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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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The Essential Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Essential Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A new translation of Rousseau's key works. A one stop shop for students of french, politics, philosophy and history.
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The Metaphysics of Ping-Pong
The Metaphysics of Ping-Pong Guido Mina di Sospiro
LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK AWARD 2013 Ping-pong: not just a sport for teenagers, ferociously talented Chinese players and East London hipsters – it seems that spinning plastic ball can teach us a great deal about life and the world we live in...
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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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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Mary Wollstonecraft
A key work of proto-feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft's readable and impassioned argument is as relevant today as it was 200 years ago.
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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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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Vintage Feminism Short Edition) Mary Wollstonecraft
Discover Wollstonecraft’s classic feminist text in an abridged, digestible form.
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The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)
The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition) Simone de Beauvoir
Read Simone de Beauvoir’s classic work of second wave feminism, in an abridged, digestible form.
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The Beauty Myth (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)
The Beauty Myth (Vintage Feminism Short Edition) Naomi Wolf
Naomi Wolf's urgent and important exposé of the cult of beauty in abridged, accessible form.
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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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Illuminations
Illuminations Walter Benjamin
A now legendary collection of seminal essays by one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.
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Walden
Walden Henry David Thoreau
Selections from one of the great classics of literature--now part of the Shambhala Pocket Library.
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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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The Prophet
The Prophet Kahlil Gibran
A stunning new hardcover edition--linen with copper stamping-of one of the world's most beloved and popular spiritual classics, featuring a new foreword by Rupi Kaur, the multimillion-copy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers.
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Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche Curtis Cate
A brilliant new biography of one of the world's greatest and most controversial philosophers.
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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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