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Are you having a good day, enjoying the here and appreciating all that you have? Or Are you stressed, anxious and worrying about the future? Join renowned vegetarian chef, Rose Eliot OBE, and a divers... read more

I Met a Monk: Eight Weeks to Love, Happiness and Freedom
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One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to way to have it ... read more

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed - Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids
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Are standards of English alright - or should that be all right? To knowingly split an infinitive or not to? And what about ending a sentence with preposition, or for that matter beginning one ... read more

Accidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English Usage
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Liam Pieper's made some poor life choices, but he's (usually) meant well. He's tried to write important stories, fight racial prejudice and rescue traumatised puppies. And he's ended up with life-threatening infesta... read more

Mistakes Were Made: Penguin Special
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Europe is ready to explode. Where will the explosion take place and what will the damage be? This major new book from the bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman presents a bold and prov... read more

Flashpoints: the Emerging Crisis in Europe
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Reporting from the cutting edge of scientific discovery, today's visionary thinkers target the greatest roadblocks to innovation.Few truly new ideas are developed without first abandoning o... read more

This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress
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Before the concept of equality between the sexes was even conceived, Wollstonecraft wrote this book, a treatise of proto-feminism that was as powerful and original then as it is now. In it she argues with clarity and... read more

Vindication of the Rights of Woman
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Roger Scruton explores the place of God in a disenchanted world. His argument is a response to the atheist culture that is now growing around us, and also a defence of human uniqueness. He rebuts the claim that ther... read more

The Face of God: The Gifford Lectures
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Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? To answer these questions, anthropolo... read more

Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy
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A darkly comic, satirical reference book about writers who never made it into the literary canon A signal event of literary scholarship, The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure compiles the biog... read more

The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure
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What is happiness, and how does the pursuit of happiness shape our lives? Happiness appears to be a simple emotion, individual and pleasurable, yet the problems associated with happiness in politics, e... read more

On Happiness : New Ideas for the Twenty-First Century
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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein with Two Shorter Stories
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What Does It mean To Feel Truly Alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and lear... read more

Reasons to Stay Alive
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Imagine if The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy were a real handbook...Internationally renowned astrophysicist Christophe Galfard takes us on a wonder-filled journey through the past, present an... read more

Universe in Your Hand : A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond
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What enables individually simple insects like ants to act with such precision and purpose as a group? How do trillions of neurons produce something as extraordinarily complex as consciousness? In this remarkably clear and co... read more

Complexity: A Guided Tour
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Inspired by NASA projections and recorded history, Pastor John Hagee shows direct connections between four blood-moon eclipses and major world events. ... read more

Four Blood Moons
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In She's Having a Laugh, 25 of the funniest women in Australia write about life, love and laughter. Their stories are irreverent, intimate and - most of all - often hilarious. They reflect on why... read more

She's Having a Laugh - 25 of Australia's Funniest Women on Life
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In this delightful collection forty acclaimed writers explain what first made them interested in literature, what inspired them to read and what makes them continue to d... read more

Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books That Inspired Them
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INTERCEPT is the previously untold - and previously highly classified - story of the melding of technology and espionage. Gordon Corera's compelling narrative, rich with historical details and characte... read more

Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies
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