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Books from all over the world (browse related categories World - Africa World - Asia World - North America World - Latin America & Caribbean World - Europe World - Middle East )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it will take
Goodbye Eastern Europe: An Intimate History of a Divided Land - by Jacob Mikanowski - £10.99
An epic history of the ‘other’ Europe, a place of conflict and coexistence, of faith and folklore.  ‘Do not rush to bid farewell to eastern Europe until reading this book. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, this very personal ... more

The Chinese in Britain: A History of Visitors and Settlers - by Barclay Price - £10.99
Today over 400,000 Chinese live in Britain, many more attend British universities, and an increasing number visit Britain on business and as tourists. But until now, there has been no comprehensive history of the Chinese who came to the country. This ... more

Be More Japan - by DK Eyewitness - £20.00
A fascinating journey through the wisdom and wonders of Japan.  In love with all things Japan or looking to absorb a little Japanese wisdom into your daily life? From the philosophies of ikigai and wabi sabi to kitsch karaoke nights and futur ... more

Invasion: Russia’s Bloody War and Ukraine’s Fight for Survival - by Luke Harding - £10.99
A FINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING   The first book of reportage from the front line of the Ukraine war. This is a powerful, moving first draft of history written by the award-winning Guardian journalist and #1 New York Time ... more

One State: The Only Democratic Future for Palestine-Israel - by Ghada Karmi - £14.99
A radical case for a one-state solution from the renowned Palestinian writer and Nakba survivor.  'An intelligent, sensitive writer' - Financial Times  Palestine has been under attack for three quarters of a century. The 'peace proces ... more

Nakba: The Struggle to Decolonize Israel - by Eitan Bronstein Aparicio and Eleonore Merza Bronstein - £25.00
In 1948 three-quarters of a million Palestinians were expelled from their land and and some 615 villages were destroyed in order to establish the state of Israel. This is known as the Nakba (“catastrophe” in Arabic). It is it is something which w ... more

Homelands: A Personal History of Europe - by Timothy Garton Ash - £22.00
'Tremendously enjoyable ... thoughtful, honest, open, self-deprecating' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times 'Readers could hardly wish for a wiser guide ... panoramic ... defiantly hopeful' Financial Times  Drawing from the people who lived it, ... more

Greater than the Sum of Our Parts: Feminism, Inter/Nationalism, and Palestine - by Nada Elia - £14.99
An inspiring and intersectional re-imagining of the path to liberation in Palestine.   How is the struggle for Palestinian freedom bound up in other freedom struggles, and how are activists coming together globally to achieve justice and l ... more

Kurdistan +100: Stories from a Future State - by Orsola Casagrande & Mustafa Gundogdu (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring: Qadir Agid, Yildiz Cakar, Selahattin Demirtas, Omer Dilsoz, Muharrem Erbey, Nariman Evdike, Ava Homa, Hüseyin Karabey, Karzan Kardozi, Sema Kaygusuz, Meral Simsek, Jahangir Mahmoudveysi & Jîl Şwanî   Winner of a PEN Translates A ... more

Homage to Caledonia: Scotland and the Spanish Civil War - by Daniel Gray - £12.99
The Spanish civil war was a call to arms for 2,300 British volunteers, of which over 500 were from Scotland. The first book of its kind, Homage to Caledonia examines Scotland's role in the conflict, detailing exactly why Scottish involvement was so p ... more

They Called Me a Lioness : A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom - by Ahed Tamimi and Dena Takruri - £14.99
A Palestinian activist jailed at sixteen after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers illuminates the daily struggles of life under occupation in this moving, deeply personal memoir.  “I cannot even begin to convey the clarity, the intensity, th ... more

The Turning Tide: A Biography of the Irish Sea - by Jon Gower - £20.00
An immersive history of a pivotal stretch of water.  ‘Fascinating, spellbinding, erudite and great fun.’ Roddy Doyle   The Turning Tide is a hymn to a sea passage of world-historical importance. Combining social and cultural histor ... more

America Made Me a Black Man - by Boyah J Farah - £9.99
A searing memoir of American racism from a Somali-American who survived hardships in his birth country only to experience firsthand the dehumanization of Black people in his adopted land, the United States.  “No one told me about America. ... more

Yemen In Crisis: Devastating Conflict, Fragile Hope - by Helen Lackner - £12.99
Yemen is in the grip of its most severe crisis in years. Fuelled by Arab and Western intervention, the civil war has quickly escalated, resulting in thousands killed and millions close to starvation. Suffering from a collapsed economy, the people of ... more

Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World - by Eliza Reid - £12.99
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER!  "Secrets of the Sprakkar is a fascinating window into what a more gender-equal world could look like, and why it's worth striving for. Iceland is doing a lot to level the playing field: paid parental leave, afford ... more

Black Ghosts: A Journey Into the Lives of Africans in China - by Noo Saro-Wiwa - £14.99
The travel memoir of a Nigerian woman in China exploring the intersections and divides between the two cultures and the lives of African economic migrants in the bustling People’s Republic.  China today is a land of opportunity for African ... more

China in Ten Words - by Yu Hua - £9.99
A courageous and intimate memoir of China framed in ten telling words.   People. Leader. Reading. Writing. Revolution. Grassroots. Through these and other common vernacular words and phrases, Yu Hua – widely regarded as one of China’s grea ... more

Red Closet: The Hidden History of Gay Oppression in the USSR - by Rustam Alexander - £17.99
In 1934, Joseph Stalin enacted sodomy laws, unleashing a wave of brutal detentions of homosexual men in large Soviet cities. Rustam Alexander recounts the compelling stories of people whose lives were directly affected by those laws, including a naï ... more

Beauty is in the Street: Protest and Counterculture in Post-War Europe - by Joachim C. Haberlen - £35.00
'A rich and readable account of left-wing activism in the West and opposition to Soviet-style communism in the East' Katja Hoyer, The Spectator  'A dream, perhaps, but one that still sounds worth fighting for, even beautiful' Stuart Jeffries, ... more

The Full English: A Journey in Search of a Country and its People - by Stuart Maconie - £20.00
A Sunday Times Book of the Week and Top 10 Bestseller What kind of country is England today? What does it mean to be English? Are we hungry for change or seeking old certainties?   Join Stuart Maconie on an enlightening, entertaining jour ... more

Rebel: My Escape from Saudi Arabia to Freedom - by Rahaf Mohammed - £9.99
"Through her courageous resistance, she has, for a moment, drawn global attention to the ongoing struggle of Saudi women. The striking image of a young woman, wielding nothing but a cellphone, facing down the force of an oppressive government is an a ... more

It's a Continent: Unravelling Africa's History One Country at a Time - by Astrid Madimba and Chinny Ukata - £10.99
‘We need this book’ SIMON REEVE ‘Illuminating’ FINANCIAL TIMES   Why is Africa often perceived as a single country? What role did African soldiers play in the Second World War? Who else led the charge against Apartheid in South Afri ... more

A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: A Palestine Story - by Nathan Thrall - £25.00
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION  'A deeply immersive portrait of daily life in Israel and the West Bank' The Best Books to Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Financial Times   'Brims over with just th ... more

Letters from Wales: Memories and Encounters in Literature and Life - by Sam Adams - £20.00
‘This is writing in time and over time; the author’s horizons widen as he goes, his impressions change... What is revealed is the generous deep-rootedness of the author’s cultures.’ – Michael Schmidt  ‘His writing respects writers ... more

Scotland: The Global History: 1603 to the Present - by Murray Pittock - £12.99
An engaging and authoritative history of Scotland’s influence in the world and the world’s on Scotland, from the Thirty Years’ War to the present day.   Scotland is one of the oldest nations in the world, yet by some it is hardly counte ... more

Israel's War on Gaza - by Gilbert Achcar - £6.00
Israel has seized the opportunity of Hamas’s operation on 7 October 2023 to devastate Gaza, reducing it to rubble, massacring a huge number of its inhabitants and forcing the rest to flee. Another Nakba is underway, 75 years after the creation of I ... more

The Korean Book of Happiness: Joy, Resilience and the Art of Giving - by Barbara J. Zitwer - £14.99
From the very first moment she set foot in South Korea, Barbara Zitwer, literary agent to some of the most celebrated, prize-winning Korean authors, fell head-over-heels in love, discovering there a renewed sense of happiness and energy.  In ... more

War Diary of the Ukrainian Resistance - by The Kyiv Independent - £16.99
‘We must reveal the truth – it’s our duty. The world must know what is going on here... We have to carry on reporting. This is what keeps me going: reporting so that the world will never forget.’ – Asami Terajima, reporter for The Kyiv Inde ... more

The New China Playbook: Beyond Socialism and Capitalism - by Keyu Jin - £25.00
A revelatory, myth-dispelling exploration of China’s juggernaut economy.  Although China’s economy is one of the largest in the world, Western understanding of it is often based on dated assumptions and incomplete information. In The New ... more

The Book of Prague: A City in Short Fiction - by Ivana Myšková & Jan Zikmund (Editors) - £10.99
Featuring: Bohumil Hrabal, Michal Ajvaz, Irena Dousková , Simona Bohatá, Jan Zábrana, Petr Borkovec, Marek Šindelka, Patrik Banga, Veronika Bendová & Marie Stryjová   An ex-con on compassionate release revisits his old haunts, only to feel ... more

Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of a Daring Icelandic Sea Captain - by Margaret Willson - £12.99
A daring and magnificent historical narrative nonfiction account of Iceland's most famous female sea captain who constantly fought for women's rights and equality-and who also solved one of the country's most notorious robberies.   Every day ... more

Crimes of Cymru: Classic Mystery Tales of Wales - by Martin Edwards (Editor) - £10.99
A brand-new anthology centred around the best stories from celebrated Welsh authors as well as short mysteries inspired by or set in the cities and wilds of the country.   “Ahoy, my lad!” he bellowed back. “I didn’t expect you so earl ... more

The Loneliest Revolution: A Memoir of Solidarity and Struggle in Iran - by Ali Mirsepassi - £14.99
A memoir of life in Iran in the tumultuous years leading up to the 1979 revolution. "Offers an intimate window onto the Iranian revolution just when we need to be thinking about it the most"(Marjane Satrapi, writer and film director) * Recount ... more

In Search of the River Jordan: A Story of Palestine, Israel and the Struggle for Water - by James Fergusson - £18.99
A writer’s travels along the legendary yet contested Jordan River—exploring the long conflict over water supply.  Access to water has played a pivotal role in the Israel-Palestine dispute. Israel has diverted the River Jordan via pipes a ... more

We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I: A Palestinian Memoir - by Raja Shehadeh - £10.99
A subtle psychological portrait of the author's relationship with his father during the twentieth-century battle for Palestinian human rights.   A FINALIST FOR THE US NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2023 FOR NONFICTION   'Profoundly personal as wel ... more

Operation Chiffon: The Secret Story of MI5 and MI6 and the Road to Peace in Ireland - by Peter Taylor - £22.00
On the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, Peter Taylor tells for the first time the gripping story of Operation Chiffon, the top-secret intelligence operation that helped bring peace to Ireland.  'A gripping exploration of how MI5 ... more

Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in a Time of War and Revolution - by Terence Dooley - £11.99
The gripping story of the tumultuous destruction of the Irish country house, spanning the revolutionary years of 1912 to 1923.  During the Irish Revolution nearly three hundred country houses were burned to the ground. These “Big Houses” ... more

The Folklore of Wales: Ghosts - by Delyth Badder and Mark Norman - £14.99
Wales is a land with a vast wealth of ghost stories, including fantastical animals, flickering death omens and unseen things that go bump in the night. Whether these tales are based on true events, or are the creations of active imaginations, is know ... more

Sarn Helen: A Journey Through Wales, Past, Present and Future - by Tom Bullough, illustrated by Jackie Morris - £16.99
Sarn Helen – Helen’s Causeway – is the old Roman Road that runs from the south of Wales to the north. As Tom walks the route, sometimes alone, sometimes in company, he describes the changing landscape around him and explores the political, cult ... more

Capitalist China and Socialist Revolution - by Simon Hannah - £5.00
The economic and political growth of China and its transformation into a capitalist world power is one of the defining features of the modern age. It has shifted economic relations and the balance of power. Hundreds of millions of workers in China ... more

A Kidnapped West: The Tragedy of Central Europe - by Milan Kundera - £10.00
The people of Central Europe cannot be separated from European history; they cannot exist outside it; but they represent the wrong side of this history; they are its victims and outsiders.   In a moment of historic peril and uncertainty in ... more

Africa Is Not A Country: Breaking Stereotypes of Modern Africa - by Dipo Faloyin - £10.99
Africa Is Not A Country is a bright portrait of modern Africa that pushes back against harmful stereotypes to tell a more comprehensive story.   You already know these stereotypes. So often Africa is depicted simplistically as an arid red landscap ... more

Balkan Bombshells: Contemporary Women's Writing from Serbia and Montenegro - by Will Firth (Editor) - £10.99
A collection to whet the appetite of anyone wishing to learn more about a region rich in history, folklore and (her)stories. Telling it like a woman does not mean literature for women only: it provides an insight into half of humanity, a window onto ... more

Tomorrow Perhaps the Future: Following Writers and Rebels in the Spanish Civil War - by Sarah Watling - £22.00
From a prize-winning academic in our age of political divisions, this portrait of the women outsiders who took part in Spanish Civil War asks questions of solidarity and resistance.  In the 1930s, women and men from across Britain, Europe and ... more

The Irish Difference: The Story of Ireland - by Fergal Tobin - £10.99
An Irish TImes Book of the Year  ‘The beauty of this book is in the telling: The Irish Difference lays out its themes and chronologies with impeccable clarity, and is full of fascinating detail... Exemplary.’ Irish Independent  For hundre ... more

Queer Ukraine: An Anthology of LGBTQI+ Ukrainian Voices During Wartime - by Edited & translated by the DVIJKA collective - £7.99
Against the backdrop of brutal invasion, it is much easier for right-wing figures to target marginalised groups, and during wartime the queer community is exceedingly vulnerable to persecution, scapegoating and censorship. Being visibly queer in Ukra ... more

These Bodies of Water: A Personal History of the British Empire in the Middle East - by Sabrina Mahfouz - £10.99
‘Impossible to put down while you’re reading, and impossible to forget about when you’ve finished’ Glamour  After a gruelling job interview where she was interrogated about everything from her political leanings to her family background, ... more

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