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The Kingdom of Women: Life, Love and Death in China's Hidden Mountains by Choo Waihong - £17.99
In a mist-shrouded valley on China's invisible border with Tibet is a place known as the 'Kingdom of Women', where a small tribe called the Mosuo lives in a cluster of villages that have changed little in centuries. This is one of the last matrilinea ... more
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The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same by Jeffery Webber - £16.99
In this penetrating volume, Jeffery Webber explains the political dynamics and conflicts underpinning the contradictory evolution of left-wing governments and social movements in Latin America in the last two decades.   Throughout the 2000s, L ... more
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Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution by Julia Alekseyeva - £13.99
Soviet Daughter provides a window into the life of a rebellious, independent woman coming of age in the USSR, and the impact of her story and her spirit on her American great-granddaughter, two extraordinary women swept up in the history of their tum ... more
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The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland's Border by Garrett Carr - £13.99
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK   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. Over the past year, Garrett Carr has travelled t ... more
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One Child: Life, Love and Parenthood in Modern China by Mei Fong - £9.99
Tang Shuxiu and her husband are on an 800-mile train journey from Beijing to Shifang, where they believe their only child has perished in a recent earthquake. Three days after the event, Tang is too dehydrated to cry.   Liu Ting becomes a nati ... more
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What We Do Now: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump's America by Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians (Editors) - £12.99
Short, powerful essays on what we can do now to cope with Trump’s election, and how, moving forward, we can protect our values, our politics, and our country.  Contributors:   Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the Nati ... more
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A Short History of the Russian Revolution by Geoffrey Swain - £10.99
In 1917 revolutionary fervour swept through Russia, ending centuries of imperial rule and instigating political and social changes that would lead to the formation of the Soviet Union. Arising out of proletariat discontent with the Tsarist autocracy ... more
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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, 1917 by Helen Rappaport - £9.99
SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TELEGRAPH AND EVENING STANDARD   Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St Petersburg) was in turmoil. Foreign visitors who filled ho ... more
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Women's Activism in Africa: Struggles for Rights and Representation by Balghis Badri and Aili Mari Tripp (Editor) - £19.99
Throughout Africa, growing numbers of women are coming together and making their voices heard, mobilising around causes ranging from democracy and land rights to campaigns against domestic violence. In Tanzania and Tunisia, women have made major gain ... more
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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova - £14.99
When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. On holidays close to the border on t ... more
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Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know by Michael Axworthy - £10.99
Since the beginning of recorded history, Iran/Persia has been one of the most important world civilizations. Iran remains a distinct civilization today despite its status as a major Islamic state with broad regional influence and its deep integration ... more
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Africa's Long Road Since Independence: The Many Histories of a Continent by Keith Somerville - £10.99
Over the last half century, sub-Saharan Africa has not had one history, but many. Histories that have intertwined, converged and diverged. They have involved a continuing process of decolonization and state-building, conflict, economic problems but a ... more
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The Egyptians: A Radical Story by Jack Shenker - £10.99
"I started reading this and couldn't stop. It's a remarkable piece of work, and very revealing. A stirring rendition of a people's revolution."(Noam Chomsky) "The deepest and most comprehensive account of Egypt's revolution in the English language ... more
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Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz - £10.99
Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas and opportunity. Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighbourhood, forging relationships with ordi ... more
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The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa Al Aswany - £8.99
Inside the walls of the Automobile Club of Egypt two very different worlds collide - Cairo's European elite and the Egyptian staff who wait on them.   The servants, a squabbling, humorous and deeply human group, live in a perpetual state of fe ... more
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Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the American Circus by Matt Taibbi - £14.99
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  "The thing is, when you actually think about it, it's not funny. Given what's at stake, it's more like the opposite, like the first sign of the collapse of the United States as a global superpower. Twenty years from ... more
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The Other Paris: An Illustrated Journey Through a City's Poor and Bohemian Past by Luc Sante - £16.99
Paris, the City of Light. We think of it as the city of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, of white façades, discreet traffic and well-mannered exchanges. But there was another Paris, hidden from view and virtually extinct today - the Paris of the wor ... more
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A People's History of the French Revolution by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach - £12.99
A bold new history of the French Revolution from the standpoint of the peasants, workers, women and sans culottes.   The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and th ... more
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A People's History of the Russian Revolution by Neil Faulkner - £12.99
The Russian Revolution may well be the most misunderstood event in modern history. In A People's History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths. In this fast-paced introduction to the tumultuous events, the Russian peop ... more
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Love of Country: A Hebridean Journey by Madeleine Bunting - £18.99
The Hebrides hold a remarkable place in the imaginations of Scotland and England. On the outer edge of the British Isles and facing the Atlantic Ocean, these iconic islands form part of Europe's boundary. Because of their unique position, they have b ... more
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The 1916 Irish Rebellion by Bríona Nic Dhiarmada - £20.00
The 1916 Irish Rebellion includes a historical narrative; a lavish spread of contemporary images and photographs; and a rich selection of sidebar quotations from contemporary documents, prisoners' statements, and other eyewitness accounts to capture ... more
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Pier Review: A Road Trip in Search of the Great British Seaside by Jon Bounds and Danny Smith - £8.99
Fifty-five piers. Two weeks. One eccentric road trip.   Before the seaside of their youth disappears forever, two friends from the landlocked Midlands embark on a peculiar journey to see all the surviving pleasure piers in England and Wales. W ... more
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On Raglan Road: Great Irish Love Songs and the Women Who Inspired Them by Gerard Hanberry - £15.99
This lively collection uncovers for the first time how great Irish love songs came to be, and includes engaging biographies of the songwriters and their muses.  This is for anyone who ever wondered who the ‘Galway Girl’ was, or if there was ... more
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Wild Places: Wales' Top 40 Nature Sites by Iolo Williams - £19.99
Wales is full of wildlife sites and in Wild Places television naturalist Iolo Williams picks his favourite forty from the many nature reserves scattered around the country. From Cemlyn on Anglesey to the Newport Wetlands, from Stackpole in Pembrokesh ... more
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The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America by Richard Gwyn (Editor) - £14.99
The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America is an anthology of Spanish language contemporary poetry from the Americas. Produced bilingually, with Spanish and English versions on facing pages, it is a welcome addition to the canon of translation ... more
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The Danish Way of Parenting by Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl - £11.99
DISCOVER THE PARENTING SECRETS OF THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD   What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world -- and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical guide reveal ... more
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United Ireland: Why Unification is Inevitable and How it Will Come About by Kevin Meagher - £12.99
For over two centuries, the ‘Irish Question’ has dogged British politics in one form or another – Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’ being perhaps the bloodiest manifestation. And although the past twenty years have seen intensive efforts to s ... more
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Istanbul, Istanbul by Burhan Sönmez - £8.99
Istanbul is a city of a million cells, and every cell is an Istanbul unto itself.  Below the ancient streets of Istanbul, four prisoners – Demirtay the student, the doctor, Kamo the barber and Uncle Küheylan – sit, awaiting their turn at ... more
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Highlife Giants: West African Dance Band Pioneers by John Collins - £12.99
As West Africa’s oldest form of popular music, highlife was the soundtrack of the independence era. Its influence still resonates today.   Highlife Giants is an intimate portrait of the pioneering artistes of West Africa’s music scene from the ... more
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South Africa: The Art of a Nation by John Giblin and Christopher Spring - £25.00
South African archaeology preserves some of the earliest evidence of artistic thought and production anywhere in the world. Today, South Africa has an established and vibrant contemporary art scene that is often in dialogue with the deep and recent p ... more
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From Syria with Love by Molly Masters - £10.00
A close-up portrait of children caught up in the Syria conflict. It brings together poems, pictures (previously displayed at the ‘From Syria With Love’ exhibition) and stories from young people living in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon, alongsid ... more
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Walking with Plato: A Philosophical Hike Through the British Isles by Gary Hayden - £12.99
"If one keeps on walking, everything will be alright.” So said Danish writer Søren Kierkegaard, and so thought philosophy buff Gary Hayden as he set off on Britain's most challenging trek: to walk from John O'Groats to Land's End. But it wasn't al ... more
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Scotland the Bold by Gerry Hassan - £9.99
How our nation has changed and why there's no going back.   Scotland has changed fundamentally. This story has become a familiar one, but have we yet understood its full meaning and the resulting consequences? What kind of choices do we fac ... more
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Morocco: In the Labyrinth of Dreams and Bazaars by Walter M Weiss - £10.00
Morocco has been influenced by an incredible variety of peoples. Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Berbers, Muslims, Jews, and most of Europe’s colonisers have played a part. Modern Moroccan society is no less rich and varied. In Berber villages in the m ... more
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Born in the GDR: Living in the Shadow of the Wall by Hester Vaizey - £12.99
The changes that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 were particularly dramatic for East Germans. With the German Democratic Republic effectively taken over by West Germany in the reunification process, nothing in their lives was im ... more
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Iraq + 100: Stories from a Century After the Invasion by Hassan Blasim (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Anoud, Hassan Abdulrazzak, Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Zhraa Alhaboby, Ali Bader, Hassan Blasim, Mortada Gzar, Jalal Hasan, Diaa Jubaili & Khalid Kaki   Iraq + 100 poses a question to ten Iraqi writers: what might your country look like in t ... more
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Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel by Vered Maimon and Shiraz Grinbaum - £20.00
In 2005, a group of photographers took a stand alongside the people of the small town of Bil’in, and documented their fight to stop the Israeli government building the infamous West Bank Barrier. Inspired by what they had seen in Bil’in, the grou ... more
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Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela by George Ciccariello-Maher - £8.99
Latin America’s experiments in direct democracy.  Since 2011, a wave of popular uprisings has swept the globe, taking shape in the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring, 15M in Spain, and the anti-austerity protests in Greece. The demands have bee ... more
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The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking - £9.99
Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge.   'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothi ... more
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The Soviet Century by Moshe Lewin, edited by Gregory Elliott - £12.99
A leading historian draws guides us through the inner workings of Soviet power.   The USSR may no longer exist, but its history remains highly relevant — perhaps today more so than ever. Yet it is a history which for a long time proved impos ... more
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The Un-Discovered Islands: An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes by Malachy Tallack, illustrated by Katie Scott - £14.99
Critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack returns with The Un-Discovered Islands, an exploration of some of the world’s strangest places.  Gathered in the book are two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer on the map. These ... more
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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah - £20.00
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 ... more
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The Book of Dhaka: A City in Short Fiction by Arunava Sinha & Pushpita Alam (Editors) - £9.99
Dhaka may be one of the most densely populated cities in the world - noisy, grid-locked, short on public amenities, and blighted with sprawling slums - but, as these stories show, it is also one of the most colourful and chaotically joyful places you ... more
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Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton - £25.00
It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.  Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders — the dazzling g ... more
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1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution by Boris Dralyuk (Translated and selected by) - £8.99
'This is the last of you, old world - soon we'll smash you to bits.'  The passionate voices of radicals, dreamers, workers, aristocrats, satirists and romantics fill these electrifying poems and prose pieces, written between 1917 and 1919 in ... more
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Europe in Revolt! by Catarina Príncipe and Bhaskar Sunkara (Editors) - £12.99
A gripping and authoritative account of the uprisings against extreme austerity that have shaken Europe.   In Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain the debt crisis that began with the 2008 global recession helped trigger severe austerity measur ... more
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Brussels Noir by Michel Dufranne (Editor) - £10.99
Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.   With Brussels Noir, the Noir Series ... more
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Writing the Decline: On the Struggle for South Africa's Democracy by Richard Pithouse - £14.95
Richard Pithouse, an activist intellectual who has been an important contributor to the South African public sphere for twenty years, offers a penetrating and beautifully written exploration of the escalating crisis in South Africa in the Zuma era. & ... more
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St Kilda: The Last and Outmost Isle by Angela Gannon and George Geddes - £16.99
Archaeologists Angela Gannon and George Geddes spent over 9 months living and working on St Kilda, and have been part of a team which has been researching its remarkable history for more than a decade. In this new book they turn the popular percepti ... more
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Bitter Freedom: Ireland in A Revolutionary World 1918-1923 by Maurice Walsh - £9.99
The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. This is a vividly-written, compelling narrative placing events in Ireland in the wider cont ... more
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The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel - £8.99
Lost in Portugal. Lost to grief. With nothing but a chimpanzee.   The extraordinary new novel from the author of Life of Pi.   In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tom�s discovers an old journal. It hints at the location of an extraordinary ... more
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