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Sailor Song: The Shanties and Ballads of the High Seas - by Gerry Smyth, illustrated by Jonny Hannah - £14.99
Passed down in the oral tradition and sung traditionally as working songs, sea shanties tell the human stories of life at sea: hard graft, battling the elements, the loss of ships or pining for a lady on shore.   Its pages decorated with hand- ... more

Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures - by Mark Fisher - £12.99
Edited and with an introduction by Matt Colquhoun, this collection of lecture notes and transcriptions reveals acclaimed writer and blogger Mark Fisher in his element - the classroom - outlining a project that Fisher's death left so bittersweetly unf ... more

A Hidden History: The Irish Language in Liverpool/An Ghaeilge i Learpholl - by Tony Birtill - £9.00
Local teacher, journalist and Irish language enthusiast, Tony Birtill, tells the fascinating history of the Irish language in Liverpool over the past 200 years and examines the Irish language vocabulary and speech patterns still in use in present day ... more

The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984 - by Dorian Lynskey - £9.99
Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2019 Longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2020   George Orwell's 1984 has become a defining narrative of the modern world. Its cultural influence can be observed in so ... more

The Tao of Bowie: 10 Lessons from David Bowie - by Mark Edwards - £10.99
What would David Bowie do?  When life gets tough, who can we turn to for help? Who will help us find happiness, meaning and purpose? The Tao of Bowie suggests that we turn to David Bowie for guidance – and use his amazing journey through li ... more

While the Earth Sleeps We Travel: Stories, Poetry, and Art from Young Refugees Around the World - by Ahmed M. Badr - £14.99
A groundbreaking collection of poetry, personal narratives, and art from refugee youth around the world. Foreword by actor and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller.   Beginning in 2018, Ahmed M. Badr - an Iraqi-American poet and former refugee - ... more

Against Amazon and Other Essays - by Jorge Carrion - £12.99
A history of bookshops, an autobiography of a reader, a travelogue, a love letter-and, most urgently, a manifesto.   Good bookshops are questions without answers. They are places that provoke you intellectually, encode riddles, surprise and offer ... more

How Not To Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind - by James O'Brien - £14.99
There's no point having a mind if you're not willing to change it.  James O'Brien has built well over a million loyal listeners to his radio show by dissecting the opinions of callers live on air, every day. But winning the argument doesn't necessar ... more

Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books - by Hilary Mantel - £16.99
A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of The Mirror and the Light.  In 1987, when Hilary Mantel was first published in the London Review of Books, she wro ... more

The Banksy Colouring Book - by Magnus Frederiksen - £8.99
The Banksy Coloring Book is an original colouring book for all ages. A perfect gift to anyone interested in street art and illustration!   The Banksy Coloring Book is filled with illustrations inspired by the great art of Banksy. It gives a f ... more

The Folk Singers and the Bureau - by Aaron J Leonard - £12.99
Some of the most prominent folk singers of the twentieth century, including Woody Guthrie, 'Sis Cunningham, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Burl Ives, etc., were also political activists with various associations with the American Communist Party. As a conseq ... more

Syria's Secret Library: The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope - by Mike Thomson - £8.99
Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Besieged by government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by bombs and missiles, and shot at by snipers. But while the streets above echoed with ... more

Calligraphies of the Desert - by Hassan Massoudy - £10.00
Celebrated master calligrapher Hassan Massoudy carries the desert within him.  Through majestic, sweeping strokes, he depicts its breath-taking beauty and wonder. Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of some of our greatest poe ... more

The Future Starts Here: Adventures in the Twenty-First Century - by John Higgs - £9.99
‘The future hasn’t happened yet. The idea that our civilisation is doomed is not established fact. It is a story we tell ourselves.’   In the 1980s, we gave up on the future. When we look ahead now, we imagine economic collapse, environmenta ... more

Home Body - by rupi kaur - £12.99
From the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry.   rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a refl ... more

Staying Human: New Poems for Staying Alive - by Neil Astley (Editor) - £12.99
Staying Human is the sequel to the Staying Alive trilogy of anthologies which have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry. This fourth Bloodaxe world poetry anthology offers poetry lovers an even broader, international selec ... more

Poor - by Caleb Femi - £9.99
A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR  What is it like to grow up in a place where the same police officer who told your primary school class they were special stops and searches you at 13 because 'you fit the description of a man' - and where it ... more

A Stray Dog, Following - by Greg Quiery - £8.00
Greg Quiery’s collection of recent work is a miscellany of story-telling, observation and humour.  This collection of poetry springs primarily from Greg Quiery’s experience of life in Liverpool, where he has lived since coming to Britain ... more

Sapiens: A Graphic History - The Birth of Humankind - by Yuval Noah Harari, David Vandermeulen and David Casanave - £18.99
The first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's global phenomenon and smash Sunday Times #1 bestseller, with gorgeous full-colour illustrations and a beautiful package - the perfect gift for the curious beings in your life.   ... more

I Wanna Be Yours - by John Cooper Clarke - £20.00
This is a memoir as wry, funny, moving and vivid as its inimitable subject himself. This book will be a joy for both lifelong fans and for a whole new generation. John Cooper Clarke is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon, TV ... more

A Seat at the Table: Interviews With Women on the Frontline of Music - by Amy Raphael - £9.99
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

Letters from Tove - by Tove Jansson, translated by Sarah Death - £12.99
Out of the thousands of letters Tove Jansson wrote a cache remains that she addressed to her family, her dearest confidantes, and her lovers, male and female. Into these she spilled her innermost thoughts, defended her ideals and revealed her heart. ... more

The Forward Book of Poetry 2021 - by Various poets - £9.99
The annual Forward Book of Poetry brings news from the frontlines of the contemporary poetry boom.  The judges of the Forward Prizes, described by the Daily Telegraph as 'the most coveted awards in British poetry', have chosen the best work from ... more

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee - by Casey Cep - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 CWA ALCS GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION A BARACK OBAMA BOOK OF THE YEAR A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YE ... more

Sontag: Her Life - by Benjamin Moser - £18.99
WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY  Selected as a Book of the Year 2019 by the SPECTATOR, TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN and FINANCIAL TIMES   The definitive portrait of one of the twentieth century's most towering figures: her ... more

Frida Kahlo: The Last Interview - and Other Conversations - by Frida Kahlo - £12.99
Frida Kahlo’s legacy continues to grow in the public imagination in the nearly fifty years since her ”discovery” in the 1970s. This collection of conversations over the course of her brief career allows a peek at the woman behind the hype. And ... more

Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling - by Philip Pullman - £10.99
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

Loud Black Girls: 20 Black Women Writers Ask: What's Next? - by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene (Editors) - £14.99
An important and timely anthology of black British writing, edited and curated by the authors of the highly acclaimed, ground-breaking Slay In Your Lane.   Slay in Your Lane Presents: Loud Black Girls features essays from the diverse voices of tw ... more

It Takes Blood and Guts - by Skin, with Lucy O'Brien - £20.00
The Lead singer of multi-million-selling rock band Skunk Anansie, solo artist, LGBTQ+ activist and all around trail blazer - Skin is a global icon, and she has been smashing stereotypes for over twenty-five years. Her journey from Brixton to one of t ... more

The Philosopher Queens: The Lives and Legacies of Philosophy's Unsung Women - by Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting - £12.99
Where are the women philosophers? The answer is right here. The history of philosophy has not done women justice: you've probably heard the names Plato, Kant, Nietzsche and Locke - but what about Hypatia, Arendt, Oluwole and Young?  The Philo ... more

No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir - by Ani DiFranco - £14.99
A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco.  In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of ... more

Intimations: Six Essays - by Zadie Smith - £5.99
"As well as offering a new guide to living in a wild, messy and unfair world, Smith provides a reminder that we can use this crisis to imagine a better one"(Evening Standard ) Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of ess ... more

The Gran Tour: Travels With My Elders - by Ben Aitken - £14.99
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE ACCLAIMED A CHIP SHOP IN POZNAN.   One millennial, six coach trips, one big generation gap. When Ben Aitken learnt that his gran had enjoyed a four-night holiday including four three-course dinners, four cooked breakfa ... more

The Emotional Load: And Other Invisible Stuff - by Emma - £14.99
Translated by Una Dimitrijevic.   After the success of The Mental Load, Emma continues in her new book to tangle with issues pertinent to women's experiences, from consent to the "power of love," from the care and attentiveness that women place on ... more

This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain's Knitted History - by Esther Rutter - £9.99
Over the course of a year, Esther Rutter - who grew up on a sheep farm in Suffolk, and learned to spin, weave and knit as a child - travels the length of the British Isles, to tell the story of wool's long history here.  She unearths fascinating ... more

Figuring - by Maria Popova - £14.99
Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries - beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of pla ... more

50 Lists for Feminists: Journaling for Empowerment - by Aura Lewis - £10.99
An inspiring guided journal packed with list-making prompts, feminist history, and dazzling artwork. Listers and sisters unite!   Get in touch with your feminist side with 50 Lists for Feminists, a guided journal for cataloging everything that em ... more

Fangirls: Scenes From Modern Music Culture - by Hannah Ewens - £14.99
From Beatlemania in the early 1960s to the Directioners and Beyhive of today, female music fans have long driven the objects of their affection to the dizzying heights of life-changing fame. But marginalized fan groups are never given appropriate cre ... more

Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland - by Sharon Jacksties - £12.99
Stories and animals have long travelled the same routes. Through our heritage of charming, quirky and profound tales, you will find yourself re-acquainted with Britain's wondrous fauna.   Find out how hedgehog ended up with spines and what ma ... more

Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control - by Stuart Russell - £10.99
Humans dream of super-intelligent machines. But what happens if we actually succeed? Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last. ... more

Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti (10th edition) - by Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain - £19.99
When Yarn Bombing was first published in 2009, the idea that knitted and crocheted objects could be used as a political act of resistance was brand new. Ten years and thousands of public acts of yarnarchy later, the art of knit and crochet graffiti h ... more

A Little History of Poetry - by John Carey - £14.99
A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of literature.  What is poetry? If music is sound organized in a particular way, poetry is a way of organizing langua ... more

Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking - by Duncan Minshull (Editor) - £9.99
Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well being and walk away from every illness.” ~ Soren Aaby Kierkegaard  Duncan Minshull has always walked, and in the last twenty years has made use of it by wr ... more

Country Music - by Will Burns - £10.00
Nothing in the place meant nothing.   The poems in Country Music are observant, curious, finding everywhere they look detail worthy of notice, determined in that ‘The falsehood is that there is little / left for us to know’. This same ... more

Folk Tales of Rock and Stone - by Jenny Moon - £12.99
From caverns deep underground to sky-high mountains, the rocks and stones all around us are ancient. Greedy oni lurk in a cave in Japan; a stonecutter becomes a mountain; and a story of romance, revenge and tragedy plays out on the face of a plate. & ... more

Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change and Courage - by Tori Amos - £16.99
Since the release of her first, career-defining solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos has been one of the music industry’s most enduring and ingenious artists. From her unnerving depiction of sexual assault in “Me and a Gun” to her post-9/11 ... more

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 Moth: Occasional Magic - 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible - by Catherine Burns (Editor) - £9.99
Before television and radio, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. Their bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. Storytelling phenomenon The Moth rec ... 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

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

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

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