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A truly remarkable compendium of collective wisdom from more than one hundred grassroots activists across five continents. Showcasing some of the most innovative acts against autocracy and austerity, it's everything you need for a creative campaign of your own!
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Fresh out of jail and Caribbean dreaming, Wynston Cleave is making a new start after his wrongful conviction for murder. But on the anniversary of his arrest, Wynston picks up two American passengers in his cockroach infested cab and soon his fate becomes entwined with theirs, and the viral outbreak onboard the cruise ship from which they just alighted…
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week19 days ago
A truly fascinating Marxist reading of Disney’s comic ducks (and mice), first published in 1971, which exposes the latent (and sometimes blatant) Imperialist ideology lurking within the wholesome, fun and friendly facade of classic children’s entertainment.
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week25 days ago
Surveying the structural demands of his professional life, the architecture of immigration and the foundations of his own relationship, a young Irish engineer builds a new life in Germany.
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A hedonistic, novelty-crazed public. A shameless, nonsense-spewing, hat-wearing demagogue. Half a century after its original publication, Robert Coover’s mind-bending classic is chillingly prescient.
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Via photographs, compressed prose and short poems, poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield simultaneously documents and queries her work as a guide onboard ships in Antarctica. With incisive insider vision, Bradfield examines our relationship with remoteness, “pure” landscapes and tourism’s service economy.
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
Delicate, discombobulating, darkly-humorous dialogue sentences readers to life at ‘The Jerusalem’ — a former Victorian workhouse where fading Faith Gadny is horrified and humiliated by her care home — and its inmates.
At the Jerusalem, Paul Bailey
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
Strong and self-reliant, Stanford graduate Frona Welse, takes to the Yukon trail after upsetting her wealthy father's community. Frona finds herself torn between two suitors: the cowardly and treacherous Gregory St Vincent and Vance Corliss, a Yale-trained mining engineer.
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
Mik has skated on thin ice his entire life. Forced out of his aunt’s home in icy, northern Sweden, Mik journeys through forests, train lines, rapids and waterfalls on a mission to find his home at last.
Thin Ice , Mikael Engström
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
Television executive and troubleshooter Matt Cobb is back in his fourth adventure, getting his skates on to solve a series of stabbings at the Rockefeller Center rink.
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
Tactics, technology and tenacity have shaped this tour of endurance into a globally revered sporting event. Without a homegrown winner in two decades, how does a cycle race through campagne, bourgade and ville remain so uniquely French? What goes on tour stays in this extraordinary history.
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
Cycling through an Icelandic fishing village, Kata the choir conductor threads together the story of the inhabitants in only two minutes. But perhaps the most intriguing story is her own…
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
A bomb blast. A face wound. A nun is there to help. But is it the kind of help that can be freely taken?
Nun On A Bike, Caroline Healy
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
Hunted by heaven, the itinerant Dale Highland strikes an unlikely allegiance with one of her pursuers, a bounty hunter called John Goodwin. Together they hurtle headlong into her mysterious heritage and the historic war between demons and angels.
The Demon Within, Beth Woodward
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
Is it a poetry collection? Is it a graphic novel? No, it’s Old Guy — a tragi-comic superhero in verse and line drawing.
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
Ever wondered how the big guns dupe each other — on an international scale? Welcome to the deep, dark world of covert warfare.
Creating Chaos, Larry Hancock
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
Not convinced 'fake news' is a thing? Think again.
Hate Inc, Matt Taibbi
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The children sort the garbage that washes up on the shore and feed it to the pigs. So when a boy in a barrel arrives in a similar fashion they're not quite sure what to do
Pigs, Johanna Stoberock
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
Sex, booze, and Vegas. A heady mix for anyone — let alone a 14-year-old youth.
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week5 months ago
Booker Prize winner, Lynda Davis, offers an entertaining account of three bovine beasts that live across the road from her. Very a-moo-sing.
The Cows, Lydia Davis
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