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Zizek – Mr Casement – Smile or Die - Tolpuddle

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock
Edited by Slavoj Žižek
(Verso £16.99)

A typically brain-spinning collection edited by the inimitable Slavoj Žižek, available in a new edition. Highlights include The Pervert's Guide to Cinema.

The Devil and Mr Casement
By Jordan Goodman
(Verso £8.99)

Roger Casement was a British diplomat who became a fearsome campaigner when he witnessed the human cost of imperialism in South America. Jordan Goodman tells his remarkable story.

Smile or Die
By Barbara Ehrenreich
(Granta £8.99)

A witty and passionate polemic against the "positive thinking" industry. It argues that getting fired or contracting cancer is unlikely to be "the best thing that ever happened to you".

The Tolpuddle Boy
By Alan James Brown
(Five Leaves £5.99)

It is 1834 and James Brine is being shipped off to Australia after joining with other workers to fight for better pay. This book combines fact with fiction to retell the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Suitable for younger readers.