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    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...

    China at War

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    China's War of Resistance against Japan, as WWII is known in China, was never about the defeat of Japan alone. China was also at war with itself. Between 1937 and 1949, a vicious revolutionary war between Nationalists and Communists, divided by radically different views about China's future, ravaged the country,...

    Cutaway

    By Christina Kovac

    Paperback Save £0.74 = £7.25

    It begins with someone else's story. The story of a woman who leaves a busy restaurant and disappears completely into the chilly spring night. Evelyn Carney is missing - but where did she go? Who was she meeting? And why did she take a weapon with her when she went?...

    Significant Figures

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.46

    Which mathematician elaborated a crucial concept the night before he died in a duel? Who funded his maths and medical career through gambling and chess? Who learned maths from her wallpaper? Ian Stewart presents the extraordinary lives and amazing discoveries of twenty-five of history's greatest mathematicians from Archimedes and Liu...

    Conservatism: Ideas in Profile

    By Roger Scruton

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    Roger Scruton looks at the central ideas of conservatism over the centuries. He examines conservative thinking on civil society, the rule of law and the role of the state on the one hand; and freedom including freedom of expression and association, morality, equality, property and rights on the other. He...

    Voices from the Front

    Paperback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    Every man who served in the Great War is now deceased, but they have left behind them an enormous collection of oral history, which captures the authentic voices of the front line soldiers. In Voices from the Front, oral historian Peter Hart brings together accounts from across the conflict, from...

    White Bicycles

    By Joe Boyd

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    More than any previous '60s music autobiography, Boyd offers the real story of what it was like to be there

    Calculating the Cosmos

    By Ian Stewart

    Paperback £8.45

    Ian Stewart's up-to-the-minute guide to the cosmos moves from the formation of the Earth and its Moon to the planets and asteroids of the solar system and from there out into the galaxy and the universe. He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how...

    Hinterland

    By Chris Mullin

    Paperback £8.45

    All serious politicians are supposed to possess a hinterland, but not all do. Chris Mullin was one who did. By the time he entered parliament he had reported from the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and tracked down the survivors of the CIA operation in Tibet. He was the...

    Constellation

    By Adrien Bosc

    Paperback £7.85

    On 27 October 1949, a Lockheed Constellation passenger plane left Paris for New York. Hours later, it disappeared on approach to its scheduled stopover in the Azores. It was found on a mountainside five miles from its intended landing zone. There were no survivors. Among those lost in the accident...

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