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Women in Translation — Nonfiction

Scribe is offering 20% off all titles by women in translation for the month of August to celebrate WIT Month, including the following highlights:

The Chief Witness is a shocking account of China’s modern-day concentration camps, and Sayragul Sauytbay’s escape from one of the world’s most ruthless regimes; Our Hormones, Our Health by Susanne Esche-Belke and Suzann Kirschner-Brouns uses pioneering research from epigenetics, stress medicine, nutritional medicine, and modern HRT, to show us how we can live with health and happiness — no matter what our age; Parenthood the Swedish Way will help you and your family embrace the Scandi style of childrearing: practical, egalitarian, and free from outdated myths; The Way Through the Woods is Long Litt Woon’s beautifully written memoir of her journey to overcome grief by delving into an overlooked wonder of nature; and Gut is the international bestelling book that takes readers on a fascinating tour of our insides and provides the key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us.

Browse below and use the code WIT2021 to receive 20% off your WIT purchases at the checkout.

The Chief Witness

A shocking depiction of one of the world’s most ruthless regimes — and the story of one woman’s fight to survive.

I will never forget the camp. I cannot forget the eyes of the prisoners, expecting me to do something for them. They are innocent. I have to tell their story, to tell about the darkness they are in. It is so easy to suffocate us with the demons of powerlessness, shame, and guilt. But we aren’t the ones who should feel ashamed.

Born in China’s north-western province, Sayragul Sauytbay trained as a doctor before being appointed a senior civil servant. But her life was upended when the…

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Our Hormones, Our Health

A handbook for how we can use the power of our hormones to master any stage of life.

Joint pain, weight gain, migraines, acne, sleepless nights, loss of libido — all of these and more can be caused by hormone imbalances. Our health is impacted by our hormones all the way through our lives. So why do we often assume they’re mainly ‘a menopause thing’, and wait until hot flushes arrive before we take them seriously? Many women who experience hormone-related symptoms find that they aren’t acknowledged or treated until menopause hits, despite the impact they can have years before this, on all…

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Parenthood the Swedish Way

Swedes are some of the world’s happiest people, and their children are no exception. Parenthood the Swedish Way will help you and your family embrace the Scandi style of childrearing: practical, egalitarian, and free from outdated myths.

Many expectant parents will be surprised and relieved to hear the following: inhaling dust doesn’t lead to allergies; breastfeeding doesn’t protect against allergies; sterilising bottles and pacifiers is unnecessary in most industrial countries; and if you think you shouldn’t drink alcohol when breastfeeding, you’ve been taken in by plain moralism and not…

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The Way Through the Woods

One woman’s journey to overcome grief by delving into an overlooked wonder of nature.

‘As the world of mushrooms opened up to me I began to see that the path back to life was easier than I had thought. It was simply a matter of gathering delights that flash and sparkle. All I had to do was follow the mushroom trail, even though I still didn’t know where it would lead. What would I find in the great unknown that lay ahead of me? What lay beyond those hilltops and mists and turns in the road?’

When Long Litt Woon loses her husband of 32 years to an unexpected death, she is utterly bereft. An…

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The Scandinavian Skincare Bible

The Swedish bestseller that will revolutionise the way you treat your skin.

Beautiful, healthy skin is a holy grail for teens with acne and adults with wrinkles alike, and multi-step beauty routines are all the rage. But we know surprisingly little about our largest organ.

Think drinking water will replenish your skin? Think again. More products, better skin? Nope. And an expensive product doesn’t guarantee reliable results. You don’t need to cleanse your skin in the morning; in fact, too much cleansing can be damaging. Toner is redundant, natural products are not always best, and bacteria are not the…

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Ancient Bones

A leading palaeontologist discovers the missing link in human evolution.

Somewhere west of Munich, Madelaine Böhme and her colleagues dig for clues to the origins of humankind. What they discover is beyond anything they imagined: the fossilised bones of Danuvius guggenmosi ignite a global media frenzy. This ancient ancestor defies our knowledge of human history. His nearly twelve-million-year-old bones were not located in Africa — the so-called birthplace of humanity — but in Europe, and his features suggest we evolved much differently than scientists once believed.

In prose that reads like a gripping…

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#ENTRYLEVELBOSS

Banging your head against the wall with the job search? #ENTRYLEVELBOSS will help you stop freaking out. Miserable in your current role but no idea what to do next? With this book you’ll be able to make a decision, no personality tests required. Convinced that you are the most unhireable person on this planet? That’s statistically improbable — and you’ll be amazed at how employable you’ll be by the time you have finished reading.

This is personal training for your career, based on a step-by-step plan that includes:

All the intel you need about getting hired in today’s world, in today’s…

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1947

As the clock strikes the end of the war, the time begins to turn towards a new age — the one we call now.

This shift does not happen overnight, from one day to the next; instead, the world vibrates for a number of years. People try to find their way back to homes that are no longer there, or on to an uncertain future across the sea. Some run from their deeds, and most get away. Among the millions in flight across Europe looking for a new home in 1947 is Elisabeth Åsbrink’s father.

In 1947, production begins of the Kalashnikov, Christian Dior creates the New Look, Simone de Beauvoir writes The Second…

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Ellis Island

A landmark work of history that brings the voices of the past vividly to life, transforming our understanding of the immigrant’s experience in America.

Ellis Island. How many stories does this tiny patch of land hold? How many people had joyfully embarked on a new life here — or known the despair of being turned away? How many were held there against their will?

To tell its manifold stories, Ellis Island draws on unpublished testimonies, memoirs and correspondence from many internees and immigrants, including Russians, Italians, Jews, Japanese, Germans, and Poles, along with the commissioners,…

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Conquering Fat Logic

Why do diets fail? Is it because of genetic disposition? A sluggish metabolism? An underactive thyroid?

A behavioural psychologist reveals the truth about dieting, including how she lost over 100lb in one year.

After years of failed diets Dr Nadja Hermann weighed over 23 stone at the age of 30. All her life, she had heard and read about hundreds of reasons why diets wouldn't work for her. But when her weight started to seriously affect her health, she took a hard look at the science and realised that most of what she believed about dieting was a myth. What was more, those very myths were preventing her…

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The Re-Origin of Species

What does a mammoth smell like? Do dinosaurs bob their heads as they walk, like today’s birds? Do aurochs low like cows? You may soon find out.

From the Siberian permafrost to balmy California, scientists across the globe are working to resurrect all kinds of extinct animals, from ones that just left us to those that have been gone for many thousands of years. Their tools in this hunt are both fossils and cutting-edge genetic technologies. Some of these scientists are driven by sheer curiosity; others view the lost species as a powerful weapon in the fight to preserve rapidly changing ecosystems.

It…

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Gut

The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us.

Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and — let’s be honest — somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy. And scientists are only just discovering quite how much it has to offer; new research shows that gut bacteria can play a role in everything from obesity and allergies to Alzheimer’s.

Beginning with the personal…

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Made in Sweden

What are the real Swedish Values? Who is the real Swedish Model?

In recent times, we have come to favour all things Scandi — their food, furnishings, fiction, fashion, and general way of life. We seem to regard the Swedes and their Scandinavian neighbours as altogether more sophisticated, admirable, and evolved than us. We have all aspired to be Swedish, to live in their perfectly designed society from the future. But what if we have invested all our faith in a fantasy? What if Sweden has in fact never been as moderate, egalitarian, dignified, or tolerant as it would like to (have us) think? The recent…

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Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust

‘There are no stupid questions, nor any forbidden ones, but there are some questions that have no answer.’

Hédi Fried was nineteen when the Nazis snatched her family from their home in Eastern Europe and transported them to Auschwitz, where her parents were murdered and she and her sister were forced into hard labour until the end of the war.

Now ninety-seven, she has spent her life educating young people about the Holocaust and answering their questions about one of the darkest periods in human history. Questions like, ‘How was it to live in the camps?’, ‘Did you dream at night?’, ‘Why did…

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How We Eat with Our Eyes and Think with Our Stomachs

Does eating off a red plate really curb your appetite?

Can music enhance sweet flavours and deepen savoury ones?

Why does a homemade Belgian double-chocolate cake make your mouth water more than a chocolate cake? And would you pay more for it?

Discover the answers to these questions and more in this clever little book that draws on the latest scientific research to explain the innumerable influences behind our appetites, tastes, and eating habits.

Learn how to throw your best dinner party yet by optimising the music, lighting, and table setting. Become a savvy shopper by understanding how supermarkets…

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Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?

A feminist critique of new-liberalism.

How do you get your dinner? That is the basic question of economics. It might seem easy, but it is actually very complicated.  When economist and philosopher Adam Smith proclaimed that all our actions were motivated by self-interest, and that the world turns because of financial gain, he laid the foundations for 'economic man’.

Selfish and cynical, 'economic man' has dominated our thinking ever since — he is the ugly rational heart of modern day capitalism. But, every night, Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner, not out of self-interest, but out of love.…

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The Chief Witness

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Our Hormones, Our Health

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Parenthood the Swedish Way

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The Way Through the Woods

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Ancient Bones

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Ellis Island

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The Re-Origin of Species

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