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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

Lyra McKee: In Her Own Words: Lost, Found, Remembered - by Lyra McKee - £12.99
When the Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee was murdered in Derry in April 2019 aged just 29, she was survived by her articles that had been read and loved by thousands worldwide.   This memorial anthology will weave together the pieces that ... more

Recollections Of My Non-Existence - by Rebecca Solnit - £16.99
In 1981, Rebecca Solnit rented a studio apartment in San Francisco that would be her home for the next twenty-five years. There, she began to come to terms with the epidemic of violence against women around her, the street harassment that unsettled h ... more

The Mirror & The Light - by Hilary Mantel - £25.00
'If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?'   England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfa ... more

Gingerbread - by Helen Oyeyemi - £8.99
"A writer of sentences so elegant that they gleam"(Ali Smith, author of How to be Both) Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories - equal parts wholesome and uncanny - beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi inv ... more

Station Eleven - by Emily St. John Mandel - £7.99
The New York Times Bestseller WINNER OF THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2015 Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 2014 National Book Awards Finalist 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist   What was lost in the collapse: almost e ... more

Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change - by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi - £8.99
As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. Recent Cambridge grads Chelsea and Ore experienced this first-hand, and wrote Taking Up Space as a guide and a manifesto for change.  FOR BLACK GIRLS ... more

Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival - by Cash Carraway - £9.99
“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

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

Brief Answers To The Big Questions - by Stephen Hawking - £8.99
The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, Brief Answers To The Big Questions is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest ques ... more

How to Come Alive Again - by Beth McColl - £9.99
It doesn't matter that you've lived in the shadows, that you've slept through years of your life, that you've done things you're shamed to admit even to yourself. It doesn't matter that you're an anxious mess with a shouty monster brain that keeps yo ... more

Girl, Woman, Other - by Bernardine Evaristo - £8.99
***JOINT WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***   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 ... more

The Nanny State Made Me: A Story of Britain and How to Save It - by Stuart Maconie - £20.00
It was the spirit of our finest hour, the backbone of our post-war greatness, and it promoted some of the boldest and most brilliant schemes this isle has ever produced: it was the Welfare State, and it made you and I. But now it's under threat, and ... more

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men - by Caroline Criado Perez - £9.99
THE 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 accide ... 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

The Night Tiger - by Yangsze Choo - £8.99
They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us...  In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven-year-old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a bequest from an old ... 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

Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes: Words, Wit, Wisdom, One-Liners and Rants - by Jeremy Hardy - £20.00
'Well good evening, my name is Jeremy Hardy and I'm a comedian who likes to make wry witty satirical observations about the society we live in - but I prefer to keep them to myself, thank you very much.'  Edited by his wife, Katie Barlow and ... more

Why You Should Be a Trade Unionist - by Len McCluskey - £7.99
Why every worker should join a trade union.  In this short and accessible book, Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union, presents the case for joining a trade union. Drawing on anecdotes from his own long involvement in unions, he ... more

Just Mercy - by Bryan Stevenson - £9.99
"From the frontlines of social justice comes one of the most urgent voices of our era. Bryan Stevenson is a real-life, modern-day Atticus Finch who, through his work in redeeming innocent people condemned to death, has sought to redeem the country it ... more

All Together Now? One Man's Walk in Search of a Lost England - by Mike Carter - £10.99
When Mike Carter's father died, he decided to follow the route of a march against unemployment his dad had organised 35 years before. Mike had a troubled relationship with his dad, and hoped the walk, undertaken a month before the Brexit vote, would ... more

A Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches, Meditations - by Toni Morrison - £9.99
A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time.  ‘Word-work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference—the way in wh ... more

I Can't Remember the Title But the Cover is Blue - by Elias Greig, illustrated by Phillip Marsden - £8.99
Hilarious, unpredictable and, at times, touching, this compilation is the perfect gift for fans of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops and The Diary of a Bookseller.  As any retail or service worker will tell you, customers can be irrational, d ... more

Queenie - by Candice Carty-Williams - £8.99
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

Scotland: Her Story: The Nation's History by the Women Who Lived It - by Rosemary Goring (Editor) - £12.99
Scotland’s history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe medi ... more

Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being - by Paul Mason - £9.99
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? A se ... more

Salt On Your Tongue: Women and the Sea - by Charlotte Runcie - £9.99
A lyrical exploration of the sea, how it inspires art, music and literature and how it connects us, from the Daily Telegraph’s poetry critic. As heard on BBC Radio 4.  In Salt On Your Tongue, Charlotte Runcie explores what the sea means to us, ... more

The Home Education Handbook: A Comprehensive and Practical Guide to Educating Children at Home - by Gill Hines and Alison Baverstock - £14.99
If you are thinking of home educating your child, your initial surprise may be at how easy it is to turn intention into reality. Once you have deregistered your child, you are largely left to get on with delivering education from home, as you see bes ... more

Strange Weather In Tokyo - by Hiromi Kawakami - £7.99
Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, 'Sensei', in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the ... more

Frankissstein - by Jeanette Winterson - £8.99
***LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***  From 'one of the most gifted writers working today' (New York Times) comes an audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire   In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor ... more

Ladies Can't Climb Ladders: The Pioneering Adventures of the First Professional Women - by Jane Robinson - £20.00
An inspiring and startling centenary history of the first professional women whose determination to have successful careers shaped the personal and working lives of women today.  It is a myth that the First World War liberated women.  The Sex ... more

How To Break Up With Fast Fashion - by Lauren Bravo - £12.99
You probably know the statistics: global clothing production has roughly doubled in just 15 years, and every year an estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing ends up in UK landfill.  Fast fashion is the ultimate toxic relationship. It’s ba ... more

The Rosie Result - by Graham Simsion - £7.99
THE WONDERFUL FINAL INSTALMENT TO THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING SERIES THAT BEGAN WITH THE ROSIE PROJECT   Big-hearted, hilarious and life-affirming, The Rosie Result is a story of overcoming life's obstacles with a little love and a lot of ov ... more

Convenience Store Woman - by Sayaka Murata - £8.99
Keiko has never really fitted in. At school and university people find her odd and her family worries she'll never be normal. To appease them, Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store. Here, she finds peace and purpose in the simple, dai ... more

The Confessions of Frannie Langton - by Sara Collins - £8.99
'They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?'   1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Fr ... more

Foxfire, Wolfskin & Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women - by Sharon Blackie - £14.99
‘She lived fully, my fox, and I envied her with all my heart. I wanted to dance with her, sister or lover, across the snow-clad vastness of this land. Together, we’d create the Northern Lights. For that is what foxes do – racing over the fells, ... more

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

Homesick: Why I Live In A Shed - by Catrina Davies - £16.99
The story of a personal housing crisis that led to a discovery of the true value of home.  *LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE*   Aged thirty-one, Catrina Davies was renting a box-room in a house in Bristol, which she shared ... 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

How to Have Feminist Sex: A Fairly Graphic Guide - by Flo Perry - £16.99
"Funny, kind, generous and smart - I could have done with the wisdom of Flo Perry far sooner"(Dolly Alderton) We talk about feminism in the workplace and we talk about dating after #MeToo, but women's own patriarchal conditioning can be the ha ... more

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference (Illustrated Edition) - by Greta Thunberg - £14.99
A new expanded and illustrated edition of the history-making speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation.  'We are the change and change is coming'  In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, G ... more

Things We Say in the Dark - by Kirsty Logan - £12.99
So here we go, into the dark.  Some things can’t be spoken about in the light of day. But we can visit our fears at night, in the dark. We can turn them over and weigh them in our hands and maybe that will protect us from them. But maybe not.  ... more

Waymaking: An Anthology of Women's Adventure Writing, Poetry and Art - by Helen Mort, Claire Carter, Heather Dawe and Camilla Barnard (Editors) - £17.99
Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape.  Published in 1961, Gwen Moffat’s Space Below My Feet tells the story of a woman who shirked the conventions of societ ... more

Led By Donkeys: How Four Friends with a Ladder Took on Brexit - by Led by Donkeys - £10.00
The official account – complete with full-colour illustrations – of how four ordinary people managed to expose the government’s hypocrisies through a nationwide guerrilla advertising campaign.  Seeking to highlight the hypocrisy of our poli ... 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

Secret Liverpool: An Unusual Guide - by Mike Keating - £13.99
Discover for yourself the haunts of slave traders, privateers and press-gangs, the hideaway of a suspected assassin and the desecrated grave of a self-professed Jack the Ripper, track down the birthplace of rail travel and the oldest pavilion at a fi ... more

The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two - by Philip Pullman - £20.00
It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey.  It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Par ... 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

Michael Rosen's Book of Play! - by Michael Rosen - £14.99
When did you last make time for play?  Today, we don’t get nearly enough play in our lives. At school, kids are drilled on exams, while at home we’re glued to our phones and screens. Former children’s laureate and bestselling author, Mi ... more

The Making of a Liverpool Militant: The Life and Times of a Political Activist - by Tony Mulhearn - £10.00
Tony Mulhearn was expelled from the Labour Party by Kinnock, surcharged and removed from office by Thatcher, and sacked from his job by Rupert Murdoch, so, as he comments, he must have been doing something right!   In this book, Tony describes ... more

These Our Monsters: The English Heritage Collection of New Stories Inspired by Myth & Legend - by Various authors - £14.99
From the mythical Tintagel to mysterious Stonehenge... A collection of magical short stories from Edward Carey, Sarah Hall, Paul Kingsnorth, Alison MacLeod, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Sarah Moss, Fiona Mozley and Adam Thorpe inspired by English Heritage s ... more

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