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111 Places in Liverpool That You Shouldn't Miss by Julian Treuherz and Peter de Figueiredo - £11.99
Liverpool's unique history as an international port and a cultural melting pot has given it a character all its own. The city has produced music that conquered the world and is home to more historic buildings than any other British metropolis outside ... more
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Afropean: Notes from Black Europe by Johny Pitts - £20.00
A Guardian Best Book of 2019 so far.  'Afropean. Here was a space where blackness was taking part in shaping European identity ... A continent of Algerian flea markets, Surinamese shamanism, German Reggae and Moorish castles. Yes, all this was pa ... more
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Judith Kerr by Joanna Carey - £18.95
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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Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide by Kate Charlesworth - £17.99
Cartoonist Kate Charlesworth presents a glorious pageant of LGBTQI+ history, as she takes us on a PRIDE march past personal and political milestones from the 1950s to the present day. Peopled by a cast of gay icons such as Dusty Springfield, Billie J ... more
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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead - £16.99
Author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Florida.  Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Mart ... more
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Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain's Youth by Nikesh Shukla and Sammy Jones (Editors) - £9.99
Young people in this country are facing a chasm of doubt and instability. Mental health problems are widespread, university fees are rising, job opportunities are drying up, and the prospect of ever owning a home is increasingly out of reach. But thi ... more
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How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest by Sarah Corbett - £12.99
How to Be a Craftivist is a manifesto for quiet activism: how to tackle issues not with shouting and aggression but with gentle protest, using the process of ‘making’ to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect chan ... more
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Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires - £8.99
In this crackling debut collection Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their appar ... more
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The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal - £8.99
A heart-wrenching love story from the internationally bestselling author of My Name Is Leon  Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 1970s ... more
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Shell Life on the Seashore by Philip Street - £9.99
For many, the highlights of seaside holidays are rockpooling and gathering the glorious array of shells left strewn on the beach after the receding tide. Attracted by the infinite variety of shapes and colours, visitors can never resist making a souv ... more
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To Read Aloud by Francesco Dimitri - £8.99
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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Greetings from Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor - £8.99
A charming and poignant memoir of growing up during the eighties as both a Pakistani Muslim and Bruce Springsteen fan.  Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when his family emigrated from Pakistan to join his father in Bury Park, Luton. His teenage ... more
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Others: Writers On the Power of Words to Help Us See Beyond Ourselves by Charles Fernyhough (Editor) - £9.99
Writers celebrate the power of words to show us the world as others see it, raising funds for refugee and anti-hate charities.   Across the world, intolerance of otherness is growing: in Donald Trump’s America, in Brexit Britain and in a Europe ... more
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The Lost Words: Spell Songs by Various artists - £20.00
The Lost Words: Spell Songs is a 112 page book with 14 track CD of new works.   In 2018 Folk by the Oak Festival commissioned Spell Songs, a musical companion piece to The Lost Words by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris; a celebrat ... more
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A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony - £8.99
Two women. Two stories. One hundred years of secrets.  A sweeping novel of love, loss, family and history for readers who love Maggie O’Farrell, John Boyne and Donal Ryan.   1919 Ireland is about to be torn apart by the War of ... more
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In Miniature: How Small Things Illuminate The World by Simon Garfield - £9.99
A delightful and illuminating exploration of the human instinct to make things small, from the bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map.   A delightful, entertaining and illuminating investigation into our peculiar fascination with making ... more
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Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers: Find Your Inner Universe by Mark Westmoquette - £6.99
Noticing the wonders of the night skies can foster a sense of curiosity, awe and deep interconnectedness like nothing else on Earth!   Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers presents a constellation of meditations on how the mysteries of the outer un ... more
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No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg - £2.99
The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation.   'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today'   In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Gre ... more
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Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival by Cash Carraway - £14.99
“Everyone has their price. It’s just not always monetary. Mine is though. 20 quid.”  Single mum. ‘Stain on society’. Caught in a poverty trap. It’s a luxury to afford morals and if you’re Cash Carraway, you do what you can to survi ... more
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Eat Up! Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want by Ruby Tandoh - £8.99
TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Think about that first tickle of hunger in your stomach. A moment ago, you could have been thinking about anything, but now it's thickly buttered marmite toast, a frosty scoop of ice cream straight from the tu ... more
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Cicada by Shaun Tan - £14.99
Cicada work in tall building. Data entry clerk. Seventeen year. No sick day. No mistake. Tok Tok Tok!   Cicada works in an office, dutifully working day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his co-workers. But one day, somet ... more
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The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman - £8.99
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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After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins, Nadine El-Enany (Editors) - £16.99
On the 14th June 2017, a fire engulfed a tower block in West London, seventy-two people lost their lives and hundreds of others were left displaced and traumatised. The Grenfell Tower fire is the epicentre of a long history of violence enacted by gov ... more
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Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - £9.99
"Arguably the book for 2018"(Observer) The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives.  Elle’s 12 addictive books you ... more
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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes - £8.99
A fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper's year of keeping honeybees, which will appeal to readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun.  Entering her thirties, Helen Jukes feels trapped in an urban grind of office politic ... more
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The Well at Winter Solstice by Eleanor Rees - £9.99
hese are the voices of those who are silent: in the graveyards, holy wells, the river, the changing tides. A ghostly choir of lost children, hermits, lovers and rough sleepers, serving maids and sailor boys, saints and hermaphrodites resounding throu ... more
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Keith Haring by Darren Pih - £19.99
An energetic and accessible introduction to iconic American artist Keith Haring, this exhibition catalogue accompanies Haring's first UK institutional exhibition.   Featuring around fifty works supported by rarely seen photography, film and ar ... more
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Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell - £5.00
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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This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook by Extinction Rebellion - £7.99
Extinction Rebellion are inspiring a whole generation to take action on climate breakdown. Now you can become part of the movement - and together, we can make history.   It's time. This is our last chance to do anything about the global climate ... more
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The Art of Mindful Reading: Embracing the Wisdom of Words by Ella Berthoud - £10.99
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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The Many Not The Few: An Illustrated History of Britain Shaped by the People by Sean Michael Wilson and Robert Brown - £9.99
An old union rep, Joe, and his granddaughter, Arushi, spend a few pleasant days together going over the history of the labour movement. Over tea and sandwiches in his studio they consider the whole wide sweep and points of connection throughout histo ... more
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The Wisdom of Wonder Woman by DC Comics - £10.99
Beautiful as Aphrodite, stronger than Hercules, wise as Athena — for more than 75 years, Wonder Woman has inspired and empowered generations of fans with her strength and guidance.   This gorgeous collection of quotes from throughout Wonder ... more
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Vegan North by Anna Tebble and Katie Fisher - £15.00
Vegan North celebrates the best of the burgeoning vegan food scene across the north of England: down to Sheffield, across to Liverpool and Manchester, and as far up as Newcastle. The recipes and stories of restaurants, cafes, small producers, bars an ... more
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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez - £16.99
THE #3 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives.   Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car acc ... more
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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence by Kristen Ghodsee - £8.99
The argument of this book can be summed up succinctly: unregulated capitalism is bad for women, and if we adopt some ideas from socialism, women will have better lives.  If done properly, socialism leads to economic independence, better labour co ... more
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Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak - £8.99
THE EPIC NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BOOK THIEF "If The Book Thief was a novel that allowed Death to steal the show... [its] brilliantly illuminated follow-up is affirmatively full of life."(Guardian) "This is a tale of love, a ... more
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The Future Starts Here: Adventures in the Twenty-First Century by John Higgs - £20.00
‘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, environm ... more
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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - £8.99
'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right'  According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Judgement Day is almost upon us and the world's going to end in a week. ... more
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Zoo City by Lauren Beukes - £7.99
Lauren Beukes' Arthur C Clarke Award-winning tale of a young woman trapped in a brutal city but looking for a way out...   'A major, major talent' George R. R. Martin   Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit and a talent ... more
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Sunny Side Up: A Story of Kindness and Joy by Susan Calman - £9.99
In 2017 Susan Calman danced her way into our hearts on Strictly Come Dancing. Her enthusiasm and absolute joy at being part of the show and learning to dance, brought sunshine into 11M homes every Saturday night.   Buoyed by the mental upgrade Susa ... more
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Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country by Billy Connolly - £8.99
All roads lead home.   ‘After my knighthood was announced, a woman from the BBC came to Glasgow to interview me. We sat down in a lovely hotel in a nice part of town, and she hit me with her first question: “This must mean a lot to you, with y ... more
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The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White - £8.99
In 2015 I described myself as 'guilty feminist' for the first time. My goals were noble but my concerns were trivial. I desperately wanted to close the pay gap, but I also wanted to look good sitting down naked.   A funny, joyful, frank and inspir ... more
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Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo - £16.99
Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters.  Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families ... more
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Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders by Various artists - £9.99
From all over the world, picture book illustrators sent original images and personal messages, in postcard form, for Migrations, an exhibition at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava, in 2017, curated by the University of Worcester's Internationa ... more
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Common People: An Anthology of Working-Class Writers by Kit de Waal (Editor) - £9.99
Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed.  Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in barbed humour, reflecting the dep ... more
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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan - £6.99
A stunning new novel of slavery and freedom by the author of the Man Booker and Orange Prize shortlisted Half Blood Blues.   When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black - an eleven year-old field slave ... more
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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams - £12.99
Queenie Jenkins can’t cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That’s definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn’t seem to see her, a family who don’t seem to listen ( ... more
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Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre by Jacqueline Riding - £8.99
"A superb account of one of the defining moments in modern British history"(Tristram Hunt) On a hot late summer's day, a crowd of 60,000 gathered in St Peter's Field. They came from all over Lancashire – ordinary working-class men, women and chi ... more
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Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being by Paul Mason - £20.00
A passionate defence of humanity and a work of radical optimism from the international bestselling author of Postcapitalism.  How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of uncertainty? Are we now just consumers shaped by market forces? ... more
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Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister by Anne Choma - £8.99
'There are more ways than one of being happy… I am living proof of this.'   Anne Lister was remarkable. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to defin ... more
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The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah - £9.99
*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 were on the ... more
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