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              All This Could Be Yours
               

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              By Attenberg, Jami

              Victor Tuchman - a power-hungry real estate developer and an all-round bad man - is finally on his deathbed. His daughter Alex feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who he really was and what he did over the course of his life. She travels to New Orleans to be with her fam...ily, but mostly to interrogate her tight-lipped mother, Barbra. As Barbra fends off Alex's unrelenting questions, she reflects on her tumultuous married life. Meanwhile Gary, Alex's brother, is incommunicado, trying to get his movie career off the ground in Los Angeles. And Gary's wife, Twyla, is having a nervous breakdown, buying up all the lipstick in drug stores while bursting into crying fits. As each family member grapples with Victor's history, they must figure out a way to move forward - with one another, for themselves and for the sake of their children. * The Washington Post Top Ten Books * Vanity Fair Fall's best new fiction * People Magazine Book of the Week * Time Magazine Must-Read* BBC Culture Must-read *People Best Books of Fall 2019* Amazon, October Pick * Entertainment Weekly Must-read Books * Refinery29 Favourite Books of October * Vulture Best and Biggest Books to Read This Fall* New York Observer Must-read * USA Today Must-Read * Salon Must-read *
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              ISBN 9781782835905
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              Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
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              What We Need to Do Now: For a Zero Carbon Future
               

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              By Goodall, Chris

              The UK has declared a 'climate emergency' and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. So how do we get there? Drawing on actions, policies and technologies already emerging around the world, Chris Goodall sets out the ways to achieve this. His proposals include: -Building a hug...e over-capacity of wind and solar energy, storing the excess as hydrogen. -Using hydrogen to fuel our trains, shipping, boilers and heavy industry, while electrifying buses, trucks and cars. -Farming - and eating - differently, encouraging plant-based alternatives to meat -paying farmers to plant and maintain woodlands. -Making fashion sustainable and aviation pay its way, funding synthetic fuels and genuine offsets. -Using technical solutions to capture CO2 from the air, and biochar to lock carbon in the soil. What We Need To Do Now is an urgent, practical and inspiring book that signals a green new deal for Britain.
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              ISBN 9781782836667
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              Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Dolly: A Ghost Story
               

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              By Hill, Susan

              At Iyot Lock, a large decaying house, two young cousins, Leonora and Edward, are parked for the summer with their ageing spinster aunt and her cruel housekeeper. At first the unpleasantness appear simply spiteful. But when spoilt Leonora is not given her birthday present, affairs... inexorably take a much darker turn...
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              ISBN 9781847657831
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              Released NZ 5 Oct 2012
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              Series The Susan Hill Collection
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              Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming
               

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              By Krasznahorkai, Laszlo

              WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2019 'Baron Wenkcheim's Homecoming is a fitting capstone to Krasznahorkai's tetralogy, one of the supreme achievements of contemporary literature. Now seems as good a time as any to name him among our greatest living novelists.' Paris Review Near...ing the end of his life, Baron Bela Wenckheim decides to return to the provincial Hungarian town of his birth. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he wishes to be reunited with his high-school sweetheart Marika. What follows is an endless storm of gossip, con men and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town's alternately drab and absurd existence. Meanwhile, the Professor - a world-famous natural scientist who studies mosses and inhabits a bizarre Zen-like shack in a desolate area outside of town - offers long rants and disquisitions on his own attempts to immunise himself from thought. Spectacular actions are staged, death and the abyss loom, until finally doom is brought down on the unsuspecting residents of the town. Hailed internationally as perhaps the most important novel of the young twenty-first century, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming is the culmination of Laszlo Krasznahorkai's remarkable and singular career. 'I've said a thousand times that I always wanted to write just one book. Now, with Baron, I can close this story. With this novel I can prove that I really wrote just one book in my life. This is the book - Satantango, Melancholy, War & War, and Baron. This is my one book.' Laszlo Krasnahorkai
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              ISBN 9781782833741
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              Released NZ 28 Nov 2019
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              Working with Nature: Saving and Using the World's Wild Places
               

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              By Purseglove, Jeremy

              From cocoa farming in Ghana to the orchards of Kent and the desert badlands of Pakistan, taking a practical approach to sustaining the landscape can mean the difference between prosperity and ruin. Working with Nature is the story of a lifetime of work, often in extreme environme...nts, to harvest nature and protect it - in effect, gardening on a global scale. It is also a memoir of encounters with larger-than-life characters such as William Bunting, the gun-toting saviour of Yorkshire's peatlands and the aristocratic gardener Vita Sackville-West, examining their idiosyncratic approaches to conservation. Jeremy Purseglove explains clearly and convincingly why it's not a good idea to extract as many resources as possible, whether it's the demand for palm oil currently denuding the forests of Borneo, cottonfield irrigation draining the Aral Sea, or monocrops spreading across Britain. The pioneer of engineering projects to preserve nature and landscape, first in Britain and then around the world, he offers fresh insights and solutions at each step.
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              ISBN 9781782834960
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              Released NZ 25 Apr 2019
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              Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Best Left on the Drawing Board
               

              Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Best Left on the Drawing Board (EPUB ebook)

              By Houghton, Vince

              "Compulsively readable laugh out loud history." Mary Roach Bomb-carrying bats. Poisoned flower arrangements. Cigars laced with mind-altering drugs. Listening devices implanted into specially-trained cats. A torpedo-proof aircraft carrier made out of ice and sawdust. And a CIA pla...n to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon ... just because. In Nuking the Moon, Vince Houghton, Historian and Curator at the International Spy Museum, collects the most inspired, implausible and downright bizarre military intelligence schemes that never quite made it off the drawing board. From the grandly ambitious to the truly devious, they illuminate a new side of warfare, revealing how a combination of desperation and innovation led not only to daring missions and brilliant technological advances, but to countless plans and experiments that failed spectacularly. Alternatively terrifying and hilarious, and combining archival research with newly-conducted interviews, these twenty-six chapters reveal not only what might have happened, but also what each one tells us about the history and people around it. If 'military intelligence' makes you think of James Bond and ingenious exploding gadgets ... get ready for the true story.
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              ISBN 9781782835912
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              Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
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              The Broken Ones
               

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              By Richards, Ren

              'Masterfully plotted, incredibly twisted. Put this one on your 2020 list!' SAMANTHA DOWNING, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Lovely Wife 'Darkly atmospheric and haunting. A brilliant ending that I'm still thinking about...' VANESSA SAVAGE, author of The Woman in the Dark 'A...n emotional rollercoaster, I devoured this book' SHERRI SMITH, author of The Captives She didn't know if she loved her baby... but did she kill her? A bestselling true crime writer, Nell tells other people's stories. But there is one story she won't tell. Ten years ago, she was a teenage mother with a four-year-old she found desperately hard to love. Then the little girl disappeared. As Nell begins to interview the subject of her next book, a woman convicted of murdering her twin sister, it becomes clear that someone has uncovered her true identity. And they know that Nell didn't tell the truth about the day her daughter vanished...
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              ISBN 9781782836421
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              Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
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              The Death of Comrade President
               

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              By Mabanckou, Alain

              In Pointe-Noire, in the small neighbourhood of Voungou, on the family plot where young Michel lives with Maman Pauline and Papa Roger, life goes on. But Michel's everyday cares - lost grocery money, the whims of his parents' moods, their neighbours' squabbling, his endless daydre...aming - are soon swept away by the wind of history. In March 1977, just before the arrival of the short rainy season, Comrade President Marien Ngouabi is brutally murdered in Brazzaville, and not even naive Michel can remain untouched. Starting as a tender, wry portrait of an ordinary Congolese family, Alain Mabanckou quickly expands the scope of his story into a powerful examination of colonialism, decolonization and dead ends of the African continent. At a stroke Michel learns the realities of life - and how much must change for everything to stay the same.
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              ISBN 9781782835400
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              Released NZ 12 Mar 2020
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              A Famished Heart: The Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick
               

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              By White, Nicola

              STAR PICK - SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB 'Fabulous Dublin-based crime' Jo Spain, bestselling author of The Confession 'Intriguing, compelling and highly entertaining... formidably impressive' Liz Nugent, award-winning author of Unravelling Oliver 'A fabulous closed-room mystery that w...ill keep you guessing until the very end' Denise Mina, acclaimed author of Conviction THEY DID IT TO THEMSELVES BUT SOMEONE WAS WATCHING The Macnamara sisters hadn't been seen for months before anyone noticed. It was Father Timoney who finally broke down the door, who saw what had become of them. Berenice was sitting in her armchair, surrounded by religious tracts. Rosaleen had crawled under her own bed, her face frozen in terror. Both had starved themselves to death. Francesca Macnamara returns to Dublin after decades in the US, to find her family in ruins. Meanwhile, Detectives Vincent Swan and Gina Considine are convinced that there is more to the deaths than suicide. Because what little evidence there is, shows that someone was watching the sisters die... 'A terrific new gem of Irish noir' Sunday Times 'Psychological nuanced and compassionate... gripping' Irish Times 'Thrilling... will keep you guessing until the very end' My Weekly 'This creeps up on you until you're hooked' Heat 'Infused with depth, darkness and acute psychological drama' Herald
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              ISBN 9781782836438
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              Released NZ 27 Feb 2020
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              Series An Inspector Vincent Swan Mystery
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              Trust Exercise
               

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              By Choi, Susan

              WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR Both inventive and shocking, Trust Exercise became a sensation on publication in the USA for its timely insights into sex, power and the nature of abuse. Sarah and David are in love - the obsessive, uncerta...in love of teenagers on the edge of adulthood. At their performing arts school, the rules are made by their magnetic drama instructor Mr Kingsley, who initiates them into a dangerous game. Two decades on we learn that the real story of these teenagers' lives is even larger and darker than we imagined, and the consequences have lasted a lifetime. Trust Exercise is a brilliant, unforgettable novel about what we lose, gain and never get over as we're initiated into the mysteries of adulthood.
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              ISBN 9781782835066
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              Released NZ 2 May 2019
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