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 Fiction

Series:Picador Classic Ser.

Set in an unnamed African country, V. S. Naipaul's A Bend in the Riveris narrated by Salim, a young man from an Indian family of traders long resident on the coast. He believes The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place i... read more

Nophoto
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 Fiction

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'A work of great comic power qualified with firm and unsentimental compassion.' - Anthony Burgess A House for Mr Biswas is V. S. Naipaul's unforgettable fourth book and the early masterpiece of his brilliant career. Born the 'wrong way' and thrust into a world ... read more

A House for Mr Biswas: Picador Classic
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 Fiction

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I was used to my mind being my best friend. Now, all of a sudden, my mind had turned on me: it mocked me for my vapid enthusiasms; it laughed at all of my foolish plans; it no longer found anything interesting or enjoyable or worthwhile.
Dr Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities... read more

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
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 Fiction

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With an introduction by Philipp MeyerThe wrath of God lies sleeping. It was hid a million years before men were and only men have power to wake it. Hell aint half full.Set in the anarchic world opened up by America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCart... read more

Blood Meridian: Picador Classic
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 Fiction

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With an introduction by Kevin Powers A groundbreaking piece of journalism which inspired Stanley Kubrick's classic Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket. We took space back quickly, expensively, with total panic and close to maximum brutality. Our machine was devastating. And versatile. It could do every... read more

Dispatches
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 Fiction

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With an introduction by Anne EnrightShortlisted for the Guardian First Book award, a story of civil war and a family's unbreakable bond.How you see a country depends on whether you are driving through it, or live in it. How you see a country depends on whether or not you can leave it, if you have to.A... read more

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
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 Fiction

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With an introduction by Anne EnrightBefore the real city could be seen it had to be imagined, the way rumours and tall tales were a kind of charting.It is the 1920s, and Patrick Lewis has arrived in the bustling city of Toronto, leaving behind his Canadian wilderness home. Immers... read more

In The Skin of a Lion
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 General Non-Fiction

Series:Picador Classic Ser.
Reading Level:very good

With an introduction by novelist David Vann Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later.Internationally bestsell... read more

Into the Wild
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 History

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With an introduction by award-winning novelist Barbara Kingsolver
In the late nineteenth century, when the great powers in Europe were tearing Africa apart and seizing ownership of land for themselves, King Leopold of... read more

King Leopold's Ghost - A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa
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 Sport

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With an introduction by Salman RushdieWith a new afterword by the authorIt was the night of February 25, 1964. A cloud of cigar smoke drifted through the ring lights. Cassius Clay threw punches into the gray floating haze and waited for the bell.When Cassius Clay bur... read more

King of the World: Picador Classic
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 Popular Science

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'Oliver Sacks has become the world's best-known neurologist. His case studies of broken minds offer brilliant insight into the mysteries of consciousness' Guardian
In his most extraordinary book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks reco... read more

Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
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 Popular Science

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With an introduction by neuroscientist Daniel GlaserThe late Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own minds.Musicophilia is no different. In this breathtaking work, S... read more

Musicophilia
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