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Alexandra Fuller’s candid memoir Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight told of her turbulent childhood in Africa. That book ended with her wedding to Charlie Ross and Leaving Before the Rains Come is the tale of their marriage.

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For most people there are two sorts of mathematics: there is the practical arithmetic they use in their everyday lives, adding up receipts and calculating their share of bills; and there is the maths of abstract concepts and models which they tend to leave to professional mathematicians and eco

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In her first book, The Fish Ladder, Katharine Norbury travels to find the sources of rivers which she interweaves with the story of how she rediscovered her birth family and her health. Each chapter of this evocative memoir is named after a meaningful place,

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In 2011 Ann Morgan looked up at her bookshelves and, after toting up the number of UK and US authors whose books she owned, came to a terrible conclusion: “I was a literary xenophobe.” Thus began a year-long project of “reading the world” - finding something to read from every single country on

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I was so, so thrilled when I first glimpsed the bacon-adorned cover of Man Food. Despite the gendered title raising my feminist hackles, I was quite able to forgive Billy Law once I’d checked out his recipes.

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I am not usually a cocktail drinker and stick to red wine and not much of it (except if it's free), but every time I go out for an after-work tipple I am greeted by the cocktail menu.

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This book is, at its simplest, a compilation of survey responses that were given to a wide demographic of women across the world on the subject of clothes.

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Bryony Hill’s How I Long to be With You brings together a remarkable collection of letters, telegraphs and photographs from the two sides of her family during the Second World War.

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Merchant Adventurers is historian James Evans’ first foray into popular non-fiction. His subject is a sea voyage made from Tudor England in search of a north-east passage through the arctic.

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Anyone looking for that quirky gift or unusual literary present this Christmas may find it in the brilliantly fastidious The Book of 365.  Taking the numbers 1 through 366 (despite the title), the authors present 366 mini-essays that explore a particular

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The internet is an integral part of any highly developed economy; seemingly everything is connected to the network, from banks and businesses to power stations and military drones.

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