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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 215 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Judith Kerr by Joanna Carey
    Judith Kerr - by Joanna Carey

    £18.95   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780500022153 | ISBN 10: 0500022151

    This volume in Thames and Hudson's Illustrators series showcases the work of the late Judith Kerr, one of the world's most beloved authors and illustrators.  Joanna Carey, who had unrestricted access to Judith Kerr and her archive, explores the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman
    The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted - by Robert Hillman

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571349784 | ISBN 10: 0571349781

    The perfect book for anyone who's ever had their heart broken, anyone who's ever had their broken heart mended, and anyone who's ever visited a bookshop...  Tom Hope doesn’t chase rainbows. He does his best on the farm – he milks the cows ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why You Should Read Children
    Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise - by Katherine Rundell

    £5.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781526610072 | ISBN 10: 1526610078

    Katherine Rundell – Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children – explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playf ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Art of Mindful Reading: Embracing the Wisdom of Words by Ella Berthoud
    The Art of Mindful Reading: Embracing the Wisdom of Words - by Ella Berthoud

    £10.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781782407683 | ISBN 10: 1782407685

    The healing power of reading has been renowned since Aristotle; focus, flow and enlightenment can all be discovered through this universal act.   The Art of Mindful Reading embraces the joy of absorbing words on a page, encouraging a state of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim
    Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves - by Glory Edim

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781409189275 | ISBN 10: 1409189279

    Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives – but not everyone regularly sees themselves reflected on the pages of a book. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
    The Librarian of Auschwitz - by Antonio Iturbe

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781529104776 | ISBN 10: 1529104777

    For readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Choice: this is the story of the smallest library in the world – and the most dangerous.   'It wasn’t an extensive library. In fact, it consisted of eight books and some of them were in poo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan
    Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading - by Lucy Mangan

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784709228 | ISBN 10: 1784709220

    When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up different worlds and cast new light on this one.   She was whisked away to Narnia – and Kirrin Island – and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Librarian by Salley Vickers
    The Librarian - by Salley Vickers

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241330234 | ISBN 10: 0241330238

    In 1958, Sylvia Blackwell, fresh from one of the new post-war Library Schools, takes up a job as children's librarian in a run down library in the market town of East Mole.   Her mission is to fire the enthusiasm of the children of East Mole f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Writer
    Writer's Game: The Modern Authors (Card Game) - by Alex Johnson, with illustrations by Carla Fuentes

    £12.99   card deck   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786272553 | ISBN 10: 1786272555

    Who had the most commercial success in their lifetime, Ernest Hemingway or Agatha Christie? Whose work has the most adaptations, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Franz Kafka? Who courted the most scandal, Colette or James Joyce?  Pit 32 of the world’s great ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson
    In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein - by Fiona Sampson

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781255292 | ISBN 10: 1781255296

    Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Browse: Love Letters to Bookshops Around the World by Henry Hitchings (Editor)
    Browse: Love Letters to Bookshops Around the World - by Henry Hitchings (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781782272960 | ISBN 10: 1782272968

    A cabinet of curiosities, a time machine, a treasure trove – we love bookshops because they possess a unique kind of magic. In Browse Henry Hitchings asks fifteen writers from around the world to reveal their favourite bookshops, each conjuring a s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The All Night Bookshop by David Belbin
    The All Night Bookshop - by David Belbin

    £4.95   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781907598760 | ISBN 10: 1907598766

    An elusive owner who lives on the top floor but is never seen… customers who turn up after midnight in slippers and dressing gown, driven by an urgent desire for a book about Icelandic myths or pottery… a beautiful and insomniac shop manager who ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Snooty Bookshop: Fifty Literary Postcards by Tom Gauld
    The Snooty Bookshop: Fifty Literary Postcards - by Tom Gauld

    £12.99   card deck   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786891525 | ISBN 10: 1786891522

    A hilarious collection of fifty postcards celebrating multi-award-winning cartoonist Tom Gauld’s iconic Guardian comics – the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere.  Tom Gauld has created countless iconic strips for the Guardian over th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
    The Diary of a Bookseller - by Shaun Bythell

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781258637 | ISBN 10: 1781258635

    Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bookshops by Jorge Carrión
    Bookshops - by Jorge Carrión

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780857054463 | ISBN 10: 0857054465

    Why do bookshops matter? How do they filter our ideas and literature?   In this inventive and highly entertaining extended essay, Jorge Carrion takes his reader on a journey around the world, via its bookshops. His travels take him to Shakespeare ... more

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  • Cover image of book Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor)
    Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse - by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509897087 | ISBN 10: 1509897089

    In Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has commissioned a selection of the UK's most loved and lauded poets to each write a poem in celebration of books and bookshops - the worlds they hold, the freedoms ... more

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  • Cover image of book Larchfield by Polly Clark
    Larchfield - by Polly Clark

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786481955 | ISBN 10: 1786481952

    Winner of the MsLexia Prize, a beautiful novel about a woman's struggle with isolation and sanity woven with the story of the poet W. H. Auden.   It's early summer when a young poet, Dora Fielding, moves to Helensburgh on the west coast of Sco ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Virago Story: Assessing the Impact of a Feminist Publishing Phenomenon by Catherine Riley
    The Virago Story: Assessing the Impact of a Feminist Publishing Phenomenon - by Catherine Riley

    £19.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785338557 | ISBN 10: 1785338552

    The 1970s witnessed a renaissance in women’s print culture, as feminist presses and bookshops sprang up in the wake of the second-wave women’s movement. At four decades’ remove from that heady era, however, the landscape looks dramatically diff ... more

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  • Cover image of book Economic Science Fictions by William Davies
    Economic Science Fictions - by William Davies

    £24.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781906897680 | ISBN 10: 1906897689

    From the libertarian economics of Ayn Rand to Aldous Huxley’s consumerist dystopias, economics and science fiction have often orbited each other. In Economic Science Fictions, editor William Davies has deliberately merged the two worlds, asking how ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures by Charlie English
    The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures - by Charlie English

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008126650 | ISBN 10: 0008126658

    Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world’s most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda ... more

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  • Cover image of book For the Love of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word by Graham Tarrant
    For the Love of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word - by Graham Tarrant

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786852700 | ISBN 10: 1786852705

    Do you know...  Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning? Why Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China? Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?   Banned books, feuding au ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li
    Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life - by Yiyun Li

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241978665 | ISBN 10: 0241978661

    A luminous memoir from the award-winning author of The Vagrants and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.  'What a long way it is from one life to another. Yet why write if not for that distance?'  Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisd ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World by Joshua Hammer
    The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World - by Joshua Hammer

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781476777412 | ISBN 10: 1476777411

    To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven.   In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nemo
    Nemo's Almanac: A Quiz for Book Lovers - by Ian Patterson

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781259504 | ISBN 10: 178125950x

    A literary quiz full of quotes that will challenge, cheer and enlighten book buffs.  Which bestselling novelist wrote about a tumble at the seaside? Do you know the poet who penned lines in praise of frogs? And who had strong opinions on Apri ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Read Aloud by Francesco Dimitri
    To Read Aloud - by Francesco Dimitri

    £14.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786693259 | ISBN 10: 1786693259

    Reading a story to another person creates a bond between two people. It is often assumed that reading aloud is only for children, but the practice was once a common pleasure for adults too. The time has come to rediscover it. This simple yet powerful ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Book of Book Lists: A Bibliophile
    A Book of Book Lists: A Bibliophile's Compendium - by Alex Johnson

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780712352253 | ISBN 10: 0712352252

    This is a book of book lists. Not of the '1,001 Books You MUST Read Before You Die' variety but lists that tell stories. Lists that make you smile, make you wonder, and see titles together in entirely new ways.  From Bin Laden's bookshelf to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Man in Europe: A Novel by Dennis Glover
    The Last Man in Europe: A Novel - by Dennis Glover

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781863959377 | ISBN 10: 1863959378

    April, 1947. In a run-down farmhouse on a remote Scottish island, George Orwell begins his last and greatest work: Nineteen Eighty-Four.   Forty-four years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that within three winters will take his life, O ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Story Cure: An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise by Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin
    The Story Cure: An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise - by Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782115298 | ISBN 10: 1782115293

    “The best way to help a child through a challenging moment is to give them a story about it, whether they’re being bullied, have fallen in love for the first time, or the tooth-fairy failed to show up”   The stories that shape our children ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies by Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin
    The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies - by Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786891044 | ISBN 10: 1786891042

    “A good book, read at the right moment, should leave you uplifted, inspired, energized and eager for more. With so many books to choose from, what’s the point of reading even one more that leaves you cold?”   A quirky popular reference b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Censored: A Literary History of Subversion & Control by Matthew Fellion, and Katherine Inglis
    Censored: A Literary History of Subversion & Control - by Matthew Fellion, and Katherine Inglis

    £25.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780712356893 | ISBN 10: 0712356894

    The list of books suppressed in the English language features the sacred and profane, poetic and pornographic, famous and infamous. A history of literary censorship is therefore a history not only of texts but of the authorities that have attempted t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling by Philip Pullman
    Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling - by Philip Pullman

    £25.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910200964 | ISBN 10: 1910200964

    In over thirty essays, written over twenty years, one of the world’s great storytellers meditates on storytelling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Baking with Kafka by Tom Gauld
    Baking with Kafka - by Tom Gauld

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786891501 | ISBN 10: 1786891506

    The new collection from multi-award-winning cartoonist Tom Gauld - the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere.   In Baking with Kafka, Tom Gauld asks the questions no one else dares ask about civilisation as we know it. - How do you get publ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Orwell
    Orwell's Nose: A Pathological Biography - by John Sutherland

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780238265 | ISBN 10: 1780238266

    In 2012 John Sutherland permanently lost his sense of smell. At about the same time he embarked on a re-reading of George Orwell’s works, and his lack of olfactory sense cast an entirely new light on the re-evaluation. What he now noticed was just ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood
    Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold - by Margaret Atwood

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780099594024 | ISBN 10: 0099594021

    ‘It’s got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge.’   Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no oth ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Art of Reading by Damon Young
    The Art of Reading - by Damon Young

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911344186 | ISBN 10: 1911344188

    "For Damon Young, writers are like secret agents gone rogue, grabbing us by the lapels and inviting us into a realm of delicious ambiguity. The Art of Reading is an intimately conspiratorial book — erudite, surprising, and persuasive."(Henry Hitchi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Five Lose Dad in the Garden Centre by Bruno Vincent
    Five Lose Dad in the Garden Centre - by Bruno Vincent

    £7.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786487551 | ISBN 10: 1786487551

    Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans.   Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy are keen to show Uncle Quentin what ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scribbles in the Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books by Daniel Gray
    Scribbles in the Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books - by Daniel Gray

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408883945 | ISBN 10: 1408883945

    We lead increasingly time-poor lifestyles, bombarded 24/7 by petrifying news bulletins, internet trolls and endless noises. Where has the joy and relaxation gone from our daily lives? Scribbles in the Margins offers a glorious antidote to that relent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction by Erika Janik
    Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction - by Erika Janik

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780807047880 | ISBN 10: 0807047880

    A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years.   In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold by Anne Tyler
    Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold - by Anne Tyler

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780099589877 | ISBN 10: 0099589877

    *** As read on Radio 4 ***   ‘You can’t get around Kate Battista as easily as all that’   Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    The Book Thief - by Markus Zusak

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784162122 | ISBN 10: 1784162124

    It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Ate Books: Adventures in Reading by Nilanjana Roy
    The Girl Who Ate Books: Adventures in Reading - by Nilanjana Roy

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9789350297117 | ISBN 10: 9350297116

    From Bankimchandra Chatterjee to G.V. Desani to Vikram Seth, Indian writing in English has come a long way over the last hundred years. And Nilanjana Roy – voracious eater of books and sharpest of critics – has taken stock of it all.   On ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Brontesaurus: An A-Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and Branwell) by John Sutherland and John Crace
    The Brontesaurus: An A-Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and Branwell) - by John Sutherland and John Crace

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785781438 | ISBN 10: 178578143x

    Did Charlotte Brontë take opium? Did the Reverend Brontë carry a loaded pistol? What, precisely, does ‘wuthering’ mean?   Distinguished literary critic John Sutherland takes an idiosyncratic look at the world of the Brontës, from the bum ... more

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  • Cover image of book Busy Bookshop: My First Sticker Activity by Marion Billet
    Busy Bookshop: My First Sticker Activity - by Marion Billet

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509809424 | ISBN 10: 1509809422

    Get creative and design your own bookshop with Busy Bookshop: My First Sticker Activity, a title for young children complete with carry handle and lively illustrations by well-known French illustrator Marion Billet.   Make book covers, choose ... more

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  • Cover image of book Five Go Parenting by Bruno Vincent
    Five Go Parenting - by Bruno Vincent

    £7.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781786482280 | ISBN 10: 1786482282

    Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront possibly their toughest challenge ye ... more

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  • Cover image of book Five Go Gluten-Free by Bruno Vincent
    Five Go Gluten-Free - by Bruno Vincent

    £7.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781786482228 | ISBN 10: 1786482223

    Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront a new challenge: is it possible to g ... more

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  • Cover image of book Five on Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent
    Five on Brexit Island - by Bruno Vincent

    £7.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781786483843 | ISBN 10: 178648384x

    Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, can George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy survive the ultimate test of their friend ... more

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  • Cover image of book Five Go on a Strategy Away Day by Bruno Vincent
    Five Go on a Strategy Away Day - by Bruno Vincent

    £7.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781786482242 | ISBN 10: 178648224x

    Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront a new challenge: what exactly is thi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book Lover
    The Book Lover's Treasury of Quotations: An Inspired Collection on Reading, Writing and Literature - by Jo Brielyn

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781578266302 | ISBN 10: 1578266300

    Rich with meaningful quotes, heartfelt humor and witty one-liners, The Book Lover's Treasury of Quotations brings together the best and brightest to speak on all that books have to offer.   Whether it s their ability to transport us to exciti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley
    The Prison Book Club - by Ann Walmsley

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780748634 | ISBN 10: 1780748639

    After Ann Walmsley was mugged near her house in Hampstead, she found she was unable to walk alone down the street and it shook her belief in the fundamental goodness of people. In Canada a few years later, when her friend Carol asked her to participa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bookshops by Jorge Carrión
    Bookshops - by Jorge Carrión

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780857054449 | ISBN 10: 0857054449

    A journey around the world by way of its best bookshops - the perfect present for book-lovers   Why do bookshops matter? How do they filter our ideas and literature? In this inventive and highly entertaining extended essay, Jorge Carrion takes ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shylock is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold by Howard Jacobson
    Shylock is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold - by Howard Jacobson

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099593287 | ISBN 10: 0099593289

    Winner of the Booker Prize AS SEEN ON BBC IMAGINE   �Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?�  With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of someone ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Reading, Writing and Living with Books by The London Library
    On Reading, Writing and Living with Books - by The London Library

    £4.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782272519 | ISBN 10: 1782272518

    "This little body of thought, that lies before me in the shape of a book, has existed thousands of years, nor since the invention of the press can anything short of an universal convulsion of nature abolish it"   On Reading, Writing and Living ... more

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  • Cover image of book Soft in the Head by Marie-Sabine Roger
    Soft in the Head - by Marie-Sabine Roger

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782271581 | ISBN 10: 1782271589

    An international bestseller, Marie Sabine-Roger's heartwarming novel is a touching and comic tale about the power of books. For fans of The Uncommon Reader and The President's Hat. His mother called him a worthless halfwit while his fellow drunks ... more

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  • Cover image of book Death and Mr Pickwick by Stephen Jarvis
    Death and Mr Pickwick - by Stephen Jarvis

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099593485 | ISBN 10: 0099593483

    On 31 March 1836 the publishers Chapman & Hall launched the first issue of a new monthly periodical entitled The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Conceived and created by the artist Robert Seymour, it contained four of his illustrations; the w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women Who Read are Dangerous by Stefan Bollmann
    Women Who Read are Dangerous - by Stefan Bollmann

    £14.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780789212566 | ISBN 10: 0789212560

    What is it about a woman reading that has captivated hundreds of artists over the centuries? Stefan Bollmanns Women Who Read Are Dangerous explores this popular subject in more than 70 artworks drawings, paintings, photographs, and printsby iconi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith
    Public Library and Other Stories - by Ali Smith

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241974599 | ISBN 10: 0241974593

    A richly inventive new collection of stories from Ali Smith, author of How to be both, winner of the Baileys Women's Prize and the Costa Novel Award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Why are books so very powerful? What do the books w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sophie and the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance by Patricia Duncker
    Sophie and the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance - by Patricia Duncker

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408860557 | ISBN 10: 1408860554

    Berlin, September 1872. The Duncker brothers, Max and Wolfgang, own a thriving publishing business in the city. Clever, irresponsible Max is as fond of gambling and brothels as the older, wiser, Wolfgang is of making a profit. When Max's bad habits g ... more

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  • Cover image of book Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favourite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg
    Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favourite Literary Characters - by Mallory Ortberg

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472150752 | ISBN 10: 1472150759

    What if the greatest characters in literary history all carried around smartphones and typed out messages to each other? From the passive-aggressive to the clever, the strange, and the downright inappropriate, magnificent Mallory Ortberg gets to grip ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nelly Dean by Alison Case
    Nelly Dean - by Alison Case

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780008123420 | ISBN 10: 000812342x

    A gripping and heartbreaking novel that reimagines life at Wuthering Heights through the eyes of the Earnshaws loyal servant, Nelly Dean.  Young Nelly Dean has been Hindleys closest companion for as long as she can remember, living freely a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Adeline by Norah Vincent
    Adeline - by Norah Vincent

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780349005676 | ISBN 10: 0349005672

    A captivating novel of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury group.   On 18 April 1941, twenty-two days after Virginia Woolf went for a walk near her weekend house in Sussex and never returned, her body was reclaimed from the River Ouse. Norah Vin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mobile Library by David Whitehouse
    Mobile Library - by David Whitehouse

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447274711 | ISBN 10: 1447274717

    Twelve-year-old Bobby Nusku is an archivist of his mother. He catalogues traces of her life and waits for her to return home.   Bobby thinks that he's been left to face the world alone until he meets lonely single mother Val and her daughter R ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
    The Little Paris Bookshop - by Nina George

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349140377 | ISBN 10: 0349140375

    The international bestseller The Little Paris Bookshop is a delightful, bittersweet tale about the distance one man will travel for the sake of love and friendship.   On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
    The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend - by Katarina Bivald

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780701189068 | ISBN 10: 0701189061

    Warning: once you let books into your life, the most unexpected things can happen...  The International Bestseller   Sara is 28 and has never been outside Sweden except in the (many) books she reads. When her elderly penfriend Amy inv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life from Elsewhere: Journeys Through World Literature by Various authors
    Life from Elsewhere: Journeys Through World Literature - by Various authors

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782271895 | ISBN 10: 1782271899

    Writers in Translation, established in 2005 and supported by Bloomberg and Arts Council England, champions the best literature from around the world.  To mark the programme's tenth anniversary, ten leading writers from around the world, many of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book Collector by Alice Thompson
    The Book Collector - by Alice Thompson

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784630430 | ISBN 10: 1784630438

    Alice Thompsons new novel is a Gothic story of book collecting, mutilation and madness.  Violet is obsessed with the books of fairy tales her husband acquires, but her growing delusions see her confined in an asylum. As she recovers and is rele ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Teenager Who Came to Tea: A Parody by Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd, illustrated by Gillian Johnson
    The Teenager Who Came to Tea: A Parody - by Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd, illustrated by Gillian Johnson

    £9.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472121769 | ISBN 10: 1472121767

    But the teenager didn't take just one Pringle. He took a selfie of himself pouring a whole tube of them into his mouth, before sending it to his best mate, along with the letters LOL!   The bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff
    Plotted: A Literary Atlas - by Andrew DeGraff

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781936976867 | ISBN 10: 1936976862

    This incredibly wide-ranging collection of maps all inspired by literary classics offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds.   Andrew DeGraffs stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscape ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Literary Christmas: An Anthology by Various authors
    A Literary Christmas: An Anthology - by Various authors

    £10.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780712356138 | ISBN 10: 0712356134

    For as long as Christmas has been celebrated, poets and writers have sought to explore every aspect of it, whether the story of the Nativity or the festive traditions that have grown up over the centuries. A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
    An Unnecessary Woman - by Rabih Alameddine

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472119209 | ISBN 10: 1472119207

    Rabih Alameddine follows his international bestseller The Hakawati with an enchanting story of the life of a book-loving, obsessive, seventy-two-year-old, blue-haired 'unnecessary woman', living in Beirut. This is a novel to savour.  Aaliya Sal ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies by Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud
    The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies - by Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857864215 | ISBN 10: 0857864211

    Are you weary in Brain and Body? Do you desire a Positive Cure for your Pessimism? Do you require Bront to re-boot your Broken Heart? Do you despair of your Nose? Can Fielding open your Flood Gates? Or Pynchon purge your Paranoia? May we administer ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lost Child by Caryl Phillips
    The Lost Child - by Caryl Phillips

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780747989 | ISBN 10: 1780747985

    Caryl Phillipss The Lost Child is a sweeping story of orphans and outcasts, haunted by the past and fighting to liberate themselves from it. At its centre is Monica Johnson, cut off from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner, and her bi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Latest Readings by Clive James
    Latest Readings - by Clive James

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780300213195 | ISBN 10: 0300213190

    In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that if you dont know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do, James moved his library to his house in Cambridge, where he would live, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi
    The Republic of Imagination - by Azar Nafisi

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099558934 | ISBN 10: 0099558939

    From the author of the bestselling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran comes a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction today. Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miss Emily by Nuala O
    Miss Emily - by Nuala O'Connor

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910124550 | ISBN 10: 1910124559

    The Dickinson household is saved from domestic chaos with the arrival of Ada Concannon, a "neat little Irish person, fresh off the boat". Amherst in the 1800's is a pastoral environment for the homesick young maid who finds in the gifted middle chil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twilight of the Eastern Gods by Ismail Kadare
    Twilight of the Eastern Gods - by Ismail Kadare

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857866196 | ISBN 10: 0857866192

    1958. In a dorm room in Moscow, a young writer is woken by the sound of angry voices on the radio. Through the fog of a hangover he hears the news that a novel called Doctor Zhivago has earned its author the Nobel Prize. There is uproar. The author, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
    Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books - by Azar Nafisi

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241246238 | ISBN 10: 0241246237

    'That room for all of us, became a place of transgression. What a wonderland it was! Sitting around the large coffee table covered with bouquets of flowers We were, to borrow from Nabokov, to experience how the ordinary pebble of ordinary life coul ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
    The Word Exchange - by Alena Graedon

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780225623 | ISBN 10: 1780225628

    For fans of Alice in Wonderland, Shadow of the Wind and booklovers everywhere, a literary thriller and a love story set in a world threatened by the disappearance of language.  Words are under threat. It's time to fights back...  Imagine ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
    My Salinger Year - by Joanna Rakoff

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408833971 | ISBN 10: 1408833972

    At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in the plush, wood-panelle ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of to Kill a Mockingbird by Mary McDonagh Murphy (Editor)
    Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of to Kill a Mockingbird - by Mary McDonagh Murphy (Editor)

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784753054 | ISBN 10: 178475305x

    "You come away from Murphys book with a renewed amazement at what Lee was able to achieve with a single perfect novel"(Entertainment Weekly) First published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird is not only a beloved classic, but also a touchstone in li ... more

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  • Cover image of book Virginia Woolf in Manhattan by Maggie Gee
    Virginia Woolf in Manhattan - by Maggie Gee

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846591990 | ISBN 10: 1846591996

    NOMINATED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015   What if Virginia Woolf came back to life in the twenty-first century?   Bestselling author Angela Lamb is going through a mid-life crisis. She dumps her irrepressible daughter Gerda at boarding schoo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills
    The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee - by Marja Mills

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780143127666 | ISBN 10: 0143127667

    To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. Yet for the last fifty years, the novels celebrated author, Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has said almost nothing on the record.   But in 2001, Nell ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books That Inspired Them by Antonia Fraser (Editor)
    The Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books That Inspired Them - by Antonia Fraser (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408859629 | ISBN 10: 1408859629

    In this delightful collection forty acclaimed writers explain what first made them interested in literature, what inspired them to read and what makes them continue to do so. First published in 1992 in hardback only, original contributors include Mar ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry - by Gabrielle Zevin

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349141077 | ISBN 10: 034914107x

    The little book with the big heart - the New York Times bestseller that has won passionate fans around the world.  Originally published as The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry.  "Who the hell are you?" A.J. asks the baby. For no appare ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Poets
    The Poets' Wives - by David Park

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408846360 | ISBN 10: 1408846365

    Three women, each destined to play the role of a poet's wife: Catherine Blake, the wife of William Blake a poet, painter and engraver who struggles for recognition in a society that dismisses him as a madman; Nadezhda Mandelstam, wife of Russian po ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
    The Forty Rules of Love - by Elif Shafak

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241972939 | ISBN 10: 0241972930

    Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love. So when Ella reads ... more

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  • Cover image of book The End of the Story by Lydia Davis
    The End of the Story - by Lydia Davis

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241205457 | ISBN 10: 024120545x

    The first and only novel by Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2013.   'It surprised me, over and over, to find that I was with such a young man. He was twenty-two when I met him. He turned twenty-three while I knew him, ... more

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  • Cover image of book History of the Rain by Niall Williams
    History of the Rain - by Niall Williams

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408852057 | ISBN 10: 1408852055

    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County Clare, everyone is a long story... Bedbound in her attic room beneath the falling ra ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Word by Hanif Kureishi
    The Last Word - by Hanif Kureishi

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571277551 | ISBN 10: 0571277551

    Mamoon is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in England - but now, in his early 70s, his reputation is fading, sales have dried up, and his new wife has expensive taste.   Harry, a young writer, is commissioned to write a biog ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy in the Book by Nathan Penlington
    The Boy in the Book - by Nathan Penlington

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780755365708 | ISBN 10: 0755365704

    As a boy, Nathan Penlington had loved 'Choose Your Own Adventures', the bestselling phenomenon of the 1980s which thrust the reader into the role of main character and compelled them to make decisions and direct the flow of the story.   When N ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where the Wild Mums Are by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker
    Where the Wild Mums Are - by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker

    £10.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571321513 | ISBN 10: 0571321518

    In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a worn-out mum finds herself floating across time and space to the place where the Wild Mums are. Dazzled by her party tricks, they crown her Queen of the Wild Mums and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce
    The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses - by Kevin Birmingham

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784080730 | ISBN 10: 178408073x

    THE SUNDAY TIMES LITERARY NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014.   THE ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014.   For more than a decade, the book now considered the most important novel in the English language was illegal to sell, advertise or im ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
    The Silkworm - by Robert Galbraith

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780751549263 | ISBN 10: 0751549266

    The second book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut
    Arctic Summer - by Damon Galgut

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782391593 | ISBN 10: 1782391592

    In 1912, the SS Birmingham approaches India. On board is Morgan Forster, novelist and man of letters, who is embarking on a journey of discovery. As Morgan stands on deck, the promise of a strange new future begins to take shape before his eyes. The ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to be a Heroine: Or, What I
    How to be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much - by Samantha Ellis

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099575566 | ISBN 10: 0099575566

    Cathy Earnshaw or Jane Eyre? Petrova or Posy? Scarlett or Melanie? Lace or Valley of the Dolls? On a pilgrimage to Wuthering Heights, Samantha Ellis found herself arguing with her best friend about which heroine was best: Jane Eyre or Cathy Ea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Drawn from the Archive: Hidden Histories of Illustration by Sarah Lawrence
    Drawn from the Archive: Hidden Histories of Illustration - by Sarah Lawrence

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780992882709 | ISBN 10: 0992882702

    Discover the creative process of some of our most celebrated illustrators in this stunning new collection from Seven Stories.  A beautiful book to treasure ~ Jacqueline Wilson   Seven Stories, The National Centre for Childrens Books ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Everywhere: A Little Book About Reading by Heather Reyes
    An Everywhere: A Little Book About Reading - by Heather Reyes

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780992636401 | ISBN 10: 099263640x

    "I have so much enjoyed An Everywhere. It is a brilliant travel guide to the city of books: the city we hold within us, and the one we share with all its other citizens. I love Heather's passion for reading and the blend of erudition and intimacy tha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walking the Literary Landscape: 20 Classic Walks for Book-Lovers in Northern England by Ian Hamilton & Diane Roberts
    Walking the Literary Landscape: 20 Classic Walks for Book-Lovers in Northern England - by Ian Hamilton & Diane Roberts

    £12.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781906148782 | ISBN 10: 1906148783

    Literature and a love of the English countryside are natural companions. Walking the Literary Landscape brings the two together in a collection of 20 circular routes in the north of England, all between 3 and 9 miles (5 and 15 kilometres) in length. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island by Ashwin Desai
    Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island - by Ashwin Desai

    £13.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781608462728 | ISBN 10: 1608462722

    "Somehow, Shakespeare always seems to have something to say to us."(Nelson Mandela) The prison authorities on apartheid South Africa's Robben Island strictly censored the reading materials inmates received from the outside world. Yet, the prisoner ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bookworms, Dog-Ears and Squashy Big Armchairs: A Book Lover
    Bookworms, Dog-Ears and Squashy Big Armchairs: A Book Lover's Alphabet - by Heather Reyes

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780992636463 | ISBN 10: 0992636469

    Are you an xenophile?  Which book dedications make us cry?  What were the author events of Ancient Rome like?  Why did the U.S post ban Chaucer?  Why do we like reading books in the loo?   Are your books 'slight ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where I
    Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books - by Tim Parks

    £12.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781846559037 | ISBN 10: 1846559030

    What do books mean to you? A lively and enjoyable book about books, from bestselling writer Tim Parks.  Should you finish every book you start?  How has your family influenced the way you read?  What is literary style?  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life, Love and the Archers: Recollections, Reviews and Other Prose by Wendy Cope
    Life, Love and the Archers: Recollections, Reviews and Other Prose - by Wendy Cope

    £16.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444795363 | ISBN 10: 1444795368

    Wendy Cope has long been one of the nation's best-loved poets, with her sharp eye for human foibles and wry sense of humour. For the first time, Life, Love and the Archers brings together the best of her prose - recollections, reviews and essays from ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dubliners 100: Fifteen New Stories Inspired by the Original by Thomas Morris (Editor)
    Dubliners 100: Fifteen New Stories Inspired by the Original - by Thomas Morris (Editor)

    £15.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780992817015 | ISBN 10: 0992817013

    Thomas Morriss Dubliners 100 invites new and established Irish writers to create cover versions of their favourite stories from James Joyces Dubliners. Dubliners 100 is a timely conversation with Joyces classic short story collection one hun ... more

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  • Cover image of book Francis Plug: How to be a Public Author by Paul Ewen
    Francis Plug: How to be a Public Author - by Paul Ewen

    £11.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781910296141 | ISBN 10: 1910296147

    In the most controversial year in the history of the Man Booker Prize comes a book certain to add fuel to the fire. How to be a Public Author will take the debate to another level. It will get everyone talking and laughing even more about Britain ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell
    The Bookshop Book - by Jen Campbell

    £12.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781472116666 | ISBN 10: 1472116666

    Every bookshop has a story.  We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books.  We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old ru ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Best Book in the World by Peter Stjernstrm
    The Best Book in the World - by Peter Stjernstrm

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781843915164 | ISBN 10: 1843915162

    Competitive authors Titus Jensen and Eddie X are racing against each other to write the best-selling book of all time but to what lengths will they go to outdo each other...? Welcome to The Best Book in the World funny, gripping and a little bit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Literary Listography: My Reading Life in Lists by Lisa Nola, illustrated by Holly Exley
    Literary Listography: My Reading Life in Lists - by Lisa Nola, illustrated by Holly Exley

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781452131603 | ISBN 10: 1452131600

    Now fans of the bestselling Listography journal series can keep track of their literary life past, present, and future. With over 70 entertaining and thought-provoking list topics ranging from the quintessential (favorite books by genre, authors t ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little History of Literature by John Sutherland
    A Little History of Literature - by John Sutherland

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780300205312 | ISBN 10: 0300205317

    This 'little history' takes on a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter. John Sutherland is perfectly suited to the task. He has researched, taught, and written ... more

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  • Cover image of book American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light by Iain Sinclair
    American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light - by Iain Sinclair

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241955819 | ISBN 10: 0241955815

    Iain Sinclair looks to the open road and the Beat Generation in American Smoke.   Iain Sinclair breaks for the border with American Smoke, his first full engagement with the memory- filled landscapes of the American Beats and their fellow tra ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Read Literature by Terry Eagleton
    How to Read Literature - by Terry Eagleton

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780300205305 | ISBN 10: 0300205309

    What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like Baa Baa Black Sheep be full of concealed loathing, resentment, and aggression? In this accessible, delightfully entertaining book, Terry E ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bookshop That Floated Away by Sarah Henshaw
    The Bookshop That Floated Away - by Sarah Henshaw

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781472108050 | ISBN 10: 1472108051

    The story of an extraordinary bookshop... and everything its owner did to keep it afloat.  In early 2009 a strange sort of business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It had pictures of rats and moles in rowing boats and archa ... more

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  • Cover image of book If I Were a Book by Jos Jorge Letria, illustrated by Andr Letria
    If I Were a Book - by Jos Jorge Letria, illustrated by Andr Letria

    £8.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781452121444 | ISBN 10: 1452121443

    This sweet celebration of the magic and wonder of books will delight readers of all ages through Andr Letrias whimsical illustrations of a book as a kite, a tent, a ship, and more are paired with Jos Jorge Letrias thoughtful musings on the joys o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zoo Time by Howard Jacobson
    Zoo Time - by Howard Jacobson

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781408831748 | ISBN 10: 1408831740

    Novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa, a strikingly beautiful red-head, contrary, highly strung and blazingly angry. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. More like sisters than mother and da ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
    Alif the Unseen - by G. Willow Wilson

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857895691 | ISBN 10: 0857895699

    'I will tell you a story, but it comes with a warning; when you hear it, you will become someone else.'  He calls himself Alif - few people know his real name - a young man born in a Middle Eastern city that straddles the ancient and modern wor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets by Jessica A. Fox
    Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets - by Jessica A. Fox

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780721712 | ISBN 10: 1780721714

    This is a book for anyone who has ever thought What if?   Jessica Fox is living in Hollywood, a 26-year-old filmmaker with a high-stress job at NASA. Working late one night, craving another life, she is seized by a moment of inspiration and ... more

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  • Cover image of book When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson
    When I Was a Child I Read Books - by Marilynne Robinson

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844087723 | ISBN 10: 1844087727

    From the author of the magnificent, award-winning novels Gilead and Home comes this, a collection of wonderful, heart-warming essays about reading.   Of Marilynne Robinson, Michael Arditti said that there is 'no contemporary novelist whose wor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Among Others by Jo Walton
    Among Others - by Jo Walton

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781472106537 | ISBN 10: 1472106539

    Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel.   Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled c ... more

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  • Cover image of book More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell, illustrated by the Brothers McLeod
    More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops - by Jen Campbell, illustrated by the Brothers McLeod

    £8.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781472106339 | ISBN 10: 1472106334

    A follow up to the bestselling Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops. Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops was a Sunday Times bestseller, and could be found displayed on bookshop counters up and down the country. The response to the book from ... more

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  • Cover image of book The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
    The End of Your Life Book Club - by Will Schwalbe

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781444706383 | ISBN 10: 1444706381

    The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a 'book club' that brings them together as her life comes to a close. For fans of Tuesdays With Morrie and The Last Lecture.  Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mr Penumbra
    Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - by Robin Sloan

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781782391197 | ISBN 10: 1782391193

    Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a Web-design drone and serendipity coupled with sheer curiosity has landed him a new job working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore.  And it doesn't take long for Clay to rea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gifted: The Tale of 10 Mysterious Book Sculptures Gifted to the City of Words and Ideas by Anonymous
    Gifted: The Tale of 10 Mysterious Book Sculptures Gifted to the City of Words and Ideas - by Anonymous

    £9.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846972768 | ISBN 10: 1846972760

    This new hardback edition includes the latest paper sculptures that were revealed during Book Week in November 2012. One day in March 2011 staff at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh noticed a wonderful paper sculpture left on a table. Carv ... more

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