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    The Trouble with Happiness: And Other Stories

    The Trouble with Happiness: And Other Stories

    by Tove Ditlevsen

    The Trouble with Happiness is a powerful new collection of short stories by Tove Ditlevsen, "a terrifying talent" (Parul Sehgal, New York Times). A newly married woman longs, irrationally, for a silk umbrella; a husband chases away his wife's beloved cat; a betrayed mother impulsively sacks her housekeeper. Underneath the surface of these precisely observed tales of marriage and family life in mid-century Copenhagen pulse currents of desire, violence, and despair, as women and men struggle to escape from the roles assigned to them and dream of becoming free and happy-without ever truly understanding what that might mean. Tove Ditlevsen is one of Denmark's most famous and beloved writers, and her autobiographical Copenhagen Trilogy was hailed as a masterpiece on re-publication in English, lauded for its wry humor, limpid prose, and powerful honesty. The poignant and understated stories in The Trouble with Happiness, written in the 1950s and 1960s and never before translated into English, offer readers a new chance to encounter the quietly devastating work of this essential twentieth-century writer.

    Our price: LBP 470,000
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    Book Lovers: The new enemies-to-lovers romcom from Tik Tok sensation Emily Henry

    Book Lovers: The new enemies-to-lovers romcom from Tik Tok sensation Emily Henry

    by Emily Henry

    One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn't see coming... ------------------------------------------------------------ 'Her best yet' TAYLOR JENKINS REID, Malibu Rising 'One of my favourite authors' COLLEEN HOOVER, It Ends With Us 'Magical, delightful, and utterly one of a kind' ALI HAZELWOOD, The Love Hypothesis Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is books. Charlie is an editor with a gift for creating bestsellers. And he's Nora's work nemesis. Nora has been through enough break-ups to know she's the one men date before finding their happy-ever-after. To prevent another dating dud, Nora's sister has persuaded her to swap her city desk for a month's holiday in Sunshine Falls. It's a small town straight out of a romance novel, but instead of meeting sexy lumberjacks, handsome doctors or cute bartenders, Nora keeps bumping into...Charlie. She's no heroine. He's no hero. So can they take a page out of an entirely different book? Brimming with witty banter, characters you can't help but fall for and off-the-charts chemistry, BOOK LOVERS is Emily Henry's best novel yet. ------------------------------------------------------------ 'Emily Henry's books are a gift, the perfect balance between steamy and sweet' V. E SCHWAB, author of Gallant 'So smart, so funny, so sexy' BETH O'LEARY, The No-Show 'Emily Henry has another hit on her hands' SOPHIE COUSENS, author of Just Haven't Met You Yet'A thoroughly modern yet classic romance' Sunday Times 'Heartfelt, funny, and full of joy. (Also, three cheers for Nora's super-relatable bangs journey!)' TIA WILLIAMS, author of Seven Days in June 'The master of witty repartee' Daily Mail'Super fun, sassy, smart, sexy... Emily Henry is now an auto-buy author for me' Red Magazine 'Book Lovers is Schitt's Creek for book nerds' CASEY MCQUISTON, One Last Stop 'The most phenomenal portrayal of enemies to lovers I have ever read. . .' LAURA JANE WILLIAMS, author of Our Stop

    Our price: LBP 350,000
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    Wicked Beauty

    Wicked Beauty

    by Robert Katee

    She was the face that launched a thousand ships, the fierce beauty at the heart of Olympus...and she was never ours to claim. *A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Helen of Troy, Achilles, and Patroclus that's as sinful as it is sweet.*In Olympus, you either have the power to rule...or you are ruled. Achilles Kallis may have been born with nothing, but as a child he vowed he would claw his way into the poisonous city's inner circle. Now that a coveted role has opened to anyone with the strength to claim it, he and his partner, Patroclus Fotos, plan to compete and double their odds of winning. Neither expect infamous beauty Helen Kasios to be part of the prize...or for the complicated fire that burns the moment she looks their way. Zeus may have decided Helen is his to give to away, but she has her own plans. She enters into the competition as a middle finger to the meddling Thirteen rulers, effectively vying for her own hand in marriage. Unfortunately, there are those who would rather see her dead than lead the city. The only people she can trust are the ones she can't keep her hands off-Achilles and Patroclus. But can she really believe they have her best interests at heart when every stolen kiss is a battlefield?"Deliciously inventive...Red-hot."-Publishers Weekly STARRED for Neon Gods"I get shivers just thinking of their interactions. SHIVERS."-Mimi Koehler for The Nerd Daily for Neon GodsThe World of Dark Olympus:Neon Gods (Hades & Persephone)Electric Idol (Eros & Psyche)Wicked Beauty (Achilles & Patroclus & Helen)Radiant Sin (Apollo & Cassandra)

    Our price: LBP 540,000
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    Counterfeit

    Counterfeit

    by Kirstin Chen

    HUSTLERS meets BIG LITTLE LIES in the heist of the summer...A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Propulsive and captivating' Vogue'Darkly comedic' Daily MailMeet Ava: rule-abiding lawyer who has ticked all of life's boxes. She's married to a successful surgeon and has just taken an indefinite career break to raise her adorable toddler. A picture-perfect life.Meet Winnie: Ava's old college roommate. Once awkward, quiet and apparently academically challenged, she left Stanford in a shroud of scandal. But now, she is charismatic, wealthy and has returned to town dripping in designer accessories. An actual perfect life.When the two women bump into one another at a local coffee shop, it seems like fate has intervened: Winnie's new-found success is courtesy of a shady business and she needs a favour; Ava is realising she is not built for the stay-at-home life. But what starts as one favour turns into two, then three, and soon Ava is in far deeper than she ever imagined.Now Ava has to make the ultimate decision: cut and run, or risk it all?'Entertaining, luxurious ... innovative and subversive' NEW YORK TIMES'Riveting and energetic' BALLI KAUR JASWAL'Clever, sharp, and slyly funny' KIRKUS REVIEWS'Will keep you breathless to the last page' CLAIRE MESSUD'Sly, subversive ... incisive' BOOKLIST_____NetGalley readers LOVE Counterfeit'One of the best books I've read all year' * * * * *'Gripping ... ingenious' * * * * *'Amusing, addictive story that kept me reading all night' * * * * *'Mysterious, suspenseful and twisty ... had me on the edge of my seat' * * * * * *'Fresh, observant and somehow ... an incredible story without a wasted word' * * * * *'I absolutely loved this book ... highly recommend' * * * * *'Devoured this in a night or two ... funny, sad and eye-opening' * * * * *'This book refused to allow me to put it down!' * * * * *'Amusing, addictive ... kept me reading all night' * * * * *

    Our price: LBP 525,000
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    Complications

    Complications

    by Steel, Danielle

    Complications is a riveting story of scandal and tragedy set against the backdrop of an exclusive Paris hotel from the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle SteelKnown for its luxury and discrete service, the Hotel Louis XVI in Paris has attracted an international clientele of the rich and famous for many decades. Now, after extensive renovation and under new management, an esteemed group of loyal returning guests is set to descend upon the hotel, joined by a group of new faces who have managed to secure coveted reservations. Anxiously awaiting the guests is the new manager, Olivier Bateau, and his assistant, Yvonne Philippe. Both strive to continue the hotel's tradition for excellence but even they were not prepared for what happened on that September evening. A successful art consultant arrives to seek solace after a brutal divorce and is surprised to find new love. A new guest contemplates ending his life and ends up saving someone else's. A high-profile politician's career will be tarnished with scandal after a mystery meeting conducted at the hotel. And a couple will find their once-in-a-lifetime trip struck by a medical emergency, leaving the future they've longed for hanging in the balance. Rocked by the events of this one fateful night, guests and staff alike brace themselves for the aftershock, as it quickly becomes apparent that there is much more drama in store . . . Danielle Steel tells an unforgettable story about a famed hotel, where a few complications quickly escalate into a matter of life and death, changing the lives of everyone who passes through its doors.

    Our price: LBP 366,000
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    Autopsy (The Scarpetta Series Book 25)

    Autopsy (The Scarpetta Series Book 25)

    by Patricia Cornwell

    The legendary Patricia Cornwell is back with her No.1 bestselling, groundbreaking series following Kay ScarpettaKay Scarpetta is back, and this time she's right in the path of danger...World-renowned forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta and her husband Benton, a psychologist with the US Secret Service, have returned to Virginia. They are headquartered five miles from the Pentagon in a post-pandemic world that's been torn by civil and political unrest.Just weeks into the job, Scarpetta is called to a railway track where a woman's body has been shockingly displayed, her throat cut down to the spine. But the trail of clues will lead Scarpetta back to her own neighbourhood.At the same time, a catastrophe occurs in a top-secret lab in outer space, endangering the scientists aboard. Scarpetta is summoned to the White House to find out what happened. As she starts the new investigation, an apparent serial killer strikes again, this time dangerously close to home.Praise for Patricia Cornwell'A pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thriller' BBC'Devilishly clever' Sunday Times'The top gun in this field' Daily Telegraph'Cornwell's books run on a cocktail of adrenaline and fear' The Times'One of the best crime writers writing today' Guardian

    Our price: LBP 289,000
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    The Homewreckers: A Novel

    The Homewreckers: A Novel

    by Mary Kay Andrews

    Hattie Kavanaugh went to work helping clean up restored homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen; married the boss's son at twenty; and was only twenty-five when her husband, Hank, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Broken hearted, but determined to continue the business of their dreams, she takes the life insurance money, buys a small house in a gentrifying neighborhood, flips it, then puts the money into her next project. But that house is a disaster and a money-loser, which rocks her confidence for years to come. Then, Hattie gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called "The Homewreckers," cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. It's a question of who will flip, and who will flop, and will Hattie ever get her happily-ever-after.

    Our price: LBP 575,000
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    The Summer House

    The Summer House

    by James Patterson,

    When seven murder victims are found in a small town, the homicide investigation shakes a small-town sheriff to her core in James Patterson's tense thriller. Once a luxurious southern getaway on a rustic lake, then reduced to a dilapidated crash pad, the Summer House is now the grisly scene of a nighttime mass murder. Eyewitnesses point to four Army Rangers -- known as the Night Ninjas -- recently returned from Afghanistan. To ensure that justice is done, the Army sends Major Jeremiah Cook, a veteran and former NYPD cop, to investigate. But the major and his elite team arrive in sweltering Georgia with no idea their grim jobs will be made exponentially more challenging by local law enforcement, who resists the Army's intrusion and stonewall them at every turn. As Cook and his squad struggle to uncover the truth behind the condemning evidence, the pieces just won't fit -- and forces are rallying to make certain damning secrets die alongside the victims in the murder house. With his own people in the cross-hairs, Cook takes a desperate gamble to find answers -- even if it means returning to a hell of his own worst nightmares .

    Our price: LBP 315,000
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    Mad about You

    Mad about You

    by Mhairi McFarlane

    'I love, love, love Mhairi . . . I read this with delight and envy' MARIAN KEYES The brilliant new romcom from the bestselling author of mega-hit, Last Night Two strangers. One big coincidence. Driving each other crazy is just the beginning... Harriet Hatley is running away from everything. Getting married. Her boyfriend's family. Her past. A dream house-share seems like the perfect place to hide, but her unlikely housemate Cal is no stranger to running away himself. And he's also hiding secrets of his own . . . Can these two take a crazy risk, face the past and finally find a reason to stay? ____________________ 'Gorgeous, funny, life-affirming' JENNY COLGAN 'Funny, poignant, full of insight . . . a triumph' KATIE FFORDE 'Mhairi's writing is always just super witty with layered, emotional depth . . . Loved. Adored. All-star.' LIZZY DENT 'A compelling, clever story, while still being so ridiculously funny and heartwarming' LUCY VINE 'A plot that gets under your skin, and one scene in particular that will have women everywhere cheering out loud' LUCY DIAMOND 'The master of thought-provoking romantic fiction' SOPHIE COUSENS 'Burningly funny, achingly romantic, and a plot so tightly crafted it's like a song' LAURA JANE WILLIAMS 'Mhairi consistently writes flawless romantic comedies and Mad About You is no exception' HOLLY BOURNE 'So funny, so sad . . . so sharp and heartwarming' LIA LOUIS 'Full of compassion and hope, and blissfully, wonderfully romantic' CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN 'Laugh-out-loud funny, devastatingly moving, and delightfully swoony' LOUISE O'NEILL 'Mhairi is absolutely brilliant . . . I'm in awe of her talent' EMMA HUGHES 'I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a book so much' GILLIAN MCALLISTER 'Smart, funny and feel-good with cracking one liners. Mhairi at her brilliant best' ALEX BROWN 'Hilarious, wise, and clever . . . and chemistry that sizzles off the page' JUSTIN MYERS

    Our price: LBP 324,000
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    People Like Them: the award-winning thriller for fans of Lullaby

    People Like Them: the award-winning thriller for fans of Lullaby

    by Samira Sedira

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA DAGGER IN TRANSLATION'Disturbing and powerful ... I loved it' - Leila Slimani, author of Lullaby'Icy and chilling... In sharply drawn sentences, Sedira summons the beauty of a small French village, and the shocking acts of the people inside it' - Flynn Berry, author of the Reese Whitherspoon Book Club pick, Northern SpyYou sprinted all the way to the river. What were you running from?Anna and Constant Guillot and their two daughters live in the peaceful, remote mountain village of Carmac. Everyone in Carmac knows each other, leading simple lives mostly unaffected by the outside world - that is until Bakary and Sylvia Langlois arrive with their three children. The new family's impressive chalet and expensive cars are in stark contrast with the modesty of those of their neighbours, yet despite their initial differences, the Langlois and the Guillots form an uneasy friendship. But when both families come under financial strain, the underlying class and racial tensions of their relationship reach breaking point, culminating in act of abhorrent violence. With piercing psychological insight and gripping storytelling, People Like Them asks the questions: How could a seemingly ordinary person commit the most extraordinary crime? And how could their loved ones ever come to terms with what they'd done?Lullaby meets Little Fires Everywhere, this intense, suspenseful prize-winning novel explores the darker side of human nature - and the terrible things people are capable of. *Winner of the Prix Eugene Dabit*

    Our price: LBP 366,000
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    Dirt Town

    Dirt Town

    by Hayley Scrivenor

    'A heart-wrenching mystery' - Jane Harper, bestselling author of The Dry 'I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough' - Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Begin at the End 'A stunning debut' - Ann Cleeves Durton. Dirt town. Dirt and hurt – that’s what others would remember about our town . . . When twelve-year-old Esther Bianchi disappears on her way home from school in the small town of Durton in rural Australia, the local community is thrown into a state of grief and suspicion. THE DETECTIVE As Detective Sergeant Sarah Michaels begins her investigation, she questions those who knew the girl, attempting to unpick the secrets which bind them together. THE MOTHER The girl’s mother, Constance, believes that her daughter going missing is the worst thing that can happen to her. But as the search for Esther develops, she learns that things can always get worse. THE FRIENDS Ronnie is Esther’s best friend and is determined to bring her home. So when her classmate Lewis tells her that he saw Esther with a strange man at the creek the afternoon she went missing, Ronnie feels she is one step closer to finding her. But why is Lewis refusing to speak to the police? And who else is keeping quiet about what happened to Esther? Dirt Town by Hayley Scrivenor is an atmospheric crime novel set in rural Australia, for fans of Jane Harper's The Dry and Chris Whitaker's We Begin at the End.

    Our price: LBP 610,000
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    Billy Summers

    Billy Summers

    by Stephen King

    The perfect crime doesn't exist. The perfect getaway . . . that's another story. Billy Summers is a killer for hire. He's among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet who can blend into any neighbourhood and disappear after the shot is taken. But he'll only agree to a contract if the target is a truly bad guy. Now Billy wants out. But first he's offered one final job - an offer which is just too big to refuse. As the days count down to the hit, Billy senses something is wrong. He doesn't yet know just how wrong, or about the woman who will help him try to set things right. Part thriller, part war story, part lyrical portrait of small-town America, Billy Summers is about a good man in a bad job, with one last shot at redemption 'A compelling and engrossing read' - Sunday Express 'Adventurously shape-shifting yet always disciplined . . . dazzling' - The Sunday Times

    Our price: LBP 366,000
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    HBR at 100 The Most Essential, Influential, and Innovative Articles from HBR’s First 100 Years

    HBR at 100 The Most Essential, Influential, and Innovative Articles from HBR’s First 100 Years

    by Harvard Business Review, - Porter Michael E. - Christensen Clayton M. - Kim, W. Chan - Mauborgne ...

    The most definitive management ideas of the century, all in one place. Harvard Business Review is the foremost destination for smart management thinking. Now, at its 100th anniversary, this commemorative volume brings together the most influential ideas since its inception. With an introduction written by editor in chief Adi Ignatius, HBR at 100 features business publishing's most influential voices on innovative topics, including:Michael E. Porter on competitive strategyClayton M. Christensen on disruptive innovationTim Brown on design thinkingLinda A. Hill on being a first-time managerDaniel Goleman on emotional intelligenceErik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee on artificial intelligenceRobert Livingston on racial equity at workAmy C. Edmondson and Mark Mortensen on psychological safetyRobert B. Cialdini on the science of persuasionW. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne on blue ocean strategyGary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad on strategic intentPeter F. Drucker on managing yourselfWhether you're a longtime reader or you're picking up an HBR volume for the first time, this book offers all you need to understand the most critical ideas in management.

    Our price: LBP 1,100,000
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    Inflation: What It Is, Why It’s Bad, and How to Fix It -

    Inflation: What It Is, Why It’s Bad, and How to Fix It -

    by Steve Forbes

    Steve Forbes, Nathan Lewis, and Elizabeth Ames reveal what is behind the inflationary storm that is wreaking havoc on American pocketbooks. "This important book should be read by the Federal Reserve and by all of us who care about our way of life." -Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)"A scintillating emergency manual for financial survival." -George GilderInflation: What It Is, Why It's Bad, and How to Fix It explains what's behind the worst inflationary storm in more than forty years-one that is dominating the headlines and shaking Americans by their pocketbooks. The cost-of-living explosion since the COVID pandemic has raised alarms about a possible return of a 1970's-style "Great Inflation." Some observers even fear a descent into the kind of Weimar-style hyperinflation that has torn apart so many nations. Is this true? If so, what should be done? How should we prepare for the future?Inflation answers these and other questions in an engaging discussion that draws on the singular expertise of Steve Forbes, chairman of Forbes Media, acclaimed for his insights on money and the economy; Nathan Lewis, internationally renowned expert on money and taxation; and author and journalist Elizabeth Ames. The authors say that today's problems can be solved by discarding longstanding beliefs that helped bring on the current crisis. They include the notion that central banks can create prosperity through artificially creating money "out of thin air," and also that economic "stability" requires "a little inflation." Such ideas for decades have been Holy Writ in official Washington. Inflation shows why they are misguided. The book also explains why the current rage for heedless money-printing advocated by left-wing advocates of so-called Modern Monetary Theory is likely to lead the nation-and the world-down the road to disaster. Packed with examples from the headlines and from history Inflation is a unique, real-world exploration of the subject that addresses everyday concerns of Americans under siege by rising prices, including steps you should take to protect your wealth. Inflation is essential reading for everyone seeking to navigate these tumultuous times.

    Our price: LBP 890,000
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    Too Big to Jail: Inside HSBC, the Mexican drug cartels and the greatest banking scandal of the cent

    Too Big to Jail: Inside HSBC, the Mexican drug cartels and the greatest banking scandal of the cent

    by Chris Blackhurst

    Across the world, HSBC likes to sell itself as the worlds local bank, the friendly face of corporate and personal finance. And yet, a decade ago, the same bank was hit with a record US fine of $1.9 billion for facilitating money laundering for drug kingpins and rogue nations. In pursuit of their goal of becoming the biggest bank in the world, between 2003 to 2010, HSBC allowed El Chapo and the Sinaloa cartel, one of the most notorious and murderous criminal organizations in the world, to turn its ill-gotten money into clean dollars and thereby grow one of the deadliest drugs empires the world has ever seen.

    Just how did the worlds local bank find itself enabling Mexicos leading drugs cartel, and the biggest drugs trafficking organization in the world, to launder cash through the banks branch network and systems?

    How did a bank, which boasts were committed to helping protect the worlds financial system on which millions of people depend, by only doing business with customers who meet our high standards of transparency come to facilitate Mexicos richest drug baron? And how did a bank that as recently as 2002 had been named one of the best-run organizations in the world become so entwined with such a criminal, with one of the most barbaric groups of gangsters on the planet?

    Too Big to Jail is an extraordinary story brilliantly told by writer, commentator and former editor of The Independent, Chris Blackhurst, that starts in Hong Kong and ranges across London, Washington, the Cayman Islands and Mexico, where HSBC saw the opportunity to become the largest bank in the world, and El Chapo seized the chance to fuel his murderous empire by laundering his drug proceeds through the bank. It brings together an extraordinary cast of politicians, bankers, drug dealers, FBI officers and whistle-blowers, and asks what price does greed have? Whose job is it to police global finance? And why did not a single person go to prison for facilitating the murderous expansion of a global drug empire? Are some corporations now so big as to be above the law?

    Our price: LBP 610,000
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    Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World

    Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World

    by Peter S. Goodman

    A San Francisco Chronicle BestsellerThe New York Times's Global Economics Correspondent masterfully reveals how billionaires' systematic plunder of the world-brazenly accelerated during the pandemic-has transformed 21st-century life and dangerously destabilized democracy. "Davos Man will be read a hundred years from now as a warning." -EVAN OSNOS"Excellent. A powerful, fiery book, and it could well be an essential one." -NPR.orgThe history of the last half century in America, Europe, and other major economies is in large part the story of wealth flowing upward. The most affluent people emerged from capitalism's triumph in the Cold War to loot the peace, depriving governments of the resources needed to serve their people, and leaving them tragically unprepared for the worst pandemic in a century. Drawing on decades of experience covering the global economy, award-winning journalist Peter S. Goodman profiles five representative "Davos Men"-members of the billionaire class-chronicling how their shocking exploitation of the global pandemic has hastened a fifty-year trend of wealth centralization. Alongside this reporting, Goodman delivers textured portraits of those caught in Davos Man's wake, including a former steelworker in the American Midwest, a Bangladeshi migrant in Qatar, a Seattle doctor on the front lines of the fight against COVID, blue-collar workers in the tenements of Buenos Aires, an African immigrant in Sweden, a textile manufacturer in Italy, an Amazon warehouse employee in New York City, and more. Goodman's rollicking and revelatory expose of the global billionaire class reveals their hidden impact on nearly every aspect of modern society: widening wealth inequality, the rise of anti-democratic nationalism, the shrinking opportunity to earn a livable wage, the vulnerabilities of our health-care systems, access to affordable housing, unequal taxation, and even the quality of the shirt on your back. Meticulously reported yet compulsively readable, Davos Man is an essential read for anyone concerned about economic justice, the capacity of societies to grapple with their greatest challenges, and the sanctity of representative government.

    Our price: LBP 630,000
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    The Dawn of Everything A New History of Humanity

    The Dawn of Everything A New History of Humanity

    by Graeber David - Wengrow David

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND BBC HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEARFINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2022'Pacey and potentially revolutionary' Sunday Times 'Iconoclastic and irreverent ... an exhilarating read' The Guardian For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - either free and equal, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a reaction to indigenous critiques of European society, and why they are wrong. In doing so, they overturn our view of human history, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery and civilization itself. Drawing on path-breaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we begin to see what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 per cent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful possibilities than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision and faith in the power of direct action. 'This is not a book. This is an intellectual feast' Nassim Nicholas Taleb'The most profound and exciting book I've read in thirty years' Robin D. G. Kelley

    Our price: LBP 525,000
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    The Art of Disagreeing Well: How Debate Teaches Us to Listen and Be Heard

    The Art of Disagreeing Well: How Debate Teaches Us to Listen and Be Heard

    by Bo Seo

    'Electrifying ... A user manual for our polarized world'Adam Grant, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Think AgainBy a two-time debating world champion, a dazzling look at how arguing better can transform your life - and the world - for the betterEveryone debates, in some form, most days. Sometimes we do it to persuade; other times to learn, discover a truth, or simply to express something about ourselves. We argue to defend ourselves, our work, and our loved ones from external threat. We do it to get our way, or just to get ahead.As a two-time debating world champion, Bo has made a career out of arguing. Over the past few years, however, he's noticed how we're not only arguing more and more, but getting worse at it - a fact proven by our polarised politics. By tracing his own journey from immigrant kid to world champion, as well as those of illustrious participants in the sport such as Malcolm X, Edmund Burke and Sally Rooney, Seo shows how the skills of debating - information gathering, truth finding, lucidity, organization, and persuasion - are often the cornerstone of successful careers and happy lives. Along the way, he provides the reader with an unforgettable toolkit to use debate as a means to improve their own.This book is an everyperson's guide to disagreeing well, so that the outcome of having had an argument is better than not having it at all. Taking readers on a thrilling intellectual adventure into the eccentric and brilliant subculture of competitive debate, The Art of Disagreeing Well proves that good-faith debate can enrich and improve our lives, friendships, democracies and in the process, our world.

    Our price: LBP 610,000
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    Help Your Child Cope with Change: What to Know, Say and Do When Times are Tough

    Help Your Child Cope with Change: What to Know, Say and Do When Times are Tough

    by Liat Hughes Joshi

    This accessible guide will help you to support your child through difficult experiences brought on by life changes, including divorce, new siblings, or the loss of a loved oneChange is part of life, but for a child it can be scary and bewildering. Whether it's the prospect of starting school, dealing with changes in the family or seeing unsettling events in the wider world, there are many aspects of life that can cause a child to feel destabilized and frightened. As parents and carers, we try everything in our power to shield our children and prepare them emotionally for disappointments and upsets, but sometimes it can be hard to know what to do for the best. Help Your Child Cope with Change offers actionable tips that will give you and your child the support you need to navigate these difficult moments with kindness and care. Discover how to:Nurture resilience and a positive mindset in your childBreak bad news to your childEstablish behaviour boundaries and retain routines during difficult timesDeal with overwhelming emotionsSeek support

    Our price: LBP 455,000
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    Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations

    Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations

    by Kathryn Mannix

    'Powerful, humane and wise' JULIA SAMUEL 'Everyone should read it' NIGELLA LAWSON 'Beautiful ... This is a book for everyone. You feel held by it' PHILIPPA PERRY Most of us have a conversation we're avoiding. From the bestselling author of With the End in Mind, this is a book about the conversations that matter and how to have them better - more honestly, more confidently and without regret. A child coming out to their parent. A family losing someone to terminal illness. A friend noticing the first signs of someone's dementia. A careers advisor and a teenager with radically different perspectives. There are moments when we must talk, listen and be there for one another. Why do we so often come away from those times feeling like we could have done more, or should have been braver in the face of discomfort? Why do we skirt the conversations that might matter most? By bringing together stories with a lifetime's experience working in medicine and the newest psychology, Mannix offers lessons for how we can better speak our mind and help when others need to. Kathryn Mannix's 'With the End in Mind' was a Sunday Times bestseller the weeks ending 6 January 2018, 13 January 2018 and 3 February 2018.

    Our price: LBP 420,000
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    Eat It!: The Most Sustainable Diet and Workout Ever Made: Burn Fat, Get Strong, and Enjoy Your Favou

    Eat It!: The Most Sustainable Diet and Workout Ever Made: Burn Fat, Get Strong, and Enjoy Your Favou

    by Jordan Syatt

    Enjoy your favourite foods without guilt while losing weight, getting stronger, and improving your health. Some "experts" say, don't eat carbs because insulin makes you fat, others say, don't eat fat because fat makes you fat. Some say, don't eat protein because protein makes you fat., and others even say you shouldn't eat fruit because sugar makes you fat. So the logical conclusion would be not to eat anything at all . . . except for the other "experts" who say that makes you fat because, "starvation mode." Who should you believe? Who is right? Who is an ignoramus? And who is just trying to make a quick buck? We understand it's confusing and difficult to know who to trust, but by the end of this book you'll realise you don't need to eliminate anything from your diet. You can enjoy all your favourite foods (in moderation) while losing fat and achieving your goals. The issue is the "in moderation" bit. That's not a fun or sexy sell. And most people are far less likely to spend their money on "moderation" when a half-naked Instagram influencer is advertising, "Lose 50 pounds in 24 hours !" That said, considering you've got this book in your hands, we're going to assume you're tired of the lies and deception in fitness marketing and are ready to understand the truth. So, let's dive in.

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    Fast Feasts : Quick, easy recipes with a Middle Eastern twist

    Fast Feasts : Quick, easy recipes with a Middle Eastern twist

    by John Gregory-Smith

    If you're looking for a quick, tasty meal after work but feel like you've lost your cooking mojo, or fancy hosting dinner but don't know where to start, Fast Feasts is just the book for you. John Gregory-Smith shares over 60 recipes that are big on taste yet simple to whip up, all featuring his signature Middle Eastern twist. Cooking should be fun, and sharing a meal with friends or family is one of life's simple pleasures. In Fast Feasts, you'll discover that the secret to effortless culinary magic is a few punchy store-cupboard staples - a teaspoon of smoked paprika here, a drizzle of tahini there, and suddenly your Tuesday night traybake is transformed into a wicked meal. If you're tired of toast, have a vibrant hummus bowl the next time you're working from home. Or try John's insanely good lamb and halloumi burgers, perfect for Friday night dinner with friends. John also includes cheats on how to make simple meals sing, including ideas for jazzed-up mayos, quick salad dressings and zingy spice mixes, as well as menu plans that make entertaining a cinch. Fast Feasts is a fresh and unintimidating take on Middle Eastern food, featuring ingredients that can be found at your local store, and recipes that are as easy to prepare as a meal subscription box. So, whether you're after killer comfort food, a banging brunch or dinner in front of the TV, look no further. Amazon #1 bestseller and featured on This Morning and Sunday Brunch.

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    Che Guevara Reader Writings on Politics and Revolution

    Che Guevara Reader Writings on Politics and Revolution

    by Deutschmann, David - Ariet Garcia, Maria del Carmen

    Selected writings—speeches, essays, and letters—by one of the most widely known guerilla fighters, political theorists, and organizers, Che Guevara. Widely revered as a true revolutionary, this collection of writings from Ernesto Che Guevara highlight his principled politics and praxis in the fight against capitalism and US imperialism. Incisive speeches, critical essays, and personal letters not only serve as a primer of the Cuban revolutionary movement, but also analyze the importance of practicing international solidarity, reflect on violent resistance, and explicate the dangerous failures of capitalism. Accompanied by an extensive bibliography of Guevara's writing, a timeline of his life, and an all-encompassing glossary of individuals, organizations, and publications, the Che Guevara Reader provides insights into the historical, political, and cultural context for Guevara's radicalization. From some of his most famous speeches such as "Create Two, Three, Many Vietnams" to intimate, personal letters addressed to comrades around the world and his own children, this book extends Che's legacy and paints a stunning picture of a revolutionary struggling for a better world.

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    Trust in Divided Societies State, Institutions and Governance in Lebanon, Syria and Palestine

    Trust in Divided Societies State, Institutions and Governance in Lebanon, Syria and Palestine

    by Alijla, Abdalhadi M.

    When countries try to navigate through the aftermath of conflict, trust is the main focus and the catalyst for rebuilding societies, nations, economies and democracies. Trust is vital, not only at an individual level, but also at a community level: trust is important to sustain peace and also works as a trigger to end conflicts. But why are some divided societies more prone to the collapse of social trust than others?This book uses empirical and case study research, including qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), statistical methods, observations and interviews, to compare which policies and institutions to build trust have a greater impact on divided societies in the Middle East. The book focuses on Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria, but analyses the results from these societies by also comparing other political and ethno-religiously divided societies beyond the MENA region. The book does not want to forward a universal 'theory' that gives us the origin of trust and how it is destroyed. Rather, it aims to provide a comprehensive explanation of generalised trust in divided societies and answer the question: under which institutions is generalised trust in a divided society maintained or destroyed, and how does this happen? Of key importance to Abdalhadi Alijla is to highlight the formal and informal institutions that inspire an elevated level of trust to help make societies less vulnerable to internal conflict, and also to give voice to the real people who live and experience divided societies.

    Our price: LBP 1,260,000
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