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    Norway Pocket Guide by Berlitz

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    The original pocket guide, Berlitz offer the essentials, including a couple of foldout maps.
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    Bali & Lombok by Insight

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    Best for lavish photography and well-written introductions, Insight Guides tell you more about what to find than how to find it.
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    The Sugar Barons by Matthew Parker

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    A dramatic, and really quite shocking, account of the 200 year struggle to grow and trade sugar in the West Indies. Driven by greed and a total disregard for human life, Europeans made and lost immense fortunes and transformed the landscapes of Jamaica and Barbados into some of the richest colonies in the world, only to lose it all.
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    Burying the Bones by Hilary Spurling

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    The daughter of a dislikeable American missionary, Pearl S. Buck grew up in imperial China and considered herself Chinese until a terrorist uprising forced her family to flee for their lives. Her exotic and harrowing stories about girls growing up in the shadow of their brothers, periods of turbulent change and the agrarian poor brought the reality of the Chinese people to the West and won her both the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize. Spurling’s terrific biography reveals Buck as a forgotten feminist heroine and as a woman who never quite felt at home.
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    The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

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    Unfinished at the time of his death, The Pale King is undoubtedly a work in progress, but its premise - that the external tedium of the everyday can produce inner transcendence and a new brand of heroism - is daring, generous and quite beautiful.
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    Taiwan Green Guide by Michelin

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    A new guide for Michelin for those seeking a comfortable trip. This contains good maps, a wide array of destinations, and thorough historical and cultural background.
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    Colombia Green Guide by Michelin

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    A new guide for Michelin for a comfortable trip in this increasingly popular country. This contains good maps, a wide array of destinations, and thorough historical and cultural background.
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    The Dead Yard, Tales of Modern Jamaica by Ian Thomson

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    The paradox between the tourists' beautiful Caribbean retreat and the indigenous population's life of poverty and violence is thrown into vivid relief through dozens of interviews with the island's inhabitants.
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    When a Billion Chinese Jump by Jonathan Watts

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    An investigation into the effects of the vast quantities of natural resources needed to sustain China's burgeoning economic expansion.
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    1421 The Year China Discovered the World by Gavin Menzies

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    A ground breaking account of Chinese explorers' discovery of the Americas and Australasia long before Columbus, Cook and Magellan.
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    Songs of Blood & Sword by Fatima Bhutto

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    An insider's account of this prominent Pakistan dynasty of rulers, many of who have met tragic & violent deaths. A helpful addition to understanding the country's politics.
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    Into the Heart of the Mafia by David Lane

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    This engaging investigation tackles the social and economic pillars that support organised crime throughout the Italian south and Sicily.
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    Country Driving by Peter Hessler

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    An entertaining and thoughtful road trip through China. The author lived and worked as a journalist in Beijing for five years before embarking on this epic journey.
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    Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

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    Ridley refutes the doomsayers of contemporary society and makes a strong, if provocative, case for facing the challenges of the 21st century with positivity.
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    The Churchills: A Family at the Heart of History by Mary S. Lovell

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    A vivid and expansive account of the Churchill dynasty, from the Duke of Marlborough's empire-building in the 17th century, to Winston's death in 1965. By no means the first work to trace the Churchill family history, Lovell's biography is nevertheless refreshing in its effortless combination of domestic matters and public history.
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    A Man of Parts by David Lodge

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    In his last biographical novel, Author! Author!, Lodge depicted Henry James as he struggled to address his legacy. Here he imagines the equally conflicted, though infinitely less repressed, H.G. Wells at the end of his life. A man who threw himself into socialist politics at a young age only to find the pull of fame and affluence irresistible, who believed wholeheartedly in free love and yet remained a staunch feminist; Wells is revealed as a fascinating, strangely likeable, bundle of contradictions. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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    In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut

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    A young drifter embarks on a series of disastrous journeys through Greece, India and Africa in this brief and beguiling novel. Each represents a voyage of discovery for the South African narrator, whose encounters with other travellers force him into confrontation with his own feelings of inertia, compassion and thwarted desire.
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    A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark

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    In the 1950s, Mrs Hawkins was living in a ‘rooming house’ in Kensington and working as a publishing assistant, when she delivered rather a good insult to rather a bad writer, which had some unexpected repercussions ... The Sunday Times have described this delightful novel as, ‘Wonderfully entertaining – full of absurd, comical, engaging characters and written with typical wit, elegance and aplomb'. We couldn't agree more!
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    The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

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    On the eve of the Second World War, a Hungarian-Jewish student arrives in Paris with one suitcase and a mysterious letter, the contents of which will alter the course of his life. Orringer’s debut novel is a haunting story about the terrifying uncertainty of war, set against the backdrop of Hungary and Paris.
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    The Popes: A History by John Julius Norwich

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    Two thousand years of history and myth are rendered in entertaining and authoritative prose. Norwich explores the papal legends, including that of Pope Joan – a ninth-century English woman who purportedly masqueraded as a man for two years – and uncovers the real wonders and absurdities of the institution.
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    The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

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    When the Nazis bomb Belgrade Zoo a tiger escapes to the hills of a mythical Yugoslavia and befriends a mysterious mute woman. Sixty years later, the legend of the tiger is rekindled by the death of the narrator’s grandfather, who raised his granddaughter on tales about the tiger’s wife and stories of a deathless man who appears just before catastrophes. As Natalia, now a doctor on an ill-advised mercy-mission, is overwhelmed by memories, dreams and superstitions, she begins to consider the value of myth and metaphor in violent times.
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    When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

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    A vivid evocation of the magical, disturbing nature of youth that explores the pull of family ties. Seen through the eyes of the adolescent Elly, the novel is peopled with eccentric characters that fade in and out of her life: a best friend who smells of chips; a Shirley Bassey impersonator; a Jewish musician; a rabbit called God. The only constant is her beloved elder brother - a confidante to whom she remains close until a catastrophe in adulthood threatens their bond.
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    Hitch 22 by Christopher Hitchens

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    Critical of almost everyone and never reticent with his views, Hitchens' account of his switch from left to right wing politics is frequently enraging. At the same time, his anecdotes are revealing and his frank approach to the schisms in his complex life is compelling.
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    Budapest by Eyewitness

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    A lavishly illustrated guide to the sights of Budapest, any first time visitor would find this guide very useful. The independent traveller may find some of the restaurant, shopping and hotel recommendations rather pedestrian, however.
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    Lake District Top 10 by Eyewitness

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    A good little guide, this breaks down the area into easy-to-follow 'Top 10' recommendations, with a few suggested walks and drives as well.