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Through the eyes of a veteran blackjack dealer, get a glimpse into the lives of five characters living beyond the Vegas strip, from a former Catholic priest to a drug addicted stripper, and one fateful meeting at the El Cortez Casino.
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What are the chances? It’s apocalypse now but nobody knows. The world is ruled by The Odds, a high-powered caste of bookies who take life or death bets — Eldridge’s life in fact. If he accurately predicts his day of death, Eldridge’s family will be kept safe. But Eldridge just got some bad news — he’s going to live.
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A pre-war country house party hosted by a philandering artist featuring an illegitimate child, an unforeseen and shocking death, and consequences reaching far beyond the Second World War.
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With his brothers wanting to tie off the loose ends of their deceased mother’s knitting shop, woolly playboy Jesse Strong is determined to get a needle on the knitty-gritty of the business before it unravels.
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Spoken globally by one billion people, the English language is a constantly churning etymological melting pot of ingredients borrowed from other cultures. From Norman French to Cantonese and Hawaiian, this book explores the unfamiliar stories behind some of our most familiar words.
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Join former mafia member and unreliable narrator Lamar as his life ends in the fictional employment of Michael Jackson, a man who attempts to purchase a unicorn from ebay, starts fights with Uri Geller in shopping malls and forces his wife to play with his Lego.
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In this unique piece of collaborative fiction, nine refugees tell their experiences of the Shatila camp in Beirut where a massacre took place in 1982.
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Thrown together in the smouldering ashes of the Great Fire of London, Cavalier architect Christopher Redmayne and Puritan constable Jonathan Bale are definitely not moulded from the same clay. But when thieves are caught stealing from a house designed by Redmayne for a client who is then murdered, the unlikely duo pair themselves thrust into a dangerous investigation which will lead them to the heart of the king’s court.
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Following their dreams of a high-profile lifestyle, Orla and Floss stop at nothing to climb the ladder of social media. Years later, life on camera in the closed community of Constellation, Floss’s daughter Marlow dreams of fleeing her twelve million followers and the corporate sponsors in search of the truth about her family.
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In this ‘totally ill-informed guide to life’ comedian Iain Stirling, the voice of television’s ‘Love Island’, offers a witty dissection of the millennial mindset and the commonly-misheld perception of his generation as narcissistic, work-shy snowflakes.
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In the words of Yoda, "The greatest teacher, failure is". It’s time to unlearn what you have learned in this fascinating study of a “galaxy far, far away” — where life is about freedom of choice and our ability to make good decisions in difficult situations.
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With the world watching in horror as two planes hit the Twin Towers, Sophie Parry’s New York flight is re-routed to Newfoundland where she takes refuge with her Aunt Ellie and the secrets that may change her life forever…
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If every progressive idea was once considered radical and dangerous — the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage, marriage equality for homosexuals — what does 200,000 years of human history tell us about whether we’re wired for competition or cooperation? Rutger Bregman investigates.
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In this insightful exploration of what it’s like to be a person of colour living in 21st Century Britain, Reni Eddo-Lodge exposes the omission of black history from our classrooms, whitewashed feminism and the inherent links between class and race in a world of white dominance.
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Queen Victoria survived eight assination attempts: seven due to poor marksmanship and one resulting in the painful strike of a cane. But what effect did this have on public perception of the British monarchy? As Queen Victoria herself observed: “It is worth being shot at—to see how much one is loved.”
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In her mid-nineties and still ruling Britannia strong after a record-breaking sixty-seven years on the throne, what makes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II such an iconic and important figurehead? Karen Dolby uncovers and celebrates the attributes of Britain's longest-serving Regina.
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Excavating the complex genealogocial roots of slavery and discrimination in the Southern states using a diverse range of personal, playful and poetic tools, this collection seeks to uncover the hidden lyrical beauty of Virginia.
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In this insightful, intelligent and investigative study, Alain Stephen traces the origins of some of the most profound questions facing humanity and provides a fascinating history of philosophy — in a nutshell.
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When Prince Thabiso finally tracks down his missing betrothed — former foster kid, Naledi Smith — she mistakes him for a pauper. Enjoying this unexpected anonymity, the prince plays along as their flirtatious friendship quickly develops into passionate pleasure. But when the truth comes out, can Naledi be more than just a princess in theory?
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What happened when a large corporation encouraged small-town doctors to prescribe OxyContin in a market already saturated with painkillers? Did they mention its addictive properties?

In a country unwilling to provide basic healthcare for all, Beth Macy reveals how opioid drug abuse transcends both economic class and geographic boundaries in an America addicted to prescription drugs.
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