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Magic Within
Manal Shakir
Harper Collins, 2015, pp 186, 499

Adnan’s nights are haunted by unsettling dreams of a mysterious circus and of Shara, a beautiful woman placed in jeopardising circumstances within his dreams. This is an enchanting narrative about mending fractures found in modern life and its relationships, and of discovering the magic hidden within.
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Behind A Billion Screens
Nalin Mehta
Harper Collins, 2015, pp 281, 699

Based on extensive research and conversations with industry leaders, channel heads, policy makers and politicians, this is a comprehensive report on the state of the Indian television industry, how it is shapeshifting in response to the ferment of mobiles and social media, and its vital role in the wider Indian story.
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The Kindness
Polly Samson
Bloomsbury, 2015, pp 292, 499

Julia and Julian give up what they each have to start a life together, despite many warnings from their family and friends. Trying situations lead to their secrets to explode eventually. It’s a story in which deception comes wrapped as a gift, a betrayal clothed in kindness.
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Looking Away
Harsh Mander
Speaking Tiger, 2015, pp 418, 495

Looking Away asserts that in the two decades since the early 1990s, when India confirmed its allegiance to the Free Market, more of its citizens have become marginalised than ever before, and that our society has become more sharply riven than ever.
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Not Quite Nice
Celia Imrie
Bloomsbury, 2015, pp 326, 499

Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter’s obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice. She embraces her newfound friendships and freedom.
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Nimble
Baba Prasad
Random House, 2015, pp 275, 499

Bridging strategy, leadership, and innovation — and with vivid illustrations — Nimble provides a path-breaking assessment methodology and a systematic four-step approach that every company and individual can use to shine in adversity.
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Sophie and the Sibyl
Patricia Duncker
Bloomsbury, 2015, pp 290, 450

Max, the Duncker brother who owns a publishing firm with his brother Wolfgang, is sent to court the celebrity author Sibyl. He is charmed by her intelligence. But he is also bewitched by Sophie’s stubbornness. Then begins an interesting story.
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The Fish Ladder
Katharine Norbury
Bloomsbury, 2015, pp 287, 450

Combining travelogue, memoir, exquisite nature
writing, fragments of poetry and tales from Celtic mythology, The Fish Ladder has a rare emotional resonance of Katharine’s trailing of a river with her daughter.

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