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The Islamic Enlightenment
The Islamic Enlightenment Christopher de Bellaigue
A revelatory history that uncovers the modern foundations of the Islamic world.
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An Atheist's History of Belief
An Atheist's History of Belief Matthew Kneale
Forget Dawkins or Hitchens, this is a refreshingly unbiased non-believer's account of WHAT humans have believed across the ages, and WHY.
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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Stephen Greenblatt
Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Greenblatt tackles the origins of humanity through the most enduring story of all time.
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The Catholics
The Catholics Roy Hattersley
The story of Catholicism in Britain from the Reformation to the present day, from a master of popular history – 'A first-class storyteller' The Times
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Queer City
Queer City Peter Ackroyd
Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way – through the history and experiences of its gay population.
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Belonging
Belonging Simon Schama
A passionate history of a world unfolding across many continents and five centuries by one of our greatest and internationally bestselling historians.
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Against Empathy
Against Empathy Paul Bloom
This landmark scientific investigation by one of the world's leading psychologists reveals empathy to be our most dangerous emotion
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Why We Make Things and Why it Matters
Why We Make Things and Why it Matters Peter Korn
Heartfelt and thought-provoking, an eloquent meditation on the nature of work and craftsmanship and why it matters, more than ever, that we value the process of making things well.
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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance
Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert Pirsig
'A brilliant and original book... Everybody should read it' Guardian
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Dawn of the New Everything
Dawn of the New Everything Jaron Lanier
‘The father of Virtual Reality … a high-tech genius’ (Sunday Times) explains why virtual reality presents the ultimate test for humanity
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Submission
Submission Michel Houellebecq
Submission is the highly-anticipated new novel from the internationally bestselling French writer Michel Houellebecq
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Reappraisals
Reappraisals Tony Judt
A provocative, timely assessment of how 20th century world history was created, and what it means today, by the author of POSTWAR
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Ghosts of the Tsunami
Ghosts of the Tsunami Richard Lloyd Parry
Richard LLoyd Parry uncovers the immediate aftermath and long-term effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011, which resulted in the loss of 18,500 souls.
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Bluets
Bluets Maggie Nelson
Maggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation - Olivia Laing A Guardian Book of the Year
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Religion Explained
Religion Explained Pascal Boyer
'A deep, ingenious, and insightful; analysis of one of the deepest mysteries of the human species' Steven Pinker
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Sisters Of Sinai
Sisters Of Sinai Janet Soskice
Narrative non-fiction at its best: an exciting, fascinating and thought-provoking book about the discovery of an early New Testament manuscript on Mount Sinai by two audacious Victorian ladies.
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The Little Book Of Philosophy
The Little Book Of Philosophy Andre Comte-Sponville
André Comte-Sponville's brilliant and thought-provoking follow-up to A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues is an ambitious introduction to the central concepts of philosophy, from morality to death, from liberty to wisdom.
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Men That God Made Mad
Men That God Made Mad Derek Lundy
An utterly original and compelling book about Northern Ireland, as seen through the prism of Derek Lundy's own family
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Civilization
Civilization Roger Osborne
Through a vivid and dramatic interrogation of the past, this book examines and illuminates the nature of Western civilization from its earliest incarnations to the present.
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