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Oneworld was founded in 1986 by husband and wife team Juliet Mabey and Novin Doostdar as an independent publishing house focusing on stimulating non-fiction. Now publishing over 100 books a year, Oneworld has retained its founding commitment to the old-fashioned principles of great writing, editorial excellence, high production values, and marketing flair, to produce books that are read by the intellectually curious all over the world.
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For almost two centuries, followers of the Baha’i faith, Iran’s largest religious minority, have been persecuted by the state. They have been made scapegoats for the nation’s ills, branded enemies of Islam and denounced as foreign agents. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 Baha’is have been barred from entering the nation’s universities, more than two hundred have been executed, and hundreds more imprisoned and tortured.
Now, however, Iran is at a turning point. A new generation has begun to question how the Baha’is have been portrayed by the government and the clergy, and called for them to be given equal rights as fellow citizens. In documenting, for the first time, the plight of this religious community in Iran since its inception, Fereydun Vahman also reveals the greater plight of a nation aspiring to develop a modern identity built on respect for diversity rather than hatred and self-deception.
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American Heroin is the eagerly-awaited sequel to Lola, featuring a ruthless woman who will stop at nothing to protect her growing drug empire
It took sacrifice, pain, and more than a few dead bodies, but Lola has clawed her way to the top of her South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. Her gang has grown beyond a few trusted soldiers into a full-fledged empire, and the influx of cash has opened up a world that she has never known. But with great opportunity comes great risk, and as Lola ascends the hierarchy of the city’s underworld she attracts the attention of a dangerous new cartel who sees her as their greatest obstacle to dominance. Soon Lola finds herself sucked into a deadly all-out drug war that threatens to destroy everything she’s built. But even as Lola readies to go to war, she learns that the greatest threat may not be a rival drug lord but a danger far closer to home: her own brother.Edgy, complex, and breathtakingly propulsive, Melissa Scrivner Love has crafted a novel sure to please not only those who loved her first book but everyone who enjoys a gripping thriller.
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In 1870 a mesmerising psychic named Victoria Woodhull shattered tradition by running for the White House. Had she won the ensuing spectacle would surely have rivalled even that of our own era. Abhorring such flamboyance, Mary Wollstonecraft inspired a revolution of thought with her pen as she issued women’s first manifesto – still to be fulfilled.
These six women had no time for what society said they could and could not do. They would see the world bend before they did. From Aimee Semple McPherson, the first female preacher in America, to Coco Chanel, designer of an empire, they became the change they wanted to see. With great verve, wit and reverence, Jeremy Scott pays tribute to them.
The women who dared are: Victoria Woodhull, Mary Wollstonecraft, Aimee Semple McPherson, Edwina Mountbatten, Margaret Argyll and Coco Chanel.
Women Who Dared, Jeremy Scott
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A powerful novel of passion and guilt, silence and memory.
Dora Simon is comfortable in her retirement, indulging her interests in gardening and music. Joe O’Cleary is content on the Jersey farm he helped rebuild with its owner, Geoffrey Laurent. But their worlds are shattered by the arrival of Barbara Hummel, who is anxious to track down the identity of a mysterious woman whose photograph she found among her mother’s possessions.
Forced to resurrect long-buried secrets, and confront a past they never thought they would revisit, Dora and Joe’s lives unravel – and entwine – in shocking and surprising ways. Trapped in the Channel Islands under the German occupation in the Second World War, Dora, a Jewish refugee, conceals her identity; Joe, a Catholic priest, conceals a secret. The consequences of the lies both are forced to live are as unexpected as they are devastating.
This is a heart rending and provocative story of love and betrayal, shame and survival, casting light into the forgotten or unknown shadows of war.
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A heart-rending story of deprivation and resilience in mafia-run Palermo
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This collection of extraordinary stories by Samanta Schweblin, critically acclaimed author of Fever Dream, has been awarded several prizes including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize. Following on from the success of Fever Dream, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017, Samanta Schweblin's much-loved style returns with these dreamy yet spare stories.
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Mary has always wanted to win a Nobel Prize.
She loves running her own science experiments at home. But how can she become a real scientist and win the greatest prize of all?
One day Mary stumbles on a secret meeting of Nobel Prize winners. Swearing her to secrecy, Professor Barry Marshall agrees to be her guide as she travels around the world and through time to learn the secrets behind some of the most fascinating and important scientific discoveries. They talk space and time with Albert Einstein, radiation with Marie Curie, DNA with Crick, Watson and Wilkins – and much more.
Join Mary on her time-travel adventure – and do your own experiments along the way!
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Red Snow is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Dark Pines, selected for ITV's Zoe Ball Book Club
TWO BODIES
One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected? And who’s really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik?
TWO COINS
Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man's eyes. The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend as local people stock up on ammunition.
TWO WEEKS
Tuva Moodyson, deaf reporter at the local paper, has a fortnight to investigate the deaths before she starts her new job in the south. A blizzard moves in. Residents, already terrified, feel increasingly cut-off. Tuva must go deep inside the Grimberg factory to stop the killer before she leaves town for good. But who’s to say the Ferryman will let her go?
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We are getting fat and sick in increasing numbers and it’s placing a devastating burden on our healthcare systems. Scientists in every field are desperate to explain this epidemic and stave off a modern health disaster. But what’s to blame? Carbs, fat or sugar? Gut microbes or genes? Laziness or poverty?
In The Truth About Fat, Anthony Warner scrutinises the explanations of experts in every field, speaks to those who dedicate their lives to helping obese people and to others who live with their own larger bodies every day. As he lays out the best evidence available, he rails against quack theories preying on the desperate and considers whether we are blaming our own bodies for other people's ignorance and cruelty. What remains is the unvarnished truth about one of the great preoccupations of our age.
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Maude still remembers the sound of the lock when the gate closed on their new home. She was three years old when she and her parents moved into that secluded manor, and she would only be allowed out again a handful of times. Here the young Maude endured a strict 'training' regime of home schooling and tough manual labour. She had to learn to hold an electric fence without flinching, master ten instruments, act sober while intoxicated and move objects with her mind. Her freemason father’s mission was to make her a super human who would preserve his legacy – and save the world.

Alone, Maude had no other children to play with. Instead, she found solace in the heroes of the books she read, in the pets she kept and, eventually, in the kindness of strangers who engineered her escape.

Now a successful child psychologist, Maude's story is both heart-breaking and heart-warming, and shows the resilience of the human spirit to overcome suffering.
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The second instalment in the fast-paced, gripping Monsarrat Series from Booker-winner Tom Keneally and his daughter Meg
For Robert Church, superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, the most enjoyable part of his job is access to young convict women. Inmate Grace O’Leary has made it her mission to protect the women from his nocturnal visits and when Church is murdered with an awl thrust through his right eye, she becomes the chief suspect. Recently arrived from Port Macquarie, ticket-of-leave gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat now lives in Parramatta with his ever-loyal housekeeper Mrs Mulrooney. Monsarrat, as an unofficial advisor on criminal and legal matters to the governor’s secretary, is charged with uncovering the truth of Church’s murder. Mrs Mulrooney accompanies him to the Female Factory, where he is taking depositions from prisoners, including Grace, and there the housekeeper strikes up friendships with certain women, which prove most intriguing. Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney both believe that Grace is innocent, but in this they are alone, so to exonerate her they must find the murderer. Many hated Church and are relieved by his death, but who would go as far as killing him?
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First there was Three Envelopes, critically acclaimed on publication – now the story of Israeli secret service operative Agent 10483 continues in Last Instructions.

A psychopathic former Israeli spy, Agent 10483 is busy trying to shut down the spy organisation he once worked for. At the same time, he is plotting his revenge on the individuals he deemed responsible for betraying him, and trying to hunt down a nuclear warhead.

It cannot end well.

Everyone wants to get their hands on him: the Organisation, two assassins working for Herr Schmidt, who is also trying to get hold of the warhead, and Carmit, who has quite literally been messing with his brain.

Offering a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the technology of high- level intelligence operations, Nir Hezroni’s dark thriller is a chilling exploration of a dark psychotic killer.
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Rabi‘a al-‘Adawiyya is a figure of myth. Certainly a woman by this name was born in Basra, Iraq, in the eighth century, but her life remains recorded only in legends, stories, poems and hagiographies. The various depictions of her – as a deeply spiritual ascetic, an existentialist rebel and a romantic lover – seem impossible to reconcile, and yet Rabi‘a has transcended these narratives to become a global symbol of both Sufi and modern secular culture.

In this groundbreaking study, Rkia Elaroui Cornell traces the development of these diverse narratives and provides a history of the iconic Rabi‘a’s construction as a Sufi saint. Combining medieval and modern sources, including evidence never before examined, in novel ways, Rabi‘a From Narrative to Myth is the most significant work to emerge on this quintessential figure in Islam for more than seventy years.
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‘Without free speech there is no true thought.’
–Jordan Peterson
‘You’re telling me I’m being sensitive, and students looking for safe spaces that they’re being hypersensitive. If you’re white, this country is one giant safe space.’
–Michael Eric Dyson
Is political correctness an enemy of free speech, open debate and the free exchange of ideas? Or is it a progressive force, eroding the dominant power relationships and social norms that exclude marginalised groups from society?
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Shortlisted for the Andrei Bely Prize and Russia’s National Big Book Award
International critical acclaim: Vodolazkin’s Laurus (also published by Oneworld) received rave reviews from the Financial Times, Time Literary Supplement, Huffington Post and The New Yorker, among others
A major voice in Russian fiction
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WINNER OF THE EU PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE KRESNIK AWARD
Twenty-five years into the future, a glitch in the global communications network is ripping a previously united world apart at the seams. The millennials find themselves hardest hit, trapped in a crumbling world they did not want – among them childhood friends Evan, an addict theatre director; Kras, a family patriarch and ex-war-minister; and Zoja, an anarchist poet. As they each prepare to celebrate their fiftieth birthdays, the friends desperately try to recapture the magic of their former lives and hold on to some sort of sense of belonging.
With its experimental style and sharp focus on the contradictions of modernity, In/Half is a powerful statement on the perils of the future, and on the nature of the novel, by an outstanding voice from the new generation of writers.
In/Half, Jasmin B. Frelih
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A character and plot-driven drama shedding new light on famous figures we thought we knew – Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Winston ChurchillRe-examines how our world came to be: Leebaert argues against the existing post-WWII narrative that has the British Empire collapsing in the late 1940s and America confidently assuming world leadership, contending that the US upheld the Empire as its ‘outer fortress’ until the British invasion of Egypt in 1956Contemporary relevance: China has said it’s emulating America’s post-WWII tactics in trying to become today’s global leader – if Beijing and others are studying this period as a playbook for today’s geopolitics, we certainly should, too
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New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller transport you back to the world Buzzfeed compared to Ready Player One in the second book in a new trilogy perfect for fans of HBO’s Westworld and James Dashner’s The Eye of Minds. Imagine a future in which you can leave your body behind and give in to your greatest desires. That future is now. And the future is terrifying.

Simon saved his best friend, Kat, from the clutches of the Company and their high-tech VR gaming experience, Otherworld. But it was at a steep price. Now he, Kat, and their friend Busara are on the run. They know too much. About the Company’s dark secrets. About the real-life consequences of playing Otherworld. And about Kat’s stepfather’s involvement in everything. The group is headed to New Mexico to find Simon’s old roommate, who is a tech genius and possibly the only person who can help them reveal the truth about the Company to the world before it’s too late.
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Martin’s life changes the day his dad is killed in a car accident. No one talks about it, his mum refuses to leave the house, and his only consolation through the sleepless nights is solving difficult maths problems. Until he forms an unlikely friendship with his neighbour Vusi who dreams of making a zombie movie. The two are plunged head first into a wild adventure, pulling everyone they know along with them. Shortlisted for the Found in Translation award, it has also since been made into a popular film in Afrikaans.
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Just beneath the surface of our ordinary lives, strange phenomena lurk. Exciting physics doesn’t only show up in the Big Bang, or a black hole, or in the guts of giant particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider – it’s all around us.

Beginning at sunrise, Chad Orzel embarks upon a fascinating tour of the exotic science that underlies each moment of our every day. Did you know your alarm clock held secrets about quantum mechanics? And that the GPS on your phone has a built-in correction for the effects of relativity? In Breakfast with Einstein, the ordinary becomes extraordinary, everything is possible and the day’s end will find us dazzled.
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