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A love letter to London. Curiocity by Henry Eliot, and Matt Lloyd  is a London book unlike any other. Its 26 chapters weave together facts, myths, stories, riddles, essays, diagrams, illustrations and itineraries to explore every aspect of life in the capital. At the heart of each chapter is a hand-drawn map, charting everything from the city's islands and underground spaces, to its erogenous zones and dystopian futures. Taking you from Atlas to Zones, via Congestion, Folkmoot, Pearls and Xenophilia, Curiocity will transform the way you see London.
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Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski. Few are the writers who have managed to make cult status seem like super-stardom. Arch-literary outsider Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), with millions of books sold all over the world, is one of them. The “laureate of American lowlife”—or so Time magazine dubbed him in 1986—was born in Germany but raised in Los Angeles, where he picked up something of an obsession with two subjects in particular: sex and drugs. As a prolific writer of both prose and poetry, Bukowski left quite an extensive body of work. Here’s where you should start.
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Guillermo del Toro's love for classic horror is no secret, and he's taken that love to the next level with the help of Penguin Classics. Penguin is releasing a hardcover set of del Toro's favorite classic horror stories, as curated by the director himself.~~~ "To learn what we fear is to learn who we are," del Toro wrote in his series introduction, an essay titled "Haunted Castles, Dark Mirrors: On the Penguin Horror Series". I love hearing del Toro talk about pretty much anything, his passion for the subject matter is unparalleled, and these are some of the best stories the genre has ever seen.~~~ The series includes: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, Haunted Castles by Ray Russell, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and American Supernatural Tales with stories by Stephen King, Shirley Jackson and more.
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The glamorous daughter of an African chief shares a pineapple with a slave trader… Surveyors in British Columbia eat tinned Australian rabbit… Diamond prospectors in Guyana prepare an iguana curry…

In twenty meals The Hungry Empire tells the story of how the British created a global network of commerce and trade in foodstuffs that moved people and plants from one continent to another, re-shaping landscapes and culinary tastes.
To be British was to eat the world.The Empire allowed Britain to harness the globe’s edible resources from cod fish and salt beef to spices, tea and sugar. By the twentieth century the wheat to make the working man’s loaf of bread was supplied by Canada and his Sunday leg of lamb had been fattened on New Zealand’s grasslands.
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Motherhood by Sheila Heti, How Should A Person Be? In her late thirties, when her friends are asking when they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti’s intimate and urgent novel considers whether she will do so at all. In a narrative spanning several years, casting among the influence of her peers, partner, and her duties to her forbearers, she struggles to make a wise and moral choice. After seeking guidance from philosophy, her body, mysticism, and chance, she discovers her answer much closer to home.

Motherhood is a courageous, keenly felt, and starkly original novel that will surely spark lively conversations about womanhood, parenthood, and about how―and for whom―to live.

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The Last Word wishes you a very happy Independence Day!

I've had the pleasure of knowing this precious soul since the tender age of 12 (her, not me). Charmed by her sunny disposition, generosity and sharp intellect, I longed to have her join The Last Word, which she thankfully agreed to do back in January. It was a particularly tough time for The Last Word, as I had finally decided to vacated our previous premises after a protracted legal battle, and was feeling battered, bruised and emotionally exhausted. Saneeya, by dint of her personality and hard work, pulled me out from under a dark cloud, and injected new life in the store when I needed it most. She worked tirelessly on our new website, events, social media and training. She provided us direction and motivated us when I thought I couldn't go on. Her judgement and management skills were flawless and I learnt much from her myself.  I suspect she's not entirely aware of how indebt I am to her and this is a rather public way to find out, but I guess it took me this long to finally find the words to say that I will miss you dearly and wish you all the best on your new life in Michigan. @saneeyamir

We remember how influential, entertaining, and comforting books were when we were kids. Characters like the March sisters and Anne Shirley have been dependable friends and heroes for generations of readers. The Puffin in Bloom collection, an assortment of classic novels with coming-of-age themes aimed at adolescents, is a great representation of this. Each beautifully bound hardcover volume features cover illustrations by Anna Bond of the famed Rifle Paper Co., and inside the pages of 2 of the 4 books (Heidi and A Little Princess) are the original black and white illustrations. All of the books include the full unabridged texts as originally published. This set is the perfect gift for a young bookworm, and will be something they cherish forever.
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The glamour, the parties, the excess, the highs: and, of course, the lows. The life of an international DJ playing at the most exotic destinations worldwide, in the most precarious of psychic circumstances, is rich to the point of toxicity. A globally-known DJ choosing to keep his identity secret takes us on a journey into the heart of life lived in the hedonistic fast lane of club culture for 30 years. Whether playing to 10,000 fans in Ibiza or in a local pub function room, this is a cautionary tale for the rave generation whose days of pills, thrills, and bellyaches are behind them. It may, as well, contain advice: though we cannot advise that it is always followed.

This book is not an instruction manual - more a cautionary tale that may illuminate anyone who has harboured ambition to pack a dancefloor... To place an order, send us a message on Facebook or pay us a visit at our new shop in DHA! (location in bio). #thelastwordbks #lahore #newstock  #nonfiction

To all fans of  Black Mirror, here is another title that explores the working of AI systems being integrated into our day to day lives.  1997.

17-year-old Laura Bow has invented a rudimentary artificial intelligence, and named it Organon. At first it's intended to be a sounding-board for her teenage frustrations, a surrogate best friend; but as she grows older, Organon grows with her.

As the world becomes a very different place, technology changes the way we live, love and die; massive corporations develop rival intelligences to Laura's, ones without safety barriers or morals; and Laura is forced to decide whether or not to share her creation with the world. If it falls into the wrong hands, she knows, its power could be abused. But what if Organon is the only thing that can stop humanity from hurting itself irreparably?

I Still Dream is a powerful tale of love, loss and hope; a frightening, heartbreakingly human look at who we are now--and who we can be, if we only allow ourselves.
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We have a bright edition to our store with ''Meet the ancient Egyptian'' by James Davies author and illustrator.
There's so much to digest when it comes to History - how do you know where to begin? These incredible short introductions are just the thing for readers who are beginning to explore ancient history. Get to know the basics on Ancient Egypt from gods and worship to mummification, with easy-to-digest, humorous text that is reminiscent of the best-selling Horrible Histories series. James Davies' stunning artwork and info graphics provide a fresh nonfiction approach that is sure to captivate young readers.

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WARLIGHT IS A NATIONAL BEST SELLER, AND ALSO LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE THIS YEAR.
In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself – at once both shadowed and luminous – Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand in that time, and it is this journey – through reality, recollection, and imagination – that is told in this magnificent novel.

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