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    The Fire of the Dragon: China's New Cold War

    In this thought-provoking and alarming book, veteran China specialist and foreign correspondent Ian Williams examines how China's aggressive foreign policy is arguably the biggest threat to our security and is a problem that not just the West - but the rest of the world - ignores at its peril.

    The Exquisite Art of Getting Even

    Revenge sometimes causes people to act blindly through anger, rather than reason. In each of these four tales, revenge is a dish best served cold. Tantalising and amusing, these stories show off a darker side, but carry with them the author's trademark warmth and humour.

    Pianos and Flowers: Brief Encounter

    In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. In these stories, inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer. There are big stories in these simple pictures.

    Bandit Capitalism: Carillion and th

    The Carillion scandal is the latest in a series of major financial collapses which have signalled a crisis in current capitalism. This book examines the causes and consequences of this crisis.

    Pocket Guide to Whisky The: Featur

    The ever-expanding world of whisky can be a daunting one, with a deluge of new brands, distilleries and literature on the subject making it all but impossible for the amateur whisky drinker to find their feet in the industry.

    Every Breath You Take: China's New

    Ian Williams examines the extraordinary rise of the Chinese surveillance state, how information is controlled and how it affects the population. The book also considers the wider implications for all of us, and how we are all tracked, monitored and followed with every click, view and search we make.

    Pirate Queen: The Life of Grace O'M

    The extraordinary life of Grace O'Malley, the world's most famous woman pirate.

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