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In this frank account of her alcoholism, Blackout follows Sarah Hepola’s life as a functioning alcoholic on the road to sobriety. From pre-teen to well into her 30s Hepola’s life was a series of nights she couldn’t remember.

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Food lovers and armchair travellers alike will savour this tour through the world’s regional cuisines and trademark dishes.

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If you’re reading this then you’re already a traveller through the terrain of what author Laurence Scott has dubbed the fourth dimension - a new way of being which is accessible to us via the recent revolutions in digital technology.

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It’s not easy being a girl but author Hayley Long tries to make it as witty as possible in her new book for tweens, teens and beyond.

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The Perfect Stranger follows P. J. Kavanagh on his way from boyhood to manhood with all the twists and turns in between. We trace the narrator's footsteps as he lives with his family as a young boy, works in Butlins, yearns for a Hemingway-esque Paris and as he bumbles into war.

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Most of us are increasingly detached from the natural world that was so important to our ancestors. Living in towns and cities, even when nature can be found poking through the bricks and concrete, we are too busy staring at our phones to give it a second glance.

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Britain would not be as it is today without the Greeks of the 5th century BC - even though our democracy continues to show itself imperfect. However, as I. F. Stone shows, much of what we believe about the Ancient Greeks is myth and many of the actors were not heroic.

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This is the most gorgeous tale of an American city girl falling in love with rural France. On holiday with her French husband in Provence they stumble across the home of a French resistance hero.

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Tracey Thorn enjoyed huge success with her band “Everything but the Girl” but shocked many fans by deciding to retire from performing live. She citied the demands of her young family but in reality she had finally succumbed to stage fright.

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Following the popular and rather brilliant The Humans, Matt Haig continues his exploration of depression and humanity in his autobiographical Reasons to Stay Alive.

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