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The White Book

The White Book

by Han Kang

From the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for The Vegetarian comes a stunning and uncategorisable meditation on the colour white, about light, about death, ritual and the figure in the city. Both the most autobiographical and the most experimental book to date from South Korean master Han Kang. Written while on a writer’s […]

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Secret Passages in a Hillside Town

Secret Passages in a Hillside Town

by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

In a small hillside town, Olli Suominen – publisher and discontented husband – is constantly losing umbrellas. He has joined a film club. And Greta, an old flame, has added him on Facebook. As his life becomes more and more entangled with Greta’s, his wife and son are dragged into the aftermath of this teenage […]

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Dollars and Sense: Money Mishaps and How to Avoid Them

Dollars and Sense: Money Mishaps and How to Avoid Them

by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler

Blending humor and behavioral economics, the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help people better understand why they make bad financial decisions, and gives them the knowledge they need to make better ones. Exploring a wide range of everyday topics – from credit […]

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Swearing is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

Swearing is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

by Emma Byrne

Swearing, it turns out, is an incredibly useful part of our linguistic repertoire. Not only has some form of swearing existed since the earliest humans began to communicate, but it has been shown to reduce physical pain, help stroke victims recover their language, and encourage people to work together as a team. Swearing Is Good […]

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