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How to Spend a Trillion Dollars

Rowan Hooper

A compelling thought experiment that will lead to hours of fruitful debate

The Sum of Us

Heather McGhee

The heartbreaking, liberating truth about what racism has cost all of us

Lives of the Stoics

Ryan Holiday

From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of Stoicism's greatest practitioners

The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard

Ollivier Pourriol

The answer to overwork and burnout, the route to fulfilment and success: letting go

New Rome

Paul Stephenson

Three hundred action-packed years of Roman history, encompassing the fall of Rome and the rise of a new empire in the East

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

Magritte

Alex Danchev

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

The Wordhord

Hana Videen

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

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

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

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