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    Art of Rivalry

    By Sebastian Smee

    Paperback £9.05

    This is a story about rivalry among artists. Not the kind of rivalry that grows out of hatred and dislike, but rather, rivalry that emerges from admiration, friendship, love. The kind of rivalry that existed between Degas and Manet, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, and Freud and Bacon....

    Making Sense

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    The world's greatest authority on language explains the secrets and subtleties of the grammar of English. David Crystal explores its history and varieties, explains its rules and irregularities and shows how to navigate its snares and pitfalls. He gives practical guidance on how grammar is used in different ways for...

    Bluebird, Bluebird

    By Attica Locke

    Hardback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    Highway 59 is the forgotten route that connects the backwood towns across the state of Texas. It's a place that time - and justice - seem to have forgotten. But then, two bodies wash up in a bayou outside the tiny town of Lark in three days: a poor local...

    How Language Began: The Story of Humanity\'s Greatest Invention

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    In his groundbreaking new book Daniel Everett seeks answers to questions that have perplexed thinkers from Plato to Chomsky: when and how did language begin? What is it? And what is it for? Daniel Everett confounds the conventional wisdom that language originated with Homo sapiens 150,000 years ago and that...

    Armageddon and Paranoia

    By Rodric Braithwaite

    Hardback £17.46

    In 1945, the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and old ideas of warfare came to an end. This book tells how the power of the atom was harnessed to produce weapons capable of destroying human civilisation. There were few villains in the story. On both sides of the Iron...

    Good Strategy/Bad Strategy

    By Richard Rumelt

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    When Richard Rumelt's Good Strategy/Bad Strategy was published in 2011, it immediately struck a chord, calling out as bad strategy the mish-mash of pop culture, motivational slogans and business buzz speak so often and misleadingly masquerading as the real thing. Since then, his original and pragmatic ideas have won fans...

    Better World is Possible

    By Georgina Ferry

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    On 17 March 1967, the 26-year-old David Sainsbury wrote out a cheque for GBP5 and established the trust which would become the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Gatsby's purpose was ambitious: to make the world a better place by taking on some of the social, economic and scientific challenges that face humanity....

    Black Moses

    By Alain Mabanckou

    Paperback £7.85

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017 It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up, the revolution has only strengthened the reign of...

    Freud: The Making of An Illusion

    By Frederick Crews

    Hardback Save £9.54 = £20.46

    From the master of Freud debunkers, the book that definitively puts an end to the myth of psychoanalysis and its creator. Sigmund Freud is one of the most influential figures of western society. His ideas transformed the way that we think about our minds, our selves and even our thoughts....

    Pocket World in Figures 2018

    By The Economist

    Hardback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    For more than 25 years, Pocket World in Figures has been informing and entertaining readers around the world with its blend of the serious, the quirky and the downright surprising. Where else would you find out, in a single volume, that 98% of Suriname is forest, that Switzerland sells the...

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