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Grey Eminence
Grey Eminence Aldous Huxley
'A penetrating and vivid biography' Sunday Times
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On Identity
On Identity Amin Maalouf
A profoundly intelligent book about identity: how the individual defines it and how different cultures perceive and construct it.
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Dear Zealots Amos Oz
Amos Oz is one of the foremost writers and thinkers speaking out about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict – this is his attempt to reach out to those on the other side
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The Little Book Of Philosophy
The Little Book Of Philosophy Andre Comte-Sponville
André Comte-Sponville's brilliant and thought-provoking follow-up to A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues is an ambitious introduction to the central concepts of philosophy, from morality to death, from liberty to wisdom.
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On Penalties
On Penalties Andrew Anthony
"Extremely entertaining and fearlessly erudite" Evening Standard
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Pilate Ann Wroe
Anne Wroe's extraordinary and compelling biography of a very elusive figure.
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Descartes' Error
Descartes' Error Antonio Damasio
‘Crucial reading’ - New York Times Book Review
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The Undiscovered Country
The Undiscovered Country Carl Watkins
A fascinating history of the changing – and enduring – beliefs about death, and what lies beyond.
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The Closing Of The Western Mind Charles Freeman
'Entertaining... An excellent and readable account of the development of Christian doctrine' New York Times
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AD 381
AD 381 Charles Freeman
A provoking - and timely - examination of one of the most important moments in Church history.
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Red Thread
Red Thread Charlotte Higgins
An ingeniously constructed, labyrinthine journey through myth, art, literature, history, archaeology and memoir, by the Baillie Gifford-shortlisted author
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The Islamic Enlightenment
The Islamic Enlightenment Christopher de Bellaigue
A revelatory history that uncovers the modern foundations of the Islamic world.
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My Guru and His Disciple
My Guru and His Disciple Christopher Isherwood
First published in 1980, Isherwood’s overlooked last book is central to an understanding of his life and work.
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To a Mountain in Tibet
To a Mountain in Tibet Colin Thubron
Longlisted for the Dolman Travel Book of the Year - this is the doyen of travel writing at his elegiac and luminous best.
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Journey Into Cyprus
Journey Into Cyprus Colin Thubron
'He is the most admirable of guides, deeply versed in the rich history and archaeology of the island, delighting in the legends' - Sunday Telegraph
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Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche Curtis Cate
A brilliant new biography of one of the world's greatest and most controversial philosophers.
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Men That God Made Mad
Men That God Made Mad Derek Lundy
An utterly original and compelling book about Northern Ireland, as seen through the prism of Derek Lundy's own family
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Small Is Beautiful
Small Is Beautiful E F Schumacher
A remarkable classic study of world economies, reissued to celebrate the centenary of E F Schumacher's birth.
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Aristotle’s Way
Aristotle’s Way Edith Hall
How to live happily in the modern world, guided by the ancient ideas of Aristotle
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Palaces for the People
Palaces for the People Eric Klinenberg
A transformative new idea for healing social division from one of the world's foremost experts
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Apocalypses Eugene Weber
'A brilliantly entertaining and profound study of apocalypses throughout history, written by one of the world's most eminent historians. Hugely entertaining...bristling with insight... A brilliant work' - Literary Review
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