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  • Inner Speech and the Dialogical Selfby Norbert Wiley

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Inner speech, also known as self-talk, is distinct from ordinary language. It has several functions and structures, from everyday thinking and self-regulation to stream of consciousness and daydreaming. Inner Speech and the Dialogical Self provides a comprehensive analysis of this internal conversation that people have with themselves to think... more...

  • Charmed Life: The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoonby Damian Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 23.70

    The story of a fascinating man who connected the great politicians, artists and thinkers at the height of British global power and influence. more...

  • Handsby Darian Leader

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 16.91

    A fresh, thought-provoking and wide-ranging study of how mankind uses its hands Why do zombies walk with their arms outstretched? How can newborn babies grip an adult finger tightly enough to dangle unsupported from it? And why is everyone constantly texting, tapping and scrolling? For anyone curious about how human beings work, the answers... more...

  • Fifty Years of Hurtby Henry Winter

    Transworld 2016; US$ 28.19

    'England invented football, codified it, became champions of the world in 1966 but humiliatingly then forgot how to play the greatest game of all. England took their eye off a ball they arrogantly thought they owned, allowing other nations to run off with it.' It has been Fifty Years of Hurt since Bobby Moore lifted the World Cup trophy at Wembley,... more...

  • The Ludicrous Laws of Old Londonby Nigel Cawthorne

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; Not Available

    London abounds with all manner of ludicrous laws, and not all of these curious statutes have been relegated to the past. Despite the efforts of the Law Commission there are medieval laws that are still in force, and the City of London and its livery companies have their own legal oddities. Laws are made in the capital because parliament is here; so... more...

  • The Long Weekendby Adrian Tinniswood

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. And there has never been a summer quite like that Indian summer between the two world wars, a period of gentle decline in which the sun set slowly on the British Empire and the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. Real life in the country house during... more...

  • A Walk in the Parkby Travis Elborough

    Random House 2016; US$ 26.78

    Parks are such a familiar part of everyday life. You might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there ? and that they always will. In fact, the roots of even the most humble neighbourhood park lie in age-old battles over land and liberty. From their medieval life as private royal hunting grounds to their modern incarnation as public spaces... more...

  • Wish Lanternsby Alec Ash

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 13.39

    As read on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. This is the generation that will change China. The youth, over 320 million of them in their teens and twenties, more than the population of the USA. Born after Mao, with no memory of Tiananmen, they are destined to transform both their nation and the world. These millennials, offspring of the one-child... more...

  • Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Humanby Surekha Davies

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00

    Davies examines how Renaissance illustrated maps shaped ideas about peoples of the Americas, revealing relationships between civility, savagery and monstrosity. more...

  • Consumption and the Country Houseby Jon Stobart; Mark Rothery

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 109.99

    Focussing on three families and drawing on detailed analysis of account books, receipted bills, household inventories, diaries and correspondence, Consumption and the Country House charts the spending patterns of the landed aristocracy of Georgian England during the so-called consumer revolution of the eighteenth century. more...