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    • Latest Readings, James,  Clive
    Latest Readings
    Clive James

    In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that “if you don’t know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do,” James moved his library to his house in Cambridge, wher ... read more

    • Noonday, Barker,  Pat
    Pat Barker

    Paul Tarrant, Elinor Brooke and Kit Neville first met in 1914 at the Slade School of Art, before their generation lost hope, faith and much else besides on the battlefields of Ypres and the Somme. Now it is 1940, they are middle-aged, and another war ... read more

    • Purity, Franzen,  Jonathan
    Jonathan Franzen

    Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother is hazardous. An encounter w ... read more

    • Rush Oh!, Barrett,  Shirley
    Rush Oh!
    Shirley Barrett

    When the eldest daughter of a whaling family in Eden, New South Wales, sets out to chronicle the particularly difficult season of 1908, the story she tells is poignant and hilarious, filled with drama and misadventure. Swinging from her own hopes an ... read more

    • Stories from Other Places, Shakespeare,  Nicholas
    Stories from Other Places
    Nicholas Shakespeare

    Nicholas Shakespeare's collected stories take us across oceans and continents into the intimate lives of his characters and the dilemmas and temptations they face. The opening novella, 'Oddfellows', tells the little-known history of horrifying events ... read more

    • Story of the Lost Child: The Neapolitan Novels, Book Four The, Ferrante,  Elena
    Story of the Lost Child: The Neapolitan Novels, Book Four The
    Elena Ferrante

    The Story of the Lost Child is the fourth volume in the Neapolitan Novels (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay). The quartet traces the friendship between Elena and Lila, from their childhood in a poor nei ... read more

    • Sweet Caress, Boyd,  William
    Sweet Caress
    William Boyd

    Amory has memories of her father returning on leave during the First World War, but his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers. It is her photographer uncle Greville who supplies the emotional bond she needs, and whose pa ... read more

    • The Extreme Centre, Ali,  Tariq
    The Extreme Centre
    Tariq Ali

    Britain's leading radical delivers an eviscerating attack on the indistinguishable political elite of the UK. Britain is a nation without an opposition. Westminster is in the grip of an extreme centre: yes to austerity, yes to imperial wars, yes to a ... read more

    • Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis, Flannery,  Tim
    Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis
    Tim Flannery

    Ten years after The Weather Makers, author and scientist Tim Flannery argues that Earth's climate system is approaching a crisis. Catastrophe is not inevitable, but time is fast running out. In the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Summit ... read more

    • Banquet of Consequences, Das,  Satyajit
    Banquet of Consequences
    Satyajit Das

    A Banquet of Consequences incisively explains the problems confronting the global economy, how we're making those problems worse, and explores what the real solutions are. For ordinary individuals, the goal of a steady job, a home or one's own, a com ... read more

    • Beauty is a Wound, Kurniawan,  Eka
    Beauty is a Wound
    Eka Kurniawan

    The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising literary star. Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humour, and romance in an epic novel, in which the beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are bese ... read more

    • Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads, Theroux,  Paul
    Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    Paul Theroux

    For the past fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the far corners of the earth - to China, India, Africa, the Pacific Islands, South America, Russia, and elsewhere - and brought them to life in his cool, exacting prose.In Deep South he turns hi ... read more

    • Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies, Parini,  Jay
    Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies
    Jay Parini

    An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation and with access to his pape ... read more

    • Fever of Animals, Allinson,  Miles
    Fever of Animals
    Miles Allinson

    With the inheritance he received upon his father's death, Miles has come to Europe on the trail of the Romanian surrealist, Emil Bafdescu, who disappeared into a forest in 1967. But in trying to unravel the mystery of Bafdescu's secret life, Miles mu ... read more

    • Guide to Berlin, Jones,  Gail
    Guide to Berlin
    Gail Jones

    'A Guide to Berlin' is the name of a short story written by Vladimir Nabokov in 1925, when he was a young man of 26, living in Berlin. A group of six international travellers, two Italians, two Japanese, an American and an Australian, meet in empty a ... read more

    • Knowledge Wars, Doherty,  Peter
    Knowledge Wars
    Peter Doherty

    Climate scientists have warned that we need to change our behaviour in ways that are both inconvenient and threaten established power. The result is a polarising division in society and a sustained attack on the researchers and their findings. Nobel ... read more