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 The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu - Charlie English

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‘An exemplary work of investigative journalism that is also a wonderfully colourful book of history and travel’ Observer, Book of the Year

‘A piece of postmodern historiography of quite extraordinary sophistication and ingenuity… [written with] exceptional delicacy and restraint’ TLS

The fabled city of Timbuktu has captured the Western imagination for centuries. The search for this ‘African El Dorado’ cost the lives of many explorers but Timbuktu is rich beyond its legends. Home to many thousands of ancient manuscripts on poetry, history, religion, law, pharmacology and astronomy, the city has been a centre of learning since medieval times.

When jihadists invaded Mali in 2012 threatening destruction to Timbuktu’s libraries, a remarkable thing happened. A team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit the precious manuscripts into hiding. Based on new research and first-hand reporting, Charlie English expertly tells this story set in one of the world’s most fascinating places, and the myths from which it has become inseparable.


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1. Summer in the City - Pauline McLynn

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Pauline McLynn tells the moving story of two women who hardly know each other. One has literally been turfed out on to the street following a divorce from her husband; the other is battling to overcome a tragic loss in her family.

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2. The Paris Winter - Imogen Robertson

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Maud Heighton has come to Paris in 1909 to flee the constraints of her small English town. But while her fellow students enjoy the dazzling joys of the Belle Epoque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly starving, and dreading another cold Paris winter, Maud takes a job as companion to young Sylvie Morel. But Sylvie has a secret: an addiction to opium.

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3. The Memory Book - Rowan Coleman

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The name of your first-born. The face of your lover. Your age. Your address... What would happen if your memory of these began to fade? Is it possible to rebuild your life?

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4. Juliet, Naked - Nick Hornby

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Annie lives with her partner of convenience, Duncan, who immerses himself in the esoterica of American singer-songwriter TuckerCrow. When Tucker releases a demo version of his album, Juliet, Duncan's&Annie's divergent reactions pull them apart.

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5. We can Have Peace in the Holy Land - Jimmy Carter

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Nobel Peace Laureate argues that this is a unique time for achieving peace in the Middle East - and offers a comprehensive plan to do just that.

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6. Five Days - Douglas Kennedy

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happiness comes a poignant and profound love story about how life can change with just one brief encounter.

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7. Small Wars - Sadie Jones

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Hal Treherne is a young and dedicated soldier on the brink of a brilliant career. Impatient to see action, his other deep commitment is to Clara, his beautiful 'red, white and blue girl', who sustains him as he rises through the ranks. When Hal is transferred to the Mediterranean, Clara, now his wife, and their baby daughters join him. But Cyprus is no 'sunshine posting', and the island is in the heat of an Emergency...

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8. Zoo Time - Howard Jacobson

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From the author of the Man Booker Prize winning The Finkler Question.

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9. The Winter Vault - Anne Michaels

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Egypt, 1964. The great temple at Abu Simbel must be rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Block by block it is to be dismantled & resurrected 60 metres higher. This most delicate of tasks is overseen by Avery, a young, newly married, engineer.

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