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If Walls Could Talk

By Lucy Worsley

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Published 05-Jan-2012


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Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did Samuel Pepys never give his mistresses an orgasm? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two 'dirty centuries'? Why did gas lighting cause Victorian ladies to faint? Why, for centuries, did people fear fruit? This title answers these questions.


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Art of Fielding

By Chad Harbach

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Published 16-Apr-2012


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A wonderful, warm novel from a major new American voice.


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Keeping Up with the Germans

By Philip Oltermann

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Published 02-Feb-2012


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Presents ten key Anglo-German encounters from the last 200 years: an encounter between Joe Strummer and the Baader Meinhof gang, Helmut Kohl trying to explain the virtues of German cuisine to a sceptical Margaret Thatcher and philosophers Theodor Adorno and A J Ayer clashing over jazz.


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Leaving Alexandria

By Richard Holloway

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Published 01-Mar-2012


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A powerful memoir about faith and doubt, with a strong meditative and philosophical heart


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Narcopolis

By Jeet Thayil

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Published 02-Feb-2012


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Portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, this title is a journey into a sprawling underworld.


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Moby-duck

By Donovan Hohn

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Published 01-Sep-2012


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Setting out on a series of journeys to track the renegade rubber ducks, Moby-Duck is an adventure into the heart of the sea through science, myth, the global economy and some of the worst weather imaginable.


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Soonchild

By Russell Hoban

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Published 01-Mar-2012


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Somewhere in the Arctic Circle, Sixteen-Face John, a shaman, learns that his first child, a soonchild, cannot hear the World Songs from her mother's womb. The World Songs are what inspire all newborns to come out into the world, and John must find them for her. But how? The answer takes him through many lifetimes and many shape-shifts.


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Dial M for Murdoch

By Martin Hickman

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Published 29-Nov-2012


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For years Rupert Murdoch's newspapers had been hacking, spying, blagging, bribing and destroying the evidence. They thought they were untouchable. They were wrong.


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Bring Up the Bodies

By Hilary Mantel

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Published 10-May-2012


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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012


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Winning Words

By William Sieghart

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Published 07-Jun-2012


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From falling in love to overcoming adversity, celebrating a new born or learning to live with dignity, this book thrills you through life's most magical moments. It presents a collection of poems that help you to see the miraculous in the commonplace and turn the everyday into the exceptional.


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