All Out War – Tim Shipman
‘Shipman’s book is by far the best. It is a detailed, often pitch-perfect account that delivers the tale with an infectious sense of human drama – no mean feat, given the task of completing the whole thing so quickly’ —JOHN HARRIS, New Statesman
Tim Shipman gives the readers the Brexit backstory, an insight into decisions, mistakes and betrayals through a number of stories and anecdotes. He seeks not to address the rights and wrongs of Brexit, rather to explain how David Cameron chose to make the political gamble; right from his pledge to hold a referendum, to the campaign, his resignation and the tumultuous path towards the arrival of Theresa May. All Out War raises important questions and helps the reader look beyond what the eye can see, tracing the origin of a decision that changed everything!
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Beren and Luthien – J.R.R Tolkien, Edited by Christopher Tolkien
From the writer of everlasting stories such as The Hobbit, The Lord Of The Rings and The Silmarillion, for the first time since The Children of Húrin we bring to you standalone story that will re-unite readers all over again. Painstakingly restored from old manuscripts, this tale follows the lives of Beren, a mortal man and Luthien, an immortal elf, fighting against fate and all evil for the sustenance of their forbidden love. Tolkien’s unique Middle-earth, with its rich landscapes and creatures, dwarfs and orcs, is seen in an evolved, new light as Christopher Tolkien puts together his fathers genius in an attempt to bring back the same magic! With colored illustrations and paintings, balancing between narrative and event, Beren and Luthien could be ‘the darkest of Tolkien’s tales’ as quoted from Times Literary Supplement.
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Dragon Teeth – Michael Crichton
Having sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, Michael Crichton, New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, ventures back into the realms of paleontology bringing to his readers another exciting story, this time set in the Wild West. When a young Yale Student, William, determined to win against his arch rival, joins world renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition things take a strange turn. When Marsh abandons him amidst crime and vice, assuming the boy to be a spy, William is forced to join forces with his nemesis, Edwin Cope. Dragon Teeth is the story of historic discovery, extraordinary treasures and the golden age of fossil hunting, where the young protagonist must fight against the West’s most notorious characters!
‘Mixing cutting-edge science with thrills and spills, this is classic Crichton’ Daily Mirror
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Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
Compared to the likes of ‘Harry Potter’ by many critics, Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted is a modern tale that breaks the conventional stereotypes of the classic ‘Cinderella’. When young Ella is granted the ‘gift of obedience’ by a notorious fairy, she is forced to conform to what is asked of her. When her attempts to keep her unfortunate gift a secret, fail terrible things begin to happen. Eventually however she is the only one who saves herself by breaking the curse and saving Prince Char, the heir to the kingdom throne!
Winner of the Newbery Medal, 1998, this book provides the readers with memorable characters and a modern, witty plot. Now also a motion film, Ella Enchanted is the perfect dose of fantasy to add to your reading collection!
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Everybody’s Son – Thrity Umrigar
Ten- year old Anton is gravely injured after being left in an apartment, without food or electricity, alone for 7 days. Authorities discover him and his mother, who lies unconscious in a crack house a few blocks away. Despite her pleas and claims, she is put into jail and the young boy is handed over to child services.
Eventually his path crosses with U.S. senator, Judge David Coleman, a scion of white privilege who has lost his son in a tragic accident. Desperate to have a child in the house, David does everything in his power to keep Anton, the foster child, with him. As the boy grows up he eventually comes to learn of the truth about his adoptive parents and his mother and must confront the tragic situation.
Exploring the issues of race, privilege and power, Thrity Umrigar’s novel Everybody’s Son, revolves around emotional ties between two families – one black, one white caught in a web of relationships!
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Ginny Moon – Benjamin Ludwig
‘Artfully rendered, heartbreaking, funny and suspenseful, The Original Ginny Moon is a veritable smorgasbord of a read that will stay with you long after you’ve consumed the final page. Excellent!’ —John Lescroart, New York Times-bestselling author
After spending years in foster care, fourteen year old Ginny has finally found a ‘forever family’ who will love her, and everyone expects her to feel happy. Despite this however, something heartbreaking that happened a long time ago needs to be set right and that’s why she will never stop crafting her Big Secret Plan Of Escape.
Benjamin Ludwig brings to light, the story of a girl, searching for a place to call home in a world that just doesn’t seem to add up!
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Inferior – Angela Saini
A book that talks about the rediscovery of womenkind, Inferior takes the readers on a journey to uncover the controversial investigation and research on gender wars. From intelligence to emotion, science has told us that men and women are different, but is that all there is to that story? Through biology, psychology and anthropology the author explores the implications of this perspective, bringing forward an alternative view through a compelling narrative. Angela Saini identifies the deep rooted biases and misogyny that are often termed as ‘fact’ and presents the blatant truth, one which includes women rather than excluding them.
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Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me – Andrea Portes
Paige Nolan is very clear on who she see’s as a hero. Edward Raynes, a man who exposed America’s unconstitutional spying techniques, and her journalist parents, who were captured by terrorists and are no where to be found anymore are the really heroes; most definitely not the fraud government who does nothing to help the oppressed.
In this circumstance, she blames herself for not being able to do anything to save her parents. But when Madden Carter, an undercover operative approaches her for a mission, one that involves flying to Russia and finding Raynes, with the promise of having her parents’ file reopened, she is really to do anything even use her fluency in five languages and mastery of martial arts to succeed!
With her personality split between that of a typical teenage girl and a CIA agent, Paige as a character brings Andrea’s snarky, fun and voice driven narrative to life in Liberty!
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Little Black Book – Otegha Uwagba
From the founder of Woman Who, a platform that connect and supports creative working women worldwide, comes the go-to career handbook that every woman needs. Little Black Book explores the work life, every aspect inside out. Whether you are a thinker, a maker, an artist or an entrepreneur, this success bible will have something to offer you. Right from negotiation, to networking, overcoming creative blocks, to public speaking and building a killer personal brand, Otegha Uwagba, one of London’s new generation CEO’s, presents no-nonsense, practical advice that can lead you to success, no matter where you maybe in your career!
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No other World – Rahul Mehta
A story about identity, belonging, love, family and decisions, No Other World, follows twelve-year-old Kiran Shah, an American born son of Indian immigrants in his life from Western New York to India; the changing circumstances, his attraction towards his friend’s father, the relationship between his parents, and his once close but now deteriorating association with his older sister.
As he leaves America and moves to India where he befriends a teenage ‘hijra’, a hermaphrodite, he rediscovers himself and the society. Rahul Mehta, Lambda Literary Award recipient, narrates the story of a character, torn between two cultures, living as a gay man in a homophobic society, creating a complex and emotional narrative that touches the heart!
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On Time – Catherine Blyth
Can you make time yours again?
An average human can expect 1000 months on this planet, if they are lucky, but despite having more time than ever why does is always seem to be running past us? On Time is the perfect handbook for navigating in a fast forward world that never seems to stops. While examining psychology, neuroscience and taking a page out of history, Catherine Blyth delves deep into questions that have plagued us for years. What makes good timing? What kind of habits, decisions and motivations slow down time?
From Da Vinci to Usain Bolt, Aristotle to Anna Wintour and Immanuel Kant to Keith Richards, each philosophy is examined, researched and studied, provided conclusions that get you thinking!
‘Blending science with psychology and philosophy with literature, she argues the case for banter and badinage. It’s free, fun and gets your brain cells firing like the prettiest of firework displays’ —Marie Claire
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Stealing Fire – Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
The entire world today is running after the ‘altered state’; from elite organizations to business moguls and technology guru, everyone is looking to unleash creativity, fuel cooperation and discover new levels of innovation! Stealing Fire exposes the underlying facts, delving into one of the most controversial researches in history. Combining the mainstream with the extreme, through extensive investigation, the writers seek to examine the world’s top performers including Navy Seals and Fortune 100 CEO’S, and tell the us how just like them we too can transform ourselves!
From New York Times, bestselling author comes a book about profound possibility and unlocking human potential!
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The Atomic Weight Of Love – Elizabeth J. Church
The Atomic Weight of Love follows the life of Meridian Wallace, and her struggle with society, identity, expectations and love. When her professor turned husbands, 20 years her senior, is recruited to Los Alamos, New Mexico to take part in a mysterious wartime project she decides to give up her own ambitions. At a time when a woman has no choice or control over her fate, decades pass with her struggling, torn between what she wants and what is expected of her!
‘A striking story of a woman forced to choose between the future she desires or the path society insists she take’ Harper’s Bazaar
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The End of Oz – Danielle Paige
The fourth instalment in the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, The End of Oz picks up from where the previous book, Yellow Brick Wall left off. Amy had finally defeated Dorothy. But when she and the rest of the surviving members of the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked thought it was safe to start rebuilding the damaged Land of Oz, they realize that someone trusted has betrayed them. And Dorothy might not have been so easily defeated after all!
A modern retelling of the most famous, ‘Wizard of Oz’, a fairytale that lives on beyond its times pleasing children and adults alike!
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The Rise And Fall of DODO – Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
1851 in England saw the decline of magical powers since the beginning of the industrial revolution and reduced it eventually into just a myth. It’s in 21st century America, when Melisande Stokes and Tristan Lyons, discover the connection between science, magic and time travel through their study of ancient manuscripts. As a result of this, the ‘Department of Diachronic Operation – D.O.D.O is created in order to send agents back into the past and stop the disappearance of magic. However altering and changing the course of history as unfathomable effects upon the future!
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The Secret Life Of Mind – Mariano Sigman
Building up on his awe-inspiring TED talk on language and mental health, Pontifical Academy of Sciences 2016 laureate and global award-winning neurologist Mariano Sigman, along with his extensive team of physicists, linguists, psychologists, biologists, engineers, mathematicians and doctors, brings a books that revolutionizes the role of neuroscience in our lives. The human brain and its inner workings including how we reason, feel, dream and communicate.
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Tribe – Sebastian Junger
With his knowledge of anthropology, Sebastian Junger delves deep into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and it’s affect on veterans returning to society. After extensive studies, he’s come to the conclusion that the problem really isn’t the trauma or the war experienced by the soldiers rather the nature of the society that they returns to. With increasing affluence in modern day society, the rates of suicide, depression and PTSD are too rising; wealthy societies are lonelier! And though there is a way to reverse this trend, is it not very easy!
‘An eloquent and thought-provoking book … it could help us to think more deeply about how to help men and woman battered by war to find new purpose in peace’— The Times
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