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Al-Sadr - Flat Earth News - Charles Darwin - Garibaldi

Muqtada Al-Sadr
Patrick Cockburn

(Faber and Faber £8.99)

A fascinating introduction to Muqtada al-Sadr and his movement drawing on Cockburn's long experience of reporting from Iraq.

Flat Earth News
Nick Davies

(Vintage £8.99)

One of the country's finest investigative journalists brings his skills to bear on the industry to which he has devoted his life.

Charles Darwin
Alan Gibbons

(Pan Macmillan £14.99)

Gibbons creates the diary of ten year old Henry, a ship's boy travelling with Charles Darwin on the HMS Beagle, to tell the story of a dramatic voyage of discovery. (10+)

Garibaldi's Biscuits
Ralph Steadman

(Andersen Press £10.99)

Steadman goes in search of the origins of garibaldi and bourbon biscuits. Garibaldi was a fine figure of a man. "Around his waist he wore a belt as wide as a footpath with a buckle as big as a pizza. In fact, it was a pizza." (10+)