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Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman by Boris Friedewald - £17.99
Now available in an updated paperback edition and including new photographs, this thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19th century to today features the most important works of 55 artists, along with in-d ... more
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Secret Sisterhood: The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney - £9.99
In their first book together, Midorikawa and Sweeney resurrect four literary collaborations, which were sometimes illicit, scandalous and volatile; sometimes supportive, radical or inspiring; but always, until now, tantalisingly consigned to the shad ... more
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Devotion: Why I Write by Patti Smith - £6.99
From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention.   A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic — its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring. How does an artist accomp ... more
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The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell - £8.99
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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Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £9.99
A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art.   Be bold. Be rebellious. ... more
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Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly - Art, Human Rights, and the Power of Writing a Letter by David Spalding (Editor) - £18.99
Contributions by Ai Weiwei, Cheryl Haines, David Spalding, and Jasmine Heiss. Edited by David Spalding   Renowned artist Ai Weiwei engaged nearly 900,000 visitors in a conversation about human rights with his art installation @Large: Ai Weiwei on ... more
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Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill - £12.99
Beautifully illustrated feminist fairytales for young and old.   Reimagining traditional tales, this empowering collection of stories, poems and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover.  Gone ... more
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Bookshops by Jorge Carrión - £9.99
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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A Sparrow Stirs Its Wings by Rachel Finch - £12.00
Sudden Denouement Publishing is honored to publish Rachel Finch’s book of poetry A Sparrow Stirs Its Wings. Finch is the powerhouse behind the Bruised But Not Broken community on Facebook, which provides support and healing for trauma survivors. Sh ... more
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Lust For Life by Irving Stone - £8.99
Lust for Life is the classic fictional re-telling of the incredible life of Vincent Van Gogh.   “Vincent is not dead. He will never die. His love, his genius, the great beauty he has created will go on forever, enriching the world… He was ... more
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Ways of Being: Advice for Artists by Artists by James Cahill - £12.99
What if you could sit down with your favourite artist and ask them anything you liked – Life? Work? Inspiration?  Based on new interviews and archival material from a huge roster of artists, this book does exactly that. Is art a ‘career’, ... more
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Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera - £12.99
Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary women, the painter Frida Kahlo. Born near Mexico City, she grew up during the turbulent days of the Mexican Revolution and, at eighteen, was the victim of an accident that left h ... more
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House of Lords and Commons by Ishion Hutchinson - £10.99
‘Exquisite’ (New Yorker), ‘breathtaking’ (Los Angeles Times), ‘baroque and moon-lit’ (Boston Globe) House of Lords and Commons enthralled readers in the Americas when it recently appeared, winning the National Book Critics Circle Award in ... more
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Liverpool's Musical Landscapes by Robert Kronenburg and Sara Cohen - £25.00
Liverpool has gained a national and international reputation for popular music, most recently recognised in its designation as a UNESCO City of Music. This book examines Liverpool’s popular music through the history of the places where it has been ... more
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Nature Cuts by Georgia Low - £14.99
From field to forest and stream to sky, capture the harmony and beauty of the natural world with just some paper and a craft knife. This beautiful book includes step-by-step instructions for 20 exquisite nature-themed papercut projects designed by pa ... more
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Check Up: Our NHS at 70 by Mark Thomas - £9.99
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, award-winning comedian and activist Mark Thomas takes a look at our NHS, what state it’s in, where it’s going, and what we need to do to keep it. ... more
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Ten Poems from Russia by Various Authors - £4.95
These ten poems take us to the heart of human experience with all the passion of the Russian spirit.   We find poems of love and poems celebrating the beauty of birch-wood and steppe, alongside poems that touch on the anguish of being a poet i ... more
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The White Book by Han Kang - £8.99
From the author of The Vegetarian and Human Acts comes a book like no other.  The White Book is a meditation on colour, beginning with a list of white things. It is a book about mourning, rebirth and the tenacity of the human spirit. It is a stunnin ... more
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Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg - £9.99
Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth – a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to ... more
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The Beatles in India by Paul Saltzman - £25.00
This new edition of The Beatles in India brings intimate images of the group, taken at an ashram in Rishikesh, India, to a wider audience than ever before, and commemorates the 50th anniversary of their famous trip. No photographers or press were all ... more
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Leeds Postcards by Christine Hankinson & Craig Oldham - £12.00
For the past four decades, independent postcard press Leeds Postcards has been making oppositional, inspiring images; activism by design. The cards are not of Leeds; the name represents a defiant rejection of the hegemony of London. The images cover ... more
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The Great North Wood by Tim Bird - £9.99
Long ago the whole of Southern England was covered in forest. Over time, this woodland has been gradually cut back, but small patches remain amidst the suburban sprawl of South-East London. A few ancient oaks still stand in gaps between housing estat ... more
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Anecdotal Evidence by Wendy Cope - £10.99
In her first collection of new poetry since 2011’s acclaimed Family Values, Wendy Cope celebrates ‘the half-forgotten stories of our lives’ with compassion, wisdom and wit. Cope continues to be the most generous of authors, sharing her experien ... more
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The Deaths of the Poets by Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley - £9.99
From Chatterton’s Pre-Raphaelite demise to Keats’ death warrant in a smudge of arterial blood; from Dylan Thomas’s eighteen straight whiskies to Sylvia Plath’s desperate suicide in the gas oven of her Primrose Hill kitchen or John Berryman’ ... more
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The Zoo of the New: A Book of Exceptional Poems from Sappho to Paul Muldoon by Don Paterson and Nick Laird (Editors) - £12.99
"So open it anywhere, then anywhere, then anywhere again. We're sure it won't be long before you find a poem that brings you smack into the newness and strangeness of the living present, just as it did us."(from the Introduction) In The Zoo of the ... more
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To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine - £14.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018   What was I fighting for? Even now I’m not sure. Something so old and so deep, it has no words, no shape, no logic.   Every memoir is a battle between reality and invention - but in her follo ... more
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Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life by Nato Thompson - £14.99
"Culture As Weapon is a brilliant and scathing take no prisoners critique of contemporary culture. Spanning military occupation, capitalism masquerading as charity, and personal computing, Nato Thompson shows us the dark side of how culture is deploy ... more
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The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues by Scottee (Editor) - £12.99
The first collection of its kind, The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues chronicles over one hundred years of queer and trans performance.   Combining stage plays with spoken word and performance art, this anthology features over forty extracts f ... more
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An Introduction to Storytelling by The Society for Storytelling - £15.99
Where do stories come from, and how do we come to know them?   Daughters listen with wonder to their grandmothers’ tales. Journalists have their trusted sources. Writers of storybooks draw unconsciously from the works of their predecessors. ... more
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Blackbird, Bye Bye by Moniza Alvi - £9.95
Moniza Alvi's new book is unified by birds. Her creations 'Motherbird' and 'Fatherbird' are inspired by her parents, and by the loss of her father and by his emigration from Pakistan. Among the many bird-related poems are versions of the French poets ... more
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The Grip of Film by Richard Ayoade - £9.99
Gordy LaSure’s passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he’ll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking to people about film: whether a comely student with low confidence and a father complex, a Studio ‘devel ... more
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To Provide All People: A Poem in the Voice of the NHS by Owen Sheers - £12.99
July 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act. Owen Sheers, the author of Pink Mist and the BAFTA nominated The Green Hollow, has created a virtuosic 'film-poem' to coincide with the Vox Pictures/BBC production broadcast to ... more
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Pocket Frida Kahlo Wisdom: Inspirational quotes and wise words from a legendary icon by Frida Kahlo - £5.99
Frida Kahlo is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and influential painters of the 20th century and is widely considered a style icon thanks to her eclectic taste and love for colour, print and hauls of jewellery. From a young age, Kahlo forged he ... more
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Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts by Rosemary Betterton - £25.00
Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts brings images of the maternal and pregnant body into the centre of art-historical enquiry. By exploring religious, secular and scientific traditions as well as contemporary art practices, it shows the power of visua ... more
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Flood by Clare Shaw - £9.95
The territory of Clare Shaw's third collection isn't one she chose herself, but one which chose her: the flooded valley and the ruined home.   The 2015 floods in Britain left whole swathes of the country submerged, including her home town. Fl ... more
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Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor) - £8.99
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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David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music by Darryl W. Bullock - £12.99
From the birth of jazz in the red-light district of New Orleans, through the rock 'n' roll years, Swinging Sixties and all-singing and all-dancing disco days of the '70s, to modern pop, electronica and reggae – the LGBT community has played a cruci ... more
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Curry: Eating, Reading and Race by Naben Ruthnum - £7.99
No two curries are the same. Curry asks why the dish is supposed to represent everything brown people eat, read, and do. Curry is a dish that doesn’t quite exist, but, as this wildly funny and sharp essay points out, a dish that doesn’t properly ... more
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Rise Like Lions: Poetry for the Many by Compiled by Ben Okri - £18.99
An anthology of inspiring political poetry compiled by award-winning poet and novelist Ben Okri.   In Rise Like Lions, Booker Prize winning writer Ben Okri has compiled a collection of poems that celebrate the many voices of politics, from pol ... more
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yesterday i was the moon by Noor Unnahar - £11.99
Noor Unnahar is a young female voice with power and depth. The Pakistani poet’s moving, personal work collects and makes sense of the phases of collapsing and rebuilding one’s self on the treacherous modern path from teenager to adult. Tinged wit ... more
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My Life by Marc Chagall - £9.99
'Here is my soul. Look for me here; here I am, here are my pictures, my roots'  Marc Chagall, one of the twentieth century's most popular artists, grew up in a close-knit, bustling Russian-Jewish community, the son of a herring seller. In his col ... more
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Culture by Terry Eagleton - £10.99
One of our most brilliant minds offers a sweeping intellectual history that argues for the reclamation of culture’s value.   Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is not ... more
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Billy Bragg: Still Suitable for Miners by Andrew Collins - £9.99
He was a punk. He was a soldier. He was a flag-waver for both the Labour Party and the miners. He is Billy Bragg, best known as a passionate, protest folk singer and a tireless promoter of political and humanitarian causes all over the world. His li ... more
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The Virago Story: Assessing the Impact of a Feminist Publishing Phenomenon by Catherine Riley - £19.00
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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Hard to Be a Saint in the City: The Spiritual Vision of the Beats by Robert Inchausti - £13.99
It’s been said that Jack Kerouac made it cool to be a thinking person seeking a spiritual experience. And there is no doubt that the writers he knew and inspired - iconic figures like Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and Michael M ... more
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Economic Science Fictions by William Davies - £24.00
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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Shouldn't Throw Stones: The View of a Night Watchman by Kevin Casey - £14.99
Shouldn't Throw Stones: The View of a Night Watchman is a body of work undertaken by photographer Kevin Casey, who has taken a job as a Night Watchman at the former Head Quarters of what was once an industrial powerhouse, Pilkington Glass. The modern ... more
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As Serious As Your Life: Black Music and the Free Jazz Revolution, 1957-1977 by Val Wilmer - £12.99
An essential masterpiece of jazz history by renowned photographer and music historian, with a new foreword by Richard Williams.   In this classic account of the new black music of the 1960s and 70s, celebrated photographer and jazz histori ... more
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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures by Charlie English - £9.99
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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The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah - £20.00
*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encompasses it all: the story of his life.   In the early 1980s when punks and Rastas wer ... more
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The Inking Woman: 250 Years of British Women Cartoon and Comic Artists by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate (Editors) - £19.99
This groundbreaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists, and a few more anonymous ones, reveals a wealth of women’s wit and insight spanning 250 years.   Based on an exhibition of the same name, held at the ... more
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