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Non-fiction at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

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The story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Sophia: princess, suffragette, revolutionary by Anita Anand

Sophia: princess, suffragette, revolutionary by Anita Anand

Biography of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, god-daughter of Queen Victoria and Women’s Suffragette activist. Anand, a BBC broadcaster, examines the attempt from the government to erase Sophia from history.

Keeping an eye open: essays on art by Julian Barnes

Keeping an eye open: essays on art by Julian Barnes

Man Booker Prize-winning author’s essays on artists from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.

Went the day well?: witnessing Waterloo by David Crane

Went the day well?: witnessing Waterloo by David Crane

A look into the social impact on England from the Battle of Waterloo, which marks its bicentenary this year.

The disappearing dictionary: a treasury of lost English dialect words by David Crystal

The disappearing dictionary: a treasury of lost English dialect words by David Crystal

Collection of dying words from the English language.

In the all-night café by Stuart David

In the all-night café by Stuart David

Biography of the Scottish indie band Belle & Sebastian from their humble beginnings.

The story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

The story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

On the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this book delves into the social context of Carroll’s world and includes previously unpublished material.

The soul of the marionette: a short enquiry into human freedom by John Gray

The soul of the marionette: a short enquiry into human freedom by John Gray

Contemplation on the notion of free will.

Chasing the scream: the first and last days of the war on drugs by Johann Hari

Chasing the scream: the first and last days of the war on drugs by Johann Hari

Investigation into the affect of the war on drugs, the drug trade and decriminalisation of drugs on society and individuals.

Where have you been?: selected essays by Michael Hofmann

Where have you been?: selected essays by Michael Hofmann

Engaging critical essays about writing, poetry and pieces of art.

Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee and David John

Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee and David John

Hyeonseo Lee uncovers the abuse of human rights in North Korea after escaping to relatives in China and helping her family escape to South Korea.

Quite a good time to be born: a memoir: 1935-1975 by David Lodge

Quite a good time to be born: a memoir: 1935-1975 by David Lodge

Memoir from the popular author about his upbringing, burgeoning career and the changing social times of England.

Honourable friends?: Parliament and the fight for change by Caroline Lucas

Honourable friends?: Parliament and the fight for change by Caroline Lucas

Green Party MP discusses her experience in parliament and suggests how to create a fairer government.

Naked at the Albert Hall: the inside story of singing by Tracey Thorn

Naked at the Albert Hall: the inside story of singing by Tracey Thorn

A mix of personal experiences and technical information about singing.

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