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You will find 37 categories of books here, 8 of fiction and 29 of non-fiction. On this page I have shown 2 examples of each category as a sample.
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General Fiction Books

General Fiction books are books that fall into no particular category. They refuse to be categorised because they are diverse in their subjects, varied in their scope and deal with a multitude of issues that a book in a specific category may not do. They are also aimed at a far wider audience than a genre book

Picture of The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom book coverThe Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
After living for eighty three years a war veteran dies while saving a child from drowning. He recovers himself to find he is somewhere he never expected to be and meets people he never thought he would see again.

Picture of The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis book cover The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis

Charles Highway, a precociously intelligent and highly sexed teenager is determined to sleep with an older woman before he turns twenty. Rachel fits the bill perfectly and Charles plans his seduction meticulously, sets the scene with infinite care - but it doesn`t come off quite as he expects.

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Crime Fiction Books

Crime Fiction books are, undoubtably, among the best fiction books of all the fiction genres. Detective fiction is everywhere. Crime movies are very popular in the cinema and on television in a variety of mini-series.
Almost every author seems to want to try their hand. Here are two that are very popular. Follow the link below for more crime and detective books.

Picture of Divorcing Jack book coverDivorcing Jack by Colin Bateman

Dan Starkey is a young journalist in Belfast, in N Ireland, who shares with his wife, Patricia. She has prodicious appetite for drinking and partying. Then Dan meets Margaret, a beautiful student, and things begin to get out of hand. Terrifyingly, Margeret is murdered and Patricia is kidnapped.

Picture of Lincoln Lawyer book cover Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Mickey Haller operates his criminal defence attourney business out of and old Lincoln because he cannot afford an office. But a case has come his way that makes him think that thngs may be looking up. As a bonus, it looks as if he is on the right side for a change. Until things seem to get a little fuzzy and Mickey is suddenly on the defensive.

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Short Story Books

Short Story writing is one of the broadest kinds around.
The only common feature is that the stories are usually fiction, and even that may not always be the case.
There are an abundent number of collections and anthologies to choose from. And there are the stallworths, authors who specialise in the short story.
Almost every author has a go at the short story because they can feature ideas that would not work as well in a longer form.
There is something about the immediacy of the short story that is not in the novel. No long build up and introduction to characters. Just straight in.

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Alentejo Blue by Monica Ali

Alentejo Blueis the story of a place. It is Mamarrosa, a small town in rural Portugal. It is where people run from or pass through. But for some it is where to go, when there is a reason to do so

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The Dark Side by Guy de Maupassant

Brilliantly depicting the supernatural terror of the incomprehensible in these thirty-one stories.

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Thrillers

Thrillers are one of the most popular categories of books. It is the thrill-of-the-chase.
Will the hapless hero come good in the end? Will the fair maiden be saved? What is the fate of the Earth?

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The Silent Man by Alex Berenson

John Wells has many enemies. His girlfriend is left for dead in one attack. Wells discovers a plot which he has to stop at all costs.

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Soft Target by Stephen Leather

When a group of armed police in an elite unit turn maverick and start to rip off drug dealers at gunpoint, undercover cop Dan `Spider` Shepherd is given his most dangerous mission so far. His orders are to infiltrate the tight-knit team, to gain their confidence and ultimately to betray them.

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Science Fiction Books

Science Fiction introduces us to possibilities. It is the world of the future, a world that has the potential to come about.
The only thing standing in the way is technology. If someone told you forty years ago that there would be driverless cars you would have thought them crazy.
But we are on the cusp. There is no guarantee that they will be used by most people but the possibility is there.
The Internet was predicted in a science fiction novel. Now it is reality. So open up to the possibilities of the future and then just wait.

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Hitch-Hikers-Guide-to-the-Galaxy by Douglas Adams

This is the Film tie-in edition to the massively successful TV and Radio show which followed the book of course.

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Inversions by Iain M Banks

This is the story of two stories. Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal and linked more closely than even those involved can know - each climbs to its own devastating climax.

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Fantasy Books

Fantasy books are for dreamers. What is wrong with a dream? It was dreamers that brought civilisation to the world.
Perhaps it is not exactly what the dreamers contemplated, but it is a far cry from what was there before.
The creative process that sees the chance of building or making something new is unique to man on the scale that humans have achieved.
At least as far as we know at this time. But the dream was the starting point. The authors in this section have this ability to dream in abundence.

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On Ravens Wing by Morgan Llywelyn

This small boy whose only wish is to serve in battle has managed to enthroll both friend and foe

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The Queen of the Swords by Michael Moorcock

The second of three volumes concerning the quests and adventures of Corum Jhaelen Irsei of the Vadhagh Folk, who is also called the Prince of the Scarlet Robe.

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Horror Fiction Books

Horror fiction is enthralling, dark and scary. A horror book is a not-put-down book.
It encapsulates the promise of a fantasy or a romance to lull you into a false sense of security. Then it grips you with the twist of a thriller and won't let you go until you have been through the wringer of emotions.
Some have happy endings, some are dark, but you never know until the very last page.
And tempting as it is to sneak a look you are still too caught up withthe here and now to look. And perhaps a little scared too.

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The Essential Clive Barker by Clive Barker

Covering twenty years of work these excerpts are stunning examples of why Clivwe Barker has always stayed on top of his game.

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Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse is a loner. She doesn't mix. Her ability to read minds keeps her away from people. But Bill comes along and mystifies her. She can't read his mind and she wants to know why. But then she finds out.

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Children's Books

Children's Books. Enlightening, entertaining and educational. The theory is that if it is fun it is not work.
The authors here are masters of getting the good stuff in when you don't notice it.
Roddy Doyle can be rude at times, but he is also filling you with creative ideas.
Roald Dahl is keeping you busy with theatrics and unusual behaviour but letting you know how best to behave, even though it is a bit naughty.

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An Angel For May by Melvin Burgess

Through his fear he recognised it; it was a siren. He had heard them on films. This was war; the German planes were coming.

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Wilderness by Roddy Doyle

Tom and Johnny are on a husky expedition in Finland having fun. Grainne has to stay at home, waiting to meet her natural mother. Meanwhile the boys' mother's sledge does not make it back to the lodge.

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Non Fiction

Anthropology Books

Anthropology is the study of humans in a societal sense in both the past and the present circumstances.
There are branches of anthropology, social, cultural, linguistic and biological, all studying different aspects of human behaviour in their own surroundings.
Robert Ardrey is an exponent of biological anthropology.
Desmond Morris works on cultural anthropology and explains how humans and animals behave in relation to other humans and other animals.
Laurens van der Post questions how humans fit into the surroundings of a world where humans and animals must co-exist in order for it to continue at all.

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The Territorial Imperative by Robert Ardrey

This is a synopsis of a very broad subject. Biology has been simplified and brought to the readership of the general public without losing of its immense complexity or wonder.

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The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris

The Naked Ape is an intensley provocative and compulsively entertaining study of Man, his sexual and social habits, his aggressions and affections, his gesturea and emotions..

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Art Books

Art Books comprises art history, art appreciation and art instruction.
Here we have G C Arcan writing about the Renaissance period of art.
Douglas Cooper writing on Paul Klee and Donald Sasson gives us an in depth view on the Mona Lisa.
Henk J van den Berg is also featured with his Dutch views. For beginners wanting to experiment we have Watercolour and Sketching for Beginners.

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Renaissance by G C Argan

This book has a general account of painting during the Renaissance period relating to its historical and social background.

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A Fair View by Henk J van den Berg

This is a review of Dutch Painting, perhaps not by the Masters but of interest as it is intertwined with comments on Queen Beatrix and on Dutch life in general. With 30 full colour plates and a review of each picture. This is a fascinating book to augment the interest in the more celebrated colleagues of the Netherlands.

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Biography & Autobiography Books

Biography & Autobiography includes a wide vista of works on people from Literature, music, entertainment, politics, the sciences.
In fact almost every subject you can think of.
There are books about President Barak Obama, actor James Dean, comedians Peter Kay and Griff Rhys Jones and many more.

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Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Paul Alexander

No more than a promising actor with a handful of films to his name when he died in 1955, James Dean has since been elevated to an iconic status surpassed only by Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. This book draws on new and documented sources to reveal to truth behind the myths.

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The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay

One of the funniest and best loved comediens tells us how he came to achieve his extraordinary success.

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Business Books

Business books tell us how business works and how it sometimes does not work.
Here we have examples of Ryanair and Wall-Mart and some excellent writing on business practices by eminent businessmen.

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Beyond Certainty by Charles Handy

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Computer & Technology Books

Computer & Technology The Cyber world explained and examined.
Books on the effects of computer technology, hacking, and a look at one of the early exponents of the computer worls, IBM.

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Feigenbaum and McCorduck by The Fifth Generation

A new breed of supercomputer is about to alter the balance of power in the world. Can the West rise to the challenge?

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Inside IBM by Jacques Maisonrouge

A fascinating look at the management of a company that has withstood the test of time through adversity.

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Correspondence Books

Correspondence is how we relate to each other.
Communication through letters has always been popular, even if nowadays it happens more often in the cloud.
Here are some correspondences between some very well known people which gives us an insight into their lives that we otherwise would not be able to get.

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Love Letters of Great Men by Ursula Doyle

From King Henry V111(to Anne Bolyn) to G.K.Chesterton(to Francs Blogg), this book contains some of the most romantic letters sent to a loved one by men of great renown.

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Women`s Voices through 2000 Years of letters by Olga Kenyon

Written by women famous and unknown, these letters enable the reader to look directly into and compare womens lives throughout the ages.

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Drama Books

Here we have books on the theatre, acting and screenplays.

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Philadelphia Here I Come by Brian Friel

Gareth O'Donnell has become disillusioned with life in Ireland, where things were not going so well for him. So he packs his bags and sets off for Philadelphia to seek better fortune.

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Michael Collins: Film Script and Journal by Neil Jordan

The screenplay written by Neil Jordan over years. Includes stills from the film and notes written during the shooting.

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Environment & Nature Books

The environment is possibly the most important issue we face today.
It is the issue that we cannot afford to get wrong. The consequences are far too great to take the environment and nature lightly.
Here we have some of the world's best writers on the subject to enlighten us.

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The Dream of the Earth by Thomas Berry

The Dream of the Earth is about the link between scientific breakthrough and the general consciousness, the link between the world that is alive and the people that live on it

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Only One Earth by Barbara Ward and Rene Dubos

The unofficial report for the United Nations Conference on Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972.

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Essays Books

There are famous essays and famous essayists. Here we have some famous essaysists and some not so famous essayists.
Anthony Burgess would have been known for his outspoken personality. His journalism and essays speak for themselves.
Tim Parks delivers more an autobiographical style, writng about everyday things. Kurt Vonnegut Jr takes a poke at consumerism as he describes Galapagos.
Tom Wolfe takes a more political stance as he percieves how the establishment are dealing with the new kids on the block.

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Homage to QWERT YUIOP by Anthony Burgess

Burgesss`s reputation as a novelist is assured but the title of this book refers more to his journalistic writings than his novels. He has written many thousands of words and has collected some of the best in this volume.

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Adultery and Other Diversions by Tim Parks

This collection of autobiographical essays ranges over adultery and parenthood, ghosts and gods, fiction and football. Living in Italy seems to sharpen the author`s prose and make him even more cleverly English.

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Food and Drink Books

Picture of First Course Dishes book coverFirst Course Dishes by Mrs Beeton

Over 40 delicious starter recipes for you to impress your guests, and your family.

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Swiss Cooking by Anne Mason

Swiss cooking is a blend of it's three nearest rivals, France, Germany and Italy. If you can imagine that, then you are in for a real treat.

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Gardening Books

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Dwarf Rhododendrons by Peter A Cox

This comprehensive guide to Dwarf Rhododendrons covers every aspect of their cultivation and propogation.

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Dictionary of Annual Plants by H G Witham Fogg

All you need to know about annual plants, both outdoor and indoor.

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Health Books

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The Body Awareness Programme by Dr Sarah Brewer

This book debunks traditional diets and stresses the need for a new approach to dieting. The Body Awareness Programme shows you the easy way to achieve life-long weightloss, health and vitality.

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Anyone Can Run by Joan Geraghty

Joan Geraghty started running by practicing on the treadmill in the gym. She built up her regime to the point where she runs every day. She has great tips on progressing your running skills in a healthy way.

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History Books

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The Quest for Arthur's Britain by Geoffrey Ashe

This book examines the historical foundations of the Arthurian tradition and then presents the results of excavations at Cadbury(reputed site of Camelot).

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The Last Secret by Nicholas Bethell

1945 50,000 Cossacks, men, women and children found themselves in Nazi Germany. Some were prisoners of war,others refugees from the tyranny of Stalin. Many of them ended up fighting for Hitler believing that when the war was over they could throw themselves on the mercy of the Allies. None of them could have expected what followed. They were systematically herded onto trains and forcibly repatriated. Many comitted suicide rather than face Stalin`s revenge.

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Humour Books

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Carrott Roots by Jasper Carrott

Hotter than Joan Collin's memoirs, Bigger than Jefffrey Archer's ego, Wilder than yesterday in Parliament, its CARROTT ROOTS

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Mad Strikes Backs by Harvey Kurtzman

50TH Anniversary Facimile Edition of the first Mad paperbacks. The second in the series, this is where it all started.

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Irish Interest Books

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Free Ireland Towards a Lasting Peace by Gerry Adams

Gerry Adam's thoughts on the Peace Process and it's development.

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Gubu Nation by Damian-Corless

The subtitle of this book is Grotesque Unbelievable Bizarre Unprecedented Happenings in Ireland. And I think that says it all.

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Literary Criticism Books

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Dark Sun by Graham Hough

D H Lawrence has been one of the great formative influences on the twentieth century, not just in literature, but also in conduct and belief. Graham Hough believes that he is the only modern English writer, besides Yeats, to break into new spiritual territory outside the bounds of Christianity.

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Margin Released by J B Priestley

J B Preistly has had a prestigious output of work. Here he describes his craft with adeptness and style.

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Military History Books

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Convoy by Paul Kemp

This is an authorative history of the Artic convoys of essential supplies for the Allied forces for Russia. It is the nitty gritty of warfare

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Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab

This is the story of a top secret SAS mission that would go deep behind enemy lines in Iraq.

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Music Books

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Essential Elton by Spencer Bright

Essential Elton charts the highs and lows in the career of one of pop`s most dazzling characters. From "Your Song" to "Candle in the Wind" in `97. There are also the moments of shameless extravagance, charity and vanity

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Suburban 100 by Paul Weller

Drawing from songs from The Jam. The Style Council and his solo career, this collection of lyrics show Weller's ability as a storyteller and writer.

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Occult Books

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Zelator by David Ovason

This is a classic of the occult genre, full of obscure bits of kabbalistic lore and stories.

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Philosophy Books

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Sonas - Celtic Thoughts on Happiness by Catherine Conlon

Catherine Conlon - Sonas With contributiond from Joseph O'Connor, Patricia Scanlan, David Norris, Cathy Kelly, Sheila O'Flanagan, Alice Taylor and many more. This is a book about happiness and how a diverse group of people achieve it.

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From Beginning to End by Robert Fulghum

Robert Fulghum is an ex-minister and he often is asked about rituals and ceremonies. His response is to inform us about the rituals we all share, knowingly or unknowingly.

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Poetry Books

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Some Of Me Poetry by Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres Some Of Me Poetry Pam Ayres in efforvescent, ready to burst with enthusiasm for life. She enjoys the everyday things we pass over..

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Continual Dew by John Betjeman

Containing the much maligned poem SLOUGH this book of poems has also been called a Little book of bourgeois poetry. It also includes the poem `The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel`.

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Politics Books

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Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky Hegemony or Survival A history of American foreign policy from

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Point of Departure by Robin Cook

This is an unvarnished, behind the scenes account of the run up to the Iraq War as seen by one of Britain`s foremost politicians. Robin Cook was Leader of the House of Commons on March 17 2003 when he resigned from the Cabinet in protest at the oncoming war.

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Books on Religion

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Dead Sea Scrolls A Reappraisal by J M Allegro

In 1947 an Arab shepherd found several ancient scrolls in a cave. They were found to be from around the time of Christ and shed light on Jewish sectarianism of the time.

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Le Milieu Divin by Teilhard de Chardin

A religious book by a man deeply devoted to God.

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Science Books

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Alentejo Blue by John Stewart Collis

This book tells he story of water's journey out of the sea right through to it's eventual return.

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Faster by James Gleick

Faster dissects with acute insight and mordant wit our unceasing struggle to squeeze as much out of the time we have, and never quite seem to get enough.

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Sociology Books

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A Stranger's Eye by Fergal Keane

Fergal Keane is a BBC Foreign Correspondent. Having spent years abroad reporting on current events in such places as South Africa, Asia and the Balkans, Keane undertoook a journey through Britain. This was for a programme called Forgotten Britain. Foreign Correspondent. Having spent years abroad reporting on current events in such places as South Africa, Asia and the Balkans, Keane undertoook a journey through Britain. This was for a programme called Forgotten Britain.

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A Death in the Sanchez Family by Oscar Lewis

Aunt Guadalupe dies of cancer and her death becomes a major event for everyone because of the things that have to be done.

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Sport Books

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My Life and Game by Bjorn Borg

Bjorn Borg speaks of his tennis game and how it affected his life. There are also instructions on tennis game play, useful to anybody who wants to improve their game.

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My Autobiography by Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard's autobiography, published in 2006. From Steven's young days dreaming of football to that night in Istanbul in 2005, this book has it all.

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Travel & Language Books

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Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle

The second in Mayle's Provence series, Peter gets himself into many a pickle and enjoys it.

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Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy

Dervla describes her adventures cycling from Dunkirk to Delhi in 1963.

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True Crime Books

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Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

This is the account of the arrest and trial of Charles Manson and his subsequent conviction for the murders of Sharon Tate, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and several others. Helter Skelter won the 1975 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Book. It sold more than 7 million copies and is the biggest selling true crime book ever.

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A Rage to Kill by Ann Rule

It was a chain of events that led Silas Cool to commit an act that also led to complete devastation for so many people. Ann Rule picks out the person behind the crime and unlocks the secrets that contribute to the horror.

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Unexplained Phenomenon Books

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Psychic Detective by Keith Charles

Keith Charles, as Keith Wright, was a serving officer in the C.I.D. of London's Metropolitan police. Whilst there he used his 'psychic powers' to assist him in solving crimes which he would not hitherto have been able to solve. This is his claim in this book

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Premonitions by Herbert B Greenhouse

See More than two hundred people had premonitions of the avalanche of slag that took the lives of 144 people in Aberfan in 1966. Fourteen years before the sinking of the Titanic a novelist told the story in almost perfect detail. He called the ship the Titan. These and more incidents are features in this book which catalogues many examples of disasters being foretold.

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Fiction

General Fiction Books

Crime Fiction Books

Short Story Books

Thrillers

Science Fiction Books

Fantasy Fiction Books

Horror Fiction Books

Children's Books

Non-Fiction

Anthropology Books

Art Books

Biography and Autobiography Books

Business Books

Computer and Technology Books

Correspondence Books

Drama Books

Environment
& Nature Books


Essays Books

Food & Drink Books

Gardening Books

Health Books

History Books

Humour Books

Irish Interest Books

Literary Criticism Books

Military History Book

Music Books

Occult Books

Philosophy Books

Poetry Books

Politics Books

Books about Religion

Science Books

Sociology Books

Sport Books

Travel Books

True Crime Books

Unexplained Phenomenon Books