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An Appeal to Reason

March 2009

An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming

Nigel Lawson

Lord Lawson argues the case for a fully-formed view of global warming and against hysterical environmentalism

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Britain at Play

May 2010

Britain at Play

William Heath Robinson


Edited by Geoffrey Beare

BRITAIN AT PLAY is a must-have collection of spectacular and hilarious drawings by the celebrated illustrator William Heath Robinson.



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September 2008

Buffett: The Biography

Roger Lowenstein

The extraordinary story of the richest man in the world

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Cleopatra's Wedding Present

July 2008

Cleopatra's Wedding Present: Travels Through Syria

Robert Tewdwr Moss

‘Much more than a travel book about Syria, although as such it is marvelous’ Daily Telegraph

This elegant work stands comparison with early Evelyn Waugh’ The Independent

The classic travelogue by journalist Robert Tewdwr Moss, who was murdered on the day he completed it.

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February 2012

Closure, Limited: And other stories from the Zombie Wars

Max Brooks

A new collection of short stories from the author of World War Z

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Contraptions

July 2008

Contraptions

William Heath Robinson


Edited by Geoffrey Beare

*As featured in the The Sunday Times, The Independent and 'Book of the Week' in The Week*

'All of Heath Robinson’s technical skill, all his little details and touches and flourishes, can be enjoyed for once without the aid of a microscope the cartoon as art The Independent

A stunning collection of the most brilliant and memorable work by one of the most inventive minds in illustration and cartoon wizardry.

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June 2011

Deliverance From Evil

Frances Hill

A new historical novel from the pre-eminent historian of the Salem witch trials

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Deliverance From Evil

The Edge of Physics

April 2010

The Edge of Physics: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Cosmology

Anil Ananthaswamy

An investigation into the most enigmatic aspects of the universe and the sites at which its most essential conundrums are being unravelled.



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October 2008

The Elvis Encyclopedia

Adam Victor

The giant, comprehensive, and lavishly illustrated tribute the King of Rock & Roll deserves the ultimate guide to the 20th Century icon.

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Hippie Hippie Shake

November 2009

Hippie Hippie Shake

Richard Neville

The brilliant memoir of the kaleidoscopic sixties underground scene, seen through the eyes of the editor of the notorious OZ magazine. Now a Working Title film Starring Sienna Miller and Cillian Murphy.

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August 2009

Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran

Dilip Hiro

A comprehensive and accessible history of a region that will play a key role on the world stage in the 21st century, by a critically acclaimed author.

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Kapitoil

July 2010

Kapitoil

Teddy Wayne

The chronicle of one young Middle Eastern man’s attempt to live the American Dream in New York City without compromising everything he has ever believed in

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August 2004

Layer Cake

J J Connolly

Layer Cake is set in London and features a smooth talking drug dealer, whose plan is to very, very quietly bankroll enough discreetly laundered cash to retire young and extremely comfortable. He sees his opportunity to make a final, very lucrative score and ease his path out when old school crime boss, Jimmy Price, asks him to find the wayward daughter of a pal. From the glitz of the London club scene to the grubby underbelly of its criminal world, a dark, twisted thriller ensues.

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Layer Cake

The Lolita Effect

September 2009

The Lolita Effect

M G Durham

A devastating consideration of sexuality in the media and how it affects young girls.

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October 2010

Mistresses: The History of the Other Woman

Elizabeth Abbott

The sparkling study of the role of the Other Woman throughout history

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Mistresses

My Life in France

September 2009

My Life in France

Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme

A classic memoir of life in post-war Paris by the legendary chef and writer Julia Child. 'Exuberant, affectionate and boundlessly charming'
New York Times

Available as an ebook

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February 2010

Number Freak: A Mathematical Compendium from 1 to 200

Derrick Niederman

An accessible and exciting exploration of numbers and their surprising and hidden significances.

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Quantum Enigma

February 2007

Quantum Enigma

Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner

‘A remarkable and readable presentation of the basic mysteries of science, our universe, and human life’ Charles Townes, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics

'An immensely important and exciting book' Raymond chester Russ, Editor, Journal of Mind and Behaviour

A readable guide to the basics of quantum theory for those with no detailed grounding in physics.

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March 2006

Singularity is Near

Ray Kurzweil

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil examines the next step in the evolutionary process of the union of human and machine.

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Singularity is Near

The Song is You

July 2009

The Song is You

Arthur Phillips

A story of memory, passion, grief and absolution set to a remarkable soundtrack.

‘The whole novel zings with fresh insight and inspired writing... impossible to put down’
New York Times

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May 2011

The Stalin Epigram

Robert Littell

The legendary spy-novelist presents a luminous historical novel, chronicling a famous Russian poet’s defiance of Stalin’s regime, his subsequent exile and mysterious death.

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Sugar

November 2010

Sugar: A Bittersweet History

Elizabeth Abbott

The engrossing and provocative investigation into the dark history of the most commonplace of commodities

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May 2008

The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders

John E Sarno

'I beg anyone who is seeking a solution to pain to study the amazing and revolutionary approach outlined here. I did, and it changed my life' Howard Stern

In this fascinating book, Dr Sarno traces the roots of mindbody disorders, revealing how and why thousands of people have become pain-free by following Dr Sarno’s revolutionary advice.

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A Traveller's History of North Africa

June 2008

A Traveller's History of North Africa: From Carthage to Casablanca

Barnaby Rogerson

'Ideal before-you-go reading' Daily Telegraph

This concise and readable guide to the history and culture of Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Algeria, relates the history of the region from its earliest beginnings to its politics and life at the turn of the new century. A Traveller’s History of North Africa is an invaluable guide to this fascinating region and its people.

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September 2011

Viva La Madness

J J Connolly

The long-awaited sequel to the cult classic Layer Cake

To download the first chapter of VIVA LA MADNESS Click here

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Viva La Madness

World War Z

July 2007

World War Z: An Oral History

Max Brooks

‘An absolute must have’ Simon Pegg, writer and director, Shaun of the Dead

Based on extensive interviews with survivors and key players in the 10-year fight-back against the zombie horde, World War Z brings the very finest traditions of American journalism to bear on what is surely the most incredible story in the history of civilisation.

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May 2013

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Max Brooks

OVER 1,750,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

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X-Ray

February 2008

X-Ray: The Unauthorized Autobiography

Ray Davies

‘Pop biographies rarely come more inventive than this’ The Times

The brilliant and mind-altering autobiography by one of the most influential musicians of the modern era.

Ingeniously styled as a biography, this subversively brilliant rock memoir is the work of a nameless, faceless writer hired by an Orwellian entity called ‘the Corporation’ to capture the essence of Ray Davies, lead singer and songwriter of The Kinks and one of the greatest rock ‘n’ rollers of all time.

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July 2008

Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From the Living Dead

Max Brooks

'A bloody-minded, straight laced manual for evading the grasp of the undead' Time Out

Drawing from reams of historical data, laboratory experiments, field research, and eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide is the only book you’ll need to face the greatest challenge mankind has ever encountered.

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The Zombie Survival Guide

November 2009

The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks

Max Brooks


Illustrated by Ibraim Roberson

The graphic novel of the New York Times bestselling zombie sensation, The Zombie Survival Guide.

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May 2013

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

Max Brooks


Illustrated by Ibraim Roberson

OVER 2,000,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE
THE ORIGINAL BESTSELLING ZOMBIE MASTERPIECE

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The Zombie Survival Guide