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Because We Say So

In 1962, the eminent statesman Dean Acheson enunciated a principle that has dominated global politics ever since: In short, whatever the world may think, U.S. actions are legitimate because they say so. Spanning the impact of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing and Palestinian-Israeli relations to deeper reflections on political philosophy and the importance of a commons to democracy, 'Because We Say So' takes American imperialism head on.

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CHF 24,00

Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay

Amory's first memory is of her father standing on his head. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers. It is her photographer uncle Greville who supplies the emotional bond she needs, and, when he gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography, unleashes a passion that will irrevocably shape her future.

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CHF 24,90

In the Dark

Set around China's top intelligence-gathering organisations, and spanning the decades from the 1940s up until the present day, this thriller deals with operatives working in the departments of intercepted communications, cryptography and covert operations.

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CHF 18,00

Cinderella Murder, The

Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama –- a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes – is a success. The programme is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode. Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next episode: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a California university student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions…

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CHF 11,90

Day the Crayons Came Home, The

Watch out, the crayons are back – and they're crosser than ever ! One day, Duncan receives a set of postcards from his crayons, who've been lost, forgotten, broken – even melted in a clothes dryer and stuck to a pair of underpants ! They may just be crayons but crayons have feelings too !

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CHF 24,90

Space Dumplins

For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can't just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is big and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad has been swallowed by a giant, planet-eating whale.

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CHF 26,50

God Help the Child

"What you do to children matters. And they might never forget." That's the lesson finally learned by light-skinned Sweetness, who rejects her daughter Bride because of her blue-black skin. That luminous skin leads Bride to triumph and makes her mother tell devastating lies. Also in Bride’s orbit: angry Booker, loved and lost by Bride, and a white girl named Rain, who seeks comfort from Bride after suffering abuse by her prostitute mother.

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CHF 24,40

The Girl in the Spider's Web

The girl with the dragon tattoo is back : Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in a continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series.

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CHF 15,00

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