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Book Reviews

Ablaze: The Story of the Heroes and Victims of Chernobyl by Piers Paul Read

Ablaze is a meticulously researched account of events leading to the Chernobyl nuclear explosion; the confusion, the secrecy and the lies that reigned in its aftermath; and the eventual fall of the Soviet Union.

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New Book Releases

Releasing In January 2020

Which of these will you be reading in January?

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Book Reviews

The Instigators by David Wolman

What can a group of organized youngsters and social media do together? Well, they can (and did) start a revolution and topple an entire government.

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Book Reviews

Cairo – The City Victorious by Max Rodenbeck

In Cairo – The City Victorious, Max Rodenbeck takes his readers on a fascinating journey spanning 5,000 years through a city that has never stopped reinventing itself.

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New Book Releases

Releasing In December 2019

Find out which books are going to hit the bookshelves in December 2019.

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New Book Releases

Releasing In November 2019

From books by some of our favorite authors to works on topics we are deeply interested in, here’s a list of the book releases we are eagerly anticipating this month!

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New Book Releases

Releasing In October 2019

It’s going to be raining books this month! What will you be reading?

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New Book Releases

Releasing In September 2019

A lot of interesting titles coming up in September! Which ones will you be reading?

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Book Reviews

The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln

The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, remains to this day, one of the most successful conspiracy theory books ever written. What makes it so controversial?

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Releasing In July 2019

Which new book releases will you discover in July?

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New Book Releases

Releasing In May 2019

A select list of new releases from some of our favorite authors and our favorite genres that are set to hit the shelves this month.

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Features

The Best Books of 2018

2018 was a great year for Of B&B as we started out on an adventure to bring literature into mainstream dialogue. From poetry to feminist non-fiction, scandalising history to psychology, we discovered some very interesting and insightful books in the past year. Here are some of our favourites that we absolutely recommend to our readers.

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Interviews

Rajendra Nagar: On Linguistic Fossils, Literature and The Human Race

Rajendra Nagar, a historian and writer talks about the importance of literature, how it has shaped the human race and how a single word brought about all the stories we know, speak of and create today.

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Book Reviews

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Once upon a time, six human species roamed the Earth. Now, only one does. What happened to the others? How did Sapiens gain dominance of the entire world? How did we progress through history, build empires, become a global community that we are today? More importantly, what does it truly tell us about ourselves and where we are headed?