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The Smoke Is Rising
Mahesh Rao

We are proud to announce the first original novel from Daunt Books Publishing

More about this wonderful book can be viewed here.

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    Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

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    Dickensian in scope and populated with a cast of eccentric, roguish individuals, Carey’s third Booker-nominated novel is a comic masterpiece. When his eponymous heroes – a conceited French aristocrat and a jaded, unkempt servant – are thrown together on a journey to the New World, they gain an insight into life at the opposite end of the human spectrum, and an unlikely friendship is born. This is both a tender portrait of two men and a dazzling reimagining of the birth of democracy.
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    To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron

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    With characteristic verve, Thubron recounts his journey to the sacred mountain of Kailas in the western Himalaya. Its summit has never been scaled, but its slopes have been ritually circled by Buddhists and Hindus for centuries. As Thubron joins them, trekking along the Karnali River and through secluded villages and monasteries, he embarks on a personal pilgrimage to meditate on the death of the last of his family. This is an extraordinarily powerful and uniquely moving piece of travel writing.
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    Three ways to Capsize a Boat by Chris Stewart

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    In this irresistibly entertaining tale, Stewart recounts his misadventures as an untrained skipper on a yacht in the Greek Islands.
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    Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

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    Waugh's first novel is a delicious black comedy starring the hapless Paul Pennyfeather. Hugely enjoyable.
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    Amsterdam by Wallpaper

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    A useful pocket-sized guide to the coolest hotels, bars, shops and restaurants in Amsterdam.
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    Norfolk and Suffolk by Time Out

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    You want to jump straight on a train when you read this guide, which is packed full of inspiring suggestions and beautiful photographs.
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    Edinburgh by Time Out

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    A first-rate guide to Edinburgh, this is packed full of suggestions for places to stay, eat, shop and spend your evenings. It is very thorough on the culture and the history of the city too, as it should be.
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    Devon and Cornwall by Time Out

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    A well-designed, user-friendly guide to two of Britain's holiday hotspots. This guide is highly selective and brings you the best of everything.
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    Bangkok Shortlist by Time Out

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    A lively, opinionated guide which covers all you would need for a short trip to Bangkok.
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    The Jaguar Smile by Salman Rushdie

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    Rushdie's only piece of reportage, this is a vivid account of a journey he made to Nicaragua during the summer of 1986.
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    The Island that Dared by Dervla Murphy

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    Dervla Murphy's inimitable prose takes the reader on a journey beyond Havana, to deserted beaches and tiny villages. She examines the complex world of Castro's Cuba beautifully, and illuminates the lives of ordinary Cubans with her vivacious and candid style.
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    The Story of England by Christopher Hibbert

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    A very helpful overview of English history, and a good introduction for those who wish to learn more about our country's past.
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    Kyoto by Time Out

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    The very best of Kyoto's tourist attractions, nightlife and shops. Perfect for a short trip.
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    Scotland by Time Out

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    A selective guide showing the best of Scotland, with city guides to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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    After Mandela by Alec Russell

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    One of the few books published on post-Mandela South Africa, this book dares to ask the question: 'where next for the rainbow nation?'.
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    The New Turkey by Chris Morris

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    A fascinating account of modern Turkish life, from the BBC's former correspondent in the region. It provides an excellent overview and analysis of the issues facing Turkey in the 21st century.
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    Bhutan by Footprint

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    A hardback guide designed for the independent traveller, thoroughly researched and filled with detailed information.
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    Libyan sands by r.a. bagnold

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    A 'classic work of 20th-century Saharan exploration', this is an thrilling and awe-inspiring account of the journeys carried out in the Western Desert by a group of intrepid British officers, in nothing more substantial than a convoy of Model T Fords.
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    Germania: A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern by Simon Winder

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    Fuelled by his own obvious passion for the place, Simon Winder has written a celebratory history of Germany, its culture, its history and its people.
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    Caribou Island by David Vann

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    In his second novel, David Vann confirms his gift for grasping the elemental truths beneath tragic events. In an attempt to rebuild their crumbling marriage, Gary and Irene throw themselves into constructing a house on a small island in the desolate wilderness of Alaska. Like its predecessor, Legend of a Suicide, Vann’s novel is characterised by a menacing restraint; his writing always poised on the edge of something much darker.
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    Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer

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    In 1959, C. P. Snow declared that art and science were two distinct cultures, separated by a void of ‘mutual incomprehension’. In this enchanting book, Jonah Lehrer looks to eight artistic giants - from Walt Whitman to Paul Cézanne - to explore the possibility that when it comes to understanding the complexities of sensation and consciousness, art has always led the way. Lehrer’s enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of both ‘worlds’ has produced an eye-opening tale to captivate even the most hardened cynics.
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    Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow

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    Set in the early 20th century and based on true events, E. L. Doctorow's novel tells the story of two reclusive, eccentric brothers living in a dilapidated New York City mansion. Langley and Homer try to adapt to the furious pace of change as it breezes in and out of their house, leaving piles of detritus from human remains, to a car and heaps of chandeliers. Anyone fascinated by the story of the Edith Beales will be enchanted by these hoarders.
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    Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage by Glyn Williams

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    For centuries, explorers, scientists and merchants dreamed of locating an ocean route that would take them through the frozen, labyrinthine wilderness above North America to the wealth of the Far East. From Frobisher’s first voyage in 1576 to the era of global warming, this captivating history weaves together chilling tales of delusion and heroism, obsession and courage.
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    Great House by Nicole Krauss

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    A ruthless Israeli father, a struggling writer, a Chilean poet and fragile young woman are the subjects of this elegiac novel, whose narrative coalesces around a writing desk that all have longed to possess. As it moves through decades and continents, the covetable desk comes to embody the power of memory, the value of writing and the endurance of the human spirit in the face of historical tragedy.
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    Mallorca Top 10 by Eyewitness

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    A lightweight guide to the island and very easy to use. Includes every top 10 you can think of, from best hidden coves to best markets. Even includes top ten things best avoided!