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Monsieur Linh and His Child

By Philippe Claudel
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Philippe Claudel
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Mountain High

By Daniel Friebe, Pete Goding
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Daniel Friebe, Pete Goding
Shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards 2012.This is the first book to cover in detail Europe's 50 greatest climbs, including detail on the actual route (with maps and profile), length, height, and compelling descriptions focussing on all the main points of interest along the route. Cycling has grown massively in popularity in recent years. The Tour de France draws huge audiences to the TV and internet coverage and all over the UK and Europe a growing number of people are taking to their bikes and rising to the challenge of Europe's most hallowed climbs. Mountain High is a book is for cyclists of all interests and abilities - from experienced club racers to enthusiastic amateurs who might just want to take on one great cycle challenge. Packed with practical route information and advice on each climb, Daniel Friebe's beautifully written text explains why each mountain pass merits inclusion in the top 50 with superb descriptions of the majestic scenery, the heroic deeds of cycling's legendary riders or the sheer endeavour and exhilaration of reaching the summit. With over 250 specially commissioned photographs taken by specialist cycling photographer Pete Goding, this really is the ultimate guide to Europe's 50 best climbs. Featured rides include Tour de France icons Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier, Mont Ventoux, Col de l'Izoard and Col du Tourmalet; the Passo dello Stelvio, Passo Fedaia, Le Tre Cime di Lavaredo and other sacred summits from the Giro d'Italia; plus Spain's formidable Alto de l'Angliru, Austria's Grossglockner and forty more mountain legends.
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My Kind of Cooking

By Mark Sargeant
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Mark Sargeant
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Mortal Memory

By Thomas H Cook, Thomas H. Cook
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Thomas H Cook, Thomas H. Cook
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Madame Tussaud

By Michelle Moran
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Michelle Moran
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Monday to Friday Man

By Alice Peterson
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Alice Peterson
THE #1 KINDLE BESTSELLER. What do you do if you're 34, single and recovering from being jilted two weeks before your wedding day? This is Gilly Brown's dilemma. While friends are marrying and having children Gilly finds herself alone in London and holding on to her fractured family with their tragic past. At least she has her dog Ruskin and her dog-walking friends.But it's time to meet new people, Gilly gets a Monday to Friday lodger: handsome reality television producer Jack Baker. Gilly falls for Jack's charm and is transported into an exciting social whirlwind of parties, dining out and glamour. Guy, the newest recruit to her dog-walking group, isn't quite so convinced about Jack's intentions. As Guy watches them grow closer, his suspicions of Jack and his feelings for Gilly deepen. Is Jack so perfect after all... and what exactly does he get up to at the weekends?
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Miss Shirley Bassey

By John L. Williams
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John L. Williams
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Memoirs of a Bitch

By Francesca Petrizzo
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Francesca Petrizzo
Her face launched a thousand ships, she caused one of the most famous battles of all time, but Helen of Troy was also a woman in love. Her story is one of loss, betrayal, fear, hope, but most importantly, of how she gave up everything she had for the man she loved. She has always been a legend, but never a real woman, until now...
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A Mother's Love

By Barbara Greene, Barbara Greene, Vanessa Howard
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Barbara Greene, Barbara Greene, Vanessa Howard
In recent months the 'right-to-die' issue has gripped the nation. Two cases have captured the public imagination like no other: Frances Inglis, convicted of murder for ending the life of her brain-damaged son, and Kay Gilderdale, acquitted for assisting the suicide of her chronically ill daughter. These parallel stories provide a window onto a world of terrible suffering, where women feel that the only course of action open to them is to help their own children to die. What would you do if your child was experiencing unbearable pain? Is it a mother's duty in such a situation to perform the ultimate act - to kill the person she loves more than anything else in the world? Is the strength of a mother's love something that can be reflected in the law? A recent poll suggested that around 80% of British people support a change in the law to allow assisted suicide, a crime currently punishable by up to 14 years in prison - and an even higher proportion believe that relatives should be allowed to help their loved ones to die.
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Macbeth

By Fiona Watson
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Fiona Watson
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Martin Luther King

By Godfrey Hodgson
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Godfrey Hodgson
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Man on the Move

By Otto de Kat
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Otto de Kat
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The Merry Misogynist

By Colin Cotterill
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Colin Cotterill
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Midsummer Nights

By Jeanette Winterson
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Jeanette Winterson
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Me and Kaminski

By Daniel Kehlmann
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Daniel Kehlmann
A wryly comic account of a career in meltdown, from the author of Measuring the World'An accessible and humorous road trip into the worlds of art and journalism, satirising both' - New StatesmanSebastian Zollner is set on writing the biography of the painter Manuel Kaminski. Yet Kaminski - once a pupil of Matisse, now an ailing recluse - is not the kind of character to willingly embrace such a project. And Zollner - inept, charmless, and with scant knowledge of art history - is hardly the man to undertake it. So it's a good job Sebastian has an ace up his sleeve, and that Kaminski will have little choice in the matter... Half road novel, half satire on the contemporary art scene, Kaminski and Me is a wryly humorous meditation on art, memory, and identity.
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Moriarty

By John Gardner
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John Gardner
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Marco Polo

By Laurence Bergreen
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Laurence Bergreen
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The Murder Farm

By Andrea Maria Schenkel
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Andrea Maria Schenkel
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The Making of the Fittest

By Sean B. Carroll
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Sean B. Carroll
For more than a century, we were restricted to studying evolution from the outside, observing its progress only through the fossil record. No longer. We can now also read the DNA record. As well as containing the operating instructions for everyday existence and for making the next generation, DNA contains a vast and detailed history of the three-billion-year development of life on Earth. It is a living chronicle of evolution, pinpointing the precise changes that have enabled Earth's marvelous creatures to inhabit the planet's shifting environments, from the freezing waters of the Antarctic to the lush canopy of the rainforest. Captivating and lucid, The Making of the Fittest delves deep into the DNA record to reveal not just how the fittest survive but also how they are made.
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Measuring the World

By Daniel Kehlmann
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Daniel Kehlmann
Measuring the World recreates the parallel but contrasting lives of two geniuses of the German Enlightenment - the naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt and the mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss. Towards the end of the 18th century, these two brilliant young Germans set out to measure the world. Humboldt, a Prussian aristocrat schooled for greatness, negotiates savannah and jungle, climbs the highest mountain then known to man, counts head lice on the heads of the natives, and explores every hole in the ground. Gauss, a man born in poverty who will be recognised as the greatest mathematician since Newton, does not even need to leave his home in Göttingen to know that space is curved. He can run prime numbers in his head, cannot imagine a life without women and yet jumps out of bed on his wedding night to jot down a mathematical formula. Measuring the World is a novel of rare charm and readability, distinguished by its sly humour and unforgettable characterization. It brings the two eccentric geniuses to life, their longings and their weaknesses, their balancing act between loneliness and love, absurdity and greatness, failure and success.
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