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    • Mrs Engels, Mccrea,  Gavin
    Mrs Engels
    Gavin Mccrea

    In September 1870 a train leaves Manchester bound for London. On board is Lizzie Burns, a poor worker from the Irish slums, embarking on the journey that will change her forever. Sitting in the first-class carriage beside her lover,the wealthy mill-o ... read more

    • Schubert's Winter Journey, Bostridge,  Ian
    Schubert's Winter Journey
    Ian Bostridge

    Franz Schubert's Winterreise is one of the most powerful and enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture. Bostridge unpicks the enigmas and subtle meaning of each of the twenty-four songs to explore for us the world Schubert inhabited, bringing the wor ... read more

    • Sea Lovers, Martin,  Valerie
    Sea Lovers
    Valerie Martin

    Lyrical and macabre, Valerie Martin's stories play with the question 'Are we animals, or are we something else?' and answer with a proposition both whimsical and disturbing: we are neither and both. In these 12 tales myths bloom into reality and the ... read more

    • SPQR, Beard,  Mary
    Mary Beard

    Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the indiv ... read more

    • The Cabaret of Plants, Mabey,  Richard
    The Cabaret of Plants
    Richard Mabey

    The Cabaret of Plants explores plant species which have challenged our imaginations and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty and belief. Picked from every walk of life, they encompass crops, weeds, flowers and medicines.,Tracing the cult ... read more

    • The High Mountains of Portugal, Martel,  Yann
    The High Mountains of Portugal
    Yann Martel

    The High Mountains of Portugal is told in three intersecting narratives that touch the lives of three different people and their families. Beginning in the early 1900s, Tomás discovers an ancient journal and sets out from Lisbon in search of th ... read more

    • The Noise Of Time, Barnes,  Julian
    The Noise Of Time
    Julian Barnes

    In May 1937 Dmitri Shostakovich, then in his early thirties, waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to ... read more

    • The Prophets of Eternal Fjord, Leine,  Kim
    The Prophets of Eternal Fjord
    Kim Leine

    Idealistic, misguided Morten Falck is a newly ordained priest sailing to Greenland in 1787 to convert the Inuit to the Danish church. A rugged outpost battered by harsh winters, Sukkertoppen is overshadowed by the threat of dissent; natives from neig ... read more

    • Credlin & Co : How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself, Patrick,  Aaron
    Credlin & Co : How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself
    Aaron Patrick

    Tony Abbott and his chief of staff, Peta Credlin, ran a brilliant campaign in opposition, but their approach led to disaster in government. When Abbott became prime minister, he and Credlin ruthlessly controlled ministers, backbenchers, the public se ... read more

    • Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Randall, Lisa
    Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs
    Lisa Randall

    Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs tells the story of Big Bang theory, cosmological inflation, the makeup of the universe and our solar system's place in it; it's about mass extinctions through the ages, what we know has hit the Earth and what might hit u ... read more

    • Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling, Behrendt,  Larissa
    Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling
    Larissa Behrendt

    Larissa Behrendt has long been fascinated by the story of Eliza Fraser, who was purportedly captured by the local Butchulla people after she was shipwrecked on their island in 1836. Using Eliza's tale as a starting point Behrendt explores how Aborigi ... read more

    • Fly Away Home, Warner,  Marina
    Fly Away Home
    Marina Warner

    Fairy tales, legends, and mythology about love and war. A long-awaited new collection of Marina Warner's short stories. Like her award-winning novels, Marina Warner's stories conjure up mysteries and wonders in a physical world, treading a delicate, ... read more

    • High Places, Mcfarlane,  Fiona
    High Places
    Fiona Mcfarlane

    The stories in this collection find those moments when people confront the strangeness and mystery of their lives. The revelations of intimidating old friends on holiday. An accident on a dark country road. A marine biologist in conversation with the ... read more

    • Human Acts, Kang,  Han
    Human Acts
    Han Kang

    Gwangju, South Korea, 1980. In the wake of a viciously suppressed student uprising, a boy searches for his friend's corpse, a consciousness searches for its abandoned body and a brutalised country searches for a voice. In a sequence of interconnected ... read more

    • Life From Elsewhere, Gundar-goshen,  Ayelet and Al Ghul,  Asmaa and Dowlatabadi,  Mahmoud
    Life From Elsewhere
    Ayelet and Al Ghul Gundar-goshen, Mahmoud Asmaa and Dowlatabadi

    Writers in Translation, established in 2005, champions the best literature from around the world. To mark the programme's tenth anniversary, ten leading writers from around the world, many of whom have been supported in their work by English PEN, exp ... read more

    • Modern Romance, Ansari,  Aziz; Klinenberg,  Eric
    Modern Romance
    Ansari, Aziz; Klinenberg, Eric

    Has texting turned us into the flakiest generation? What does it mean to have a 24/7 singles bar in your pocket? And why are the French so relaxed about infidelity? From digital snooping to Japanese love hotels, comedian Aziz Ansari and social scient ... read more