Prose: non-fiction

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  • 50 democracy ideas you really need to know

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    50 democracy ideas you really need to know

    Adam Fleming introduces and explains the history, key ideas and tools of democracy developed by some of the world’s greatest thinkers – spanning from the ancient Greeks to the present day. From the right to vote to the monarchy, viral politics to Brexit, ’50 Democracy Ideas You Really Need to Know’ is a complete introduction to the most important democracy ideas throughout history.

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  • 84 Charing Cross Road

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    84 Charing Cross Road

    Told in a series of letters in ’84 Charing Cross Road’ and then in diary form in the second part ‘The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street’, this true story has touched the hearts of thousands.

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  • A history of the world in 47 borders

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    A history of the world in 47 borders

    People have been drawing lines on maps for as long as there have been maps to draw on. Sometimes rooted in physical geography, sometimes entirely arbitrary, these lines might often have looked very different if a war or treaty or the decisions of a handful of tired Europeans had gone a different way. By telling the stories of these borders, we can learn a lot about how political identities are shaped, why the world looks the way it does – and about human folly. From the Roman attempts to define the boundaries of civilisation, to the secret British-French agreement to carve up the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, to the reason why landlocked Bolivia still maintains a navy, this is a fascinating, witty and surprising look at the history of the world told through its borders.

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  • A line in the world

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    A line in the world

    There is a line that stretches from the northernmost tip of Denmark to where the Wadden Sea meets Holland in the south-west. Dorthe Nors, one of Denmark’s most acclaimed contemporary writers, grew up on this line; a native Jutlander, her childhood was spent among the storm-battered trees and windblasted beaches of the North Sea coast. In ‘A Line in the World,’ her first book of non-fiction, she recounts a lifetime spent in thrall to this coastline – both as a child, and as an adult returning to live in this mysterious, shifting landscape. This is the story of the violent collisions between the people who settled in these wild landscapes and the vagaries of the natural world. It is a story of storm surges and shipwrecks, sand dunes that engulf houses and power stations leaching chemicals into the water, of sun-creased mothers and children playing on shingle beaches.

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  • American mother

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    American mother

    It has been 11 years since Diane Foley’s son, the American journalist James Foley, was kidnapped in northern Syria, and nearly ten since that day in August 2014 when she would learn that he had been murdered by ISIS in a public beheading that would ricochet in video around the world. A whole decade. Time rushes past. And yet, for Diane, that moment is unending. Here, legendary author Colum McCann tells Diane’s story as she recalls the months of his captivity, the efforts made to bring him home and the days following his death, in which Diane came face to face with one of the men responsible for her son’s kidnapping and torture. A testament to the power of radical empathy and moral courage, ‘American Mother’ takes us inside one woman’s extraordinary journey to find connection in a world torn asunder, and to fight for others as a way to keep her son’s memory alive.

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  • Churchill’s D-Day

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    Churchill’s D-Day

    2024 marks both the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy , and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Churchill himself. This book brings together General Lord Dannatt, one of Britain’s most respected contemporary military leaders, and former head of the British Army, with Allen Packwood, one of the world’s foremost Churchill experts, the archivist responsible for the holdings at the landmark Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge. Together they take us through the decision-making for the planning and execution of D-Day. Reproducing key documents and letters from the Churchill Papers and other collections, this book plunges us back in time and lets us witness events unfolding. It tells the inside story of the conception, planning and execution of the D-Day landings in a unique but authoritative way.

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  • Cull of the wild

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    Cull of the wild

    Taking a balanced and open approach to this emotive subject, Hugh speaks to experts on all sides of the debate. How do we protect endangered native species? Which species do we prioritise? And how do we reckon with the ethics of killing anything in the name of conservation?

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  • Death in the blood

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    Death in the blood

    Caroline Wheeler has been reporting on the contaminated blood scandal – the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS – for over two decades. She has been integral to the campaign for justice for the victims and their families, and played a pivotal role in persuading Prime Minister Theresa May to agree to the infected blood inquiry in 2019. ‘Death in the Blood’ is based on thousands of government documents, court and inquiry transcripts, plus interviews with prime ministers, cabinet ministers, Downing Street advisers, senior civil servants, doctors, and above all the victims and their families whose personal testimony forms the beating heart of this book.

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  • Everything is everything

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    Everything is everything

    ‘I’ve realised that my skin colour, and the sensibilities acquired living in a white dominated world, have given me an interesting perspective on a myriad of topics and issues… So Everything is Everything is about the intersection of the personal and the professional and what I’ve learned. There is tough stuff, but also hope.’

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  • Funeral Readings and Poems

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    Funeral Readings and Poems

    A beautiful and sustaining volume of poetry which offers inspiration for funeral readings.

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  • Jane Austen’s little book of wisdom

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    Jane Austen’s little book of wisdom

    Jane Austen’s Little Book of Wisdom offers more than 300 bite-size quotes of inspiration and wisdom from one of the greatest females writers in the English language.

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  • Keats

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    Keats

    The epitaph John Keats wrote for his own gravestone – ‘Here lies one whose name was writ in water’ – seemingly damned him to oblivion. When he died at the age of twenty-five, having taken a battering from the conservative press, few critics imagined he would be considered one of the great English poets two hundred years later, though he himself had an inkling. In this brief life, Lucasta Miller takes Keats’s best-known poems – the ones you are most likely to have read – and excavates their backstories. In doing so, she resurrects the real Keats: a lower-middle-class outsider from a tragic and dysfunctional family, whose extraordinary energy and love of language allowed him to pummel his way into the heart of English literature; an atheist and a liberal at a time of repression; a human being who delighted in the sensation of the moment; but a complex individual, not the ethereal figure of his posthumous myth.

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  • Living with our dead

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    Living with our dead

    WINNER OF THE 2021 BABELIO NON-FICTION PRIZE
    and the PRIX DES SAVOIRS 2021

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  • Mediterranean

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    Mediterranean

    Fully illustrated, The Passenger collects the best new writing, photography, art and reportage from around the world.

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  • Milk

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    Milk

    From a brilliant new talent, Milk is an astonishingly evocative, intimate and moving memoir charting one woman’s first year of motherhood.

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  • Normal women

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    Normal women

    ‘A genuinely new history of our nation’ DAN JONES
    ‘Radically reframes our national story’ OBSERVER
    ‘This celebration of women is a triumph of popular history’ SPECTATOR
    ‘A lasting work of social history’ THE TIMES
    Normal Women is Gregory’s finest moment’ GLAMOUR UK

    £25.00