Red Memory: Living, Remembering and Forgetting China's Cultural Revolution (Hardback) The North Will Rise Again: In Search of the Future in Northern Heartlands (Hardback) In Ascension (Hardback) I'm Black So You Don't Have to Be: A Memoir in Eight Lives (Hardback) The Snakehead (Paperback) The Last Remains: Signed Edition - The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries (Hardback) Someone Else's Shoes (Hardback) Getting Better: Life lessons on going under, getting over it, and getting through it: Signed Edition (Hardback) River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile (Hardback) A Spell of Good Things (Hardback)

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Largely excised from official Chinese history, the effects of Mao's horrific Cultural Revolution continue to echo to this day, and Branigan's eye-opening account collects memories from those who were there in an effort to understand the awful legacy of a brutal decade.
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From the collapse of the Red Wall to the impact of Brexit, Niven's gripping study of the North of England over the past few decades analyses both the political and geographic reasons for the region's decline and impoverishment.
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Masterfully combining a cosmic quest with the intimacies of an individual life, MacInnes’ stunning and sombre speculative novel sees a researcher of ancient algae make a discovery which will propel her on a journey across the universe.
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In this powerful, poignant and intimate family memoir, the author of Homecoming traces his own life in Britain as the son of Jamaican parents, exploring the meaning of kin, race and identity in his characteristically revelatory and vivid prose.
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From the groundbreaking investigative journalist and award-winning author of Empire of Pain and Say Nothing comes a blistering exposé of the unlikely criminal kingpin of New York's Chinatown, told with pace, power and page-turning skill.
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When the skeleton of a Cambridge archaeology student who went missing in the 1990s is discovered during building works, Dr Ruth Galloway is reunited with her former Professor and a fellow coursemate - both of whom fall under suspicion in Griffiths' gripping latest.
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A mix-up at the gym leads two women to walk in each other's shoes - literally - in this characteristically witty and uplifting novel from the author of Me Before You.
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Using examples from his own life experience, the much-loved poet reflects on trauma and grief with his characteristic insight and candour and discusses how it is possible to find light in even the darkest of situations.
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A riveting account of the blazing rivalry between two Victorian explorers competing to find the source of the Nile, River of the Gods also spotlights the unfairly neglected guide Sidi Mubarak Bombay, who was expunged from imperialist narratives of the expeditions.
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A compelling state-of-the-nation novel about modern Nigeria, A Spell of Good Things throws together two children from vastly different backgrounds in a masterly dissection of wealth, politics and poverty.
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Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience, cultural history and personal experience, Professor Dacher Keltner delivers an exhilarating anatomy of awe, showing how deeply this extraordinary emotion is interlinked with our ability to connect, discover new things and feel happy.
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A clarion call to interrogate the frequently damaging beauty standards that we are bombarded with in modern society, Ugly shows how to recalibrate our conceptions of self-worth away from the pernicious effects of 'pretty privilege' and cosmetic surgery.
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Time to Think goes behind the headlines to reveal the truth about the NHS's flagship gender service for children. The Times' 'best books of 2023' and Financial Times' 'books to read' for 2023 The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), based at the Tavistock and Portman Trust in North London, was set up initially to provide - for the most part ...
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From Pomegranate and harissa roasted aubergine steak to cardamom and mocha rice pudding, the author of the bestselling Bazaar and Persiana returns with a treasure trove of over a hundred easy recipes brimming with flavour and perfect for everyday cooking.
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The legendary Gennaro Contaldo inducts readers into the wonders of Cucina Povera - hearty meals made with affordable ingredients and encouraging zero waste - in this evocative Italian cookbook boasting delicious dishes.
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From luscious lemon butter chicken to garlic mac and cheese, this stunning recipe book from Instagram sensation Bored of Lunch features a wealth of magnificent slow-cooker recipes that will fill your lunch box with easy, affordable and perfectly balanced dishes.
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The revered scholar of twentieth-century Spain delivers a shocking and authoritative account of how Franco's military coup was perpetrated in the name of a fictitious Jewish-Masonic-Bolshevik conspiracy that spread violence and hatred throughout the nation.
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In this absorbing, revisionist volume, Caroline Dodds Pennock turns the Western historical narrative on its head, showing how native Americans - as enslaved people, traders, diplomats, and explorers – discovered Europe long before Columbus set foot on American soil.
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A riveting spy thriller that bears comparison with the works of Deighton, le Carré and Herron, Damascus Station revolves around a CIA operative and his latest recruit who find themselves enmeshed in lethal danger in Assad's Syria.
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One of the leading scholars of the Holocaust delivers a thorough and wide-ranging revisionist history of the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people, providing deeply researched analysis on every page.
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Both witty and wise, Gregg's survey of human intelligence and its worth relative to the animal kingdom is playful, provocative and extremely eye-opening.
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Drawing from both interviews and declassified government documents, Holt’s gripping and deeply-researched book chronicles the incredible true story of four groundbreaking female operatives who shaped the CIA in its precarious early days.
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The author of The Dawn of Everything and Bullshit Jobs presents a truly fascinating insight into the true origins of the Enlightenment by focusing on a brief period of radical democracy amongst the pirates of Madagascar.
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A magic realist masterpiece with echoes of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Cheon Myeong-kwan's mesmerising novel takes place in a remote South Korean village that abounds in fantastical incidents.
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Documenting Emily Hunt's own rape and the subsequent failings in the justice system that lead to a culture of victim blaming, We Need to Talk is an impassioned and courageous conversation starter about how society can halt this epidemic of sexual violence against women.
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An evocative coming-of-age story that touches on themes of identity, community and difference, Laestadius' mesmerising debut explores the inner torment of a Sami woman of the Arctic when she is targeted by the man who murdered her reindeer calf many years ago.
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Taking the reader from Sarajevo to Shanghai and Jerusalem, Hemon's expansive, deeply felt and stunningly crafted novel explores love, loyalty and sacrifice in the First World War.
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Perfect for fans of Marilynne Robinson, this lyrical and thought-provoking novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author explores home, heredity and redemption through an arresting narrative about an island utopia in its final days.
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Two leading feminist barristers expose the way in which the law is used to silence women and show how we can fight back.
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Weaving an ink-black comedy out of marriage, alcoholism, depression and regret, Rainey’s candid graphic novel about one couple’s struggle makes for powerful and ultimately redemptive reading.
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From the queen of time- and cost-conscious recipes, The Batch Lady: Cooking on a Budget serves up over a hundred easy-to-follow freezable dishes that will make your mid-week mealtimes a breeze.
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Penned by an art history professor and combining the rich atmosphere of The Secret History with the sinister thrills of Ninth House, Hays' debut about a mysterious group of art researchers and an invaluable fifteenth-century tarot deck is a mesmerising dark academia classic in the making.
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From the twelfth-century Hildegard of Bingen to the surrealist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun, the author of The Mirror and the Palette delivers her most biographical volume yet, tracing the lives, work and artistic influences of a group of women who were not afraid to explore spiritualism and other dimensions through their art.
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Set against the lush backdrop of the idyllic French countryside, Mauvignier’s slow-burning emotional thriller sees the life of a small hamlet disrupted by odd, nightmarish events that start just as one of its residents is planning a surprise party for his wife.
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Two married professors find themselves at the centre of a sordid scandal just as a very alluring - and very married - young author appears on campus in Jonas' incisive and accomplished debut.
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From Ice Age Alaska to the birthplace of humanity, palaeobiologist Halliday takes readers on a dazzling tour of deep time to view astounding ancient landscapes from all seven continents.
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The comedian and host of the Griefcast podcast reflects on her father's passing when she was fifteen and discusses the process of grieving and society's changing attitudes to death in this powerful, inspiring and frequently funny volume.
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A characteristically provocative blend of fact and fiction from the author of cult classic American Psycho, The Shards recounts disturbing developments during Ellis' time at prep school in graphic and utterly compelling style.
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From the mega-selling author of The Appeal and The Twyford Code comes another labyrinthine, twist-laden mystery focusing on a true-crime writer investigating the historic case of a disturbing cult.
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Fervently witty and highly readable, Turner’s brilliant literary biography of the Wife of Bath traces Chaucer’s most memorable and norm-busting character's influence all the way from the Middle Ages to the #MeToo movement.
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The astronomically good first children's reference book from astronaut and all-round living legend Tim Peake, The Cosmic Diary of our Incredible Universe is an enthralling and educational guide to the myriad wonders of space.
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Over 100 recipes for simple, straightforward and delicious plant-based meals - from best-selling author Katy Beskow
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Narrated through transcribed interviews with a horse trainer, this pithy and boldly original novel explores the life at and around the racetrack through one woman’s distinctive voice.
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From the respected journalist and broadcaster comes an original and unflinching memoir, as Stourton engages with his life of privilege and opportunity and how the world has dramatically changed.
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From the acclaimed author of Star of the Sea comes a riveting, emotionally acute novel of resistance and rescue during the Second World War as an Irish priest prepares a daring mission in Vatican City from under the noses of the Nazis.
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With great insight and wit, Healey delivers a new history of revolutionary England in the seventeenth century, bringing the bitter struggles over faith and the precarious political situation vividly to life.
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The author of The Turning Point mines his own diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in this remarkable volume which combines memoir, literary criticism and science writing in a breathtaking melange of both style and substance.
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Marwood and Lovett investigate the murder of a man discovered in the ruins of an ancient almshouse in another brilliantly realised historical mystery from the author of The Ashes of London and The Royal Secret.
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Provocative and iconoclastic, Biggar's survey of the history and legacy of the British Empire argues that there were significant benefits to colonialism alongside the negative impact discussed more fervently today.
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Deftly mixing the magic of romance and theatrical glamour with the horrors of a continent torn apart by war, Parikh's intoxicating debut centres on the wheelchair-bound daughter of an illusionist and the unexpected love she experiences as part of a travelling circus that traverses Europe in a luxury steam engine.
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A tender and powerful tale of passion, progress and personal freedom that re-imagines the lives of the two men who published the first English medical textbook on homosexuality, Crewe’s beautiful novel is filled with nuance and forensic insight into love.
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From the masterly pen of the acclaimed author of Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses comes a luminous epic that spans a quarter of a millennium and begins in fourteenth-century India where a girl is tasked by a goddess with giving women agency in a patriarchal world.
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The Schitt's Creek screenwriter delivers a side-splitting debut novel about a young divorcee stepping back into the world that fizzes with knockout one-liners and hilarious characters.
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Famed for providing legendary artists with the space to rediscover their authentic selves, music producer Rick Rubin reflects on the creative process and its engagement with the wider world in this masterful, engrossing volume.
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The author of the bestselling Child 44 delivers a taut, chilling tale of a group of apocalypse survivors determined to forge a society in a hostile sub-zero corner of the world where life is still possible.
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From poems and church walls to ancient killing places and oxlips, the acclaimed author of Hollow Places traces the mesmerising story of an elusive Roman road that played a vital role in Britain’s history, illuminating the thousands of years of myth and folklore entwined with it.
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In this measured and sombre book featuring Spencer Ostrander’s arresting photographs, Paul Auster explores the most tragic outcome of America’s love affair with guns: mass killings.
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From the acclaimed author of Doxology comes another blisteringly satirical novel of capitalism, art and relationships, as disaffected Bran strikes up a long-distance affair with an East Coast teaching student.
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The respected scientist and author of Spoon Fed delivers an eye-opening account of the frauds and fallacies of the food and diet industries as he presents his own approach to nutrition.
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Traversing three centuries and three alternative versions of the American experiment, the author of A Little Life returns with a spellbinding chronicle of love, the meaning of family and the excruciating cost of unattainable dreams.
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Lantos tells his harrowing yet urgently necessary true story of Holocaust survival in this thought-provoking book that describes his childhood imprisonment in Belsen concentration camp.
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Using examples from his own life experience, the much-loved poet reflects on trauma and grief with his characteristic insight and candour and discusses how it is possible to find light in even the darkest of situations.
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From Pomegranate and harissa roasted aubergine steak to cardamom and mocha rice pudding, the author of the bestselling Bazaar and Persiana returns with a treasure trove of over a hundred easy recipes brimming with flavour and perfect for everyday cooking.
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