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Cheek by Jowl is not a book on the history of the Australian soap opera, but on the British history of the people we live next door to.

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Douglas Galbraith’s Japanese wife left him without warning one day in 2003, taking their two sons to live with her in her home country. Shockingly, he has not seen them since.

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North Korea is well known for being closed to foreign journalists, so there have been very few book on the reality of life for its vast, impoverished majority – Barbara Demick’s Samuel Johnson Prize-winning Nothing to Envy being a notable exception.

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This is a truly valuable piece in the jigsaw puzzle that was the life of the late author of The Millennium Trilogy, rendered into English by the doyen of British translators from Swedish, Laurie Thompson.

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Charles Saatchi is officially known for founding the Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agency and championing young British artists – but he's unofficially known for being secretive, opinionated and rather grumpy.

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Among the plethora of books being released this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is  Welshman’s The Last Night of a Small Town.

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Paris-based fragrance writer and industry consultant Denyse Beaulieu blends personal memoir, trade-insider insight, and the cultural history of perfume, to evocative, if slightly over-powering effect. 

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The 2012 centenary has resulted in a wealth of Titanic-themed books, but what marks this one out is that it explores the legacy of the disaster both for the survivors and society as a whole.

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