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Did you know? We're hosting F.S. Aijazuddin at the store at 6:30 where he'll talk about his book, The Resourceful Fakirs! And he'll be signing copies of the book too!

Hailed as a "fascinating, original and long overdue study" by William Dalrymple, this book is an in-depth look at the Punjab under the rule of Ranjit Singh. The history of this colourful period is traced through the careers of three Muslim brothers who were courtiers at the Sikh Darbar of Lahore. Supplemented with portraits, engravings, maps, and period photographs, this is one of the most historically reliable and eminently readable books on the history of Punjab.

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Once upon a midnight dreary (well, not really) Edgar Allan Poe sails from Philadelphia to London to meet his friend, the great detective C. August Dupin.

Poe has inherited a mahogany box containing a collection of letters allegedly written by his grandparents. They were struggling actors who tried to make a living on the London stage but the letters suggest that the couple also stalked well-to-do women at night to slice their clothing and derrieres. Poe hopes the missives are forgeries but Dupin isn't so sure. Soon Poe is stalked by someone who knows about his grandparents and their crimes. And then he remembers disturbing attacks upon him as a child in London - could the perpetrators be connected?

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On this day an ingenious inventor and a master of the macabre were born 81 years apart! Join us as we dive into the works of H.G. Wells and Stephen King today!

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Poster giveaway time! Follow the instructions in the picture to get a chance to win an exclusive framed Alex Rider Never Say Die poster! #thelastwordbks #lahore #newstock #fiction #childrensbooks #alexrider #giveaway #poster

An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and decides to give his own defence speech.

He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or believe. But he thinks that if he's going to go down for life, he might as well go down telling the truth. There are eight pieces of evidence against him. As he talks us through them one by one, his life is in our hands. We, the reader (member of the jury) must keep an open mind till we hear the end of his story. His defence raises many questions... But at the end of the speeches, only one matters: Did he do it?

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Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret.

He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz Age Paris, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. He has the perfect cover, working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive, teaching children about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand so he can try and tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom mustn't do is fall in love.

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Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors serves up a delectable history of Indian cuisine, ranging from the imperial kitchen of the Mughal invader Babur to the smoky cookhouse of the British Raj.

In this fascinating volume, Lizzie Collingham reveals that almost every well-known Indian dish is the product of a long history of invasion and the fusion of different food traditions. Richly spiced with colourful anecdotes and curious historical facts, and attractively designed with 34 illustrations, 5 maps, and numerous recipes, Curry is vivid, entertaining, and delicious - a feast for food lovers everywhere.

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"Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color..." A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.

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According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai - a reason for living. Having a strong sense of ikigai - the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect - means that each day is infused with meaning. It's also the reason many Japanese never really retire.

In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds. Ikigai reveals the secrets of their longevity and happiness including their best kept secret: how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn't want to find happiness in every day?

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Have you read Margaret Atwood's latest book, Hag-Seed, yet?

When Felix is deposed as artistic director of a theatre festival by his devious assistant and longtime enemy, his production of The Tempest is canceled and he is heartbroken. Reduced to a life of exile in rural southern Ontario—accompanied only by his fantasy daughter, Miranda, who died twelve years ago—Felix devises a plan for retribution. Eventually he takes a job teaching Literacy Through Theatre to the prisoners at the nearby Burgess Correctional Institution, and is making a modest success of it when an auspicious star places his enemies within his reach. With the help of their own interpretations, digital effects, and a talented actress and choreographer, the Burgess Correctional Players prepare to video their Tempest. Not surprisingly, they view Caliban as the character with whom they have the most in common. However, Felix has another twist in mind, and his enemies are about to find themselves taking part in an interactive and illusion-ridden version of The Tempest that will change their lives forever. But how will Felix deal with his invisible Miranda’s decision to take a part in the play?

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Moving beyond the old "nature versus nurture" debates, Testosterone Rex disproves ingrained myths and calls for a more equal society based on both sexes' full, human potential.

Psychologist Cordelia Fine wittily explains why past and present sex roles are only serving suggestions for the future, revealing a much more dynamic situation through an entertaining and well-documented exploration of the latest research. Drawing on evolutionary science, psychology, philosophy, and many other disciplines, she turns many presumed gender roles on their heads in this insightful book.

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An affecting and hypnotic book, Such Small Hands evokes the pain of loss and the hunger for acceptance in vivid prose.

When seven-year-old Marina appears at the orphanage, life changes instantly. She is different from the other girls: at once an outcast and object of fascination. As Marina struggles to find her place, she invents a game whose rules are fixated by a haunting violence that will change all those who play it.

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