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Sticky fingers' vegan sweets  by Doron Petersan

Sticky fingers' vegan sweets

Doron Petersan

"A two-time Food Network Cupcake Wars winner shares her scrumptious dessert recipes that will have vegans and omnivores alike clamoring for more. When Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats opened in 2002, it instantly became one of the most popular bakeries i...

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Pie and mash down the Roman Road by Melanie McGrath

Pie and mash down the Roman Road

Melanie McGrath

G. Kelly's pie and mash has been run by the same family in the Roman Road in Bow for nearly a hundred years; an East End institution and the still point of a turning world. Outside its windows the Roman Road has seen an extraordinary revolution, from...

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The race to save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport

The race to save the Romanovs

Helen Rappaport

On 17th July 1918, the whole of the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. There were no miraculous escapes. The former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their children were all tragically gunned down in a blaze of bullets. On the 100-year-anniversary...

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Only fools and stories by David Jason

Only fools and stories

David Jason

In his first book David Jason told us about himself from his early years training as an electrician through to making it as one of Britain's greatest actors. In this follow up autobiography, he tells us about the many other lives he has lived - through...

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No moon tonight  by D. E. Charlwood

No moon tonight

D. E. Charlwood

"A Bomber Command classic depicting the deep feelings associated with the human cost of the air war in World War II. This is the ... story of a Lancaster bomber crew facing the hazards of strongly defended targets in Germany. A RAAF navigator with 10...

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Purpose  by Jessica Huie


Jessica Huie

"Jessica Huie went from being a teenage mother, expelled from school and staying in a hostel to having a glittering career in public relations, founding two award-winning businesses and earning an MBE from the Queen. Throughout the course of a career...

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Do oysters get bored?  by Rozanna Lilley

Do oysters get bored?

Rozanna Lilley

"Rozanna Lilley is a social anthropologist, autism researcher, and Oscar's mum. Oscar is on the autism spectrum, which means he has a particular way of being in the world and understanding the lives of those around him. As Rozanna and her husband Neil...

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Writing with clarity and style  by Robert A. (Robert Alan) Harris

Writing with clarity and style

Robert A. (Robert Alan) Harris

Writing with Clarity and Style, 2nd Edition, will help you to improve your writing dramatically. The book shows you how to use dozens of classical rhetorical devices to bring power, clarity, and effectiveness to your writing. You will also learn about...

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The man behind the wheel  by Tim Bouquet

The man behind the wheel

Tim Bouquet

The Man Behind the Wheel how Onkar Singh Kanwar built Apollo Tyres from scratch and took it to the world stage.

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The murder of Mary Ashford  by Naomi Clifford

The murder of Mary Ashford

Naomi Clifford

"In the small hours of 27 May 1817, Mary Ashford, a young servant girl from the village of Erdington near Birmingham, left a party in the company of Abraham Thornton. A few hours later she was found drowned in a pool; an inquest established that she had...

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H2Oh!  by Mimi Kirk


Mimi Kirk

"Ice spiked with lavender and water chilled with a handful of blueberries and pomegranate seeds give hydration a whole new level of enjoyment. Keep it organic and sugar free with more than 50 simple yet distinctive recipes from Mimi Kirk, arguably th...

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"Oxford Spires Academy is a small comprehensive school with 30 languages - and one special focus: poetry. In the last five years, its students have won every prize going. They have been celebrated in The Guardian ('The Very Quiet Foreign Girls Poetry...

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Know your place

Know your place

"In 21st century Britain, what does it mean to be working class? This book asks 24 working class writers to examine the issue as it relates to them. Examining representation, literature, sexuality, gender, art, employment, poverty, childhood, culture...

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In search of ancient roots  by Kenneth J. Stewart

In search of ancient roots

Kenneth J. Stewart

"Protestant evangelicalism is in crisis. Today it is increasingly difficult for Protestants to identify what counts as distinctively Protestant, much less what counts as evangelical. As evangelicals increasingly lose contact with the churches and tra...

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Watching for the wingbeat  by Pat White

Watching for the wingbeat

Pat White

"Watching for the wingbeat includes work from Pat White's earlier out-of-print titles; selections from 'Gnossienne' (previously available only as a limited edition publication)' 'From the Valdimar Notebooks', a recent unpublished sequence of 43 keen-...

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Revelations of the Kingdom for suspicious minds  by Wayne Johns

Revelations of the Kingdom for suspicious minds

Wayne Johns

There are a multitude of conflicting voices today about the nature of the kingdom of God, and many people feel justified in backing off from the debate. But if we do this, are we in danger of missing out on something that will ignite a new passion for...

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Talking with female serial killers  by Christopher Berry-Dee

Talking with female serial killers

Christopher Berry-Dee

"...Because female murderers, and especially serial murderers, are so rare compared with their male counterparts, this new study will surprise as well as shock, particularly in the cases of women like Beverley Allitt, who kill children, and Janie Lou...

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Hadrian's Wall operations manual  by Simon Forty

Hadrian's Wall operations manual

Simon Forty

"Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular historic monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches its scale: a land wall running 73 miles from east to west, and a sea wall stretching at least 26 miles down the Cumbrian coast. Some of its forts are...

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Persian Gulf Command  by Ashley Jackson

Persian Gulf Command

Ashley Jackson

"A new history of the long-overlooked WWII theater in Iran and Iraq, its unrecognized significance, and its impact on local society and politics This dynamic history is the first to construct a total picture of the experience and impact of World War II...

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The Middle Ages in 50 objects  by Elina Gertsman

The Middle Ages in 50 objects

Elina Gertsman

"Complex and varied, vibrant and intense, medieval objects demand to be examined closely, to be thought about deeply, to be approached kinesthetically. Extraordinary in the multiplicity of meanings that it harbors and engenders, the material culture of...

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Amarna sunset  by Aidan Dodson

Amarna sunset

Aidan Dodson

"This new study, drawing on the latest research, tells the story of the decline and fall of the pharaoh Akhenaten's religious revolution in the fourteenth century The book then outlines the events of the subsequent five decades that saw the extinction...

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The waterless sea  by Christopher Pinney

The waterless sea

Christopher Pinney

"Mirages have long astonished travelers of the sea and beguiled thirsty desert voyagers. Chinese and Japanese poetry and images depicted mirages as the exhalations of clam-monsters. Indian sources related them to the 'thirst of gazelles,' a metaphor for...

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Awakened relating  by Lynn Marie Lumiere

Awakened relating

Lynn Marie Lumiere

"Many people struggle in relationship, and those on a spiritual path are no exception. Even for the most spiritually enlightened, relationships can be fraught with frustration, pain, disappointment, and conflict. Written by a clinical psychotherapist...

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A new reality  by Jonas Salk

A new reality

Jonas Salk

"A new reality: human evolution for a sustainable future provides a startling, fresh new message of understanding, perspective and hope for today's tense, rapid-fire, kaleidoscopically changing world. Drawn from the writings of visionary scientist Jonas...

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Cyber wars  by Charles Arthur

Cyber wars

Charles Arthur

"Cyber Wars gives you the dramatic inside stories of some of the world's biggest cyber attacks. These are the game changing hacks that make organizations around the world tremble and leaders stop and consider just how safe they really are. Charles Ar...

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God is stranger  by Krish Kandiah

God is stranger

Krish Kandiah

Taking a fresh look at Bible passages he thought he knew inside out, Krish Kandiah was struck by the uncomfortable recognition that when God turns up he seems to be much more likely to startle or frighten us, even start a fight on a dark night, than to...

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Why To kill a mockingbird matters  by Tom Santopietro

Why To kill a mockingbird matters

Tom Santopietro

"With forty million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird's poignant but clear-eyed examination of human nature has cemented its status as a global classic. Tom Santopietro's new book ... takes a 360-degree look at the Mockingbird phenomenon both on page...

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The better mom  by Ruth Schwenk

The better mom

Ruth Schwenk

"Mothering is messy. Our joy and hope in raising children doesn?t change the reality that being a mom can be frustrating, stressful, and tiring. But just as God is using us to shape our children, God is using our children and motherhood to shape us. In...

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Talk to yourself like a Buddhist  by Cynthia Kane

Talk to yourself like a Buddhist

Cynthia Kane

"Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist teaches you how to turn off the enemy in your mind--and create a new relationship with yourself and the world around you--simply by noticing, investigating, and changing the words you use to speak to yourself,"--page...

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Wild Sea  by Joy McCann

Wild Sea

Joy McCann

"Unimpeded by any landmass, the mysterious Southern Ocean flows completely around Earth from west to east between the seasonally shifting icy continent of Antarctica and the coastlines and islands of Australia, New Zealand, South America and South Africa....

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China's quest for great power  by Bernard D. Cole

China's quest for great power

Bernard D. Cole

"This book examines China's national security strategy by looking at the three major elements--foreign policy, energy security, naval power--which are interactive and major influences on China's future and its relations with the United States. The focus...

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Think again  by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Think again

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

"Our personal and political worlds are rife with arguments and disagreements, some of them petty and vitriolic. The inability to compromise and understand the opposition is epidemic today, from countries refusing to negotiate, to politicians pandering...

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The Creole debate  by John H. McWhorter

The Creole debate

John H. McWhorter

"Creoles have long been the subject of debate in linguistics, with many conflicting views, both on how they are formed, and on what their political and linguistic status should be. Indeed, over the past twenty years, some Creole specialists have argued...

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Catalan  by Nicolau Dols


Nicolau Dols

"Catalan: An Essential Grammar is a concise and convenient guide to the basic grammatical structure of Catalan. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging Grammar uses clear explanations and sets out the complexities...

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Minimize injury, maximize performance  by Tommy John

Minimize injury, maximize performance

Tommy John

"Dr. Tommy John's unique program: a diet, lifestyle, and movement plan (Rethink. Rebuild. Replenish. Recover) for injury- and performance-proofing young athletes in every sport. Beginning as early as age 6 and continuing through the teenage years and...

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Awake at 3 a.m.  by Suzannah Neufeld

Awake at 3 a.m.

Suzannah Neufeld

"Pregnancy and new motherhood are often thought of as the most joyful, exciting, and blissful times in your life--but they can also be difficult and overwhelming. Yoga therapy offers practical mind-body tools (simple breath, movement, and mindfulness...

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Your guide to the Apocalypse  by Matthew Hagee

Your guide to the Apocalypse

Matthew Hagee

"Deception has infiltrated every area of our society, from the daily headlines to the family dinner table. We were warned that this day would come--marking the generation that would witness the end of world as we know it. In this compelling, user-fri...

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Kindfulness  by Padraig O'Morain


Padraig O'Morain

"Do you criticise yourself on a daily basis? Are you always comparing yourself to others? Kindfulness is there for you. This practical, uplifting guide combines the two hot topics of the moment: mindfulness and self-compassion. From the author of Min...

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah presents The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah presents The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library

June, 2017. Comprised of hundreds of actual Trump tweets, the staff of The Daily Show opened The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, a 4,000-square-foot museum space dedicated to the 45th president and his Twitter legacy. In the single weekend...

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Tech generation  by Mike Brooks

Tech generation

Mike Brooks

"[This book] guides parents in teaching their children how to reap the benefits of living in a digital world while also preventing its negative effects. Mike Brooks and Jon Lasser, psychologists with extensive experience working with kids, parents, a...

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Size matters  by Charlie Arnot

Size matters

Charlie Arnot

"Despite food being safer, more affordable and more available than at any time in human history, consumers are increasingly skeptical and critical of today's food system. In Size Matters, Charlie Arnot provides thought provoking insight into how the ...

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Land Rover emergency vehicles  by James Taylor

Land Rover emergency vehicles

James Taylor

"An historic and nostalogic look at the role of the Land Rover in the emergency services over the past 70 years. Land Rover producst have been used by the emergency services almost from the moment the first model left the factory in 1948. The agility...

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The billionaire Raj  by James Crabtree

The billionaire Raj

James Crabtree

"India is the world’s largest democracy, with more than one billion people and an economy expanding faster than China’s. But the rewards of this growth have been far from evenly shared, and the country’s top 1% now own nearly 60% of its wealth. In me...

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Autumn of love  by Dave Allen

Autumn of love

Dave Allen

"2017 sees the 50th anniversary of the first Summer of Love, when we are told, young people travelled to San Francisco with flowers in their hair, the Beatles released their ‘psychedelic’ album Sgt. Pepper, Mick Jagger & Keith Richards found themselves...

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The Gestapo's most improbable hostage  by Hugh Mallory Falconer

The Gestapo's most improbable hostage

Hugh Mallory Falconer

I remember very clearly the day on which I was supposed to die So starts the story of Squadron Leader Hugh Mallory Falconer, British Special Operations Executive agent and prisoner of the Nazis for over two and a half gruelling years. When he was caught...

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Defending the Ypres Front 1914-1918  by Jan Vancoillie

Defending the Ypres Front 1914-1918

Jan Vancoillie

"[This] book examines how trhe German army developed field fortifications to hold what can loosely be described as the Ypres Friont. With the decision by Falkenhayn in 1915 to concentrate Germany's offensive effoets largely in the east, the German de...

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How smart is your baby?  by Glenn J. Doman

How smart is your baby?

Glenn J. Doman

Presents information on newborn growth and development and explains how to facilitate a baby's brain development in the home, providing tools for identifying one's baby's strengths and showing how to develop a daily program of enrichment.

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Sway  by Ori Brafman


Ori Brafman

"A journey into the hidden psychological influences that derail our decision-making. Why is it so difficult to end a doomed relationship? Why do we listen to advice just because it came from someone 'important'? Why are we more likely to fall in love...

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I see life through rosé-colored glasses  by Lisa Scottoline

I see life through rosé-colored glasses

Lisa Scottoline

The "mother daughter duo are back with more hilarious, witty, and true tales from their lives. Whether they are attempting to hike the Grand Canyon, setting up phone calls with their dogs, or learning what adulting means, Lisa and Francesca are guaranteed...

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The contest  by Michael Schumacher

The contest

Michael Schumacher

"1968 - rife with riots, assassinations, anti-Vietnam War protests, and realpolitik - was among the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century, culmionating in one of the most consequential presidential elections in American history. [This book] tells...

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Aristotle's way  by Edith Hall

Aristotle's way

Edith Hall

"Aristotle was an extraordinary thinker, perhaps the greatest in history. Yet he was preoccupied by an ordinary question: how to be happy. His deepest belief was that we can all be happy in a meaningful, sustained way - and he led by example. In this...

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Flit  by Simon Armitage


Simon Armitage

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Islam  by Imran Aijaz


Imran Aijaz

"Islam as a religion and a way of life guides millions of people around the world and has a significant impact on worldly affairs. To many Muslims, however, a philosophical understanding or assessment of Islamic belief is seen as a feeble and religio...

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The dark side of technology  by P. D. (Peter David) Townsend

The dark side of technology

P. D. (Peter David) Townsend

"The Dark Side of Technology is intended as a powerful wake-up call to the potential dangers that could, in the near future, destroy our current advanced civilizations. The author examines how fragile our dependence on electronic communications, info...

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Roadmap to hell  by Barbie Latza Nadeau

Roadmap to hell

Barbie Latza Nadeau

From sex slaves to drug mules, The Daily Beast's Rome Bureau Chief uncovers a terrifying and intricate web of criminal activity right on Europe's doorstep. Caught between Camorra gunrunners selling to ISIS and Nigerian drug gangs along Italy's pictur...

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Nerds, snotrils and ferroequines  by Ken Grace

Nerds, snotrils and ferroequines

Ken Grace

An informative and entertaining guide to curious and not-so-curious words, and the strange things people do with the English language.

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24 years  by Mike (Michael Grant) Butler

24 years

Mike (Michael Grant) Butler

"In 1987 Allan Titford was being driven off his farm by people who claimed that part of it was Maori land. His story captured the hearts and minds of many New Zealanders. However in 2013, when he was jailed for more than 24 years, he was called "a sl...

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1942  by Winston Groom


Winston Groom

"On December6, 1941, an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare. ... This ... account covers the Allies' relentless defeats as the Axis overran most of Europe, North Africa, and the Far...

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Rewiring education  by John D. Couch

Rewiring education

John D. Couch

"In Rewiring Education, Couch shares the professional lessons he's learned during his 50-plus years in education and technology. He takes us behind Apple's major research study, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT), and its follow-up (ACOT 2), highlighting...

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Materials for the 21st century  by David Segal

Materials for the 21st century

David Segal

"What does cotton candy, which dissolves at the touch, have in common with Kevlar, used for bullet-proof vests? How can our understanding of such materials help us to tackle essential problems of the 21st century? Materials play a key role in our search...

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The curated home  by Grant K. Gibson

The curated home

Grant K. Gibson

"Drawing on inspiration from his personal style, world travels, and client experience, Grant K. Gibson takes you on a journey to curate your perfect home. This highly instructional design book covers wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, in an engaging and...

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Spying on whales by Nick Pyenson

Spying on whales

Nick Pyenson

"Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. We have hunted them for thousands of years and scratched their icons into our mythologies. ... In this ... book ... Nick Ryenson takes us to the...

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Long shadows, high hopes  by Neil Fraser

Long shadows, high hopes

Neil Fraser

"During the 1980s and 90s, The The released several of the most engaging, challenging, and enduring albums of the period. From the catchy urban poetry of Soul Mining through the intense visual feast of Infected, the prescient politics of Mind Bomb an...

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