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Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science

Luke O'Neill

A number one Irish bestseller, and winner of the Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards.

A Dictionary of Naval Slang

Gerald O'Driscoll

Taking the reader from 'Acting green' all the way to 'Water-rat', A Dictionary of Naval Slang is a treasury of naval argot, jargon, lingo and cant, and a window on the lost world of living on the high seas.

Autobibliography

Rob Doyle

Provocative, intelligent and funny, it is a brilliant introduction to a personal canon by one of the most original and exciting writers around.

The Upswing

Robert D Putnam

'Putnam's book speaks for the many millions who don't think the way zealots do' Guardian

The World Turned Upside Down

Yang Jisheng

Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail.

A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century

Heather Heying

A bold, provocative exploration of the tension between our evolutionary history and our modern woes – and what we can do about it.

Wanting

Luke Burgis

A groundbreaking exploration of why we want what we want, and a toolkit for freeing ourselves from chasing unfulfilling desires.

You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake!

Olivier Sibony

A practical, lively, and research-based tour of nine common business decision-making traps – and tools for avoiding them – from a professor of strategic thinking.

The Undocumented Americans

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

A BARACK OBAMA FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2020. A New York Times best book of 2020. One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans.

Bring Back Our Girls

Joe Parkinson, Drew Hinshaw

A heart-stopping thriller, a riveting narrative history and an incisive cultural analysis, Bring Back Our Girls is the definitive account of a kidnapping and digital campaign that changed our understanding of warfare, terrorism and online activism.

Nomadland

Jessica Bruder

Academy Award Winner Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy – one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us.

Irreversible Damage

Abigail Shrier

'Every parent needs to read this' Helen Joyce

Cynical Theories

Helen Pluckrose, James Lindsay

HowActivist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and WhyThis Harms Everybody

BOOK OF THE YEAR in The Times, the Sunday Times and the Financial Times