This really won't appeal to everyone but this book is supposed to be excellent and is usually around £10+ elsewhere (it's currently £10.38 on Play.com)
It's got excellent reviews and is recommended to anyone who is interested in life on the northern side of the Korean penninsula.
`A most perceptive and eye-opening account of everyday life in North Korea' --Jung Chang
`I loved it - I couldn't pull myself away. This is the first book I've read which tells me about the inner lives of individual North Koreans' --Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor, Channel 4 News
'A rare and valuable insight ... Nothing to Envy is a searchlight shining on a country cloaked in darkness'
"Nothing to Envy" weaves together the stories of adversity and resilience of six residents of Chongin, North Korea's third largest city. Two lovers, who dated secretly for a decade, feared to criticise the regime to each other. A loyal factory worker watched her husband and son die of starvation before escaping the country. In telling the stories of Chongin's residents. she has recreated the lifestyles of North Korean citizens from their interests and concerns to their culture.
EDIT: This book has now won the BBC Samuel Johnson Non-fiction prize.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10477175.stm
EDIT: Price was raised from £6 to £7.49 over the weekend but is probably still the cheapest anywhere.