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  Ivory, Apes and Peacocks - Alan Root

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Alan Root died on August 26th 2017.

This book is now out of print: when this copy has gone, it's gone! The author's experience of East African wildlife and appetite for risk have made him a world-class naturalist and film-maker. This title tells the story of his life's work, from his arrival in Kenya as a boy to the making of his extraordinary films.


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61. The Welcome Visitor: Living Well, Dying Well - John Humphrys, Dr Sarah Jarvis

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John Humphrys looks at how our attitudes to death have changed as doctors have learned how to prolong life beyond anything that could have been imagined only a few generations ago.

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62. Ninja - John Man

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From feudal Japan to 21st Century Hollywood, John Man reveals the reality behind one of the world’s most enduring legends.

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63. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour - Joshua Ferris

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Paul O’Rourke - dentist extraordinaire, reluctant New Yorker, avowed atheist, disaffected Red Sox fan, and a connoisseur of the afternoon mochaccino - is a man out of touch with modern life. While his dental practice occupies his days, his nights are filled with darker thoughts, as he alternately marvels at and rails against the optimism of the rest of humanity.

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64. Ghastly Glass - Joyce Lavene, Jim Lavene

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Halloween is coming to the Renaissance Faire, and Jess Morton, doing research on Renaissance crafts, has a lot on her plate. Then death comes to the man playing the Grim Reaper - and the message 'death shall find thee' appears on village walls.

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65. The Method - Juli Zeh

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German author Juli Zeh’s translated 2009 novel is an Orwellian vision of the near future in which civilisation adheres to the stark principles of The Method

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66. Bitter River - Julia Keller

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Bell Elkins returns in this electrifying thriller from Pulitzerprize winner Julia Keller.

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67. Summer of the Dead - Julia Keller

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The first death came unexpectedly. An old man attacked outside his home, his murder a shock to the town. Then the second death came and with it - fear.

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68. The Quickening - Julie Meyerson

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Rachel and Dan want to go somewhere hot in January. Recently married and expecting their first baby, they decide on an island in the Caribbean. A holiday in paradise. It ought to be perfect. Except that, for Rachel, it’s not. Things take a sinister turn as soon as they arrive.

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69. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life - Karen Armstrong

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From the spiritualities of world religions to the findings of contemporary neuroscience, the author argues that compassion is hardwired into our brains, yet is pushed back by our more primitive instincts for selfishness and survival.

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70. The Case for God - Karen Armstrong

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Here Armstrong argues that atheism has rarely been a denial of the sacred itself but has nearly always rejected a particular conception of God. She suggests that if we draw on the insights of the past, we can build a faith that speaks to our needs.

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71. Sister Noon - Karen Joy Fowler

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San Francisco in the 1890s is a town of contradictions - home to a respectable middle class, but with the Wild West lingering in the imagination... Lizzie Hayes, a middle-aged spinster, is praised for her volunteer work with the Ladies' Relief and Protection Society, known as the 'Brown Ark.' Lizzie is waiting for a spark that will liberate her from convention. When the wealthy, ill-reputed Mary Ellen Pleasant shows up at the Brown Ark with an orphan, Lizzie is drawn to them. It is the beautiful Mrs Pleasant, object of suspicion because of her mysterious past and rumoured voodoo practise, who holds the key to freeing Lizzie's rebellious nature.

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72. Breaking Light - Karin Altenberg

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A mesmerising tale set in a haunted landscape, of the ways in which something once broken in two may, finally, be made whole.

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73. Shadow - Karin Alvtegen

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How much is glory and fame really worth, when counted in the suffering of the people closest to you?

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74. Beautiful Day - Kate Anthony

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Rachel is returning to work, and as she discovers, juggling a new job, three children and an ex-husband can feel like drowning. Philip doesn't seem like an obvious lifesaver. He has just lost the one person who ever cared for him and he doesn't know how to live in the real world. But might Philip and Rachel each have something the other needs?

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75. Life After Life - Kate Atkinson

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COSTA NOVEL AWARD WINNER 2013

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly.

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76. Recipes for a Perfect Marriage - Kate Kerrigan

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They say that there is no such thing as a perfect marriage. On her wedding day, Tressa is offered her grandmother's diaries and hidden in the pages finds - amongst the timeless recipes for jam, soda bread and rhubarb tart - an age-old narrative about her grandparents, her mother, and herself. She discovers how to capture the perfect marriage.

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77. Queen Mum - Kate Long

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Juno has made a surprising decision; she has signed up for Queen Mum, a reality-TV show. For two weeks, she will live with another family in another town, while her opposite number will be moving in next door to Ally, her neighbour. Juno is excited about the prospect of seeing life from a different perspective. Ally is nervous

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78. Swallowing Grandma - Kate Long

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'Swallowing Grandma' traces the struggles of 18-year-old Katherine as she attempts to break free from her demanding grandmother and discover the truth about her dead father and absent mother.

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79. Love Lies Bleeding - Kate Thompson

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'Love Lies Bleeding' sees the return of Deirdre O'Dare, the actress protagonist of 'It Means Mischief' and 'More Mischief'. Set in Dublin, Los Angeles, and the Languedoc region of France, this story features a typically glamorous array of characters.

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80. This is How it Ends - Kathleen MacMahon

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A Richard and Judy Summer 2013 Book Club choice.

A novel that tells the story of two people who collide with each other just as the whole world seems to be caught between the hope and promise of Obama's election and the catastrophic collapse of the global economy.

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