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              The Diary of a Bookseller

              The Diary of a Bookseller (Paperback, Main)

              By Bythell, Shaun

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              Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, ...almost ... In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.
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              ISBN 9781781258637
              Released AU 25 Jul 2018
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              Confessions of a Bookseller: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

              Confessions of a Bookseller: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Hardback, Main)

              By Bythell, Shaun

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              Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them? Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms. Unfortunatel...y, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don't understand what a shop is, home invasions during the Wigtown Book Festival and Granny, his neurotic Italian assistant who likes digging for river mud to make poultices. The Diary of a Bookseller (soon to be a major TV series) introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books. Sardonic and sympathetic in equal measure, Confessions of a Bookseller will reunite readers with the characters they've come to know and love.
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              ISBN 9781788162302
              Released AU 1 Oct 2019
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              The Warriors
               

              The Warriors (Paperback, Main)

              By Yurick, Sol

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              In the 1960's New York was a battlefield for the city's numerous gangs as they fought over territory. On the 4th of July weekend the gangs meet to discuss how to work together to control the city. Framed for the murder of Cyrus, leader of New York's most powerful gang, the Warrio...rs have to fight their way across New York back to the safety of Coney Island hunted by the city's gangs Based on the ancient writer Xenophon's `Anabasis', an account of the Spartans who fought in the Persian wars, Sol Yurick makes the gang violence of 1960's New York as mythic as Greek drama and created one of the most acute and understanding portrayals of gang culture ever published.
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              ISBN 9780285642812
              Released AU 1 Oct 2014
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              Series Serpent's Tail Classics
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              An Optimist's Tour of the Future
               

              An Optimist's Tour of the Future (Paperback, Main)

              By Stevenson, Mark

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              The author has been to the future a few years ahead of the rest of us - and reckons it has a lot going for it. This book tracks one curious man's journey to find out what's in store.

              ISBN 9781846683572
              Released AU 1 Sep 2012
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              A Famished Heart
               

              A Famished Heart (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By White, Nicola

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                3 Mar 20

              Her head was bowed, and the hands braced on the chair arms were not like hands at all, but the dry dark claws of a bird... The Macnamara sisters hadn't been seen for months before anyone noticed. It was Father Timoney who finally broke down the door. One woman was sitting in her ...armchair, surrounded by religious tracts, the other was crouched under her own bed. Both had starved themselves to death. Francesca Macnamara returns to Dublin after decades in the US, to find her family in ruins. Meanwhile, Detectives Vincent Swan and Gina Considine are convinced that there is more to the deaths than suicide. Because what little evidence there is, shows that someone was watching the sisters die...
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              ISBN 9781788164085
              Released AU 3 Mar 2020
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              Series Vincent Swan novels
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              Where There's A Will: Hope, Grief and Endurance in a Cycle Race Across a Continent

              Where There's A Will: Hope, Grief and Endurance in a Cycle Race Across a Continent (Hardback, Main)

              By Chappell, Emily

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              A London cycle courier with a taste for adventure, Emily Chappell entered an extraordinary new race - The Transcontinental - in which riders must find their own way, entirely unassisted, across Europe in the shortest time possible. On her second attempt, she won the women's event..., covering nearly 4,000 miles in 13 days and ten hours, sleeping in short bursts wherever exhaustion took her. In the aftermath of a win that troubled as much as pleased her she worked with Mike Hall, the founder of the race, until his tragic death on the road. Where There's a Will is a book about a normal person finding the capacity to do something extraordinary; the paradoxes of comradeship, competition, vulnerability and will and the shock of grief, combined in a beautifully written and very human story.
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              ISBN 9781788161510
              Released AU 7 Jan 2020
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              Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety and Finally Calm Down
               

              Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety and Finally Calm Down (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Smith, Kathleen

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                4 Feb 20

              Licensed therapist and respected mental health writer Dr. Kathleen Smith offers a smart, practical antidote to our anxiety-ridden times. Everything Isn't Terrible is an informative, and fun guide - featuring a healthy dose of humor - for people who want to become beacons of calmn...ess in our anxious world. Like Sarah Knight's No F*cks Given guides and You Are a Badass, Everything Isn't Terrible will inspire readers to confront their anxious selves, take charge of their anxiety, and increase their own capacity to choose how they respond to it. Comprised of short chapters containing anecdotal examples from Smith's personal experience as well as those of her clients, in addition to engaging, actionable exercises for readers, Everything Isn't Terrible will give anyone suffering from anxiety all the tools they need to finally ... calm ... down. Ultimately, living a calmer, less anxious life - one that, in other words, isn't terrible - is possible, and with this book Smith will show you how to do it.
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              ISBN 9781788164788
              Released AU 4 Feb 2020
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              The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power: Barack Obama's Books of 2019

              The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power: Barack Obama's Books of 2019 (Paperback)

              By Zuboff, Shoshana

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              THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense.' - Naomi Klein, Author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything and No is Not Enough The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed e...xamination of the unprecedented form of power called surveillance capitalism, and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control us. The heady optimism of the Internet's early days is gone. Technologies that were meant to liberate us have deepened inequality and stoked divisions. Tech companies gather our information online and sell it to the highest bidder, whether government or retailer. Profits now depend not only on predicting our behaviour but modifying it too. How will this fusion of capitalism and the digital shape our values and define our future? Shoshana Zuboff shows that we are at a crossroads. We still have the power to decide what kind of world we want to live in, and what we decide now will shape the rest of the century. Our choices: allow technology to enrich the few and impoverish the many, or harness it and distribute its benefits. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is a deeply-reasoned examination of the threat of unprecedented power free from democratic oversight. As it explores this new capitalism's impact on society, politics, business, and technology, it exposes the struggles that will decide both the next chapter of capitalism and the meaning of information civilization. Most critically, it shows how we can protect ourselves and our communities and ensure we are the masters of the digital rather than its slaves.
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              ISBN 9781781256855
              Released AU 15 Oct 2019
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              In the Dream House: A Memoir
               

              In the Dream House: A Memoir (Hardback, Main)

              By Machado, Carmen Maria

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                4 Feb 20

              In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing experience with a charismatic but volatile woman, this is a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psyc...hological abuse. Each chapter views the relationship through a different narrative lens, as Machado holds events up to the light and examines them from distinct angles. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, Star Trek and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction, infusing all with her characteristic wit, playfulness and openness to enquiry. The result is a powerful book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.
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              ISBN 9781788162241
              Released AU 4 Feb 2020
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              Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming

              Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming (Hardback, Main)

              By Krasznahorkai, Laszlo

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              Nearing the end of his life, Baron Bela Wenckheim decides to return to the provincial Hungarian town of his birth. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he wishes to be reunited with his high-school sweetheart Marika. What follow...s is an endless storm of gossip, con men and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town's alternately drab and absurd existence. Meanwhile, the Professor - a world-famous natural scientist who studies mosses and inhabits a bizarre Zen-like shack in a desolate area outside of town - offers long rants and disquisitions on his own attempts to immunise himself from thought. Spectacular actions are staged, death and the abyss loom, until finally doom is brought down on the unsuspecting residents of the town. Hailed internationally as perhaps the most important novel of the young twenty-first century, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming is the culmination of Laszlo Krasznahorkai's remarkable and singular career.
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              ISBN 9781781258910
              Released AU 7 Jan 2020
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