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Spirit Level - Armies - Alone in Berlin - Blackout

The Spirit Level, by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett (Penguin £9.99)
This new edition of Wilkinson and Pickett's ground-breaking book includes new updated evidence exposing the impact of inequality on society.

The Armies, by Evilio Rosero (Quercus £7.99)
Rosero's subject is the barbarism being endured by Colombia. But this is not a history lesson. The achievement of this unsettling novel is in depicting horror through the gradual disintegration of the narrator's mind.

Alone in Berlin, by Hans Fallada (Penguin £9.99)
Primo Levi called this novel "the greatest book ever written about German resistance to the Nazis". It's urgent reading for all anti-fascists.

Blackout, by Sam Mills (Faber £6.99)
Terrorism, bookbanning and a fight for civil liberties - this tale for teenagers of a futuristic Britain where all references to violence are forbidden is explosive.