Bloody Brilliant Women: by Cathy Newman ( hardback)

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“A fresh, opinionated history of all the brilliant women you should have learned about in school but didn’t”

Well researched and eloquently written, this is an original history book with something for everyone.

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Post Truth : Peak Bullshit - and What we can Do About It, by Evan Davis

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How did we get to a place where bullshit is not just rife, but apparently so effective that it has become the communications strategy of our times? Written with the generous intelligent and wry humour that admirers of his broadcasting will recognise. Essential  reading for anyone involved in communication. 

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Notes to Self, by Emilie Pine

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The extraordinary #1 bestseller - a word-of-mouth literary phenomenon'

Do not read this book in public: it will make you cry' Anne Enright'

I am afraid of being the disruptive woman. And of not being disruptive enough. I am afraid.But I am doing it anyway. In this dazzling debut, Emilie Pine speaks to the business of living as a woman in the 21st century - its extraordinary pain and its extraordinary joy. Courageous, humane and uncompromising, she writes with radical honesty on birth and death, on the grief of infertility, on caring for her alcoholic father, on taboos around female bodies and female pain, on sexual violence and violence against the self. Devastatingly poignant and profoundly wise - and joyful against the odds - Notes to Self offers a portrait not just of its author but of a whole generation.

Winner of the Bord Gais Non Fiction Irish Book Award in 2018.

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Never Split The Difference, by Chris Voss

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A former FBI hostage negotiator offers a new, field-tested approach to negotiating - effective in any situation. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a kidnapping negotiator brought him face-to-face with bank robbers, gang leaders and terrorists. Never Split the Difference takes you inside his world of high-stakes negotiations, revealing the nine key principles that helped Voss and his colleagues succeed when it mattered the most - when people's lives were at stake.

'Filled with insights that apply to everyday negotiations.' Business Insider

'A stupendous book.' The Week' 

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The Cut Out Girl ( paperback) by Bart Van Es

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WINNER OF THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY Category Award 2018

'Superb. This is a necessary book - painful, harrowing, tragic, but also uplifting' Times

Little Lien wasn't taken from her Jewish parents - she was given away in the hope that she might be saved. Hidden and raised by a foster family in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation, she survived the war only to find that her real parents had not.

Much later, she fell out with her foster family, and Bart van Es - the grandson of Lien's foster parents - knew he needed to find out why. His account of tracing Lien and telling her story is a searing exploration of two lives and two families. It is a story about love and misunderstanding and about the ways that our most painful experiences - so crucial in defining us - can also be redefined.

'Luminous, elegant, haunting - I read it straight through' Philippe Sands, author of East West Street.

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The Curious History of Irish Dogs ( paperback)

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There are nine breeds of dogs that are native to Ireland: four terriers, three gun dogs and two hounds. Here are the stories of each of those breeds, with a wonderfully Irish flavour. 

Full of interesting snippets and all set in a comprehensive social and cultural context.

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Adults in the Room, by Yanis Varoufakis ( paperback)

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'One of the greatest political memoirs of all time' (Guardian) -- 

In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors of power. Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in recent political history when, as finance minister of Greece, he attempted to re-negotiate his country's relationship with the EU. Despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of his arguments, he succeeded only in provoking the fury of Europe's political, financial and media elite.

But the true story of what happened is almost entirely unknown - not least because so much of the EU's real business takes place behind closed doors. In this fearless account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion and betrayal that will shake the deep establishment to its foundations. As is now clear, the same policies that required the tragic and brutal suppression of Greece's democratic uprising have led directly to authoritarianism, populist revolt and instability throughout the Western world.

Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.

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Born Lippy :How to Do Female, by Jo Brand ( hardback)

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Born Lippy is a gathering of all the things Jo Brand wishes she'd known, all the things she's learnt, and all the things she hopes for the future. A century after women got the vote (albeit married women over the age of 28) it's time to take stock of exactly what it means to be female today. And if there's one thing women are entitled to, it's having a bloody good moan about things big and small - so here goes .

. . HOW TO MANAGE A BULLY * YOUR FAMILY AND HOW TO SURVIVE IT * WHAT NO-ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT THE FEMALE BODY * BEING DIFFERENT * SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT SOCIABLE * HOW NOT TO FALL IN LOVE * FEMINISM: A RE-BRANDING * ADVENTURES IN YOUR HEAD * HAVING FUN * NOT HAVING FUN: WHAT TO DO WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG * STAYING SANE * YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU WEAR * MODERN MANNERS* HOW TO DO WHAT YOU WANT: OR NOT DO WHAT OTHERS WANT * BEING HEALTHY * GETTING ON A BIT * THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES: MORE DEADLY THAN THE MALE?
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In Pieces, by Sally Field (hardback)

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Sally Field is one of the most celebrated, beloved and enduring actors of our time, and now she tells her story for the first time in this intimate and haunting literary memoir. In her own words, she writes about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated audiences for more than five decades, beginning with her first television role at the age of 17.
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Madam Politician by Martina Fitzgerald ( hardback)

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Only 10% of Cabinet ministers in Ireland in almost 100 years have been women. All the living members of this exclusive club ( 19 women ) are interviewed here, from Mary Robinson, Joan Burton and Mary Harney to name but a few. These are personal stories but give us remarkable insights into a changing Ireland.

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Living with the Gods, by Neil McGregor ( hardback)

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A panoramic exploration of peoples objects and beliefs over 40,000 years, following the new Radio 4 documentary and British Museum exhibition. 

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The Moth: This is a True Story ( paperback)

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With a fascinating introduction by Neil Gaiman on the oral tradition of storytelling.

The Moth is a non profit organisation trying to maintain this craft, helping storytellers hone their stories and then telling them live. 

This is a fabulous and entertaining selection of those stories, a perfect gift. 

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Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love, by Feargal Keane ( paperback )

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Feargal covers the story of his own family history and prompts reflections on what it means to kill for a cause, and how to reconcile history and war with moving forward. A thoughtful and powerful read. 

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I am Dynamite!: A life of Friedrich Nietzsche by Sue Prideaux ( hardback)

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The essential biography for anyone seeking to understand the philosopher who foresaw - and sought solution to - our own troubled times. 

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The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis ( hardback)

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From the bestselling author of The Big Short. Michael Lewis shines his spotlight on what happens, or might happen, if those people in power, just decide to ‘not show up’ It’s a fast and riveting read about how constancy in administration needs to actually deliver for the country, and how in this Trump era that may not be happening.

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Erebus, by Michael Palin (Hardback)

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HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships but in 1848 it disappeared in the Arctic. It was found in 2014 and Michael Palin was fascinated sufficiently by the history to bring its story to life.  

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Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy while getting more done, by Laura Vanderkam

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Vanderkam is a world expert in time managing and productivity. Her insights, interviews and anecdotes weave together an argument that inspire us to creative lives that are not only productive, but enjoyable in the moment. 

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In Praise of Wasting Time, by Alan Lightman

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Bestselling author and MIT professor Alan Lightman reveals the benefits of wasting time and allowing our minds to freely roam. He documents the rush and heave of the modern world and highlights the necessity of allowing time for creativity.

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If Only They Didn’t Speak English, by Jon Sopel

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BBC correspondent in Washington, Jon Sopel brings his own insight to the question of what is going on in US politics since the arrival of Trump. He paints an interesting view and is extremely readable. 

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Yes We ( Still) Can - Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter and Trump

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How did we go from Obama to Trump - and can the tide be turned back? Dan Pfeiffer was communications director for Obama.. his is a funny, thoughtful and humble recollection of his time on the front line of politics.

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Talking to My Daughter about The Economy, by Yaris Varoufakis

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Yanis Varoufakis, the renowned economist and now bestselling author, uses personal stories and famous myths to explain what economics is, and why it has the power to change our world. It’s an intimate and accessible book.

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How Democracy Ends, by David Runciman

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David Runciman is one of the UK’s leading professors of politics. Here he surveys the political landscape of the West, helping us to spot the new signs of a collapsing democracy and advising us of what might happen next.

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval Noah Harari ( hardback)

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**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present.

How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today's most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?

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A History of the World in 21 Women, by Jenni Murray (hardback)

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Jenni Murray gives the lie to Thomas Carlyle's infamous declaration that `the history of the world is but the biography of great men.' Women have played just as great a role in the story of humankind, only for their own tales to be marginalised, censored and forgotten. Their names should be shouted from the rooftops. Marie Curie discovered radium and revolutionised medical science.

Empress Cixi transformed China. Frida Kahlo turned an unflinching eye on life and death. In A History of the World in 21 Women, Jenni Murray celebrates the lives, struggles and achievements of some of the most extraordinary people to have ever walked the Earth.

They ruled empires, they led nations. They were pioneers in the arts and geniuses of science. They led while others followed, spoke truth to power and fought for change.. Illuminating and inspiring.

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Diary of a Bookseller, by Shaun Bythell ( paperback)

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Shaun Bythell runs one of the second hand and antiquarian bookshops in Scotland’s ‘ special place ‘ for books, Wigtown. This diary style account of life behind the till is grumpy, cynical - and hilarious. 

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Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker

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Professor Matthew Walker has spent twenty years researching the mystery of sleep. Looking at the animal kingdom as well as major human studies, it is a powerful and compelling read. 

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The Language of Kindness, by Christie Watson

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Sunday Times Bestseller, a memoir about nursing and a call for compassion and kindness. A moving and honest account of the care that hundreds of nurses provide day after day. 

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Tamed: Ten Species that changed our world , by Dr Alice Roberts ( paperback)

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The extraordinary stories of the species that became our allies. Dogs, cattle, chickens, horses ....how they transformed us as we domesticated them.

From Alice Roberts, anthropologist and presenter of several BBC series.

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