Distant Tales and Far Off Lands

THE WORLD THROUGH WORDS

Until July 30th we are offering 20% off a specially curated selection of fiction and non-fiction titles set across the globe. Learn the hilarious true story of a Scottish immigrant in rural Japan with Iain Maloney’s Only Gaijin in the Village; visit Burma in Jan-Philipp Sendker’s global bestselling novel, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats or follow the trail of the ill-fated pioneers of the Darien colony in Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire by John McKendrick.

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Romantic and escapist debut fiction from the nation’s best loved TV presenter, Carol Kirkwood.

A-list actress Shauna Jackson has the perfect life. Fame, fortune, marriage. Or so it seems. Running from a scandal, Shauna must return to the place that changed her life twenty years ago, the idyllic Greek island of Ithos.

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MARKING ONE HUNDRED YEARS

IAN WILLIAMS IN THE SPECTATOR

The first day of July marked the 100th Anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, and Ian Williams, author of Every Breath You Take: China’s New Tyranny has penned the cover story of this week’s Spectator magazine examining the personality cult of Xi Jinping. Now effectively president for life Xi Jinping has overseen the extraordinary rise of the world’s first digital totalitarian state in China, with a system of hitherto unimaginable social and political control. You can read and subscribe here.

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