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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 would take
Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds - by Ian Wright - £12.99
Which nations have North Korean embassies? Which region has the highest number of death metal bands per capita? How many countries have bigger economies than California? Who drives on the 'wrong' side of the road? And where can you find lions in the ... more

The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War - by Giles Tremlett - £14.99
The first major history of the International Brigades: a tale of blood, ideals and tragedy in the fight against fascism.  The Spanish Civil War was the first armed battle in the fight against fascism, and a rallying cry for a generation. Over 3 ... more

The Border: A Journey Around Russia Through North Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan.... - by Erika Fatland - £12.99
Erika Fatland travels along the seemingly endless Russian border - from North Korea in the Far East through Russia's bordering states in Asia and the Caucasus, crossing the Caspian Ocean and the Black Sea along the way.   The Border is a book ... more

The History of Wales in Twelve Poems - by M. Wynn Thomas - £8.99
Down the centuries, poets have provided Wales with a window onto its own distinctive world.   This book gives a sense of the view seen through that special window in twelve illustrated poems, each bringing very different periods and aspects o ... more

The Condition of the Working Class in Turkey: Labour under Neoliberal Authoritarianism - by Cagatay Edgucan Sahin and Mehmet Erman Erol (Editors) - £19.99
Decades of neoliberal authoritarianism have propelled Turkey into crisis. Regime change, economic disaster and Erdogan's ambition to impose 'one-man rule' have shaken the foundations of Turkish political life, but what does this mean for workers?&nbs ... more

An Eye on the Hebrides: An Illustrated Journey - by Mairi Hedderwick - £12.99
Mairi Hedderwick embarks on a six-month-long journey to 40 islands from Arran to Lewis, recounting her pilgrimage around the archipelago of the Western Isles with which she has had a lifelong love affair.   Filled with wit and wisdom that is ... more

The Book of Reykjavik: A City in Short Fiction - by Becca Parkinson & Vera Juliusdottir (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring Friðgeir Einarsson, Kristín Eiríksdóttir, Þórarinn Eldjárn, Einar Már Guðmundsson, Björn Halldórsson, Fríða Ísberg, Auður Jónsdóttir, Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir, Andri Snær Magnason & Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson  Re ... more

The Shortest History of China - by Linda Jaivin - £12.99
China contains a multitude. Its unruly complexity is part of its grandeur.   Modern China is at once an economic powerhouse and authoritarian state, an increasingly assertive superpower and an icon of modernity. Chinese history is no less cont ... more

Myths & Legends of India, Egypt, China & Japan - by Rachel Storm - £9.99
In this magnificent reference book, the powerful and evocative mythologies of the East are revealed in all their glory.  An instantly accessible A to Z structure, fully cross-referenced throughout, details the pantheon of gods of the East. The b ... more

Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil - by Mark Leopold - £12.99
The first serious full-length biography of former Ugandan president Idi Amin, modern Africa's most famous dictator.  Idi Amin began his career in the British army in colonial Uganda, and worked his way up the ranks before seizing power in a B ... more

Treasured Islands: The explorer's guide to over 200 of the most beautiful and intriguing islands... - by Peter Naldrett - £18.99
Islands represent adventure, mystery, wilderness and escapism. Surrounded by water, they're somewhere to run away to, to be marooned on, to find a paradise... The British Isles includes some 194 inhabited islands (out of a total of over 6,000), ra ... more

Vegan JapanEasy: Classic & Modern Vegan Japanese Recipes to Cook at Home - by Tim Anderson - £22.00
Believe it or not, Japanese cuisine in general is actually quite vegan-friendly, and many dishes can be made vegan with just a simple substitution or two. You can enjoy the same big, bold, salty-sweet-spicy-rich-umami recipes of modern Japanese soul ... more

The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Divided Nation - by Declan Walsh - £9.99
The demise of Pakistan - a country with a reputation for volatility, brutality and radical Islam - is regularly predicted. But things rarely turn out as expected, as renowned journalist Declan Walsh knows well.   Over a decade covering the co ... more

Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature and Environment of Scotland - by Kathleen Jamie (Editor) - £10.99
Bringing together contemporary Scottish writing on nature and landscape, this inspiring collection takes us from walking to wild swimming, from red deer to pigeons and wasps, from remote islands to back gardens, through prose, poetry and photography. ... more

Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia - by Joshua Yaffa - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING  In this penetrating exploration of contemporary Russia, Joshua Yaffa meets a variety of Russians - from politicians and entrepreneurs to artists and historians - who have built their car ... more

The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: Travels Among the Collectors of Iceland - by Kendra Greene - £9.99
Welcome to Iceland, a very small nation with a very large number (two hundred and sixty five) of (mostly) very small museums. Founded in the backyards of houses, begun as jokes or bets or memorials to lost friends, these museums tell the story of an ... more

Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the World Retold - by Bolu Babalola - £9.99
Time was constructed with love in mind. Time and love are intertwined, they are both measures of life, two clocks. And, for love to operate as it should, it is imperative that the timing should be right. Just as it is in these stories.  Bolu Ba ... more

How Iceland Changed the World: The Big History of a Small Island - by Egill Bjarnason - £10.99
The untold story of how one tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic has shaped the world for centuries.  The history of Iceland began 1,200 years ago, when a frustrated Viking captain and his useless navigator ran aground in the middle of ... more

We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World - by Malala Yousafzai - £9.99
Nobel Peace Prize winner and bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the faces behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide.   Malala’s experiences visiting refu ... more

Unsilencing Gaza: Reflections on Resistance - by Sara Roy - £19.99
Gaza, the centre of Palestinian nationalism and resistance to the occupation, is the linchpin of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the key to its resolution. Since 2005, Israel has deepened the isolation of the territory, severing it almost comple ... more

Last Boat from Tangier - by James von Leyden - £8.99
Death stalks the streets of Tangier...  When Detective Karim Belkacem's best friend and colleague, Abdou, goes missing during an investigation into an illegal cartel, Karim is sent to Tangier to look for him. But the Tangier police have another p ... more

Midnight in Cairo: The Female Stars of Egypt's Roaring '20s - by Raphael Cormack - £20.00
1920s Cairo: singers were pressing hit records, dramatic troupes were springing up and cabarets were packed – a counterculture was on the rise. In bars, hash-dens and music halls, people of all backgrounds came together as a passionate group of art ... more

Belarus: The Last European Dictatorship - by Andrew Wilson - £10.99
A comprehensive and revelatory history of modern Belarus - from independence to 2020's contested election.  In 2020 Belarus made headlines around the world when protests erupted in the aftermath of a fraught presidential election. Andrew Wils ... more

Amakomiti: Grassroots Democracy in South African Shack Settlements - by Trevor Ngwane - £19.99
Can people who live in shantytowns, shacks and favelas teach us anything about democracy? About how to govern society in a way that is inclusive, participatory and addresses popular needs?  This book argues that they can. In a study conducte ... more

The Book of Ramallah: A City in Short Fiction - by Maya Abu Al-Hayat (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Maya Abu Al-Hayat, Anas Abu Rahma, Liana Badr, Ahlam Bsharat, Ameer Hamad, Khaled Hourani, Ahmad Jaber, Ziad Khadash, Ibrahim Nasrallah & Mahmoud Shukair   A coffee seller waits all day for one of his customers to ask him how he is, u ... more

Queer Migration and Asylum in Europe - by Richard C.M. Mole (Editor) - £25.00
Europe is a popular destination for LGBTQ people seeking to escape discrimination and persecution. Yet, while European institutions have done much to promote the legal equality of sexual minorities and a number of states pride themselves on their acc ... more

Kurdish Women's Stories - by Houzan Mahmoud (Editor) - £16.99
Kurdistan has had a tumultuous history, and the women who lived there have experienced a life like no other. From Saddam Hussein's reign of terror beginning in the 1960s, to the fight against ISIS today, violence, revolution and questions around iden ... more

No, Love Is Not Dead: An Anthology of Love Poetry from Around the World - by Chris McCabe (Editor) - £16.99
A powerful new anthology depicting how love over the past two-and-a-half millennia has found its expression in the words of the world's greatest poets. No, Love Is Not Dead is a timely affirmation of the great linguistic diversity of poetry and its a ... more

Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul - by Taran Khan - £9.99
One of the first things I was told when I arrived in Kabul was never to walk...   When journalist Taran Khan arrives in Kabul, she uncovers a place that defies her expectations.   Her wanderings with other Kabulis reveal a fragile cit ... more

Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine - by Jeff Halper - £14.99
For decades we have spoken of the 'Israel-Palestine conflict', but what if our understanding of the issue has been wrong all along?  This book explores how the concept of settler colonialism provides a clearer understanding of the Zionist mo ... more

The Moroccan Daughter - by Deborah Rodriguez - £8.99
The brand new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.   In Morocco, behind the ancient walls of the medina, secrets will be revealed...  Amina Bennis has come back to her childhood home in Morocco ... more

A People's History of Europe: From World War I to Today - by Raquel Varela - £18.99
This concise people's history of Europe tells the story of the last hundred years of a very old continent and the ordinary people that shaped the events that defined it from World War I to today.  From the Russian Revolution, through May '68 and ... more

Sovietistan: A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan - by Erika Fatland - £12.99
SHORTLISTED FOR EDWARD STANFORD/LONELY PLANET DEBUT TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR 2020  An unforgettable journey through the former Soviet Republics, by a prizewinning author of international reportage.  Erika Fatland takes the reader on ... more

The Book of Jakarta: A City in Short Fiction - by Maesy Ang and Teddy W. Kusuma (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring: utiuts ., Sabda Armandio, Hanna Fransisca, Cyntha Hariadi, Afrizal Malna, Dewi Kharisma Michellia, Ratri Ninditya, Yusi Avianto Pareanom, Ben Sohib & Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie   A group of senior citizens set out to visit an amus ... more

Syria's Secret Library: The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope - by Mike Thomson - £8.99
Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Besieged by government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by bombs and missiles, and shot at by snipers. But while the streets above echoed with ... more

While the Earth Sleeps We Travel: Stories, Poetry, and Art from Young Refugees Around the World - by Ahmed M. Badr - £14.99
A groundbreaking collection of poetry, personal narratives, and art from refugee youth around the world. Foreword by actor and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller.   Beginning in 2018, Ahmed M. Badr - an Iraqi-American poet and former refugee - ... more

Republic of Shame: How Ireland Punished 'Fallen Women' and Their Children - by Caelainn Hogan - £9.99
Until alarmingly recently, the Catholic Church, acting in concert with the Irish state, operated a network of institutions for the concealment, punishment and exploitation of 'fallen women'.  In the Magdalene laundries, girls and women were incarcer ... more

Eat the Buddha: The Story of Modern Tibet Through the People of One Town - by Barbara Demick - £18.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION  In 1950, China claimed sovereignty over Tibet, leading to decades of unrest and resistance, defining the country today. In Eat the Buddha, Barbara Demick chronicles the Tibetan tragedy ... more

The Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historian's Journey from Shetland to the Channel - by David Gange - £9.99
COLLECTIVE WINNER OF THE HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE  Over the course of a year, leading historian and nature writer David Gange kayaked the weather-ravaged coasts of Atlantic Britain and Ireland from north t ... more

A Chip Shop in Poznan: My Unlikely Year in Poland - by Ben Aitken - £9.99

Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation - by Raja Shehadeh - £9.99
In Going Home, Orwell Prize winning author Raja Shehadeh travels Ramallah and records the changing face of the city. Walking along the streets he grew up in, he tells the stories of the people, the relationships, the houses, and the businesses that w ... more

The Good Immigrant USA - by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman (Editors) - £9.99
The Good Immigrant USA is a collection of twenty-six personal essays by writers and personalities exploring race, identity and culture, a follow up to the British Book Award nominated and crowdfunded publishing phenomenon, The Good Immigrant.  GU ... more

Amexica: War Along the Borderline - by Ed Vulliamy - £10.99
Between the interiors of the USA and Mexico lies a borderland: Amexica. A terrain astride the world's busiest frontier, teeming with migrants, factory workers, narcos, tourists, heroines and heroes, ranchers and rogues. A border both porous and harsh ... more

Dispatches from the Vanguard: The Global International African Arts Movement versus Donald J. Trump - by Patrick A Howell - £10.99
Scheduled for release at the top of the 2020 US Presidential election, Dispatches from the Vanguard channels the global soul's hunger for freedom from authoritarian control.   Partnering with dozens of Pulitzer Prize Winners, New York Times Bes ... more

Fifty Years On: The Troubles and the Struggle for Change in Northern Ireland - by Malachi O'Doherty - £9.99
Fifty years ago, an eruption of armed violence traumatized Northern Ireland and transformed a period of street protest over civil rights into decades of paramilitary warfare by republicans and loyalists.  In this evocative memoir, Malachi O'Dohe ... more

Silver, Sword and Stone: The Story of Latin America in Three Extraordinary Lives - by Marie Arana - £9.99
The timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation, violence, and religion.   Leonor Gonzales, a miner's widow, lives in a tiny commun ... more

The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East - by Christopher Phillips - £12.99
Updated with two new chapters, this book exposes the profound influence of the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar in Syria's bloody conflict and explores the implications of the perceived decline of American power in the Mid ... more

The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination - by Philip Marsden - £9.99
In an old wooden sloop, Philip Marsden plots a course north from his home in Cornwall. He is sailing for the Summer Isles, a small archipelago near the top of Scotland that holds for him a deep and personal significance. On the way, he must navigate ... more

The Book of Shanghai: A City in Short Fiction - by Jin Li and Dai Congrong (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring Wang Anyi, Xiao Bai, Shen Dacheng, Chen Danyan, Cai Jun, Chen Qiufan, Xia Shang, Teng Xiaolan, Fu Yuehui & Wang Zhanhei  As the end of the world arrives in downtown Shanghai, one man’s only wish is to return a library book... ... more

One Week in April: The Scottish Radical Rising of 1820 - by Maggie Craig - £20.00
In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on strike. Revolution was in the air.  ... more

The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places - by Neil Oliver - £9.99
From much-loved historian Neil Oliver, comes this beautifully written, kaleidoscopic history of a place with a story like no other.   The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world. From north to ... more

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