Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

When Natsuki is a child, she believes that her toy hedgehog is an alien and wants her to save the planet using magic. When she tells her beloved cousin, he is a life line who understands her and tells her his secret, he's also an alien. We come to understand that this story helps them …

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The Courage To Be Happy by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

A Socratic style dialogue between a youth and a philosopher, this book is the bestselling follow up to The Courage to be Disliked, both of which are a runaway success in Asia. It explores the teachings of Alfred Adler, who is an oft overlooked contemporary of Jung and Freud, but whose ideas ended up being …

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The Watchmaker Of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

London, 1883, three lives are drawn together. Thaniel, a young man who works for the Home Office as a telegraphist, an eccentric Japanese watchmaker who may have links to a bomb set my Irish revolutionaries, and Grace, a woman at Oxford who longs to be able to work on her science experiments in peace. When …

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Stationery Obsession: Writing Paper, Journals and the Joy of Letter Writing

I love stationery. I love journals, and pens and coloured paper with matching envelopes. I can't go past a stationery store without going in, and then it's very hard for me to leave without buying anything. Being a Australian who lives in London, I do have people to write to and I always have a …

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