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This page contains a selection of book reviews written by Bristol Festival of Ideas fans. Please click on the book covers below to read reviews about each book listed.

2010 Book Prize Shortlist:
'A Face to the World' by Laura Cumming (HarperPress)   A Face to the World by Laura Cumming (HarperPress)
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'When China Rules the World' by Martin Jacques (Allen Lane)   When China Rules the World by Martin Jacques (Allen Lane)
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  The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist (Yale University Press)
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'Dead Aid' by Dambisa Moyo (Penguin)   Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo (Penguin)
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'The Idea of Justice' by Amartya Sen (Allen Lane)   The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen (Allen Lane)
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'The Spirit Level' by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett (Penguin)   The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett (Penguin)
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2009 Book Prize Shortlist:

Click to read reviews of 'Flat Earth News' by Nick Davies (Vintage Books)
 

Flat Earth News by Nick Davies (Vintage Books)
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Click to read reviews of 'The Terror Dream' by Susan Faludi (Atlantic Books)
 

The Terror Dream by Susan Faludi (Atlantic Books)
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Click to read reviews of 'McMafia' by Misha Glenny (Vintage Books)
 

McMafia by Misha Glenny (Vintage Books)
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Click to read reviews of 'The Age of Wonder' by Richard Holmes (HarperPress)
 

The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes (HarperPress)
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Click to read reviews of 'What Does China Think?' by Mark Leonard (Fourth Estate)
 

What Does China Think? by Mark Leonard (Fourth Estate)
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Click to read reviews of 'A Book of Silence' by Sara Maitland (Granta Books)
 

A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland (Granta Books)
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Other:
Click to read reviews of 'The Case for God' by Karen Armstrong (The Bodley Head Ltd.)
 

The Case for God by Karen Armstrong (The Bodley Head Ltd.)
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Click to read reviews of 'The Year of the Flood' by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury)
 

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury)
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Click to read reviews of 'Darwin: For the Love of Science' and 'A Voyage Around Darwin'(Bristol Cultural Development Partnership)
 

Darwin: For the Love of Science and A Voyage Around Darwin (Bristol Cultural Development Partnership)
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Click to read reviews of 'The Vanishing Face of Gaia' by James Lovelock (Allen Lane)
 

The Vanishing Face of Gaia by James Lovelock (Allen Lane)
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