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  1. Sightlines

    By Kathleen Jamie. A unique odyssey through the natural world. Read by Maureen Beattie

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  2. Besieged: Life Under Fire in a Sarajevo Street

    Barbara Demick's eyewitness account of the siege of Sarajevo. Read by Laurel Lefkow

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  3. Double Cross

    Second World War story about a team of agents recruited to work with a secret committee

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  4. The Great Animal Orchestra

    Bernie Krause explores nature's music, from plants, animals, wind and rain

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  5. Book of the Week: Escape from Camp 14

    The story of Shing Dong Hyuk, who was born in a North Korean Gulag and escaped to the West

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  6. Land's Edge - A Coastal Memoir

    Tim Winton reflects on how childhood days spent at the coast have shaped his whole life

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  7. 20 Letters to a Friend

    Extracts from the memoir of Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva, who died in Nov 2011

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  8. Then They Came for Me

    Maziar Bahari's account of his arrest and incarceration in Iran's most notorious prison

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  9. Wilkie Collins

    Peter Ackroyd charts the life of Wilkie Collins

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  10. What the Grown-Ups Were Doing

    Michele Hanson's memoir of growing up in 1950s suburbia

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  11. Europe in the Looking Glass

    Robert Byron's travel classic recounts a car journey across Europe in 1926

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  12. A Card from Angela Carter

    A portrait of novelist Angela Carter via a series of postcards she sent to a friend

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  13. The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss

    Nick Coleman's account of how he struggled to overcome losing his hearing in one ear

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  14. A Shed of One's Own: Midlife without the Crisis

    Marcus Berkmann's despatches from the frontline of male midlife. Read by Toby Longworth

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  15. El Narco

    By Ioan Grillo. Exploration of Mexico's drug-fuelled criminal insurgency

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  16. Stop What You're Doing and Read This

    Figures from the world of publishing argue for the importance of books and reading

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  17. Looking for Transwonderland

    Noo Saro-Wiwa embarks on a journey round Nigeria in an attempt to understand her heritage

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  18. Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be: The Lionel Bart Story

    David and Caroline Stafford's biography of composer Lionel Bart. Read by Alistair McGowan

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  19. The Etymologicon

    By Mark Forsyth. A stroll through the fascinating connections of the English language

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  20. Londoners

    By Craig Taylor. A portrait of London told through the voices of those who live there

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  21. Just My Type

    Simon Garfield explores the history of fonts and the people who brought them into being

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  22. Charles Dickens - A Life

    Claire Tomalin's acclaimed biography of Britain's great novelist. Read by Penelope Wilton

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  23. My Week with Marilyn

    Colin Clark's memoir of his fleeting friendship with Marilyn Monroe

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  24. The West End Front

    Matthew Sweet's dark history of life in London's grand hotels during WWII

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  25. One Day I Will Write about This Place

    Binyavanga Wainaina's impressionistic memoir of growing up in modern-day Kenya

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  26. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

    Jeanette Winterson's new memoir charts the grim truth and surreal comedy of her life

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  27. State of the Union

    Five prominent thinkers from five EU countries offer personal reflections on Europe

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  28. Something Fierce

    Carmen Aguirre's memoir of her time as a teenage revolutionary in 1980s Chile

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  29. Arguably

    By Christopher Hitchens. A selection of the journalist's essays. Read by Roger Allam

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  30. The Castrato and His Wife

    Helen Berry's portrait of celebrated 18th-century castrato Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci

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