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Magnetic Field: The Marsden Poems - by Simon Armitage - £14.99
Growing up in Marsden among the hills of West Yorkshire, Simon Armitage has always associated his early poetic experiences with the night-time view from his bedroom window, those ‘private, moonstruck observations’ and the clockwork comings and go ... more

The Dance Cure: The surprising secret to being smarter, stronger, happier - by Dr Peter Lovatt - £9.99
Humans are born to dance. And in today's sedentary world, we would all benefit from doing more of it. Science shows that just ten minutes of dancing provides a thorough work out for the body and brain, raising the heartbeat to cause a release of feel ... more

These Are The Hands: Poems from the Heart of the NHS - by Deborah Alma and Dr Katie Amiel (Editor) - £9.99
Fearless, reverent and incredibly touching, These Are the Hands celebrates the NHS and the strength and compassion of the people who keep its heart beating. With contributions from leading UK poets, this beautiful anthology illuminates and supports t ... more

Making Soap: 18 Luxurious Soaps to Make and Give Using Natural Ingredients - by Kathrin Landmann - £8.99
Beginner-friendly guide to making 18 lovely soaps using only natural ingredients that are kind to the environment.   Beautifully photographed, this beginner-friendly guide has everything you need to make 18 lovely soaps. Inspirational for seas ... more

Contemporary African Art - by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir - £14.95
Contemporary African art has grown out of the diverse histories and cultural heritage of the African continent and its diaspora. It is not characterized by any particular style, technique or theme, but by a bricolage-like attitude towards art-making, ... more

A Bite of the Apple: A Life with Books, Writers and Virago - by Lennie Goodings - £16.99
'The moment I got my job at Virago in 1978 I knew it would be a long time before I would leave. I certainly wouldn't have had the brazen hope then - only twenty-five and very recently new to Britain - that I would ever become the Publisher, but I did ... more

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Highlights Volume 5 - by Various photographers - £6.99
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is the most famous and prestigious event of its kind in the world. It provides both an inspiring annual catalogue of the wonders of nature and a thought provoking look at our complex relationship with ... more

Utopia: The History of an Idea - by Gregory Claeys - £9.99
A compelling history of a perennially powerful idea: the quest for the ideal society.   We have always dreamed of better societies. Philosophers, poets, reformers, architects and artists have imagined them in intricate detail, from Asia to the ... more

Pulp Idol Firsts 2020 - by Various artists - £4.99
Pulp Idol is an annual competition run in Liverpool since 2006 by Writing on the Wall - Liverpool's longest running writing and literary organisation. Many new talents have been discovered through the competition, providing publicity and pathways in ... more

James Joyce - by Edna O'Brien - £9.99
Edna O’Brien depicts James Joyce as a man hammered by Church, State and family, yet from such adversities he wrote works ‘to bestir the hearts of men and angels’.   The journey begins with Joyce the arrogant youth, his lofty courtship of No ... more

Politics and Literature - by Jean-Paul Sartre - £8.99
First published in French magazines in the 1960s, the essays and interviews collected in this volume tackle two of Sartre's most enduring concerns as a philosopher: politics and literature.  With regard to the former, they develop the notion of ... more

Welcome to the Cheap Seats: Silver Screen Portrayals of the British Working Class - by Andrew Graves - £9.99
A fascinating trip around the side streets and back to backs of working class cinema, exploring the British New Wave kitchen sink dramas of the 50s and 60s, such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey and This Sporting Life, to Kes, Q ... more

365 Ways to Be Inspired: Inspiration and Motivation for Every Day - by Summersdale Publishers - £6.99
Do you want to be an inspired, more innovative you?  Tap into your creativity every day with this motivating collection of imaginative and crafty ideas, top tips, invigorating activities and wise words.  Light up your mind with this little ... more

Playing Gay in the Golden Age of British TV - by Stephen Bourne - £12.99
The television set – the humble box in the corner of almost every British household – has brought about some of the biggest social changes in modern times. It gives us a window into the lives of people who are different from us: different classes ... more

The Writer's Creative Workbook: Finding Your Voice, Embracing the Page - by Joy Kenward - £10.99
The Writer’s Creative Workbook is a practical and insightful guide into the joyful craft of mindful writing.  Focusing on the transformative process of writing and conscious creativity, this beautifully illustrated part-manual, part-journa ... more

Banksy. You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat and If You Were Not You Would Know About It (New Ed) - by Gary Shove and Patrick Potter - £29.95
New expanded 248pp 2019 Edition.  The single best collection of photography of Banksy’s street work that has ever been assembled for print. If that isn’t enough there are some words too.  You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat covers his ent ... more

End Of The End Of The Earth: Essays - by Jonathan Franzen - £9.99
A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections.  In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns ... more

Time For Lights Out - by Raymond Briggs - £18.99
In his customary pose as the grumpiest of grumpy old men, Raymond Briggs contemplates old age and death... and doesn’t like them much. Illustrated with Briggs’s inimitable pencil drawings, Time for Lights Out is a collection of short pieces, some ... more

The Art of Language - by Zora O'Neill - £9.99
From Arabic and Japanese to Hebrew, Javanese and Cherokee, explore 26 unique scripts and alphabets with Lonely Planet – and learn to write local proverbs with our calligraphy tutorials.  For each script you’ll discover its history and roo ... more

Sincerity - by Carol Ann Duffy - £9.99
The effortless virtuosity, directness, drama and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy’s verse have made her our most admired and best-loved contemporary poet.   Sincerity is Duffy’s final collection of poems as Poet Laureate, and the much-anticipated s ... more

Notes from Africa: A Musical Journey with Youssou N'Dour - by Jenny Cathcart - £12.99
Notes from Africa traces the rise of popular music on the continent - beginning in the 1980s when the term 'world music' was coined as a marketing label and African musicians, notably Youssou N'Dour and his contemporaries, began to appear on the inte ... more

Tell Me the Truth About Life: A National Poetry Day Anthology. 100 Poems That Matter - by Cerys Matthews (Curator) - £12.99
CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY, THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL POETRY DAY COLLECTION. CURATED AND INTRODUCED BY CERYS MATTHEWS.  Tell Me the Truth About Life is an indispensable anthology which celebrates poetry’s power to tap into the truths that mat ... more

What Happened? - by Hanif Kureishi - £16.99
Comic, dark and insightful, What Happened? is Hanif Kureishi's new collection of essays and fiction.   No topic is too fringe or too mainstream for this insatiable—and much-loved—author. From social media to the ancient classics, from app ... more

Incidental Inventions - by Elena Ferrante, illustrated by Andrea Ucini - £15.99
“This is my last column, after a year that has scared and inspired me.”  With these words, Elena Ferrante, the bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend, bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with the Guardian. For a full year she p ... more

Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books That Changed David Bowie's Life - by John O'Connell - £15.99
Part epic reading guide and part biography of a music legend, this work is a collection of mini-essays exploring David Bowie's list of 100 favorite books in the context of the artist's life and work.   Three years before David Bowie died, he s ... more

Will - by Will Self - £14.99
"'Darkly angelic prose... a joy to read, with the final part in particular recalling David Foster Wallace at his best"(Alex Preston, Observer) Will's mother's hokey homily, Waste not, want not... hisses in his ears as he oscillates furiously on th ... more

Protest! A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics - by Liz McQuiston - £30.00
Social discontent and political protest have been expressed visually as well as verbally throughout the ages. Graffiti scribbles on a wall, pictures scattered in the street during marches, posters spread through the environment: all have played their ... more

What Time Is It? - by John Berger and Selçuk Demirel - £14.99
Visionary thinker John Berger and Turkish artist Selçuk Demirel came together came together for the last time to create this precious little volume about time.  What Time Is It? is a playful meditation on the illusory nature of time. Our per ... more

Trump: Signs of Protest - by Scott Eaton - £9.99
On July 13, 2018, Londoners turned out en masse to protest against Donald Trump during his visit to the United Kingdom. The author of this book arrived to participate in the march and took his camera along, just in case there might be something ‘in ... more

By Order of the Peaky Blinders - by Steven Knight, with Matt Allen - £20.00
The official companion to the hit TV show, Peaky Blinders, fully illustrated in colour. Packed full of behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with the cast and creators of the show, By Order of the Peaky Blinders is the first official book to take ... more

British Wildlife Photography Awards #10 - by Various photographers - £25.00
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the British Wildlife Photography Awards, this stunning collection showcases 150 of the winning and shortlisted images from the 2019 competition.  Curating the year’s finest work from world-leading profession ... more

Writers' & Artists' Guide to Getting Published: Essential Advice for Aspiring Authors - by Alysoun Owen - £16.99
The W&A Guide to Getting Published provides the would-be published author with expert knowledge on securing a book deal – from preparing a manuscript for submission, to finding an agent, from working with an Editor, to effective self-promotion. It ... more

Being John Lennon: A Restless Life - by Ray Connolly - £9.99
John Lennon was a rock star, a school clown, a writer, a wit, an iconoclast, a sometime peace activist and finally an eccentric millionaire. He was also a Beatle – his plain-speaking and impudent rejection of authority catching, and eloquently arti ... more

Brave New Words: The Power of Writing Now - by Susheila Nasta (Editor) - £8.99
Fifteen specially commissioned essays from distinguished authors explore the value of critical thinking, the power of the written word, and the resonance of literature in the twenty-first century.  Each explores the crucial place of the writer, p ... more

Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent - by Peter Kennard - £19.99
This fully illustrated anthology showcases key images from Peter Kennard's work as Britain's foremost political artist over the last fifty years.   The book centres around Kennard's images, photomontages and illustrations from protests, year b ... more

A Love Letter to Europe: An Outpouring of Love and Sadness from Our Writers, Thinkers and Artists - by Various writers - £16.99
Great writers, artists, musicians and thinkers in British life say what Europe means to them: an outpouring of love and sadness. With pieces from Frank Cottrell Boyce, Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble, Alan Hollinghurst, Will Hutton, Holly Johnson, Pen ... more

Classic Albums by Women - by Classic Album Sundays - £18.00
Across the genres, across the generations, across the board, this book presents over one hundred inspirational albums by women, from top-selling hits to the indie and obscure.   Classic Album Sundays - the world's most popular album listening ... more

Why Bowie Matters - by Will Brooker - £12.99
A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life’s work and journey, and why he will always matter. &nb ... more

Forever Frida: A Celebration of the Life, Art, Loves, Words, and Style of Frida Kahlo - by Kathy Cano-Murillo - £9.99
Revel in the enduring legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo — from the self-portraits, to the flower crown, to her iconic eyebrows — with this fun and commemorative book!  With her colorful style, dramatic self-portraits, hardscrabble backstor ... more

How Poetry Can Change Your Heart - by Andrea Gibson and Megan Falley - £8.99
Poetry can transform: How can a poem transform a life? Could poetry change the world? In How Poetry Can Change Your Heart, spoken-word stars Andrea Gibson and Megan Falley roll out the welcome mat and prove that poetry is for everyone.  • Wheth ... more

A Seat at the Table: Interviews With Women on the Frontline of Music - by Amy Raphael - £14.99
Interviews with women on the frontline of music, from Kate Tempest to Maggie Rogers, Christine and the Queens to Ibeyi.   Writer and critic Amy Raphael has interviewed some of the world’s most iconic musicians, including Courtney Love, Patti Smi ... more

The Art Puzzle Book - by Susie Hodge and Dr. Gareth Moore - £14.99
THINK YOU KNOW BOSCH FROM BOTTICELLI? MONDRIAN FROM MIRO? THINK AGAIN...  The Art Puzzle Book turns art history on its head by testing your brainpower and perception on some the world's most iconic paintings. Journey from ancient Egypt to 198 ... more

Glastonbury 50 - by Michael and Emily Eavis - £30.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  Glastonbury 50 is the authorised, behind-the-scenes, inside story of the music festival that has become a true global phenomenon.  The story begins in 1970. The day after Jimi Hendrix's death... dairy farmer Micha ... more

Surfacing - by Kathleen Jamie - £12.99
A new and highly anticipated collection of essays from the award-winning author of Sightlines.  Under the ravishing light of an Alaskan sky, objects are spilling from the thawing tundra linking a Yup'ik village to its hunter-gatherer past. In ... more

Feel Free: Essays - by Zadie Smith - £9.99
The one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, bestselling author of Swing Time and White Teeth, is back with a second unmissable collection of essays   No subject is too fringe or too mainstream for the unstoppable Zadie Smith. From social media to ... more

Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen - by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor) - £12.99
Smashing It celebrates the exceptional works and words of 31 leading working-class artists in Britain. Featuring writing, lyrics and images by Wiley, Maxine Peake, Malorie Blackman, Riz Ahmed and many more, it also includes reflections from artists o ... more

The Liverpool Art Book: The City Through the Eyes Of its Artists - by Emma Bennett (Editor) - £14.99
The Liverpool Art Book is a tribute to one of the UK’s most iconic cities.   An impressive artistic collection taking the reader on a tour through the colourful spirit of Liverpool and its history: inspired by its vibrant, modern buildings ... more

The Boy, the Horse, the Fox and the Mole - by Charlie Mackesy - £16.99
A reminder of the most important things in life. A book of hope for uncertain times.  Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant life lessons. Charlie's first book includes his most-loved ... more

Armistice: A Laureate's Choice of Poems of War and Peace - by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor) - £8.99
The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but ‘the Great War’ would not as hoped be ‘the war to end all wars’.   In this affecting selection, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, guides us deep into the act a ... more

The Flame - by Leonard Cohen - £14.99
The final collection of poetry from the world’s greatest lyricist Leonard Cohen, introduced by his son Adam Cohen.  The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen’s last poems and writings, selected and ordered by Cohen in the final ... more

Ayoade On Top - by Richard Ayoade - £12.99
At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow.   In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most ‘insubstantial’ people of our age, takes us on a jo ... more

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