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A hilarious, eye-opening tour of the new romantic landscape, from one of America's sharpest comic voices and one of its leading sociologists
In the old days, most people would find a decent person who lived in their village or... read more

Modern Romance
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In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one ... read more

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science
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Awards:Costa Book of the Year. Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014.

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER **WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR** **WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION** As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading al... read more

Winner Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014
Winner Costa Award 2014

H is for Hawk
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This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue.
Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventuro... read more

Glass Castle
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It's 1965, and in Primrose Hill, north London, a beautiful young woman has just gassed herself to death, leaving behind a suicide note, two small children, and an about-to-be-published manuscript: The ... read more

A Woman on the Edge of Time : a Son's Search for His Mother
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Howard Marks has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But determined not to go quietly into the night, he has decided that it is time to release Mr Smiley, the story of his last, and arguably his biggest ever, drug ... read more

Mr Smiley: My Last Pill and Testament
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Paris, 1928: two lovers are conducting a secret and deeply erotic affair. Charles is a married man with a respectable office job when he embarks on a journey of wild sexual discovery with Simone, whose voracious appetite... read more

The Passion of Mademoiselle S.
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'Dearest Lumpy, I hope you are plump and well. Your mother bashed her car yesterday and chooses to believe it was not her fault...' Roger Mortimer's witty dressing-downs and affectionate advice were not only... read more

Dear Lumpy: Letters to a Disobedient Daughter
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'I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time.' Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, fr... read more

The Penguin Lessons
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David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters.He goes on vacation with his family.He gets a job selling drinks.He attends his brother's wedding.He mops his sister's floor.He gives directions to a lost traveller... read more

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
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From James Rebanks, the Herdwick Shepherd, comes The Shepherd's Life, a story of the Lake District and its people which could redefine the literature of rural life Some people's lives are entirely their own ... read more

The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District
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From journalist, activist, and international icon Gloria Steinem comes her first book in twenty years, an all-new memoir of a lifetime of listening and learning from people, traveling America and the world.
Gloria Steinem ha... read more

My Life on the Road
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'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.' Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even kn... read more

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
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An entirely new kind of biography, "Oscar's Books" explores the personality of Oscar Wilde through his reading. For Wilde, as for many people, reading could be as powerful and transformative an expe... read more

Oscar's Books: A Journey Through the Library of Oscar Wilde
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Once considered a respectable rare-map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley made millions and was highly esteemed for his knowledge; until he was arrested for slipping maps... read more

Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
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'To risk my life had to mean something. Otherwise what was it all for?' Gulwali Passarlay was sent away from Afghanistan at the age of twelve, after his father was killed in a gun ... read more

Lightless Sky: An Afghan Refugee Boy's Journey of Escape to a New Life in Britain
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With Stendhal is a delightful portrait of the nineteenth-century French novelist Henri Beyle, better known to us as Stendhal. Two linked texts, introduced, annotated and translated into English for the first time by Simon Leys, illum... read more

With Stendhal
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A witty cultural and culinary education, Cooking for Claudine is the charming and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread - and didn't speak a word of Frenc... read more

Cooking for Claudine: How I Cooked My Way into the Heart of a Formidable French Family
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Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasiona... read more

Music in the Castle of Heaven: A Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach
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A riotous collection of memoirs which explores the absurd hilarity of modern life and creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behaviour in 'A Plague of Tics... read more

Nophoto
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