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EnvelopeBooks is the brightest new publisher in the UK and, like Penguin in its early days, each of our books is a collectible. Our authors write clearly, as if composing a letter; we then package their words in our stunning, trademark envelope covers. Like a postal service of the mind, we select books that connect with every corner of the physical and mental world. To deliver your message widely and safely, contact us: you'll be impressed.

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MICHAEL HOLMAN 

POSTMARK AFRICA

HALF A CENTURY AS A FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT 

Eye-witness reports over 50 years on the state of sub-Saharan Africa, written for the Financial Times and other media, by the FT's former Africa Editor, providing rare insights into the continent's post-independence successes and set-back. Revealing, relevant and highly readable. Alexander McCall Smith says: "Profound observations on virtually very page." 

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ROBERT BEST 

FROM BEDALES TO THE BOCHE

THE IRONIES OF AN EDWARDIAN CHILDHOOD 

No one expected that a generation that had befriended Germany in the 1900s would be eagerly fighting against it in the 1910s. In this extraordinary memoir, one of Britain's most important industrial designers tracks his career from the progressive idealism of his school days at Bedales to his passionate enlistment into the Royal Flying Corps, after two years in the ASC.  

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JONATHAN LAWLEY 

A ROAD TO EXTINCTION

CAN PALAEOLITHIC AFRICANS SURVIVE IN THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS? 

The Jarawa tribe wants nothing to do with modern civilisation, but modern civilisation doesn't care. Convoys of tourists travel each day along the Andaman Trunk Road in the hope of seeing these naked pygmy hunters in what is now India's human safari park. Jonathan Lawley goes back to the colony his grandfather used to run to see how bad things are.