Sugar - Marx - Resistance - Pearce
Sugar by Elizabeth Abbott (Duckworth £10.99)
Subtitled "A Bittersweet History", Abbott's book exposes the bloodsoaked story of the production of what has become a vital ingredient of our diet.
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels (Bookmarks £2)
An edition with introductory essays by Chris Harman and Alex Callinicos, this remains the must-read pamphlet for anyone getting interested in socialist politics.
The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book by Gord Hill (Arsenal Pulp £9.99)
This is a graphic history of indigenous struggles against imperialism in the Americas from the invasion by Christopher Columbus in the 15th century through to today. For all ages.
The Big Green Book by Fred Pearce and Ian Winton (Eden Project £12.99)
How much cotton does it take to make a T-shirt? Why do we need rainforests? This pop-up book by
environmentalist Fred Pearce offers a guide to protecting the planet. For five year olds and up.