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Magritte

Alex Danchev

The first major biography for our time, from the celebrated biographer of Cézanne

Five Straight Lines

Andrew Gant

A sweeping and lively account from a master of the subject

The Rule of Laws

Fernanda Pirie

From ancient Mesopotamia to today, the epic story of how humans have used laws to forge civilizations

Fabric

Victoria Finlay

A magnificent work of original research, unwinding history through cloth – how we make it, use it and what it means to us

A Cheesemonger's Compendium of British & Irish Cheese

Ned Palmer

A full-colour, delicious guide to artisanal and farmhouse cheeses from the bestselling author of A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles

The Wordhord

Hana Videen

An entertaining and illuminating collection of weird, wonderful and downright baffling words from the origins of English

Everything I Know about Life I Learned from PowerPoint

Russell Davies

A book about PowerPoint built out of PowerPoint – jokes, culture, politics, serious points about power and more, better, jokes

Murder on a Winter's Night

Cecily Gayford

In the bleak midwinter … murder awaits.

At Christmas We Feast

Annie Gray

A celebration of Christmas through the table

The Weir Group, 1871–2021

William Viscount Weir

In 1871 two brothers, George and James Weir, founded the engineering firm of G. & J. Weir, one of a booming range of industry on the west coast of…

DECARBONOMICS

Charles Dumas

An overview of post-Covid economics and the possible future of decarbonisation.

The Digital Silk Road

Jonathan E. Hillman

An expert on China's growing digital empire provides an urgent look at the battle to connect and control tomorrow's networks

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