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  1. In Montmartre

    Sue Roe's story of Pablo Picasso and other artists in the famous Paris quarter.

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  2. Cold Blood

    Richard Kerridge reflects on his lifelong relationship with reptiles and amphibians.

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  3. Deep

    American journalist James Nestor investigates the world of freediving.

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  4. Last Man Off

    By Matt Lewis. The fateful story of the fishing boat Sudur Havid

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  5. The Zhivago Affair

    By Peter Finn and Petra Couvee. Portrait of Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak

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  6. Last Days of the Bus Club

    By Chris Stewart. Tales from the Alpujarras region of Andalucia in Spain

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  7. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

    Laurie Lee's classic travel book, abridged by Katrin Williams. Read by Tobias Menzies

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  8. Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections

    Rebecca Front's anecdotes and yarns exploring all that is remarkable about everyday life

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  9. A Broken Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen's Secret Chord

    As Leonard Cohen turns 80, Liel Leibovitz explores his life, work and passion

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  10. Doubling Back

    By Linda Cracknell. Moving memoir in which the author walks in the footsteps of others

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  11. Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo

    Anjan Sundaram's mesmerising account of self-discovery in war-torn Congo

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  12. Gironimo! Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy

    Tim Moore retraces the route and tells the story of the 1914 Giro d'Italia bicycle race

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  13. Eleanor Marx: A Life

    By Rachel Holmes. Lively biography of Karl Marx's daughter

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  14. The Valley

    By Richard Benson. Story of the author's grandmother and her life in the South Yorkshire

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  15. The Land Where Lemons Grow

    Helena Attlee explores why citrus holds a special place in the Italian imagination

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  16. B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World

    By Deyan Sudjic. An essential tool kit for understanding the modern world

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  17. Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism

    By Thomas Brothers. Account of the life and legacy of the influential musical artist.

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  18. The Unexpected Professor

    Academic and reviewer John Carey looks back on a life in and around books.

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  19. A Spy Among Friends

    Ben Macintyre tells the story of notorious British defector and Soviet mole Kim Philby

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  20. Free at Last - The Benn Diaries 1991 to 2001

    Tony Benn reads from his political diaries covering the years from 1991 to 2001

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  21. A Sense of Direction

    Author Gideon Lewis-Kraus sets out on a series of global pilgrimages

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  22. The Fun Stuff

    Collection of essays by literary critic James Wood

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  23. 12 Years a Slave

    Memoir of a free man, kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South in 1841

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  24. The Last Asylum

    Barbara Taylor's story of her own breakdown and her recovery in England's last asylum

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  25. The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth about the Nordic Miracle

    Michael Booth examines the five Nordic countries to discover the secrets of their success

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  26. Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything

    Sally Magnusson's moving account of her mother's long struggle with dementia

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  27. White Beech: The Rainforest Years

    Germaine Greer tells the story of her search for a patch of her native Australia to heal

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  28. Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal

    Matthew Hart charts the history of the world's most coveted metal

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  29. Priscilla

    Nicholas Shakespeare writes about his aunt's life in Paris during the German Occupation

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  30. The Telling Room

    By Michael Paterniti. A tale of passion, revenge and arguably the world's finest cheese

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