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    Loose Canon: The Extraordinary Songs of Clive James and Pete Atkin

    Ian Shircore
    For the last 50 years, Clive James has been writing songs with his musical partner, Pete Atkin. This book explores the lyrics and tunes that have won them a fanatical cult following though they still manage to remain the British music industry’s best-kept secret.
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    I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

    Paul Howard
    Author Paul Howard has pieced together the extraordinary story of a young Irishman who epitomized the spirit of the times: one of Swinging London's most popular faces, he lived fast, died young and was immortalized for ever in the opening lines of 'A Day in the Life', a song that many critics still regard as The Beatles' finest. But who was John Lennon's lucky man who made the grade and then blew his mind out in a car?
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    Keeping On Keeping On

    Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett's third collection of prose follows in the footsteps of the very successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, each published ten years apart. This latest collection contains Bennett's diaries 2005 to 2015.
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    Remarkable Birds

    Mark Avery

    Humans share the Earth with more than 10,000 species of birds and this beautifully illustrated book thematically covers all aspects of humans’ relationship with birds.

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    The New Odyssey

    Patrick Kingsley

    Europe is facing a wave of migration unmatched since the end of World War II - and no one has reported on this crisis in more depth or breadth than Patrick Kingsley, the Guardian 's migration correspondent. In this account, Kingsley reports on the 17 countries he's travelled along the migrant trail, meeting hundreds of refugees.

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    Ever Seen a Fat Fox?

    Mike Gibney
    Why it is that only humans - or animals in the care of humans - develop obesity? In Ever Seen a Fat Fox?: Human Obesity Explored Professor Mike Gibney delves into the history of the human relationship with food. He traces the evolution of our modern diet and looks to science to offer solutions to the phenomenon of human obesity.
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    Between You and Me

    Mary Norris

    Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience to describe some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage—comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language—and her clear explanations of how to handle them.

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    A Short History of Medicine

    Erwin H. Ackerknecht
    A revised and expanded edition includes a new foreword and concluding biographical essay by Charles E. Rosenberg, Ackerknecht’s former student and a new bibliographic essay by Lisa Haushofer which explores recent scholarship in the history of medicine.
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    The Way We Die Now

    Seamus O'Mahony

    Seamus O'Mahoney's thoughtful, moving and unforgettable book on the western way of death. Dying has never been more public, with celebrities writing detailed memoirs of their illness, but in private we have done our best to banish all thought of dying and made a good death increasingly difficult to achieve.

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    Curiosity

    Alberto Manguel
    Alberto Manguel tracks his own life of curiosity through a selection of writers who sparked his imagination. He dedicates each chapter to a single thinker, scientist, artist, or other figure who demonstrated in a fresh way how to ask “Why?”
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    ISIS: A History

    Fawaz A. Gerges
    An authoritative introduction to arguably the most important conflict in the world today, offering an exploration of the social turmoil and political violence ravaging the Arab-Islamic world.
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    Playing to the Gallery

    Grayson Perry

    Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after all, there is a reason he's called this book Playing to the Gallery and not 'Sucking up to an Academic Elite').

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    The Metamorphosis of the World

    Ulrich Beck
    Much of the debate about climate change has focused on whether or not it is really happening, and if it is, what we can do to stop or contain it. But this emphasis on solutions blinds us to the fact that climate change is an agent of metamorphosis. It has already altered our way of being in the world the way we live in the world, think about the world and seek to act upon the world through our actions and politics.
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    Death Shall Be Dethroned

    Hélène Cixous
    The translation into English of another instalment of Hélène Cixous's ongoing reflection on the profound connection between writing and loss
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    In Praise of Forgetting

    David Rieff
    Ranging widely across some of the defining conflicts of modern times - the Irish Troubles and the Easter Uprising of 1916, the white settlement of Australia, the American Civil War, the Balkan wars, the Holocaust, and 9/11 - David Rieff presents an examination of the uses and abuses of historical memory.
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    History's People

    Margaret MacMillan
    New from the author of The War that Ended Peace: vivid accounts of the men and women who shaped history.
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    The Worst of Times

    Paul B. Wignall

    Two hundred and sixty million years ago, life on Earth suffered wave after wave of cataclysmic extinctions, with the worst—the end-Permian extinction—wiping out nearly every species on the planet. The Worst of Times delves into the mystery behind these extinctions and sheds light on the fateful role the primeval supercontinent, known as Pangea, may have played in causing these global catastrophes.

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    The Seven Good Years

    Etgar Keret

    Over the last seven years Etgar Keret has had plenty of reasons to worry. His son, Lev, was born in the middle of a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv. His father became ill. And he has been constantly tormented by nightmarish visions of the Iranian president Ahmadinejad, anti-Semitic remarks both real and imagined, and, perhaps most worrisome of all, a dogged telemarketer who seems likely to chase him to the grave.

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    And Yet... Essays

    Christopher Hitchens
    A volume of Christopher Hitchens' previously unpublished essays, covering the themes that define Hitchens the thinker: literature, religion and politics.
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