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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures by Charlie English - £9.99
Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world’s most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda ... more
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Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response by Tony Connelly - £9.99
Brexit represents the single greatest economic and foreign-policy challenge to the Irish state since the Second World War. There is hardly any area of Irish life that won't be affected.   More than any other journalist, RTE's long-time Brussels co ... more
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Rocking the Boat: Welsh Women who Championed Equality 1840-1990 by Angela V. John - £20.00
This insightful and revealing collection of essays focuses on seven Welsh women who, in a range of imaginative ways, resisted the status quo in Wales, England and beyond during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Written by an acclaimed biographi ... more
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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova - £9.99
Winner of the 2017 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Winner of the Saltire Society Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2017 Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2017 Shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2017   W ... more
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Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided Land by Amos Oz - £10.99
"Concise, evocative... Dear Zealots is not just a brilliant book of thoughts and ideas – it is a depiction of the struggle of one man who, for decades, has insisted on keeping a sharp, strident and lucid perspective in the face of chaos and at time ... more
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Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense by Marcello Di Cintio - £8.99
Across Palestine, from the Allenby Bridge and Ramallah, to Jerusalem and Gaza, Marcello Di Cintio has met with writers, poets, librarians, booksellers and readers, finding extraordinary stories in every corner. Stories of how revolutionary writing is ... more
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One Woman Walks Wales by Ursula Martin - £12.99
Ursula Martin never thought she would walk 3700 miles around Wales, but following a cancer diagnosis it seemed like the only reasonable thing to do. In 17 months, she traversed beaches and mountains, farms and urban sprawl. She received unimaginable ... more
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So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans by Nicholas Laughlin (Editor) - £8.99
So Many Islands breaks out bold new writing from the distant shores of countries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific oceans. Here you will find poems about revolution and protest. You will be transported to Marakei, ‘the women’s i ... more
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My European Family: The First 54,000 Years by Karin Bojs - £9.99
Karin Bojs grew up in a small, broken family. At her mother's funeral she felt this more keenly than ever. As a science journalist she was eager to learn more about herself, her family and the interconnectedness of society. After all, we're all relat ... more
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Prague Noir by Pavel Mandys (Editor) - £12.99
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. The noir quotient ... more
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Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran by Lois Pryce - £10.99
Adventurer Lois Pryce ignores all warnings and embarks on a 3,000- mile journey across Iran, lifting the veil on a misunderstood country.   Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award.   In 2011, at the ... more
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The Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead - £8.99
By the author of the international bestseller, The Underground Railroad.   In a dazzlingly original work of non-fiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the he ... more
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Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity by Martin Halliwell and Nick Witham (Editors) - £24.99
The first 50-year retrospective of the most tumultuous year the 1960s for activism and radical politics.  The assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy. Gay rights, women's rights and civil rights. The Black Panthers and the Viet ... more
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Where the Line is Drawn: Crossing Boundaries in Occupied Palestine by Raja Shehadeh - £8.99
As a young boy, Raja Shehadeh was entranced by a forbidden Israeli postage stamp in his uncle's album, intrigued by tales of a green land beyond the border.He couldn't have known then what Israel would come to mean to him, or to foresee the future oc ... more
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Island People: The Caribbean and the World by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro - £12.99
A highly topical and accessible exploration of the Caribbean Islands, their history and peoples.  Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards   In this fascinating travelogue, the product of almost a decade of travel and ... more
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The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers - £18.99
From the best-selling author of The Circle - the gripping true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war.   Mokht ... more
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Red Star Over China: The Classic Account of the Birth of Chinese Communism by Edgar Snow - £12.99
A reissue of Edgar Snow’s classic account as the first Westerner to meet Mao and the Chinese Communist leaders in 1936.   Edgar Snow was the first Westerner to meet Mao and the Chinese Communist leaders in 1936 and the first to bring back an ... more
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Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India by Shashi Tharoor - £9.99
In the eighteenth century, India’s share of the world economy was as large as Europe’s. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed ... more
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A Blade of Grass: New Palestinian Poetry by Various poets - £9.99
‘Against barbarity,’ wrote the celebrated Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (1942-2008), ‘poetry can resist only by cultivating an attachment to human fragility, like a blade of grass growing on a wall as armies march by.’   A Blade of Gras ... more
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Kobane Calling: Greetings from Northern Syria by Zerocalcare - £17.99
Resistance is a force to be reckoned with ...   The autobiographical memoir of a young Italian humor cartoonist who volunteers to support and observe the Kurdish resistance in Syria as a journalist and aid worker. He winds up in Ayn al-Arab, a maj ... more
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Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary by Ronald Rael - £24.95
Borderwall as Architecture is an artistic and intellectual hand grenade of a book, and a timely re-examination of what the physical barrier that divides the United States of America from the United Mexican States is and could be.  It is both a p ... more
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Secrets of Spinning, Weaving and Knitting in the Peruvian Highlands by Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez - £20.99
Ten years after the publication of her seminal book Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands, twenty years after founding the iconic Center for Tradition Textiles of Cusco, Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez provides an inspirational new view into the world of Andea ... more
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The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland's Border by Garrett Carr - £8.99
In the wake of the EU referendum, the United Kingdom’s border with Ireland has gained greater significance: it is set to become the frontier with the European Union.   To uncover its secret landscape, with a troubled past and an uncertain fu ... more
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Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen - £12.95
All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese ... more
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Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolás Obregón - £7.99
Inspired by a blistering real-life murder, Blue Light Yokohama's Inspector Iwata is perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole.  THE MURDERER'S IN YOUR HOUSE... A family of four are found murdered in their own home. A painted black sun is left dr ... more
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Europe's Fault Lines: Racism and the Rise of the Right by Liz Fekete - £14.99
An expansive investigation into the relationship between contemporary states and the far-right.   It is clear that the right is on the rise, but after Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the spike in popularity of extreme-right parties across ... more
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The Book of Tbilisi: A City in Short Fiction by Becca Parkinson & Gvantsa Jobava (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring Ina Archuashvili, Gela Chkvanava, Erekle Deisadze, Shota Iatashvili, Dato Kardava, Lado Kilasonia, Zviad Kvaratskhelia, Bacho Kvirtia, Iva Pezuashvili & Rusudan Rukhadze   A rookie reporter, searching for his first big story, re-open ... more
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Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya's Slums Started a Revolution by Ellie Roscher - £12.99
Growing up and living in Kibera, Kenya, Abdul Kassim was well aware of the disproportionate number of challenges faced by women due to the extreme gender inequalities that persist in the slums. After being raised by his aunts, mother, and grandmother ... more
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Red Star Over Russia: Revolution in Visual Culture, 1905-55 by Natalia Sidlina and Matthew Gale - £9.99
In exploring the intersection of art, politics and society, few collections in the world can compare with the David King collection. Published to accompany the Red Star Over Russia exhibition at Tate Modern, this accessible and highly illustrated cat ... more
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Diario De Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico by Peter Kuper - £21.99
Painting a vivid, personal portrait of social and political upheaval in Oaxaca, Mexico, this unique memoir employs comics, bilingual essays, photos, and sketches to chronicle the events that unfolded around a teachers' strike and led to a seven-month ... more
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The Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine by Bernard Regan - £16.99
The true history of the imperial deal that transformed the Middle East and sealed the fate of Palestine On November 2, 1917, the British government, represented by Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour, declared that they were in favor of “the establi ... more
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No Refuge for Women: The Tragic Fate of Syrian Refugees by Maria Von Welser - £12.99
An exposé of the hidden suffering that over half of Syria’s refugees endure and the conflicts they continue to flee.   No refuge: this is the harsh reality encountered by the women and children who flee Syria in search of safety. When boatl ... more
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Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World by Andrew Solomon - £12.99
In 1991 Andrew Solomon faced down tanks in Moscow with a band of Russian artists protesting the August coup. We find him on the quest for a rare bird in Zambia in 1998, and in Greenland in 2001 researching widespread depression among the Inuit. In 20 ... more
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Ten Tales from Tibet: Cultivating Compassion by Lama Lhakpa Yeshe - £8.99
Ten Tales from Tibet offers ten gentle, yet powerful, lessons exploring compassion, the very essence of Buddhism. A collection of poetic re-tellings distilled from ancient oral tradition, the stories have been specially chosen by Lama Lhakpa Yeshe be ... more
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Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean by Jennifer Browdy (Editor) - £15.99
Essays on Latinx and Caribbean identity and on globalization by renowned women writers, including Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, and Jamaica Kincaid.  Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean gathers the voices of ... more
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Burkina Faso: A History of Power, Protest, and Revolution by Ernest Harsch - £19.99
In October 2014, huge protests across Burkina Faso succeeded in overthrowing the long-entrenched regime of their authoritarian ruler, Blaise Compaoré. Defying all expectations, this popular movement went on to defeat an attempted coup by the old reg ... more
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The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love by Per J Andersson - £9.99
The story begins in a public square in New Delhi. On a cold December evening a young European woman of noble descent appears before an Indian street artist known locally as PK and asks him to paint her portrait - it is an encounter that will change t ... more
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Black Earth City: A Year in the Heart of Russia by Charlotte Hobson - £9.99
Richly observed, this witty and yet deeply moving tale of Charlotte Hobson's year travelling around Russia takes us to the heart of a country that we are continually interested in, yet can struggle to understand. As the TLS put it, Hobson writes with ... more
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!No Pasaran! Writings from the Spanish Civil War by Pete Ayrton - £10.99
The Spanish Civil War captured the imaginations of writers and readers around the world. ¡No Pasarán! collects thirty-eight of the most vivid, poignant stories to come out of the conflict, by writers from across the political, geographical and arti ... more
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Crisis in Greece by Peter Siani-Davies - £16.99
Few countries experienced the period of turbulence surrounding the global financial crisis as intensely as Greece. The country topped the global news agenda as images of mass protests in Athens jostled for space with reports of torturous negotiations ... more
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The Pocket Book of Native American Wisdom by Tim Glynne-Jones - £6.99
A thoughtfully collated variety of quotations from Native American peoples, this selection of words of wisdom will give you solace, inspire you, give you pause for thought and perhaps even challenge your perspective.  Covering topics such as fam ... more
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Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia by Peter Pomerantsev - £8.99
A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sect ... more
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Glasgow: The Autobiography by Alan Taylor - £9.99
Glasgow: The Autobiography tells the story of the fabled, former Second City of the British Empire from its origins as a bucolic village on the rivers Kelvin and Clyde, through the Industrial Revolution to the dawning of the second millennium.  ... more
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Forbidden Lives: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Stories from Wales by Norena Shopland - £12.99
Forbidden Lives is a fascinating collection of portraits and discussions that aims to populate LGBT gaps in the history of Wales, a much neglected part of Welsh heritage. In it Norena Shopland reviews the reasons for this neglect while outlining the ... more
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Dear World: A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace by Bana Alabed - £10.99
When eight-year-old Bana Alabed took to Twitter to describe the horrors she and her family were experiencing in war-torn Syria, her heartrending messages touched the world and gave a voice to millions of innocent children.   Bana’s happy chi ... more
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Goodbye Europe: Writers and Artists Say Farewell by Various authors - £20.00
From Paris to Prague, from the past to the present, authors and artists say farewell in this unique collection.   In these pages you'll find personal letters, reminiscences, poetry, art and brand new fiction from some of the most talented and ... more
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Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa by Efemia Chela (Editor) - £8.99
Short Story Day Africa brings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, teachers and school children from all over the globe to write, submit, read, workshop and discuss stories. This is the fourth in the SSDA collection of anthologies whic ... more
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Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation by Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young - £16.99
PALESTINIAN CHILDREN SHARE THEIR DREAMS AND FEARS FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR COUNTRY.  In Palestine today, a second generation of children and young people is growing up experiencing life under occupation. These are children who know only fear ... more
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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah - £8.99
The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.   One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but ... more
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Russia: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution by Ted Grant - £14.99
The October Russian Revolution, led by Lenin and Trotsky, swept away landlordism and capitalism and placed the working class in power for the first time. It transformed the idea of socialism from theory into practice. From this point of view, the Bol ... more
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Wild Cycling: A Pocket Guide to 50 Great Rides Off the Beaten Track in Britain by Chris Sidwells - £12.99
An illustrated guide to 50 great, original rides off the beaten track in Britain, carefully chosen by Chris Sidwells.   Here is plenty of inspiration for anyone who loves to ride off road and get out into the wild and stunning scenery of the B ... more
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