800
: Penguin Books Ltd
: Allen Lane
: 23.40 cmmm X 15.30 cmmm
: United Kingdom
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: Anne Applebaum
: Hardback
: 917
: en
: 940
: 496
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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine, 1921-33
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Category:

 History

From the award-winning, best-selling writer: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading-and relivin -Homer's epic masterpiece. "My favourite classicist once again combines meticulous literary investigation with warm and wrenching ... read more

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: 9780007545124
: HarperCollins Publishers
: William Collins
: 240mm X 159mm X 31mm
: United Kingdom
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: Daniel Mendelsohn
: Hardback
: 1217
: en
: 910.91638
: 304
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An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE
Selected as a book of the year 2017 by the Times Literary Supplement and the Sunday Times ('At a time when the gulf between Islam and the West yawns distressingly wide, De Bella... read more

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: 9781847922427
: Random House Children's Books
: Bodley Head Childrens
: 234mm X 153mm
: United Kingdom
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: Christopher de Bellaigue
: Paperback
: 217
: English
: 909.0976708
: 432
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The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason
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Category:

 Science

Awards:Long-listed for Baillie Gifford Prize 2017.

What is transhumanism? Simply put, it is a movement whose aim is to use technology to fundamentally change the human condition, to improve our bodies and minds to the point where we become something other, and better, than the animals we are. It's a philosophy that, depending on how yo... read more

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: 9781783781966
: Granta Books
: Granta Books
: 216mm X 135mm X 15mm
: United Kingdom
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: Mark O'Connell
: Paperback
: 599.938
: 256
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To Be a Machine
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Plot 29 is on a London allotment site where people come together to grow. It's just that sometimes what Allan Jenkins grows there, along with marigolds and sorrel, is solace. When I am disturbed, even angry, gardening has been a therapy. When I don't want to talk I ... read more

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: 9780008209667
: HarperCollins Publishers
: Fourth Estate Ltd
: 216mm X 135mm
: United Kingdom
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: Allan Jenkins
: Paperback
: books
Nophoto
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Category:

 Politics

Reading Level:Scholarly/Undergraduate

When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. On holidays close to the border on the Black Sea... read more

General Fields
: 9781783782147
: Granta Books
: Granta Books
: 234mm X 153mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Kapka Kassabova
: Paperback
: en
: 914.96045
: 400
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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe
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