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Salamati – Hamed’s Persian Kitchen, recipes and stories from Iran to the other side of the world. By Hamed Allahyari with Dani Valent

Synopsis In Iran Hamed was a chef and restaurateur but he was also frequently in trouble with the religious police. When a crisis of faith imperilled his life, Hamed was forced to flee to Australia by boat with his pregnant girlfriend for his own safety. They travelled to Indonesia and then to Australia where they… Continue reading Salamati – Hamed’s Persian Kitchen, recipes and stories from Iran to the other side of the world. By Hamed Allahyari with Dani Valent

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Japanese Home Cooking by Māori Murota

Synopsis Authentic and delicious Japanese food you really can cook at home, from international best-selling Maori Murota, author of Tokyo Cult Recipes. This is a cookbook for home cooks of all levels who love experiencing different cuisines. The perfect gift for fans of Atsuko's Japanese Kitchen (Atsuko Ikeda) and Japaneasy (Tim Anderson). Learn to cook… Continue reading Japanese Home Cooking by Māori Murota

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Class by Laura Harvey, Sarah Leaney and Danny Noble

Synopsis University of Brighton sociologists Laura Harvey and Sarah Leaney and award-winning comics creator Danny Noble present an utterly unique, illustrated journey through the history, sociology and lived experience of class. What can class tell us about gentrification, precarious work, the role of elites in society, or access to education? How have thinkers explored class… Continue reading Class by Laura Harvey, Sarah Leaney and Danny Noble

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A Gypsy in Auschwitz by Otto Rosenberg

Synopsis Otto Rosenberg is 9 and living in Berlin, poor but happy, when his family are first detained. All around them, Sinti and Roma families are being torn from their homes by Nazis , leaving behind schools, jobs, friends, and businesses to live in forced encampments outside the city. One by one, families are broken… Continue reading A Gypsy in Auschwitz by Otto Rosenberg

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Twelve Months and a Day by Louisa Young

Synopsis Rasmus and Jay, Róisín and Nico – two beautiful, ordinary love stories, cut short by death. Jay and Nico don’t even believe in ghosts, yet they seem to be… still here. Still in love with Rasmus and Roísín. And maddeningly powerless. Both are incapable of leaving the living alone: Jay plays matchmaker, convinced that… Continue reading Twelve Months and a Day by Louisa Young

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Parklife by Lucy Nichol

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/search/ref=x_gr_w_bb_sin?keywords=9781838374433&index=books&linkCode=qs&tag=x_gr_w_bb_sin_uk-21 Synopsis Dumped, drunk and desperate – will a job serving ice-cream at the park save Emma from herself? It’s 1996. Emma’s been rejected by the man she loves and sacked from the job she hates but desperately needs. Feeling like she’s hit a new low, she finds herself serving ice-cream and phoney smiles at… Continue reading Parklife by Lucy Nichol