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Whether you want to read the stories behind the scandals or are interested in the memoirs of leading political figures, we've got the perfect Politics Book for you. Our range covers some of the most interesting stories in history about different democracies and societies. Just use the filters below to browse our range of political books.

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A lone gunman takes the women and doctors at a controversial abortion clinic hostage. Nobody has ended up there by choice. As the tense negotiation for their release unfolds, hour by crucial hour, back in time through the day that brought the hostages and their captor to this moment, every certainty is questioned, every judgement thrown into sharp relief. Because matters of life and death look very different when you, or the ones you love, are staring down the barrel of a gun . . . Powerful, thought-provoking and deeply involving, Jodi Picoult's new novel is told in reverse, propelling the reader through intertwining characters and uncovering motives in this unflinching exploration of what makes a life. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781444788167 • Author: Jodi Picoult • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.8cm

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The Earthshot concept is simple: Urgency + Optimism = Action. We have ten years to turn the tide on the environmental crisis, but we need the world's best solutions and one shared goal - to save our planet. It's not too late, but we need collective action now. The Earthshots are unifying, ambitious goals for our planet which, if achieved by 2030, will improve life for all of us, for the rest of life on Earth, and for generations to come. Earthshot: How To Save Our Planet is the first definitive book about how to tackle the environmental crisis, from rainforests to coral reefs, via wilderness, cities and in our own homes. It is a critical contribution to the most important story of the decade. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529388626 • Author: HRH Prince William, Colin Butfield, Jonnie Hughes • Publisher: John Murray • Format: Hardback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 23 x 15.6 x 3.4 cm

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EMPIRE explains why there are millions of Britons living worldwide. EMPIRE explains Brexit and the feeling that we are exceptional. EMPIRE explains our distrust of cleverness. EMPIRE explains Britain's particular brand of racism. Strangely hidden from view, the British Empire remains a subject of both shame and glorification. Sathnam Sanghera shows how our imperial past is everywhere: from how we live and think to the foundation of the NHS and even our response to the COVID-19 crisis. At a time of great division, when we are arguing about what it means to be British, Empireland is a groundbreaking revelation - a much-needed and enlightening portrait of contemporary British society, shining a light on everything that usually gets left unsaid. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241445310 • Author: Sathnam Sanghera • Publisher: Viking • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.1cm

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In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. While also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241334140 • Author: Michelle Obama • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm

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'THE BEAUTY MYTH' FOR THE INSTAGRAM GENERATION Women Don't Owe You Pretty is the ultimate book for anyone who wants to challenge the out-dated narratives supplied to us by the patriarchy. Through Florence's story you will learn how to protect your energy, discover that you are the love of your own life, and realise that today is a wonderful day to dump them. Florence Given is here to remind you that you owe men nothing, least of all pretty. THE FEMINIST MEMOIR EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788402118 • Author: Florence Given • Publisher: Cassell • Format: Hardcover • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.8 x 2.8 cm

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It’s time we get back to common sense. It’s time to cancel the cancel culture. It’s time to Wake Up. If, like me, you think the world’s going absolutely nuts, then this book is for you. In 2020, the world faced its biggest crisis in a generation: a global pandemic. In the UK, it exposed deep divisions within society and laid bare a toxic culture war that had been raging beneath the surface. From the outset, Piers Morgan urged the nation to come to its senses, once and for all. COVID-19 shed shocking light on the problems that plague our country. Stockpilers and lockdown-cheats revealed our grotesque levels of self-interest and the virtue-signalling woke brigade continued their furious assault on free speech, shutting down debate on important issues like gender, racism and feminism. Yet coronavirus also showcased our strengths. We saw selfless bravery in the heroic efforts of our healthcare staff. A greater appreciation of migrant workers. And inspiring, noble acts from members of the public such as Captain Sir Tom Moore. Wake Up is Piers’ rallying cry for a united future. It is a plea for the return of true liberalism, where freedom of speech is king. Most of all, it is a powerful account of how the world finally started to wake up, and why it mustn’t go back to sleep again. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008392611 • Author: Piers Morgan • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3 cm

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This is the gripping story of the Battle of Britain; of some of the most fateful weeks in history. Drawing on eyewitness accounts from both the RAF and the Luftwaffe, this is a compelling story of history in the making through an intensely fought battle, taking the reader into the heart of the action as told by those who fought and experienced it. The book not only captures the often savage reality of the air battles over the Channel and southern England, but it also traces the true course of the Battle of Britain as it unfolded between August 6th and September 15th, 1940 as the German and British Commanders made their fateful decisions, and Spitfires and Messerschmitts whirled and fought in the skies. It was in these six weeks that the fate of the war, and Britain, were to be decided. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800325890 • Author: Richard Collier • Publisher: Canelo History • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2cm

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Find out about the life of Rosa from how she fought racism and was an activist in the civil rights movement to how she is remembered today. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 9, gold. Product Information: ISBN: 9781445166254 Author: Izzi Howell Publisher: Franklin Watts Format: Hardback Pages: 64 Dimensions: 20.2 x 0.8 x 22.5 cm

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Find out about the life of Martin Luther King Jr from how he fought racism and led the civil rights movement to his tragic death and how he is remembered now around the world. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 9, gold. Product Information: ISBN: 9781445166469 Author: Izzi Howell Publisher: Franklin Watts Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Dimensions:  20 x 0.9 x 23.4 cm

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Appetite is a memoir with a twist: each chapter is a recipe that tells a story.  Ed Balls was just three weeks old when he tried his first meal in 1967: pureed roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. From that moment on he was hooked on food. Taught to cook by his mother, Ed's now passing her wisdom on to his own kids as they start to fly the nest. Reflecting on his life in recipes, Ed takes us from his grandma's shepherd's pie to his first trip to a restaurant in the 1970s (and ordering an orange juice as a starter); from the inner workings of Westminster to the pressures of parenting. This is a collection of the meals he loves most, and the memories they bring back. The world may have changed since 1967, but the best recipes last a lifetime. Appetite is a celebration of love, family, and really good food. Product Information: •    ISBN: 9781398504745 •    Author: Ed Balls  •    Publisher: Gallery UK •    Format: Hardback •    Pages: 336 •    Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.5 x 2.45 cm

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Discover the extraordinary inside story of how Instagram became the world's most successful app... In just ten years, Instagram has gone from being a simple photo app to a $100-billion company. The journey has involved ground-breaking innovations, a billion-dollar takeover, and clashes between some of the biggest names in tech. But it's a story that has never been told - until now. In No Filter, Bloomberg's Sarah Frier reveals how Instagram became the hottest app in a generation, reshaping our culture and economy in the process. With astonishing access to all the key players - from Instagram's co-founders to super-influencers like Kris Jenner - Frier offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of every moment in the company's life: from its launch, to its unlikely acquisition by Facebook, to its founders' dramatic disputes with their new boss, Mark Zuckerberg. No Filter explores how Instagram has reshaped global business, creating a new economy of 'influencers' and pioneering a business model that sells an aspirational lifestyle to all of us. And it delves into Instagram's effects on popular culture, rewiring our understanding of celebrity and placing mounting pressure on all of us to perform online - to the point of warping our perception of reality. Product Information: ISBN: 9781847942524 Author: Sarah Frier Publisher: Random House Business Format: Hardback Pages: 352 Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.2cm

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From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, to preventing nuclear war (or so she believed) by stealing the science of atomic weaponry from Britain to give to Moscow, Ursula Kuczynski Burton conducted some of the most dangerous espionage operations of the twentieth century. Born to a German Jewish family, as Ursula grew, so did the Nazis' power. A fanatical opponent of the fascism that ravaged her homeland, she was drawn to communism as a young woman, motivated by the promise of a fair and peaceful society. She eventually became a spymaster, saboteur, bomb-maker and secret agent. In Agent Sonya, Britain's most acclaimed historian vividly reveals the fascinating tale of a life that would change the course of history. Classic Ben Macintyre - a gripping ride, based on meticulous research, that reads like a novel - this is the greatest spy story never told.  Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241986950 • Author: Ben MacIntyre • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5cm

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Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there’s a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modelling. To us, they are all gutsy women – leaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. So in the moments when the long haul seems awfully long, we hope you will draw strength from these stories. We do. Because if history shows one thing, it’s that the world needs gutsy women. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781471166990 • Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.7 cm

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Seventeen-year-old Indigo has had a tough start in life, having grown up in the care system after her dad killed her mum. Bailey, also seventeen, lives with his parents in Hackney and spends all his time playing guitar or tending to his luscious ginger afro. When Indigo and Bailey meet at sixth form, serious sparks fly. But when Bailey becomes the target of a homeless man who seems to know more about Indigo than is normal, Bailey is forced to make a choice he should never have to make. A life-affirming story about falling in love and everyone's need to belong. The breathtaking second book from the author of Orangeboy, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Older Readers, the YA Book Prize, the CrimeFest award, and shortlisted for the Costa Book Award . Product Information: ISBN: 9781444927184 Author: Patrice Lawrence Publisher: Hodder Children's Books Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Dimensions: 13.5 x 19.7 x 3.3cm

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An eloquent and thought-provoking book on racism and prejudice by the Liverpool and England football legend John Barnes. John Barnes spent the first dozen years of his life in Jamaica before moving to the UK with his family in 1975. Six years later he was a professional footballer, distinguishing himself for Watford, Liverpool and England, and in the process becoming this country's most prominent black player. Barnes is now an articulate and captivating social commentator on a broad range of issues, and in The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism he tackles head-on the issues surrounding prejudice with his trademark intelligence and authority. By vividly evoking his personal experiences, and holding a mirror to this country's past, present and future, Barnes provides a powerful and moving testimony. The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism will help to inform and advance the global conversation around society's ongoing battle with the awful stain of prejudice. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472290380 • Author: John Barnes • Publisher: Headline • Format: Hardback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.6 x 3.4cm

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A young activist's guide filled with real ways to make a difference! Get excited to stand against prejudice in your community and the world with this introduction to non-violent activism. Young activists: follow the practical and effective methods in this book, and help mobilise others to raise awareness and end prejudice now! Product Information: ISBN: 9781445168210 Author: Izzi Howell Publisher: Franklin Watts Format: Hardback Pages: 48 Dimensions: 18.8 x 1 x 24 cm

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An important and timely book on race and racism, encouraging children to think for themselves about the issues involved. Talk about race is often discouraged, but this book aims to bring everyone into the conversation. It explores the history of race and society, giving context to how racist attitudes come into being. It looks at belonging and identity, the damaging effects of stereotyping and the benefits of positive representation. The authors talk sensitively about how to identify and challenge racism, and how to protect against and stop racist behaviour. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781526303998 • Author: Nikesh Shukla • Publisher: Wayland • Format: Paperback • Pages: 48 • Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.2 x 0.8cm

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This is an informative picture book explaining what racism is and explaining the effects of racism. It aims to develop empathy and promote inclusivity through relatable text and illustration. Product Information: ISBN: 9781445164434 Author: Anita Ganeri Publisher: Franklin Watts Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Dimensions: 18.7 x 0.3 x 20.9 cm

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Sixteen-year-old Marlon has made his mum a promise - he'll never follow his big brother, Andre, down the wrong path. So far, it's been easy, but when a date ends in tragedy, Marlon finds himself hunted. They're after the mysterious Mr Orange, and they're going to use Marlon to get to him. Marlon's out of choices - can he become the person he never wanted to be, to protect everyone he loves? Product Information: ISBN: 9781444927207 Author: Patrice Lawrence Publisher: Hodder's Childrens Books Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Dimensions: 13 x 3.4 x 19.8 cm 

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We need to talk about racial injustice in a different way: one that builds on the revolutionary ideas of the past and forges new connections. In this incisive, radical and practical essay, Emma Dabiri - acclaimed author of Don't Touch My Hair - draws on years of research and personal experience to challenge us to create meaningful, lasting change. 'An absolute blockbuster of clear thinking and new angles...the most clear, alliance building, shame removing look at race. Emma is once-in-a generation clever' – Caitlin Moran Product Information: • ISBN: 9780141996738 • Author: Emma Dabiri • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 176 • Dimensions: 18.1 x 11.1 x 0.9 cm

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