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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 44 No. 13

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A compelling investigation into the phenomenon of dirty work - labour that society considers essential, but morally compromised. A New Statesman Book of the Year'This book will prompt a public reckoning with inequality in work' Michael J.…

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We are told that the future of work will be increasingly automated. Algorithms, processing massive amounts of information at startling speed, will lead us to a new world of effortless labour and a post-work utopia of ever expanding leisure.…

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'Packed full of discoveries' Sunday Times'Ceaselessly interesting, knowledgeable and evocative' Spectator'A quirky, amused, erudite homage to France... ambitious and original' TimesFrance: An Adventure History is a profoundly original and…

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"A fascinating, if disturbing, window onto the origins of racism."-Publishers Weekly"The eighteenth-century essays published for the first time in Who's Black and Why? contain a world of ideas-theories, inventions, and fantasies-about what…

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On the night of 23 February 1820, twenty-five impoverished craftsmen assembled in an obscure stable in Cato Street, London, with a plan to massacre the whole British cabinet at its monthly dinner. The Cato Street Conspiracy was the most…

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'For those who love Magritte and those who do not, Danchev's biography will come as a revelation' Literary Review…

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VAGABONDS! is a tumultuous and unexpectedly joyous novel of oppression and defiance among the people and spirits of Lagos.‘You don’t read this novel. You swan dive into it, then gasp in wonder’ Marlon James, author…

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'The best book about the subject I have ever read' Max Hastings, Sunday Times'A superb, myth-busting survey of the many ways in which the subjugated peoples of Europe tried to fight back' Saul David, Daily TelegraphA sweeping history of…

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Both devastating and funny, The Lonely Londoners is an unforgettable account of immigrant experience - and one of the great twentieth-century London novels. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Susheila Nasta.At…

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SELIN IS THE LUCKIEST PERSON IN HER FAMILY: the only one who was born in America and got to go to Harvard. Now it's her second year, 1996, and Selin knows she has to make it count. The first order of business: to figure out the meaning…

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