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13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries Of Our Time by Michael Brooks (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

When we look to the “anomalies” that science can’t explain, we often discover where science is about to go. Here are a few of the anomalies that Michael Brooks investigates in 13 Things That Don’t... read more


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Forgotten Voices Of The Great War: A New History Of WWI In The Words Of The Men And Women Who Were There (Forgotten Voices/the Great War) by Max Arthur (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Max Arthur's compilation of First World War memories, Forgotten Voices of the Great War, offers a reminder of the scale of human experience within the 1914-18 conflict. Arthur, a military historian... read more


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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the... read more


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The Private Eye Annual 2003 by Ian Hislop (Editor) (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Practice Of The Wild, The by Gary Snyder (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The nine captivatingly meditative essays in The Practice of the Wild display the deep understanding and wide erudition of Gary Snyder in the ways of Buddhist belief, wildness, wildlife, and the... read more


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I Can't Stay Long by Laurie Lee (More from this author). Added: In the last week

'They are memorials to times and countries whose best is probably past and gone . . . I was lucky to have known them when I did, before darkness began to fall from the air.'In this much-loved volume,... read more


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A Natural History Of Love by Diane Ackerman (More from this author). Added: In the last month

The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this... read more


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Mother Tongue: The English Language by Bill Bryson (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Who would have thought that a book about the English language would be so entertaining? Certainly not this grammar-allergic reviewer, but The Mother Tongue pulls it off admirably. Bill ... read more


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Spilling The Beans On The Cat's Pyjamas: Popular Expressions - What They Mean And Where We Got Them by Judy Parkinson (More from this author). Added: In the last month

How on earth did 'with bells on' come to express enthusiasm? Why is good health compared to a small stringed instrument? And what do pickles have to do with quandaries? This work provides us with the... read more


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Return Of The Timewaster Letters by Robin Cooper (More from this author). Added: In the last month

In his 2004 bestseller, "The Timewaster Letters", Robin Cooper plagued everyone from the Campaign for Courtesy to the British Halibut Association with his bizarre and surreal written requests. In... read more


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The World Of Karl Pilkington by Karl Pilkington, et al (More from this author). Added: In the last month

In this pithy and hilarious book, Karl Pilkington is in conversation with (the often bewildered) Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the writers and stars of The Office and Extras, unwittingly... read more


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Steve Wright's Book Of Factoids by Steve Wright (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Reviews Ricky Gervais 'Steve Wright is a national institution' Synopsis This book is now fully revised and updated with new content. Steve... read more


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Schott's Food And Drink Miscellany by Ben Schott (More from this author). Added: In the last month

From the author of the international bestseller Schott's Original Miscellany, the new collection of vital irrelevance and uncommon knowledge from the worlds of food and drink. The eponymous foods,... read more


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The Art Of Speech And Deportment by Anna Morgan (More from this author). Added: In the last month

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Nil Desperandum by Eugene Ehrlich (More from this author). Added: In the last month

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Something To Declare by Julian Barnes (More from this author). Added: In the last month

According to his publisher, Something to Declare reflects Julian Barnes' "long and passionate relationship with France". This is slightly disingenuous. More than half the book actually reflects his... read more


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Wit by Des MacHale (More from this author). Added: In the last month

So begins Wit, a collection of hilarious quotes from the famous and infamous by author Des MacHale. MacHale has been collecting quotes over the past 20 years from books, magazines, newspapers,... read more


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Lost For Words: The Mangling And Manipulating Of The English Language by John Humphrys (More from this author). Added: In the last month

From empty cliche to meaningless jargon, dangling participle to sentences without verbs, the English language is reeling. It is under attack from all sides. Politicians dupe us with deliberately... read more


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The Revenge Of Gaia: Why The Earth Is Fighting Back - And How We Can Still Save Humanity by James Lovelock (More from this author). Added: In the last month

The key insight of Gaia Theory is that the entire Earth functions as a single living superorganism, regulating its internal environment much as an animal regulates its body temperature. But ... read more


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Penguin Great Ideas : On The Shortness Of Life by Seneca (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened,... read more