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    Capital: The Eruption Of Delhi
    Rana Dasgupta - Paperback - Canongate
    When Rana Dasgupta arrived in Delhi at the turn of the twenty-first century, he had no intention of staying for long, but the city beguiled him - he 'fell in love and in hate with it' - and fifteen years later, Delhi is still his home. Over these fifteen years, he has watched as the tumult of destruction and creation which accompanies India's economic boom transformed the face of the city. In 'Capital', he explores the life-changing consequences for Delhi's people, meeting with billionaires and bureaucrats, drug dealers and metal traders, slum dwellers, and psychoanalysts.
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    Code Name Verity
    Elizabeth Wein - Paperback - Electric Monkey
    Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat; one a pilot, the other a special operations executive. But when a vital mission goes wrong, one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war.
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    The Complete Peanuts
    Charles M. Schulz - Hardback - Canongate
    Snoopy and Spike decline to compete in an ugly dog competition, entering their brother Olaf instead. Charlie Brown and Marcie spend quality time together at sleepaway camp, while Peppermint Patty simmers in summer school. Linus ramps up his Great Pumpkin proselytizing with the 'Great Pumpkin Movement' - complete with literature to pass out door to door. Marcie begins to crack under the pressure of being a good student. Charlie Brown even gets the girl - but she thinks his name is Brownie Charles!
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    The Complete Peanuts
    Charles M. Schulz - Hardback - Canongate
    Charlie Brown's attempt at flirting in class sends him to the school nurse, while Linus is thwarted in his attempt to woo 'Lydia' of the many names. Other storylines include Snoopy's sojourn in the hospital for a hockey-related knee injury, Sally's bumpy career as a playwright, and Snoopy's 'kiss-and-tell' book.
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    Cal-Mac: An Illustrated History Of Caledonian MacBrayne
    Alistair Deayton - Paperback - Amberley
    Created in 1973 with the amalgamation of the Caledonian Steam Packet Co. and David MacBrayne, Cal-Mac's black hulls and white toppings have been a common sight on the Clyde estuary, the Western Isles and on numerous short crossings in the Western Highlands. Starting with much old tonnage, the fleet has been updated over the past decade and now comprises some very modern shipping, still sailing to the Western Isles and to Arran, Bute and Cumbrae. This book tells the story of Cal-Mac.
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    Contemporary Islamic Law In Indonesia: Sharia And Legal Pluralism
    Arskal Salim - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    This ethnographic account of legal pluralism in the post-conflict and disaster situation in Aceh addresses changes in both the national legal system and the regional legal structure. Focusing on the encounter between diverse patterns of legal reasoning advocated by multiple actors and by different institutions it considers the vast array of issues arising in the wake of the December 2004 earthquake and tsunami.
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    The Cheviot, The Stag And The Black, Black Oil
    John McGrath - Paperback - Bloomsbury
    Written during the 1970s, John McGrath's winding, furious, innovative play tracks the economic history and exploitation of the Scottish Highlands from the post-Rebellion suppression of the clans to the story of the Clearances.
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    The Caveman
    Jørn Lier Horst - Paperback - Sandstone Press
    The Fourth William Wisting Mystery. Only three houses away from the policeman's home, a man has been sitting dead in front of his television set for four months. There are no indications that anything criminal has taken place. Viggo Hansen was a man nobody ever noticed, even though he lived in the midst of a close-knit community. His death doesn't hit the headlines, but there is something about the case that catches the attention of William Wisting 's journalist daughter, Line, and she decides to write a newspaper article with a different twist for the festive season: the portrait of a completely anonymous and obscure person whose death goes unremarked and unmourned.
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    Can's Tago Mago: Permission To Dream
    Alan Warner - Paperback - Bloomsbury
    Finally, a brilliant exploration of the German rock band Can's 1971 album Tago Mago . This hugely unique and influential album deserves close analysis from a fan, rather than a musicologist. Novelist Alan Warner details the concrete music we hear on the album, how it was composed, executed and recorded - including the history of the album in terms of its release, promotion and art work. This tale of Tago Mago is also the tale of a young man obsessed with record collecting in the dark and mysterious period of pop music before Google.
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    The Chancery Lane Conspiracy
    Joan Lingard - Paperback - Catnip
    When Elfie's best friend, Joe, starts work as a clerk in her father's office, Elfie is delighted. Unfortunately, Joe's not the only new person working in the lawyer's office in Chancery Lane. Mr Trelawney's bigoted partner Mr Basildon-Blunt takes an instant dislike to Joe and worse, he seems to have some hold over Elfie's father.

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