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  • A Little History of the World

    A Little History of the World
    Ernst H Gombrich

    Paperback · 19 Aug 2008 · €10.60

    In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in six weeks, and "Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser" was published in Vienna. This book presents his history to English-language readers.

  • The Sure Thing

    The Sure Thing
    Nick Townsend

    Paperback · 27 Feb 2014 · €20.70
    Our Price: €16.99

    The Bookies always win. Yet, for over four decades Barney Curley has proved himself a rare exception. The country's most renowned and fearless gambler, a man who will back his judgement to win GBP100,000 and more on a single day, has consistently emerged triumphant from bloody skirmishes with the old enemy.

  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
    Chris Hadfield

    Paperback · 29 Oct 2013 · €20.70
    Our Price: €14.99

    Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. In this book, he takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible, and also explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement - and happiness.

  • The Crocodile by the Door

    The Crocodile by the Door
    Selina Guinness

    Paperback · 02 May 2013 · €11.99

    When the author and her partner Colin, both young academics, moved in with her uncle Charles, an elderly bachelor, they had no idea what the coming years held for them: a crash course in farming, tense discussions with helicopter-borne property developers, and human tragedy. This title tells their story.

  • Twelve Years a Slave

    Twelve Years a Slave
    Solomon Northup

    Paperback · 05 Dec 2013 · €10.99
    Our Price: €8.99

    Solomon Northup is a free man, living in New York. Then he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Drugged, beaten, given a new name and transported away from his wife and children to a Louisiana cotton plantation, Solomon will die if he reveals his true identity.

  • The Snowden Files

    The Snowden Files
    Luke Harding

    Paperback · 06 Feb 2014 · €17.95
    Our Price: €14.99

    Edward Snowden, a young computer genius working for America's National Security Agency, blew the whistle on the way this powerful organisation uses new technology to spy on the entire planet. The spies call it "mastering the internet". This title tells the story of Snowden's deeds and the journalists who faced down the pressure.

  • Eliza Lynch

    Eliza Lynch
    Ronan Fanning

    Paperback · 17 Feb 2014 · €14.99

    Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay is one of the most intriguing, and yet one of the least-known stories of modern history.

  • I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Paperback · 05 Sep 2013 · €11.99
    Our Price: €8.99

    A memoir of Zlatan Ibrahimovich, one of the world's most gifted and controversial footballers. It tells the story of how a Swedish outsider rose from poverty to become a football genius.

  • The Gift of a Garden

    The Gift of a Garden
    Alice Taylor

    Hardback · 10 Oct 2013 · €16.99

    Alice's garden is her refuge. Inherited from Uncle Jacky, she introduces the great variety of plants and objects she has gathered - everything, of course, with its own unique and fascinating story, brought to life by a master storyteller.

  • Legend

    Marcus Stead

    Paperback · 21 Nov 2013 · €10.99

    Fully updated to include Leinster's thrilling victory over Ulster in the 2012 Heineken Cup, his marriage to Threesome actress Amy Huberman, the birth of their first child, Sadie and the 2013 Lions tour, this is the definitive book on O'Driscoll's career.

  • Citizen Quinn

    Citizen Quinn
    Ian Kehoe

    Paperback · 30 Sep 2013 · €20.70

    A few years ago, Sean Quinn was ranked among the two hundred richest people in the world, with a personal fortune of some $6 billion. Today he is bust, and his businesses have been taken from him. How did it all happen?